Monday, May 31, 2010

Hot Couple of the Day: Eddi Haskell and Jago Constatine

Fom Ziggy Starsmith- Vanyel Gazov Returns

This is from Ziggy Stasmith's Blog:

I had some really good news today when one of my best and oldest Second Life friends returned to Second Life after an 8 month absence!

It was good to see him again after fearing the worst but Vanyel Gazov was back and joined Larz and myself to go dancing at Club Shampoo and Ironworks before going on a much needed shopping trip!
The boy is back in town....

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Note from Eddi:  It is great to see Van back!  Besides being a great friend to many people in Second Life,  Van is the owner of Club Thunder which is still up; if I hear anything of Van's or the clubs plans I will let you know here.

My Friend Vanyel Gazov Returns!!!!


Incredibly Atmospheric Machinima From Celestial Elf. Copyright; SecondLife & YouTube



This very atmospheric video on You Tube by Celestial Elf, which I think is called "Copyright; The Raven King & Mephistopheles explain...." is as beautiful as it is confusing.  It has all these associated contextual references which make little sense to the casual observer. I think someone got blown away at the You Tube or Second Life terms of content usage  and wanted to be philosophical about it. However the atmospherics and sound - and videography- are top notch.

The machinima was filmed in Capability Todd Elswit's  Principato di Meliaria, on Villa Vesuviana which I photographed here earlier.

Link to references about machinima:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAyQf8uykEw

Link to Celestial Elf's Blog: http://celestialelf.spruz.com/pt/The-Raven-King-on-Copyright/blog.htm


Announcing the winners of Just Beautiful SL Men for May 2010

The winners of  Just Beautiful SL Men vote for May 2010 are:





Head over to Just Beautiful SL Men to vote in our June competition. The poll is on the upper right hand side of the page.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Advance Notice: Fashion Show at Second Pride on Tuesday



SLURL: to Event:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Platinum/23/95/22

Happy Birthday to someone very special!





Cyber Lover
by Eddi Haskell

Have you ever turned
and tossed at night?


Waking in horror-
a sweat-drenched fright-


Your thoughts race -
then coalesce,


you worry you
are in a mess


Good Grief! you wail-
Could it be true?


A Minotaur
has impaled you?


Have pixels pounded
you so fast


that you are gored
this is your last?


But then you smile
to begin your day,


Nightmare bizarre
has melted away


For Cyber Lover
logs on at Nine


And for you, nothing
can be as fine!

Hot Couple of the Day: Zlover Davidov and Nictis Hoxley

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Presient Obama's Pride Month Proclamation




THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 28, 2010

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2010

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As Americans, it is our birthright that all people are created equal and deserve the same rights, privileges, and opportunities. Since our earliest days of independence, our Nation has striven to fulfill that promise. An important chapter in our great, unfinished story is the movement for fairness and equality on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. This month, as we recognize the immeasurable contributions of LGBT Americans, we renew our commitment to the struggle for equal rights for LGBT Americans and to ending prejudice and injustice wherever it exists.

LGBT Americans have enriched and strengthened the fabric of our national life. From business leaders and professors to athletes and first responders, LGBT individuals have achieved success and prominence in every discipline. They are our mothers and fathers, our sons and daughters, and our friends and neighbors. Across my Administration, openly LGBT employees are serving at every level. Thanks to those who came before us -- the brave men and women who marched, stood up to injustice, and brought change through acts of compassion or defiance -- we have made enormous progress and continue to strive for a more perfect union.

My Administration has advanced our journey by signing into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which strengthens Federal protections against crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation. We renewed the Ryan White CARE Act, which provides life-saving medical services and support to Americans living with HIV/AIDS, and finally eliminated the HIV entry ban. I also signed a Presidential Memorandum directing hospitals receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds to give LGBT patients the compassion and security they deserve in their time of need, including the ability to choose someone other than an immediate family member to visit them and make medical decisions.

In other areas, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a series of proposals to ensure core housing programs are open to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. HUD also announced the first-ever national study of discrimination against members of the LGBT community in the rental and sale of housing. Additionally, the Department of Health and Human Services has created a National Resource Center for LGBT Elders.

Much work remains to fulfill our Nation's promise of equal justice under law for LGBT Americans. That is why we must give committed gay couples the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple, and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. We must protect the rights of LGBT families by securing their adoption rights, ending employment discrimination against LGBT Americans, and ensuring Federal employees receive equal benefits. We must create safer schools so all our children may learn in a supportive environment. I am also committed to ending "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" so patriotic LGBT Americans can serve openly in our military, and I am working with the Congress and our military leadership to accomplish that goal.

As we honor the LGBT Americans who have given so much to our Nation, let us remember that if one of us is unable to realize full equality, we all fall short of our founding principles. Our Nation draws its strength from our diversity, with each of us contributing to the greater whole. By affirming these rights and values, each American benefits from the further advancement of liberty and justice for all.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

BARACK OBAMA

Ryce Skytower Collage - It's fun to be blond!

My alt Ryce Skytower had nothing intelligent to do today as usual so he made this nice collage to share with you. I will have to remember to get a special signed version of this for my partner Jago Constantine because he is such a big fan of Ryce (not).

Hot Couple of the Day - Ronan Juran and Chade Dagger

Ronan Juran and Chade Dagger at The Den

Jennnnna Jameson is now Emanuelle Jameson


Jennnnna Jameson, the biggest adult film star in virtual reality, Emanuelle Jameson. You can read about it on here blog. Here is the link:

Warning Mature Content!

Jennnnna Jameson's Second Life: WELCOME EMANUELLE JAMESON!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Second Pride Starts Tomorrow! Get Ready for the Best Time of your Second Life!



 
Second Pride starts tomorrow!  And you must attend.

The week-long event, pack filled with parties, cultural events, and pure entertainment is the biggest celebration by any group in Second Life other than Linden Labs itself.  It is  held over several sims and locations, will be centered a magnificent multi-sim build with a Venice theme. And I must tell you I am blown away on the beauty of it. Jace Lewis, head of the pride building committee, has done an amazing job. Here I am standing on the site of the parade which will be held on water barges in a main canal.




The opening Parade begins at 12:15 SL Time. Here is the SLURL.  I will be publishing the Second Pride schedule here throughout the week.

SLURL to Opening Parade: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Osmium/84/184/22


Location of Pride Party Events with top Club DJ's throughout the week

You Tube: San Francisco in Second Life


This photomontage shows Wendell Thor's multi-sim San Francisco project in Second Life. It is set to Tony Bennett's classic ballad I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Second Life Photo of the Day - Beached Whale On Color Sim

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hot Couple of the Day - Dextrum Boucher and Vincent Oddenfen

You Tube. Blue Mars Mountain Slide: A video by Philip James Bryan


Philip James Bryan hails from Dublin, Ireland and is a very prolific You Tuber filmmaker.  He has most recently turned his attention to the new virtual world of Blue Mars. This video shows a tour of Gridrock City, one of my favorite destinations,  which has since been extensively revised. I like it because it gives a good feel of how different the user experience on Blue Mars is from Second Life.

Philip Blogs here:  http://bluemars.dudestarship.com/


Suede Sixpence Has a Chic New Photography Blog

Suede Sixpence, the former editor of the now closed Zindra Times has a very chic and sophisticated new photography blog. simply called Suede. Make sure to check it out, Suede is a superb photographer - but what sets this blog apart is wit.  It makes for a fun read!

Link to Suede:  http://suededesignstudio.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

You Tube Booty of the Day: Scott Herman



These videos has nothing to do with Second Life, but as the old saying goes, who cares?
Here is Scott Herman's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottHermanFitness

for more photos of Scott:  http://eddihaskell.blogspot.com/2010/09/real-life-hunk-of-week-model-actor-and.html






Here is my own tribute to Scott:

Weekend CLub Collage with DJ Zann Baxton

I made this collage for DJ Zann Baxton from the opening of the hot new Weekend Club in Boystown and I really like the results.

Attention Science Fiction Loves: Cinderella Suicide Reading This Saturday


Do you like Science Fiction and Steampunk?  This Saturday  Saturday May 29, at 2 PM - 3 PM-, there will be a voice reading of a great short story - Cinderella Suicide by Samantha Henderson at Jago Constantine's weekly science fiction discussion group.

This is a fun group.  The story is professionally read, and discussed by the group afterwards. You will hear the reading on music.

Here is the SLURL to the event. Please contact Jago Constantine if you would like to be added to the group to be notified of future events.

SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Awen/137/126/25

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Second Life 2.0 - You Tube Video comes close to Blue Mars.


AdeonWriter  pushes Second Life visualization to the edge on his You Tube channel. Here is one of his videos called  Blue Galaxy Flyby (Second Life 2.0).  I do not know where Blue Galaxy is on Second Life, but this is an amazing Video.  Here is what Adeon Writer writes:

Blue Galaxy as seen on a foggy morning just moments before sunrise.

Blue Galaxy is created and maintained by Ash Soyinka

View 720p for full detail.

All settings are set to max, this includes Deferred Rendering (shadows), normalmappeded bump surfaces, per-pixel lighting, ambient occlusion, and Global Illumination.

CAVEAT: Full-Environment Water Reflections are absent from this video. Second Life can display full-environmental normal-mapped reflections on ocean water surfaces.

AMD Phenom 9950 Quadcore
8 gb RAM
Nvidia Geforce GTX 260

Second Life is owned and operated by Linden Labs Inc.
Camera control is using a SpaceNavigator


BlueMars Photo of the Day: Thunderstrom in Digital DNA













The Digital DNA Region of the new virtual world of Blue Mars has a wild Thunderstorm going on all the time right now.  It is very realistic  This is one of those times where I wish I was better at making machinimas.  I took this photo with a screenscraper, sharpened it, and use a filtered red lens to get this black and white effect.

Hot Couple of the Day: Garrett Chrome and Zann Baxton




Monday, May 24, 2010

Linden Labs Serves Notice on Second Life's Biggest Adult Film Star



Jennnnna Jameson, Second Life's Biggest Adult Film Star, and a close personal friend of mine (and an extremely nice person also), was recently sent this notice by Linden Labs last week requiring her to change her name- even though her name is not identical to the real Jenna Jameson, and over 40 Second Life residents hold names close in spelling to Jenna Jameson.

Jennnna is also very good friends with my alt Ryce Skytower and has starred in 2 recent machinimas with Ryce in a supporting role that were featured on Naughty Machinima, the main virtual reality sex channel (Ryce's film name is Ryce Hightower- just search for the term Ryce to see the films).

This letter was reproduced on Jennnnna's blog and I take it from there:


Dear Jennnnna,


We are contacting you about your use in Second Life of the name and identity of the celebrity Jenna Jameson.


We ask that Second Life residents respect the rights of celebrities in their name and identity. We would ask that you stop using the names Jennnnna Jameson and Jenna Jameson within Second Life, we would also ask that you stop using photos or images of the celebrity Jenna Jameson.


Within the next two (2) days, please either reply to this email or submit a Support ticket (http://support.secondlife.com/), to the attention of Harry Linden, and please provide us with:


(1) A new first name for your Second Life avatar, and
(2) A new name for your Second Life group named "Jenna Jameson."


Your new names must not infringe or be confusingly similar to the name Jenna Jameson. For example, the name Jennasis Jameson would not be acceptable.
Please also remove all photos and images of the celebrity Jenna Jameson and any other uses of her identity.


If you do not do so, we will disable your access to Second Life until you contact us with appropriate new names for your avatar and group. We will also remove all photos, images, and other uses of Jenna Jameson's identity if you do not do so.


Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in this matter.


Sincerely,

Harry Linden

Jennnna is currently in the process of changing her name and complying with this rather blunt and unfair order which apparently was not sent to the 40 other people in Second Life who hold similar names. Jennnnna does not profit from her work in Second Life and likes to entertain others. I do not see why this should be treated as a crime.  She is helping the real world Jenna Jameson build revenue by introducing her to a new younger audience of virtual reality users. And if Linden Labs forces one person to change, they should force all to do the same.

Hot Couple of the Day- Adonis Lubitsch and Trace17 Junkers


At the opening of the new Tainted Boys

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Wolf Club - at Impulse. Link to Opening Mature Photos



The Wolf Club is a new leather / sex club on Impulse Island.  It will be open on Fridays on a special event basis with alternative DJ's.  I took these pictures of the opening party on May 7.  That is me dancing on the right.  I cannot publish them here because of the mature photos but you can link to them there:

Warning!  Full Front Avatar Nudity! Please do not view this if you are under 18, a Sarah Palin supporter, or offended by such content. 

http://picasaweb.google.com/avatar.eddi/TheWolfClubAtImpulseIsland?feat=directlink

The Story of Jago, Skippy the Kangaroo, and the Boomerang


Here is another childhood picture of my partner Jago Constantine with his pet Kangaroo, Skippy. Jago grew up in a small town in the Australian Bush, and has maintained an interest in the Bush ever since. Skippy the Kangaroo was not only Jago's pet, he was his best friend too!

Why cant you fetch like this American dog Skippy?

One day Jago was watching television and saw an American dog chasing a frisbee.  Jago wanted to teach Skippy to do the same. Unfortunately, they do not sell frisbees in the Australian Bush country.  But Jago did find his dad's boomerang. And Jago tried to get Skippy to fetch it  In fact, Skippy did not want to do much of anything. Skippy could not understand. And one day little Jago had an idea!


Jago thought that Skippy needed glasses.  He thought that the reason Skippy could not fetch is that he could not see? So Jago put his dad's sunglasses on Skippy.  But guess what.  Skippy STILL could not fetch the boomerang!

Jago's parents however had other ideas for Skippy.  They made Kangaroo sausages out of him one day and told little Jago that Skippy ran away!  Little Jago bought the story even though he found these in the refrigerator. Jago really liked sausages, and he was very happy! Poor Skippy!



Well, little Jago cried and cried.  It was so sad!  And one day, his parents felt so bad they brought home a new kangaroo for little Jago!  He bought the story that the Kangaroo was Skippy even though the new one looked nothing like the first one!


So there is Jago several years later with Skippy!  And everyone lived happily ever after!

Club Fierce: Congratulations on an Amazing Fundraiser for Relay for Life!

When Jago and I left the hot Club Fierce fundraiser for Relay for Life yesterday, the total raised was 94,000 Linden for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  It looks like over 100,000 may have been raised (please leave a comment if you stayed and know if this happened), since there were several hours left.

And Congratulations to Isiah, Anden and the DJ's for having such an amazing event!

You Tube: Jago and Eddi Cheek to Cheek



Jago and I were dancing yesterday and I made this still image video setting it to Andy William's classic love song.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today is the First Harvey Milk Day


Harvey Milk, the gay rights activist and San Francisco Supervisor would have been 80 today if he had lived and had not been assassinated in 1978. In honor of him, The State of California has proclaimed that May 22 will be known and celebrated as Harvey Milk Day. Celebrations and remembrances are occurring around the United States.  Thank you Harvey for giving your life so that other LGBT people can be accepted as equals.

Special Event: Sunday. May 23; Noon - 2PM SLT – Folsom Plaza – Fetish Pride!

SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caerus/196/12/24/?title=Folsom%20Fetish%20Factory%20at%20Caerus&msg=A%20Hosted%20Fundraiser%20to%20benefit%20Second%20Pride%20%26%20the%20IGLHRC

Second Life Photo of the Day: Eddi and Webgoddess Visit New York


Here I am with Luxe Model owner Webgoddess Mars hanging out in Times Square this morning. We decided to make a last minute trip. But I will tell you it is such a pain getting a Taxi in New York!

Hot Couple of the Day: Larz Kas and Ziggy Starsmith

Cool Photofunia Effects with DJ Zann Bazton


I did these cool effects by applying some photos I did for a sitting with DJ Zann Baxton and applying them to some Photofunia Templates. Photofunia is one of the best sources for templates in which to insert your own image for interesting effects.

http://www.photofunia.com/






Friday, May 21, 2010

1,000 Hits in One Day

For the first time, my combined blog hit total was over 1.000 yesterday.These numbers seem unbelievable to me, but both my counter services show this number being exceeded.

These numbers do not account for the more than 200 people who subscribe though Google Reader to my blogs. 

Than you so much for reading.


Eddi Haskell