Oh the things that you can see at SL12B!

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.

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All aboard the train of death…. look for the floating souls along the platform . ( that’s my interpretation of the build)
I really don’t want to catch this train yet…
What’s the chance of seeing a giraffe at a dance. :D

Toady’s display on the destination guide.

Click to go to Toady’s Display

I found the crystal cave on Toady’s build. Can you?
Random shot in a graveyard.
The Pink Panther strikes again in 8bit.
Marco’s build, go see it before SL12B closes.

Marco’s display on the destination guide.

Click to visit Marco’s display.

Nor’s Garden, a lovely tranquil place.

Nor’s display on the destination guide.

Click to go see Nor’s display.

Everyone from NCI needs to go see this. Make sure you see the crazy film made by Team Baa.

Baa the final frontier on the destination guide.

Click to go see team Baa’s display.

Ride the dragon or swim with the dolphin in Wyn & Vee’s Gianfar Peaks of Pern.

Wyn & Vee’s display on the destination guide

Click to go see Gianfar Peaks of Pern.

Climb to the top of the stones to take a rest in Ginger’s display.

Ginger’s display on the destination guide.

Click to go see Ginger’s display.

NCI’s What New Citizens Dreams May Come. Take a close look, everything is an oil painting.

NCI’s display on the destination guide.

Click to go see NCI’s display.

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Books, I like books. :)



Exclusive Art Auction


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.


How to look FABULOUS for free!

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/secondlife/Turpentine/225/141/21
Shape is from External Appearance and was found at the FabFree HQ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Wash/98/140/23
Dress is by the generous Snowpaws! So many lucky boards and a whole wall of freebies! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Diamond%20Oasis/126/44/21
Shoes and jewelry from Duh! Check out the group gifts and their regular prices are a steal! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Slums/138/61/29
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/secondlife/Gallii/144/105/33
My pose is half of a freebie from Tuty’s who has a free AO on the Marketplace http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gallii/144/105/33

See? It’s not hard to be beautiful on a budget.

Sat Nite Salsa Shenanigans

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.

NCI’s Halloween Party – Euro Time

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 ).

Female Winners

Pyewacket Bellmanrosalyn macarthurLaeluna Galuptra

Male Winners

Skip Jatho

Bardiel Nubalo



Friday Night Beach Party! Best in: Cowboys and Indians!


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!!

NCI Show and Tell

Congratulations to the winner of this week’s NCI Newbie Show and Tell event, TesterSpec who built this great rowing boat. Not only did he Show, he also Told.

TesterSpec's rowing boat
TesterSpec’s rowing boat

Also congratulations to Sonoshe who showed us her spinning disc.

Sonoshe's disc
Sonoshe’s disc


Great work guys!

Show and Tell is held every Monday, 1pm SLT at NCI South. It’s a great opportunity for new residents to show off their creations and win L$ prizes.