Saturday, September 19, 2009

art in second life burning life

art in second life burning life, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

burning life creators in secon...

The Land Rush is on! Only two more days to grab a plot at Burning Life in Second Life... an insane game of chance where the server rules!

second life events burning lif...

art sculptures at burning life

second life burning life artwo...

It's been days now of trying to no avail. We wait for the top of the hour and tp in only to be met with a slow rezz or lag that prevents me from grabbing that elusive kiosk.

second life art at burning lif...

Aoshi and I have been trying. It's been part of the fun of trying to participate. Yes, it's frustrating, but it's frustrating for all the builders and creators.

burning life sculptures

Yesterday, I woke up super early to try for the 8 am wake up call for the Land Rush. I made it in and started clicking wildly on every kiosk. I tried from a distance, I tried close up. Finally, I realized it was over. I walked over the playa when I suddenly spied a still-red kiosk. I clicked and held my breathe. Nothing.

A voice shouted. "Hey, Lady, I was here first!"

Huh? I didn't see anyone, then I realized the avi was behind the kiosk clicking wildly. Giggles. I then realized the server had overloaded on this one. OMG! I still had a chance. So, I started clicking, too. Another avi walked up and she started clicking. The first avi went ballastic, yelling that it's not fair, he was there first, he's been trying since the Land Rush opened and on and on.

I quietly told him... I've been trying for 3 years... he quieted down. He then apologized to everyone and said he was just frustrated. I gave him a hug and told him I was frustrated, too... but I reminded him that this situation is part of the "chance" of trying to grab a plot.

I had Dusty Linden in an IM asking him what we should do. Dusty repeated the same thing... keep trying... this is part of the chance of trying to grab a plot.

Madness. We kept trying. Then, an avi walked up. He said, "What's wrong?"

We told him that the kiosk wasn't working. He raised his arm and pointed and clicked. And the darn thing converted to black. I started laughing hysterically. The angry guy just yelled, "WHAT?"

And, I congratulated the avi and told him that he had a huge burden now... to create the best project on his plot. Since, not only did the avi beat the game of chance, but he also beat the server and the rest of us.

I'm gonna keep trying this weekend. But, in the meantime, each time I try, I get a chance to watch the incredible builders rezz their creations.

virtual world burning life

second life builders

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

isle of dreams castle

isle of dreams castle, originally uploaded by rafeejewell.

I just created a chill area for my land on WETLands. There's a camping spot near the river with tents, campfire and a pot of soup cooking. Enjoy a beer while you are hanging out.

tents by the river

I received an LM from best friend, Aoshi and he is never wrong about his choices. I ended up on prodigiosus sim at a place called Isle of Dreams.

isle of dreams ballroom

Castle was set high with a beautiful ballroom. But, I also found some cool retail, too. Giant pumpkins like the ones I have at my Garden Sculptures store except these were sculpties. And, they had cool tents by the river, too.

sculpty pumpkins

Nice, place to hang... outdoors near the river... always a big plus for me. And, a very nice ballroom in the castle!

When I landed at their landmark (by the way vote on the b-places voting box, and then head my way and vote for mine, too LOL!), I received a nice notecard with information about Isle of Dreams... here it is in their own words:

"Prodigious - Isle of Dreams

Welcome to the Beautiful Isle of Dreams where we try to make your dreams a reality.
Relax and admire the views at sunset or dance under the stars at night.

Teleport your friends and chat, relax at the many places for you to enjoy.
Climb trees, relax by the camp, or on the beach. 

Or be romantic and bring your partner or just make new friends here.

We hope you enjoy sharing our Dream here, this area is currently maintained on donations and selling my creations , all support is greatfully recieved and spent on  buying more for the sim.

Thanks for visiting and wishing u a great time in SL. 
Please tell your friends if you enjoyed urself

Raul Ariel & Ana Nyle"

Thank you to Raul and Ana for your beautiful contribution to the grid... and the retail is awesome, too!

Raftwet Jewell, the first whitewater rafting avatar in the virtual world!
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