Monday, June 29, 2015

SL12B: UFO Rally

This is Tymmerie Thorne reporting live from SL12B's UFO exhibit (by Cathiee McMillan) where we are witnessing history! Today, the field of candidates for the 2016 SL presidential election is widening as a green alien announces his bid for the Non-player Character Party's nomination. 

Running on a platform of "Probes for Everyone", the candidate is addressing a very excited crowd here! The large crowd on the sim is very much in favor of the proposed program. Known officially as the Anal Care Act, the program is often referred to as UranusCare.

Interestingly, he has no actual chance of winning election to an office that my sources tell me does not even exist.

Back to you in the studio!

Friday, June 26, 2015

SL12B: Barf Bag Challenge

This is Tymmerie Thorne reporting from SL12B where I'm about to take the Barf Bag Challenge. This reporter has not faced such a challenge since college, but I think I am up to the task. 

You, too, can try to not vomit at the Zero Gravity exhibit (by Arduenn Schwartzman). It's a ride where you can pretend that you are space walking, but your space craft is nowhere to be seen and you are lost forever so you are left to die alone in the cold vacuum of space. FUN!

This reporter wonders if perhaps this ride is a super secret test of how flying will work in Sansar. Will we be able to go higher than 4000 m? Will that require jet packs? What will happen to the already struggling flight feather industry? What if you ate spaghetti right before you logged on? 

Having zero gravity is exactly what I like best about Second Life: we can fly. As a seasoned reporter in SL I know the importance of being able to hurdle quickly through the air to the scene of exciting news or a hair sale. Flying without getting motion sickness is a critical skill for a SLaction News reporter to have. I'm proud to say that I've never vomited in SL - and that is saying something because I visited B****** B**** once! 

We here at SLaction News wonder: are the developers for Sansar is taking avatar motion sickness seriously? Or is Big Pepto behind this?

This is Tymmerie Thorne at SL12B! Back to you in the studio! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BREAKING NEWS! Gacha Trade Needed!

This is Tymmerie Thorne, taking a break from reporting on SL12B, to bring you breaking news from the Cosmopolitan shopping event.

I am standing here, in front of what witnesses (read: me) say is the most evil gacha machine in the entire world. This reporter has spent the equivalent of the gross national product of Zindra (emphasis on the word gross) on this machine but I am still missing one: Tart. I own many, many multiples of every other pose. My sources tell me that the Tart pose ISN'T EVEN A RARE!!!

Authorities familiar with my inventory tell me that anyone with an extra Le Poppycock *Idle Fancies* Tart pose can give it to me and receive a reward consisting of a giant handful of the other poses from this gacha PLUS the RARE bikini from the Luas gacha at Shiny Shabby. (ETA: Or I will buy it from you!)

At this point, I'm pretty desperate for the pose. In the photo at the top of this post, you can see just how perfect the pose is for holding my SLaction News microphone. 

If you happen to come across an extra Le Poppycock *Idle Fancies* Tart pose, authorities ask that you IM or email this reporter immediately for a trade!

This is Tymmerie Thorne, reporting live for SLaction News! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Plywood & Loneliness

I'm taking a break from my coverage of SL12B so I thought I'd share my comedy set from last week (June 16, 2015) at Lauren's Place. You can come see the show live tonight! I won't be performing, but several really talented people will. The show is at 5:00 pm SLT at Lauren's Place on Cookie.

I wore this dress just in case no one liked my jokes. They could turn off the sound and still enjoy my act. 

Thank you so much, Geo Meek, for getting these performances recorded!

Monday, June 22, 2015

SL12B: Pants Required

Pictured: Area Man (Alqualonde by AelKennyr Rhiano)
This is Tymmerie Thorne live at SLB12 sims! I'm investigating rumors that SL12B has a General maturity rating, despite the great majority of SL itself not being G rated. After exploring SL12B thoroughly, this reporter can confirm that the rumors are true. 

Sources have corroborated that no flying penises have been sighted at SL12B and none are expected. One witness, who asked not to be identified, called the situation, "a damned shame." 

However, others expressed to me that with all of the beds scattered around the celebration sims - due to its theme of "What Dreams May Come" - it was best to keep things classy. One area woman seen excitedly exploring the sims gave me her thoughts on the situation: "Don't you comb your funny looking kid's hair on picture day? Does he always look like that? No. But, it's a special occasion!" 

Interestingly, while watching comedian Lauren Weyland's hilarious, educational, and squeaky clean performance at the Cake stage yesterday, I learned that the first several SL[number]B celebrations were not G-rated. The fact that SL birthdays have not always been G rated causes this reporter to wonder what changed? Who is behind this and why? As one area man complained to me, "Why won't they let us be naked here?" 

This is Tymmerie Thorne, reporting live for SLaction News! Back to you in the studio!

T-Shirt made by me using Women's MESH Tee by TD Templates; (Yummy) Pearl Stud earrings; *CASHMERE* Cassidy heel, black; +elua+ Oceana hair; coldLogic capri, lowe, black; Izzy belt bracelet, teal.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stuff to do in SL: What You Need to Know for SL12B

I look annoyed here because I have just realized that my microphone is bigger than my head.
Someone needs to take pity on me someday and make a really great mesh microphone with news reporter animations - into which I can put my own textures - so that I can buy it and be a proper freelance SLaction News Reporter. 

In case it isn't obvious from the logos on my microphone and t-shirt (that I made myself), SL12B starts soon! In fact, the SL12B sims open to the public tomorrow, June 21st at noon SLT. Since the place is so big, I am linking to a page with SLURLS to specific stages (for events) and for specific exhibitors

You have until Saturday, July 4th to visit the sims. (You'll see posters and signs that make it appear as though the event closes earlier than that, but the sims will actually be open longer for your exploring pleasure. Saying it ends earlier makes no sense to me, but what do I know? Sigh.)

NOTE: You'll want to go to the Cake stage on Sunday, June 21 at 4 pm SLT  to see Lauren Weyland (SL's Greatest Comedianperform some comedy! 

There are two gift areas: one on the Spectacular sim and one on the Impressive sim. SL12B also features a prize hunt called the SL12BIG Hunt. I haven't seen any previews of the gifts or hunt prizes, but that is no surprise because no one ever tells me anything. 

The theme for this year's celebration is "What Dreams May Come." I like it! Especially since my very first post on this blog was titled was "My Lucid Dream."

I'm going to try to report live from the sims during the festivities, but it will be a challenge because it seems like the sims are only open for a fraction of the time they used to be in the olden days. That means there's no time for investigative reports on the restrooms or interviews with dressage horses

See you there!

Friday, June 19, 2015

WANTED: Transferable Men's Demos

Often while shopping, I run across things I think the special guy in my life might like to buy. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to help someone shop in SL. 

Here is what I go through if I see something he needs or might like: 
  1. Write down the item name and store and/or take a snapshot of the item to remember it and show him.
  2. Grab a landmark for him.
  3. Wait for him to log in, not be busy, and have some free time.
  4. TP with him to the store.
  5. Find the item again.
  6. Wait for him to get a demo and try it on if he likes it.
  7. Give my opinion on how it looks and if I think it's a good buy.
  8. Watch while he buys the item and then loses it in his massive inventory - never to be seen again unless I remind him about it and tell him what it was named. 
If this strikes you as a ridiculous process, that is because it is. A transferable demo would cut SIX steps out of the above process.(I give up on Step 8 - that's with us forever, I think.) 

If he mentions that he needs a specific item, I scout for it to help save him some time. But, it would be a lot easier if I could give him the demos. He'd probably spend more money in SL, too. I know I'd buy more things for him if it was easier to get a demo to him. 

Please give us demos that we can give to men easily so they can try things on at their leisure. While some demos are on the marketplace, not all of them are. Event things aren't. 

It is such a pain in the behind to do all of this that oftentimes, I just say oh well and move on. (This happens especially when I think shopping might cut into our making-out-like-teens-at-after-prom time.) That's a lost sale. 

(fashionably dead) scallop shorts, denim; (Yummy) pearl stud earrings; Izzie's Belt bracelet, silver buckle; Maitreya Gold Antheia sandals; Neverwood Sunday jersey tee, cranberry; Truth Hair Yelena; {Reverie} Haight-Ashbury bag, Vintage.


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