And we take you to some rather exciting – and unusual places … in our special fantasy issue.
Firstly, we sent our reporters and photographers to explore the stunning Isle of Wyrms and – as I adore the dragons – I went too. I’ve written about the lands, and about some of the people behind the Isles in a series of articles. Java Jetcity highlights ten Place to Visit in the Isles, while Viv Trafalgar takes her Librarians on a fantasy walk – and some alarming encounters! And Tricia Aferdita provides a fascinating insight into the role of dragons in myth and literature.
Our Designer of the Month is Julia Hathor, the owner and designer behind Creative Fantasy. Scotti Lyle provides a fascinating insight into the woman behind all these beautiful creations, while Tricia Aferdita takes a stroll through her sims in Second Life and casts a ‘scientific’ eye over the creatures that she finds there! Julia has also started a new venture on the Inworldz grid, and Beq Janus met her there to discuss her experiences of working with Open Sim technology. The results may surprise some of our readers!
And to go with all this, Ceejay Writer has been talking to some of the best landscapers in Second Life on how to create a fantasy garden!
Our Landscape of the Month is the beautiful sim of Verdigris, the creation of two radically different designers – Oriolus Oliva and n0th1ng Ackroyd (who was one of our Designers of the Month in March). Rowan Derryth went exploring and met Oriolus for a fascinating discussion.
Our Pathfinders this month, under the mentorship of Qwis Greenwood, have been exploring ideas for Launching Your First Business, with advice from Leyla Firefly, the immensely talented owner of Belle Belle.
Our Advice for Newbies column this month is distinctly shopping-oriented, as Annechen Lowey lays down some do’s and don’t’s for Treasure Hunters.
This month’s Linden Homes articles are rather different. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to show you just how remarkable you can make a Linden Home by showing you the work of Syrah Xue, while Lizzy Saintlouis shares her comfortable Meadowbrook Home – “Southern Comfort” – with us.
The University of Western Australia’s Imagine Art Challenge has been going on all year and is now reaching its climax. Rowan Derryth provides a full report on what has been happening – and what will be happening very soon!
And in addition to our article with Julia Hathor in Inworldz, Iggy O, our gridnaut, has been exploring the world of 3rdRockGrid.
In Charity News, I visited the Remembering Our Friends regions to commemorate Jeffry Pastorelli – and you will find information about that and the remarkable place he did so much to support.
Jennaa Loire brings you the latest news from the fast growing group Second Life Homes and Gardens – and we have Spruce Up Your Space, the new and rapidly growing initiative to bring the work of top designers within the reach of everyone by adopting fun monthly themes for items to be sold at bargain prices, as they tell us about their plans for September.
Then there’s all the latest from the Designing Worlds and Metaverse Arts shows on treet.tv, while our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Raven Haalan, Twisted Lemon, GM Nikolaidis and Alaex Aeon, bring you some of the most romantic and artistic eye candy from across the metaverse!
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 28 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 available through SL Marketplace (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.
Prim Perfect Issue 27 – Summer 2010: Inside page – Exploring the rainforest
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
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* Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
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So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!