Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

A short vid and pic from last year to wish everyone a Happy Halloween this year.

Getting ready for Halloween

Syncretia Closing..Hurry Over

Syncretia is closing November 8th Monday, so hurry over for a last visit. Don't worry Alpha Auer's alpha.tribe store will still continue it's existence in the Syncretia Annex. SyncretiaHere.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


A quick vid just because I like the song and SciFi stuff in SL.

E.T. from Kara Trapdoor on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Big Bang Crossmedia Project

I received some cool Rose Spam today from Rose Borchovski and since it covers it well, I'm just going to edit and quote it here:

"BigBang Crossmedia project.
We are working on a project called the Bigbang.
It is a rl multimedia show, with most off the content of the projection created and filmed in SL.
The RL event will take place on the 5-6-7 th of November in Warsaw, Poland.
I'm proud to tell you that the show is a combined effort of a group of sl Machinatographers and Artists like:
Bobe Schism, Mescaline Tammas, Toxic Menges, Bryn Oh, sorror Nishi, Werner Kurosawa, Alpha Auer, Rose Borchovski and others.
(More specific information will be released this weekend with a complete credit list.)

We have filmed several myths of creation. The sim on which we have filmed the Greek myth will probably go offline next week, but I would like to give you the opportunity to visit " the film-set" of this Greek myth,
Thank you Rose ))


In the beginning – there was a great empty void called Chaos.
inhabited only by the great black-winged bird Nyx who mated with the wind to lay a golden egg which hatched out with Eros, the God of Love. The two halves of the golden eggshell became Uranus the Sky and Gaia the Earth,who promptly fell in love with each other and had many children.

The children of Uranus and Gaia were fearful that their own offspring would destroy them and in protection against such an outcome, Cronus the eldest child took to eating his offspring as soon as they were born, But Cronus’s wife Rhea hid her last born child, a boy called Zeus,tricking her husband to swallow instead a cloth-covered rock. When Zeus became a man, he attacked his father, forcing him to vomit up his brothers and sisters and a mighty Battle of the Titans took place in the skies above Mount Olympus to decide who should rule the world. Zeus and his siblings were victorious and the world now had a race of triumphant Gods but no men or animals. Zeus instructed his sons to make animals and men, giving each creation a gift according to its needs – some were given claws, others teeth, others the ability to swim or to fly. But the gifts ran out by the time it was the turn of man and women so Zeus’s son Prometheus gave man fire in direct disobedience to his father’s instruction and Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock to have his liver plucked out daily by an eagle. The female Pandora was given a box of secrets which she was told never to open. But tempted by curiosity, she opened the lid and let loose plague, famine and greed upon the world. When she managed to close the box again, she heard a small timid creature fluttering inside - it was Hope which was finally released and thus could always allow a reprieve for the world."

Check it out here: Direct link BigBangHere. or here:

RL links : BigBangHereRL.

The Rumor. Have You Heard....Opens Saturday, but you can slip in now : )

The Rumor.. woman in the water

Today I visited a new scenic sim filled with shopping/explore that officially opens this Saturday, October 30th. The gates opened today for early shopping and probably a little less lag, so I ran on over. (Actually I stopped in before and cammed around the ban lines, because I'm just that curious)The sim has cool landscaping and some of my fav shops including: Posies(some cute animations and poses), Fume, LouLou & Co., Razorblade Jacket (sale this location), socialANGtz poses (some cute free ones), Acid & Mala, Tea (cute wearable free group gift snake), Adjunct, rangs,Babycakes, Wunder, BUTT-ERR,Mustache, Cheeky Pea, Smarmy, and what seems like a million more tucked into a quaint little scenic village. I noticed a couple of shops still free for rent too. Lots of freebies. Check it out here: or direct link here: TheRumorHere.The Rumor.  Have  you Heard.... Tea in The Rumor... free snake Freebie wearable snake

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Virtual Sports

I've been having a bit of fun with sports in SL lately so wanted to share some Slurls and pics.

Hockey with Virtual Hockey League: HockeyHere. or here:

warrior Instinct Boxing Gym: BoxingHere. Or here:

Second Football League: SFLHere. Or here:
Lilly Juno took our Cheerleading Group Photo

Recreational sports complex for tennis, volleyball and basketball: TennisVolleyballBasketball. Or here:

There is also plenty of sailboating, sailboarding, jet skiing, cigar boating, surfing and other water sports and Blake Sea is one of my favorite places to go for water sports.

My smallest SL friend Sheldon Nitely also created a Fantazy Football game that may be found around SL. He provided me with a note of information as I took his picture with the set up. "Play Fantazy Football. With prize pools for both the weekly and season-long winners, you could become the king of the hill.
How do you play?
Simple. Find a Fantazy Football machine. Pay the machine. Pick the winner for this weeks' games by clicking on the appropriate team logo and that's it.
Pick more winners that week then your friends and you win the weekly pot. Pick more winners for the season and you win the accumulated season pot.
Don't worry even if you don't come in first we're giving away prizes to the players who come in the top three for the week and top 10 for the season.
But you have to hurry. The machine moves on to the next week at the beginning of the first game of the week. (Yes, yes those crazy Thursday games do count).
So get your helmet on and get ready to play."

If you just want a cool gym to work out in one of my old machinima includes some workout scenes from my fav SL gym with credits and location info. toward the end:

Unconditional from Kara Trapdoor on Vimeo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Horrorfest 2010

It's time for Horrorfest 2010 a fundraiser in aid of the Sophie Lancaster foundation sponsored by the Guild of Gloom. a registered charity. This event runs October 15-30 and will have djs, vendors, burlesque dancers, hunts and prizes and a undead auction showcasing the the hottest and best of horror in SL.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Soni's Rez Day Party-All Invited

Sonicity Fitzroy REZ PARTY INVITE

My good friend Soni is having her 4th rez day party tomorrow, Friday from 8-10slt at their office. This should be a lot of fun and everyone is welcome to join us. There will be a dj, dancing, fireworks, and the land has some cool things to play on. I hope all my friends can come whether you know Soni or not. See prior posts for more info. about Soni and her many SL productions. Direct link here:

Prior post here: SoniHere.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Six Sims
Six invited artists, Eighty eight donation camps, Twelve theme camps, Twenty five lottery camps. Check it out. Opens Saturday. See also following post.

TheGateHere. The Gates and Freebie Tent

MadcowCorvaireHere. Madcow Cosmos & Corvaire Wind

MayaHere. Maya Paris

BrynHere. Bryn Oh

AMRadioHere. AM Radio

SonorHere. Sonor Nishi

TheManHere. The Man

BURN2=Opens this Saturday

BURN2, Get Ready, It's Coming

Saturday, October 16, 2010 opens the annual SL/virtual Burning Life event.
*"This year's theme is "Metropolis - Civilization in the Desert." Exploration and expression of the urban reality in the style of Burning Man, where materials are trucked into the desert to build a temporary city that then disappears, leaving no trace."

Saturday's public schedule is as follows:
-12:00pm BURN2 OPENS!Sat, October 16, 12pm – 1pm
-2:00pm Raven & EmCee on "MetaVerse Arts"
-5:00pm Fiction Writing Class @ The Written Word
-6:00pm Eio Tuqiri @ Lamplighter Village Bath House
-7:30pm Lamplighter ProcessionWhenSat, October 16, 7:30pm – 8:00pm
WhereAssemble @ Lamplighter Village (map)
-8:00pm Drumming & Fire Dancing @ The Temple
-9:00pm BootieSL @ Lost Republik

*"BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second life and 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."

*taken from BURN2 site :

SL virtual Burning Life began in 2003 with SL residents taking more involvement in 2007. This year is the first year the event is completely sponsored and run by the SL community. Ownership of Burning Life was transformed from a partnership between Burning Man and Linden Lab into an entirely regional Burning Man event in the metaverse and the name has evolved with the changes this year to BURN2. The BURN2 parties run through October 24th with the sims closing Oct.30. This is an annual event not to be missed.

I'll try to add some good direct links later to some of the invited artist's exhibits that I especially like. I just didn't have time before work today.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lusiadas, nordari=A Great Explore

I found a very cute sim that reminds me of Kansas where I live. There are nice poses about. Check it out here: Lusiadas,nodariHere.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Phoenix Rising Closing Sale

Sadly Phoenix Rising is closing, but right now that means great prices for us. I'm just going to copy their note here, but keep in mind these are great quality items. " Dear Valued Customers,
On behalf of the Phoenix Rising Team I Personally wanted to take this time to Thank All of you for your support.
As a final Thank you, we wanted to give back to the customers.
= All items have been slashed to its finalPrice- 25L$
= All Discount Rack tems, All retired Items, and all ONE OF A KIND ITEMS have been marked to 1L$
Phoenix Rising will close its doors forever on Oct 30th. Tier will have been exhausted at this point for the sim
.All Sales Will be Final. Sales is only on items made by Phoenix Rising designers. It does not include products by Glitterati.Nardcotix.Exodi.Earthstones.
=Why is PR Closing?
As head designer of Phoenix Rising I have moved onto new place in my rl. Im a newly wed, with new home, new puppy and new changes! With new beginings endings must come!
=Can I buy PR from you?
NO. I cant bring myself to sell of a company me and my friends have built. I wont allow anyone else to represent something I built and thoose of my friends who have poured there souls into watching our Phoenix Rise.I rather my customers enjoy the memorys.
NOW In closing
Thank You all
For the giving me the gift of watching Phoenix Rising grow! I wouldnt have been able to create if it werent for you! LOVE YOU ALL
Ashoka Eales CEO
Danial Guisse
Kieran Debvec"

So if you want a great deal run to Phoenix Rising here:
direct link here: PhoenixRisingHere.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Highlights

This weekend I visited many places. Some of the ongoing events/places I'll show here and I'll do sim explores later. One of my friends, Shield Markus had a party celebrating being together with his gf, Cooky Swindlehurst 20 months in SL, which is quite impressive for SL relationships. They have a beautiful home area, yacht, helecopter, and cool stuff, and the plot next to them is for rent if anyone is interested. Palekaiko rentals...A world that touches your sensual imagination.
The main theme is water features. There are numerous waterfalls, grottos and an active volcano around.
You can check it out here: PalekaikoHere.

I also attended the E&S Burlesque Factory. I have seen the factory girls dance before and it appeals to my artistic side in that the girls wear great costumes (granted some of them usually take most of the costume off) and dance in sets to coordinating music themes. Although there is the tease of the traditional burlesque they rarely get down to less than most the SL bikini type clothes and often much of the costumes stay on. Emotes are cute and it's really a show for most anyone. Multiple shows weekly. Check it out here: EandSBurlesqueFactoryHere.

One of the highlights of my weekends was hitting the grand opening of the Caerleon Museum of Identity. This collaborative show by the Caerleon Artists Coalition on the subject of "The Ambiguity of Identity" opened Saturday and runs through the end of the month. Don't miss this place as it's loaded with great art and builds by some of our fav SL artists. It appeals to the part of me that likes to see and to take SL pics and there are many pose spots with pic props. Interactive-Yay! Check it out here: CaerleonDirectLinkHere.

Then just for fun this past week I went into InWorldz, a virtual world similar to SL, but not as developed. Look me up if you drop in there, as I go by the same name. Here is a pic of my av there: InWorldzHere.