Second Life is NOT Dead
It’s alive and well and full of wonder, despite what some old and popular SL newsers keep writing about.The sky is not falling. The sky like everything else is shifting and changing. This is the norm.
YET , some of us forget. and write personal feelings about a world that one does not use as one once did and it keeps breathing even after one lost interest on it.
I entered SL in December 2007, I was thrilled then and I am still thrilled daily. Why else come if that was not true. When I figured out how to SL it was even more fun. Make no mistake SL takes a minute or 30 just to learn to navigate.
The graphics have improved, the creators content has evolved, Linden Labs are giving us some awesome new tools. No more cartoon skins as creators skills evolved, no more stiff ugly hair, clothes look almost so real you feel like you could reach out and touch it. Mesh has come along nicely and creators improved their designs and methods daily. It’s a process, like everythng else in either life , you take baby steps you learn , change and grow. SL has come a long way it’s not 2003 anymore or even 2007 and as I have watched things change in SL I’m still thrilled! That’s 8 years!
Music on Second Life has changed and grew and some awesome musicians have come and gone and some made careers in SL that moved OUT of SL and vise versa.
People who otherwise might never have a chance to get out of their own meatspace for reasons ARE now chatting with other people thousands of miles away, building bridges that might otherwise never be possible. Making connections, forming friendships and some are or have even meant thier spouses through SL. Artists from the *real* and creating a new art in SL. Artists who had no real outlet are finding theirs. People who thought they had no real artistic talents are finding out, they do! To be clear when you stop and think about it everything done is SL is a work of art , from making a texture to designing a sim. Drop a prim and let it begin.
BUT Honour Said it better! Please read her blog post.
|Life in a Bowl by Cica Ghost (moderate)|
Cica Ghost’s latest beautiful creation is Life in a Bowl↑. Residents of a tropical island have placed sea creatures in giant aquariums – within sight of the ocean, which seems unnecessarily rude.
The good news for them is that the build is temporary and I’m sure they’ll be released back into the wild soon. I hope!
OK I’m going to stick my nose partway into the latest SL drama. One aspect of it has, over the years, made me very curious.
It all started when Eric Grundhauser wrote a wonderful article about Second Life on Atlas Obscura↑. He expected ” to find a dying world of outsiders and bronies gleefully recreating pornographic impossibilities”. What he found instead, thanks to the guidance of Ziki Questi↑, was “a fascinating and vital world that is constantly changing and pushing the…
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5 years of blogging Second Life ! I’ve managed to fill one complete blog space and it’s time for a new spot, SO ……
I have created a new blog space. This one will not be going away, it will be linked to the new.
I’ve enjoyed sharing my SLife with all of my friends and followers, fellow bloggers. The designers and events coordinators that have trusted me to showcase and feature their designs.
It’s been a journey for me , one that I cherish. It’s been a positive learning experience that’s allowed me to meet some awesome people form all over the globe and grid.
So, please be patient while I transition to my new blog . I certainly hope that you will all join me there too!!
In the coming week you will find me continuing to do what I love @
Now , I’m back to moving in there and getting everyone notified. :)
I’ll be watching for you !! See you there !
Gallery Assis in Association with LUMIPro presents:
Joseph Nussbaum “Intimacy”
This show presents a close view of intimacy, holding, love making, in all different varieties. Intimacy is an aspect of life that is important; it is something precious and something we should never lose. I have attempted to show the closeness of two people, focusing on the feelings and the balance of the portrait.
Erik Bayn L’Homme
A series about pure masculinity, to show the male body at its best. It’s inspired by real photographs but arranged with an erotic touch and a sensual feeling !
Sabbian Paine “Dreams of Flesh and Water”
Dreams of Flesh and Water is about the fears and desires we often experience in dreams and the surreal, haunting and almost colorless images they often paint in our mind. This series is based on my own dreams and desires which often manifest themselves in or near water and the fear of sinking and what lurks beneath the surface coupled with the erotic desires of bare flesh in water.
Opens Saturday 17th August at Noon SLT
DJ Mjshotboy Skytower and Host Floyd Arun
Theme: Roman Bacchus Festival
GALLERY ASSIS HAS RELOCATED. SAME GALLERY, SAME FANTASTIC ART.
Eli Wallace, Owner of Gallery Assis, has been working endlessly to get moved into a new sim and create a wonderful relaxing and classy atmosphere for the galley.
Please join us this Saturday @ Noon SLT to celebrate these fabulous artists and their works with an exotic themed party !! Grab your grapes, wine and toga!
A friend has a friend who is a Cao. She is a beautiful, smart, funny (retired) model who makes me laugh and cry when I read her blog. From her antics with Spanx to the tales of her Jack Russell Terrorist and her Date Night escapades to her touching, insightful posts about life, love and death.
I have a friend who is a Cao. She is a beautiful, smart, funny (retired) model who makes me laugh and cry when I read her blog. From her antics with Spanx to the tales of her Jack Russell Terrorist and her Date Night escapades to her touching, insightful posts about life, love and death, her blog is one I never miss.
As I mentioned, she is a retired model, so her unique shape is sacrosanct. She created it to achieve a look that set her apart in the Second Life fashion world. Couture is not my forte, so while I am unschooled in Second Life modeling practices, I have no doubt it is similar to the stories we hear about RL fashionistas: fiercely competitive with some models doing anything to get ahead. From what I have read in Cao’s blog, there are many models who are friends and…
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(photo by Editorial Clarity)
Yesterday my partner and I purchased this home. Absolutely stunning. Details and textures are outstanding and because we do a ton of photography and machinima the fact that there were NO offensive lighting was a huge sell for us.
We rez’d this as a house , not a skybox.
M E N U:
Bali has a house menu. This can change the background and waterfall in the premium skybox version.
– 11 backgrounds
– waterfall visible/hidden
– PREMIUM version comes with ambient sounds
Over all I am totally satisfied with the look and the sale price.
This stunning home has one design flaw, when rez’d as a house and not a skybox there is no *gate/entrance*. The wall totally surround the house , so you have to set a tp directly into your home or jump over the walls.
With all the great options offered with this house/skybox a bit of forward thinking might have included the option when rez’d as a house on ground level that there might have been an entrance gate. So, while you can mod / move furniture you can NOT mod the build, we are unable to make our own *gate/entrance* . If you intend to use this as a house at ground level be advised you will either tp directly into the house or jump over the wall.
reBourne – Bali – ( PREMIUM FURNISHED ) quality beach home with pool, mesh house ( skybox and ground version included )
There never was a time when women were more frequently made the subject of verse, nor worshiped with greater devotion, then the age of chivalry. It was a time when the duty and pleasure of every gentleman was to be the slave of same lady, and when passion of love was studied more ardently, and expressed in more delicate and sincere language then at any other time.
The introduction among the rules of chivalry of the so called “Science of Love” brought into the customs and ideas of medieval society a new element which became almost immediately dominant, side by side with the purely warlike element and the religious element.
The new doctrine, when brought in from Provence, France and spread by means of crusaders returning from the Holy Land, found a congenial atmosphere in the North of France and among the Normans, where women already occupied a dignified and independent position.
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