About this blog
A showcase of some of the amazing things going on in Second Life - from snapshots, to gifs, to edits and landscapes. If you're interested in being featured, submit your pics to the Official Flickr Group. Looking for places to visit inworld for pics and adventures? Check out the Destination Guide for places to explore.
Entries in this blog
"...This long awaited ‘holy grail’ feature in Second Life has now finally arrived on the main grid! The subject of numerous false starts, April fool’s jokes, and much controversy – it is now possible to import 3D models directly into Second Life. The implications from an architectural urban design and city planning perspective are obvious."
Check out the SL Flickr Pic of the Day, "Fluffy in Pacific Grove" by Draxtor Despres.
Have you visited the new Destination Guide Mesh Showcase?
It’s only been two days since the formal rollout of mesh in Second Life, but some amazing creations are already starting to surface. For example, artist claudia222 jewell has created the surreal and sticky Mesh Mellows, where human-bug hybrids dwell in a creepy underground abyss.
Are you a creator who is using mesh in a new and innovative way? If so, tell us about your designs, fashions or environments using the Destination Guide Suggestion Submission form to be considered for the Mesh Showcase.
Grab a free parachute and get ready for the ride of your life at the Double B Skydiving Center.
This year's Zindra Expo promises to be a mix of creative and interactive experiences for Residents, as the four regions of ZEXPO are transformed into a land of surprises and innovative creations. Games, contests, rides and daring attractions will all be in the mix, along with art galleries, concerts, live discussions and exotic play areas. ZEXPO is a celebration of Zindra, the sophisticated adult mainland of Second Life. Zindra will host this Forbidden Carnival, offering 10 days of fun. Be there as ZEXPO 2011 celebrates Zindra and everything adult in SL.
To visit these sites, you must 18 years of age or older.
A film called Life 2.0 will air Thursday evening on OWN (Oprah’s TV network). The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and follows several Second Life users, illustrating some of the ways Second Life affected their offline lives (and vice versa).
You can watch the trailer for the film here, and check out some past reviews from Second Life Resident (and Betterverse blogger) Rik Riel, as well as from The New York Times, the Huffington Post, and the Village Voice.
The film and its portrayal of Second Life inspire a mix of reactions from audiences. If you watch the movie, we encourage you to add your voices and personal perspectives on Second Life to the conversations the film may spark — it’s a good opportunity for us all to talk about what we think makes Second Life interesting and special. If you’re on Twitter, you can join the conversation at #Life2.0.
Walking through Lemondrop's Forest is like taking a stroll through a classic kid's cartoon, where flying pigs in rockets are the norm. A fun place to visit.
Check out the Men's 24 — one of the most fabulous fashion events for style-conscious men in Second Life. The fun began on Aug. 19 and will wrap up on Aug. 27. More than 24 well-known, talented menswear designers have created delightfully divine, limited-edition items for this fashion fête. Come explore the fantastic sartorial creations inworld here, and check out Strawberry Singh's site for more details!
Can you find your way out of the massive hedge maze? Try it and see.
Calling all Second Life artists! Visit the Linden Endowment for the Arts Full Sim Art Series, running from October 2011 through March 2012. Here you'll discover various art projects and exhibitions from different SL artists. Submit your application today to be a part of the action! Submissions are due by Sept. 10. If selected, you'll get a full sim to use for your installation. Find out more at http://pdx.be/c9cb. Check out the Destination Guide entry here.
One of the most innovative games we've seen in Second Life is the limited-time "scavenger adventure" game "Horror Night." Grab your free HUD when you arrive and then seek-to-find the hidden items to collect them all and complete your quest. Once you do, you'll get a special item that you'll use to collect your reward and solve the mystery.
While scavenger hunts are in abundance in SL, "Horror Night" employs some innovative techniques to assume control of your camera during triggered "events" in your journey. There are scares aplenty in this fun adventure, which runs through the end of August.
Visit the developer's website to find more info on this game and the backstory-- but be sure to use Google Translate since it is in Japanese.
Check out the hottest Second Life fashions at Modavia Fashion Week, held Sept. 8-15. For the full lineup, which features 50 of Second Life's leading couture designers, visit the Modavia Blog.
Visit the Bay City Aquarium and enjoy the sea life with your friends.