Monday, May 26, 2008

flo's Vote for May 25,2008

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"TAMA tiny junk v153-flyer whispers: We are stopped, O Master of the SEAS. You may say START to resume flight"

These were the first words seen when Eleanora Newell was called onto stage to present at May 25 show and tell and is my vote this week.

Eleanor and crew floated to stage on junk to present the latest from her new tinies store with a decidely asian theme, "tiny tama". tama is the name of the temple cat who became the legendary maneki neko.Presented were outfits such as a samurai, south seas pirate and sunset hakama, each coming with its own sword.

Myself, being fond of asian themes, liked this entry right away :)

Others to present today...

Ilsa Munro showed her Veloci Copter

Bloodsong Termagant presented Ice Cream Cone avatars

Mily Sartre had lovely baby furnishings

Largo Lax had a Flying Observatory

Paige Raven showed a house

MissKillian Barbosa created a scripted dollhouse with furniture

Crap Mariner presented? @secondlie

Kenster2 Bade made a sl copy of his rl house

For snaps see slide show upper right :)

See you all next Sunday, 2pm slt in Lummerland

Sunday, May 25, 2008

additionally on May 25th

We had a special request to present. For those of you familiar with Twitter and follow Secondlie... this may be of interest. Posted below are snippets from chat log. More about Crap Mariner's presentation can be read here I am @secondlie ... or am I?

Crap Mariner: My presentation is a bit unusual by this venue's standards. Possibly lame. We'll see.

Crap Mariner: i'll give that a second to rez.

Crap Mariner: What I've built is not an object or script, but a satirical entity, and I think it's time for the reveal.

Crap Mariner: A little background... The Web 2.0 instant messaging service Twitter ( allows people to text 140 character messages to a “party line” message service. You can follow people through the web, instant messengers like gmail, or via cell phone.

Crap Mariner: It has become a haven for Second Lifers, sending messages to each other outside of the usual constraints of the SL instant messaging service.

Crap Mariner: If you aren't using it already, I highly recommend it to people looking to get mass messages out to folks who'd want to follow them. (Although trying to follow a lot of people at once can feel like drinking from a firehose)
Barney Boomslang: yeah, and it is buggy as hell, too, and down often, so we feel right at home ;)

Trin Slade: Does that board say "Second Lie"?

Crap Mariner: (heh)
Crap Mariner: Yes, it does.

Modfire Milland: Aaahh!
Crap Mariner: There are three very useful accounts to follow on Twitter: SecondLife, SLGrid Status, and Torley. SecondLife is announcements that often appear on the blog, SLGridStatus will announce problems with the grid (when does THAT ever happen), and Torley has fantastic motivational things to say as well as his video links.

Crap Mariner: Follow = subscribe, listen, friend, etc.

Crap Mariner: Of course, this presents a lot of material for satire, and that's what I thought a month ago when I created the SecondLie account and invited some friends to share the account with me.
Zillion Blackadder: It's YOU!
Crap Mariner: The rules were simple: No personal attacks, no shameless plugs. Keep it funny and lighthearted. And have fun with it.

florenze Kerensky: oh my

Crap Mariner: We've been posting parodies and lighthearted jabs at the “official” accounts, and having some fun exchanges with SL regulars on their accounts.

Barney Boomslang: tsk. and I took it all for real! ;)
Crap Mariner: mini or microblogging is one term people use for it

Crap Mariner: I figured SecondLie could be a silly response or rejoinder to the official channels, insane puns, goofy office hour announcements, and I think people have gotten a kick out of reading the notices and writing them.

Crap Mariner: The beauty of it is that you have no idea who's posting what. So even though you know that I was the ringleader, did I really post any of those 1,000 posts? Who posted what?
Zillion Blackadder: Yes, they are brilliant
florenze Kerensky: who is ''we''?

Crap Mariner: It shows just a glimpse at what folks can do with social networking technology and, of course, a bit of humor.
Rad Hand: Fantastic :)
Modfire Milland: Aaahh!

Barney Boomslang: - that's the web address if you want to see it there
Crap Mariner: Thanks to everyone who's been a part of SecondLie (they'll be shouting “I am SecondLie Swindlen” on the main timeline, I believe), the readers, and, of course, Linden Lab for providing plenty of material to work with recently. I hope there's no hard feelings from any of it... was going for the “laugh with you” and not the “laugh at you.”
florenze Kerensky: you are secondlie???

Tormento Sansome: Applause!!
Hulaboom Voom: yay!
Joseph Montagne applauds
Rad Hand applauds!
Geda Hax applauds
Bryn Oh: YAY!
Tormento Sansome: Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!! :D :D :D
MissKillian Barbosa: yay
Crap Mariner: What will become of SecondLie? We'll see.

Zillion Blackadder: *clap clap*
Crap Mariner salutes

florenze Kerensky applauds
Barney Boomslang applauds
Paddy Wright: well said sir!....what a load of Crap;))
Stsfuzzybear Hush applauds

Crap Mariner: Any questions?

Bloodsong Termagant: crap is just a spokesperson, a puppet they hired to present their views. ;)

florenze Kerensky: you going to continue as secondlie/

Crap Mariner: Possibly.
Rad Hand: Hehee

Bree Birke: good going, Crap - I've been trying to avoid YET ANOTHER ACCOUNT - you're talkin' me into it
florenze Kerensky: have enjoyed your posting very much
Crap Mariner: Yes, but was it really me? ;)

Crap Mariner salutes.
You: rolf
Artemis Dreamscape: lol

Barney Boomslang applauds

Tormento Sansome: Applause!!

Fox Obviate: applause
Sidda Leigh:
florenze Kerensky: oh did... did secondlie really out themself or not????

The Little Event That Could - And Did

Want to know about Show and Tell in Lummerland? A place to share and learn creating skills in Second Life. Creators share skills learned, problems found and sometimes come with incomplete builds and are stumped with how to go next. Audience offers comments and suggestions. It is meant to be a two way process of bettering skills. We try for a mix of skills... newbie and oldbie, and have a few regulars who we've watched progress in their skills :)

My co-host Barney wrote a nice post on his site... a lil bit of how it works, some history and more. You can read it here...The Little Event That Could - And Did