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

The Beauty of Virtual Worlds

By Cat Boccaccio. Video games are busy places. Gamers are constantly in battle, or saving worlds or destroying enemies or facing impossible challenges. These worlds aren’t meant for leisurely exploration, … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

When will Second Life go Mobile?

By Cat Boccaccio. I’ve got a serious case of ‘Droid envy. My PC desktop runs Second Life very nicely, with the main glitches, as always, shared between SL’s instability and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 8 Comments

Drax Files Episode 10: “Everyone is Creative”

By Cat Boccaccio. “One of the things that has always excited me about Second Life is that people who have no idea that they are creative come in and find … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Lazy Freebie Days of Summer

By Rhezz. Where did the summer go? Have you taken a break from freebie hunting, as I have? I apologize for an end-of-August post, and urge you to gather some … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Inventory Dance: Gracie Kendal’s “Binge and Purge”

By Cat Boccaccio. What if you logged into Second Life one fine virtual day and your inventory was gone forever… empty… a window full of nothingness? The majority of SLers … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Second Life, Summer, and Summer Holidays: Musings from the Editor (and slum is back!)

By Cat Boccaccio. Slum magazine took a summer vacation… it went fishing, relaxed on the beach, played bocce on a bumpy lawn, was dinner for the mosquitoes, stayed up too … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Imagine a perfect world: Second Life RFL 2013

By Cat Boccaccio. Imagine a world where cancer no longer exists. Imagine the ruins of a hospital ward, where pain and hope were constant companions, now abandoned, unneeded, full of … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Show Your Love in Second Life

By Buttercup Thursday. Tipping, or otherwise rewarding others for special service or products, can be as tricky a prospect in Second Life as it is in our first life. In … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

[SL10B] slum magazine Writers Then and Now!

The theme of Second Life’s official 10th birthday celebration is “Looking Forward, Looking Back”, and we at slum magazine thought we’d have a little fun with this by showing you … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tripping the Light Fantastic in Second Life: A Female’s Take on the SL Dance Scene

By JMB Balogh. I know it sounds unbelievable but it took me two years to discover the ballroom dance scene in Second Life. What I found was another strange world … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

“The Second Life community gives itself a bad rap” and other observations by Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble in Drax Files Episode 7

By Cat Boccaccio. In her entertaining video parody, artist and blogger Botgirl Questsi asked, “What if Rod was one of us?” In the latest episode of Drax Files: World Makers, … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 7 Comments

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome… to 1920s Berlin Celebration

By Rhezz. 1920s Berlin is celebrating its 4th anniversary in Second Life with a weekend of festivities, including a Grand Ball on Friday (May 31), continuing through the weekend with … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Noble Second Life Fashionista: Her Habitat and Habits

By Rhezz. There is something so darn noble about being a fashionista and caring so, so much what we look like and what we wear in Second Life. Extreme committed … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

With a Little Help from My Friends List

By Buttercup Thursday. The Friends list in Second Life is becoming about as meaningful as a Facebook Friends list; i.e. , a few are actual friends or family, some are … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment



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