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Romance at Rustica

Romance at Rustica

It’s Valentine’s Day next week and we’re inviting you to join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 6th February, for a special repeat of last year’s Valentine’s episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams when we meet three couples who are behind some of the best loved brands in Second Life – and who have taken their Second Life partnerships into real life.

Each of the three couples have crossed continents or oceans to be with each other in real life, and they’ve all been together since around 2007 – that’s getting on for ten years!

We talk to Shai Delacroix of Casa del Shai and Kris Lehmann of Botanical, to Lyyric Fei and Maxwell Graf of Ristica, and to Bastchild Lotus and Paul Lapointe of Lapointe and Bastchild. They share their stories with us – funny, moving and exciting by turns – and sometimes with touches of frustration with officialdom too!

It’s a show that reveals the real people behind the avatars, and it’s also a powerful demonstration of how our virtual world impacts on our lives away from the screen.

It makes for a fascinating show that you won’t want to miss!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Casa del Shai: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Straylight/127/213/30
Botanicals: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Straylight/125/187/28Rustica: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rustica/128/128/2
Lapointe and Bastchild: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evocative/176/125/79

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – a visit to the the beautiful estate of Rosehaven, which has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary – is now on the web!

 

And if the name is a little unfamiliar to you, that’s because until recently, the estate was known as Winterfell, a name it took in 2006, long before a certain television programme had made the name widely known.

 

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven is a estate of mystery and romance, with some dark undertones as we discover when we take a look at builds old and new (including some new mews cottages), and discuss the different aspects of this lovely fantasy estate. We talk to the estate owner Selena Anansi and visit some of the residents in their homes – including Elizabeth, the Duchess of Trikassi, Mr Podruly Peccable and our very own Wildstar Beaumont who was one of the very earliest residents of the estate!

 

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take several tours of the waterways to see some of the magnificent castles and other builds, as we discuss the importance of story in the lovely and magical Rosehaven.

 

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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Would you like to dance in this year’s upcoming One Billion Rising video? If so, then sign up today – and remember to tell your friends!

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You can also volunteer to help One Billion Rising on the day!

Sign up here to attend one of our special greeter classes and collect your greeter gifts.

Training Sessions for Greeters:

Saturday 4th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 5th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

Fri 10th Feb – – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Saturday 11th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 12th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

 

The OBR in Second Life team is looking for organized, enthusiastic and dependable volunteers for One Billion Rising Revolution 24-hour Global Awareness event on 14 Feb 2017.

We have positions for Stage Managers and Greeters.

If you would like to help us – whether it’s just for a couple of hours or for longer – please complete the OBR 2017 Volunteer Application form, and become a part of our team!

Full training will be given.

Training Sessions for Greeters:

Saturday 4th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 5th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

Fri 10th Feb – – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Saturday 11th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm
Sunday 12th Feb – 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm

It will really help us if you can let us know when you are planning on attending. Please sign up to book your training session here.

The 2016 Hunties Awards took place last weekend. Created by the TV show Happy Hunting! and the blog HuntSL, these are the only awards in Second Life which focus primarily on the Hunt Community, and they are voted for by Hunters across the grid.

The Favourites were:

Favorite Women’s Fashion – Snowpaws

Favorite Women’s Accessories – The Happy Hat

Favorite Men’s Fashion – The Happy Hat

Favorite Men’s Accessories – The Happy Hat

Favorite Footwear – Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes

Favorite Jewelry – GDit Jewelry

Favorite Hair – {Speakeasy}

Favorite Body Parts – 7 Deadly s{K}ins

Favorite Poses and Animations – Something New

Favorite Indoor Home Furnishings – The Artist Shed

Favorite Outdoor Home Furnishings – The Artist Shed

Favorite Food – The Artist Shed

Favorite Garden/Landscaping – The Happy Hat

Favorite Vehicle – Hogs And Cart Wheels

Favorite Building Components – Tool Shed

Favorite Building/Structures – The Happy Hat

Favorite Hunt Theme – The Twisted Hunt – Odyssey

Favorite Grid Wide Hunt -The Twisted Hunt – Odyssey
The Twisted Hunt – Divination

Favorite Store/Sim Hunt – The Free Dove

Favorite Hunt – The Twisted Hunt – Odyssey

Favorite Organized/Organizer – The Twisted Hunt

 

At the Hunties

At the Hunties

 

The Full List of Nominees:

Favorite Women’s Fashion:

Steel & Ink (Drake Nightfire)

Snowpaws  (Carrie Snowpaw)

[Co*Motion]  (Krista Darbyshire)

Emerald Couture  (Jiejie Emerald)

Carrie’s Lingerie  (Carrie Bridger)

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Favorite Women’s Accessories:

The Little Bat (Drusilla Dethly)

Couture Chapeau  (Chigadee London)

Chapeau  (Isabelle Torok)

The Happy Hat  (Rah Rehula)

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Favorite Men’s Fashion:

[ZD]  (Cecillia Blachere)

The Happy Hat  (Rah Rehula)

Emerald Couture  (Jiejie Emerald)

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Favorite Men’s Accessories:

The Happy Hat  (Rah Rehula)

Tabou (glamSOglamour)

Couture Chapeau (Chigadee London)

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Favorite Footwear:

Chic & Shoes (Ona Loire)

Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes (Delinda Abbot)

The Happy Hat  (Rah Rehula)

Skateworld (NL Sperber)

Crazy Pastry Designs (Khookie Loon)

Cara’s Closet (Faerie Lindley)

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Favorite Hair (unisex, male, female):

{Speakeasy} (Favorite) (JamesEdwardQ)

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Favorite Jewelry:

Secrets of Gaia (Rox Arten)

Glitzz (Lissa Bohm)

The Happy Hat (Rah Rehula)

TeaBunny (Caronwynn Chau)

GDit (Favorite) (MOZ Loordes)

Indulge Temptations (Aneanu)

.:Glint:.  (Rainbow Fairymeadow)

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Favorite Body Parts (skins, shapes, makeup):

7 Deadly s{K}ins (Favorite)  (Izara Zuta)

Avatar Bizarre (Spedni Eel)

Nail Me (Meranda Gloom)

Go Frock Yourself (Ripley Rozenberg)

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Favorite Poses/Animation:

[Black Tulip]  (Auryn Beorn)

Pics & Poses (Sue Hunniton)

Something New Something Erotic (Favorite)  (allysondwyer)

~XM~ Designs (XMarieX Fairport)

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Favorite Indoor Home Furnishings Gift:

By Chiana Oh, (Chiana Oh)

Panda Panda Store, (Liam Metaluna)

Dixie Dandelion, (Ginger Emolite)

The Artist Shed (Favorite) (MargeKinson)

*Pastiche* Home & Garden, Jynx Rae

Park Place Home Decor, (DeAnn Dufaux)

~XM~ Design, (XMarieX Fairport)

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Favorite Outdoor Home Furnishing Gift:

Nordari (Jordan Grant)

The Artist Shed (Favorite)  (MargeKinson)

Stitches Creations (Stitches Bade)

Dawn’s Dreamy Garden (Dawn Larimal)

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Favorite Food Gift:

The Artist Shed (Favorite)  (MargeKinson)

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Favorite Garden/Landscaping Gift:

The Artist Shed (MargeKinson)

Incendia Outdoors  (Lucie Scorbal)

The Happy Hat (Favorite)  (Rah Rehula)

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Favorite Vehicle Gift:

X-Clusives Animations (Kacey Pomegranate)

The Happy Hat (Rah Rehula)

Hogs And Cart Wheels (Favorite) (Hellbone Barbosa)

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Favorite Building Components Gift (i.e. full perm):

Love My Textures (Mandi Blanco)

Sanna – Science and Art (Sanna Jupiter)

Tool Shed (Favorite)  (Fallacy DeCuir)

Clutter for Builders ( Kat Alderson)

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Favorite Buildings/Structures (homes, prefabs, free standing):

The Happy Hat (Rah Rehula)

Love Everlasting Plant Pets (Roxy Bergiere)

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Favorite Hunt Theme:

Steam (Perryn Peterson)

The Twisted Hunt – Odyssey (Rox Arten)

Around the Grid in 80 Days (Isabelle Torok & Ripley Rozenberg)

Twisted Hunt – Divination (Rox Arten)

Back to School Hat Hunt (Chigadee London)

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Favorite Grid Wide Hunt:

The Twisted Hunt – Odyssey (Rox Arten)

The Twisted Hunt – Divination (Rox Arten)

Steam XI (Perryn Peterson)

Around the Grid in 80 Days (Isabelle Torok & Ripley Rozenberg)

Renaissance Hunt and Faire (Perryn Peterson)

Back to School Hat Hunt (Chigadee London)

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Favorite Store or Sim Hunt:

The Free Dove Hunt (Palomma Casanova)

The Twisted Hunt (Rox Arten)

Zuri’s Jewelry Creations (Zure Rayna)

Mountain Rose (Sebastian Tioger)

Renaissance Hunt and Faire (Perryn Peterson)

__________________________________________

Favorite Hunt:

The Twisted Hunt – Odyssey (Rox Arten)

Steam XI (Perryn Peterson)

Penguin Awareness (Vampir3princess9)

The Twisted Hunt – Divination (Rox Arten)

Renaissance Hunt and Faire (Perryn Peterson)

Medieval Fantasy (Men Dinzel, Eldowyn Inshan, Aischa Akina)

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Favorite Organized/Organizer

Rox Arten, Lokii Violet, Srendi Eel(Twisted Hunt)

Palomma Casanova (The Free Dove)

Vampir3princess9 (!Vamp! Events)

Isabelle Torok & Ripley Rozenberg ( I&R Fun With Hunts)

Krista Darbyshire (Purple Puffin Productions)

Perryn Peterson (Historical Hunts LTD)

Cheryne Jewell (Miss Jewel Events)

Allie Munro (Evil Bunny Productions)

Barbie Alchemi (Creations Park)

Xandra Bressig (Sour Pickles Hunts)

Gardenia Events

BrigittaCoral Resident & Chigadee London (Hat Hunts of SL)

Tiviyah Resident (Peace on Earth)

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Favorite Organized/Organizer:

Rox Arten – The Twisted Hunt

Palomma Casanova – Mini Hunts at Free Dove

Taki Kujisawa – NOP Events

Vampir3princess9 from ! Vamp ! Events

Isabelle Torok and Ripley Rozenberg- I&R Fun With Hunts

Krista Darbyshire – Purple Puffin Productions

Perryn Peterson – Historical Hunts LTD

Cheryne Jewell – Miss Jewell Events

Barbie Alchemi – Creations Parks (MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH)

Xandra Bressig – Sour Pickles Hunts

Gardenia Events – Gardenia Events

Brigitta Coral & Chigadee London – Hat Hunts of SL

Tiviyah Resident – Peace on Earth

Cheryne Jewell – Miss Jewell Events

 

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 30th January, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visiting the beautiful estate of Rosehaven, which has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Perhaps the name may be a little unfamiliar to you? That is because until recently, the estate was known as Winterfell, a name it took in 2016, long before a certain television programme had made the name widely known.

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the estate owner Selena Anansi about the reasons for the name change, and about why her voice sounds strangely familiar!

Rosehaven is a estate of mystery and romance, with some dark undertones. We take a look at builds old and new (including some new mews cottages), and discuss the different aspects of this lovely fantasy estate. We visit some of the residents in their homes – including Elizabeth, the Duchess of Trikassi, Mr Podruly Peccable and our very own Wildstar Beaumont who was one of the very earliest residents of the estate!

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And we take several tours of the waterways to see some of the magnificent castles and other builds.

As we go we talk about roleplay as opposed to lifestyle, and talk about the role that storytelling plays in Rosehaven.

We can promise you a really lovely show so do join us to watch it at 2pm SLT.

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you would like to visit the Rosehaven Estate for yourself, the recommended starting point is Rosehaven Castle.

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel, the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Rosehaven Estate, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Each year at One Billion Rising, as well as the art intallations around the edges of the region, and the 24 hours of music and dance that is taking place in the centre on the great stage, there are also poetry workshops, open mic sessions, dance performances and plays.

Last year saw a performance of The Lost Pleiads by Bhelanna Blaze and performed by The Cold Shot Ensemble.

Details of events taking place this year will appear on the One Billion Rising Events Schedule, closer to the date of February 14th

CAST
The Pleiads

Pleiad One, The teller of tales
Bhelanna Blaze

Pleaid Two, The sentinel
Adele Ward

Pleiad Three, The oracle
Grail Sangreal Arnica

Pleiad Four & Pleiad Five
Namaara McMoragh

Pleiad Six, The doubting one
Emma MacLeod Foehammer

Pleiad Seven, Sister of the Lost
Wisdomseeker (Lissena)

Maxine Wills
Wisdomseeker (Lissena)

Simone Bates
Grail Sangreal Arnica

Gemma Arroyo
Marita De Costa

Jess Dugan
Catori

Filmed and Edited By
Saffia Widdershins

Filmed At
One Billion Rising in Second Life 2016

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