Love Matters, Second Life, SL Enquirer

Second Time Around

It’s finally done…  This manuscript took a long time to come to fruition but I’ve enjoyed the journey immensely, and I have Lanai Jarrico, she of the SL Enquirer, to thank for its existence.

Second Time Around is a twenty-first-century romance, where virtual lives and real lives intertwine.

Sheridan King had it all and then she didn’t.  Her trust in men irrevocably shattered, or so she thought.

Luke Ashton, successful Ad man and artist, surfer and ladies’ man.  His pain and distrust of women run deep.

Having a Second Life© complicates matters even further.  What is real and what is imagined?

Second Time Around by Lacy Muircastle is available on Kindle via Amazon

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Stories

Midlife crises a short story by Lacy Muircastle

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It’d been simply mind blowing sex.  Wild, tempestuous, no strings attached.  Or that’s what I’d thought.  But you know what thought did, don’t you?

She stood in the middle of my office looking like a petulant child, Aphrodite.  My paramour, my Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and now it would seem as with the goddess she was named after, of procreation too. I should have known better than to get involved with someone so young. Or anyone for that matter.

“What do you mean you’re pregnant?”  My head pounded at my temples, as if Thor was preparing for an explosive storm.  I slumped back in my chair.

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Flash Fiction Challenge – Terribleminds

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Persia Silverblade:     Welcome Ms Preston, it’s good to have you here this afternoon.

(Time zones you’ve gotta love them)

Lexi Preston:  Thank you Persia, it great to be here.

I strike up a sashay, and meander towards the bar at the back of the club.  It’s a good place to observe people from.  And by observation I mean profile perving, but hey, that’s what they are there for.

DJ Metastar was playing mellow love songs and was taking requests.

DJ Metastar: Up next is a request going out to Lexi Preston from an admirer – Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red.  Drop me an IM with your requests.  Lexi for you, enjoy.

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Love Matters, Second Life, SL Enquirer

Second Life Love Stories – Bre and David Steele

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I undertook to do another of the SL Enquirer’s Avie polls and the question that was to be answered was as follows:  Is it possible to find true love in Second Life and make it in Real Life?

This question struck a chord with me and I decided it has more legs to it than just a straight forward poll, and I obtained permission from Lanai Jarrico, the owner and publisher of the SL Enquirer to turn it into a series of SL love stories.

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Second Life is a place we visit (2015) by Huckleberry Hax

Huckleberry Hax slpv“For some of us, our experiences in SL serve as a catalyst, an awakening, a leap in our level of personal consciousness which then needs to be fed into our real lives if its ultimate purpose is to be fulfilled.  For some, SL is a respite, a place to just pause and get our breath back.  For some, it is a playground, a chance to experiment with being something different.  For some of us, it is all of these things together.”

Huckleberry Hax has been writing about the virtual world of Second Life® for eight years.  This volume collects together 42 of these articles, including his monthly column for over two years at the celebrated AVENUE SL lifestyle magazine.

Get it for your Kindle – for your mobile device, or read it for free on Issuu now. When you’re finished, leave a review on the Amazon listing!

Nu Vibez, Second Life

I see pixel people …. part one

 

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Let’s all get off our high horses and give them a rest. It is time to stop whining about Second Life and Linden Lab, and time for a reality check!

Think back to 1999, midnight on the 31st of December to be precise.  As the world held its collective breath what were you doing?  Were you sitting there wondering if the end of the technological world as you knew it was about to descend upon you?  Had you stock piled your pantry?  Or were you just celebrating the end of one century and the beginning of the next?

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1999 was also the year Philip Rosedale started Linden Lab with Andrew Meadows.

As the clocks around the world moved into the year 2000 nothing happened, everything carried on as it had been doing.

Philip and Andrew were steadfast in the belief that what they were creating was a complex emergent system driven by an economy and the contributions of a lot of people, just like the Internet but in 3-D and live–you were really there. The other thing was this idea that it ought to be a creative space where people can be entrepreneurial if they want to.

 

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Draxtor Despres

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Okay, hands up, how many of you have heard the name Draxtor Despres?  Or seen it mentioned in any number of blogs both independent and on your SL account dashboard? I am willing to bet that it is a large proportion of you.  If you don’t know who he is, where have you been?  Oh I know, busy roleplaying as an ostrich …..

It is quite apt that we continue with our series about residents using their creativity in Second Life, and how it impacts on their real life with this month’s cover article, by interviewing the one and only Draxtor Despres.  His exuberance and enthusiasm for all that is Second Life is difficult to convey in the written format, so I would like you to read this article keeping those facts in the back of your mind.

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