Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Cartoon of The Day: Unsuccessful Raccoon Takeover

 

Picture sent to be by Gemma Cleanslate from Bellisseria Chat. Traci Quandy commented, "The planned takeover of Bellisseria didn't not go as planned." Thinking about it, a band of raccoons would likely have contented themselves with something a little smaller, such as the Bellisseria Fairgrounds. So who might stand in their way? Likely the "Bell Hammies." But, the hamsters would likely know how to deal with them.

By Bixyl Shuftan  

Gemma's Busy Weekend

 
Have you event done so much on a weekend, you're not sure which one thing sums it all up? Gemma Cleanslate had that sort of weekend a few days ago. She found out about several events that were worth checking about, and made it to most if not all of them. From the opening of Spark to the closing of the water park at Bellisseria Fargrounds to an event at a new club deep inside Mount Campion to a reminder of the upcoming Naturecon, there was plenty going on for our intrepid reporter to write about.

Read Gemma's story in Events.
 

Tribute To Olivia Newton John at "A Woman's Touch"

 

 On Monday August 8, Olivia Newton-John passed away. She had been undergoing treatment for cancer, her third bout with the illness. She was 73. A singer and movie actress, she was best known for her role in "Grease," which 40 years later remains among the top movie musicals.
 
At the venue "A Woman's Touch," there was a small event in her honor yesterday, Tuesday August 9, (by the time I got there, most of the people had left), with Sue Moadeng playing various songs of Newton-John's.

There were also expressions of sadness in the Relay for Life in Second Life group, and well-wishes for Newton-John's family.
 
Bixyl Shuftan
 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay Clubs, The Fallout Shelter, and Furry Fashion Lounge


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

Club Cutlass: Pajama Party, Black and White, Kings and Queens

Happy Vixen:Turning Red, Anime, Ears and Tails, Madkat Mashup, Arabian Nights, Naught, Rave

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Spots and Stripes

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Masquerade, Wings, CAYA, Sci-fi, Barely There, Late Night, Scalies

Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Bonnie, DJ Wolfy, DJ Nafrini

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'


Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

 
 THIS WEEK: more summer adventures, journeys of imagination including short, and shorter, stories. Join us!
 
Check out the stories and the storytellers! 

All events at Nowhereville (203/43/26) , unless otherwise noted.

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

--------->> COMING THIS WEEK
 
 **TUESDAY, August 9th:
   ~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21

   ~ at 7pm: Donna Barba Higuera's THE LAST CUENTISTA continues with Caledonia Skytower in The Glen. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21
                   
**WEDNESDAY, August 10th, 7-:8:30 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS - Join us in our cinema space as we share videos and throw popcorn at each other.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/211/111/654

**THURSDAY, August 11th, 7pm: KEEP IT BRIEF! - 100w Stories with R. Dismantled


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Monday, August 8, 2022

Club Squeaks

 
Are you looking for a club to listen to good music and chat with good people, but you're unable to get on Second Life during the times most clubs have their parties? Or perhaps you have the day off, and are looking to spend the time dancing to some tunes in the late morning. Then you may want to check out a small but promising new club: Club Squeaks, by Brandi Streusel.

Read more in SL Clubbin'.

Linden Lab Changes Name Change Fees

 
When Linden Lab made it possible to change the last name of one's account a couple years ago (or bringing back last names as it was often called), it could be done only by someone with a Premium account. So someone with a basic account would have to sign up for it, at least temporarily, and then pay the fee.

A few days ago, Linden Lab announced that there would be changes to how one would pay for a name change. The good news, those with basic accounts won't need to sign up for Premium, and those with Premium Plus will pay a much smaller fee. The bad news, those with basic accounts won't be paying much less.

 Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve updated our Name Change service in a major way. We’ve told you that we were going to keep working on adding new features to the Premium and Premium Plus offerings, and we’re delivering on that once again today. From here on, Premium and Premium Plus subscribers will benefit from a reduced price for the Name Change service.

But that’s not all! Not only are we discounting the service across the board, but we’ve decided to democratize the service to everyone.


For those with Premium accounts, the fee has been cut from $39.99 US Dollars to $34.99, a reduction of about one eighth the price. Those with Premium Plus will benefit the most, as they will now only have to pay a $14.99 USD fee, less than half. For those with basic accounts, their fee is $49.99. While more convenient than the old way, it's not much less than the $51.98 combined for a one-month subscription for Premium and name change.

For the blog post in full, Click Here.

Bixyl Shuftan

 

"Tail Sale" at The Happy Vixen

 

 The Happy Vixen Beach Club is having a "Tail Sale." What is a tail sale? It can be compared to a flea market, in which volunteers put themselves up for bid offering activities such as drawing or building, or perhaps offer themselves up for a date with someone from the opposite sex. Volunteers get a cut of the winning bid, with the rest going for the upkeep of the club. Grease Coakes explained what can go on at one in this article several years ago.

Those interested in volunteering can fill out a notecard one can get at the large sign at the club and send it to Brandi Streusel. The sale will end on Friday, Aug 26, at 9pm SLT.

Purrfection Estates (236, 219, 24)  
 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Cartoon of The Day: Squirrely Wrath

 

Taken at Natoma. Years ago, there was a "Squirrely Wrath" gesture. I haven't heard it for some time. But seeing this lady's name, you can guess what I was thinking. 
 
By Bixyl Shuftan
 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Announcement: "2022 Walk The Loop[en] Commemorative Walk"

 
2 p.m. SLT Sunday, AUG 7

2022 Walk The Loop[en] Invitation

Hello to friends of Ertina Loopen.

Please feel welcome to join us at 2 p.m. SLT on Sunday, August 7, 2022 to take a lovely walk through the scenic regions of Ville de Coeur in tribute to Ertina Loopen and to anyone whom you care about.

The quaint village of Ville de Coeur and its surrounding countryside is inspired by the real life French Riviera and was the location where Tina would take an annual anniversary walk with her partner, Journey Texan. Now, without Tina to complete the trip herself, Journey is inviting friends to take the walk in her absence as a way of celebrating friendships and caring for both Tina as well as any others who are important in our lives.

If you would like to join us, there is plenty of room on the trail for everyone. Bring a partner, a friend, or even someone you would like to know better to share a hands-free, automated couple's walk through the delightful scenery. Even taking the walk alone can be a meaningful way to pay tribute to anyone else that has been important to you.

Walking the complete loop takes over an hour, so don't feel obligated to do the entire thing if you don't want to. Feel free to stop anywhere along the way to sight-see or to return to your other usual activities elsewhere on the grid. Taking a trolley or a horse-drawn carriage around the regions is another delightful travel option.

The walk begins at or anytime after 2 p.m. Simply use the automated couple's walk at the location of the LM below and away you'll go!
 
 
 If you are interested to walk while holding an event sign in tribute to Tina, a touchable sign will be available at the start. This can signify to others nearby that you are walking with a special purpose.

If you come, I'll see you out on the loop!

With heartfelt appreciation,
Journey Texan for the Ertina Loopen Memorial Foundation

 *PLEASE NOTE:

Walk the Loop[en] is not primarily intended to be a fundraising event. However, as many of you know Tina from Relay For Life activities in the past, the American Cancer Society(ACS) was close to Tina's heart. So if you would like to make a contribution to the ACS in Ertina Loopen's name, please feel very welcome to do so at an ACS donation kiosk to be set out at the start/finish line of this walking event, or at:

 

SL Video: "Forever Young - Blackpink"

 

From Ophiucus Orion on July 31,
 

Friday, August 5, 2022

"The Mortal Coil"

 
Earlier, Gemma Cleanslate wrote about "The Pond," by rαvєn вαnríσn кrαу (RavenStarr Resident). As it turns out, Raven is building something new as part of a team, "The Mortal Coil." part of the Spark Project festival, it is based on the movie "What Dreams May Come." People are invited to “Come with us on a journey between light and dark, life and afterlife, existence and oblivion.”

Read Gemma's story in Design.
 

Veterans Isle Benefit Raises Over 95,000L$

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On Wednesday August 3, Veterans Isle was the scene of a benefit concert. The event had several live performers and one DJ. It took place from 4 to 9 PM SL time (Midnight EST). The fundraiser was organized in part by Frets Nirvana, and raised money for the Homes For Our Troops charity.
 
"Folks ....Homes For Our Troops is 4 star charity according to Charity Navigator are considered a top rated Veteran and Military Charity," he would call out at times to remind the audience, "Nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to HFOT goes directly towards the program!  This is incredible.  The industry standard says if you can find a charity 65 cents or above that is good."
 
Homes For Our Troops is a charity that builds and remodels homes for disabled American veterans, particularly those who served in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. As Frets put it, "The HFOT Mission: to build and donate specially adapted custom homes for severely injured Veterans post-9/11 enabling them to rebuild their lives."
 
Usually the event is held on the last Sunday of the month. But Frets wanted to know if a Wednesday event would mean more people showing up. 
 
The schedule was for DJ Snowpaw to start things at 4PM, Mavenn to take the stage at 5, James Olmos started his music at 6, Greg Ellis Toronto's turn at 7PM, and last but not least Hogan Baley at 8PM.

As the performers entertained the crowd, people would donate money to two house-shaped kiosk on either side of the stage. Occasionally Frets would challenge the crowd to add in more, "31k in donations now, next target is 40k. Here is my challenge, hit that 40k and I will put in another 2500 Linden."
 
At the end of the event, a total of 95,050 Linden dollars had been raised in both kiosks.
 
To learn more about Homes for Our Troops, check https://www.hfotusa.org .
 
Bixyl Shuftan
 

This Saturday at The Science Circle

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Saturday, August 6

    ~*~
    
    At 7 AM PST   

    Follow The Food
    "Future Farms" "The Endangered Foods List"
    Dr. Stephen Gasior (Xootfly) and Corveta Scientist
    https://www.sciencecircle.org/event/follow-the-food-14/
      
    ~*~
    
    NOTE: Non-members required to register once
    IM Jes Cobalt or Nymf Hathaway

╚══════════════════════════════ The Science Circle (72,129,30) ═╝
 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

UGNAY Benefit For Earthquake Relief

 

 On Saturday July 30, a benefit concert was held in the Weelandia sim. The event was to raise money to help people in the Philipines affected by an earthquake that had taken place a few days before. It was called the UGNAY Benefit.
 
I would be told that there have been five performers. I would see two on stage,  RyeShure Peony (RyeShure Resident) who described herself in her profile as having "more than 20 years of musical expertise," and Mae Loved (Mae Cliassi) who was also RyeShure's manager. 
 
Donations were dropped into the tip jar on stage throughout the event. With a half hour to go, there was 60,000 in the jar.  At ten minutes to go, the amount was 75,000 Lindens. At 3 minutes to the close, the 100,000 Linden mark was crossed. The event closed to cheers, and a "Riverdance" from the tinies among the crowd. 
 
Bixyl Shuftan
 

SL Video: "First Mt. Campion Tour"

 

From Robert Rhodan on August 2, "1st Mt. Campion Tour - July 30th 2022"