Thursday, July 19, 2007


Just for fun, here's a couple places I've been exploring lately

Victorianna CastleVictorianna Castle, Hogback
This place is like a fairy tale princess castle, all white marble. I kept expecting to see Cinderella or Belle or some other Disney princess to step out of an alcove. There is a store there, focusing on gothic lolita dresses, but even if that style isn't yours, it's still a super pretty place with lots to explore.

Lake Gnoma
A nice, natural lake and campsite, featuring canoeing and other fun stuff. Worth taking a tour around, especially if you like natural.wildlife environments. Grab the freebie walking stick in the cabin by the lake, too.

Greenies HomeGreenies Home Rezzable
One of the bestest builds I've seen in a long long time. This home is built to put you on scale with the "Greenies," tiny aliens created by inworld artist Light Waves. The "house" is huuuuge, an requires a 300m draw distance jes to see across the living room! Not all the items you'll find exploring the house are kid-friendly, but the folks who made the place are. Check out the hamster balls scattered on the floor as well as the hidden trampoline (I'm not gonna spoil it!) in the kids' part of the living room. ALso, make sure to get up to the mother ship from the main hidden teleporters.

EGO Terra
You'll find another giant house here too. Not as huge as the one in Greenies Home, but still a fun place to explore. Of more note are the recreations of cartoon places, You'll find the Simpsons' house and Moe's Tavern, the Animaniacs' water tower, Scrooge McDuck's money bin, the Planet Express Building, and Invader Zim's place. Not a lot other than eye candy - but it's really good eye candy.

Kayaking in LivingtreeLivingtree
Okay, I'm way biased, cuz I helped build it and I have a store there, but check it out. There's a large kids' playground, a bay you can dive around and swim in, a small campsite, a drum circle, free kayak rentals, a Neo-Realms fishing francise, and tons of places to explore. Look for the hidden cave. As mentioned, my store is there, as is my brother Pygar's, and all of RObin Sojourners stores. It's the main place to find her skins and shapes for boys and girls, amongst other stuff.

Have fun exploring!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Memories and imagination

A lazy summertime sunday Remember, for a moment, what it was like when you were a kid.

Remember springtimes of your past, when the flowers would bloom, when you could wish on dandelions, and -- for some -- when you would hunt for brightly colored eggs while wearing your new Easter dress. Perhaps, too, you spent a weekend or two selling cookies for your scout or guide troop some Springtime, too.

Remember Summers that would never end, where ice cream, lemonade, and all sorts of summertime treats seemed like they were yours for the taking. Days spent climbing a favorite tree, or daydreaming of clouds that looked like fluffy bunnies.

Remember Autumn: the satifying crunch of a leaf as you leapt into a pile, freshy stacked. Cast your mind back to pumpkins carved and costumes worn for Halloween, or - for those of us in the States - Thanksgiving-time school plays.

Remember wintry nights spent at home, a mug of cocoa at the ready, perhaps catching a "CBS Special Presentation" featuring Charlie Brown, Rudolph, or Frosty. Think of the wonder of lights, whether it was the glow of the family menorah, or the gleam of lights strung around a tree. A time of paper-wrapped presents and candy canes.

Remember joy, and wonder, and the happy times of your youth. All these memories that may bring a smile to your face, or even a tear to your eye.

Those were halcyon days where life may well have been a lot simpler, before car payments, mortgages, and 1040s, when you got up to go to elementary school instead of facing another rush hour commute to a dull, gray cubicle. You know, when the doctor might offer you a sucker, and you could do crayon drawings on the menu at your favorite restaurant.

Now imagine those being something other than simply memories. Imagine if you could head off to elementary school now, experience the seasons as you once did, and enjoy a simpler time in your life once again. Imagine that Summer need not end, because the sky will always be blue, with a few wispy clouds some 140 meters over your head.

Imagine too that any bad that may cloud those memories could be somehow lessened, with a sheen of adult experience allowing you to avoid your own errors, while a bevy of other tools can help prevent any ills you may have suffered during your childhood.

Finally, imagine if, as a kid, you could fly, teleport to places far and wide, and make whatever play thing you desire.

This is the life of a child in Second Life. Now, is it any surprise why one might choose it?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

SL4B finally over

So the week is over, the forth celebrations are at an end, and what a mad week it was. As Sl Birthdays go this one did not go as well as i think it could have. But that maybe in part to do with how badly SL works compared to this time last year. Many New members may not believe this but once upon a time you could cross a sim boarder without getting a hairy butt. You could fly a plane without suddenly getting stuck and watching your beloved aircraft fly off into the distance.

SL4B was all about the past, with is different sims devoted to the previous 4 years. Ours was year 3 as thats when the SLC started up thanx to Gemini and Linnian. My mission for SL4B was to represent us Kid Avs as best I could with the help of my friends and i think it worked. Unfortunitly i feel the promotion of SL4B was a little bit....well crap. Many people did not even know the event was on. It did not feel like a major second life event. Anyway, heres some of your thoughts......

" hej all, i rilly liked the race, an it was fun to fall off, even t made it hard to race. We had two chances to race, an thats funner, cuz then you can do it two time in stead of one time. Thanks for a nice day to Loki an SL04" : Leendert Meriman

"Yea the pictures were awesome, spotting friends and giggling at antics ^^" : Tsukasa Saka

"was alot fo fun remembering all the stuff we did" : Koffeekid Smalls

" Looks like lots of fun!" : Robin Linden

Najmah Handayani: I wasnt able to go to the race but I did get a chance to visit and spent a lot of time reading about how SLC got started and more history abut it... had a good time jus being alone there hehe

Well with the castle, Scout camp and Go-Kart race, i think we made our presence in SL4B, wether anyone was there to notice, who knows. So just before i go to pull down the SL4B castle i'd like to thank everyone who helped me. From those who terraformed the land after it was reset, to those who just sat on a pose ball to help me position a pose, i could not have done it without you all.

Whats next for the SLChildren? well thats up to you lot. I myself have some ideas, but if you have any, then get to it and DO IT!
Us virtual Kids are a big community here in SL and we have many with the skills to help each other do amazing things, Go Kart races, baloon rides, parties,camping, exploring, dancing, baseball leagues... all you need is the idea and then go find someone to help you out :)