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Monday, December 22, 2014
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The well-known TIME magazine recently issued it's annual "Man of the Year" edition, as it has for decades, the person whom it feels made the biggest impact in news events for the past year. It's not always a man, as women have won it. It's not always a good guy, as it's been awarded to dictators. Sometimes it's awarded to a group of people, as it was this year collectively to the doctors on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic. And it's not always a human, as one year it was awarded to "The Computer."
So who should be Second Life's "Man of the Year" for 2014?
Second Life has had it's share of newsmakers in the past year. One is Kylie Sabra for her work in addressing the Terms of Service issue which continued to irritate content creators into early this year. Another is Draxtor Despress for his "Drax Files" videos about noteable people across Second Life. And there's Ebbe Linden, the new CEO of Linden Lab.
So which of these deserves the title of Man (or Woman) of the Year, or can you the readers think of someone else?
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
On Wednesday December 17 at the Sunweaver Estates, instead of the usual mid-week bash at Club Cutlass, the community held a wedding that evening. Mark Leewind, known as the local firefighter, partnered with his sweetheart Nana Pelazzi. The ceremony was held at Mouse Hole Manor in Sunlight Bay.
In place of our usual event, we have something special tonight. It's the wedding of Mark Leewind and Nana Pelazzi. Dress up for a wedding and come help celebrate their happy event. Reception follows the ceremony. Remember... That's 5:30 PM.
The event was a little late, but that allowed more of the locals to drop by. Becky "Sha" Shamen was the one whom conducted the ceremony. Rita Mariner was the Maid of Honor, and Skylark LeFavre served as a bridesmaid.
Becky is a longtime friend of Mark, whom she wrote about in September 2013.
Congratulations to the newlyweds.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Read Lock's story in Places.
Read Wesley's story in Events.
Next on my’ love to visit for the winter season’ list, is the gorgeous Christmas and Winter Holiday Village. I was thrilled to see it since the owner had moved her prime business elsewhere after the holidays last year. The skating here is on an extensive pond and river area that winds around under bridges and through a crystal lined tunnel. The penguins stand on their island observing the skaters as they pass. On the main pond there are always people using the skate balls. There are several types of skates available for sale too.
Lots of good parties take place there too. Santa and Mrs Santa appear at the parties however Santa has a lovely home spot where he sits and listens to the requests of visitors and promises them the world! It is lovely and has some of his elves and other helpers sitting taking notes. The shop here offers many choices for decor and clothing for the season.
A sleigh ride is a must to see the lovely region. The ride winds through the woods over the bridges and takes you right by the ski lift. Here you have a choice, take the lift high up into the ski area, or, you can tp there from that base point. When you arrive you have another choice : take an air tour of the sim above and below on Santa’s flight feather , or put on skis and take off. I know you are going to love this sim. http://maps.secondlife.com/
Okay, the first date for our beach party didn't go so well, the event having to be called off due to technical difficulties. So we rescheduled. If all goes well, the fun starts tomorrow, Saturday December 20, at Noon SL time. DJ Grease will be playing the tunes. The event takes place at the Happy Vixen Beach club in Sunny Beach, one sim over from the SL Newser main office building.
Sunny Beach (180, 62, 22)
5-9pm SL time Sunday 21 December
Come join us in celebrating the Winter Solstice and the holidays with ice skating, spacey conversation, and the winter holiday playlist now playing on our music stream in the National Space Society region. A poster giving out a notecard with the track listing and lyrics will be set up in the BALLroom in the next day or two. Happy holidays!
NSS, National Space Society (128, 152, 1260)
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 6 PM SLT
Day: Saturday, Dec. 20
Where: Exmoor's Carnival area
With Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah) taking place this time of year, a religious friend suggested I could try to find something related to the holiday. As it turns out, there happens to be a synagogue here on the Grid, the Second Life Synagogue.
The place looked colorful, built in the style of the earlier mainland days of the Grid. There were some chuckles, such as a flying fish cake, and a couple cutouts explaining the inspiration for the Vulcan salute. On a more serious note, one could also pick up some notecards explaining about Judaism.
Outside the building was a menorah with three candles lit. So somebody was lighting it as the days went on.
Next to the synagogue was where the "Torah Talk" discussion group met. A sign on the wall read, "Torah Talk is a discussion group made up of a very diverse group of individuals. We come from many countries. We speake many languages, and We observe differently. Some of us have studied for years, and some of us are taking our first baby steps into Torah Education." There was dreidel toy spinning around there.
Hanukkah did not originate in the days of the Old Testament. What happened was several years after Judea was taken over by Syria around 200 BC, it's new ruler began outlawing Judaism and it's practices. When it was ordered that pigs, an animal considered unfit to eat by the Jews, be sacrificed at the Temple of Jerusalem, the result was rebellion. Despite being outnumbered, the rebels succeeded, and the temple was to be cleansed and rededicated. But they needed kosher olive oil to burn throughout the ceremony, and only a day's worth was found. According to belief, somehow the oil burned for eight days, which was the time needed to prepare a fresh supply. To celebrate the miracle, an eight day festival was declared.
The Second Life Synagogue is part of the TMA Jewish Neighborhood , in the sim of Nessus.
Nessus (36, 143, 103)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Taken at Furry Fashion. One night in Second Life, a few friends and were talking about how clueless some guys seem to be when it comes to getting a girl. I was thinking about that when looking at this picture of a well done candy cane look for a party. I imagine for her, the solution to such cat-calls was quite literally in hand.
By Bixyl Shuftan
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The 2014 Christmas Expo & Winter Breedable Fair planning committee and the Relay For Life community, would like to thank each and everyone for your generous support, and for you memorable participation at this year's event!
May you all have a wonderful Holiday season!
This week's Talking Science was by request! We are going to pick up where we left off with last week's discussion, talking about capsules and space planes. Last time, we looked back. This time, we'll look forward! What's on the horizon? What is credible? What makes for a credible space design or program?
Come on over on Thursday and let's talk some (more) rocket science!
Thursday, 7 PM PST (SLT), Meridian Cafe
Prism Lila (141, 27, 351)
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Christmas is coming, and it's among the themes for this week in the Sunweaver area clubs. Here's a list of events.
See the list in Events this Week.
It is believed that the tradition of decorating gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800's and is often attributed to the famous Grimm's fairy tale story of Hansel and Gretel. Join us at Orleans (122/93/26) for a fun holiday tradition!
Dec 15th-20th - Contestant Submissions Accepted
Dec 21st-23rd - Judging
Dec 24th - Reading of "Hansel & Gretel" + Winners Announced!
-Houses cannot be scripted. -Houses must fit into standard prim.
-Houses must be under 15 land impact.
-Texture size must be 512x512, or under.
-Only one entry per avatar.
-Last day to submit house is December 20th.
Three Categories with prizes of L$500 for 1st Place, L$250 for 2nd Place, and L$100 for 3rd place
Best Overall = L$1000
All contestants will receive a special gift from the residents of Bay City!
Send entries to Ayame Kintsugi (Zombiegal Resident) with a notecard specifying the name of your creation to be displayed on an index card alongside it. Please note that this means your entry must be transferable.
Winning houses will be announced on Christmas Eve, with prizes distributed to the winners following announcement. All contestants must submit their finished Gingerbread Houses before December 20th to be eligible for winning prizes.
Just want to see all of the lovely entries? Stop on by (SLurl)!
More information about the Activity Center can be found in our FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BayCityActivityCenter/