Issue #306 Wednesday, March 31, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #306  Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Shorah!

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NEWS:

MYST DANCERS MAKE THE RL NEWS
Nalates Urriah – MOUL Forums
http://www.examiner.com/x-4734-Second-Life-Examiner~y2010m3d29-Myst-Dancers-Uru-Live-refugees

Congratulations, Myst Dancers! We took over SL now looks like you are taking over the RL world!

URU CULTURE – POST-THERE
Nalates Urriah
MOUL Forums http://mystonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20566&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

Great article by Celia Pearce on the cultures that arise from MMOG and the impact they have on individuals as well as communities. The Uru/Myst culture is mentioned in the article.

BUILDERS BREWERY BEGINNING BUILDING CLASS – CLASS 4 OF 5
DeAnn Dufaux
Monday, 6:00 PM SL, Dockside
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/110/152/23

Class 4 of 5
This is the fourth class in a series of five and will cover both the features tab – flexible path and light feature.   Often people use trial and error with these features.  Learn exactly what your prims are doing and why and take the guesswork out of it.

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

rifoon (v.) remember (ex.) rifoon = I remember, rifoonem = you remember, rifoonen = he/she/it remembers, rifoontee = you (pl) remember, rifooneet = they remember, rifoonet = we remember, (inf) b’rifoon = to remember. Rifoontahv = memory(?)

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CAVERN EVENTS:

15 1/2 ANNUAL TRULY HORRIBLE AHNOHNAY POETRY CONTEST
Nyrphame – MOUL Forums

This is now in Cavern Events and may have been moved from the Creativity thread which I have not read in a while. This looks like a lot of fun to do. Link is to the first page which explains what the idea is and gives the first few poems.  Thread is running 27+ pages and look like some classic stuff in there.

MYSTERIUM HOTEL INFORMATION
Church99 – MOUL Forums
Mysterium 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 5-8

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EXPLORATION:

MALIA’S SL RAMBLINGS
Malia Writer
http://maliawriter.blogspot.com/
Follow Malia in RL on her China adventure at: http://marystravelsandtravails.blogspot.com/

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE
Jandai Writer

*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:

D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)

D’NI 101
Wednesday, 7:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)

D’NI 101
Thursday, 8:00 AM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/220/17/27
Location is Age of Myst
and 8:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

D’NI 201
Thursday, 10:00 AM (SL) & 9:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

.shorah gah bigtotee
Rehn

THE CONTINUOUS CAVERN CITY PARTY
atrebor Zenovka
Thursday, 4:30 PM SL  5:30 PM KI Time
Host: SkydiverWatashi Fall KI# 235522
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

 and at theContinuous Cavern City Bevin (IM Watashi if Bevin is not showing in the Nexus)

Music: Land server in SL, URL for the Cavern  http://85.214.108.253:16170
 
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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.

MYST AND URU REMEMBERED
Exodus Karu
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shiner/51/10/98

If you have and questions or request for custom work please drop Exodus Karu an IM.

TETHER’S END BRIDGES & SWINGS
Ishtar Roussel
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tethers%20End/142/199/21
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ethereal%20Nature/27/126/24

MELOBORG MINI MALL AND FISHING
Borg Capalini
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Delphi/19/7/23

CATSEYE’S MYST STORE AND OTHER CREATIONS
catseye Fride
At the tent in the plaza
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

Also on  Xstreet:
https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&MerchantID=141615

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

TWO LARGE PLOTS ON WINTERFELL REVERIE
Dot Macchi
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Reverie/151/54/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Reverie/151/155/23

Info on note

If you’ve been following the Developments in Devokan thread on MOUL or the blog at http://blog.devokan.net you will have seen that the Devokan team is currently in transition to a new set of regions on the OSgrid.

As a result, two large plots of land, each 6144 m^2 with a prim allowance of 1406 prims, on the beautifully themed Winterfell Reverie island will become available in late March/early April.

Winterfell Reverie is part of the Winterfell group of eleven fantasy medieval sims and three fantasy Tudor/Elizabethan/Victorian sims. To quote the covenant: ‘Winterfell is a twilight fantasy region designed and inspired by stories, dreams and creative interpretations of reality.’ More details about Winterfell (including the covenant) are on its ning site at http://winterfell.ning.com .

Winterfell is to the north of Caledon, so it makes an ideal base for exploration by the extensive waterways (both plots have direct access to river or sea) or by air. Indeed, a ferry system is currently under development to serve the Winterfell community and even reach Caledon Cape Wrath.

If desired, existing buildings could be left on the land (e.g. Rustica Seaside Cottage and Skye Castles Gothic Keep) for people to furnish as they wish. They are lovely buildings, and work well with the island’s architectural theme.

The rent/tier is 3000 L$ per week, payable to a tier box in the Winterfell Estate Office. The estate owner is the helpful and obliging Miss Serra Anansi.

If you are interested or would like more details, please contact Dot Macchi before 24 March. Thanks!

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PS It’s such a lovely area that I shall be staying here, but in a smaller corner plot. Dot.

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

D’NI BEVIN
Tavish Flanagan
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Proxima%20Centauri/107/64/22

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ENTERTAINMENT:

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

CASTLE ROCK
Aderyn Quinnell
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Corben%20Myst/111/215/67

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TREASURE HUNTS:

CRAZY ARSE HAIR HUNT
DMom2K Darwin
April 2 to April 30
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Artisan/35/77/25

Info from notecard (and I am SO going to do this hunt, lol):

Please be aware there will be NO NORMAL HAIRS!
The designers are free to make something that stands out!
Colourful/bizarre show stopping numbers!
They might stick some garbage in it, throw in a rocket launcher, or give it teeth – you get the idea!
We let their  imaginations run riot!
THE DESIGNERS in this hunt are hand picked by INVITATION ONLY. Sorry but we have to maintain the quality/weirdness/creativity of the hairs.
I AM THRILLED at seeing what each of our makers will create and hope you too will enjoy the fun and freaky items.
Male and female hair will be available in the hunt but not all makers supply both.
THERE WILL BE OFFICIAL HUNT CLUES, all hunt items will be 20 metres from the landing points and in plain view, so it will be fun but not impossible to find.
There is no group to join for advice or help as we are convinced such a group is unnecessary.
Hairs MAY be blogged, a few days before the hunt, by a few trusted bloggers only.
We want it fun, drama free and something to enjoy for all!

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

APHRODITE SHOP
Riana Eiren
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Neit/159/157/693

Editor’s note: Riana had this ready for me right around St. Patrick’s Day but due to DudeDad’s illness and not being able to post newsletters for a couple of days I missed posting this. Some of the items were for St. Patrick’s day so I took a trip back to see if any of the items had changed. Additonal pictures are with in-world newsletter.

From Riana’s notecard (with my updates added):

During my MM/LC/SD hunts, I came across this lovely store and was lucky enough to meet its gracious proprietor, who, when I told her about our newletter, was excited to welcome us to her store.

*On the counter, find a free gift that demonstrates the quality found in this store’s products: a 13 prim omelet & heart shaped stuffed mushrooms on a detailed white plate with tiny red hearts around its edges. Upon rezz you will notice steam rising from the golden omelet that’s filled with beautifully textured and distinctly shaped vegetables and bacon. I am not sure where the stuffed mushrooms are, but I’m sure that’s just because I’m no gourmet. 😉

Aphrodite Shop - Omelet_001

*MM, (left of the counter); Awesome Romantic Easter Table for Two with a lovely dinner laid out on it. Target 80.

Aphrodite-Shop---Romantic-Easter-Dinner-for-two

*MM, back of store (walk around to the left and back), Medieval Wine and Cheeses which delivers medieval red wine in a goblet and all variety of cheeses with bread. Set is displayed on beautiful silver tray with stand. Price $L. Target 80.

Aphrodite-Shop---Medieval-Wine-and-Cheese-Platter_001

*MM (right of the counter) A fabulous Easter cake that delivers slices. Target 90.

**shop is participating in the Mad March Hares Hunt – March 20 to April 20 start location here.

*There is also a “Magic Lucky Treasure” which is filled with every item sold in the store–pay the chest $100L to win a random prize.

When Riana was here there were some great St. Patty’s Day party goods, now there are some great Easter items out including a lovely Romantic Easter Breakfast for two and a darling Easter bunny basket or an Easter chick  basket that gives unlimited chocolate eggs. There are also traditional Easter cakes, ring cakes, roscas de pascua, italian breads decorated with eggs colorful or chocolate ones!

Aphrodite-Shop---Easter-Display

I enjoyed browsing the store’s spa line which has some very nice animated products. There’s also yummy looking foods and romantic gifts. The other side of the store has very nice women’s clothing

Queen-of-Roses

while out front are some very nice outfits for gentlemen

Aphrodite-Shop- Valentine Men

and a darling Easter outfit for the ladies

Aphrodite-Shop---Pink-Sensual-Easter

RIANA’S PICKS – ITEMS FOR MEN
Riana Eiren
Symbols to know: = separates sims; ~~ separates boards or chairs; **means new area in new sim; *means new store or chair; MM means Midnight Mania; SD means Slap N Dash; LC means Lucky Chair

That’s right, here are some neat things for the guys, Riana has gone shopping just for YOU.

*MM, Sharply Dressed Man, black leather pants, target 50
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Catalpa/193/80/65
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**Dreamworld, Urban Edge, Lucky Chair, Men’s AC/DC Jeans (w/appliques) and shirt. 5 min turnaround.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20NE/191/59/2001
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**Eternity, B&A Gothic, Rock Boots – blood, target 80. Knee-high deep red and black boots with exquisite silver and  and black leather strap detail, and thick rugged black rubber soles. n/c/m T  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eternity2/62/167/23

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OTHER ITEMS:

SPRING CLEANING SERIES
Riana Eiren
We know we eventually have to do it….Riana has some great tips on how to do it.

How much do you know about the history of Spring Cleaning? I wasn’t sure, so I looked it up. I was surprised by some of what I found. Did you know that up to four cultures are responsible for its origins, and that science shows that some of us are compulsive hoarders? Read on for part 3….

History of Spring Cleaning in three parts by Josh Clark, from How Things Work.com

Why We Spring Clean

The reasons behind why we spring clean are rooted in two competing cultures, Jewish and Iranian. A third, the Chinese, also have a similar custom. All of these traditions extend far back into the distant past.

In Iran, the new year arrives on March 21, the day of the vernal equinox on the solar-based calendar. Iranians’ celebration of the new year lasts two weeks, and the festival’s customs, rituals and symbolism are rooted in the culture’s ancient pre-Islamic past (source – Zarrinkoub language). The new year, Now Rouz, is a time of regeneration for Iranians; they use symbols like burning and planting to signify renewal and optimism for a new season. It’s also a time for refreshing and reinvigorating life, and that includes Iranians’ houses.

While spring cleaning in the West is undertaken in a loose manner collectively, it’s much more codified in Iran. The ritual, which is done sometime in the two weeks preceding Now Rouz, is called khaneh takani (“shaking the house”), and the custom lives up to its name. Iranians traditionally buy new clothes to wear during khaneh takani. Every bit of a home is scoured and cleaned; nothing is spared. Rugs, drapes, bedding, knick-knacks, floors, ceilings — everything gets a good cleaning. Fresh scented flowers are brought in to renew the house’s vibrancy. Once the house is shaken, the new year — and spring — can arrive.

Next, we’ll take a look at some other possible origins of spring cleaning and see how they measure up to what we do today in tomorrow’s newsletter.

1. Ok, deep breath–Objects! Look for duplicates and check to see if they are copy. If they are, try rezzing them both (keep track of which is which) to see if they are the same item so you can delete one from your inventory. Don’t forget to delete both of the items you rezzed too (unless you want to keep one out). That’s probably how you wound up with duplicates in the first place.
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*Protip* Watch out for “object(s)”–they *might* be prims you forgot to name, but then again they might be parts of another item that you unlinked and took up and then forgot about! Might be safer to rezz and identify them than to be sorry later. Oh, and label them. 😉
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*Protip* Look for folders of objects you’ve unpacked; some of them contain unpacker or floating title scripts that you can delete, saving room in your inventory. You’d be surprised how they add up!
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*Protip* Make a Miscellaneous folder to keep random stuff in so you can keep it all together–that way, if you can’t find something, you’ll know that it’s probably there.
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2. Suggestions: Folders for free hunt stuff (I know I find a lot when I’m doing hunts, and it would go all over the place otherwise), animals, avatars, books/magazines/writing gear (can include desk items), building stuff (megaprims, building materials, templates), classes (class notes and materials), decor (furniture, garden, plants–anything to decorate house/land with), fishing (fishing pole, and fish I catch), food, hunt stuff (all the hunt items), projects (things I’m building ), vehicles, weapons, roleplay–and “Unused”! if you find an item you have never used or haven’t used in over a month, put it in there. Clean it out monthly or every two months.
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3. Make a folder that contains all the animations in your AO, if they are copiable. That way, if you ever need to redo it, you’ll have them. Add copies of any notecards that are in your AO as well, and you’ll thank yourself later.
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4. *organization suggestions* type (stands, sits, ground sits, dances, emotional, action, other, couple poses) store, use.

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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1 Comment

  1. DeAnn said,

    March 31, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Congratulations Peni and the Myst Dancers!! A wonderful article and a terrific video! We’re so proud!

    Special thanks to Colorado and Anarta for their time, talent, and resources to make these beautiful areas available to the Uru Community!


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