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

Everything you ever wanted to know about Second Life in a tasty package: Drax Files Radio Hour

By Cat Boccaccio. Here’s a fun thing to try: Pretend you have never even heard of Second Life, let alone toddled along wasting (or not wasting) hours of your time … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ancient Avatars offer Advice: Second Life veterans talk to the newbies

By Buttercup Thursday. When I signed up for my first Second Life account over seven years ago and stumbled online, I don’t remember having a mentor to provide sage advice … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

7 Things I Love about Second Life! Um, Really.

By Buttercup Thursday. The challenge was offered: For a change, could I write about something I really like about Second Life instead of gripe about the things that make me … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Discipline is for Dummies! And other Second Life New Year’s Resolutions

By Cat Boccaccio. We are far enough into the New Year that many of us have already abandoned our NY resolutions and are back to eating chicken skin and bacon, … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Who are you? The Diversity of Avatars in Second Life

 By JMB Balogh. When you first create an account for Second Life you are offered a choice of avatars from a bewildering selection of more than 50, with five different … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Second Life: The Fountain of Youth? Drax Files Episode 13

By Cat Boccaccio. Everyone faces challenges, be they due to health, age, location, or circumstances. What differentiates us is the way we deal with them. Fran Seranade is the Second … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

When Avatars Disappear

By Cat Boccaccio. It’s a fact of Second Life that people leave. I am sure you know several people who have left for the adventures that the “real” world has … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

Second Life’s Strange Second Life

Whenever Second Life is in the mainstream news, it’s almost always a sad little article about the dashed hopes of creators and corporations, the demise of a dream, the sorry … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ingenuity and Enterprise — Only in Second Life! Drax Files Episode 11

By Cat Boccaccio. I have never delved into the world of breedables in Second Life (unless you call a hungry plant that died, a breedable), but I know a meeroo … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Code of Honor for Alts–and How to Spot One

By Cat Boccaccio. Everyone seems to have an alt in Second Life these days. Rather than simply change our display name and the way we look, we choose to open … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 6 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

Drax Files confirms: The world should stop believing that Second Life residents are sad and socially inept!

By Cat Boccaccio. I love fashion and dress up In Second Life (and I know you do too), so I was looking forward to the final cut of Draxtor Despres’ … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

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



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