Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Interview with Goddess (ShandyLand Resident)

 
The Newser recently interviewed Goddess (ShandyLand Resident). She's frequently seen in the Deathlands area. But she's also an accomplished content creator, and has a store and shopping area of her own, as well as her own club, Club GO. I recently had a chat with her, and she had much to say.

Read the interview in People

Remembering Ktadhn At The Seanchai Library



Yesterday at the Seanchai Library in The Glen, there was a small service for the late Ktadhn Vesuvino, who passed away earlier this month. It was at 1:30PM SL time, with Cale (Caledonia Skytower) as the host of the event.

REMEMBERING KTADHN for those who wished to participate in a community remembrance and have not had the opportunity to do so. Caledonia presents a final honoring of Ktadhn Vesuvino, and you are welcome to contribute your memories and honors in local chat  ~  Seanchai Library in The Glen - Live in on Stream..  Nowhereville (198,130,21)


A number of people showed up, including Wildstar Beaumont. Much of Cale's discussion was on the land stream. In text, she shared some of Ktadhn's amusing comments over time. She would say of him, "I've never known anyone who so dilligiently re-wrote and devised." Fayleen Bellios would say, "He has been a part of our Wednesday night Stories With Friends for at least 2 years, if not longer.   He wrote every week on  his story of Kintor.  We will all miss his on going tale." Trinny Mizin added, "Yet he did it in an hour, probably not to his complete liking."

There were a few other events for KT as he was often called earlier. This is likely to be one of the last ones, if not the last.

Rest in Peace

Bixyl Shuftan

Press Release - Burn2: Waking Dreams


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Burn2: Waking Dreams
Opening 6:00 pm SLT / Pacific, Friday October 7th, 2021
Ending Midnight PDT/SLT, Sunday, 16th of October 2021
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Burning%20Man-%20Deep%20Hole/174/32/25
 
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Burn With Us!
BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man culture and community into the world of Second Life. It is an official Burning Man Regional, the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide, and the only Regional to burn the Man! This unique virtual Regional spreads the culture and 10 Principles of Burning Man year-round in the world of Second Life hosting several official and Burner organised events each year, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in October – a virtual echo of Black Rock City.

As always, we look forward to welcoming home Burners from all over the world. You’ll enter the playa through the Gate, grab some free gifts from friendly Greeters, walk on with the Lamplighters; visit the Rangers, and check out our effigy burns. Wander, explore, climb, interact. Visit Center Camp and the art and sound camps, where DJs and musicians bring music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance. Wander through and explore the art camps. Pause at the Temple to meditate. You will be surrounded by art, music, fire and welcoming Burners! See the (continuously updated) BURN2 Calendar at https://www.burn2.org/event-calendar/ for the event’s schedule.

Waking Dreams, October 7-16th, 2022
https://www.burn2.org/burn2-events/waking-dreams/
As is our tradition, we follow Burning Man’s theme each year. This year’s theme, Waking Dreams, is BURN2’s theme for the annual October burn event.  

Every year, artists and creatives are invited to get their plots to create homes and art installations in our virtual temporary city.  For 2022, we will have a total of 12 regions of our virtual playa - plenty of space for seasoned and new Burners to build their art, theme camps, and even camp villages.  So collect some friends and join together to make your scene on BURN2’s virtual playa in 2022!  Yes, you can group build and make a great village, a sound camp, or art installation come alive and share it with friends.
 
We’ll help Burners bring their 3D builds into Second Life, help campmates decompress on our Playa, and we can help you with some supplies that you can decorate as your own.  Take your virtual theme camp to another level by creating events or gatherings in your space and we can post the activity to our website in our version of the Who/What/Where Guide.  We have a large Burner community at BURN2 eager to burn with you and we are excited to see what you will bring out to the virtual Playa and share with us!  Check out more at www.burn2.org. Welcome Home!

Something new at Burn2…
At Burning Man, when you wander through the area, you’ll see all kinds of camps. Some gift food, others drink, and still others places to chill. Some invite fellow Burners to come in and visit, experience and interact with art and with each other.

You’ll also find there are sound camps of different sizes in various places. Groups of people come together to construct their stages, play their tunes, dance, perform, read poetry, tell stories, and all manner of music to tickle your eardrums. In an effort to further echo Black Rock City we will not have a Main Stage or BOB Stage at our Octoburn event - although Center Camp will still host a small stage as has been the case in the past. This year, we encourage the musically inclined and the prim slingers and mesh makers to come together and create shared stages in clusters of camps, much like the Burners at Burning Man.

B2TV’s roaming camera crew will live stream in various places, showing performances and awesome art all around the playa!  If you can't log in, you can stay connected to the event through B2TV's Live Video Webcast to Mixcloud. Every participant puts into practice many of the 10 Principles in being a part of the event, most especially Communal Effort. We’ve had a number of sound camps in the past and we’re happy to see you come back each year! Let’s see some MOAR sound camps!

Plot Sale
Our plot sale has just opened up (yay!) and will be open through Sunday, October 2nd. Burn2’s plot sale is equivalent to buying a ticket to camp at BRC.  This helps to defray the cost of renting the extra regions we use in Second Life®. Where to go to get your plot? The plot sale kiosks are in Burn2’s own virtual Gerlach. Check them out here: Burn2 Plot Sale Landing Point.
 

What can you do to create your own Waking Dreams at Burn2?
First, plan to get your plot! Decide how big a plot and what you want to do on your plot - art, music, join a sound village, or just have a camp. Then get your ticket for your plot! And while you wait for the regions to arrive, plan your build, form your village, get your ideas going so you’ll be ready when you get your placement.

More Opportunities to Participate - Coming Soon
There will be more opportunities to participate in Burn2’s Waking Dreams event. Watch the main Waking Dreams page as more information becomes available.

Gift Your Talents in Tunes and Dance
Burn2 will have one stage for performers: Center Camp, ideal for more relaxed and intimate shows.  Visit our website for more information about the event and how you can join the event as a DJ, live mixer, live musician or singer at Center Camp or one of the many independent sound camps. The Center Camp bookings are first come, first served.

Did you know… that camps aka “plots'' can create their own stages and host performers if they wish? YES - you can do your thing inside your sound camp space - and invite others to join you, of course.  Want to read, interview someone, have poetry readings?   You can do that with a live stream or in local voice chat. You’ll be able to give us some information via the plot owner questionnaire after you get your plot and we’ll assist you with good placement - and we’ll be helping to connect sound camps with performers!

Create an Art Display
Big art sounds intimidating?  We are inviting Burners to contribute smaller scale art that will be displayed in the “Deep Playa” areas at Waking Dreams. Put on your art beret, fire up the sketchbook or mesh build apps and add your bit of creativity to this event. Applications will be open soon.

Plot Lottery
The application for the plot lottery (aka Plottery) will be opening soon. These plots will be 512 square meters, with 156 LI max, in various locations around the expanded playa. They are intended for those who cannot afford the cost of a plot but want to have a spot on the playa to call home, create art, have some great fun.The application form will open soon.

And, last but not least…there will be Burns! You can come and watch the burns! The Man will Burn on Saturday, 15th October, then the Temple will burn on Sunday the 16th.  Be sure to visit the beautiful Temple and leave a message or two in the Censer. Those messages will be publicly read out before the Temple burns. We hope you find that the virtual Temple is a sacred space that can evoke a similar experience to what you encounter at the Temple on a physically dusty Playa.
 
Tell Your Friends and Plan to Come!
We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and our community. Walk through the gate, and if you are a virgin Burner, ring the bell! Follow the Lamplighters on their twice-daily processions; visit the Rangers, view the Man and meditate in the Temple. Dress your avatar in your Playa finest.  Visit the many performance and art camps with music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance with your avatar. Dance along with your avatar in the comfort of your own home (nobody has to know). You will be surrounded by art, music, fire and welcoming Burners!  

Want to stay informed through group notices? Join the BurningMan 2.0 group in Second Life. Log in, do a search on groups or pull up the profile of any BURN2 staff member, open the group properties, and click the Join button.

This year, during the BRC event from 28th August through 5th September, join us and watch a live webcast from Black Rock City, on our virtual playa in Center Camp!

As always, the 10 Principles serve as our framework for how we want to live and do things together.

About Burning Man Project
The nonprofit Burning Man Project produces the annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, and works year-round to provide support, education, and grants to a global ecosystem of artists, makers and community leaders. In doing so, the organization functions as the cultural heart of the global Burning Man community, facilitating and extending the culture from the Burning Man event into the larger world.

SHARE the News and Plan to Come!
How to access BURN2
Information about the Burning Man Regionals from around the world

Tuesday, August 30, 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: The Dark Side, Got Wings, Heavy Metal

Happy Vixen: Forest Critters, Steampunk, Feathers and Fur, Nearly Naked, Madkatt Mashup, TBA, Swimsuits, Blue

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: No Events

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Club Squeaks: No Events
 
Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Cute VS Creepy, Small Animals, CAYA, Fursonas, Beach Party, Late Night, Goth
 
Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Bonnie, DJ Wolfy, DJ Nafrini

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

 
THIS WEEK: A Newbery adventure concludes, and More Monsters!  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 30th:
   ~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in The Glen http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21
   
   ~ at 1:30pm: REMEMBERING KTADHN in The Glen http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21

   ~ at 7pm: Donna Barba Higuera's THE LAST CUENTISTA concludes with Caledonia Skytower in The Glen. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/194/131/21
                   
**WEDNESDAY, August 31st, 7pm: 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, September 1st, at 7pm: More MONSTERS & MYTHOLOGY with Shandon Loring

***
 

Happy Vixen "Tail Sale" Results

 

 The "Tail Sale" held at the Happy Vixen Beach Club is over. The volunteers, including club owner Nydia Tungsten and a certain Newser reporter, were up for bids until Friday night at August 26. Bidding was often fierce, with three getting or exceeding 10,000 Lindens, the highest getting 20,000 Linden dollars. Over 66,000 Lindens were raised. Or in real money, about $283.90 US dollars.

The total funds raised, including tips is  $66,012L's, Thank you both Biddees and Bidders from the bottom of my heart... Thank You!



 
 
 

Monday, August 29, 2022

Rust: Automotive Addition and "Wacky Races" Part Deux

 
Months ago, Nydia Tungsten and a number of our Second Life friends started playing Rust once more, and with the addition of cars decided to hold a race.  About a month ago, I joined up with them. And when there was talk of another race, I was interested. The moderator build the course, and a date was soon chosen. Several people, including myself, would take part in this new round of "Wacky Races." So who won?

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

Reader Submitted: Unicorn Sighting

 

 From DeniseUnicorn Toonie, "Exploring over in SecondLife tonight... came across some cousins of mine over at 'Wonderland 2.0'"
 

"They kept asking me if I've seen Charlie around for some reason."
 
 

Announcement: Mieville/Historical Hunts Renaissance Faire Sept 3-25

 

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The annual Mieville/Historical Hunts Renaissance-themed Grid-Wide hunt and Faire which starts SOON:   **September 3-25, 2022.  Gifts are free, and help is friendly and timely! This year's theme is: "Monsters, Myth & Magic - A Bestiary for the Ages"

There will be Renaissance, Medieval and Fantasy-themed gifts to find hidden all over the grid in dozens of participating shops. Hunters be offered a variety of gifts. Only high-quality designers have been invited to participate, and their exclusive items will be available only for the duration of the hunt.

At the Faire (in-sim market), there will be a in-sim GAME for points and prizes to purchase with those points. There will also be live musical entertainment, DJs and dances, and of course SHOPPING! See you there!

Hunt and Faire starting point:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Shelley/79/129/34

Hunt group for info and assistance:  Historical Hunts
(group joiner at the landing or here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Doyle/79/72/26

Contacts: Wyvern Dryke, UnaLunaqat Resident
 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Cartoon of the Day: Cloudy Avatar

 
 
 Taken at Club Cutlass. Firestorm's a good viewer. But sometimes no matter how much time passes, someone's avatar just won't rezz. And in this case, it looked like the pink bunny here was moving around an orange cloud instead of dancing. So what else could it look like and be? This came to mind.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Saturday, August 27, 2022

SL Video: "Lullaby of A Deadman"

 


 From Yamiko Trap on May 2021, "A small vid to showcase most of my Characters"

Friday, August 26, 2022

Burn ONe's Waterworld

 
Last weekend the "Waterworld" event took place in the Burn ONe sim of Highup. The sim had been redone and flooded to look like the setting of the 1995 movie of the name. The events took place on one of the world's floating towns or atolls. Quite a bit of detail went into it, and the Newser was there to take a few pictures.
 
See more in Extra.
 

It Came From Bellisseria Chat: UFO Sighting


Chats in the Bellisseria group are often interesting. You might hear a joke from a Linden or Mole. You might hear some useful information, especially if you're after a Linden home. Often, there's a lot of joking around. Like on the afternoon of Thursday August 25 when one resident reported a spacecraft sighting, with photo evidence. 
 
Read the chatter in People
 


Halloween "Shop and Hop" Starts October 6

 
While it's still only August, Linden Lab is already getting ready for Halloween. In August 15th, they announced the dates for the event in the Linden blog.
 
The 2022 Halloween Shop & Hop will open on October 6th, and will run through November 1st.
 
Unfortunately, applications for shopkeepers were being taken for only for a few days and it's now closed to them. But merchants won't have to wait too long. Soon after will be the Christmas season

Thursday, August 25, 2022

More on NatureCon

 
Gemma Cleanslate has been checking out NatureCon, a two week event made to encourage Bellisseria and Mainland groups to work together and encourage exploration, especially exploration of nature-themed areas. There is much to see, do, and experience here. Gemma checked some more of the event, and took a moment to write.
 
Read Gemma's story in Events
 

Hamster Neighbors

 

 It seems the Newser office in HV Community has some new neighbors. But their choice of home is a bit unusual. Of all things, the homeowner put in a hamster house.

No word if they're any relation to the Bell Hammies or any other hamster of note.
 

RFL Announcement: A New 2023 Mega Event

 

From Stingray Raymaker - Director of ACS in Second Life

“I’m very excited to introduce SL Fandom Con. A new Mega Event that will bring FANDOM to a whole new level in Second Life. The team of people working together on this project have set some very inspiring goals and have a vision for a completely re-imagined Mega Event experience for the Second Life FANDOM community.”

Full story at https://www.slacsinfo.com/new

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Cartoon of The Day: Not Out For Blood

 

 
 Taken at Montecito Bay. Not sure if that was really a vampire bat. But drinking a red soda, it didn't take long for my imagination to come up with what some might think.

By Bixyl Shuftan 


Announcement: Saving Throw Extra Life Charity Event

 
 
As of (August 19), Saving Throw Extra Life Charity Event 2022 in Second Life, is officially opened! Come visit us and hangout with us, play games with us to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through Extra Life.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Haven%20Woods/127/192/22

We got shopping from awesome merchants here too ♥ And you can make donations by purchasing the awesome goods that our merchants provided

You can check out the full event schedule, mainly gaming here: https://savingthrowce.wordpress.com/

And finally, you can make extra donations through the kiosks around the event ♥ or to the charity directly here https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm... (you get to choose the hospital you want to send the money too, so that's pretty cool :DD or you can donate to the Saving Throw CE team up here, and it will go to the hospitals we choose ♥)

Come join us and have fun friends ♥
 

Tuesday, August 23, 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: Bright Colors, Bunnies and Canines, Rainbow

Happy Vixen: Into the Wild, Doctors and Nurses, Red and Black, Western, Madkatt Mashup, TBA, Undies

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Feathers and Fur

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Canines and Vulpines, Fantasy, CAYA, Cryptids, Ferals, Late Night, Blue
 
Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Bonnie, DJ Wolfy, DJ Nafrini

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'
   

Free Copy of "The Satanic Verses" at CDS Bookstore

 

It's been ten days since noted author Salman Rushdie was attacked on stage just before he was about to make a speech at an event. As a tribute to him, a free copy of his controversial work, "The Satanic Verses" is offered at Rose Coloured Glasses in Colonial Nova. Rose Gray announced the new book in the CDS group.

Thinking about the writer, Salman Rushdie and the horrific attack on him recently, I have created a mesh book in his honour. It's free in the Rose Coloured Glasses Books of Distinction book shop.  Come and get a free copy for your library and learn a little bit more about the writer. LM attached.

(no copyrights infringed - you'll need to buy the actual book to read it)


Following the publishing of the book, Rushdie faced numerous threats by Islamic extremists, and the leader of Iran called for his death. Rushdie has expressed doubts a book like this could be published today because of the climate of fear produced by the extremists. 


Announcement: Ktahdn Memorial Service This Saturday

 
* KTAHDN VESUVINO - LARRY NELSON *


                                                                         
 
In the Wind 
by
Ktahdn Vesuvino   
 
SECOND LIFE - 22ND MAY 2009 - 18TH AUGUST 2022
                         
"REST IN PEACE KT"

A SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KTAHDN
 
"GONE TOO SOON"
 
VIRTUOSO MEMORIAL GARDEN
 
SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST AT 8AM SLT
                                                       
* ALL WELCOME *    
 
 
       

Monday, August 22, 2022

Scuba Diving in Second Life

 
 People can do a lot in Second Life, some things one might be a little surprised can be experienced. Among these is scuba diving. At the Blake Sea Scuba Center in Ukupanipo, one can rent some equipment, and go underwater for two hours. And there's much to explore that will keep you looking around for that time, including some almost hidden places.
 
Read the story in Design
 

Weekend At A Glance

 
 
 While there were a number of events this weekend, a few stood out. One was the "Waterworld" event at the Burn ONe area in Highup. A tribute to the 1995 movie with Kevin Costner, the main feature was a build based on the floating town in the film, From Friday at 1 to Midnight on Sunday, there were musical performances, such as DJ Grease, and each night showings of the movie.


Also taking place was the NatureCon. It actually started on Thursday, but continued over the weekend and is still going on.

Also going on were tributes to the late Ktahdn Vesuvino, who passed away last week. If you missed any, there is still at least one that has yet to take place.

Bixyl Shuftan


 

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

 
THIS WEEK: "Evil Under the Sun" begins, more Twain, legendary monsters and the return of Late Night.  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
 
 **MONDAY, August 22nd at 7pm: More Mark Twain Short Stories at the Firecircle
    
**TUESDAY, August 23rd:
   ~ 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 24th, 7pm: 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 25th:

   ~ 7pm: Monsters & Mythology: THE CALYDONIAN BOAR with Shandon Loring

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

***

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Cartoon of the Day: Hippie Sunglasses

 
 
 Taken at Club Cutlass' "Hippie Night." Some of what people wore back then was more than a little "far out," including some people's sunglasses. While lenses that change color when the light chaged weren't quite developed yet, if they had, one certain style back then might get some people wondering.

By Bixyl Shuftan
 

Nuala Maracas' Birthday

 

 Tuesday was the real-life birthday of Nuala Maracus, a noted Relayer. And Trader Whiplash threw a "surprise party" for her at his "Legends" club. A number of Relayers showed up, or in one case, sending his alt. As it turned out, the birthday girl herself did the DJing.


A number of "Roos With a Dream" showed up, though without their characteristic Outback gear.
 
There was a little talk about a corvette in the area, Arizona Ballinger saying, "It is equipped with a cam so Fuzz can't drive it." Trader mused, "I leave it there to tease Fuzz. ... After Arizona dumped the ice from the zamboni on the biker gangs, it was suggested NOT to ride it on the track anymore." Arizona chuckled, "They were not a happy group." Lady Ren 'Jinx' Flow (Ren Float) joked, "Just tell them 'Chill!'"

Happy Rezzday Nuala. 

Bixyl Shuftan (and Rezzdammit)

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Announcement: Memorial Events for Ktahdn Vesuvino

 
As you all no doubt seen, we lost our friend and DJ, Kt.   As the time we saw him most, was during the Sat. Weekly Theme Dance, we will have a memorial for him tomorrow at that time in place of the dance.    LM to come.   If anyone would like to say a few words in remembrance, please come prepared to do so.   Thank you.

Memorial for Kt.   Sat Aug 20th (today), 6pm slt
 
(May change, check Mieville group schedule)

Una (Unalunaqat Resident) 

*  *  *  *  *

WHAT:  Memorial for Ktahdn  

WHEN:  4-5pm slt, Sunday, August  21, 2022

WHERE: Haven at Sevendor Vale
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Star%20Magic/154/67/23

WHO:  Second Life general community

Haven will do a memorial campfire for Ktahdn on Sunday from 4-5.  Please join us.  Ktahdn became an important part of our weekly gathering.

SL Video: "In the Wind by Ktahdn Vesuvino"

 

 
From SunsetQuinnell on July 2021, a performance by Ktahdn Vesuvino, who passed away Thursday August 18, "A show presented on Hotel Chelsea , Second Life"

Friday, August 19, 2022

Ktahdn Vesuvino of Mieville Has Passed

 
 There was some sad news for the Mieville community last night. It was revealed that one among them, Ktahdn Vesuvino, had passed away.

I'm afraid I have sad news regarding our DJ & Friend Ktahdn Vesuvino.

A mutual friend, Dragonia Decuir, just told me that a RL friend of Kt's texted her with this information:

--> Kt passed away late Thursday evening, due to complications related to his severe Covid.

I know this comes as a shock,so let us band together in this time of sadness.
Remember, Kt lived a very long life, and had many friends. ♥

We should try to recall the joy he brought us, even while we miss him.

Ktahdn was at the hospital, and is believed to have been undergoing an operation, and died while undergoing the procedure.
 
Besides Mieville, Ktajdn was in a number of other groups, including the Lamplighters and several other Burn2 groups, Book Island, the Fantasy Faire and Fairelands Watch, and had one of his own, "Ktahdn's Musical Medicine Show."

SL personality Prokofy Neva would call this "very heartbreaking news, All of his wonderful dances!" He would later post on Twitter, "ery saddened to learn of the death from COVID of Ktahdn Vesuvino, a wonderful choreographer in SL. So unfair. Here we are dancing to his routine at an event called "Night at the Museum" in Mieville."

Ktahdn had been in Second Life since May 2009.
 
*Addition*  It was announced in Discord that "The Lamplighters will have a memorial for him at Octoburn, on their plot. Be sure to stop by - if you wish to contribute photos or quotes from him for a slideshow, please feel free to send those to iSkye Silverweb, Dream Wrexan or Freia Guillaume."

Bixyl Shuftan

Strawberry Linden's "Famous Landmarks Challenge!"

 
 Strawberry Linden has another challenge in the forums, the "Famous Landmarks Challenge."

For those that can’t travel to the real Paris and take a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower, you can do that from the comfort of your home in Second Life! No passport required!


Strawberry would show a selfie of herself at the Paris City region:
 

 Others would post their own pictures, including a poo avatar. Most were much more attractive, such as this couple.
 

DeniseUnicorn Toonie, one of the Sunweaver neighbors of the Newser office, would also post one of her own.
 
 For those who want to see the other pictures, or post one of their own, Click Here.
 

Announcement: Magican Productions Store Moving

 

Magican Productions is moving locations! We have officially moved our main store to the ground level of the sim, with a store all our own!

Come say hi! You might get hit with a vendor as I move stuff around, it shouldn't hurt much.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Annoucement: Waterworld Event Schedule

 
PERFORMANCES:
*all times are SLT and subject to change.

FRIDAY Aug 19
1pm     Jce Emoto [DFM.NU]
4-6pm   Alexandra Engineer
6-8pm   pinkandtight (latin)
8pm     Rei (bassbunny)
9pm     Sierra Angel
MIDNIGHT MOVIE TIME

SATURDAY Aug 20
10am    Grease Coakes
1pm     Jce Emoto [DFM.NU]
2-4pm   blake/luna coverdale
4-6pm   Sensi Twine
6-8pm   pinkandtight (rock)
8-10pm  nuvolino.roffo
11pm    Larree Quixote- Live guitar/vocals
MIDNIGHT MOVIE TIME

SUNDAY Aug.21
10-12pm Madog Garsztka
12-2pm  Moshi Kamachi 
2-4pm   d-oo-b proton
4pm     Sophie Nightwish
6-8pm   pinkandtight(latin&house)
8-10pm  Sedona Tusayan
MIDNIGHT MOVIE TIME

NOTE: At midnight each night of the event we will close the days performances with MOVIE TIME! We will watch Waterworld in sync in the tv area.

THE DEEZE
ride the log, swim, or fly to the Atoll!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Highup/251/56/27

DANCEFLOOR on the Atoll
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Highup/251/56/27
(click 2x because there is a set landing point)
 

SL Video: "NatureCon 2022"

 

 From Bain Finch on August 14, "NatureCon 2022 runs from August 18-31, 2022 Second Life Event Regions of Ruthenium and Osmium"

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Cartoon of The Day: Knuckles' Speaks

 
 
 Taken at Montecito Bay. When VRChat first started getting attention, among the details that propelled it was the "Uganda Knuckles" meme, featuring images of a deformed avatar of the "Sonic" character in this virtual world. It didn't seem that funny, so maybe as it involved African accents those forwarding it thought they were messing with the "forbidden." The deformed avatar I don't think ever made it to Second Life. As for what Knuckles would think, probably something like this.

By Bixyl Shuftan

New Expansion in Eastern Bellisseria Allows Travel By Boat To Blake Sea

 
 
 With the Second Life Birthday behind them, the Moles have gone back to working on new Linden homes on the land of Bellisseria. Among them are a number of sims just west of the southern tip of the continent of Satori. The bulk of these sims look like they're designated to hold houseboats, though the sandy area on the very northern tip are for something else and there's an empty space that for now doesn't have any sims. 

But there's a little something that makes this expansion different, especially if you like boating. Two all-water sims, SSPSteady On and SSPDeep Anchor, connect these sims, and the rest of Bellisseria, to the older mainland continent. 
 

While there was a connection several sims to the south a year ago, the way the sims were built didn't allow for boat travel further up the coast, even if ban lines weren't a problem. With this new waterway, this time boating can be done up the Satori coast, and go east to a favorite area of sailing fans: The Blake Sea.


While someone else was the first to tell the Newser about the connection, SarahKB7 Koskinen would later do so to announce an accomplishment, being the first to document sailing from Bellisseria to the Blake sea (image from Sarah).

A little something that weekend sailors and serious boaters will enjoy.
 
Bixyl Shuftan
 

Tuesday, August 16, 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: Hippie Night, It's Scientific, Rockstars & Groupies

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

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: No Event

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Sexy. Disney, CAYA, Sea Life, Forest Animals, Late Night, Wings

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

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

 
THIS WEEK: "Evil Under the Sun" opens at SLEA 6, and adventures continue in outer and inner space, with creatures of legend and some just like you and I. 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
 
 **MONDAY, August 15th - DARK, no session tonight
    
**TUESDAY, August 16th:
   ~ 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 17th, 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 18th, 7pm: Monsters & Mythology: THE CALYDONIAN BOAR with Shandon Loring

OPENING THIS WEEK on Thursday, August 18th: "EVIL UNDER THE SUN at SLEA 6
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLEA6/229/111/24

***

Announcement: WATERWORLD event is Aug 19-21 at Burn ONe

 

Storytime:
Over the past 2 weeks 20 plus builders/creators collaborated to build a Waterworld Art installation together at Burn ONe!
Now we want to *PARTY* and everyone is invited.

<<EXPLORATION & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES!>>
Multiple 'NOOKS' to explore, Pig mud pit, zip-lines & tight ropes to get around the Atoll, air balloon tour, jet-skis, ramp jumping, Bumper boats, underwater exploration of the sunken Baker Beach build, Hellfire gunboat, plane and the DEEZ!

NOTE: At midnight each night of the event we will close the days performances with MOVIE TIME! We will watch Waterworld in sync in the tv area.

THE DEEZE- ride the log, swim, or fly to the Atoll!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Highup/251/56/27

DANCE FLOOR
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Highup/8/172/30
(click 2x because there is a set landing point)

See you all soon!
Burn ON! at Burn ONe!

"Don't Worry, Be Fishy"

 
 This was sung in the "Safe Waters Foundation" mermaid group.

Here's a little song I wail
You might want to sing it scale for scale
Don't worry be fishy
In ocean life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don't worry be fishy
Don't worry be fishy now

Ain't got no place to lay your head SL came and took your bed
Don't worry be fishy
The landlord say your rent is late he may have to friggin wait
Don't worry
Ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha
Be fishy
Look at me I'm fishy

Clarence DeLeon (binghamton Resident)


 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Wonderland in Bell Fairgrounds and NatureCon

 
Gemma Cleanslate's weekend was a busy one. With the closing of the water park, Bellisseria Fairgrounds now has a new attraction, "Midway to Wonderland." Part of the sim was decked out to look like Alice in Wonderland, where the events took place, while another part looked like an abandoned park. Next Gemma went to the location where NatureCon will begin on Wednesday August 18. There will be numerous nature-themed exhibits, plus stage performances, nature tours, and more.
 
Read Gemma's story in Events.
 
 

Miss Suzanne Super Sweet Speaks About Burn2

 
 
Burn2 has been a part of Second Life almost since it's beginning, and remains it's largest annual art and music festival with spinoff events and many fans and volunteers. As with most large groups, there are inevitably some disputes. But this year there has been trouble behind the scenes with people leaving. Miss Suzanne Super Sweet (SuperSuz Resident) recently got with the Newser and offered an explanation of what's been going on. 

Read more in People.
 
 

Larange Point Closing

 
Some sad news. The Newser was recently informed that a longtime running sim, Larange Point, is closing down. The owner, Hippie Bowman, had given the following announcement.

Hello all!  As you may know we have lost many renters here at Lagrange Point. Also it has been a very bad couple of year for Susie and I. Last year on August 15th my son died from covid-19.  He was only 26. Both Susie and my heart was broken in two. During this time I hardly went into Second Life. I just had no desire.  All the joy was drained from me and Susie too. I blame myself for not coming in and advertising the land that was available. Juana asked to help but it has come to this. I just don't have the desire anymore to deal with keeping the sim up.

So Susie and I talked it over.  I am going to let Lagrange Point go.  

It has been a great run. 13 years.  I am sorry that I have neglected you all here. I hope you can forgive me on that.  I will keep my premium account and my little house on the mainland.

The Sim will go down on September the 3rd.  So please before that gather all you things.  Especially your no copy things as you wont be able to get them after the 3rd of September.

With that said I want to say how much I love you all.  I am  not leaving Second Life in hopes that i will want to participate again in the future!

Getting to the sim, it was mostly empty. In contrast to the picture on Hippie's profile from happier days, there were only two large structures, a water slide and a tall building. As of last night, only the building was left.

A sad end to a longtime sim.
 
Hat tip: Prokofy Neva

Bixyl Shuftan