Saturday, July 24, 2021

Burnstock

 


Imagine ! Burn2 had that wonderful Conception event two weekends ago and here we have another weekend of fun on the playa coming up! 

Burn2 Burnstock
Burnstock is an annual fundraiser which will take place this year over the weekend of July 23-25, 2021. All funds received go toward the purchase of additional sims for our annual "Octoburn" event, where we "echo" the traditional look and feel of Burning Man in Black Rock City.



I took a horse ride around the playa to see that it is set up for lots of dusty open space for motorcycle rides and you can rezz your bike . The gas station looks prepared for business.


There will be dj’s and live shows, and a Bike parade is planned. Check out the calendar for times here. https://www.burn2.org/event-calendar/ . The opening is at 6pm SL time and it extends through Saturday and Sunday until midnight Sunday .


I checked the gift area and there are still tables full of gifts to pick up in case you missed them at the past event. It is located to the right of the road before the entrance to the playa.
The motorcycle club parade is at 2 pm SL time on Sunday. I hope I can make it. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/206/34/25

Gemma Cleanslate
 

SL Video: "Uncover"

 


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By Furrex on Oct 2019, "Song: Zara Larsson - Uncover (DJ V1t & DJ Johnny Clash Remix)"
 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Game Review: Wasteland Survival

 
As busy as I am with the paper, I do take a little time for games. One that got my attention recently was "Wasteland Survival" on Steam. As the title suggests, the objective is to try to survive in a land laid waste to by disaster. With a dog as your companion, you scavenge for resources while fighting off zombies, animals, and the occasional NPC survivor. The price of the game: Free. So is the game worth playing?

Read the review in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.
 

A Visit to Inspire Space Park

 


This week, I decided to drop by Inspire Space Park. It's considered a "must-see" area as it's a visual treat with it's sights of what could best be described as a cosmic dream with it's asteroids, planets and stars orbiting all around the planetoid and rocks you're on. It's not a new area, but has been around since 2008. But thirteen years later, the place still looks dazzling. 

We wrote about the place a decade ago. And we wrote about one of the many events there a few years ago. But it's best to see such a place in-avatar. Head on over along or with a friend and just admire things from the platform or hop on a poseball and just drift away in the stellar skies of imagination.
 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shinda/33/223/1560

Bixyl Shuftan
 

Press Release: HFOT July Benefit

 


Frets Nirvana and US Military Veterans Group announce 2021’s July benefit for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life for July 25, 2021!  

Frets Nirvana, longtime supporter and contact for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life in conjunction with the US Military Veterans Group, announces the 2021 July benefit for the Veterans Support Organization Home For Our Troops at Veteran’s Isle .  

Frets Nirvana states:  “HFOT is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic or suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Since its inception in 2004, over 90 cents of every dollar spent by Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans. DURING THAT TIME HFOT HAS BUILT 313 SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOMES NATIONWIDE FOR EXTREMELY INJURED VETERANS.”

In 2020 the community in Second Life sent  $15,750 to Homes For Our Troops, thanks to many kind hearts and great Second Life performers. THIS PUT SECOND LIFE’S DONATIONS EFFORTS IN THE TOP TEN OF HOME FOR OUR TROOPS DONORS IN 2020!  

23 Veterans and their families received the keys to their forever homes in 2021 and the donations received in Second Life were part of that effort.  Currently HFOT has 62 projects underway for extremely wounded veterans.

Home for Our Troops benefit concerts feature premier Second Life talent monthly at Veteran’s Isle.  The July 25 concert for 2021 is scheduled from 4PM to 9PM PST.  Featured artists will be DJ Waya Snowpaw, BGSinger, Varda Silver,  Naughty and RickyliveMusic.

Sponsored by Frets Nirvana and the U.S. Military Veteran’s Group of Second Life.  To learn more about Homes for Our Troops visit https://www.hfotusa.org.
 

Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "Follow The Food" Part 3

 

"Follow The Food"

Saturday July 24

7 to 8AM SL time 

Organized by Stephen Gastor, Cotreva Scientist

In the Auditorium

For more information, Click Here

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/67/129/32

 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Cartoon of The Day: Alt at The Meeting

 


Taken at an FCA Meeting. ScratchMusikatt Fox sent his alt to a meeting, then sent his main over. It made for a rather amusing situation, as well as my imagination coming up with possible explanations.
 

By Bixyl Shuftan

 

Announcement: Vote For The 2022 Relay Season Theme

 

It is time to vote for our 2022 Relay For Life Theme!

We asked for suggestions the last 2 years and this year we are using some of the ones that were previously submitted.

There were plenty of good ones to choose from:

1     Heroes of Hope (Superheroes, first responders, personal heroes, great people in history, survivors, etc.)

2     Lights, Camera, Hope (movies/series/hollywood)

3    Hope Floats (oceans, rivers, swamps, rain, waterfalls, bridges, ice, water, etc.)

4    Decades of Hope (1920s, 30s, 40s, etc.)

5    Toon Out Cancer (cartoons, animation, etc.)

Here is the link to vote!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiz3LTuaUzpqS1xP5o82Y_L1cks-qSQYjBnbtx9Z4duZEs6w/viewform
 

Announcement: FCA Club Crawl

 


Furry Club Alliance Club Crawl

Featuring six clubs

Saturday, July 24th
Theme: Christmas in July

12 -2 pm - Club Zero Gravity

DJ: Lexi
Host/ess: Nikki

Sunweaver Space (129, 249, 3597)

2 - 4 pm - Bouncing Bunny Beach Club

DJ: Snowy
Host/ess: Kylee

SunWaterThree (75/56/25)

4 - 6 pm - The Happy Vixen

DJ: Mattie
Host/ess: Nikki

Purrfection Estates (236, 219, 24)

6 - 8 pm - Club Cutlass

DJ: Geerkil
Host/ess: Jenni

Sunweaver Bay (114/117/757)

8 - 10 pm - Xanadu

DJ: Jessie
Host/ess: Perri

HV Community (67/207/4051)
 

10 - 12 pm - Club Balance

DJ: Maliit
Host/ess: Brandi

Liwei (113/23/53)
 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

VWBPE Announces Delightful Doowangle (Barbara Truman) Has Died

Barbara Truman, 1962-2021

It is with great sadness we inform our community that one of our own Thinkerer Award recipients, Dr. Barbara Truman (sl: Delightful Doowangle), has passed.

Barbara was a campus activist who became a virtual world champion. She dreamt of being a virtual world architect to create the future while empowering others to do the same, especially for accelerating and incubating R&D to improve quality of life.

Barbara had over 20 years of experience in US higher education as an educator, scholar, administrator, and researcher. 

In these roles, she participated in national and state associations, presented on critical educational topics, and published articles related to teaching and learning with mediated technology.

Barbara’s doctoral research, conducted in virtual worlds, explored why vesting in immersive, virtual communities using embodied avatars matters.

Since February 24, 2006, Barbara was active as an advocate and connectivist who built bridges for virtual world communities and championed learning in virtual worlds.

She donated her time to over a dozen virtual world groups, organizations, and conferences to strengthen virtual world education.

Her doctoral research, exploring why vesting in virtual communities matters, anchored her transdisciplinarity research with the MIT Presencing Institute, advancing our understanding of embodiment as virtual physioception and virtual-intersubjective presencing.

Barbara received the Thinkerer Award in 2019 for her outstanding dedication and leadership in education. We are so fortunate to have been able to recognize her and her efforts.

If you would like to offer a tribute in memory of Barbara or send condolences to the family you can follow this link https://www.acommunityfuneralhome.com/obi.../Barbara-Truman/

From VWBPE Facebook Page 
 

New Welcome Island For Starting Residents

 
For some newcomers to Second Life, their first steps will be at a new place inworld. There's a new entry place for those starting out: Welcome Island.

Hearing that new accounts were already entering Second Life through the new place, I created a new alt to take a look. The new sign-up process doesn't offer a choice of appearances. Every male logs in as the same brown-haired human with facial hair, jeans, an open shirt, and carrying a radio. Women were logging in wearing red dresses with white blouses and carrying pocketbooks. A "Welcome Island Guidebook" opened up, providing instructions on how to move around (on the Linden Viewer that new accounts are asked to use, one can walk about using the WASD keys).

There were a few areas to be used as one went through the Guidebook, for practicing sitting, introducing newcomers to the ability to change appearances with the various starter avatars (aside from a couple fierce-looking werewolves, the only alternatives to human were a few vampires and elven avatars), and getting attachments and wearing and detaching them. Overall, it looked like a park area, with plenty of greenery and plenty of places to sit, with some water.

Not everyone there is a newcomer. I was messaged by someone almost right away welcoming me and asking if I needed help. So it looks like volunteers are there at times to help out those who are new. I was also invited to a group, "The Newbie Mafia," then cautioned about accepting any more invites.

Near the end, the Guidebook brought up the Destinations Guide and the Events page, encouraging people to explore the wider virtual world, with a nod to the Guide's "Newcomer Friendly" section. It also invited people to check out blogs about Second Life. My new alt's first journey ended at New Citizens Incorporated, though someone could have easily checked out London City if they didn't mind the crowd there.

Not everyone appears on the New Welcome Island. I ended up creating two alts as the first I made appeared on the same Learning Island I did four years earlier. So the Lab hasn't replaced the previous newcomer places, at least not yet.

Comparing Welcome Island to the two-sim Learning and Social Islands, the new experience is faster and quicker. There's nothing on how to jump or fly, no introduction to building, no instructional videos, none of Social Island's games that made learning a little more entertaining. At least there wouldn't be if it wasn't for the helpers who were at Welcome Island. 

This new area seems more dependent on volunteers, and perhaps people at newcomer-friendly areas the new residents would see, to answer questions. But there's no comparison to Destination Island of 2012 that offered very little instructions and newcomers could very well end up in a place that threw them out for being too young, and the new resident experience introduced in 2013 that was apparently so bad the Lindens discarded it in a few months. The Learning and Social Islands came about in September 2013, and have been around for almost a decade with one change in 2017.

While Welcome Island is closed to all but brand new accounts and volunteers, there is a Welcome Back Island anyone can visit to check out what the place is like.

Hat Tip: Daniel Voyager

Source: Uccie Poultry

Bixyl Shuftan
 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Apollo 11 Anniversary

 


It was 52 years ago, July 20 1969, that humans first set foot on the Moon. The Eagle lander from Apollo 11 touched down on the Lunar surface. In Second Life, there are a few reminders of those days. One is the Saturn V rocket at Spaceport Bravo (57/57/38).
 

There was also a display of the Eagle at National Space Society (50/100/3674). 

In the past, there were other exhibits, such as the Saturn V rocket that took off every half hour, taking with it anyone in the crew capsule. And today there was space news as Jeff Bezos took off in the rocket his space company made, which was a leap for private manned space programs.

Happy Moon Landing day

Bixyl Shuftan
 

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: Best in B, B&W Night, Xmas in July

Happy Vixen: Summer Colors, Cute and Sexy, Bunnies and Feathers, Naked, Club Attire, Christmas in July, TBA, Wolves and Coyotes, Night Life

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Country, Christmas in July, Foxes and Mice

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge: Wings, Sci-fi, Retro, Leather and Lace, Felines, Late Night, Fantasy, TBA

Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Wolfy, DJ Shapes

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
 

Safe Waters Foundation Meeting


This weekend, I dropped by a meeting of the Safe Waters Foundation. This is a group promoting merfolk and other residents who prefer aquatic avatars, and their communities. They also promote underwater exploration and well-designed underwater areas, as well as real-life ocean conservation. They have a meeting every Saturday at 10AM to discuss matters. 

There were a number of mermaids and mermen there of various appearances, talking about various projects. One was the TCS, "its a craft/trade/rp system that allows you to trade goods with other mers or landers. You can harvest and create things." Something else that got my attention was one little tiny merkitty in a big hat almost as large as the avatar. 

Thankfully no dogfish to chase her around.

Union Passage (93/240/2)
 
Bixyl Shuftan
 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Reader Submitted: Game Review - Subnautica: Below Zero


Rita Mariner, when not Relaying or managing things at the Sunweaver community and it's clubs, has been spending some time playing Subnautica, and it's sequel: "Subnautica: Below Zero." The sequel's been in development for a while. Finally, the game has gotten to the point Rita felt she could do a review about it. So what did she think?
 
Read more in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.
 

The Puddle Jumper Mall

 


While the Sunweaver Estates is primarily a residential area, there are some places to shop there. One of the larger ones is the Puddle Jumper Mall in the Sunlight Bay sim. It is owned by Cynthia Farshore.

Stepping inside, the small middle area has a couple tables one can sit and have a cold drink. The west wing is a freebie area, with many of the goods that were previously in the Arcadia Asylum Library that had closed in January.  Here, there are a number of old but useful items. This includes textures that can be used to help make items (while they can be given away, they cannot be sold).

The east wing has a number of goods up for sale.  There are a number of items of clothing such as Victorian wear from Zan's, and other eras from Ancient Times to the Colonial Era to the Wild West. There's also jewelry, swords and staves, sci-fi style armor, furniture of both fantasy and sci-fi settings, airport structures, typing animations, and more. A few items such as the Swimmer HUD are for practically nothing.

The second floor of the mall has only a few items up for sake so far, aimed at products in music such as keyboards. There will be more items in the future. 

The mall is next to Farshore Field, the Sunweaver community's airport .
 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunlight%20Bay/104/164/22

Bixyl Shuftan
 

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

 

THIS WEEK: More Teatime movies, aliens, tours of the wizarding world, poetry, and Cale is teaching classes at the SLEA. Join us for stories, presented LIVE in Second Life.
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

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--------->> COMING THIS WEEK

**MONDAY, July 19th ,  at 7pm: Eric Vinicoff & Marcia Martin's WEIGHER continues with Gyro Muggins.
    

**TUESDAY, July 20th  

   ~ at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live! with music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen, live on stream. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21 
    
   ~ at 7pm: TBA  
   

**WEDNESDAY, July 21st at 7pm: HOGWARTS: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide continues with Caledonia, live on stream.     


**THURSDAY, July 22nd, at 7pm:  Summer Poems in The Glen.  We are celebrating Cale's Rez Day with a picnic in the Glen and a rousing round of poems for the sublime summer months, and maybe a dance or two! Potato Salad, optional.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21

   
**FRIDAY, July 23rd at 2:30pm: Terry Pratchett's UNSEEN ACADEMICALS continues with Caledonia Skytower at the Seanchai lanai-firecircle (90 minutes).


*SATURDAY, July 24th , at 1pm: Caledonia shares SEANCHAI 101: Story Presentation Tips & Tricks at the SLEA Literature Corner.http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA7/143/207/23

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Cartoon of the Day

 


Taken at Club Zero Gravity. After a pun, this little vixen used a fainting gesture. So what could she be thinking, a popular catchphrase from the late 80s/early 90s came to mind.

By Bixyl Shuftan

 

Classic Newser Cartoon

 


Taken at the "donut" Club Cutlass and originally posted at Wednesday May 8, 2013. I forget why this guy wasn't wearing pants and from the waist down was just in heart boxers, but being next to a couple ponies, one of whom was Skylark Lefavre, "it had to be done." 

In the past few days, a couple people requested to see this again, so here it is once more. 

Bixyl Shuftan


Announcement: HFOT June 2021 Donations

 

Hello to all Homes For Our Troops supporters,

I hope your summer is providing you with “fun in the sun” and all is well.

I am happy to report that in June we sent $1350 to Homes for Our Troops.  That is a 40% increase over 2020’s May totals of $960.  Our total for 2021 is now $11677.5 .  So we are on track to beat last years total of over $15000 ….and hopefully stay in the list of top ten donors for HFOT!

In communicating with Jamie Crossman, HFOT’s Director of Individual Giving, we discussed how fundraising can be frustrating at times.  Putting in a lot of time and effort and not reaching goals.  However, the effort by the Second Life Community keeps moving forward each month.  And as a result Jamie expressed this about our efforts for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life:

"Thank you so much for all of your continued time, talents and energy on our behalf!"

Let’s once again thank the folks who made that extra effort to move us forward.

First of all the performers and managers as well as our Dj’s.  Thank you:

Waya Snowpaw DJ
Melodee McDonnell
Reggie Sunset Rookswood and his manager Mina Weissbrod
Max Kleene
and Stephanniyah Sinatra and her management Shooting Stars Management

I also want to thank everyone who attended and generously donated at my performance on June 19.  I especially want to thank Gigi (DancinGigi) for all her help that evening!  It was fun and we will do it again.

Then let us also thank those who put forward some special efforts in the month of June.  Thank you:

J.J. Roseblood and Four Seasons  DFS Marketplace & Auction
EastbayRay, Cattleya Lovette LadySmack Gears and the Legion of Vets MC
JulesA Flow, Salonios Koolhoven and DOOWOPS FOREVER at Gigli  Isles
Cayleen Linette and everyone at Cay's at Woodland Lake
Creed Cloud and everyone at POW 1%MC President
Demon Rebel Rowley and Rebel Nation
BabyStarrfire Resident and the Black Valley SIM

Then once again thank you to those who continually support with kiosks spread throughout the grid:

Blaze Teardrop and all the folks at City of Woodland
Bixyl Shuftan and all the folks at The Happy Vixen at Purrfection Estates
Kinsley  ƊєŁŁαʍσŗє ƊαгŁiηg and all her DJ followers
Solde Rothmanay and everyone at Key West Country
Octavia Romano and everyone at her Veteran’s Resource Centers
Starry Moonlight and the Pigeon Cove SIM
Brian Obivistrum  and his DJ followers

There are many more who have taken the time to place kiosks …to each and every one of you we say thank you.

Lastly I personally appreciate Bri McMahon and Sabryne Hotaling for all your help with our monthly event as well as my performance on June 19 at Veteran’s Isle.

Once again we ask that you continue praying for our good friend Dahlea Milena of Veteran’s Isle, who is now fighting cancer.  We pray she beats this and is back with us soon.

This year is shaping up to be the best we have ever had.  We can do this ….let’s hit $25,000 for Homes For Our Troops #1 in 2021!  THIS MEANS THE TARGET NOW IS $2250 A MONTH TO HIT THAT $25000.   It is going to be work …but it is well worth it!

Thank you for letting me a part of this.

Frets Nirvana
 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Minecraft Classified as an Adult Game in South Korea

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The highly-popular Minecraft game is known for being a number of things. Among them it's kid-friendly graphics. But according to an article written by PC Gamer's Mollie Taylor, it's been labeled as an adults-only game in South Korea. 

Why designate the child-friendly game as for those 18 and over only? The Republic of Korea has a law banning minors 16 and under from playing games between Midnight and 6AM local time. Instead of going through the expense and hassle of developing an installing a method to keep those gamers in the country from playing their games those hours, Microsoft opted to just limit playing the game there to adults 19 years and older. 

At first the law didn't affect gameplay as Mojang accounts don't need age verification. But that changed in December 2020 as gamers there would need an Xbox Live account to access the game, and in March came a warning that anyone in the country wishing to get the game would need to be 18 or older. The result has been the game having a split age-rating in the country, officially labeled as 12 and up but thanks to Xbox is de-facto limited to those 18 and over. Naturally, the situation has gotten many in South Korea upset, "Korea will become [the only game market] where even Minecraft is reduced to an adult game."

When contacted by PC Gamer, Microsoft responded, "We’re working on a longer term solution for existing and new players under the age of 19 in South Korea and will have more to share on this later this year."

Source: PC Gamer
 

SL Video: The Interplanetary Liberation Front at Moya

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From Saturday July 3, Alazarin Mobius (Alazarin Mondrain) and his Interplanetary Liberation Front band perform at the Moya sim at the L'after Club.
 

Friday, July 16, 2021

EOTB: Lab Announces "Casting Call" For Romance Stories For "Major TV Network"

 

For those of you who are willing to talk about your romances inworld, a recent announcement by Linden Lab may be for you. On Thursday July 15, The Lab announced on the official blog that "a major US network" was looking for Second Life romance stories for a show of theirs.

Here’s your chance to share the story of your romance or intimate relationship to a national audience as part of an all-new show in development for a major U.S. network!

An established NYC-based production company is now casting Second Life community members for an all-new unscripted series that will follow people who have met online and are ideally in a romantic relationship, but have never actually met in person. As part of the show, you’ll have a chance to meet in person for the very first time!

Other than the network being from New York City, there's no information as which one it is.  Those interested are asked to send an email to longdistancetvcasting@gmail.com. The offer is limited to US citizens 18 and over, and are asked not to share information that's sensitive and too personal.

To read the blog post in full: Click Here.

Reflections on The SL18B

 

"Ebbe is gone, but Second Life goes on." That was the message the Lindens were sending at this year's Second Life Birthday. There were other details. But the recent death of CEO Ebbe Altberg overshadowed them.

Last year, there were no great revelations at the SL17B Linden and Mole discussions. The Lab wanted to reassure the residents the move to The Cloud was going smoothly, and it was offering new types of Linden Homes and expanding the Bellisseria continent. But those details would soon be overlooked as days later came news of Linden Lab being acquired. So for two years in a row, the announcements made by the Lab were in the shadow of other news around the time. 

But what the Lab did have to say this year was noteworthy. They announced the new class of upcoming Linden Homes: fantasy. They also announced the continued expansion of Bellisseria to place the neighborhoods of these now homes. There would be new starter avatars and a new starting area for new residents. The Lab stated it was getting closer to having a chat app available for mobile devices (and a few weeks later they would announce Apple had accepted one). There was an acknowledgement by Brett Linden that the Lab hadn't done quite enough to promote nonhuman avatars, such as furries, in the past. And of course there was the first time one of the Lab's new owners appeared in an interview to speak to the residents. 

The overall layout of the sims seemed similar to last year's to me, especially the entry area. While it wasn't the exact same layout as the trees had some giant mushrooms mixed in with them, it did have much the same feel (As my viewer does not see the EEP feature for skies, perhaps there was effort in there that I missed). It was notable that for the first time, the sims didn't have a number in their names, called "SLB" instead of SL18B." Perhaps the latter will be how the Lab names the sims from now on.

While the Cake Stage from previous SLB events is still missed, the design of this year's stage to look a little like a turtle got some compliments. For the first time, there was a Skill Game area.

And of course there were the exhibits. Like last year, the Lab informed the exhibitors they weren't going to be overly strict to keeping in theme. While some took advantage of that, other exhibitors tried to stay within it. The result was an interesting mix of exhibits that helped make "The Birthday" worth going to, notably once the music events were all over.

It was noteable that soon after the celebration ended came the announcement from the Lab that it's chat app for mobile devices would soon be ready. If not for the passing of the late CEO, this might have been what the event would have been remembered for.

Despite the overall layout being so similar to last year, it was a good SL18B. Exactly what next year has in store, who knows. Probably a new kind of Linden home. Perhaps a new game, or maybe a new continent (unless they keep growing Bellisseria). 

And thank you for what you've done, Ebbe Altberg.

Bixyl Shuftan
 

Announcement: "Chronicles of Ourselves" Today at Caledon Oxbridge Village, 11AM

 

Chronicles of Ourselves
A Guided Meditation.

Come experience another expanse of your mind;
Join us as we endeavor to take our memories on a journey through guided meditation.
Unlike any Guided Meditation you may have experienced, and may never forget.

45 minutes to an hour
11:00 AM SLT  
Friday @ Caledon Oxbridge Village

Guided in voice by Casdetra Resident.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge%20Village/241/183/1028
 

Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "Follow The Food" Part 2

 

"Follow The Food"

Saturday July 17

7 to 8AM SL time 

Organized by Stephen Gastor, Cotreva Scientist

In the Auditorium

For more information, Click Here

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Science%20Circle/67/129/32
  

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Rayven Wolfmoon's Wild Wolves Club

 

After a break from activity, Rayven Wolfmoon (Rayven Avalira) is back as a venue owner in Second Life. Several years ago, she was the owner of the Primal Passions club, which was known for it's free-spirited parties and that the building was a well-designed castle. Now the castle is back under a new name, the Wild Wolves Club. There have been some changes, such as a breedable market in the vicinity. But like before the club offers the same free-spirited atmosphere in which people are encouraged to relax and release their wild side.

Read more in Places.
 

Standing Tall At "Conception"

 


Taken at Burn2 Conception. This particular Burn2 spinoff event was noted for "The Man" built as a female shape. But it wasn't the only lady standing tall. Builder Andrea Jones appeared in a Colussus avatar, towering over everyone else at the art and music festival. 

And no, the DJ didn't play "Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman."

Bixyl Shuftan
 

Crew Meeting

 


A meeting at the Second Life Newser office in HV Community at Saturday July 3. Attending were Rosie (RougeRedHead01), Gemma Cleanslate, Nydia Tungsten, and Bixyl Shuftan (myself). We talked about a few things to cover, such as the Second Life Birthday and the upcoming Burn2: Emergence event. 

Stay tuned for more on these subjects, and others, in the news.
  

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Cartoon of the Day: Dragongirl Cheerleader

 


Taken at the Happy Vixen

By Bixyl Shuftan

 

A Look At Burn2 Conception

 

This past weekend, the Burn2 spinoff event "Conception" took place. In the Burning Man-Deep Hole sim, there were numerous art exhibits, and a number of DJs played tunes for hours on end each day late into the night. Gemma Cleanslate was one of the event's rangers this year, and took a few pictures while going about.
 
Read Gemma's story in Events.
 

EOTB: Linden Lab Asking For Content For Tik Tok, Instagram

 

For those using social media and making videos, Linden Lab is asking residents to get on a couple of their pages. A few days ago, the Lab posted an announcement requesting content for their Tik Tok and Instagram pages

There were two forms to fill out, one for the Second Life Tik Tok page, the other for it's Instagram. There is no contest or reward, other than to "your chance to show off and shine."

To see the blog post in full, Click Here

Second Life Tik Tok page: https://www.tiktok.com/@secondlife? 

Second Life Instagram; https://www.instagram.com/secondlife/