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  • Sherlock in Second Life? Surely Not!

    January 25, 2017 • Culture & Community, News, People, Second LifeComments Off on Sherlock in Second Life? Surely Not!

    Sherlock – Would You Believe It?

    Sherlock and Watson were found just hanging out when I strolled down Baker Street one fine day. I came across these two familiar yet strange characters who were lurking outside Speedy’s Cafe.

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    Holmes once again on the trail of crime

    They looked suspiciously like Holmes and Watson from the television crime drama Sherlock, written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. In fact, these avatars are perfect resemblances of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who star in the series as Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson.

    Sherlock

    Elementary my dear Watson


    Sherlock the TV series

    The series has gone strong since 2010 and has gained popularity all over the world, none greater than in London, where a replica of Baker Street allows people to become part of the drama themselves. The series is a modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories, based in Victorian times. It’s now the UK’s most popular drama series since 2001, beating both ‘Call the Midwife’ and Coronation Street in viewing figures.

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    Holmes & Watson’s living room


    Baker Street in Second Life London

    So how did Baker Street get to Second Life London? Darius Godric is a fan of Sherlock and created an exact replica of Speedy’s Cafe and Sherlock’s quarters along London’s Baker Street. When you look inside you can see how messy these guys were. Books all over the front room and chemistry sets in the kitchen. Take a tour around their home and see what they’ve been up to lately. If you’re lucky, you may catch Holmes trying to get into his safe, or cooking up a brew among the test tubes and microscopes.

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    Speedy’s Cafe

    Holmes is a consulting detective who helps the Metropolitan Police find the deadliest and most dangerous criminals. His main associate in the police force is Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade, who he helps solve various crimes with his flatmate, Dr John Watson’s assistance. Dr Watson was serving in the Medical Corps in Afghanistan before he came to live with Holmes. Throughout the TV series Holmes continues to battle with his arch-enemy Moriarty.

    Other characters include Molly Hooper, a pathologist at Bart’s Hospital,  who helps out with catching the bad guys  and often assists Holmes in his cases.  Holmes & Watson’s landlady, Mrs Hudson, played by Una Stubbs appears often, with Mark Gatiss making regular appearances as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft Holmes.


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  • Virtual Perfection and Mz Khrys

    January 16, 2017 • Business, Merchant Spotlight, News, ShoppingComments Off on Virtual Perfection and Mz Khrys

    Virtual clothing by a perfect lady

    An interview with Mz Khrys, legacy name Khrystal about her London store, Virtual Perfection.


    About Virtual Perfection

    We know you make amazing creations, but what inspired you to start your business?
    I was inspired by the fact that I am able to express myself and my concept of fashion through my designs…

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    Lovely Fresh Fashions in all mesh and non-mesh options

    Tell us about your business, what were your aims and goals in Second Life for your business when you started it?
    When I started my business my main aim was to simply have fun because I love what I do That remains my aim to this day..”fashion with a passion”

    How long have you owned your business in Second Life ?
    In SL approximately 1 years inworld a bit longer on the Marketplace.

    What is it about London that made you set up a shop here ?
    The fact that London has the big city appeal was the main factor that attracted me to the location.

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    Virtual Perfection stands out as a location close to the hub

    What are your future plans for your business? Do you have any exciting or new products launching soon?
    I continually add new fashion pieces, the most I can say without giving to much of a hint is keep watching Virtual Perfection 🙂 great things to come.


    About You

    How long have you been in Second Life?
    My rez date makes me six years old.However my time participating in SL would be significantly less (about 2.5 years).

    What made you first join Second Life?
    Sheer curiosity, I heard about the, ‘game’ and wanted to see if it really had all the exciting places and features that I was hearing about.

    What are some of the strangest things you experienced or saw in Second Life?
    Strange and SL are such a relative terms..lol.. The first time I saw a huge beast-like creature getting down on the dance floor..LOL ..that was scary
    and entertaining..the beast had some good moves 🙂

    Other than owning a business in Second Life, what are some other things you do while you are in Second Life?
    I absolutely loveeeee to decorate so I do that sometimes (for my personal space) and then I love to go exploring.

    If you could invite anyone from RL into SL, who would it be?
    It would be my friend Michelle, she has a flare for fashion that can be interestingly expressed in SL.

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    Click Link for your Virtual Perfection Store Landmark


     

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  • Funfair Rides for a Winter Buzz

    January 4, 2017 • Entertainment, News, Second LifeComments Off on Funfair Rides for a Winter Buzz

    Funfair in Hyde Park

    Come and enjoy all the fun of the fair at the London Funfair in Hyde Park.


    Animals and Futures

    Check out wild animals, carnival machines, Grab Claw and Zoltan in Hyde Park this week. While there watch Punch and Judy for a bit, and then grab a ride on one of the many attractions. Try your luck at the Sea Horse Race because you can win a prize. Or even see if you can survive the knife thrower!

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    At the top of the Big Wheel you can see for miles and miles and miles

    I love the Big Wheel and the Carousel, both traditional rides that come down to us from history.


    Fairground History

    Fairs in London have a long and ancient history, that is deeply rooted in tradition. The word fair comes from the Latin ‘feria’, meaning a holiday and because of this, at one time the people said that Romans introduced fairs to England.

    The origins of fairgrounds are from pagan customs of the people who first settled here. The Romans did much to promote fairs by improving trade and communications throughout the country.

    During the centuries after the departure of the Romans, many fairs and other festivals have been added to the calendar of the growing Christian Church. Charters granted by the sovereign gave the fair legal status and an increasing importance in the economic life of the nation. Mayfair was mainly open fields until around 1686 – which was when the the May Fair came from Haymarket to Shepherd Market.

    Merchants and traders from Europe, the Middle East and beyond visited the great fairs of the Middle Ages and brought with them a wealth of goods and visual treats, such as the knife thrower and fortune teller.

    Many entertainers came to these fairs: jugglers, musicians and tumblers – who were the ancestors of today’s showmen.

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    Knife Thrower misses!

     


    Fairground Attractions

    Dodgems, carousels, and candy floss: today, we couldn’t imagine a funfair without them. But let’s take a step back in time, and see just how much has changed…

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    Bumper Cars

    The tradition of gathering for entertainment dates from the dawn of civilization. But by the nineteenth century, the focus began to shift to jugglers, acrobats, musicians and magicians, with funfair rides such as the carousel – albeit in horse-drawn form as a must have for any funfair.


    Faster Rides

    In the Victorian era, the fairground really took shape. Exciting big, travelling shows appeared because steam power brought a whole new level of fun to the fair.

    In 1868, someone had the bright idea of connecting a steam engine to the carousel and this became the first step towards bigger, faster rides that give the funfair the exciting buzz it has today.

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    Candy Cane Ride – a race to the bottom!

    Today, plastics and aluminium made it possible for travelling showmen to offer their fairground rides for hire almost anywhere (including in Second Life). Electronic and hydraulic mechanisms, make funfairs a fun and easy to enjoy.

    Dodgems, carousel rides, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, ghost trains, popcorn and candy floss stalls, are all important pats of any fair today.

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  • Welcome to London 2017 Style!

    January 3, 2017 • Entertainment, Music, News, Romantic, Second LifeComments Off on Welcome to London 2017 Style!

    Welcome to Music Through The Ages!

    London brings you an updated region in Knightsbridge with some fabulous new homes available to live in.

    Entertainment moves up a notch or two, with a full weekend schedule of events and a new January ‘Music through the Ages’ Theme.

    We have all kinds of goodies coming up for you.


    ‘Music through the Ages’

    First.. the theme for January is ‘Music through the Ages’. From Chuck Berry to Metallica; from Dolly Parton to Miley Cyrus.. we’ll be showcasing some of the best of the music that we all love.

    In Hyde Park’s Main Event Field there will be a tribute area highlighting artist and groups, with a special effort made to honour the Legends that left us in 2016.


    January Special Events

    Our special events for the month will be:

    80's Roller Rink Party
    January 7th, 10am – 4pm SLT

    Get out that aqua net and neon and come party with us at the skating rink! Hang out for the 6 hours, or just come for a bit; either way we’ll be thrilled to see you! Welcome to epic roller skating in London.

    Welcome to 80s Roller Rink Party

    80s Style Roller Rink Party

     


    Woodstock/Festival Event
    January 21st 10am – 4pm  SLT

    Are you old enough to remember Woodstock? (yeah me neither) But it was the showcase for some iconic music legends. We’re bringing that outdoor music festival feel to London with this special event. Whether you channel the hippy love of Woodstock or the boot scootin love of a country jamboree… we’ve got you covered!

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    Get your festival gear out for an epic evening

     


    Last Sunday Formal
    Sunday January 29th 12pm – 4pm  SLT

    Our monthly formal event that takes place in the main event field on the London Sim. Slip into that formalwear and come join us for 2 hours of relaxing mellow Sunday tunes

    in addition to our themed events, both clubs are transformed to fit the theme as well. Come check out the Bluesed up Coach and Horses and the Discofied Underground Club. London staff are waiting to welcome you.

    Welcome tot London Formal Ball

    Get your Gown or Tux Out for London’s regular Formal

     


     

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  • London Presents Last Sunday Formal!

    December 24, 2016 • Entertainment, Music, RomanticComments Off on London Presents Last Sunday Formal!

    Last Sunday Formal

    Tis the season!! Christmas is right around the corner and wouldn’t it be great to spend it with your other half, or even your friends? Why not? London Sims presents The Last Sunday Formal Dec 25th from 12-4pm SLT. Found in Hyde Park Field!! Dress appropriately and we hope to see you there!!

    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20England%20UK/208/156/22

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