Second Life

Am I Neb, Or Is Neb Me?

I’ve been back in Second Life for a couple of months now, & have had the chance to reacquaint myself with my avatar self, Nebulosus — and what it’s like to immerse oneself in a virtual world.

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In the studio

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In the virtual studio

What is Real?  Who Am I?  Why Am I Here?

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The Pink Lodge

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La Petite Mort – My Tribute to Fracture, an 8+ Year Gathering Place & Labor of Love in Second Life

Fracture, a Second Life club of sorts with a loyal, long-lasting following, was built about eight years ago by the inimitable music curator & DJ extraordinaire, Beta Bates.  It has weathered a lot of changes, but is still going strong.

Fracture’s tagline:

Fracture.  If you’re here you probably know the deal.  Awesome music.  Queer safe space.  All are welcome, but respect your sisters & brothers & others.

When I say “loyal,” I mean that a lot of its regulars have known each other & have been friends for years — many of whom have met each other in real life, and continued friendships and relationships in meatspace as well.

Hanging out with Beta

Neb & Beta

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Making Machinima again in Second Life

I found a free/open-source video capture program, so I can now capture video of the stuff I have been working on in Second Life.
I made this orb thing to test some new (or new to me, anyway) graphics enhancements to texturing within SL.
(The structure in the background is one of the cool geometric creations by the talented Suzanne Graves).

LEA Sandbox 10 Feb 2015

The Pink Lodge – My First Completed Artwork in 2015 is Now Open at ArtFest 4

My latest Second Life work, The Pink Lodge, was inspired by the work of David Lynch and my own recent visits to some of the iconic filming locations of the cult classic 90s TV series, Twin Peaks.

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Twin Peaks day trip, Snoqualmie & North Bend, WA, 2015

I was invited to participate in ArtFest 4, an artist gathering that is open to all sorts of artistic content, from SL snapshots to music to performance art.  According to their event information, ArtFest “…is a CHARITY art competition to raise funds for disaster relief.  100% of the $L [Linden dollars] raised with ArtFest is converted to [real] money, and donated to the Red Cross/Crescent (Via their Everyday Heroes program).”
(Bracket emphasis mine)

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The Pink Lodge – teaser image

If you’re in Second Life, you can visit The Pink Lodge by clicking the link —> Eclectic Diversity (243,84,21)

Click the info box for viewing instructions, and don’t forget to vote while you’re visiting!  Voting proceeds go to the Red Cross.

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The Pink Lodge – teaser image 2

Catching Up — Apparently, I’ve Got a Lot of It To Do

So, I’m visiting my partner on the other side of the country and I’ve been here a month, and I still haven’t really updated much since I’ve been here.  It hasn’t been for a lack of things to blog about, more like.. I’ve had too much to do.  One of the things I’ve been most excited about my time here is my ability to pick up some art activities in Second Life after having been cut off from it for over two years.

SOOooooo, I am going to attempt to give the short version of my month here thus far, in pictures — real life & Second Life things — a lot of it art-related.

Owen Beach, Tacoma

Owen Beach, Tacoma

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Owens Beach in Second Life… no relation, I presume

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Help a broke-ass student by purchasing some Halloween stuff I made in Second Life!

The HALLOWEEN SHOP at Numinous in Second Life is open for the season!

I am desperately in need of funds as the Fall school semester approaches.  One of my biggest expenses needed is a new laptop.  I am selling Halloween items in SL to help me raise the money I need!

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My current laptop, which I’ve had for almost 2 years, is reaching the end of its life.  I absolutely need a new one for school and my art/design career.  The old one is unable to run anything other than a text client, so I will not be able to fully return to SL until I can manage to get a NEW laptop.  My goal is to have one by September!

Teleport —> Here

Most of the items for sale can be found in the vendors neat the entrance.
Grab some freebies from TRICK OR TREAT village!  Hang out & enjoy the scenery!

I also have a Marketplace shop, if you’d like to preview some of the things for sale:
NUMINOUS at the Second Life Marketplace

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