Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Great Centaur Gallery

The shapeshifting laird and his beloved Prince Consort Tomais Ashdene are now a part of The Great Centaur Gallery in the Flickr stream of Julala's (owner of Jinx).

Jinx is the brand that provides us with the centaur body attachments. 
Bock McMillan, photo by Tomais Ashdene
Tomais Ashdene, photo by himself

Friday, May 22, 2020

A New Look for SecondLife

SecondLife launched a new logo today.
"The old logo has served us well but no longer projects our vision for SL as we move into this next decade. The new logo uses clearer, bolder type to communicate our optimism and confidence in what the future holds for SL. We retired the soft green color in favor of bright blue to reflect the boundless energy of our residents, who create amazing content and experiences. When it comes to what you can do with SL, the (blue) sky’s the limit!" (SecondLife Community blog)
I like it!

A Fun Project

Yesterday I was part of a fun project in recreating The Village People's "YMCA" in SecondLife in both a photograph and a video.
"It Takes A Village" by Tomais Ashdene
"It takes a village...and that song" by Wayne GoodmaNZ

Please click the creators' names to see the larger versions on Flickr. Don't forget to like and follow. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Maps as Political Propaganda

Maps have always fascinated me. Even as a child I can remember looking at them for hours on end. Yes, I was - and perhaps still am - a geek. At that time, I didn't know what a load of political falsehood and bullshit were contained in the Mercator projection, which is the map we see most of the time.

There is absolutely nothing that says that North must be on the top and South at the bottom. It is merely a political choice of Western imperialism and colonialism.
McArthur's Universal Corrective Map

The best way to see the world is still a globe, but remember North doesn't necessarily have to be on top.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

"Everyone Is A DJ..."

Ars, who himself was a DJ, often used to say "Everyone is a DJ in SecondLife!" As the years have gone by I have found that his assessment is close to the truth. Surprisingly many of my friends or acquaintances have on some occasions tried it.

Recently I learned that my friend Mirco, a.k.a. Schatzi by me, has a regular set every Saturday at The Midnight Museum region with music from the '80s. This evening I had the pleasure of being there.
Mirco at the deck
Now I am eagerly awaiting the day that my sweet husband Tomais will inform me that he also wishes to start DJ-ing.

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