Adventure 80

'Ello people.  During yesterdays adventure a designer dropped a notice about an one hour group gift. After the hour was up it would be full price.  So today I'm sporting them.  And as always I'm wearing the newest release from Tameless.  This shirt is from a friend, I use to model for her but she's no longer in business.




Rock on the first place is Forsaken Cove Pirates.  A pirates role play sim.  Everyone come get your Jack Sparrow on.

This sim is adult, so I feel a bunch of raping and pillaging going on.  You must be 18 or older. The littles stay home.

There's a few strict rules here.  No jumping off the walls or rooftops.  Stairs are there for a reason. You must be 30 days or older to enter sim. And it gets pretty in depth about the role play here. Which I'm such a noob about role playing it doesn't make sense to me.

There's a big board that shows you what authority is online, and if you don't have a combat hud you can click the flame to get one.

So I picked one up and cross the line, ran down the dock.  I found some caves where I thought I was safe to do some writing and some chick (which I ended up chatting with later, come to find out) came by and killed me I guess.  I'm sitting here with a cage around me.  I was just enjoying running the tunnels. Apparently I have another 2 minutes before I can move.  Guess it's time to smoke a bowl.

Running around top side I see they have little shops set up.  It's set up like a full village.  With piers docks and a few boats.  You can visit the tavern, bakery and various other businesses.

** Lag Rating: 1.5




Exposeur Poses & Props is the next place when traveling Northeast.  I've used this place a few times myself.  In fact they've participated in my hunt that I do Dare2Bare.  I asked them to do a pose for the poster. They have been around since 2010.  They are so participating in the Pose Fair.

On the left side of the store is information about the stores group and poses you get when you are a member.  The gold group's price is 500L, which sounds a bit steep till you read what you get.  Like regular free gifts. 20% off store credit on non-discounted items.  Sometimes instant credit will be sent out.  And knowledge of the newest items out before anyone else.

This place is huge.  Each room has its own theme, as in singles, couples, props.  Some of them are 2 stories so make sure to check.  But not every room as things on the second floor.  It seems as its the couples section that's the biggest.  Because its just not for man and women, but also for family and friends.  All the balls are out for testing.

** Lag Rating: 2




Well they always say, do as the locals do.  Southeast takes me to Naked Dungeon which is a Clothed Male Naked Female place.  I've been to a CFNM before so this is interesting.  To abide by their rules I stripped down in the name of journalism go check out the place.

Stepping inside, its done quite nicely.  With  nice furniture about mixed with BDSM toys..  Be aware if you have your RLV there are several traps set up to catch you up.  If you don't have anything that is RLV and would like to participate there's a box near the door that gives you a free collar and cuffs.

When they say no clothing they basically mean top, pants and panties.  Shoes, stockings, and hats are permissible.  Although clothing for stripping is also permitted.

This is a human sim only.  Although humanoid aliens, werewolves, furries & nekos are accepted.

Also if you're interested in getting some equipment like animations or RLV jewelry, there are some up on the walls near the entrance.

** Lag Rating: 2




Let's see we've had a bit of Pirate action today, some poses, bit of nakedness and now for a little relaxation. East from Naked Dungeon is a piece of tranquility.

This place is a slice of paradise.  With rock trails through gorgeous foliage.  Exploring the place and finding snuggle spots to have your serendipity moment.

Ana's Garden of Serendipity has an Asian feel to it. With signs pointing you to the direction of a deck that has some Tai Chi set up for meditation.  I hung out there for a moment at the hooka carpet.

** Lag Rating: 1.5





For the last direction which is Northwest takes me to Bad Girls a fantasy wrestling role playing sim. When I saw it on the map I had envisioned a warehouse type thing.  But I landed in another island paradise.  Sorry guys this place is ladies only.  No male avatars allowed.

Landing in front of a cavern you go in and one direction there is a floating bed in the water for some romantic time.  The other side is set as a sitting area. If you look to the right of the cavern three are some steps that spiral up on top of the cavern.  On top there is a covered area where you can mess around on the bed which has animations of erotic or wrestling. Take the ladder up one more time to enjoy the sights of the sim.

They have a teleport system that takes you to a Sky Temple, Beach Club, Apartments, Store & Alley.
The first teleport I take is the Sky Temple.  A gorgeous spot for people to dance and cuddle.

Next I took the store & alley teleport.  The store is full of items you can find scattered across the sim. Along with some cat fight animations and kiddie pools to wrestle in.  Across the shop is a warehouse where they do the wrestling at.

Behind the grotto is a large bridge you cross to get to the beach club.  Of course you can take the teleport system but it's so beautiful here I'd advise to take the long route.

Walking over to the beach club, on the right is a tiki bar to sit and have drinks before you shake your grove thing ladies.  I spent some time here, even did some topless dancing while I did as much as I could posting wise before taking the pic of today's outfit.

** Lag Rating: 1.5




Until the next adventure...

~ JL

Bright Canopy launches new blog – and a competition

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Jedi Permadeath: The Star Wars MMO That Could Have Been

In honor of the geekishly glorious new Star Wars trailer, here's a story of the Star Wars MMO that very likely could have been, and almost surely would have been seriously cool - as related by game designer Raph Koster,...

Huckleberry Hax, Second Life Related Author Releases New Book

I saw a tweet from Canary Beck the other day about a forthcoming book from Huckleberry Hax. This may well sound like the start of a work of fiction, but I promise you it’s not because Canary has now blogged : Second Life Is A Place We Visit (2015) By Huckleberry Hax. One of the reasons Canary has been tweeting about this is explained in her blog post :

Huckleberry Hax has published a new book and it’s now available for download. I’m especially happy that Huck asked me to design the book cover typography for this work, a second time! And as a bonus, the cover image – taken by Huck – is a scene from my beach at Basilique!

However what is the book about? Whereas Canary explains it very well I think it’s only fair to turn to the author for some explanation :

Huckleberry Hax has been writing about the virtual world of Second Life® for eight years. This volume collects together 42 of these articles, including his monthly column for over two years at the celebrated AVENUE SL lifestyle magazine.

This is a work of non fiction, even if it is virtual world based. However what Canary’s tweeting (no pun intended) has also opened my eyes to is the fact that Huckleberry Hax also writes fiction, and a lot of that fiction is based upon Second Life.

Huckleberry Hax has been writing stories based in virtual worlds going back as far as 2007 and to be honest I’m a bit miffed I’ve only just found out about this as I find this concept fascinating. AFK appears to have started it all :

A Second Life® detective reflects on cases and confessions, on love, on anger, on understanding Second Life as perhaps the greatest liberator there has ever been, and on falling for the oldest trick in the book, just the same…

At least three sequels have been spawned from that story. However Huckleberry hasn’t just settled for that series and another amongst his virtual reality novels is Beside An Open Window :

The day after after his girlfriend persuaded him to get a brain scan with her, Jason Harlan wakes up in the metaverse to discover he’s been dead for thirty years. But where exactly is Rachel Petstoof, now that her own death has triggered his activation? And who has the millions that Jason managed to accrue in his singing career? And what happened to him in the two years between his scan and the car crash in which he died?

There are more novels, some unrelated to virtual worlds, Huckleberry also writes poetry and produces photography. This is an angle of virtual worlds that doesn’t seem to get explored often, the ability to entwine it with the real world in with poetry, art and literature.

Huckleberry’s work comes in a variety of formats, you can order some of his work in paperback, hardback, PDF and more. Some of the work is available for free, although if you enjoy his work I’d encourage you to share a little financial love with him if you can.

For more about Huckleberry Hax’s work go here : https://huckleberryhax.wordpress.com/


LEA9 – PimperPuppets® – by Eifachfilm Vacirca



LOCATION: LEA9

PimperPuppets®
Being beautiful in the art scene
A BubbleTheatre® Play by © d-oo-b ©
World Premiere:
April 16 2015 noon pdt/slt
The shows run 24/7 every 5 minutes until april 26
Don't miss it! I am sure you will enjoy the world's first 20 minute speech bubble theatre play, on demand.
Serge has been chosen to feature his art in the Grand Hall. He is determined to impress everyone. But Lucia steps out of his shadow.
Pimperpuppets was created in Blender, Gimp and Secondlife. Read the blog for further details of the behind the scene work http://blog.d-oo-b.ch. pimperpuppets.com is a one man show experiment and I enjoyed a lot the peaceful time I had creating it. During the show april 16 2015 until april 26 2015 best DJs and live musicians will perform at pimperpuppets. I thank all of you for being so supportive and encouraging over all these years I spent in secondlife.
The show contains video, so make sure your media is activated and autoplay enabled. Once you sat on the audience chair make sure you press ESC twice then lean back and enjoy the show.
Firestorm users will see the show under a Barcelona sky. Linux users must use Singularity or Kokua viewer to be able to see the video and preferably set their sky manually to Barcelona.
The show can also be visited by using the teleporters. Using the teleporters enables you to be part of the show yourself. Don't hesitate to join the picture others are looking at. You might even comment on the actors statements and be part of the show.
Be welcome to enjoy the worlds first theatre/movie anyone can be part of. I am looking forward to see what part you are playing in pimperpuppets.
If you would like to contribute a performance at a specific time (art, music or anything i can't think of) during the show april 16th until april 26th contact eifachfilm vacirca in world.



The Drax Files Radio Hour #64 featuring Pathfinder Lester

This week on The Drax Files Radio Hour #64 Pathfinder Lester was interviewed and it’s now available to listen online. Pathfinder talks about Second Life, virtual platforms, Jibe, Unity and much more during this radio podcast.

As usual the weekly drax files radio shows are always informative on the latest happenings from across the metaverse. Spread the word and enjoy.


Filed under: Second Life, SL Announcements, SL Breaking News, SL Community, SL Cool Stuff, SL News Alert, The Drax Files Radio Hour Tagged: Second Life, SL Breaking News, SL News, The Drax Files Radio Hour

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Picturesque

I’m having so much fun playing with windlights lately. They can change the entire look of your scene with just a couple clicks, and can actually help you create a certain mood.

I actually took a few pictures of this look, but this is the lighting that I ended up going with. It captured the feel I was going for perfectly! Soft, cozy, lazy, and warm. Just lovely.

Picturesque

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Bed: floorplan – lounge bed  (12 LI, mod/copy)

Table: Apple Fall – Plan Chest (2 LI, mod/copy) @ FaMESHed

Decor:

Suitcases: floorplan – suitcase stack (3 LI, mod/copy)

Tripod Camera: Apple Fall – Vintage Camera w/ Tripod (3 LI, mod/trans)

Instant Camera: Apple Fall – Vintage Portable Camera (1 LI, mod/trans)

Rug: Apple Fall – Fiber Rug (2 LI, mod/copy)

Curtains: 8f8 – Primavera in Toscana Curtains (4 LI, mod/trans)

Small Hanging Photos: Trompe Loeil – Hanging Line With Photos (2 LI, mod/copy)

Large Hanging Photos: floorplan – darkroom photo dryer (2 LI, mod/trans)

Hanging Maps: Lark – Antique Map Chandelier (8 LI, mod/copy)

Card Garland: Lark – Spring Bunting (2 LI, mod/copy)

Landscape Art: Apple Fall – Verdant Oil Painting (3 LI, mod/copy) @ FaMESHed

Sunset Art: Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art (1 LI, mod/copy) @ FaMESHed

Shoes: Apple Fall – Leather Moccasins (1 LI, mod/copy)

Croissants: Lark – Croissants (1 LI, mod/trans)

Camera: Tres Blah – Bon Voyage Vintage Camera (1 LI, mod/trans)

Lamp: floorplan – book stack lamp (4 LI, mod/copy)

Coffee & Muffin: Apple Fall – Coffee & Muffin (1 LI, mod/copy) @ FaMESHed

Film: floorplan – darkroom film rolls (1 LI, mod/trans)

Book & Map: Apple Fall – Books & Map (1 LI, mod/copy) @ FaMESHed


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor

Royally Screwed?

Today I was reading Julya Lykin's blog.  Julya tours around Second Life by taking more or less random walks and describing the places she visits...including a lot of stores, of course.  SL is, after all, "a nation of shopkeepers."

But I was struck by one of Julya's comments.  She said "guys get royally screwed in SL."  She was referring, I hasten to add, to the fact that fashions, skins, hair, and accessories for guys are a lot thinner on the ground than those for us gals.

She's right, of course.  There is at least five times as much Stuff for women in Second Life as there is for men.  On the other hand, one might say the same for Real Life as well.  Take a look at any major department store, and see how much square footage is devoted to women's items vs. men's items.

Why do you suppose this is?  After all, we women supposedly make (on average) 76% of what men do.  Doesn't that mean that we should be buying LESS stuff?  Maybe we are...my Resident Geek sure seems to spend a lot of money, anyway.  But it sure isn't on fashion...one look at him would tell you that.  No, he buys Toys.  Computers, video games, tools.  Model airplanes.  He drools over (but does not often buy, thank goodness!) sports cars, guns, boats, and high end stereos.

I think it is a cultural thing.  Our whole culture teaches us that women must be beautiful to be a success...and that beauty requires clothes, makeup, shoes, and accessories.  And you have to buy new ones every season!  Not to mention time at the spa, skin treatments, plastic surgery, etc. etc.  A guy, on the other hand, can slouch through life with maybe one suit, a couple of pairs of briefs, a few mismatched socks, an old pair of jeans, and a few moth eaten T-shirts...as long as he is driving a Corvette.

Second Life imitates Life 1.0 in this regard.  I believe that our cultural biases influence our shopping habits in SL...and that, therefore, girls buy fashions, guys buy Toys.  In turn, our shopping habits influence what the creators put out there for us to buy.  They create what sells!

So, maybe the guys are royally screwing themselves by not buying more hot bodies and hot clothes!  Stop drooling over that chromed Harley Davidson, fellows...make yourselves into Eye Candy instead.  We, your virtual girlfriends, deserve no less!