OK so i finished my part, built most of it :), so now its up to you lot to visit it on friday and over the next week πŸ™‚

Heres a sneak peek!

GASP! its one of those infamous kid avs i read about on tv!

One of the day to day battles i have to endure as a Kid Av in Second Life is ignorant self righteous noobs and i’m sure you all do to. Yesterday i was messaged along with a few other SLC officers by a Noob who had witnessed “broadly offensive sexual ageplay” in a Sex zone she was visiting. She looked up the profile of the avatar and found the SLC group at the top of the list. She decided there and then that the SLC had to be pervert group. This is the kind of ignorant biggoted noob response that causes much of the drama you hear about Kid Av’s. After explaining what our group was she either felt silly for not finding out more sooner, or is still out there preaching her lack of understanding of the Kid Av community.

Second Life is notorious for not being a good platform for expressing what stuff goes on here. There just is’nt a good way to find out. There needs to be a better directory of the community lifestyles here in SL, something that you can browse outside SL before you get in. Something that gives a better understanding of the communities in here, and what you can bring to SL, and what not to bring.

Second Life is no longer “your world your imagination”, there is a large amount of communities here now. The message should be “their world, their imagination”. Businesses are arriving to sell to “us” residents, to our “communities” of SL. So Instead of the Second life website showing what Second Life is, it could be Showing our communities, show noobs what we are doing here.

Relay For Life

Once again im busy busy busy in SL. No sooner have i finished one project then another one lands in my virtual lap. I’ve pretty much finished the Absinthe bar now, just need a few final touches like the loft and to fix some textures. Hopefully next month i can organise a propper opening party :).

Before i can open the Loki Absinthe Cafe i have another build to do before this week ends. I love to build new things in SL, and to do so you need places to build on and that can be costly. It’s been great in the last couple of months as ive been able to do a lot of kool things for events and had some generous discounts from others.

Im currently working on a build for the New Babbage section of the Relay for Life. I designed a built which i felt would best describe what New Babbage and steam punk is. The Relay for life is a huge amount of sims, bigger than SL4B. There is a track which you can walk around the sims on exploring all the different builds as you walk. I’ve only got till thursday though, as my first life will be off live action role playiing on friday till sunday. So on friday make sure you take the relay for life walk and see what i and the other babbage volenteers hae built πŸ™‚


I turned up in SL thinking i was to help my brother Gemini with a meeting he had with what i could only assume was journalists. Plagued with Connection drop outs and rezzing difficulties i finally arrived at the Vortex club to a barrage of cheers, banners and balloons.

Turns out that my friends in Second Life had organised a party just for me. I was speechless to the point of tears in my eyes. Orange balloons and a big cake on an orange table, with a huge banner saying “SL kids love Loki”, and so many people there. Some thought it was my birthday but i think the majority had come just to say thanx which was really kind of them.

Being in that situation is great for the ego, but you cant help wondering if you really deserve such attention, after all im no differnt from the rest of them, we are all struggling to have a presence in SL :-). Anyway i really appritiated theparty and had great fun eating cake, drinking kool aid and dancing about at my favourate club with SO many of my friends.

You all made a virtual boy very happy indeed πŸ™‚ SPIFFING! πŸ˜€

When will there be a Loki Sim!!!????…. well to be honest… never.

I’m always thinking about how great would be to have my own sim, create my own adventure island on my own terms, set up a village for all my friends to play, nemo beach but on a grander scale… I thought maybe next year, if my RW job was more secure, i could do just that. But i have been looking at the costs again and it’s just rediculous. It would cost me Β£3772 for the first year of owning a Loki sim, for you yanks thats $7,682, and for you euro dudes thats €5,576. As big as i may seem in SL, i dont make much Lindens, barely enough to pay rent and in RW im a very small person on a less than average wage.

I’ve had offers to go partners into owning a SIM and as well as it works for a lot of people I dont want the preasure of not knowing if the partners will be loyal and pay up. I also dont wonna have to spend all my time worrying about residents on my SIM not paying up on time, chasing people for rent, constantly looking for people to come rent parts of the SIM just so i can pay the rent for the SIM every month.

I really wish it was cheaper, surly it dont have to cost as much as they are right now for a server and if only it felt like the money ws being used to imprve SL. The Last year has been a headache for SL, not worth the money if the viewer is so buggy they cant visit your SIM.

I want a SIM just so my friends can hang out with no worries, But to own a SIM you need to have a different mind set, you need to be thinking about making money, becasue its just so fukin expensive.

So it looks like the dream of a Loki island will stay a dream for a few more years at least untill thirdparty SIM hosting drives prices down…. that also is a dream that will stay a dream i think.