Some facts that may confirm that you are TOO MUCH addicted to Second Life…

25 11 2007

I’ve been thinking about how much addicted to SL I am, realizing that my usual Real Life deeds are always confused to my Second life. So there is a little list of things that I realized that I always confuse to :

– I see my best friend in RL on a bench and wonder where the pink pose ball is…
– When I am at the mall in RL and think that I can buy an outfit just by pointing my hand in its direction.
– I do make a typing motion when I speak out loud. (LMAO, ive been caught so many times with that)
– When I refer to my closet as my “inventory.”
– When I see something in the distance and want to alt mouse to see it upclose!
– When i want to walk in a hight place and try to hit FLY button somewhere.
– When I want go somewhere and actually think about just teleporting there.
– When I sit to some public chair I expect to receive 2 L each 15 minutes.
– When I  enter a RL club and wonder about the missing dancing ball.
– I always wondered how could I edit myself in RL to fit in some outfit, like a shoe or that tiny skirt.
– When I see people walking by and distinguish what they’d be, a neko, vampire, elf, demon.
– If I buy an apartment and think about how many prims I can use.
– When I try to make myself in real life look like I do in second life.
– In RL I get up and see myself in a mirror and freak out because I dont see my avatar.
– When I go to a garden and wonder where all of the poseballs went to, they were here last time( oh wait thats SL)
– Get the urge to click everybodys parts, expecting the parts to whisper that they are excited.
– I trip over my own feet in RL and say oops, it’s damn lag.
– I say brb or any other SL chat speak to a RL person.
– Sometimes i use the HOO! Gesture in RL (LMAO)
– When I stand in line, (for coffee, food or whatever) and find myself standing in that ridiculous pose that comes with that new walk AO!

So, did you get familiar with any of this things? LOL

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Greenies World – You will feel tiny on this HUGE world

21 11 2007

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Greenie writing an email (trying at least) and me watching him lol

You must have heard about this fantastic place called Greenie´s Home. They are tiny green martians that lives around this huge house wich remembers me the Tom & Jerry scenario.

The subversion is exactly that. When you get teleported to the island, residents come to a tight sand dark tunnel . Then you walk few meters and you find a hole in the wall. When the house finally appears, you realize that your avatar is small compared to the place. Or that everything is huge.

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Now – that is called WASTE!

Walking around the rooms, (living room, kitchen and office) you will find them in various position – smoking, drinking soda, running away from a huge cat, listening music in Ipod (it´s so huge compared to the greenie) And a macroscopic book is used to move the giant car to ride.  When you walk below the kitchen sink you will find an interesting thing. The pipe leak becomes a place for a little club disco.

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Greenie writting his Schedules

You can visit the Greenies home at this address : http://slurl.com/secondlife/Greenies%20Home%20Rezzable/218/29/33





Stop with typing animation!

8 11 2007

Don't type anymore!If you find really annoying seeing hundres of people chatting and making those typing sounds and animations like you are typing in the air, and seeing yourself being like a noob or even you wanna hide when you are typing to someone else, I have a solution for you.

 You need first set up your debugger settings (Pressing ctrl + Alt + D at same time) and it will appear two new menus: Client and Server. Now you just need to set up in your Client Menu > Debug Settings Option.

 It will open up a window with a dropdown menu. Go look on the list for the “playtypinganim” and next you put on False mode on dropdown below.

 Now it’s done! You won’t never hear yourself typing and writing at nowhere like a noob.

OBS: It will only work for your avatar. You will still hear other people typing and seeing their animations, unlessDebug Settings you ask them read this little tutorial and make everyone happy at the end.





9/11 – World trade Center Memorial on Second Life

7 11 2007

WTC In SL

It was a great intention make a great memorial of WTC, remembering the Victims of 9/11. You can find murals of pictures, wall with names of the victims, and you can send your condolence thru this Metaverse rezzing flowers, and also donate funds to the victims families.

It is very worth to come visit.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/World%20Trade%20Center/179/74/26

 

 

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “
– President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

WTC In SL





Starring In SL :CSI-NY

4 11 2007

CSI - NY ORTIENTATION ISLAND 

The new awaited episode from CSI – NY, wich does Second Life to be shown to whole world, see Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) entering Second Life to pursue a killer who has killed a Second Life user in a case of virtual stalking gone too far.

You can check a video made by CBS here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ZmjA7GCzQ

CSI -NY fans will be encouraged to join Second Life and investigate the case by following a link on the CBS website. CSI-NY will have three options for CSI-related inworld activities. The first option will allow viewers to walk around virtual New York buildings and visit a CSI lab and play forensic games.

The second option consists of a game called “Murder by Zuiker,” a unique murder plot which can be solved by users finding clues. The 100 people who come closest to solving the murder will win virtual gifts.

 There is already an Orientation Island wich you can visit to see more information about CSI-NY in Second life.

Click here if you wish to visit CSI-NY Orientation Island





Happy late Halloween !

4 11 2007

Well, this is my first post. But i wanna to make it interesting and cultural. Let’s talk about the Origins of Halloween, as most of people doesn’t know yet.

Luigi and Rehula with the tricks or treat pumpkins!What is Halloween? Is it worshipping demons? Is it spirits walking the earth?

The word “Halloween” is derived from a few things; All Saints Day (1st November), Eve of All Hallows (All Hallows Eve) or Hallow Even.

The celebration of Halloween was originally the New Years Eve of the Celts, the eve of Samhain or “Winter’s Eve”. It was generally believed that the dead or disembodied spirits of all those who had died throughout the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be their only hope for the afterlife. All who were alive of course didn’t want to be possessed by these lost souls so on the night of October 31st, villagers would extinguish the fires in their homes to make them cold and inhospitable then dress up in ghoulish costumes and parade around the neighborhood making as much noise as possible to frighten away the spirits looking for a live body to possess. Food and drink (which I’d say accounted for the crazy actions of the villages, not the fear of being possessed) would be left out for these costume wielding villages.

Trick or Treat!

It was believed in ninth-century Europe that after you died, your soul remained in limbo. To send the souls up to Heaven the Christians used to go “souling”. On 31st October, All Souls Day, they would go around to all the villages and collect “soul cakes” – a cake made out of square pieces of bread with currants. The relatives of the dead would pass the cakes on to the Christians who would promise to pray for their relative which in turn would send them on to heaven. The more cakes given – the more prayers said. This is one custom which was thought that trick-or-treating originated from.

It is also thought that trick-or-treating came from Britain where it was know as “Mischief Night”, it is particularly popular in parts of northern England.

It could also of come from old Irish peasant practice in which they would go from door to door to collect money, breadcake, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, apples, etc., in preparation for the festival of St. Columb Kill.

The Famous Jack-Lantern

The Jack-O-lantern came from Irish Folklore. A man named Jack who was a drunkard and known for his quick temper got really drunk at the local Pub on All Hallows Eve. As his life began to slip away from him the Devil appeared to claim his soul. Jack wanted to stay alive and begged the Devil to let him have just one more drink before he died. The Devil agreed. Jack was short of money and asked the Devil if he’d assume the shape of a sixpence so Jack could buy a drink and after that the Devil could change back to himself. I don’t know why the Devil is suddenly so stupid, but he agreed to do it (silly Devil). Once the Devil assumed the shape of the coin Jack seized it and shoved it into his wallet which (amazingly) had a cross shaped clip on it. The Devil was now stuck in Jack’s wallet. He went crazy – yelling and screaming – ordering Jack to release him at once! Jack did a deal with him (oh yeah, smart move Jack) where he would release him if he agreed not to bother Jack for an entire year. The Devil was so anxious to be released he agreed.

Jack was ecstatic to have escaped the Devil and have a whole new lease on life. Jack mended his ways, for a little while at least. He was good to his wife and children and began attending church and giving to charity. But Jack slowly and surely slipped back to his old ways.

The next All Hallows Eve the Devil appeared to Jack again. He demanded that Jack accompany him to his death. Jack thought he could once again outsmart the Devil and somehow managed to con the incredibly stupid Devil into getting an apple out of a nearby apple tree. Jack even went so far as to hoist the Devil up the apple tree. Once the Devil was up the tree Jack took out a knife and carved a cross into the trunk of the tree – therefore trapping the Devil. The Devil went spare and started demanding to be released and yelling and screaming. He promised Jack that if he was let out of the tree he would give him 10 years of peace. Jack decided that wasn’t good enough and demanded that he never be bothered by the Devil again. The Devil agreed and was released from his apple tree trap.

Jack went back to his drunken and angry ways and after almost one year his body gave out and Jack died. He tried to enter Heaven but was refused entry because of his evil ways. He then tried to enter Hell – but the Devil would never forgive Jack for the tricks he played on him. The Devil decided to be helpful for once and threw Jack a coal, he said it was to help him find his way in the dark of limbo. Jack put the piece of coal in a turnip and it became known as a Jack-O-Lantern. It is said that on All Hallows Eve if you look hard enough you can still see Jack’s flame burning dimly as he searches through the darkness for a home.

The use of Jack-O-Lanterns as festival lights for Halloween is a custom that descended form the Irish who used carved out turnips or beets as lanterns. On Halloween these lights represented the souls of the dead. When the Irish immigrated to America they found that pumpkins were far more easier to come by than turnips. The Jack-O-Lantern then became a hollowed-out pumpkin lit with a candle.

In general the whole custom of Halloween was brought to America in the 1840’s by the Irish immigrants who were fleeing the country’s potato famine.

The evil side of Halloween was pushed forward mainly by the church. The church maintained that the gods and goddesses and other spiritual beings of traditional religions were diabolical deceptions and manifestations of the devil. Therefore the customs associated with Halloween were always represented by the church as being evil – ghosts, human skeletons, symbols of the dead, Satan and other creatures such as witches.

Source: Castleofspirits.com