Taken at Sunweaver Space
By Bixyl Shuftan
For fans of KittyCatS, it's the tenth anniversary of the producers of the breedable pet cats. And they have a gift for anyone whom has ever gotten a kitty, or kitty food, from them (presumably that's all that's needed to be registered in their database). They have a pair of special cats just being offered at this time, for free. One is for their tenth anniversary, and the other their ninth.
In celebration of our 10 year birthday, we created a fun little cat as a grid-wide gift!
This cat comes as an "non- identical twin" kitty with our 9th birthday kitty, who has arrived "fashionably late" to the party! Something about that 9 lives thing? Who knows! But you will be getting 2 cats to jump "out of the cake!" this year!
The cats are available at KittyCatS (131/44/26). It should be noted there was nothing in the announcement about the pets not needing food. So while the kitties are free, you'll still need to get pet food.
The free kitties are available until March 15.
For a little more than three weeks from now to Sunday March 21, there will be events and shopping across nine sims. The temporary areas, named Hope 1 to Hope 9, are east of the American Cancer Society sim. Unlike some Relay events, one can't just walk from the ACS sim to the adjacent sims. One has to fly or teleport over.
By Bixyl Shuftan
There's been some things going on in the Sunweaver community. With the Relay season having started, much of it is about Team Sunbeamers. This includes the team making Platinum rank on day one, the "Bid Me Panda" and "Bid Me Purple" events, and the Moon Dance (more on that later). But there's more going on.
Not long ago, the community's main club, Club Cutlass, had a night in which the double contest had seven winners instead of just two. On Wednesday February 24, it happened again.
[19:45] Jenni Greenfield: VOTING IS NOW OVER. TIME FOR TONIGHTS 'B' WINNERS. GL ALL!.
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: Perri Prinz won L$83!
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: LiskaBystrouska Resident won L$83!
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: Dusk Griswold won L$83!
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: Contest is over! Congrats to the following winners: Perri Prinz, LiskaBystrouska Resident, Dusk Griswold
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: Spooked Dreamscape won L$83!
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: RECoyote Mindes won L$83!
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: Zorro Wuramunga won L$83!
[19:45] [KittyKode] ContestBoard shouts: Contest is over! Congrats to the following winners: Spooked Dreamscape, RECoyote Mindes, Zorro Wuramunga
[19:45] Crystal Sabre (CrystalAmber69 Resident): Congrats !!
[19:45] Kylee Gracemount: Congratulations !
[19:45] Zorro Wuramunga: 6!
[19:45] òᴥó Mr.Fox da'Alenfey òᴥó (Spooked Dreamscape): :o
[19:45] òᴥó Mr.Fox da'Alenfey òᴥó (Spooked Dreamscape): Thanks
[19:46] Jenni Greenfield: CONGRATS TO....... ALL OF OUR WINNERS!
[19:46] LiskaBystrouska Resident: Two three-ways
[19:46] Rita Mariner: wow 3 way on males and females
So for both the men's and women's boards, it was a double triple-play that night, or a six-way depending how you look at it, and another contest for the books.
At Sunweaver Space, Snowbuns (Skylark Lefavre) was up to a bit of funnery when she rezzed a huge fedora on a friend's house, knowing it would soon be seen. She then took it down, but the friend liked it and wanted it back. So Snowy placed it where it was.
Guess one could call it "Hats off to a house, or maybe not."
A little of the good-natured funnery that goes on around the community.
Relay team Sunbeamers is having it's first two "Bid Me" fundraisers. For those new to the Relay, they are based on the noted "Bid Me Bald" events that have been held almost since the start of the Relay for Life in Second Life. But for some avatars such as furs, losing their head hair isn't so drastic a change. So came events in which the volunteer puts their looks on the line in another way, such as wearing an avatar of a different fur color, or a different type of avatar altogether. Over time there's been a variety of possibilities done.
The "Bid Me Panda" event lasts until Saturday March 13 at 8PM SL time. The results will then be calculated and made final, and if successful Rita will change into her new look starting then. For Liska, her event goes on for another week, to March 20 at 8PM.
For those wishing to contribute to the events, the kiosks are in the back of Club Cutlass at Sunweaver Bay (114/117/757). The money goes to Team Sunbeamer's total for the Relay for Life, and the American Cancer Society.
Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!
Saturday February 27
10AM to 11AM SL time
To aid everyone in the audience in getting the most from our presentations, The Science Circle is introducing a series of presentations that seek to explain popular and important topics in different fields of science. Each presentation will start with a basic understanding that most pre-college students may have and gradually work up to the types of things that experts know, and still do not know, about each topic, all within an hour.
For this month’s Panel discussion, the topic is Gravity. Gravity is something so present in our lives that we may take it for granted, but it is also what makes possible some of the most fantastical concepts that explain, and objects that make up, our known universe.
Panel Host Matthew Burr will start by reviewing that we understood about Gravity until the beginning of the 1900’s, based on Newtonian mechanics.
Dr. Phil Youngblood will then review the new ideas that Einstein discovered at the turn of the century regarding the relativity of space-time.
Dr. William Wall will conclude by talking about Einstein’s field equations and the more exotic aspects of gravity associated with massive objects.
On March 20, Phil Youngblood will continue the series with an explanation of “Elementary Particles” at different levels of understanding.
For more information, Click Here.http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/67/129/32
From Panterapolnocy. On Feb 23, a party was held at Simon Linden Land in Denby in honor of Oz Linden, whom retires from the Lab tomorrow. His last public appearance will be at the Lab Gab that day.
"Thank you for everything good you've done for the platform of Second Life and the residents that use it - making their lives fun and more interesting. "
Panterapolnocy films the Third-Party Viewer Developer meetings. The last one on Friday February 19 would be distinguished by it being the last one. For those not wanting to sit through the whole thing, Inara Pey's report gives a rundown on what was discussed, notably the Project Jelly Viewer. But many would find the most important detail being Oz Linden's farewell talk near the beginning.
"I want to say that working with the third party viewer community has been – I mean this is how it started for me, and it has been a theme throughout, and it has been a very great pleasure working with all of you. It’s really been terrific, and thank you. Thank you for making me look good, and thank you for all you contribute to this really impactful and fun product. It's even more fun to work on than it is to use."
Oz Linden's last appearance will be on Lab Gab, tomorrow at 11 AM SL time.
Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with our VP of
Engineering, Oz Linden, and VP of Product, Grumpity Linden. Grumpity and
Oz will give us an update on AWS! Oz will also speak about his years at
Those with any questions for Oz or Grumpity were invited to send them via a Google form (here).
For more information, check the Linden blog.
Read Wesley's announcement in Extra.
Sunbeamer Moon Dance - BYOK
When: Thu, February 25, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Sunlight Bay
A benefit for the American Cancer Society! The dance starts at 6PM SLT goes to 8PM SLT every Thursday starting Feb 25th and runs through June 10th. You arrive at Farshore Airfield and grab a seat in the Columbiad Moon Cannon to be shot to the moon. There once you land on the lunar surface a kiosk in your team's name will be planted and dance a celebration of your moon landing with other teams. Tunes provided by a Live DJ who is not taking tips! Wants you to tip the kiosk instead. Come rep your team. *BYOK (Bring Your Own Kiosk) but don't worry we'll put it out for you.
Montecito Bay: CAYA, After Dark
Furry Fashion Lounge: Cute VS Creepy, Fantasy, Retro, Purple, Rainbow, Late Night, Horns and Hooves
Deathlands Fallout Shelter: DJ Shapes, DJ Wolfy
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
An "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit is "a scheduled
question-and-answer session hosted by anyone from a high-profile
celebrity to a regular person with extraordinary life experiences."
Hat Tip: Ryan Schultz
All events at Nowhereville (203/43/26) , unless otherwise noted.
All stories told in open voice unless otherwise noted. All times SL/PT
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**TUESDAY, February 23rd:
~ at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live! with music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen, live on stream. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/197/131/21
~ at 7pm: Ursula K. Le Guin's GIFTS concludes with Willow Moonfire.
**WEDNESDAY, February 24th, at 7pm : Roger Zelazny's THE GUNS OF AVALON, continues with Corwyn Allen
**THURSDAY, February 25th:
~ at 7pm : STAR WARS- A NEW HOPE, continues with Shandon and Caledonia. (Also in Kitely! Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
~ at 9pm : SEACHAI LATE NIGHT - Finn Zeddmore presents contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy from such online sources as Light Speed, Escape Pod, Clarkesworld Magazine, and more.
See the pictures in Events.
the team has been raising money since the end of last season, they started out at 255,050 Linden dollars in their kiosks. And so, right off the bat, the Sunbeamers were at Platinum fundraising level. And as a picture provided to the Newser showed, started out in the lead.
As the weekend went on, Grove Country Club Estates also reached Platinum and took the lead. A look at team totals shows most teams are still at Bronze level or below. This includes some yearly heavy-hitters, such as the Relay Rockers and Team ACTS. But the number of teams in Silver and beyond will quickly grow as the teams hold various events. Those holding events include the Sunbeamers with their first Moon Dance later this week.
Those wishing to donate to the Sunbeamers can use the kiosk at Club Cutlass at Sunweaver Bay (114/117/757).
And for yours truly, the season started having to own up on a certain promise right away. Five years ago, I challenged the team that if they ever reached Platinum Level fundraising, I'd go pony for a week. Since then, I've gone about in an odd look for a week when it happened. For a time, it was one I never went about in public before, the most remembered of these being the "Rita clone." But as time has gone on, I've been running low on options I've never done before, such as going pink and pantsless. So this year, I'll be a tiny Dinkie fox for a week.
The Dinkie Fox isn't sold as is, but is a mod of the Dinkie cat made by Missy (terris Graves). As I haven't installed this kind of mod before, I needed a little help from Missy herself. But as you can see, the job was done. And unlike my other tiny fox, this one can wear a jacket and pants. As before, my "out" is when obviously on Newser duty such as doing interviews. And finally on Saturday the 27th, I'll be back at my usual height.
Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!
Middle image credit: Spooked Dreamscape
From Nitwacket on February 14, 2021, the Mardi Gras parade at Raglan Shire, "Links to pictures of all the stuff that didn't rez:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40509264@N06/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/isaurasimon/albums/72157718288964851 "