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2017 Viewer release summaries week 3

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit 2017 Viewer release summaries week 3 for original post.

Updates for the week ending Sunday, January 23rd This summary is published every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note: It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients […]

Space Sunday: the last man on the Moon

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Space Sunday: the last man on the Moon for original post.

Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan, Captain, United States Navy (retired) and former NASA astronaut, passed away on Monday, January 16th at the age of 82. The commander of Apollo 17, he was – and currently remains – the last man to walk on the surface of the Moon, in what was arguably the most significant of […]

Elo’s Ray of Light in Second Life

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Elo’s Ray of Light in Second Life for original post.

I first encountered the art of Elo (Elorac Paule) at the Nitroglobus Roof Gallery in an intriguing and key-catching display entitled Always Closer (see here for more). I was therefore delighted to learn from friend (and arts) Owl Dragonash, that Elo would be exhibiting Ray of Light, a selection of her work at Commune Utopia. For […]

AvaStar 2.0 Beta 29

By Nalates Urriah – Nalates’ Things & Stuff. Visit AvaStar 2.0 Beta 29 for original post.

Machinimatrix has a new beta release out. You can get it on your product’s page… may be. My page still shows 2.0-beta-23 as the main candidate (green new). But, we’ve been warned not to use that one… Below with a red test button is 2.0-beta-29. Seems there is a 2.0-beta-28 some think doesn’t work… I’ve … Continue reading

Lumiya 3.4 goes Bento

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Lumiya 3.4 goes Bento for original post.

On Friday, January 20th Lumiya, the Android client developed by Alina Lyvette gained the latest in what has been a flurry of updates for the client, with the release of version 3.4. This sees Lumiya gain support for the Project Bento skeleton extensions and rendering of associated avatar meshes and accessories. All of the Bento […]

Science fiction, mystery, and the literary greats with Seanchai Library

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Science fiction, mystery, and the literary greats with Seanchai Library for original post.

It’s time to kick-off another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated. Monday, January 23rd 19:00: Desertion Gyro Muggins reads Clifford D. Simak’s 1944 short story with […]

Homestyle Comfort

By Wendz Tempest – Home and Garden – CozeySL. Visit Homestyle Comfort for original post.

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A sleeping wolf and a curious kitten, alone altogether in a Cozey little kitchen. Shall we trust them, shall we see, if they prove tame as tame can be?

I seriously doubt that! But this is Second Life™. So join me in a dream parade, where all the wishes you have ever made, astound and inspire, with company or friends for hire. This story can be yours and you can start a new page, if you’re lurking here’s a link to start your adventure in the Virtual Age!

Omygod, I’ve been dipping in Dr. Seuss juice…(dangit!)

Quickly now before it starts again, the credits are for you my special special friend. Oops.
Happy Sunday fellow lurkers ❤


*Bixty Tuscany Table | Liaison Collaborative
*Bixty Tuscany Chair  | Liaison Collaborative
*Bixty Tuscany Cheese Wine & Bread  | Liaison Collaborative
*.Birch Shadowbox  | Liaison Collaborative
*[Black Tulip] Carol – Wall Plates  | Liaison Collaborative

*Serenity Style-Sugar  | Liaison Collaborative
*Serenity Style- Baking Tools  | Liaison Collaborative
*Serenity Style- Milkmaid & Eggs RARE  | Liaison Collaborative
*Serenity Style- Keep in order boxes  | Liaison Collaborative
*Serenity Style- Flour Pack  | Liaison Collaborative
*Serenity Style- Milk bottle | Liaison Collaborative
*Serenity Style- Endless love wallart | Shiny Shabby
*Serenity Style- Endless love blind A | Shiny Shabby
*Serenity Style- Endless love chair | Shiny Shabby
*Serenity Style- Love you country frame | Group Gift for All About Home

*hive // vintage garland heart cut-outs | N21
*JIAN Grey Wolf (Sleep) | FaMESHed
*[PM]Pixel Mode – Little Attic – Non Animated | FaMESHed
JIAN Southern Shelties 15. Milk Cans | Epiphany
*Death Row Designs DRD – RK – Rustic Kitchen – Shelf – Large | Shiny Shabby
*Death Row Designs DRD – RK – Rustic Kitchen – Hutch | Shiny Shabby


*DISORDERLY. / MTP / STACKED PLATES
*DISORDERLY. / MTP / STACKED TEA CUPS
*Trompe Loeil – Elina Cabin (modified for stove)
*Apple Fall Straw Broom
*4. Apple Fall Birch Logs w/ Belt
7. Apple Fall Patchwork Rug
*Apple Fall Ceramic Bottles
*Apple Fall Kent Wall
*[Brixley] farmhouse kitchen – pantry
*[Brixley] farmhouse kitchen – groceries sign
*hive // wall planter
*hive // milking stool
*=Zenith=Willow Picnic Basket (Light)
*17 *YS&YS* Memories Books 01
{vespertine} – poetic autumn / fresh apple pie 3
junk. metal churn light.
Apple Fall Books
MudHoney Corn Husk Wreath
[PM]Pixel Mode – Rustic Candle – Charcol
dust bunny . hanging flower pot . mint
Artisan Fantasy *AF* Herbals – Herb Rack Weathered
Kopi Pasta Bottle_A

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Sex and the Single Avatar in Second Life XIX – Visiting a New BDSM Club in Second Life

By – webspelunker – My Travels Across Second Life. Visit Sex and the Single Avatar in Second Life XIX – Visiting a New BDSM Club in Second Life for original post.

No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.

Anonymous

Recently, I learned of a new BDSM sim in Second Life (SL). 

(Significant Other wonders why I keep finding these places.)

This one has an interesting twist.  (No pun intended.)

Unlike many BDSM sites inworld which are cold, dank subterranean dungeons, this one is more like a Gold’s Gym with a club and beach resort thrown in.

Intrigued by the concept (Significant Other’s eyes roll and lips say, “What else is new?”) I make arrangements to visit the site and meet the owners. 

The BDSM resort is called Sands of SinnZ and is located here.   
The owners and managers are a couple called Holle von SinnZ and Racheal SinnZ.  And, yes, they are lovers, engaged, and soon to be married inworld.  More on this is in a moment!  In addition, Holle is Rach’s mistress.

Holle and Rach are both longtime residents in SL with interesting stories about how they came to be. 

Holle’s background goes back to avatars prior to her current avi. Holle is a character from a book she was working on at the time in Real Life (RL), and was never meant to get any real time, but Holle was jumping into this avi to write while inworld, and the more she was away from the RL sorrows of her former main avi, the more at peace she felt. So rightly or wrongly Holle stayed Holle.  But in time the emotional train wrecks of her and Rach’s lives came to head as most things do bringing them together.  However, Holle would do it all over again to be here with Rach today. 

Rach came into SL over eight years ago, when her late sister introduced her to it.    Back then it was a very different world in SL, she used to just hang around with friends and got to know a few good ones whom she joined with as family.  Rach has remained close friends with a few of them.  In her eight years, she has done a lot.  Rach has designed and built sim layouts, has built motorcycles, and run clubs.  She’s also done DJing and photography.  Yet, somehow, it started to all become the same until she met Holle who gave her a new life and kick started her SL experience again.  Hence, they are now a couple with this beach and club. 

Holle and Rach met in a BDSM club.  As Holle puts it, “I spotted her.  But I was like WOW she’s HOT!…2 secs later she [Rach] IMED me and it’s been Wild in love from there”

Meanwhile, Rach says that she was just wondering and thinking of leaving SL and

she stumbled across Holle at that club who became her mistress and fell in love with.  She knew then that Holle was the one she wanted to marry. 

Needless to say, there is a very strong sexual component to their relationship!

Holle and Rach have never met in person in RL. Their relationship is exclusively through SL. 

When it comes to the BDSM lifestyle in RL, Rach seems to be the more experienced of the couple with Holle has only “played” with BDSM in RL but admits to wanting to tie Rach up if they ever meet in RL.  Rach has offered to supply the rope. 

Holle and Rach decided to open the club for two reasons.

First, the beach was the core idea, a place open to explore the BDSM lifestyle.  Second, they both love clubs.  They started throwing parties here and there so it all sort of just clicked for them. 

Holles believes that SL does not complement the BDSM lifestyle very much.  Some BDSM places inworld have it right, while others don’t, Holle likes to think they offer a happy mix.  Rach been part of the BDSM lifestyle in RL says that SL doesn’t really complement it.  It’s a different lifestyle in her opinion but they do have points in common.

When discussing how their club differs from its competition, Rach explains that they offer the BDSM life on a open beach with the club as an extra attraction.  The club could be

said to be in many ways like the competition but Rach would like for anyone to find a more relaxing and enjoyable beach BDSM scene.

Holle says that all clubs are basically alike but there’s only one club that has Holle and Rach, and they are trying to bring a harmony of BDSM and club life together.  Adding that it’s not easy!

Rach notes that BDSM and their club are one here and are not separated as can be seen with the location of the play room next to the club’s dance floor. 

As for clientele, Rach states that it’s open for people to explore the BDSM lifestyle in the club environment either the beach scene or the urban scene. 

Holle says that as they build and find new styles, they will implant them discreetly each time adding new experience for guests.

Sands of Sinnz is not looking for any specific client types, such as dom/dommes, subs, slaves, or nudists.  All are welcome and Holle and Rach want to be home to all the above. 

Visitors can have sex in the open and are encouraged to find their own balance at the resort.  (Rach adds that they can’t say no when they do!) 

Holle explains that BDSM isn’t about sex only but that’s where SL and RL differ she feels. 

When asked about what are their ultimate goals for the club, Holle says that she’d

like to see it grow.  This is their love and soul, so of course she wants it to grow and live.  Their ultimate goal is for Sands to grow and the people coming here to return because they have found what Holle and Rach see in it. 

Holle and Rach have learned several lessons from this project so far.

Rach starts by saying having someone you love with you while building was a dream for her which gave me the inspiration to get on with it. 

Holle’s lesson is to have your key elements in place before you start as in money, people to help, and that’s the big one – “ASKing”for help.”

Keeping it simple to start and not throwing too many ideas into the cooking pot at once. 

I saved the most important question for last, “When’s the wedding?”

Holle and Rach are looking at some time in 2017 but they both say the wedding will be when the time is right.  Which is a great answer!

(If I get invited I promise that there’ll be a follow-up story!)

Sands of Sinnz is a comfortably sized facility catering to BDSM, nudists, and others who want a friendly, open environment to mingle with others or to be alone with a partner for more intimate moments. 

BDSM equipment is located in the play room next to club’s dance floor while individual BDSM pieces are located on small nearby islands for private practice. 

Holle and Rach hold events regularly at Sands from 2:00 to 8:00PM SLT every day with the best activities occurring on Mondays and Thursdays. 

Overall, Sands of Sinnz is a great place to go and have a good time inworld. 

It can be found here. 

The staff are friendly and welcoming and the other guests are well behaved. 

I recommend Sands of Sinnz for anyone curious about BDSM or who is just looking to have a good time with others!

Tell ‘em web sent you!

Who knows, you may find me hanging out there!

I’d like to thank Holle and Rach for taking the time for this interview and for showing me around.

I also want to wish them every happiness and good fortune in their lives together inworld!

Finally, thanks to The Companion for taking the pictures used in this story and that can also be found on this flickr page. 

As always, I’m grateful to all inworld for their kindness and time in stopping to talk with a stranger who was passing through their lives. 

My Twitter handle is @webspelunker.  Please feel free to follow me and I’d be happy to follow you.

I can be found on Google+ as webspelunker Ghostraven.

My flickr Photostream is located here.

On Skype I’m webspelunker Ghostraven.

            Open roads and kind fires!



Second Life at 64-bits

By Nalates Urriah – Nalates’ Things & Stuff. Visit Second Life at 64-bits for original post.

I’ve been out of it with pneumonia, 103+ fevers, and some really messed up dreams. Just as the Lab was releasing Alex Ivy, the project name for the 64-bit version of the Linden viewer, I was getting sick. So, I’m just getting around to trying the new project viewer. Download The download package is about … Continue reading

Sansar Public Opening Pushed Back Further Into 2017

By Daniel Voyager – Daniel Voyager’s Blog. Visit Sansar Public Opening Pushed Back Further Into 2017 for original post.

On 15th January there was a new article posted on Sansar on the Road To VR website saying that Sansar will open to all in the first half of 2017. Sansar was planned to be open to the public in Q1 2017 and it was targeted for January 2017.

On Twitter on the same day the article was retweeted on the official Sansar Twitter page and in the replies section Ebbe Linden replied to a few comments. It looks like the lab are still inviting more creators into Sansar currently and that Sansar is not yet ready for public launch by the sound of things.

The public launch of Sansar could be pushed back as far as June 2017. Hopefully it will be open for everyone sometime between February 2017- June 2017. For those interested in Sansar the wait continues and I’ll post more updates when I hear more.

2017 Latest Sansar Updates

Sansar invites being sent out at the moment and the lab are inviting more into Sansar now.

Sansar opening pushed back into 2017. “To some it will be” meaning that the lab are not ready for everyone to access Sansar all in one go.

15th-january-2017

Other posts mentioning that Sansar has been pushed back, see below:

 

Filed under: Linden Lab, Project Sansar, Sansar, Sansar Breaking News Tagged: Linden Lab, Project Sansar, Sansar