Real life has taken a lot of my time, and it is not at all the pretty and happy stuffs. Second Life has, for the past 10 years, been my escape and home away from home. A happy place without worries, just fun and friends. Being a social butterfly, to me it always was such a wonderful distraction.

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Those happy times always come and go in waves and so I know there are episodes in both lives when things do not line up. As happened to me the past months. Real life worries, problems and all that made it hard to login to Second Life and be carefree. I’ve tried to escape but it was all too much.
Combined with the loss of some SL friends, who for all the right reasons either never log in anymore or,  if they do they,  have moved on and contact is getting less and less which by now basically left me in a situation I know all to well: lonely.

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It is how it goes. I know. It’s not the first time I find myself alone and lonely in Second Life and I think things will change. But for now, I don’t know what to do with myself.

I should smack myself and start decorating my new empty house which I put on my land weeks ago.

So much empty rooms, such loneliness.

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An Uncertain Destiny is the somewhat cryptic name of a lovely place. A garden with a beach and many great spots to sit and relax while you take the environment in. Owned and created by Boudicca Amat and she welcomes you to visit and be amazed.

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Though the sim is Adult rated, visitors are requested to behave according to PG standards. Besides the small, intimate beach, there is a lot to explore. Beautiful, lush gardens and surprising statues.

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According to the information in Boudicca’s profile there will be an art project some time this year, a reason to keep this landmark and visit it more often!

Enjoy and do not forget to bring your umbrella, as it is raining….and raining!

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An Uncertain Destiny has its own Flickr Group, to join click here.


Hills Gallery currently has two exhibitions on display by hill.s (hillany.scofield) : You shine through and The Recreation.
The first one is a collection of SL Photographs in black and white, erotica, and the second one is the installation I visited tonight.

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The Recreation is a 3D installation and a combination of photography, projection, mannequins and poetry. And, which I always enjoy, it is interactive; you are invited to use the poses you will find  and become part of the work!

“Recreate. Either find your place or lose yourself in the grid of impressions and projection. Second life is about you and the ability to find your own fascination. Find yourself. Position yourself. Be a part of the world which your imagination can create. Take a picture ! – the lights are on you. “- Hillany Scofield

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Hills Gallery is a wonderful building, combined with the regions windlight setting is has a great ambiance and feel, it absolutely adds to the art works on display.

Links:
SLurl to Hills Gallery
Hill.s on Flickr
Hills Gallery Flickr group

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I’ve spent most of this evening on Devin. Not one, but two amazing sims with nature, wildlife, deserts, sandstorms and probably a lot more! A place to return to and enjoy, alone or with friends. Or even a date, as there are some really lovely spots with couple dances. The music stream is Slow Radio, which is great for exploring, chilling or dancing.

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Devin I and II are owned by Roy Mildor, Ally Daysleeper and Alienmaus Allen and the rating is M.

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You really want to go there, again…and again. I know I do!

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The, impressive, DiXmiX Gallery currently has two new exbihitions on display: a 3D and 2D display of works by Mistero Hifeng and a collection of photographs “The Paperworks”  by William Weaver. DiXmiX is built by Megan Prumier and curated by DiXmiX Source, the building alone is great to wander around!

In this blogpost I will only show The Paperworks in this blogpost and will go back to the Gallery soon to have a better look at Mistero’s works. Both exhibitions deserve their time and attention!

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William Weaver, a well known SL (and RL) photographer (and the creator of Firestorms popular Phototools), his works often of a somewhat adult/erotic nature. I am an admirer of his photography since years and was happy to see his work in a gallery – I only know them from Flickr.

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Most of the works are displayed in slideshows, so you really should find a nice spot in the Gallery and take the time to let all the pictures pass through! Perfect on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Links:
SLurl to DiXmiX Gallery
Website DiXmiX
DixMix Gallery Flickr group


What else to do on a Saturday night than some exploring? OK, partying…and clubbing, but I wasn’t really in the mood for that, so exploring it was!

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The other day I visited The Hell’s Heaven 2.0 and was amazed by it. Such a great place! Wonderfully landscaped and decorated, so tonight I went back to look around some more.

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It is one of those locations in which you can spend many hours, so I would say: go there and enjoy!

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Have a great weekend!


It has been a while since I last visited Dathuil, located next to The Sable Club on the (Adult rated) sim of The Chamber Society and curated by Lucy Diamond and Max Butoh,  so when I heard about a new exhibition I went to go see it.

Currently on display is ‘Aisling’, explained as : ASH-ling; vision, dream, apparition and it consists of a series of images by artists who have have shown their works in previous exhibition in the gallery.

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Set in an old distillery I always enjoy this venue for its light and shadows and overall look and feel. Luckily Dathuil seems to have its own music stream – as opposed to the rest of the sim where a Christmas station is still playing ‘let it snow’ and ‘jingle bells’!

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But do not let this keep you from visiting, Aisling is a wonderful collection and worth your time!

Slurl to Dathuil

Artists and titles of their work:
– Gaus (cicciuzzo.gausman): Femme d’Essence, Togetherness
– mrs S (lauralar): Minimalism, Minimalism dark
– Mr S. (saka.infinity): All About You
– daze landar (daisydaze): A Show of Hands, His Warmth
– Yann Whoa (lottomann): Dedication, Admiration
– k a t e (katebergdorf): Beside Me
– Your Mother (elizabethnantes): AtHome
– Ash (ashratum): Bare Witness, Triangulation
– Io (io.bechir): Waiting for Dawn, In Life a Slave In Death a Warrior
– Maloe Vansant: Stand up for a new future
– Mi (kissmi): Snowy Path, Serene
– Joslyn.Benson (jolivea.tyran): and i’ve lost, stay close