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

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

Carnival Discardia: Scottius’ Side Show Assemblage

By Cat Boccaccio. Rummaging through junk shops is what Scott Rolfe (Scottius Polke in Second Life) does. He’s in search of hidden gems from among the heaps of unwanted junk … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

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 and the Avatar: Drax Files Episode 12

By Cat Boccaccio. Second Life is a little different for each of us. Some create avatars that resemble their Real Life selves and meet up with RL friends in Second … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

Second Life Wants You to Share on Facebook

By Cat Boccaccio. Linden Lab is somehow obsessed with Facebook. They like the integration of FB into real lives, the ubiquitousness of it, the boatloads of cash spilling out of … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 3 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

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

Cat Questionnaire: Xander Stillwater

Classical composer and pianist Xander Stillwater bravely answers Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: August 12th, 2010 SL activity: Pianist RL location: Texas, USA In-your-own-words bio: I’m a pianist … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 2 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



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