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New SL Avatars!

New SL Avatars!

BY ASSISTANT EDITOR PAYPABAK WRITER You should know me by now: I love changing shapes! In particular, I loved the Loco Pocos avatars created and sold by long-time SL resident, Damien Fate. Much to my chagrin, the Loco Pocos sim closed down (retired?) last year. But apparently not all is lost as Damien along with […]

Skin and Shape Expo 2011

BY ASSISTANT EDITOR PAYPABAK WRITER It starts today!! More than 60 creators/designers of skins and/or shapes will have their latest creations on display across two sims, Palladium and Platinum. The full list can be found on the Skin Addiction blog and you can depend on updates throughout the course of this annual, much-anticipated ten-day event. […]

"Your adventure in the off-world colonies..."

“Your adventure in the off-world colonies…”

BY ASSISTANT EDITOR PAYPABAK WRITER You have to be careful for what you wish for… I made a birthday wish on Plurk back in February on a whim. No one was about to lay out that many Lindens on moi. Or so I thought! Not just Alidar Moxie but Vanni Cannoli decided independently to make […]

The Wall in SL

The Wall in SL

BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER Sometimes a very simple concept can be very powerful. The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall is one of those concepts whose power lies in the precise execution of a simple concept. Begin at the start of the conflict with the name of each dead soldier and follow chronologically to the […]

Freebies of Historical Note

Freebies of Historical Note

BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER I’ve been meaning to do a write up on Hypnoville Aerospace for some time. They’ve completely redesigned their store, which allows them to include vendors from many of the major space vehicle designers. They also have updated their incredible line of spacecraft to meet anyone’s completely unreasonable expectations of […]

My List of One

BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER Confession: I started staff contemplating doing year-end lists, failed to give any guidelines, and pretty much failed myself to come up with a list. I thought of doing a list of best skin designers but truth to tell, as much as I love Exodi and Adam & Eve, I […]

Burning Man in Second Life Opens Today

Burning Man in Second Life Opens Today

BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER Great timing since I am completely under the weather and unable to do much more than regurgitate information from the main press releases for this wonderful annual event, the longest running annual event in Second Life if I’m not mistaken. This year it’s been renamed Burn2 to mark the […]

LadyT Grand Hotel: Classic Bellagio Build Is Back

LadyT Grand Hotel: Classic Bellagio Build Is Back

BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER The lovely and uber-talented builder Alix Abruzzo is back! She and owners Arctic and Minnie Trottier will celebrate the resurrection of Alix’s original Vegas hotel based on the look of the Bellagio with a grand opening the first week in October. I am guessing from hints she made to […]

From Dirty Cute to Filthy Cute!

From Dirty Cute to Filthy Cute!

BY CHIEF STAFF WRITER PAYPABAK WRITER Another wonderful find by DJ MihoAndromeda Boa from her Pink Spider – Second Life Website, I knew I’d found something special as soon as I rezzed! (I just noticed that Emerald’s opening screen also carries a Visit Hachiman screen.) There’s lots of great hand-drawn textures of this “Cutie” cartoon […]

Ozimals

Ozimals

BY EDITOR SHAUNA SKYE There’s a bit of a craze going on with bunny rabbits lately. Ozimals, as the bunnies are called (since they come from the land of Oz), are breedable animals within the world of Second Life. Since I tend to collect animals, I succumbed to the temptation when a neighbor offered to […]