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Virtual Wedding

Posted 2007.04.18 0.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology

This past weekend I attended a virtual wedding in Second Life.

It was a very nice cerimony, the two brides exchanged beautiful vows and rings they had each made themselves.

It was really neat and although it was ‘virtual’ it was also ‘real’ — in the sense that behind the pixels and data, there are real people involved, with real feelings and real emotions.

I was honoured to be asked to act as bridesmaid for one of them and it was really touching to do so.

The whole experience has left me feeling slightly changed, like at the start of something significant, but I don’t know what, yet.

SL Wedding
Atashi attending an SL Wedding

WTFAIDHWICBAHSOSAWSL

Posted 2007.04.18 0.00 in Pointless Blather

Should be obvious of course, but incase it isn’t, what it stands for is:
What The F**k Am I Doing Here When I Could Be At Home Sleeping Or Screwing Around With SecondLife.

In other words — at work, really tired, unproductive, not accomplishing anything, but too tired and apathetic to even come up with a good excuse to leave the office early.

SL Exchange Merchant

Posted 2007.03.24 0.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Well, taking my SecondLife business out into the RL web…

I’ve just started setting things up to be searchable via the SL Exchange. It’s one of a couple RL web-based search engine things where you can do catalog shopping for SL virtual merchandise. Sort of a funny backwards ironic approach but hey, it must work since a lot of people use it.

I’ve posted the link below to my wares… the link doesn’t show everything though. To see everything, you need to enable the ‘mature’ content. Why? Well it seems that depictions of death require a mature rating. Geez, it’s just execution machines, what’s the big deal?

And another thing! Why don’t they have a category for execution machines? Hmm? Nothing under furniture, homes, offices, whatever. Nothing! Ended up putting it in Homes — Furnither — Entertainment. What a joke. It was either that or outdoor (patio) furniture, and that was a bit of a toss-up. The guillotine really ought to be outdoors, but should it be next to the deck chairs?

Anyhow, here’s the link. Go, look, buy. 🙂

Atashi on SL Exchange

Waikiti Mall

Posted 2007.03.23 0.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Elaborating a bit further from yesterday’s post…

The mall at Waikiti Island is actually built sort of like a big two story shack, made out of old wood and materials dating back to WW2. Weathered wood panels, rusty corrugated tin roof panels, and old dock posts give it a nice laid-back relaxed appearance.

In addition to the two indoor levels, there are a half dozen smaller stand-alone shacks, and some tables out in the open, where vendors may display and sell their wares. Rents are cheap, prim allowances are competitive, and the area is neither too busy nor too desolate — enough folk come to see the mall, without it being too crowded or laggy.

Waikiti Mall is the only part of the island were retail / commercial activities are permitted. The mall is not too big, offering a total of 12 indoor shops, 6 standalone shacks, and 10 table / stalls.

The mall is accessable by water, and overland, with direct teleport access to and from the beach / bar area.

Waikiti Mall

Waikiti Mall
If none of this makes a damn bit of sense to you — go try out SL, then come back here in a fortnight.

Beautiful Tropical Waikiti Island

Posted 2007.03.22 0.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Ok so I’m still in Second Life.

It’s addictive, habit forming, and gosh darn fun.

I’ve gone full force into it now — I’ve purchased an island! It’s very keen. I got to design the island, the landscape, give it a theme and style, give it a name, the whole shebang.

Waikiti Island is a tropical paradise, it is a middle-of-the-pacific kind of place, sort of a little Hawaii, a little Polynesia. The island is formed around an extinct volcano, and was once home to a completely nonexistant culture that I haven’t made up yet. It’s now home to a small community of people who like to get away from the hustle and bustle of mainland SL. There is a large public beach area (clothing optional) and a small retail district with a mall and some shops.

So, if you’re wondering where I’m at, I’m still in SL. Having fun, partying it up on Waikiti.

Waikiti Island - Tropical Island Paradise

Find The Fish

Posted 2007.02.15 1.00 in Pointless Blather

Hidden somewhere in the following photograph, there is a fish.

Can you find it?

I wonder where that fish did go? Ah fishy, fishy, fishy, oh.

Fun for the Whole Family?

Posted 2007.02.13 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology

Well, just in time for Valentine’s day, the guillotine is ready. As my friend Kim commented, ‘How romantic’. 🙂

Making an avatar’s head disappear is quite problematic and it’s still not perfect… at the moment, the head vanishes but if they’re wearing primmy hair, the hair stays put. We’ll have to put more work into that.

For now though it’s pretty good, with the falling blade, slicing chopping sound, and gushing blood. And a head rezzes in the bucket.

We’ll work out how to vanish primmy hair later. For now, here’s a picture – not just a picture, but our sales poster, and a link to the shop!

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