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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Today at the Happy Vixen, there will be a couple things different at the club. One is the addition of Brandi Streusel's latest line of clothes up for sale, the proceeds going to help out RECoyote. The other is the special tipjar, the money given to that also going to REC. Nydia Tungsten told the Newser that she plans to give out some of the clothes to donors. The event starts at 4PM, and ends at 8PM, with two DJs, Geerkil and Tantari.
A "Tail Sale" is also being planned to help out REC. So far, several people have stepped up. Today is the last day people can step up to take part in it. People can made bids on the volunteers from February 1 to 9, with the winners tallied near the end of the day. Those interested in volunteering IM Nydia Tungsten.
Purrfection Estates (236, 219, 24)
By Bixyl Shuftan
The Wild West Roleplay Lands." I was recently approached by Goneigh, or "Gone" as his friends call him, who usually goes about in a feral horse avatar. He owns one of the sims of the place, Tittingham, or "Indiana Wilds." He told me he was just one of a number of sim owners there, some owning one, some two or three, whom had banded their locations together so their roleplayers had a huge place to roam around in, from the flat prairies of Oklahoma to the dry desert of western Texas and northern Mexico, to the Rockies. "One sim is nothing," Goneigh told me, "but 23 sims offers much adventure. We have green places, snowy places, and red-dirt places." The entire area combined had no official name, though "Wild West Roleplay" would do for now.
While you can find the RP HUD in most sims, it is recommended that new players start at the store area above the Colorado sim at (190/105/944). follow the gold arrows to a cavern. There you will find a few recommended items for purchase, and a few freebie outfits and weapons. Click the stagecoach, select "to join" and then teleport and go down a tunnel, which leads to a board where you can get the RP HUD, an observer tag, and a copy of the rules. Goneigh felt two rules deserved special notation. One was that this was a plot driven roleplay and not just a "shoot-em-up." Anyone whom just went around shooting people would be treated as a threat by everyone. Goneigh did say there were a few examples of attacks by such people that were later talked about "in character" as attacks by unknown lone badmen. Another rule was one that fans of nonhuman avatars would likely dislike. Like a number of other historical RPs, there's a rule about having to look like someone from the time and place, both in appearance and dress. So one is limited to human avatars, wearing styles of clothing that could be seen in the Old West, or feral animal avatars of domestic and North American animals, such as horses. So while furry avatars aren't within the rules, neither are obviously out of the time period styles of clothing such as punk rock outfits and hairstyles.
webpages explaining some things about the game: meter usage, inventory usage, inventory description, and RP Object description. On the very bottom is a button showing how many coins the player has on hand. Over the player will be displayed the player's health and condition, red when low, orange when medium, and green when good.
In the part of the beginner's area where you get the HUD, you will find a list of some of the administrators. If you have some questions, feel free to answer some questions.
There is a furnace nearby where you can smelt ores into bars, and forge the bars into items, such as blades and axeheads, and can also be used to make "blanks," which are used to help make certain other items. Items you make in the furnace are also counted in your HUD. There's also a couple tomatoes that spawn here, as well as some plants and a couple peices of wood.
So there are a few details about getting started. Later on, we'll discuss more about some of the groups of people, and more. For now
"Gotta head out for now, pardners. Happy trails."
Club Cutlass: Best in "D", Red and Yellow, Toga Party
The Happy Vixen: Benefit for REC (Dragons and Magic, Furry), Disney, Bunnies, Come As You Are
Furry Fashion Lounge: Spies, Opera/Ballroom, Formal, CAYA, Fashion Tragedy, Felines, 80s, Wings, Heroes and Villains, CAYA, Alice in Wonderland
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Monday, January 30, 2017
Read Deaflegacy's interview in People.
Happy Vixen would be holding a "Tail Sale" to raise funds for it's friend and neighbor RECoyote Mindes. Details have also been made available about another fundraiser. The club's normal weekly events on Tuesday will be changed slightly for a benefit, the tip jar taking in funds to help out their community's benefactor last year, whom is now in need.
Also at the club, Brandi Streusel of Brandi's Intimates, known to her fans as "Brandi's Panties," is putting up several items of clothing up for sale, the proceeds of each going to help out RECoyote. Like a number of her other products, these are of a rather cheeky nature (some of which we can't show on the paper's front page).
The benefit on Tuesday January 31 runs from 4 to 6PM with DJ Geerkil, and 6 to 8PM with DJ Tantari.
Purrfection Estates (236, 219, 24)
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in virtual worlds."
**MONDAY, January 30th, at 7 pm: Theodore Isaac Rubin's DAVID and LISA with Gyro Muggins
**TUESDAY, January 31st, at 7 pm: John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN (Part 2 of 3) at Seanchai Library's EXPLORE on the Kitely Grid (grid.kitely.com:8002:EXPLORESeanchai) AND at the Main Seanchai Library in Second Life.
**WEDNESDAY, February 1st at 7 pm: Laurie R. King's A MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN - Part 2 continues with Caledonia Skytower
**THURSDAY, February 2nd at 7 pm: Monsters & Myth: THE HYDRA - A Winter's Love Story, Part 1 with Shandon Loring (also
presented in Kitely)
Sunday, January 29, 2017
So to help him out, we are doing a tail sale. It starts Feb 1st and goes on to Feb 9th, where the winning bids will be declared. We need tails to auction as well, so if you would like to be in the auction, please IM Nydia Tungsten to get the application.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Fire Moon" is taking place this weekend.
The first New Moon of 2017 will be on the 27th of January, which coincides with the Chinese New Year on the 28th, bringing in the Year of the Fire Rooster. And thus we arrive at the theme for our next event at BURN2: Fire Moon!
For more on the festival, check the Burn2 website at https://burn2.org/. Or you can just head straight to the Deep Hole sim where the event is taking place.
Friday, January 27, 2017
He helped out two residents by buying them new tablets and computers (one of whom passed down her old equipment to a third resident when her machine went down). He helped the Sunweaver and Angel sims by paying the fees to Linden Lab to acquire them the "grandfathered" rates, which meant lower rents for the tenants.
Behind the trucker is a real life family, and his mother has fallen ill with cancer. Nydia Tugsten posted the news last night as a group announcement.
Reco's Mom went into ICU Saturday. They're now there with her. Small cell cancer in her lungs, brains and a couple other places.
She is on her second day of kemo today, one more day of it they will need to wait at least a week to see if the mass in her lung breaks up.
Reco, we are all here for you, if you need anything, let us know and we will help in any way we can.
Earlier today, RECoyote had this response.
Ok, I do need help. This has used up all of my money and I can use any money any of you can spare me. Please help.
paypal email@example.com Thank you y'al.
Please help if you can
Now the one who has helped many finds himself in need of help. Those who have some cash to spare are asked to help out a little.
Once again, the requested donations can be sent via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Read Deaflegacy's article in People.
Read Mylie's article in Fashion.
Frets Nirvana, the premier guitar artist in the virtual world Second Life and the US Military Veterans Group announce a benefit on December 18, 2016 in Second Life for the Veterans Support Organization for Home For Our Troops .
Frets Nirvana states: “HFOT is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic or suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). As of January 2017 they have built 229 homes for severely wounded Veterans and have another 85 projects underway. Since its inception in 2004, over 90 cents of every dollar spent by Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans. ”
Home for Our Troops benefit concerts feature premier Second Life talent monthly at Veteran’s Isle. The concert on January 29, 2017 is scheduled from 4-9 PM PST. Featured artists will be DJ Waya Snowpaw, Zak Claxton, Frets Nirvana, Cryptic Harmony and Ganjo Mokeev .
ABOUT HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS - HFOT builds homes as a departure point for Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and return to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD. Their incredible stories are the driving force for the work for HFOT. To learn more about the Homes For Our Troops visit https://www.hfotusa.org.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Members of Linden Department of Public Works to be celebrated
BAY CITY, SL (22nd January, 2017) - Bay City will once again come together to celebrate the hardy Moles of the Linden Department of Public Works on the 4th of February. The event will be held in the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel. As in past years, the invitation is open to all Second Life® members to join in the fun.
This will be the 7th such event, set aside to show appreciation for The Moles and their many contributions to Bay City and the rest of the Second Life™ Grid.
Normally held on the same day as Groundhog Day, this year's event will be observed two days later, taking advantage of the weekend. The event will feature a performance by DJ GoSpeed of KONA Stream at 11:00 a.m., followed by a live performance by Oblee (Obleoinkment Wrigglesworth) beginning at noon.
"Moles" are members of The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). The LDPW is a program focused on improvements related to the experience of living on, or visiting the Linden Mainland. The LDPW is a team of Resident builders, scriptwriters, and others to create new content on Linden Lab's behalf and to the benefit of all. These Residents all have Second Life accounts with the last name “Mole.”
Moles build the infrastructure of Second Life: the public roads and railways, items in our coastal waterways and protected lands, and even larger scale projects like the Linden Homes regions, premium content and experiences, and much more.
Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.
For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
time travelers and virtual history." Gemma used it to engage in a virtual history tour herself.
Read Gemma's article in Places.
Read Mylie's story in People.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Club Cutlass: Best in "C," Rainbows, Orange and Brown
The Happy Vixen: Stripes, Under the Sea, Mice and Mares, Anime, CAYA
Furry Fashion Lounge: Creatures of North America, Aliens and Space, RPGs, Crazy, Disney, Wild West, Robots, Anime
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
On Sunday January 22 at Noon, a party was held for the staff of the Second Life Newser and it's neighbors and friends. Nydia Tungsten, who got her start in Second Life as DJ "Naughty" Nydia, played the tunes for the event, though most. The event took place in Cynthia Farshore's Goblin Cave in Pacific Waters.
Over a course of three hours, a few dozen people dropped by, including Any1 Gynoid, who was a writer early in the Newser's history, Breezes Babi, whom was with the Newser's predecessor paper the Second Life Newspaper, and Trader and Arizona Whiplash of T-1 Radio.
There was much to celebrate as the Newser had a successful year covering events in Second Life with over a thousand articles, briefs, cartoons, and other posts. There was even more to celebrate as it turned out December had our highest readership of any month: 45,000 readers. We would also be getting another sponsor that day, the Indian Wilds Wild West Roleplay.
We're looking forward to another successful year.
Monday, January 23, 2017
The Second Life Newser has a new sponsor, the Indiana Wilds Wild West Roleplay. The region consists of 23 sims representing various places of the late 1860s western US. One can play as a cowboy, lawman, trader, badman, American Indian, or one of the animals that makes the place their home, such as horses. We'll have an article about the place soon. If you can't wait to get there, head on over to Colorado (190/105/944) to learn more about the roleplay (and pick up a few freebie clothes, weapons, and combat and RP HUD).
A few people have been talking about the movie "Sing." But one Second Life has dreams of singing on stage in real life. The catch, she could use a little help getting there.
The Newser was recently informed by one of it's readers that Ghost Hatter Firehaven (Ladycherokee Wetherby), had started a gofundme page under her real-life identity of Lasca Brandow. The objective, to raise enough money to get to the February 4rth audition of "The Voice," a singing competition reality television show. The event takes place in Las Vegas.
"I am told I should by a lot of people when I sing," Ghost told me of where she got the idea of getting on "The Voice," going on to say she sings much in real life, "Karaoke places. I love it. When I do the blues I am told I should go for 'The Voice,' and I am told I have a lot of heart when I sing." She says she sings most everything from blues to rock.
Ghost hopes to raise a total of $540 USD. She hopes to have the money by February 2.
Sansar would be fully open to the public in January 2017. But earlier this month, in an interview Ebbe Linden basically stated that their next virtual world wouldn't be ready until at least March. But in a recent interview with "Road To VR," Linden Lab had pushed back the date of the opening to sometime in "the first half of 2017." This means it could be as late as June when it is finally online.
Hat Tip: Daniel Voyager, Modem World
Love is in the air - Calling all Merchants! We’re putting together a little inworld shopping event around the theme of Valentine’s Day and we want you to submit your brand! ... The event will run from February 1st through the 14th, and while we are not asking for an exclusive item, we are asking that your items be offered at a discount of at least 20% for the duration of the event.
To read the blog entry in full, click here.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Saturday, January 21, 2017
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From Tray Porthos on July 2014, "Sho Kyong dancing to Disco in Moscow by The Vibrators.
Cossacks - Arrehn Oberlander and Tray Porthos."
Friday, January 20, 2017
Today is Inauguration Day, when America swears in a new President. While there were people gathered in some places, such as with the Second Life Republicans, the most visible display welcoming in President Trump was at London City, where this colorful display was set up at (79/226/23). Although the election was controversial and filled with high amounts of arguing and rhetoric, the discussion seemed civil when I peeked in (it's possible the Linden nearby helped).
The Newser will have more up later.
Last night on Thursday January 19 at 6 PM, the Happy Vixen closed for the night and the party was moved to Perri's Xanadu at HV Community (67/207/4051. The reason, the day before was the rezzday of it's part owner Perri Prinz. Perri didn't know about the event as it was done impromptu as a surprise.
DJ Serenity, the black mousegirl who usually performs at the Happy Vixen on Thursdays, spun the tunes for the first couple hours. The theme was Steampunk, with 1000L placed on each board.
Finally, Perri showed up, much to the cheers of the crowd. And after a couple birthday hugs danced with her partner Recoyote Mindes. The party would go on to 10PM SL time with Skylark Lefavre DJing for the next couple hours.
With Christmas and New Years finally behind us, the Newser crew can finally get together for a little fun with it's neighbors. And you the readers are invited.
Stop by Sunday January 22 at Noon SL time at the Goblin Cave in Pacific Waters. Nydia Tungsten will be DJing for the event.
Pacific Waters (185, 178, 31)
On Sunday January 15 at 1PM SL time, various members of the Relay for Life in Second Life met at the Relay d Alliez sim. They were celebrating the announcement days earlier that following the results of the Christmas Expo, the Relay for Life in Second Life had raised a total of over three million US dollars since it began in 2005.
These pictures had been posted by Luna Portilo (Luna Vonrandolf) from Foundation For Life on the Relay for Life in Second Life's Facebook page.
The 2017 Relay For Life season in Second Life will begin with Kickoff on March 5th. Team registration will be announced shortly. Grid residents interested in participating can join the Relay For Life Volunteers group (secondlife:///app/group/7f1cc591-7968-9204-4082-98c7e544c371/about) for more information about joining or starting a team.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wow! What a way to end 2016. I am proud to announce that we were successful in sending Homes For Our Troops $1650 for the month of December in 2016. This brings our total for 2016 to a little over $13000. This is humbling and a proud moment. And it is only because of the efforts of many fine people in Second Life. In December we would like to give a shout out to the extra efforts of these people:
EastBayRay47 Resident and Sunnyskies McMahon
Then there were all of our fine performers and their managers in the month of December.
Thank you's go to:
Jordan Jarmann and Keileigh Galaxy, Whispering Sands
Franklee Anatra and Jbird Melodie
Everyone of you put your heart and voice into this cause and made our effort's fun and worthwhile. We cannot thank you enough for your time and kindness.
2016 has been an exciting and productive effort for the cause that Homes For Our Troops represents. Our results show what can happen when everyone pulls for a worthy cause.
Now let's hit $17000 in 2017!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Anne Brightstar was telling me about the pictures on her Flickr page, and I noticed this one. Why would just one statue have a ball. Maybe they were playing catch.
In real life this week, the United States says goodbye to President Obama, the country's first from an ethnic minority. While he accomplished a few things, such as the "Affordable Health Care Act," his term was also noted for initial hopes of a nation finally free of racism dashed as his political opponents were charged with bias and in turn his most vocal supporters were accused of it as well. In Second Life, as we can all look like whatever we want to, one might think an avatar's appearance wouldn't be a big deal. As it turns out, there are a few places that are likely to hassle you for being the wrong kind. But how widespread is the problem?
Read more in People.
By Bixyl Shuftan
On Tuesday January 17 at 5PM SL time at the Cookie sim, comedian Lauren Weyland held the last of her weekly stand-up comedy shows in Second Life. For ten years, she/he had been doing the performances with only a handful of weeks missed. And now, it was time for the final one, and the close of an era in Second Life comedy.
As she always had whenever I've seen her, Lauren drew a large crowd, some with signs saying "Thanks for the laughs, Lauren." The show was different from others as Lauren looked back at his/her ten year virtual career, which included a few real ones at Second Life Community Conventions.
The crowd included a few noted personalities, such as filmmaker Chantal Harvey, DrFran Babcock and Any1 Gynoid whom wrote for the Newser in the past, and Catboy Qunhua who volunteers for the Second Life Birthday, as well as doing one of the supporting acts of the stand-up show.
The show will continue on, relying on those whom had been Laurens supporting acts such as Doc Grun and Jamie Jordon. But the noted blonde with the falseto voice will be absent.
"All of you, to my last breath, will be my friends." Lauren says while this is the end of her weekly show, this is not the end of her comedy in Second Life. She says she'll pop up "time to time."
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It's a new week of events at The Sunweaver and Angel clubs and the Furry Fashion Lounge.
Club Cutlass: Best in "B", Wing It, Winter Fun
Happy Vixen: Hats, Asian Flaire, Victorian/Steampunk, Bodysuit/Leotard, Come As You Are
Furry Fashion: Crux, Sea Life, Magic, Black and White, Fantasy, Bizarre, Steampunk, Metal
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Corrected: 9:45 AM
we proudly present:
dance-show in modern virtual dance
Sunday Jan 15th 2017 - 2.30 pm PST ----- ========================
We perform 9 dances to music by
Demi Lovato, Barei, The Weekend, Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Sergio Mendez, Sia, Toni Bennett/Lady Gaga, Giacinto Scelsi
wish you one hour fun!
Happy New Year!
Jie Loon and Company
Mediterraneo OC (208, 149, 3651)