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


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 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 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


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

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


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


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 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 for more on the gallery and to view the promo video!