Thanks to all who took part and to Fenchurch oh for organising the event
Every now and then there are some small changes done to some of our campuses, and the most recent one is that we are getting some new furniture and decorations set up at Kuula!
The new furniture & decorations have been set up by our lovely Mousie (mouseplay resident) and so far people are really enjoying the updated new look and think they are a great improvement to the overall look and feel of Kuula.
We hope that everyone enjoys the new changes, and be sure to thank Mousie for all her hard work putting everything together and setting it up. It really does make things feel a lot more personal and cozy than the old set up, and to be honest I really want to curl up on one of those sofa’s with a little blanket and have a cat nap (unless Jeff beats me to it, at least!).
Remember to keep checking by to see any new changes that might be happening at our campuses, you never know what things we might secretly add while you aren’t looking!
Last week we lost one of long term staff members, Kreechur.
Kree was involved with NCI for many years performing multiple roles. Whether it was a creating and maintaining the systems we use around our areas, helping in group chat and Kuula or assisting staff with various projects they were working on, Kree was often there to lend a hand to both new residents and staff. He’ll be greatly missed by many here as a friend and supporter of NCI.
Friends and colleagues gathered at the weekend to share memories and celebrate his life. A permanent memorial will be placed in the park in Kuula but if you wish to visit the area set up in NCIsland we’ll keep it out for a few weeks. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NCIsland/51/170/21
Dancing and fun all evening!
Then came the prizes…and more fun!
Costume Contest Winners Are Announced…
- New Years Formal: We have a top winner with 3 votes.
- Ayla Wemyss has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- Athena0Marie Resident has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- pupwarm Resident has 2 votes and wins L$157.
- AnukManeewong1260 Resident has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- Laeluna Galuptra has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- Technus Grayman has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- Talia Malaspina has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- BrainFart Resident has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- Emilylo Mayako has 3 votes and wins L$235.
- Varian Altney has 1 votes and wins L$78.
- TaffyJones Resident has 1 votes and wins L$78.
As the party pushed on through the night…finally…
**** Happy New Year!!! ****
One of the many things you can do in Second Life at the moment is go exploring at SL12B, Second Life’s 12th Birthday Event. Here are a few things I found while wandering around.
NCI has been given an Interactive Art piece by Ginger Lorakeet to be auctioned off during their 10th Birthday event.
The piece is called ~Cyber Rain~ and depicts a futuristic scene filled with raining code (think Matrix) Cyber Rain has been scripted with an animation that makes the immersed avatar look as though they are basking in the code.
This Interactive art piece will never be sold to anyone else so the winner of the auction will be the one & only owner. Though keep in mind the artist reserves the right to still show it at any art event.
Welcome NCI readers! Today’s post is going to cover a subject near and dear to my heart – Freebies! Everyone knows that one of the biggest parts of Secondlife is the infinite ways we can customize our avatars. Just check out the Marketplace sometime and see all the different outfits, avatars, accessories and parts for sale. “But Rowan,” you say, “I’m on a budget!” Well honey, who isn’t?
For the best guide to freebies and cheapies in SL, head to your closest NCI campus and find this notecard in the Freebie Vendors. I’ve scoured the grid for the best quality freebies. Hair, makeup, clothing, avatars, even men’s stuff! Not sure if I’m telling the truth? Check out this outfit I put together in about 20 minutes of hopping around the landmarks in the notecard.
My skin is from Mother Goose – Anne from one of the MANY lucky boards there http://maps.secondlife.com/
Shape is from External Appearance and was found at the FabFree HQ http://maps.secondlife.com/
Dress is by the generous Snowpaws! So many lucky boards and a whole wall of freebies! http://maps.secondlife.com/
Shoes and jewelry from Duh! Check out the group gifts and their regular prices are a steal! http://maps.secondlife.com/
Eyes are Mayfly and found again at the too cool FabFree HQ
Hair is from Tameless and is located at Free Dove http://maps.secondlife.com/
My pose is half of a freebie from Tuty’s who has a free AO on the Marketplace http://maps.secondlife.com/
See? It’s not hard to be beautiful on a budget.
Every Saturday at 5pm SLT (Second Life Time, or PST) for one hour we let our hair down and shake our butts for the NCI! We put the fun in FUNdraiser let me tell you! We Dance & Donate, Mix & Mingle and have a great time.
Location: NCI Beach Sky Classroom (SLURL HERE) It’s M-rated FYI. Salsa in the Sky…
Every week there’s a new Always Optional Theme: Join the New Citizens Inc group to get your reminder notices, theme for the week and handy landmark and/or SLURL link.
Lemme show you how we got down this past Summer:
I flooded the Dance Flo’ for Splish Splash Salsa – what???
Great to see the merfolk coming out to have a splashin good time!
I really love water so the next theme just HAD to be Ice, Ice, Baby (Too Cold, Too Cold) – butofcourse LMAO
The Canadian Folks were in their element as we slipped and fell and hit our CHA CHA CHA moves as best we could.
And YES we did have Vanilla Ice representin. We kept him frozen in an ice block because well you know…
Dance Flo’ Bish likes to dress up for the weekly theme too! Her earmuffs, matching snow boots and sparkles were too much. Oh hey Bevvy – where you goin? ROFL
Come on out and party with us every Saturday! Broke? That’s ok! Bring yaself and a couple two three of ya pals on over anyway. Donate your Time, Energy and Awesomeness 🙂
The Gift Box is always in Full Effect with wacky prizes and operates on Mojo, so get it together! Experience Traffic Jam Salsa – practice makes perfect – the Panny Check and learn the art of the Glom.
See YOU on Saturday! IM Brace Coral for more info on this event and how you can help out the NCI. 100% of the funds raised go towards helping to pay our Instructors and Hosts.
CLICK HERE for the New Citizens Inc Classes/Events Schedule.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend NCI’s early Halloween Event. I think this year we had the most people I have seen at the earlier party, thank you to all those who came along and made it lots of fun.
A big thank you to Wellington Beam for hosting and running the ever popular Toob Race, also big thanks to Imnotgoing Sideways & PJ Devonshire for being most excellent DJ’s, and Pawlina for hosting Prim Charades. ( adding a humongous thanks to Krystal Devonshire for organizing us rowdy lot and making the whole thing happen )
I was the photographer for the costume contest and it was amazing to see all the imaginative costumes people had arrived in. We had 3 male & 3 female winners in the costume contest ( check them out below ).
Cowboys and Indians?!? Yay!
Who doesn’t want to dress up in traditional cattle wrangler or native American garb? Whoohoo!
The Fourth-Place Winners: Andre, drp1098, Laeluna, Pablowill, Talia, and Technus!
The Third-Place Winners: Victor, LibranFire!
The Second-Place Winner: Chipp!
The First-Place Winners: Ginger and Mousie!
Dancing and Partying Into The Night! Have a great weekend!!