Posted in rant, Second Life

Profile Feed Rant

Every now and then I declare the Second Life Profile  “Feed” to be dead as if it is up to me to decide. Navigation buttons disappear, posts duplicate or don’t show up, clicks don’t record. And why does the Messages option still appear when the feature no longer exists? There are quite a few issues anyone would admit. When it works, though, I wish for new features. A super new one would be the ability to record GIFs and short videos for posting.


The link in the post comments leads to a Gyazo clip showing the vehicle bouncing about in place. Being able to post the video in the first place would have been ideal. What features would you like to see for the Feed? Leave a comment below.

Posted in Bay City, event, Press Release, Second Life

Book Release Party

We Built This City - eBook cover

Longtime Second Life Resident, GoSpeed Rasere, is self-publishing a science fiction novel on Amazon and Smashwords.

The novel features several SL residents as main characters living in a futuristic version of SL’s premiere community, Bay City.

We Built This City, is the second in a 3 book series. The follow-on novel, The Bounding Main, is currently being written and will hopefully be released by the end of the year.

A book launch party will be held on 12 May at noon SLT in at The Pen Bay City (SLurl). I will be entertaining questions about my writing and you will be able to meet a few of the characters depicted in the novel.

Links to purchase the book are at:

I’m available for interviews on weekends and from 3-6pm SLT weekdays. Alternately you may submit questions via email


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Posted in Bay City, concert, event, Press Release, Second Life

Bay City 10th Anniversary Concert

Tenth Concert Poster 3-4 ratio

BAY CITY, SL (22 April, 2018) – As part of Bay City’s Tenth Anniversary, enjoy a music extravaganza in the Bay City Fairgrounds on the 20th of May!

Performing will be GOSPEED RASERE from 12:30-1:30 p.m. SLT, followed by PARKER STATIC from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., ERIKA ORDINARY from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT, and finally STRATUS MACTAVISH from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT.

GOSPEED RASERE (12:30-1:30 P.M. SLT)

“GoSpeed is a Second Life DJ and online radio station owner, providing KONA Stream since 2007. As well as spinning classic hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and today, she is a Published author and the current reigning “Miss Bay City.”

PARKER STATIC (1:30-2:30 P.M. SLT)

“Parker Static started singing at a very early age, being in a musical family her passion for singing was inevitable. With a sultry sound, Parker’s amazing voice has given her the ability to move from Pop to Ballads, Jazz, Country, RandB, Soft Rock and more. Parker has also won many awards for her singing, such as “Showtime Magazine TOP 10 performers in SL” and “The Soul Train’s Best Female entertainer of the year.” She’s fun and vivacious and her shows have something for everyone!”

ERIKA ORDINARY (2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT)

“Erika has a wonderfully expressive voice that can be powerful but also is pleasantly delicate and understated. She brings life to the songs she selects and a window to her soul in songs of her own. She plays several instruments, but primarily sticks with guitar and ukulele. She especially loves the juxtaposition of darker themed songs played on such a bright, happy instrument as the ukulele. Ask her to play In The Pines by Leadbelly or Henry Lee by Nick Cave, and you’ll get the idea.”

STRATUS MACTAVISH (3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT)

“Stratus sings and plays with an easy-going soft, smooth and intimate sound that draws his audience, occasionally bursting out with his powerful vocal range. Stratus has a light guitar playing style, showcasing bright acoustic arrangements of popular songs, plus a few atypical acoustic arrangements of songs outside the acoustic genre.”

Event held at the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel (SLurl), easily accessible by boat, car, walking , or teleport, and the end location of this year’s parade. Come on down!

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann


Posted in contest, exploration, Flickr, Press Release, Second Life

ZZR Photo Competition

When I received the following Press Release from Zen Swords (zenriaco Resident) about a photo competition for her lovely railroad, my thought was “I have lots of photos I could enter!” Then I thought “Probably wouldn’t be right to enter as we are family.” Turns out I have just one photo anyway. Read on to see how you could win L$3500 and bragging rights!

ZZR Halloween 2018 3

The ZZR Needs You! to take photos of Little Coverston!

Hello there,

Thank you for your interest in this competition, Little Coverston has been without a Land Picture for a year almost. The Land Picture is an important thing as when people search for a place they tend to go off the picture to see if its worth it. So what does this have to do with you?

I want you *boops your nose* to take the most awesome picture you can of Little Coverston. If it is awesome enough. you will win 3500 Linden. Simples!

How To Enter:

(1) Take your picture.

(2) Send it to Flickr

(3) Submit it to this group with somewhere in the description of the photo “Little Coverston Photo Competition”:

(4) Send a Notecard or IM inworld with the Flickr Link to your picture and your Second Life Username to ZenriaCo Resident inworld.

(4) On the 31st of May, the winner will be announced!

How it will be Judged:

Me (ZenriaCo Resident) and The ZZR Managers will go through the pictures and find which one we like best then we will discuss till we all come to a clear winner.

“But why not hold a public vote and let the public vote what they think is the best?” I hear you ask. While it was tempting Public Votes tend to consist of people bringing in their friends, alts, and bots.


(1) All Photos must contain Little Coverston in them.

(2) The main focus must be Little Coverston (you can be in the photo but not in the centre focus).

(3) No super wide panoramics. Think small box!

(4) You may put a small watermark/tag in the corner of the picture.

(5) Editing/Photoshopping is allowed.

(6) 1 Entries Max Per Person.

(7) All Entries must be submitted by 31st of May.


Little Coverston SLurl:


So what are you waiting for? go get snapping!

The Zany Zen.

Posted in event, Press Release, Second Life

10 Remarkable Second Life Women


Image of Marianne McCann from Twitter


Come Celebrate SL Women with us!

We ran a little late for International Women’s Day, but we’re making up for it by celebrating 10 Second Life women who have, through their work, have made SL a better place.

The celebration is this Sunday, March 18 from 10am to Noon SLT at The Art Cafe in Locus Amoensis (SLurl), a region that is part of the Confederated Democratic Simulators.

We will have a poster honoring each woman, a small women’s art exhibit, food, dance and music by pianist Sandia Beaumont.

We look forward to having you present on this occasion.

Our 2018 honorees are:

Bryn Oh
Nuala Marcus
Strawberry Singh
Caryl Meredith
Marianne McCann
Rosie Gray
Sudane Erato
Robin Sojourner Wood
Treacle Darlandes