Zany Zen Railroad


From the Zany Zen Railroad (ZZR) Events Board:

The ZZR is amazing to see in every season….if you have only seen it once than you aren’t getting the whole picture. On October 1st the warmth of Summer along with its blessings of sunshine and its curse of mosquitoes goes bye bye for a few months. Autumn comes on the 1st of October and a foliage tour will make you think of warm apple cider, crisp fall days, and cool nights.

The ZZR is always a friendly place, great for the whole family, but in October things get a bit ghoulish. October 18th to November 1st the spirits come alive and join in to make your time here a most enjoyable one. You never know who or even what you may end up seeing. Its a bloody good time for all and will leave you screaming for another ride.

Tracks to Trenches week is November 6 – 14th and will feature two World War 1 era trains as they haul goods to the troops. Young and old alike will want to see this special remembrance of World War 1. It is a solemn tribute to those that were touched by the grip of such a time and is not to be missed.

We bid a fond farewell to the slight chill in the air and welcome in Winter on December 6th. Wear your most comfy and warm clothes as you take a trip on the ZZR after Jack Frost pays a visit. The chill in the air is just the thing to inspire romance too. Bring your honey along with you for a trip and they will cuddle close to stay warm while travelling through the three sims.

December 15 through January 6 Santa makes his annual trip to the ZZR. Have you been a good boy or girl this year? Santa knows for sure so you better watch out. Come ride the train into a winter wonderland with Santa waiting at the end for those brave enough to sit on his lap. There is also hot cocoa to keep you warm so be sure not to miss this event.

Of course, the scenery is pleasant all year long and the ride is always a great way to spend time with friends, loved ones, or even by yourself. Crop in at the main station (SLurl) sometime!

Hot Bay City Nights 2016

Hot Bay City Nights 2016


Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance

Second Life® event features vintage automakers.
BAY CITY, SL (18 August 2016) – Celebrating Bay City’s mid-century theme as well as its vast network of roadways, the “Hot Bay City Nights” event in Second Life® showcase vehicle makers who create automobiles from the Bay City “theme era,” stretching from 1940 to 1965.

The event is held in the the Bay City Fairgrounds, in the North Channel region, from the 20-27th of August to present the best in vintage and retro vehicles. Each designer is hand-picked, and presents great road vehicles for use in Second Life.

Additional events will provide plenty for all to do, including the crowning of 2016s Miss Bay City on the 27th, and a series of virtual car washes for charity. The first of these virtual car washes will be held on Sunday, 21 August at 1:00 p.m. SLT

The event will raise funds for Child’s Play Charity, an organization that provides toys and games for children in hospitals around the world. Bay City is a silver-level sponsor of Child’s Play.

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 Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

Why I Need A Bigger Monitor

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Every day I’m happy with my 27″ Retina iMac. The only time I’m not super happy with it is when I’m using Second Life. Partly, it’s the performance. Cheaper Windows machines have better performance in SL – Ask anyone. Despite growing up on Winows, though, I find the Mac far more intuitive, more reliable, and the 5K resolution is astounding with the right source.

My iPad Mini4 sits near my keyboard so I can keep up with the one game I to play or to watch a video, read the news, or whatnot. That alone has made me wish for a second big monitor or a much wider screen on the iMac. When someone has me open a URL from inside the SL viewer an external browser pops up blocking Second Life. There is a solution, but that’s where a very wide monitor would come into play.

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Apple’s tile screen option is cool and I use it often, but not with SL. As you can see, it is useable, but not practical compared to the full screen shot at the top of this post. A much wider screen is needed for that. Of course, I could use the iPad as a second Monitor – one cable and done – but then I’d need another one for the same thing I use it for now.

What I really need is a full augmented reality VR setup so I can just look around and there are screens everywhere like in the Zion city defense center in the third Matrix movie. Surely a spike in the skull would be worth it. Bring it on!

No Shower Required

Many thanks to my friend Katta for pointing me to this refreshed SL classic. (SLurl)

Экатерина Коба

Once upon a time in Second Life, there was a place called The Persian Lesbian Palace. It was the kind of place where everyone stood around in the doorway in their best 2008 system clothes and stared at each other in complete silence or trolled IMs. It was (as someone I knew put it) “the kind of place you want to take a shower after leaving”!

Recently the place has undergone several moves, rebuilds and updates. Today it has magically turned into a quaint Mediterranean village with nice places to hide, water to watch and ruins, rocks and paths to follow. And yes, people still TP in, and stand by the main doorway much the same as they always did. But you cannot please everyone. At least now the place is classy, photogenic and does not require a shower when you leave!

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The Cat in Bay City

Mucking about in Bay City tonight I happened upon another sighting of The Cat. She broke into the Bay City Courthouse in Edgartown (SLurl). Click any image for a bigger view.

Fortunately, I was carrying my Leica, a darned silent camera, and some fast film. Still, there were times I think she heard me. The first time was, ironically, when a cat wound around my feet while I was outside the window. Finally, she did hear me and waved before whisking away on her “Buck Rogers” flying disc. But I got a couple nice action shots as she leaped from the courthouse to an antenna then onto the police department. I have no idea what she was up to, but I think she was in the new Permits Office. Anyway, I’ve informed T.J. Hooker of the BCPD (and Permit Officer and probably Judge by now). You never know when The Cat is going to strike in Bay City.

What’s in My Closet: A Blog

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It has come to my attention today that I am a fashion blogger. Yes. The woman in the underboob T-shirt (Dirty Secrets applier on Maitreya Lara mesh body with a Plastik Astrali Pharagos skin and The Skinnery Echo eyes.), capri pants (coldLogic lepore.brown), boat shoes (ROC), and tied plaid button-up (erratic yvonne – tie-up) so-totally unfashionable outfit is a fashion blogger.

I was tugging on my Hair  TYLER-Dark- (no scripts) *REDGRAVE* wondering why another day arrived with another landmark/notecard spam dropped into my Notifications. For once I got a response when I asked about it: “You are listed as a fashion blogger at and I was sending an invite,” she said (entirely forgetting beforehand to mention anything about why she was spamming me). She was very nice about answering my questions and I suggested that she let whomever she spams know why they are receiving the information then we parted IM with smiles.

For anyone who thinks my posts about What’s in My Closet mean that this is a fashion blog, let me dispel that assumption. It isn’t. When I write about clothes it is because …

  • I was bored.
  • something I bought turned out to be very nice.
  • I haven’t blogged in a while and clothes are low-hanging fruit.
  • constantly writing about my breasts actually does get a bit old.
  • the top covering my breasts won’t detach and what I’m writing is a support case.

If anything, my blog is about a variety of stuff that amuses me in and about Second Life. Sometimes that means clothing, often it is in praise of women’s breasts, and once in a while I write about places or rant about some perceived wrong. With any luck, my blog is something you enjoy reading. Then we are both winners.

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