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Around the Campfire

Nothing like sitting around a campfire as the days begin to get cooler, trending down into fall.  And what’s a fall campfire without ghost stories, or tales of derring-do and adventure?

If you’re interested, I’ll let you experience that on my dime, so to speak.  I keep several channels available to me for streaming on my homestead, via a sim radio.  One of them is MPIR Old-Time Radio, a streaming service focused on classic radio, offered by Clyde Kell for contributions (hey, someone’s gotta pay for his bandwidth).  Clyde actually offers several channels, but this one focuses on mystery, adventure, suspense and horror.  You’ll hear everything from The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen (playing right now as I’m sitting here), to The Shadow, to Suspense (with various players doing the Man in Black) to episodes of Inner Sanctum Mysteries and its classic revival show from the Seventies, the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  He even plays lesser-known pieces like The Clock and the CBC’s Theatre 10:30.  And if you want real creeps, enough to make you start chewing your fingernails like a typewriter, there’s Lights Out, renowned for the intensity of its plays and the realism of its sound effects.  (Ever wondered what it sounds like to walk across a cavern floor covered with nice, fat, juicy spiders, hmmm…?  Makes you want to reach for a bottle of Ironized Yeast — or maybe Sal Hepatica, for the Smile of Health.)

But how can you do it without a link to Clyde’s site, or his app on your phone?  Simple; drop by my homestead.  Through at least Hallowe’en, I’m opening the doors to my land to visitors.  The SLurl will drop you by my campfire and gazebo, and then all you need to do is turn on your sound and sit down, and maybe discuss it with anyone else that’s there.  All I ask is that you clean up behind yourself when you leave, throw your trash into the campfire.  I can’t say when any particular show will be on, and there may be occasional repeats, but over the course of things it works.

If you like it, drop me a line; I’ll be glad to know about it!

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Essential Second Life Books   Leave a comment

Found at the Vintage and Cool Fair:

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Posted October 12, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Events, Humor

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Seven Years Old Today   4 comments

Just a fast note, as I’m crunched for time, but today is my seventh rezz day.  Couldn’t let the day go by without at least making a note!  Peace to all, and I may have more to say on the blog’s 7th Anniversary in November.

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Posted October 11, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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2014 Mystic Realms Faire   Leave a comment

Mystic Realms

Check out the new Mystic Realms Faire, running between October 10 and 26.  There’s lots of goodies to tempt you, including a fantastic new sari from Zaara and a beautiful futuristic gown from [sYs].  I’ve done my shopping already, dashing through yesterday during the bloggers’ preview; I may have a chance Monday to start going through the bags and see how things look.

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Posted October 11, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Events, Fantasy, Fashion

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Discovered on the Mainland   2 comments


Found in a random skybox somewhere on the Mainland.

This may explain many things….

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Posted October 8, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Humor

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Hauling Out the Old — What a Morning!   Leave a comment

What a morning 1

Yeesh1, what a morning this was!!!  It felt like it took me a century to find somewhere to pose; and, frankly, I found this location by fumbling my way to it.  The nice thing is that I haven’t been to the Cheeky Tiramisu Café since New Year’s a few years ago, so I haven’t done it very much.  But, once I pronounced it satisfactory for a second visit, I decided to flop down for a rest before getting to work.

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Hauling Out the Old – Ricielli   3 comments

Ricielli jumpsuit

When you sit down to clean out your Inventory, you’d better sit down and focus on it.  I’ve been up in the “penthouse” apartments of my space station for well over a week now, with Inventory set on chronological, scooping through tonnes of old stuff that’s accumulated like a nightmare of the late George Carlin’s devising, for over a week now.  In the process, of course, I’ve found things that I’d forgotten I’d ever bought, and I’m feeding them into the “sorted” system folders when I find something worthy of keeping.

Chiefly, though, I want to lose as much of the old pre-Version 2 clothing as I can, as these old garments, particularly the skirts, are often based around alpha layers in the prims that look funky on modern viewers and screens1.  Old curly hairstyles from back then were also heavily wrapped around alpha layers. because that’s what we had to work with back then.  You young whipper-snapper recent comers to Second Life fashion don’t know how good you have it these days, when we don’t have to walk uphill both ways in blinding virtual snowstorms to go mine and smelt raw, hot prims and create alpha textures like we did back in the Good Ole Days–

(Sound of a 3-day-old fish whacking against Harper’s head)

Okay, okay, less hyperbole.  Anyway, I’m also finding things that fall under the category of “What was I on when I bought this??”  If I find something so atrocious that it deserves a shot, I may share it with you.  For now, though, I’d rather share a few of the nicer things I’ve stumbled back over, such as this denim bustier jumpsuit from Ricielli, which I’ve teamed up with an old hairstyle that was sold by Griddie.  I’m pretty sure both of these are no longer available — what happens when you forgot to write something up and the creator shuts down their store or drops a piece from the line.  Of course, that’s what then makes this vintage!


1 Wild, baby; only seven years in Second Life, and I’m thinking of those early days as ancient.  (Shakes head.)

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