Category: Virtual worlds

Stylecards № 0

Though the intention was to have the first issue of Stylecards come out on March 1st, it seemed like a good idea to test the production processes, as well as my skills, before then, thus the idea for Stylecards № 0 was born. At 14 pages, it’s only a test, as well as being a…

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Sweet heart

Venus Diamandis at a motel on the Mother Road sim in Second Life. She is wearing the Animated Heart Turtleneck Sweater from Small. There are three pictorials planned for Stylecards № 1, one of which will feature Venus posing in red outfits at various locations on Mother Road. 

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Dorothy and friends

Working on Stylecards № 1 is bringing me to some interesting places.

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Stylecards Update

Over the past few months I’ve been pondering what to do with Stylecards. Earlier in 2023, a lot of effort was made into developing it as a brand, even if those efforts didn’t gain much traction. Not wanting those efforts to be in vain, the decision’s been made to take Stylecards in a new direction…

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Second Life updates

Linden Labs has promised some big changes are coming to Second Life. The ones that have generated the most hubbub seem to be related to the mobile client that will finally bring SL to smartphones and tablets, and PBR (Physically-Based Rendering (Sorry, Pabst)) which aims to make everything in-world look more realistic. These updates promise…

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Like a kid in a candy store

Now that I have more free time, I’ve been getting back into Second Life again. I also want to get back into Open Simulator, but it’s sort of hard to know where to start. A few years ago I tried a few different Hypergrid instances, and they were okay, but not mind blowing, so I’m…

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Taking notes with Obsidian

For a few years now, I’ve been using Obsidian to keep a daily journal, and it’s been great. It has a lot of options that I’ve never explored or needed but something came up recently and I wanted to find out how to connect Obsidian to Zotero. An online search using DuckDuckGo returned an unexpected…

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Halloween names in Second Life

In honor of the spooky season, Second Life just announced a new set of last names that premium members can choose from. They are: Addams Bitey Boo Demonpaws Macabre Vorhees A few times a year, Second Life offers a new set of last names that are available for a limited time, and they usually have…

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Ready Player One

When the book Ready Player One first came out in 2011, I remember reading lots of favorable reviews for the book. Much was made about how the book seemed to reference every bit of 1980s pop culture and how they were cleverly added into the story. I skipped the book because my to-be-read pile was…

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Good riddance, gachas

Last year, when I started getting back into Second Life, I came across these things called gachas. They were a new concept to me, since I didn’t remember them from my previous experiences in SL. Some people liken gachas to gumball machines, where you put in your money and you get a gumball, but you…

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How To Get Yourself A Second Life: A Guide For Newbies

A few months ago, as I began taking a closer look at Second Life, I started looking for journal articles and books about it. One of the first things I noticed was that there was a clear heyday of Second Life literature from around 2008 to 2012. While there have been articles and books published…

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Moving on up

After being on Second Life again for a few months, I was getting tired of the home I had as a premium member. It wasn’t bad, but it was very basic. A good example of this is the “stairs”, which were basically a ramp with a texture to mimic stairs. This home and others like…

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