Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Cartoon of the Day: Cookie Caper


Taken at a Christmas party, I forget how someone ended up under a giant gingerbread man. But one can think of one possible explanation.

By Bixyl Shuftan


Still More Christmas Places

 On her search for Christmas places, Gemma Cleansate found three that got her interest. Under The Tree had plenty of decorations and gifts. At Tex's Tree Farm, you pick it, you chop it down, you take it home. Over at Christmas Delights, among the items to get included three hundred outfits, plus one could do some skiing and skating.

Read Gemma's story in Places.

BVLA Driver Training Center

 The folks at the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy are at it again. It seems besides the passports they've been issuing, there appear to be plans in the words for a drivers license. In ta recent group announcement of theirs, they mentioned a driver's safety course.

You may know the BBB have now added the requirement of a Written Test for a BBB drivers license. We'll make Bellisseria safer! Did you know though that there's a small training center run by the Bellisseria Vehicle Licensing Agency? It's open for anyone to practice & you can rez any vehicle at the rez zone just outside the entrance (LM takes you there). The course is really tight like Bellisseria streets, but you can drive out into deepest Gaeta if you like.

More details are in the BBB Gazette. The person who suggested the drivers license was listed as Persephone Emerald. For now the talk of a license is just that, talk. But the course in Junapel, Gaeta is open for anyone wanting to practice. Or you could just use the rez zone next to the place and just drive on.

Bixyl Shuftan 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Reader Submitted Artwork

 From Cherriebelle of Furry Fashion, a little artwork of your friendly neighborhood news fox as an "Animal Crossing" style character.


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: Shiny Outfits, Winter Wear, Silver & Gold

Happy Vixen: Forest and Fantasy, Topless, Hoof-It, Madkat Mashup, Rock n Roll, Undies, Armed and Dangerous

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: No Pants Dance

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Club Squeaks: DJ Squeaks
Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Angels and Demons, Fantasy, CAYA, Horns and Hooves, Robots, Androids, and Cyborgs, Late Night, Pokemon
Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Bonnie, DJ Wolfy, DJ Nafrini

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Talia Painting Exhibit Grand Opening

Yesterday at November 28 at 6PM SL time, there was a grand opening event for the Talia Painting Exhibit at Netera's Coffee Shop and Enchanted Mermaid Gallery. The event featured live musician Austin Moores. Though when I got there, it was Helena Navarita doing the singing.

Artist Talia Sinsong would say of her works via the notecard announcing the event, "'Fire and Water' is about that brilliant sea of color in the sky and water at the moment of sunrise or sunset. I also included another fire in the sky, a painting with the flash of lightning as a ship weathers a storm.

I am passionate about creating a mood or telling a story in my creations, including painting, drawing, writing, 3D computer models or immersive virtual worlds. I have also worked in filmmaking and was a crew member for two Sundance Film Festival picks. I hope my artwork uplifts you and brings a smile to your face."

The exhibit was stated to last until to December 23.
Bixyl Shuftan
Correction: Originally I wrote it was Talia doing the singing, as she was on stage. Sorry about the error.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Interview With Melly Callidora (MelainaGodness)

Several years ago, the Newser interviewed Hope Dreamscape as one of the co-owners of the Full Circle Club. Since then, her life, both real and virtual, has taken a number of turns, some good some bad. Eventually starting anew as Melly Callidora (MelainaGodness). she eventually became the matriarch of a clan in this virtual world. But unfortunately in real-life she faces a number of ailments, including cancer. She requested, and got, a chance to tell what's been happening with her lately.

Read Melly's story in People.

Reader Submission: Subnautica Below Zero Revisitied

Sunweaver community Rita Mariner is a longtime fan of the Subnautica game, a survival MMO that takes place in an environment they seldom go: an ocean. So when they came out with a sequel: Subnautica Below Zero, she checked it out while it was in early access and soon wrote her initial impressions. After some more time to play with it and see what's changed as the developers added some new features, and new challenges.

Read Rita's reader submitted story in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.

It Came From Bellisseria Chat: Patch Getting Pestered

While listening in on Bellisseria chat, I noticed a certain bit of conversation.
 [12:51] Dreamer Pixelmaid: Patch (Linden) shopping, and Riot (Hax) and somebody else pestering him
[12:51] Riot Hax: I was shopping
[12:52] Riot Hax: Dreamer was spinning on his head
[12:52] Dreamer Pixelmaid: That wasn't me. I'm a good girl
Seems poor Patch can't go shopping without getting hellicoptered.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Cartoon of The Day: Doe-Eyed


 Taken at the Happy Vixen. Looks like this lady deer is subtly telling the guys she's of a naughty nature. But if that really is a message for Saint Nick, there's a reason that expression came to be.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Saturday, November 26, 2022

SL Animation: "Walk In The Park"


 From DeniseUnicorn Toonie, "Bixyl on SecondLife said that my hero walk reminded him of another famous walk. So I give you Denise doing the Amy Squirrel Walk in SecondLife. Squirrel, blue skirt, walkman with headphones, and a cartoon forest backdrop. (I know her arm clips. Blame SecondLife! Deal with it!)"

Friday, November 25, 2022

Early Christmas Gift For Sunweaver Residents

For the residents of the land the Newser office makes it's land on, they got an early Christmas present. Landlady and community leader Rita Mariner gave those in her sims a month's payment on their rent.

Sunnies: For those of you who rent from me, I have repeated last year's gift.  I have gone around the sims and 'gifted" you all a free months rent.  I am pretty sure I got everyone, but if you check and I missed you, let me know.

Thank you Rita and Merry Christmas,

Bixyl Shuftan

Reader Submission: Timesville Thanksgiving

 From Six String (roleplayismylife), whom had been invited for a Thanksgiving event in Timesville, in the Wild Pawz sim. A number of people, human, furry, pony, a gryphon, and others showed up for a virtual meal, then there was some kind of game going on outside, people trying to get turkeys. The event was organized by Doctor Larry Battle (Timelord67), Sis saying, "He said it's been going on since the beginning of Timesville, and was intended to bring the people in the group closer together, and spend time together for the holiday." Apparently the events have been going on for about a decade.

Announcement: Magician Productions Black Friday Sale

B L A C K   F R I D A Y   S A L E

That's right, Magicans! There's a sale going on at MP! Everything over 100L is seeing a sale for 30-50% OFF! This is ONLY in-world, and it lasts until Sunday! Now's the time to get that special mod that you've been wanting, So come check it out and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving fellow Americans and for those international, enjoy the sale!

This Saturday at The Science Circle

 Saturday, November 26

    At 10 AM PST   

    Recent Advances In Understanding Aging
    By Dr. Stephen Gasior (Xootfly)
   The Science Circle (72,129,30)
    At 9 PM PST   

    Country Appreciation
    Jes Stannard
 The Science Circle (72,129,30)
    NOTE: Non-members required to register once
    IM Jes Cobalt or Nymf Hathaway

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

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving from the crew of the SL Newser.

Announcement: 14th Annual Chateau Trikassi Holiday Ball


You are cordially invited to the 14th Annual Chateau Trikassi Holiday Ball!

Saturday, November 26th 1-3pm slt

Usher in the Holiday off that big turkey dinner from Thanksgiving!

Formal Attire from any era is requested

All welcome!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

New Bellisseria Town Hall: Chippewa Junction

Bellisseria has a new town hall. This one is different in that it wasn't built in a new area, but an established one, right in the middle of the "boot" of Old Bellissaria. This is the Chippewa Junction Town Hall. Patch Linden would announce it in a blog post about an update to traditional Linden Homes.

We are ALSO debuting a revamped Chippewa Junction as our Traditional themed Community Region. Located on the main hub of the Bellisseria Railroad, Chippewa Junction Town Hall features reservable spaces for conferences, meetings, garden parties and even weddings! 
And yes you can reserve a time for a wedding here. One has to fill out this Google Doc: (link). There is no charge to use the venue, but there can only be one reservation per day. 
Gemma Cleanslate checked in on some of the Bellisseria group chatter. Patch Linden stated, "It was a different type of challenge to retrofit this into an existing region instead of having a blank slate." A group notice by KrystalKandy would state, "Lots of hidden gems surrounding the area if you explore a little. The Town Hall has a library. A reception and wedding space. What seems to be a meeting room and or courtroom. And several other areas that are worth peeking at. ... Really well done! Big 'appaws' to the Moles! "
Taking a short look around myself, some of these gems were more obvious than others.  Next to the Town Hall sign, I saw a smaller one, "Speed Limit: 88 miles per hour." Considering the town hall's clock tower, I was thinking maybe I should get a DeLorean to drive around town.
 Bixyl Shuftan

Cartoon of The Day: Sabertooth Look

 Taken at the Happy Vixen. So why would a player sport a look resembling a prehistoric cat? Well, considering women make no shortage of complaints about cavemen after them, I could think of one.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: SL Living Expo Registration Is Now Open

Registration is now open for the SL Living Expo (a re-imagined Home and Garden Expo) that is running from March 3rd through March 12th, 2023. We have spots for region sponsors, event sponsors, booth participants, donations, raffles, auctions items... and so much more! Remember, this event is expanded beyond home and garden to include aviation, maritime, equestrian, farming, leisure activities, travel, food and so much more.

Please visit our website:

Tuesday, November 22, 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: Sweater Night, Thanksgiving, Fly Away

Happy Vixen: Multicolor, Burlesque, Thanksgiving, Erotic, Madkat Mashup, TBA, Lace and Lingerie, Stripes

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Lizards and Wizards

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Club Squeaks: DJ Squeaks
Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Goth, Fursonas, CAYA, Tinies, Fantasy, Late Night, Ferals
Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Bonnie, DJ Wolfy, DJ Nafrini

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

One of the fun things to do on Thanksgiving Day is watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. That is if you're able to watch television at the time. For those who can't, or just want to see it at their own time, DJ Frannie has brought the parade to Second Life. On a street in the Enchanted Isle sim, you can watch the floats go by, and even hop on one. But the region offers more than just the parade. There are other things to do.
 Read Gemma's story in Design.

SL Video: "Black Friday in Second Life - A Wilson Parody"

From "Reality of a Second Life"/Asadorable Delightful (Asadora Summers) on November 9, "Black Friday in Second Life. We all look forward to it, despite some of the frustrations that comes along with it. Make sure to check the community tab for what is coming up later this week!"
 Hat tip: Gemma Cleanslate

Monday, November 21, 2022

More Christmas (And Thanksgiving) Shopping

Gemma's search for Christmas shopping places continues. One place was Botanica Holiday Store, there not only was there Christmas decor, but Thanksgiving decorations as well as a skating pond. Next was the Christkindl Market & Advent Calendar which had more decorations. Finally there was Michigan's Shack, with great deals and freebies.
Read more in Places.

At a Mieville Meeting

 Not long ago, I attended one of Mieville's community meetings via my alt Rezzdarnit. Despite the uncertainty of the fate of the community estate following the disappearance of it's founder Perryn Peterson, life for the "Mievies" goes on. At the meeting, the people seemed not to dwell on their land possibly having a time limit, and instead talked about the Thanksgiving Market, and a few other topics, including some lighthearted talk. 

As for Perryn, he wasn't forgotten. Someone set up a flat image of him onto one of the chairs: a reminder he was still close to their hearts. And with Thanksgiving coming up, no doubt the people of Mieville are thankful they still have their community land.

Bixyl Shuftan

Press Release: The 2022 SL Christmas Expo - The Magic of Holiday Stories

 The Magic of Holiday Stories
The 2022 SL Christmas Expo
Giving the Gift of Hope to Children With Cancer

 ‘Twas the end of November and all through SL
Merchants, Creators and Avatars as well
Were counting the minutes, the hours and days
‘Til the 2022 SL Christmas Expo takes place!

Spread across 12 regions and featuring more than 150 shoppes, Second Life’s Premier Holiday Shopping, Entertainment and Breedables event, the SL Christmas Expo opens Dec 2nd.  Fashion & Accessories, Home & Garden, Animations, Breedables, Pets and more, it’s all at the Christmas Expo.

This year’s theme is The Magic of Holiday Stories and each region or ‘Chapter‘ tells a different Holiday Story as interpreted by some of SL’s best region designers and special guests. 

  • SL Christmas Expo / What Snowmen Do At Night / Darkstone Aeon
  •   Chapter 1 / The Gingerbread Pirates / Allie Munroe
  •   Chapter 2 / Aliens Love Panta Claus / Drummer Jollycane
  •   Chapter 3 / The Elves & The Shoemaker / Royal Shippe & Mina Ancio
  •   Chapter 4 / Letters From Father Christmas / Bayliner Bob & Abi
  •   Chapter 5 / Night Before Christmas / Madame Gyre
  •   Chapter 6 / Polar Express / Teyla Smith
  •   Chapters 7 & 8 / The Great Reindeer Rebellion / Bambi (norahbrent)
  •   Chapter 9 / The Colors Of Christmas / Darkstone Aeon
  •   Lights Of Hope / The Nutcracker / SkyeRyder Varriale
  •   Linden Lights of Hope / Linden Homes /  Linden Lab

Back again this year is The Holly Jolly CafĂ©, bringing more than 100 Live Performances by the very best singers and musicians in Second Life. Don’t Miss Uber Day at the Holly Jolly, Friday Dec. 9.  The Stocking Stuffer Hunt is back as well! Find the gifts hidden in participating shoppes. The Lights of Hope Home Decoration competition, Photos with Santa, Build A Snowman Contest,  the Christmas Tree Lot, Santa’s Sleigh Ride and Photos with Santa Patch Linden all make their annual return at the Expo.

New this year is the “Magic of Holiday Stories - Ribbons of Hope Film Festival & Challenge”. Film makers are invited to create videos at the Expo regions from December 1st through 7th.  All videos will be presented on the Relay For Life of Second Life YouTube channel beginning Dec 8th.

Auctions are always a highlight of the Christmas Expo and this year is no exception. Bid for a variety of OOAK and Limited Special Editions and do not miss the incredible Linden Special Prizes!  A Mind-blowing array of Linden Gifts to the Highest Bidders or lucky Ticket Holders!

Linden Auction Packages

(Silent Auction bidding opens Dec 2 All Auctions will close  by Live Auction Bidding Dec 11 10am)

One Of A Kind Linden Package – (An $1800 / L$450,000 Value!)
  •  TWO 12 month Premium Plus Subscriptions (one for the winner and one to gift to a friend, it's Christmas after all!) and a
  •   Homestead Region with no monthly maintenance fees for 12 months
Special Linden Auction Package
  • 12 Month Premium Subscription and
  • 1-Hour hangout/photo time with Patch Linden and
  •  Free Name Change and
  • Patch LE 2022 Holiday Bear
Individual Linden Auction Items (Each Bid Separately)
  • 12 Month Premium Plus Subscription
  •  1 Hour hangout/photo time with Patch Linden
  •  3 Month Premium Plus Subscription
Expo Raffles Include:
  • TWO 2 Giant Mega Raffles -  Each with more than L$50,000 in gift cards from Expo Merchants
  •  Daily Holly Jolly Raffles - Gift Cards from Expo Merchants
Individual Linden Raffles
  • v  3 Month Premium Plus Subscription
  • v  12 Month Premium Subscription
  • v   3 Month Premium Subscription
  • v  Free Name Change
The 12th Annual SL Christmas Expo is sponsored by Dekute Dekore, Vidarr's Legacies, Queenz, *WK Wild Kajaera*, Taylor Designs, Trinity Clothing, Prestigious Pampered Breedables, Lil Monsters Inc, MOCAPANIMATIONS Dance Shop, Wonderful World Of Meeroos, Mafia Meeros, LOPO DISTRICT, AFantasy, Charisma's Designs, TONE 2, Art By Emma and Run For The Roses, and supports the Childhood Cancer programs of the American Cancer Society.

Join us December 2nd through 11th and help us
Give The Gift of Hope to Children with Cancer

For Teleports, Schedules and More Information please visit

If you or a loved one has been touched by cancer or simply needs information contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345; or at the American Cancer Society Virtual Office in Second Life.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

SL Video: "Daft Punk @ The Trash Fence - A Tribute"

From B2TV/DJ Puddles and DJ Huet in October 19. "The rumours come true for Burners! Daft Punk @ The Trash Fence (a tribute act). Performed at Burn2's 'Waking Dreams' 2022."

Friday, November 18, 2022

Various Veterans Day Events

Last week was Veterans Day in the United States, or Remembrance Day/Armistice Day as it's known in some other countries. That week, numerous locations would play events large and small in honor of those who had been soldiers, sailors, and airmen. The Newser was at a few.
Read the story in Events

New Account Payment Level: Plus Accounts, Euro Residents No Longer Pay VAT Tax


Yesterday in the official Second Life blog, there were two noteable announcements. Linden Lab stated it was introducing a fourth level for accounts, one between basic and Premium: Plus accounts. 

Continuing the theme of giving you more for less: We’re reducing the price of owning your piece of Second Life. We want to put Mainland ownership within reach of many more residents, because we think having land of your own is one of the key parts of Second Life.

This means there are now four account levels, Basic/free, Plus, Premium, and Premium Plus.

What Plus essentially does is allow you to get land in Second Life for a lower price. However, it appears Plus members are limited to owning mainland outside the Linden Home areas. They also get a weekly stipend of 150 Linden dollars, can have up to 512 square meters of mainland without making payments, and can join up to 50 groups (8 more than basic). This for the price of $5.99 USD , or $65.99 per year, (before taxes). This is about half the price of Premium accounts at $11.99 USD a month, or $99.99 a year (before taxes), which give you twice the stipend and free mainland allowance, a larger group capacity, a 1000L signup bonus, a Linden Home, the ability to buy private sims, and more. 

They were also lowering the price of mainland area.

In addition to the free allotment that comes with each membership level, we’re lowering the price at 1/8 region (8,192 m2) and higher by over 10%
And there is some good news for European residents. For several years, they have had to pay Vaule Added Tax, or VAT, on payments for Premium memberships. As of now, they no longer need to do so

The issue soon came up in the official forums. On the whole, people were happy with this move, though there were some questions.

To see the forum post in full, Click Here.

Bixyl Shuftan

This Saturday at The Science Circle

 Saturday, November 18

    At 10 AM PST   

    Identity, Presence and the Ageless Avatar in Social Virtual Worlds
    By Meryl McBride/Merrill Johnson, Ph.D.
   The Science Circle (72,129,30)
    At 9 PM PST   

    Country Appreciation
    Jes Stannard
 The Science Circle (72,129,30)
    NOTE: Non-members required to register once
    IM Jes Cobalt or Nymf Hathaway

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

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Crew Meeting

 On Saturday November 12, the Newser crew would hold it's monthly meeting at the Newser office in HV Community to discuss topics. Present from right to left were Nydia Tungsten, Dancerina Starlight, Penny Shuftan, Penny Shuftan (Deaflegacy) and myself (Bixyl Shuftan). We would talk about possible subjects to write about. 

Probably the high point of the meeting was when I spoke the words "Meeting adjourned." And then the place was filled with confetti, "Yayyyyyyy!"

 Bixyl Shuftan

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Caption This

 Taken at the Happy Vixen. Looks like Ana the dragoness has a cloud over head. But what could be the cause? Here's your chance to caption a cartoon. Try and guess what Ana (and maybe her friend) are saying/thinking.
 Picture from Bixyl Shuftan

Christmas Shopping at Dench Designs and Snuggles Holidays

Just as the last of the Halloween decorations have been put away, a certain feeling is coming over some residents. It's an old but familiar feeling, the desire to go SHOPPING!  Other residents aren't feeling so giddy, feeling "the reason for the season" is more important, but looking for a good buy to give to friends wouldn't hurt. For both kinds of people, it's Christmas shopping season. Gemma Cleanslate took a look at two places that have gotten ready early: Dench Designs and Snuggles Holidays.
Read Gemma's article in Design

Veterans Tribute Ends

Sometime late Monday Night November 14, the Veterans Tribute came down. The island had been opened on November 1, a tribute to veterans. While aimed primarily at American veterans, other nations weren't forgotten as the Memorial Wall had numerous flags, and the stones had numerous small American and Canadian flags rezzed by visitors. There were a few small events following Veterans Day, the last one on Monday night having a few last minute visitors.

"A shout out and thank you to everyone that made this years Tribute amazing."

Tuesday, November 15, 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: 70's Night, Forest Creatures, Rocking the 80s

Happy Vixen: Hairstyles, Sailors, Aquatic Creatures, Country, Madkatt Mashup, TBA, Ears and Tails, Red White and Black

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Cute and Fluffy

Xanadu: DJ Christine, DJ Jesse

Club Squeaks: DJ Squeaks
Montecito Bay:  CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  Cyberpunk, Bunnies, CAYA, Space, Food, Late Night, Scales
Deathlands Fallout Shelter:  DJ Bonnie, DJ Wolfy, DJ Nafrini

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'

Reader Submitted: The Cutlass Pyramid Club

 From Cynthia Farshore. This is an interior look at night of Club Cutlass in it's second incarnation, sometimes called "The Pyramid," which was from around 2009 to early February 2012 in Sunweaver Air.

Getting Ready For Thanksgiving At The Newser Office

 With Veterans Day over, the next holiday in the United States is Thanksgiving. So Gemma went by a store, and got this decoration for the office. 
Guess a little bit of "Pilgrim's Pride."

Bixyl Shuftan

Monday, November 14, 2022

Reader Submitted: Club Cutlass and Club Zero Gravity

Second Life has many clubs. But how many last very long? How about 15 years? Rita Mariner recently sent a readers submission about the two longest-lived clubs in the Sunweaver area: Club Cutlass and Club Zero Gravity. So what did she have to say?

 Read Rita's story in Places.

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries

THIS WEEK: More science fiction, adventures form history,and tales with a Celtic flair.  Join us this week for more adventures!
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, November 14th at 7pm: David Brin's REALITY CHECK with Gyro Muggins
**TUESDAY,  November 14th:

   ~ at NOON: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live in the Glen

   ~ 7PM: More TALES FROM LIFE:  Lesser Known Stories from History that Read like Fiction with Caledonia Skytower in the Fireside Room

**WEDNESDAY, November 16th, 7-8:30 pm: SEANCHAI FLICKS - Join us in our cinema space as we share video adventures and throw popcorn at each other.

**THURSDAY, November 17th:

   ~ 7pm: CELTIC FLASH! -  with Shandon Loring

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


Twitter Checkmark


 I got this little item from Marianne McCann, a Second Life version of the Twitter blue checkmark.
 To those not in the know, the blue checks were added as a verification feature to Twitter for $8 US dollars a month by orders of it's new owner Elon Musk. One of the motives for this was likely to help stop Twitter from losing millions every day. But things quickly went awry as some quickly began using the feature to troll and impersonate people. It wasn't long before the feature was finally suspended. This hasn't been the only problem with Twitter as recently as advertisers have been leaving and a number of it's security, privacy, and compliance heads have quit. Musk as admitted that Twitter going into bankruptcy is not out of the question. What happens next? Time will tell.

Bixyl Shuftan

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Reader Submitted Cartoon: Hired Unicorn

 From DeniseUnicorn Toonie, "I was exploring SecondLife a bit ago. Found a unicorn at "The Dark Woods" in the "Spark" Sim. Talked with 'em for a bit. Some unicorns are just so easy to please."

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Waya Snowpaw's Second Memorial Service

Last month, a military memorial service was held for Waya Snowpaw, a disabled veteran and DJ who was part of the monthly benefit concerts at Veterans Isle for over ten years. But not all of his friends and SL family could make it over. So a second one was planned, and last weekend it took place. Some would speak a few words in honor of the veteran.

 Read the story in People.

Sunweaver Jenn Chant Has Died

 Yesterday the Sunweaver/Angel community received some sad news. One of it's members, Jenn Chant, had passed away.

The community has lost another soul today.  

Jenn Chant has passed away at 4:30 pm  p.s.t. due to heart failure brought on by severe lactic acidosis.

Rest in peace.

Earlier in the day, it was reported in Discord she had been admitted to an ICU with brain and organ damage. 

Jenn was a member of both the Sunweaver community and the Nydia's Angels group. She was also in the Passionate Redheads, Builders Brewery, and the New Bastogne WW2 combat RP. In person (virtually), she was known for her feline avatar which always had animated hearts radiating from it. She had been absent from Second Life since May 2020, but continued to post onto Facebook until November 4.

"We will miss you Kitten."

Rest in Peace

Friday, November 11, 2022

Veterans Day

 Have an honored Veterans Day

Taken at the Veterans Tribute