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A new location ...

A new location …

Episode 2.5 of The Blackened Mirror goes live at 2pm PST / SLT today (that’s 10pm GMT) and you can watch it in a variety of ways – but one of the most fun is to watch it on a large screen with friends inworld!

There are screens available at The Crescent Theater in Seraph City, the Designing Worlds studio in Garden of Dreams and the Prim Perfect Head Offices in the Seychelles. (The crew tend to head for Seraph City).

In this episode, No More Angels, Millie has been kidnapped by emissaries of Babbage – Mr Biggins’ home city – and a place he is very reluctant to return to.

A determined Harland Quinn

A determined Harland Quinn

Quinn is determined to rescue his young friend – but what dangers lie ahead? What price is he asking his companions to pay?

If you can’t make it inworld, then it will be available on the web at Treet.TV Blackened Mirror Channel, on The Blackened Mirror channel at Aview TV, on The Blackened Mirror YouTube Channel and, of course, on the front page of The Blackened Mirror website.

It will also be on our Facebook page, where our “likes” are steadily growing! Have you “liked” us there yet?

What dangers are they hiding from? Watch - and find out!

What dangers are they hiding from? Watch – and find out!

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Quinn and Alais face danger in New Babbage

Quinn and Alais face danger in New Babbage

Millie has been kidnapped by people from Babbage – Mr Biggins’ home city – and a place he is very reluctant to return to.

Quinn is determined to rescue his young friend – but what dangers lie ahead? What price is he asking his companions to pay?

Episode 2.5 – No More Angels – comes out on Sunday 2nd February at 2pm PST / 10pm GMT.

But in the mean-time – here’s a jigsaw!

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Facing Danger in New Babbage

And if you missed Episode 4, you can catch up now!

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From this week's episode ...

From this week’s episode …

The web comic The Quest for the Golden Prim comes out every Sunday.

Captured in Second Life, it features the adventures of a disparate group of explorers and their enemies as they embark of a desperate hunt for the mysterious Golden Prim.  You can read more about it on the website – including the archive of back issues.

As well as the episode, each week there is an associated game, which will lead you to discover more about the story, or about the characters.  Sometimes there are quizes, cryptograms or word searches.  This week, the game is jigsaws.

There are three jigsaws to solve, and in each of them, a secret word is hidden. Solving that will help you to find the hidden information.

And we think the images are rather fun too!

One of the jigsaws to solve is this!

One of the jigsaws to solve is this!

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Steampunk Rising!

Steampunk Rising!

Yes, it’s another jigsaw from the One Billion Rising in Second Life video – this time featuring the steampunk ladies – and if you look closely you should see that very keen jigsaw-completer Miss Stereo Nacht getting down and boogieing with the rest. Even this image makes it clear that Miss Nacht is as nifty with the moves as she is with the jigsaw pieces …

Now, I have to confess that a leetle digital manipulation went on with this image as in the original the ladies were rather more spread out.  If you take a look at the video, you’ll see what I mean.

But for now, let’s do the jigsaw!

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Steampunk Rising!

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Caledon Highlands

Caledon Highlands

Today’s jigsaw once more comes from Honour McMillan’s excellent blog, Honour’s Post Menopausal View (of Second Life). Today she has been visiting Caledon which is launching its seventh birthday celebrations – you can read about it on Honour’s blog.

I think my first birthday in Caledon was the Second – I remember there were fireworks the length of the Firth (the great waterway that stretches from Caledon Mayfair to Caledon Sound) and one year I had a firework dislay on the roof of the Primgraph offices in Caledon Glengarry.  The Primgraph’s glory days are sadly gone now, and it currently operates out of a shed in Caledon Penzance …

I hope to take in some of the later events myself – there will be two Balls on Sunday 24th February, hosted by Gabrielle Riel. Or, like Honour, you could simply explore this fascinating land that is still thriving after seven amazing years.

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Caledon Highlands, photographed by Honour McMillan

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013: Cover

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

Read the latest issue of Prim Perfect online!

Welcome to a New Year and a whole new range of features in Prim Perfect magazine, as well as those you know and love! And, as it is February, we have a wealth of features and information about romance and romantic locations in Second Life.

On top of all that, this month sees the amazing event One Billion Rising—a global event that celebrates women even as it raises awareness of the issue of violence against women—and we here at Prim Perfect are delighted to be playing a part in organising the Second Life version of this event. You can read more about this in Honour McMillan’s article on Page 16.

For the start of the New Year, we are introducing three major new features.

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013: Building a skybox

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

Firstly, our designer (and phenomenal builder) Winona Wiefel will be teaching you how to build your own home, taking you step by step through the techniques you will need to do the construction and design yourself—and we’ll be supplying the textures and material you will need to follow our instructions.

Part One shows you how to construct a basic skybox. As a companion piece, Ethan Westland writes about skyboxes; it appears that, when it comes to design, the sky quite literally is the limit!

Secondly, we are undertaking a major series on Mesh—what it is and why it is an important tool for designers (and some of the hiccups it can cause). Beq Janus starts the series with a brilliant introduction. I do urge anyone who is thinking about designing in mesh or even just wondering what all the fuss is about to read this article.

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013: Spotlight on Small Businesses

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

Thirdly, we are setting out to discover small and thriving businesses across the grid. Qwis Greenwood will be seeking out the small, the unusual, the quirky, and the awesome—and all comparatively unknown. She’ll be looking into the secrets of their success, and it will be a great opportunity for you to join her in discovering what may well become the Next Big Thing!

There’s more about all of these new series, along with news of the winner of our “Design a Graphical Strapline” competition on Page 10.

We haven’t forgotten romance! In fact, Beq Janus has interviewed the amazing creator of romantic places Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams, while Rowan Derryth has found ten wonderfully romantic locations. Tricia Aferdita offers a compelling look at the history and practice of romance in Second Life, and Ceejay Writer explores the steamy side of romance—by visiting the Steamlands, of course!

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

Cain Maven ponders the value of money in his regular column, while Bill Kaye gives us an introduction to the Centre for Business Development, and Lacy Muircastle brings us up to date with Homestuff.

Rosamoo Mendelsohn brings us Hunting News for this Valentine season, while there are details from our TV shows, Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting!, available on Treet TV.

Our team of talented photographers, led by Judith Lefevre, PJ Trenton, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour McMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

All this with News From the Grid and more!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 45 here – and please do leave a comment!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

You can get the latest issue inworld – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our new head offices in the Irish Isles.  It has a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

  • Inworld, open Search.
  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect Number 45 - February 2013

Prim Perfect Number 45 – February 2013

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Forgotten City

Forgotten City

Today’s jigsaw is another fromHonour McMillan’s excellent blog, Honour’s Post Menopausal View (of Second Life). Today she has been exploring a fabulous location – the Forgotten city – and she explains in her post: Ruins Discovered Near Second Life’s Forgotten City.

If you love steampunk, this ones for you.

It makes for a great jigsaw too!

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Forgotten City, photograph by Honour McMillan

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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