Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Events This Week at the Sunweaver, Montecito Bay, Furry Fashion, and CDS Clubs


Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs, Lyuba's Game and Dance Center, and Furry Fashion's Furscape.

Club Cutlass: Best in 'A,' TBA, TBA

The Happy Vixen: Going Medieval, Comedy, Extreme Hair, Leaves and Flowers, Scary and Sexy, Leotards and Bodysuits, Pasties and Things, Horns and Hooves

Club Zero Gravity: DJ Snowbuns,  DJ Perri, The Blues Furs

Montecito Bay: TBA

FF Furscape: CAYA, Seasons, Hybrids, Nature vs Tech, Fantasy, Pajamas, Under the Sea, Late Night, Videogames, Cyberpunk, Fur vs Feathers

Lyuba's Game and Dance Center: Apocalypse to Thunderdome

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.  

Reader Submitted: "Attack of the Giant Woman" At The SL Newser SL16B Exhibit



From Treminari Huet. King Kong may be enormous. But as part of the scale model of the SL Newser's SL16B Exhibit, not so big compared to a regular avatar. So Treminari decided to try and one-up Kong. And then came a girl on a Colossus avatar who could make the "Fifty Foot Woman" look small.

Watch those flag Ma'am ... okay, you can step on the North Korean and Iranian ones.

"Meet The Lindens" Oz and April Linden


"Meet The Lindens" continues today, with Oz and April Linden.

* * * * *

Today, don’t miss a Q&A with Senior Director of SL Engineering Oz Linden and System Engineering Manager April Linden.
 
ABOUT OZ LINDEN
Senior Director, Second Life Engineering
Prior to joining Second Life, Oz spent many years developing all sorts of networking code -- eventually including contributions to the development of HTTP and from there to open source SIP (voice over IP). Internet Telephony turned into something of a corporate nightmare, so he looked around for something more fun. A friend who was working at the Lab recruited Oz to help with the open source program. Since he had already played a little with Second Life, he thought that it certainly met the "fun" criteria but he had no idea just how much fun. Nine years later, Oz is responsible for Second Life Engineering and having the time of his life. He is proud to be working on a product that means so much to so many people.
 
ABOUT APRIL LINDEN
Systems Engineering Manager, Operations

Before joining the dark side and going into management, April was an operations engineer herself for over 20 years. It’s the operations team that handles the care and feeding of the computers that power Second Life.
April has been a Resident of Second Life since 2006, and a Linden since 2013. She adores Second Life and the power that it has to change lives by providing people a safe place to explore themselves, and giving them the courage to change their lives in positive ways.

2PM at the SLB Auditorium
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Dazzle/7/202/23 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Ammouncement: Mod Monday At The Avagora



 Montecito Bay's "Mod Monday" is back at the Avagora Shopping Center. Stop by for music, contests, raffles, and an great time. Be there today Monday June 24, at 6PM SL time

"Don't be late or your can miss out on some awesome raffles!"

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Montecito%20Bay/53/130/703

"Meet The Lindens" Starts Today With Patch Linden



Today. Monday June 24, marks the start of the Second Life Birthday's "Meet the Lindens" events. The first one to speak is Patch Linden.

Meet Linden Lab Senior Director of Product Operations Patch Linden at this special event, held June 24 at 2 p.m. (Pacific). Patch works to bring the best of product and support based decisions on a daily operational basis to the virtual world platform for Second Life, while maintaining oversight on how all of the various teams within Linden Lab can best work together for the highest good of the Residents and the business.

Patch Linen will be at the Auditorium at 2PM. It is recommended to those interested to come early as these events are typically crowded. Keep an eye on the SL16B group for possible live broadcasting of the event.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Dazzle/7/202/23

On Tuesday will be Oz and April Linden. On Wednesday is the CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Linden. And on Thursday is the last of these events with Xiola and Strawberry Linden. All of these events are scheduled at 2PM as well, and also at the Auditorium.

Eye On The Blog: The #SL16B #SecondLifeChallenge


There's a lot going on at the Second Life Birthday with the music events, the exhibits, the Swaginator hunt, and more. On the official Second Life blog, Linden Lab (via Strawberry and Xiola Linden) was offering one more activity: the "#SL16B #SecondLifeChallenge."

Strawberry Linden and Xiola Linden decided to pose a Second Life Challenge to you - pick up your free party hat at the welcome area and take videos and/or pictures of you and your friends wearing your hats. Share them with us on social using #sl16b and #SecondLifeChallenge - it's that easy!

To take part, one gets the party favor bag in one of the welcome areas, such as the one ar SL16B Pizzazz (129/244/23), and unpack the hat, flag, and lanyard. Then the person takes pictures of themselves and friends in the hats. And finally, the person shares the pictures on social media, and submitting a picture to Second Life's official Flicker page and the Second Life Challenge page, "using the hashtags #SL16B and #SecondLifeChallenge ."

To read the blog post in it's entirety, Click Here.

Three SL16B Exhibits



There's so many exhibits at the Second Life Birthday, we can't write about them all. But we can put the spotlight on a few. One is from the Safe Waters Foundation, a community of merfolk and their landwalking friends.

Tell your friends!  There be mermaids, mermen and sea creatures at the celebration event for SL's 16th year of existence (SLBD16)! Do come by to see our booth ... and check out the other displays.  Booth is incredibly well done by JJ Yowahoshi (Miss JJ).  Thanks  to Miss JJ and Celtic Infinity for all their hard work and talent. Hope you have a moment to drop in and admire our outreach to let people know - MER IS AN OPTION.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Astonish/29/161/21


With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing next month, it's fitting that there would be a "Back to the Moon" exhibit,  made by both the International Space Museum and National Space Society.

From the era of sock hops and the Space Age, to a possible future a short 16 years from now, the International Spaceflight Museum and the National Space Society invite you “Back to the Moon!” in a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

While getting a man to the Moon became science fact in 1969, in the 50s, it was still very much science-fiction. Part of the exhibit is a nod to how people in the 50s imagined the trip. Another part examines how in the near future we won't be just returning, but making a base there.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Astonish/157/99/24


With the Relay for Life in Second Life having just concluded it's fundraising season, it's fans will appreciate it's own exhibit at the Second Life Birthday. This build by Eclair Martinek resembles the inside of a 50s diner.

Since 2007 the American Cancer Society has had a "virtual office" in Second Life. The American Cancer Society provides inworld support groups for cancer Survivors and Caregivers throughout the year at Hope Haven on the American Cancer Society region. Visit the Relay for Life exhibit at SL16B for more information.


Probably the most important development in the 1950s in the fight against cancer was that the link between cigarettes and lung cancer was clearly established in 1950.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Enchant/48/200/23

Be sure to visit these, and other exhibits, at the Second Life Birthday

Bixyl Shuftan

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Cartoon of the Day



Taken at the Happy Vixen. This wolfman is civilized to the point of wearing clothes. But his hair it seems is determined to stay wild.

By Bixyl Shuftan

RFL Team Sunbeamers Reach Jade



Although the Relay Weekend was two weeks ago, the last really big event of the Relay season, it wasn't the end of the fundraising season. For Team Sunbeamers, the last couple weeks have been a somewhat anxious question of would they reach Jade level, 500,000 Linden dollars this year, or not. The Relay Weekend resulted in enough donations to get them to 400,000 L. One person sent a donation by check to the Relay for Life in the name of the team on June 8 that would have covered the remaining cash to get to the next level. But the person needed to cash it in and give the Sunbeamer's credit was on vacation. So other people from in and out of the team began donating amounts large and small, including one at least 20,000 L. Finally at 6PM SL time, it was revealed the 500,000 Linden mark, and Jade level, was reached.


For the Sunbeamers, it was one of two crowning achievements, the other being it's campsite award, for 2019. Once again, "the little team that could," despite real life throwing two of it's key members curb balls, had come out with what can only be called a successful year. For yours truly, it was owning up to a challenge. I'd told everyone if we reached Jade, I'd be green for a week. And on that night, I was in the green bilby avatar a friend had christened "Bix Bilby," after "Incredible Hulk" actor Bill Bixby.

So what happens next year? Well, we'll see.

Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!

Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


THAT SHAKESPEARE - HE IS THE PERSISTENT ONE!:
Summer is here and we have not yet heard the last of Shakespeare's most accessible work "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  There will be William's great work, plus other fine tales this week: Remarkable Children, Greek Myths, and Giant Peaches. Join us for another week in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.

Check out the stories and the storytellers at www.seanchailibrary.com .

All stories told in open voice unless otherwise noted. All times SL/PT


**SATURDAY, June 22nd, 7pm:  MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Picnic Listening Party, Grab a "sammich" and the hand of a friend, and come hang out in Ceilliuradh Glen to celebrate the beginning of summer with a dream or two! Broadcast will be on Stream. 

** SUNDAY, June 23rd, 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ James and the Giant Peach. Caledonia begins Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!
The Golden Horseshoe
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

** MONDAY, June 24th, at 7pm:  Allan W. Eckert's INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL concludes with Gyro Muggins.

**TUESDAY, June 25th at 7pm:  Making Scenes at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on LEA 2 with Kayden & Friends.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/127/127/26

**WEDNESDAY, June 26th at 7pm:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - The Whole Story with Shandon Loring.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/127/127/26

**THURSDAY, June 27th:

      ~ at 7pm: Bernard Evslin's MONSTERS and MYTHS: Hecate concludes with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

      ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore


FROM OUR FRIENDS at Fantasy Faire Radio . . .

Saturday, June 22, 2019

SL16B Opening Speech


On Friday at 9:30 AM SL time, the opening speech of the SL16B took place at the Festival Stage. Patch Linden delivered the message to a crowd taking up the four corners  that the stage overlapped. The speech was short, but well-received. And it was soon followed by music and dance, as well as Lindens and Moles having a little fun.

See the pictures in Events.

Announcement: The Relay Wrap-Up



Everyone is welcome to wrap up the 2019 Relay For Life season with a party at the American Cancer Society Island in Second Life on Sunday, June 23 at 10am SLT.
Final Awards will be presented in between songs and dancing!
If you can't make it, listen live at http://www.t1radio.com
Or Watch the LIVE STREAM at http://www.facebook.com/rflofsl.

SL Video: "In the Flames" with TerpsiCorps and Guerrilla Burlesq




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From SL4Live-TV on July 1, 2018, "'In the Flames' with TerpsiCorps and Guerrilla Burlesque ♪♫♪ LIVE at BURN2 at Second Life"

Friday, June 21, 2019

New Santorini


One group of sims the Newser keeps writing about year after year is Calas Galadhon Park. The sims are always well-designed, and there's something new every few months. Sadly, in the past a few of the sims had to be shut down due to real-life finances. But recently came some good news. One of the lost sims, the Greek-themed New Santorini, is back. Gemma Cleanslate went there to look around.

Read Gemma's article in Places.


SL Video: "Official First Look - SL16B 16 Year Birthday Celebration"




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Filmed by Draxtor Despress for Second Life and posted on June 19, "Here's the official 'first look' at SL16B! Come celebrate Second Life's sixteenth-anniversary extravaganza at SL16B! Event open through July 8. More info at secondlife.com/view/sl16b. "

Royal Ascot Horse Race For RFL Team ACTS at Roshaven Reyerie, Saturday June 22









DRESS CODE

Royal Ascot is a very special occasion for those lucky enough to be there. It has always been a traditional British event and that is reflected in the dress code throughout the week of races.  Below are the three areas for viewing.  We hope you enjoy your day at the races!

Royal Enclosure:

Ladies are required to wear formal day clothing whilst within the Royal Enclosure as described:
• Dresses and skirts of a length just below the knee or longer
• Dresses and tops with straps of one inch or more
• If a jacket is worn, the dress or top must still comply with the above standard
• Trouser suits of full length and same colour are welcome
• Hats should be worn; alternatively a head piece with a 4 inch base or more is acceptable
Please note the following:
• Strapless, off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps are not permitted in the Enclosure
• Midriffs must be covered

Gentlemen are required to wear either a black or grey morning suit which must include:
• A waistcoat
• A tie or cravat
• A black or grey top hat
• Black shoes
A gentlemen’s top hat may be removed within the refreshment tent, private box or private club.

Grandstand:

Ladies with admission to the grandstand are encouraged to dress as if attending a formal occasion. Please take note of the following:
• A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times
• Strapless or sheer strap dresses and tops are not permitted
• Trousers must be full length and worn with a top that follows the above guideline.
• Jackets maybe worn, however the dress or top it covers should adhere to the above guideline.
• Midriffs must be covered
• Shorts are not permitted

Gentlemen are required to wear a suit with a shirt and tie.

Silver Ring and Heath Enclosure:

Although no formal dress code applies in the Silver Ring Enclosure and Heath Enclosure, race goers are encouraged to wear smart clothes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BARE CHESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Reverie/54/222/2502

Announcement: "Are We Alone in the Cosmos?" by University of Hawaii





Univ of Hawaii, Astronomy Presents: "Are We Alone in the Cosmos?"

By Bernie Taylor
Friday, June 21th at 9:30 PM PDT
Institute for Astronomy - U. Hawaii Astronomy Amphitheater: 
And on the web: http://tinyurl.com/ifamaui

Naturalist and author Bernie Taylor returns to explore how animals time themselves via solar-lunar cues and the knowledge of this behavior by coastal/inland hunter-gatherers. Taylor will delve into these practices, their relationship to the unique biologically timed characteristics of humans and pose if the Drake Equation can determine the probability of other earth-like and intelligent life in the cosmos.


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CUH%20Alliance/49/206/4002

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Behind The Scenes of the Second Life Birthday


As the Relay Weekend fades into Second Life history, attention turns to the next big event: the Second Life Sixteenth Birthday celebration, also known as the SL16B. Behind the scenes, the moles have been busily making the infrastructure, the exhibitors and their crews making the builds, and the volunteers have been training. Gemma Cleanslate, whom is one of the volunteers, had an inside look at things.

Read Gemma's story in Design.

SL16B Opens Today



After months of anticipation and weeks of preparing, the Second Life Sixteenth Birthday celebrations start today. Beginning at 10AM today, the grounds of the SL16B will be open to the public. The official welcome areas are at SL16B Pizzazz (129/244/23) amd at SL16B Impressive (127/7/23), But one can drop in anywhere in the sims


Many of the exhibits are a fun look at the 1950s, the era Linden Lab takes a nod at with the "Sweet Sixteen" theme.


But the 50s weren't all fun and games. "The Forgotten War" exhibit by Prokofy Neva and Henry Hutchence looks at the Korean War, in which over thirty thousand Americans met their end, at SL16B Sparkle (175/112/23).


And among the exhibits there are those by the Second Life Newser. Once again, Silvia Ametza has volunteered her time and talent, and came up with this scale build of the United Nations Headquarters building in New York City. Completed in 1952, it's been the meeting place of the organization that makes up most every nation. Considering Second Life's international userbase, it's a fitting exhibit.
SL16B Sparkle (153/36/24).

To keep up with the goings-on, there is a Calendar of Events.

Have a happy Second Life Birthday.

Mens Health Awareness Expo This Weekend


Cobalt Niles Hoffman (Cobalt Niles), the co-founder and vice-president of the Mu Sigma Nu SL Fraternity whom in March was raising awareness at kidney disease, is behind another health event in Second Life. He recently contacted me about an upcoming event this weekend, the 2019 Men's Health Awareness Expo.

JUNE is Men's Health Month! and in conjunction with many celebrations occurring across the country, our fraternity will
be launching a "2019 MEN'S HEALTH AWARENESS EXPO" in world. (Optional: and on FB) ***The goal of this event will be twofold:

ONE - To display Top Leading Information related to men's health, Its leading causes of death in men, and preventive measures. and,
TWO - To show thats there is a real and dynamic unity among second life men via their Greek organizations, working together in the spirit of true brotherhood.



Colbalt told me that last month, he had been working to being other SL fraternities in the event, through Facebook and inworld, along with fraternity founder Gregorian Lytton and Trini Frequency. There are a number of booths looking at various health issues of men, such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, and diabetes. There was one of an illness that Cobalt felt men should be reminded they can get too: breast cancer. He felt men have a "misconception of ourselves" that this was a problem they didn't have to worry about when the facts were 2000 American men are diagnosed with breast cancer ever year and about a quarter of them die. Cobalt states because men don't check themselves or dismiss signs, they often don't find out until the disease has reached a late stage.

Of their kidney disease awareness event in March, Cobalt says they had raised $1200 US for the US Kidney Foundation. They had also gotten the attention of the Source Awards, whom nominated them for SL Fraternity of the Month for their fundraising work.

The event is scheduled to run from Friday June 21 at 6PM to Sunday June 23. Cobalt was telling me there was a chance it might be opened slightly earlier. But as they were still setting up booths, the area would remain closed to most until Friday.

Ageless (225/185/3481)

Bixyl Shuftan

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cartoon of the Day: Squirrel and Foxes



Taken at Bellisseria. This squirrel avatar was going about when Abnor Mole was doing some work. So what would the little tree climber think of an anthro fox? One wonders.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Interview With Aby Teamo-Hastings (AbyGail Hastings)


At the Second Life Birthday celebration, there will be a number of live singers. Among them is Aby Teamo-Hastings (AbyGail Hastings). This active singer has been in Second Life for quite some time. The Newser recently interviewed her, and she had much to say about her singing and her time in Second Life.

Read the interview in People.

Second Life Sixteenth Birthday Tomorrow



With the Second Life Birthday coming up tomorrow, Linden Lab is doing a few things to get ready. Somewhere on their website, they've posted a page of events and things to do (http://go.secondlife.com/landing/sl16b/?lang=en).

The links on the site reveal some schedules. One is the Music Faire on Friday July 21 and Saturday July 22

10:00 AM     Parker Static
11:00 AM     rч αnnє
12:00 PM     Tempio Breil
  1:00 PM     Gabriel da Silva
  2:00 PM     Alazarin Mobius
  3:00 PM     Evely Lane
  4:00 PM     Zak Claxton


10:00 AM     Dreama Summerwind
11:00 AM     Mimi Carpenter
12:00 PM     Grif Bamaisin
  1:00 PM     Donn DeVore
  2:00 PM     Skye Galaxy
  3:00 PM     Effinjay
  4:00 PM     Quartz

The stage for the Music Faire is at SL16B Magnificent (197/201/23)


At the Auditorium next week are the "Meet the Lindens" events.

Monday June 24, 2PM SLT: Patch Linden

Tuesday June 25, 2PM SLT: Oz and April Linden

Wednesday June 26, 2PM SLT: Ebbe Linden

Thursday June 27, 2PM SLT: Xiola and Strawberry Linden

These events will be at SL16B Dazzle (7/202/23)

 Also mentioned is the Destinations Guide page to various exhibits at the SL16B, or "Community Experiences" as it's called. Also mentioned is the Swaginator hunt.

Stay tuned for further details.

Addition: The SL16B grounds will be fully open to the public at 10AM tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cartoon of the Day



Taken at the Happy Vixen. Sometimes the high and mighty are a little less high.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Events This Week at the Sunweaver, Montecito Bay, Furry Fashion, and CDS Clubs


Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs, Lyuba's Game and Dance Center, and Furry Fashion's Furscape

Club Cutlass: Best in 'X, Y, and Z,' Warzone, On the Town

The Happy Vixen: Aquatic, Leather and Latex, TBA, Seven Deadly Sins, Birthday Party, Metalic, Spots vs Stripes, Birthday Suits, TBA

Club Zero Gravity: DJ Snowbuns,  DJ Perri, The Blues Furs

Montecito Bay: TBA

FF Furscape: CAYA, Wasteland, Scalies, Magic, Pride, Nightwear, Dolls vs Plushies, Late Night, Angels vs Demons, Pirates, Equines

Lyuba's Game and Dance Center: Apocalypse to Thunderdome

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

RFL: MamaP's "Poo Chat"


One of the fun things about the Relay for Life Volunteers is the chatter in the group. It's fun, lighthearted, and sometimes you get comedy gold. Stingray Raymaker's been the subject of it twice. Recently, MamaP Alter (MamaP Beerbaum), found herself the center of a storm of chuckles thanks to a typo.

Read the chat log in People.

Book Island Temporary Auxiliary Location



Book Island has been the location of writers workshops, book discussions, and this year some Relay for Life fundraisers. They've also been the location of a small auxiliary location of the Newser of almost nine years (our main office has always been in HV Community). But lately, the place has been rebuilding. So this means a temporary relocation of our place there until it's done.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/225/217/496

Monday, June 17, 2019

RFL Reader Submitted: Flamingo Swim



From Melodie Jigsaw. Looks like one of the pink flamingos in the Fantasy Faire exhibit in RFL Celebrate was having a swim.

Abnor Mole At Work


They're the occasionally celebrated but often overlooked workers of Linden Lab: the moles. Hired from Second Life's population of residents, they build Linden Lab's infrastructure, and sometimes help out with events. Recently, a tip from a friend of the Newser led to a chance encounter with Abnor Mole while he was working on Bellisseria's new Linden Home area. As there was a crowd watching, some questions were asked, and the mole with the small robot avatar took a little time to answer. He also volunteered some information as to the source of the Lab's pickle jokes in the area.

Read the story in Extra.

Garden of Absentia Memorial Pond Reopens



In July 2018, the Newser reported about the Garden of Absentia, which was closing after being online for about ten years. But, we have a happy update. Part of the place, the pond, is back in a new location.

Dear friends. I am happy to say that the Garden has reopened. It is a much smaller parcel, but it is cozy and beautiful. I do not have words to express my gratitude to Dee Andel and Typo Cobalt who made this opening possible. Here is your transportation to the Garden of Absentia Memorial Pond.

So once again, the garden is back, a memorial pond with floating candles lit in honor of many who did not survive their battle with cancer. The place is located in the middle of some relaxing countryside scenery. To find out more, check out it's Facebook page, or head over to it's location at:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Celtic%20Harbor/19/233/23

Hat Tip: Annie Oh (AnnieBrightstar Resident)

Bixyl Shuftan

SL16B Update: Four More Days



The Newser can't show you any of our pictures from inside yet. But as the clock winds down for the preparations for the Second Life Sixteenth Birthday celebrations, there are some things that can be shown. The map shows a 19 sim area, for some reason SL16B Spellbound in the south was moved to some distance away to the south (presumably just temporary).



Birthday locations, and events, are showing up in the Destination Guide as well: https://secondlife.com/destinations/sl16b . It looks like there will be another "Swaginator Hunt" this year. But there's no mention of the Cake Stage or the Stage Left that's become a more recent favorite.


The celebration starts Thursday June 20. Stay tuned for further details.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Cartoon of the Day:



Taken at the Relaystock. In the middle of all the rock n roll, people gotta take a break to eat. Hopefully the radical vegetarians were at the other end of the campground.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Rainbow Magellan Linden Statue at Costner Bay Island, "Squishy Pickle" at Houseboat Area



Going back to Costner Bay Island, the island in the Costner Bay, Whiskey Bay, and Ondine sims, I noticed some small changes such as a small outdoor workshop in one corner. But the most visible addition was an enormous statue of Magellan Linden, painted in rainbow colors, minus a green pickle it was holding.

The question of was the exploring Linden celebrating Pride Month . or had been zapped by unicorns was answered by taking a closeup, and seeing a "Second Pride" flag in his hand, the Second Life logo done in rainbow and on a white field. The statue was places by Abnor Mole, the flag by Naughty Mole.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ondine/172/183/23


The object in the statue's hand wasn't the only pickle in the vicinity. Going to the houseboat area next to Bellisseria's northeast, I came across a community center with a number of picnic tables around a wooden building. Taking a closer look, the building was named "The Squishy Pickle."

 There was a sign behind the counter "Menu: Pickle : 0L." With the lag, it looked for a moment like "U Pick : 0L." On the counters were a couple jars of pickles on sticks an avatar could click on, get one, and add/wear. There were also signs on the building of women with pickles and one picture of various Lindens and Moles with the pickles in hand.

So why is Linden Lab making a "big dill" over pickles at Bellisseria? Have they become fans of DJ Sheeba Metaluna and her "Flying Pickle Lounge"? Actually, there's a reason for the Lab's pickle joke, one that was explained in a chance encounter with one of the moles, the details which will be explained tomorrow.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brodovima/104/67/25

Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


SPRING TO MIDSUMMER, AND THE RETURN OF OLD FRIENDS:
A special event with Aoife's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Project & our friends at Fantasy Faire Radio, continuing series, plus the return of a few old friends: both in book form, and presenting stories! Join us for another week in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.

Check out the stories and the storytellers at www.seanchailibrary.com

** SUNDAY, June 16th, 1pm:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Live from LEA 2 ~ Selected scenes presented live from the current "A Midsummer Night’s Dream Project" featuring Da5id Abbot, Fayleen Belois, Aoife Lorefield, Kayden Oconnell, Ian Quintessa, and Caledonia Skytower. 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/170/148/32

** MONDAY, June 17th, at 7pm:  Allan W. Eckert's INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL continues with Gyro Muggins.

**TUESDAY, June 18th at 7pm:  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING with Caledonia, live on stream.

**WEDNESDAY, June 19th at 7pm:  Robert Heinlein's THE MENACE FROM EARTH with Derry McMahon, Bear Silvershade, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

**THURSDAY, June 20th at 7pm: Bernard Evslin's MONSTERS & MYTHS: Hecate, with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely! 

Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

FROM OUR FRIENDS at Fantasy Faire Radio . . .

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Reader Submitted: Pups At The Relay



Taken by Henning "The Cutie" Lionheart. In the sci-fi area at RFL Victory was a prop residents could pose behind and stick their heads out to appear as dancing girls. It's fair to assume the maker didn't take into mind three mischievous wolves.

SL Video: "Blackout"




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From Margaret Ghost on June 2013

Friday, June 14, 2019