Issue #307 Thursday, April 1, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #307 Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shorah!
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NEWS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOBO!
granelda Oh
Thursday, 4:30 PM SL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962

“April  Fools  Day…and Happy birthday Lobo…. party at 4:30 in city  celebrating  the once a year ritual of these naturally occurring  events. We have researched all  historical documents and   have  come to the   conclusion that  this birth was planned  to fall on this  day  for all eternity.
 
Bring your smiles and join us  wish  Lobo  a happy birthday…and  a  Aprils Fools Day  ..:)”
 
granelda & peni

SALE OF BESTONE PROPERTY FINAL
SkydiverWatashi Fall

Many of us remember Bestone as a place where we got our start or had our first experience with the community when getting into Second Life. It was truly a new beginning for us back then and look how far we have gone! I see a community that is now widely recognized in SL….folk KNOW who we are and where we came from; we have kept our culture strong and alive. I suspect we brought quite a few SL folk back with us when the Cavern reopened as well. We went out into exile, found a way, made a home. Now it is time to forge new ground. We have become Metaversal creatures and I do think we are better for it because we now bring new ideas and perspectives back to the Cavern and continue to test ideas and grow our building techniques here in SL and to hopefully do great things when Open Source finally comes.

From Watashi’s notecard:

“We recieved 25,000L for the sale of the property in Bestone today along with the 25,000 the banker had on hand from rental properties so we have 50,000L to donate to Gira City.  That will take place at CCCP in the city April 1st.  Also, we would like to release all of our great 512 contibuters from their comittment to the group.  What can I say, it would not have happened without all of you (some of which made multiple contributions). WE “Made a Home” for alot of people coming to second life with Bestone.  The group will continue on in the URU comunity here in SL and in URU Again.

Thanks to all who are members of URU Cavern Skydivers for your support over the last two years and in the future as we will continue the fun here.”

Go Fast & Take Chances

Watashi

Ps..  Go into group/ land and change your contribution to 0 also go to your acct and change it if you are buying extra 512’s.

MYST DANCERS
SkydiverPeni Fall
Congratulations, Myst Dancers. I cannot express enough how proud I am of you!

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

volah = yes

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CAVERN EVENTS:

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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EXPLORATION:

LUNAMARUNA
Submitted by Brigitte Kungler
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lennox%20Hill/41/170/3811

Brigitte is a fellow Lamplighter and conductor of the Burning Taiko Peformance Group. She handed me this landmark and told me I simply must check this out.

From the notecard:

“What happens when you mix Dr. Seuss, Van Gogh, and Antoni Gaudi?  You might get a taste of Scottius Polke! But don’t let the influences fool you — Scottius definitely projects a unique voice.”

Since I like all three (Dr. Seusse, Van Gogh and Antoni Gaudi, especially Gaudi…..) this was something I had to check out….

I walked past a lovely garden into the town

Lunamaruna - Garden

The Research Lab looked as if there had been a problem – test tubes had fallen on the floor

Lunamaruna - Research Lab

As I walked by the pond I glanced down and saw……shudder…..

Lunamaruna - fish.....and bones....

I continued through the streets and up some stairs to a pond where I was able to sit and reflect for a bit….SkyMantas sailed through the air around me and were very peaceful to watch.

Lunamaruna - meditating by pond with SkyMantas

As I left the pond I glanced up and to my surprise saw a fish on a wire!

Lunamaruna - Fish on a Wire

I continued my stroll up the hill to some device I saw… I will leave it to you, the explorer to find out it’s true nature….

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
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/21/231/44
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/21/231/44
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

.shorah gah bigtotee
Rehn

BORG’S ASSIMILATION BCR FISHING TOURNEY
Borg Capalini
Thursday, 4:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Delphi/19/7/23

Type: Beginner Mode Event Rod Best Catch Roundup
Prizes: 1st: L$300, 2nd: L$150, 3rd: L$100, Best Catch: L$50 + Reward Points and Trophies
This is free to fish in and is a good way to get introduced to Neo Realms fishing!!  See http://fish.neorealms.com/ for more information.

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ONGOING EVENTS – UPCOMING:

D’NI COCKTAIL PARTY
Donahoo Destiny
Friday, 3:00 PM SL, 4:00 PM KI, 6:00 PM Eastern time
Locations: MOULagain  Karaoke Bevin 
SL – Donahoo’s Relto at Vulcan Myst  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/232/189/302
Hostess: SL – Donahoo Destiny / MOULagain – Donahoo_DJ KI # 855773.

To listen in Uru, you have to plug this url : http://gtradio.zapto.org:8000/ into your browser or your music player: i.e. Windows Media Player, WinAmp; iTunes, or Yahoo music if anyone is still using that one.

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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.

FROSTED MYST LITERATURE AND ARTS GALLERY
Issis Ceriano

Uru Gallery Stand in Celtic Dreams
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tweddle/191/81/79
Inside Uru Memory Gallery on Tokatah Alley
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/120/161/1955
Book and Art Studio outside St.Paul’s Church
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Grace/23/223/128
This and That Shop in Celtic Dreams
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tweddle/85/177/82

AVERONE DESIGNS
SkydiverColorado Calloway & SkydiverAnarta Fall
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44

You will find a range of reasonably priced furniture in the style of Post and Rail, lamps and rugs, plus an extensive collection of modifiable rocks, stepping stones and off shore/sim rocks for your garden. In addition, you will find some old favorites in the garden to purchase…Working Relto Pillars with Fissure and a sculpted Kemo Tree!

**New items! Check out the new Relto hut with a working front door, working closet doors, fire marbles, music player and one book on the bookshelf comes out and returns when touched. There is a model set up on Myst (resident’s side) to look at and try.  Another new item are some beautiful vases for sale – one is a replica of the vase in the Kadish Vault.

* All proceeds support the Eder Gira sim.

Averone Designs is participating in the April Showers Hunt 4.1.10 to 5.1.10 start point here: 
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fort%20Grant/170/54/53   and in the Celebrating Gaia Hunt from 4.2.10 to 5.3.10 LM will be posted when available.

SPYRALLE AT KTS & KERRYTH TARANTAL STUDIO GALLERIES
Kerryth Tarantal

Spyralle
http://slurl.com/secondlife/LVS%20Drive/166/131/22
Kerryth Tarantal Studios
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/114/115/31

**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. 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:

AGE OF MYST – MYST ISLAND
SkydiverAnarta Fall & SkydiverColorado Calloway
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Age%20of%20Myst/177/14/25

DEVELOPMENTS IN DEVOKAN
Dot Macchi
http://blog.devokan.net/
Follow the developments in Devokan via the blog.

SERENITY MYST
Issis Ceriano
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Budantsev/168/160/38

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ENTERTAINMENT:

MOLASKEY’S PUB
Mia Kitchensink
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (SL)
DJ: Dichromus Miles
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wichi/90/219/22

MAHJONG SPECIAL
Ravenclaw McCaw
Daily
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Urquhart/175/196/25

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TREASURE HUNTS:

P.S. STYLE
Riana Eiren
no time frame given on hunt
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Novum/49/183/22

Look for 10 hidden eggs around the store.

MIXED UP BUNNEH HUNT
Angelfire Teebrook
April 1 to April 6

From the notecard:

Press Release:

(\ __/)
( =^.^)             Mixed Up
(__(¨)(¨)       Bunneh Hunt !
4/1 – 4/6

Brought to you by: Malt, Sunny, Copley Square, Juicy, Juicy De Costa, and Mirabella

Over 40 stores across 6 sims have come together to make this Easter a little bit sweeter for everybody

Oh nuu! In all his hopping excitement  to hand out little chocolate versions of himself and peeps to the shop owners, the Easter Bunneh bounced Eggs all over the sims!  Find and return them to their owners for an Easter surprise of your own!

Hidden on each of the 6 sims will be a number of Easter Eggs spread out by the Bunneh.  Help these top-notch clothiers, interior designers, accessorizers and so much more find and return their Eggs to the baskets by their stops entrance.  There will be an information board by the TP point of each participating sim to provide detailed instructions. 

The hunt starts Wednesday, April 1 and runs to Tuesday, April 6, so don’t miss your chance to take a big bite out of the fun!

Participating Sims:
Malt – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Malt/44/157/23
Sunny – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sunny/35/122/23
Juicy – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Juicy/136/132/24
Juicy De Costa – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Juicy%20De%20Costa/128/128/2
Mirabella – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Juicy%20Mirabella/96/152/2
Copley Square – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Copley%20Square/125/146/23

FALLEN ANGEL HUNT – VENDOR INFO
DMom2K Darwin
Hunt: May 15 to June 30
Application due: May 1 to Sakura Starsmith
From the notecard:

Hello!
Thanks for your interest in the Fallen Angel Hunt.  This note card contains a bit of information on the hunt and an application for vendors if they are interested in participating.

Ok so…this is the first time I have organized a hunt, although I have participated in many through my store.  As long as everyone does their part things should run smoothly, and we will have a fun hunt.

This hunt will run May 15th thru June 30th.  I will be accepting applications until May 1st up to 100 vendors.  This will give me time to do a walk through and have everything up and running properly for the start.

The theme for this hunt is “Darkness Within”  You can interpret this any way you wish.  It gives you room to use your imagination when you are creating.  All creations must be original, that means no business in a box stuff, no junk freebies etc etc.  We want quality things so ppl will want to do the hunt and come back to your store.  Any Type of store is welcome in this hunt.

Once you have been approved for this hunt you will receive a package with more information on the time line for this hunt and a sign to put out front of your store.

http://thefallenangelhunt.blogspot.com/

Application for Vendors:

Contact Name:
Alternate Contact Name:
Store Name:
Landmark:
Slurl:
Idea of prize you will offer:
A little about your store for the blog:

Please copy this application into a new notecard, rename it FAH-(Store Name) and send it to either Sakura Starsmith or funfun61 Gloom.  If it is not renamed properly it will not be accepted.

Looking forward to a great hunt,

Hunt Organizer
♥Sakura Starsmith♥

Start Point: Beautiful Disaster
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cardew/88/96/33

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

RIANA’S PICKS – MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
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

Potluck here but cool potluck, oooooh I see Motorcycles!!!!

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A Must-See for Uruites! A Golden Cone… this one says it  is for landowners, has anti cheat scripts, a LM giver, easy setup, and is five prims! 😄 (don’t tell Conison)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ballyboo/192/144/120
================Motorcycles==============
**MM, target 50. Darkfold, Baron Samedi Voodoo motocycle. Black and silver with flame decals. (looks a bit like a Harley)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Catalpa/154/214/65

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*MM, target 50. Darkfold, FireBreather “a living paint bike.” Black and silver with orange chrome rims and fire breathing out the back, and looks like dragon decals.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Catalpa/154/214/65
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*MM, target 50.Darkfold, Medusa Trike. Silver frame with black body sporting snaky medusa decals.(lower mall level)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Catalpa/154/214/65

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OTHER ITEMS:

STEAMPUNK EXHIBITION
Dichromus Miles
BBC news posted a great article on a Steampunk exhibition and party recently held. Thanks, Dich for giving us this link to a neat article and video.

UNVEILING AN IMPROVED NEW RESIDENT EXPERIENCE
T. Linden

Viewer 2, new starter avatars, updated terms of service and updated maturity ratings are some of the new things coming for new residents.

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

Spring Cleaning History

In Jewish custom, Passover (Pesah) is a time of house cleaning as well. The very solemn holiday is meant to mark the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and takes place two weeks after the Jewish new year has come. Because the slaves in Egypt (including the Jews) were fed unleavened bread (bread without yeast, called “matzah” in Hebrew), the Jews adopted the bread as a symbolic reminder of the subjugation they overcame (source- History Channel). It’s a humble bread, and during Passover, keeping leavened bread (chametz), which is any bread made with yeast, is considered arrogant and ungrateful.

In fact, keeping leavened bread in the home during Passover is considered such an affront in Jewish culture that even overlooked crumbs count. To combat inadvertently insulting God, Jews scour their homes before Passover to ensure they didn’t miss any bread. Since Passover comes around April, many people consider this custom as the origin of spring cleaning.

There’s yet another culture, the Chinese, in the running as the originator of spring cleaning. Like Iranians, the Chinese clean their homes in anticipation of the new year (which occurs shortly after the Western new year). The Chinese sweep their floors and clean their homes to rid of bad luck and misfortune that may have accumulated during the previous year. Once the house is a clean slate, the Chinese welcome good fortune by observing a prohibition against sweeping for the few days following the new year in order to prevent sweeping away any good fortune that came with the turn of the year (source – Parker Pope).

Ultimately, spring cleaning may have more to do with simple biology. During winter, we’re exposed to less sunlight due to shorter, often dreary days. With a lack of exposure to light, the pineal gland produces melatonin — a hormone that produces sleepiness in humans. Conversely, when we’re exposed to sunlight, our bodies produce much less melatonin. It’s possible that we spring clean simply because we wake up from a winter long melatonin-induced stupor and find more energy as the days grow longer when spring arrives. After all, it’s easy to allow a house to get a little gross around the edges when you’re sleepy.

by Josh Clark
http://home.howstuffworks.com/spring-clean-in-spring2.htm

1. Make folders for Hair, Eyes, maybe ears (neko?), Skins and Shapes, or maybe one folder for each. Then you can manage the mayhem that forms in each one instead of getting a chaotic circus in the main folder.
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2. If you have a favorite skin, hair, or any other items you wear, plus AO and any other huds, put them in one place in your inventory, perhaps in one folder. That’ll make it really easy for you to find them in a hurry if you have to take them off temporarily for a high lag area, or for some other reason.
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*Suggestion* If you don’t delete demos right away, make a folder for them–that way they won’t wind up all over your inventory and you’ll know exactly where to look for them. (you can also delete them when you’re ready.)
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3. Want to make your Clothing folder into a virtual wardrobe? Here’s how: Make folders like virtual drawers, and put numbers in front of each one in order to control their order so that you can put them in order from your avie’s head to toes!
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*Suggestions:* Women: (1. Accessories 2. Tops 3.Bottoms 4. Dresses 5. Outfits 6. Shoes (include a socks folder!) 7. Jewelry 8. Lingerie 9.PJs/Lounge wear) Men: (1.Extras 2. Tops 3. Bottoms 4. Suits 5. Shoes 6. Jewelry 7. Tidy-Whities 8. PJs/Lounge wear). You may want other folders for dancewear, swimwear, pose stands, maybe a special low-lag outfit to wear for occasions like hunts or  other things like that–and an “Unsorted” folder  to add new/given/free clothes to until you have time to try them on and sort them.
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*Protip*Make sub folders inside your clothing folders to further organize them. For example, women may want to organize thier dresses folder into “casual, semi-casual, and formal.” and men may want to have a special folder for formal suits/tuxes. Jewelry folders may have “earrings,” “bracelets,” or “watches,” and so on.
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4. Put all your active gestures into one folder. No more searching to find one to deactiveate it or, if it’s trans, share it with a friend!
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*Suggestion*If you have a few gestures you think you want to try, make a folder for them–but try them out when you’re alone! It’s impossible to fully predict the nature of gestures , and unlike animations, there is no “local” play option.

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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