Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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

Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs and the Furry Fashion Lounge.

Club Cutlass: Best in 'X, Y, and Z', Roller Skates, the 1960s.

Happy Vixen: Hybrids, Fairy Tales, Class and *ss (Ladies' Revenge), Hooray for Hollywood, Foxes and Mice, Seven Deadly Sins, Fantasy, Red and White, TBA

Club Zero Gravity: TBA, TBA, TBA

Momtecito Bay: Taco Tuesday, Glitch Hop Night, Lem n' Em Show, Black Cat Appreciation, Cyber

Furry Fashion Lounge: TBA

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Announcement: (The Rest of) This Week at the Senchai Libraries

Join us this week in #secondlife, live in voice.

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

All events at Senchai Library at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise noted

** WEDNESDAY, August 15th at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS continues with Caledonia
** THURSDAY, August 16th

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - "Ghost of the Bridge" second reading of a new story by Caledonia

    ~ at 7pm - Frederick C. Davis's FLAMING ANGEL (a Tale of Suspense) with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Caledon Llyr Holds Closing Party

The Caledon community will soon be going through a change in it's lands. It was recently announced that the sim of Caledon Llyr will soon be fading away. On the night of Saturday August 11, there was one last event there, which was well attended by both locals and friends of.

More on the story in Events.

Editor's Note: I first thought the sim was going away. Well, it is, but it isn't. It's getting a new name and owner, but the old appearance will be going away.

The Tarot Garden

Gemma Cleanslate's latest trip to the Linden Endowment of the Arts regions took her to LEA 17 where she found something that got her attention: the Tarot Garden. Built by Secondhandtutti, the exhibit is based on a real life sculpture display in Naples Italy by Niki de Saint Phalle. Gemma had a look around the place, and a few words with the artist.

Read Gemma's story in Design.

Reader Submitted: "Why Fuzz Is Not Allowed to Drive"

From Trader Whiplash. Fuzzball Ortega has a reputation for being a less than sterling driver. Trader Whiplash shared this picture of him behind the wheel in an out of control moment.

CDS Announcement: Rose Coloured Glasses - Books of Distinction

It's a little book shop located on the forum in Colonia Nova. We have free mesh books we're giving away, that include a copy of the book and a synopsis notecard inside. We can't give away the text of real books of course, due to copyright, but these synopsis will give you a good idea of what the book is about, and a nice mesh book display for your home or office.

If you'd enjoy finding new books when we put them out, then please join our group "Books of Distinction". You'll find a group joiner in the bookshop. Eventually we hope to stimulate discussion about our book picks, or maybe your book picks!


Rose Gray

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cartoon of the Day

From Burnstock 2018. Instead of an avatar on fire, here we have one made up of fire.

By Bixyl Shuftan.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

SL Video: "Symphony"

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From Furry Alex on August 2, "Song: Chris Parker - Symphony (Radio Orchestral Edition)"

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fractal Insanity and Rose Theater

Having gotten an update to her Art Gallery HUD, Gemma Cleanslate is back from visiting two of the locations she found on there. Fractal Insanity, as it's name implies, has a show of fractal art. It's displays are by Millie Sharple. The other is the Rose Theater Gallery, a large gallery with many artist's works on show.

Read Gemma's story in Design.

Gift Grab Week Eight

For those who haven't done the latest "Gift Grab" from Linden Lab yet this week, (described in their blog post of the event and briefly at the end of our June 22 article of The Birthday), this week's area is a bit on the creepy side. The hint is, "Come and visit for a spooky stay. Once you enter you may never go away!" It is in the Falmouth Hotel in the Falmouth sim in the Bay City area.

The description of the place is, "The Falmouth Hotel will reopen soon after some slight superatural damage is repaired." The scream I heard just after I arrived was a sign that it wasn't. The hotel was one creepy place inside and outside, with some low spooky music playing. Getting to the room where the gift was located, it was a bar with a bloody zombie bartender and some creepy-looking teddy bears. They were old, bloodstained, and had their eyes redone with buttons. One group was drinking what looked like blood in teacups and the other one had a desert bowl of eyeballs. There was some occasional childish giggling, and once in a while the teddys would break out into outright laughter, often while their heads were turned toward someone in the place. Creepy.

The room had been made by Governor and Michael Linden and Squishy, Crazy, and Silent Mole. What they were thinking of, who knows? A certain Bay City resident spotted me on her radar and messaged me, "Say hi to the teddy bears for me." I went ahead and got the Crystal Anniversary gift, and headed home. There, I rezzed the crystal it was packaged it, and got the contents.

And this week's gift, a crystal ball. When rezzed and placed, when clicked on it will give you your fortune for the day. Occasionally, it will offer useful advice, "Don't just say that you are sorry. Mean it." But more often are witty and amusing comments, "May your hair ever be worn on your head." "Never sit on a pose ball you aren't prepared to make a commitment to." "A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of typing." "Avoid loud noises and low-flying ducks."

This is Week Eight of the Gift Grab, which lasts until late September in which Week Fifteen is for those who got all fourteen of the previous gifts.

Bixyl Shuftan

Ex-InWorldz Staff Launching "Infiniti" OpenSim World

Following the demise of their virtual home, InWorldz fans have been either checking out other virtual worlds, waiting patiently for it's owner Beth Reischl to make another place, or both. But several days ago, it was announced on the Metaverse Traveller that some former members of the InWorldz team have been getting together to make their own virtual world: Infiniti.

Talla Adam talked to Lecktor Hannibal, who told him that he and two others on the Infiniti team, Legion Heinrichs (John Arnolde), and April Chung "were part of the original six founders of InWorldz along with Beth Reischl." Lecktor stated he and others left the team due to differences with Reischl. Neither David Daeshler, whom left in late 2016, and Jim Tarber whom was on the team when InWorldz closed and has stated he will not be involved in Reischl's new virtual world, are involved with Infiniti. "It is with great sadness and pain that we've watched InWorldz deteriorate over the years and what motivates us to this project," Lecktor stated, "We are all excited however with the prospect of helping the Opensim/InWorldz community heal from the hurt."

The link to the website Talla gave, http://www.infinitigrid.com, was broken when this article was being written. But there was some information on a Google Plus post.

Our Vision

Our customers will be our existence. We strive to be recognized and respected by our customer as providing the highest level of quality service and value through accountability, innovation, integrity, and commitments to our community.

Our Mission

To provide reliable, competitively priced parcels, regions and related services to our customer and maximum value consistent with the latest technology and resources. We will work with our customers to improve the social and economic well being of our grid.

Our Organizational Values

We will strive to provide services that exceed our customer expectations, emphasizing honesty, quality, and sound business principles.

As we conduct our business, we will be responsible leaders for our grid, while focusing on continuous improvement for our processes and services.

Practicing fiscal responsibility and working together, will have the power to make a difference.

There has been no date set for the opening of Infiniti.

Sources: Metaverse Traveller 

Bixyl Shuftan

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Gallery Graine's Closing Party

How does one say goodbye to a small art gallery that's been around for several years? Last Sunday, August 5, the Gallery Graine had it;s final event. This was a farewell party by owner Graine MacBain whom was having to close it and the Blue Curacao sim due to events in real life and inworld. The Newser dropped by for one last look at the place and if the owner had any final words.

Read more in Events.

Classic SLN Cartoon

From the SL Newspaper sometime in late 2009, when pet turtles were popular.

"Oh, I so miss being on the beach. Then again, those humans might toss me around like a frisbee."

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Cartoon of the Day

Taken at Club Cutlass. Another avatar and clothing combination that got me wondering how could something like this happen in real life.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Aech's Basement in Second Life

Even if a resident of Second Life hasn't seen the movie "Ready Player One," he or she has probably heard about it as it takes place in a high-tech immersive virtual world. One fan of the movie and book, Orion (OR10NN Resident), decided to build one of the scenes high above Foulds Cross. Highly detailed, the room is full of all kinds of 1980s nostalgia. Bixyl Shuftan recently had a few words with the builder.

Read the story in Places.

SL Video: "DJ's Second Chance in Second Life" (2010)

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From CNN Money in February 2010, "Brad Reason, a real life DJ, finds that the virtual world offers more abundant and enjoyable work." This several-year old video is a bit dated, and Doubledown Tandino is a bit mistaken when he says there were few other DJs at the time he started out. Also, most of the DJs I run into don't usually make what he does. Still, it does describe how life for someone who enjoys DJing in Second Life can be, "I don't want to ever leave, because I know this is the future"