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World Today: “I’m a Fun Guy”

Location: Algonquin Provincial Park I’m a big fan of small worlds. I love photography of tiny things and tiny places. And no, I’m not a “guy”, but a friend of mine has a T-shirt with the phrase “I’m a Fun Guy” along with pictures of mushrooms. It’s very cute. 🙂

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World Today: This Looks Safe

Location: Stormwind Characters: Myself (the tree) and a friend. World of Warcraft just received a very fun patch, particularly for Druids. In the game druids are able to transform themselves into cats, bears, lions, cheetahs, stags and even trees. Becoming a tree used to be temporary, but this patch introduced a glyph for perma-tree. My friends and […]

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1 September – Ironhoof and my epic win

LOCATION: Stangard, Rohan (Lord of the Rings Online) IN PHOTO: Ravanel and Ironhoof, her Prized Isengard War-steed I was able to buy Ironhoof after months of struggling on the hard final boss of the current end-game raid, Saruman (T2). I think he and I express our joy over this epic win much like I did […]

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Yordie Sands @ Japan Chubu - A New Beginning for Hosoi Ichiba 2012

Gemme Six: Hosoi Ichiba’s New Beginning

My first Gemme Six article featured the Hosoi Ichiba sim group. Unlike other games, the places we love are subject to radical change. A couple of weeks ago it looked like this beautiful group of sims would be lost forever when it was announced the sims would be closing within a month. In the days following the announcement, […]

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26 August 2012, Mr Softee

Mister Softee is an ice cream vendor in Hong Kong. One of my favourite things in Hong Kong is getting a Mister Softee ice cream cone. Here the Mr Softee truck guy is having a break. These trucks are red-white-blue and I am sure hold many nice memories for many Hong Kongers.

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Gemme Six: The Blake Sea – #6

This is the Six of my Gemme Six series. It’s about the Blake Sea but before you think you can’t go boating because of those darned Second Life sim crossings, I want to tell you something wonderful. Role Play in Time A World of Nature & Beauty A New Englander at Heart A Bluesy Kinda Luv Shopping, […]

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Lulu was having second thoughts

Whiskey Monday and I launched the Single Frame Stories challenge a few weeks ago, inviting participants to create a narrative image from a text prompt we would provide each week. We received more than fifty submissions for the first two challenges, “Last Words” and “Illumination.” The image above is my take on this week’s prompt, “Grave Mistake.” […]

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Fiona Blaylock and Vaneeesa Blaylock dancing at Club Rebublik in Second Life

19 August – Fiona & Club Republik

NU REPUBLIK, 19 Aug — With Olympic world harmony already a thing of the past, we return to geopolitical musical chairs: Sweden condemns Russia for sending Pussy Riot to prison for 2 years for “Upsetting the social order,” and Russia condemns the UK for threatening to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy so they can send Julian […]

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Gemme Six: Shopping, Shopping, Shopping – Part 5

It’s Part 5 of my Gemme Six series and I want to take you shopping in Second Life. It’s impossible to feature all of my favorite malls, stores and designers but I want to share a few I think you’ll enjoy. Role Play in Time A World of Nature & Beauty A New Englander at […]

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VR Pets: Singing Sunflower

Pet: Singing Sunflower Within World of Warcraft there is a minigame – Lawn of the Dead. This is rather clearly based off of Plants VS Zombies, a wildly popular tower defence style game. After playing LotD through a few levels of difficulty you are awarded with Brazie’s Sunflower Seeds, which teach the Singing Sunflower. This is one […]

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11 August

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“Gimme Six!” – A Tourist Guide to WoW pt. 4 – Horror and Mystery

Vaneeesa has asked the iRez authors to “share 6 of their favorite, must see, places in virtual space.” This is the World of Warcraft version. People travel for different reasons, so here are six locations that might appeal to a broad range of virtual tourists. Spectacular Nature – Howling fjord City Break – Dalaran Leisure and […]

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