Sincere Samhain felicitations one and all!
I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating this most fabulous of festivals.
For reasons all regular readers will be only too aware, this Samhain is going to be especially poignant for me. I miss Dee terribly and we always celebrated this occasion together. Tonight, the veils of the physical and the piritual world are allegedly are at their thinnest. I think the only spirits that I will be communicating with are the kind that you find in a glass, I plan on being in world aALL NIGHT and enjoying (gatecrashing) as many partys and moots as possible:)
Regular Kittywitchin service will be resumed once the hangover subsides…….
Well, I’ve finished the mahoosive grid-wide ghosty hunt instigated by Vain Inc and I thoroughly enjoyed it..but wait, there are more hunts! WEEE!
There’s one at Deviant Kitties for starters, and The Stringer Mausoleum has approx 85 colour-coded spooks for you to seek out:
White Ghost-Unisex gift
Blue Ghost-Mens Gift
Pink Ghost-Womens Gift
Gold Ghost-Special Gift
Black Ghost-Guest Designer Gift
The hunt will run until 1am SLT Nov.1st. It’s great to see some male orientated goodies included because my Dad has been grumbling…If you want to participate, use this link and make sure you collect a notecard from the starting point, because Helena could potentially be making additions to her list. She’s also including her friends, such as Ivalde, in the mix so you’ll obviously need the TP listing to make sure that you don’t miss out! A word of warning though- they’re ruddy tiny so make sure you have your specs on!
There’s a ‘Yellow Diamonds Hunt ‘taking place at Jersey featuring stores ‘A Piece of Candy’ (10 diamonds), ‘Kat Kreations’( 2 diamonds) and ‘Pima in Pieces’(1 diamond) Also included is ‘Couture Chapeau’ (4 diamonds) on Bahati Islands and ‘Romance at Rory’s'( 5 diamonds) on Immintel
Search for pumpkins at Haven Designs and Sanctum Hair, on the island of Sanctum. You’ll find allsorts of nicies from hair to outfits inside.
***AND!!! STOP PRESS!!! I’m hearing that there are EVEN MORE hunts today ( Halloween) INCLUDING one at EARTHSTONES!!! ( Abraxxa Anatine’s stunning jewellery emporium)…..Happy Hunting!***
I’ve been pondering the grid wide ghost hunt and thinking it is one of the most fun things that I’ve ever participated in.. I have never seen so many people in Second Life at the same time, and for me it’s been really fabulous to rezz in different locations and see them bustling and crowded; which is precisely how the metaverse should be. Sure, the lag has been an utter nightmare at times, nothing new there then, but it feels so nice to be exploring busy places in search of a common goal…Time to put all that aside though, because it would appear that the Lindens may have dropped a proverbial bollock with the announcement that they’re increasing the cost of Openspace sims. As you can imagine, there are blog posts aplenty where the writers are apoplectic with rage about the situation.This is the initial blog entry from the Linden blog announcing the pricing changes, and Rezzable was one of the first to post a less than favourable reaction. What a blunder…in the hours that have followed the announcement reaction has escalated into a revolution of sorts, and there are threats of real life protests outside the Linden HQ. The passion that this issue has aroused across the grid should will be an interesting challenge for M Linden and co. Avvies are a savvy lot, and don’t take such changes lightly. Many people are going to be impacted by this, and I’m so glad that I didn’t invest in a void sim now, because there’s no way I would have been happy with the increases that will be implemented come January 2009. In fact, I think a lot of people will be leaving the grid for good after this latest bombshell.
Has anyone else noticed that when it comes to issues like this the Lindens really do seem to cock -up big style? What goes on in their preannouncement meetings? Do they sit around on bean bags bouncing balls off the wall, or do they actually stop to consider the repercussions on the world that they have created and the patrons within it- the patrons who keep Second Life afloat?
If I’m honest, price increases don’t surprise me considering the current economic climate, but I didn’t see this one coming, although it would appear that some did. Second Life has appeared to be making really substantial progress with ever increasing numbers of patrons in-world (or so the Linden metrics would have us believe ) but for a change as substantial as this to come along, and with the controversy that it is generating, it may well start to see the beginning of an exodus into other virtual worlds. Apparently Openlife saw over a thousand join-ups yesterday!Regardless of the money and time I’ve spent in world, it has genuinely become my second home. I love my virtual life, and I’m not ashamed to say it. I don’t care about the people who scoff at me or look at me as if I’m a total weirdo when I tell them what I do..to me Second Life has enabled me to achieve some of my ambitions, albeit in a completely different way. Of course I don’t use it as a substitute for my reality, but it is definitely more than a hobby to me. It’s hard to define, but it’s a part of me now, just as much as Kitty is a virtual representation of the real me, although, alas, I have neither her beauty nor her fashion sense. I must confess though that this has got me worried about the potential implications that it may have on the metaverse, and has also brought to mind a conversation that Jez and I were having about SL recently, when he predicted that in 18 months time the virtual floor would have fallen away from underneath its feet for it to have been succeeded by other MMO’s and metaverses…I scoffed at the very thought. Now I’m not so sure. I need to ask Jez about this, but when Blizzard communicate with it’s 11 million WoW subscribers does it leave them feeling like they’ve been shafted, or are they more respectful of their audience? It almost feels like a stealthly attempt at self-sabotage…
Perhaps LL are trying to scythe their way through the masses and use this as a process of selection? I know that the idea behind void sims was that they would be for ‘light use’ and I’m aware that people may have abused that, but not everyone should have to suffer for this. If I had bought a void sim I would have had it as my own home;it would certainly have been used lightly by me and only my closest friends, but not everyone is so honest. Making the masses pay for the sins of a few seems incredibly harsh, which leads me to think that LL needed to glean extra revenues from somewhere…my ‘Witchy ‘sense is tingling because something seems decidedly off about this…A lot of people, myself included, have considered M Linden to be quite a reasonable chap, so I’m sure I’m not going to be the only one appealing to his better judgement here and asking him to meet the residents to discuss these changes before they come into force, and subsequently change the Second Life experience forever….
Just Tp’d into one of my fave ever stores..Baiastice. Myartner in crime, LeapyLee Cliffhanger (my RL Dad) ain’t in world tonight, which means I’m having to hunt on my own. Still I’m wearing some of the freebies that I’ve collected along the way, with the exception of this beautiful balloon dress from Pixel Dolls..I just had to have that, and my Truth hair..and Miriel eyes. Anyways- Isn’t this skin lovely? I’d never been to Subaru until the hunt but I’ll defo be going back:) The necklace is Ghost 72, Junkdrawer. the neko ears and tail are from the ever wonderful Sn@tch. The boots are Eva Angelina freebies and the bangles are from special Unicef charity pumpkins that are available in Nova.
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I’m wearing some of the freebies I’ve snaffled along the way..but here I am in Bay City and I’ve just noted that they’re having a Halloween and Day of the Dead Parade on Saturday 1st November at 12.30pm ! Sounds like fun if you ask me! Meeting at the Airship rezzing Zone, then through Route 66, east through Bay City, North Channel then Nova Albion. The Nova Albion leg of the parade starts at 1.00 pm in Grignano, then up to Route 50. The plan is to parade to the middle of Shermerville Bridge, when the fun will really begin! Doesn’t it sound great?
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..how about a pub crawl? It’s JUST started…I’m going to blog this verbatim..I usually do rewrites but I don’t have time:(
1st Pub Crawl Event
Oct 26, 2008 12-3pSLT
Welcome to the October 2008 Pub Crawl organized by Nasus Dumart of Molaskey’s Pub. The purpose of the Pub Crawl is to become familiar with the quality and variety of Pubs in Second Life®, the events they offer and the diversity of participants. Make sure you are wearing a ‘Pub Crawler’ title from your group. A role has been established within each group of the participating pubs. Ask a manager of a participating pub to include you in the Pub Crawl. Wear that title during the scheduled Pub Crawl.When you visit each place, a host will recognize you as a ‘Pub Crawler’ from your tag and drop a file on you. The file will contain a landmark and an original item (no mod/ no copy) created for the pub crawl (such as a drink, pennant, novelty hat, 2D glasses, potted plant with Pub logo on it, talking parrot, whatever). You don’t have to wear the item if it conflicts with your existing wardrobe, but it is encouraged. Feel free to look around each place and mingle, but not for too long! You have 9 pubs to visit in 3 hours – that’s 20 minutes or less in each place!
You may go to the locations in any order you wish within the 12-3pSLT time frame. Your goal is to collect all 9 folders. Participants are also encouraged to make notes of their impression of each place (interesting features, overall character, etc.) and of people they meet.
Try to find a person that is geologically furthest from your RL location and closest to your RL geological location. Create a notecard about your experience and drop it on Nasus Dumart. These interesting notes will be selected to receive mention in the story to be featured on http://Molaskeys-Pub.com – and any other publicity that may come of this.
Look for the Blarney Stone in searches to find the first pub…..you will also be visiting: