3 Valentine’s Options, Even if You’re Single in Second Life

Fresh Start by Misprint Thursday @ OBR (general)

People really need to stop thinking that the single state is somehow a handicap or an obstacle – even in Second Life! Here are 3 things you can do today which you will enjoy with a partner and which can be thoroughly entertaining even if you’re solo.

One Billion Rising in Second Life is on, with music and dance and art and lots of really cool people. You can make it just part of your Valentine’s, but you may wind up staying for hours!

Isle of View (general)

You’ll think I’m crazy, but you should visit the Linden Moles’ fabulous Valentine’s themed build on Isle of View. If you’re looking for love I’ll point out that all of the people I saw there were single. This is a better choice than your local grocery aisle. :)

Lastly, find some peace and contentment by visiting the glorious Blithe. These two sims can support romance or allow you some time alone to realize that having a partner might be “nice to have”, but it’s definitely not necessary.

Blithe (moderate)

Changes, a Tip, & OBR In Second Life

Cadenza (general)

Cadenza has changed! I’ve posted about this beautiful sim before, and admittedly I can’t expect to know everything that goes on everywhere, but I missed this renovation last Christmas so I wanted to share the update even if it doesn’t feel timely.

Being a Happy Mood region I know I’m going to love the landscape materials – this visit though I was really struck by the Windlight. Just look at that sky!

Cadenza (general)

I’ve told you before that there is a (complicated) way to edit/save a region default Windlight on the main viewer if you don’t what it is. It turns out there’s a far simpler way than the one I had been doing.

Go to World/Environment/Sky/Create New and you’ll have the region default with the ability to manipulate it. Just give it a name and save it. Personally I use the title of the build, which helps me remember what it looks like.

Cadenza (general)

To locate the Christmasy aspect of the changes, find the chimney poking out of a sandbar and click on it. You’ll be transported to an underwater bubble with a red ribbon path that leads to wonderfully festive vignettes.

It’s so pretty you don’t need to wait until the holidays to enjoy the view. I found people sitting down there meditating, or pondering, or cleaning their inventory. Whatever they were doing it’s a beautiful place to do it.

Cadenza (general)

One of the things that my altered real life has dictated is my inability to commit to projects I would normally plunge into headfirst. Community events, working with teams of enthusiastic volunteers, and creating magic out of 10,000 different variables, is a joyous experience.

A favourite memory is working on the first One Billion Rising in Second Life two years ago. The theme that year was Walk/Strike/Dance/Rise. The real world organizers of this global event had released a song and videos were created by women and men all over the world. Second Life’s contribution reflected much of our cultural and international diversity – and it was fun.

OBR 2015 in Second Life will take place in 3 days – you can find out more on their blog (including information about the Press Preview). In the meantime, I’m pleased to share this really cool machinima from the 2013 event. It was a LOT of work, but well worth it. :)

Down the Mine Shaft in Second Life

Down the Mine Shaft (general)

I finally got a chance to try the Down the Mine Shaft Hunt – well, it’s more of a quest than a hunt. Actually, it’s multiple quests. This is my second trip to an adventure on Hakoniwa, the first was Kagami. The amount of work, and the quality, of what they do for a one month event is very impressive.

Sign in at the landing spot, get your HUD, orient yourself on the map and head down the tunnel (it’s over to your right). The first major tip I’ll give you is to click on, and talk to, the NPCs you’ll encounter. Some won’t have anything to say to you, others …..

Down the Mine Shaft (general)

This guy was tired of having the same conversation all the time (lucky me!), so when he took his break we had a nice long talk about books, and philosophy, and travel.

The two quests I discovered (there might be more) involved smashing up/collecting rocks, and gathering wood for the furnace. I’m not entirely sure about the fish, but they’re really pissed off about something.

Down the Mine Shaft (general)

Outside the mine you’ll find some very cool shops – I have to go back and pick up a few treasures there. You’ll also find a place to sit and relax, which leads me to my other tip. When you’re collecting wood? Consider that a forest might be a logical location to find some.

Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m a bit rushed. I have to get ready for a date ….. what do you suppose the dress code is for going to see somebody’s diamond bit?

Down the Mine Shaft (general)
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