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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

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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

BURN2 2016: Main Attractions To Visit

By Daniel Voyager – Daniel Voyager’s Blog. Visit BURN2 2016: Main Attractions To Visit for original post.

Here are some of the main attractions to get started at this year’s BURN2 2016 festival happening right now through until Sunday 23rd October 2016. There are so many great exhibits this year worth checking out along with live music events around the clock.

The best time to visit the regions is in the early hours (SLT) of the morning for less lag and with fewer people around. Let’s get started > Click the SLURLs below to teleport to them and have a great adventure around the regions!🙂

Please spread the word and this useful BURN2 2016 landmarks guide!🙂

Welcome Gate SLURL

BURN2 2016

Center Camp SLURL  

BURN2 2016

The Man SLURL

BURN2 2016

The Temple SLURL

BURN2 2016

The Lamplighters Village SLURL

BURN2 2016

Live Stage SLURL

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DMV Sandbox SLURL

BURN2 2016

Inner Child Camp SLURL

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Da Vinci GnomeTrap SLURL

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DaVinci’s Backyard SLURL

BURN2 2016

Da Vinci Steampunk Carousel SLURL

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More info at burn2.org

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Sex and the Single Avatar in Second Life XVIII – A Visit to a Newly Discovered Nudist Resort in Second Life

By – webspelunker – My Travels Across Second Life. Visit Sex and the Single Avatar in Second Life XVIII – A Visit to a Newly Discovered Nudist Resort in Second Life for original post.

Find me under the palms.

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Wandering about in Second Life (SL) as I’m wont to do, an acquaintance recently recommended a nudist resort to me that I hadn’t heard of before.  (Significant Other seems shocked thinking I’d seen them all.) 

Intrigued, (Significant Other asks what else is new.) I made plans to visit and to check it out.

The resort is called Isla de Amores and I visited a few times to see what it was all about.  During one of these visits, I met Charlie Miami, the owner/operator, who agreed to

an interview with me.

The following story is based on that interview and my visits. 

Charlie is an old SL hand.

He began his time inworld as a guard at Wild Coast, a naturist sim.  Charlie says that he remembers me from my earlier visits there and I vaguely remember him.  (Significant Other suggests that I was more interested in certain other residents.) He left Wild Coast to establish Miami Properties with a partner but closed down that venture when the partner had to leave SL.  Charlie says that it’s hard to be a land business inworld unless you have a niche.

Isla de Amores was Charlie’s next venture inworld.  Being a naturist in Real Life (RL) when he can, he decided to go back to his roots inworld.  The resort was first opened for Charlie’s friends and then to the public in April 2015. 

Charlie believes that nudity and sex are part of human nature.  Some lean to it more than others, he’s one of the ones who leans to it.  The goal at Isla de Amores is for people to come and enjoy his efforts there.  It is a way to give back to the community by making it available to all free of charge. 

Designing and staying on top of the latest trends in furniture inworld is a pastime for Charlie.  (Remember this is an adult sim so we’re talking sex here folks!)  He has a large inventory of animations spread all over the sim, even the starfish have them!  Some of these

animations are custom made exclusively for Charlie and can be found nowhere else inworld.  This adds to the uniqueness of Isla de Amores.  I’ve checked out several of these and the variety offered is indeed broad and original.  (No more details, we’re still not that kind of blog!  Check them out for yourselves.)

Isla de Amores does accept donations from visitors but there is only one donation barrel located at its entrance.  Charlie’s not in it for the money.  While other sims have closed for lack of funding, he has no intention of doing so. 

Interestingly, the resort is clothing optional.  Nudity is not a requirement.  Group membership is a requirement but is free.  Charlie says this helps to keep poor behavior out.  All sexual preferences are respected.  Al that is asked is that everyone be kind and respectful to one another. 

There are no planned social events because Isla de Amores is only a homestead with a limit of twenty avatars at any one time which does preclude large gatherings.  Treasure hunts have been held in the past and may occur again in the future. 

Only adult human avatars are allowed entrance.  Attached ears, tails, and wings are allowed.  Complete animal or fantasy avatars are not.  Visitors who appear in such form are politely asked to switch to human form.

Isla de Amores is comprised of a series of small islets connected by narrow walkways or accessible by wading through shallow water.  Lush, tropical foliage covers them.  Highly detailed palm trees, tropical flowers, shrubs and bushes are scattered across

the sim giving a very lifelike effect.  The grounds alone are worth a visit.  Beautiful, small beaches offering privacy and opportunities for couples to be intimate are washed by waves.  Colorful birds fly overhead.  Waterfalls and rock formations complete the natural settings.

Small huts and cabins are available for use by visitors.  Row boats are moored along the shore.  Lounge chairs, blankets, and dance balls can be found on the beaches.  (Remember what I said earlier about the unique animations!)  Ruins for exploring are also hidden in the underbrush. 

There is a teleport to take visitors to the more popular places.  (My BDSMfriends may be interested in the Red Room in particular.) 

I strongly recommend Isla de Amores to anyone who is interested in a quiet, enjoyable, tropical nudist resort in SL.  Since it’s clothing optional, as long as no one minds others being nude, the resort is well worth visiting to see how a beautiful, tropical resort can be constructed inworld. 

Isla de Amores is unique for being a very well laid out resort which is not cookie cutter produced like other sims inworld.  The use of multiple islands breaks it up allowing for

more beaches and private places.  (OK, I’ll admit it, I get lost every time I go there.  Significant Other is only surprised that I’ve admitted that.)  And, don’t forget those animations that are unique solely to Isla de Amores!

I hope that you’ll visit Isla de Amores and enjoy yourselves!

Who knows?  Maybe you’ll run into me!

Isla de Amores can be found here.

I’d like to thank Charlie Miami for meeting with me and for creating such a wonderful addition to the nudist community inworld!

I’d also like to thank my Companion who supplied all the pictures used in this story and that can also be found on this flickr page.  (She also keeps asking why I seem to only send her to nudist resorts.) 

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!



Visit the Florist

By – Livvys Boudoir. Visit Visit the Florist for original post.

Hii everyone! I was delightfully surprised to find the Tumble head being sent to my inventory.  Catwa had a search for a few bloggers to feature her heads.  I feel honored and grateful to be chosen.   So thank you for choosing me.  
So my post is basically about the heads that Catwa places out.  Now I will admit when the heads first came out I really wasn’t on the band wagon for them.  Not because of the quality or anything of that nature.  But because the heads are popular and everyone wants to wear them.   I really do pride my look being my own.  I think that is the issue with many people and their heads.  Now at that time I was also a noob when it comes to heads, I didn’t realize you could to some degree make them your own by adding appliers and such like that.  Omega will be your friend and designers are now creating for the head itself so you dont need that. 
So yes Catwa heads are Omega friendly so you can match a look you want! But like I mentioned I am finding that you dont need another HUD as many designers are creating for the head.  I am wearing eyeshadow from Veechi, and a hairbase from Just Magnetized.  Now you will see on the HUD pictures below that Catwa has all that covered in her HUD that comes with the head.  So if you want just what comes in the package then you are good to go and believe me there are TONS of options once you start playing.  
Another good thing is you can test the skin on the head before you purchase.  So wear your skin on the demo head and voila you can see if you like the look and you can play around with options as well.  The HUDs work and you can test what you want to see if you want to make the purchase.  I find this fun.  All demos are free.  I adore stores that allow you to test most if not all the features before you buy. 
Now if you want to check out this head or all her other heads, including the men’s section just check out her store you can take a ride HERE.  Yes for all you men that are secretly reading this you can get male heads from her store. 

Credits:
Top:  *JB* Emma Top – FatPack – Lara | Annie Melson | Mesh Body Addicts
Necklace:  Cae :: Serena :: Necklace | caelan.hancroft | FaMeshed
Hair:  .Lelutka.HF4 hair | Thora Charron |
Head:  CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 | catwa.clip | Newer Head
Skin:  Glam Affair – Viktoria Applier – Catwa Mesh Head – FLF | Aida Ewing
Body:  Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5 | Onyx LeShelle |

A visit to Cica’s Library in Second Life

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit A visit to Cica’s Library in Second Life for original post.

Now open to visitors is Cica Ghost’s installation, Library, which she introduces with a quote from Albert Einstein, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” And to be honest, this one is pretty hard to miss, being another of Cica’s installations produced on a huge scale – […]

Visit Hair Fair before it ends on July 26th! Some of the…

By – demigoddess. Visit Visit Hair Fair before it ends on July 26th! Some of the… for original post.

Visit Hair Fair before it ends on July 26th! Some of the proceeds from hairs purchased go to Wigs For Kids, but the designers generosity doesn’t stop there because there are a lot of free gifts to pick up as well! If Hair Fair is lag city (as expected) you can demo hairs by joining the Hair Fair Demo Group in Second Life. All info and landmarks are located on the Hair Fair website HERE.

Credits not listed on photo : 

Skin : Lara Hurley-Heidi natural/Milky
Mesh Body : Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Septums : :Moon Amore: Ukka Septum (Gacha Item)
Ears : [MANDALA] Simple Ears Hutuu
Eyes : [Buzzeri] Elysium Eyes – Honey {Small}
Eyelashes : //LovelyAlien//StarryEyelashes
Eyeliner : -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no.02
Top : KITJA – Mimi Crop Top WHITE

The Mittens Visit Wizard Whiskers

By Sonya Marmurek at Astalianda. Visit The Mittens Visit Wizard Whiskers for original post.

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“Is this the right path to the wizard?” The voice was soft and curious and only a little bit nervous.

“Yas,” another voice responded. “Lookit, a lantern guardian bun, just like Madame Miu said.”

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“Please help us, o Mighty Wizard Whiskers. Flufftail has been turned into a hooman!”

“She’s now all mute, makes just weird gibberish sounds ‘n tries to walk on her hindpaws all the time.”

“She’s even started wearing other animals’ skins on herself! It’s so gruesome that we don’t know what to do!”

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Wizard Whiskers did not say a word, simply nodded slowly and glowing strands of sparkles picked the hooman up to twirl her in the air until all the Mittens could see was glittering lights. Then they heard a soft thump as something considerably smaller and fluffier landed on her four white paws.

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“‘n that’s how we got our sister back and learned not to play with cursed red ribbons. Not even when they have wiggly tinkly bells attached.”

Scene:
lassitude & ennui – Mittens Cats*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Torchbud Mold V2 Set*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Water Underbrush V2 Set*
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Orb of the Otherworld (FF 2016 Hunt Gift)
Cerridwen’s  Cauldron – Seelie Crystal Stand
meadowWorks – Bunny Path Light Righty
{anc} mist cloud [sungold]
Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo (Teal/Gold)*

Flufftail as Hooman:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands
Hair: [^.^Ayashi^.^] Kasumi hair at the Crossroads
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Unholy Alpha, Delta, Omega*
Ears: Aisling – Fox Cute Light
Tail: c(Two Cats) Somali Neko Tail
Top: [Azuchi] Kitana Top Brown at We Love Roleplay
Pants: lassitude & ennui – Handstitched leather leggings*
Boots: lassitude & ennui – Bernadotte boots at We Love Roleplay
Collar: lassitude & ennui – Wayfinder choker gold
Sparklies: Cole’s Corner – Moonbeam Aura, Summer Solstice, Sea Sorcery (Mana)*
Ribbons: Air – Shizuka Ribbons Red

Poses: 
Frooti – Reach for the Stars 2 | D.Luxx – Tootsie Roll 1 | Astalianda – Infinity 2

A Visit to Art in Hats

This is a short update to my earlier announcement of the Art in Hats diabetes benefit exhibit and sale.  I visited the event, and you NEVER saw so many whimsical, lovely, bizarre, far-out HATS!  Even if you never wear hats in Second Life, it’s worth going just to walk around and marvel at the things that designers think we want to put on our heads.  Some of those designers must be, I think, twisted indeed, but others are obviously Artists of great skill and imagination.

The event is set up so that you can buy either the hat itself, or a piece of accompanying artwork that showcases the hat.  Or you can buy both!  That’s why the full name of the event is “Art in Hats – Hats in Art.”

If you do buy some hats, and are having trouble getting them fitted with your hair, here’s a tutorial that may be of help:  http://acrossthegridwithlindal.blogspot.com/2011/06/hats-off.html

Here are a few pictures I took, but they’re only the tip of the iceberg.  DO visit this extraordinary event!

Feathers!

Flowers!

Warhol!


Previously posted by at Across The Grid With Lindal Kidd!. Visit http://acrossthegridwithlindal.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-visit-to-art-in-hats.html for original post.