Monday, January 23, 2012

Freebie Fashion Tips in the SLUniverse

Check out this thread with tips, slurls and pics of high-quality freebie fashion items in Second Life.

http://www.sluniverse.com/php/vb/new-users/67989-show-your-freebie-style.html

Cindy Claveau is the OP.  Less than a month after she created the thread, people have posted six pages and counting of great leads.

Enjoy.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chouchou is back!

From the Chouchou blog:

On January 8th, 2012, all of our regions are now open. There are 3 regions total. 
Thank you so much for waiting so long till this day. 

http://chouchouholic.blogspot.com/2012/01/chouchou-official-regions-are-now-back.html

Crap Mariner's Blogroll Summary Project

Back in June of last year I posted an incomplete list of just some of the virtual-world themed blog and forum websites out there.  (There are a lot.)  Some people have found it useful and I've definitely popped back into it to grab a link now and then.  But it was just a bulleted and hyperlinked list.

Crap Mariner is listing blogs and including quick summaries of the type of content you might find on the sites.  Potentially very helpful stuff, so I'm gonna put the word out here.  Check it out.



Related links:
http://firstlife.isfullofcrap.com/2012-project/
http://firstlife.isfullofcrap.com/2012/01/07/blogroll-project-week-1-review/
http://firstlife.isfullofcrap.com/2012/01/14/blogroll-project-week-2-review/
http://leeherevw.blogspot.com/2011/06/virtual-world-theme-sites-blogs-forums.html
http://leeherevw.blogspot.com/2011/07/forum-ranking-ratings-reviews.html
http://leeherevw.blogspot.com/2011/07/criteria-for-forum-ranking-ratings.html

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Forum Whore Seeks Laughing Skype Devil

We're looking for the animated Skype smiley of the devil who laughs and throws his head back maniacally and shows his teeth for use in forum and blog posts.

Help.

100 words from dada about a dentist

dadatic, a forum poster and writer I have enjoyed for years, indulged me with this little 100-word story that he graciously gave me permission to share.  Enjoy.



My dentist was injured today while she was torturing me. I didn't bite her. She cut herself with one of her instruments. While she ran to cure her wound, I stayed there with an open mouth, not because I was dumbfounded, but because she had not given me permission to close it. Fortunately she could soon resume the operation, as her wound was not really serious. But it's my first time of rightfully shared pain at the dentist's.  She quickly disposed of my tooth before I could say a word. Now what am I going to put beneath my pillow?



You'll pardon him if he does not read it aloud and record a sound bite...for obvious reasons.

Wink

A Joke's No Good If You Have To Explain It

I went from pop-up museums (some of which allow visitors to contribute exhibit pieces to give the museum a shared historical authority) to THE Pop-up Museum.  Tad Low and Woody (Thompson) are the creators of the VH1 Pop-up Video concept, which included bubbles and "info nuggets."  The name of their company was Spin the Bottle, Inc.  Pop-Up Video was VH1's highest-rated show until Behind the Music took that spot and Pop-Up Video was known for it's playfully sexual content.  Ben Stiller made a movie called "A Night at the Museum."  I'm the "Archivist" in a virtual world.  I was a contributor to the 100 Word Story Challenge.



The age requirement for entry into the Pop-Up Museum was a tad low. The archive was notorious for both subtle sexual innuendo and blatant obscenity. Info nuggets created byWoody were a virtual aphrodisiac. A night at the museum, including a visit to the Bubbly Bar and the various zeitgeisty exhibits, produced more pheromones than an unchaperoned game of spin the bottle in Mom and Dad’s basement. More than once security had to be called to discreetly deal with inappropriate behavior behind the music installations. Janitors were later called to clean up the “shared historical authority” left by enthusiastic “contributors.” 


That's the way my little mind works.  smiley: wink

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Night at the Pop-Up Museum

From the SLFeeds on https://my.secondlife.com.

A response to Crap Mariner's 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge - Museum.

>>> The age requirement for entry into the Pop-Up Museum was a tad low. The archive was notorious for both subtle sexual innuendo and blatant obscenity. Info nuggets created by Woody were a virtual aphrodisiac. A night at the museum, including a visit to the Bubbly Bar and the various zeitgeisty exhibits, produced more pheromones than an unchaperoned game of spin the bottle in Mom and Dad’s basement. More than once security had to be called to discreetly deal with inappropriate behavior behind the music installations. Janitors were later called to clean up the “shared historical authority” left by enthusiastic “contributors.” <<<


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    I am thinking, however, that humor that requires links is a FAIL. But hell, it amused me!
  • leehere.absent

     

    Apologies and/or gratitude to Woody Thompson and Tad Low and Spin the Bottle Inc.


A Night at the Pop-Up Museum

https://my.secondlife.com/leehere.absent/posts/4f13740188fc230001003015
http://soundcloud.com/leehere-absent/a-night-at
http://laurence.isfullofcrap.com/
http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com/
http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com/2012/01/15/the-topic-of-the-next-weekly-challenge-is-museum/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum#Pop-up_museums
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop-Up_Video

Brainz Torment & Speed Bump in Second Life

I'm a fan of Guitar Zane so when he told me he had begun a new venture in Second Life games, I had to check it out.  The game I tried was Speed Bump.  It's similar to Password.  You're given a clue, like a saying, actor, movie, food item, etc. and you have to get your team to say the clue.  There is a timer and the game throws "speed bumps" your way to slow you down.  GZ wanted me to get the full experience, so he assembled a party in Nic and Molly's house and we played with a group of about 8-10 for hours.  It's addictive.

There is a 20-minute demo copy at the store site.  secondlife:///app/worldmap/Finse/101.766/247.703/48.4889



You can play in your own chairs or rez the tire seats that come with the game for a thematic feel.  That pic above is the demo outside the Brainz Torment store.    The three below are from Nic and Molly's game room at their home.




We played in both voice and text for our game.  I admit to hopping out of my RL and SL seats trying to convey a word or phrase to my teammates while watching the clock tick down, keeping an eye on local chat and listening to my teammates in voice and trying to unlock my brain and mouth to get something useful out.

At one point I got the category of "Food" and the clue was "Roquefort."  I'm not proud of how we got there, but my team did figure it out before the clock ran out.  I started them with a song you sing in rounds and ended with something kids make out of furniture and sheets (Row, row, row your boat and living room forts.)  Oh sure.  You judge me now, but if you had 90 seconds to get someone to say "Roquefort" what would you say?  Un hunh.

Ima and I had so much fun we decided we needed a Speed Bump for the CAC Clubhouse.  I bought one that very night and set it up on the beach.  You may want to turn your volume down if you happen to be flying by one night and see a bunch of CACers sitting in tires on the beach.

Thanks to Guitar Zane, Balley Bernard, Lyric Serendipity, Merlin Edwardstone, Shahayla Tearfall,  Biggles Magic, Nic Kelberry, Molly Medier, Samantha Bosch, Leri Miles and Ima and Sylvia for a great time last night.  Thanks to Nic and Molly for hosting.


Brainz Torment Speed Bump store here:  Ed & Gia's Little Bit of Ireland, Finse (101.766,247.703,48.4889)  secondlife:///app/worldmap/Finse/101.766/247.703/48.4889

More Brainz Torment links:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brainz-Torment-Inc/219389388141523 & https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/102683

More Brainz Torment Speed Bump pics here:  http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/MissLee_photos/Brainz%20Torment%20SpeedBump/


p.s.
If you decide to play, which I hope you do, then take this.  You'll need it.

"in of is are and a an for to it be or at as the if on so but"



Speed Bump v2.2: It is Blue team's turn.
Leri Miles, you're up. Click 'Play' to get your word and start the timer.
Biggles Magic: out
Speed Bump v2.2: The category is ENTERTAINMENT
Lyric Serendipity: in of is are and a an for to it be or at as the if on so but
Speed Bump v2.2: ____ AND THE ____
Lee (leehere.absent): in of is are and a an for to it be or at as the if on so but
Speed Bump v2.2: ____ AND THE ____
Lyric Serendipity: beauty
Lee (leehere.absent): cat
Lyric Serendipity: kitten
Lee (leehere.absent): feline
Lyric Serendipity: pussy
Lee (leehere.absent): pussy
Nic Kelberry: Pussy
Lyric Serendipity: cat
Lyric Serendipity: puss
Lee (leehere.absent): pussycat
Lyric Serendipity: pussycat
Lee (leehere.absent): boots
Lee (leehere.absent): dolls
Nic Kelberry: Puss
Lyric Serendipity: josie
Speed Bump v2.2: JOSIE AND THE ____
Lee (leehere.absent): joise
Lyric Serendipity: pussycats
Speed Bump v2.2: JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS
Speed Bump v2.2: Lyric Serendipity guessed the phrase. Blue team gets 68 points.




REVERBNATION, Brainz Torment & SpeedBump

I'm listening to Second Life artists on  http://www.reverbnation.com.




Here's the "About":

ABOUT REVERBNATION
ReverbNation.com is the leading online music-marketing platform used by over 1,970,000 artists — plus managers, record labels, and venues — to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. ReverbNation.com provides free and affordable solutions to individual artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan-relationship management, digital distribution, social-media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan-behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, web-site hosting, and concert booking and promotion.

ReverbNation.com's innovation is in developing technologies that integrate the wide array of distribution, marketing, and promotional functions used by the music industry into one comprehensive and easy-to-use business application — helping virtually any artist grow their revenues, and providing insight into how each marketing input contributes to overall outcomes. For more information, please visit ReverbNation and follow ReverbNation.com on Twitter



I played a boisterous game of Speed Bump by Brainz Torment last night in Second Life with Balley, Guitar Zane and Lyric and with Merlin, Molly, Nic, Sam, Shahayla and Biggles Magic too.

Lyric's speaking voice is pure honey and she is a brilliant game partner.  Balley sounds exactly like Keith Carradine (FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy on Dexter).

I'm a big fan of Guitar Zane and enjoy attending his concerts.  You can hear and see him at his website:  http://www.guitarzane.com/.



Now it seems he has branched out into game development with his musical friends.


Brainz Torment Inc. Mainstore

Brainz Torment Inc. Mainstore

Home of SL's newest gaming craze "SPEEDBUMP" !!
BT was founded by Guitar Zane in June of 2011, the company is comprised of 6 individuals, all with a common goal in mind. This goal is creating new, unique, and ground breaking entertainment products within SL!
WE ARE BRAINZ TORMENT INC!
Guitar Zane
Lyric Serendipity
Merlin Edwardstone
Shahayla Tearfall
Biggles Magic
Balley Bernard

SpeedBump

SpeedBump

SL's BEST NEW Game!!
If you haven't played... you're missing out!!
Speed Bump is a fun, interactive voice game, (can be played in text, but, it's not as fun ;P ) SpeedBump was designed to be played in groups of 4 or more!! Your goal is to be the first team to reach either 750 points (short game) or 1500 points (regular game)!
Team members each take turns giving clues to their team mates, trying to get them to guess words or phrases given by the game board. The game includes several different categories, making it fun for everyone!!
...WATCH OUT FOR SPEED BUMPS!
If you get a Speed Bump...you will lose valuable points and possibly your entire turn!
Curious yet???
Grab your friends and come try out the demo at our Mainstore!
PS** Don't forget to grab some freebies from the Mainstore while your there!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FAO: CAC Members

Just a quick reminder that I post CAC and YUKU site information and updates on The Archivist.

http://thearchivisthere.blogspot.com/
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