/Update/ I’m updating this post to say that Patch Linden did not extend the fair for another two weeks. It was an inside joke that apparently I misunderstood. A lot of the attendants at the event were thanking him in local chat and acted excited, so I thought it was part of the planned event/offerings. This reminds me of all the awkward times when Linden Lab would make inside jokes during official events that only a few people got, and it’s super awkward for everyone not privy to the joke. Anyway, the fair ended! *note* This info is according to the Fantasy Faire organizer on SM.
Did you hear? Fantasy Faire has been extended for another two weeks – courtesy of Patch Linden! Patch announced this at the Jail & Bail event, so you have more time to explore and shop the regions for a good cause. I had a great time attending my first Jail & Bail and seeing all of the goodies up for grabs.
My return to Second Life has been, overall, uncomplicated. I logged in, got addicted to Linden Homes, and of course, I shopped. I have to say that I am a bit disappointed in the fashion choices in Second Life: So-Many-Outfits-Look-Exactly-The-Same. I spent many an hour visiting the latest events attempting to find that perfect new outfit. Alas, 75% of the time, my event shopping resulted in disappointment. I don’t know if it’s the demos the designers decide to use or if the efforts are just – bad. The pattern continues – I teleport to the current “Event Du Jour,” and an advert catches my eye. With the flick of my mouse, I would click that demo prim faster than you could say “Lindens.” Then, excitedly I would port home to one of my, err, seven Linden Homes and gleefully try the demo, and more often than not, the demo unveiling would reveal a horrible plastic-looking shirt with no depth or a skirt that was just..sad. But…not the Skin featured in the plethora of events: Oh My…Not the Skin.
Hello from Aurelias! Today is the first day of the Easter Egg Hunt! Come hunt eggs hidden all over the region for goodies from your favorite brands and browse the Spring Market from April 10th to April 20th. We are hosting the first Easter Egg Hunt to commemorate the Aurelias region’s transition from Winter to Spring. We’re looking forward to having a good time and allowing visitors to explore Aurelias. While you’re on the region, join the Aurelias Events group; we’ll send out hints for the hunt in the coming days.
After months of discussions, Mark Zuckerberg and the Meta team have determined that Second Life is the true metaverse. They have now completed negotiations with Linden Lab for the acquisition of Second Life, and the transition is currently in the works.
“This transition will take place over the next few months, and we will do everything we can to make it as smooth as possible. Don’t be alarmed if you notice your legs disappearing; this is a new user function.”
Conquerors have amassed land and power on the battlefield throughout history. For the metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Meta, and Philip Rosedale, the founder of Linden Lab, will compete in a boxing match to see who can have the weirdest hair in the metaverse. In addition to getting the hairstyle, the winner will be able to decide whether or not avatars will have legs.
LeLutka is at Skin Fair with two new mesh heads, one each for male and female. I’m wearing the Milan mesh head, it’s a slight change from the LeLutka Kaya mesh head I’ve been wearing. I made a whole new shape to go with Milan, with a more toned face than Gogo normally sports.
Hello from Newbrooke! These new modern-style homes are available in 512 or 1024 sqm. I don’t love these homes, but I’m warming up to them! There’s a lot of potential here, especially if you like the modern aesthetics. Like previous themes, you can choose to have any Newbrooke home style on your land.
Is this driving anybody else crazy? Certain hair brands in Second Life have horrible alpha glitch issues! As you can see from my photo above, the glitch is unavoidable, unless Second Life and/or the creators figure out a fix. I don’t have this problem with all hair brands, just some.
Flickr sent me an email recently, reminding me that my Flickr Pro subscription is up for renewal. I’ve subscribed to Flickr Pro for many years, dating back to 2007. The price was reasonable at first, at around $25 a year, then crept up to $50, now it’s $71.99! I’ve been paying for the subscription 2 years at a time, to get a slight discount. I did not know that Flickr raised the price so much, and wanted $139.99 from me for 2 years (this already includes savings). Before they could auto-renew my subscription, I went to cancel it to see if they would offer me any discounts to stay, and they did!
Happy Mardi Gras! It’s a party in the town square at Aurelias. The region is decked out in shades of green, purple, and gold to celebrate. As always, thanks to Sparkle for making the festivities happen!