Delightful December

December has so many facets; A) End-of-the-Year month      B) Winter Solstice month     C)  Christmas Day.  All Delightful! End-of-the-Year conjures up hope for a better tomorrow and an exciting future.  Winter Solstice brings sparkle and beauty to our world, all bright, white and positive.  And Christmas Day bringing family and friends closer oozing love and unselfishly sharing our hearts and humanity, true and giving. We believe the Magic of Giving indeed brings happiness to all.

Sunbeam was so busy in this month of December 2015 she took over 200 photographs: building her Happy Holidays area at AAcme City, GCG, attending various HG tours, attended OSCC, began Mentoring at GCG, going to fab Winter/Christmas parties including a Masquerade Ball, where Sun won 2nd Place in Theme Dress contest,  joining in on two ‘Treasure Hunts’ (Tangle HG Hunt and GCG Winter Hunt) and chillin’ with friends and family! Of course we didn’t post all 200, lol, but do hope you enjoy our Delightful December Slideshow below.  Enjoy !  Smiles!

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YAY 2016 is here.  Happy New Year to ALL!  and after much reflection and thought about Metaverse Magic,  the virtual adventures Sunbeam has experienced over the last three years, we have decided its time for a change.  A change to our format for 2016.  After reading a post by Selby Evans on blogging “Keep it Simple” Google +, that is exactly what we intend to try and do.  Instead of cramming a whole month of her adventures into one post, we will do a Simple Post detailing one event or activity at a time.  Hopefully blogging a few time per month.  Smiles!

As always my valued friends, and soon to be friends, thank you for visiting my Metaverse Magic and Step in Sunshine!

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. Eugene O’Neill

 

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SEPTEMBER SIZZLES

The month of September found Sunbeam busier than ever! She learned a lot about NPC’s and how to direct them like actors in a stage play, she worked long long hours on ‘Immersive Edge’ A Hypergrid Story (and game) which is a collaboration of many talented creators and scriptors coming together to make a vision of Nara Malones’ come alive.  Sunbeam also set up a Steampunk exhibit at the Tangle’s grid Steam Expo that ran September 12th to October 7th.  Of course Sun took some breaks from building and went dancing at Hedoism and visited some friends and went on a couple Hypergrid tours.  The magazine VISIONZ September issue was the biggest yet with 46 pages.  She attended the Farewell party for an OpenSim Core Developer, Justin CC, who is moving on to a new job.  She attended Opening day of the Summer of Arts 2015 event on Metropolis grid and was amazed at the art displayed.  .

September is also the month of Sunbeam’s rl typist, me, birthday. We celebrated with family and received many well wishes on the social site Facebook.  Seems Nara Malone also has a September birthday and Sun went to Nara’s virtual birthday party.  Fun times!

Sunbeam also went Dragon Flying! Yeah Baby! What a fun time at Fred Beckhusen’s Phaze Dragons region where you can fight skeletons, ride dragons and explore some great builds by Fred.

Sunbeam attended Market day at the River Lands, went fishing with fellow fae Talia Sunsong, and attended the HG Nights’ tour to explore the new Fairy region recently added to the River Lands community.

Since I’m a bit late getting this month’s blog out, we will just do a slideshow of images to speed things up !  Again thank you for reading my blog and reliving our virtual adventures.  As always my valued friends, and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine! 

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AUGUST ADVENTURES

August was an unusual month for Sunbeam, as about ten (10) of those days Dude and I were off in the RL grid on summer vacation. August was a lonely month as many other virtual friends also take off into the RL and are greatly missed.  Well, let me tell you when Sun returned to her world, she made up for lost time and went to a dozen or so concerts and music events, whoa slow down girly!!!  Sunbeam’s partying even went to the extreme of dancing in her birthday suit, baring it all at Hedonism, Refuge Grid.

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Sun got herself a couple new outfits: one from the returned and beloved Linda Kellie Free templates, a mesh mini dress. Her second new outfit was a gift from the Guest Writer, Linda Diva (in Augusts’s VISIONZ magazine issue).  Her third new outfit was gifted by Shannan Albright, called Fantasia.  Sun felt so behind and was in such a hurry to publish on time, she made a real boo-boo adding the wrong picture set to the wrong article, (oops and ugh!) but all in all the magazine was well received.  Sunbeam is truly a blessed fairy with so many kind and giving friends.

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Sun got right to work on her HG Story, Scene Five (with Nara’s Nook grid), and Sun attended a most informative NPC seminar put on by Nara Malone. I think even though she was totally overwhelmed,  a few things did penetrated her virtual brain and my old real life brain.  Giggles.  She is such a lucky little Fairy having Fred Beckhusen work with her on her Scene Five portion of the HG Story.  He has spent hours and hours patiently teaching her how to do animations and make her NPC’s walk, talk and come to life!

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Sun made sure to check all her scripts and teleporters on AAcme City and at her FREEBIE store after the great move to a new servers hosting company (Great Canadian Grid).  She also visited her friends Kat and Lion Ewry’s new regions on GCG kayaking around and visited her friend, Kamira Sirnah’s completed Bath House and Temples.  Wowsa to both regions’ fanastic look!  She also went to the Drum Circle and the Market Day weekly events on the GCG The River Lands. There she learned how to gather essentials and bake bread.  Time permitting Sunbeam is planning on engaging in Role Play with tRL perhaps starting sometime in January 2016.  Smiles.

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Well my fellow virtual world adventurers, I believe we have inundated you with plenty of pictures and chat reliving the month of August through Sunbeam’s eyes.  ♥As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine! ♥

July Highs

July was a extremely hot month for my rl self, while my vr self saw ‘hawt’ things exploring the Metaverse.  Sun attended meetings, some cool parties and concerts (Mr. Mikie String and Torben Asp) and published a great issue of her VISIONZ magazine. She visited the Wizard of Oz (Kitely, Talia Sunsong)  and Alice in Wonderland (Franco, Cherry Manga)!  She also worked diligently on her contribution to the HG Story, Scene five. There were two tour groups who visited her beloved AAcme City in the month of July (HG Nights and HG Safari).  She also went to see her bff’s (Minethere Always) new huge 4×4 var region on Metropolis grid.  AND she won first place in a Kayak contest at the Grand Opening of Brantley No. 3 (Kitely, Ruby O’Degee).

Overall Sun had some really fun high times the first part of this summer.  Summer means sun and fun. Hope you’re haviing a wonderful Summer so far too!

Below is a slide show capturing some of her adventures.  Enjoy and always ‘Step in “Sunshine” with a happy attitude viewing your worlds with awe!

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JUNE BLOOMS

June was filled with magical realism in Sunbeam’s virtual worlds.  Sun experienced many magical moments such as being a “Guest Guide” for the HG Tour group ‘Metaverse Tours‘,  The group visited Tangle grid’s Kling Kingdom, Aqualand on Metropolis and The River Lands on Great Canadian grid:

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MT tour_014She attended the The Hypergrid ‘WIP’ Shows held in June. (Works in Progress)

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She magically became a ‘Mermaid’ and watched all the human folks walking on the docks across the water channel to AAcme City’s harbor.

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She attended ‘Market Day’ on the medieval role=play regions The River Lands, Great Canadian Grid.

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She was a nervous wreck waiting on the tour bus after working all day really hard polishing up AAcme City side=by-side with AAcme Fall to impress  the expected visitors from

 

 

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And she published the 4th issue of VISIONZ magazine – Hypergridders Dream.

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She was asked to be a guest on the INWORLD REVIEW TV show to talk about VISIONZ and AAcme City.  Inworld Review is  hosted by Mal Burns.

( since Sunbeam does not have a microphone she asked her VISIONZ Sr Editor and also a AAcme City shop owner, Avia Bonne to appear in her place ) .  She watched quietly below the stage area.

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She attended her first ‘Writers’ Class’ conducted by Siobhan Muir on Nara’s Nook grid (Sun dearly wishes to became a better writer),

Flshfiction 3 She attended a beautiful virtual wedding of her new friends Daniella and Josiah MacTire officiated by Jaekob Faolan.

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She worked on planting even more flowers on her Enchanted Village (for non=humans), Hidden Glenn region located on Tangle grid. HIdden Glenn LOVE_001

Sunbeam and AAcme attended a ‘Crash Party’ on GCG and danced the night away, no matter how hard we tried the sim would not CRASH! lol 48 Avatars attended, I understand the record is 60.

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Sunbeam and AAcme also celebrated over 100 visitors who have come to see our beloved AAcme City and share our joy in driving around the magical roadways, fighting off the zombies and strolling along the boardwalk.

 

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Sun also enjoyed visiting with friends and family and going on many HG tours and trying out the new daredevil jump on our 2nd level roads and overall she had way too much FUN spreading Sunbeams.

June, the sunny month, shiny and as bright as the magic in our hearts ♥As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine!

“Crazy as a Loon’

My title reflects my insane laughter as I merrily skip from grid to grid making new friends and new promises! Another ‘slang’  phrase that comes to mind is ‘biting off more than I can chew’  or perhaps I just drink too much coffee…LOL

The month of May found Sun pretending she was a Movie Star when asked to be in Nara Malone and Fuchsia Nightfire’s 2nd tutorial video on “NPC” fun  , Sun also visited about two dozen grids, went on three HG tours, complied and published the 3rd Issue of VISIONZ magazine (38 pages woot), went to a couple of Metropolis’s 7th Birthday parties, partied at the Tangle grid’s Fashion Expo exhibit, worked on her Enchanted Village (Hidden Glenn region) on Tangle, started progress on a castle for her Fairytopia sim at SimValley grid, visited Kamis Haven  – The River Lands  – Cedar Point and Shoalwaters Bay  regions at her home grid of GCG, hooked up with her dear friends Lion and Kat Ewry and Daisy Coronet and DJTommy Seetan, had Balpien Hammerer visit AAcme City and ride the chopper and then declare it “an amazing build, had fun!” ,  added a couple new blogs to the Blogz “R” Us offices, and of course continued working on tweaking and creating AAcme City with her soul mate AAcme Fall.  Judy Muircastle specially scripted a couple of her awesome vehicles (The Chopper and the Bonnie and Clyde car) so that now anyone visiting AAcme City can rezz a ride and drive all around the 3×3 var (downtown area, country, beach, forest and mountains)  and we finished connecting our paved roads land level to the two story roads hovering above the city.  Phew!

Of course I took lots and lots of pictures which I will display here as slide show (40 images wow and I could added more ☻) instead of my typical laundry list of images 🙂

June looks to be just as busy for Sun. She is so excited to hold the first official VISIONZ magazine meeting now that we have official staff members! And on June 13th, Saturday, Sun is the ‘Guest Tour Guide’ for Metaverse Tours… hope you will join us.  I’ve chosen 3 regions on 3 different grids  hoping everyone will enjoy.  So stay tuned as Sun continues to be Crazy as Loon ha ha ha ha (insane laughter).

As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine, enjoying your time!

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MAY DAY

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The first day of May brings to mind vibrant colors, ribbons, dancing, flowers and butterflies while the smell of a freshly mowed lawn fills your senses with memories of childhood days gone by.   The last two weeks of April was a most unusual time for Sunbeam.  Why you ask? Well believe it or not, Sun did not make it to one (1) musical event (a first I believe for her) during the last two weeks of April.   She had good intentions and had plans to go to a couple events she saw advertised and that looked like fun, but alas rl took precedence and she missed the events. 

Even still with missing musical events Sunbeam spent lots of time in her virtual worlds busy continuing builds on SunbeamS, Metropolis; Fairytopia, Tundra 3D; Hidden Glenn, Olantica, the Lost World; and Dry Gulch, Lady K & Lion’s Horse World II Island Oasis.  Sun even tried her hand at making an art piece, a Spinning Gold Crop Circle, can you hear the Twilight music playing in the background?   She was lucky to visit many friends on  different grids and took time out to attend the RFL Fantasy Faire event held on 10 sims in Second Life. OMG What amazing builds and imagination!!!! Plus they raised over 15K $$$ for a wonderful charity.  Congratulations!

Sunbeam joined another grid last week called Cloud Party,  a web based grid, which is a bit different with their building tools but hopefully we will get the hang of it.  Sunbeam popped into Kitely grid, and met her friend Minethere Always.  After hanging at the welcome center for a while we explored our friend’s  bladyblue bommerang regions, which were chock full of  Castles and flowers and glowing plants, all of Sun’s favorite things.  Exploring! another of Sun’s favorites things is about the most fun one can have in a virtual world.

While exploring on 3rd Rock grid, Sun found some wonderful creations made by her friend ambiant kukulca/Nicolas Tesla.  His Steampunk items are truly awesome!  A wonderful creator!!!  Sunbeam had the best time  car racing with Hans Ingen on his region Ingen Lab on Metropolis.  What a fun time and the cars went really fast! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  She may have found a new hobby.  She agreed to take a spot of land to build some fabulous city illusion on the track edges.  Smiles.  Sun did some exploring on Tundra 3D and fell in love with her friend Anan Eebus’ region ‘Unveiled’,  its sooooooooooooo cool and icy and swirly and just fabulous!!!! There is also the newest region Stonehedge, on Tundra 3D, a must see! Sunbeam also spent some time exploring on Virtual Highway and marveled at Megan Cline’s Enchanted Mermaid Isle. Then she visited the Na’vi Museum and had fun paddling up the creek.

One evening while putting sit poses in the hotel on Dry Gulch on Island Oasis grid,  Steve F called and he showed Sun some darlin’ rides he had made for Abby, Scarlet Rose.  We had such fun! It was really great to catch up with the girls on IO too, Kat Ewry, Vickie Day, and a new friend Gracious.  Amazing how fast the time flew by. Girl Talk, gotta love it! Another good friend from IO, Kiko Kenichi stopped by the sandbox to show Sunbeam a few of her latest outfits! This girl is just amazing and so talented.  She even won some Best in “***” contest at the local pub.  (***Black, shorts, hat, mask, etc).

All in all Sunbeam Gridhopped to ten virtual worldz and once again took lots (42) of pictures to share with you my fellow metaverse explorers.  See links tab for information on virtual worlds to visit.  Happy Gridhopping!

ENJOY! Fly HIGH, seek peace and laugh daily!

 

WHAT IN WORLD DO YOU DO?

Greetings! my first entry since ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’ day.  Its been a rough eighteen days since the new year started.  I caught the flu (+winter cold) presumably from our very own Christmas grandchild, four year old ‘Joy’.  She’s precious.  Dude caught it first, still has remnants symptoms and then I fell victim to the dreadful virus.  A couple times I thought I was all better but “noooooo…..”   After a nap or the following day I felt like a rag doll once again. UGH  Still through it all and the mountains of kleenex I managed to log into the fantasy worlds I flutter around and have some fun.

Fun, to me, being busy in the Virtual World metaverse >>>>>>>>

Let’s see… in Olantic I took down all the Christmas objects from my shop there and began to put up for Valentines and miscellaneous (maybe a few pieces of furniture).  Also, I’ve been the “Hostess with the Mostess” at the Silver Horses Pub along side marvelous DJ Leslie Kling and DJ Gary Kling, not at the same time! The each have own show lol.  The English language is a bit confusing.  Anyway, They are fantastic! We do some fancy dancy boot scooting twice a week.  Gotta love that country music!

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… in 3rg Rock I took down the Christmas shop I had on Vector, went to a couple DJ events and enjoyed some friends and music.  Dawn Harbor who has the land where I am Estate and Mall Manager had already taken down the Holiday Skating pond I’d built early December on London Core with warm hot chocolate and free ice skates!  Anyway…  so there was a stark empty huge  plaza  just begging for some prims.  I got right to work not even knowing what I was going to come up with, but knew it should be fun to walk around.  Started with one of Dawn’s water fountain’s in the center and then it all just flowed and turned into a lovely garden with hedges and arbors surrounded by brick vine-covered walls nooks, a coffee area, a mixed bar and music area,  plus a TP Directory Board for easy access to the shops.

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… in Second Life I enjoyed some down time with my friend Judy Muircastle (who been a busy gal herself) at her amusement called HOBO Amusement Park.  I laughed and relaxed and had the very best time… of course my favorite ride was the roller coaster (all my life I’ve loved rc’s).  The Haunted House is great no matter what time of year and the bumper cars are a blast! Also visited my good friend Anan Eebus at her Art Gallery ‘Unveiled’ and had some tea :))

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Island Oasis I joined a Futuristic build theme contest and had the best time (2000 prims al

lowed whooooohooo) especially visiting the other great builder’s entries and being so inspired! Went horseback riding with friends Lion and Kat Ewry and Daisy Coronet and DJTommy Seetan,  enjoyed some ice skating on Intoxicated, got to see and hear my old friend CECI Dover live and in avi! Huggable close as we crashed the stage area and ended on the sidewalks by the shops LOL VERY COZY~  a few days later when I popped in everyone was at the welcome center danciing on top of the IO Billboard… for what ever reason I had no idea but hopped right on and had a blast!

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WHAT i organized the Grand Opening Event asking my dear friend Torben Asp who puts on a marvelous light show to be our first guest! Poor Torben arrived as ‘mist’ but we all thought he fit right in with his particle show 😉 up next was Ichie Kamachi, a long time friend and excellent performer often singing in Dude and mine’s clubs and events over the year.  She’s known as ‘The Voice’ singing blues, jazz, pop anything! My favorite part of Ichie is her cute little giggles. Love ya sis! After the Grand Opening the next day I cleaned up the empty beer cans, champage glasses and half eaten pieces of cake.  The confetti was all over! Then I trotted over the park at Marvin and began setting up for WHAT’s first building contest.  Love is in the air.

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~PHEW~ you can see I’ve been busy and still there is lots to do in all my virtual grids.  This year I really want to take more photos.  Maybe even get into machinema 😉

Step in Sunshine, E-joy the worlds you’re in! Sunbeam

Virtual World Eliminations

Greetings from the avatar Sunbeam Magic having too much fun lately hopping from grid to grid (or virtual world to virtual world) and reconnecting with old friends and meeting new friends and visiting many friends.  I believe I  have eliminated three of the 12 to 15 I play occasionally. # 1) this grid every time I tp I still lose my hair *annoying* plus they want to charge 5$ for each upload.  With the majority of the os virtual worlds offering Free uploads  I can not imagine why any grid owner would implement this practice in their new world #2) the second I ‘m eliminating is due to every time I go there no one is there … no one.  I read good reports on ‘Hypergrid business magazine’ on how they are growing and were voted in the top grids,  but I haven’t found that when I visited. #3) this world offers something most new grids don’t but they too want 5$ per upload and the land prices are comparable with all the other os grids so …  anyway there are my justifications for taking those 3 off my list for my 2013  new year’s resolution.  My hubby complains he is a ‘virtual world widow’ lol as I’m always exploring or chatting or joining this contest or going to this event on line while he feels neglected.  So I am cutting my virtual world playing to half the worlds I have been exploring and joining since my ban from InWorst.  I believe this will give me more time to share some quality time with my Dude! Who btw still prefers our legacy world Second Life. 

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I won’t publish the name of the grids I’m eliminating in an effort not to influence others.  I believe each should make up their own minds and use their own personal criteria. I do have good friends in those worlds I’m putting at the bottom of my list to play in.  But with grid hopping as population as it seems to have become I hope we will still run into each other from time to time.   I won’t actually leave these virtual worlds as a member, I just won’t be going in on a regular basis.  That said… when I do come up my top six virtual worlds I will publish that list.  Now,  I have about two weeks left to decide which other virtual worlds will be eliminated from my list of most fun grids imho ! so I must run off and pop in a world or two today and hopefully run into some friends and some fun.    Stay tuned.

 Cyaz around the metaverse! Walk in the Sunshine!

WHAT’s IN A NAME?

In Virtual Worldz you get to pick any name you want! YAY! well in the beginning when Dude and I first started (Second Life ~ 4/2005) they gave you lists and lists of last names to choose from… but your first name that was  your choice.  My very first name was ‘Sunbeam Jewell’ and Dude was ‘Pocketbook Writer’ (a die hard Beatles fan lol).  We really got into the ‘partying’ part of  SL and being mature and married forever thought we could handle it. NOT!  During our five years in SL we often decided VW was destroying our RL existence and would kill off our avatars and accounts and say”Never again!” .  HA! within a couple months we made up new rules for us to follow and would create another avatar and try again.

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Here are a few of the names I can remember just to show you how many we had:  Sunbeam Jewell, Pocketbook Writer, Mimzy Runningbear, AAcme Skytower, Ruby Glaz, Samspade Atlas, Tootsie Hirsch, Slo Pokie, Tehrina Atlas, Ijust Stand, Gidget Pick, Kohana Schimmer, Cinnamon Nightfire, AAbbee Fall, AAcme Fall, Venus Moonshadow, Virtual Builder, Evvie Silverweb, Abel Lastchance, Sunbeam Magic, Duderz Lebowski… I know there were many others lol but 22 seems quite a lot to me 🙂  We’ve been human, dragons, mermaids, tinies, fairys, dogs, and just plain odd looking avatars like AAcme’s current one:

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Some say you can tell the type of person an avatar is just by the name they choose.  And now with Open Source grids many grids allow you to choose your last name too.  The ‘Dark’ names (the ones I call Dark)  are scary like “Monster Gonnakillya” or “Nyour Face” ) often are used just for roleplay in Vampire venues or the such.  Many just want to shock you and enjoy griefing or harassing.  Then there are the ‘Sex’ names like “Pussy Wet” or “Longjohn Dong” lol.  You know what they are all about! 

With so many VW grids now available, many are using the same name in each grid.  So if you are new to Virtual Worldz my advice is choose a name you like and you feel enhances your personality.  A name says a lot more than you may think!

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