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Hate SL “drama”? Take your toys and go home

A rant by Buttercup Thursday. Does hearing or reading in a Second Life profile the phrase, “no drama” make you roll your eyes and shake your head in annoyance at … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dreams and Nightmares: Ronda Saunders’ EYEWORLD

By Buttercup Thursday. “I’ve always dreamed of creating immersive works,” Ronda Saunders says in her exhibit notes, and after four years as an erotic/surrealist Second Life photographer, Roni is now showing … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can’t wait ’til Spring: The sweet fresh naturals

By slum magazine’s frugal and intrepid shopper, Rhezz. It is just me or are there fewer and fewer skins with blood red lips and eyes rimmed in smokey blacks–and more … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Check out Linden Lab’s ‘Versu’ — An Interactive, Choose-Your-Own Adventure App

By phitran, for Appnewser. Tired of your favorite stories always ending the same way?That’s what the makers of Versu believe. Their hyper-interactive app is a tech twist on the typical choose-your-own … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Onward and Upward! An Interview with Musician Pete Mroz

By Jami Mills, for rez magazine. Pete Mroz was born a Hoosier. The Indiana historian, Jabob Piatt Dunn, Jr., found that the word “hoosier” originated in England, but it was … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join One Billion Rising Second Life and RL rally for change TODAY February 14

Excerpted from ‘Where’s the Outrage?’ by Buttercup Thursday. Virtually every one of my female friends in real life have faced some degree of emotional or physical abuse or threats. As … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Life: a tool for healing and recovery?

By Hamlet Au, New World Notes. This is Fran, an 85 year old woman who plays Second Life as an avatar named Fran Seranade, and while that’s interesting in itself, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tropical Dancers Rehearse for One Billion Rising SL Video [UPDATE]

By Cat Boccaccio. UPDATE: The One Billion Rising SL dance video has been released! I spent an uplifting Tuesday afternoon in the bright sunlight by a tropical beach, with some … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat Questionnaire: NIXX Constantine

This month, blues DJ NIXX Constantine dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL age: 4 Years+ SL activity: Blues DJ. Retired SL Photographer and Graphic Artist. RL location: California … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What do Second Life and Detroit have in Common: Decline, Neglect… and Hope?

Excerpted from ‘The Virtual Real Estate Market‘ by Pam Broviak, for Public Works Group Blog. Many people might be surprised to find out there is a virtual real estate market and … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

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