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

The Bitch is Back

Woman Kind, Cat Boccaccio’s newest exhibit, has opened at Yapland, one of Second Life’s oldest and finest art communities. This is an adult exibit, celebrating the woman, as Cat loves to … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Breaking My Silence, Part II

By Keeva Moore-Rae. Read Part I. Did you ever hear that old Taoist story about the farmer whose horse ran away? Do you remember how every mishap in the story … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

Buttercup Rant: Second Life’s Revealing “Secret”

By Buttercup Thursday. As a surprise to no one scientists and people living under a rock, female avatars in Second Life expose more skin than their male counterparts. “The human … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Architecture of Romance: 6 Second Life Ballrooms

By Aiden Swain, Humm Magazine, The Journal of Sex and Love in Second Life. Second Life is such a visual medium, it’s interesting to see how the design and architecture … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

Are you SERIOUS? Reflections on SL Art

By Buttercup Thursday If I disagree with you, it doesn’t mean I am stifling your free speech. If I think some SL art is joke, I’m not stopping you from … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Profiles In Error: What Your Profile Really Says About You

By Aiden Swain Why it is that people spend so much time and effort creating the best-looking avatar they possibly can, and then put so little thought into their profile? … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

In case you missed it: How to be a Terrible SL Lover

by Aiden Swain, Editor, Humm  Magazine Okay. Let’s say you’ve already taken care of the preliminaries. You’ve got your stock SL body adjusted for maximum sexiness: for women, boobs and … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Breaking My Silence

by Flor Nachtigal, rez magazine Let me say this first: it has taken me two and a half years to get to this point. The point where I could write … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Age and the ICK Factor

by Buttercup Thursday My loquacious friend, whom I’ll call Flicka (get it?) once had a torrid SL love affair with a gentleman I’ll call Mickey. In RL she has a … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · 4 Comments



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