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  1. 25 points
    VIRTUAL WORLDS DOCUMENTARY Directed by: Olivia De Camps Produced by: Tom Sidi ABOUT THE PROJECT Every day, all around the world, millions of people log onto virtual worlds such as Second Life. Through a series of individual stories, this documentary aims to explore the core of basic human interaction. For many individuals, virtual worlds not only serve as escapism, but also morph into an expansion of their real life— where genuine friendships are formed, economy thrives, and often romance is built upon a virtual image that is frequently transferred to the real world. Users have the ability to immerse in the world they have always dreamed of living in, exploring their gender, racial, or sexual identity and creating strong bonds with people they might never get a chance to meet off screen. As we have been stuck at home without a possibility to physically meet, the idea of a digital world has become even more attractive. The documentary is directed by Olivia De Camps, a Dominican-American film student in her Senior year at New York University Tisch School of The Arts and produced by Tom Sidi, a TV and commercial producer. The film will be submitted to film festivals and uploaded online. CASTING Through interviews (all filmed digitally due to COVID) and re-enactments on SL, we are searching for stories to tell from an experiential, non-judgmental and visually-driven way. Tell us your story! How has SL been a world for you in quarantine? Has it helped you find your identity? Did you form a special relationship on the platform If you're an artist, do you come here to share your works (design clothes, host virtual raves, digital photography)? We are looking for people who would like to share their SL experiences with us during or before quarantine. You can choose to remain anonymous if you wish. For any questions or additional information, you can reach us at: oliviadecamps@gmail.com or t@boraxcfm.com
  2. 18 points
    With countless regions, parties, activities, and ways to modify your appearance, it’s safe to say that there’s always something to do in Second Life. However, it’s understandable that one might feel stuck or overwhelmed by all the choices. I don’t think I’m the only one who gets anxiety from spending 30 minutes on Netflix trying to decide what to watch. Luckily, there is a vast selection of topics under discussion in our community forums to help guide you through those moments. New Residents might have trouble looking for a specific item in the marketplace, finding the avatar that’s right for them, or understanding SL terminology that feels very natural to long term Residents. I definitely thought they were talking about cupcakes the first time I saw the term Bakes on Mesh. The main sections are People, Places and Events, Creation, Technology, Commerce, Land, and International. They cover just about everything you could imagine: machinima, land rentals, relationships, etc. For miscellaneous and support related questions, you can always go to the Answers section. And the best part is this discussion involves other Residents, all of whom were newbies at one point. I love that there is a Missed Connections section. SL is such a great place to meet people, but sometimes things get in the way the first time around and this is a great way to get a second chance at reaching out to someone. The forums are like an encyclopedia of Second Life information for those “What in the virtual world is going on?” moments, and I encourage everybody to check them out!
  3. 18 points
    When there aren’t a lot of positive headlines, sometimes it’s hard to balance being an informed citizen and preserving your sanity. For those of you not familiar with one of the most epic TV friendships of recent herstory, Christina Yang and Meredith Grey had a tradition of doing an impromptu jig together when things got overwhelming. (via GIPHY) During moments like this, I think we could all benefit by following their lead. Especially now that many of us are more sedentary than usual, it’s easy to forget that dance is such a natural mode of expression; distinct forms of dance have developed in almost all human cultures throughout history. Second Life has an array of clubs and lounges, but when the virtual world is your oyster, you can dance wherever you want. Many animation overrides have a fun selection of dance moves to get you started, but don’t hesitate to peruse the Second Life Marketplace if you’d like a particular style. I’ve seen everything from ballet to reggaeton. Beginners, fear not, as some regions have dance balls that automatically put you in party mode when you stand on them. Our forums are also a great place to get the inside scoop from other Residents if you ever feel stuck when trying out something new. Feel free to take some inspiration from videos Residents have submitted to our Flickr. (Photo by Belinda Newell) An inworld dance party is a safe and relaxing way to have fun and just be in the moment. Everybody deserves to let go of their worries every once in a while, so dance it out!
  4. 16 points
    “Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with the founder of Second Life and co-Founder of High Fidelity, Philip Rosedale! Strawberry will be asking Philip questions about the origins of Second Life, what he’s up to now, and what he sees in the future for virtual worlds. Tune in on Friday, August 7th at 10:30am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, or Periscope! For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist.
  5. 16 points
    (Photos by ๖̶̶̶̶ۣۣۜۜζ͜͡ ƝЄƛԼ๑̶̶ۣ., Ryanna •{ The ImageMaker, and Roman Godde) We are very excited to announce a brand new initiative that aims to highlight the many talented musicians of Second Life. Our virtual world has a thriving community of artists who span a vibrant range of styles. At any moment in Second Life, you’ll find live music performances occurring across the many clubs and venues that are a key part of the fabric that makes up the Second Life community. We feel that the music scene in Second Life deserves wider recognition and promotion -- and that’s why we’ve created Music Mondays. Beginning next week, we will be spotlighting a different musician in a blog post published each Monday. This is your chance to discover and celebrate the musicians of Second Life as we share insightful background information, interview questions, and links to their music and/or videos. As many of you know, there are hundreds of music oriented regions and venues in SL. We hope to spread awareness of this active scene, as the calendar of live performances is brimming with excitement. In the near future, we’ll start to showcase some artists on our recurring talk show “Lab Gab,” too! If you would like to be featured, or have a recommendation, please fill out this form.
  6. 7 points
    A couple weeks ago I wrote about Dancing in Second Life, and I wanted to elaborate on something I had mentioned: animation overrides. This is a scripted attachment that changes the manner in which your avatar’s body moves. Like most things in SL, they are created by Residents and the marketplace has a multitude of styles if you’d like to add a little oomph to the way you walk, jump, stand, etc. (Photo by Catloafs) You can get a set of animations or even a single gesture if you’re looking for something very specific. There are AOs made for females, males, and some are unisex. Some basic AO sets come with dances as well, which you can try out using the HUD. Swim like a mermaid, strut without a care in the world, or bellydance on a colorful Oriental rug. I even saw an AO that replicated the final dance scene in Dirty Dancing, so there is certainly no shortage of options. The animations category of the Destination Guide has many great shops in which you can demo different styles before purchasing. It’s important to note that certain situations, like pose balls or sitting on furniture, will require you to turn off your AO to function properly. This script will make that automatic, if you prefer. Since most Bento heads come with a selection of facial expressions, you can decide if you want an AO for the entire body or from the neck down. If you don’t know where to start, a tutorial should make the variety of animations a little more approachable. Our bodies are such a huge part of how we express ourselves in RL, so why not extend that element to your presence inworld? If you have a photo or video of yourself being particularly lively, silly, sleepy, etc., submit it to our Flickr!
  7. 6 points
    Surf’s up! Today's Second Life pic of the day is by Iozi Wasp. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  8. 6 points
    This week’s featured musical artist is Komuso Tokugawa, whose work defies easy categorization. His style has evolved over many years of studying music to the molecular level and is also deeply informed by his travels and different cultures. (Photo Courtesy of Komuso Tokugawa) Q: When and how did you discover Second Life? A: In 2005 I was in Australia researching game based learning and heard about SL. At the time they didn't allow international signups. Eventually they opened it up and I signed up. I quickly discovered there were a handful of musicians live streaming into SL and that sounded interesting (literally!) so I got to work (with the help of some great SL collaborators) and started jamming too. There are a few of those original musicians still jamming in SL too! Q: You describe your music as Bitstream Boogie and Bluestronica. For those not familiar with these terms, could you please describe them? A: I have a lot of musical interests, and I like doing mashups of different genres to create new hybrid musical genres to go with my experiments into new sounds and instruments. Bitstream Boogie I'd describe as a mix of groove-based Mississippi Hill country blues blended with world music roots rhythms and sonic experimentation around a core of blues tone. Bluestronica is a mix of electronica grooves with electric blues. I've also done a lot of ambient music work. Q: What drew you to these genres? Any albums you would suggest? A: Great question! If I had to describe my style in a short sentence I’d say it’s all about Groove, Tone, and Story. The groove is the heartbeat of the song, the tone is the emotion expressed through instruments/voice, and the story is the composition and arrangement flow that takes the listener on a journey. Any music that has those three elements captures my mind, body, and spirit. There are so many great influences but to pick a few: -Ali Farka Toure & Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu -Morcheeba - Who can you Trust? -Younger Brother: A Flock of Bleeps -Atomic Skunk & Bluetech - anything by them -The Blues Roots: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Hound Dog Taylor, Etta James, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and so many more. Q: What instruments do you play, and how did you start playing music? I sing and play slide guitar mainly (with a dose of finger style and pick), harmonica (mainly in a rack), Shakuhachi, and electronics of different types via different control interfaces. I developed a dynamically controlled AI rhythm section as backing for playing online in SL. My parents had an extensive record collection so I grew up listening to a lot of jazz and big band music. Then one night I was trawling the airwaves on my radio (a device we had back pre-internet days) and out of the static came this sound I'd never heard before - the crying sound of a blues harmonica and it captivated me with the emotion. I'd found the weekly blues show from a university radio station, and I was off on a musical discovery journey. I'm mainly self taught but I've since done a music master’s degree. My experience being a self taught musician has also been behind my development of music education apps like https://harpninja.com/. I'm currently in the alpha testing stage of a new web app I'm developing to help musicians practice more efficiently and effectively. Q: Your music draws from musical styles found all over the world. How did you learn about these? A: A big part of it was the uni radio station I mentioned before, they had specialist shows of different genres you never typically heard: African, folk, world music, etc. When I went to uni there I volunteered for graveyard announcer shifts and spent them exploring their eclectic album library. Since then I've lived all over the world (now in Tokyo) and have explored many musical cultures. Q: What aspects of the SL music community are the most meaningful to you? A: SL music has always been the "killer app" of SL to me due to its effectiveness in bringing diverse people together to create long term virtual relationships through the high bandwidth emotional channel of live music. Some examples: -Venue owners like Dr. John Kane, owner of Dr. John's Music Park (and also a great musician!), where I've been performing a weekly gig every Friday night since 2013. There's been a bunch of other great venue owners and promoters over the years (RIP Circe Broom). -Real time music jams/collaborations with other musicians, like fellow SL musicians Hathead Rickenbacker, Noma Falta, and others. An example of one real time networked live music event in a custom juke joint set I made, filmed by the late great SL Machinima artist Osprey Therian (RIP). -The audience relationships. I'm forever grateful to anyone who's willing to listen to my musical experiments, and happy it can help soothe their soul. It's as much musical therapy for me as it is for the audience. Many of them are long-time SL'ers who I've never met in real life but we come together via SL to have a high touch emotional connection experience via live music. -One of my audience wrote this about me which I think describes my style best: “Komuso Tokugawa’s approach to the blues is unique. The rough-around-the-edges sound is often described as ‘dirty’, ‘grungy’ or ‘alternative.’ Highly experimental, Komuso takes influences from world music and wraps them around the emotionally charged blues core to create his sound.” Please check out his music below! Websites https://komuso.info/ https://sonicviz.com/ Audio Links SoundCloud https://hearthis.at/sonicviz/ Videos https://komuso.info/category/videos/
  9. 5 points
    You are invited to an exclusive inworld screening of STÖMOL, a new feature-length sci-fi thriller completely shot in Second Life! Watch together with the creators of the film and alongside other members of the SL community during this special live video screening event, held this Friday, July 24 at 3 p.m. SLT at the four-region Town Hall Island. There will also be a special Q&A with the creators prior to the show and seating is limited to the first 200 attendees - so we recommend that you get there early! There’s already been some early pre-release community buzz building about STÖMOL in New World Notes, Living in A Modem World and other Second Life blogs. This special screening requires use of the latest release version of the Official Second Life Viewer, which enables content creators and entertainment companies to broadcast live video events to virtual world audiences. The film is written, directed and filmed by Huckleberry Hax, who has been a resident of Second Life since 2007. Hax has also written a number of novels set in Second Life or other virtual worlds (his most popular is the ‘AFK’ series). The film features Hax as protagonist Epi Stömol (and also The Eye), Caitlin Tobias as Waarheid, Ylva as Verity Certain, Mich Michabo as The Quill, Boudicca Amat as Istinito and Anthony Wesburn as Adevarul. For more details about STÖMOL, visit its official website or Facebook page. You can also watch an interview with Hax and Tobias on the most recent episode of “Lab Gab.” STÖMOL Live Video Screening Event Watch STÖMOL, a feature-length sci-fi thriller completely shot in Second Life, during this special live video screening event on Friday, July 24th at 3pm PT/SLT! Important: You will need to be running the latest version of the Official Second Life Viewer in order to see the screening. Visit in Second Life
  10. 5 points
    “Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with Caitlin Tobias and Huckleberry Hax, creators of the upcoming feature-length SciFi thriller - STÖMOL - which is completely shot in Second Life! Tune in on Friday, July 17th at 11am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, or Periscope! For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist.
  11. 5 points
    Last week we announced the beginning of Music Mondays, a new weekly initiative to spotlight the diverse talents of the musicians of Second Life. Our first featured musician is Quartz, whose eclectic style is sure to have something for everyone. Some of you may already know of him, as he has been a Resident and fixture of the SL music scene for quite some time. A talented multi-instrumentalist, his musical style is classic, indie, and progressive rock. As with any devoted artist, his style has evolved over the years, and we encourage you to check it out. (Photo courtesy of DupliCat) A selection of his music is available on ReverbNation and HearNow, as well as some videos on YouTube. Q: What was the first record you ever bought? A: Hmmm... that's a toughy. I think it was Quadrophenia by The Who. Might have been Pink Floyd’s Animals. First Queensryche EP? The soundtrack to Heavy Metal? I still have all of these. Q: When and how did you discover Second Life? A: I saw a show on TV about SL and I thought "That looks cool!" After I signed up, I found out you could actually perform music to an audience. Double cool. And off I went... Q: What instruments do you play and how did you first become interested in making music? A: Keyboards, electric guitar (lead & bass), acoustic guitar, drums, voice, still working on harmonica. How? I took, I think, three or four guitar lessons when I was young then I stopped. Then out of those, I figured out how to play "Squeeze Box" by The Who. After that, I couldn't stop. Still can't. Once I start working on something, I just go and go. I don't know what I'd do without music. Q: Describe your favorite experience as a musician in SL. A: It's hard to pick one. Out of recent memory, it's doing the Pink Floyd tribute shows with Skyfire (ParticleTom Nova and Lexi Marshdevil). Tom & Lexi are so talented and creative and their particles look stunning with the music of Floyd. I love that we can combine two arts into one show. Stay tuned... Pink Floyd's "The Wall" show is coming soon My other favourite experience is dualing with Max Kleene. Sadly, I don't have time to dual a lot, but I really enjoy my shows with Max; we're just two crazy Canucks having fun. I highly encourage you to check out dual shows (2 or more musicians). It's a very cool experience. Q: If you could open for any musician, who would it be? A: Peter Gabriel. I'd actually be happy having a tea with him to say thank you for all he's done. An artist beyond time and scope. Q: What aspects of the SL music community are the most meaningful to you? A: The support of the fans in SL for live music and the arts. In RL, it's so hard to generate an audience appreciative of performing artists to come to the shows. I have some really great fans that come out consistently and support me & the SLive Music venues. I'm very grateful for all of them. I've been told I have some of the best fans out there by venue owners. That makes me very happy. Q: Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, there's been a lot of talk on the internet about how all the extra time at home we have could be put to creative use. That can feel like a lot of pressure, and it's important to acknowledge that it's okay to just focus on taking care of yourself and your loved ones during this uniquely stressful time. What are your thoughts on that, and has your creative output been impacted by these circumstances? A: My creative output has remained pretty much the same. I keep the same hours. I do miss being able to play with my RL band for live shows. But for everyone to be safe, those will have to wait. I did finally get my EP finished though. And up on the Spotify/iTunes thingy. So maybe my output has been impacted. I'd rather everyone stay safe and do their best to help others stay safe. This will be over. Might not be next week. But it will pass. Quartz would also like to give a shoutout to his management team. His manager, DupliCat, has been by his side from the beginning, and he would also like to give a huge thank you to Liz Harley, Laurie Alexis and the entire Keys Management Group (KMG) Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us, Quartz! Please check out his calendar for information on his upcoming shows.
  12. 5 points
    (Photo by inkie Pixelstyles) Does your avatar need a furry friend? From more traditional options like dogs and cats to farm animals and exotic creatures, there is a delightful array of pets available at the Second Life Marketplace. No need to worry about whether your landlord approves or if you have the space. You can also pamper your pet with stylish collars, beds, and other accessories. Will your in-world buddy be a couch potato or a ball of energy? It’s up to you! They say pets take on their owners’ traits. Plus, just like people often ask to pet a dog they pass on the street, virtual pets can make great conversation starters. It might just be time for you to open the cat cafe of your dreams. Check out the Animals section of our Destination Guide for some awesome pet-spiration today. (Photo by ๖̶̶̶̶ۣۣۜۜζ͜͡ ƝЄƛԼ๑̶̶ۣ.)
  13. 4 points
    "Philip talked about hanging out at the new Linden Homes continent, the virus pandemic, the rig, the status of High Fidelity, his Second Life avatar, a little about the Linden Lab acquisition (saying it’s a good thing) and much more." Read more on the blog.
  14. 4 points
    This week on “Music Mondays,” we are featuring Novel Popinjay, a Second Life veteran who creates rap and hip hop tracks that encompass a broad range of moods and tones. His music is perfect for a long summer drive, with some songs being smooth and dreamy and others infused with an upbeat tempo and lyrics laced with confident and candid expression. He is adept at sampling snippets of dialogue and speeches that make it easy for listeners to visualize each detailed moment. Definitely check out his SoundCloud and music video to experience it for yourself! Q: When and how did you discover Second Life? A: It's been so many years, I don't even remember how I got on here. I’m 14 years on SL. Q: You described your music as rap, trap, and hip hop. For those unfamiliar with these genres, rap and hip hop are often seen as interchangeable. In your words, how would you distinguish them as two unique categories? A: I feel rappers more so want the fame and money, and hip-hop is more so emcees and they love the craft. I feel like I possess both hats. I love the craft and I also have that flashy trendy vibe with my music. Q: How did you first get involved in making music, and what instruments and/or programs do you use? A: I record in ProTools. I mix and master my music as well as my artist’s music. I co own a record label with ym hollies called Hoolyville Records. Hoolyville Records consists of 10 artists. Q: Tell us about the musicians that have been the most influential to you. A: Sade, Tony Tony Tone, Papoose, Eminem, TI, Donell Jones, R. Kelly, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, and Big L, in no specific order. I love all genres of music actually and have no favorites. I appreciate different styles for different moods. Q: What aspects of the SL music community are the most meaningful to you? A: Live performances, urban DJs and strip clubs. Also shout out to the brothers Kappa Theta Phi!!! Q: What advice would you give to a young musician who is just starting out? A: Take your craft seriously, be consistent, humble, hungry, and professional. Thank you so much for sharing, Novel Popinjay! We look forward to hearing your voice continue to evolve and flourish.
  15. 3 points
    Happy 6th anniversary to L'Homme Magazine in Second Life! Today's pic of the day is the cover of their August 2020 issue. Click over to read the magazine now! For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  16. 3 points
    Sunshine Girl by Romi Clementine is today’s Second Life pic of the day. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  17. 3 points
    Careful, unsuspecting traveler: what appears to have once been an idyllic medieval village is now inhabited by a dark force. Midnight Dreams is a huge region with many obscure nooks and ominous dens. The name Midnight Dreams was chosen very purposefully, as a notecard explains: “Midnight... the border between light and darkness... a day ends, and a new one gets born in that magical instance... it's the portal of the dream world…” This gloomy role-playing community is an English-speaking 8xp CSS (the grid-wide Community Combat System, made by Suzanna Soyinka) so those who speak other languages must use a translator. This region is also open to observers intrigued by the macabre, as long as you wear a tag. Upon entering the region, a menu of postcards illustrates the different supernatural beings you can transform into, each with varying strengths and attributes. In addition to vampires, there are demons, lycans, and even cyborgs, among others. Some of these character choices even have subcategories, which speaks to the depth of detail poured into this creation. It would take hours to explore this region thoroughly. Some of the highlights include a cathedral, marked by stained glass and jagged edges in the gothic manner, and a mysterious cocktail lounge bathed in deep red decor. In one remote catacomb, candles provide just enough light to reveal a bloodstained carpet leading to one of the Vampire King’s many thrones. Those bold enough to take a seat must cross a threshold of decaying bones. Trade in the summer heat for a ghostly chill at Midnight Dreams tonight! Midnight Dreams Midnight Dreams is a dark roleplay and optional combat environment focused on Vampires welcoming to all species. Featuring a variety of things to see, including a dark lit asylum, a floating lighthouse, an ancient, rune-scrawled shipwreck, a secret underground dungeon and a beautiful butterfly lake. Also connected to a Medieval Village, if you feel so inclined. Visit in Second Life
  18. 3 points
    (Photo courtesy of Nina Setner) This week’s featured artist is Nina Setner, an incredibly talented singer with a broad range: jazz, cabaret, vintage and current pop/R&B, musical theater, and opera. She is a lifelong lover of music and has studied vocal performance in university, record stores, and beyond. Her music can be found on her YouTube channel, as well as SoundCloud. Q: When and how did you find out about Second Life? A: I'm an oldie in SL--I'm coming up on my 13th rez day this October, which seems particularly insane to me. Back in 2007, my life changed radically because I'd had my first child earlier that year. Going out with the girls had been replaced with staying home with the baby, so all of a sudden I found myself without much of a social outlet. One night we happened to be watching a now ancient episode of CSI with a storyline in which SL featured, I was intrigued, and here I am--though to be fair, I would say that in addition to the life-changing relationships I've made along the way, it's the music first and foremost that has kept me here. It has always been my touchstone, in both lives. Q: You sing in a wide variety of styles, two of which are jazz and cabaret. For people unfamiliar with these genres, how would you describe the difference? A: Oh wow, great question--I'll do my best! In the simplest terms possible, jazz is a musical style, and cabaret is a performance style. Jazz requires a lot of imagination and willingness to experiment and be fluid with rhythm, time signature, melody--but often within a pretty strict framework. In order to excel at it, I think you have to be brave and give into the process. You can't scat sing or improvise 8 bars timidly--you have to go in with your whole heart. Cabaret on the other hand is a more intimate performance setting, as opposed to a larger theater or arena, etc. It can be free form (on the piano bar end) or it can be scripted ahead of time in a more formal cabaret club, but in both settings, singers are enjoying a rapport and a connection with their audience, either by telling them a story through songs they've chosen ahead of time or engaging with them off the cuff. Cabaret singers commit hundreds--thousands, actually--of songs to memory, because in a setting like that, you need to be ready and able to sing requests from multiple genres, jazz certainly being one of them. Q: You mentioned that you are a mother. How do you balance your creative outlets with raising kids, and do they like music as well? A: I was a regular in the club circuit here in Chicagoland where I reside in the days before I had my kids. When I stumbled into SL, I had NO clue about the live music community or potential opportunity to continue performing at a high level, but thankfully I found out pretty quickly. While they were little, I had to keep my schedule incredibly light--one, maybe two shows a week tops. As they've gotten older and can entertain themselves for an hour (though everyone who follows me regularly has heard my kids in the background *far* more often than I'd like over the years!), I've been able to increase that show load. My kids are young musicians as well, but neither of them enjoy singing. Apparently they're “too shy.” I keep hoping that'll magically change one day. Fingers crossed! Q: When books are adapted into films, there are always purists who say the source material was better. Has there been a film adaptation of a musical that you feel should only be experienced live in the theater? A: Another fantastic question. I think musicals that are more on the visual spectacle end--for example, The Lion King--I think that those are best appreciated live and in person. It's difficult to transfer the director's vision to the screen in those circumstances. I'm also a bit of a Sondheim fanatic/purist, so while I've been really happy to see his work getting the wide exposure and recognition it deserves through film adaptations of Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd, nothing takes the place of seeing Sondheim done as Sondheim intended. On the flip side, some musicals transfer brilliantly--the film version of West Side Story is still, for me, the one to beat. I have yet to see a live performance of it (or any other movie musical) that I liked more. Q: Did you study music or are you self-trained? A: At this point, it feels like I've been studying it my whole life. I started playing piano as a young kid and added voice lessons to the mix during my early teen years. Those piano lessons really helped shape my ear and broaden my repertoire beyond what I even understood at the time (I was playing Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" and songs like it back in high school out of random piano collections I'd pick up at the local music store--who knew I'd still be singing those songs 30 years later?) I did study music in college--I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and hold degrees in both choral music education and vocal performance, and I'm still studying today--that never stops! Q: What is the most meaningful aspect of the SL music community to you? A: So, so many things. What SL and the music community in particular have added to my life and work as a musician is sort of incalculable. But I think reaching out over thousands of miles, making those connections and sharing your art and your passion with people you never would have had the opportunity to meet otherwise? I think that's pretty damn special. I hope we're here for years to come. Thank you so much, Nina! Don’t forget to check out her calendar for upcoming performances, and her group in SL. If you or someone you know would like to sign up to be featured in Music Mondays, please fill out this form. For more information, take a look at our official announcement.
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    Pictured: Shark Week Fest at LeLoo's World Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. First, we'd like to tell you about two new categories we've added to the Destination Guide: Anthro/Furry - We are highlighting destinations for our Anthro/Furry communities, one of which we featured in our Destination video this week. RPG & Table Top Games - To celebrate Gen Con in Second Life, we are highlighting some RPG and tabletop gaming destinations. Now, discover some beautiful, fun, and interesting new regions and art exhibits! Shark Week Fest at LeLoo's World LeLoo's World is celebrating Shark Week! Come and explore the amazing world of sharks. Bring your scuba gear and underwater camera! All welcome to this PG event! Visit in Second Life Furzona Furzona is a community based, cyberpunk-themed hangout with multiple areas to explore, including a Cyberpunk themed skybox known as The Mainframe, with holo-deck like simulations available to relax in. With Live DJ's and Hosts, Furzona specializes in live video displays and laser shows, showing off the capabilities of Second Life's engine. Visit in Second Life SWALLOW by Vincent Priesley Not unlike the recalling of a dream, Priesley’s realization of “Swallow” offers an exaggerated and immersive experience of being truly devoured. A monster realized offline was meshed, textured, and assembled to the artist’s recollection, it’s materiality presenting a look into Priesley’s psyche and heart. Featured in the jaws and guts are framed reliefs and cutout figures of loved ones. Poetic words and onomatopoeia line the anatomy, inviting viewers to explore the inviting depths that beckon. Visit in Second Life Totem Beach Nestled along the Pacific North West, Totem Beach awaits those who enjoy the ocean and forests of the region. Surf the waves, dive the canyons, explore the cliffs, walk through the forest, and perhaps even discover some hidden secrets. Visit in Second Life Beach Holiday Faire This beautifully designed region-wide event combines the joy of beach activities, shopping, and treasure hunting. There are even merfolk areas and underwater stores. The event runs from August 1st to 30th. It is rated General and is family-friendly. Come, explore, and enjoy! Visit in Second Life The Grove Celebrates Ten Years! The Grove celebrates 10 years as one of Second Life’s most beautiful communities. From 2 regions to 16, there’s a lot to see and hear! The Grove is celebrating all of August with some of Second Life’s best singers, so join the fun. Find the calendar at thegroveestatessl.com/events/2020-08 to see all that’s planned. Experience the Grove for yourself - your Second Life will never be the same! Visit in Second Life Wolf Territories Wolf Territories is a 3-region area set up to role-play the 1870 Wild West. Includes trains, forests, two Indian tribes, and much more. The 3 regions have had a rebuild with some amazing environment settings. Please note this is a Wild West area so 1870's attire must be worn (animals are welcome), and it may not be safe. Visit in Second Life Devils Bend National Park Welcome to the wide-open wilderness, where you can bring your family and friends to explore the great outdoors together. Take pictures and make memories while exploring everything mother nature has to offer from historical sites, abandoned caves, and tunnels. Explore today! Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    Anthropomorphism, the attribution of human traits, emotions, and cognitive abilities to non-human entities, has appeared in art and storytelling in various cultures throughout history. As a vehicle for the expression of self in three-dimensional form, it comes as no surprise that Second Life has established itself as the most diverse universe for Anthropomorphic Residents to congregate and celebrate their diversity. Luskwood, a popular treehouse-themed region founded by Eltee Statosky, was one of the first places to become an Anthro hotspot and has inspired many others, as well as the Anthro avatar design company of the same name. Lincesa Pawpad and her friend Craftish created Sudden Stop Furry Sandbox to provide a friendly place for discussion and recreation, and the low lag makes this a great place to create and share builds. A peaceful environment is maintained by strict rules against griefing and harassment (moderators are on call to step in should a conflict arise) so that Anthropomorphic Residents from all backgrounds can hang out as authentic extensions of themselves. Don’t worry if you have trouble entering this region: Sudden Stop is a homestead, meaning it can only hold 25 people at once, 5 of which must be premium. However, it is definitely worth a potential wait. Lincesa Pawpad says of Sudden Stop: “I consider and treat Sudden stop like it’s my home, but it is open to the public for people to use and hang out at.” Also called Furries as an umbrella term for this diverse community, Anthro personas can appear as real life animals, extant or extinct, or take a cue from mythology or imagination. Just like human avatars, their personal style can adopt themes from other role-playing communities, like Goth or Fantasy. Ritzu Clawtooth aptly calls them “walking art,” and Sudden Stop is proud to bring people together in the liberated form of non-traditional representations. Check out the awesome Anthro Avatars available today if you’d like to visit a Furry friendly region, although everyone is welcome.
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    Pictured: Wonderland Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. First, here are some incredible new additions to our Editors' Picks this week! Wonderland Take a step through the slightly broken looking glass and then immerse yourself in the land that Alice abandoned. We are all mad here and all mimsy were the borogoves. If you find the Bandersnatch or Jubjub bird, please return them safely to their cages. Visit in Second Life Carpathia Antiquity Carpathia Antiquity is a baroque royal palace with gardens. It is an open home for exploring, and for free form role-play. Visit in Second Life Bellezzamora Grandeur and opulence abound at Bellezzamora! The Galtier’s traveled to the far reaches to collect and display the finest creations and works of art and have housed them in a fitting estate that is second to none. Set amid lush and exquisite gardens, Bellezzamora will inspire you and fill your heart and soul. Have some tea while you are whisked away on a journey limited only by your imagination. Visit in Second Life Storybook Come bring your childhood memories to life at Storybook! Get a coffee and stroll through the village, stop by for storytime along the trail and visit the Storybook gallery. Open the iron gates to a magical forest full of scenes from your favorite fairy tales. You can also live the fairy tale and rent a home here at Storybook! Visit in Second Life Pony Box Pony Box is a community of music lovers where music speaks to the soul. You will find underground electronic sounds and beautiful landscaping for pictures. Visit in Second Life Kylerhea Gardens Kylerhea Gardens are rural and remote highland gardens. It's a great place to take photos and relax with friends. Share your images in their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/kylerheagardens Visit in Second Life Now check out these informative and artistic new exhibits! The SORBET Project: a COVID-19 response SORBET is an acronym for Socially Responsible Behavior through Embodied Thinking. The SORBET Project is a learning activity in response to the changing settings of learning in the context of COVID-19. The SORBET Project aims to give learners a more grounded understanding of the need to develop the new habit of safe-social-distancing, beyond just a declaration of ‘head knowledge’. Visit in Second Life Ethnographic Exhibits of Two Cultures The Community Virtual Library (CVL) presents an ethnographic exhibit of two lowland tropical rain forest indigenous cultures of the Republic of Panama. The exhibit, designed by Nexus Dot, a cultural anthropologist, in collaboration with co-curator, and media specialist, Shiloh Emmons, highlights two decades of Nexus’s ethnographic research. For more information, visit: youtu.be/NiNWF7WY-lE Visit in Second Life Our Time is Now Exhibit The Our Time is Now Exhibit can be found at the Community Virtual Library. Curated by MadMax Cyrado, the exhibit displays photography by Black Artists in Second Life and will run from July 17th to August 21st. Visit in Second Life Ozymandias by Myra Wildmist Ozymandias by Myra Wildmist us an art installation, and cautionary tale, inspired by the poem, Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Look for the poem and go down the stairs to the tomb. Some free art is by the entrance to the tomb. Visit in Second Life Peace is a Choice Gallery For over 13+yrs this Non-Profit Foundation has been presenting some of the finest art, sculptures, mesh & non-mesh installations within Second Life! Visit in Second Life Finally, some important events you don't want to miss! Mainframe - Cyberpunk Scifi Event Mainframe is a Cyberpunk/Sci-fi Shopping event with 90 of the best designers in Second Life! Opens on July 20th and runs until August 13th. Visit in Second Life The following two events are happening today! Burnstock 2020 Burnstock is an annual fundraiser that takes place this year over the weekend of July 24th to 26th, with a great lineup of performers! The party starts at 5pm SLT, check the event calendar for details: burn2.org/event-calendar Visit in Second Life STÖMOL Live Video Screening Event Watch STÖMOL, a feature-length sci-fi thriller completely shot in Second Life, during this special live video screening event. Watch together with the creators of the film and along with other members of the SL community on Friday, July 24th at 3pm PT/SLT! For more details about STÖMOL, visit: facebook.com/StomolTheMovie. Important: You will need to be running the latest version of the Official Second Life Viewer in order to see the screening. Visit in Second Life Join us for the STOMOL Live Video Screening Event today at 3pm! Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    “Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with Alesia (AlesiaPM) and Ron (RCArchitect), the team behind VRazeTheBar.com, which is in partnership with Gen Con, and bringing the largest and longest-running gaming convention into Second Life! Tune in on Friday, July 24th at 11am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, or Periscope! For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist.
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    “A relationship with a nice person is like eating a lollipop: you can break it, crush it and even squeeze and grind it. Still you will get only sweetness.” Today’s Second Life pic of the day is by Angel. Happy National Lollipop Day! For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    Pictured: Glitch Social Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. Visit the Virtual Gen Con Welcome Center and learn how to participate in a Virtual Gen Con experience that runs from July 30th to August 2nd. You have to register for it early, so make sure to visit soon! Welcome Center: A Virtual Gen Con Experience Wish you could be gaming at Gen Con 2020? Visit the Welcome Center and learn how to participate in a virtual Gen Con experience that runs from July 30th to August 2nd. Learn more at www.vrazethebar.com and register for our events at www.gencon.com/online. Visit in Second Life We added some beautiful new regions to Editors' Picks this week: Glitch Social Glitch Social is a social hangout where you can make new friends. They also have karaoke daily, and music events weekly. It is a great photography place in the countryside! Visit in Second Life Saint Barth Island Saint Barth Island is a rainforest retreat with public sitting areas, walkable water, and boat rezzers to enjoy sight-seeing tours. There are jungle sights and sounds to take you away to that mystical place with magical windlights. Visit in Second Life Eris Isle Eris Isle is an explorers paradise. It is a place to get lost in, a place to discover beauty. Please enjoy the sights and be sure to check out the backdrops collection, art exhibits, sculpture garden, wedding venue, and so much more! Visit in Second Life Murder City shut down for renovations earlier this month, and now they are back taking us into the future once more! Murder City At Murder City you'll find neon lights, a bit of cyber, Scifi, futuristic, a bit of grunge, and a touch of danger. Come hang out, listen to music, take pics, and role-play is acceptable as well. Hunt for the hidden cash, the victims, and make new ones, friends that is! Everyone is welcome to come play at Murder City! Visit in Second Life There are also two new art installations to explore this week: Summertime by Cica Ghost ''Summertime is always the best of what might be.'' Charles Bowden Visit in Second Life Journey to the Center of a Fractal Earth “Journey to the Center of a Fractal Earth” brings together two of the artist's, Gem Preiz, passions: fractals and mineralogy. Our Universe, whose entropy is constantly increasing, nevertheless contains pockets of perfectly ordered crystals. 16 fractal discoveries await you, in rooms to which Delain Canucci has added her magic to bring the movement and life that are missing to my static productions. Visit in Second Life And finally, this is your last weekend to explore SL17B before it's gone forever! The last day of SL17B is July 12th, so teleport over now. Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    Pictured: Monsters by Cica Ghost Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. Here are this week's beautiful additions to Editors' Picks: Monsters by Cica Ghost ''Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.'' Steven King Visit in Second Life The Coasters Club A place for art, content creators, and music in a minimal photogenic flooded water landscape. Visit in Second Life Chankanaab Chankanaab, a little jungle along the cerulean Caribbean waters, on the coast of the Yucatan. With authentic flora and fauna, Chankanaab is the next best thing to visiting Cozumel yourself. Come explore, take photographs, and meet a group of lovely people. Enjoy nature, if you like, or indulge your darker side. Visit in Second Life Mount Campion Caves National Forest Mount Campion Caves National Forest is landscaped to look like a natural mountain park. There is an extensive system of natural caves and caverns. Above ground are miles of scenic trails through natural canyons and forests. There is hiking, horseback riding, and cabin rentals. Located on the slopes of Mount Campion, the highest mountain in SL and bordering SL route 6 Bridle path. Visit in Second Life Eterea Eterea is a region dedicated to photography, with surreal and fantasy settings. A little piece of art in a wonderful fantasy world called Second Life. Visit in Second Life Check out these beautiful regions perfect for role-play: Outpost Station 12 Outpost Station 12 is a cyberpunk-inspired Space Station which is open for role-playing, photography, or just hanging out. Visit in Second Life Rizzi on the Beach - Hotel and Resort Welcome to RIZZI on the BEACH, a Grand Hotel and beach resort offering you beauty and luxury for your dream holidays. Enjoy the amenities like the beautiful restaurant, the pool bar, beach cabanas, and the day spa. Enjoy vivid roleplay with the Rizzi staff! The "Honeymoon Wintergarten" is the perfect hideaway for lovers, offering maximum privacy including a terrace and pool. Visit in Second Life Kiyori Kiyori is an adult region with a focus on nightlife with an Asian twist. Ride the subway, visit the red light district, find luxury Asian-styled high rise apartments, or stop at the Korean District for KBBQ restaurant, K-Beauty Store, Internet Gaming Cafe, Karaoke Lounge, Soju Bar, and more. There is also an Asian Night Market where you will be able to shop and rent stores. Explore and discover something new each time you visit! Visit in Second Life Edge Located in the picturesque northeastern coast of New England, nestled in a small harbor town you will find Edge. Edge is filled with beautiful open landscaping and many hidden secrets waiting to be found. Wander into the harbor or along a waterfall laden path. Enjoy the tea house garden or a stroll along the river. Whatever your passion, the region is open for all to explore, see the sites, and enjoy some relaxation and company. Visit with others in the Edge community and enjoy fun banter over one of our games. Edge caters to the kinkier side of life, so feel free to entertain every facet of fun you can dream. Visit in Second Life Transylvania Turns 16 The Transylvania Family, Second Life’s oldest gothic vampire and lycan community welcomes you all to celebrate its 16th birthday with a week-long series of events starting on Friday, August 7 and culminating in a birthday celebration on Thursday, August 13. Visit in Second Life Finally, a shopping experience you don't want to miss! The Outlet Seraphim brings you The Outlet Infinity Event! It is a brand new shopping experience. It never closes! Your favorite designers are bringing you previous releases at a HUGE discounted price, and changing the items weekly making sure you always get a great bargain. It's a great way to save money and update your wardrobe. See you there! Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    Dangerous Safari by Aliya Ashton is today's Second Life pic of the day! For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    "Have you ever been on an all inclusive holiday in Second Life? I haven’t. Well until this week! Huck surprised me with a fancy vacation to a luxury resort, the Kidaka Resort, where he booked a lodge in the wilderness for us. He only told me to pack for ‘safari’ and to take some days off of my usual Second Life activities and the rest I would see when I got there." Read more on the blog.
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    Happy Wednesday! We’re writing today to remind everyone that we’ll be holding our monthly Web User Group meeting on Wednesday, August 5th at 14:00 SLT in our usual meeting place, where we’ll be discussing our status with ongoing projects such as the cloud uplift and our near future plans for our web properties, particularly in light of the changes taking place in the world around us. As always, we’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A from the community. We look forward to seeing you there!
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    "A photo contest begins today at my new BOULDER region! Read all about it along with the guidelines here or on my flickr stream." Read more on the blog.
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    "Firestorm viewer has released the beta version of its popular Second Life viewer, which supports the EEP (Environment Enhancement Project). This is a release that many expected, both because the EEP is integrated into the Official Second Life Viewer and in Black Dragon, and because it allows you to change the light, water, and daily cycle settings with remarkable simplicity." Read more on the blog.
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    Today’s Second Life pic of the day is the cover of the July 2020 edition of Eclipse Magazine, in which they interviewed seven Second Life Residents involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. Click over to read the magazine now! For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    "Ok folks, we’re almost there. Enough with all the promotion. It’s time to actually release STÖMOL. Here’s how you’ll be able to watch the movie from Thursday onwards. Please note, these details are a tiny bit different from those I gave in last Friday’s Lab Gab." Read more on the blog.
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    "Don´t we all want to reach for the stars at times? They´re pretty much unreachable but comet Neowise is coming quite close these days. Comets are splitters of asteroids that pass the earth more closely, often having a glowing tail, smaller comet parts are called shooting stars." Read more on the blog.
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    Pictured: Endless 58-58N Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. A new literary event coming this Monday at the Second Life Book Club venue! The Mystery Hour with Con Sweeney Enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers? Then join The Mystery Hour with Con Sweeney on the third Monday of every month at 6:00PM PT/SLT to hear published and new authors come and talk about their books and how Real Life affects their writing. In addition, publishers, agents, and indie bookstore owners will talk about trends in the publishing industry, especially the impact of online selling and the trend towards self-publishing. For more information and to suggest show topics or guests, please email conpsweeney@someddi.com. Erica Obey, an award winning mystery writer and President of the New York Chapter of Mystery Writers of America will be the first guest on The Mystery Hour with Con Sweeney on Monday, July 20th, at 6:00PM PT/SLT. Erica will be discussing her books and writing in the time of the coronavirus. Visit in Second Life A new art installation by Second Life artist, Bryn Oh! Bryn Oh's Mythical Creatures Mythical creatures is a collection of 21 figures from folklore, legends and myths that Bryn has modelled. In a twist, these models are split in two and can be seamlessly combined with other creatures to make new ones. Learn about ones you know like the Medusa or discover obscure ones like La Sayona or Jorogumo. Visit in Second Life Endless 58-58N Endless 58-58N is a full region build by Sombre Nyx, inspired by Orkney, an archipelago of about 70 islands found to the north-east of Scotland. It is a destination renowned for its many wildlife populations and gorgeous vistas and landscapes, with terrain that ranges from wetlands, farmlands and rolling moors to dramatic sea cliffs and sandy beaches. In this virtual world, you'll find glimpses of the real place, hints and impressions of it. Above the Orkneys are other builds by Sombre Nyx, and YES by Jackson Cruyff. Visit in Second Life Boardwalk Market The Boardwalk Market is a family-friendly region that is also newcomer-friendly. Come down and feel the ocean breeze thru your hair and sand between your toes. There are many things to do including a carnival to explore, fishing, rent a store, or surf and relax on the beach. There is also an underwater merfolk garden! Visit in Second Life NanoGunk Beaches & Surf White sand beaches and beautiful views of the distant waves. Come relax in this white sand tropical beach paradise, explore a mini jungle and the sand bars. Discover hidden places and places to cuddle watching the beautiful islands and waves. Try surfing the dual crest waves on a long long wave run, or jumping waves on a gxr jetski while trying to get on the scoreboard. Bring your camera! Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    Today’s Second Life pic of the day is a handsome avatar portrait by Kaua Newey. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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    Today's Second Life pic of the day by Ara pays tribute to every person working in health care around the world in these difficult times. For a chance to have your image featured as the Second Life pic of the day, submit your work to the Official Second Life Flickr Group, but don't forget to read the rules! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr Account | Flickr Group | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk
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    "I can’t imagine anyone being at all surprised that I’m super nerdy a lot of the time and pretty proud of it too! This is also a specific instance in which I am perfectly okay with perpetuating a few stereotypes. Gaming headsets are nerd gear. Gamers are nerdy, and it is awesome. Glasses are sexy, and also nerdy. " Read more on the blog.
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    "THE GOOD VIBES HUNT is back at it again, with another fun filled hunt ready for summer! The Good Vibes Hunt features 65 stores, coming together in efforts to get your mind off that yucky RL and have some fun under the sun! " Read more on the blog.
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    "Hello my lovelies! I did a thing and even though publishing it was a little later than the middle of July it is now finished and in review. It will be published within 72 hours it should be up by the 4th according to Amazon. " Read more on the blog.
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    "Back in mid March 2020 I blogged about the new mass of regions added east of Bellisseria which turned into the log homes expansion. Since then the Moles have added thousands of new Linden homes along the new road networks, new relaxing areas, new waterways and a railway line that is still being worked on." Read more on the blog.
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    "Lelutka has released a significant update, called Lelutka Evolution 2.0. Some news is interesting for vloggers and photographers, especially those relating to materials. Also, 5 new static poses, 5 new moods have been added, and a total of 98 slots have been added to change the position of your eyes." Read more on the blog.
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