Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lobby Cam by Bryn Oh, Opens today 3-29-15

Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immersiva/128/128/23

Lobby Cam, by Bryn Oh, opens today Sunday March 29th, 2015. This build comes with a hud to use and as always Bryn does a great job with set up info. at the landing point explaining in details even I can understand how to best adjust settings for optimal viewing of this build. The magical hud is a diary you leaf through that progresses as you do.  When you click on the art and things it will automatically draw your camera in.




 


I caught up with Bryn chatting with visitors but I didn't hang with the group long as the build just opened today and since it's set to a limited number of avs for ease of use, I moved on pretty quickly. Bryn said, take your time, relax, enjoy and take it all in. So I did. I brought my friend Kathy Nikolaidis who said, "For me, this is like walking into a move." It is! It's a story, an explore, great art, a challenge/hunt, all rolled into one great build that incorporates great use of textures, objects, shadows, light, and an excellent variety of movements within the build. The sim sounds were natural sounds vs music and video is also used so be sure to have that enabled. The sim is loaded with works of art by Bryn who said all the pictures were done on oil. The build is wonderfully made as we've come to expect of Bryn. There is no need for special windlights etc as the shadows, natural colors, movement, etc are all built right into the build. The wonderful wheat field blows in the wind along with dandelion puffs and the occasional note. The rich textures are so amazing. Even entry into the sim is unique. We get a story to go along with the explore and we also get a glimpse of some of Bryn's real/first life oil paintings. Be sure to click everything. You will pick up stamps and gain progress in the diary by clicking things, plus it will help make some things work by clicking. I also found some items from past Bryn builds that when clicked directs a visitor to an associated youtube video links. There are some great special effects. Bryn never ceases to amaze me and I love Lobby Cam!













Check out Bryn's own blog for the best info. on this sim here (and Bryn's own trailer below):


http://www.brynoh.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

City Inside Out by Haveit Neox Opens Today

Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA20/128/128/22




"Walking into any interior reveals only exteriors. The sense of personal space is absent. How is a city experienced when there are no comforts for the soul, no home?"


This LEA20 full sim exhibit opens today at 1pm SLT and runs through June 30, 2015.  This multi-level, City Inside Out, showcases the artists vision about struggles of the homeless.







(free gift-very cool "moving" banners)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Eclectica: Explore Second Life

Visit Eclectica here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Place/128/128/28






I found this super sweet sim on the SL Destination guide yesterday.  Mike and I headed out to explore it and I took some pics for my blog.  The whole place was super romantic with beautiful scenery and great pose spots set against a northern lights sky.


The info. signs indicate this is a moderate sim which they clarify means not sex,  although most of the highly scripted animations and poses have many options including very "adult" so watch the clicking. 


The sim is owned and created  by Nibby Riddler [Maddy] who states in part in her info. card "...Wind your way through this enchanting sim with an eclectic blend of forestry, fantasy, folklore, whimsy and magical exploration, with wonderful photo opportunities amongst the ruins, hidden caves, lovers spots and romantic meadows.

This sim is where my eclectic mind runs free, so you will see it ever changing,  I hope you enjoy it and would love any feedback you have. However make it positive or its pointless.


This sim can be hired out for weddings and ceremonies or events, please bear in mind the avatar capacity is 20 maximum.

For any further information please contact me directly.


Enjoy your visit and make sure you check it out thoroughly, there are a lot of hidden "treasures"
Please share your photos on my flickr"
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130340713@N07/with/16293757023/



Monday, March 23, 2015

Tori Kelly - Nobody Love (Official)






I know.. it's not SL related.  But every once in a while, I just post whatever I like/even if not SL.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fashion for Life 2015-March 21-29

I started at Centralpark North - visit here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20CentralPark%20North/128/128/23


And London: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/FFL%20London/128/128/22


Visit here for a great deal of information, schedule of events, locations with direct SLurls, sponsors, etc: https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/rfl-fashion-for-life-preview-and-events-highlights/








I always love the annual SL Fashion for Life for several reasons.  I absolutely love to explore and the builds for this event are always great (check out artist/builder list below) the shopping is also fantastic all in one general area, and it's for a great cause, fundraising for Relay for Life/cancer research, awareness, and assistance.  I usually go back to visit many times while it's open for all of the above reasons. Please check it out.  Many people have put a lot of hard work and love into it's success.


The official press release states:
"
“IT TAKES EACH OF US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL OF US.”



FASHION FOR LIFE 2015
Official Press Release


FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 opens for one week of non-stop, boundary-breaking, uplifting, shop-till-you-drop, dazzling entertaining events – the magnitude of which we guarantee you have never before experienced – beginning Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m. SLT and ending on March 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. SLT with a colossal closing party!  Our goal is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE, the world’s (and SL’s) largest non-profit event which supports, promotes awareness, and gives hope to the millions of people around the globe battling the ravages of cancer on a daily basis – the patients, caregivers, families, research teams, and medical professionals at the forefront of the war against this abysmal disease.
For one week we will come together, celebrate life, honor memories, have a lot of fun, and make a difference.  Your jaw will literally drop when you behold architecture inspired by “Seven Fashion Capitals of the World” on NINE Sims designed and built by immensely talented and distinguished SL craftsmen – filled to capacity with art, beauty, color, music, entertainers that will permeate your senses with the captivating enchantment and breathtaking magic that is FASHION FOR LIFE WEEK!:



FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 CAPITALS & BUILDERS
TOKYO: Builder, Ouka Ugajin
LONDON: Builder, Rebeca Bashly
PARIS: Builder, Kaya Angel
NEW YORK CITY: Builder, Frank Dexter
BERLIN: Builder, Setsuna Infinity
MILAN: Builder, MaximilianIII Massenberg
LOS ANGELES: Builder, Regi Yifu
and two sims for the very fabulous CENTRAL PARK built by: Lightning Engineer Spankmy Boucher



One day cancer will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone’s life.  Be a part of making that dream a reality."


And a little more from Mr. Frolic Mills about Relay for Life and Fashion for Life:
 "About Relay For Life of Second Life:
Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raise awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track that spans more than 40 virtual regions.
In 2014, Relay For Life of Second Life reached a milestone of having raised $2,500,000 since its fundraising beginning in 2004, for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life has become an international movement in RL and in SL. In 2013 participants from over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life.
About the American Cancer Society:
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

LET'S RELAY!!!

Frolic Mills
FASHION FOR LIFE 2015 COORDINATOR"

Friday, March 20, 2015

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education-Fashion for Educators Presentation Now!

Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/128/128/24


In 5 minutes at 11am SLT over at Builder's Brewery my good friend Sonicity Fitzroy is presenting for Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education on the subject of fashion for educators. In my personal opinion, a lol, a much needed topic.  (no offense anyone!)





Her promo for it reads: "
Presenter:
Sonicity Fitzroy (Phylis Johnson, RL)
Abstract:
Do you remember Day One in Second Life? It might bring memories of your first day in a new school? You feel and look awkward. So how can a little poise, style, and sense of fashion make a difference in virtual learning. If you want your students to act professional or at least presentable, then perhaps a few fashion tips might be helpful. After teaching in-world, I have learned that style does matter when it comes to learning in the virtual world, as in real life. This presentation explores the rise of fashion virtual games and worlds, including SL, and their significance to understanding “self” in all its diversity in the larger virtual community. Is it possible to groom learning couture and style towards effective communication and learning? What is it about the fashion industry that has achieved such success virtually? What might we learn from achieving a sense of style in the virtual classroom?"


VWBPE web site is here:
http://vwbpe.org/
This conference runs the 18th -21st, so there is still time to catch other events too.  Be sure to check the site for a calendar and info. on events that remain through tomorrow including closing social.




I sat around with Bel and Enrique before the show- they are helping with a mini fashion show!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Less Than 3

Visit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Special%20One/128/128/19







The Less Than 3  sim profile states: "Sim dedicated to nature and beauty. Photogenic spot for bloggers and photographers, romance, dancing, romantic evenings, restaurant, vineyard, cuddles, walks, drive in. Lots to see, find and do. "


MikeD Panache invited me to join him in exploring this gorgeous and romantic sim owned by Kess (crystal) Folkesson and partner Bjorn Folkesson.  The nature area has a lot of nice dance spots.  Just click the mushroom for the dances.  There is a outdoor drive in, picnic and camping areas, many pose spots and we even took in a game of Greedy at a public and scenic Greedy table area.  Ok, I mostly got pics me of me and Mike, cause he was just being that cute and I wasn't thinking about blogging at the time, but really the place looks great too.  Check it out some time.