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Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide – 01/07/2022

Pictured: Fantasy Community Center

Happy new year and welcome to the first Second Life Destination Guide highlights post for 2022! I thought for the new year since people are just wrapping up the winter attractions, I’d focus on some of the Linden…

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Pictured: Fantasy Community Center Happy new year and welcome to the first Second Life Destination Guide highlights post for 2022! I thought for the new year since people are just wrapping up the winter attractions, I'd focus on some of the Linden Lab maintained destinations on the guide. We even have a new category for them called Linden Destinations. We've slowly been adding all the different areas that the moles have been working on, including the community areas around the Linden Home regions in Bellisseria. They are all open to the public, even if you are not a Bellisseria Resident. You can also head over to Portal Park and complete some of the quests and find new games and adventures! Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Fantasy Community Center This public community center is for the Bellisseria Fantasy Homes regions. Surrounded by lush landscaping, this masterpiece of design is a feast for the eyes. Visit in Second Life Campwich Lodge Campwich Lodge is a public community center for the Camper Linden Homes regions. Located in a secluded rural area, this lodge has many places to hang out, relax and socialize with others. It is right across from Campwich Station, another public community area where you can rez your locomotives on the rails in designated rezz zones and drive them through the park. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscaping and the calming waterfalls. Visit in Second Life Die Betrunken Maus (The Drunken Mouse) Die Betrunken Maus is the crown jewel of the Bellisseria Chalet regions. Virtual beer is on tap 24/7 and last call is at never o'clock. Set in the peaks along a winding river, this alpine-style inn serves the public for meetups and socializing. Visit in Second Life Randelsham Treehouse Randelsham Treehouse is the community center for the Bellisseria Log Homes regions. Surrounded by stunning natural scenery this treehouse has lots of seating including hanging chairs on the balcony and a large separate deck with even more seating. There is also a ridable bubble rezzer to float around the area, a rez zone on the water, several zip lines, and a train depot next to the SLRR. Hang out, explore, and make new friends! Visit in Second Life Java Sprockets Grab a cup of fresh coffee or a bite to eat at Java Sprockets, a beachside coffee shop. Out front is a Rez Zone where you can pick up a free bicycle and enjoy a ride around Bellisseria. Everyone is welcome and everything is free! Java Sprockets is a community area in Bellisseria that offers all a place to hang out and chat. Visit in Second Life Portal Park 1 The Portal Park is your launching pad to several great experiences in Second Life. Start here for easy access portals that will teleport you to Winter Wonderland, The Cornfield, The Wilderness, Linden Realms and more! Visit in Second Life Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at [email protected] or submit your spot via web form. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide guidelines for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | TikTok | LinkedIn

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Winter Things- Stacey Cardalines Reporting…

 Most people hate winter, but I’m not one of them. I love snow, cold, and all that other stuff that turns people off from the Cruelest season. If I have firewood, drugs, and remaining vacation days, a blizzard is one of my favorite things. I may b…

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Most people hate winter, but I'm not one of them. I love snow, cold, and all that other stuff that turns people off from the Cruelest season. If I have firewood, drugs, and remaining vacation days, a blizzard is one of my favorite things. I may be twisted, but if the normal people can't throw snowballs at each other, eff 'em.


I like winter on SL even more, because SL isn't cold unless you open the window to your computer room in January. I went to a winter sim today, and- as you can see from the pictures- I had no problem at all casting aside my business dress, putting on a hockey shirt, and climbing snowy mountains with nothing but pantyhose on my legs and heels on my feet. That would equal frostbite in the real world, but in SL, it just meant that Stacey had less things to do in her inventory.

I set out to find a snowball fight sim today, but there aren't many of them, and the ones that exist have it somewhere that I couldn't locate. I gave up, but the sim I gave up on it at had ice skating, so I figured WTH? 



The sim is called "Christmas Skate Rink And Holiday Market Christmas Shopping," which is the kind of name that made me think that the sim owner may be ESL. I checked, she isn't, and she appears to be a Vampire. That might seem odd, but Vampires are/were people too, and there's nothing in the Vampire manual which prohibits vampiric enjoyment of winter sports. If Dracula went to Alaska instead of London, I don't think Van Helsing would have beaten him. I went to the sim during sunlight hours, so I'm safe. It may turn into Salem's Lot after dark, I don't intend to find out.

This vampire had a skating rink, so I was all in. I'm a terrible skater in real life. This is embarrassing because I live in a hockey state, but it is what it is. I can only skate if there is a much larger person standing right next to me who might not fall with me if I lose my footing and panic-grab for his arm. You don't see figure skaters wearing hockey helmets, and if that sort of competence/confidence exists in a woman somewhere, the very balance of nature demands that there must also be a klutz woman walking the earth who screams in a panic a lot and falls before she gets on the ice. I fill that role in nature.

I was a hockey cheerleader, both on SL and in (real life) high school. It's easier on SL, where I could wear next to nothing, and where the hockey league carved out a large section of the arena for the cheerleaders to operate in. We were sort of our own show, somewhat akin to that old "I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out" joke, just with dancers. The only time I was on the ice was when I posed for the league calendar.



In high school, we were kept in the bleachers and reduced to stomp/clap-type cheers. We were mostly just trying to keep warm and not get hit by errant pucks. The girl right next to me got a puck to the nose once, and I'm still somewhat haunted by it. It did damage. She went from Prom Queen level to maybe a step above Sea Hag in one deflected slap shot. If you can imagine a blonde, rich-school 110-pound cheerleader with a Toucan Sam nose, that was the end result. I felt badly for her, but better her than me.

Either way, skating wasn't required of me as I performed these services. This is a good thing because the Traumatic Brain Injury that would have resulted from me pursuing skating never came about. Otherwise, this article might read "Cambot dongo at the banana patch" and- denied a career in journalism- I might have resorted to a life of crime. Fortunately, for all of us, it never came to that.



Becoming an expert skater on SL is as easy as jumping on a poseball. I started off in skates, but I got my skates at a sim where they assumed everyone was 6 foot 8, so they looked silly on me. I'm pretty short. Any game like SL that relies on the willing suspension of disbelief (I can teleport! I can carry 30,000 item inventories around with me!) will survive me skating in heels. I did have a hockey sweater on, so I score points there.

They have casual singles skating, pairs skating, and trick skating. You can bang out some pretty cool moves with even the simple menu. I didn't try the pairs menu, as I went to the sim by myself. I do my dirt by my lonesome. The pictures of me skating in this article are mostly from the Trick Skating menu. I didn't fall once.

They also have a little market there with some cute things. Some of it is Christmas-themed, but not so much that you think you went back in time a month. I was a big fan of the campfire with the warm-your-hands animation. You can kill some time at this sim, both touring and skating. It is one of the few vampire-owned skating rinks that I choose to recommend.

If winter comes and goes and you haven't gone skating, I can't even do business with you, dog.



Christmas Skate Rink And Holiday Market Christmas Shopping = http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Loon/46/189/106
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Twisted Euphoria : Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart

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Bus Party Crashing

 Ok so I REALLY hope Newser covers this because they are great bloggers and will have facts and details and stuff and they had one of their amazing bloggers there with us, but I’m not saying it was Gemma in case she doesn’t feel like blogging it.&…

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 Ok so I REALLY hope Newser covers this because they are great bloggers and will have facts and details and stuff and they had one of their amazing bloggers there with us, but I'm not saying it was Gemma in case she doesn't feel like blogging it. 

She did take a couple of nasty spills, after all.  We all did. and OMG was it fun!!

Ok so here's the SLuggle version. I log in at like noon and there's a brand new notice in one of my favorite social groups about a BBB embassy thing.

Well sure!

So I put on a gown and went and it wasn't a gown thing at all. It was a bus ride around someplace.

Well sure!

And OMG was it ever fun!!

I was thinking we were riding a bus to a party where my gown would come in handy, but again, I was mistaken and it was an embassy bus tour to get passport stamps.


I stopped collecting stamps a while ago because, well, you all know me- adding another HUD to mess up is not going to help anything, I can barely handle changing the color on my couch. But I had such a good time anyway!!! 

We had three buses full of wonderful people, and it was coordinated by my friend Yukiko Yeshto, who does a bus tour around various places and it truly is fun. 

Because there were so many people, they had special guest bus drivers who bravely tried to steer rowdy stamp collectors around through winding roads and region crossings.

The bus I was on crashed into a copse of trees almost immediately and then it was the most hilarious series of spins and rolls and group angst ever. I laughed nonstop. Honest to goodness, this was so much more fun than a club, best entertainment choice I could have made. 

We ALL had a blast, except the drivers probably, but I do hope they know how much fun they brought us all!

I think we had at least 24 people on the bus I was on at one point, it was FULL of names. I don't know how many of the buses finished the route, by the end we'd had at least one bus change and a couple of teleports from the edge of a region back on board, and people got off and rode horses and stole motorcycles and all kindsa crazy fun things. 

It truly was a blast. Thank you BBB and thank you Yukiko!!

Here's a throwback to another of Yukiko's tours!

Ride the Bus to the Party!


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