Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cartoon of the Day: Haunted Hotel Check-In

Taken at the Falmouth Hotel

By Bixyl Shuftan

Scenes From The FCA (Creepy) Club Crawl

Today is the Linden-organized Halloween-themed "Creepy Crawl" event. But it hasn't been the only venue crawl going on. Last Friday, the four clubs of the Furry Club Alliance held the first event involving all of them since the newest member joined: the FCA Furry Halloween Club Crawl. For ten hours, people danced as they enjoyed the music and spooky scenery.

See the pictures in Events.

Linden "Creepy Crawl" Today

Since 2015, Linden Lab has held a "Creepy Crawl" event in Second Life every Halloween. And this year marks the fourth. On Monday afternoon, Xiola Linden posted the schedule in the official blog. The event will go over eight locations in four hours.

The Creepy Crawl inworld starts THIS Wednesday, October 31st at 10 am SLT, and you don't want to be left out in the dark! The full schedule is available below, and in the Destination Guide.

10 - 10:30 AM : Tagus, Tagus (110/152/30)

10:30 to 11:00 AM : Bay City Fairgrounds : North Channel (128/128/24)

11:00 to 11:30 AM : Vampyr Empire : Transylvania (85/125/30)

11:30 to 12 Noon : All Hallows at Moochie : Moochie (171/199/23)

12 Noon to 12:30 PM : Spookzilla Hunt : Lucky Star (169/137/22)

12:30 to 1PM : Octoberville : Pixeltrix (190/16/3801)

1 to 1:30 PM : At The Edge of Darkness : Butterfly Bay (198/165/22)

1:30 to 2 PM : Bad Katz Halloween : Community (78/148/24)

Read the blog post in full (here).

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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

It's the week that sees Halloween, and the few days after when we recover or miss the spookiness. Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs and the Furry Fashion Lounge.

Club Cutlass: Halloween Night, Work Day, Movie Night

HV Haunted Manor/ Happy Vixen : Undead, Villains, Anything But Clothing, Dark/Halloween, Stripes vs Spots, Wizards and Lizards, Crazy/Big Hair, Cyberpunk, Fire/Bonfire Night, Working Out, TBA

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Momtecito Bay: Taco Tuesday, Spooky Stories, Lem and Em Show, Surf's Up, After Dark, Metal Mass, Creepy vs Cute

Furry Fashion Lounge: Black, Horror, Monsters, Fantasy, Cybergoth, Metal, Scales vs Fur, Unholy Night

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Announcement: Winners of the Luskwood/Trotsdale/Derpyland Birthday Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the "What Luskwood/Trotsdale/Derpland means to me" memories/birthday contest. Logging in I see 9,415L as the final amount to be divided between the winners. There were 7 winners/entrants so this gets divided 7 ways! Disbursement has gone out via "David Valnarius" (Midomaru Resident).

Each slot got 1345 disbursed

Jaycatt Nico, Zidaya Zenovka, Bigmoe Whitfield

Zidaya Zenovka, NightTrotter, "Fluttershy" Earving1

"Dashy" Shippo849


Amehana Ishtari

Editor's Note: The Luskwood 15th Anniversary Party is still being planned, but no date has been set yet as far as we know.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Cartoon of the Day

From Halloween Town. It wasn't my intention for the picture to end up like he was on my foot, but it worked out.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Halloween Town

Second Life has a number of Halloween-themed places every October. One of the most familiar is "Halloween Town." The themed town of Laura Liberty's "Townies" sim, the place is more playfully spooky than scary. While the place has a lot shops, there are other things to do, such as a pumpkin decorating contest and the haunted house.

Read the story in Places.

Login Issues Yesterday

If you had trouble logging in Second Life yesterday, Sunday October 29, you weren't alone. Facebook had a number of people asking, "anyone else having trouble logging on?" As it turned out, plenty were. In various groups I am in, and among those I ran into, people were complaining that it took multiple tries for them to get on, and were sometimes crashing. On the Grid Status Report, throughout the day, it was stated that these troubles were an issue, and Linden Lab was working on it.

We are currently experiencing issues with log ins that is currently being investigated. Residents may experience log outs at this time. Please continue to check this blog for updates.

As of 9PM SL time (Midnight EST), these problems were still going on.

A Busy Weekend

Quite a bit happened this weekend. The Burn2 art and music festival ended this weekend with the high points being the Burning of "The Man" (pictured above) and the Temple Burn. The "Creepy Club Crawl" took place between four clubs over ten hours. Caledon had the "Screampunk Ball" and a Halloween party at the Goblin Cave. There was a "Be the Match" fundraiser for bone marrow testing and transplants. There was the Halloween Madness in the Confederation of Democratic Simulators, and more.

More on some of these events later.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Cartoon of the Day

Taken at Club Cutlass' "Videogames" event, with Dusk as "Kangaroo."

By Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: This Week at the Senchai Libraries

We DO love October. Did we mention that?  And here we are at Halloween Week - one of the most story-full weeks of the year.

Check out the stories and the storytellers at

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

All stories told in open voice. All times SL/PT

**SUNDAY, October 28th, at 1pm (2 hours): SPOOKIN' IT AT OCTOBERVILLE - Stories and Poems for the season at Octoberville: Shandon Corwyn, Finn & Caledonia, Live. If you are not already "Octoberville enabled, then come to the Library where you will be manually teleported to the story camp - BUT BE WARNED! Octoberville fills up very fast, so . . . consider arriving early!

**MONDAY, October 29th at 7pm: John Brunner's THE INFINITIVE OF GO continues with Gyro Muggins. 

**TUESDAY, October 30th
   ~ at 1pm & throughout the afternoon: Stranger Nightfire's Annual Halloween Party, featuring Stories & Music, up in Haunted Holly Kai
   ~ at 7pm: SPOOKY, in 100 WORDS with R. Crap Mariner (at the Library)

** WEDNESDAY, October 31st - HALLOWEEN
   ~ at 5pm & through the evening: Stranger Nightfire's Annual Halloween Party, featuring stories with Cale & Shandon @ 6pm, & Music, up in Haunted Holly Kai

    ~ at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE continues with Corwyn Allen (at the Library)
** THURSDAY, November 1st: - Dia De Los Muertos
   ~ at 7pm - CLASSIC VINTAGE SPOOKINESS - Tales of Halloween with Shandon (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World,  in Kitely)

   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Press release : "24 hour Ride for Be The Match in Second Life This Weekend !

This weekend ( October 26 th and 27 th, 2018 ) the Cobras MC is doing a 24 hour ride for Be The Match ( ) .
From Friday, October 26 th at 6 PM SLT untill Saturday, October 27 th 6PM SLT , we will ride on different tracks during this event.

More information about our event and Be The Match :

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DEM BONES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Be the Match is a bone marrow/cord blood registry that not only helps people find matches, but helps donors with logistics and expenses so that they can feel free to donate marrow.

It is easy, a simple swab in the cheek... go to the website for a test kit to send back.
If you are NOT in this age group or in good health, you can donate or volunteer from the following site as well. They need your dollars and time to coordinate and care for donors as well as those who are ill.
Be the one that can give a ride to the hospital or take a donor to lunch.. Be the one that can put a couple dollars (even $5.00 helps!) in the pot and get an instant email with 501 (c) information back.. go to the Website..

To our free Test Kit page.. go here

It costs about $100 to add each new member to the Be The Match Registry. This is to cover the cost of tissue typing and storage, as well as materials and administrative expenses.

If you are age 18–44, Be The Match covers the cost to join for the people on SecondLife (during the campaign only! From October 26th through November 5) through funds provided in part by generous mission supporters.

If you are age 45–60, you will be required to make a $100 payment to cover the cost to join.

The reason: Younger donors, ages 18–44, produce more and higher-quality blood stem cells that lead to better transplant outcomes. Transplant physicians request younger donors more than 95 percent of the time. Requiring individuals ages 45–60 to cover their own cost to join helps Be The Match maintain the best registry for patients and make the best use of its resources.

SL Coordinator = Wesley Regenbogen
MC Coordinator = Mightbe Shelter
Music Club Coordinator = Katsii Tennen

October 26-27th ~ 25 Rides in 24 Hours (motorcycles)

October 28th

October 31st, Halloween

November 3, Cobra Coil Ride N Hunt , Noon till 2pm
2pm Biker's Burlesque Brought to you by Royal Cabaret Entertainers
3pm Tribute to Nickleback by Royal Cabaret Entertainers

Track list of the 24 hour ride :

"DEM BONES" Ride 25 Tracks in 24 Hours raising awareness of Be the Match.. Cord Blood and Bone Marrow Transplants. Information and gifts given out during rides and after..Full Schedule for the 24 hour ride. Everyone will go home with a new vehicle of some type whether you ride one or all 25 rides!
You are welcome to ride just one, any, or all of the 25 rides.



7 AM

Closing ceremony after the Mario Cart Race. This special bike given out to those FINISHING all 25 Rides along with trophies and a couple gag gifties :)

Please have lots of fun, enjoy the ride. When you come back to these tracks tip them well. They might even allow us to come back next year :).. See you at the ride!

MORE Be the Match Events to follow.. look for them!

(Sim owners and ride coordinators are allowed to ban people if needed. We are here to have fun. No hate.)

Wesley Regenbogen

Burn2 "Man Burn" Today, A Look at "Lost in Space"

Today marks the high point of the Burn2 festival: the "Man Burn." It takes place at 10AM SL time and once more 4PM SL time. Tomorrow marks the last events, including the Temple Burn, which is also 10AM and 4PM. Besides these two, be sure to look for dances, DRUM, and other events. And of course, all of those exhibits.

The Man: Burning Man-Time Machine (151/109/24)

The Temple: Burning Man-Dont Panic (161/39/24)

One of the most fun exhibits that I came across was the "Lost in
Space" one. Made by Lillithslair (Lillith LoneRaven) and located at Electric Sheep (186/72/24), stepping inside, clicking in "Mission Control," one can take a trip to Earth orbit, or perhaps to the outer solar system, or maybe to a crystal world where you can take home a few samples for a souvenir.

Of course just going in space in regular clothes is not always a good idea. Click on "Space Suits" on the panel to get a suit that gives you some protection from hostile environments (protection against hard vacuum is limited with hands and other body parts unprotected). Clicking on "Space Ships" will give you a small ship that can get you about short distances, or perhaps a longer journey with some assistance. For the automated tour, turn off any AOs, walk inside the large metal tube, and sit on the poseball (after wearing a suit or getting in a mini-spaceship).

Bixyl Shuftan

SL Video: "Michael Jackson -Thriller (Tribute)"

(Click here if the video fails to play)

From Movie S.L. on Feb 8

Friday, October 26, 2018

Cartoon of the Day: Creeper Peeper

Taken at a Caledon Halloween party. It's been stated someone becomes a ghost if they have unfinished business. So if a guy has an unsatisfactory love life, might he as a spirit haunt places where they can watch the girls like they never could before?

By Bixyl Shuftan

Scenes From Burn2

While the Halloween season has brought plenty of haunted houses and costume parties around Second Life, that's not all that's going on. Taking place on Burning Man - Deep Hole and four other sims is the Burn2 art and music festival. This year's theme is "I, Robot," and many of the exhibits involved robots. But there was also plenty of music performed by DJs, and other performances such as dances.

See the pictures in Events.

Benefit Concert At Veterans Isle Raises Over 135,000 Lindens

On Sunday October 21, Veterans Isle was the scene of  their monthly benefit concert. The event, organized in part by Frets Nirvana, had a DJ and several musicians singing live for donations. The money raised goes to the Homes For Our Troops charity.

We are sponsoring our monthly benefit for Homes For Our Troops tonight.  Waya Snowpaw has already kicked it off.  Up next is Amforte Clarity at 5 PM!  Come on out …support this great cause and have a great hour of music!

As the performers were on stage, people in the crowd put cash in house-shaped kiosks on either side of the stage. Last on stage was guitarist Reggie Sunset, whom sung until about 9PM SL time. By that time, 135,840 Linden dollars had been raised.

"Thank you everyone for coming out and supporting HFOTS! We appreciate you all. And Mr Frets! Thank you!"

The mission of Homes For Our Troops is, "To build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives." The charity has been given a four-star rating by Charity Navigator. To learn more, go to

Bixyl Shuftan

Annoucement: Halloween Dance At The Goblin Cave

Come join the party On Oct. 27th from 6-8PM SLT for a Halloween Dance at the Goblin Cave.  The music will play across the whole sim of Caledon Downs so one can explore the sim and still be entertained.

Duchy Cynthia Farshore and Star cordially invites you to Caledon Downs and Star Estates, Tamrannoch for a sim and a quarter full of Halloween fun going on now. There are many, many horrors and hunts with prizes. Star Estates has a cube hunt and Duchy Cynthia has on Caledon Downs has a Pumpkin hunt with 5 little pumpkins to be hunted down for different prizes. One can even shoot spooks at a shooting gallery.  Lots to explore and see.

Announcement: Halloween Madness in the CDS

 Halloween Madness
 Spooky Party and Seance
 Witches fly by the moon's dim light, / Werewolves will howl into the night, / Join us if you dare / For a night that’s sure to scare! Seance and Party!

Join us if you dare...

Sunday October 28, 2018
Noon - 2 pm SLT

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Town Hall With Oz, Patch, and Grumpity Linden on November 15

About two months following their Town Hall event with CEO Ebbe Altberg/Ebbe Linden, Linden Lab will be having another. On the official Second Life blog a few days ago, it was announced that there would be a Town Hall event on Thursday November 15. It will take place 10 AM to 11 AM SL time. Speaking will be Oz Linden (who is called Linden Lab's "Director of Product"), Grumpity Linden (Senior Director of Engineering), and Patch Linden (Senior Director of Product Operations).

Collectively, these three have over 28 (!) years of experience working on Second Life and work closely with all the Second Life teams to continue to improve this platform that we’ve all come to love. 

They are some of the biggest stakeholders in the direction of the product development roadmap each year, and know the product inside and out!

People with questions they would like answered by these three are invited to post them in the Town Hall Meeting forum thread, and do so before November 9. The Lab will chose which of these questions to answer during the event.

To see the post in it's entirety: Click Here.

Trion Worlds Acquired By Gamigo, 75% Layoffs Follow

On Monday October 22, Trion Worlds, a game developer and publisher, was bought by Gamigo. Trion currently is behind five games: Atlas Reactor, Trove (a Minecraft spinoff), Rift, Defiance, and Archeage. On their website, Gamigo called themselves a "leading publisher" of "various Free2Play MMORPGs and MMOGs," many of them browser-based games.

In the Rift forums, one director posted, "...We can confirm that there has been a transaction involving Trion Worlds and its games. While many of the names and faces you’ve come to know in our studios will remain on through this transition, others will not be making the journey. To those who are leaving us, we are forever grateful for your incredible work and contributions over the years. We’d like to assure our communities that the games will continue on in capable hands moving forward, as everyone involved is aiming to make this transition as smooth as possible for you. We will have more information to reveal as soon as we possibly can. ..."

What followed in the Rift forums were many sad comments, and well-wishes for those whom had been laid off. While a few expressed optimism for the future of the game, more often there were predictions the game only had a few years left in "maintenance mode" with few to no updates.

In a statement by Gamigo, the company told, "Trion was acquired via an 'Assignment for the Benefit of the Creditors' process, in which the buyer only buys those assets, with which he wishes to continue the business. In this process, gamigo group acquired the majority of the assets, including the platform, takes over employees to operate the business and gets the full publishing rights of the games. The IP’s of the Trion Worlds games have been acquired by gamigo’s sister company Padmapani GmbH and are made available for gamigo group, worldwide and exclusive."

According to an article by Gamasutra, "roughly 25 employees remain at each" of Trion's two studios. With the company having once employed 200 people, fifty are now left. Earlier, it was reported only 25 employees were left in total. A look at Archeage's forum shows that the release of an update that was almost finished has been delayed. There had been some earlier signs of trouble for the company, such as fifteen people laid off in July. With only 25% of it's staff remaining, it is unclear what the future is for updates that are far from complete, or if any more will be made for the forseable future.

In 2011, Xymbers Slade reviewed Rift for the Newser, saying it was heavily based off World of Warcraft, but was so good he was spending a lot of time on it. Nydia Tungsten reviewed Archeage in 2014, saying the MMO had a well done storyline and a unique crafting system, but there were some frustrations such as griefing by players wanting to become pirates.

Sources: Rifts forums, Archeage forums, Gamasutra, Rock Paper Shotgun,, Massively Overpowered  

Bixyl Shuftan

Reminder: FCA Furry Halloween Club Crawl Tomorrow

Tomorrow , Friday October 26, marks a ten-hour Halloween-themed event between four clubs: the FCA Furry Halloween Club Crawl. Organized by the Furry Club Alliance, the event involves Club Cutlass, Club Zero Gravity, The Happy Vixen, and Urban Furry. The action starts at 12 Noon SL time at Space Station Club Zero Gravity. At 2PM, the crowd will head to the Happy Vixen's Haunted Manor (the beach club is closed to regular events). At 4PM, it's time to head to the city to Urban Furry. At 6PM, the party heads to the sky to airship Club Cutlass. And from 8 to 10PM, the crawl ends where it began, back at Club Zero Gravity.

Club Zero Gravity -

The Happy Vixen (Haunted Manor) -

Urban Furry -

Club Cutlass -

Club Zero Gravity -

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cartoon of the Day: Lunch Offer

Another one from the Falmouth Hotel. 

By Bixyl Shuftan

Interview With Cynthia Farshore.

In a community filled with foxes, wolves, bunnies, and felines, someone in a goat avatar is going to stand out. But Cynthia Farshore is more than just that to the Sunweavers, and Caledon where she has been appearing more. Besides being a sim owner, she's an accomplished builder, DJ, and noted member of the Sunbeamer Relay for Life Team. Deaflegacy recently interviewed her, and Cynthia had a number of things to say about her nine years in Second Life.

Read Deaflegacy's interview in People.

Akino Beach's Halloween Sim and Deepwood Manor

Gemma Cleanslate is back once again from her search for more spooky places this Halloween season. One is a scary location set up by Akino's beach. But this haunt is anything but a day at the beach with frightful sights and sounds that can sent one running to the exit. Deepwood Manor gets it's name from Deepwood Forest where it's in. This haunted house has plenty of unnerving thrills and chills.

Read Gemma's article in Places

Announcement: Join Us For The Eighth Annual ScreamPunk Ball

When all the world has gone to sleep,
the horrors from the shadows creep.
A banshee wails a mournful tune
as demons dance beneath the moon.

The shadows stir, no more at rest;
a sudden terror grips your chest.
Gothic ghouls rise from the ground,
to slink after a black hellhound.

Skeletons march from silent tombs
to fill the night with clacking bones.
Victorian vampires dressed in lace
move through the streets with deadly grace.

"Where fare ye, denizens of the night?
Where are ye bound with such delight?"
A zombie turns, one blazing eye
transfixing you - the end seems nigh.

He grins at you with Death's own smile
and says "Come dance with us a while!
Are ye brave enough to heed the call?
Come join us... at the ScreamPunk Ball!”

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Listen up, all you Gothic Ghouls, Steampunk Skeletons, Victorian Vampires, and Maniacally Mad Scientists! Join us in the Haunted Ballroom in Caledon Mayfair on Friday, October 26th for the Eighth Annual ScreamPunk Ball!!!

Halloween costumes with a steampunk twist are encouraged (as are steampunk outfits with a Halloween twist); fun and laughter (and the occasional scream) are mandatory. Halloween music will be on in the grove all day long, so come by to explore and soak up the atmosphere.

When:  Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. SLT

Tuesday, October 23, 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. And remember, Club Zero Gravity, Club Cutlass, and the HV Haunted Mansion will be taking part in the "Club Crawl" event on Friday

Club Cutlass: Best in 'I and J.' , Halloween 1 (Club Crawl), Closed for Goblin Bay

Happy Vixen's Haunted Manor: Lingerie, Halloween Treats, Fishnets, Wings, Zombies and Hunters, Vampires, Creepy vs Cute (Club Crawl), Circus, Best in Black, Hollywood, Best in Red, TBA

Club Zero Gravity: Best in Red, TBA, Goth/Vampires

Momtecito Bay: Taco Tuesday, Musical Expedition, Lem and Em Show, Monster Mash, After Dark, Ghosts and Ghouls, Curated Session Six

Furry Fashion Lounge: Wings, Red and Black, Pajamas, Angels and Demons, Black Parade, CAYA/Jarbu Release, SPooky, Unholy Night

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

SL Video: "Giant Snail Races: Oktoberfest"

(Click here if the video fails to play)

From September 22, RacerX Gullwing and the Giant Snail Racers have their "Oktoberfest" race.

The first race was won by Fionafei, with BrianTopp second and Lobbie Riggles third. In the second race, BrianTopp won, with Fionafei second, and Aldin Cortes third.

Announcement: Caledon's Candlelight Ball

Moonlight, darkness, falling water,
Haunted dreams the gothic daughter
Candles float in spooky glory
Ghost cats fly, but tell no story
Mist is rising, can you see?
Do the crystals glow for thee?
Let the lantern light the way
Dance tonight, let come what may.

Come celebrate a Candlelight Ball with the Gold Dragon as we dance in a lovely gothic setting: spooky, elegant, and fun.  Let's dress up a little, but in costume or not, all are welcome.

Suggested attire:  Victorian, Gothic, Formal, Halloween

Wed., Oct. 24th.  Music begins at 6:30 SLT.

With all the black in the setting, the Gold Dragon advises you to set your viewer on Midday, or some other daylight hour.  Midnight is too dark to really enjoy the build.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Bayou Chat Noir's Cat People Halloween Hunt

Klaus Bereznyak is back from his search for Halloween stories. He traveled to the Bayou Chat Noir sim where he found "The Cat People Halloween Hunt." Based on the 1942 movie "Cat People," players need to find ten clues across the area, which will take you through some spooky-looking scenery. Solving the mystery gets you some prizes. That is, if you're brave enough to solve the mystery.

Read Klaus' story in Design.

Caledon Down's And Star Estates Halloween Haunts

The Newser's search for Halloween haunts takes it to Caledon where it was informed about two places there sure to give some spooky thrills for visitors. One is at Star Estates, which offers a haunted trail which offers a choice of going by foot or boat. The other is Caledon Downs Haunted Land, designed by Cynthia Farshore, which offers plenty of spooky tricks, but also some treats.

Read the story in Places.

Update on the CDS Election

As the days get shorter for the people in the Confederation of Democratic Simulators to decided on whether or not to run, several people have thrown their hat in the ring. So far, Tanoujin Milestone, Rose Gray, and Lyubov (20180414) have declared their candidacy for the Representative Assembly. Hannah Marie Tempestwolf's (Han Held) had declared her intention to run again for another term as Chancellor. But last week, she posted an angry group announcement to the community following finding the CDS Museum which she runs almost completely empty. She would later announce she was withdrawing her candidacy for reelection, explaining what happened in her blog.

Since Han's withdraw from the election, two people so far have declared for the Chancellorship: Drewski Northman and 恭子 Kyoko (Samara Barzane). With two candidates, this means a race and campaign for the CDS next month.

CDS Citizens, those who own property on the community estate sims, have until 12 Noon SL time on October 31 to declare their intention to run for an office. The campaigns officially start November 3, and the polls open at Noon SL time on Nov 10, and close a week later on Noon SL time Nov 17.

Source: Han Held's Wordpress

Bixyl Shuftan

Press Release: "Scare Me Silly" Oct 19-27 For Team Diabetes

The 3rd Annual Scare Me Silly event returns in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life! This event, is the first fundraising event for Team Diabetes of Second Life and features two hunts, live performers, dj’s, an art show, shopping, and lots of tricks and treats!

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

Participating merchants include: oYo Breedables ,RP  Roped Passions , Couture Chapeau , SK Kiva Studios Boutique, Xpllicit Designs , Firelight, Spyaralle, Team Diabetes of SL Merchandise Store, Park Place Home, Pixelancer, Esoterica Threads Clothing , Redangel Designs, LC Fashion, Closer to the Heart Creations , Fjordian Slip, BRYNE, Rush Love Your Look, Tayren's Fantasy Fashions , Feyline Fashions , MMP Muircastle Motors & Parts, Stone Soup, De Baza, Twitchy's Dragonsmeld, GypsyRose Botanical, The Chrone's Garden, Mara's Mysteries , TRS Designs , Just Ordinary, Bento Alive , Khargo Halloween, Cosmos Boutique, Lunar Seasonal Designs, Chiffon, Tylar's Treasures, @AdReNaLiZeD@, Kushi Textures & Mesh, *DBS* Designs By Soosy, Littlefangs, POM, Kittycat's Creations , Sweet E's Designs, Image Essentials, Fae Fantasy Creations, Roosters n cHix, The Art of Talitha Alice, The Pumpkin Head, & Halloween Delights.

Participating artists include: Bellissa Dion, Eucalyptus Carroll, Glasz DeCuir, Eleseren Brianna,  ilyra chardin, talligurl, Kapaan, Neoma Vasilia, Myra Wildmist, Jamee Sandalwood, Sheba  Blitz, HADIYA DRAPER, Ladmilla, Marcel Mosswood, Veruca Tammas, & IsarValdetaro Resident.

About The American Diabetes Association:
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).


For More Information:

Team Diabetes of Second Life’s American Diabetes Association Page:

Team Diabetes of Second Life’s Website:

American Diabetes Association Page:

International Diabetes Federation Page:

Announcement: This Week at the Senchai Libraries

FRANKENSTEIN is here, as are so many other great stories this week, and the first of our visits to Octoberville. Heck Fire!  We DO love October. 

Check out the stories and the storytellers at

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

All stories told in open voice. All times SL/PT

 **MONDAY, October 22nd at 7pm: John Brunner's THE INFINITIVE OF GO continues with Gyro Muggins. 

**TUESDAY, October 23rd at 7pm:  THE HOUSE WITH THE CLOCK IN ITS WALLS concludes with Faerie Maven-


** WEDNESDAY, October 24th at 7pm: Charles Stross' THE JENNIFER MORGUE continues with Corwyn Allen
** THURSDAY, October 25th, at 7pm - WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT - Tales of Halloween with Shandon Loring at

Octoberville - teleport from the Library (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World,  in Kitely)


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Cartoon of the Day: Not The Great Pumpkin

Burn2 Begins

On Friday October 19, the Burn2 event started. The largest annual art and music festival in Second Life, it is based on the Burning Man festival which takes place in the summer. The event will go on until October 28, though the builds will likely be up for a little longer. This year's theme is "I, Robot."

As usual, the center build is "The Man," a man-shaped structure of wood that will be burned near the end. Often a towering figure, or on a tall base, this year's Man is a smaller one on a large wide base. Elsewhere is "The Temple," which resembled a firey oven.

With the theme "I, Robot," artists were invited to make exhibits with robots as a theme. Some expressed hopes or fears of a world filled with intelligent robots. Others were simply amusing.

And besides the exhibits there were events by DJs in which people danced to the music. The festival will last a while, but not forever. Be sure to drop by before October 28.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Update on "The Search For Magellan"

Taking a look at the rules for the updated "Linden Realms" game, I was unsure about whether or not accounts that hadn't bought or sold Lindens, such as alts, could collect Linden dollars from finishing "The Search For Magellan" quest for finding the pieces for the amulet. "You must have a payment method on record with Linden Lab, and you must have used it at least once," the rules stated. Well, in the case of alts, it seems the answer is they can. I finished the quest, brought back the pieces of the amulet, and got a small Linden dollar reward for my efforts.

So those with big friend lists who want to do the game without interruptions via an alt apparently don't have to worry about not getting a prize. But jumping from rock to rock in the slimy green river and the molten lava at *just* the right distance every single time, that's something you do have to worry about. Do you get to find Magellan? Do you find out what Ruth's next move is once she gets the amulet back? You'll have to find out for yourself. Happy Hunting

Bixyl Shuftan

Jaycatt and Frogg at Key West

Last week, I dropped by a performance in Key West by Jaycatt and Frogg. After over a decade, the musical duo who make numerous live performances in Second Life are still going at it, Frogg on his guitar, and Jaycatt behind the piano.

The one big change is that it looks like Frogg has put aside the old amphibian avatar he used to have. Jaycatt is still feline, though. Besides Key West, they perform at other places, such as Luskwood.

SL Video: "Sucker"

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From Nitwacket in March 2008, "Three residents of the Virtual World, Second Life - located in Japan, Germany and the USA. Song by Vampira Kanno - recorded with Apple Garageband. Machinima by NITWACKET - Pyewacket Bellman & Niten Altamura captured in Second Life - edited in Apple iMovie0,"

Friday, October 19, 2018

Eye on the Blog: Wishlist, Share Options in Marketplace

You see a cool item on Marketplace that you'd like to have, but you don't have the Lindens you need to get it. In the past, you'd write down the name on a piece of paper somewhere and hope you don't lose it. Now there's another option: Marketplace Wishlists. This was added in an update last week.

The "Add to Wishlist" option is in the lower right corner. To view your own wishlist, go to . You can also add an item to your favorites to show to others later. To get to your favorites page, head to : . You can also follow a certain merchant by adding them to your favorites on their store page, and return to the page quickly by going to your favorite stores page : . You can also "Like" an item for Facebook (this feature may not be brand new), and there's a button to quickly share the item on social media.

More on the Marketplace update here:

Hat Tip: Matoazma Kazyanenko

Bixyl Shuftan

Singularity Viewer Developer Calling For Patreon Support

One third party viewer for Second Life that got plenty of use in the recent past was Singularity. Developed to resemble the classic Linden viewer before they changed to V-2, for a time it was the second post popular viewer with only Firestorm getting more use. It would be updated every few months until February 2015. Afterwards it would be hit with a number of problems such as one developer dying and another leaving the team. It would come up with one more update in June 2016. But there have been none since. While the viewer still works, some newer avatars don't rezz properly with it, sometimes in ways that block much of the screen.

Siana Gearz, the head of the Singularity team, recently made a page on Patreon, a membership platform site that allows content creators to receive funding from supporters, or patrons. Apparently, her financial situation has gone downhill, saying, "the project has been extremely draining in part because it left me bankrupt." So she had created the Patreon page to "gauge interest to continue Singularity Viewer ...  if people are willing to pay, it changes things. You can also pledge here if you choose to support me in new endeavours, which are likely to be 3D printing related, probably firmware development."

So far (as of the writing of this article), Siana has a total of six patrons pledging $23 a month, including five "Singularitians" whom want her to concentrate on improving the viewer. More information can be readon her Patreon page: .

Hat tip: Mook Wheeler

Bixyl Shuftan

Press Release: "Frankenstein" Comes to Holly Kai Park

Second Life – On Sunday, October 21st at 2pm slt, Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library will present Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," specially adapted for radio and live performance in six voices, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the novel's original publication.  The two-hour performance will take place live at this year's iteration of "Haunted Holly Kai" high above the Blake Sea based Art Park, and will benefit Relay for Life.

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Zander Greene, Shandon Loring, Elrik Merlin, and Caledonia Skytower will come together to present the script adapted by Skytower and Abbot from Shelley's original novel.  The performance, running just under two hours, will be live on stream at "Haunted Holly Kai: featuring Frankenstein" and simultaneously broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio. Residents can teleport to the performance from the Park's Information Center.

The novel, "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" was written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a human-like creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment while still a student at University in Ingolstadt. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.

Famously Mary, her lover and future husband Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story while staying at Byron's rented home, Villa Diodati, near the shores of Lake Geneva. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream later evolved into the novel's story. It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films and plays.

In 1931, Universal Pictures released "Frankenstein: The Man Who Made The Monster" directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as the Creature (now "Monster").  The screenplay was based on Peggy Webling's stage play "Frankenstein" which was loosely based on Shelley's novel. It is here that the Frankenstein as the green-skinned, bolt-headed, mad scientist experiment-gone-wrong took shape, forming the popular culture version that pervaded the 20th century.

"Haunted Holly Kai: featuring Frankenstein" will pay tribute to both the original novel and its film adaptations with an outdoor amphitheater for the novel's presentation and other planned events, and a towering castle featuring a mad scientist lab created by Stranger Nightfire.  Residents are encouraged to explore both the castle and the outdoor areas.  This year's "Haunted Holly Kai" will open October 21st and remain open through Halloween. 

About Fantasy Faire Radio
Since 2014, Fantasy Faire Radio has been a special event station, sponsored by Radio Riel in its role as Media Partner in Fantasy Faire, the annual celebration of fantasy art, writing, design and creativity that raises money every year in the virtual world of Second Life for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, supporting cancer research, caregivers and cancer sufferers all over the world. In 2017, FFR began broadcasting 24/7, as a full‐time Internet radio service. Listeners can tune in by opening in their internet browser and choosing Fantasy Faire Radio in the left hand sidebar, by opening in a network audio player.

About the Seanchai Library
Seanchai Library (Shawn-a-kee, which means "Storyteller" in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. The program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life and other virtual worlds."