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

5 sugary sweet Valentine treats for her (or you!)

By Rhezz. It’s the season of love! What else does February have to offer, after all? So treat your honey bun (or yourself) to something a little sweet and a … Continue reading

February 11, 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

Disability, anonymity, and the dark side of the Internet

Excerpted from an article by Jax Jacki Brown in Ramp Up, 20 Jan 2014 The Internet has been hailed as one of the most revolutionary advances in terms of how we communicate … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Linden Lab welcomes NSA spies to Second Life

By Buttercup Thursday. Recent documents from whistle-blower Edward Snowden have revealed that the NSA has infiltrated online games, such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. According to The New … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 5 Comments

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 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

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

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

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

Immersive Adventure, Action and Elephants: Drax Files goes to MadPea

By Cat Boccaccio. MadPea games in Second Life often unfold in dark and mysterious surroundings, shrouded in fog, shadows of unthinkable shapes looming – and yet all are created by … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 2 Comments


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