Gemma Cleanslate is back from exploring Second Life. Her latest article is about a new sim called Rebel Yell. If the name sounds familiar, they're a tribute group that has entertained residents for years. Now, they have a lasting place on the Grid. Gemma took a look around, and had a few things to say about the hangout.
Here's a picture showing the status of over fifty teams in the Relay for Life. There are two teams, the Relay Rockers and Unmasking a Cure, that have reached the Ruby fundraising level, which takes 750,000 Linden dollars (or $3000 USD). Third place is the Skill Gaming team, which made Emerald rank, which takes 625,000L (or $2500 USD). Fourth to seventh place are Goreans in Relay for Life, Touched by Angels, Team Shadow, and Aether Chrononauts Tiny Steps (ACTS), which are Jade level, which requires 375,000L (or $1500 USD). The Sunbeamers lead the list of Platinum-ranked teams, the others being Cure Chasers, Friends for a Cure, and Harmony of Hope. This level requires 250,000L to reach (or $1000 USD). The Gold level teams are Fighting Sunflowers, Sail for Life, Honoring Hope, the Free Spirit Hippie Brigade, the Relay Cure Masters, RGF Estates for Relay for Life, Team Sol Existence, and Team 427. Reaching Gold status requires 125,000L (or $500 USD).
Fourteen teams made it to Silver level fundraising, which takes 50,000 ($200 USD). These include Fly for Life, Inspired Dreamwalkers, Team Bonanza, and the Steelhead Salmons. The Bronze teams number twenty-four, those which raised at least 12,500 Linden dollars (or fifty US dollars). These include repeat teams Too Tough to Die, the Second Life Coast Guard team, Relay for Christ, Team Live Wire, Giant Snail Races, and Meli's Maniacs.
These statistics are four days old, so it's probable one or more teams have moved up and more have joined the ranks of the Bronze teams.
Just a reminder. Bay City, the largest urban area in Second Life and the first big project of the Linden Department of Public Works, has their anniversary event this Sunday, May 20. The parade starts in Harwich at 12:30 SLT, then goes down their main road, Route 66, ending at North Channel where the Bay City Fairgrounds are. Following the parade, a concert starts at the Fairgrounds at 1:30, starting with DJ GoSpeed Racer, followed by live musicians Parker Static, Erika Ordinary, and Stratus Mactavish. The music is scheduled to last until 4:30PM.
Frets Nirvana and US Military Veterans Group announce the 2018 Memorial Week benefit for Homes For Our Troops in Second Life!
Frets Nirvana, the premier guitar artist in the virtual world Second Life and the US Military Veterans Group announce the 2018 Memorial Week benefit on May 20, 2018 in Second Life for the Veterans Support Organization Home For Our Troops .
Frets Nirvana states: “HFOT is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans are multiple amputees, paraplegic, quadriplegic or suffered severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since its inception in 2004, over 90 cents of every dollar spent by Homes for Our Troop has gone to directly support Veterans. DURING THAT TIME HFOT HAS BUILT OVER 240 SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOMES NATIONWIDE FOR WOUNDED VETERANS.”
In 2017 the community in Second Life sent over $10,000 to Homes For Our Troops, thanks to may kind hearts and great Second Life performers.
Home for Our Troops benefit concerts feature premier Second Life talent monthly at Veteran’s Isle. The concert on May 20, 2018 is scheduled from 10 AM - 4 PM PST. Featured artists will be DJ Waya Snowpaw, Hogan Baily, Paul Nowles, Melenda Baptiste and Wolfie Moonshadow.
ABOUT HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS - HFOT builds homes as a departure point for Veterans to rebuild their lives, and once again become highly productive members of society. Despite their life-altering injuries, many Veterans have embarked on new careers, completed their college degrees, or started families. Empowered by the freedom a mortgage-free and specially adapted home brings, these Veterans can now focus on their recovery and return to their life’s work of serving others. Many have embraced their roles as motivational speakers, sharing their messages of persevering through tragedy with groups and classrooms around the country; others take to a national platform to promote awareness of veteran suicide, homelessness and PTSD. Their incredible stories are the driving force for the work for HFOT. HFOT has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 Stars for six consecutive years. Charity Watch has awarded HFOT an A rating and included us on its list of Top-Rated Military & Veterans Charities.
For five days earlier this month, people could donated to three kiosks in the "Bid the Lindens Bald" fundraiser. On Wednesday May 9, the totals were finalized and the loosing team had to lose their hair for an amount of time determined by how much the winning team raised. So who kept their hair and whom ended up with a shinny scalp?
Get the latest in decor for your Second Life at the Home and Garden Expo!
A number of sims of shopping, auctions and events await you through June 2nd at
the annual Home and Garden Expo benefiting Relay For Life.
This Expo features the great creators of Second Life’s Home and; Garden
products. The first Expo was held in the summer of 2008. Joining in
with the Home and Garden Expo is the RFL Breedables Faire.
For the seventh year the Breedables are back, intermingled with the Home and Garden shops and holding auctions galore!
"The Anthropocene Epoch“ By Phil Youngblood / Vic Michalak https://www.sciencecircle.org/events/2018-05-19/
6 AM - 7 AM PDT and 10 AM - 11 AM PDT
There is a saying that in English goes, “One cannot see the forest
for the trees.” The traditional meaning is that it is difficult to see
the bigger picture if you cannot see beyond your own little part in it.
So it goes with seeing the bigger picture of global changes because we
live on such a small part of our planet, and for such a relatively short
In March 2008, The Science Circle officially began its tradition of
presentations of a variety of science topic with “The Anthropocene
Epoch.” Ten years later, we will again explore the concept of geological
epochs and evidence that humans have had such a significantly high
impact on our planet that we are even now leaving evidence in rock and
ice layers, in the atmosphere, and in the fossil record, that will be
evident thousands and millions of years from now.
Some of the questions we will explore are: “How has the Earth changed over its history?”
“What caused those changes?” “What was the impact and how long did it
last?” “How do we know?” “What natural changes are occurring right now
on Earth?” “How are humans changing our planet and by how much?” “Are
humans the only living things changing the Earth?” “What are the
possible short and long-term consequences of our activities?” “Is there
anything we can do about it?”
This is a subject that is having an impact on every one of us for centuries to come. Come join us!
Last week, Rita Mariner sent in her first of a number of reader submitted articles about Subnautica. Subnautica is a single player survival game taking place in an ocean of an alien planet. In Part Two, she describes what happens after the beginning part of the game as you venture further from where your life pod landed. As you explore more and gather more resources, you become able to build better tools. But you will be needing them to face greater dangers.
Over the years, the Second Life Newser has had many talented writers
within it's ranks. DrFran Babcock, CNN iReporter Any1 Gynoid, and many
others have made their mark in the paper. But the Newser has always been
open to new talent, and new writers coming in. Often these new writers
have been readers of the paper.
Could you be a writer? We're looking for people who can write well, of
course. But we're looking for people who can do a story several
paragraphs long at least once a week. We're looking for people whom want
to know more about Second Life and want to share what they've found.
And of course looking for people with a great love of writing.
If you have all of these qualities, there just might be a future in our
team of Second Life journalists for you. IM the editor inworld, or send
an email if you're interested.
It's about a week until the exhibitors for the SL15B celebrations are notified. In the meantime, work has been continuing on the Second Life Newser's exhibit. Build by Silvia Ametza and Aimeelou Destiny, it's been taking shape. Here's another sneak peak of what to expect. And of course, the Sunweaver Comunity is working on it's own exhibit.
On May25, the regions are open to builders with May 29 being the
deadline for parcel claims. Performers have longer to decide whether or
not to take part, their deadline being May 31.
actively seeking Merchants who are willing to participate in an inworld
Official SL15B Shopping event! Our inworld shopping events have been
very successful and we hope to continue that tradition with a big SL15B.
We are looking for quality Merchants across all categories to be a part
of this exclusive event. If you think that this is something you’d like
our brand to participate in, read on! Space is limited!
Remember the "Bid Me Pantsless" event announced on April 30? It had been scheduled to end May 4. But partially because one of the participants couldn't be there that night, the time for the bidding has been extended. You now have until May 18 to "Bid Rita to the Dogs," "Bid Liksa Goat," and "Bid Bixyl Pantsless." The totals will be added up at 8PM after the party at Club Cutlass where the kiosks are.