Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cartoon of the Day

Taken at Furry Tiki Island. Actually, the guy used a fainting gesture. But it's not hard to imagine this happening. You take a short break to get a soda from the fridge, and when you get back, you find yourself logged out as the sim had rebooted, and you along with it.

By Bixyl Shuftan

A Steamy Mystery at Terradale

Gemma Clenaslate is back from the Linden Endowment for the Arts areas with a story of one particular exhibit. At LEA12 is an exhibition by Chic Aeon not meant to be flashy and "sparkly," but instead tells the story of a woman, Sarah, who has gone missing. As visitors walk around, they learn more about who she is and eventually what happened.

Read Gemma's story in Design.

Eve Online: The (Goonswarm) Empire To Strike Back

It's been a while since the Newser last reported on the game "Eve Online," in which a massive space battle took place, costing those involved $300,000 USD. Since then, there hasn't been a single bloodbath of time and money on that scale. But there has been plenty of action. The big fight which has been going on for over a year has been called "World War Bee" by it's players, which has played out much like a science fiction story as after suffering losses, a coalition calling itself "The Imperium" is preparing for revenge.

Read the story in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.

Furry Fashion Summer Hunt

NOW until 27th August!

30 Narwhals to find.

You will find them on ALL the FF parcels on sim (Main store, mall, lounge, sandbox, artist's alley, avatar den)

There are NONE in the air or in anyone else's parcels.

All Narwhals are set to 0L and will give contents in a folder.

FF Staff do NOT know where they are.

There are bonus Narwhals hidden by the other stores/merchants on sim too so keep a eye out for ad boards to know which are participating!

As usual no cheating, landmarking, using huds or giving away locations is allowed. Security will ban people who take advantage of the hunt and spoil it for the rest of the hunters for the duration of the hunt

Have fun and good luck!

Furry (164, 193, 27)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Furry Fashion Clubs

It's a week of events at the Sunweaver and Angel clubs and the Furry Fashion clubs.

Club Cutlass: Best in 'M,' Sports Night, Get Medieval

Happy Vixen, Hoof It, Star Wars, Oceanic, Bodysuits, Western, Tattoos, CAYA

Club Zero Gravity: Best in Cats, TBA, Captain,

Furry Fashion Lounge: Rave, Anything But Clothes, RPGs, Modders Monthly, Around the World, Punk, Country Western, Hats, Cool Colors

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

Dusk and Friends "Try Everything" At Cutlass

During the "Toontown" party last Saturday at Club Cutlass, Dusk Griswold and a couple friends decided to do an impression of Gazelle and her dance troupe in the "Try Everything" song from "Zootopia." Looks like the three aren't afraid to do just that. ;-)

Monday, August 21, 2017

Furry Tiki Island

Have you wanted to just get away from it all, head to a tropical island and enjoy the ocean breeze while swimming in the water, sampling the food, or just resting in a hammock? There's a place that recently opened that allows all these, and more: Furry Tiki Island at the Havoc sim. The place offers more than just sights and sounds. The owner is promising to establish a DJ school.

Read more in Places.

The Relay for Life in InWorldz

The Relay for Life in Second Life is over, at least until March. But in the InWorldz grid, it's just began. Their season "Colors of Hope" actually started Saturday August 12, though the Newser never got the exact time or place until after the event had happened. A week later on Saturday August 19 at 12:30 PM IW and SL time, Holocluck Henly held an event at Seladia Park at the Seladia sim.

I don't get on InWorldz often, with all that happens in Second Life. But the occasion was a reminder that the grid was still around and offers it's own things to see.

This upcoming Saturday August 26 has the "Under the Sea Extravaganza" at 1PM.

For more information, check the Relay for Life in InWordz blog at .

Bixyl Shuftan

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Cartoon of the Day

Taken at Livingtree. The whiskers and nose on the mask are a little hard to see. Still, it deserved the cartoon treatment.

By Bixyl Shuftan

Saturday, August 19, 2017

More on SunWaterOne

Yesterday, we reported on the arrival of the new SunWaterOne sim in the Sunweaver Estates. But there's been more added since then. Specifically, there's now a wave that moves across the water, and a "surf shack" one can rezz surfboards, and get on and ride them.

Riding the waves like we did in the "Wipeout" video a few years ago, however, proved tricky. Someone suggested the scripts might be outdated. Still, it's fun to surf around, or use the jet ski that I saw at the place.

With the addition of SunWaterOne, the number of the main group of Sunweaver/Angel sims has grown to eight, Sunweaver Isle and Purrfection outside the main group. For those interested in becoming a part of our active community with a number of noted builders over the years, as well as the home of the Sunbeamer team of the Relay for Life in Second Life, inquire with Rita Mariner, Nydia Tungsten, Dusk Griswold, Shockwave Yareach, Ranchan Weidman, or Brandi Streusel.

Bixyl Shuftan

SL Video: "LaidBack Celt at The Pocket, 8-24-2012"

(Click here if the video fails to play)

From August 25, 2012, Laidback Celt plays at the Australian club "The Pocket"

Friday, August 18, 2017

Interview With Grace Devin (Grace Loudon)

Among those on the Relay Committee this year was Grace Devin. Although she started later as a Relayer than many of it's personalities, she's accomplished much. One of the two Co-Leads on the Committee, in the past she has been a designer sim builder, "Track boss," and was the person who built the current structures of the American Cancer Society sim. The Newser recently had a chance to talk to her about these and more that she's done.

Read the interview in People.

Political Cartoon of North Korea Tension

Adolph Chaplin created this screenshot. "Fried and Flange," in response to the recent trouble with North Korea and it's dictator Kim Jong Un. In recent weeks, the rouge nation noted for keeping people in prison for the supposed crimes of their grandparents and pursuing nuclear weaponry even as it's own people go hungry was the subject of attention and worry as it began testing missiles that in theory could reach Alaska. When the White House stated that all options were being considered, The North Korean regime threatened to send a nuclear-armed missile to the American territory of Guam. In response, President Trump responded that such an action would be met with "Fire and Fury."

That North Korea's leader backed down, and felt compelled to release a Canadian pastor, perhaps he felt a little like he'd been whacked like a golf ball.

Caution: For those wanting to look further on Chaplin's Flickr, not all the pictures are safe for work.

Hat Tip: Hamlet Au

New Sunweaver Sim: SunWaterOne

Earlier this month, the Sunweaver Estates got itself a new sim. Yesterday, August 17, Rita Mariner announced the arrival of SunWaterOne.

Sunnies:  we have a new Homestead to play on.  SunWaterOne, located east of Sunweaver Bay. South of HV.  It's there, even if it hasn't shown up on map yet.  Mostly water, so perfect for boating and flying.  It is available for rent, with conditions.

East of Sunweaver Bay and south of HV Community, the sim is all water aside from an island with a beach hangout places there for people wanting to relax under the palm trees. The building is the same one used at Sunny Beach for a time a few years ago, and was used for two of Nydia Tungsten's videos, "Margaritaville" and "Wipeout."

Meanwhile, the island in the new sim of Sunweaver Eclipse has been built up a little. Work has been done on Pacific Waters and Sunlight Bay. The Farshore Field Airport is still under construction, and Pacific Waters has a "float-in" theater one can ride their boat over and watch.

Bixyl Shuftan

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cartoon of the Day: Sharks With Lasers

I've heard the meme a lot, which has it's orgins from "Austin Powers" villain Dr. Evil, "You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!" Finally someone made it happen. But landwalker sharks in Second Life have more important things to do than follow the whims of some would-be mastermind, like perhaps teasing the neighbor's cat.

By Bixyl Shuftan

DJ Tantari Honors the SL Newser

DJ Tantari Kim, noted for her high-energy performance, has honored the Newser in the past, such as her playful "True Facts" ribbing of yours truly for our fifth anniversary. Not long ago, she did a music track in honor of the newsletter: Newser, "Dedicated to Bixyl. News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress. All the rest is advertising." She had tried new things with the track, which played at the Happy Vixen's "Workin' for a Living" party. But she thought it needed improvement, and on Sunday August 13 came up with Newser 2 , "If I tell you a secret, will you promise to keep it keep it close to your heart and never tell a soul?" Well, some things do remain off the record. She played the song at The Ark to an approving audience.

DJ Tantari plays at the Happy Vixen every Tuesday night at 6PM SL time. Rock on Tantari.

Bixyl Shuftan

Press Release: Team Diabetes of Second Life to Return for a Third Season

We are pleased to announce the third season of Team Diabetes of Second Life! Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life.

According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

Team Diabetes of Second Life was founded by Jessii2009 Warrhol and Johannes1977 Resident and will continue functioning in the form of an advisory board, with a coordinator leading the Team Diabetes of Second Life effort. The 2017Team Diabetes of Second Life Coordinator is Johannes1977 Resident and the 2017 Team Diabetes of Second Life Co-Coordinator is Veruca Tammas.  Team Diabetes of Second Life Advisory Board members are: Jessii2009 Warrhol, Dawnbeam Dreamscape, Eleseren Brianna, Sandie Loxingly, Rob Fenwitch, and Earth Nirvana. Saiyge Lotus is a special advisor to the advisory board.

The official Team Diabetes of Second Life’s season will take place from October 2017 to December 2017, with the following events scheduled to take place:

Off Season Event – October 13 to October 31 – Scare Me Silly Shopping Event

November 1, 2017-Team Diabetes of Second Life's Season Begins

November 1 to 15-The Red Hunt and Red Fling

November 5, 2017-Season Celebration and Bike Race

November 12, 2017 - The Red Ball

November 1 to 30 - National Diabetes Month

November 4 and 5 - Team Diabetes Kickoff - Tour de SL

December 1 to 10 - Winter Showcase and Winter Art Show

December 31, 2017 - Team Diabetes of Second Life's Season Ends

In addition to the events mentioned above, individuals, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to hold fundraising events in support of Team Diabetes of Second Life!  The official 2017 fundraising season toolkit will be available to the second life public on September 1, 2017, at the organization’s office in the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life.

About The American Diabetes Association:

The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2382).

For More Information:
(Designer, Merchant, & Blogger Applications)
 (The official American Diabetes Association page for Team Diabetes of Second Life)
(Website to find diabetes information in your home country)