A funny Second Life video - wife tries to spice up her rl marriage in SL.
A number of tiny doors have appeared all over Daydream Island. At the last count there were eight. Where did they come from? Who knows. More importantly, where do they lead to? That's a secret!
Explore Daydream Island to find them, then try them out yourself ... if you are brave enough!
When our lovely Megan Avon passed away irl earlier this year many of her friends and members of the Daydreamer Group contributed to her memory book and made in-world $ donations to her son, Austin's College Fund. A hard copy of the book was sent to Austin in USA and was also posted online for all to read. I kept the money safe until sure we had the correct bank account details. (Call me paranoid if you like but I wanted to be certain it went to the right place).
It took AGES to track down the details ... we used Facebook, email and other methods ... but I'm so happy and proud to say that a check for US$400 was posted to the bank in USA today to be deposited directly into Austin's College Fund Trust Account.
I can't tell you how grateful i am to everyone for their support and generosity. Thank you!!! I know Meg is smiling too .. we all miss you lovely Meggles ... rest in peace.
Visit The Trident Mermaid Lagoon to transform yourself into a Mermaid or a Merman. High quality, FREE outfits in a variety of colors including an AO so that you glide through the water like a real mer-person :) Follow the instructions on the sign when you arrive to get your mer-freebies :)
Are you new to Second Life, or perhaps English is not your first language? If so, SL's many abbreviations and special terms can be confusing. Try this handy SLictionary to quickly and easily learn what things mean.
And feel free to add any we may have missed in the Comments area below :)
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Carmsie Melodie, owner of Daydream Island in Second Life, is perplexed and horrified. "There are strange happenings and weird sightings all over the place," she says.
A noob lays dead on the deck at Daydream's Hangout with a large, bloody knife protruding from her back. Who was she? Why was she killed? And who took her life? But murder is not the end of the tale - it's just the beginning. "Ghostly figures have been reported by several guests and one brave soul even managed to take a photograph!" Carmsie goes on to say.
"Daydream Island is a popular destination and it's open to all. I want to warn people of the dangers. They can still visit but need to be aware that the Island's insurance policy will not cover them in the event that something evil besets them."
Carmsie hopes that things will return to normal after Halloween, but who can tell what will happen? For those who are brave enough, here's the link to Daydream Island.
Here's a sign I made recently. I'd like to see it passed on to as MANY SL residents as possible - it's a little quest of mine. I'm asking Daydreamers and any other SL residents to give it to friends, loved ones and acquaintances, as well as displaying it in their in-world homes and venues.
Where can you get a copy?
It's available as a freebie on SL Marketplace or a copy can be obtained at Daydream Island's hangout.
Perhaps you could share this for me? Thanks :)
I mentioned Second Life (SL) to a work colleague recently. He’s an educator so I thought he might be interested to know that many Universities from across the globe have in-world campuses. My colleague had never visited Second Life nor did he have any first hand experience of ‘virtual life’. Even though he was completely ignorant on the topic his immediate response was, “You play in Second Life? That’s just plain sad!”
This experience was a real eye-opener for me. I knew SL had a poor reputation but I hadn’t realised how prevalent this view was. So I’ve decided to write a list of my top three misconceptions to set the record straight.
Misconception 1: All people in SL are virtual-sex crazy
Wrong! I am an active SL resident and I never indulge in virtual sex. Not that I have an issue with others jiggling their pixels, whatever rocks ya boat. It’s just not my thing and I’m not particularly unusual in that regard. There are so many creative and fun things to do in Second Life that, frankly, sex isn’t on my list of priorities.
Misconception 2: Second Life is full of paedophiles
Sadly, there are likely to be a few sick types in SL who try to lure youth (SL is intended for people aged 16 years and over), just as there are weirdos in online chat rooms and in ‘real life’. But I must stress that this is the rare exception, not the rule. Personally, I’ve yet to hear the name of a single avatar that’s known, or suspected, of having these tendencies. It’s far more common for the SL community to be protective of the young and vulnerable, offering advice and warnings to keep them safe in a virtual environment.
Misconception 3: Second Life is expensive to play
Wrong! Second Life is 100% free to join and I know loads of people who don’t spend a cent in-world. The currency in SL is called ‘Linden Dollars’ and these can be bought by credit card. There are certainly in-world shops here, there and everywhere to buy clothes, vehicles, homes and more. But there are also many, many places to go where all goods are free. So, unless you want to rent land or get yourself some up-market goodies, there’s absolutely no need to spend any money in Second Life. It’s really a matter of choice.
That's the end of my Top 3 List although there are many others that I could add. Hopefully I've managed set a few things straight. Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, SL residents are not all sex-crazed, latent paedophiles who let our own kids go hungry because we just had to buy that virtual Maserati. Most of us are just normal folk who enjoy the creativity and freedom that an alternative reality offers. After all - we can fly! :)