Friday, March 10, 2017

Calas Skate-O-Rama

By Gemma Cleanslate

What a treat ! Those who love skating, ice or roller, have an opportunity to enjoy a rink for the month of March. You can grab a friend and go skating or get to a party.  The owners of Calas Galadhon, Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith have a marvelous build that is reminiscent of the days when roller skating was most popular in a setting that brings many thoughts  of those days.

I arrived at the bus stop on Route 66 in the middle of the desert surrounded by high mountains. A river flowed around the land. In front of me stood a majestic  pale blue Art Deco structure with lights beaming up into the sky and a sign that read Calas Skate-O-Rama. To the right I saw a truck moving along the road  and to the left, far down the road, a Stuckey’s sign and past that a lighted sign for the infamous Bates Motel. I headed straight to the Skating rink.

Before I reached the doors I had to stop in the parking lot to admire all the gorgeous cars of the era. I think this is the largest collection of  vintage cars I have seen in one place in Second Life .The picture only captures half of them. I also  spied some side car motorcycles near the door .  Once through the doors I found myself again in the open air.  I picked up a free pair of skates as I  passed.

My first stop was at the Skate In Diner where I ordered a burger and cola that was  delivered to me by Alicia Underby. My mother used to tell me of the fun she had skating at the local rinks when she was a kid. I have been to a few at the beach myself. The rink is a massive wooden floor with sync skating if you like. It is fun to skate in the open air. 
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<p><a href="">Calas presents Skate-O-Rama!</a> from <a href="">Calas Galadhon</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>
 A nearby board showed me there will be skate parties all during the month at night and on weekends. A stage is all set up for the djs. 
I was sorry to have missed the wild opening but Romie Vella shared photos with me. You can see the opening party at this link.
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<p><a href="">Savannah Rain Opening Night at Skate-O-Rama!</a> from <a href="">Calas Galadhon</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>
Here is the bus stop to start your own skating party or get to one of the events listed. I hope to get to at least one of them.  Maybe I will see you there!
Gemma Cleanslate

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sakura Matsuri

By Bloodykitty

Welcome to Sakura Matsuri, better known as Nakamisei Street. This place is filled with small vendors of Japanese related things as well as cute stuff. The sim is located in the region of Ryukyu and owned by MORE Laville. Have you ever wanted cute clothes? Your in luck. Appliers? Sure! Items for your home? You bet your bottom! This lovely decorated market is home to all of those wonderful things.

Now I didn't get a chance to shop but I was mainly looking around the square and it's so beautiful with its small buildings, lanterns hanging all over the place, as well as the pink trees. Of course if you zoom out this sim may seem small but it's quite a good adventure to go through every single item, looking for the right one. Now I've been a shopping addict for as long as I can remember on Second Life, especially as soon as I got my few hundred lindens. Time to drop till you shop!

I recommend going here and checking it out, whether or not you plan to shop. The sights and sounds are a wonderful addition to every sim, especially a Japanese styled one. While there may not be music, there's still other sounds to enjoy while browsing and exploring. Come down today and hang around, maybe you'll even see me there!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cerridwen's Cauldron

By Fritter Enzyme

An emerald gem of a sim in Second Life, Cerridwen's Cauldron can offer you hours of exploration, with fun and wonderful photographic possibilities.  Fantasy flora and buildings are the theme.  And I know, you haven’t seen anything like them.  Underwater, on the land and in the air, there is no shortage of relaxing environments to meet up, snuggle and dig the music from Groove Salad on the stream. 

The Dawn Tower spires up to offer beautiful and exotic views of this land.  Pierlounge is a small waterfront hangout.  Fungiloung with its glowing mushrooms and waterways has much to take in.  There are two tree lounges, again with great views from the sky.  I like the emloung, it is a cavern, with large glowing crystals, water and a bar.  Plants as well fill it with a mysterious aura.  More places than that to teleport to, but sometimes the fun is in the walking about between the locations given.  Midnight setting is cool, but I like more light for photography, in most cases.  It does give I a special splendor in the dark with all things glowing around you.  What a great thing it would be to see this in 3D!

You are going to like what you see, and better yet, you can purchase these items to bring to your own home in Second Life.  The basalt blocks, fungi, trees, most everything there is in the store vendors.  Low prim and nice prices.  There are even avatars to get. Do you like the buildings and structures that fill the sky and land?  Teleport to the building rez platform, vendors there can show them for you, to obtain your own part of the magic.

Now, don’t forget to join the group, you get invited to events, roleplaying, a free Order of the Spirit cloak, and other gifts.  If you enjoy it, why not expand the experience?

I always like to remind everyone to tip, even small amount, it all builds up, it all counts.  Look what kids did with the March of Dimes.  Having said that, the owner of this sim has a father with serious medical problems, so, if you can, pull a few Lindens out of those little pixel pockets and place them in one of the tip jars about.  Or buy many of the things you like there, because you will like what you see at Cerridwen's Cauldron!

Fritter Enzyme

Addition: A benefit event is being planed for the sim's creator Elicio Ember from April 1 to April 9, the details can be found in the press release