Sunday, 27 March 2011

Happy Rez Day To Me...Happy Rez Day!!

4 Years of Second Life! Four Years! That's a presidential term, that's a long time, I've lived through the boom, the bust, the highs, the lows, the lag! The question of whether SL will be still here in another 4 years is one that I might have put into the back of my mind last night, but that is a question!

I have a fair few people on my friends list in SL, though I really wish Second Life Friendslist had categories so I could put them into friends/family/colleagues/enemies folders and know instantly where each one stands. Out of all these friends I have only one love, Honoria Paine-Lusch, my darling Honeybee.

I returned home after the Machinima Expo had started over at Pop Art Labs (one has to be seen at these events and I will get to watch the whole show on Treet.TV when it is archived) to find my darling Honeybee finishing off the touches to the gift area (I'd awoke to a house full of balloons but balloons and our dog, Foxy, don't mix). The girls were staying at their aunts and we had the night to ourselves (a somewhat rare occasion), I opened the gifts (an awesome wallet, lamp and giftcard from my daughters, and a really cool watch from my wife) and upon looking at the time on the watch my wife informed me we might be running late...

"Running late for what?"

Within seconds I was whisked on board the Orient Express...

Not knowing the destination we were heading to, and feeling slightly light headed as my dear Honeybee explained that we'd have time for a meal, shower and change before arriving at our destination. The food, was exquisite but the company was heavenly as we chatted and ate, drank coffee and laughed. My wife had packed my favourite formal suit though there was another parcel next to it that I wondered about, that would come later. I showered, changed and we arrived at our destination.

San Francisco...

How did the Orient Express get to San Francisco? Well this is Second Life, anything is possible. But under the moonlight with the city behind us we danced, we kissed, the world slipped away from us and time stopped. I serenaded...

We laughed, we was a beautiful night and a wonderful feeling that seemed to be over far too soon as the conductor informed us we had to depart and get away...

This was the moment for the other package...Opening it up I was shocked to discover a skin tight body armour and face mask, with a questioning look to Honeybee and her grinning at me we "Space Suited Up" as Barney from How I Met Your Mother would say and in a beam of futuristic light we arrived at our next destination.


The Red Planet, the fourth planet from the Sun, Mars was also known as Ares to the Greeks and renamed Mars by the Romans. The planet was named for the God Of War because when they looked upon it they saw it as a badge of blood in the sky. Our adventure was only just beginning though, as we stumbled across a deserted outpost that looked like it had been quickly abandoned.

Honeybee and I quickly and without hesitation began to investigate the events surrounding the outpost. But this story will be completed another time.

This was my RezDay and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day with my wonderful wife.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

What makes a show successful?

I have a firm belief that a quality product is better than a substandard product, "sure," you're saying to yourself "who doesn't?". Hopefully no-one, that's why iPad sales outweigh the sales of lower quality no-name iPad-a-likes (you know the ones that pop up with Android 1.6 on them and are basically big calculators with poor touch screens).

In that regard, Treet.TV does quality programming, Paisley, Saffia, Pooky, etc know how to make a show and know what to do with that show, this week we (Texas and I) were looking at a new show from a new member of our production team. I can't tell you the name of the show yet or even the producer, but I had 2 edits of this show. One was an edit of low quality that was passable, and the other was an edit that was great.

I'd already made my mind up that the show was going to be aired on seeing the lower quality version. But the producer wanted to get a higher quality, she wanted it to look great and for the visuals to POP! This puts her right up there in that quality producer category, this puts her up there with the best and it's clear that whatever she does, she wants to do it right.

Soon this project will be officially announced and you'll be able to see for yourself

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

It's a weird week

ok, so I've been playing Empire Avenue this week and that's kinda fun, trading shares in Second Life avatars on there is a bit of a break from my normal stuff and it has renewed my interest in Twitter and blogging.  So there's pluses all around.

If you know me at all you know I do a lot of inworld work for Treet.TV.  Most of the stuff is behind the scenes, though I do get to host occasionally.  This week while producing GOHA's sunday night show I got to do something I hadn't done before and that's host with a very old friend.

I've worked with some great people at Treet in front of the camera, Kert Upshaw, RacerX Gullwing, Salem Nightly/Blood, Sante Klees, Baldi McMillan, Saffia Widdershins, Elrik Merlin, Zen Paine and even Pooky Amsterdam, but all of these people I've known for around 2 years or less.  Vivienne Coppola I've known for the best part of four years and working with her on GOHA was hilarious.

Check out that video and see what I mean, they'll be another night of fun and "britishness" this Sunday (27th March 2011) at 3pm PST

Sunday, 20 March 2011


Relay for Life is a serious thing, and I wholly support it.  But what better way of supporting a Charity than while having fun doing it?

Giant Snails are back and they're relaying for life...go on have a giggle, donate money to a good know you want to

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