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Save Petrovsky Flux and its post-apocalyptic beach!

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Could Second LIfe be about to lose this amazing art installation by Cutea Benelli and blotto Epsilon? According to Ziki Questi and others, it may be at risk unless the sim finds a new sponsor.

SecondLifeBeach would hate to see it go because it even includes some un-paralleled beach features. Beatures? Such as predatory pink sofas, a bench made of giant pink tongues, and a post-apocalyptic outdoor TV viewing area. Whether or not you are all about the post-apocalyptic noir industrial grunge dystopia, you should definitely visit this great space now!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SpencerArtMuseum/57/34/21

First life or Second Life beach?

Sally Lightfoot crab

Sally Lightfoot crab

Second Life ninjas create many items that call forth emotions tied into First Life. But how often have you seen something amazing in real life and thought to yourself, “That reminds me of Second Life!”

From the Galapagos Islands, here’s a real borderline creature, the Sally Lightfoot crab. But don’t take my word for it, here’s what John Steinbeck once said:

Many people have spoken at length of the Sally Lightfoots. In fact, everyone who has seen them has been delighted with them. The very name they are called by reflects the delight of the name. These little crabs, with brilliant cloisonné carapaces, walk on their tiptoes, They have remarkable eyes and an extremely fast reaction time. In spite of the fact that they swarm on the rocks at the Cape .. they are exceedingly hard to catch. They seem to be able to run in any of four directions; but more than this, perhaps because of their rapid reaction time, they appear to read the mind of their hunter. They escape the long-handled net, anticipating from what direction it is coming. If you walk slowly, they move slowly ahead of you in droves. If you hurry, they hurry. When you plunge at them, they seem to disappear in a puff of blue smoke—at any rate, they disappear. It is impossible to creep up on them.

Worthy of Second Life beaches, and that’s saying something.

Bondi Beach: Inside the curl

Wow, Bondi Beach, where your first time surfing is not just possible but awesome… I love Second Life!

The ocean is Caribbean blue but the flavor is Australian.. saw lots of people here every time I visited, strolling the beach or chasing the mighty blue waves.

The water here is where the action is.. lots of action, megaprim waves and free boats/surfboards scripted to interact with the waves in enjoyable waves. Headed out to a wave, you like down and paddle. Once you get there, you are standing up on the surfboard and looking surferriffic.

SecondLifeBeach will be coming back here for sure, and I recommend it to all you would-be surfers out there.

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wings%20Shores/91/106/24

Just what god would have done if he had the money…

“It’s what God would have done if he’d had the money,” said George Kaufman about the estate of his pal Moss Hart.

But this amazingly beautiful build (Mod Copy) by Naiman Broome is exactly what SecondLifeBeach would do if I had the $L18950, the 52×52 lot, and the 808 prims to spare for an amazingly beautiful pre-Castro Cuba beach mansion. His building talents are truly amazing.

The quote: http://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/apr/20/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

A beautiful beach is worth 2 sand terrain textures

The name “Isla Okiddo” on Second Life’s recommended destination list caught my eye, because if something’s an island, wouldn’t it have a beach? It does have a beach, and a very handsome beach, with waves and some nice beach features (beachures?) by Alex Bader of Skye Studio.

One subtle feature that you don’t see very often is the use of two different terrain textures to make the sand beach. Because sim owners get only 4 textures to play with on the land tool, it shows real commitment to dedicate 2 of those 4 to creating a wet-sand-to-dry-sand gradient. Absolutely worth it, in SecondLifeBeach’s opinion!

You can see more of this landscape on my Flickr feed http://www.flickr.com/photos/secondlifebeach/tags/islaokiddo/

Strawberry Singh did a very nice write-up with info I’m not going to duplicate here: http://strawberrysingh.com/2014/02/28/weekly-roundup-friday-find-isla-okiddo/

If you love lovely beaches, go make a visit yourself. Just be aware that it’s rated Adult and listed on the front page of the website, so you may encounter, for example, a day-old giant crude bunny rabbit looking for action. He’s in the wrong place, but you’re not.

Something to smile about

The real world needs more Second Life beach magic, and when I say the real world of course what I mean is works of great art that I can improve and then put on the walls of my house.

Don’t you think Mona Lisa looks happier now that I gave her a Matanzas beach backround plus a coconut drink to hold. Look, she already drank it. Now look at her smile!

PG or adult? That is the FaMeshed question…

Really handsome decor for your private beach from Cory Edo (Trompe l’Oeil.) This gorgeous beach lounger (check out the wheels!) is what SecondLifeBeach tped to FaMeshed to find, after Skate Foss showed me the new ones she bought, on Matanzas. Lots of different fabrics and patterns and poses, even in the PG version.

Because… beach boy style is important! See more beach boy goodies at FaMeshed, here,

Wearing a beach-boy classic for summer plus formal:
L & B Classic white open tuxedo
L & B Dress shoe traditional laceup shoes

maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fresco/183/167/36

Antreas Alter: Making waves

If you’ve zoned out on your favorite Second Life beach, drinking a Mai Tai and watching some amazing waves, chances are you’ve seen the creations of Antreas Alter.

See this tropical island with surf splashing against it and big long surfy combers in the background? They’re on Antreas Alter’s own sim, where Second LIfe Beach took a long and leisurely walkabout, snapping snapshots of many different kinds of waves (tropical, stormy, surfy, Mediterrranean, etc. etc. etc.)

The waves were amazing .. on two levels. And I mean that more literally than most things are meant on most blogs:

  • Level One,  at Second Life sea-level, the waves look awesome in action on Second Life water.But if you’ve ever looked at good waves from any Second Life beach, you already know that.
  • Level Two, about 500m up in the air, in the sky-platform showroom, the waves look amazing but in a different way, as they swirl or swoosh over big flat blue prims.

If Second Life Beach ever gets its courage up, it wants to interview Antreas Alter. But until that happens, I recommend you get completely seduced by my photos (especially this one!) and then make a visit to his sim My Paradise…just to add to your own joy of Second Life beaching.

Matanzas: Brand-new but with five years experience

Come for the white sand beaches, stay for the waterfall, dance pavilion, rain forest, and so much more. With the sim’s five-year birthday coming up, its creator Skate Foss just keeps getting newly inspired. I took a tour with her last night, so put photos up on Flickr showing some of what we saw.

Something old (and in Second Life, five years is REALLY old): Skate Foss bought a beachy desert island sim almost exactly five years ago. Then….she started making it gorgeous and hasn’t stopped yet.
Something new: Mesh has transformed the possibilities of Second Life, even Second Life beaches, making it possible to create more detail using fewer prims, so you end up with even more gorgeous stuff. The interior of the island, a beautiful tropical wilderness to match our white sand beaches, is getting a big Skate Foss makeover with mesh plants and animals adding new levels of detailed believability.
Something borrowed: Great creators build on the work of other great creators. Two of great creators with lots of work displayed around the island are Nadine Reverie (3D Trees) and Antreas Alter (Real Waves.)
Something blue: That cheeky blue macaw I saw up high in a tree..but then I couldn’t find him when I wanted a photograph for this blogpost.
Come visit lovely Matanzas and help me look for him!