Thursday, October 19, 2017

Furry Fashion's Halloween Area


It's the time of year when Halloween is in the air, and one place that's having plenty of Halloween-themed fun is Furry Fashion. For the owner, Amethyst Crystal, it's her favorite time of year. She and her staff have a Halloween-themed area above the main mall, which one can not just explore for some frightful fun, but also do a Halloween hunt and get some free items.

Read more in Design.

Shockwave's "Alien Egg Hunt" Is Back



Shockwave Yareach's "Alien Egg Hunt" is back. In the past, it was a twisted take on an Easter egg hunt. But it fits in fine with Halloween. Players take on the role of someone searching the spaceship "Nostromo" for alien eggs and creatures. To play the game, you need a HUD, which can be picked up at the maze's start, and a gun that can function in the game. You can buy the one at the start for ten Lindens, or use your own. For the later, test it on the display egg to make sure it works.

For more information on the game, read Grease Coake's article from 2013.

Sunweaver Eclipse (21, 5, 2201)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cartoon of the Day: Creeper DJ



Taken at the Happy Vixen. I guess from this guy, expect tunes like "Don't Mine at Night" and "Dig Diggy Hole."

By Bixyl Shuftan

More Travels In The Haunted Realms - Halloween Places Part Two


Since writing earlier about a few Halloween-themed places on the Grid, Gemma Cleanslate has continued her explorations. She has found more scary locations, and here's her article on this additional "spook-tacular" fun.

Read Gemma's article in Places.

Announcement: "Scare Me SIlly" Fundraiser For Team Diabetes



Scare Me Silly 2017 has now opened its doors! This event takes place October 13 to 31, 2017 and features shopping, two hunts, haunted rides, tricks, and of course treats!  The slurl to this event is:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/149/136/23

You can find a list of participating merchants and info about our hunt at the following links:

https://teamdiabetessl.org/scare-me-silly-event/

Click for Shopping Guide

Click for Pumpkin Hunt Info

Click for Skeleton Quest Info

Click for Event’s Schedule

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Furry Fashion Clubs


It's an exciting week of events at the Angels and Cutlass clubs, and the Furry Fashion Lounge.

Cutlass: Best in "W," Black and White Night, Hippies

Happy Vixen: Birthday Party, Tacky, Skunks, Orange and Black, Tinies, Villains, Sexy Avatars, CAYA

Club Zero Gravity: Feudal Japan, Tues. Night Jam, Wed. Night Jam, Black and White, DJ Squeaks, Fri. Jam, Sat. Night Jam

Furry Fashion Lounge: CAYA, Cyber, Barely There, Space, Crazy, Hippies vs Hipsters, Movie Monsters, Sci-fi, Food

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

Announcement: Quest Fur Cover



The "Quest Fur Cover" event is open, a twice a year event organized by Furry Fashion and Squishy Fluff, and the first stop of the event is the Furry Fashion mall. The item the store says to look for: "Voodoo Kitty Plushies."


"Some stores may not be 100% ready yet plus check the blog if unsure!"

For more information, check the QFC blog at https://questfurcover.blogspot.co.uk, or their Discord at
https://discord.gg/mZZaTsv

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Furry/203/198/27

Tail Sale at Zero-G Nets Over 15,000


Sunday night was the end of the "Tail Sale," or date auction, being held at Club Zero Gravity. From 6-8PM SL time, the crowd danced as the final bids on the volunteers were made (due to that it was an "Undies" event, no pictures are being published). The auction netted a total of 15,422 Linden dollars , half of which went to the ladies. The highest bid on was Brandi Streusel, whose high bid was 6070 Lindens.

Thank you to all those that put themselves up for Auction. We grossed $15,422Ls. Out of that the club earned $7711L's.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Celeste Cazenove, the Amusement Park Ride Builder


Some of you have gone on the rides of the various amusement parks, some temporary for special events, some lasting, around Second Life. But who builds the rides? One fan of these rides, Nance Clowes, recently introduced me to Celeste Cazenove. Celeste has been making these kinds of rides for quite some time, and is continuing to design and build them.

Read more in Design.

Press Release: Making Strides “Treasure the Chests”

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!

Get your pirate on at  the “Treasure the Chests”  event running through Oct. 31. The event is sponsored by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Across Second Life.

Stroll along the streets of a Caribbean pirate town and help raise funds for breast cancer research. The sim SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Making%20Strides/70/169/22

Join in the fun events throughout the month, including:

  • Think Pink Thursdays: Wear pink and come join the fun from 4 to 6 p.m. SLT as DJ Noel Snowpaw plays the tunes.
  • Dance teams from across Second Life will perform 2 shows: 6 p.m SLT, Saturday, Oct. 14 and 1 p.m. SLT, Sunday, Oct. 15.
  • Strides Walk from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration is now open through Oct. 18 for the walk.
  • Survivors & Caregivers Gala from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

And, if anyone would like to hold an event but needs a venue, we have an event area on the Strides sim. Reservations for use are first come, first serve. To reserve a spot they should contact Leala Spire, Sandie Loxingly or PrettyKitty Gumbo.

Hey, I’d like to help, is there anything I can do?

If you would like to help, you can:
  • Donate a One of A Kind Item for Auction at the Treasure the Chests Gala on Oct. 28.

  • Donate a small item to go into the walkers’ gift bags that they will be given after the Making Strides walk on Oct. 21.

  • Place a kiosk in your main store to accept donations from your customers. If you have a storefront and would like to donate a portion of your sales of a special item or if you would like to create a special item for the event to sale, with proceeds going to MSABC, you are welcome too!! Just drop your donation in the kiosk next to your shop or the kiosk at the Making Strides Office on American Cancer Society Island.

  • You may set items up on Marketplace with a split sell to donate and you can contact Leala or Sandie for more info on this.


About MSABC

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or MSABC is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

For more information visit MSABC in SL’s page, makingstridessecondlife.org.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cartoon of the Day



Taken at Club Cutlass

By Bixyl Shuftan

Tail Sale At Club Zero Gravity Ends Today



The tail sale (aka date auction) at Club Zero Gravity ends tonight. At a special party at the club at 6PM, over the next two hours, the bids will be declared final on each of the ladies one by one. The five ladies are, Brandi Streusel, Dusk Griswold, Megami Yuzuki, Skylark Lefavre (Snowy Sugar Blossom), and Nydia Tungsten. Already, the bids are in the thousands of Lindens. So come make your bids.

Tail sale ends tomorrow night at a special event at Zero Gravity.
We will be using dice again this year to en the sale for each model in the sale.
the event will be at 6 pm SLT to 8 PM SLT


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunweaver%20Space/128/249/3597

Announcement: This Week at the Senchai Libraries


SPOOKY TALES ARE POPPING UP EVERYWHERE!
And so will Seanchai Library as we answer the clarion call from colleagues all around the grid for seasonal tales.  This week we stop in the popular Octoberville! Join us for stories all week at Holly Kai Park in #secondlife, and on our properties in #kitely, live in voice.

Check out the stories and the storytellers at www.seanchailibrary.com

All stories told in open voice. All times SL/PT

**SUNDAY, October 15th:
   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME AT BAKER STREET continues THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place."
   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Caledonia concludes "The Black Cauldron" live at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park. - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

**MONDAY, October 16th, at 7 pm:  John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY   with Gyro Muggins
   
**TUESDAY, October 17th, at 7 pm: Kai Meyer's THE WATER MIRROR continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

**WEDNESDAY, October 19th:
    ~ at 7pm:  THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS with Shandon Loring in a special session at Octoberville in SL
Octoberville, Topaz (236, 85, 36) -
 (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

    ~ at 9pm:  SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore


All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!:

GHOSTLY TALES ~ Sunday, October 22nd from 1-3 PM: Seanchai Library and friends gather at Kultivate Magazine's

SCARE ME SILLY FUNDRAISER for Team Diabetes Sl, for spooky, chilling tales of the season.

The 2nd Annual Holly Kai GREAT BOO! ~ Sunday, October 29th:  Stories from 1-3 PM, followed by music and dancing. Possibly more!  Stay Tuned!

Sunweaver Community's "Drunken Parrot" Now Open



The "Druken Parrot" pub, although it's been around for a while in Sunweaver Bay, has mostly been a visual attraction, making the Newser only once when it was the location of where to get the basket for an Easter Egg Hunt. But Sunweaver Chieftess Rita Mariner told me that the pub would be active for events once a week at Sundays from 4-6 AM. The floor in the dance area is small, but Rita says patrons are allowed to dance on the tables, preferably after having a virtual drink or two.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sunweaver%20Bay/148/46/22

General Warning


Although most of you probably know this already, I'd like to remind all: DO NOT ACCEPT GIFTS OR ITEMS FROM AVATARS YOU DON'T KNOW. There have been many scams going around the last few weeks where stranger avatars try to give seemingly attractive items away -- these are dangerous objects! They can often ask you for permissions to take lindens, or give control of your avatar to another. Others are griefing objects that will disrupt sims.

Do not accept these items.

In ROMA group by Angelia Rees

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Places: Part One


It's October, and time to give some Halloween-themed places in Second Life a visit. Gemma Cleanslate came across Carolyn Avro's "List of Haunted Places," and decided to check a few of them out. She visited Aldergrove, Mieville Shelley-Magnum, Palenia, Echoes, and a few places not on it, Sheado, Gotham Island, and Halloween Town.

Read Gemma's review in Places.

Happy Friday The Thirteenth



It's Friday the 13th. So be on the lookout for black cats in Second Life.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Halloween Pumpkin Maze At The Happy Vixen



The Happy Vixen beach club is getting ready for Halloween. Besides the darkness that has fallen onto the club (unless one sets their viewer to daylight), Jasmine Dawn, who made a special Halloween area in 2013 for Club Zero Gravity, has made a haunted pumpkin maze.

Highly suggested to be in mouselook while in the maze.

Turn up your speaker volume for that good surround sound effect.

And above all, have fun and enjoy the maze.

 Going inside, it's a dark twisty maze full of not just wrong turns, but it looks like the carved insides of a pumpkin, and occasionally some "pumpkin guts" will be dangling down. There's also an occasional skeleton, zombie, and ghost in the maze, some still, some animated. While they can't grab you, it's still pretty unnerving to run smack into one after going around a corner.


Jasmine has also been working on another special Halloween area, which was first used last night for "The Vix's" Pokemon and Creepy vs Cute events. Accessible from the Happy Vixen, one crosses a spooky haunted woods to get to the main building, which is where the dances will be held for the rest of the month.

To head to the pumpkin maze, head to the Happy Vixen and look for the giant pumpkin. For the dance area, look for the doorway with multiple arrows.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Purrfection%20Estates/218/218/22 

Bixyl Shuftan

Linden Lab Calls For Venues For "Cree[y Crawl"


For the third year in a row, Linden Lab will be organizing a "Creepy Crawl" event. Xiola Linden posted the details on the official Second Life blog.

Are you unafraid of things that go bump in the night? Love a screaming good time with fellow Residents, and dressing up in your Halloween best? Well, it is that time of year when once more - a-haunting we will go!

Once again, we’re going to monster mash-up our annual Creepy Crawl with some de-frightfully fun Costume Contests - but we need your venues to host our stops on the crawl. This year’s Creepy Crawl will happen on Halloween ( Tuesday, October 31st) from 10 am - 2 pm (PT).

If you’d like to host a stop along the Creepy Crawl, own a spot that will be decked out for the holiday, and don’t mind if a parade of Residents and Lindens come through, then you might be just what the witch doctor ordered. We’re looking for spots that will have music, are appropriate for general and moderate audiences, and can handle a crowd.

For those who don't know, the event gets it's name from the term "bar crawl," in which a group of people go to a bunch of bars in a night, spending a little time (and money) in one before heading on to the next.

For those interested in having their venue up, to begin with they need to be listed in the Destination Guide.(for those who don't know how, you can find out here). To register for the crawl, click here and fill out the form before October 15. The Lab says to keep an eye out for either an email, a notecard, or both, and that not all of those who apply will be chosen.

Xiola says details of the Crawl's costume contest, and it's schedule will be posted soon, presumably between the 15th and Halloween.

To read the blog post in full, Click Here.

To see pictures of the 2015 Creepy Craw, Click Here.

Picture by "Miz." 

Announcement: This Week at the Science Circle


Saturday the 14th, 10 AM PDT

“Gravitational Waves: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics”
Presented by Rob Knop Ph. D, USA          


The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to leaders of the LIGO collaboration for the discovery of gravitational waves.  This phenomena was predicted a century ago by General Relativity, but it was always known that because they’re typically so small, they would be very hard to detect. 
Indirect evidence for them previously came from the decaying orbits of binary pulsars.  In 2015, the LIGO detectors announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves, a signal resulting from the merger of two very distant black holes. 

In this talk, I’ll describe the nature and history of gravitational waves, and the work that the large LIGO collaboration did to earn this Nobel prize.

More information about Knop's presentation, including Abstract and Location, at
https://sciencecircle.org/upcoming-saturday/

The Science Circle (61/126/32