Sunday, May 22, 2016

What the Huck in Wordpress Discover Editor's Picks

Today I just noticed that a SL video hit the Wordpress editor's picks.  Huckleberry Hax has the "What the Huck" Wordpress blog located here: https://huckleberryhax.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/what-second-life-means-to-me/
His video from last year is currently on the first page of the Wordpress discover editor's picks page.  His video "What Second Life Means to Me" is the subject or blog post selected.  I think that's very cool and hopefully will get a little positive SL attention around.  Congrats Huckleberry! You can see the editor's picks page with it here: https://discover.wordpress.com/editors-picks/

Friday, May 20, 2016

SL13B: The Adventure Begins





Here is a early teaser for SL13B, the 13th annual SL birthday celebration.  (Machinima by Inara Pey). 

Be sure to check out the SL13B web site for info. on Press Day and how to sign up, more info on this year's theme which is "The Shared Adventure", info. on ways to become involved, staff and sponsor info. and so much more here: http://www.slcommunitycelebration.info/

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Path, by Cherry Manga at Split Screen Installation Space

Visit here:   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amra/100/40/23

I've been super busy First Life for a week or two but before I left I took some pics at Split Screen Installation Space owned by Dividini Shoshtakovich where Cherry Manga has her recent exhibit, The Path.  I'm back now and posting them up here.  At the landing you can pick up a free "The Path" art piece and a free "Light of Light" avatar to wear into the immersive exhibit.  The space is very spacy with a constellation night sky looking area where you can jump on pose spots and become one with the space/time travel idea.  Cherry always has great exhibits but she's not exhibited in SL for a while now so it's great to see her back again.  Be sure to check this exhibit out and keep your Split Screen landmark as Divi consistently provides quality large immersive art projects there.

Split Screen, The Path-Cherry Manga

The sim note reads:
""Creativity is contagious. Pass it on." Albert Einstein
The path is a small installation based on Fest'Avi 2016 project.
The idea is to show visitors the spirit of the concept developed in FrancoGrid, with this moving line representing the path of life, the inner travel that we all go through during our life.
It is far from revealing the opensim project , if you like what you see here, you will love what is in Fest'Avi 2016 on FrancoGrid.
You are invited to discover Fest'Avi on FrancoGrid, opening in 7th of September.
Fest'Avi started in 2014, each year, participants offer their creations, full permissions avatars, that are freely given through the metaverse.
Fest'Avi 2016 will be displayed on a var region (3x3 classic sims) without prim size limitation, with NPC avatars everywhere. It is a huge installation, where visitors are invited to discover the path with selected camera positions, the music is composed for each scene, it's an immersive travel with a full scenography.
Participating in Fest'Avi is like saying that the big Metaverse under OpenSimulator is different: the common goods and the sharing are the essential components of this spacetime. Fest'Avi reinforces our spirit for sharing cared objects, inspired, attractive and aesthetic."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X6xx9saQgU Split Screen, The Path-Cherry Manga Split Screen, The Path-Cherry Manga Split Screen, The Path-Cherry Manga

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Entrophy III, Quantum Satis at LEA 16, by NaTaS Janus

Visit here: Entropy III, Quantum Satis , LEA16 (66, 42, 665) - Moderate
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/67/42/666


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So in following my blog you know I have LEA14 Wish You Were Here.  I know, I know, I need to blog it some more, and I plan to.  But in the mean time I wanted to blog my friend NaTaS Janus's sim LEA16 because it's super cool.  I'm glad to have him in the same 4 sim region right next door to mine because it's been fun watching him build (fast) and with expertise I can only stand in awe of.  The teleport area is magical leading to the many areas in his sim.  I don't know how he got so many things in the sim.  He also offers free avatars/freebies too! I've been over many times and there is always more to to see and do.

I'm going to copy some of the sim info. here as it's prob said best by the artist:

"Hello, and welcome to 'Entropy II'
I was sitting here, trying to think of some fancy way to introduce you to the sim and art or whatever.  But instead I'm just going to tell you to have fun, and how to move around the sim.
This room you are in now Is the sim landing point. If you get lost or want to come back here to get to another area, use this landmark:
(see linke above)
And that will bring you back to the beginning.
Also, there is a teleport kiosk to the other destinations at the landing point of each area..

We have NINE (9) different areas.
Which can all be reached in the main teleport room ahead.
Here are Landmarks to each area:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/127/53/3103  Street/gift shop
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/128/128/2  meat mountain
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/65/107/3959 Peep O-RAMA
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/234/238/1218 FLATLAND
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/123/151/3021 Coffee Land
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/211/51/3966 Modern Art Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/80/95/4017 Vote for Nobody
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/141/186/2180 Escher Area
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA16/128/128/2   Tlazoterotl's Grotto


And there are different areas, rooms and doors to take you to secret places hidden all around the place.
Each area has TONS of it's own freebies stashed around it.
Avatars! FULL Outfits! TOYS! WEIRD STUFF! CLOTHES! BALLOONS MAYBE! MORE WEIRD STUFF! 
So take your time and look around.  Hopefully you'll find an area that you enjoy.  I tried to make sure there was something for every taste.

Thanks again for coming.
                                              ~ cordially yours,
                                                     NaTaS Janus

If you like fun, quirky, whimsical, then this is the place to explore.  The teleport area alone with it's magic walkways is pretty cool.  The ground level is a fully immersive meaty, red, googly eye'd landscape filled with all kinds of candy cane lane type things, candy for children and adults alike, there is a boat ride around, freebies, games, a carnival, and so much more. There really are more than 9 main areas.   This sim warrants numerous visits. After you are done checking it out please be sure to visit LEA14 next door which appears to be an airport but it's so much more once you enter the airport and teleport to the many areas in that sim as well.  But be sure to check out all the current LEA sims as there is a lot of fun to be had.   LEA12 Entrophy LEA12 Entrophy LEA12 Entrophy LEA12 Entrophy LEA12 Entrophy LEA12 Entrophy

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fantasy Faire Sims

The Fantasy Faire Sims are Open. I'm just posting some sim pics this time.  They don't do the areas justice as my computer is not wanting to cooperate with taking pics and I'm on low to mid graphics these days, but you can get an idea.  Each of the sims has their own windlight presets so some of these are taken from long cams using my selected lighting but most are with the lights they set for each sim all untouched.  I have many more pics on my blogging Flickr. There are 14 sims this year: 10 shopping sims, one quest sim, one Arts and Entertainment sim, one Literary Festival sim and then the Junction that also has the Memorial and Silent Auction areas from 4-21-16 through May 1st.
For more info, schedule of events, sponsors, etc check out their website:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lucentia/128/128/37
Here are just a couple of the sim direct links:
by The Looking Glass
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinkers%20Hollow/128/128/55
by Epic Toy Factory
See my prior post: http://karasecondlife.blogspot.com/2016/04/fantasy-faire-2016-opens-tomorrow-4-21.html

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Happy Earth Day Second Life, Join the Lindens and Residents at Calas Galahdon

Visit Calas Galahdon here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calas%20Galadhon/128/128/20
Visit SL Destination Guide Earth Day Events here: https://secondlife.com/destinations/earthday

Tomorrow on Earth Day - April 22, 2016, from 10 am to 12 pm SLT - you can meet up with some of the Lindens and other residents at the community meet up at Calas Galadhon in Second Life. (not me, as I'll be at work RL)

Calas Galadhon Community Meetup Friday