NOVEMBER NOTABLES

November was a HUGE month for notable events that Sunbeam was a part of.  Sun started off with the Premiere  of the Immersive Edge, a hypergrid story, then on to the celebration of being an avatar at the AvatarFest and then the exciting Grand Opening of Leighton Marjoram’s new grid ‘Lighthouse Point’.  There was a Birthday party for Nara’s Nook, Happy Birthday Two Years Old! AND her home grid GCG (Great Canadian Grid) celebrated their Two Years Old Birthday!  and Sun and the team of VISIONZ produced their biggest issue ever with a whopping 90 page edition.

Christmas came to our Virtual Worldz with lots of winter regions popping up to explore and Ice Skating parties to attend.  Naturally our party girl, Sunbeam,  jumped in with both wings! She set up a Free Christmas shop at her friend Linda Kellie’s Christmas region on GCG and she also built a little Christmas scene at the Winterfest Expo on the Tangle Grid.

Of course in between all these notable events Sun went to HG tours, concerts and parties, enjoyed a private tour of her friends’ Anna and Steve Ford’s ‘Pet Gallery’, plus her friend Jessie Campbell taught her how to play the game ‘Greedy’.  May of been beginners luck but Sun won both games they played! Sun also did some fun exploring and went shopping and bought some new gowns.

Sun also set up two new shops in AAcme City, one a Mermaid shop and the other Aine’s Statues (Of course all items are free to copy).  She did some landscaping around the city (terraforming really relaxes us), added some animals to the forest and cleaned up some areas that were overly primmy.  She moved the Halloween graveyard to a new area by the AAcme Airport and ser up her Happy Holidays HO HO HO area in it’s place.  All in All November was a busy, fun and exciting month for this little Fae!

A high note in Sunbeam’s life was when she took her friend Scarlet ‘Abby’ Rose to meet Elsie and Anna, Scarlet’s idols,  at Fred Beckhusen’s Ice Castle on his Outworldz grid.  Scarlet was so excited and really loved riding the dragons.  Scarlet was born with MD and is a very special young lady who guided by her nurse and my virtual sister, Kat Ewry finds fun and love in the virtual environment.

A low note in Sunbeam’s life was when she lost her dear friend and virtual nephew, one of the great musicians of our worldz, hunter Montgomery to a heart attack.  hunter went peacefully in his sleep; may he rest in peace as he lives on in our hearts.  Also there was the world wide tragedy  of the terrorists attack in Paris, France.  Sun has many friends in the Franco grid and was thrilled to hear that all of them were safe and survived this unfathomable incident.

If I must say what the most notable event that happened in Sunbeam’s journey it has to be when she FINALLY broke down and used her voice.  Yes, she does has a voice.  Ever since ‘Voice’ came out in Second Life (about 10 years ago) Sunbeam was distinctly opposed to it.  Sunbeams’ typist being hard to hear and having ear problems most of her life aslo was against the activating their voices.  The awful sounds from the ear plugs and the ear splitting feedback and the confusion of 20 avatars talking at once hurt their sensitive ears.  Even though Sun’s ears are huge and pointy, they don’t work well at all!  Plus she really liked ‘type text’ where she could always go back and review conversations, maybe something she missed or needed to make note of.  One night after a party everyone was chatting and having a gay old time while Sun was typing away and no one noticed. We decided right then to ‘activate’ our voice and early the next morning she went to her friend Daisy Coronet who patiently taught her how to use the voice system.  Thank you Daisy!

As has become our custom, here are a few pictures taken during the month of November… please enjoy the slideshow showing the fun Sunbeam has in her virtual worldz with family and friends this month of November 2015:

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As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, step in sunshine! Sunbeam

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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),

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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!

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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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!

June Gloom Lasts over a Year

o pathWow! I’m ashamed of myself for letting my little blog sit idle for a year and a couple months.  Shame on Me!!!   The first few months I was just in a funk!  Then I went tumbling on a concrete floor and broke some bones. OUCH!    Then I started playing a time consuming internet web based game called City Of Steam:Arkadia… I’ve always been a be fan of anything remotely Steampunk.  My characters reached the highest level offered on four of the five servers (3 usa and 1 european) … AND I reached the highest level rank in my company guild. Phew! and there my friends is where my days have vanquished into gloomy mist and colorful pixels.

Although, every once in a while I would get a desire to pop into a Virtual World and when I did I had a fine time, especially when I was so honored in Second Life, as my Surfing Mermaid Kohana Schimmer, when asked to Judge at a SLSA Surfing Competition the day I popped in.  What luck!   What a great thrill seeing everyone and watching the surfers up close and personal.  I’d also pop in on my four sims located on Metropolis. Here I have placed a few of my favorite things like unicorns and beautiful flower gardens but alas I never stayed long.   My gloom caught up with me.

I don’t know what possessed me to do a post again, and also update my City of Steam page… but here I am typing away like I know what I’m saying.

I still believe the internet and metaverse hold a powerful magic and I still enjoy my time at the keyboard but I think … but still don’t know why gloom is ever present.   Perhaps my post today will make the sun shine brighter while chasing away the gloom so mine eyes might see a glorious dawn.

May all your dawns be breathtaking!

Marching On

The month of March found Sunbeam quite busy once again.  She enjoyed some awesome musical concerts at different grids, Russell Eponym @ Metropolis, Melodee McDonnell @ Island Oasis,  CelticMaiden Warrior @ Vitural Highway and Torben Asp’s 1000th Show @ Second Life. All were excellent! As far as building, Sun is working on her Fairytopia region @ Tundra 3D, her friend Jillytopaz Wasp gave her a welcome parrot she just loves! Sun is starting on a castle at Fairytopia now.  Speaking of fantasy, Sun started a new fantasy region @ Olantica, called Hidden Glenn. Many friends have come to help  like Judy Muircastle of famed HOBO Amusement Park. Judy set up a carousel and merry-go-round there. Thank you Judy!  Minethere Always has done all the terraforming and donated many many wonderful items.  Sun also imported AAcme “Dude” Fall’s Arcadia Asylm’s grunge truck that is redone in Steampunk.  Textures were missing so Sun had to retexture before giving the truck to Miney for her Steampunk oar. 

Sunbeam is setting up the party area @ Island Oasis on LadyK & Lions Horse World region for the big Barnyard Bash coming up March 19th.    While @ IO Sun and her friend Kat Ewry visited the Steam Isles and had such fun, the maze was very very well done! Sunbeam also made some giant fantasy flowers and shared them with friends for free… always feels good to share!


Sun went on the @ Craft world grid and ‘went inside the belly of a live volcano’ (phrased coined by Virtual Christine) hehe.   Sun then joined a new grid that is Aurorasim powered (she was a ruth for the first time in ages lol).   Sun tried to take time out to clean up her an inventory, a big job considering how many grids she plays! Sad to say she barely made a dent in this work.  
Sun took a well deserved break at her home on 3rd Rock Grid and did some long overdue reading.  Then right back to work! 

All and all, the first part of March sees Sunbeam marching on  trying new things and keeping the fast pace Virtual Worlds are known for.   Sunbeam also started a new page on Facebook, called “Certified Gridhoppers”  for all who also enjoy hopping from one grid to another calling many grids ‘home’.   OH and Sunbeam designed a new logo for her virtual shops too!  Hope to see you hopping around the metaverse real soon.  Say Hello if you see this pixie flying around!  Spring is almost here, our favaorite time of the year! Hop, hop, hop!

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

JUDGEMENT DAY IS HERE

I have been Grid Hopping all over the metaverse… having too much fun! meeting so many nice folks! and seeing so many amazing builds! But today I must make some tough decisions and cut the twenty-one (yes 21) grids I’m currently a member of down to a logical playing number.  I had said six (6) but maybe I’ll do 7 or 8 He he he Its so hard to pick.  All have wonderful attributes and are amazing!  During the month of December I visited each grid I’m a member of and wandered around feeling the invisible vibes that each grid gives.  Some are calm, some are eXciting, some were funny and fun and some were just there. 

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We all look for different things when we are exploring the metaverse.   My criteria for choosing the grids I will frequent the most starting off the New Year were: the people I got to know in each grid, the opportunities offered to veteran players like myself and to ‘newbies’,  the economy system (some have none at all), the events the grid offers (like games and contests), and the founders.  A friend asked me “don’t you evaluate the stability too?”  No I don’t… since leaving SL to venture out into Open Source grids I have experienced many unstable and many technical difficulties on the os grids I’ve been playing over the last three years.  It’s a given there will never be another SL  (where most everything works) so the lower cost and excess prim usage and free uploads that os grids offer mean more to me than the stability.  I don’t mind clearing my cache and re-logging.  I don’t mind if I show up as a ruth or nakies or without hair LMAO  It’s kind of fun and goes along with ‘remember when’ memories stored in my memory banks since first stepping into a virtual world.   

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Enuf’ about me and how I came to my decision…  Here is the short list of the chosen few virtual worlds from my big list that I plan to frequent often in the new year!

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3rd Rock Grid

Island Oasis

Olantic

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Second Life

(Haven and Avatar Connection*)

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Live well and enjoy  VW FUN in 2013 !

*HUGGLES* Sunbeam Magic

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