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“Our dreams are a second life.” ~Gerard de Nerval

Last weekend for INVINCIBLE

By Cat Boccaccio. It’s possible to be strong and vulnerable at the same time; to suffer but to set that suffering aside; to to use unthinkable hardships as tools to … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Buttercup Rant: The Problem with Children in Second Life

By Buttercup Thursday. Children. I love them. They are wise and curious and brave and vulnerable. Some of my best friends are six. I welcome children into my real life. … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interview: Toby’s Juke Joint to Reopen in April

By Cat Boccaccio. We lost an iconic gathering place back in 2010, when Toby’s Juke Joint blues club abruptly shut its doors and disappeared from the face of the Second … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 14 Comments

Second Life: The Titanic or the Good Ship Lollipop?

By Buttercup Thursday. — Lately, I’m in a constant state of confusion about Second Life. No, it’s not my brilliantly complicated and challenging personal life (I sort of wish), or … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Size Matters Part 2: Shaping Up and Shaping Down

By Cat Boccaccio. I have never purchased a shape in my almost six years in Second Life. I have always worked with the sad little Linden Lab default avatar shapes … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Drax Files takes us on a magical behind-the-scenes look at Botanical

In the first of a web series profiling extraordinary Second Life residents, mixed reality filmmaker Draxtor Despres shows us the man behind Straylight Botanical, SL landscape artist Kriss Lehmann, whose … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Second Life Experience: Why Size Matters

By Cat Boccaccio. I frequent a popular blues club and like to watch the parade of avatars: tall, thin, stocky, plump, natural, strange, sexy, playful. And as more and more … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

mADness: Why are SL residents opposed to Linden Lab advertising?

Excerpted from an article by Gwyneth Llewelyn. So Linden Lab is patiently trying to squeeze some needed cash by placing ads on their websites. Ciaran Laval seemed to have been the first to … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cat Questionnaire: Betty Tureaud

Artist Betty Tureaud dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: 01/11/2007 SL activity: Artist and builder. In-your-own-words bio: I am a space and light artist who … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beware of what you click in Second Life: Phishing scams are back

Republished from Firestorm website. Don’t be a victim, be informed! There has been an increase in Phishing attempts in the last couple weeks and a lot of people have fallen … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 1 Comment


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