Issue #319 Monday April 19, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #319 Monday, April 19, 2010

Shorah!
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NEWS:

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

veelay (n.) soul (ex.) khehveelayoy b’koozah = for my soul to depart

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CAVERN EVENTS:

THE FIVE MARKER CHALLENGE – ROUND 2
Carl Palmner – MOUL Forum

Carl has come up with a second round that seems to have folks excited. Plus he is offering prizes now.

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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/

SECOND LIFE EXPLORER
JOURNEY TO INNSMOUTH PART 6
Jandai Writer
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/29/221/25

(Short summary:  Our intrepid explorer has landed on what she thought was a stopping point on her travel itinerary.  Once there, she found the immediate area to be barren, charred and falling apart.  Upon coming across a sign, she realised she had been dropped off at the wrong location.  Coming to grips with that, she started towards what she thought was the town and hoped was a telephone.  Along the way, she finds 1920’s vehicles, some rusted, some in good condition – on her path.  She wonders about the age of these vehicles, as time appears to have stopped in the area.  As she starts to cross a bridge, she sees a strange unfriendly looking creature on the other side.  She crouches behind the car and takes a picture with her polaroid camera.  Then decides to head in a different direction than that of the creature.  Our explorer then prays in an old church she finds, and comes across what appears to be the center of the town – a playground surrounded by buildings.  She finds a building with a sign for a telephone, but any remnants of a telephone are long gone.  She then partakes of the alcoholic offerings (as nothing else had withstood time and elements) and gathered up courage to keep going.  Just when she thought she had found her way off the island, via an intact boat tied to a dock, she finds more of the creatures.  She moves away from them only to see another in a building.  Ducking into the nearest door, she finds herself in a bar and starts drinking.  Once her dutch courage has been restored, the explorer relinquishes her position in the bar and wanders along a road out of town and finds an old mansion sitting atop a hill overlooking the ocean.  Hoping to find another way off the island, one that is not currently blocked by those menacing creatures, she sees something which shakes her to the core.  A HUGE creature, far larger than any other she has seen thus far is standing some distance away.  This one appears to be the leader.  Our explorer gets away from the mansion before she is seen by the creature and feels in need of more alcoholic solace back at the bar.  Once she is sufficiently inebriated, the explorer first heads to the falling down opera theatre, then to the dilapidated theatre, followed by more nosing in the townhouses.  Once again, nosing is not to our explorers benefit, as she comes across another creature (small one) that appears to be injured.  In her inebriated state, the explorer does not fully comprehend the creature cannot attack her and she attacks it with an empty bottle she is carrying.  In response, the creature calls out, and the gigantic creature the explorer saw earlier responds and is on its way).

(continuation)

‘Bugger, bugger, bugger!’  I’m sure the words going through my head were much worse than that, but owing to memory and story, the words have been changed for family reading…

Running back down the stairs, I could see through the window there had been quite a few creatures arrive.  I wondered briefly why they hadn’t come swarming in as I turned and raced out a back door, but as I heard the thunderous roar and heavy steps of the leader, I knew.  Fortunately for me, the creatures did not seem to have the sense of mind to think of back entrances.  Crowded at the front as they were, I was able to duck out the back door and slink behind the group of buildings before the leader arrived to see what was going on.

One thing was for sure; I had to get OFF this island, and I had to get off NOW.

The boat.  That was my only chance.  I raced for the dock and the boat which sat there.  To my relief, the two creatures I had seen earlier were gone, having joined the others at the door of the building I was in just moments ago.  I jumped aboard and raced into the cabin.  Looking at the controls, I suddenly wished I hadn’t partaken of so many drinks.  Nothing made sense.  I had no idea about driving a boat and even in a sober state would have had difficulty.

An intense feeling of wanting to live overwhelmed me and in a clear headed moment, I grabbed an old, dirty lifejacket and put it on.  It was a moment before I became aware that there had been an increase in the noise near the boat.  I dared to look out of the window, and my heart sank.  The creatures knew I was there, and jumped about pointing at the boat. 

“oh crap” I had no idea how to even get this thing started and I was in deep trouble.  The creatures knew I was on board, and were waiting once again for their leader.  This was the only chance I was going to get.

Adrenaline coursing through my veins, I quickly sorted through my suitcase I had placed there earlier.  Into a small waterproof hip bag, I placed my polaroid camera, wallet and passport.  Everything else I left – nothing else mattered.  I didn’t need to look at the dock to know the leader had almost arrived.  I got down onto my belly and slithered to the back of the boat – the end facing the open sea.  With the cabin hiding me from their view, I quickly climbed over the back of the boat, hanging onto the rear before dropping into the water with a soft splash.

I floated on my back so I could see the dock as I kicked my legs underwater to propel me out to sea.  Looking back every now and then I began navigating the rocks the lighthouse beacon was warning of when I saw the monstrous creature arrive.  It stopped for a moment, possibly wondering why the boat had not roared to life as I attempted my escape.  Then with an almighty roar, the creature jumped into the water, landing at the rear of the boat.  That one act rolled the boat and nearly tore the ropes which had it tethered to the dock.  My legs found a speed I hadn’t known I had before as I realised how futile my boat idea would have been.  The creature righted the boat and peered inside.  Satisfied that I had possibly been sent into the water when the boat rolled, the creature then stomped about the cove, most likely hoping to either squash me, or drown me.

I kicked even faster, moving my arms under the water also as I tried to avoid the waves which now threatened to throw me onto the very rocks I was trying to avoid.  The creature still had not realised I was escaping, but it could still kill me nevertheless.  Just the other side of the rocks, I began to breathe a little easier.  None of the creatures had realised I had left the boat, and they all seemed to believe I had perished when the boat rolled.  Feeling that the immediate danger was over, I slowed my paddling and glanced furtively about to ensure that there were no other creature than that I was leaving behind.  All clear, except for one thing.  Now that I was heading into the open sea, the waves were just as big as what the creature had created by jumping into the water.  Once again I was thankful I hadn’t attempted to drive the boat after all, but I had no idea how long I was going to last just paddling in the water.

Was I imagining it?  Could I hear the sound of a boat nearby?  My first thought was to scream and wail, followed immediately by a thought that the creatures were not all that far away that I wouldn’t be heard.  It didn’t matter, if that was a boat, I had to get its attention.  But how?  I contemplated unbuckling my hipbag and throwing that in the air as some kind of beacon, except I couldn’t throw very far, and I may lose it.  Plus it was black, and in this now failing light, black wasn’t much of a beacon.  I was sure I could hear the chug, chug of a boat. 

There was no doubt, I was sure it was a boat and that meant a possible rescue.  In a frantic moment, I patted the pockets of the lifejacket and found a flare.  I couldn’t believe my luck.  This would surely show the creatures I was still alive, but I didn’t care.  It was now or never.  I cracked the flare and threw it, watching it spark and glow, giving away my position to all and sundry. 

I could see the creatures on the shore jumping about wildly again as they called their leader back.  Suddenly I realised I couldn’t hear the boat anymore.  Had I imagined it?  Had I just given away my position for nothing?  I sobbed out loud and the next wave hit me from the side, my head hitting something on my left and then all was dark…

(to be continued)

*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:

A&C HOTEL STORY HOUR
Jandai Writer
Monday, 6:00 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/101/84/35

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ONGOING EVENTS UPCOMING:

DAILY ACCURACY COMPETITION IN BOOVILLE
SkydiverWatashi Fall
Daily
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.

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 before your day of posting so I can make sure I get it in that week.

FROSTED MYST PILLOWS AND MORE
Issis Ceriano
Frosted Myst Main Store
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vasilii/40/201/111
Frosted Myst Pillows and More
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cyamenti/101/246/64
Pillows and other items are copy/modify and very reasonably priced.

Frosted Myst will be in The Virtues of Sin Hunt from April 1 to April 30 start points:
Sin: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kirkoswald/52/150/47 
Virtue: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kona%20Island/226/194/667 
and Yummy Bunny Hunt from April 2 to April 30 start point here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rolypoly/50/103/42

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

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

If you have land for sale or rent you may post it here.

LORING RENTALS ARE NOW OPEN AT THE NEW PARK PLACE
DeAnn Dufaux

WELCOME TO Park Place Home Decor Rentals !

Loring Enterprises at Park Place would like to invite to make your home here at “Forest Hills Estates” on Loring Park Place sim.

1. These parcels are 4096 Sq Meters with a two tenant limit, at 1874L$ per week.  Each parcel will have a total of 937 prims allowed.
2.  Each parcel comes unfurnished and no landscaping.
3. Tenants have landscaping and terraforming rights.
4. Rental time frames are one week minimum – 8 weeks maximum.

There are 2 parcels available, sharing the above description.

Lot 3
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/196/80/30
Lot 4
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/198/45/30

Come look around!!

Enjoy your time with Loring Rentals.  Contact Bobo Loring for any questions..
Contacts:
Bobo Loring President
DeAnn DuFaux Vice President

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

CRUX ISLE
Jandai Writer
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/133/250/501

GUILD OF HEALERS
Ghaelen Winnikow
Sunday, Noon KI Time, Guild of Healer’s Eder Delin
Please request a Hood invite prior to meditation time so that you do not disturb the meditation. PM Ghaelen KI#24037 or Tai’lahr KI# 7601 for the invites or post your KI on the thread here.

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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
Catrina Dragonash
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Biondello/218/96/21

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TREASURE HUNTS:

ZOMBIE POPCORN HUNT
Angelfire Teebrook & Riana Eiren
April 15 to May 2

ZombiePopcorn HQ:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sketch%20Pad/166/207/29
www.zombiepopcornsl.com

From notecard:

“You are searching for the one of a kind ZombiePopcorn Doll in his Red/White striped popcorn bag. Get ready to head to such stores as Urbanity, Sand Shack Surf Co., Plastik, LeeZu!, Tyranny Designs, Soap Co., Ducknipple, MADesigns, DeeTaleZ, Mudhoney, Naith Smit Design, Bliss Couture, *LP* design, A-Bomb, Concrete Flowers, KOSH, Blitzed, WMD, Action, Diesel Works, Young Urban, and many more you know and love!”

ADDICTION HUNT – VENDOR APPLICATION
DMom2K Darwin
Hunt: July 15 to August 15
Application due: July 1st or when they reach 80 stores. Send application to Maleficent Benoir
Start Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/OCEAN%20QUEST/236/210/22/
Blog: http://addictionhunt.blogspot.com/

From the blog:

“The basis of the addiction hunt is to cater for those addicted to hunts. The theme being things people are addicted too, such as Candy, shoes, hair, accessories etc. The scope is huge. People addicted to hunts like everything :)”

Application is on the blog.

FOLLOW YOUR HEART HUNT @ LOVEFACTORY
Riana Eiren
April 16 to April 23
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Escape%20Artist/245/225/23
From the sign:
There are 10 little red hearts hidden somewhere in the store, containing really nice gifts. When you find them, right click and buy for $0L. So grab some friends and follow your heart and have fun. Good luck and Happy Hunting.

!-[LoveFactory]- FOLLOW YOUR HEART HINTS

#1 take that heart to picnic
#2 my heart is on FIRE!
#3 Your heart is always up for goodies =P
#4 tired of seeking? make yourself comfy ))
#5 enlight that heart
#6  Follow your heart and toss a coin for luck!
#7  Snorkel up and follow this heart
#8  LoveFactory Welcomes you!
#9  Its a sunny day, better stay in a shadow
#10 does dummy has heart?
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HUNTING!

STAR TREK HUNT
Riana Eiren
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Queue/46/71/603

From the notecard:

“Red Alert Borg Device Detected!!!
Friday, 16 Apr 2010 12:25:24 GMT

Sensors have picked up signals from a Borg device on the ship but we can’t pinpoint it.  We need you to come and try to find it, if you are able. Find it  and you will recieve The Galaxy Class Captains Quarters. When you find it, left click it and we will be able to get a transporter lock. Find an example of what you are looking for In in the Science Lab on the round Console. ((the item given is sold in the vendor, it is in a voyager RP Room not a crew quarters, office or on the enterprise))”

LUXORY HUNT – VENDOR INFO
Angelfire Teebrook
Hunt: May 1 to May 31
Application due: No due date but looks like they are still accepting. Send application to Manuel Ormidale or Paco Pooley.

From the notecard:

Application
Dear Business Owner,

I want to invite you to be a part of the first “Luxory Hunt” – a hunt dedicated to the LUXORY WORLD commercial regions….

To participate as part of the LUXORY HUNT please sent a notecard (please be so kind to rename it like: LUXORY HUNT – (store name) – (store-owner-name) ) inworld to Manuel Ormidale and/or Paco Pooley containing the following information:

Name of store:

Contact Person:

Alternate Contact Person:

Landmark of the Store:

SURL of the store:

Item that you might want to create (keep in mind to express luxury – so i.e. diamond rings are perfect. Grundgy jumpers and torn jeans not so much ^^)

In any case – if you do have any questions or suggestions please feel free to IM Paco Pooley or his partner Manuel Ormidale – or in case we are not online to send us a notecard.

Best regards

Vanity Bonetto
Paco Pooley
Manuel Ormidale

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:
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OTHER ITEMS:

RELAY FOR LIFE – GIANT SNAIL 60 SIM RELAY RACE
DMom2K Darwin
See Replay here

Incredible, challenging race! I crashed while waiting for the start and got back in just as it started and half the racers were already over the start line. Iwas in the middle back of the pack (the one in the knitted snail shell) and worked my way forward and finally finished in 5th place (no clue on how I managed other than ummmm one sticky bit that I went left and around instead of straight through and also incredible luck)! A great race overall, we made $110,600L for Relay for Life. Thank you to all who contributed – every bit makes the difference in a cure. Next month Relay will be held in some private sims. Racer promises obstacles and other very interesting things. Consider racing with us or being a spectator, but please donate to a cause that had touched us all….Let us help find a cure for cancer. Find a kiosk, they are everywhere and donate.

JAY IS GAMES
CONNECT IT
DMom2K Darwin

Cool Steampunk design. Figure out how to set the gears to make the connection. This mini game is a great time waster, I found myself going, just one more puzzle!

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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