Fantasy Faire 2015 – Day 3 Ichi-go Ichi-e

After a weekend in the summer house on old laptop and fairly good ISP, I came home to my super computer and ISP, and it was a true pleasure to visit Ichi-go Ichi-e.

My friend Inara Pey was on Ichi-go Ichi-e too – she was filming the SIM. Considering the number of avatars on the SIM and lag, her film came out really well.

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Fantasy Faire 2015 – Day 2

Day 2 of my Fantasy Faire exploration I first found a really nice Fantasy Outfit – one that I shall probably wear for the rest of the week ;o))

Details:
Dress: *{Junbug}* Riding Hood [Red] RFL
Skin: :[P]:- Immortalia Skin-Femme:// Mortulus – Fantasy Faire 2015 Low Lag Avatar
Makeup: :[P]:- Immortalia Makeup:// Battle – Fantasy Faire 2015 Low Lag Avatar
Hair: [Entwined] Anna
Eyes: :Little Pricks: Spooky Eyes w/Glow Lens

The Spires of Andolys is a wonderful SIM sponsored by Dwarfins. At the centre is the castle that looks very much like a Disneyland Castle. It’s very cute.

But then I entered Poseidon’s Abyss. I spend the rest of day 2 at Poseidon’s Abyss. What an amazing build! It’s build by Haveit Neox – an artist I’ve admired for years. His exhibits always fascinate me, and Poseidon’s Abyss is no exception.

Fantasy Faire 2015 – Day 1

Fantasy Faire 2015 has opened. This is one of my favourite SL events of the year. 13 SIMs each designed and decorated with an amazing theme and by fantastic Secondlife designers.

It always takes me a while to see everything as I go through every thing very meticulously. I start out browsing through all the shops – I like to see all the wonderful and crazy things designers have for sale. It is amazing what you can get.

So the first day I found my way out of the Fairelands Junction (I shall return there another day), and headed East to Vallacia browsing all the shops.

At Wilderhaven I was struck by the beauty, and I took some pictures.

The last SIM I got to do on Day 1, was YoZakura. Another beautiful SIM but with a Japanese theme of sorts. There was a very nice cherry blossom centre, and I thought I would do a little SL Sakura as I earlier in the week published a RL Sakura from Copenhagen.

SL Sakura

CPH RL Sakura

Spring LOTD

Four times a year The Season Story opens it’s virtual doors to an event of fashion and decor shopping in Second Life. It’s always special as the SIM designer always do an amazing job of creating something wonderful. April is time for the spring version of The Season Story.

I went at explored the SIM – I didn’t buy much, but I did do a LOTD shoot with a lot of new stuff from other shopping events. The details here:

Hair: DeeTaleZ shaved dragon
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual
SkinGlam Affair – Lilith – America 05 D
Tattoo: +Half-Deer+ Music Heart Tattoo
Collar: (Yummy) Punk Collar – Silver and Black from Collabor88 April
Nosethingy: (Yummy) Safety Pin Set – Gold from Collabor88 April
Top: *COCO*_FringeJacket_Black+BlackTank from FaMESHed April
Pants: (NO) Ripped Front Zip Leggings – Plaid from Collabor88 April
Shoes: [Gos] Boutique – Suzi Heels – Black from FaMESHed April

Pose: -Step- Daffodil Pose 2

The Reward of Meeting SL friends for Real

I’m away on holiday at the moment. I’ve gone to the Alps to visit my friend Stefan. We met years ago in Second Life. The first night we met, we sat and chatted for hours which isn’t normal for me. We found that we had much in common, and I must admit I loved how his avatar looked. Strong, independent and different.

First conversation with Stefan

First conversation with Stefan

We would hook up on and off in-world after that, and at some point we started chatting and eventually  talking outside of Second Life. We talked about all sorts and we decided to meet up in the real world. I asked my husband if it would be okay if I went to meet Stefan on a holiday, and he gave the green light.

2011 Morf

That was in 2011. I’ve gone to the Alps to visit Stefan for a week’s holiday every spring since. This is in other words my fifth visit, and we still have lots to talk about. We share the love of the mountains, we hike and we go shooting, and we eat a lot of cake.

Stefan is not the first friend from Second Life that I have met in the real world, and I would recommend anyone to take the step and experience it. It’s fun and it can also be very rewarding. But one should of course take care – meeting someone from Second Life is after all meeting someone from the Internet.

Stefan & Bine

Stefan & Bine

My Perception of SecondLife

This week’s Monday Meme from Strawberry Singh is thought up by my Machinima idol Draxtor Despres. I shot my 1 minute at my SIM Binemist under the surface in the SE corner where I have made a little art corner with some of the art that I have collected over the years in Secondlife. The music in the video is Alucination : Beautiful Homes that I picked up from the stream on Binemist. The stream there is a smooth mellow stream from Switzerland called Truehouse. Check it out on truehouse.ch. I have been listening to that stream for years, and I never get tired of it.

So to the Monday Meme

Meme instructions: Make a one minute video at your favourite Second Life location and/or answer the following questions and share what your perception is of Second Life. If you do a video, upload it to youtube or flickr. If you upload it to flickr, please add it to the Blog Memes Flickr Group and don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments.

  1. What is your perception of Second Life? – Secondlife is an amazing place and not a game for me. It’s my creative outlet. At the moment my creative outlet is decorating and designing SIMs. It used to be playing music and being a DJ. I also love the arts in Secondlife. I truly admire the artists and creators of content and when I can I like to support their work by buying it and using it in my own designs.
  2. Do you feel the portrayal or reputation Second Life seems to have in the mainstream media is justified? – I don’t see much of Secondlife in the media. It’s very rarely in the news in my part of the world. I listen to different podcasts about Secondlife, and there I hear what others feel about the portrayal and reputation of Secondlife, but I don’t see it myself, so I can’t say that I have an opinion on that.
  3. Do you talk about your Second Life with your real life friends and family? – Yes I do. I tried to get my husband involved with Secondlife, but he never really got into it. The avatar he made then, I now use as an alt. My husband does however like to come and watch my screen when I fiddle around in Secondlife, and he loves my machinimas. I also talk to my friends about Secondlife, but they don’t really get it. What I hear most is that they don’t have time for it, and I guess that is a valid point as it does take a lot of my time too. But then I don’t watch television.
  4. What is your most favourite thing to do in Second Life? – I love the art in Secondlife. I love to explore art sims like the resent Ruins by Cica Ghost or Spankys by Romy Nayar. I love to take snapshots in-world and I find it very satisfying to go shopping for beautiful stuff I can use in my designs.

Art Corner on Binemist

Credits:
Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith – America 05 D
Hand and feet: Slink
Hair: (r)M ~ Hair No.15 – Brocade Red
Top: *COCO* Gift BandeauBikini
Pants: !gO! Pocket Pants Girl

After the Snow Melted, the Land Dried Up and the People Moved On

I took the snow away, but I didn’t want the green spring colours in the sky. Instead I was inspired by Tablau to make a run-down, very dry place that people seemed to have left (Click the pics to see them bigger).

I made Machinima

The platform in the sky is a winter scape, but I grew tired of snow…
I did take a few snapshots there:

I even made a little film where Michael & Bine dance for 30 sec.:

But I haven’t made the Film. I know it’s not good practise to film something and put the film online and then take it down, so no one can go and visit it, but nothing I can do about that now. Here’s the full film:

RezDay 2015 – Bine Rodenberger is 8 today

March 3rd 2007 I logged into SecondLife for the first time. I can’t really remember much about it apart from spending some time at an learning SIM – was it Orientation Island? I honestly can’t remember. What I do remember is that it didn’t take me long before I got enough Lindens together to buy some prim hair.

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1st snapshot I ever took in Secondlife – 2007

It took me a while too to figure out how to snap pictures in Secondlife, and this snapshot – the first I ever took in Secondlife is from April 2007. I was tempted into Secondlife by a Californian podcaster that I listened too. She has this great podcast called the Chillcast, and in early 2007 she talked about Secondlife on one of her podcasts. She was hanging out with some other podcasters on a podcast island, and I thought it sounded really interesting.

So after a little while getting prim hair and getting the feel of Secondlife, I went to the podcast island and started exploring. It was fun, but also lonely because the podcasters mostly logged in when I was asleep, but I got the taste for exploring.

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Hanging out in the Lost Gardens of Apollo – 2008

I don’t know how I found the Lost Gardens of Apollo, but for my 1st rezday I had made the gardens my home more or less. I used to log into Secondlife to hang out there. Bine would do yoga on the ground or just hang on one of the floating pools for hours, while I would listen to the stream at my office. In the evenings I would go dancing at the garden, and I met some really nice dance partners there. The Lost Gardens of Apollo was a magical place, but sadly long gone.

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With my favourite guy – 2009

By my second rezday I had met Michaell. We met on a beach one day, and we started hanging out together. He had a little platform over a parcel that he rented from a friend he had. This platform was the first ever place that was sort of mine and it was wonderful to have a place to be private at.

In 2009 I started DJing at a nice club called the Wandering Star. I had so much fun playing music to others, and when I had my 3rd rezday, we had a party where I DJed all Mash-up tunes and all my friends came and we danced till dawn. It was so much fun.

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3rd rezday party – 2010

 

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Bine is 4 in 2011

By 2011 Michaell and I had moved on from the platform and renting from someone to having our own parcel on the estate. I started getting interested in decorating but I was mostly interested in DJing. I tried to get into the house scene, but I didn’t push it hard enough, and besides that my style is much more deep dub, trip-hop and lounge, and there is not that big a marked for that. And to be honest; I didn’t want it hard enough to go out and find the clubs and pushing myself.

So I just had fun DJing ones maybe twice a week at a very nice SIM called Taniz. The people at Taniz called themselves dreamers, and it seemed that my soothing sounds pleased them.

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Rezday with Bjarne – 2012

The decorating became more interesting to me as time passed. I got another parcel that was just mine and where I decided on the prims that were put down. The first “thing” I got, was a virtual rottweiler. I called him Bjarne, and I’m still to this day very fond of Bjarne.

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DJing at Taniz for my rezday 2013

In 2013 – a couple of months after my 6th rezday, I got my first whole SIM. It’s a homestead called Binemist, and I found out that decorating that SIM is much more interesting than anything I’ve ever done before in Secondlife. More interesting than DJing and so I hung up my headphones and turntable and left the DJ scene.

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Rezday fun on Binemist – 2014

I spend most of my time in Secondlife on my SIM Binemist. I not only have fun decorating and changing the SIM, I also use it as my own private playground – although I keep it open for everyone most of the time. If you look at the 2014 rezday picture, you will see a light hanging out by the tree over the rock formation. That is a lamp from the Lost Gardens of Apollo that closed years ago. But I still remember it fondly, and I am happy that I got a little piece of it to have at Binemist.

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Bine & Bjarne – rezday 2015

 

 

 

On the Beach at Binemist

Bine Rodenberger:

Alles Klaar went to Binemist with Caitlin

Originally posted on Dolls and Demons:

A Beach Day at Binemist

It was really, really cold … so of course, we had to rug up!!

Alles on the left is wearing:
+elua+ Fran_Blonde hair … made by Miu Edman. Currently available at The Seasons Story event, which is open until January 31st (Second Life time). NEW.
GizzA – Oversize Knit Top [Terra-Cotta Print] Size XS … made by Giz Seorn. NEW.
Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Metal Snake S

Caitlin on the right is wearing:
Jacket: erratic / neo – leather jacket / ALPHA … made by . Available now at the current round of Uber. NEW.
Pants: SkinnyJeans – Robot – REDGRAVE (@Uber)
“LoQ Hairs” Hairbase – Black
Hair: (EPOQUE HAIR) Scandal – Organic
EARS: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant – Medium
Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Patent – M
Neck Tattoo:Little Pricks: Tangled Web We Weave
Lipstick:(NO) High Def Cosmetics –…

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