Sunday, May 25, 2008

Goony Adventure - Indiana Goonies and the Kingdom of the Crystal Toe

We appeared in some ruins at the Mexico Ruta Maya sim ready to set forth and find the Legendary Crystal Toe....



We quickly made our way up to the first small temple and once fighting past the ant eater we made it inside....




Once inside we realised there was no toe. Carvings on ceramic pots pointed to nothing so i dunno why i mentioned this.



We decided to head through the nearby forrest in search of the Crystal Toe crossing rivers and avoiding cheeky monkees... Jesper found some new friends....




We made it to a rocky cliff where we discovered an passage to a great Mayan Temple...




Once inside we headed down into the tomb only to find nothing but a carved tomb stone....





On our return to the surface we found ourselves trapped behind a large prim placed by Domi.




Eventually though we managed to push past and joined some of our fellow explorers outside who were being chased by a giant stone montser thingy....



Managing to escape by the skin of our teeth we then went in search of the illusive Domi. He was hiding up on the forrest covered cliff behind the temple.



Domi then joined us as we climbed up and up. On the top we discovered a hand glider and some crazy rope things which we used to zip down to the ground below....






Finally we arrived at the end of our adventure. We had not found the Crystal Toe which was not surprising since i had made it up....




So for the final trip i rezzed the Goonies Icarus Airship and we flew above the ruins and past the giant water fall back to where we started and landed at the beach.




We had spent a good two hours goonying around those ruins, was a right laugh :)

Koffee and Yuki's Milk and Kookies Show Live at Nemo Beach

The kids packed the beach as the comedy duo chatted away on my beach, the Interview with me was't as bad as i thought it might be, or maybe everyone just convinced me it was'nt. Anyhow it was a great success and i think people loved the atmosphere at the beach. Hope to have them back again in future. :)






The show is available from itunes, just type SLCR in the search.

Slightly Pointless Protest at the home of Dusty Bin Linden

Well SL5B is on its way and Marianne McCann and me are busy trying to set up our Communities contribution to the many cultures on show. I remember back last year Marianne submitted the Child Avatar community as a CULTURE in SL but it seems one of the Lindens is nervous about having our community listed as a 'Culture' in SL. My brother is on the case now. I know its not really a big deal, but in the long term it might grow into one if we just let ourselves get swept under the rug. There is a few words going around that this may be to due with american politics and LL kissing butt.

Anyway we went round to Dusty "bin" Lindens home, found it empty and did a protest by trashing her place.



But it all got returned 5 minutes later so was a really a bit pointless.

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Milk N Kookies Interview

So yesterday i finally got interviewed by Yuki and Koffee for the Milk n Kookies radio show. The show seems to be a real success in the child avatar community and i thought it would be fun to share some opinions live. I forgot that Loki is alot more outgoing and confident than his RW typist so when it came to do the interview i suddenly had an anxiety problem and pulled out last minute. Anyway i was talked into trying again the next day which i did and the interview did finally take place.

I think most people will be surprised at how dull i really am lo. In SL im able to choose words carefully to get maximum meaning, i have time to think about what i say and dont stutter and stumble. It's another reason i am in Second Life, i'm free from the lack of confidence.

The interview highlighted for me why i wont ever use voice chat. The answers to the questions were not as insightful as they could have been, in fact most of my responses were the result of anxiety and mind blanks.

Loki has so much to give, so in future i'll avoid screwing it up for him by doing any more interviews :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Tale Of Will

This is a story i have written which will hopefully be the groundwork for the SL5B build this year

Not to long ago it would seem
a man called Will fed up with work
and tired of responsibilities
fell asleep and started to dream

He woke, or so he thought,
many years younger
in a world of clouds and moonlit skies
upon which he began to wonder

he met a teddy bear with goggles
building something strange while humming a song
"what's that?" enquired Will
"It is your imagination" replied the teddy, "i am fixing it"
"thank you!" said Will before moving on

Will walked through a dark woodland
with cold looking trees
and swore he was being watched
by something nasty

"Welcome Will," Said Angry Jack
who appeared beside him unawares
"I have something to show you"
And with that Angry Jack
pushed Will into the tunnel of nightmares

Inside Will felt cold,
he wanted his mummy or a hand to hold
Whispers called him names, told him he was bad
things from long ago
from nightmares he once had

But in the darkness a hand grabbed Wills
pulling him into the light
And there stood a girl with a friendly smile
"follow me, you'll be alright"

So the two walked side by side
over clouds until they met a boy
who tinkered with a giant flying toy
"ALL ABOARD!" he said aloud,
"It's time to head above the clouds"

So will and his two new friends
floated up into the night sky
and gazed down into the endless space below
without concern at all of being up so high

And soon enough they dropped
down onto a fluffy cloud
to be greeted by other glowing souls
where they played and laughed
and hugged and danced proud

A drummer boy pointed to the sky
"to the castle and the moon," he said
"to the moon and beyond"

So off went Will who led the way
followed by all of his new found friends
but out of the ground sprang angry Jack
"I will terrorise you to your wits end!"

As Will cowered in deep dark fear
the others gathered around
to give him love and support
to help him stand up to Angry Jack
where ever he be found

Angry Jack shrunk weak and small
as Will with his friends stood up tall
Then the drummer boy banged his drum
"to the castle and the moon," he said
"to the moon and beyond!"
then up the hill of clouds ran them all

Inside the castle stood a round table laden with cake
and they all sat equal side by side
and stuffed their mouths until their bellies ached

then the drummer boy banged his drum
"to the moon and beyond," he said
"to the moon and beyond"

So `Will climbed upon the wall
and from the tip of his toes he jumped
over to the sleepy moon
being careful not to fall

One by one his new friends followed
and once on the moon Will looked up
"and beyond" he said before leaping high
and up he went into the sky

And together they all ventured beyond
where their imaginations are free to dream
where friendships grow strong
to stay young at heart it would seem

the end

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

2008 Beltaine Wikerman

For the third time in Secondlife i held a brning of a wikerman to celebrate the Beltaine. An old tradition done to say goodbye to the winter months and welcome the summer times.



Had a few problems with the music stream and the constant Mac viewer freezing made controlling the flames difficult, but i think all those who came enjoyed themselves.




I had also just got back from doing the same event in the Real World over the weekend. Its great being able to share my spiritual traditions with friends from all over the world.

Happy Beltaine all of you, and i hope your summer will be plentiful with happyness and good fortune.