Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crystall Dunes Open Now Until Nov. 4th, 2012

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lifestyle/168/87/23
Neva Crystall has opened up Crystall Dunes again to share with us through Nov. 4th.  It's different than before but has all the wonderful natural, realistic feel Neva does so well.  There are a lot of nice pose spots, plenty of water, docks, and fall hangouts along with a few homes to explore.  These are always a fun explore and photo op so take advantage while you can.   Huge thanks to Neva Crystall for letting us visit and explore.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Boofest Today!

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bran/68/147/25

Boofest today, "Ghosty, Spooky stories best shared around a blazing autumn fire".


(When I dropped in Crap was telling stories in his various impressive voices.. dressed as Grim Reaper)
(me on left mushroom seat)
(it's still going on all day today, so check it out if you want to hear some cool Halloween stories and see some great costumes and avatars too)

(Hakeber Haber had a cool outfit and when she told her stories her pumpkin mouth moved... pretty cool looking)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ce n'est pas une peinture by Gracie Kendal at LEA 15

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/LEA15/67/117/533
Fall into LEA 15 by Gracie Kendal.   The sign says it's under construction but it was cool to me as is.   At the landing there are free art skins and once you eat the cake and fall into the "Rabbit Hole", you float around in the swirls, colors, and pictures blending in for an enjoyable surreal ride.  I left my clothes on over the art skin, so I'm not completely blended in for the pics... so you can see me, yeah that's it, I left my clothes on so you can see me, 'not cause I'm a prude or anything like that afraid of going totally nude in art skin, no that's not it, I just wanted to be able to see me in my pictures, yeah that's it....... see if you can find me.  Where's Kara?
(The landing)
(Floating in the exhibit)
(The end)

....and if you are wondering about the title of the exhibit.. it means : "This is Not a Painting"

Friday, October 19, 2012

Green Gables at Pretty Island A Very Pretty Explore

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/pretty%20island/231/111/27
I found a great sim to explore and take pics in.. it's very pretty : )

Women's Stuff-The Hunt

November 2, 2012 through Jan. 2rd, 2013-400 gifts-1/2 way through the hunt all gifts will change to "holiday party" theme.  Start at Gizza Creations.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Burn 2 October 20-28th, 2012 -Fertility

Burn 2 is coming October 20-28th, 2012.  "This year's theme is "Fertility." Echoing the theme of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City (http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm12_theme.html), this year's theme explores fertility within the lens of our virtual event."

 I was lucky to get in early for the press day and grab a few pics and play around a little.  This is always a fun event and I could see this year will be great.

Their press release states in part  ..."BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups.

The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall - a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.

This year's theme is "Fertility." Echoing the theme of the Burning Man festival in Black Rock City (http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm12_theme.html), this year's theme explores fertility within the lens of our virtual event."



Their official web site can be found here: http://burn2.org

Additional press info. states, "  - This is the third year for the BURN2 event, carrying on the traditions of Burning Man (and the former Burning Life event) within a virtual space as its own own entity.

 - It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups, and the ONLY Regional to burn the Man.

 - The 2012 event has expanded to six regions, growing beyond the four available regions in 2010 and 2011.

 - We have more than 100 builders and artists that have created this years community event."

There is also always a lot of fun and dance and about the entertainment they note: "We will be offering entertainment from over 40 Live acts and 50 DJs from across SL. We even have a literary camp for spoken word events!"

The Man will burn October 27th and the Temple will burn October 28th.  Menubar Memorial designed the logo this year and contact people are: 
Marianne McCann
Taralyn Gravois
Emcee Widget
Ronon Carver

Every evening the Lamplighters will be out dancing with drums.  Special artists by invite include: Fuchsia Nightfire, Ub Yifu, Nexuno Thespian, Palliana60 Loon,  Silene Christian.
Highlights include: The Temple, The Man, Ranger HQ, Gate Road, Gerlach, and more!
AND I saw the porta potties again : ) 
Enjoy!

Cinema

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Somewhere%20in%20Time/128/31/23
I finally made it in for some shopping at the "Cinema" event that runs through October 31st.
I was just in the Zodiac sim for some great shopping and Cinema is an associated Hottie Cooterati Experience!

 Cinema is a massive and beautiful, intricately designed multiplex cinema featuring 8 individually themed theaters.  Their note in part states "You’ll be immersed in the movie going experience, and in true Hottie Cooterati style, we will have some fun surprises awaiting you."  We have 80 stores located inside of 7 individual theaters, each of which have created BRAND NEW items. Make sure you visit each theater to find your favorite stores and discover new ones, too, you won't be disappointed!  We also have a very special theater for a new and exciting breedable, Fennux! Make sure you visit our "3D" theater in the center to see these new adorable creatures and pre-order while you're here!..."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chucky and Bride --Mohn Lisa Couture Group Gift

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/GOWNS/25/170/778
My friend BurlyBri Tigerpaw asked if I wanted to blog these cool group gifts from Mohna Lisa Couture.  When I saw what is was I was right there.  There are a lot of cool freebies at the store right now but a fun group gift for Halloween is their Chucky and Bride of Chucky.  We ran over to the GAFL Haunted Castle and took some pics.  Check it out.
The Bride includes bridal dress and veil, clever, shoes, optional skirt, shape, hair, and creepy head spin animation.  The Chucky includings: shape, hair, face tattoo, outfit, clever, shoes, and creepy headspin animation.
They have a bunch of other great freebie offers out right now too. 

Final Night for The Roof at NCY--New Location Next Week

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/New%20York%20NYC/195/51/66
Amforte is kicking off the closing night for The Roof at NYC.  Ling and The Roof live music venue is moving and will open next Monday at their temp location at HYDRAXIS.  I previously blogged this move here:http://karasecondlife.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-roof-hydraxis-as-lingual-markus.html


Amforte Clarity
Ling.. and me : )

Journey to the Lost City

Visit here: /slurl.com/secondlife/BAY%20OF%20BALFALAS/251/117/2218
Today I checked out "Journey to the Lost City" Calas Halloween 2012.  Their note card reads:
"Welcome to our fellow Calas Explorers!

You are about to embark on a journey that takes you from a dark castle in The Carpathian Mountains to the jungles of the Far East. It’s the 1860’s.   Your goal: To search for the lost expedition that left 18 months earlier in search of, at the current Count’s request, the treasure of an ancient city, said to exist deep in the jungle.  The unfortunate souls had also been given the task of collecting more specimens for the Count’s disturbing  and downright twisted collection of unusual fauna (and not so fauna?) from around the world.

*IMPORTANT  To get to the jungles of the Far East, you must first find the Gold Idol hidden (well, kind of :-) in the Castle"

This is my kind of SL adventure and explore.  Check it out.
And I took a pic there while in my free group gift demon outfit from Purple Moon
Look for the portal.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Party Time!

Some fun parties coming up....

First, Saturday 10-20-12 at 11am SLT, Toogy and I will be hosting a Monster Mash party at Haunted Castaway Island here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dream%20Island/174/224/21
Come dressed in your favorite monster costumes and Toogy and I will try to film a little machinima for fun.  Other machinimatographers and photographers welcome too!  All invited.

Saturday marks the anniversary of the Monster Mash song hitting billboard #1 spots.  From Wikki: ""Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20 of that year, just in time forHalloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since."


  Next on Saturday at 1pm SLT the GAFL Haunted Castle will have a party here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/GAFL%20Stadium/137/142/28
Chillee Hernandoz will sing live at the event.
Then Monday at the same link GAFL will host and cheerleader /football player recruitment party.
Let's have some fun!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Liquid Inferno--New Club Now Open

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Indigo%20Dreams/226/66/1098
There's a hot new rocking club in SL these days and I was there today to check it out during their wings, horns, and tails event.  The club is owned by Ryanne Foxdale and Jenn Resident and tonight Pursiah Defluff was hostess.  There was a string of DJs playing a wide genre of music.  The club itself is cool looking so I made a little video.
video

Free HoWear Halloween Outfits

Visit Here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ho%20Wear/193/119/33
Naxos Loon invited me to the HoWear Halloween store to pick up 3 free outfit and avatar gifts and other things they are giving away today for Halloween, then BoneHead Goalpost joined us for a little dance in one of the gift outfits that includes full mesh outfit, accessories, shape and skin.  They chose to keep their regular shape and skin obviously.  Check us out then get on over to HoWear if you want some very cool Halloween freebies.




video



BOSL 5th Anniversary & Frolic Mills, The Man Of The Hour

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Irish%20Casablanca%20Blvd/34/245/3805


BOSL's 5th Anniversary & Frolic Mills' RL Birthday Broadway Celebration Concert

October 13th 2012
10:00 am SLT

PLAYBILL:
1. Mankind Tracer + Dazzlers - CIRCLE OF LIFE  - Lion King
2. Tamra Sands + Dazzlers - WILKOMMEN - Cabaret
3. Tamra Sands - MAYBE THIS TIME - Cabaret  
4. Mankind Tracer - GREASE LIGHTNING - Grease
5. Mankind Tracer- PINBALL WIZZARD - Tommy
6. Tamra Sands - THINK OF ME - Phantom of the Opera
7. Tamra Sands - ALL I ASK OF YOU - Phantom of the Opera
8. Tamra Sands - POINT OF NO RETURN - Phantom of the Opera
9. Mankind Tracer - MUSIC OF THE NIGHT - Phantom of the Opera
10. Dazzlers - MASCARADE - Phantom of the Opera  
11. Tamra Sands - DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - Evita  
12. Tamra Sands + Dazzlers - MEMORY - Cats
13. Tamra Sands - WHAT I DID OR LOVE - A Chorus Line
14. Dazzlers - ONE - A Chorus Line  
15. Mankind Tracer - THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM - Man of La Mancha
16. Tamra Sands - TONIGHT - West Side Story  
17. Tamra Sands + Dazzlers - SOMEWHERE - West Side Story
18. Tamra Sands - UNUSUAL WAY - Nine
19. Tamra Sands + Dazzlers + MISS VIRTUAL WORLD candidates - BE ITALIAN - Nine
Happening now.. run on over for some fun!

The Roof @ Hydraxis As Lingual Markus Moves Forward

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serenity%20Shores/129/212/22
"Hydraxis, Live Music Venue, The Music Lives Here" At Serenity Shores



Time passes and many things come and go in SL, but there always seems to be a few people, places, and things you can count on and for the past 2.5 years The Roof @ NYC was a dependable Monday, Wednesday, and often additional evening of great musical entertainment brought to us by Lingual Markus.  Ling premiered some great new talent over the years alongside his steady regular musicians that kept The Roof packed.  But now NYC will be closing in 2 days and selling, so The Roof and Ling are moving on.  Ling is looking at this as an opportunity and stated he's all set up at Hydraxis, has had a test/preview night that was successful and will officially be up and running at Hydraxis October 22nd.  He said this is a chance to recreate and the new place has a larger capacity at 77.  There will also be shopping in the mall for those interested. Ling said he's ready to move forward and the lineup planned for the 22nd includes: 8pm Voodoo 9pm Ganjo 10pm Noma so far.  I'm sure his many loyal patrons will be excited with the new place and larger capacity and I look foward to seeing everyone there.
I had to take sneek peek and it's comforting to see much of it is the same:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

BOHO HOBO New Mesh Jeans and the BOHO Culture Fair

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Trillia/236/25/2120

My friend Trill Zapatero, a great SL artist and designer, has some new mesh jeans in a large variety of colors and designs out for sale at her shop, BOHO HOBO.  I love to shop in this store as it's so full of fun bright unique things.  She still has her FUSE "Enlightenment" exhibition of beautiful lamps in the grotto beneath the store. Trill also works for a good cause and her note info. states, "BoHo HoBo, Gypsy/Punk/Neo Hippy/Grunge fusion clothing  *ALL PROCEEDS FROM BOHO) HOBO GO TO RAWA (THE REVOLUTIONARY ASSOCIATION OF THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN"
 
Trill will also have products at the upcoming BOHO Culture Fair that will run October 15 through the 31st. More info. to come on that. 
In the pic I'm wearing;
-BOHO Skinny Mesh Jeans in blue
-BOHO Bandana 2
-BOHO Top Hat fancy gears
 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

2012 Boobie Thon Oct 1-13th

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Laudanum/217/132/22

2012 Boobie Thon... lots of fun novelty things to support the cause.  "Fighting breast cancer with humor and irreverence in Second Life."  Check it out.

Monday, October 1, 2012

GAFL Haunted Castle Now Open --Party 10-01-12 at 7pm SLT

Visit here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/GAFL%20Stadium/119/142/30
First let me say.. this is a MUST SEE sim.  Ok, more here:
(photo ad by CindyS Tatham)
(This pic I took while it was still under construction so u can see the sheer size of it.  Cindy took the little pic of me I inserted in the corner)

The press release and inviation to all reads:
"Welcome to the grand opening of GAFL's Haunted Castle
Monday, October 1, 2012 @ Midnight (12:00am slt)
Open Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2012
Location:  GAFL Stadium (128, 140, 29)

Please join us at the grand opening of the GAFL's Haunted Castle.  Gates open at Midnight on October 1, 2012 and that same evening we will have a Halloween Party  from 7-9 PM SL T with DJ Stuart Nightfire. Dress in Halloween costumes  (optional)

The GAFL's Haunted Castle is the LARGEST haunted castle in Second Life. There are so many rooms you will surely get lost (but that's half the fun)  It is full of surprises for everyone, both scary and funny. Very interactive and entertaining. We recommend you touch everything as there may be a scary or funny pose in it.
There is also a Pumpkin Hunt, with plenty of free prizes
-- Fun for everyone A
**This event is sponsored by the Global American Football League
For more information contact Chloee Davi, Sasha Silvershade, Kathy Nikolaidis, Pyper.Dollinger, or Lovis Timeless"


On a more personal note: This is the grand opening of the Global American Football League Haunted Castle which will remain open to November 1st.  I helped my friend Kathy Nikolaidis put this together. I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I'm very excited to be a part of their adventure and hope everyone visits. This 3 plus story sim wide castle is a masterpiece itself  with a major "WOW!" factor.  As a matter of fact I toured this build a couple of months ago with Kathy and during my tour I just kept saying WOW!.  And that was when empty.  Now here at the GAFL castle most of the many (I'd guess about a million) rooms are filled with scary, silly, creepy, scenes, animations, and pose and play spots.   Additionally the yard boasts a full graveyard crypt area that has some secret places, animations and poses.  There is also a pumpkin patch loaded with a hunt and cool freebie prizes.  The paintings in the grand ballroom alone are worth the explore. Don't miss the secret passage to the dungeon, the chapel and many things outside too. I got lost so many times working on it, so if you need a tour let me know because I can usually find my way around now: )

This huge impressive castle itself is a marvel made by Romeu Tomsen & Minerva Loire.  Their note card states in part:
 "This palace was inspired and built  over the footprints of the real life palece in Moszna - Poland. .... this building is huge and exists in real life.   90% of the textures used were Photoshoped with the help of many photos I took in a trip i did to the real palace in 2010. It took us over 2 years to complete a selling version of this palace. This building was supposed to be unique in Second Life. It was located in Anarchy Island for 1 year and half. If you google for Magnolioideae Palace you will see many blogs and artwork pictures made by many people all around the world." (sic)
(ballroom- you can see how tiny Kathy, Chloee and I look in the middle there)

Come join us to explore, learn more about GAFL, and dance in the grand ballroom at the party.  Brought to you by GAFL: Chloee Davi, CEO, Sasha Silvershade, GAFL, C.O.O., Kathy Nikolaidis, GAFL Dir. of Media, Pyper Dollinger, GAFL Cheer Director, Lovis, Timelsess, GAFL Cheer Director, Marlo Edenflower, GAFL Media Assistant, Arwen Clarity GAFL Assistant to CEO,  Rissa Cannoli, C.O.O Assistant, Kara Trapdoor, Castle Decorator