Monday, 22 December 2008


Twas the night before Christmas…when all through Tribe
Not a Native was stirring; they were out to imbibe.
Their stockings were hung with the greatest of care,
In hopes that St. Linden would soon be there.

Each one of the natives sat snug in their beds,
With prim hair and pixels adorning their heads.
With Drift and I waiting for the night to fall
Hoping against hope that St. Linden would call.

When suddenly appeared a jolly old soul
Made of textures and prims and looking quite bold.
He leaned down to whisper of truths never told
Of wishes unspoken and dreams to behold.

The moon shone bright as he drew us both near
To murmur to us what would soon be clear
This little old man was sent for a reason…
To give us a gift for this holiday season.

Tis not what you get for the week or the day
Tis not what you give, as a way to repay
It’s the love that you share with all around you
It’s the kindness you show and the deeds you do.


To everyone of you fabulous peeps,
We love and appreciate all of you heaps.
We’re happy we have the best of the best
Fantastic residents who top all the rest!

So, for all of you natives…both near and far
We wish for you wishes upon a star!
May your Christmas be merry and joyful too.
Good tidings and happiness…from the Tribe Crew!

Monday, 15 December 2008

TRIBE CHRISTMAS PARTY 2008!!!!!!!!







































It's the MOST wonderful time of the year.....yes..folks...just IMAGINE me singing! The party left us with with joy in our heart, a bad beard rash ( Drift's Santa beard was fake....I know it LOOKED authentic), and a bad case of heartburn.... I was guzzling the eggnog! We can't tell you how THRILLED we were to see you there...and hope that you had a BLAST! For those of you who couldn't make it....you were MISSED! Some of the highlights of the evening were the very soulful Maximillion Kleene, who played some super smashing great hits...one of which was "Angels" By Robbie Williams. After singing....you KNOW you were.... and boogeying to the tunes, we did something never attempted before by TRIBE ISLANDS!!!!DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!! We had the TRIBE BIG BOUNCE! Ummm...for those who are thinking....BIG BOUNCE???? HUH???? I know what you're thinking....we all bounced on a bed....right? Well, not quite...so....close your eyes .... you can open them in a sec...and imagine more than 60 people bouncing about on hoppers, out in the yard...over to the church and then ..for a giggle....some of you peeps (readjusts halo) TP'd right over to a sex place. Imagine the delight and surprise of the people at the sex place! Why....they had never seen such big bouncy balls in all of their lives!!!!! Anyhoo....back to the party! After all that excitement, we had the pleasure of having the funkmeister himself, Dexter Ihnen, play for all of us. Dexter thrilled us all with his rendition of " Very Superstitious" and of course, the fabulous Dexcelerators delighted us as they danced and grooved to the tunage. The evening was truly a delight for us and we DO want to thank each and everyone of our FABULOUS TRIBE NATIVES! We TRULY do have the best bunch of residents around!!!!!! Wishing all of you a VERY Merry and happy Christmas!!!! Much love...from all of us at Tribe!!!!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Tribe Islands Video Update & Linger


Hi Everyone, you are probably aware that we were in the process of producing a Tribe Islands video and had done a fair amount of shooting for it. Unfortunately the person that was doing the video is no longer able to.

However we are in the process of commissioning someone to produce the Islands video and will have news of this within the next few days. So watch this space!!

In the meantime I have been diving into Imovie myself to have a play and I have cobbled together my first Machinima!! I thought I would share it with you guys....I adore the song.........stick with it.....it does get better as it plays. It is my first attempt but I would love to hear your comments....but be GENTLE!!!!!

Anyway here is the link.....enjoy.....LINGER

Friday, 5 December 2008

THE BIG BOUNCE IS HERE!!!!!!!!!


OK IT IS MAD - BUT IT IS TIME!!!!!
Today we attempt to set an SL World Record for the most people bouncing simultaneously on one SIM!!!!!!
Here is the running order and details.

Max Kleene Will be Playing From 3-4pm slt (This Guys is a TRIBE Fave!!)

At 4pm slt approx, the stream will switch over to our very own Driftwood Miles and his attempt at DJing!!
Drift will also give instructions on the BIG BOUNCE!

At the same time  Alexxa Despres (nee Clause) will start giving out the Christmas Gifts to all the WELL BEHAVED children amongst you!!!.
Only 200 of these special edition balls are being given out!!!
They are specific to our RECORD ATTEMPT!!
rrp $L200 at shops after today  ;)

At 4:30 approx  Everyone is to hop aboard their balls ( no smutty comments please) and bounce around the grounds of the manor as mad as you like...don't forget the "super bounce" .   Our aim is 80 BOUNCERS!!! 
Smile For The Cameras!!!!

After the MADNESS the Awesome 
Dexter Ihnen will wow us from 5-6pm slt

So

Photos and Film will be taken of the event!!!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

!!!!!THE TRIBE ISLANDS CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!!! 5th December 2008





Event Starts @ 3pm SLT

Location Breeze Cape (@ The Tribe Manor)

Order Of Dress

PAAAHHRRRRTYYY WEAR!!!!

Running Order

3pm Max Kleene

4pm DJ Drift (Stop Laughing!!)

4pm-5pm World Record Attempt

5pm Dexter Ihnen

6pm until you drop Dancing and Music


HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!!
the record attempt is to have as many people bouncing on their bouncers as the sim
can take at one time. We are hoping for a Linden to join us to verify our WORLD RECORD!!!

.
the small print.....Tribe cannot accept liability for damaged clothing knees or ego if you happen to fall off of your bouncer....we accept no liability for illnesses arising from people eating, sniffing, licking, ****ing or falling in love with their bouncers. Unwanted pregnancies that are due to intimate activities with a bouncer are your own responsibility...we may be able to supply land and little cottage at cost for your burgeoning family please refer your request to Alexxa Despres. Remember what goes up invariably comes down, in the event they don't contact LL not us!!!! Have a nice day!!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Time to....

go for that 'eat-way-too-much-I-can-hardly move' feeling this Thanksgiving! For our USA residents, we hope all of you have a bird that isn't dry ( hmmm...here's wishing that for the Aussies and Brits too....hee hee) , stuffing that is moist and tasty ( wow...never realized how universal these wishes were!) , and for a day of laughter, warmth and gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving!!! For a bit of fun, Take a peek here!! GOBBLE! GOBBLE!

Hugs and kisses.....From All at Tribe!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 24 November 2008

DJ's I WANT YOU!!!


You are needed!!


Come DJ at the popular Island of RL Band SPACE JUNKY!Now seeking DJ's for various shifts, days and specialty sets.Come visit the island and the Galaxy Dome, have a look around.DJ's contact LadyRed Sautereau, Galaxy Dome Manager if you are interested.You need to have access to your own stream.All types of music entertained with the exception of 80's sets
CONTACT LADYRED SAUTEREAUGalaxy Dome Manager
SpaceJunky Island the island playground owned by the RL Australian band SpaceJunky.http://www.spacejunky.com/http://www.spacejunkyinsl.blogspot.com/
Come visit the island and see their state of the art Amphitheatre,Buy Cds and SJ merchandise, or kick back at Mission Control with friends at their HQs. Shop the Plaza with great designers such as Bare Rose, Solanges, BDD Designs to name a few, or buy some great art at DeWitt Gallery, Hex. or Artist3D. Also visit Izzy Cole Photography and see pics of the band from shows or have your own taken!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Roll Of Honour- The Add To Picks Winners!!!

click the image above to tp to Tribe Wear and Enter (Instructions @ Site)

OUR FIRST!!!!!!

ADD TO PICKS DRAW!!!

Prize Money Paid Out Thus Far $L1000
The names below are the winners on our weekly "ADD TO PICKS" Draws

Week Commencing 17th November 2008

Dorientje Woller
Angela Eldridge
Deniz Serpente
Toy Bimbogami

Week Commencing 24th November 2008

Monkeyman Marama
Spring Zessinthal
Nina2007 Beck
Serenity Craven

Week Commencing 1st December 2008

Storm Swansong
Katlyn Easerwood
Serenity Craven
Malchar McCullough

Week Commencing 9th December 2008

Ayla Swashbuckler
Electra Stryker
Papaa Dawg
Johnny Sabetha

Week Commencing 15th December 2008

Ariannie Andretti
Ricky Wittels
Loppy Zanzibar
Sasha Bouscario

Week Commencing 22nd December 2008

Kharzim Bahshir
Samnsara Dean
Kittyeyes Vyper
Stefan67 Streeter


Week Commencing 29th December 2008

Kendra Rascon
Majo Windlow
Elisabet Constantine

Goticacom Klaar


Week Commencing 5th January 2009

Pirate Ah
Bluebells Mayo
Nero Rodas
Cachivelez Potez

Week Commencing 12th January 2009

Izit Darkstone
MJose85 Avril
Biffette Gothly
Deniz Serpente

Week Commencing 19th January 2009

Charming Serevi
Blackgurl Enyo
Degree Ghost
Blondy Calamity

Week Commencing 26th January 2009

Rae Maven
Reddy Sweetwater
Ariannie Andretti
Rosalie Tungsten

Week Commencing 2nd February 2009

Bela Skytower
Blondy Clamity
Cassiie Adamski
Wakie Petrovic


Week Commencing 9th February 2009

Prue Core
Davey Burner
Soryn Alchemi
Badazz Inglewood

Week Commencing 16th February 2009

Rose Farquart
Benandante Tapia
Cullen Zuta
Cocolino2 Coba

Week Commencing 23rd February 2009

Lieke Enzo
Janneke Suserman
Warder Revestel
Samy Abbot


Week Commencing 2nd March 2009

Minatina Charmann
Kruze Parx
Therodie Core
Buda Barak

Week Commencing 9th March 2009

Heaven Jonstone
Loppy Zanzibar
Stephanie Honi
Liv Lowey

Week Commencing 16th March 2009

Kali Aichi
ISIS plutonian
Amstia Khandr
Kyasia Sahara

Week Commencing 23rd March 2009

neotr constantine
xrodia bravin
wbush denja
kali aichi

Week Commencing 30th March 2009

becca texan
DrBottle Carfield
Carlitos Writer
Mirelaryssa Delvalle


Week Commencing 6th April 2009

orson spore
Anrana Metaluna
My Exonar
Liv Lowey


Week Commencing 13th April 2009

Astral Luminos
Anrana Metaluna
Jack Dirval
Floortje Maertens

Week Commencing 20th April 2009

Angela Pinelli
Kaitlynn Caproni
Dand Inkpen
Teresa Dollinger

Week Commencing 27th April 2009

King Xigalia
Mark1 Foxtrot
Dakota Lubitsch
Markvini Bing

Week Commencing May 4th 2009

Poppy Coba
Baynot Cyberschreiber
Phoenix Slingshot
Donnie Texan
Week Commencing May 11th 2009

julis Benoir
Nana Aljon
Tracey Bloxome
Demone Darkstone

Week Commencing May 19th 2009

Accessaryman Renierd
Riemmeth Aldrin
Stefy Elcano
Bebe Begonia

Week Commencing May 25th 2009

Angelstar3 Stonewall
Rotting Neox
Pruella Burleigh
Kiera Okelli

Week Commencing June 1 2009
AnGels Usher
Cherri Jonson
Bud Bliss
Tiela Matova
Week Commencing June 6 2009
Blu Jupiter
Kramer Snookums
Miguel Tierbel
Alexander1982 Underwood
Week Commencing June 15 2009
Mama Sugar
Rai Blaylock
Pruella Burleigh
Buffy Spyker
Week Commencing June 22 2009
Queen Swashbuckler
Mercedes Avon
Skyy Quartz
Galia Caldwell
Week Commencing June 29,2009
Shorty Mavinelli
Magnis Wakowski
WildLord Denimore
Smockey Clowes
Weel Commencing July 6,2009
Mason Oskar
KP Spargel
Yari Avon
Eld Rider
Week Commencing July 13,2009
Griffin Lyle
Nay Westland
Brute Bigbear
erwan Skytower
Week commencing July 20,2009
Aja Direwytch
Erika Enimo
Anniezza Cobert
Rai Blaylock
Week Commencing July 27, 2009
Arianna Portilo
Stira Sleydon
Sierra Neximus
Max Dotterkelch
Week Commencing August 3, 2009
Kittyn Panthar
Dana Riiser
Kimmy Serdyuk
TortugaTom Macbain
Week Commencing August 10, 2009
Burke Wilkinson
Andre Brandes
Arun Botha
Rossan Caproni

Week Commencing August 17, 2009
Davi Colman
aa choche
Celeste Octavia
Nolan Bock

Week Commencing August 24, 2009
Achille Daviau
Ace Berger
Campbell Asbrink
Harker Gabe


Week Commencing August 31, 2009
Alexey Hancroft
Carson Boucher
Adama Dalglish
Shan Rennahan

Week Commencing August 31, 2009
Trista Auer
Vella Babii
Yuya Straddling
Saru Thorner

Week Commencing September 7, 2009
Tomsena Rae
Anne Tuttle
Karu Bookmite
Darscious Zeluco


Week Commencing September 14, 2009
Cowboy Nikolaidis
Moxing Mox
Jummy Gasser
Roscat Magic

Week Commencing September 21, 2009
Brion Docherty
Brin Vollmar
Tenk Flux
Airia Imako

Week Commencing September 21, 2009
Alfred Noe
Marsi Mint
Jeff Warden
Alicia Harb
Olddrtybastard Dogghouse


Week Commencing September 28, 2009
Olddrtybastard Dogghouse
Mars Wheeler
Tammy Arbenlow
crazycley Wheland


Week Commencing October 5, 2009
Kaylan Cusack
Danielde Karu
Tinkerbell Naidoo
Dean Pinelli

Week Commencing October 12, 2009
Joge Crescendo
Raymond Zsun
Zoey Xue
Kaell Bedrosian


Week Commencing October 19, 2009
Stacia Sweetwater
Brickslinger Foxdale
Jahamason Wasp
Goldhawk Xiaglia

Week Commencing October 26, 2009
Ginzu Inshan
Turbo Todd
Galley Bellic
Tinsley Broome

Week Commencing November 1,2009
Ceri Bronet
Carm Zadark
Writer Bloch
Foxxy Hynes

Week Commencing November 8,2009
Clarity Kidd
Lvala Graves
Lavalover Irata
Lover Carter

Week Commencing November 15,2009
Greet Flossberg
Comet Morigi
Sideways Medier
Infinity Brando

Week Commencing November 22,2009

Lister McMillan
Luca Endrizzi
Mari Teardrop
Hansi Kienzle

Week Commencing November 29,2009

Slick Bolissima
Zach Amat
Cioc Taback
Tony Wurzel























How To Enter
Simple: TP to this location "Tribe Islands"
Left Click on The Competition Board (To Enter)
Add the location to your Picks (Instructions next to competition board)
Make sure your profile is set to "show in search"

Up to 4 Draws are made weekly
Winners are paid and notified by Tribe Staff
Winners must collect prize within 2 weeks of notification
or forfeit complete prize.

If you have any questions or need assistance contact Alexxa Despres inworld
GOOD LUCK!!!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

FEELING OS-TRACISED!!!!? (I know!!!!!)


Recently all over the world there has been the feverish sound of hundreds of people hammering away on their keyboards. The force used in the said task has been comparable to that employed in the damp dark rooms deep inside the Tower Of London during the reign of QE1. On these occasions, subjects of the Queen sought to facilitate the divulgence of information from other subjects. A kind of latter day brain storm!

In this case however, the cause of such keyboard abuse has not been dissimilar. Basically the overwhelming desire of so many people has been to express their delight at the recent Linden Labs Open Space Sim announcement!! And probably, more importantly, a cry out for information that, hopefully, will lead to clarification. Ergo WTF is going on!!!?? Pages and pages of rant, conspiracy, considered opinion, dribbling and the odd (very odd) mispost about the purchase for $L0.20 a share stock in a Chicken Wholesaler, have bulked up the SL Forums. It has been a truly remarkable outpouring.

However, it would seem that the effort has been for naught as aside from adding a spoonful of sugar to a rather expensive and foul tasting tincture (thanks Marypoppins Linden), there has been little re-positioning or indeed information from the Lab. Maybe it’s time to crack the thumbscrews out of the museum. In the absence of anything substantive from the lab, the OS situation and particularly the way in which we the customers can effectively act and or plan remains shrouded in pixelated fog.

“ Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized,
processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.”
William Pollard

On a lighter note I did have a rather large laugh to myself when I saw the following Open Space Sim all crisply wrapped for abandonment with a lovely gift tag message which was, in balance fairly clear!!

Adding extra validity of the saying “a picture paints a thousand words”
Chinese proverb

I wonder how many of those thousand are in the vernacular



Thursday, 13 November 2008

Tribe Store - Picks Competition


We are just about to start running a “Profile Picks” Promotion for the Tribe Store!!

We thought we would give our residents the heads up first!!!! The idea is to give the store more exposure and help it in the search listings. We hope you will take part.

Basically a name will be drawn at random intervals from the entrants and the winner will receive a cash prize (Up to $L1000).

To Enter simply TP (Link Is Below-or Ask Alexxa or Drift for a TP) to the store and click on the Blue Entry Board….then add the store to your picks (instructions are there) and Voila !! If your name is drawn and you have us in your picks you will win. There will be at least one draw per week and a maximum of four draws per week.

So, it’s easy to enter and you get the chance to win up to four times every week!!!

Winners will be im’d of their win and their names posted on the Blog unless they request anonymity.

Please Allow 24 hours for your pick to appear in search!!

If you need any help or you have any questions, just yell!!

Thank You and Good Luck!!!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Congratulations From All @ Tribe Wil & Kimmy




Two of our very own, Kimmy Jigsaw and Wilfrid Decuir tied the knot today in an an awesome wedding ceremony. Very much a surfers wedding, board shorts being the order of the day!!

All our best wishes to the happy couple!!!!!!!! With LOVE!!!!

Good Vibrations

Saturday, 8 November 2008

www.myslplaces.com...........GUIDE TO THE BEST OF SL SIMS (A MUST FOR ANY SL TOURIST)


Hey all you jolly Tribers!

Let me introduce myself, I’m Nakeisha or Nake as most people call me. I am and have been an addicted Tribe member for a long time now and before I start my ramblings I would like to thank Alexxa and Drift for their beautiful islands, one of which I call home, and for giving me the opportunity to share with you one of my passions… Thanks, you guys rock!!

Like me have you ever faced that issue of where to go in Second Life? Have you wasted hours roaming SIMs for that perfect romantic spot or found yourself looking attractively grey unable to rez due to the enormous lag overload? Well join the club I’ve been there many times!

I am known to be an avid explorer and LM collector within my group of SL friends and soon found that I became a “where to go” resource. It became apparent that a guide was needed for people to find and experience the best without the tedium of trial and error. I sadly discovered the search option within SL lacking in several areas and was often disappointed in the results, being at the top of the list doesn’t necessarily indicate the best place. So the idea of www.MySLPlaces.com was born, a travel guide to Second Life places to help new and longtime avatars alike find those unique and enchanting locales. Here you will find reviews written by myself and other avatars like you describing in detail the amazing SL destinations we have found, loved and think are worth visiting. I would love to hear of special places any of you have found and want to share with the rest of us Second Lifers. So please feel free and don’t be shy to submit your own reviews here at :-

MYSLPLACES MY REVIEW

Thursday, 6 November 2008

TM Photo Magazine Launched!


One of the newest magazine to hit SL is being launched by one of Tribe's very own....Etan Matfield. Gracing the cover of the launch issue is none other than his lovely partner, Issy Telling! She is first model for the TM photo magazine where all clients will be featured if they become part of the TM Model Group. For those of you who are looking for your 15 minutes of fame, please contact Etan Matfield!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

OPEN SPACE SIM UPDATE



Well, at last we have clarification on the new pricing with reference to Open Space Sims. We also have the Introduction of the new “Homestead” Sim. The new sim is designed to cope with Light Residential or Light Commercial use, exactly as we have used OSS since day one.

I will try and simplify as best I can as to how it affects Tribe Residents. However if you need more details please follow the links below.

SL Blog
Knowledge Base

For Those That Just Want Some Light Entertainment

Firstly, all of Tribes Open Space Sims can now be classed as the new “Homestead” sim so in short that means type of use will not change. We will not be dropping the sims performance by leaving them as Open Space Sims.
There may be a script restriction and there will be an avatar restriction of 20 avatars per sim (at one go). But in truth having monitored open space sim use since we introduced them , this should, apart from one of our sims, not be an issue with “Homestead” sims. These changes will not be implemented until January 5th.
There is no need for anyone to do anything……all will be handled by Tribe and there will be no physical changes in your sims.

Open Space Sims will have their prims reduced to 750 and the performance will have “throttles” applied.

So to summarise, ALL Tribe Open Space Sims can now be classed as “Homestead” Sims and there is no change to prim allowance or land size. So if you lived on an open space sim yesterday you don’t today 


The Prices
On the “Homestead” Sims there will be a phased in increase per sim as follows.

January 5th 2009 there will be an increase of rent/tier of $20 per sim (Homestead)
July 2009 there will be an increase of rent/tier $30 per sim (Homestead)

The following applies to existing Residents.
As we promised, there will be NO increase at all for “Homestead” (OSS) residents until February 1st, even though Linden Labs increase their prices to us on January 5th.
Also the increase will not be fully passed down to our residents. The rise in February will be in line with Linden Labs increase. However Tribe will absorb 50% of the price increase. Therefore for a whole sim there will be an increase to the resident of $10, Tribe will absorb $10 also. Likewise if you own ½ an Island the price increase will be $5 and ¼ Island it will be $2.50.

As far as the July increase is concerned the same method as the January increase will apply. With Tribe again absorbing 50% of the rise.

As we have said before we will offer equivalent transfer to a full prim sim if any resident requires. The prices paid for the OSS land they bought will be honoured. However we need to have made those transfers before the 22nd of December. We cannot transfer after that date.

The increases do not effect those on Full Prim Sims.

As far as the original LL decision goes , Tribe was as outraged as many people were at the huge hike in costs proposed for January 5th. The reasons behind the hike are also hard to fathom. However, they have in many ways changed their approach and although it is really only a “sugaring” of the pill…..the phasing in of the increase makes for easier decision making.

Hopefully this makes things a little clearer. We thank you for being the fab people you are and hope that you can understand our position. We, at all times put our residents and the Tribe community first. If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask Alexxa or Myself or indeed leave a comment here…we will answer all comments related to this issue!!

Thanks All!!!

New President...New Hope!


Today we can look at the United States in a new way…bold new frontiers…barriers broken…and steps taken towards a different America. While the phrase ‘historic election’ has been used repeatedly, in my opinion, that phrase dilutes the ‘whole’ of it. It is estimated that 64% of Americans will have exercised their right to vote…weathering long lines, broken voting machines and sometimes even weathering…the weather! Moreover, for the first time ever, America has an African –American in the White House! America’s people have spoken : Change is what is needed to grow and improve for the better. Now is the time to make promises into realities and to come together as a nation and as a people. I am hopeful that as we look towards the horizon, we see a compassionate America, an America that reaches out to the World and works with other nations to benefit all nations, and an America that we can ALL be proud of.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

NEW CHARITY VENUE AT EMERALD CAYE!!!

Please keep your eyes peeled for the events that will take place on Emerald Caye at the new charity venue, 46664. All proceeds from the The 46664 Live Music Stages are donated to Nelson Mandela's HIV/AIDS charity, 46664.

DOUBLE-HEADER!!!!!!!!!

** Monday, November 3rd @ 1PM SLT - Ayden's sumptuous voice will make the hairs on your neck stand up ... and that's before he starts singing ;-) ... Lauded as one of the most gifted performers in SL, he covers everything from the Beatles and David Gray to Sesame Street (trust me on that one), performing these and originals with guitar and piano ... Delicious :-)
**Mon Nov 3rd @ 2pm SLT - XANDERNICHTING WRITER-------------------------------------------------------* A VERY SPECIAL 46664 PARTY !!! *An absolutely stunning electric violin player and composer ... catch a taste of him at: http://www.xandernichting.com/www.MySpace.com/XanderNichtingwww.youtube.com/watch?v=86od0esK_q4 (video) **

LINDEN LABS OPEN SPACE CHANGES


Hi Everyone,

You may or may not be aware
(those that have been on mars for the week :P ) that Linden Labs has made the monumental announcement that they intend to hike the cost of Open Space Sims by 66% effective of 1st January 2009.
This has caused a huge outrage with Second Life residents and as there are around 13000 Open Space Sims out there that means that pretty much everyone is affected in some way shape or form.
This has already led to the abandonment of Open Space Sims by Landowners and Residents alike. A lot have introduced the price rises already. Come January there will be a lot of Estate Failures due to the hikes. And there is likely to be a big shift away from Open Space Sims back onto full prim Islands.
So how does that affect Tribe and you our residents?

Firstly, we are going nowhere and assure you that our residents are our first priority.

Secondly, if the price increase is in fact confirmed for January , Tribe will only introduce a partial price increase on Open Space Sims and absorb the balance internally. There will be no price changes before January . However please note the increase is NOT yet confirmed and Tribe are fighting the cause against the increase as vigorously as possible!

Thirdly, there will be No price changes on full prim Islands.

If the price increase is implemented , for those that want to relocate we will offer any Tribe Open Space resident relocation to an equivalent Full sim parcel and we will honour any ownership claims of that resident at no extra cost.

Finally, although this is a bombshell from our Lord and Masters at Linden Labs there is still much hope that, if they don’t reverse the decision completely they at least could soften the blow. So nothing is set in stone as of now!

Your interests are foremost in our minds and we will do all that we can to ensure minimum disruption. Please feel free to put your thoughts and comments on this issue we will reply to all comments.

Links:
http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/10/27/openspace-pricing-and-policy-changes/

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081031.WBmingram20081031155429/WBStory/WBmingram

http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/10/29/update-regarding-the-openspaces-announcement/

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Well Done ALEXXA!!!!!!! Well Done Tribe!!!!!


Over the weekend just passed Alexxa completed a 60 mile walk (20 miles per day) in aid of Breast Cancer. The walk started in torrential rain on Friday and finished pretty much the same. The walkers were spared the need to pitch their tents in horizontal rain and were given accomodation in a long abandoned office complex. Having managed to survive a night which contained some frightening noises of which Alexxa can only assume was peoples sleep noises and no more than a chipped nail (oh my god, so precious)it was off into the beautiful Sunshine for Saturdays 20 miles. Night two was tented, and having enlisted the help of two maths professors and a team of buff labourers they managed to pitch said tent only two hours after unpacking it! Having been Hushed up last year by nearby tent occupants and Der Gestapo because of childish raucous behavior AFTER lights out! Alexxa and her tent buddy (not sure who that was) were better behaved and managed not to scramble into the local downtown area on a beer and bloke binge. By all accounts snoring from the tent was kept at acceptable levels.
The last day started similarly to Saturday weather wise and although there was a long slog to the lunch break...Alexxa and this remarkable group of people made it safely to the end!!
We are all VERY proud of Alexxa and hope you are to....especially when I tell you that she was unable to train for this until almost 4 days before the walk because of a damaged Achilles, and only made it through the walk with copious amounts of teeth gritting and pain killers!!! Well done Alexxa!!!
A HUGE thank you also has to go out to all of our Tribe Residents who supported this endeavour!! In all, Tribe Islands donated $200 (real dollars) to this worthy cause...YOU GUYS ARE FANTASTIC...SO THANK YOU FROM ALEXXA AND MYSELF!!

Monday, 6 October 2008

Is anyone OUT there?


Hi all you sexy Tribe Native peeps. Just a bit of insight into what I do when I am here in Second Life....besides the work thing,of course! So many of you ask me how I entertain myself during the day and well...let's face it..part of night, so I thought I'd share with you one of my VERY favorite pastimes! Take a look ( click HERE ) and crank up the volume. Hope you enjoy this as much as I always do!!!! Let me know what you think!!!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Credit Crunch - Stick or Bust


With the US financial house of cards close to collapse and the likelihood of the aftershocks dragging exchanges from Tokyo to Paris tumbling after it , is the Bush Bail Out the best hope for salvation? More importantly however what does the general public think should happen?
Should Tax Payers worldwide be forced to pay for the excesses of the gorging Humpty Dumpty like Banks or should they be left to their great fall even though it may mean long term hardship for Tax Payers.
It is an emotive subject and generates agitated debate from all quarters……But what do you think? Please vote in the Poll on the right and we would love to hear your comments and thoughts.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

BEACH PARTY!!!!!!!!!



Come shake your cute little bums to some awesome tunes on Tribe’s newest tropical island!!!!!! The incredible Max Kleene will be playing…..this guy ROCKS! Good music, great times…..and gorgeous sexy people (that’s YOU of course!!!!) Beachwear is the attire of choice as this is YOUR chance for your 15 minutes of fame! (Psssssssssst…….we will be filming the fun as part of our TRIBE video!!!!! ) WHEN??? Saturday, October 4th at 3 p.m. SL time! WHAT??? Dancing, prizes and tons of FUN! More details and landmark to follow…so keep a lookout!!!!

Hope to see ALL of you there!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Take a peek.....

at this cool new machinima!!!!! One of our waaaaaaaaaay cool residents made it!!! Hope you enjoy! I hear there's more to follow!!!!!

Photo Contest !!!!!!!

Hey all you fashion friends, nobody admires you? Then its time you take part of our Splendeurs contest on Flickr!

Join the Splendeurs group@Flickr and paste your best pics with Splendeurs clothes or tattoes there. The best pic is winning an award of 200 L$. The contest ends at 30th of Sept 2008.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

The Punny Things in Life....

It is said that the ability to make and understand PUNS is the highest level of language development. Here are the top 10 winners in the International Pun Contest.

1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The Stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.

2. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says, 'Dam!'

3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly, it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too.

4. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says, 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

6. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. But why they asked, as they moved off. 'Because,' he said, 'I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.'

7. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named Ahmal. The other goes to a family in Spain they name him Juan. Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, 'They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal.'

8. A group of friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to 'persuade' them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

9. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also atevery little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him (Oh, man, this is SO BAD,
it's good) a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

10. And, finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.


Which is YOUR favorite?? I'll show you mine if you show me yours! :-)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

To maintain a healthy level of Sanity....

I highly recommend the following:


* At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

*Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice !

* Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

*Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

* In the memo field of all your checks, write 'For Marijuana'

* Finish all your sentences with 'In Accordance With The Prophecy.'

*Skip down the hall rather than walk and see how many looks you get!

* Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat. Maintain a serious face!

* Specify that your drive-through order is 'To Go.'

*Sing along at the opera.

* Put mosquito netting around your work area and play tropical sounds all day.

* Five days in advance, tell your friends you can't attend their party because you have a headache.

* When the money comes out of the ATM, scream 'I Won! I Won!'

*When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

* Tell your children over dinner, due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.

* And the final way to keep a healthy level of insanity: Show This To Someone To Make Them Smile.

It's called: THERAPY

Monday, 25 August 2008

Corona Villas First Annual Art Walk 2008

Corona Villas will be hosting an upcoming Art Walk. We are seeking the best SL Artists and Photographers to partcipate in the 3 day show to exhibit your work on our sim. You are welcome to sell your work there. Really, all you have to do is set up, take down and invite your friends. The fun and festivities will happen around it. (This will not conflict with Burning Life). If you are interested please submit to me approximately 3-5 examples of your work for the selection committee. Please IM LadyRed Sautereau , Corona Villas Manager , with any questions!

Friday, 22 August 2008

Blog Posting Competition Winners!!!

Thank you to ALL that entered and posted on the blog we hope you found it of some interest!
We can now announce the two winners who were drawn out of the hat a few minutes ago.........................................

the 2000L Prize for a non-resident post winner is

JuliAnne Rau

the 5000L Prize for a resident post winner is

Marianna Monentes

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OF YOU!!

Please contact Alexxa Despres to claim your prize.

keep an eye on the blog for more competitions up and coming.

Splendeurs Girls & Boys Clothes on Emerald Caye!

Fashion people and surfers got a new place to be!!!Splendeurs Girls & Boys clothes main store is now located on beautiful Emerald Caye. Damien Kleinfeld and 3nity Beresford offer you stylish clothes and cool surfwear male and female, shorts, pants, jeans and shirts to reasonable prices. We got tattoos, surfboards, beach towels and much more stuff. And if the weather is hot: we got a pool right beside the shop. You will find Splendeurs stores at Oahu beach, ZoHa island, hoshiko beach and Surf City. Don't miss your free gift!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Things that make you go.....Hmmmmmmmm!!!!

Okay....last chance for you to post a 'comment' before the contest ends tomorrow! I am making this sooooooo easy for you. All you have to do is find something that makes YOU go ....hmmmmmm! Not......mmmmmmmm.....but....hmmmmmmm!!!! ;-) Just some food for thought....an appetizer if you will :

*Why is bra singular and panties plural?

*What's another word for thesaurus?

*If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

*If you believe in telekenesis, raise my hands.

*Perspective is in the eye of the beholder.

*There's no such thing as nonexistance.

* If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?

*John Lennon's first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles. ( Do you think..."All You Need is Pickles" could have been a number one hit?)

*The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched." ( Unless you're from the South....in which case I have heard it stretched to 3 syllables!) DISCLAIMER: The rest of you Southern girls KNOW what I mean!

*A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. ( And NO....I did NOT count....but think about it....SOMEONE did!)

Okay...hope I have whet your appetite! Please share any and all other things that make YOU go...........HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Exercise in Second Life!


Okay…so I just read an article about a study that the University of Houston is conducting in real life on Second Life. Do have a look at the article…I encourage it! To summarize….they are doing a study to encourage real life (RL) people to develop healthier eating habits and healthier exercise habits. How, you might ask? The avatars will participate in SL by choosing fruits and veggies (versus that terribly fattening pixel doughnut) and…better yet, the avatars will be exercising on SL treadmills. I calculated that if you exercise on a SL treadmill, it will burn approximately 9 calories per hour. Upon further calculation, typing for an hour will burn approximately 32 calories. Cyber-sex …well…the statisticians are still trying to figure that one out!!! (I suspect they are having WAY too much fun with their research to EVER give us an answer! ) You might be wondering…. how are the researchers motivating these avatars to participate? The Texan research team will reward the avatar with lindens…for walking on a treadmill, riding a bike and for trying new ‘good for you’ foods. Oh…and as a bonus…the participants will also get the opportunity to compete as a team where they will earn points for their behavior. ( Sounds like ‘Big Brother’ meets ‘The Biggest Loser’ to me) . I have to say…I am a bit skeptical. How in the world...this world or any other world for that matter.... are the researchers EVER going to be able to get a TRUE reading on the results? I suppose they are counting on the people who participate to be 100% honest. ( Hmmmmm.. .that’s a whole other study in and of itself). I find it all very well-meaning but very misdirected. After all, let’s think this through. I am not an expert, but I am willing to bet ALL my lindens, that exercising in RL beats the pants off exercising in SL….well…as far as calorie burning goes any way!!! My real question in all of this is this: if I have 4 RL doughnuts and eat 7 servings of SL fruits and veggies plus ride my bike for 1 hour and spend another 30 minutes on the SL treadmill…and do that EVERY day for one week…will I truly lose weight….or just perspective? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this! Comment, barbs, insults….all welcome! Hugs and kisses….as always…Alexxa

Saturday, 9 August 2008

CLUB EMPATHY-GRAND RE-OPENING!!!!


Hey guys! Its finally that time, Empathy is Re-Opening and we are having a huge bash

Where - CLUB EMPATHY
with who? - Dreamsavers Dj team Producer Andy Moon vs Alicaj Aeon
When : Sunday, August 10th, 3:00 PM SLT

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Its going to rock, its a huge new place, new lighting, very cool effects so check it out!

Friday, 8 August 2008

Beijing & The Olympic Hope

Watching the spectacle that was the opening ceremony for the 29th Olympiad in Beijing China, I was filled with an uplifting feeling of joy and excitement. A smile as broad as a Cheshire cats spread across my face. Not just for the spectacle before me (although that canvas was indeed awe inspiring) but by the hope, the joy of the Olympic spirit. The sense, that here was a beacon for the good in humanity.

Memories of that Arrow lighting the Olympic Flame in Barcelona, Muhammed Ali in Atlanta the Sydney Harbour Bridge , Athens… all happy memories came flooding back.

In a more and more cynical world with tensions and tragedies filling our media in a constant stream. I am totally unashamed to say that I was happy to embrace the respite and feeling of hope that the Olympics offered for the two or so hours of the ceremony and I am more than happy to continue being proud of human achievement and endeavour for the next sixteen days and to enjoy the memories that will bring a smile to my face for many years to come. Yes, the Olympic Ideal has it’s flaws , commercial pressures , political agendas, doping within the sports. But is this not a force for good in our world? Are the Olympics evil? Do they destroy countries, cause wars, Famines? Spread Hiv/Aids? Religious sectarianism , fundamentalism? No, is the simple answer. So, I have to question the motivation of those who would want to boycott or who feel the need to hijack the Olympics as a platform to express their protestations at the evils in the world. By all means protest and protest loudly, but do it directly. Yes, I can understand that the Olympics give a wonderful platform for getting “the message across” but it hangs like a cloud over the one event that has the ability to lift those clouds that so fill our skies and bring nations together. To show us the possibilities, to educate our kids as to the beauty of human kind and its capacity to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

As for this Olympiad?? Grab it…hug it …hold it dear……it is by nurturing the good that it holds in it’s ideals that we can build a wonderful platform for good, for us, our kids and the future of our planet. It has GOT to be worth it!! It’s not perfect, like the UN but it is a beginning!!


Thursday, 7 August 2008

SEX..SEX..and MORE SEX in SECOND LIFE!

I have chewed on this subject for the past week and I have decided that while the subject is indeed tasty, I need to have a more varied flavor. THAT, my sweet readers, is where YOU come in! After watching the video on ‘The Morning Show’…the one with Kevin Alderman , aka Stroker Serpentine, I find myself being drawn to the part where his wife speaks about how she feels about her husband ( er…that would be Stroker) having a relationship with Fire ( his SL wife) and his obvious discomfort when he is asked, “Are you in love with Fire? ” The wife defends her position and claims she is a-okay with Stroker not only engaging in (and er…enjoying ..if you catch my drift) cybersex but she is okay with him being in love with his SL wife as well. If you feel like you have been dropped smack dab in the middle of “The Jerry Springer Show”…. join the club! So…this leads me to my question: Is cybersex “Much Ado About Nothing” or is it more like a real life “Romeo and Juliet? “

On the one hand (yes…go ahead…groan…obvious pun intended), I have heard some people’s opinions who think of cyber sex as nothing more than a bit of fun, a harmless flirtation, a duet of safe sex and excitement. On the other hand, I have been told by people that in their opinion, cybersex is a betrayal of trust, an infidelity, an obvious straying outside the boundaries of a committed relationship. I have read and heard different opinions about the matter…ranging from the contention that cybersex increases a person’s libido and as a result it is GREAT for the relationship. On the flip side of that…. some people opine that cybersex is not only a form of physical infidelity but worse still, it is emotional infidelity. There seems to be plenty of grey area, haze and a general fogginess on this whole issue. The fact of the matter is this: the lines HAVE become blurred .So I began to question and I wanted to see what YOU think! (POLL is right next to this post) Come closer....that’s it…just a bit closer….as you are about to get a peek into my brain! ( YIKES!!!! ) Here are some of my questions : For instance…if your significant other knows of your dalliance…is it okay? If you just talk in a sexually explicit manner but do not reach orgasm…is that ok? If you become attached emotionally…is that the benchmark to be used to label it as cheating? If your relationship with the person behind the avatar takes time away from your RL spouse or s/o….is that then cheating.? In this world of Super size meals, instant gratification, and feeling good about yourself…. do we want the best of BOTH worlds? Is online sex mere fantasy or very much a reality?

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Nelson Mandela Charity Supported in SL (46664)

There are few icons of humanitarianism and selflessness who, are as charismatic and well loved as Nelson Mandela. This simple, peaceful man whose deep convictions have transformed the political map of South Africa and given hope to countless numbers of the worlds poor and disadvantaged that a better world is possible.
There are few icons of humanitarianism and selflessness who, are as charismatic and well loved as Nelson Mandela. This simple, peaceful man whose deep convictions have transformed the political map of South Africa and given hope to countless numbers of the worlds poor and disadvantaged that a better world is possible.

Having just turned 90 this year and having “officially” retired from public life, who could deny him spending the last of his days enjoying the sunsets and walking the hills of his beloved South Africa? Well, a one Nelson Mandela for a start. Still he champions the plight of those less fortunate than himself and as vigorous as ever. One such charity 46664 (Mandelas prisoner number when he was incarcerated on Robben Island in 1964 and on which he spent 27 years of his life) has the aim of raising awareness of the worldwide epidemic of HIV/AIDS. To educate the younger generations in particular. By gaining global backing for the cause, the charity will also raise funds to directly assist the many HIV AIDS projects the charity support.

So it was to my absolute delight to be invited by a good friend of mine Francesca Cassini to take a look at her and Kaiya Manbi’s contribution to this very worthy cause in Second Life.

They have created a gorgeous and peaceful Island full of chill out areas and beautiful views. All very much in the style of the chillmeister himself Mr Nelson Mandela. The centre piece of the Island is one of Kaiya’s distinctly African builds, a house aptly named “Madiba” which translates to father. In the three floored house you will “feel” Africa in the textures and the exhibits. There are donated items for sale on all three floors , pictures, furniture and clothes. All proceeds go to 46664. At the entrance there is also a donation box.

So, I totally recommend you pay a visit to this very worthy project by Fran and a great team. Spend some time chilling and perhaps reflecting on your many blessings and perhaps even supporting the great man himself in a very important cause. Click Here To TP

Monday, 4 August 2008

How smart are YOU?

Hi all! Thought this might be fun for you!! Just click here....and it will take you to a short quiz. It will take you less than a minute to do! ( I'll show you my score if you show me yours!) LOL! Have fun!!!!

Saturday, 2 August 2008

TRIBE GOES WILD in SECOND LIFE

Tribe Residents Party-1st August 2008-South Caye

I don’t know about you guys…but I am dead on my feet!!!! Who says the life of an animal is easy? *grins* Just wanted to share some of the moments in pictures and to recap a few highlights! Big thanks to CQ Bravin for his awesome performance… laid back attitude and beautiful music. My personal fave was his version of Blackbird…and well…what could have been a more appropriate choice given the night’s theme ( Reaches into the recesses of my mind for another song title that is animal related…help me here,folks! ) After CQ played, we were lucky enough to have DJ Cliff on the scene…spinning some great 70,s, 80’s and 90’s tunes. Huge thank you goes out to Cliff....he was FAB! ( Shhhhh……don’t tell anyone that I requested the song “Hey Ya” by asking for ‘Shake it like a Polaroid picture” LOL!!!! ) While everyone was shaking their booty to “Footloose” and “ She’s a Maniac”, Drift called for a vote for the BEST creature avatar! IT was sooooo CLOSE! And the winners ( yes…so close we had multiple winners! ) were….

Second place (tie) : Ruri Rotaru and Rocksea Renegade
And…the grand prize winner was……

AelSeren Nightfire

Congrats to all of you…well-done!!!!!!!!

For those of you who left early, you missed out on one of the MOST popular guests of the evening. He wasn’t much of a conversationalist, he was handsome in kind of a dark way AND …well… best of all…he could last and last and last! *grins* Yes…for those of you who were there…you know who I am speaking of…. THE BULL!! We all took turns riding that bull to see who could stay on the longest ( er…some of us took more turns than others…but that’s a story for another day!). As the contest grew to a close …we had one LAST attempt by Rocksea ….to see if she could beat the high score of 124!! DING…DING…DING ….the clock runs out and the final winner ( a real nail –biter it was) …..*insert drum roll here* …… Wheels Ballyhoo! Wheels hinted that the secret to his success was whispering sweet soothing nothings into the bull’s left ear!

So… take a look through the PARTY PICTURES…see if you can guess who is who! Feel free to post your thoughts and comments…we LOVE those!!! As always…..Alexxa xxoo

Friday, 1 August 2008

Rocksea Art Gallery


Rocksea Renegade owns a sci-fi themed art gallery in the sky. It hosts all her RL artwork and even some of her SL Machinima work. There's even a Gift Store on the main floor should you wish to purchase Rocksea designed merchandise too. Visit http://www.roxi.co.uk/ for more on the gallery and to view the promo video!