It’s Berry’s 8th rezday today and I’m starting to feel quite old. When I first found Second Life, I was in my mid-twenties; quite immature, naive and still discovering myself. After 8 years, I still feel immature and naive and that I have lots more to discover. But I also feel like I have grown. Second Life is mainly my hobby, a creative outlet for me, however the social aspect of it has also taught me a lot about the world. It’s impacted me in my real life in many ways and has helped build the confidence and faith I have in myself. Who knew I would gain so much from a silly little ‘game’ eh?
So I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for reading my words, for complimenting my pictures, for encouraging me when I’m down and for inspiring me to be better. Thank you for a wonderful 8 years. Here’s to looking at more!
Zaara made me this t-shirt as a rezday present. She knows all about my addiction to chocolate chip cookies. A special thank you to both her and my beloved Mr. Jefferson. Two people that mean so much to me and whom I never would have known if it weren’t for Second Life.
I am not doing a Friday Find this week because I’m busy with school, but here’s a quick weekly roundup!
- Photographer of the week: Loverdag – If you’re looking for stunning imagery of different Second Life locations, you have to follow her stream! It’s delightful and very useful as she puts location SLurls in the description of each image.
- The Drax Files Radio Hour Podcast – show #67: reporting on sl & getting it right! – Drax interviews reporter Cecilia D’anastasio who recently wrote a positive piece about Second Life on Vice.
- Linden Lab announces Project Sansar – On Tuesday the Lindens announced the name of their new upcoming virtual world (commonly referred to as Second Life 2). Linden Lab calls it Project Sansar. I like the name because Sansar in sanskrit means ‘world.‘ I also asked them if they had an application process for early access and they said they will have in the future.
- AvatarBook.org – I found this new social network for Second Lifers recently so I thought I’d share it. I guess it’s supposed to be like Facebook in ways. Are you on it? This is my profile on Avatarbook.
- Join Hands fundraiser for Nepal – Ruby Ornamental and Valsnia Resident are running an event to help raise funds for those in need in Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April. For more information about how you can help or participate, contact Ruby or Valsnia. The event starts on May 13th, you can watch the Join Hands flickr group for updates.
- Buzzfeed Quiz of the Week: What Is Your Social Media Identity? – Out of context, the collector sounds kind of morbid.
Anyone else notice Buzzfeed’s typos are becoming worse than mine?
Credits for the second picture:
*Skin: Glam Affair
*Hair: Tableau Vivant
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo
*Mesh Ears: MANDALA
Shirt: Rezday Present, not for sale.
(Similar shirts in my marketplace store)
Friday Find: End of the World > SLurl to The End of the World as We Know It > Sera Bellic’s Flickr The End of the World as We Know It is the latest sim design by Sera Bellic of LICK Sim Design. LICK offers complete sim/parcel design, landscaping and interior design. Every quarter LICK […] Continue reading →
Before I start today’s post, I just wanted to announce that I’ve been very busy with school and work in real life these days and having some trouble juggling everything so I’ll be putting my Monday Memes on hold for a few months. Hopefully in July I should have more time and be able to […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: xin. > SLurl > Flickr Group Xin is a mens store owned by Superjaix and he recently redid the mainstore. The sim is very well done, brilliant textures and lots to explore. The store itself is on a small part of the whole sim, the rest of the place has a bit of […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: Blithe > Blithe SLurl > Blithe Flickr Group Blithe, which means cheerful & carefree, is owned by the talented Ms. Harlow Heslop and is adjacent to the Pixel Bean Coffeehouse. They are both on two adjoining nature sims with many areas for you to explore and spend time with loved ones. I’ve spent […] Continue reading →
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I don’t have a valentine this year so I did some exploring on my own today of a place I had never been to before in Second Life. So this is my Friday Find and Weekly Roundup post for this week. (click here for a raw shot) Friday Find: Elven Isle […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: Winter Wonderland Linden Lab announced the opening of Winter Wonderland last week. It’s basically four regions of icy snow and has a bunch of activities available there as well, such as a Ferris Wheel, Winter Snow Track, Ice Skate Arena and of course the Snowball Arena. When you land there, you’ll get some […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: Lago de Prata This week’s Friday find was sent to me by AnellyStone. Lago de Prata is a beautiful rainforest sim owned by Impatwin Toxx. It is perfect for couples looking for a place to vacation. They also have a new wonderful jazz lounge that just opened and features live music. You can rent […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: The Rose Theatre & Art Gallery on Angel Manor Estate The blogosphere has been buzzing about the new video about Angel Manor and even though I have been there before, I figured it would be a good time to see it again and make it a Friday Find. I didn’t take many pictures, […] Continue reading →
Late with this week’s Friday Find, but better late than never, right? :P Friday Find: Dalsgaard To find today’s Friday Find, I once again looked at my Explore Second Life flickr group and this image caught my eye. I had never heard of Dalsgaard before and as soon as I landed there, I would say […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: The Pines at Jacob’s Pond This week’s Friday Find I found in my Explore Second Life flickr group. I usually take a look in there when I’m trying to find a location to shoot at. Luckily I have a team of wonderful moderators in the group now that are doing an excellent job […] Continue reading →
All of the images in this post are raw shots! I hadn’t done a ‘Friday Find‘ post in so long but now with my new computer, I want to do them all the time! I also miss doing the Weekly Roundup posts since I was able to talk about lots of random things in them […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: Paradiso Ziki Questi sent me a landmark to Paradiso a few weeks ago. Today when I dropped by, I got a notification that Paradiso might close in 18 days. It’s a beautiful water sim which has a serene feel to it. I’m not sure why it may be closing in 18 days, but […] Continue reading →
(SLurl) (raw shot) Friday Find: Starfall Two weeks in a row Ms. Ziki Questi has provided me with some amazing Friday Finds. She dropped two landmarks on me the other night, both of them are beautiful. I chose to blog Starfall today. Ziki blogged it herself as well, with lots of great info, so make […] Continue reading →
Friday Find: A Petrovsky Flux There has been a lot of buzz about this sim recently all over twitter and some travel blogs that I felt compelled to go see it myself. I first heard about it through Ziki Questi when she blogged about how it may eventually disappear. So I made a note to […] Continue reading →
(raw shot) (SLurl) Friday Find: It all starts with a smile This week I’m covering a sim that I have blogged before, however I wanted to highlight it again this week because there is a contest going on and you know I can never resist a good contest. The sim is owned by Kaelyn Alecto […] Continue reading →
(raw shot) (SLurl) Friday Find: The Lefevre Mansion The other day a Facebook friend sent me an invite to like a facebook page, the page was for The Lefevre Mansion. The pictures on the page and links to other blog posts got my attention. There was also a youtube video that told the story behind […] Continue reading →