Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Ancient Greek Regions

It all started with a post by The Lab on the profile feed ...

See the original post here.
So I sent a Poultry Report staff photographer out to take some pictures around the Sea of Fables and here's what she sent back ...

Sea of Fables - Bohol (SLurl)
A quaint little village with houses anyone may use (great as changing rooms).
Hera's Island - Sargasso (SLurl)
Silent Mole's 101 LI tribute to the goddess Hera in her apple garden.
Bacchus Island - Baffin (SLurl)
Atlas with his burden overlooks Hercules about to battle Ladon in the Garden of the Hesperides.
Near by is the old Teen Grid Transfer Station, the last stop before "graduating" to the Main Grid.
These are just three places in the Greek Isle regions, a former part of the old Teen Grid, but now accessible to all explorers. Sailing is encouraged – there's a timed course, actually, and a Rez Zone on Hephaestus Isle (SLurl) – and numerous islands to explore. Brush up on your Greek mythology and history or just have some fun. You might even explore the Labyrinth (SLurl) if you dare. It is one of the most ambitious builds of classic Second Life with a nice reward at the end. If you like the village in Bohol, visit Posiedon Island - Celebes (SLurl), a place familiar with those who have tried The Grid Hunt (AKA The Magellan Hunt; SLurl).

Don't forget to thank a mole from the Linden Department of Works when you see them for the Greek Isles and the numerous other LDPW builds dotted around Our World. Plenty of private islands are featured by The Lab in social media but the workhorses (workmoles?) of the community make sure there are plenty of great but under-promoted places to visit.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ice Buckets on Topless Tuesday

Late Monday night, not long before I logged off, I got a message from Marianne McCann ...

As with Real Life Ice Bucket Challenges I had 24 hours to respond with a video (which I'm not capable of creating) or a donation to The ALS Association. Of course, I did both, zipping off to get free ice bucket (SLurl) and making a donation at the same spot then went to bed and thought about the photo I would sub in for a video.

After trying on all my wet shirt options, digging out my wet hair, and heading to a sandbox, I was stumped. Having tried the bucket's built-in animation, I knew I'd have to use a static pose and rez the bucket above me if I had hopes of getting a well-timed picture. After looking at a number of options, I set up a very simple scene and snapped away ...

You can see the original on My Second Life here.
Bucket Challenge accomplished!! I challenge CC Columbo, Slim Whitman, and Jennifer Jade Whitman to answer the challenge within 24 hours! And since this is Topless Tuesday, I re-created the same picture with an appropriate outfit.

Happy Topless Tuesday! I have this image in the Topless Tuesday in SL Flickr group, too.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hot Bay City Nights (Official)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com

HOT BAY CITY NIGHTS 2014

Event feature top Second Life™ vintage automakers.

BAY CITY, SL (18th August, 2014) - Now in its third year, "Hot Bay City Nights" celebrates Bay City's mid-century theme as well as its large network of roads. The event will showcase vehicle makers who create automobiles from the Bay City "theme era," stretching from 1940 to 1965. 

Established vintage automobile designers will be found in the Bay City Fairgrounds, in the North Channel region, from August 23-30 to present the best in vintage and retro vehicles for all Second Life™ avatars.

Additional events will provide plenty for all to do, including the crowning of 2014's Miss Bay City and a number of charity car wasesh. The event will raise funds for Child's Play, a charity that provides toys and games for children in hospitals around the world.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life™ and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Topless Tuesday in Bed

My Topless Tuesday started with staying in bed for an extra couple hours, surrounded by kitties and stuffed animals. One day I'll figure out a way to do that in Second Life. Until then, I'll just be comfortable.

Click to embiggen or visit this pictures and others in Flickr's Topless Tuesday in SL group.