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Saturday, May 26, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
The early part of the Second Life Fifteenth Birthday is over. The exhibitors, at least the first round of those approved, were notified a few days ago in their emails. And starting at Noon today, they could ask to be invited to the exhibitors' group and claim their plots. Ant the Newser "threw it's hat in the ring" once more. Our build will be at SL15B Spectacular.
The sims open to all on Sunday June 17 at Noon SL time when the celebration begins.
This weeks Giant Snail cross country race RFL race.
Hey we're racing across the Rosehaven sims this week.
The theme is adventure. The track is a "follow the arrows course" and most of the arrows are set out now. So if you want to take a look at the course go to Rosehaven Eventide (110,38,21) also here is a snail if you didn't get one yet you can pay to race on the day or pay early at the top track follow the purple arrows
Read the story in Events.
The event, "Pink for Fimi," will be held at Club Cutlass Saturday May 26 at 6PM.
Sunweaver Bay (114/117/757).
Saturday, May 26
at 10AM PDT
"Tumblin’ Dice – Probability Theory and Statistics as a Basis for Modern Science"
For more information: Click Here.
The Science Circle (61/127/32)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
On May 23, Relay for Life's Team Sunbeamers finally achieved a goal it never had before in it's history. The team had reached Jade level fundraising, which takes 375,000 Lindens (or $1,500 USD). Team captain Rita Mariner announced the news.
Beamers: I would have never believe it, but we are JADE! Good going team! Bixyl goes GREEN! Go Relay! Go Sunbeamers!
I had earlier stated if the Sunnies made Jade level, I'd go green for a week. So yours truly had to own up, and on top of the earlier "Bid Me Pantsless." At the suggestion of Skylark Lefavre, I went with a green anthro bilby avatar. Why a bilby? Skylark thought it was a playful pun at the actor who played Bruce Banner on "The Incredible Hulk" TV show, calling my new look "Bix Bilby" after actor Bill Bixby.
The previous level, Platinum, was reached by the Sunbeamers on April 18. Next level is Sapphire, which is 500.000 Lindens (or $2000 USD). We already have one avatar challenge by Nydia Tungsten who says she'll go purple for a week if this level is reached. There's still several weeks until the Relay Weekend, and a few events ahead for us such as the upcoming air show. So we stand a good chance of reaching this new goal.
Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!
In the ceremony, many dozens, well over a hundred, of paper lanterns slowly float up into the air, illuminating the sky. The lanterns represent friends and loved ones lost to cancer. The time I watched the ceremony with several other relayers, one talked about how his grandfather had taught him how to make his own paper. We each reflected on those we knew whom had passed away from the illness, and hoped that someday soon, there would be a cure for all forms of it.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Taken at the Happy Vixen. A NotUrName (ThisIsNotUrName Resident) dropped in. When asked about what inspired her account name, this was her answer and this was my response, give or take a couple words.
By Bixyl Shuftan
On Monday May 21, the first of the applications for the SL15B were answered. The Newser got it's answer the following day on Tuesday. We're approved. Listening in the SLB group, others also got their approvals, though not everyone. Others will follow. For those approved, Starting at Noon on Friday May 25, they can message a volunteer and be invited to the exhibitors' group. Once you accept, you can be shown your parcel and claim it. The deadline for exhibitors to claim their parcels is Tuesday May 29. For more details on the timeline, Click here.
After over a month of not changing much, the SL15B sims are taking shape. The total area has grown by six sims to twenty-one, three more than last year. The additional space will be needed as the number of applications us more than last year.
Sunday June 19 is when the SL15B opens. Stay tuned for more updates.
The RA of the 29th term will meet on Monday June 4th, 10:30am slt at the Praetorium in Colonia Nova to be sworn in by the dean of
The SC and to elect their LRA.
All are welcome to attend
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Club Cutlass: Best in 'I,' Back to Beach, Pink for Fimi
The Happy Vixen: Ears and Tails, Cops and Robbers, Down on the Farm, Arabian Nights, Sweaters and Hoodies, Military/Memorial Day, Australia, Pasties and Things, CAYA
Club Zero Gravity:Best in Gold, Best in Leather
Momtecito Bay: Food Fight, Avatar Release, 90s/00s Nostalgia, After Dark,
Furry Fashion Lounge: Fandoms, Forest Creatures, Pajama Party, Canines vs Felines, Synth-Rave, Video Games, Flowers and Florals, Undead vs Survivors
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Updated 9:30 PM
On May 20, Veterans Isle hosted a fundraising concert. The event to raise money for the Homes For Our Troops charity was organized in Part by Frets Nirvana. The performers scheduled for the event were DJ Waya Snowpaw and live musicians Hogan Baily, Paul Nowles, Melenda Baptiste and Wolfie Moonshadow.
I just attended one of their kickoffs for a home building here in Tennessee yesterday and cannot emphasize enough how impressed I am with the great work they are doing. I met one Vet they built a home for five years ago. A double amputee he expressed how this turned his whole life around. His life has blossomed with a new wife, a baby on the way and a career that is moving forward.
Come on out today, support this great effort and kick off your Memorial week for the reason it was founded in the first place …to honor the sacrifices our vets make. We once again we have a great lineup of talent:
Yours truly dropped in as Melenda Baptiste was finishing her performance, and Wolfe Moonshadow was stepping up. Frets introduced Wolfe as a British Veteran, and thanked him for supporting his American peers. About this time, the two kiosks on either side of the stage had raised a combined total of 100,000 Lindens. Frets encouraged the people at the already successful fundraiser to give a little more. At the end of the event, a total of 122,000 even had been donated.
Veterans Isle holds benefits for HFOT every month, usually at the last Sunday of the month. But next Sunday being Memorial Day weekend, it was held a week earlier than normal.
To learn more about the Homes For Our Troops visit https://www.hfotusa.org .
Burners Without Borders SL 1st RFL event (this year) woot!
Showing new, full-feature documentary about Second Life by filmaker, Draxtor Despres.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 22 7pm SLT and again on 29th at 5pm SLT
We are excited to see this film together with you in SL!!
One day we will celebrate the Cure, until then we Relay! United, Together!!
A month ago, we reported the Sunweaver community will be taking part in the Second Life Birthday celebration. Becky "Sha" Shamen agreed to do the community exhibit. The job is about done, but naturally, we're not going to show you the whole thing yet. So here's a second sneak peak, the first which can be seen here.
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks, and clues as we get closer to The Birthday.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Quite a bit happened this weekend in Second Life. Saturday had the opening of the Relay for Life's Home and Garden Expo. There was the Bay City 10th Anniversary Parade and dance party (pictured above) on Sunday. Also on Sunday was the Memorial Week fundraiser at Veterans' Isle. All this time the Sci-fi Expo was going on in Second Life. And there were smaller Relay events such as the Sunbeamer Team's latest round of "Bid Me" fundraisers being made final (see below).
We'll get to these events as time permits. Stay tuned for these stories, and more.
Read Rita's reader submission in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.
Read more in Extra.
On Friday May 18, the totals of Team Sunbeamers' first round of "Bid Me" events were made final and official. For those who need a reminder, the three volunteers were Team Chieftess Rita Mariner in "Bid Me to the Dogs," Liska Fuchs in "Bid Me Goat," and Bixyl Shuftan (myself) in "Bid Me Pantsless." Following the end of the party at Club Cutlass at 8PM that night, Rita tallied up the amounts, and gave them out in a Sunbeamer team announcement:
Keep Fox = 150L
Go Goat = 16,100L so goes Goat x 3 weeks
Keep Fox = 1100 L
Go Pantless = 25,200L so Pantless x 5 weeks
Keep Bunny = 0L
Go to Dogs = 10,650L so a Dog for 2 weeks
So it seems yours truly will be sans trousers for a while, at least when not doing Newser duty such as interviews. But I won't be going around in my undies. There's kilts, togas, male kimonos, swimming trunks, and of course going about in tiny avatars that my clothes don't fit. At a little over 25,000 , this was my second most successful Bid Me event, the top one my "Bid Me Human" for the Passionate Redheads several years ago.
With a total of 53,200 raised, this first round of Bid-Me events pushed Team Subeamers past the 300,000 mark. As of the writing of this article, the team has raised over 346,000 Lindens. At this rate, it won't be long before the team reaches Jade level, which it has never done. This season, that will take 375,000 Lindens. Earlier, I stated if this level was reached, I'd be in a green avatar for a week. It looks like I may have both a Jade Avatar challenge *and* a Bid Me condition to live up to. Oh well.
The Sunbeamers are planning more events this season, including an air show in June. And of course there's the Relay Weekend.
Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!
Sunday, May 20, 2018
From the "Bid the Lindens Bald" party. Among those there was this tiny skunk, Tazzie "Tazz" Tuque, in a Fairelander "Pawlice" uniform.
By Bixyl Shuftan