Now the long nights start to draw in for the Northern hemisphere, and we reach the season not just of mellow fruitfulness, but of mists … and of things that may lurk in those mists, waiting to seize upon us. And so we come to Halloween … and an issue of Prim Perfect that celebrates it!
Therefore our Sim of the month is the wonderfully chilly set of Arkham lands, drawing their inspiration from the stories of H P Lovecraft. Ceejay Writer explores them, and meets the owner – Ceres Eilde, while Qwis Greenwood explores Places to visit and has a rather scary time! Again Viv Trafalgar eavesdrops on JJ Drinkwater and Kghia Gehardie of the Alexandrian Libraries as they take a stroll – but this time they are walking through Arkham and reflecting on the literature that chills us to our bones.
Our Designer of the Month is the Amazing Cutea Benelli of Low Prim and Grim and Grim Bros – and when we introduced her and Ceres Eilde, and they started gleefully planning together, the editorial team suspected that the two of them might have been separated at birth! I interviewed her and explored the wonderfully frightful house she created in Arkham – and I have to tell you, it led to a spooky experience of my own. I was exploring the house – which is chilling in both its designs and its soundscapes – when suddenly, moving my position, I saw someone standing right behind me. The fact that he had Friend of Cthulhu in large letters above his head did not inspire greater confidence! Fortunately, I escaped to write my articles and edit this issue of the magazine!
Aeolus Cleanslate supplies a fascinating background article on H P Lovecraft and the reality that lies behind … well, certain aspects of the tales, as he acquaints us with the strange lost towns and counties of New England (and what has happened to them since Lovecraft’s time).
And Raven Haalan visits a spooky Landscape of the Month when he takes a trip to Wretched Hollow and meets Star Fairymeadow, region owner and creator of Wretched Dollies.
An important part of this month’s magazine is news of the Step UP! campaign. Read it to learn what the campaign is all about – and how you can help. And Gwen Carillon supplies our Content Creator’s news – last month her powerful article was one of the spurs to the Step UP! campaign.
We also have the third part of our exciting new series on Modular Building, written by Lumiere Noir, the man behind the fantastic learning tool The Ivory Tower Library of Primitives, an article that should inspire new builders – and also teach some older ones a few new tricks!
Keeping our Halloween theme, Nika Dreamscape describes how you can find elements to give your garden a really spooky feel for the Halloween season and explores some fascinating Halloween goodies on sale around the grid, while Qwis Greenwood has Advice for Newcomers on how you can raid your Library to create some Halloween treats!
This month, our Pathfinders have been mentored by Canolli Capalini of Capalini Fine Furniture, who looks forward to how stores can prepare for the holiday season – and who has also been interviewed by Viv Trafalgar. Aarcher Zenovka, one of our Pathfinders, gives an Australian take on things!
Coughran Mayo reports on a sobering Second Life exhibit, the Deomcide Mueum.
Then there’s all the latest from the Designing Worlds show, while our team of talented photographers – including PJ Trenton, Twisted Lemin and Delphina Audina – bring you some of the darkest and most spooky eye candy in *Second Life*!
All this – with News from the Grid … and more!
So how can I get Prim Perfect?
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 21 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 obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.
It is also available through XStreet (just search on the site for Prim Perfect). This will deliver you a copy in the form of a Thinc book that you can rez and read inworld.
We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life (these are taking over from our older vendors) – 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!
Another inworld option is to buy from our inworld vendors (located at various stores). Sometimes we have had problems with these, but you can help! If you see a vendor still selling an earlier issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send someone to update it.
Or you can have it delivered to you each month as a Thinc Book, 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 Thinc Book 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!