Birchglen in Diamond Valley – now along the I’z Straits

 

 

Recently, I requested to have the sim moved to a new location, with the North and East Coasts along the InWorldz waterways.

This is a great location , close to the Newbie start place of Desert Island, and with PhysX coming, sailing is going to be even more fun than it is now.

We have about 5 parcels for rent, at .40/Prim . Great deals to be had at Inworldz! The prim bonus means that you get lots of wiggle room for building and living your virtual dream life.

Joe Dokes as moved into Birchglen and has opened up an apartment building with six partially furnished units. These units allow you an additional 100 prims , and are free to all new InWorldz residents less than a month old.

For information on Birchglen parcel rentals, message me Birch Wind, ad Inworldz, or for free apartments message Joe Dokes.

See you In World! 😉

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Venturing into Land Owning

Something I would never have been able to afford in Second Life, but can do in InWorldz is own land. Image

I decided to splurge and buy a mainland sim in InWorldz after being here only about a week. 60.00 No set up fee, and some of my favourite sellers are in InWorldz ( Redgrave, Vista, .:Emo , Pulse…) how could I pass it up?

I didn’t purchase because I wanted to become a land baron and make money. I purchased because I wanted to create my own actual virtual space. I did decide to rent out a few parcels, but to also keep a lot of common ground open for tenants and InWorldz travellers to enjoy.

Birchglen is located on the Diamond Valley sim on the Mainland. It is newly created and definitely a work in progress!  However, here are a few pictures so far. 

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A few of the things that I really like about InWorldz are the great currency exchange… 2500 I’z costs 5.00 US and is payable by credit card or paypal, crossing sims is quite an easy feat, I’ve experienced very little lag, the prims are AMAZING! Coming from second life, the fact that parcels are found all over the place for .50/Prim is mindblowing. YES I can get primage for free on OsGrid with my own computer as a virtual server, but it’s great to hand the tech stuff over to someone else to take care of. I also like all the creativity I see. It seems as though many people have come from SL, and indeed have a presence in both (and possibly more) worlds, but coming from SL to a place where uploading is free and it is such a blank slate, it’s pretty exciting. As a result, I have found some very nicely made places. 

I also had the chance to catch Russell Eponym performing in the beautiful Greek region of Parakia. It ended up being a really great crowd and the music was great.

Owning on Mainland has its limitations, however SL mainland has become a garish nightmare in so many spots, I can understand wanting to keep some control on the Mainland. 

So, if you are looking to try something different, come to InWorldz.. different yet familiar 🙂 Visit the cafe or park in Birchglen – Diamond Valley, and if you’d like to rent a lovely parcel in a new community, check out the parcels that I have available or message me. My InWorldz avi is Birch Wind. Search me there and you will find an email addy to contact me with, if I am not online. 

Birchglen is a great place to call home 🙂

No it’s not a trailer park…

No it's not a trailer park...

Just a trailer to highlight a lovely parcel I have for rent in Birchglen. 🙂

Happy Oktober!

Oktoberfest just finished up in Neufreistadt. I had a little stall there, selling some of my items – some pictures I take in RL and play around with until they have JUST that right touch. 🙂

There were quite a few live performers, and it was pretty much just one big party. Lots of fun *grins*

I have a shop open in Colonia Nova, just up the steps from the 7 Seas Fishing along the river. It’s also a cafe, so PLEASE, come on by and visit Razzy’s Gallery and Cafe!

I’ve also ventured into InWorldz and I must say I’m really enjoying myself.

Here I am, as Birch Wind in Parakia – a Greek sim in InWorldz.

 

In my gallery in Amelia

 

 

Watching the sun rise in Parakia

 

Dancing in Parakia

 

yep… still dancing. It’s a GORGEOUS sunrise, who wouldn’t dance? Pink clouds racing across the gentle golden sky. *sigh* simply radiant.

 

I also played in OsGrid a bit over the past little while. It had been awhile since I started up the ol’ laptop that I have running as a virtual server. I’m not quite as super awesome looking in OsGrid. I’ve had a harder time finding a nice skin – however in all fairness, mostly while in OsGrid I just build and play and don’t care much about how I look in my own lil 4-sim playground

Hanging out in my rather empty house in Moonrise Haven. 🙂 was busy playing with land today. Not too much concern over the house.

 

So, yes, I’ve been having a lot of fun. Very interesting, the feel of the different places. SL. IW and OSGrid.

I’ve also been playing in Cloud Party. Although the name sounds like it might be some version of Habbo Hotel, it’s not. It’s actually a geek’s paradise. I’m not quite geek enough to figure out how to build things, but I’m geek enough to have a really awesome time there.

I tried There also. Not sure why… just heard it was back online and thought I’d try it. It has a certain charm, but not only is there an initial 10.00/month just to get in the door so to speak, but everything seems very costly. 10.00/month to play is more than I pay for  a residential parcel, and my business in SL, and my place in InWorldz combined. Some of the people I have met seem very cool, and I’ve had some fun, but I can’t justify spending ten dollars a month to hang out in another virtual world – and not even have that cover monthly ‘rent’.

Well, it’s late and I’m off to bed, just wanted to share.

Bye for now!

 

 

 

Life in the CDS

Well, my little shop in the center of Colonia Nova is set up, and my home in Colonia Nova as well. I reside at the Eastern edge of the sim, close to the river.

It’s really lovely.

My yard and outdoor meeting space in Colonia Nova

In a lovely area of Colonia Nova

It’s election time in the Confederation of Democratic Sims. I am running for a seat in the RA. Absolutely new to the government aspect, but not new to the CDS itself. It is my favourite place in all of Second life.

In my CN home.

I also met a fantastic artist in CN when checking in at my office last night, Konrad Jansma. I love his work. His RL site can be found here: KJ Art . He can also be found on Facebook. I’m so pleased to have his Gallery across from me in Colonia Nova!

I’m off for now, must tend to a rhubarb pie in the oven!

Blessings,

Razzy

It’s Been Awhile

Sheesh, the last time i was here, wordpress looked very different. Have I been gone THAT long.. it’s been about 6 months I think.

Anyhow I was gone from Second Life for awhile, mainly because my laggy little laptop didn’t do a very good job of making it a pleasant experience. So, I’ve put together something a bit more decent.

I left the Wastelands recently. I loved the ambiance of the place but I decided to rent elsewhere… I get antsy from time to time and enjoy setting roots down in new places. I also decided to leave my parcel in LionHeartSL because I wanted to instead pay tier to the CDS (Confederation of Democratic Sims). They are a real community of people trying to actually nurture a virtual community. People run for office things are voted on (EVERYTHING – and although this can be a pain sometimes in the end it is an amazing process. Being part of making changes in a region, without even being actual Sim Owners is great. We get to discuss the Look, the Future and everything.

So, I have a full time space in the Colonia Nova Sim of CDS. Very good tier for a lovely parcel. 

If you want a parcel of land, in an area that has a protected view, and with neighbours who won’t have unsightly builds that make you teleport to your nearest Screen and Privacy Hedge shop, you should really check it out. There are community events and lots of common grounds to wander and relax in.

Another little gem, one which I recently discovered is Chilbo. It too originally set out to do something similar. In their words they wanted to:

Chilbo is a community of artists, architects, educators, musicians, parents, hobbyists, students, and people from around the world who share a common vision that our interactions and experiences in virtual worlds can have a positive impact on our real world and our real lives.

Well, since their beginnings, they have gone through many changes, land acquisition, land sales, however they still have a nice town , very newbie friendly, and in the surrounding areas, they even have a few amazingly decent rental parcels. At first I was struck by the ‘old school’ look, but as I wandered around I got a sense of the spirit that went into the place, and that truly does still. I rent a parcel there at SUCH a good price I can’t believe it. It’s my actual home. My ‘just be me’ place, without being affiliated to my Divinaturist Fellowship headquarters – which in Colonia Nova I have available for people to drop in, so it’s  more of a public place than a private Razzy place.

So I have to say I’m quite happy. Great community in CDS with people I have grown to know over time, and a new very nice little house in Kuwolt – part of the Chilbo community *grins*

Since becoming a premium member, I felt it might be time to get a little chunk of something on the Mainland. Many people see Second Life dying out, but really I see it picking up a bit in popularity. Yes there are still options like OpenSim available, which I DO need to reinstallmy version on my comp, and I DO hope in time it grows… I’m just not having enough fun yet. If you’re on OSgrid and want to say hi on there sometime, I’m Moonrise Azalee over there also 😀 I have a few Sims. OHhh the joy of ‘free’! lol

Okay, enough babbling for now. Must go. I will post some more pictures soon. Right now my comp doesn’t let me save SL snapshots to my hard drive – I can only email them to myself. And uhm.. that’s where they all are right now, LOL, sitting in my email.

 

Malady Bog

I love this place. When I first found it I thought ‘ Oh YEAH baby!‘ and although I often keep to myself there and don’t interact a lot, I love it. The sounds, the ambiance..

I’m new there… someone I met today suggested I might be a Botan. I thought Iwas human, but as time passes I become more and more green, and strange things are sort of growing off me. Weird. Anyhow, here’s a little pic of my place. Ill add some better ones when Im on a better comp with better graphics, lol

SocialSites, OpenSim and SecondLife

A fantastic Social Networking platform for Sl’ers

http://cityofnidus.blogspot.com/2011/07/diaspora.html

I’m a big Diaspora fan girl, can’t help it. I love what it stands for.

Taken from the above article:

Privacy is Dead. (Or is It?)


When it comes to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg once said “Privacy is dead” and when it comes to Google+ they are taking a similar stance in that your profiles must be tied to a real person (wallet name) and they will be insisting on making all profiles public. Aside from this very telling stance, Facebook and Google have a very large incentive to keep you public and “authentic” in that they earn their money on the zeitgeist advertising metrics. In this case, there is no room for the myriad of other ways we may present ourselves online, such as anonymously or through a pseudonym; Whether the pseudonym is a pen name or of your virtual world avatar is irrelevant, because they both act like a digital inquisition when challenged – asking for a cell phone number or other “approved” methods by which to validate your identity, which in turn defeat the point of anonymity or pseudonyms because those validation methods divulge private information about yourself that you had no intention of divulging – and more often than not shouldn’t be legally forced to divulge for something like a social media network.


Diaspora, on the other hand is the polar opposite to this “Privacy is dead” approach by stating it is specifically designed to facilitate your privacy in a decentralized and agnostic manner which each person is free to control entirely, while also giving users and entities the right to start their own “pod” in the network with the source code. This is a stark contrast to Google+ and Facebook where your information is housed centrally (thanks to Google and Facebook) and where Google and Facebook control what privacy (if any) you are allowed to have.

Check it out. There is open registration at many pods if you don’t want to create your own. poddery.com is where I am currently registered as Moonrise Azalee. I also am at diasp.org for my plain ol’ regular mundane self. 😉  https://poddery.com/u/moonriseazalee  (or https://poddery.com/people/3402 , in case the first link only works for me because I’m logged in)

Hope to see you there!

Hey!

Well, it’s been busy in SL.
I haven’t been in Hathian/Crack Den much lately. My laptop can’t take the load. I still go to wander about from time to time though. The great thing about SL is that it can keep up with your change in mood or current interests.

I found the Wastelands. Post apocalyptic role playing theme. However, you can also just purchase on one of the sims, keep within theme, and NOT role play. The website in the link I provided has lots of good information. Everyone behind the scenes is friendly and supportive, so really, even if you have never role played, it’s a great place to get your feet wet, simply due to the friendly environment. Yes, if you wear the hud to collect salvage etc., someone is going to attack you, but just IC, it’s pretty tame and I’ve met some nice people. The forums, accessible through the previous link are a great place to ask questions. I was impressed by the quick responses and welcoming attitudes. Visit me in the wastelands: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Malady%20Bog/114/86/71

The Divinaturist Fellowship has really been coming along. There are books to read, info boards to click, and generally, it’s just a nice little place to relax. Eventually, it’s my goal to be able to hold In World meetings there for people who aren’t geographically close to one another, and who want something a bit more interactive and creative than skype. (can’t really hold great circles or rituals on skype) Divinaturist Circle is in Lionheart Vitani, come visit here:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lionheart%20Vitani/85/27/28

Still a resident in Arosa and Neufreidstadt.

I had never thought I would care for a snow sim, but I really do like Arosa. There is something so relaxing and cozy about the place, and being on the Mainland, there is always someone traveling through. I pop in there each time I’m in SL, and add a few things. Working on my greenhouse. Some artificial summer 🙂 Come visit me at:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Boreal/149/205/123

In Neufreidstadt, I have a little place, but I also took advantage of some land that came available ,a rarity in Neufreidstadt. Many residents have been there for a number of years and due to low tier, there is not a high turnover. More places are available in the surrounding CDS areas of Monastery, Alpine Meadows, Colonia Nova, and Locus Amoenus, just look for the yellow on the map while visiting me in Neufreidstadt. Back to the point  however, I took on another little space and put up The Chat Shack. I should probably create a new sign for it, in German, but the build itself is themed to fit in with the rest of this darling Bavarian themed city. Put up your feet and relax, have a glass of mead from the keg on the table or help yourself to a bite to eat from the picnic basket. Then wander out of the city, down the path and explore what the CDS has to offer. Visit the The Chat Shack:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Neufreistadt/189/244/174