Tuesday, 29 December 2009


As we hurtle inexorably toward the second decade of the 21st century a quick glance into the rear view mirror shows us that 2009 was very much a bitter sweet affair.

In January the world bore witness to the inauguration of the first US Black president and there was a real sense of optimism that Barack Obama would be a breath of fresh air after what many opined was a low point in US history under Bush.

There was much to do for the new president, with the world still in turmoil from the credit crunch. Collapsing stock values, huge unemployment and countries across the world suffering from seismic financial problems. Millions was replaced with Billions as debt and loss figures reached telephone number proportions. The phrases "too big to fail" and "quantitive easing" and "Madoffs Millions" became as prominent as fat cat bonuses. It seemed there was little humility shown by those that were to be bailed out as taxpayers bore the brunt of averting Global economic collapse. Some bonuses to be paid in the financial sectors of many countries at the end of THIS year could be some of the biggest ever paid. All this against a backdrop of a plummeting public opinion of financial institutions and rising unemployment.
In Science, stem cell research continued apace, with Chinese scientists suggesting that the female menopause can be delayed and British scientists suggesting that synthetic blood supplies can be "manufactured" all achieved through use of these cells.

The US crashed some serious hardware into the lunar surface, which garnished data that confirmed that there were "buckets" of water on the moon.

But dominant of all in the science arena was Climate Change. Heavy weight studies suggested that global warming was indeed happening faster than previously thought.
This raised the stakes for the climate summit in Copenhagen. Copenhagen was to be the point where at last global agreement as to how best to tackle climate Change and cast iron assurances as to implementation of carbon reduction were made. Well, they did manage to hash out some sort of deal at the eleventh hour and some of the biggest polluters were on board, but as of now none of the agreements are legally binding and until they are they remain impotent. But it is a start.
Twitter and Facebook provided the communication buzz of 2009 and Google continued its mission of global domination in pretty much everything with Chrome, Google Library, street view.
Bing was launched and Netbooks and the IPhone were the "must have" products of the year. Digital Books hit the mainstream with Kindle as Amazon continued its dominance in online retailing.

James Cameron's AVATAR was the most eagerly awaited Film title of the year with Slumdog Millionaire being arguably the film of the year. Other titles of note were Surrogate, The Wrestler. The Lemon of the year goes to the absurd disaster movie, 2012.

The homemade short "Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!) 2009" which has to date received nearly 5 million hits on YouTube was perhaps the suprise hit of the year with it's creator Fede Alvarez earning a $30 million Hollywood contract to produce a new Science Fiction movie. Not a bad return for a five minute $300 YouTube video.

Michael Jackson's death at a mere 50, probably drew more column inches than any other individual but it was a year in which we lost many that will be sorely missed.

Just a few of the public figures we said farewell to:

Patrick McGoohan, 80

Actor from 1960s show The Prisoner

Natasha Richardson, 45

Film and stage actress

Michael Jackson, 50

Self-styled "King of Pop"

Farrah Fawcett, 62

Charlie's Angels actress and 1970s sex symbol

Karl Malden, 97

Oscar-winning actor for A Streetcar Named Desire

Walter Kronkite, 92

News Anchor

Harry Patch, 111

Last British soldier to fight in First World War trenches

Sir Bobby Robson, 76

Footballer and England manager

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 78

Founder of the Special Olympics

Les Paul, 94

Songwriter, inventor and rock music pioneer

Edward Goldsmith, 80

Environmentalist and campaigner

Edward Kennedy, 77

Seven-term United States senator

Patrick Swayze, 57

Star of Dirty Dancing, Ghost and many other films

Stephen Gately, 33

Singer-songwriter in Irish boy band Boyzone

Jennifer Jones, 90

Oscar-winning actress and five-time Oscar nominee

Brittany Murphy, 32

American film actress and singer

David Carradine, 72

American film actor

Ricardo Montalban, 88

Hispanic actor

Kim Dae-jung, 85

South Korean President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Helen Suzman, 91

South African anti-apartheid activist

Mercedes Sosa, 74

Argentine folk singer, the "voice of Latin America"

2009 was the year of Swine Flu, the continued conflict in Afghanistan. It was also the year of Tiger Wood's fall from grace and Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize.

For most it was a year which was overshadowed by the Economic situation that the world had found itself in.

So as we leave the first decade of the 21st Century let us look hopefully toward a safer , more stable and equitable world in 2010 and beyond.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


I came across this video and it just made me smile. Either people are TRULY ingenious or they have too much time on their hands! You decide! Happy Holidays, everyone!!!

Friday, 18 December 2009


There is just something so magical about finding TRULY beautiful and creative places in Second Life. I was lucky enough to be introduced to such a place : Garden of Dreams. It's the perfect blend of beauty and majesty without being ostentatious or gaudy in its look and feel. Lots of places to just wander and explore, so DO take time to relax and soak up the atmosphere here.
Certainly a lovely place to take your honey for a bit of cuddling as they have these wonderful tree cages with lush comfy pillows and lots of cuddle poses. Holiday time can always be a bit hectic so I hope you take some time away...and dream a little dream!
Click HERE for the SLURL and ENJOY!!!!

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Now we are REALLY getting into the mood. "The Holidays are Comin'" coke advert has been seen on TV and Santas Elves have been polishing the famous sledge (JUST SAY IT AINT SO!!)! Well, so as not to be left out , we are having a pre Christmas Celebration of our own and HOPE that you will join us for some festive fun. Live and in person will be Mr Maximillion Kleene - a Tribe and Second life favourite. We will also have some fun competitions with prizes!! So grab your christmas Cheer and join us on Cougar!!!

Cougar Caye - Sunday 13th December 2009 @ 3pm

See you there!!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009


This particular location has long been known to produce superbly creative experiences and on this occasion they have once again excelled. Happymood demonstrates very well the creativity that is possible within Second life. The creators have certainly managed to create a compelling atmosphere, and this time, it's FESTIVE.
The moment you land, it is so easy to immerse yourself into the Christmas Atmos. Magical snow swirls and falls around you and slowly a winter wonderland will appear. Allow yourself a moment for everything to rezz, it will be well worth it. Once you get your bearings , you will see that there are three massive snow-globes that float in a star studded sky.
These globes I am quite sure will put you in a "happymood"(hey it's christmas). I will not go into too much detail about what is to be found here, suffice to say it is well worth the exploration. I hope you get as much delight from visiting Happymood as we did!

Monday, 30 November 2009


New to the TribeWear Store - PUNK DRESS
Nine different variations available - Sculpted Resizeable Parts - Stockings & Gloves Included!!


Click Here To Visit Store


We were having a discussion the other day about what was the "BEST EVER" Christmas Movie. It was quite a heated debate albeit good fun. In the end, nobody could agree. So we decided to settle on a TOP 10. I thought I would share this Top 10 with you and hopefully get your comments. Where I could, I have added the YOUTUBE video that gives you access to the full movie. Having said that, some, if any will not work or will not be available to you.


10: ELF - 2003

9: White Christmas - 1954

8: A Christmas Story - 1983

7: Santa clause - The Movie - 1985

6: It's A Wonderful Life - 1946

5: How The Grinch Stole Christmas - 2000

Link To Movie

4: Miracle On 34th Street - 1994

3: Jack Frost - 1998

2: Love Actually - 2003

1: Scrooge - 1970

Let us know your thoughts :)

Saturday, 28 November 2009


The Blog "Spice Monkee" has posted on the dramatic Sims that are "Rustica", LagNmoor and RUNE.
Normally I would wax lyrically about these Sims in our very on "Oh The Paces We Will Go" however the "Monkee" has done a great job, so rather than trying to improve on it, I am giving you the link to this excellent post!

Believe me when i tell you that these are some of the best sims in all of Second Life. Please Please let me hear what you think :)

Click HERE to find out more

NB: Picture shows Blu "helping" Alexxa!

Thursday, 26 November 2009


People in the USA are celebrating thanksgiving today, and will be indulging in making merry with family and friends. We all at Tribe wish those celebrating a wonderful time with their friends and family.

For those unsure what Thanksgiving is.....

Here is the Wiki entry for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. The Thanksgiving Day service is held annually at the Pieterskerk in Leiden. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.

The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621. The Plymouth celebration occurred early in the history of what would become one of the original thirteen colonies that became the United States. The celebration became an important part of the American myth by the 1800s. This Thanksgiving, modeled after celebrations that were commonplace in contemporary Europe, is generally regarded as America's first. Elementary school teacher Robyn Gioia has argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida.Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Second Life Christmas CD Now Available - 50 Fabulous Tracks By Your Favourite SL Artists.

Hi Everyone - We have just placed a vendor for this wonderful SL CD at the Tribe Store (Click Here To TP). 100% of each sales ($L500) proceeds go to Toys For Tots. The CD can be played in your parcel stream. The vendor is right next to where you land :).

Here is the Official Press Release...

Wunderland Records in cooperation with Hermes PPMM and the Live Entertainment Music Awards are pleased to announce the release of the first annual Second Life Christmas CD. A collection of Second Life Entertainers produced for your enjoyment and to serve as a fund raiser for Toys for Tots.
Toys for Tots began in 1947, when group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles, California collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. For over the 62 years the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program has distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made Toys for Tots the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas. Over its life span the Toys for Tots has supplemented local toy collections with more than 81.3 million toys valued at more than $487 million. It should be noted that 100% of all Lindens donated for this star studded CD will go to the charity. Sales reports are updated every 24 hours and can be viewed at http://xmas09.lema-awards.com/

You can either purchase the CD, get a vendor for your store or do both at - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Streams/27/194/22

Containing 50 artists the CD spans all genres and cultures. It is no secret that the entertainers of Second Life are mighty givers and when called upon for this collection of your favorite Christmas songs they delivered in championship form.

Your 500 Linden donation will deliver to you a Second Life CD that is unparalleled in quality and entertainment value. With nearly 4 hours of music the Second Life Christmas CD will not only tickle your ears it will also help a child smile on Christmas morning and from the perspective of the entertainers that submitted a track for this CD that is priceless. Along with the CD every donor will receive a Hermes MP3 player/radio (75 stations) a limited edition Jukebox and a "how to note card".

After rezzing the CD please copy the contents to your inventory, then PLEASE read the note card. Those needing support to get the music rolling can contact anyone at Wunderland Records or SLevolution. Please allow the entertainers to do what they do best and do not contact them for support.

If you are a venue owner, a store owner, an entertainer or your just someone that wants to help with this fund raising effort and you think you can make a difference contact me and I can provide you with a low prim single object vendor. Your support is wanted and needed.

In closing let me say, because it should be said, that during the 60 days of producing this CD all the entertainers were professional and easy to work and play with. Their level of talent never ceases to amaze me. I am very proud of their efforts and want to thank them for letting me be a small part of the Second Life music community.

Merry Christmas!!!


Pat Wunderland


The Fabulous 50

Rapture Damone - Chestnuts
KevinThomas - What Child is This
ChelseaMarie Noel - Oh Holy Night
Gregg Huet - Christmas Shoes
Winters Kanto - Ice Castles
mica Breen - Christmas in Dixie
Erin68 Frog & Satin Galli - Mary Did You Know
Pato Milo - Nature Boy
Dougie Moonites - Blue Christmas
Charndon Kass - Pretty Paper
Yip Jannings - Driving Home for Christmas
Maxx Sabretooth - Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas
Mich Rumpler - Please Come Home for Christmas
Gina Stella - My Greatest Gift
Pat Wunderland - The Night Before Christmas
Joaquin Gustav - So This is Christmas
ZDiva Sorbet - Christmas Stays the Same
Skylord Carnell - Grandma
Savannah Coronet - Silver Bells
Maximillion Kleen - Christmas In New York City
Vincent Merricks - Winter Wunderland
Billy Mikoyan - Away in a Manger
LoveSongs Writer - Es Navidad
Moondoggirl Moomintoog - Two Weeks of Christmas
iCandy Overland - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Tristyn Homewood - Under the Christmas Tree
Gina Gracemount - Silent Night
davecorbett Darwin - Why Christmas
DonFranko Dagostino - I'm Wrapped Up In Your Love
Gina Gracemount - Silent Night
Stummer Vultee - No Blues for Chrstmas
Bones Writer - Christmas
ZEN7MEN Mannonen - Jingle Bells
Tone Uriza - Back Door Santa
Gins Allen - Bring a Torch
Angee Seetan - Merry Christmas Darling
Damian Carbenell - When Cristmas Comes to Town
Loran Andertti - Christmas Morning
Elvera lerner - The Shepard's Farewell
Arora Chadbourne - Breath of Heaven
Kris Electricteeth - Christmas Day
Heath Elvehjem - Joy
Phil Senter - White Christmas
Anek Fuchs - Little Drummer Boy
StevenJaimz Hunniton - Wizards of Winter
Niles Compton - Baby Come Home for Christmas
Paulette Oldrich - The Man with the Bag
Heath Elvehjem - Joy
Kris Electricteeth - Christmas Day
Elvera Lerner - The Shepards Farwell

Director - Potlatch Foggarty

Scripting & Webmaster - Madpeter Zond

Hermes PPMM - Hippyjim Starbrook

Hermes PPMM - BadWolf Bracken

Art - Ann Wunderland

Hermes PPMM - ppmediadev Blinker

Packaging - Gilbered Grantly

Executive Producer - Pat Wunderland

Please Support This Wonderful Cause!!


WORLD BUILDER is a superb short film about a strange man who builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.
It is superbly creative and I really enjoyed it...I hope you do to :)


Friday, 20 November 2009

The Machinima of Lyric Lundquist

New World Notes post brought
this SL Machinimatographer and her edgy work to my attention. Her work is without doubt some of the most intriguing and absorbing machinima that I have come across. Describing herself as a machinima maker/transitory art lover/dreamer (SL Profile), a description that certainly shows in her accomplished work. Not for everyone I know, but check it out.

More of Lyrics work HERE

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Tribe Island Showcase

Today, I was doing my usual daily sim check
(checking lag and stuff) and I was struck by how awesome you guys make the Islands look. The Islands start as a blank canvas and the Natives make it come alive.

So Alexxa Despres and I thought we would show the world how fab your homes all look. So here is the first Showcase of the wonderful sights to be found on Tribe Islands. Don't worry if you're not here in this post...I WILL get to you....SNAP SNAP!!!

Enjoy!! (click on the image to enlarge)

Monday, 16 November 2009


It's nice to have friends but it's nicer to have friends that show you places that are cool and interesting to visit. I must give due credit to Blu Jupiter for finding this ever so lovely place! There seems to be something magical about winter wonderlands and especially for those of us who rarely if ever get to experience real ones. Winter at Never Never land is certainly no exception. If you want to just go and soak up the atmosphere you can relax by a cozy fire or if you're feeling a bit more adventurous, grab a pair of ice skaltes and take a spin around the pond. There 's even a sled if you are more into sharing the icy cold with someone . My personal favorite: a snowball maker!!! I have challenged both Drift and Blu to a snowball fight...we'll see which one of them has the NERVE!!!

For the romantic in you, grab your sweety and go for a whirl around the dance floor surrounded by glistening snow-covered trees and stars that twinkle in the night and then afterwards for a cuddle beside the fire. There a quaint little cabin with mistletoe JUST inside entrance where you can surprise someone special with a stolen kiss.

Hope you all enjoy Winter at Never Never Land...even the name promises something just a bit magical!!!
Click HERE for the SLURL!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Tribe Islands is in for a REAL treat this Halloween with the gorgeous Noma Falta singing the Blues, as no one else sings it quite like her! Come join the party at The Beach on Cougar Caye!!

When: Saturday, October 31st @ 2PM ( SLT)
Where: The Beach
Who : All of you, of course!

Best Costume Contest at 3PM with CASH PRIZE awarded for best costume for female and male !!! Music..dancing...fun...pumpkins... all for the 'ghouls' and guys!! Did I mention pumpkins? Grab your neighbor, your partner, your neighbor's partner and come on over for a Halloween Fest that ROCKS!

See you there!!
(Click HERE for Slurl)

Monday, 26 October 2009


I was out buying my annual Halloween candy today... and I always have such a hard time finding the PERFECT candies. After all, I want to be the most POPULAR candy giver in the neighborhood! It got me to thinking: how does everyone else around the world celebrate Halloween? It's HUGE here in the United States. I read a statistic that was staggering! Over 21 million dollars is spent on Halloween candy every year! Halloween is the holiday with the 3rd largest number of parties annually next to Christmas and New Year's Eve. So come on, enlighten me, how do YOU celebrate Halloween?

Sunday, 18 October 2009

I saw this video the other day for the first time and was amazed at how the numbers add up. To think, here we are in 2009 and there are still children going hungry. You do the Math and see how easy the solution REALLY is. Something to think about.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Philip Linden's BIG ADVENTURE!

The news rolled out late last night that Philip Linden is starting a new company!! Philip stated, " It's a big idea - something that actually depends on Second Life existing to get started, and that I have been thinking about almost as long as I've been thinking about Second Life. " So while we don't have the particulars, I am excited to see what this visionary has in store for us! He has a new island called 'P Squared' , which he sees as his extended space for his work place. Along with the new island comes an open invitation for anyone to visit. (CLICK HERE ) Keep your eyes on this spot and as we get the skinny on Philip Linden's new project, we will post it here!

They Jiggle!!!!! That is all!!!

Bewbies from Toxic Menges on Vimeo.

Jiggletastic ! by Ayumi from Ayumi Shinn on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


Phillip Rosedale gets around! Have a peek at this brief interview at a Journalism Summit in Washington to see where Second Life is headed...in the words of Philip Rosedale!! I always find it interesting to see the real people behind Second Life being interviewed not only for the questions asked but the nuances of his body language. I can't decide who looks more uncomfortable, the interviewer or the interviewee!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


Well, you know you have really made it as a sex symbol when you get to be on the cover of PLAYBOY magazine and none other than the infamous Marge Simpson has been chosen for this prestigious honor! PLAYBOY says they are looking to attract the 20-something crowd and I have to wonder, Marge Simpson??????? Nevertheless , she is as iconic as the IPOD Touch to 20- year olds but not half as user friendly. On second thought, it must be the blue hair that is the deal sealer!

Too Busy To Date My Avatar?

The latest send up of the "Date My Avatar" phenomena!

Monday, 12 October 2009


Just a wee bit of fun, see how far you can throw the paper plane.
My personal record IS 36.351m
Beat that if you can.Click HERE to go play

Sunday, 11 October 2009


"On Friday 9th October 2009, Yoko Ono was in Iceland (in the real world) for the annual lighting of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

Later the same evening, at 10.30pm (Reykjavik time), Yoko unveiled a new IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Second Life, an online virtual world."

Full Article Here

by Yoko Ono Lennon

All spirits of goodness of this magical land, of the planet, and of the universe,
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for witnessing our humble gathering
For the unveiling of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

They say, if all the people in China were to jump up and down at the same time,
The axis of the globe would shift.

Well, we are here together. Billions of us.
Standing at the dawn of a new age determined to shift the axis of the world to health,
Peace and joy by loving and caring for all lives on Earth.

Some of us are here physically, some are joining us in spirit.
Some of us are imprisoned, tortured, maimed and silenced, but they are also here today with us.
Some of us have passed away before being able to enjoy a new age of love and peace.

But we are all here today standing together with hope.

The light is the light of wisdom, healing and empowerment.

Even in the moments of confusion, fear and the darkness of your souls,
Hold the light in your hearts,
And you will know that you are not alone,
That we are all together in seeing the light of peace.

I thank the people of Second Life, for giving so much love to this tower from its inception.
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER was visualized with love, and realized by love.
It is a gift from John and Yoko and the people of Second Life to the world.
I know that John is with us, too, in this land of Nutopia,
happy that the light tower is finally a reality after 40 years.

Let’s make a wish as the light goes on.
Let’s send light to each other and say I love you!

i ii iii

John, we love you!

Yoko Ono Lennon
IMAGINE PEACE TOWER unveiling in Second Life
9 October 2009

The sim has some great displays of interest and includes a cloud chair guided tour. A tree allows you to leave a wish of your choice.

To Visit The Tower CLICK HERE

Seond Life & Social Networks

Last week Twitter was given the hefty valuation of $1billion and this before it has become profitable. The social networking site boasts a huge audience and although Twitter won't release official numbers, its website has over 30 million unique monthly users, plus more on its mobile and smart phone services.

The buzz is all about Social Networks, and for good reason? Social networks apart from providing huge numbers of eyeballs on webpages also sort people into groups of
common interests in hobbies, religion, politics, buying trends etc etc. This is a marketeers dream and is highly valued in dollar terms if it can be tapped.

Second Life, which incidently is in profit, needs to access this phenomenon and some form of integration into the SL client and/or website is called for.

With the Lab currently working on a new client and with the introduction of the new secondlife.com it must be hoped that Linden Labs have their sights firmly fixed on Social Networking Integration (SNI). If it is the case that LL are working hard along these lines then, if successful, a very bright future is in prospect for the Lab and Second Life.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The Places We Will Go!!!

When I first came into Second Life a friend suggested I go visit the "Lost Gardens of Apollo" to get a feel for the potential of SL.
Well I was not disappointed then and I was not disappointed again today when I popped over to remind myself of those early days of stubmbling around (I was sober).

The Lost Gardens are a delicious mix of Classical history and romantic bliss. Towers reach for the Gods and below imposing column walkways.

If I may suggest, a tour on foot is your best bet to really get the feel for the sim. Then a fly around to see the splendid views.

And if it is guys looking for brownie points....take your gal ;)

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Secret Second Life

A very interesting and thought provoking movie. Looking at the effect of Second Life on a Real Life relationship from one perspective.
The movie features real actors as well as avatars and it raises questions about fidelity and addiction in a virtual world, in this case Second Life.
What constitutes addiction, what constitutes infidelity?

Saturday, 3 October 2009


Mont-St Michel is a small rocky island about 1km from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River in Normandy.

The mount is best known for the medieval Benedictine Abbey and steepled church that occupies most of the 1 km diameter clump of rocks jutting out of the waters of the English Channel.

Now, it has been faithfully reproduced in Second Life by Moeka Kohime on the sims Edelweiss and Mont Saint Michel.

It is a stunning piece of work and well worth a visit. Having been to the Real version years ago, I can only say that the SL version brought many memories flooding back at every turn. The build has an "atmosphere" all of its own from the grand church atop the Mont to the shops in the narrow walkways.

So if you want a taste of Northern France and European History take a limo over to see a very impressive addition to Second Life.

Click Here to TP

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Date My Avatar SL Styleeee!! Very cool Youtube Vid!!

Dances in this are excellent!! :)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

ADULT CONTENT: What is it?

There seems to be a bit of confusion about ADULT CONTENT (AC) here in Second Life. Here at Tribe we have always adopted an 'live and let live' policy : To each their own and what you do in the privacy of your own home is exclusively YOUR business as long as it is within TOS and covenant, of course. Basically, as defined by the Knowledge Base on the SL website, AC means:

"The Adult designation applies to Second Life® Regions that host conduct or display content that is sexually explicit or intensely violent, or depicts illicit drug use. Any Region must be designated Adult and therefore require account verification, if it advertises or publicly promotes the following:
Representations of intensely violent acts, whether or not photo-realistic (for example, depicting death, torture, dismemberment or other severe bodily harm)
Photo-realistic nudity; photo-realistic means that an image either is or cannot be distinguished from a photograph
Expressly sexually themed content, spaces or activities (whether or not photo-realistic); we will broadly define what is "sexually themed" to include any sexually oriented activities and conduct. "

Now the above qualifiers apply to events , groups , regions and even classifieds. What the above qualifiers do NOT apply to is what you do in the privacy of your own home!! You do NOT need to be in an AC region to have a sex bed, have sexually explicit poseballs, or even to have marijuana plants on your property. The key to ALL of this is the following phrase: if it advertises or publicly promotes . The bottom line ( no pun intended) is that the ADULT CONTENT policy has brought NO changes to what you can and can not do at TRIBE ISLANDS. So...Just have you have always done from day one...relax, have fun and ENJOY!!!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Tribe Thriller Update

As you are all aware we filmed the Tribe Thriller last week and I was due to publish the resultant movie here and on youtube sometime between then and now. However on Tuesday my Mac for the second time decided to have a melt down. The hard drive begun to stick and after several attempts to resuccitate the damn thing I had to concede defeat. Now it is with a London based Apple specialist for a warranty repair. I am hoping upon hope that the data will be recovered, but according to them the recovery costs may be prohibitive if it is at all possible. So we may be staring defeat in the face on this one and we may have to shoot again!! Hopefully that will not be too much of a strain as the original shoot with Tribe and Noma fans was extremely good fun. Anyway I am due to get the prognosis on Monday 21st Sept and will post it here. If the worst case scenario is realised we will have to engineer a re-shoot!
Please accept my apologies for this , I have learned the very valuable lesson of Backing Up!!!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009


Put on your dancing shoes, get out your twinkle toes cause TRIBE is going to BEAT IT!

Beat what? We are going to attempt to set the record for having the MOST avatars dancing to THRILLER simoultaneously. When will this monumental event happen? Friday, the 11th of Septmeber following the Noma Falta concert. Noma performes at 3 PM SLT and we will attempt the SL World record beginning at 4 PM. Prizes will be awarded for various categories and a MACHINIMA will be made to record all the FUN!! We will provide the place (TBA) and the DANCE...you just bring your best 'ghoul' or guy and get your THRILLER on!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Unwritten Blue Mars

A lot of people are talking about Blue Mars and as this virtual world has just gone to Open Beta it is hardly surprising. There is talk that it is a Second Life killer and that it is THE virtual platform where real world commerce can find viability. Well, as it stands, it is neither. As you wander around this visually stunning world you quickly realise how sterile it all is. Yes the visuals are gorgeous and even the avatars are not bad (albeit with spooky stares) but when it comes to being able to actually do something you quickly realise that all that glitters is not gold.

However Avatar Reality, the company behind this project are keen to stress that this is a world for the developer and that it is their world to create and that Avatar Reality are purely there to facilitate. The question is how quickly are the dev's going to be able to make this world something that has more attraction than simply it's graphics.

Content creation relies on higher skill sets than are required in Second Life, with proficiency in, high end 3d Modelling and animation software like Maya, 3DSMax also knowledge of LUA is needed for those wishing to script. But given the massive amount of 3d content already out there (just check out renderosity.com and turbosquid.com) I am sure that there are Dev's who will see Blue Mars as a major opportunity.

For Blue Mars to be successful it will quickly have to add substance to the backdrop. I would thoroughly encourage people to visit www.bluemarsonline.com and download the client (when available, any day now)and have a wander, it is worth it for the scenery alone. Time will tell whether Blue Mars is able to fulfill it's true potential.

At the moment I see it as more of an acquired taste than something everyone wants to gorge on.

For More Info Visit:
Avatar Reality (Blue Mars Creators)
BlueMarsOnline (Blue Mars Official Site)
Metavercity (A Blue Mars Community Forum)

Monday, 31 August 2009

New Look secondlife.com

As was previewed at this years SLCC in San Francisco, Linden Lab have rolled out their new look website for all to gaze upon and wonder and ponder.
Certainly the change has caused a stir from people threatening to leave the platform entirely in protest at the greenyness of it all and to those wanting to partner the designers. The forums are full of comments , and as one would expect the spectrum of views is vast.
For me, I think it needed to be freshened up but it also needed to be better accesible to new users, thus encouraging browsers to grab the client download and jump into the world of Second Life. Well fresh it certainly is, but for the latter I am not so sure. It is too clunky for me and for sure needs tweeking. With all the fancy pop up menus, and picture links etc it has all become a bit too fussy. New users and me for that matter prefer simplicity.
Anyway what do you think....love or hate...or is there a THIRD way?

Friday, 28 August 2009

OHHHHH....the Places you GO!!!!

Sunday…Monday…Happy Days!!! Tuesday…Wednesday…Happy Days! Who remembers THAT theme song? If you are longing for a retro 'fix' and a taste of the fifties, when the air was clean and getting frisky meant kissing at the Drive-In, here’s a fun place for you to go to in Second Life.

From a roller rink to a highly detailed, vintage Diner car to the cool Drive-In move theater,there’s lots to see and do at DecoRetropia. Need s new leather jacket a la James Dean? DECORETROPIA has stores with vintage clothing and ooo laa laa.... a Burlesque Club! Seeing as I have never been to a REAL Drive in movie, I thought I would give the one at Decoretropia a whirl. They were showing vintage YouTube videos and from what I gather, they will be showing full length retro movies in the near future. (See what I did there…talking about the ‘future’ in blog post about a RETRO sim? ) I also took a spin around the roller rink, which was actually quite fun. They have skates for sale, starting at just 75 L$ and the skates are scripted to do tricks! So put on your poodle skirt,get your hair slicked back and go enjoy an evening out…in 50’s style! Click HERE for SLURL!!!

Sunday, 23 August 2009


Calling all Zombies, Werewolves, Creatures of the Night and Alexxa..........WE NEED YOUR HELP.

On the 11th September @ 4pm we will be attempting to set the record for the MOST avatars doing a simultaneous "thriller" dance. So Grab your scariest outfit, practice being the "undead" for a few hours each night and when you see a full moon in the sky and hear an unearthly howl in the distance, you WILL know. It is time to join the other undead of SL and congregate on Cougar Caye for the dance of the year!!!!!

The event will be straight after Noma Falta the AWESOME fabulous Queen Bee. Noma is a verstaile musician with a love of the blues. Noma's voice is in demand. She can be heard on many blues cd's singing backup and she has Two CD's she has cut with her band, The BackBeats.

Event Times:
Noma Falta Performs Live 3pm sl time

The "TRIBE THRILLER" 4pm sl time

The event will be filmed and a machinima produced, so make sure you have your best undead smile on. There will also be prizes for various categories. We will also be giving out limited edition "Tribe Thriller" T-Shirts for all participants ( I am modelling one in the pic).

Free Zombie Outfit can be found on X Street SL CLICK HERE
Slurl for Cougar Caye CLICK HERE

Let one of the Tribe Staff know if you will be attending so that you can have a space booked....this one could get busy!!!!!!

We will keep you up to date with any more news...STAY POSTED!!!