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Friday, 22 June 2018


Second Life has reached its 15th Birthday this year, it's pretty hard to believe how long this successful virtual world has been around and people just love it, especially as the avatars become more realistic and the SL landscapes too have evolved into a good replica of our beautiful planet's flora and fauna. You have to wonder what SL will look like in another couple of years, Linden Labs give the creators new technology and the creators and designers simply show their brilliance with their new ideas and masterpieces for digital living.

The SL15B party is underway and I'm going to explore as much of it as I can over the next few days.  When I logged in the other day I caught an interesting interview by Saffia Widdershins of Prim Perfect and Designing Worlds fame. She was talking to Xiola Linden who told us that the SL15B theme for this year is 'Crystal' (see the SL Linden blog which states "it seemed the perfect theme for a year in which we want to reflect on Second Life’s incredible history, embrace its thriving present, and look forward to its exciting future.")  And like Xiola said, you will often find Crystals in the Linden Realms in SL. Xiola said that one of her favourite things about SL is shopping and she explained that she has to shop for her other avatars too. She said the other Lindens quite often used alternative avatars to explore, so you never know if you are in the presence of a Linden as you go on your SL travels.  Saffia will be interviewing some more Lindens, so keep an eye out for the shows in the Fascinate sim, see the Destination Guide for details.

I'm sorry I haven't been around in Second Life much lately, sometimes real life gets in the way and with the political changes throughout Europe and the rest of the world, it's easy to be distracted by the real, and sometimes fake news that we are being presented with every day.  SL has always been a good place to escape to if the real world looks a bit depressing, or you want to find out what your friends all around the world think about what's happening in real life.  This is another reason SL plays a great part in people's lives, you can be whatever you want to be in your second life, and if you just want to have fun and have a good time you will meet many like minded people! 


Janey Bracken

Xiola Linden

Saffia Widdershins

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The EU Are Planning to Destroy the Ability to Link Sites on the Internet

This is important, very soon people in Europe may no longer be able to copy links for other sites on the internet and it looks as if a new tax may be introduced if you do attempt to use a link under new planned EU copyright laws next month. See also
So basically they are censoring the internet and it will be pretty unusable in Europe.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Happy Eighth Rez Day Brain!

Happy Rez Day to The Rev (BrainPhrozen Woodsheart)!  Brain celebrates 8 years in Second Life today and I hope he has a fantastic time! May there be many more Rez Days Brain!

Janey Bracken

Monday, 14 May 2018

Eight Fabulous Years of the HangOut Club - Janis Celebrates With a Mods at Brighton Party.

HangOut owner Janis Short

Janis Short's fabulous legendary club the HangOut reached its 8th Anniversary this year and Janis celebrated tonight with a 'Mods at Brighton' Party. (The Mods on their Lambretta scooters and the Rockers on their motorbikes notoriously met to battle it out in Brighton, East Sussex in the 1960s). DJ Janis had done a fantastic job in the club to make it look like the famous British seaside resort and the clubbers looked really smart in their 60s Mod gear.  Janis played all the popular hits from the era and the party looked to go on most of the night! Congratulations on the HangOut's 8th year Janis, may there be many more

PS when the HangOut first opened reporter Ed Follet had a sneak preview back in 2010 when he  wrote a great article about his visit.  See
An Invitation to DJ Janis’s Hangout Club

Janey Bracken

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mod Party To Celebrate The HangOut's 8th Anniversary On Monday

Head on over to the HangOut club on Monday.  The HangOut is celebrating its 8th Anniversary this year and owner Janis Short is having a fantastic Mod party set in Brighton to mark the occasion.  So get your smart Mod gear on and polish your Lambretta scooter for a great night out! The doors open at 1pm SLT.

Janey Bracken

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Happy Birthday Ed!

It was Ed Follet's Birthday today and Ed invited Hibiscus and I over to see his new beach house and to have a game of Skippo.  Ed has a lovely SL home and we sat by the water's edge as we dealt our cards.  Ed told us that he had some strong beer that we might share, but the trouble was that he had no glasses to pour it into.  He did say we could take turns to lay under the keg and let the beer pour into our mouths, but Hib and I thought we might let Ed have all of the beer, seeing it's his Birthday! It was great fun and Ed is going over to Mucker's to celebrate the rest of his Birthday. Have a smashing time Ed! 

Janey Bracken