Friday, December 19, 2008

No, Really, Have a Merry One!

I made an adaptation of my last solstice tree, and though I am not showing you a video, it rotates, and the stars flash and form a sort of spherical shape on top. The ribbons float beautifully, thanks to Osprey's suggest of negative gravity. Mmmmm nice one this year.

Happy Solstice Everyone!

From Enjah Mysterio and her entire (loosely related) family:

Edward Manray
Eileen McTeague
Elle Michabo
Emma Metropolitan
Fuzzy Bunyip
Jean Frolic (shown above)
Ted Wingnut
Trixie Slade
Potato Queen
Marilyn Ostervelt
Mynah Loy
Estrella Inguinal Manray
Estefano Manta
Madame Creme Caramel
JBH Fustian
Dexter Huntley
Jack Pugnall
Cary Granite
Clive Weasell
Frank Connelly
Jane R. Krebs
Phil Hedonist
Kristi Bitterroot
Jo Furbelow
Henry Eraserhead

We all wish you the best as the year turns .... be well, enjoy life, and live to the fullest!

See you in Second Life!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fashionista, Indeed!

This charming hat is actually a poseball (made by Osprey) in progress. While working on a new act for The Show Must Go On, I jumped onto this green thing, only to see it become a lovely chapeau.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Expedition to Nautilus

Salazar convened the Explorers' Club, and distributed protective suits for us. The newly risen lands on the map were our destination.

Very close to our landing point we found Magellan Linden's crashed Atomic Borer. Osprey said, "I thought I was the only one with an Atomic Borer!" Was she making a wry joke, or ... does she have one?

I climbed into the cockpit of the ship and immediately pushed The Red Button. A voice came over the loudspeaker system saying, "Self-destruct function is not available at this time; please try again later." We all shivered, thinking of what could have happened if it HAD been available!

From there we did some undersea investigating, and found this burnt-out hull, being used by lots of brightly-colored reef fish. Delightful, but not the end of our search.

Later we explored an ornate temple building with lots of crystals providing power. Under the first floor, we also found this very modern looking submarine, which appeared to belong to a rogue (Mole person?) professor. He or she had books lying on the dock, including one titled "World Domination". Frightening in view of what we saw next.

There were lots of these red power crystals, but this was a cluster of the largest ones. They were mesmerizing. An emitter was atop the entire temple, pointed straight into space. There was also an emitter down near the sea, pointed to the East. There were also four stone emitters aimed at the cardinal points of the compass, and from each came a beam of the same light that was emitting from the crystals directly. I was silly enough to break one beam with my head, and fell, unconscious, to the ocean floor.

I had auditory hallucinations ... sleigh bells, a kitten mewling, and other odd fragments of sound. Then I woke to find Salazar swimming nearby, making sure I was all right. A lesson learned! See the entire stream of photos on Flickr.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gentle Reader ...

Here is an IM exchange from today:

12:46] Maryann Coanda: (Saved Sun Oct 12 14:35:42 2008) hi, while looking for treasure in your store, i accidently bought clouds, blue for $500. can i please send it back to you and get e refund?

[12:54] Enjah Mysterio: I am sorry, Maryann, I do not give refunds for items that are no transfer.

[12:59] Maryann Coanda: well, enjoy my $500

[12:59] Enjah Mysterio: and you enjoy my painting; there is no way for you to return something that is copyable. I made it copyable so that people can pull one out of inventory in case one gets lost somehow; and I stopped making my paintings resaleable because I found people were selling them for far more than they paid.

[13:00] you had a dialog telling you you were about to buy it, and you have been in SL for two years, so you knew what you were doing.

[13:01] Maryann Coanda: ok, nothing i can do about it, a lot of money for clouds, but, my mistake

[13:01] Enjah Mysterio: I painted it, and actually, it is about $2 USD that you paid for it, so live and learn I guess; cheap lesson.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dog Meets Cat

This is me with my pug Bongo, in his Men in Black outfit, visiting Fidget.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Helix Meditation

Osprey has this lovely meditation zafu on her pavilion and I used one of Jopsy Pendragon's sample scripts to make a helix particle thingie that I wore while I meditated. I felt serene. Osprey's energy is very low, but she seems to be in good spirits anyway, which I admire. She is quietly heroic and always full of life.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Show Went On ...

We had our last show for a little while today at the Eleanor Theatre in Phobos. This shot is us backstage. Osprey has her back to us, in her command center. We are all gaggling behind the barrier. Yes, I am sticking my tongue out.

Osprey's Supercollider Dance begins with her on the stage, dancing.

She then leaps up into the moving Supercollider, dancing with her veils on the very edge of the black hole.

She whirls, she twirls, she ... well, she doesn't crawl on her belly like a reptile.

Then BLAMMO, she is sucked into the black hole and never seen again!

Here is the view from the stage during our Cellophane Dancers number. The red lips in the air are RacerX Gullwing's gift to our world, lips that move when one speaks in SL. I have never seen them quite this large before.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


This is my new fountain / koi pond ... I did a lot of experimenting with particles and finally got some that I think are appropriate. It is really easy to overdo it, but I tried to keep the spray fairly subtle.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Avatar Extraordinaire: Jopsy Pendragon

If you are wandering around or just enjoying your Second Life, take a trip (dare I say a trippy trip?) to The Particle Laboratory. If you cannot find it, look up Jopsy Pendragon. This avatar has been in Second Life for a very long time, and Jopsy's home in Teal (on the mainland, of course) is a land of delights. There is the lab itself, where you can learn all about creating particles. Every night from sunset to sunrise, there is the fireworks display, unparalleled in my experience. Jopsy has a house there, and there are other parts of the build to visit. Each part has its own surprises.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Partly Particle-ization

Thanks to Jopsy Pendragon's Particle Lab, and Ferret Bjornson's Easy Particle System, I now have wine that pours for the TSMGO act Cooking with Margaux. If you look closely you can see the wine pouring into the frying pan.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another Cobra, Another Pungi ...

Osprey showed me this cobra created as a "sculpty", a 3D texture applied to a prim. It was quite lifelike, and it was a package ... snake, pungi, music, animations. Good design ... er you will have to ask Osprey who created this, sorry!

Gaiety Premiere!!

The Show Must Go On troupe has set up at the Gaiety Theatre in Penzance, Caledon. We will be performing there regularly, and our first show was a success, in the sense that the sim did not crash, but we fought some amazingly bad lag. Persephone Gallindo built this gorgeous theatre and the set you see is for the Dancers of the Emerald Isle, an act developed by Maxie Schneider.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Birthday Visit

To the cairn! I visit Steve's cairn now and then, this time for his birthday (it was last Saturday, but I was busy)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

YadNI's Bourbon Build

This island sim brought the Caribbean to mind, with colorful houses, mountains and a neatly laid-out town. I enjoyed it and will return to continue my exploration. YadNI told Osprey about his new build and she invited me to join her to see it; I am glad to see new builds that are friendly and attractive.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Dorie Does Dreams

Dorie Bernstein is part of the Dreams Fair crew, and she attended the TSMGO show today at Dreams, where she took a lot of photos of the show. These represent the acts from beginning to end, and give the flavor of the show. THANK YOU DORIE!!!