Hot Bay City Nights Returns For 2017

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BAY CITY, SL (14 August 2017) – Bay City’s mid-century theme — and it’s large network of roads — is celebrated annually during its “Hot Bay City Nights” event. This Second Life® bassed event features vehicle makers who create virtual automobiles from the Bay City “theme era,” from 1940 to 1965.

The event is held in the the Bay City Fairgrounds (SLurl), in the North Channel region, from the 19-27th 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 2017s Miss Bay City on the 27th, and a series of virtual car washes in support of 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.

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July 4th Topless Tuesday

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Happy 4th of July Topless Tuesday, America! That’s right, this sacred event is a celebration of freedom. Women should be able to dress the same way men dress if they should choose to do so. Slacks, yes. There have been times women could not wear pants but were required to wear dresses. Shirtless, yes, but that is still limited.

There are fewer limitations on women in this respect in real life, however, than there are in Second Life. If I had wanted to attend the holiday fireworks without a shirt, I had the legal right (the fact that I was in bed, fast asleep this year not withstanding). I may window-shop downtown sans shirt should I wish (though stores are within their right to refuse admittance to anyone without a shirt),

In this picture, though, I’m breaking a Second Life law. I am in a G-rated region with my breasts exposed. This is a no-no for no good reason.

One day, when I have the time, I’m going to ask someone official at The Lab about this. Until then, I’m going to go topless wherever I wish to, risking whatever punishment is (not) merited.

It is called freedom.

Location: maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shamon/62/79/35

Topless Tuesday Shopping

Topless Tuesday Shopping

Okay, please ignore the vagaries of the poses. I had no control over the stranger’s hand inside his body and no time to make adjustments to where my limbs showed up. Think of this as a guerrilla protest opportunity. Carpe potestatem, as it were.

There I was, wandering the SL14B Shop Till You Drop event ( SLurl ) and noticed that the regions were G-rated. “What a great place for Topless Tuesday,” I thought. And there was a guy being AFK right at a bench. Interestingly, he moved away when he “woke up.” Never before had that reaction from men when I’ve been topless.

Back to the point. Women should be allowed to be topless anywhere that men can be be topless, but while composing this picture, I believe that I came up with the rationale for women covering themselves.

Men can’t control themselves. The men who made this silly rule know that when visually stimulated by a bounteous bosom, they will give into their Id and start fondling the women they see. Men may be topless because women have such self-control that men won’t be molested by feminine hands on bare male chests.

Am I right?

Topless Tuesday Police

I would like to thank Bay City’s Chief of Police, T.J. Hooker (really) his service to our fair city and for not arresting me for this picture.

The police station is in a G-rated sim, Edgartown, and per The Lab, I shouldn’t be topless there while any male avatar isn’t so restricted. This is discrimination but really, I shouldn’t have been there.

What? Uccie agreeing with the No Boobies Rule? Yes. T.J. set up this great build as a role play (RP) environment. As with the rest of Bay City, the 40s-60s era isn’t really suited to topless women. While I’m ready to muck about most of Bay City topless, I do try to respect the wishes of others so don’t expect me to be semi-nude at the station again, unless I’m being arrested.

Hey, T.J.! There’s an idea for an RP for yah ….

Topless Tuesday Vacation

Happy Topless Tuesday!

 

Topless Tuesday 23 May 2017

Click to see the image embiggened on Flickr.

 

A few days vacation in (so called) Real Life means I have time to just relax in Second Life for a bit. Having received a boat as a gift, I’ve been cruising the Blake Sea and parked at Siren’s Isle for today’s picture. Yes, the region does allow topless women but not all the places I visited were Mature rated so I broke the law a few times.

One of my plans while off work is to visit the real life USS Albacore, a retired submarine in nearby Portsmouth, NH. Legally, I could be topless while visiting, subject to arrest only if a disturbance breaks out or if asked to leave by the group that runs the facility (it is privately owned, I believe). Men can visit sans shirt, too, though they aren’t likely to be escorted off. But I’ll likely go with a sweatshirt as I’ll be alone and I’m still not confident enough to be bold around people in the flesh, so to speak. When some of the area’s various topless protests happen this Summer, though, I’m of a mind to go.

Bay City’s 9th Anniversary

Bay City 9th Anniversary Celebration

BAY CITY, SL (9 May, 2017) – As the Second Life® mainland community of Bay City turns nine, its Residents are once again hosting their annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in their fairgrounds.

The first project of the Linden Department of Public Works, Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with auctions for land in the city beginning soon after. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 21st of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City – Harwich (SLurl). The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds (SLurl) in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ Marx Dudek providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Christov Kohnke from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Winston Ackland from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend — not only Residents of Bay City

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

 

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A Study in Brown

Listening to “A Study in Brown” by Clifford Brown and Max Roach and wondering about my latest skin purchase. If you read my previous blog post, you know that I’ve been having some issues with Second Life skins, mostly I’m a bit too attached to my blue skins. For a week, give or take, I went back to my favorite Caucasian skin to see if I could shake what was happening. Found out I really missed my blue skin. But I also found out that my impression that 99.9% of the Second Life population is Caucasian is right.

I enjoyed my Caucasian look most of the time, but I was just one of the crowd. After hanging out in an alt account for a couple hours, a new idea occurred to me. She has one of those free Tuty’s “Lou” Chocolate skins.

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Tuty’s “Fatima” Chocolate to the rescue? A really lovely skin I once considered for my Xandah personality, before she adopted a Sub-Continent look with a different Tuty’s skin. A few hundred $Lindens later and I covered my Maitreya body. A friend saw me and said “You are looking GOOOOOD!” so I guess it works.

Then there are the “other” issues. Men who portray women in SL get flak. Women who portray men in SL get flak. Adults as children. Furries. Ponies. In Real Life I’m a pasty-white Irish girl with freckles. Can I really be Black in Second Life?

Aside from the black-skinned alt I have, there have been occasions where I’ve sported a Black skin. Modeling, events, and other needs. At no time have I told people I’m Black in Real Life nor have I implied it. But there have been times I’ve worn dreds from Boon with my brightest blue skin and people have asked “are you really a Black person?” or have commented “dreds are for Black people so you should change.”

While I don’t want to be just another white girl in the crowd when I’m out and about, I don’t want the controversy of other skins – Black, blue, red, or otherwise. Maybe I should just hang out with a full-body alpha and mesh clothes.

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