SEPTEMBER SIZZLES

The month of September found Sunbeam busier than ever! She learned a lot about NPC’s and how to direct them like actors in a stage play, she worked long long hours on ‘Immersive Edge’ A Hypergrid Story (and game) which is a collaboration of many talented creators and scriptors coming together to make a vision of Nara Malones’ come alive.  Sunbeam also set up a Steampunk exhibit at the Tangle’s grid Steam Expo that ran September 12th to October 7th.  Of course Sun took some breaks from building and went dancing at Hedoism and visited some friends and went on a couple Hypergrid tours.  The magazine VISIONZ September issue was the biggest yet with 46 pages.  She attended the Farewell party for an OpenSim Core Developer, Justin CC, who is moving on to a new job.  She attended Opening day of the Summer of Arts 2015 event on Metropolis grid and was amazed at the art displayed.  .

September is also the month of Sunbeam’s rl typist, me, birthday. We celebrated with family and received many well wishes on the social site Facebook.  Seems Nara Malone also has a September birthday and Sun went to Nara’s virtual birthday party.  Fun times!

Sunbeam also went Dragon Flying! Yeah Baby! What a fun time at Fred Beckhusen’s Phaze Dragons region where you can fight skeletons, ride dragons and explore some great builds by Fred.

Sunbeam attended Market day at the River Lands, went fishing with fellow fae Talia Sunsong, and attended the HG Nights’ tour to explore the new Fairy region recently added to the River Lands community.

Since I’m a bit late getting this month’s blog out, we will just do a slideshow of images to speed things up !  Again thank you for reading my blog and reliving our virtual adventures.  As always my valued friends, and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine! 

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AUGUST ADVENTURES

August was an unusual month for Sunbeam, as about ten (10) of those days Dude and I were off in the RL grid on summer vacation. August was a lonely month as many other virtual friends also take off into the RL and are greatly missed.  Well, let me tell you when Sun returned to her world, she made up for lost time and went to a dozen or so concerts and music events, whoa slow down girly!!!  Sunbeam’s partying even went to the extreme of dancing in her birthday suit, baring it all at Hedonism, Refuge Grid.

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Sun got herself a couple new outfits: one from the returned and beloved Linda Kellie Free templates, a mesh mini dress. Her second new outfit was a gift from the Guest Writer, Linda Diva (in Augusts’s VISIONZ magazine issue).  Her third new outfit was gifted by Shannan Albright, called Fantasia.  Sun felt so behind and was in such a hurry to publish on time, she made a real boo-boo adding the wrong picture set to the wrong article, (oops and ugh!) but all in all the magazine was well received.  Sunbeam is truly a blessed fairy with so many kind and giving friends.

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Sun got right to work on her HG Story, Scene Five (with Nara’s Nook grid), and Sun attended a most informative NPC seminar put on by Nara Malone. I think even though she was totally overwhelmed,  a few things did penetrated her virtual brain and my old real life brain.  Giggles.  She is such a lucky little Fairy having Fred Beckhusen work with her on her Scene Five portion of the HG Story.  He has spent hours and hours patiently teaching her how to do animations and make her NPC’s walk, talk and come to life!

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Sun made sure to check all her scripts and teleporters on AAcme City and at her FREEBIE store after the great move to a new servers hosting company (Great Canadian Grid).  She also visited her friends Kat and Lion Ewry’s new regions on GCG kayaking around and visited her friend, Kamira Sirnah’s completed Bath House and Temples.  Wowsa to both regions’ fanastic look!  She also went to the Drum Circle and the Market Day weekly events on the GCG The River Lands. There she learned how to gather essentials and bake bread.  Time permitting Sunbeam is planning on engaging in Role Play with tRL perhaps starting sometime in January 2016.  Smiles.

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Well my fellow virtual world adventurers, I believe we have inundated you with plenty of pictures and chat reliving the month of August through Sunbeam’s eyes.  ♥As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine! ♥

July Highs

July was a extremely hot month for my rl self, while my vr self saw ‘hawt’ things exploring the Metaverse.  Sun attended meetings, some cool parties and concerts (Mr. Mikie String and Torben Asp) and published a great issue of her VISIONZ magazine. She visited the Wizard of Oz (Kitely, Talia Sunsong)  and Alice in Wonderland (Franco, Cherry Manga)!  She also worked diligently on her contribution to the HG Story, Scene five. There were two tour groups who visited her beloved AAcme City in the month of July (HG Nights and HG Safari).  She also went to see her bff’s (Minethere Always) new huge 4×4 var region on Metropolis grid.  AND she won first place in a Kayak contest at the Grand Opening of Brantley No. 3 (Kitely, Ruby O’Degee).

Overall Sun had some really fun high times the first part of this summer.  Summer means sun and fun. Hope you’re haviing a wonderful Summer so far too!

Below is a slide show capturing some of her adventures.  Enjoy and always ‘Step in “Sunshine” with a happy attitude viewing your worlds with awe!

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JUNE BLOOMS

June was filled with magical realism in Sunbeam’s virtual worlds.  Sun experienced many magical moments such as being a “Guest Guide” for the HG Tour group ‘Metaverse Tours‘,  The group visited Tangle grid’s Kling Kingdom, Aqualand on Metropolis and The River Lands on Great Canadian grid:

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MT tour_014She attended the The Hypergrid ‘WIP’ Shows held in June. (Works in Progress)

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She magically became a ‘Mermaid’ and watched all the human folks walking on the docks across the water channel to AAcme City’s harbor.

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She attended ‘Market Day’ on the medieval role=play regions The River Lands, Great Canadian Grid.

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She was a nervous wreck waiting on the tour bus after working all day really hard polishing up AAcme City side=by-side with AAcme Fall to impress  the expected visitors from

 

 

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And she published the 4th issue of VISIONZ magazine – Hypergridders Dream.

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She was asked to be a guest on the INWORLD REVIEW TV show to talk about VISIONZ and AAcme City.  Inworld Review is  hosted by Mal Burns.

( since Sunbeam does not have a microphone she asked her VISIONZ Sr Editor and also a AAcme City shop owner, Avia Bonne to appear in her place ) .  She watched quietly below the stage area.

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She attended her first ‘Writers’ Class’ conducted by Siobhan Muir on Nara’s Nook grid (Sun dearly wishes to became a better writer),

Flshfiction 3 She attended a beautiful virtual wedding of her new friends Daniella and Josiah MacTire officiated by Jaekob Faolan.

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She worked on planting even more flowers on her Enchanted Village (for non=humans), Hidden Glenn region located on Tangle grid. HIdden Glenn LOVE_001

Sunbeam and AAcme attended a ‘Crash Party’ on GCG and danced the night away, no matter how hard we tried the sim would not CRASH! lol 48 Avatars attended, I understand the record is 60.

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Sunbeam and AAcme also celebrated over 100 visitors who have come to see our beloved AAcme City and share our joy in driving around the magical roadways, fighting off the zombies and strolling along the boardwalk.

 

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Sun also enjoyed visiting with friends and family and going on many HG tours and trying out the new daredevil jump on our 2nd level roads and overall she had way too much FUN spreading Sunbeams.

June, the sunny month, shiny and as bright as the magic in our hearts ♥As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine!

“Crazy as a Loon’

My title reflects my insane laughter as I merrily skip from grid to grid making new friends and new promises! Another ‘slang’  phrase that comes to mind is ‘biting off more than I can chew’  or perhaps I just drink too much coffee…LOL

The month of May found Sun pretending she was a Movie Star when asked to be in Nara Malone and Fuchsia Nightfire’s 2nd tutorial video on “NPC” fun  , Sun also visited about two dozen grids, went on three HG tours, complied and published the 3rd Issue of VISIONZ magazine (38 pages woot), went to a couple of Metropolis’s 7th Birthday parties, partied at the Tangle grid’s Fashion Expo exhibit, worked on her Enchanted Village (Hidden Glenn region) on Tangle, started progress on a castle for her Fairytopia sim at SimValley grid, visited Kamis Haven  – The River Lands  – Cedar Point and Shoalwaters Bay  regions at her home grid of GCG, hooked up with her dear friends Lion and Kat Ewry and Daisy Coronet and DJTommy Seetan, had Balpien Hammerer visit AAcme City and ride the chopper and then declare it “an amazing build, had fun!” ,  added a couple new blogs to the Blogz “R” Us offices, and of course continued working on tweaking and creating AAcme City with her soul mate AAcme Fall.  Judy Muircastle specially scripted a couple of her awesome vehicles (The Chopper and the Bonnie and Clyde car) so that now anyone visiting AAcme City can rezz a ride and drive all around the 3×3 var (downtown area, country, beach, forest and mountains)  and we finished connecting our paved roads land level to the two story roads hovering above the city.  Phew!

Of course I took lots and lots of pictures which I will display here as slide show (40 images wow and I could added more ☻) instead of my typical laundry list of images 🙂

June looks to be just as busy for Sun. She is so excited to hold the first official VISIONZ magazine meeting now that we have official staff members! And on June 13th, Saturday, Sun is the ‘Guest Tour Guide’ for Metaverse Tours… hope you will join us.  I’ve chosen 3 regions on 3 different grids  hoping everyone will enjoy.  So stay tuned as Sun continues to be Crazy as Loon ha ha ha ha (insane laughter).

As always my valued friends and soon to be friends, Step in Sunshine, enjoying your time!

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May Day May Day May

April was such a busy month on the RL Grid I for one am glad we have moved into the month of May!   AAcme City is now completely moved  on to a 3×3 var region on the Great Canadian Grid and Sunbeam has acquired two Fantasy regions (works in progress).  One called ‘Enchanted Village, Hidden Glen’ on the Tangle Grid and one called Fairytopia @ SV-66 on the SimValley Grid. More on those next post.

When not imagining great things that we should be creating and trying to create them,  then I’m  running around the Hypergrid space systems delighting in the awesome builds popping up like magic all over the place.   It’s gonna take forever and a day to see all the glorious things the metaverse has to offer.

Finally made it to a group tour (with Metaverse Tour) and got a couple snapshots.  Sunbeam always plan to go to these event, but somehow time slips away from me all too quickly. Next thing I know its the next day after and I missed everything I wanted to atttend.  Sometimes, like this week I was off running some errands that took twice as long as I believed and ~poof~ missed another tour.  Was really disappointed I missed the new WIP show put on by Serene Jewell and Selby Evans, hope to make it next time.  Sure wish someone would invent a ‘time travel’ code so I could pop back in the metaverse and rewind to any missed events.

After promising TeslaCoyel for weeks and trying in vain to HG to his home grid, the Atek Grid, Steam Punk City Sunbeam finally made it albeit without hair, skirt or shoes. I loved the City and the big ships and the imagination used to create the most wondrous metaverse Steampunk space.  Got myself a Landmark and plan to roam around again soon.

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Stopped by to see my long time friend Peter Veliz (IamSambard Kingdom Brunel) who is very active on the Tangle Grid with Expo’s and his own region> Brunel Isle of Steam and the Brunel Museum of Steam. You have got to see his amazing steam engines and vehicles. Some of Peter’s items are built as exact duplicates (1/3 scale) of actual products on the rl grid.   A little birdie told me he does rl models of steam wonders and may put up a website soon.  Gosh, it’s been five or six years I’ve loved and admired Peter’s work and his sweet disposition.  I was thrilled to connect with Peter again after about a year or two since we last interacted.  Quite the family affair, his daughter, wife, niece, sisters (??? who knows who all else) have joined Peter in his favorite past-time torturing prims.

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Of all the tours Sun missed we were totally thrilled to be part of the group that traveled over to the Tomb Raiders region on (grid.kitely.com:8002:Tomb Rider , temporarily on display hosted by Min Tigerpaw) created by the most talented artist Avia Bonne (Avia 3D Designs). Since it’s one of my favorite places to roam and get inspired I was excited to see it once again!  If you’re a lover of all things fantasy or you want to pretend you are Lara Croft herself then  jump on over and experience the thrill and joy of this very special region.

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One early morning Sun popped into the Tangle Grid (residents mostly European time visits) and attended the ‘Meet and Greet’ with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  Hooked up with my disco buddies Gary Kling and Leslie Kling and ended up with a second location for my  ‘Blogz R US’ (see separate page this Blog coming soon). Was amazed they still had the fantasy oar from the old Olantica grid where I had designed a fantasy region a couple years back.  Its was great to see Sarah Fairport, a very dear girl and true friend, and meet some new folks that call Tangle grid their home.  Sunbeam felt so welcomed!

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The month of April has always been a lucky month for me as my previous blog stated  Sun attended an impromptu Dance Party at the Welcome center on Great Candian Grid (with awesome DJ Stormy Nights) and entered a Lotto drawing.  We walked away with $1,000 Maples WOOOT Hooooooooooooooo! New hair!

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AAcme and I purchased a 3×3 var region to accomodate the growth and imagination we have for AAcme City’s future.  On 4/20 (yep I said 420… puff puff pass) our var was erected and on 4/27 our OARs were uploaded.  Well it did take two times for the OARs to come in correctly… but we couldn’t be happier with the new lands where we’ll now have a country area and forests surrounding our urban fantasy AAcme City.  Feel free to hop on the next ship heading our way and fly around to see all the improvements  coming soon.

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This should keep us busy for a long long time! Forests, ranches, farms, warehouse district, harbour, and underground sewage maze to cover 9 regions space.  Oh me oh my what have we got ourselves into AAcme!

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Who also likes to read the new magazine hitting news stand through the Metaverse, VISIONZ.  Just a little side hobby  pulbished by Sunbeam Magic and her heartsis’ Minethere Always all about Hypergridders Dreams.  Shawn is reading March’s issue.  April’s issue of  VISIONZ is out now (Morning Coffee Shop on Hobo Park GCG and don’t forget to look for May’s issue coming out around the 24th of May.

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Have a great Cinco de Mayo my fellow grid hoppers and virtual valued friends.

  Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. Kahlil Gibran

Definitely need some Metaverse Magic now! Hope you enjoyed my tales of Sun’s  Magical virtual times in the Metaverse.

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90 Days of AAcme City

Feeling guilty for not keeping up my blog! I read many blogs and love how they know just what to say with style and wit! and then I vow to ‘Add New Post’ to my own but keep getting sidetracked (rl gird and now building 3rg).  Today I joined a new google+ group ‘Virtual World Bloggers’ and felt compelled to finally blog again!

Since most of my online time has been spent building building building on our two regions in 3rd Rock Grid, AAcme City and AAcme City Southside, I decided to post some of the photos I’ve taken as we been building.   Come see us anytime and if you want to have a home or shop for FREE @AAcme City contact me here, google+, Facebook or inworld.

Step in Sunshine!

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Mermaids and Milestones

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The Dude and I have taken to ‘real life’ bike riding around our neighborhood since my Milestone birthday in September.   Enjoying ‘real life’ fresh air.  Yeah Baby!  His bike is faster than mine (of course) so I usually end up a half of football field behind him, toddling along listening to  the songs of the almost invisible birds perched high on the wires.  A far cry from the ocean floors.  While cruising along today my thoughts traveled to Mermaids and Milestones.  What the heck does that have to do with the Metaverse you say?   Well,  in my very first venture into a virtual world (good ol’ Second Life) I found out I could be a Mermaid.  Yes a real virtual mermaid with tail who can stay under water with out oxygen.  Of all the mythical creatures, a Mermaid is what I most desired to be.  Mermaids, Irish, sunken treasures, pirates, adventure.  If only my Fairy God Mother granted me that wish… and swoosh I’d be a Mermaid.   And I was via the Metaverse virtual worlds playgrounds.  Fun memories and lots of milestones were made.  Like:  my first surfing win (3rd place), standing up for my friends at their Weddings, starting my own surf team, organizing a Fashion Show, organizing a Home Builders showcase grid wide, winning my first ‘Builders’ contest, then winning  on a German grid (Global baby global \o/),  dancing with the Blues Brothers, starting my own event business, publishing my own magazine, being an avid builder and landscaper and a dozen others milestones I’d never dreamed I could do.    Then,  making the hard  decision to leave my surf-team, my friends, my busy vw activities and parties to return to the real world.  So I shelf-ed my other “self’s”, as it were. and began taking bike rides in the sun.  Another milestone.

Once in awhile  I will still log on to Second Life, or Metropolis, or Island Oasis, or 3rd Rock or other new virtual worlds as my Mermaid/Pixie self.   Alas, now my toon characters feels shy, awkward, old, out of tune with life in a virtual world. Not like her real self at all which was outspoken, a gesture freak, an organizer, a party gal, a participant, a real player .  I remember back to the times when logging on was the most important thought in my repertoire of mindless existence.  Oh don’t get me wrong, I had fun!  But I also remember the times I couldn’t sleep for wanting to be floating in a  virtual world propelling my Mermaid in the most beautiful under water scenes imagined with music tickling my ear drums.   I could sit for hours and hours  lost in a dreamworld of pixels and colors, always smiling, always happy.  I did make true friends too, because real people pilot their virtual ‘self’ in situations and conversations.  Conversations that surely will continue through emails or Skype or other means of technology always at our fingertips.

Mmmmh… Mermaids and Milestones and Metaverse.  I declare ‘M’ the letter of the day! Enjoy your M’s!

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JUNE GLOOM

“June Gloom” the term surfers of southern California use to describe the morning hours of the month June as all along the coastline from San Diego to Los Angeles  clouds hang low, the sky is grey and misty and the Sun is hiding.  I fear I have contracted the June Gloom syndrome in my heart.  For the last six week or more I’ve noticed Sunbeam isn’t wanting to be activated and flitter around from grid to grid as any normal Gridhopper would be thrilled to do.  Her rl typist has lost the zest… at first she called it her ‘get up and go’ GTG… but as the GTG turned in deep thoughts of self analysis and loss of self confidence we become weary.  Tired.  Sleepy.  At first we denied the feeling… joining a new grid even accepting responsibilities to help build and promote said grid … partying and dancing with friend… tweeking a build and rearranging a few items on SunbeamS region in Metropolis… nothing would shake the feeling of ‘what’s its all about Alphie?’ if you get my drift.  I started thinking people were mad at me for no reason at all.  I started thinking my builds and videos and events and all I tried to accomplish were labeled  ‘mediocre’ and ‘who are you kidding?’ ! It got to where each day I logged on less and less until now its barely three or four times a week.  I’m hoping this is just a stage, just a June Gloom experience in the weather of my life and I’ll be sunny and shiny and spreading sunbeams once again … and perhaps bloom.

The few pictures below are of  Metropolis,  SunbeamS region there, Island Oasis sandbox where my friend Kiko made Sunbeam a unique special amazing beautiful  ‘Daisy’ outfit… our favorite flower evah!!! the Daisy! As you can see Sun barely took any photos at all … Sun did do a wee bit of  ruins building for Minethere Always newest Freebie OAR… and visited the new grid Velus Universe (no pictures taken there 😦 sorry)

Trying to look forward to a sunny July! Fly high, seek peace and laugh daily!

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May Delay

May was an unusal month for Sun … she was not so active (have been feeling ‘out of sorts’ lately)  even though she did visit at least eight (8) VW and took tons of photos once again. Sun’s rl counter part was extremely busy not to mention her internet connection was faulty (her cable company sux!) all month.  The Cable guy is expected June 2nd to take a look.  One of Sun’s favorite grids (Metropolis) was off line for about 10 days doing maintenance and she really missed working on her region there called SunbeamS.  Sun did attend the Welcome Back party which was totally awesome once the grid was back up!  Pixel Prim built the coolest steampunk venue!

Speaking of Steampunk, Sun started a new game also this month… called “City of Steam“.  Its a web based MMO ‘steampunk’ fantasy, one of her greatest loves.  Sun  is helping to save the world of Nexus (see added page just for this adventure) and is doing a fine job too if I must say so myself.

So although this post is short and sweet, the many photos say 1000 words or more.  So ‘they’ say! Hope you E-joy!

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Guess who again! yep its Miney! HUGGS

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Party Venue by Pixel Prim Metropolis Welcome Back

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