Issue #281 Monday, February 22, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #281 Monday, February 22, 2010

Shorah!
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NEWS:

CAVERN EVENTS THREAD IN OFF TOPIC MOUL FORUM
DMom2K Darwin – MOUL Forums
Cavern Events Thread

I created this thread in the Off Topic MOUL forum so people could put their events in sort of a ‘One Stop Events Shop’ since it is a lot easier than searching for threads and links throughout the forums and websites looking for what is going on. Guild of Messengers has their link in there too if you want to post in their events calendar as well.

My main focus with this newsletter will be the concurrent events that will occur in our ‘ages’ and in the Cavern. I want to make it clear that I am not in any sort of ‘competition’ with any other group providing news but am doing this simply to keep this community connected as we have been for these past two years. We moved out into the metaverses and it is obvious that we will be living in more than one now. It is time to expand outside of just the world we started from and grow in many directions. We have the ability to link to more than just the Cavern and its ages and to do it in many cases simultaneously while being in the Cavern. We took our culture with us and made an impact where we went in exile. Now we come back with new ideas, outlook and vision. Additionally we are bringing new people back to the Cavern with us.

I encourage you to put the link to the MOUL page in your profile ( http://mystonline.com/en/play/ ) so that people can see you are proud of where you came from and want others to see the beauty that is MOULagain.

WHITE ROSE RETURNS!

During Karaoke we were informed that White Rose is back home and will be logging in to SL as well as getting MOULagain download so she can resume her place at the top of the Great Stairs. We have missed you White Rose and are glad you are back with us!

CELEBRATION OF THE RETURN OF MO:UL – THE STORY OF MYST (IN WORDS AND MUSIC)
Jandai Writer

Friday night Marae Arizona told the story most of us know and love, of one family’s Journey in the wake of the fall of D’ni. Featured was music from Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelation, and, of course, Uru. It was a very moving experience to say the least and we asked Marae if she would bring this to the Cavern. She is willing to make this happen so I will keep you posted when I have more information as to when she can do it and the logistics are worked out.

RELAYERS REUNION

Lynnutte met with several of us in her Eder Kemo. Present were Lynnutte, Stranger, DMom2K, DeAnn, borg1985 and Shayara.

Relayers Reunion in Lynnute's Eder Kemo

MYST DANCERS PERFORM  AT LIGHT FANTASTIC’S SACRED DANCE MINIFEST

Beautiful performances by Starheart’s Angels, The Myst Dancers and Starheart’s Na’vi Dancers.

Uru Myst Dancers waiting to perform

Myst Dancers waiting to perform

Starheart’s Angels

Starheart's Angels

Starheart's Angels

Uru Myst Dancers

Myst Dancers Perform_005

Myst Dancers Perform_006

Myst Dancers Perform_007

Myst Dancers Perform_008

Starheart’s Na’vi Dancers

Starheart's Na'vi Dancers

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

rov (n.) person, rovtee (pl) = people, kamrov = who (“what person”)

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CAVERN EVENTS:

SATURDAY MEMORIAL AND WELCOME HOME
Guild of Healers – MOUL Forum

From the forum post:

“The Guild of Healers is sponsoring a Memorial and Welcome Home gathering at the Kahlo Pub. This is a casual gathering that will allow explorers to come together and remember those who have left us. It is also, in a way, a chance to welcome them home.”

I am sorry that this information was not provided to The Voice so it could be posted last week . I only found out about it myself at the last minute but was able to get in to see the end of the first session.

The city was crowded and it was difficult to get in. Many were sitting quietly by the memorial and others came up and knelt or bowed while paying their respects. I felt a tremendous sense of respect and togetherness as people came and went. We are a unique Community in that we can do things such as this to hold our memories so dear to us.

Memorial & Welcome Back Event

Memorial in Kahlo Pub

RAND COMES TO THE CAVERN
Dangerzone – MOUL Forums
http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19859

Rand showed up in the OpenUru.org Hood in the wee hours of Saturday morning and chatted with some of the folk there. (chatlog is in the thread)Vid managed to get in some discussion over using the term Bevin vs. Hood. Rand said he would ask RAWA, lol. I suspect that controvery is not over with yet…

AE’GURA FUN RUN
chrissifniotis – MOUL Forums
http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19590

No date has been set as of yet, but if interested, chime in and help chris out! He let me know he needs at least two more marshalls to help corral the runners. This looks to be a really fun event and something that if you can’t run in it maybe you would like to volunteer to help out with it! I will be watching the progress of this event, since now that I have a faster computer – if I can Giant Snail Race this should be a cakewalk – or would that be slimefest? (Snails no fear lag as waelya Tenk likes to say!)

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EXPLORATION:

CETUS, THE CONFLAGRATION
DB Bailey – Cetus Institute
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cetus/54/233/35

CETUS, the conflagration.

Imagine being able to actually walk into one’s inventory. A great storage room filled with oddities the original purpose of which has been long forgotten.  It is sometimes too easy to recycle those old textures and objects. Sometimes in order to move on to new realms, one has to clean out the attic. Sometimes a good old bonfire is the best solution. So DB Bailey’s inventory high above CETUS is in flames. Soon to be gone forever. Amongst these artifacts are forgotten works by such artists as Patch Thibaud, Chrome Underwood, Keystone Bouchard, Selavy Oh, Glyph Graves, Eshi Otawara, Nomad Molly Nostrum.

You are invited to come visit the conflagration and final days of CETUS. The fire will rage through mid-March, at which time the history of CETUS will come to an end. And DB Bailey will start afresh with a whole new box of toys.

See anything  you want?….just ask DB!

See this before it is gone. Molly’s Burning Life installation is here and for the first time, I was able to go through it without all the outside distractions, lag and interruptions of Burning Life. This is an incredible build by DB Bailey & NomadMolly Nostrum. Turn off your sound and media, click on the transport to the top and be prepared to be WOWed. Then wander around to look at the other incredible things to see – there are many levels and areas to explore here, some obvious and some not so obvious.

Cetus Entry

Cetus, the conflagration - Entry Point

Cetus, the conflagration 1

Cetus, the conflagration 2

Cetus, the conflagration 3

Cetus, the conflagration 4

Cetus, the conflagration 5

Cetus, the conflagration 6

MALIA’S SL RAMBLINGS
Malia Writer
http://maliawriter.blogspot.com/

SECOND LIFE EXPLORER
Jandai Writer

*if you find any links to interesting places, please forward them to Jandai Writer. Jandai also has a blog http://raphil.livejournal.com/

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ONGOING EVENTS TODAY:

BEGINNING BUILDING CLASS – CLASS 5 OF 5
DeAnn Dufaux – Builders Brewery
6:00 PM (SL) Dockside
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/110/152/23

This is a beginner to intermediate level class – learning to use the texture tools
This class will cover the textures tab – what all of it means and how to use it to your advantage.   The first portion of the class will be a quick overview of the basics and the second portion will take it to a more detailed and advanced level.

A&C HOTEL STORY HOUR
Jandai Writer
Monday, 6:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkartah/100/83/35

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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

BLUE MONDAY ON TUESDAY AT CLUB TOK
SkydiverWatashi Fall
Tuesday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44

Come to CLUB TOK in Gira City on Tuesdays for BLUE MONDAY ON TUESDAY, the best in Blues, old and new.    Da Blues Man

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**BUSINESS – SHOPS:

If you have a product, sale, update, hunt you are participating in or if you change the location of your store, please drop me a note.

FRIENDS OF THE FISSURE PUBLICATIONS
Inanna Barrowstone
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44 Apt #28

More books coming soon from Inanna

ZEDRA’S GENERAL STORE
Zedra Benoir
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orpheum%20Island/94/204/32

RAMEL’S HOUSES AND GARDEN
Ramel Markova
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sweetheart/20/238/22

**LAND FOR SALE OR RENT

MUST SELL BY MARCH 9 – #5 Rainier Summit
Vortmax Mumfuzz

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rainier%20Summit/218/62/2

I’m selling Lot #5 (Hidden Lake) in Rainier Summit, a beautiful residential sim with great neighbors, senic views, and a strong covenant to maintain a peaceful environment.  The sim includes a small club and other public areas for resident use.  The lot comes with a house, appropriate landscaping, and most of a pond connected to a public waterway crossing the three Cascadia Sims.  The sim cluster is very gay friendly as well.

The parcel is 8192 sq. m. and 1875 prims (1396 available to use).  Tier is US$55 monthly, and MUST be paid via PayPal.  You will OWN this land, and get most of the privileges of ownership (no terraforming, no dividing or joining, other restrictions apply, see covenant), including the ability to deed to a group.

Asking price is L$35,000 (L$4.3/sq. m.) or best offer.  YOU MUST BUY BEFORE MARCH 10, OR IT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE SIM OWNER.  YOU WILL NEVER GET IT AT THIS LOW PRICE AGAIN.

IM Vortmax Mumfuzz if you are interested.  PLEASE READ THE COVENANT BEFORE PURCHASING.

Feel free to visit the lot and look around, the house is unlocked and empty!

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

CRUX ISLE
Jandai Writer
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Crux%20Isle/30/229/501

PENI & JIMBO’S LIL’ COFFEE SHOP
Skydiverpeni Fall & SkydiverJimbo Fall
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

All profits go to the sim – just pay the tip jar.

The establishment has been A-certified by the D’ni Health Authority

GUILD OF HEALERS
Ghaelen Winnikow
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serene%20Woodland/200/67/28

Guild of Healers will be moving Sunday Meditation to the Cavern. Same time at Guild of Healers Hood. If the hood is not visible in Nexus please IM GoHghaelen at KI #24037

DAILY ACCURACY COMPETITION SCOREBOARD
SkydiverWatashi Fall
http://slurl.com/secondlife/BOOVILLE%20SKYDIVING/18/187/29
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/146/91/1962

Low score on the scoreboard wins $100L
Low score on the scoreboard and the target wins $150L

Target and scoreboard reset each morning.

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ENTERTAINMENT:

CLUB TOK
SkydiverAnarta Fall & SkydiverColorado Calloway
Monday, 7:00 AM SL and continues until everyone is exhausted…
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44

The music will be 60s, 70s and 80s style. So get your hippie, rocker, new age or punk outfits ready and let’s rock the day and night away.

Club Tok can be found at the top of the Tokotah stairs leading to the City Plaza. Yeesha will show you the way.

HUNTER’S CLUB @ BRACKET
Catrina Dragonash
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/204/154/2

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TREASURE HUNTS:

JUST FOR THE GIRLS HUNT – VENDOR INFO
DMom2K Darwin
Hunt: April 1 to April 30
Application due: March 24 to Josephine Winslet
http://justforthegirlshunt.blogspot.com/

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 24th, 2010

What the Hunt is about: After two very successful Men’s hunts, the organization team behind the JFTG Hunt group has been asked to do a hunt for the girlies. This is going to be a pretty traditional, straight forward hunt. The only twist is that we will be very picky about the vendors who participate. What we are looking for from our participating vendors is quality of products, a reasonably sized women’s department, and an inworld contact that can be reached within 24 hours if an issue should arise.

Who? The “rules” on who can participate. We will gladly accept any vendors that are either entirely female product oriented or have a nice sized womens section. We will accept non-flagship locations as long as there is a direct tp to the store entrance. Sorry, but we are not accepts resellers at this time unless it’s the main location/creator’s store.

When? The hunt will take place [April 1st – April 30th]. The deadline for vendor sign up is [March 24th.] This will allow time for the vendor list to be compiled and the order to be assigned. The AD Board will be sent out as soon as your application is approved so you can start advertising as soon as possible. The hunt objects themselves would be delivered to you, as well as the Landmarks, when the list of vendors is complete. You may hide your objects any time after midnight SLT the day before the hunt starts.

Why participate? Standard reason. All stores want more traffic and higher sales. This brings new shoppers to your stores and gets them acquainted with your products.

What will be provided by Organizers: We will provide you, the vendor, with as much help as we can. If we cant help you, we will find someone who can. You will also be provided with the object that the hunters will be hunting for. The gift box is a fedora, those of you who sell hats, can be extra evil in hiding this object. Enjoy that! 🙂 Also, You will receive the traditional “Hunt Here” Signage for your location.

Troubleshooting – If all goes as planned, you will be bothered very little by hunters (We would hope not at all, but there are some that will feel the need to contact you. We’re striving to cut them off at the pass.) There will be two groups for the hunt – one for Vendors, one for Hunters. This will keep you from getting the group chatter once the hunt starts and keeps any vendor issues from being seen by others. For the hunters – In an effort to cut down on cheat sheets, We suggest that every week or so you relocate your hunt object. There will be a Master list of hints on the blogsite. All we ask is that when you relocate the object, you leave the organisers an offline or notecard of a new hint, or tell us where it is and we’ll come up with a hint for it.

If this is something you’re interested in, please let us know. We’d love to add you to our list of vendors for the hunt! If it isn’t but you know someone who may be interested in participating as a vendor, please pass them this card, or give them our names. This hunt is affliated with the Just for the Guys hunt, but no others.

Thanks for your time and participation,
Josephine Winslet
Maleficent Benoir

APPLICATION (Due March 24, 2010)

Store Name:
Contact Name:
Alternate Contact:
What products does your store carry?:

LM:
SLURL:

Gift you propose to give away: (I am aware that this is early and you may not have thought about it yet.)
Please fill out, post in a NC and return for review to Josephine Winslet

THE FAERIE WIND SPRING HUNT
Angelfire Teebrook
March 1 to April 1
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lahaina%20Beach/59/191/22

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

ALPHATRIBE
DMom2K Darwin
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Klein/55/116/62

Some of the hands down finest Art Skins you will find in Second Life. Take a look around because there are a lot of skins at $1L or freebies. A definite must check out if you like collecting very unusual skins.

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OTHER ITEMS:

EMERALD VIEWER 1.23.5.1582 RELEASED – REVIEW
Nalates Urriah – Nalates Things and Stuff Blog
http://nalates.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/emerald-viewer-1-23-5-1582-released-review/
also picked up by James Wagner Au’s New World Notes (congratulations, Nalates!)
http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2010/02/new-emerald-viewer.html

This is a great rundown on the updated Emerald viewer, thanks, Nalates for all the work you put into keeping us informed on new tools and things we should know out there.

BUILDERS BREWERY CLASS SCHEDULE
Supremius Maximus
Class Schedule for week of February 22
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/41/156/23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/2/187/23
* All classes are in SL time
* Location: Builders Brewery
* All classes are free, tips are encouraged
* Sharing this schedule is welcomed

======== Monday, February 22 =============

6 PM SLT
BEGINNING BUILDING – Class 5 of 5, “Texture Tools”
by DeAnn Dufaux
Dockside

This is a beginner to intermediate level class – learning to use the texture tools. This class will cover the textures tab – what all of it means and how to use it to your advantage.   The first portion of the class will be a quick overview of the basics and the second portion will take it to a more detailed and advanced level.

======== Tuesday, February 23 ============

6 AM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 1 of 12: “Prims, Arrows, Handles and Wheels”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

This beginners level class will be to demonstrate the basic prim manipulation techniques of the Edit/Build window.

12 PM SLT (Noon)
SCULPT STUDIO –  Part 1 “Mirrors”
By Eleanora Newell
Dock Side

Mirror, Mirror, May I Repeat Myself – This class focuses on using the Slice Mirror using Sculpt Studio.  You should be familiar with  how to work Sculpt Studio and the HUD.  Students will make some hearts  in time for Valentine’s Day!

3 PM SLT
BEGINNING MLP – “Multi Love Poses”
by Dolome Demoni
Class time: 90 minutes
Dockside – voice and text

“Hi I’m your friendly MLP2, come play with me”  You will learn to load and edit all the basic features of the MLP2 along with positioning of the animations.  By the end of class you should be able to have a working item to fit into any of your builds.

5 PM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 1 of 12: “Prims, Arrows, Handles and Wheels”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

This beginners level class will be to demonstrate the basic prim manipulation techniques of the Edit/Build window.

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12 PM NOON SLT
Beginning Building – Class 5 of 5, “Texture Tab”
by DeAnn Dufaux
Dockside

This is a beginner to intermediate level class – learning to use the texture tools – and is a repeat of Monday’s class.  It will cover the textures tab – what all of it means and how to use it to your advantage.   The first portion of the class will be a quick overview of the basics and the second portion will take it to a more detailed and advanced level.

6 PM SLT
CLOTHING 101
By Robin (Sojourner) Wood
Pavilion

This is a beginners class for creating clothing in SL,  the only requirement is that you understand how to use an alpha texture, which you can brush up on with her Alpha Channel Basics book found at the Brewery, but most of you already know how to use an alpha.  You really don’t want to miss any opportunities to attend one of Robin’s classes.

======== Thursday, February 25 =============

6 AM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 2 of 12: “Assembling Your Own Chair”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

This beginners level class will guide you through the creation of a chair.  You will learn how to size, shape and place prims for easy constuction.

12 PM SLT (Noon)
BEGINNING MLP  – “Multi Love Poses”
by Dolome Demoni
Class time: 90 minutes
Dockside – voice and text

“Hi I’m your friendly MLP2, come play with me”  You will learn to load and edit all the basic features of the MLP2 along with positioning of the animations.  By the end of class you should be able to have a working item to fit into any of your builds.

5 PM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 2 of 12: “Assembling Your Own Chair”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

This beginners level class will guide you through the creation of a chair.  You will learn how to size, shape and place prims for easy constuction.

======== Friday, February 26 ==============

12 PM SLT
BEGINNING BUILDING – “Programming and Placing Sits in Furniture including Couples Poses”
by Leslie Islay
Dockside

This is a basic beginners guide to using a sit target/animator script to put sits into furniture. Skills required for this class; You must know how to link prims, and know what a root prim is. You must be able also to edit linked prims and know how to add things to the contents of a prim by dragging onto the contents tab of the  Build menu.

8 PM SLT
BEGINNING BUILDING – “The Only Single Prim Door Script You Will Ever Need”
by Leslie Islay
Dockside

NOW double door capable!  In this class, we’ll go through setting up different types of doors, using the Advanced Door Script. Students should have some building experience as well as some scripting knowledge. Skills required for this class; You must know how to link prims, and know what a root prim is. You must be able also to edit linked prims and know how to add things to the contents of a prim by dragging onto the contents tab of the  Build menu.

======== Saturday, February 27 ============

2 PM SLT
BEGINNING MLP – “Multi Love Poses”
by Dolome Demoni
Class time: 90 minutes
Dockside – voice and text

“Hi I’m your friendly MLP2, come play with me”  You will learn to load and edit all the basic features of the MLP2 along with positioning of the animations.  By the end of class you should be able to have a working item to fit into any of your builds.

5 PM SLT
BEGINNER SCRIPTING – Intro to Scripting: Lesson 1
by Dre4m Goodfellow
Builders Brewery Pavilion
Voice Class – Come with voice enabled so you can hear, you do not need to speak if you don’t want to 🙂

This class will cover the following:
* Terminology – State, Event, Variable, Data Type
* Functions – 4 chosen functions
* Approx. Time: 1 hour 15 Min.

======== Sunday, February 28 =============

5 PM SLT
BEGINNER SCRIPTING – Intro to Scripting: Lesson 2
by Dre4m Goodfellow
Builders Brewery Pavilion
Voice Class – Come with voice enabled so you can hear, you do not need to speak if you don’t want to 🙂

This class will cover the following:
* Multiple States
* Defining Variables
* Assignment Operator
* Approx. Time: 1 hour 15 Min.

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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2 Comments

  1. kerryth said,

    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Wow, DMom! You weren’t kidding! This is a huge post and full of tons of good information – including events I wish I could have gone to. Great photos! I hope you won’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

    It is especially heartwarming to be able to read about – and see pictures of – old friends in the Cavern and its direct Ages after such a long exile. We have much to celebrate!

    Say, now that we of Uru are being gathered together again in the Cavern, do you have guidelines or preferences for people submitting news or pictures, especially readers who are not in Second Life?

  2. thednivoice said,

    February 22, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Thank you so much, Kerryth for the kind words. If anyone sending information to post I would greatly appreciate having the following:

    Name: SL Name, MOULagain Name & KI
    Location: SL Location & Cavern Location
    Times: SL Time & KI Time

    We were the ones to keep the old Cavern traditions alive with the Karaoke, Donahoo’s Cocktail Party and the Uru Book Club these past two years. Now we get to bring them back along with other good things we have discovered to show new folk (which we also happened to bring along with us) all the fun we have had and continue to have.


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