Snapzilla photos from the Oyster Bay closing bash

Thanks to all who took photos on this great night!

“TAGGED!” – 8 random facts about me

Having been tagged by Cheen Pitney, Bettina Tizzy and Cyanide Seelowe, I guess I can’t hide from the blog trend of saying 8 random facts about yourself. So here we go…but I’m going to stick with Second Life as opposed to talking about my “Real Life.” In all honesty, my Second Life is much more interesting!

  1. I have 3 “alts.” One is a purple furry…he’s my accountant. One is my work alt (yeah, I have a little RL vocational bleedover…but not as much as I’d like). The other is my “peace and quiet” alt. Why 3? Because I don’t have 4…
  2. I blew off Orientation Island when I rezzed inworld over a year ago. And I don’t regret it.
  3. I won’t even acknowledge unsolicited teleport requests with a reply. In my opinion, that’s the height of SL rudeness.
  4. Perhaps my favorite HUD is the EmoterHUD. It’s a freebie, but it can make for entire minutes of fun as the user makes his/her avatar actually have something resembling human expressions. Case in point:
  5. I feel inferior to nearly all of the SL sculpture artists, photographers and machinimists with whom I interact, making my role as a “gallery” owner kinda interesting. I mean, the artisans are the creative ones. I just own land.
  6. I read SL men’s style blogs. A lot. Like embarassingly so.
  7. Speaking of blogs, I use NetVibes to track 86 SL-related blogs at last count. And that number grows by one or two every week. Yow!
  8. I use Skype and Google Talk to talk with close friends quite a bit while I’m inworld, but I rarely use SL voice.

Whew! Made it! Now I have to choose 8 people to “tag,” so they have to offer their 8 random facts. That means you’re up, Charlot Dickins, elros Tuominen, MoShang Zhao, Daedalus Young, Sasun Steinbeck, Joeru Pugilist, PleaseWakeMeUp Idler and Finny Yates. If any of you 8 want to offer your 8 random facts on my blog, please feel free to post them as comments for this blog entry and I’ll point them out with direct links. Heck, enough people have been tagged that I’ll be happy to host anyone who needs a place to post their 8 random facts.

If you’re interested in the 8 random facts of some other friends of Oyster Bay, check out: Isolde Flamand, Sunn Thunders and Spaceman Opus. Don’t forget Bettina Tizzy and Cyanide Seelowe at the top.

Selections of SL sculpture photography

Lions, taken by Pyter Morgridge:

Nomasha Syaka’s “Mancowapple”, taken by Second Arts photographer Callipygian Christensen:

Starax Statosky’s “The Rivals,” taken by the ubiquitous Daedalus Young:

Jordan*s presents Cylindrian Rutabaga – recap

Photo by Daedalus Young

Cylindrian filled the sim for just about an entire hour with a collection of guitar and piano originals that were punctuated by her wonderful voice. Wow – What a show!!

Photo by Daedalus Young

TONS more photos after the fold…roll over off of this blog entry’s the photos to see who took them!

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Origin Rang Recap

Playing to a packed house once again, Origin Rang once again delighted and astounded the crowd at Oyster Bay. The new stage on the water at Oyster Bay proved exactly the right environment for a two hour concert of classics.


(Photo by Daedalus Young) Twenty minutes to showtime and the area already had 31 in attendance–by the time the show started, Oyster was full, and Shepherd was collecting the overflow. Determined concert-goers were soon hovering on the sim line, waiting for a chance to join the main crowd listening.

Once the concert started, all chatter stopped as we listened intently–those who have heard Origin play know that at this point, no words come to mind, and indeed aren’t really necessary.

The following photos give an idea of the mood of the evening. (photos by Torley Olmstead)

Hmmmm, windlight photos by Torley…………..interesting…….:-)

At one point I found to my surprise that there were 42 in Oyster and another 17 in Shepherd. I made a comment about that and Breeze Winfield assured me that she got in by swimming over from Shepherd……

Anyway, it was a wonderful evening, with phenomemal music, and a great crowd. I’ll leave you with this last photo from Daedalus Young.

More MoShang photos!

Great shots from Isolde Flamand and Daedalus Young for your viewing pleasure.  Let’s start with Daedalus:

I especially like Daed’s use of the viewer’s beacons for an added effect:

After the fold, Isolde Flamand’s photos…

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HIDDEN STARAX!’s Aquatic Finale

What better way to close out the Hidden Starax! show at Oyster Bay than with Starax Statosky’s aquatic creatures?

This collaboration between the Crescent Moon Museum and Oyster Bay winds up with an exploration of Starax’s marine life. On the featured platform is a massive aquarium with Starax’s aquarium-grade fish (see above – and thanks to Daedalus Young for the photo). All of these fish are available in copy/mod/transfer format for free through the small aquarium vendors on the platform.

In addition, visitors can teleport to another part of the Oyster sim – a special viewing pier for Starax’s shark and whale! The whale is easily viewed from the pier (that’s Daedalus’s “tail snapshot”):

The shark, on the other hand, is under the water and viewable via a ramp down to an underwater viewing platform (complete with deck chairs!). I did the platform photo, and Daedalus took the nicer one:

Click after the fold to see the “bonus” marine life, as well as the Shepherd sim free-to-copy offering!

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