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Monday, January 23, 2017
The Second Life Newser has a new sponsor, the Indiana Wilds Wild West Roleplay. The region consists of 23 sims representing various places of the late 1860s western US. One can play as a cowboy, lawman, trader, badman, American Indian, or one of the animals that makes the place their home, such as horses. We'll have an article about the place soon. If you can't wait to get there, head on over to Colorado (190/105/944) to learn more about the roleplay (and pick up a few freebie clothes, weapons, and combat and RP HUD).
A few people have been talking about the movie "Sing." But one Second Life has dreams of singing on stage in real life. The catch, she could use a little help getting there.
The Newser was recently informed by one of it's readers that Ghost Hatter Firehaven (Ladycherokee Wetherby), had started a gofundme page under her real-life identity of Lasca Brandow. The objective, to raise enough money to get to the February 4rth audition of "The Voice," a singing competition reality television show. The event takes place in Las Vegas.
"I am told I should by a lot of people when I sing," Ghost told me of where she got the idea of getting on "The Voice," going on to say she sings much in real life, "Karaoke places. I love it. When I do the blues I am told I should go for 'The Voice,' and I am told I have a lot of heart when I sing." She says she sings most everything from blues to rock.
Ghost hopes to raise a total of $540 USD. She hopes to have the money by February 2.
Sansar would be fully open to the public in January 2017. But earlier this month, in an interview Ebbe Linden basically stated that their next virtual world wouldn't be ready until at least March. But in a recent interview with "Road To VR," Linden Lab had pushed back the date of the opening to sometime in "the first half of 2017." This means it could be as late as June when it is finally online.
Hat Tip: Daniel Voyager, Modem World
Love is in the air - Calling all Merchants! We’re putting together a little inworld shopping event around the theme of Valentine’s Day and we want you to submit your brand! ... The event will run from February 1st through the 14th, and while we are not asking for an exclusive item, we are asking that your items be offered at a discount of at least 20% for the duration of the event.
To read the blog entry in full, click here.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Saturday, January 21, 2017
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From Tray Porthos on July 2014, "Sho Kyong dancing to Disco in Moscow by The Vibrators.
Cossacks - Arrehn Oberlander and Tray Porthos."
Friday, January 20, 2017
Today is Inauguration Day, when America swears in a new President. While there were people gathered in some places, such as with the Second Life Republicans, the most visible display welcoming in President Trump was at London City, where this colorful display was set up at (79/226/23). Although the election was controversial and filled with high amounts of arguing and rhetoric, the discussion seemed civil when I peeked in (it's possible the Linden nearby helped).
The Newser will have more up later.
Last night on Thursday January 19 at 6 PM, the Happy Vixen closed for the night and the party was moved to Perri's Xanadu at HV Community (67/207/4051. The reason, the day before was the rezzday of it's part owner Perri Prinz. Perri didn't know about the event as it was done impromptu as a surprise.
DJ Serenity, the black mousegirl who usually performs at the Happy Vixen on Thursdays, spun the tunes for the first couple hours. The theme was Steampunk, with 1000L placed on each board.
Finally, Perri showed up, much to the cheers of the crowd. And after a couple birthday hugs danced with her partner Recoyote Mindes. The party would go on to 10PM SL time with Skylark Lefavre DJing for the next couple hours.
With Christmas and New Years finally behind us, the Newser crew can finally get together for a little fun with it's neighbors. And you the readers are invited.
Stop by Sunday January 22 at Noon SL time at the Goblin Cave in Pacific Waters. Nydia Tungsten will be DJing for the event.
Pacific Waters (185, 178, 31)
On Sunday January 15 at 1PM SL time, various members of the Relay for Life in Second Life met at the Relay d Alliez sim. They were celebrating the announcement days earlier that following the results of the Christmas Expo, the Relay for Life in Second Life had raised a total of over three million US dollars since it began in 2005.
These pictures had been posted by Luna Portilo (Luna Vonrandolf) from Foundation For Life on the Relay for Life in Second Life's Facebook page.
The 2017 Relay For Life season in Second Life will begin with Kickoff on March 5th. Team registration will be announced shortly. Grid residents interested in participating can join the Relay For Life Volunteers group (secondlife:///app/group/7f1cc591-7968-9204-4082-98c7e544c371/about) for more information about joining or starting a team.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wow! What a way to end 2016. I am proud to announce that we were successful in sending Homes For Our Troops $1650 for the month of December in 2016. This brings our total for 2016 to a little over $13000. This is humbling and a proud moment. And it is only because of the efforts of many fine people in Second Life. In December we would like to give a shout out to the extra efforts of these people:
EastBayRay47 Resident and Sunnyskies McMahon
Then there were all of our fine performers and their managers in the month of December.
Thank you's go to:
Jordan Jarmann and Keileigh Galaxy, Whispering Sands
Franklee Anatra and Jbird Melodie
Everyone of you put your heart and voice into this cause and made our effort's fun and worthwhile. We cannot thank you enough for your time and kindness.
2016 has been an exciting and productive effort for the cause that Homes For Our Troops represents. Our results show what can happen when everyone pulls for a worthy cause.
Now let's hit $17000 in 2017!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Anne Brightstar was telling me about the pictures on her Flickr page, and I noticed this one. Why would just one statue have a ball. Maybe they were playing catch.
In real life this week, the United States says goodbye to President Obama, the country's first from an ethnic minority. While he accomplished a few things, such as the "Affordable Health Care Act," his term was also noted for initial hopes of a nation finally free of racism dashed as his political opponents were charged with bias and in turn his most vocal supporters were accused of it as well. In Second Life, as we can all look like whatever we want to, one might think an avatar's appearance wouldn't be a big deal. As it turns out, there are a few places that are likely to hassle you for being the wrong kind. But how widespread is the problem?
Read more in People.
By Bixyl Shuftan
On Tuesday January 17 at 5PM SL time at the Cookie sim, comedian Lauren Weyland held the last of her weekly stand-up comedy shows in Second Life. For ten years, she/he had been doing the performances with only a handful of weeks missed. And now, it was time for the final one, and the close of an era in Second Life comedy.
As she always had whenever I've seen her, Lauren drew a large crowd, some with signs saying "Thanks for the laughs, Lauren." The show was different from others as Lauren looked back at his/her ten year virtual career, which included a few real ones at Second Life Community Conventions.
The crowd included a few noted personalities, such as filmmaker Chantal Harvey, DrFran Babcock and Any1 Gynoid whom wrote for the Newser in the past, and Catboy Qunhua who volunteers for the Second Life Birthday, as well as doing one of the supporting acts of the stand-up show.
The show will continue on, relying on those whom had been Laurens supporting acts such as Doc Grun and Jamie Jordon. But the noted blonde with the falseto voice will be absent.
"All of you, to my last breath, will be my friends." Lauren says while this is the end of her weekly show, this is not the end of her comedy in Second Life. She says she'll pop up "time to time."
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It's a new week of events at The Sunweaver and Angel clubs and the Furry Fashion Lounge.
Club Cutlass: Best in "B", Wing It, Winter Fun
Happy Vixen: Hats, Asian Flaire, Victorian/Steampunk, Bodysuit/Leotard, Come As You Are
Furry Fashion: Crux, Sea Life, Magic, Black and White, Fantasy, Bizarre, Steampunk, Metal
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Corrected: 9:45 AM
we proudly present:
dance-show in modern virtual dance
Sunday Jan 15th 2017 - 2.30 pm PST ----- ========================
We perform 9 dances to music by
Demi Lovato, Barei, The Weekend, Saint Motel, ZZ Ward, Sergio Mendez, Sia, Toni Bennett/Lady Gaga, Giacinto Scelsi
wish you one hour fun!
Happy New Year!
Jie Loon and Company
Mediterraneo OC (208, 149, 3651)