Sunday, June 30, 2013

Goodbye Facebook!

I closed my account this evening. Someone has been trolling my posts and reporting several of my images as innapropriate, when, in all honestly, all they were showing was avatar backside and not pornographic at all. Facebook complained to me, and they are not worth it.

I find Facebook creepy and intrusive so I am out.  I have better things to do with my time. This is a move I have been considering for a while.  I might reconsider rejoining, but for now, no.

Romantic Second Life Destinations: Benja and Ryce at The Everlasting Love Ballroom

The Everlasting Love Ballroom has to be one of the most romantic destinations in Second Life.  The build is very well done, with great animations, architecture, and lighting effects. Make sure to set the sim at Sunset or Midnight for best effect, and visit the outlying grottoes and secret nooks that can be accessed via the central teleport system.  Recommended.

SLURL to location:

To see other romantic places to visit in Second Life:

Hot Photography from Ryce's Blog: Spurt Beach Late Friday night with DJ Dex.

To see more photographs of this event, and also to see THIS photo as it was without me having to airbrush out the bits since this is not a mature blog (this is very much policed Google) head on over to Ryce's blog

(Warning:  readers 18 and over please, adult content):

From Benja Aquila's blog: Second Life Resident of the Month June: Doc Spad

Doc Spad born in San Francisco, moved to Nebraska at age 15, but he has traveled extensively around the world.   He currently lives...

To read more head over to Benja's blog:

Benja Aquila's blog: Second Life Resident of the Month June: Doc Spad:

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Great Second Life Destinations: The Last Stop, An Atmospheric Nuclear Wasteland Built For Fun

Description from the Second Life Destination Guide:

The Last Stop is set in a nuclear wasteland, with traces of former life scattered about. A friendly community with music and art at its core is to be found among the ruins. A home for diehards, survivors, the machines of flesh and bone. Hang out and make new friends while you seek shelter from the harshness of the world. See, believe, touch, listen and stop.

Recommended for a visit. I took the photographs with the standard light setting of the build which cycles through the day. Recommended as an atmospheric place to hang out and photograph, even though the concept might be a bit strange to some.

To visit:

New York City Celebrates Pride: The Rainbow Empire State Building

The great Empire State Building lights up for great celebrations and tonight it lights up in rainbow colors for pride weekend on the island of Manhattan  Photography from Joe My God. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Seen Around the Scene - Cody Bolero, Billy Baylock and Ryce Skytower at Pure Sound

Seen from left: Billy Baylock, Ryce Skytower, and Cody Bolero

Great Second Life Destiantions: The US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Most Moving Museum in Second Life

Synagogue in Germany Up In Flames Duriing Kristallnacht in November 1938

The U.S. Holocaust Museum is the most moving museum in Second Life. The Main part of the museum has realistic builds and interesting graphic displays,  What makes this museum so moving is their current multimedia show on Kristallnacht, the night of the broken glass all across Nazi Germany which is considered by many historians to be the starting point of the holocaust which slaughtered 6 million Jews across Europe, or one third of the world;s Jewish population at the time.

A Street View of a Burning and Desecrated Synagogue

Over 1,000 Synagogues were destroyed and over 7,000 Jewish Owned Businesses with looted or destroyed across Germany and Austria on that terrible day. That night was a forerunner of what was later to come --- mass extermination of an entire population.

A Ransacked and "Aryanized" Jewish Business is also shown.
Jewish Shop Owners were forced to sell their businesses for pennies since they could not longer stay open

The exhibit, “Witnessing History:  the 1938 Pogroms,” created by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, offers a virtual experience of the "Night of Broken Glass" and its vicious attacks on German Jews.The multimedia exhibit is very well done and combines sounds, recordings of actually witnesses of the vent, interactive graphics, in a realistic and dark build of a German urban center in 1938

the exterior and design of the U.S. Holocaust Museum are very well done

Make sure your sound and media are on to experience the multimedia aspects of this exhibit.

I am giving you two landmarks.  It is had to find the entrance to the main multimedia exhibit and the last Slurl with put you right inside.

SLURL To Main Building:

SLURL inside Kristallnacht Exihbit:

Fountain the the Endurance to the Museum Office

The entrance area with famous quotes such as this one by Eli Wiesel 

Photography is also used to show the beginning of the war against the German Jews

Interactive Bulletin Boards Contain Much Information

The dark and foreboding entrance to the exhibit gives an idea of the fear this must of caused 

A ransacked Jewish classroom

Interactive schoolboard shows the fate of German School children

Anti-Semitic literature on a Kiosk Display Inducing the Notorious Der Sturmer  Newspaper

Important Message From Google To All Blogspot Bloggers

Note: This Came in an Email to Me This Week from Google. Make sure that you read this is you have a mature Blogspot Blog. - Eddi  Note although this blog is not mature, Ryce's blog is. 

Important Update to Adult Content Policy on Blogger

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Thursday, June 27, 2013