May Day May Day May

April was such a busy month on the RL Grid I for one am glad we have moved into the month of May!   AAcme City is now completely moved  on to a 3×3 var region on the Great Canadian Grid and Sunbeam has acquired two Fantasy regions (works in progress).  One called ‘Enchanted Village, Hidden Glen’ on the Tangle Grid and one called Fairytopia @ SV-66 on the SimValley Grid. More on those next post.

When not imagining great things that we should be creating and trying to create them,  then I’m  running around the Hypergrid space systems delighting in the awesome builds popping up like magic all over the place.   It’s gonna take forever and a day to see all the glorious things the metaverse has to offer.

Finally made it to a group tour (with Metaverse Tour) and got a couple snapshots.  Sunbeam always plan to go to these event, but somehow time slips away from me all too quickly. Next thing I know its the next day after and I missed everything I wanted to atttend.  Sometimes, like this week I was off running some errands that took twice as long as I believed and ~poof~ missed another tour.  Was really disappointed I missed the new WIP show put on by Serene Jewell and Selby Evans, hope to make it next time.  Sure wish someone would invent a ‘time travel’ code so I could pop back in the metaverse and rewind to any missed events.

After promising TeslaCoyel for weeks and trying in vain to HG to his home grid, the Atek Grid, Steam Punk City Sunbeam finally made it albeit without hair, skirt or shoes. I loved the City and the big ships and the imagination used to create the most wondrous metaverse Steampunk space.  Got myself a Landmark and plan to roam around again soon.

Steam Punk City Atek Grid

"Any one out there" _ Steam Punk City Aria, Steam Punk City (373, 352, 97)

Stopped by to see my long time friend Peter Veliz (IamSambard Kingdom Brunel) who is very active on the Tangle Grid with Expo’s and his own region> Brunel Isle of Steam and the Brunel Museum of Steam. You have got to see his amazing steam engines and vehicles. Some of Peter’s items are built as exact duplicates (1/3 scale) of actual products on the rl grid.   A little birdie told me he does rl models of steam wonders and may put up a website soon.  Gosh, it’s been five or six years I’ve loved and admired Peter’s work and his sweet disposition.  I was thrilled to connect with Peter again after about a year or two since we last interacted.  Quite the family affair, his daughter, wife, niece, sisters (??? who knows who all else) have joined Peter in his favorite past-time torturing prims.

Ye Olde Steamworks

Ye Old Steam Works

Brunel Museum of Steam, Brunel Isle of Steam_001

Of all the tours Sun missed we were totally thrilled to be part of the group that traveled over to the Tomb Raiders region on (grid.kitely.com:8002:Tomb Rider , temporarily on display hosted by Min Tigerpaw) created by the most talented artist Avia Bonne (Avia 3D Designs). Since it’s one of my favorite places to roam and get inspired I was excited to see it once again!  If you’re a lover of all things fantasy or you want to pretend you are Lara Croft herself then  jump on over and experience the thrill and joy of this very special region.

Tomb Rider buildt by Avia Bonne

Tomb Rider

Tomb Rider

One early morning Sun popped into the Tangle Grid (residents mostly European time visits) and attended the ‘Meet and Greet’ with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  Hooked up with my disco buddies Gary Kling and Leslie Kling and ended up with a second location for my  ‘Blogz R US’ (see separate page this Blog coming soon). Was amazed they still had the fantasy oar from the old Olantica grid where I had designed a fantasy region a couple years back.  Its was great to see Sarah Fairport, a very dear girl and true friend, and meet some new folks that call Tangle grid their home.  Sunbeam felt so welcomed!

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DJ MAX Disco OlanticJanuary 2013

New Blogz R Us shop Tangle_001

Blogging Tangle @ Blogz R Us

The month of April has always been a lucky month for me as my previous blog stated  Sun attended an impromptu Dance Party at the Welcome center on Great Candian Grid (with awesome DJ Stormy Nights) and entered a Lotto drawing.  We walked away with $1,000 Maples WOOOT Hooooooooooooooo! New hair!

Party @ GCG

AAcme and I purchased a 3×3 var region to accomodate the growth and imagination we have for AAcme City’s future.  On 4/20 (yep I said 420… puff puff pass) our var was erected and on 4/27 our OARs were uploaded.  Well it did take two times for the OARs to come in correctly… but we couldn’t be happier with the new lands where we’ll now have a country area and forests surrounding our urban fantasy AAcme City.  Feel free to hop on the next ship heading our way and fly around to see all the improvements  coming soon.

oar mess gcg_001

2 Region AAcme City B4 Move

AAcme City Before

3×3 var region AAcme City Now

AAcme City 5-1_001

This should keep us busy for a long long time! Forests, ranches, farms, warehouse district, harbour, and underground sewage maze to cover 9 regions space.  Oh me oh my what have we got ourselves into AAcme!

First Visitor new GCG AAOur first visitor in new lands.

Shawnmaloney Craftgrid

Who also likes to read the new magazine hitting news stand through the Metaverse, VISIONZ.  Just a little side hobby  pulbished by Sunbeam Magic and her heartsis’ Minethere Always all about Hypergridders Dreams.  Shawn is reading March’s issue.  April’s issue of  VISIONZ is out now (Morning Coffee Shop on Hobo Park GCG and don’t forget to look for May’s issue coming out around the 24th of May.

Reading VISIONZ shawn

 

Have a great Cinco de Mayo my fellow grid hoppers and virtual valued friends.

  Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. Kahlil Gibran

Definitely need some Metaverse Magic now! Hope you enjoyed my tales of Sun’s  Magical virtual times in the Metaverse.

Lovin’ Virtualworldz

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April Fools’

Certain numbers were considered sacred, holy, or magical by the ancient Egyptians, particularly 2, 3, 4, 7, and their multiples and sums .  Can you name the only number that has the same number of characters as its value in the English language?  Here’s a hint: what month of the year hosts EARTH DAY?

The beginning of my favorite month! Why you ask? Well……

My parents were married on April Fool’s Day (1944) and me and Dude were married on April 4th (44 years yeah, wow) and then there is Easter which usually falls into the month of April but occasionally its been known to sneak in early at the end of March.  Such as the dates below:

22nd March 1818 – 30th March 1902 – 31st March 2002 – 31st March 2013  31st March 2024                 4-5-2015  Easter is coming…Happy Easter ♥ have a crackin’ Easter Everyone!

Moving on through my love of April, both my rl chidlren were born in the month of April (son born April 22nd , daughter born April 25th) and one of my most passionate causes EARTH DAY global observance April 22nd.

So you can understand why April is packed full of fun and celebrations for me.

Enjoy your own April ! and don’t forget April Showers bring May flowers!

April Lovin'

April Lovin’

What’s your favorite month of the year?

 

 

 

Avatar Day of Nonsense

Well for almost 90 days now AAcme and Sunbeam have done nothing but build build build; whenever I fiddle with Sun’s puppet strings she has to also chat chat chat with her virtual world wide community friends *yada yada yada* and then of course she had to pop in a couple musical events (Russell Eponym  and CelticMaidenWarrior) and then she  just Had to attend a couple tours with notable Hypergrid tour groups (Safari and Hypergrid Nights) in between building duties . Exploring is just  too much fun to miss out on, I must admit!

Well anyway, back to how Sunbeam spent my online time today.  Messing  with her own Avatar! Yep we was totally vain today popping in and out of appearance. changing clothes a dozen times mixing and matching outfits, trying on a new pair of cool high heels (back to Roller Skates I’m sure sooner than later), combing my golden locks to a glowing shine and freshening up my makeup! Phew~ a gal needs to pamper herself from time to time and mostly I’m only running around construction or remodeling sites trying to multi=task a thousand projects.  Phew~

 All of a sudden I looked up at the clock and the day was half gone before I even knew it!  I really must do this more often LOL of course I totally meant to clean up my inventory and rename those numbered textures that floods your texture tab every time you import one of your cherished creations.  Such a bore! Maybe tomorrow we will start the ‘clean up’ chores.  Maybe. 

Enjoy your time and step in sunshine!

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90 Days of AAcme City

Feeling guilty for not keeping up my blog! I read many blogs and love how they know just what to say with style and wit! and then I vow to ‘Add New Post’ to my own but keep getting sidetracked (rl gird and now building 3rg).  Today I joined a new google+ group ‘Virtual World Bloggers’ and felt compelled to finally blog again!

Since most of my online time has been spent building building building on our two regions in 3rd Rock Grid, AAcme City and AAcme City Southside, I decided to post some of the photos I’ve taken as we been building.   Come see us anytime and if you want to have a home or shop for FREE @AAcme City contact me here, google+, Facebook or inworld.

Step in Sunshine!

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Common Colds (also known as nasopharyngitis)

For the last couple weeks SunMagic’s handler has been a weak pink pixie fighting nasophryngitis! Nasty, nasty common cold… with a touch of the flu, strained watery eyes and total lack of energy.  she’s been remiss of her duties in the realms of Virtual Worlds immersion.  I certainly understand now why? the bear hibernates in Winter.  It was agony to get up in the mornings, dress, eat, bathe; all the necessary daily activities that prove one’s existence.  Hibernating is the ultimate lethargic, sleepy season no bear dares to disturb for a good reason.  I presume so our limbs and spirits may rest and restore!  What better time to accomplish this restoration state than during the blowing of icy winds while the world’s color is white.  If only the common cold stayed away while playing in the colorful pixels of our chosen grids.  Ahchoo!  bear sleeping sunmagic eye dripping colors

2015: The year of the NEW and Improved “AAcme City”

We are so eXcited to finally start on a brand new AAcme City located on the 3rd Rock Grid (which is now Hypergated enabled) we can barely contain ourselves.  Our last AAcme City, covering two regions on the InWorst grid, was home to  over 40 residents and over 75 merchants and shops.  I understand they still have us listed in their Index as  AAcme City Steampunk although AAcme City was totally destroyed in April 2012 by an fierce Meteor storm created by an evil witch for reasons too ridiculous to mention.  Our NEW AAcme City style is what we like to call ‘Industrial Fantasy’. Blogz R Us Shops at Town Centre AAcme City Roller Rink  Dolphin Beach, AAcme City Southside (152, 71, 31) - Dolphin Anchor Hotel Lobby_001 3rg AAcme City_001

3rd Rock Grid was chosen because AAcme Fall and Sunbeam Magic had first cousins (Virtual Builder and Venus Moondance) still residing there who kept telling us to come there and begin anew.  After traveling to many many other grids searching for our destiny we finally decided V & V were correct.  3rg (as most call this grid) had kept the awesome wonderful ‘Copper Zepplin’ (thank goodness the pilot was able to safely land on  3rg after leaving during the evacuation of AAcme City,  IW.    The air ship known as the ‘The Copper Zepplin’ created by  AAcme Fall.  is  a popular tourist destination being toured by hundreds of Virtual World travelers yearly.  Admission is Free.

AAcme City is well under way since breaking ground on December 8th 2014.   A Grand Opening celebration is slated for April 2015.  As with all cities, construction will never cease.  To date the NEW AAcme City, AAcme City Southside and Dolphin Beach has roads laid out and buildings rising high and wide .  The beach area has a broadwalk, shops, roller rink, pizza shop, coffee shop and plans for a bowling alley are being finalized.  AAcme City and AAcme City Southside will be home to Hotels, Apartments, Shops, ‘AAcme Tunes’ Dance Club and many secret passageways and tunnels making AAcme City a fun place to explore and hang out.  A new shop, located near the Town Centre called ‘Blogz R Us’ will feature Metaverse bloggers, Hypergrid Business and AAcme City Adventures for all to keep up to date on new and interesting developments written by various Metaverse bloggers such as Minethere Always, virtual christine, Daniel Voyager, Prim Perfect (Saffia Widdershin), Honor  Mcmillan,  Leighton Marjoram, Danko Whitfield, Oshi Shikigami. ChapTer Kronfeld and Oddje Otoole to name a few.  There are spaces available for more bloggers whom wish to be a part of this One-Stop Blog Shop.

Time to don my Construction helmet and get back to work.  Feel free to stop by( http://3rdrockgrid.com/)  monitor our progress, pick out a shop or home (as always rents are FREE) plan a party for you or your friends at the Dolphin Beach Roller Rink or just stroll around and see if you can find the secret doors.  Most of all, just have fun.  Our New Year’s resolution and just eXactly what we intend to do ourselves in the year 2015: Have Fun!!!

 Happy New Year!

2014 in review

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

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Mermaids and Milestones

Kohana Schimmer Seond Life

The Dude and I have taken to ‘real life’ bike riding around our neighborhood since my Milestone birthday in September.   Enjoying ‘real life’ fresh air.  Yeah Baby!  His bike is faster than mine (of course) so I usually end up a half of football field behind him, toddling along listening to  the songs of the almost invisible birds perched high on the wires.  A far cry from the ocean floors.  While cruising along today my thoughts traveled to Mermaids and Milestones.  What the heck does that have to do with the Metaverse you say?   Well,  in my very first venture into a virtual world (good ol’ Second Life) I found out I could be a Mermaid.  Yes a real virtual mermaid with tail who can stay under water with out oxygen.  Of all the mythical creatures, a Mermaid is what I most desired to be.  Mermaids, Irish, sunken treasures, pirates, adventure.  If only my Fairy God Mother granted me that wish… and swoosh I’d be a Mermaid.   And I was via the Metaverse virtual worlds playgrounds.  Fun memories and lots of milestones were made.  Like:  my first surfing win (3rd place), standing up for my friends at their Weddings, starting my own surf team, organizing a Fashion Show, organizing a Home Builders showcase grid wide, winning my first ‘Builders’ contest, then winning  on a German grid (Global baby global \o/),  dancing with the Blues Brothers, starting my own event business, publishing my own magazine, being an avid builder and landscaper and a dozen others milestones I’d never dreamed I could do.    Then,  making the hard  decision to leave my surf-team, my friends, my busy vw activities and parties to return to the real world.  So I shelf-ed my other “self’s”, as it were. and began taking bike rides in the sun.  Another milestone.

Once in awhile  I will still log on to Second Life, or Metropolis, or Island Oasis, or 3rd Rock or other new virtual worlds as my Mermaid/Pixie self.   Alas, now my toon characters feels shy, awkward, old, out of tune with life in a virtual world. Not like her real self at all which was outspoken, a gesture freak, an organizer, a party gal, a participant, a real player .  I remember back to the times when logging on was the most important thought in my repertoire of mindless existence.  Oh don’t get me wrong, I had fun!  But I also remember the times I couldn’t sleep for wanting to be floating in a  virtual world propelling my Mermaid in the most beautiful under water scenes imagined with music tickling my ear drums.   I could sit for hours and hours  lost in a dreamworld of pixels and colors, always smiling, always happy.  I did make true friends too, because real people pilot their virtual ‘self’ in situations and conversations.  Conversations that surely will continue through emails or Skype or other means of technology always at our fingertips.

Mmmmh… Mermaids and Milestones and Metaverse.  I declare ‘M’ the letter of the day! Enjoy your M’s!

Sun

Ko Dancing at a Party for SLSAWatching the Fashion Show

Falling into October

Slipping Again! (shame on me, its been a month and a day since my last post)

Slipped right into another of my most favorite month > October.  Let me tick off the whys  1) Fall colors 2) Falling leaves 3) True L0ve’s Birthday (Happy Birthday Dude/Oct 19th) 4) Halloween .. who could ask for anything more?  And let me mention how the heat of the Sun diminishes and Harvest Moons brighten the night skies, another plus! It’s not too hot nor too cold! It’s sweater weather! It’s bicycling mornings! It’s the color of orange in all shades! It’s pumpkin pie time! It’s sugar high time! Now who doesn’t love October too?  Bathe in sunbeams! Keep a warm smile on your face! Enjoy October!

fall sunbeamsSeek Peace, Fly High

Sunbeam

September Morn

Ring for Peace

Ring for Peace

Its barely sunrise and the coolness of the air finally after months of intense heat day and night and mornings is a relief.  September is the most wonderful month to me.  Why? you ask? Most likely because its my birthday Month, yay Virgos!  Many people feel September is their last chance to head out to the beach for one last summer fling or scan the Internet for some last-minute summer loving.  September is the end of summer, scantily clad bodies, cool tan hues on the skin and vacations completed for another year.  A sad time indeed.

September also holds the day observed as ‘International  Day of Peace’ (unofficially known World Peace Day) falling annually on 21 September.  This day encourages the absence of war and violence,  a temporary cease fire in combat zones, and allows for humanitarian aid access.   Many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples first observed this day of peace in 1982.  In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the by the United Nations to “Peace Education”,  in hopes of prevention of war in our Children’s futures. A noble gesture indeed.

Bells begin ringing, school bells that is, ringing across the world signaling it’s time to get back into the spirit of the education.  Then there is the ‘Peace Bell’ , a gift from UN Association of Japan, made from coins donated by children from all continents as a reminder of the human cost of war.  On the side of the Peace Bell an inscription reads “Long live absolute world peace”.  The Peace Bell is located at the United Nations Headquarters located in New York City.  A beautiful sentiment indeed.

September starts off with now fun time Labor Day, originating as a peaceful way to protest for better working conditions and for eight-hour workdays.  September also kicks off the football season for many.  September is the proud recipient of the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month.  And the end of September is designated for the start of fall, a favorite season filled with colorful leaves and gorgeous weather.  If all that doesn’t make you fall in love with the month of September I don’t know what would.  So now you know why September is my most special month of them all.  Enjoy your September!