(I really hope no one got excommunicated. No, wait! UCC doesn’t excommunicate people Becca
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Back on June 16th Xiola Linden posted a blog entry, The “What Second Life Means to Me” Video Share Project :
We’ve been having a lot of fun with no end in sight to the good times – but you can’t turn 12 without a little pride and reflection. Second Life has been going strong for a dozen wonderful years and there’s a ton of things happening to celebrate. You’ll see more to come here in the Featured News Blog – but we wanted to stop and ask – “What is the meaning of Second Life?” To you – that is! This question may sound daunting – but the truth is, tapping into what makes “SL” so special to us as individuals and communities is a really amazing exercise in retrospection and self-discovery. This is your world – so what does it mean to you?
Whether you just got started, have been onboard for the full dozen years, or fall somewhere in between – we’d love to see a glimpse of your story in the “What Second Life Means to Me” video project.
Since then people have been creating short videos and I have noticed that the playlist on YouTube has now hit the 30 mark. There are a variety of styles applied, some people share more of their real self than others, some are shot entirely inworld, some have no voice. This mix is what makes this project so interesting.
Girl Forgetful uses inworld footage and a few captions, but still manages to tell her story very well.
Whereas BrennendeBuchstaben tell his story in German, with aide of his wife, featuring real and Second Life footage as well as subtitles in English.
Huckleberry Hax tells a poetic tale of what Second Life means to him.
Loki Eliot goes for a more cinematic approach and manages to pack a hell of a lot of Second Life into less than three minutes.
The Lindens have been getting in on the act too and Patch Linden has created an excellent entry.
There are obviously plenty more videos to view, but they are all short, they are all interesting and they all tell a tale, this is a very impressive project.
Check out the new special Drax Files podcast @75 featuring Philip Rosedale talking about High Fidelity and a little on Second Life. This show was broadcasted from within High Fidelity for the first time and the show runs for 1hr/29 minutes.
Skip to 54 minutes to listen to the special interview between Draxtor and Philip Rosedale talking High Fidelity. I found the interview pretty much interesting and fascinating.
Give it a listen if you are interested in learning more on High Fidelity.
Just a small town Dwarfin, living in a lonely world.
I decided to take a trip to a small working class region of Second Life by the name of Crestwick Island and I was totally blown away by its gritty beauty.
The actual parcel description states :
Crestwick Island is a small working class town situated on an Island in the middle of a beautiful bay. The streets are lined faux businesses and shops as well as parks, marsh land and other surprises including a giant hill that supports an observatory.
This is a location that works really well, although it’s a shame that the business on the streets are faux because the record store looks really funky!
The creators of this wonderful location are Ciphertazi Wandin and Isa Messioptra, who also doubles as The Mayor, although I don’t know if she was democratically elected.
The way the creators have captured a small town is really impressive. This is a region where you hope the experience never ends, it goes on and on and on and on.
Over on the destination guide there’s some excellent praise for this region from a user called Stephi Dreme :
Absolutely breath taking, well worth the trip. I found my self effortlessly going from one place to the next. this creator knows how too design a sim its amazing every nook & crany is filled . worlds with in a world. I so much enjoyed walking up the cliff very realistic. thanx to creator & kudos for a job very well done. & I wasn’t spamed once during entire visit also a plus.
Content and region creators, there are some tips there on how to make your creations appealing.
This is most definitely a region where you don’t stop believing, you hold onto that feeling, it’s wonderfully atmospheric and trust me, it’s well worth a visit.
SLURL To Crestwick Island : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Uninhabited%20Island/152/63/24/
‘Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold
You’ll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in fields of gold ‘
While for most of my SL friends, who are in the USA, today..the 4th of July is a day of celebrations, festivities and fun, for me it brings me back to when I was a little Caity.
The 4th of July is my Mom’s birthday, we used to celebrate it while on holiday in Italy, on the camping at Lake Garda. We got to eat ice creams all day, the adults got drunk (well I realise now they didn’t get a flu, ahem…..) and all was good and cheerful. My Mom occasionally complained her birthday was never at home, but always on vacation.
She would have turned 70 today, alas…she was taken away in 2001, at the too young age of 56. I miss her.
I inherited her love for all flowers and colourful decorations, her brown eyes and her smile. And. I miss her so much.
Happy birthday Mama!