Issue #287 Tuesday, March 2, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #287 Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Shorah!

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NEWS:

KI MAIL FROM DAKRO
Jamey – MOULa KI-Mail

Jamey passed on this message from Dakro. Please send Dakro KI mail letting him know what is going on and that we care for him.

“Fellow Explorers,

For those of you who haven’t heard, I have left for Navy boot camp. Words cannot express how much love I received in my homecoming back to the Cavern and how much I felt for all of you. Returning to the sound of The Call was the best going away present any explorer could ask for. Nothing says true happiness like a D’ni family reunion. From door runs in Tsogal, meeting new friends, seeing old faces, and exploring our ages once more. I will be gone for the next two months and it would mean quite a lot to me if you’d send KI mail messages to me wishing me some luck and keeping me up to date on the goings on in the Cavern. I’ll be back around the middle of April but the support will mean a lot. My KI# is 52661. Thank you all so much for being part of the best hood in Uru and continuing your support of restoring D’ni. And as always, long live Uru.    Dakro”

ELERI LE MODEL!
Eleri Ethaniel
Contest ends March 22
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sonas%20Isle/209/246/22

From Eleri’s note:
“In a fit of self-confidence (don’t blink, you might miss it!) I entered a monthly modeling contest.  Results are based on a formula of how many votes, and how much L was spent with each vote.  Anyhoo, drop by and check it out, and drop me a vote if you think I’m not bad 🙂 Feel free to pass this along- just no campaigning on site 🙂        Eleri”

Go check out our supermodel, Eleri and vote for her!

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

kam = what (ex.) ?kam doahrtahem = What are you doing?

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CAVERN EVENTS:

THE CAVERN BOOK CLUB
Jamey Inventor
Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM SL and 2:00-3:00 PM KI time
Location: Cavern Book Club Bevin contact Jamey KI# 46415 if Bevin is not showing in Nexus.

Bring a copy of the Myst novels, as well as other Myst-related things that you’d like to read. Microphones are highly recommended if you want to read to everyone.

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EXPLORATION:

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

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE
Jandai Writer

SPARROW SONG
Submitted by Blynn Herron
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sparrow%20Song/178/90/21

As submitted by Blynn Heron

“My sim Sparrow Song
Also I have enjoyed so many of the places to explore that are listed in the D’ni Voice,  i’d like to give back too. My sim is called Sparrow Song and it is open for everyone to enjoy. Nothing for sale there, just wander and relax. It is sort of a work in progress but I try and keep it presentable :pp. ”

Editors note:
From the moment I arrived, I felt I had been transported to a fantasy land.  Beautiful waterfalls and garden areas to see.  I had been exploring for some time when I heard a noise over the crest of a slope.  I peeked around a tree and beheld a wonderful sight.  It was pegasus and foal.  That made the trip very satisfying.  I decided not to bother them and continued on.  Then a second sight assailed my eyes – it was an aurora.  I stood in awe of this, when I realised I was not alone.  Standing next to me, looking towards the aurora also, was a lovely black horse.  I crept onwards and saw what was to be my goal  A large mountain with waterfalls cascading to the ground.  I stumbled across a snowy area, across a river, and finally was able to climb the mountain.  What did I find there?  You will have to visit yourself to find out.

Pegasus

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

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ONGOING EVENTS TODAY:

BLUE MONDAY ON TUESDAY
SkydiverWatashi Fall
Tuesday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/28/23/25

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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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)
D’NI 101
Wednesday, 7:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/134/70/1960
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

I have started a Guild of Instructors in SL.  If you would like to attend one of the classes but are not available at these times, please IM or send a NC to Mishanu Khandr, shenendoah Tigerpaw, Svigermor Dharnen or me with the times that you are available, and we will work something out by special appointment.  🙂

I have also created a Guild of Instructors’ Bevin in MOULagain.  At this time, there are no plans to have lessons in the Bevin… or anywhere in MOUL.  I am, however, looking at the possibility of doing so sometime in the future.  We’ll see.  Or, as the D’ni would say, boyimet.  😉

.shorah gah bigtotee (Peace and blessings.)
Rehn

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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.

JAN’S LIFESTYLE LIVING
Jandai Writer
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkartah/136/249/501

PARK PLACE
DeAnn Dufaux
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/94/161/34
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkartah/79/166/30

Park Place is Participating in the Irish Blessings Hunt from February 10 to March 17
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glendalough/89/151/23 and Building Blocks hunt from March 1 to March 29
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lithe/128/128/51

MUSICAL MAGIC
Jazz Porta
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkartah/110/129/30

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

MUST SELL BY MARCH 9 #5 RAINIER SUMMIT
Vortmax Mumfuzz
See in-world newsletter for notecard or IM Vortmax Mumfuzz for info.

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

KVEER
Svigermor Dhamen
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/191/37/22

EDER GIRA
SkydiverAnarta Fall and SkydiverColorado Calloway
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

Interested in Geocaching? Well, Eder Gira is now part of the ‘ Official Metaverse Geocaching Hunt”
Follow this link:
http://www.slgeocaching.com/joomla/

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ENTERTAINMENT:

NEVERIVEN CASTLE CLUB TUESDAY TUNES
Dichromus Miles and Zedra Benoir
Tuesday, 5:00 – 7:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Orpheum%20Island/37/190/23

TAVERN ON THE HILL
Alty Saphir & Rekbarel Turkel
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Boga/29/208/43

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TREASURE HUNTS:

STEAMPUNK TRAVELERS HUNT
DMom2K Darwin
March 1 to March 31

From the notecard:

STEAM:  Steampunk Travelers’ Event, Adventure & Megahunt

STEAM:  the Hunt!

Welcome to the second STEAM: the Hunt!  It will run through March 1st-31st, 2010.  The gifts will remain available for the entire month… if you can find them! There will be many Steampunk-themed gifts to find hidden all over the grid in participating shops.  You’ll be offered a variety of gifts as you search for the hidden items.  Only high-quality designers have been invited to participate, and their exclusive items will be available only for the duration of the hunt.

As with most hunts, you will be given a starting location.  That location will give you the LM to the next, and so on.  Although you can begin anywhere, we suggest that you start here:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Doyle/183/77/25

We ask you these favours:

Please do not contact shop owners directly.  All enquiries should come to Perryn Peterson in the form of notecards as I/M are frequently capped.  There will be a website and blog as well. Please respect everyone participating:  designers, shop owners, other hunters. Please keep your ARC as low as possible whilst hunting; do not wear a lot of primmy items, scripts and laggy items like meters and HUDs.  These items will slow things down for everyone. If you open packages on anyone’s sim, have the courtesy to delete said packages or pick up your items before you leave.

Enjoy and bring lots of friends with you!

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN STEAM:  THE HUNT!

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

BADOURA
DMom2K Darwin
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Trevelyan/32/96/2

Look for the chair by the stairs. Great Freebie and Dollarbie wall with a Lucky Poster that changes every 3 minutes. The current dollarbie is a really cute spring babydoll top.

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OTHER ITEMS:

New Third Party Viewer Policy Runs Into Backlash
Bixyl Shuftan – www.sl-newspaper.com

“At the same time as the Beta of it’s new viewer, Linden Labs also announced a new policy concerning the use of “third-party viewers in general,” such as the Emerald viewer. The Lindens say they are willing to accept the use of these viewers, though a number are raising questions about the wording of the policy.”

RELAY FOR LIFE OF SECOND LIFE RELEASES NEW STYLE EVENT BOARDS
Moonshade Pastorelli  – www.sl-newspaper.com

It looks like the new Relay for Life season is going to be kicking off Saturday, March 13. New Event Boards will be distributed making it easier to find the event you want to see or participate in (there will be Giant Snail Cross Country Races I promise!) Lets help raise awareness and money for this tremendous cause!

BURNING LIFE AFERBURN PROJECTS
White Lebed – Burning Life
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/68/238/24

Art Shows
There are still two great art shows on the Art Plot. Kicca Igaly and Nessuno Myoo sculptures on the ground and Wizard Gynoid Math Art sculptures and free rezzers for building those on the platform above it  (you can fly up). Those art installations were prepared for the Burniversity classes – the transcripts can be found on the transcript board right on the plot and will be removed soon.

Porta Potty Gallery Exhibition
From the notecard:

Hello, Burners!

After the intense series of art/building/scripting classes I think we are ready for a little spring recess.  At least I am!  🙂 in March  – No  Burniversity classes, lectures, art talks INSTEAD: introducing the long awated Porta Potty Galla Exhibition!!! I was collecting the portas right after BL09.    I believe almost everybody sent me a copy. If you are not sure you did, or realize now you forgot to do it, please send me a copy of your porta named like this:
<title of the porta> <by your name> B09 Porta
example,  Fridge Potty by Soraya Sinister BL09 Porta

If you have a good porta from previous years and want to display it, send it to me with the proper year in the title. The Gala exhibition should be ready by mid-March – in time for the Spring Fling!
I hope we will have great fun with this silly project, remember, this is a school recess 🙂 If you have some suggestions or want to help out with this show, send me an IM or email (please, don’t send me notecards, my IMs never cap) If you missed any classes, feel free to come here (see SLurl above) and grab a transcript.
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White Lebed –  the Burning Life Art Department Lead; the Curator of Afterburn Art Program
white.lebed@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/white_lebed

If you have made a porta potty see notecard for submitting for the exhibition.

BUILDERS BREWERY CLASS SCHEDULE
Supremius Maximus – Builders Brewery
For week of March 1

======== Tuesday, March 2 =============

6 AM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 3 of 12: “Snapshot Textures”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

All about snapshots and using them to create textures.

12 PM SLT (Noon)
INTRO TO SCULPT STUDIO
By Eleanora Newell
Dock Side

Gives you the basics to get you going all the way through to making your sculpt.  Also some of the new features of version 6 that  are nifty.  If you haven’t bought it yet, come see it in action to better decide.

3 PM SLT
Intro to Sculptcrafter Part 3
by Leslie Islay
Dockside

Tips and tricks for texturing your Sculptcrafter creations!

5 PM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 3 of 12: “Snapshot Textures”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

All about snapshots and using them to create textures.

======== Wednesday, March 3 ===========

6 PM SLT
STAINED GLASS for SL
By Robin (Sojourner) Wood
Pavilion

Stained Glass is very beautiful, and can add color and interest to your builds. But there are questions as to how to make it effectively in Second Life.
Covered in Class:
* Explaining how to construct a faux stained glass panel using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
* How to construct a realistic alpha channel, with a hand made panel that contains a separate leading layer, or without one.
* How to make 4 types of art glass to use in stained glass panels. 
* lllustrated with the colored plates

======== Thursday, March 4 ============

6 AM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 4 of 12: “Coloring & Texture Finishing Your Chair”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

Will finish the chair we started in Lesson 2, learning to texture and color prims.

5 PM SLT
Beginning Building – Lesson 4 of 12: “Coloring & Texture Finishing Your Chair”
By McCall Ryder
Dockside- Voice Classes

Will finish the chair we started in Lesson 2, learning to texture and color prims.

7 PM SLT
SCULPT STUDIO – “Forming and Hollowing”
By Eleanora Newell
Dock Side

You should already know how to get around in Sculpt Studio and understand From here/To here, copy/paste functions and  B-Splines (we will be using unlocked X/Y).  We will go over forming with unlocked axis as well as mirroring and hollowing to create a simple glass and tapered vase.  You will be rezzing your mats to follow along, so you should already own Sculpt Studio (auditing is permitted).

======== Friday, March 5 =============

– No classes scheduled –

======== Saturday, March 6 ===========

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, March 7 ============

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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