Friday, July 22, 2011

Scene around the Scene - Ryce Skytower and Jordyn "JC" Carnell

Seen around the scene at Club T-Bone on Sunday night.

Event Announcement - Experience VICE with DJ Dex at Gay Riviera Beach on Saturday

This comes from Finn Millar:

Experience VICE with DJ Dex!

The release party for 14 NEW, smexy poses from the bad-boys of pose making. Come join the VICE guys with DJ Dex spinning the tunes, Sat. July 23rd, 11am - 1pm SLT at Gay Riviera Beach. L$2,000 for the best in red and white! Be there for the official unveiling of this new collection and see the scorching ad art as modeled by:

Baz Ceawlin, Dextrum Boucher, Taylor2 Spiker, Justise Barcelos, Damiax Thor, Trouchwood Anatra, Bacchus Irerto, Spencer Ronzales, Rinfy Cerise, Si De Brit, Webgoddes Mars, Regi Yifu, Nicholas Galewarden and Pretty LIttlething.


Photographs of Mars Base 2040 at Insilico North

Skill's Hax Insilico, the best Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk build on Second Life encompassing a Blade-Runner type future set over several builds, now has as an incredibly detailed Mars Landing base.  You can visit the exterior and interior of this base below which really is one of the very best builds I have seen on Second Life
in four years. The 2040 label is my own. Make sure to visit the other parts of the best, and the well designed interior.

Seen around the Scene - Tay Lionheart

Seen around the scene at Jungleboys

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Scene Around the Scene - Rob Faireymeadow

Seen around the scene at Patadise Beach on Wednesday night.

From NakedCalr's Blogl: Photography from Tadd's on Castro Beach

That is Jago and dark-haired Ryce Skytower dancing together at Tadd's last night. Please check out Naked Carl's blog at the link below for more photography:


You Tube: The Ciry of Corcyrus - A Gorean Roleplay Sim created by Franziskus Ninetails

This is a great machinima, and shows how a collection of still images set to some very atmospheric music can result in a moving machinima.  Franzizkus produced this using Microsoft's Windows Live Moviemaker.  The Sim was designed by Franzizkus and is owned by Sondra Jevon.

Morning Portrait - Jago Constantine

Google's Picasa online page editor and image sharing service now has a direct link to Picnik - an online image editor which offers this free museum mat as an option. 

Second Life Photo of the Day: Self Portrait at Dawn

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot Club Dancer of the Day - Eric Blacksmith

Photographed at the MileHigh Club.

You Tube: 300,000 Hits in 3 Years. My First Videos From July 2008

My You Tube channel now has 300,000 views.  I started the channel in July 2008 and have posted 156 videos on it in three years.

All but 15 of these videos have something to do with Second Life or Blue Mars (I did several while this virtual world was open.

I reached 100,000 views in November of 2009, and 200.000 in February this year, so viewership has been growing. I actually had 3,400 views in one day this year -- a Chinese web site linked to one of my videos one day for viewing.

I have 164 subscribers from all walks of life on You Tube and want to thank all of you for helping me reach this number. I am going to spare everyone another blog post on this until I reach 500,000 views sometime in 2012.

My Channel's URL:

I am running my first two channel videos below from July 2008. These were actually not done by myself but were done by Jessicaan Wigglesworth; several of my older videos were done by here.  They are of Hyacinth Island, a Sim that Ummmm Kazan built for me (and I assisted with) three years ago.  I had to sell this sim shortly after these videos were done, but the genius in construction of all the art galleries and shops can be seen.  This also served as the first home of Jake's Club in 2008 before it moved to its new destination shortly after. Both videos are set to two great pieces of classical music.   I still thing these were two of the most gorgeous sims ever built in Second Life, but like most things, had to be sold because of rising tier.

Second Life Photo of the Day: Portraits of Darrencamil

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Seen Around the Scene: Duke Magneto and Ryce Skytower at the Club Circuit Dreams White Party

You Tube: Celestial Elf's Latest Masterpiece The Lammas Wickerman

Celestial Elf, one of Second Life's greatest machinima artists scores yet again with The Lamas Wickerman, celebrating the Celtic Sun God Lugh.  Here is what he writes:

Lammas, also called Lughnasadh (Loo-Nah-Sah) in commemoration of The Celtic Sun God Lugh, occurs at the beginning of the harvest season, in the Northern Hemisphere 1st August, in the Southern February 1st.
The word Lammas itself derives from the Old English celebration of loaf mass, harvesting the first grains which by nightfall made the first loaves of the season. As the grain is cut, some is stored to create new life in the spring. To harvest before Lammas could only be because the previous year's harvest had run out, a serious problem in agricultural communities, hence thanks for a harvest on time.

This video appears to be fully or partially filmed in Hinterland, an excellent area of several sims built by Tim Miraseau and highly reminiscent of the coast of Scotland. I photographed this area several times:  You can catch my photography (note there are duplicates) here:

Views of Hinterland

For additional information about this machinima (video):

Celestial Elf's You Tube Channel: