As most people who read the news know by now, the Linden Endowment for the Arts is closing. LEA provided a space for many artists in Second Life to express themselves. For them to shutter is something truly sad, but I’m also happy to note there’s an effort to begin again–a LEA 2.0, possibly! A group in-world has formed pooling suggestions on how to change the arts program so that it lasts longer this time. I’m so happy to hear of this!
As someone who’s gone through a serious roller coaster with the last LEA council, I’ve seen the uglier side of their machinations. Hazing, bullying, and power struggles are what I experienced and saw in the short time I’ve sat on their roster. After quitting, I wrote up my experiences here on this blog. It was met with both praise and criticism, but you know what? I spoke my truth in an earnest effort to bring about change, and there’s no way I would ever let anyone invalidate my experience. And as we all know, it’s the truth that will set you free in the end.
So what’s the one simple trick I think that can save the Linden Endowment for the Arts? It’s one I’ve suggested all along.
The ’80s is back, baby! I went to Sanarae to get this Sun Catcher outfit from Amitomo. A billion plays later, I won everything from this gacha machine. The overalls comes with a HUD to change the color/texture of the t-shirt.
I’m walking around to see some soon-to-be released Bellisseria sims. I sold the mainland beach so I could get another Linden Home without upgrading my tier. I think I want a home on a mountain… which isn’t usually my style, but at least it’s different!
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Hair Fair is an event that I look forward to each year, for many reasons. I have attended Hair Fair for years, and remember stumbling upon it as a new resident way back in 2007. It’s the place to be if you’re a hair creator and a hair lover. I love hair, it’s easily the top 3 things I own the most of in my inventory.
Hello from Reiri! I have always Japanese city sims; they’re always packed full of small shops and photogenic nooks. I like going to replicas of real life places in Second Life, do you?
Now that I have switched my mesh head to Genus, I’m trying out skin brands that I normally don’t wear. I found this Zara skin from PUMEC at The Epiphany. PUMEC skins only have 6 skin tones, so it can be limiting for those who are especially picky about tone. I usually pass them up for this reason, but I thought this face is super cute on me. The skin is made for the Genus Classic head, but I made it work with Baby by pairing it with the Silky Shine lipstick applier from Pink Fuel.
Why is it that whatever I say sometimes causes so much fuss? A couple of weeks ago, I compared VRChat‘s avatar grading system to Second Life’s avatar complexity numbering, stating that we should adopt grades instead because it’s simpler for users to understand.
But Second Life likes to play the telephone game with re-quotes and paraphrases. Soon, my suggestion morphed through other mouths and turned into “I want us to pare down our avatars to Ruths”, and that’s not what I said at all. Do people read around here? Do they just like being outraged over things? Make a little cash with clicks in the process?
In an effort to retain my goal of an ultra-chill summer, I took to the seas of the Bellisseria continent to invest in deepwater fishing. And while I’m here, let’s do that “VRChat versus Second Life” comparison. We’ve already gone halfway with it. Why not take the whole kit?