A NonStop visit in Second Life

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit A NonStop visit in Second Life for original post.

NonStop – click any image for full size NonStop, a homestead region by Cherish Demonge, is presented as “Second Life’s ultimate forest”.  I’d personally regard the setting as more coastal / rural than “forest” – while there are trees aplenty, they mostly look and feel more like woodland, occupying the more rugged parts of the […]

A NonStop visit in Second Life

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit A NonStop visit in Second Life for original post.

NonStop – click any image for full size NonStop, a homestead region by Cherish Demonge, is presented as “Second Life’s ultimate forest”.  I’d personally regard the setting as more coastal / rural than “forest” – while there are trees aplenty, they mostly look and feel more like woodland, occupying the more rugged parts of the […]

Unexpected visit

By – Chris Chronicles . Visit Unexpected visit for original post.

That was a pleasant surprise to find the Creative Teddy Team preparing my place for the New Year celebration. What a party, guys!

Featuring

New Year Bears by Your Dream, available as gacha at  the current round of Très Chic event December 17th – January 10th, http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nika/128/121/2001). A team of cute guys that definitely makes you smile. Each of them has its own task within the team and comes with a corresponded prop. The Land Impact is about 2 to 4 per bear. There are 7 commons and 1 rare for 75L per play.

Credits

Your Dreams:
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy champagne
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy Happy 2017 RARE
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy’s in cup
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy’s Countdown RARE
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy drunk
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy Making a toast
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy Clock cake
{YD} New Year Bears – Teddy Celebrating

Dust Bunny
autumns calling . wood table with tablecloth

Death Row Designs
30 – DRD – AE – Train Car – Holiday Tree – REWARD

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02 – 8f8 – Storyteller’s Burrow – Garden House RARE

A visit to the Layachi Art Gallery

By – Kuiskaava Kettu. Visit A visit to the Layachi Art Gallery for original post.

Silas Merlin introduced me to a fantastic artist called Layachi Ihnen, whose exhibit “Visions éphémères …  éphémeral visions” at  Layachi Art Gallery opened today and will be open for two weeks. I find his use of acrylic painting and digital technologies together to be intriguing. You should also visit his main gallery here.

# Visit the port

By Juliano Zeurra – fuxicandomodaslforman. Visit # Visit the port for original post.

📸 Kove
** Camber Trainers – Slink
📸 7 Deadly s[K]ins
** Omega HEAD applier – FIER caramel beard v2 HB
** Omega BODY Applier – TRAIL V1 Caramel
📸 ExalteD
** ExalteD – Beard v2
📸 [M]AC Design
** Mac Design & Live is LifeExclusive!!Vogue Fair
(Applier: Belleza, Maitreya, Signature, Slink & TMP)

Engadget and VentureBeat visit Sansar

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Engadget and VentureBeat visit Sansar for original post.

There have been a couple of articles on Sansar in December, each of which touch upon Second Life. While both retread ground already familiar to those of us who have been following Sansar’s development. However, hidden within them are some interesting little nuggets. Appearing in the December 17th edition of VentureBeat, Dean Takahashi’s Linden Lab’s […]

A Visit to Gee’s Wonder Island

By – Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!. Visit A Visit to Gee’s Wonder Island for original post.

There are many magnificent builds in Second Life.  My fellow blogger Inara Pey just posted about the return of one such, Mont St. Michel.  There are even more tacky builds.  But there are very few places that can lay claim to being both!  Recently, I found one on my very doorstep.

As many of you know, or suspect, I’m not a great explorer of Second Life.  I’m a homebody, and spend most of my time on my home region of Masocado or at Caledon Oxbridge University.  A few weeks ago, I noticed that the large parcel in Impish Glee, the region just to the north of Masocado, that had been up for sale had been purchased.  And soon I began to notice some building activity going on there.  Would it be a competitor offering rentals?  Another marina?  Something atrocious like the ninety meter tall pink Barbie castle that had infested the parcel for a couple of months?

A few days ago, my curiosity got the better of me and I popped over for a closer look.

It was an amusement park.  I love amusement parks, and have visited some really great ones in SL, so I wandered about and started playing with the rides and attractions.  The first one I rode was an enormous roller coaster with loops and a 360 degree roll.  The cars ran on a pink track.  The ride was properly thrilling, and at several spots I threw my arms up in the air and challenged gravity and speed to do their worst!

There was a Tornado, a tower that blows a column of air up and lets you skydive while hovering stationary.  An archery game.  A water pistol arcade challenge.  A gypsy fortune teller.  There was a rocking Pirate Ship, a Beanstalk, and a hoverplane ride.  There was The Geyser…a platform that got blown aloft atop a powerful fountain of water.  A Ferris Wheel.  And of course, the Clown College Bumper Boats.

In fact, the place seemed to have just about every carnival ride that ever caused a preteen to lose her funnel cake, and they were all scattered about without much rhyme or reason.  In nooks and crannies between the rides were kiosks selling drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers, and all manner of junk food…the better to help you enjoy the rides, of course!  There were also pleasant gazebos and other places to sit and chat and rest up for another go at the rides.

Clown College Bumper Boats, Beanstalk, Ferris Wheel

Eeek!

I See Motion Sickness in Your Future

Mine Ride

Skating Rink…and skates!

The Tornado Tower

Gee’s Wonder Island

In addition to all this, there was a large open space with helipads, to accommodate visitors arriving by air, and spacious docks for those arriving by boat.  If you forgot to bring your own vehicle, there were rezzers to try out various forms of transportation, and a number of vendors with helicopters and aircraft for sale.

At about this point, I met the author of all this, Geetaraa…or “Gee” to her friends.  She explained that the place was called “Gee’s Wonder Island” and offered to show me the rest.  “There’s MORE?” I said.

And, as it turns out, there was.  All that I’d seen was only the ground floor.  There are three sky platforms in addition, which boast even more coasters and rides, plus an ice skating rink and a War of the Worlds game.

Gee’s Wonder Island is laid out with absolutely no discernible plan or theme.  It’s a hodgepodge.  But there is, I think, an underlying motif:  Carnival Tacky.  The place conveys the unmistakable air of an old fashioned traveling carnival.  You can practically smell the caramel corn and the sawdust, and feel the soles of your shoes sticking to the pavement.  Gee herself describes it as “unique, one of a kind,” and it is most certainly that!  Besides which, it’s a ton of fun!

Wonder Island is living proof that you don’t need the latest Mesh models, or have to be an incredibly talented architect or 3D artist to create something of worth in Second Life.  Gee obviously put a lot of effort into it, and just as obviously had fun doing it.  I think if you visit, you’ll have fun too.  But don’t wait too long; Gee told me that unless the visitor traffic justifies keeping Wonder Island open for a while, she’ll move on to new projects in a few months.

Gee’s Wonder Island SLURL