Happy Birthday Second Life. It’s been a busy week, full of interviews and exciting events at SL18B. And then there … Continue reading This resident’s initial thoughts on how to attract more people to SL – as requested by Brad Oberwager, exec chair of linden Lab and co-leader of the mysteriously unnamed LLC that now owns it.
At the end of part six of this series, I said I’d write one more entry, “which will be something … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part seven: respecting copyright
In part five of this series I looked at working with other people, which is hard. This time, I’m looking … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part six: filming (and recording) speech
I’ve been thinking about Second Life communication. Again. Text communication in Second Life is a minefield. I’ve spoken to you … Continue reading The Vanished IM. Something needs to be done about it.
In part four of this series I looked at some of the technical uses that alts – alternative accounts, running … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part five: working with other people
In my long short story, The Man Who Dated his RL Boss (Without her Knowing it), protagonist Nicholas Harding, who … Continue reading On SL vacations
Registrations are up. People are rediscovering Second Life. Which makes sense, because one of the first things you realise after … Continue reading Huck’s absolute beginner’s guide to Second Life for the coronavirus curious
Meet Paper. Long-term readers of this blog might recall I created him back in 2016 as part of my review … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part four: working with alts
In the previous part of this series, I looked at how to frame shots whether the camera adopts a static … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part three: camera movement
Time to get filming. In part one, I went through the software and hardware I’ve used to record video for … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part two: framing your shot
Now that the trailer for Stömol is done, I can get down to the serious business of procrastinating over doing … Continue reading Huck’s guide to making machinima in Second Life part one: the tools
Was it mere coincidence that Linden announced the opening of its brand new Second Life Instagram account just a couple … Continue reading Second Life photography: fuel for the raging fires of narcissism or a revolution in artistic self-expression?
Blind eyes are handy things to have to turn. Turn a blind eye to something you think might just be … Continue reading Are we really ok with there being a place in SL called ‘Grandpa’s Basement’?
It’s October. And that can only mean one thing: November, the National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), is just around … Continue reading Some Novel ideas 2017
As one of Second Life’s (very minor league) commentators, I feel I should be throwing my four penneth into the … Continue reading The obligatory ‘Sansar is here’ post
Kate Bergdorf has opened up an interesting debate on her blog about the ‘validity’ of virtual photography. Recently snubbed by an … Continue reading Is a picture taken in SL a ‘photograph’?
The Pose Fair 2017 is here. With it will come a flood, no doubt, of Bento finger gestures, the latest must-have … Continue reading A call to pose makers
This coming Friday is a bit of a personal landmark for me: it denotes ten whole years in Second Life … Continue reading I turn ten on Friday. Where’s my gold watch, Linden?
Following a link in Inara Pey’s blog, I’ve come to the 2016 SL Science Fiction Convention. This is good because … Continue reading So frakking not say we all
Why are people still selling stuff in boxes? Why, for the love of all that’s holy, are people still selling … Continue reading Boxed
Believe it or not, it’s already over a year and a half since Linden announced it was building a successor … Continue reading What will Sansar look like?
And so it begins. It begins with the sale of the Oculus Rift and the death of David Bowie. Frankly, … Continue reading Ziggy Cardboard
The streets are empty. The air is still. The morning sun starts sliding over the rooftops. The sound of a … Continue reading And so it begins…
text test text Continue reading Following the new Firestorm route into SL
Rarely a month seems to go by without news that some place or another in Second Life is to disappear. … Continue reading Disappearing places
I think it’s over a year now since the last performance of ‘Paradise Lost’ at Basilique. Put together by Canary … Continue reading Paradise Lost: The Movie
I’m a bit late to the business of streaming the metaverse. I recognised SLGo as a significant thing, but it … Continue reading Bright canopy and all that
My first foray into creating new words to describe the various Second Life experiences we’ve all shared but have no … Continue reading The Second Life® Dictionary of Virtual Experience: Avatar animation
My first article on Virtual Writers World is about what people do when they attend SL events. Actually, it’s a … Continue reading Second Life® Behaviours: Attendance