Happy SL17B starts tomorrow!!

Happy SL17B starts tomorrow!!

Guess what!! No, really go on guess.Its Second Life’s 17th birthday.

The festivities start tomorrow 19 June 2020 at 9am SLT.

Way way back in the olden days, 2003 to be exact, the virtual platform we know today Second Life, hit the internet and opened its virtual doors to the world. June 23 2003 to be precise.

This was the brainchild of Philip Rosedale after Linden Lab was set up in 1999.

Did you know, originally Linden Lab was actually a hardware company looking into Haptic technology?

In 2002 the very first resident entered our wonderful world, that resident was Stellar Sunshine.

Moving forward to 2020 , under the care and protection of Ebbe Altberg, we are now celebrating 17 years of the wonderful platform Second Life. The place where you can make all sorts of dreams come true. The celebrations are taking on a theme this year of Vacations and Road trips. Basically because no matter where you are you can literally explore the world from your living room.

You have many dates to pop in your calendar so write them down now.

SL17B Open to the Public: 9am SLT June 19th – July 12th, 2020

SL17B Shop & Hop Event: June 19th – July 12th, 2020

SL17B Music Fest: June 19th – June 20th, 2020

Meet the Lindens: June 22nd – June 26th, 2020 – 2pm SLT each day

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Clothes credits:-

Ibiza Dress from Scandalize at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty

Now remember if you are taking photos of your adventures in the birthday celebrations dont forget to tag them in the following social media

A world without limits

A world without limits

When it comes to Sansar and Second Life, I have a passion for both.

Both platforms have very different reasons why I love them and advocate experiencing them.

When I first went into Sansar it was during the pre public release.

I was in there familiarising myself and learning how to navigate myself around it and admiring the whole graphical experience. That was back when there were just a few experiences most by Sansar and creators had just started creating places to visit.

Move along a few years later I have seen so many changes in there and the creator experiences become more interactive and fun.

The problem was that people expected to land in Sansar and have a Second Life experience.

Sansar was never meant to be a Second Life experience. That was the first mistake people made when they logged to check it out. What they “expected”, were pretty avatars and a Second Life society.

Then they started to complain and blame Sansar for their user experience in Second Life.

Yet never really appreciating the vastly new things that Linden Lab we’re bringing into Second Life. Mesh, Bakes on Mesh, Animesh and better Linden homes etc.

So the thoughts conveyed by negative nellies was always they felt they were being “done over” in replacement for Sansar. That they would lose their hard worker lives in Second Life and the investments they had made.

The reality is, look at the past few years and the amazing things that Second Life has acquired!!

Now back to Sansar.

I love Sansar and am glad that Ebbe Altberg is not ditching it but seeking for it to continue and let some other investor take it forward. I’m not leaving Sansar and neither are many other Sansarians users who understand its potentials.

The technology behind Sansar is amazing. The potential for it even more amazing.

It has the graphics of a cgi game yet you are living inside it real time.

My computer loves it. My computer is 5 years old.

Now check this video below and tell me, this isn’t amazing or realistic.

I’m glad there is a world created like this. That’s asexual and able to provide meeting places for huge events virtually.

That young people under 18 can visit and explore their own creator experiences and not feel they can’t participate due to adult constraints.

The potential here is there.

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To download Sansar and create your own avatar click here

Kello Kitty

Kello Kitty

I really couldn’t go to bed till I had shown you this.

Seriously if you love a bit of cuteness,  this is the cutest experience to visit in Sansar.

On top of immense cuteness, you get to pick yourself up some freebie merch while at it.

Don’t take my word for it, watch the video, then go visit.

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Hello Kitty tshirt  from the experience when you visit

Pink sweatpants from Siggy

Andrea hair from Cora Store

Alina Avatar from Cora Store

White leather boots from Fabeeo Breen

To visit Sanrio World full of cuteness click here.

To download Sansar and create your own avatar click here
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Sansar and my new Avatar

Sansar and my new Avatar

So it has been a few weeks now since Sansar had its update and all avatars were upgraded to Avatar 2.0.

Many were not happy about the shape or skin and felt it was no longer them.

To be honest I had a similar feeling because I ended up wearing sunglasses to hide my very stoned looking eyes.

For some reason the colour I choose wasn’t doing it for me and I looked odd for that.

Also I like to have a little meat on my bones as well, enough to give a slender curve with boobies and a little butt.

I had started wearing a while ago an avatar by Cora Store which I loved but was deprecated  once the update was done.

I was totally thrilled today to see Cora has updated her avatars to now fit with Avatar 2.0 and I was able to get a redelivery of her.

I’m quite pleased to feel like old Sansar me again.

I am looking forward to when more creators start to play around with this and make shapes and skins etc.

Funnily I identify with my avatar in this look now and wouldn’t want to re create my Second Life me in Sansar at all. I may want the wild bobbed hair maybe but nothing else.

I feel Im back in my other home again.

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Lolita romper from Debi Baskerville

Star boots from Fabeen

Alina Avatar from Cora Store

Andrea hair from Cora Store

To download Sansar and create your own avatar click here
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Snow in sansar

Snow in sansar

Today I am taking you on a whistle stop tour of Icy Canyon Lake in Sansar.

If love the white stuff like me, then you will like the feel of this place.

No animals were harmed during filming….

The icy canyon is a collaboration of Medhue and Bagnaria, Their joint  brand is FullSpectrum.

Penguin model and animations: Medhue
Landscape and swarm code: Bagnaria

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Open sweater jacker is free from Cora Store

Soft white leggings from Cora Store

Andrea hair is from Cora store

Alina Avatar from Cora Store

For much of the outfit I am wearing Cora store may be updating so I cannot give the direct links but keep an eye

Monkey no longer in existence. I’m luck I got him a long while back

To download Sansar and create your own avatar click here

To Visit Icy Canyon Lake click here

Watch the video, no you must

Watch the video, no you must

You may be wondering why I have a real me pic on todays blog post?

Well because the video you are about to watch by Bernhard Drax is of how the rl we use and step into Second Life. So basically I thought it was fitting to be  the real me in this blog post. With the help of the Instagram filter called  Sutro. Because you can never look too summery.

It makes my tan stand out way better hahah.

Anyhow Im not going to ramble, just share and watch out for Drax sucking on the beer near the end. Makes me laugh every single time I see it.

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My hair is courtesy of a lifetime of sun and the wonderful shampoo by  Provoke

My skin courtesy of the powers of the sun and Sutro face filter from Instagram  Real Me and VR me

Stripey top well, the linen basket post wash and un ironed

Bra strap, that dodgy old thing that needs binning anytime soon

Diamond earrings (yes they are real) had them forever

Attitude is sassy and devil may care hiding one or two moments of intense self doubt. Its called being human

Second life turns 16 Lets Celebrate

Second life turns 16 Lets Celebrate

Can you believe it, Second Life is turning 16!!! With a 1950’s retro theme. So get those retro outfits on.

I  remember when I first discovered this crazy land, back in 2003 when I saw something about it on the internet and thought I would have a look at it.

Back then, the olden days of virtual chatting it was very new and so different from all the chat clients that were around at the time. Messenger, Yahoo, ICQ to name a few.

Even back then I loved to find out who you could talk to around the world.

I made many friends from far off places and to this day I am still in good contact with people as far back as 1999.

But Second Life was something totally different and back then, even though my computer and dial up connection couldn’t handle it very well, I knew this was something very unique and I wanted to be a part of. Moving forward to 2007 my organisation advertised to us to join as they had a sim in there a brief period. I joined but struggled again as I had moved to another dial up connection.

Come 2010, I was there and haven’t looked back. Have never regretted and made absolutely some of the most wonderful friends I have come to know both inworld and out of the world.

So now we celebrate. I am not going to credit outfits etc in todays blog because I can save that for tomorrow.

Below in the credits you will find all the information you need to jump around to where you want to go.

HAVE FUN, DONT DRINK TOO MUCH, AND JUST REMEMBER, THERE ARE TAXIS SO SAVE YOUR FEET!

Right now lets party!! Video and all links below. The dance sequence was shot at the Time Portal

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Dates to remember during the birthday celebrations which are now on till the 8th July:-

Links for SL16B Events and Experiences:

Remember if you have any photos or videos you are making surrounding the celebrations to hashtag them on your social media as #SL16B
Strawberry Singh aka now Lindens blog is here please go and keep yourself updated if I have missed anything here.
Below is the official  Second Life opening video

The Vaporwave

The Vaporwave

Sansar has some actually pretty cool places to visit.

One of these being this neon experience that takes me back to funky disco times. Enjoy the psychedelic video.

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Tunic dress from Whystler

Kira hair from Cora Store

Alina Avatar from Cora Store

(Please be aware both items from Cora store currently not showing on Sansar pages.)

To download Sansar and create your own avatar click here

To visit Vaporwave Pop Art Club click here

The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

Today I take you back into Sansar and show you the experience called Moon Glider. Enjoy.

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Kira hair from Cora Store

Blue eyes from Cora Store

Female Punk outfit I cannot find the link for apologies although it may already be in the Sansar wardrobe.

Monkey for female from Somewhere on the Sansar MP. However I cant find the link because I got this a year ago. Happy seeking.

To visit Moon Glider just click here

To download Sansar client click here

To add me in Sansar and say hi sometime click here