Posts tagged ‘learning’

August 24, 2011

Paradise in the Sky

Recently I replaced my skybox with a new one.  The old one was nice, but it was too much like my real life home.  It was not encouraging me to relax or be creative.  So out I went to find something new.  In a matters of moments I had found a series of paradises.  I love it! It has the sound of the ocean and waterfall, birds singing and flying in the air and the beautiful scenery.  It even has an underground water cave, perfect for my mermaid tendencies.  Yep ~ I have a beautiful fishbowl!  Giggles!

Skybox Paradise
On the beach area, there is a wonderful campfire where I can sit myself down while I study or design.  I am planning on getting back into designing again.  This will be a bit of an adventure filled with moments of frustration as I have to reteach myself how to draw.  It may bring back the hand as it is responding very slowly and some functioning has come back.  Still a long way yet to go.

Enjoying the campfire

August 22, 2011

SOMA Class

I took today off from real life work to get some real life errands done. One of the things it afforded me the ability to do was check out two SOMA classes. They had a class on creating hair textures going on as I had jumped into Second Life. My good fortune! I met some nice people and was able to grab some learning along the way.

SOMA Design Class

May 18, 2011

Salvaging Heartbreak in a Dinky World

After having a little moonshine, I voyaged over to a Dinky World (Dinky World (211, 63, 22)) to settle the heartbreak.

I found a bear in a tavern and we talked about how I was feeling.  No one would think to turn to a teddy bear to find out my secrets, right!?!  And so I unfolded the story of my virtual woes.  Turns out the loss of my new buddy was not to real life after all.  He made nice with his old friend and well, you know there are only so many hours in a day and so many games one can play.  So the days I noticed the silence, the slowing of excited communication hidden under the rival of my exam time was really – well – two old friends making up.

The bear told me what a wonderful thing and I agreed.  There is nothing more precious than old friends mending a broken relationship.  I am happy about it and the outcome, but it still hurts a bit.  It is almost like loosing a best friend.  The positive side is that I have plenty of time to spend with some older friends of mine as well.  So it works out in the end.

Still, I need a little bit of an escape or just to feel like I have run so that the rest of life can continue untouched.  He agreed that for a time, I could ride amongst the pirate bears as the token kitteh, but I had to ensure no mice were on board.  My job would be mouse chaser.  This is something I can do.

So we set sail into the unknown seas to embark on an unknown journey.  Myself and a handful of teddybears.  At least there is plenty of snuggle time for the evenings where the silence screams loudly and the seas roar in a wild melody.  Lesson – silence is dangerous.  Always beware when the silence has come for it means a change is on the horizon.  Not bad, but be prepared.

This is why I became the Gypsy kitteh to start with.  One can never attach to tightly to friends in a virtual world.  You have to let them roam free, let them play where they enjoy their time the most and support their friendships.

March 5, 2011

Learning at SOMA; Rocking at !Exodus!

Its been a little while since I posted.  Honestly, real life has a way of stealing time from me.  Curious about that, check out the real life stuff over here.  Onto virtual living….

Since I was home sick and was mostly in a coma, my activities were limited to a television, an audio book, my music or a brief moment virtual world hopping.  My choice of the day was a class at the SOMA School of Design.  Visit their website here.  They hold some classes in world and sell classes that you can view through a special hud they have created.  The New Student Starter Package comes with the hud, which has 19 classes for you to view on your own time in world.  You can get that here.

Anyway, I popped into one of the classes on working with 3D objects in CS4.  The class was for both CS4 and CS5.  It comes in parts. I was only able to catch the first part.  Usually the classes happen during the day when I am at work.  But this is why I love this school.  I can do classes at my own pace as long as I have the class in my hud.  Eventually, I will go pickup the other parts.  I love being able to learn new things.  Especially things that can be used in multiple realities.

Upon landing, I rezzed a bit and then grabbed a seat.  This girl grabbed the same seat as I did and ended up sitting on my lap.  She sent me an IM saying “This is my seat.”  Problem is, she never looked to see that she was sitting on the edge of the seat.  I was in the center, which shows I was there first.

She had to stand up to resit herself after I moved.  Why did I move?  I have the flu and I really did not feel like giving someone that has been in world a while a lesson on politeness.  She is attached to that seat – meh – she can have it.  I was there to learn, not to fight.  So here is me concentrating on the lesson at hand.

 

The teacher was Katya Koolhaas.  She is patient, informative and knows her topic.  If you want to earnestly learn, skip the shortcuts and work through these huds.  There is an immense amount of information here.  You can find her at SOMA or in the virtual world of Second Life(R) and you can ask her any questions regarding SOMA.

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Last week or maybe the week before, I loose track, I was back at my favorite club,!Exodus!.  It was a blast.  They never disappoint me.  I stop in randomly and I have to say, they are extremely consistent.  The DJ for the session was personable.  He paid attention to the chat while spinning tunes. Then he integrated aspects of the chat into his DJ set.  Not to much talk, and not to quiet, it was a fun set.  He even sang the TIGER song to us.  LOL!

The DJ did some quick avie changes, from the human to Tiger to Spongebob to a toaster.  His special love also had done some changing…she had a Miss Piggy and she did the toaster as well.  I grabbed some toaster snaps.  You will never see two toasters dancing together in real life, but you might in a virtual world.  Check it out ~ Dancing Toasters!!!

 

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