Associated Press: Super-Cruise Ship U.S.S. Titan arrived in Prosperity Port today and, according to Captain Geoffrey P. Spaulding, she is here as the first Port of Call on her 2013 Cruise Around the Universe. You’re invited onboard to look around, and if you get tired of walking the decks, there are tons and tons of overstuffed deck chairs for relaxation.
Jenny at Cosmic Crossroads & Quantum Junction, where you can re-set the balances and character layouts across 30 different dimensions, if you know how to God.
How To God in Ten Easy Lessons:
It can’t be learned in ten lessons, hard or easy, and mastery is a long way down a very rocky road. But take heart, Pilgrim. The first step is always the hardest.
Super-Model Natasha Brilliantine at home; she is wearing a stunning award-winning evening gown by Leslie Ann of Grass Valley.
Yes, it’s time again for the first-ever Super-Model SL Haute Couture Fashion Expo, to be held on Labor Day Weekend, with CASH prizes for winners in several categories, to wit:
Leslie Ann at the Upper Crust Yacht Club during building session June 3, 2013.
Yep, it’s bulldozing and building time once again here at the Virtual Ashram. What I’ve done so far is to simplify and reduce the number of things encountered on the main level, placing them instead in skyboxes and platforms, available through teleport. What else I’ve done is to create a multiple-level terrain with water features. You should be able to walk the length and breadth of the ground level quite easily, although there may be a water break in there yet somewhere or other. If you find a problem, note the x/y/z coordinates and let me know about it, and I’ll handle it right away. Still ahead, adding buildings and some height via mountaintops in addition to what’s there already. You’ll find a variety of vehicle and boat rezzers all about the place; feel free to use them to your heart’s content.
“Your Name Here” Virtual Museum
Would you like to have a museum named after someone, yourself or someone in whose name you’d like to create a legacy? There’s nothing permanent about brick & mortar. You’ve seen many historical monuments go down, and more will do so as the infrastructure fails during the middle of this century. What will survive? Certainly the virtual spaces, hanging in soft, fluffy white clouds.
I would like to create a virtual museum — I’ve had the idea for many years, made something in GODD which because of server issues and large download and system upgrade requirements can’t be used for large multiplayer applications because people just won’t be able to get it or install it or use it.
So, in this time and space, I see the possibility of creating a permanent exhibition space for antiquities, modern art, historical experiential events, and more, and I’m looking for donors, supporters for it. What will it be like? Depends on the funding I get to work with. I’ll start with the items that have passed through my hands. There are some incredible museum builds available in Second Life. The hard cost for the first year to create a fully public well-attended virtual museum with LICENSED exhibits only, would be $15,540. You could donate all or part. Expansion of the museum would depend on attendance and continued support. The museum will be free to all, with donation jars placed thoughtfully and delicately.
Donors and Sponsors are needed. What’s the difference?
$25 — Exhibit Sponsor – one exhibit case with Sponsor’s name.
$100 — Hall Sponsor — One exhibit Hall is named after the Sponsor, such as: “Wilson Hall of Dinosaurs”.
$500 — Wing Sponsor — One entire Wing of the Museum is named after the Sponsor or given the name of the Sponsor’s choice, such as “Dr. Jane J. Meredith Memorial Wing”, or “The Walter P. Nortensen Wing”.
$1,000 — Floor Sponsor — Each Floor of the Museum has its Sponsor and is named accordingly. Six Floors with four wings each are currently in planning.
$15,000 — Gallery Annex Sponsor — The legal name of the entire actual museum cannot be changed — it is a registered well-recognized museum — but the in-world virtual experience of the visitor would be that they would see themselves entering the, for instance, “Martha Miller Museum of Modern Art”. A museum of modern, ancient, and medieval world art is now slightly past the planning stage. There would also be a Tesla Museum, the Thought Experiment Museum and a few more I’m holding up my sleeve.
We will also need volunteers. You can operate in this environment as if in an Ashram, because all the requirements for Ashram space will have been silently and invisibly (to the casual visitor) placed there, including so-called legominisms, artifacts carrying ancient and offworld messages.
The museum would need guards, docents, exhibit managers, publicity and promotion, and permissions secretaries, as well as experts in all fields of museumology. Volunteers for this project should contact Claude or Jewel for details.
See You At The Top!!!
Bunraku Puppetry Rides Again!!! – Yes, it’s true; everyone who was a member of the NABT, North American Bunraku Troupe, is invited to participate, and newcomers to the art are very welcome! You will learn how to manipulate a puppet in Second Life. Just as in so-called “Real Life”, the sound is provided by the “chorus”, or in some cases, might be pre-recorded, but the puppetry is always LIVE action! How is this done? Classes in Second Life Puppetry are starting right now at Prosperity Virtual Ashram. If you don’t know anything about it, this is the time to find out, and that hurdle is the First Initiation. We are actively looking for great puppeteers, and the troupe elders are very excited to have the opportunity to pass the art to the next generation!
– Vishnu Guru in the Aspect of Birthday Celebrations at Prosperity Virtual Ashram –
Hey, why not have Vishnu host your next Birthday Celebration at Prosperity Virtual Ashram? Would you like to book FAXL for your Wedding, Bar-Mitzvah or Birthday Party? You can! FAXL can appear LIVE at your event, and with TWO FULL SIMS, we can host as many as 200 avatars at a single event. Let me tell you the benefits to you and the ashram:
A School Time-Line
I have in my sweaty little digits a rather aged piece of parchment; a yellowed typewriter sheet with very dated typing, done by an IBM Selectric with a sans-serif type-ball, sometime in 1975, and lost for all the intervening years until this very morning as is, when my hand landed on it, stuffed in amongst a pile of long-forgotten papers…. The paper has just dates and a few words of notation on the side. I’ll elaborate that with commentary. I have photos of all these events, and they’re free to see on ihddb.com…
JUN 1964 — BACK FROM THE WAR — There never was ASA in Vietnam. I was a PFC Clerk-Typist Trainee 006, stationed permanently at Fort Devens, Mass. Ignore the sripes I wore at Fort Ord where I was a weapons instructor.
You’ll note my MOS designation: “006″. That’s only one number away from the infamous James Bond, “007″!!!
Double O Six meant “Licensed To Seriously Annoy”. I returned to a civilian job as a Remote Reader, which I quickly abandoned in favor of author — I landed a job as a writer at a fabulous .25 a word!
Persy in a vulnerable spot on the streets of London in Second Life — caution is required.
Naked or Nearly Naked on the Streets of Hong-Kong? It happens all the time, but most of the time you ignore the inevitable sense of extreme and imminent danger, because you’re trained by life to ignore it. If you didn’t, you’d be paranoid-nuts beyond belief. Oh, you already are? Okay, then this dissertation is for you, so read on…
– Lady Persephone (we call her “Persy”) at the Temple of Ganesh, Prosperity Ashram –
The Temple of Ganesh…wait a moment, I’ll post another shot of her, closer to the Shrine…
Yes, well, like I was saying, the Temple of Ganesh was a major project. The building itself took me about fifteen seconds to rezz up, but it required a month’s work to find the right temple, and get it installed properly, on a working farm … the crops actually grow, and you could sign up to help grow, harvest and store or sell them. We also have cows, horses, pigs, ducks, chickens, goats, dogs, cats, rats and other assorted furry critters here on the Ashram Farm, where the Ganesh Temple is located…here, I’ll give you the address — you have to be in the Ashram part of the Ashram to get the right location — it’s 135/29/1251.
See You At The Top!!!