Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Hybrid Hunt - Occular Oddities

My store is in the Hybrid Hunt which kicks off tonight at midnight!!! Go to for more information and for sneak peeks at the items!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Who Needs Rules ? This is Second Life!

Over the past year I have been in Second Life I have learned a few things. Well I have learned one main thing. There are NO RULES when it comes to tradional things on Second Life.

Example? The Prime example is Second Life relationships. Married man/woman RL has SL partner of some sort or girlfriend. I recently had a friend (who is a RL friend - that got into SL because of her job) get involved with a man on Second Life, they partner, they chat on the phone, they text constantly, he has her work email, they even have the pixel sex. He is her prince charming, the one she confides in on a bad day, he comforts her, they love ...... Whats the problem you ask? Well shes been married for over 5 years. The other problem? Her husband has no idea.

Now in the real world this is quite the problem. It's that awkward conundrum. If you saw your friends husband / wife you might even say something, you might go about telling them in a round about way, or confront this person head on. Now, I try to stay out of peoples business, I try to not put my nose where it doesn't belong, but the reality is I am friends with both these people. I see what she does on SL because she doesn't hide it here in the grid. In fact, she has introduced him to me as "her naughty secret". Now the other aspect is the man that is "innocent" in this. I think he is under the assumption that my friend is in a bad marriage that maybe ending soon. Thats strange she was just talking about having children to me the other day.... I don't know what happens with my friend and her husband behind closed doors, and maybe something is wrong, maybe it is a bad marriage with a GREAT front that shows they are a happy couple, who knows.

I guess I want advice on what to do here... should I ignore it and let my friend have her fun? Should I tell my friend again how wrong this is, re-explain I don't like my posistion in this? Should I just tell the husband? Do I tell the SL guy ? Would any of them believe me? The whole thing is kind of strange and yet it's sad, I know her husband will be pissed, I know this guy she is SL involved with will be hurt. It's not going to be a good situation. It's kind of strange because I know people cheat, but is this cheating? Is this wrong? I know personally I would be upset if I found out my spouse was doing this. I don't know maybe this whole thing isn't my business. Maybe my way of blogging about it will be one of those things where one of them stumbles apon it..... time will tell I guess...



Sunday, July 26, 2009

Carnivale Amusement Park - Nice Way To Kill Some Sunday Hours

Carnivale Amusement Park ( unpon arrival doesn't look like much, but somehow my friend Dregg and I spent two hours playing around here.

After spending a good amount of time in the photobooth, there was a loto of things around this place that needed to be looked at. You walk though this place, and there is consession stands, and couple pose balls (a good place for a date?), and a bunch of rides. There is about 10 rides here total, and not to mention some carnival games that do entice you. The rides here have the typical themes, the haunted house, wooden roller coaster, the storybook ride (and in this case Alice in Wonderland), the tilt-a-whirl, not to mention a graviton. All the rides are duel seater, and run with scripts and when you sit in them you are automatically put into 1st person or 3rd person depending on the ride.

The Alice in Wonderland ride is gold. The only draw back is the ride can only be activated one at a time. Our problem was we had a group of people who kept trying to activate the ride because they didn't READ the directions properly and that in turn kept restarting out ride about 5 times. Once they read the directions (not to mention a few comments from Dregg and myself) we were on our way. A lot of original textures and design went into this ride as well as sound effects. Honestly, this alone was worth the trip not to mention a great way to kill 2 minutes :)


Drowsy - A Horror Festival

Drowsy ( is having its horror festival (I saw this link for the sim thanks to for the summer. I was surpised when I entered the sim because you actually arrive at a little store, and then are enticed to head 2-3 different directions. This sim has SO much to look at. I had to explore it, not only because the idea that it was having a "horror" festival, but because someone also put a lot of idea and thought into this sims actual design, down to the very little detail and as simple as it is, it was implimented nicely.
The festival is really a small area of the sim. Its maybe a good 1/8, however, the theme is more like a haunted carnival that has very few things to buy, but you are able to just take pleasure in the oddities that are there. It was one of those experiences that unless you looked, you are going to miss it. They have these little carts that have almost little scenes in them, and they seem to have a lot of detailed plants and other items on the cart. The above image is actually a cart where you can buy the skirts the "worked to the bone" ladies model. I did have my share of fun at the broke down playground for a bit, but I had no one to push me on the swing, and then I got surrounded by dogs. They are running their summer horror festival until the end of august I believe, and then there are rumors they are turning that area into something else for halloween.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Look, New Blog

Well, I ditched the blog the first go, I realized that I didn't have many followers. The one follower I DID have that read my travels, blames me for "getting him into trouble". However, it was all in good fun, and actually we are quite good friends now.

The thing is, I didn't know what to do with a blog. Must like RL I don't blog, hell I don't consider myself much of a writer. But the truth is, when it comes down to Second Life, this whole world is a huge social experiment. I started Second Life on 5/2/2008, not as Karia, but as a different avie. It was strange because I wanted her to be everything I wasn't RL. She would be this nice cookie cutter of a avie, who wore the normal clothes and did the normal things, had the normal everyday to day friend and "boyfriend", the truth was even though she could be everything I ever wanted, she wasn't what I wanted. So I left her, and on 7/16/2008 Karia was born.

Karia is who I am, the out of the box, not afraid to wear things, not afraid to speak her mind, not afraid to be herself. I let a lot of my personal life out in her. I am not afraid to hide. I let people know about my artistic side and actaully it helped me accept my flaws and learn to work with them instead of against me. I actually didn't play Karia much, I was on her occasionally when I needed to be away from the other avie. Finally, I left my old avie, I deleted the account and never looked back. There is maybe two people on my friends list that know the old avie and who have been nothing but amazing SL (and now RL) friends to me.

The point is, its amazing the people you find on Second Life. Yes, some are here to fill the voids they have in their RL and some are here to be themselves in a different medium. The truth is, we all have lessons to learn from each other. I have learned something from everyone I have met, and overall have had a "decent" SL experience.

So, now I am going to change a few things around, make sure to get off my parcel once and awhile and not just work and DJ. Going to explore what vast things this Grid has to offer and soak in what other artists are working on and see what is to behold.

Now, I have emersed myself in my shop - Occular Oddities ( and are particiapating in 4 different SL hunts !