Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fairy Tale by Cica Ghost Now Open

Visit Fairy Tale here:

The opening note says "''Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.''
C.S. Lewis
-Opening- 29th August 2017"

As usual with Cica's builds, this place is a cool visual... and be sure to click on things to pose/move/sit in a few places.  I always love me some Cica Ghost builds. Check it out.

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More on Sansar and Also some Great New Second Life Investments by LL

Visit Sansar Beta here:
I decided to check out Sansar again today for a little while.  It's in beta stage so anyone can visit. There are quite a few interesting places to see and many more in progress now.  In spite of the fact that I do not have a VR headset, I could still move around and enjoy the place.  Graphics and sounds are great.  I can't figure out how to change lighting, click on things to sit or dance or anything like that, I couldn't find any other people to chat with, and my av is NOT so hot.  But that's beta for you.  It's a little hard on my computer too and I could tell it was running hot after a while of exploring.  I took many more photos this time in to share and left my av in them for perspective. If you'd like to see them larger just click on them and it will take you to the pic in Flickr where they are big or you can make them bigger.  Sansar has a lot to offer but it still has a long way to go to live up to my SL experiences. I think it is getting there though, but I might have to invest in a better computer and VR headset at some point.  I won't leave my SL behind though and it looks like LL is still very dedicated to SL too with some upgrades and investments of their own into Second Life so have no fear all you SL die hards.. check out this just in....

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Horizons Experience

My friend Will Burns told me about this interesting free quest in SL.  I've been needing to try something different and this fit the bill.  This would be fun with friends, alone, or with an adventurous date. Check out "Horizons" a quest by Linden Labs here:

The sim information states: "Welcome to the Horizons Experience! Take part in a five-part series of quests against the clock to help Megallan to save Tyrah from Dr Talpa's evil clutches and have a chance to win fabulous prizes and rewards!"

This quest to free Tyrah includes 5 areas of difficulties to overcome and complete their directives to move on to the next.  You can play in explore mode or play mode.  I was game to try play mode. So, of course I was killed often and repeatedly.  The 5 areas are:
The Canyons
The Mines
The Dark Forest
The Swamp
The Command Center

The area is adult rated.  It's been around since late last year, so I guess I am not quite on top of things. It was fun to try, but I'll have to go back another day to try to finish, as it's getting late. The explanation/set-up, sounds, visuals, actual quest, story-line etc are all great. If you play the game version there is a hud but it works well and they offer them free in many places throughout the game.  I think this may be the best game LL has put out in SL so far.  I can't speak to the prizes as I have not gotten that far yet. You don't have to be premium to play but I've heard you do have to be a verified account, which if you are not a bot you probably are.  My computer is getting old and has lag and issues often, so it was probably a little more challenging than it should be, however I was able to progress and learn from my mistakes too.

From the pics you can see some of the first 3 sections and that of course I was killed numerous times.. lots or tricky killers around.
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Saturday, August 26, 2017

DirtyDee Sweetwater and his new Drummer

There is always some great live music going on in SL these days and tonight one of the shows I caught was DirtyDee Sweetwater at Club Peacock which is located here:

He gave a fantastic show.  The Whispering Sands live Promotion group is always fun and owner Jorr (Jorrdan Jarman) hopped up on drums, adding to DirtyDee's show.  I had to snap some pics! : )

For show times/locations and booking check out WSLP site here:
 or on Facebook here:

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to The Track

Visit Jericho Hill Sports Complex here:

Here are some videos if you are interested, but I will say the in-person experience is even better.  They do a good job filming though and you can get the idea.  Youtube here:

I headed over for some more racing tonight.  The racers seem to love it and it's fun to watch too.
Tonight the qualifers were as follows:
Jericho Hill Gate shouts:
Ryde Thor, 16.338
Mango Darwinian, 16.502
Svenja95 Resident, 16.643
Gage Pastorelli, 16.766
Taylor Aerallo, 16.768
MattTripp Resident, 17.500

Then they did a 80 laps race.. while I took pics for this blog :  )

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Arpeggio Opening Night

Visit The Arpeggio here:

One of my all time fav SL singers,  Toxie, Toxic Darkmatter has opened her own venue, The Arpeggio, at Forty Thieves Hideaway.  Toxie is well known not only for her beautiful voice, but also for her design and decorating skills;  She's designed sims for other venues previously but now she's opened up her own new space for live music events and her opening night tonight was a huge success with Erik Kottzen singing at 9 SLT followed by Gibson at 10.  The venue is a beautiful ruins filled area with all the romantic lighting, plenty of cool pose spots, the super cool stage area with huge skull backdrop in the ruins of a theater setting, lots of well designed nature areas fun for hanging out, music shows, exploring and photography.  I'm glad I hit this special opening night that was a huge success with a large crowd of lots of fun people.  I look forward to future shows here.  There is already a Flickr group for people to post their fav pics of the area or music event.  You can post the pics here:
Thanks Toxie for your contributions to SL and our fun times!

Welcome to The Arpeggio:

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

SL LIve Radio Slowbake Show on Sundays

Visit SL Live Radio Here:

It was great to hang out with my long-time friends Sonicity Fitzroy and Belinda Barnes at Soni's radio show "Slowbake" with SL Live Radio today.  It's typically held each Sundays from 12-2pm  unless Soni is out traveling or something.  She plays SL live musician's music and we hang out with whoever joins us dancing to the tunes and having a good time.  Join us some time or you can hear the show during these times wherever SL Live Radio is played inworld or on their stream.
SL Live Radio blog and Stream here:
Soni's blog here:

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gab, Toxie, and Erik Sandwich at Solar Winds!

Tonight I caught a triple stream live music show by Gabriel Da Silva, Toxie Darkmatter, and Erik Kotten at Solar Winds music venue.  First Maxilillion Kleen sang, then Gab dual streamed with Max, then Gab sang a set and Toxie and Erik joined him for a few songs, then Eirk sang a set.  Great night. They all did an amazing job.  The venue really packs a crowd and has great talent all the time.  Check it out some time. Visit Solar Winds here:

If you want to learn more about Toxie and for booking you can check her out on Whispering Sands live Promotions here:

To learn more about Gab and Erik or to book them contact Gabryel.nyoki

(Gab, Toxie, and Erik)
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Sansar is Open Beta For Everyone Now

Try out beta Sansar by going here:

Free Sansar is open to try out beta for all, and I had to try of course.  We've all been curious about this new Linden Labs platform designed to work with VR (virtual reality head mounted display headsets) and new technology for a while now.  I don't have VR so I just went in anyway as it works fine to explore and creat in both HMD or desktop mode.  There are minimum computer configuration requirements though but my laptop was able to run it.  However, the first place I visited was a club and the graphics were washed out for my older laptop in spite of another person there saying the graphics were really great for him and appeared to him as the atlas image did.  Then I visited another location that was much clearer with great graphics so I'm not sure if it was just my computer settling in or what specifically.

  My impression is that persons with VR will have a much easier time moving and playing around and enjoying it in general.  The graphics were great overall, and while the starter avatars left much to be desired regarding hair and facial look after coming from SL, the clothes were well designed with good textures, wrinkles, etc that looked realistic. I used my Kara Trapdoor name so I'll be the same in there as in SL.  There are some basic customization options to the few starter avatars to select from.  I met and added my first friend.  There were other people out and about but most were new to it checking it out for the first time too and mostly moving from place to place looking around like I was.  I snapped a couple of pictures to show.

The information page reminds us this is beta with many more features and much more content yet to come.  They also make it clear Second Life is here to stay and Sansar does not take away from their love and dedication to Second life which they continue to invest in.. Yay for that!  Sansar is just another option, so check it out if so inclined.  Friend me there if you like! After a while my laptop just died and seemed hot so I came back in to play in the Second Life that I love.  It was super cool to see for the first time though.

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