Second Life Halloween ride

Second Life Halloween ride

In reality I seriously don’t like Halloween. Hard to imagine given in the virtual I just love to make said videos.

The reason you ask? Because it scares me and I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to all things scary.

I’m that woman who won’t open her door in case the masked person is real. Seriously.

I usually open the door to children only and ignore the rest. This year? I don’t think many sane parents will be letting their little ones accept anything from strangers. Even then it will be anti bac spray and wipe moments.

The most favourite thing I look forward to each year is The Haunted House ride by Linden Lab in Second life and visiting Arranmore.

I never tire of these places and the ghoulish nature of it. Scares me every single time!! This is the first time I have captured in one take the Linden ride.. I’ve not been a character or even myself narrating for a change.

I did add one or two extra sounds just to scare you even more. Headphones on, lights off and watch.

Happy Halloween 🎃

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Credits:-

Bloody Mary dress from S&P at the Halloween Shop & Hop

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Eline skin from AMARA

Kuchisake Onna Layer (gift) from GHOUL at the Halloween Shop & Hop

Eye makeup (gift) from Zibska at the Halloween Shop & Hop

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Catya bento head from CATWA

My Shape

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Stepping back to reality

Stepping back to reality

The past few days have been the oddest in my SL life!

Two cries for help in the world and my automatic behaviour is always to jump in and try solve the problem.

That’s my nature and always has been the case.

Imagine finding that ultimately that with all the best intentions there’s always more to be learned and a fuller story to be told. Greater impacts etc etc.

All I will say for now is that I’m disappointed in the SL world that the ideal of living your best SL life isn’t true for many and the human condition certainly isn’t left at the log in screen.

Still I’m going to tell you one thing. But not it’s full story because again I do have a respect for privacy for individuals.

LINDEN LAB and it’s staff are absolutely bloody awesome!!!!

Dont ever ever let me hear anyone speak ill of them and of their caring for the community being non existent.

I can personally tell you one thing. They care!!!

Credits:-

Sylvia outfit from Legendaire at the Designer Showcase

Bella Backdrop from Minimal

Holo bag from Ison

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E 

Galvez hair from DOUX

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah 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

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

 

Linden homes

Linden homes

Without a doubt I am excited to see these New Linden Homes soon to be coming out this year. Right now you can go check them out at the SL17B where they are currently on display.

I love homes like this as they remind me of Australia living in Queensland when we had a house on stilts. Not just American they’re reminiscent of places tropical and where you don’t want the water to flood. I checked these out and fought that lag fest to try and capture them so you can see in case you are too lazy to step into your converse and go walking.

There are a number of styles of the home as in all the Lindens homes when you get them. You can choose the style and floor colourings and wall coverings. I noticed a lovely pale lilac in one of the homes which made me a little bit more excited as Im thinking of beautiful creams and pastels already surrounded by pot plants.

There are 4 styles of homes to be seen both on water, partially on water and on fully on land. All fitting quite well into the beachy theme.

These homes aren’t available just yet so don’t go crazy hoping to move in within the next week. Linden Lab are awaiting regions to become available after the AWS (launch to the cloud).

I wont detail them too much as Im sure you would rather look yourself and so feel free to watch the video and take a leap ride to Lindens demo of the upcoming New Stilt homes

SL17B links are found here

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Video Credits:-

Nyx Outift from Masoom at the EQUAL10 Event

Daytona Hair from Analog Dog

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

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

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

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

Under the waterfall

Under the waterfall

As I stand here by the falls . My tears fall silently upon my heart but cannot be seen.

I’m going to be brutally honest here.

I cry inside with the pain of a mother’s heart that is separated from her children.

I have not seen my son nearly 3 months now and my daughter fleetingly a few weeks ago with my grandson outside on the pavement.

I was excited in many ways that I’d be able to have either of my children come here and come inside and hug from this weekend. Spend some real time together.

But you see that’s not going to happen.

Because I share my home with someone who hasn’t exactly followed the social distancing rules and in turn that means I can’t take the risk. Actually flouted a few times those rules. Don’t get me started on how. The government in its wisdom didn’t consider people like me. So on it goes.

The risk for my kids who won’t now be able to come here and that makes me sad inside. I’m at risk daily and I can accept that. But I can’t accept that my children are so close but feel so far away.

Technology is ok, it has its uses and ya da ya da ya da. Ultimately I’ve learnt that the most important thing for me is to stand in the same room with my family. Nothing else is important. Everything else feels superfluous and meaningless.

So I’m sad inside but also very angry. Angry that people are so selfish and self important and don’t think of others.

I’m angry that the world is right now behaving like a cesspool of hate and people have lost their minds. I’m angry that while I stand here feeling this, the world is behaving like it always has.

People kid themselves with all their self gratuitous statements and trying to be noticed and relevant.

The protests and the violence at a time we are meant to be united disgusts me. The hatred spread through Facebook and other social media’s like a silent virus, branching out and grabbing people along its way.

People victimising and bullying and accusing.

What has the world become? Unity lasted how long? We united because of a disease and then suddenly one police officer changed the world.

The people who have used that moment to gain social media fame and presence disgust me.

The irrelevant models, actors and businesses who exploit it to become someone in a world in turmoil. To behave like parasites using the time to be on stage and feel relevant.

The criminals who loot and commit violence. The people who choose to protest but social distancing becomes irrelevant. No cause is worth that right now. We are supposed to be overcoming something.

I’m tired and worn.

So, as I stand here under the waterfall and my tears fall inside my heart, I know that no one has learnt anything at all.

Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela are the true speakers. They both believed in peaceful protest and the power of what that could convey.

Everyone else? Missed the message.

No matter what way you want to mix it up or kid yourself. No one really knows what they are doing.

That beautiful image this weekend of a BLM protestors who go in and help a racist. That’s human!! Here’s the story Here

Credits:-

Juliette dress from Wild (has hud)at the Designer Showcase

Marie hair from Knox

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara beauty

Shot on location at It all starts with a smile

Marika’s Self Isolation

Marika’s Self Isolation

Marika like everyone else has also been in isolation.

Her candour and no sense of being politically correct is even worse after 10 days at home alone.

Marika understands the importance of exercise during these times and about bringing the community together.

Join her for some #StayHome fun……

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Credits:-

Lisa Dream Pergola from .:M.LAW:.

Misty Cos play outfit from Piggu

Nessa Hair from Joviality

June 2 avatar from Piggu

All dressed up and nowhere to go

All dressed up and nowhere to go

A few weeks ago in my reality there was a clothing sale on in one of the stores I like to shop at. I had an online shop moment and bought myself some new tops.

Last night I sat here wondering why on Earth I needed those new tops and when I’ll get the opportunity to even wear them.The real answer is, no one knows. None the less I still bought them. I don’t even know why.

One part of me sees a sale and thinks yeah go for it. The other part logically says hold back because any spare money right now really needs to be saved.

The world right now is an odd place and we really don’t know what we are going to face economically in the months, maybe years ahead. So I guess the question we need to ask ourselves is really do we need it? What’s the sacrifice we make for that outfit?

I don’t know the answers but what I do understand is that economically we must keep some normal going. But realistically we must also make sure we save what we have in case of any recession coming.

The easiest way we do this, is live our reality in readiness, but in our virtual know we can escape to normality. I never thought I’d ever say this.

Well, that’s how I’m doing it.

How are you living yours?

Credits:-

Never surrender pants from Entice at theDesigner Showcase

New attitude top from Entice at the Cosmopolitan Event

Jandi hair from Limerance at theEQUAL10 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

Shot on location at Backdrop City the Room

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The moment I lay my head

The moment I lay my head

It’s Saturday night in the early hours if Sunday morning and I am just about to fall asleep.

I’ve not much to say because frankly I want to close my eyes and fall into a dream. In the meantime I’ll dance myself to sleep.

Goodnight and enjoy the video.

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Credits:-

Salma gown (with hud) from :::WILD::: at the Designer Showcase

Zinnia necklace from Moondance Boutique at the Designer Showcase

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

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

 

Featuring the Charlene Latin Burlesque dance from Paragon Dance Animations

◘ Bento hands/fingers (detailed finger articulation)
◘ Motion-captured on a 20-camera optical motion capture system for the smoothest and natural flowing animations.
◘ Post production by Mike Johnson of Guerillamation Films and Halon Entertainment. http://www.guerrillamationfilms.com/     https://www.halon.com

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How does your garden Grow

How does your garden Grow

How does your garden grow? Well I am guessing at the moment rather well given many people are at home and finding things to do.

How are your bushes?

I personally live in an apartment with a lake view and a balcony so mine is rather spiffing.

My garden is preferably inside and my apartment has a jungle feel with 3 trees in the living room. I have always had a thing about inside plants wherever I have lived. On a big scale I might add.

They help to make me feel calm and more in a peaceful mindset.

But if I had a garden I would consider this idea just as it appears in the picture.

Of course the reality of would look way better than my attempts at décor pictures.

Even in world it looked way better than my picture attempt. Still in Beverley’s video below you do actually get to see the lovely MLaw hanging chair and Raindales Gachas and can appreciate it a little more.

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Credits:-

Lisa Hanging chair by M Law Designs

Springsong Gacha from Raindale at theBloom 2020

9 commons and 1 rare which is the studio build

Commons are the bar, stools, table, chairs, parasol, Jar with Flowers

Beaumon teepee fromRaindale

Seth Regan – Mankind Tracer

Seth Regan – Mankind Tracer

Here’s the concert event:-

 

Doing anything this weekend? Like all of us we are at home and finding a new way of living during this pandemic.

https://youtu.be/mGHA1gtM97w

 

March 23, 2020 – San Diego, CA: Veteran Second Life “Rock Star” Seth Regan a.k.a. Mankind Tracer is planing a return to his Second Life shows… and in a big way! On Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2PM SLT, Seth is planning a big 4 sim live concert event backed by Linden Lab. Seth has been out of SL since his final performance back in August, 2016 when he performed a benefit concert to help raise much needed money for his dear friend and manager Kalli Birman’s children after she sadly lost her battle with cancer.

After 20 years of professional touring with various cover and originals projects, Seth discovered Second Life in 2006. He quickly rose to stardom as the most widely recognized live performer in SL. He continued his meteoric rise by introducing live video shows and holding the largest ever event in SL with his first “Peace, Love & Belief” concert which took place on 23 sims. He later blasted that record in 2011 with PLB 5 which took place across 63 sims! In 2008, Seth’s SL fan group the “Friends of Mankind” flew him out to Amsterdam to perform at what is hailed as the first ever SL meetup. They repeated it again in 2009 with over 20 countries represented at the event.

Seth has played countless benefit/charity concerts over the years, raising money to help organizations and even individuals in need. This Return Concert will similarly be a benefit with 100% of your donations going to help the World Health Organization’s effort to battle Coronavirus. Please consider making a donation. Seth will not have any tip jars at the event, but there will be clickable banners to the WHO donation page at the event. You can also click here to donate directly to @WHO: https://www.covid19responsefund.org

During his time performing in Second Life, Seth has been the recipient of the most prestigious awards including “Best Live Performer”, “Best Singer Songwriter”, “Listener’s Choice Award”, the “2011 Best of SL Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Second Life”. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS4Nq0-hCVw

This is a concert event not to be missed! The “Mankind Tracer” fans are already buzzing! If you don’t know Seth’s music, you’ve been missing out. He has released 7 albums that are available on iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else. Just search his name and you’ll find his music. His live concerts have set the tone for many SL performers who would follow. One word of caution, Seth is fond of dragging people up on stage so be sure to dress to the nines in case you are one of the few he pulls up on stage. 

Grab Seth’s 7th album “Covers – Part I” here:

https://link.thunderpenny.com/zypI7

Get familiar with Seth Regan’s music by visiting his YouTube Channel: 

http://www.youtube.com/user/sgregan

Although there are 4 sims for this event, fans are urged to arrive early before the 2PM SLT scheduled concert start time. 3 sims will be set for the general public and the 4th will be used for the stage and for Seth’s group, the “Friends of Mankind” and other key VIP’s. Attendees are asked to wear Seth’s colors, red and black. Check out Seth’s own clothing line on SL Marketplace called “R:O:K Store”.

Keep an eye out on SL’s Destination Guide, Blogs, Firestorm, Social Channels, websites and other online spots for posts about Seth Regan’s highly notable return to Second Life.

Information:

Wb. http://www.sethregan.com

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/seth-regan/id272947550

Sp: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7khQ9pVSiviOsMJKwsr47J

Fb. http://www.facebook.com/sethreganmusic(fan)

Fb. http://www.facebook.com/sethregan(personal)

Yt. http://www.youtube.com/user/sgregan