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Xiola Linden

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  1. It is clearly Spring outside the office windows here at Linden Lab. Blue skies, crisp air and sunny sidewalks, and everyone seems to have a bounce in their step that indicates the shedding of winter memories and the excitement of a new season upon us. While it can be Spring eternal in virtual life — there’s no doubt that Residents love to do it up in full festive glory. Egg hunts and pretty pastels are around every corner, and the sweaters and coats of last week are replaced with tank tops and cardigans. Our Destination Guide knows just where the latest adventures await in Second Life. So swap out those boots for an open-toe shoe and hit the grid with a bounce like you mean it! If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via form. Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group. Now — let’s jump down that rabbit hole and see what awaits! The Story - Second Life from 1999 to 2017 Revisit the whole history of Second Life since 1999 including "The Rig", Linden World, Teen Grid and more. Visit in Second Life The Tower You find yourself in a strange place with no memory of who you are or how you got here. Your only hope of escape rests in solving a series of challenging puzzles. Can you uncover the truth before it’s too late? This immersive puzzle game from MadPea Productions will put your wits to the test. Visit in Second Life The Photo Game II The Photo Game II features a small selection of pictures by two artists - Inara Pey and Proph - and their comments about each other's work. Will you agree with what they've said? Do you have insights of your own to share? If so, press the link and have your say. How many of YOUR words is a picture worth? Visit in Second Life Baja Shore Bask in the warm sun of Baja Shore, a new beach sim by Lauren Bentham. Feel the fine, white sand between your toes, while you breath in the fresh, salty air of this nostalgic retro beach. Don't forget your camera, so you can take home some photo memories of your visit. Visit in Second Life Penumbra Penumbra, in the shadow of the moon. A quiet midnight place to relax. Just lay back and watch the sky for shooting stars... Penumbra is a build by Fitch Lekvoda. Visit in Second Life Pandora Resort - Spring Time Pandora Resort is a creative, immersive and relaxing environment created for both the general public and those individuals who enjoy Second Life exploration. Not only are there public locations but there are also private rentals along the edges nestled within high cliffs along the quarry for those who would love to be part of this experience. More info at pandoraboxdesigns.wixsite.com/pandora-resort Visit in Second Life Trunk Show by Catwalk S/S 2017 Fashion Event Find the latest fashions at the Trunk Show by Catwalk S/S 2017 fashion event, held through April 2. Shop for creations from top SL designers in the retail area and don't miss exclusive fashion shows on March 25 and 26 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Pacific). Visit in Second Life TBB Art Museum It's the best from the visual arts, from the all day and evening grand opening on Saturday, March 25th (with a great "Ari" concert and a massive fireworks show) and onward from there. Don't miss the new Curei Gallery of photographic panoramas and the re-opening of the large TBB classical Fine Art Museum. Many hundreds of grand images await you in a beautiful French town setting. There's so much to see; so many great people to meet, and you're invited. Visit in Second Life
  2. Second Life Pic of the day is "Ostara Blessings", from Gia Nikai Juliesse To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  3. Second Life Pic of the day is "time to relax", from flubs ♥ To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  4. What is is about wonderlands that sparks our sense of play and brightens our imaginations? We find ourselves willingly falling down the rabbit hole into a place like none other. Residents of Second Life explore and create wonderlands every day and the Destination Guide is the menagerie of some of the newest and most interesting events and places available on the grid. If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via form. Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group. Now - let’s jump down that rabbit hole and see what awaits! Snowball Fight Grab your mittens and get ready for one more Snowball Fight before the snow melts at Winter Wonderland! Get your snowball-slinging weapons at the arena and duke it out on the ice with your friends. Event held March 17 from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (Pacific). Visit in Second Life 2017 St. Patrick's Day Town The all out festive atmosphere of St. Patrick's Day Town will blow through your senses like a virtual Irish breeze. Ride on flying gold coins, dance a jig with Leprechauns, slide down the rainbow into a pot of gold and fill your basket with any and everything Irish. The most colorful party is waiting for you so follow the rainbow to St. Patrick's Day Town. Visit in Second Life London City St Patrick's Festival Celebrate a month of Irish-themed entertainment as London City hosts the best from the emerald isles. With bands from Ireland, pub crawls, concerts and parades, come and enjoy the Saint Patrick's festival. For more information, see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk Visit in Second Life The Children Of The World Charity Event Help the children of war through art and music with this special charity event, held March 17 - 31. This festival of love features 50 designers and many of the best deejays in SL. More info at facebook.com/groups/COTW.CharityProject/ Visit in Second Life Just Beneath The Surface Just Beneath The Surface of the old ruins left behind is a whole other world. Deep in the trenches you will find life of a different kin. Siren calls echo across the seabed and lost treasure waits to be claimed. Spanning three regions of untold stories you will find sunken villages and siren royalty waiting to lure you into the light less depths. Visit in Second Life Storybrooke Gardens, A Winters Tale "Storybrooke Gardens, A Winters Tale," created by Lauren Bentham, takes you into the pages of a classic fantasy storybook. Enjoy and explore this picturesque environment with friends or loved ones and grab a great photo opportunity while your there. Visit in Second Life The Colours of Loss and Healing If you have experienced a personal loss of someone, be it human or animal, a kindred soul, a much loved being, come and participate in this journey shared through the loss of the artist's own kindred soul of 21 years, Sunny, in a process that may likely echo your own. As living beings of love and light we can come to a realization that we always have their love. Visit in Second Life Fashion for Life Fashion for Life is the biggest shopping event to fight cancer. Shop multiple sims and glamorous builds to discover some of SLs best designers who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! Event held March 5 - 19. More at fashionforlifesl.blogspot.com. Visit in Second Life Digital Art - Cammino e Vivo Capovolto Cammino e Vivo Capovolto is a creative place dedicated to 3D art and photography Visit in Second Life Steam XII Grid-Wide Hunt STEAM XII, held through March 31, is a Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SL! Visit more than 85 shops on the hunt. Each merchant will have a free gift for you. The theme this year is "From the Earth to the Moon" (Jules Verne). Come enjoy the hunt, including mini-hunts, and the free gifts. Visit in Second Life Split Screen Installation Space "Bleeding Books" by Haveit Neox -- one of Second Life's foremost artists -- asks the question, "What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood?" Letters pour from books in the sky, and at a fortress on the ground, some are imprisoned.... Exhibition ends April 30. Visit in Second Life Gardens By The Bay Inspired by Singapore's Majestic Garden by the Bay, this amazing build is a stunning array of eclectic art, superb botanical gardens and a magnificent display of the famous Super Trees. This must see LEA build by Nibby Riddler is available for a limited time Visit in Second Life 50 Shades of YAY! Highlighting the "alternative" lifestyle in London, this month-long celebration features several events including sexy costume parties and a hunt. More info at virtuallondons.com Visit in Second Life Sakura Matsuri Enjoy a beautiful Japanese spring at this event, held through April 2. Sakura Matsuri (Sakura Festival) is a picturesque Japanese shopping event features multiple designer booths set amidst peaceful cherry blossoms. Visit in Second Life
  5. Spring Equinox is coming - even if the East Coast of the USA didn’t get the memo - and we can’t properly bid adieu to the chill of the Winter winds without another epic Snowball Fight! That means it’s time for one last Snowdown Showdown - before the snow melts! Join us this Friday, March 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 AM SLT and 1:00 to 2:00 PM SLT - to enjoy the thrill of the chill and the fun of pummelling one another with tons of virtual snowballs! Lindens and Residents run amok through the icy castle towers and tunnels, the sky pours snowballs, and the good times roll! Mark the time and date in your calendars and don’t miss this last chance to enjoy the Snowball Fight Arena before the Winter Wonderland regions come down. Snowball Fight Grab your mittens and get ready for one more Snowball Fight before the snow melts at Winter Wonderland! Get your snowball-slinging weapons at the arena and duke it out on the ice with your friends. Event held March 17 from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (Pacific). Visit in Second Life
  6. Hello Residents! The new Community Platform is finally here! It has taken a bit longer than we anticipated, because we encountered some challenges during this transition that are unique for this community, which unfortunately required more time than we’d initially planned. We want to thank the community for your patience while we ironed out some of the larger issues to get the new platform ready for prime time. We also want to thank you in advance for your continued patience as we continue with some of the polishing work that will come over the next few weeks. Now, about that new platform … We have a new Community Home Page. From here you can see the latest things happening across the community platform, and click through to your favorite areas. This brings more visibility to areas like the Knowledge Base and Blogs, instead of dropping you directly into the forums. Speaking of the forums - one of the things that we were unfortunately unable to transfer to the new platform was background images on profile pics. If you were using a background image for your profile, you will need to upload a new profile pic. The good news is that uploading a profile image on the new platform is much simpler and more intuitive than before. Just select your profile from under your name, and you can upload an image from there. We will continue to make improvements, but wanted to get the community platform out as soon as possible, so that the Knowledge Base was back online. Here is a list of known issues, most of which we expect to fix in the coming days/weeks: Some posts may have missing images. Where possible, we will be fixing and/or updating these. Some posts may have been slightly reformatted or have a slightly different layout. Previously used emotes may no longer work. Some old Community URL redirects may be broken. Some users have lost their account profile images and will need to reset them. Second Life headers and footers are currently missing from community pages, and we are working to restore those. The window title needs to be updated. Clicking on a Help link from the viewer will load the page in mobile layout; this is not optimal, and we are working to correct that. If you come across any bugs that are not listed above, we encourage you to let us know about them through our Jira system here. (NOTE: Please be sure to file with the System type “Website” and related Community sub-category.) While there is still work to be done, we are very excited to unveil the new Community Platform to you.
  7. Second Life Pic of the day is "untitled", from tab*tatham. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  8. Just because the hallmark of romantic holidays is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to completely abandon the concept of love. We need love in our lives, now more than ever — and the Destination Guide has almost every shade of love you can imagine. You can show love through shopping — by dropping into the Madpea International Food Fair — where 50% of proceeds will help build a kitchen at a school in Kenya through the Feed a Smile charity. Explore the Dross Valentine Event on Saturday if you are looking to explore something a bit mysterious and unknown. And finally, show love through supporting the creations and creators all over the grid — some of the newest events and lovingly tended regions are highlighted below. If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via form. See you inworld, Residents and don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. Madpea International Food Fair The MadPea International Food Fair, held Feb. 18-March 4, aims to raise funds for the Feed a Smile charity that helps impoverished children in the Rhonda Slums of Nakuru, Kenya. The event will have exclusive items, gachas and everything in between with all designers giving 50% of their earnings to Feed a Smile. Visit in Second Life The Forest Beyond Visit a sim made out of watercolors and a world that lies beyond a picture, to roam and dream in. Here you'll find trees, fairies, butterflies, fireflies and other creatures. Visit in Second Life Telephone Museum Visit the Telephone Museum and learn the historical evolution of the telephone from its birth up to present day. Come and see the first ever phone that was created by Alexander Graham Bell, and 50 more telephone models of the past century. Play the memory and trivia phone games and try your luck with the Gacha Machine. Visit in Second Life The Photo Game How many words is a picture is worth? Come and view a small selection of photographs by Boudicca Amat and Ricco Saenz. Read what they have both written about each other's pictures - and then leave you comments, too! Visit in Second Life The Haul by Haveit Neox Hauling, on land and in the sea. Exploring limits and bypassing any respect for them, while stringing our catch into a growing story. More info at metalesmetaverse.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/the-haul-by-haveit-neox Visit in Second Life LICK - The Lost World Wear your swim suits and bring your scuba gear and exploreThe Lost World of Atlantis Sera Bellic style. Visit in Second Life Amandia Flavour of Italy Amandia is inspired by Le Marche, an Italian region rich in folklore, art, nature and hospitable people. In Amandia, you will find an old city with beautiful beaches and many other Italian surprises. Visit in Second Life Dross Valentine Event Fiesta de San Valentín en el sim de Dross! Evento de vacaciones celebrado el 18 de febrero de 7-9 p.m. (PST). Visit in Second Life Through the Rabbit Hole To celebrate spring, the growing popularity of "alternative facts" and the second anniversary of ShenaniganS, Blublaize has created an homage to the original alternative world. "Through the Rabbit Hole" doffs a cap to some of the most absurd characters from the literary world. Opens Feb. 18. Visit in Second Life TWE12VE TWE12VE is a monthly shopping event, that runs the 12th of the month at 12 noon (Pacific) through the end of the month. Each round is themed with a word. Visit the venue to see the list or go to the website evilbunnysl.com. February's theme is "passion." Visit in Second Life The Hipster Fair 2017 Celebrate alternative culture at The Hipster Fair, held Feb. 17-March 3. Find different and unique items at this annual shopping event as you enjoy 15 days filled with gifts, exclusive items and gachas. More info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com. Visit in Second Life Enchantment Hurry! It's almost midnight and your golden carriage will become a pumpkin! Join the fun for another magical round of Enchantment. This round's theme is Cinderella. With over 100 of SL's best designers all taking part, you're sure to find a special goodie for you and your loved ones. Event held through Feb. 28. Visit in Second Life Mountain Retreat Need a place for that romantic getaway? Need a spiritual retreat or a peaceful place to live the simple life? Explore this beautiful mountain retreat, located on an adult sim with plenty of sexy areas to discover! Visit in Second Life
  9. Roses are red Violets are blue Come hug and dunk some Lindens At the Isle of View! On February 14th from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm SLT, join us at the Isle of View for a chance to hug and dunk some Lindens. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your one and only - when else are you going to get the chance to cozy up to a Linden or send one shrieking into the depths of a dunk tank? An opportunity like this comes around about once a year — so don’t miss out. Love is a complicated creature — inspiring poetry, prose, songs, and art of all kinds since the beginning of time. Despite her many facets, love still trumps the alternative — and there is no better place to appreciate the beauty of amor than at the Isle of View. Flowers, fireworks, forested walks, and fleeting moments gazing into the eyes of your loved one while taking a boat ride — it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. There’s also a kiosk to send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends and sweethearts. Everyone appreciates a little acknowledgement that you’re thinking of them — so send someone special a valentine! With music, festivities and love in the air — solo or soulmates — The Isle of View Second Life Mixer is sure to be fun for everyone. Dunk-A-Linden & Hug-A-Linden Event Party with us at the Isle of View on February 14th from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. (Pacific). Meet your Valentine, enjoy music, and don’t miss the Dunk-a-Linden and Hug-a-Linden booths! Visit in Second Life
  10. Second Life Pic of the day is "untitled", from KmB Allen. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  11. When I was in school, Valentine’s Day meant hanging a construction paper mailbox off your desk for classmates to leave you a valentine — usually with some kind of pun on the front. It was a nice little act of kindness that made us all feel good! Consider the Destination Guide our year ‘round valentine to you. This blog highlights some of the newest additions to the guide — an assortment of treats for every taste. From hunts to fairs and everything in-between — you will discover something new that suits you. There is still some time to shop our inworld fair to remember at the Shop Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day event. You can find items from 50 merchants for up to 50% off! The perfect place to take your valentine for a little shopping. There is also the robust Valentine's Day category if you’re wondering where to take your special someone. If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via form. See you inworld, Residents and don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. Frogs by Cica Ghost Land of frogs... Visit in Second Life Meraki Island Meraki Island is nestled on shores and mountains with majestic rock formations, white sand beaches, and a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Middle East styles that merge to create a heavenly ambiance perfect for a relaxing vacation. Visit in Second Life Alternative Facts Open Stream Hangout Alternative Facts is an open stream indie/alternative hangout where everyone can join together to share a love of music and inclusiveness. Visit in Second Life Savage Garden Amusement Park Savage Garden Amusement Park offers bumper cars, a roller coaster, bungee jumping, The Vortex, a water log ride, games and more. Visit in Second Life 2017 Mardi Gras Town The vibrant sounds of authentic New Orleans jazz will fill your ears the moment you land on the cobble stoned streets of Mardi Gras Town. A holiday venue with incredible colors, ambiance and a festive spirit. Mardi Gras Town is the destination to let the good times roll. Visit in Second Life The Stupid Cupid Hunt 5 It's time to stop cupid before he gets any more stupid! Find the arrows he's left laying around SL for amazing gifts from participating designers.Event ends Feb. 28th. More info evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com. Visit in Second Life The Truth or Dare Affair 2 It's year two for the Truth or Dare Affair. A full month of love and lust that runs through the end of the month. Designers bring you their sexiest, sultry and sweet designs to help improve your love life! Visit the city market and check out all of the 10L gifts and gachas! More info at evilbunnysl.com. Visit in Second Life 2017 Valentine Town Valentine Town is a destination that is a visual panorama of all things that denote love and affection. From chocolate waterfalls to the sugary delight of giant gum balls, there is an endless feast for all the senses, with remarkable vistas and colors that bathe the visitor with affectionate delight. Incredible stores are featured with items for lovers and their beloved. Visit in Second Life Valentine's Day @ Snuggles Looking for that perfect romantic gift? You will find all your Valentine's Day gifts for the special person in your life at Snuggles. Visit in Second Life Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event, held Feb. 11-26, features over 50 designers, two hunts, live music, shopping and more! It is all in support of Feed A Smile. For more info, visit kultivatemagazine.com/spring-fashion-event. Visit in Second Life Aphrodite Shop Valentines Market Many designers have come together to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Aphrodite Shop Valentines Market. This is your one-stop shopping place for clothes, furniture, romantic gifts and so much more. Visit in Second Life Springtime In The Land Of Rainbows Springtime has come to the Land of Rainbows! From Valentine's Day to Easter, celebrate the season with lots and lots of flowers, new life and more! Start in the Visitor Center to learn more about wildlife and preservation, then make your way down into the sim and enjoy springtime at its best! This open LGBT sim welcomes all. Visit in Second Life
  12. Second Life Pic of the day is "The Dragon Princess", from Soren Adored. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  13. Second Life Pic of the day is "Henry Jones and the Last Crusade - Age 70", from Flight of Osiris. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  14. Second Life Pic of the day is "Vintage Romance", from Marcus Knave. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, add it to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  15. Someone once sang that what the world needs now is love — and we couldn’t agree more! With the not-so-gentle rains of winter giving way to blossoming green and lush vegetation — that devious little Cupid is starting to plot all things romance. In the spirit of Cupid, our very own Destination Guide editorial team has put together a Valentine’s Day category for you and your loved ones to explore. They’ve also been busy reviewing the newest submissions and adding to the wealth of cool places you can visit all across the grid. We even have an inworld fair to remember at the Shop Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day event. You can find items from 50 merchants for up to 50% off! If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via form. Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. See you inworld, Residents! Watch out for that crazy Cupid’s arrow! Shop Your Heart Out! We’ve joined up with nearly 50 Second Life merchants to bring you a fair to remember! Each merchant has their lovingly crafted wares out for 20-50% off - just for you! Stroll the charming streets of this delightful region-wide extravaganza, and shop for clothing, accessories, hair, and just about anything your heart desires - and get it for a limited low price! Runs February 1st through the 14th! Visit in Second Life Isle of View Looking for something romantic? The Isle of View brings together everything the discerning romantic looks for in romantic festivities: boat rides, fireworks, kissing booths, forested walks, tasteful fountains and more. So bring that special someone to the Isle of View and tell them how you really feel. Visit in Second Life Caderu 2017 Valentine Celebrate Valentine's Day and seek-and-find unique prizes in this special hunt and shopping event, held through March 3. More info at asuma46kuma.wixsite.com/caderu Visit in Second Life Sinister Slaughters Sinister Slaughters is a haunting adventure that takes you through an immersive and interactive game world where things are horribly wrong. As a psychic detective only you can solve a series of brutal murders through your visions and cunning. Do you have what it takes to relive the victims’ horrors and solve the crimes? Take a deep breath, steel your nerves - maddening mystery awaits you. Visit in Second Life Institut Namaste This beautiful tropical island offers a variety of secluded spots to meet, chat, flirt and more. Ride a horse, take a swan boat to discover the shorelines, dance in the greenhouse, go swimming or discover Heaven’s Isles for even more romantic possibilities. Here you'll also find information in German and English about what tantra as a path of self-discovery and enlightenment truly means. Visit in Second Life The Jewell Theatre The Jewell Theatre has its home in Samandiriel, and has been performing live theatre in Second Life since 2007, led by writer/director Fake Jewell. The theatre is on tour now! Visit for more information or to explore the theatre, walk of fame, museum and many other beautiful areas. Visit in Second Life Somewhere Take a trip somewhere today! A whimsical collection of islands full of nooks to explore or sit awhile alone or with friends. Take a boat and fish the seas or play a game...or even take a picture. This highly-detailed beautiful sim to make your eyes smile as well as your heart. Visit in Second Life No Frontiers "No Frontiers" is an LEA immersive installation where you can pilot spacecrafts among large halls displaying high resolution sci-fi fractal frames by artist Gem Preiz. The trip will lead you to planets and stars after flying among colorful creations, surreal alien worlds and futuristic space bases. Visit in Second Life Boardgame Beach If you like social, friendly board games, then this is the place for you! With about 50 different games, you are sure to find something you will like. Visit in Second Life The Art Rocket Take a rocket to travel in space and light into a universe of color. Betty Tureaud has created an interactive and playful 3D art installation that you can visit in Second Life. Don't forget to find the gift for you! Visit in Second Life Natural Falls Natural Falls is located in an abandoned, flooded metropolis slowly decaying under a derelict, elevated railway. Explore this urban sprawl of neglected gardens, forsaken shops and deserted homes. Visit in Second Life