Cool Places


Reblogging this from Huckleberry Hax, because I think..no I am sure!, you want to see his latest machinima ‘Pioneers’!

What the Huck?

Pionners is my latest machinima. A Mars colonist remembers Earth.


Pioneers was filmed in Second Life using the Firestorm viewer and edited using Lightworks.  It was filmed at Araxes by Lilybell Snoodle (Mars landscape scenes), the Isil Designs Main Store by Beth Delaunay (hab interior scenes) and North by Kate Bergdorf (Earth scenes).

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Looking for a Halloween place to shoot pics? Keep an eye on this blogpost on SL Blogger Support for suggestions. Or..share your favourite!

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In my previous blogpost I asked you all to share your favourite, photogenic, locations for Autumn photoshoots and the suggestions were all awesome! Thank you all for sharing these amazing places!
For your convenience, here is the list of the places you shared :

Autumn - Good Memories Good Memories

With Halloween around the corner, the next question is of course: share your favourite, photogenic and blogger friendly, Halloween places!
Be it spooky and creepy or just amazingly sweet with cute pumpkins and candy……just let us know, in the comments below, which place is a must-visit for cool Halloween pics!

I will give a heads up with two places I’ve visited!

The first is Dark Moon – a CALAS GALADHON sim, for sure creepy but very different as this is located in an abandoned space-ship….(now…

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I am always interested in cool sims!

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First of all I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing summer! I for one love summer but I also enjoy the next season: autumn! Not only in real-life, but in Second Life as well.

With all the new fashion and decorations for this season, you are perhaps looking for the perfect location to do photo-shoots for your blog. I know I am!
And since sharing is caring, I will kick off with two lovely fall locations, that are great for taking pictures in a true Autumn atmosphere.

Luane’s World – Romantic Sim:

This is the mainstore sim of LW poses by Luane (Luanemeo.resident) – and it is beautifully decorated for autumn. Take the time to wander around and enjoy! I am sure you will find it perfect for pictures!

Taxi to Luane’s Romantic Sim

Luane World Romantic - I Luane’s Romantic Sim

Luane World Romantic - II Luane’s Romantic Sim

My second choice for now is Land of Rainbows

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One of the places I had been meaning to visit and explore, after seeing many wonderful images on Flickr,  is Kate Bergdorfs North.

In the mood for some exploring and taking pictures, I headed over to North this evening and ended up spending almost two hours there!

What is North and what is it like? Upon arrival you will receive a notecard with the following explanation:

Inspired by the raw and serene Scandinavian and Scottish northern landscapes, nature, fauna, ocean, vast empty spaces, and decrepit old buildings come together to make up the outside part of North. I intentionally opposed the rugged sim exterior with softer, more playful and cluttered interior spaces in order to create a contrast. I hope you will be as inspired when visiting North as I was when putting it together.
~Kate Bergdorf

North - I

There is not much I can add to this, as it is exactly that. A wonderful place, filled with lovely details (if you take the time, you will see new things everywhere), but without giving it an overdecorated feel.

North - II

North is perfect for photography – be it landscapes, home and decor or fashion-shoots. I recommend you go and experience it, it’s worth it!

Slurl to North
North Flickrgroup
Kate Bergdorf

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Last week I was given an invitation by Virus Melody, to come over to Secret Hideout – which he created with his partner Angel Melody (angeleyes.roxley). The note promised a sim with lots of photo-opportunities and exploration, as well as a place to find a nice spot to relax with a date or friend.

It turned out to be all true! Secret Hideout is a lovely destination, for anyone who enjoys a well decorated sim, with great buildings, nature and yeah: the many spots to sit down and relax!

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The opening party was last night, I sadly missed that due to RL events, but now the sim is open to the public and all are welcome! If you go visit, and you will!, make sure you add your pictures to the Secret hideout Flickr Group, and consider leaving a donation in one of the tip-jars – as we all know a sim is an expensive hobby and supporting sim-owners will keep destinations alive for all of us to enjoy!

Secret Hideout - I

As a bonus, please check out Virus’ website, as a DJ he provides lots of music-stations, which you can use in Second Life!

SLurl to Secret Hideout


Savor Serenity is a brandnew sim, owned and decorated by the talented Tári Zephira (gidgette.adagio) and it will open to the public on 1 september. I was honoured and delighted getting a preview access!

Savor Serenity - I

Tári – who is also the owner of Hobbiton – has done an amazing job in creating this fantasy world, a place fit for a queen! And elves! Well, and really a place everyone else should visit once it is open. I loved the details and overall ambiance – the pictures I took are all taken with the regional windlight, which is perfect as is.

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I am sure Savor Serenity will become a favourite for Second Life Photographers with a passion for fantasy and those who enjoy elegant landscaping and decor!

If you go there and take pictures, do not forget to add them to the Savor Serenity Flickr group. Donation mushrooms are available to leave a tip, to help Tári keeping this place up and running for all of us to enjoy!

Savor Serenity - IV

Speaking of Flickr…I will add my pictures to the Flickr group soon – but only after I have passed the Paper Crown to the next Queen/King!

[Paper Crown] - Queen of the Woods

[Paper Crown] – Queen of the Woods


You cannot have missed the news that Sansar has finally opened, though as Beta, for everyone to visit. I must say I have never been too excited and anxious about its coming, but of course I was curious.

And last night I finally had the time to download the viewer and hop into this new virtual world everyone is talking about!

Sansar - Teatime by Sway Dench

Teatime by Sway Dench

It is not one world, but more a (growing) collections of worlds called ‘experiences’. It would be unfair to compare it to Second Life, but I tend to do that anyway – as I am so used to navigating through SL and taking pictures without having to think about my keyboard and which keys to use. So in that respect I found Sansar not that easy.

The avatars look ..meh…but all that aside: the experiences I have visited so far are really awesome and very photogenic. Yes, I miss the camera controls and there is no option to change the environment settings (no windlight), but for now that’s fine. The graphics are amazing, no blurry textures, no rezzing for minutes, no disappearing mesh in the distance, it all looks flawless.

Sansar - Connections by Cica Ghost

Sansar – Connections by Cica Ghost

And quiet. I have not met or seen any other avatar, perhaps I was in the wrong places or it is simply not that busy yet. I did not mind, to be honest, it was nice to fiddle around in peace and quiet and finding out how to walk properly.  Sitting or other animations, I have not discovered them yet!

To my delight, yes, it made me smile!, I visited ‘Village of Breeze’ by Kayle Matzerath – a place I have such fond memories of, as it is the recreation of Breeze – Kayle’s sim from the Fantasy Faire 2016!

Sansar - Village of Breeze by Kayle Matzerath

Sansar – Village of Breeze by Kayle Matzerath

And here is Breeze from the Fantasy Faire 2016:

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Breeze - I - Blogpost

I am sure I will go back, to see what is going on and how experiences are getting better – for now it is a great place to take screenshots and have a different kind of experience, but I was happy to log back in to Second Life, it felt like coming home!

What other bloggers write about Sansar:
Inara Pey – Tips and Tricks
Huckleberry Hax – Sansar is here
Hamlet Au – Sansar, first impressions

Useful links:
Sansar official site
Sansar on Twitter
Sansar Flickr group

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