Land or Sea



When I first saw the vendor photo of the new Cydney Modern Poolhouse by Trompe Loiel, I thought it was a houseboat.  Indeed it has that "look"and I love it.  The Poolhouse comes with a tall cement base which would let it merge into a steep hillside fairly easily.   If water is your choice of locales though, that should work well also.  It is low land impact with good LODs and a very modern, minimalist feel.  With one enclosed room on the first floor and a big top deck with pool for open air living, it is a perfect summer hangout.  Find it at   Uber.




While you are at Uber (when you get in of course as it has been packed for days even for premium members - so check those two camming sims next door) be sure and pick up the great gifts -- including one of  my favorite outdoor dining sets from Trompe Loeil, the Marceline Dining table and chairs in two woods.   And of course check out the companion Cydney seating set, couch and chair -- also in both light and dark woods.


Other new releases here include part of a new Palisades BBQ Grill from {what next}. The full set includes chairs and a shade canopy with lighting as well as some great food plates.   This is a main store release.




Also new, my swimming attire from Salamandre at Cosmopolitan, the Freya swimsuit in both plains and patterns.


Plant: ROIRO - SATEN schefflera pot

Hair: eXxEsS : MARTINI

Poses by: the swimming pool

Resist



Resisting -- sometimes its hard that pull of the peer group. But we each need to find our own way.


Uber birthday gifts include:

Belle Epoque { Denim Bag } Resist (other texts are in the pack)
Lapointe & BastChild Designs Swear Boho earrings and necklace (two boxes)
neve top - flick  (texture change hud - plains and prints)


{MYNX} Used Skinny Jeans - MAITREYA Vintage

Hair: NO.MATCH_NO.FINISH




Pose by: Helamiyo from the Kpop set (works WITH bag hold)

Uber Industrial and More




Uber is my favorite event these days and it looks like a very good month with oh so many pretty things!


From Second Spaces and floorplan (a collaboration) a great industrial set featuring locker in various colors, a stylish standing clock (so cute) and an excellently crafted desk set. Other decor items are also a part of this release.


Also at Uber, a casual and fun overalls set with on-off blouse (so you can wear with applier tops or bandeau bras) and lots of pattern and color choices. These are rolled, above the ankle in length.   Find them at the Baiastice booth.


It is also a BIRTHDAY month as well as a "bring a friend" month -- judging from all  the shared booths.  I managed to get to a mirror sim early this morning and picked up 67 gifts before the mirrored part of the sim disappears. Happily I rmembered the booth I was camming, made note and will return soon.


A "don't miss gifts" post will be coming along soon -- tomorrow most likely.  Most gifts were buy for zero. Only a few refused to give out their goodies.


And now I have a lot of unpacking to do. 


Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA Hoya

Backdrop by Paparazzi



Pose by: the chair

Butterfly Bliss



Summer has come over at the deviousMind booth at Epiphany.  So many pretty colors of dresses -- including a butterfly print version.  Sunny and sassy and different, these off the shoulder minis are perfect for many warm weather occasions.

To go with -- especially for photos -- are various butterfly swarms.   These come in varying sizes and attachment points and have many colors to choose from.  Much fun.

Anime hair and fishnet stockings round out the offerings in this gacha.



Deep Static Sophia Glasses with color change and transparency hud - new at The SENSE EVENT

Hair: -FABIA-   Abigail

PLAAKA Sunflower Rectangle (gacha)


Poses by: aDORKable

Bohemian Chic




Swimsuits not required. 

Not just for sunning, the Taleo Loungers from Trompe Loeil offer relaxation day or night, porch or poolside.   Find them here.



Credits:

Meva Trudi Blouse
{MYNX} Used Skinny Jeans
EarthStones Quetzalli Necklace - Spirit
EarthStones Peace, Love & Harmony Bracelet


Hair: 1) ... MINA Hair - Hannah


Trompe Loeil Cobi Chair
Trompe Loeil - Genoveva Hacienda Poolhouse PG

{what next} plants

Pose by: the lounger

Tilia Goes Live? (Updated August 1)

Updated Monday, July 29th


Friday afternoon someone posted on the forums that the previous problem with "needing more info" when it wasn't August 1st yet had been changed.  Now there were happy green checkmarks where -- for awhile -- people had been asked to put in more info in order to transfer dollars to Paypal.

This sounds good, but in fact it was just a different type of "broken" since it was discovered that even those who shouldn't have been able to cash out to Paypal had that check mark -- even a brand new made alt account.  Hmmmm.


Two forum threads discussed the Processing Credit Bug.  And last evening Grumpity came on the forums to explain.


A friend told me just now that he processed to Paypal over the weekend "as usual" so I am planning on trying again on Tuesday.  Note that should you want to send dollars outside to Paypal after August 1 you will very likely need to add information to that "more info needed" link (which will appear again after they get this worked out).


Again, for folks who haven't been reading about this, if you have a USD balancd in your SL account and  do NOT want to "accept" the Tilia TOS on August 1 -- you will need to either cash out to Paypal OR buy some linden dollars ($2.50 is the minimum).  Buying dollars will take money from your USD balance first and then charge your credit card or Paypal.

People with NO USD balance in their SL account shouldn't see any messages at all on August 1; that is what we have been told anyway.  Fingers crossed.


Original post is below.
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The "voluntary" personal information form for Tilia went live yesterday. See this offiial post which by the way is NOT in the main blog release channel and will not appear on your dashboard,  surprising a few citizens for sure.  I was able to process credit out to Paypal on Saturday as usual but by Monday my choices were to give Linden Lab my Social Security number or keep my lindens as lindens.  Yes, some eyebrows were raised.


Some folks are now left holding lindens that they WOULD have transferred to Paypal, some over $2000 US.  I am puzzled why anyone would leave that much "cash" sitting in the Linden Lab coffers, but we each do things differently. Personally I will have  less than a hundred US dollars worth of "extra" lindens with which to start the next phase of my SL life.  I am OK with that. I do feel sorry for those that got caught in the early instigation of the new personal info requirement.


Most of us it seems expected ALL parts of the Tilia changes to happen on August 1.  That was our assumption; it proved to be incorrect.  There has been a lot of misinformation with Tilia with several "promises" from the lab simply not happening. To my knowledge the transcript of the Town Hall never appeared, the FAQ page is "supposed" to be updated for various languages BEFORE August 1 (a little late now since you can no longer process credit without the extra security questions being answered). Grumpity's claim that most accounts that had been previously processing credits would not need to add more information appears to be false --- at least from reports on the SL forums.


I am REALLY very disappointed. 
Welcome to the new world --- several days early.


So far there has been no verification that anyone has been able to process USD credits out to Paypal without filling in the new personal info form -- this including people who have been cashing out to Paypal regularly.  Residents are calling for more info on what IS and ISN'T really happening. If some official word appears, I will update this post.


Update:

Grumpity Linden just confirmed on the forums that people "should" be able to cash out to Paypal until August 1. I have not personally tested this to find it true. Here is her forum post.


A bit before noon on the 23rd someone on the forums reported  that they tried to purchase lindens and were sent to the "more personal info" page -- the one where US folks need to add their Social Security number as well as take photos of ID and such. The person had NO USD balance and always uses a credit card to buy lindens and pay membership fees. So be prepared for some bumpy waters. Things will hopefully be fixed and working by August 1. Fingers crossed.


Update August 1: 

Tilia Day arrived with little fanfare.  People who had no USD balance in their account were able to log in (thanks to all the ruckus made by forum members) without knowing it was happening at all.  There will of course be confused people, those that didn't even know this was in the works.


For historical reference I am noting that some actions that LL stated would happen, did not.  To my knowledge and I have asked with no replies, there was never a transcript of the Town Hall meeting. We were also told that the Tilia section of the Knowledge base  would be translated into various languages for our non-English citizens BEFORE Tilia Day.


Later edit noon August 1:   A few things have changed since the Lindens last updated the populous.  Here is the new official Tilia is Live post. 


Later edit mid-afternoon August 1:  The Tilia FAQ pages appeared for various languages.


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Some of my friends didn't care at all and easily sent in their Social Security numbers, others considered it "selling their soul" but necessary or they would not have real life money to survive.  A few of us opted out of cashing out in the future.  And that is the story of July 2019 and the Tilia TOS.    

Fantasy Dance



The Baiastice Casbah Set offers escape to exotic lands. Twenty nine pieces in all, some with texture change huds, silks and gemstones whisper of warm desert nights.   Find your favorites at Epiphany.


I am wearing Baiastice Casbah Full Outfit Maitreya  RARE and the Casbah Necklace EXCLUSIVE; both with texture change huds


Hair: TUKINOWAGUMA Barret

Pose by: Diesel Works

Quiet Despiration


A dusky overcast sky, buzzards fly low over mother rocks and cracked asphalt. The once thriving town sits quietly waiting for the blazing day to come. Empty lawn chairs perch under makeshift trailer overhangs waiting for owners to resume their vigil and the tall cactus keep sentinel as barren outskirts merge toward empty desert.   This is Cornhub.



Pose by: SE Motion
Sky: modified wastelands

Kegs,Crates and Bottles





This month's Tres Chic release from No.59 features beer in many forms. I especially like the cluster collection of beer bottles (decor only); so many uses.  Pair them with an older release Beer Barrel (several choices) for a great summertime display.  Beer givers with Bento holds; various styles of brew and a variety of color palettes if you are a must match the couch kinda of decorator.


Hangars Liquides





Hangars Liquides will likely be disappearing soon, this after a decade.  A brief trip late one evening took me back to my early days when the cyber punk multi sim area was new and not only futuristic but state of the art in our prim-based world.  Time has passed, but it was still a pleasure to visit  -- and remember.


Credits:

Casadel"Ghost" Top, Skirt and Panties in various textures and mesh fits @ Cosmopolitan.


Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * STARS *


Pose by: Eternal Dream

City Lights



Sometimes I feel like a city gal -- classic and classy.



Credits: 

KUNGLERS - Tabata earrings and necklace with texture change hud (so pretty) at Cosmopolitan.   resizer.


Hair: NO.MATCH NO.SHELTER.

Paparazzi - Urban View BACKDROP at Backdrop City



Pose by: the chair

Questions about Tilia (updated)

Today, July 16th the official Tilia forum thread was closed.  While there were still unanswered questions from early in the thread as well as new ones (I posted two  over the weekend) there were no more ANSWERS from Linden Lab.


The official post advised citizens to contact support with their individual questions.


Remember you have until the end of the month if you want to make any Tilia specific changes -- such as sending dollars out to Paypal for the last time in order NOT to be required to accept the Tilia TOS and Privacy Statement.


If you are coming here from a web search, here is my history of Tilia with reference to the SL forums. 


Update: A week after the town hall meeting there was still no written transcript (officially promised - speedily even :D) and of course the FAQ page that was supposed to offer answers (also officially promised) was still closed.  It's been very quiet.   I am not so secretly waiting for the other shoe to drop. I am thinking maybe in three months.  Then again that shoe may stay on the edge of the bed --- in wait.   


The official Tila FAQ page was updated with a promise that it would be translated into various languages before the end of the month. But since a lot of "promises" have been broken lately that chore may not be completed. Some readers are still confused after reading the FAQs -- this from forum comments asking other residents for clarification. 


A well written technical PR piece on security was published. 


Aloof




It is always a pleasure to see creativity in action.

From   -:zk: at Cosmopolitan  the Paulina Dress in a variety of denims with lace and belt texture change for a perfect styling to fit your mood. Beautifully textured. 


From MINIMAL, a group gift backdrop in two versions. The water is animated. A lovely present, both versions are now part of Backdrop City at LEA6 where you can find a variety of both geometric fashion backgrounds as well as full scenes in many genre types. Explore as there are roads and "alleys" that lead to about thirty environments prefect for photography and filming.


New asymetrical hair from eXxEsS - SOLARIA

Pose by: eternal dream

Magazines and Cigarettes



Sometimes you just need to get into comfy old clothes --


Credits:

Stories&Co. by Flowey / Ami Crop Top
shine by [ZD] ALLY TRACK PANTS gray

Amitie Consumed_Cigarrette


Hair: lock&tuft - sierra

DRD newstand at Uber

Pose by: Nigotine [nla]

Beach Bungalow



If you love small houses with shabby chic nautical themes, then the new Ndari Beach Houses from Trompe Loeil may be your next abode. 





Lots of windows and a small loft for sleeping, it offers a cozy atmosphere at only 57  land impact.



And while the windows make decorating a bit tricky, no worries -- the Trompe Loeil Nora Studio kitchen items fit right in. 


Find the Ndari  release (various trim colors to choose from) here.


Hotplate by Second Spaces
Landforms by ChiC buildings


Tilia and YOU - Updated

This original post was updated at 2 AM on July 11th and several other times. Additional information in italics. 

I am not going to comment much about Tilia and the upcoming changes to Second Life here until AFTER the Tilia Town Hall Metting on FridayI am hoping some adjustments will be made to the original announcement; there certainly has been enough outcry to warrant some rethinking of position.

I and others have been VERY vocal however on the SL Forums (Tilia Takes Over thread).  It is very BAD form to make an official FAQ thread and then delete many long, thoughtful and important questions --- let alone not answer any of the hard questions for over a week now.


Here is your homework.

The official Tilia changes August 1 post from The Lab is HERE. 

The Tilia Terms of Service is here.

The Tilia Privacy Policy (only applicable to those in the US) is here.


Be informed. Make your own choices. 


Visit the Town Hall meeting or watch the video. It should be interesting to see the "spin".


Various updates as well as bullet points of the Town Hall can be found by continuing  with reading(long post; want to keep it all together).





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Evening update:  


Post deletion continued throughout the day with many people repeating their original questions and demanding answers. Unfortunately comments continued to be deleted and the week and a half thread remained volatile with  arguments within the questions -- most to be deleted once again when a moderator returns to work.

Many questions still without answers include one of mine from nine days ago; it has been echoed and asked again by many other SL citizens:



 
This unprecedented (in my memory) truncation of  comments has caused some forumites to exit the thread, forums and perhaps Second Life. It is difficult to decipher the specific meaning of comments such as "that's enough of this -- I'm outta here".   One positive action was born of the vitriol, there will be a written transcript available of the Town Hall meeting -- this after many citizens agreed the record was necessary.



A forum comment from 2 AM (not mine):



I will post a link to that text when it is available, so return to this post if you have difficulty finding the printed word version of the proceedings.  


Edit: Friday, 7 - 12 at 1 AM

While I haven't been watching the Tilia FAQ thread as closely as I was it appears that The Lab has now decided to leave all comments in rather than delete some. So towards the end of the waning thread there are many bits of chatter that are NOT questions.  They have not returned previously deleted posts. The have not answered any further questions since Monday.


Edit Friday morning : Not long before the Town Hall was about to happen there was an official post to the FAQ thread stating the there had been a change and that NOW only those with USD balances in there account would need to agree to the the Tilia TOS.  This made me a very happy gal.


Edit Friday after Town Hall:

Overview and bullet points of Tilia Town Hall

OF COURSE  be sure and watch the event on your own or read the transcript and find out information that may pertain to your situation--  and check my interpretation. The original source is ALWAYS the best source.

My personal Tila questions were all either answered or had become a non-issue before the Town Hall. These are the bullet points that "I" personally found most interesting.   There were about 84 avatars at the meeting including Brett, Grumpity and Patch Linden.  

[Grumpity - not a quote see the transcript or video] Since OKing the Tilia TOS will only be needed by those with a current USD balance, then if people do not want to sign the Tilia TOS, they need to "get rid of their USD balance". 
I had already figured that out and plan to have accounts with a USD current balance (left over from premium payment) process their USD balance to Paypal before August 1 so that they will not have to OK the Tilia TOS (which was my personal end goal). 

[Grumpity - not a quote see the transcript or video] for those that have prepaid their membership on the recent "deal" and have a USD account balance that will not need to be used for over a year, they will not be charged the no activity fee as long as they have a premium membership. Beyond that, all people need to NOT get charged the fee would be to log into the their SL web account.   The fee will be no more than $3.00 US.   [Brett originally stated the $3.00 US fee as the maximum; it depends in part on laws from various areas.

[Grumpity - not a quote see the transcript or video]  Soon it will be easy to tell if you will need to supply personal information -- or MORE personal information for those that have already sent things in.  There will be some indication (like button and or link) that tells you if you are good to transfer credit OR if you will need to supply more information. 

[Brett - not a quote see the transcript or video] Tilia can ONLY be accessed via your SL website account. 

[Patch not a quote see the transcript or video]  There is a POSSIBILITY that people may be able to pay tier or membership directly with linden dollars - - thus keeping away from a US dollar balance.  This is NOT A PROMISE (that part is a quote :D) but something that The Lab is looking at. 


Things went smoothly. Grumpity could use a better microphone I think though -- she was pretty blurry sound wise compared to the very clear fellows.   



Many plans have changed from the original Linden Lab announcement, mostly because of people who were willing to take part in the process and explain their concerns and viewpoints. Not all questions asked were answer and likely not all will be, but I am very happy with the concessions made and I can personally continue with Second Life while upholding my moral beliefs. So for me personally this was a good conclusion. I am happy to have taken part.   

Vanity at Vanity



Don't miss this great Vanity Hair gift at the Vanity Event!  It would have made it into Sami's post but it was set to the wrong group -- as many others were.  The short sassy style includes a texture hud with many basic colors.


Other items in my shot include some of my favorites from Kunglers (Lola's Necklace), Baiastice (Janis shirt), Stories&Co. (Signature velour leggings), Trompe Loeil (Marceline Dining Chair and Table and Genoveva Hacienda), {what next} Caliente food plates, ROIRO "OAZO" Monstera,and No.59 SixPack CaroCola Classic


Pose by: the chair

Bright Morning Sun


Early summer. Early sunrise.

Credits:

New at The Liaison Collaborative, Emmanuelle Glasses with color change and transparency hud and from Deep Static  with lots of retro style and frames that are thick enough to be seen well at a distance.

New at BelleBaiastice Lace Slip Ons in both solid and partial transparent fabrics; quite inventive!

New at Belle   KUNGLERS  Dhiaka necklace with texture change hud, a great casual style for when you want to dress up JUST a little.

New at CosmopolitanLucas Lameth Driftwood Comfy Chair which comes in a variety of colors. This whitish version can be tinted to match your decor as needed. There is also a very nice 2 li potted Ficus plant.

Free at the Vanity Event Anniversary, a super nice wardrobe basic white tank that fits like a dream from AVALE, the Amy Shirt








{MYNX} Used Skinny Jeans - MAITREYA Vintage

Plants, landforms and Decor Box Books and Vase gray  Promo from ChiC buildings.


Hair: NO.MATCH_NO_STRESS

Poses by: the chair

Vanity Anniversary



Everyone loves a party and there is a great one going on over at the Vanity Event. It's anniversary time and gifts abound.   Not only are the prsents plentiful, they are outstanding.   Here are some of Sami's favorites.

Note that many present boxes are currently set to the wrong group. Clicking and clicking will NOT get those puppies into your inventory. But in time, they will likely be fixed.  Also not all presents packages contain gifts.  I will be heading over to pick up some favorites later in the week and more goodies may appear on these pages. Meanwhile, here is the rundown of just a few of the cornucopia of goodies.


Top Photo:

Have Unequal Cody Body_Orange&Red_Maitreya
.::Supernatural::. Evelyn Necklace V1 Gold
Gemini -Ferni Earrings- Hoops
Little Heart Leg TaTToo [CAROL G] 

Hair: -FABIA- Mesh Hair  Gift < Klara>  (not from this event)



Candy kitten Aloriana dress with texture HUD
ED. Design Iris Earrings
Fashiowl Party Drink
R.icielli - NATANA High Heels



Hair: TRUTH HAIR Essena (not at this event)




TO.KISKI - Irina One Shoulder Dress With Bra/ Aqua


MINA Hair - Mena  (not at this event)


Poses by:  Fashiowl Party Box - Vanity Anniversary gift with props and  party table with food and balloons to rez

Revenge



Revenge is sweet!

From lassitude & ennui at We Love Roleplay, the revenge dress in several colors with a handy hud that let's you "undress" in stages if you so desire. The Revenge Dress hud can of course be used as a styling aid also *wink*.


Meva Desert Upperarm Knife right  Brown Gold

Meva Mask After Dark Gold

Hair: no.match  ~ NO PRESSURE


Pose by: Di's Opera

Sailor Girl



New at Anthem (also new) a cute little sailor outfit with high cut shorts (ripped version also available).  Find the Sailor Top and Summer Shorts in a rainbow of colors and a fatpack at the Baiastice booth.

Deep Static Cleo glasses with customization hud at Cosmopolitan.

Hair: -FABIA Abigail at Cosmopolitan -- with a BIG styling hud!  This was my favorite version.

Pose by: aDORKable

The Jingle of Coins



The allure of the exotic. The rustle of silks.

Chandra has one again come up with something special.  Beautifully weighted and lovingly detailed the Nite&Daey set is stunning.  Plenty of choices in the Lootbox release let you express your moods. Sultry or playful? Vintage or Fantasy.  Other items in the set include stylized ears and tail. Eleven color from pastels to jeweltones can be mixed and matched for various looks.


By deviousMind


Some spectacular rocks and water elements combine in the newly released Trompe Loeil  Taleo Hot Springs Pool. PG and A versions are available and a quiet pool and small patio are built into this 42 land impact beauty.  A one-step personal grotto; love it!  Find it here.


Landform cliffs by ChiC buildings

Pose by: SEmotion at Cosmopolitan

Making Music




From Insomnia Store at Cosmopolitan, a really lovely and well-weighted "dress", Pearls Wrap Dress.  Now that is a fair amount of skin showing on this feminine number, too much for me I guess; I immediately categorized it as a "tunic". looked for leggings -- and then a bra top to cover up even more skin.   Whether you wear it as designed or use it as part of a collective styling, it is well worth demoing.

These Deep Static Chloe Glasses, come with an extensive hud to change color of frame parts and lenses as well as transparency of lenses and a resizer. Find them too at Cosmopolitan.

The rest of my styling includes the new rings from Kunglers at The Sense Event, Valeria Rings

A good companion piece if you are more of a covered up type of gal is the Stories&Co. Harlie Set half bra top tank.

My leggings are an older gift from alaskametro and most likely no longer available. Applier pants or tights will be need for lower covering up.

 New hair by eXxEsS, AMAIA

Pose by: SEmotion from a very nice new set at Cosmopolitan

What's New in Bellisseria - July 1



The new traditional areas are well underway with several sims being completed and released. The landscaping is indeed gorgeous and there are more plants than in many of the original sims. Waterways, creeks and inlets add to the curb appeal and there are many excellent lots to be claimed.




On June 20th the new camping trailers were unveiled at SL16B. Four styles were featured with some variances of exterior textures for some models. This (my favorite) cedar siding tiny home was missing from the festive locale -- possibly because it is not in the 1950s theme.


















Most of us who have been watching the SSP sims over the last nine month are guessing that these will go on the mountainous area which are SSPE84 and their neighbors. There is no confirmation on that at this point, only hints on the SSP map.

On June 24th at the Meet the Lindens talk Patch unveiled the new plan for releases of homes.  M-W-F releases of on region which adds approximately 60 available plots per week. Current turnover as reported by forum folks rerolling is approximately six per day. That is completely unofficial but some folks are running refresher 24/7 so seems like they would have a pretty good idea. People in Europe seem to be doing better than those based in the US -- but one commented that they have a 5G connection which seems to make a big difference.



When questions about timing arose on the forums, Quartz Mole had this to say:





Also new on June 24th a new larger "tiny home" with lots of livability!  There will be eight trailers in all -- some camping and others more for homes.   See them all at the SL16B campgrounds.  The new versions of the trailers theme will be placed on 512 lots.  The 257 li (above) of the building  doesn't count against your plot.


The camper - trailers will be a main group release. No date on that yet; I am guessing August since the first inworld activity (SSP) showed up on the map on the 26th, but they may release sooner -- or not until September.

When asked (by me) to confirm the assumption that he said there would be later releases of 1024 plots with trailers, Patch replied:






An unofficial pole on the forums immediately after the release method change seemed to suggest that the majority of people were happy with the new release plan, but as the second release on Wednesday rolled around it became apparent to some that chances of getting a plot were still not good. The first 15 plots disappeared in a few seconds (like 2), the second release of 25 in about seven seconds (this from reports of people trying for them).  So a fair amount still of unhappy folks.


Personally, I gave up on my idea of making a community "halfway house" for all the homeless citizens; my alt purchased a very nice beach plot of mainland for $1,500 and that free tier 1024 parcel will be a new display area for my shop.  I am extremely happy that I was one of the first to get a parcel when the homes were released. That was a super fun day filled with much camaraderie and joy.  I can't say that the people trying to get a home now are having that same experience.


On July 28th Patch narrowed the release window. That day's plots went in three seconds in the early hours of morning.







This will likely be my last Bellisseria post for awhile. The new areas of traditional houses and houseboats will be happening for quite awhile and the process is well documented.  If you are interested in joining "The Chase for the Houses", I suggest watching the SL forums. Some folks seem to be enjoying the game within a game within a game; for me it was beyond frustrating and certainly not how I wanted to spend MY time :D    There are several ongoing threads about building, finding, getting and decorating the plots where you can keep abreast of happenings.



There is a new ferry boat at the new Bellisseria Fairgrounds. It takes awhile to arrive and is a bit choppy in its movement --- AND it dropped me in the middle of the bay! But it is cute. A friend told me it goes in a circle (sometimes, anyway). It may end up connecting to some part of the mainland at a latter date. The future will tell.