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Theme Park

Theme Park is a themed event, and runs through until 1st April. Here’s a small selection of the goodies you can find:

Theme Park

Beautiful blossom shoes for Slink High feet, from ieQED

Theme Park

Shirred floral maxi dresses from Coquet

Theme Park

The cutest strappy tops from Somnia

Theme Park

Lazy afternoon tea cups from Kuro

Theme Park

Comfy sitting crates

Happy Shopping!


Credits

All these items available from THEME PARK

No, It’s Not OK – or – Get Me the Hell Off your Porno Mail List

I logged into Secondlife this early evening after dinner – pizza seeing as it’s the weekend – and as usual there was a small batch of notices awaiting me. This is quite normal as I am not usually logged in on normal northern hemisphere business hours.

One notice caught my eye, sent to me by ‘MailingList’. With such a dodgy sounding name, I was quite loathe to open it. The SL account for ‘MailingList’ had only been made yesterday, so I was especially wary of a scam. However, I know that I have just increased my security in world by 1000% or so, so I opened the notecard.

Imagine my surprise to see it was essentially an advertisement from the self styled SL king of porn, hounded out of this virtual world some time back, amid rumour of all sorts of “business practices”, who is now apparently making some sort of comeback. I have no interest.

I have no interest in porn in Secondlife; I have no interest in the simulated sex play that has been the poorest advertising for the Grid for 10 years; I have no interest in knowing that some porn guy is back.

I have no interest in what I consider to be the demeaning and insulting over sexualisation of women in Secondlife; I have no interest in events named ‘panty raid’ like some tired old US college custom from the 1950s; I have no interest in a porn organisation hiding behind children’s charities by offering to fund raise; I particularly have no interest in one of my favourite genres – steampunk – being lassoed by the porn industry.

I so have no interest in Secondlife porn that I know I did not subscribe to receive information about it. Which then begs the question – how did I become subscribed to receive this notecard from a dodgy account? Without delving into the realms of paranoia, there are a few methods that come to mind:

1. My account is set up to enter Adult rated sims, so this information has been gathered and added to a database

2. Because I am set up to go into adult sims, I have occasionally ended up at an Adult hub when sims have crashed or not been available at the point of log in. Perhaps information has been gathered of those who arrive in such places, and again entered on a database

3. Many more sinister methods could have been used to gather account names, which I will not bore you with.

I log into Secondlife for many reasons, NONE of which have anything to do with porno expos. I have blocked the account of ‘MailingList’ but I am realistic enough to know this is not really a defence against future spamming from this account. It annoys me incredibly that I have been spammed by ANYONE in such an unsolicited way. So I have one message for the organisers of this fiasco –

NO, IT’S NOT OK. GET ME THE HELL OFF YOUR PORNO MAILING LIST.

No, It's Not OK

Meanwhile, I shall ponder the true delights of creative and artistic expression in this amazing virtual world. The beautiful pieces of furniture shown above were recently at the Christmas Expo, which I was unable to blog due to RL events. These pieces are from the workshop of Stephan Visconti, trading as Atelier Visconti, which you can find here

Designers United 5 is Coming!

Not too long now, and Designers United 5 will be here! Mark 15th September in your diary 🙂

Designers United 5

I have a few happy snaps of some of the many things you can see.

Designers United 5

Truly talented creators have been brought together for this event

Designers United 5

Everyone will find something to their taste

Designers United 5

You can find out more details from the Designers United website

Designers United 5

See you there and happy shopping!

All items are available from Designers United 5. Keep a look out on the official website for your LM

CHIC² Birthday – Part 2

There’s an amazing range of goodies for you to purchase at the CHIC² birthday celebrations, so on with more photos….

Chic 2 Birthday

Casual Chic Dress in hibiscus from Sassy!

Chic 2 Birthday

Dresses from (left to right) 1 Hundred, Kunglers, SYS Design Store

Chic 2 Birthday

The Night Wish outfit from Zanzo

Chic 2 Birthday

Dress from Izzies, potted plants from Trompe Loeil, Cafe set from Fluke

Remember, CHIC² runs until 24th June, so don’t miss out on this event

Home and Garden Expo #3

A gently curved bridge over a rambling brook leads you to both Thistle and Sways

Home Expo

Home Expo

Styled reminiscent of days gone by

Home Expo

Thistle design of a country retreat

Home Expo

Artilleri for the eclectic shopper

Home Expo

Patron furnishings, by SL artist Eliza Wierwight

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Sways at Home and Garden Expo

Thistle at Home and Garden Expo

Artilleri at Home and Garden Expo

Patron at Home and Garden Expo

Please note, much bigger and more detailed photos can be found on my flickr here