GoSpeed Gets Novel

From a press release received on 10 January 2018

raseres-war-book_cover-683x1024Longtime Second Life (SL) Resident, GoSpeed Rasere (aka GoSpeed Racer), is self-publishing a science fiction eBook novel called Rasere’s War on Amazon and Smashwords . The novel features several SL residents as main characters living in a futuristic virtual reality simulation. Rasere’s War the first in a three book series. The follow-on novel, We Built This City, is completed and will be released later in the spring.

Links to purchase the book are at R. Jacques – Author

Ms. Raeser available for interviews on weekends and from 3:00 PM to 06:00 PM SLT on weekdays. Alternately you may submit questions via email: gospeed@konastream.com

What’s in My Closet – BiB

For a Not A Fashion blog, I tend to post more than a few fashion items, such as this “Back In Black” set. This one of those outfits that started out completely different but wound up to be mostly the same. For example, the leggings started as bikini-style denim shorts. The cuffs were pewter bangles. The skin was my other blue Lumae skin, “Nyx.”

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Back In Black 03 - Middle Back In Black 04 - Shoes

Click any image above to see it embiggened on Flickr. I tried to frame the shots so the issued wouldn’t show, such as the leg harness cutting into my thigh in certain poses, the leggings fighting with the boots, and etc. Below is the list of clothes you can use to make a similar outfit. Obviously, you can’t clearly see the nipples listed, the alphas aren’t listed at all, and I’m just too plain lazy to type in links for each item for your shopping convenience. Little tweaks such as a special shadow “tattoo” on my face and changing the lenses on the sunglasses shant be mentioned so stop reading now,

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Bay City New Year’s Celebration

Prim Drop Poster 2017BAY CITY, SL (26 December 2017) – Bay City, Second Life’s® city by the bay, is once again preparing for their annual “Prim Drop” on the evening of the 31st of December, with festivities commencing at 11:30 pm SLT within the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel (SLurl).

The party will include an hour-long set of DJed tunes presented by Marianne McCann, as well as fireworks and other festive fun. Food and drink will also be provided for all attendees.

The event is presented as an outdoor, high-class, wintertime soirée, and black tie attire and/or full dress is requested. All Second Life® Residents are welcome to attend and ring in the New Year with the Bay City community.

This will also be the last event within Bay City this year for donating to Child’s Play Charity. Child’s Play is a 501c3 non-profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, please contact Marianne McCann.

Prim Drop Invitation 2018 (Diffuse)

 

Christmas on the ZZR

ZZR Christmas 2017 A

My sister Zen, owner and operator of the Zany Zen Railway (ZZR) on Second Life’s mainland, has reason to throttle me. I promised weeks ago to write about the ZZR for Christmas. She’s worked for days and days decorating, creating snow, and preparing gifts for Santa to give out all along the four region route. There’s a lovely pub at one end, by the way, so stop in for a pint!

ZZR Christmas 2017 B

ZZR Christmas 2017 C

Santa gives out presents, 13 in all, and each is a treasure, especially the snowglobes! A must for railroad fans across the Grid. Be sure to visit the pub, the museum, and the gift shop, too. A great way to spend some time this Christmas season.

Click any picture to see it embiggened on Flickr.
Seogyeo Station (and Santa!) is here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Seogyeo/224/210/40

Charity Auction in Bay City

I’m checking out some of the goodies for the Bay City 2017 Tree Lighting charity auction. You might have read about it in my last post, but I wanted to remind everyone about the charity part.

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Drop in early (SLurl) to check out the artwork by Melusina ParkinTrinity Yazimoto, and others (including some from me!). Men’s clothing, a moonshine still, landscaping items, and even a Yavapod set are available, all to the highest bidders, of course.

All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child’s Play Charity. Child’s Play is a 501c3 non-profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment. Bay City is a silver level sponsor of Child’s Play, as recognized on the Child’s Play website, at www.childsplaycharity.org.

There’s that party, too, but think of the kids and visit the Fairgrounds with some bids!

Bay City Annual Tree Lighting 2017

Bay City Tree Lighting Poster 2017

The Bay City Fairgrounds will again host this event.

BAY CITY, SL (4th December 2017) – Come to the Bay City on Saturday, 9th December 2017 from 1-4 pm SL for Bay City’s annual Tree Lighting event. The event will be held at the Bay City Fairgrounds, in North Channel (SLurl) and will feature DJ GoSpeed Racer and live performers Christov Kohnke. The event will also feature ice-skating, dancing, refreshments and lots of fun for all!

Since December of 2014, Bay City has held the event to usher in the season and raise money for Child’s Play Charity and as part of the event, a silent auction will again be held to support them. If you are a Second Life® designer and artist who wishes to provide an item for the auction, please contact Laoin Xaris or Marianne McCann to participate.

The auction will end at the conclusion of the event. All proceeds from the silent auction and from donation bins at the venue will go to Child’s Play Charity. Child’s Play is a 501c3 non-profit organization offers online communities such as ours an opportunity to help seriously ill children around the globe during their hospital stays with the purchase of games and gaming equipment. Bay City is a silver level sponsor of Child’s Play, as recognized on the Child’s Play website, at www.childsplaycharity.org.

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

For more information, or to participate in the event, please contact Marianne McCann.

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What’s In My Closet: Elleria Witch

Without spending a single $L, I think I made a fabulous avatar for Halloween 2017. Most of the costume is from the Elleria avatar found in the Linden Library at the bottom of your Inventory window, but here’s the details:

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Note the pet bat. It is from a different Linden avatar. The Lumae skin is as important to the ensemble as the Linden avatar pieces as this close-up GIF shows:

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Someone saw me hovering last night and commented “You scared me up there!” so, kudos to the Linden AO. Halloween hasn’t impressed me much the last few years. I just can’t get into it any more. But this avatar impresses me. Many thanks to Pico Mole, River Mole, and Exotic Mole for a great starter avatar. And thanks to Lumae for the upgrade.