Ever Watch Second Life Vlogs on YouTube? I do! Which Channels Do You Subscribe to?

Cherri's SL OnFleek Picks

jan 10th 2019 blog #2_001editPhotos by:Cherri Oh

Second Life Vlogs

There are thousands upon thousands of  Second Life Blogs, I truly enjoying looking at their remarkable photography  & reading other bloggers posts. Around 5 years ago I religiously began reading Second Life blogs, after all I had been reading and following RL blogs since Jr.High for years. As for Vlogs, now that’s a little different there isn’t as many Second Life Vloggers as there are Bloggers but I noticed the numbers are growing rapidly.

Today I thought I’d share a list of YouTube Second Life Vlogs I enjoy. I’ve been wanting to do a post on for some time now. You may have watched & subscribed to some of them  already, if not check them out I think you’ll enjoy them.  Let me know of any you enjoy if I didn’t list them I love hearing about new ones. Each seem has his/hers…

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Friday January 11th Field Trips!

The Dirty Blog of The Dirty Grind Independent Artist Community

Happy Friday everyone! We start bright eyed and bushy tailed today – but if that’s not the case, what better way to get up than to some of the best live music on the grid?! Have a great day 😀


7 am Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Cafè Musique!


10 am Field Trip: The Vinnie Show at Cafè Musique!


2 pm Field Trip: Lexus Melodie at Shady’s!


5 pm Field Trip: Senjata Witt at Surfside!


6 pm Field Trip: David Csiszer at Boom Pony!


And as always you can hear all of these talented musicians 24/7 at Radio Grind! http://cp6.digistream.info:20354/

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Winter Burn 2019: Seasonal Perceptions


Seasonal Perceptions: Theme for Burn2’s Winter Burn Event

Perception — the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.

This is particularly important as we move through the seasons… especially the holidays.  However, our perceptions are affected by our environment… the things and people around us.  Even the weather!  At this time of year, one person might be shoveling the snow off his driveway while another might spend the day surfing the waves off the coast of Australia!

But it is also influenced by our imaginations.  Michael Whelan, a world-renowned artist, once did a painting of his young daughter who loved playing in the sandbox.  What he did differently is depict his daughter wearing a spacesuit and playing in a lunar sandbox!

Our perceptions ares a driving force in how we interact with the world around us.  But imagination is also a strong influencer.  Given all that, how would you perceive the seasons?  Would you reflect the environment around you… or imagine something completely off the wall and different?  Show us your “Seasonal Perceptions!”

Lamplighters will help to open the event with a walk-on from the Welcome Area to the main stage.

Artists and builders are invited to sign up for a plot (limited number, first come first served). We also have a collaborative build area set aside for Burners who would like to join a team with other creatives to build to theme. Signup is available at https://burn2.org/seasonalperceptions-buildsignup. On this form, one can indicate interest in the collaborative team or a single plot. There is also an opt-in available to be part of the Ten Principles Hunt if signing up for a single plot.

As for performers – live singers, group acts and DJs – watch for the self-signup to play at Burn2 in the next few days. If you know you are interested, you can contact Cuga Rajal inworld, until the signup sheet is available.

The Weather Machine will have its place at the center of the playa, an interactive build gleefully doomed to burn!

Mark Your Calendar and SHARE the News!

We look forward to welcoming Home Burners and community, to explore the builds and enjoy the music that will fill the air over the playa. The BURN2 Calendar at http://www.burn2.org/calendar will fill up quickly as performers sign up.



Bloggers and sharers of BURN2 news! Please share this update as much as you can!


Please let us know when you include us in your publications. We link back to online, TV, magazine and blog posts at http://www.burn2.org/media_coverage. We would love to include you! Just email a link to your content to communications@burn2.org, or in a notecard inworld to iSkye Silverweb. If you need full size images of the three posters pictured on this release contact iSkye either inworld; if you wish her to send them via email, leave a notecard with your SL name and email address.


BURN2 is the virtual extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It spreads Burning Culture and the Burning Man Ten Principles all year round.  We are one Burning Man regional among more than 100 first world Regional groups.


We encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content.


Want more information? Connect with us through our networks::

Website: https://burn2.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BURN2BURNER

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/

Google+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114073732445186160592

Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second-life/


BURN2 Inworld Contacts:

BURN2 Communications: iSkye Silverweb communications@burn2.org or contact inworld

BURNING MAN Regional Contact: sl@burningman.org



Hippiestock 2019

Lab working on a Second Life iOS client?

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

We’re in the early discussion stages, so Grumpity and I – Grumpity who heads-up Product here for Second Life – we talk quite a bit about what it would mean to invest in a mobile Second Life experience or product. So we’re trying to figure out how to validate the idea, and how much would it take to do it, and what could the value be to us and to customers to do it.

– Ebbe Altberg, April 20th, 2018 Town Hall meeting

I’m leading with the above quote because in the early hours of Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 (UK time), Whirly Fizzle directed me towards a Linden Lab code repository on Bit Bucket, which reveals that work has apparently started on an iOS client for Second Life.

The repository has been posted by Brad Linden, and shows some initial code segments Brad has been working on.

Brad Linden’s Bit…

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Call for Artists: Kultivate Select Gallery!


Kultivate Select Gallery is currently seeking artists for the February 3, 2019 grand reopening! This is a themed gallery so your images must match the theme of Love or Anti Valentine. Click the link to express interest in exhibiting in this exhibition:
Kultivate Select Gallery Exhibition Interest Form


A quiet corner of Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

-Paradiso-/Cor meum; Inara Pey, January 2019, on Flickr-Paradiso-/Cor meum – click any image for full size

I’m not sure quite how -Paradiso-/Cor meum came to be on my list; I have a feeling that I received a poke about it late in 2018, but beyond the region and sim being noted in my list of places to visit, I don’t have an original note card to reference as an aide-memoire to give me a name; so my apologies to whoever it might have been, particularly if the tip came via IM.

Located in the south-east quarter of a Homestead, this is something of an idyllic setting of the kind I tend to like: shallow waters to wade through, little “islands” of trees and flowers scattered across it, and a little dry land to stand upon or wander over for those who prefer to keep their feet as dry as possible. Designed by 髙橋ヒロム (CainAbel), it…

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Join Us for One Billion Rising in Second Life 2019!

Prim Perfect

For the seventh year, on February 14, 2019, men and women in Second Life will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and people across the world to Rise, Resist and Unite as a show of unity, individual strength, and the need for change.

1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.


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Simploring 2019 (3) Nevgilde Forest

Diomita and Jenny Maurer's Blog

Between the years I found some more time for simploring. On December 27th, 2018, I picked Nevgilde Forest from scoop.it SL Destinations. Nevgilde Forest is “now open to the public for people to explore, hang out, and take pics in our scenic woodland and beach sim. Events, entertainment and performances starting in January, so come join our group to keep informed.”

Nevgilde Forest Overview

The landing is in a forest next to a board with information. There I grabbed a notecard with a background story, which is quite elaborated and describes what you can discover here:
If you walk through the forest a little bit towards the west you’ll find a small trail. If you follow that trail and how it winds this way and that for about 30 minutes (Remark: it just takes a few seconds in Second Life) you’ll start to smell…

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January 4th Elysium’s First Show of 2019!

Elysium Cabaret

Oh dear! Seems someone forgot to post the blog! And judging by the looks of it, seems someone thinks she is still on vacation. Oh well, I am lazy at the moment. Here it was, our first show of the New Year, Elysium’s first show of 2019. It was Friday at Copperhead Road and there was our Paul and Jilley, greeting guests with glasses of bubbly and New Year’s wishes. DJ Corri was sitting on her throne with her pointy lil devil tail, never mind that she was dressed in white, no one was fooled. I had Wiz backstage, helping me adjust my corset. I didn’t want to dance and was feeling to lazy to even bother lurking. I just wanted to sit and watch the show. The audience at The Empire Room filled the seats, and I Gotta Feeling by The Black-Eyed Peas had us all bouncing in our…

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A road trip to Maoz in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Maoz; Inara Pey, December 2018, on FlickrMaoz – click any image for full size

Take a break from the cold and come hang out at Maoz! It’s a little tropical retreat that’s inspired by the idyllic, provincial life in the Philippine Islands. Take pictures, surf, play games with friends or just frolic in the water and the sand.

So reads the description for Maoz, a Homestead region I dropped into after seeing Loverdag’s images at the start of the year. Designed by Cate Ansaldo (CATEvogel) and Dylan Vogel (LordDylan Ansaldo), this is simple region with the design intended – as the description indicates – to reflect the provincial Philippine life. Surround by low-lying hills that don’t quite adjoin the region, it has the feeling of a coastal location through which a broad road passes, beaches to one side offering surf and volleyball, overlooked by a parking lot where it is easy…

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Of ringworlds, time and field agents

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, January 7th 19:00: Ringworld

Gyro Muggins opens the covers of the first in Larry Niven’s science fiction series focused on a gigantic artificial ring, the Ringworld, built around a distant star at a distance roughly equivalent to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun.  About 1.6 million km wide, it rotates to provide a gravity on its inner surface roughly equivalent to that of Earth and has an atmosphere suitable for humans. It was built by a race known as the Puppeteers, who have been working to affect both humans and the cat-like, warrior Kzin.

Regarded as a classic, Niven’s novel (and later series) is also curiously contradictory…

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1pm slt-Windlight Art Gallery Grand Reopening!


Join us today at 1pm slt for the grand reopening of Windlight Art Gallery! A variety of artists are exhibiting in our brand new gallery and live performer Melenda Baptiste will perform for the hour. Dress code is casual! Everyone is invited! slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/31/133/26

The seasons at Bay of Dreams in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Bay of Dreams; Inara Pey, December 2018, on FlickrBay of Dreams – click any image for full size

Bay of Dreams is the Full region home of Valor Poses Mainstore and Photo Sim, operated by Keegan Kavenagh (AlexCassidy1). As the name implies, the region offers both a base for the Valor Poses store, and the opportunity to explore a changing environment beyond its doors.

In February 2018 Caitlyn and I visited the region whilst the region offered a summertime look and feel (you can read more about that visit here), so with the end of the year approaching, I thought I’d drop in again to see what had changed.

Bay of Dreams; Inara Pey, December 2018, on FlickrBay of Dreams

Now designed by Adalynne Romano (AdalynneReed) working with Keegan and Tessa Kavenagh (TessaGrace51), the region presents something of a mix of seasons, all within walking distance of one another. For the store, which forms the landing point, and its…

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OpenSim Festival 2019 Happening In Early March

Daniel Voyager

The OpenSim Festival 2019 will be taking place from 1st to 3rd March with live performances and there will be plenty of great exhibits to check out via the hypergrid. Above is a short new promo for OpenSim Fest 2019 which is going to be incredible.

A full festival schedule will be posted nearer to the time.

See below for more details…

What is OpenSim Fest?

From the ashes of AvatarFest it is with great pleasure we would like to announce Opensim Fest rising like a phoenix. OpenSim Fest is the celebration of the strength and diversity of the hypergrid user community. For the community, by the community. The format, the idea and the aims of OpenSim Fest will stay true to AvatarFest and we hope to be worthy custodians for Han and Eryn.

We do not represent corporations, companies nor grids – we are the customers, users, builders and…

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Virtual World Economic Situation Survey #1 Results

Daniel Voyager

The results are now available for the recent Virtual World Economic Situation #1 Survey that was released last week. There were 124 total responses for the survey and the graph visuals are pretty interesting to say the least.

Here is the breakdown of the results: 


39.1% have said that sales lately have not been nothing special however 25.5% say they are having a hard time

SL Income

42.3% say that Second Life is a full-time job and it’s the main income source for them.

Current Economic Situation

The current economic situation results are a pretty mixed bag but most saying it’s struggling, it’s slowly declining and it could be better. There was just a small handful saying its getting better.

There were people saying there are too many events and the overall traffic has decreased. The marketplace seems to be making the most money for the most part.

SL Products

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Calas: A Christmas Midnight Clear in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

A Midnight Clear; Inara Pey, November 2018, on FlickrA Midnight Clear – click any image for full size

On Thursday, November 30th, the 2018 Calas Christmas regions opened to members ,and over the weekend of the it will open to the public at large. This year the theme is A Midnight Clear, and the two regions are once again beautifully presented for lovers of winters scenes and Christmas time to enjoy and share.

A Midnight Clear features all that we’ve come to love about the Calas Christmas regions: the Christmas Pavilion, entertainment, sleigh rides, skating, balloon and reindeer tours. In addition, this year offers visitors the chance to ride Bento horses (or reindeer!) around the regions, adding a wonderful depth to exploration and enjoyment, or take their rest aboard the marvellous Calas Christmas Special train.

A Midnight Clear; Inara Pey, November 2018, on FlickrA Midnight Clear

The arrival point for the general public is on the Homestead region of Eriador (also initially the landing point…

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LEA announces restructure

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

On Thursday, November 29th, 2018, the serving committee of the Linden Endowment for the Arts gave notices that the LEA will be undergoing restructuring, which will include – for the initial part of 2019 – the closure of the 20 Artist In Residence (AIR) regions currently held by the LEA (LEA 10 through 29).

The core part of the announcement reads as follows:

Come January 1st 2019, the Linden Endowment for the Arts, known as the LEA, will be temporarily closing its Artists in Residence regions (LEA 10 – 29) to allow for a major restructuring.

Over the last seven years, these regions have been open for artists who apply to build their dreams, each for a six month grant. We have seen many great installations here – and some that have attracted controversy.

The nine Core regions (which include the Theatre, the Sandbox and Photohunt) will remain for the…

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A return to R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S in Second Life

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S; Inara Pey, November 2018, on FlickrR.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S – click any image for full size

At the start of 2018, we visited R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S, a 1/2 region setting, designed by the Rahmenlos-Chaos-Team (R.C.T.). They themselves and the parcel thus:

We are a mixed troupe from different German-speaking areas. And as different we are, R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S. is too. Everyone of us got involved with his own ideas and personality. And the result is really good. Whether you like beach, nice landscape, [a] City or Club … hidden places or just much small things to explore: everyone will find his favourite place!

R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S; Inara Pey, November 2018, on FlickrR.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S

Back at the start of the year, R.A.H.M.E.N.L.O.S offered a mixed semi-urban / semi-rural setting, providing a pleasant mix of places to explore. This was still somewhat the case during our November visit, but with enough changes to make a return an interesting exploration.

The landing point sits on the east side of the region, on the…

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