Road to Goony 2.0 – Part 1

Goony Island, once simply called Loki Island and Nemo Beach. My own little piece of the virtual world.

Almost 5 years ago I stepped into the virtual world without a clue for where it would lead or what the point of it would be. Here i am now about to embark on my biggest project yet in V-world. Im going to buy a full SIM. It’s going to take up a lot of my free time, and cost me a lot of money i don’t have, so why am i doing it?

All through my life i’ve had to come to terms with a part of me that wanted to stay a kid, my childish personality and interests. The real world and web has lead me down paths to try and understand this, but it wasn’t until i entered Virtual Worlds that i started to really understand and learn to cope.

And it’s this reason that fuels my desire to build a place in SL where residents can become friends, explore and experience childish adventures even though they are all grown up in real world. Goony Islands Nemo Beach has become a beacon for newbies trying out child avatars, and i hope it will remain so.

On friday i will be introducing a small group to a presentation showing the plans for Goony Island. Then on the following friday JUNE 4TH i shall be opening the presentation to EVERYONE to have a look at.

I’m hoping that the 5 years of being in Second Life will have given me skills to produce a really great place for people to hang out, learn & discover their true selves….

Goony Beltaine 2010

So here we are again in the month of May. Each year i and a group of friends in Second Life march up the Hill on Loki’s Island to the wickerman and watch it Burn as the sun sets. This was to be the 5th and last time we perform the ritual on Pans Garden as it is now.

Oak and May,
On This Day,
Will both Heed
Those in Need.
Goddess Bright,
God of Sun,
Bless your Children
‘Till our days are done.

Remember those who you’ve lost in these winter months,
and embrace and love those who are with you now as we step forth into this summer.
look towards the promise of spring,
and all it shall bring.

Was great to see some of my most beloved friends in SL, and also the newbs that have joined our group in the last year. next year the Beltaine fire will be lit upon a new hill on a new Goony Island. 🙂

Jimmy Brannagh also took some wonderful pictures of the Beltaine which you can look at HERE