Shocktober 2014

Once again the Raglan Shire has taken the month of October, changed it to “Shocktober” and added their own spin to this spooky Halloween filled month. Three different offerings from the Shire give you everything from haunted hotels to carnivals to a reminder that sometimes bunnies are not what they seem.

We start out by walking past a scary looking gas station that I am assuming does not offer the best prices when filling up and run by a cemetery that has seen better days to make our way first to the Haunted Hotel (G).

Vacancy?

Vacancy?

The hotel itself is probably familiar to many of you as it was the same hotel that MadPea used in the Room 326 game/hunt and was recently taken down a while back. They have it and made it their own with horror around every corridor as well as a movie theater and ballroom for the various Shocktober events happening throughout the month.

Next I made my way to the Tiny Ride Of Horrors (G) which happens to be my favorite part of the Shire’s Halloween celebration each year. The person I took with me also feels that this is the best haunted ride that Second Life has to offer.

Come On In!

Come On In!

The great thing about this virtual ride is the fact that each room is put together by various Raglan Shire residents. It’s a collaboration that changes each year and I would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in building this years ride. I don’t want to give away the various rooms but you can’t go wrong with getting your hair done, being “blown away”, and clowns.

Just A Little Off The Top Please!

Just A Little Off The Top Please!

Our final Shocktober area is the Haunted Carnival (G) which is an area set up above the Shire with various games as well as little carnival rides and something called “The Raglan Madhouse” (it use to be a fun house but fun was crossed off). It’s a little maze filled house that’s great for those who aren’t looking for gore as much as flat-out fun.

If you’re looking to spend some time checking out various Halloween themed areas, enjoy a little bit of scare mixed with goofy fun, and having the opportunity to yell “We’ve Got Cows!” (You’ll get what I’m saying once you visit the ride) then I highly suggest you take a few moments or more to come check out this years Raglan Shire Shocktober.

Don’t forget to also check their events calendar for various Halloween themed events throughout the month.

Happy Haunting!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

 

SLurls & Links

Official Raglan Shire Website

SLurl To Haunted Hotel (G) 

SLurl To Tiny Ride Of Horrors (G)

SLurl To Haunted Carnival

Raglan Shire Calendar Of Events

Halloween Maze Run

Today’s review is short and sweet because, sometimes, we don’t have a whole lot of time to spend in Second Life. Maybe we only have a few minutes to do something or talk to someone before real life reels us back in.

If you’re looking for a place that only took me about 8 minutes to run through then I suggest checking out the Bay City Halloween Hay Maze (G). 

Hi There!

Hi There!

It’s very simple and the decor is scarce (although I do think they hay bales themselves look pretty nice and the sounds are pretty good) but it’s good for a virtual resident who wants to get their Halloween on without spending an hour at one place.

All I can say for a place that took me 8 minutes to run all the way through is go and try the Bay City Halloween Hay Maze (G) yourself and see how long it takes you.

No cheating!

“Tipsy” (The Maze Runner) Cerulean

Ghosts, Zombies, & October

When I first started to write today’s title I accidentally typed “Goats” instead of “Ghosts”. I am sorry to inform you that, if you are here for goats, there are none in today’s review. I’m sorry to disappoint all goat lovers around the world.

It’s October. Woo And Stuff!

October is one of my favorite months of the year.  It’s Fall flavored beer season, leaves turn pretty colors, and Halloween is on my top five favorite holidays list. All throughout the month I shall share the good (and the flat-out terrible) haunted places, costumes, decor, events, and so much more that goes on all month.

Let’s start out with a little place called Hell’s Corner (M) It is sponsored by DarkClaw Land Design and has its own tag line.

“Where the devil visited and demon’s play…what befell this land?”

Would You Like Fries With That?

Would You Like Fries With That?

I’m not one to knock haunted places sponsored by groups/stores/etc. It takes a lot of time and effort (as well as money) to put places together so more power to those that get a sponsor.  I do have to say, at no fault of the creator of Hell’s Corner but when will we get some new haunted house builds as well as new decor (Zombies/Spooks/Etc.)?  I know this is going to be a recurring theme throughout the month. I yell at decor and get frustrated walking through the same house (that happens to be the same house I’ve walked through last year. And the year before.) I’ll leave the screaming till at least a week into October and carry on with my review.

Breaths. Takes a sip of a martini. Pat’s Hell’s Corner on the head and tells it that it’s not its fault no one is designing new/good Halloween stuff.

Hey There!

Hey There!

This isn’t a bad visit if you’re looking to ease your way into the Halloween horror season. It’s got your scary house full of scary things. A church that makes you feel wonderfully wicked, as well as wandering around in the dark waiting to see if something tries to off you like some bad b movie. Maybe check out a carnival.

Wonder How Many Safety Violations They Have.

Wonder How Many Safety Violations They Have.

OK. So it looks a tad bit evil and you could get eaten by a clown. What could possibly go wrong there?

I do recommend giving Hell’s Corner (M) a peek. Take some gross pictures of yourself doing horrible things. Maybe pray to the devil that someone will design something new and outstanding for Halloween so an honest theme builder can change the face of horror in Second Life.

Happy Start Of The Horror Season!
“Tipsy” (The Terror) Cerulean

Ye Corky Medieval Festival

Thither art a few things i cannot intermit in this ordinary. i cannot intermit the promiseth of mead, a possible peasant revolt, and the ability to weareth a coronet whenev’r possible.

You’re probably wondering a few things right now. What the hell did Tipsy just say? How did she say it? (Translator Baby) And…why is she talking like that?

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Puppets!

It’s that time of the year again for the Raglan Shire to get their medieval on. September is a month full of ratpops, castles, things that make you feel like you walked into a ren faire mixed with Monty Python (Not a bad thing), and the possibility of finding various foods on sticks. (I happened to find a waffle, pancake, cookie, AND nachos on a stick.)

Oh This? It's My Summer Home.

Oh This? It’s My Summer Home.

This is the 8th Annual Raglan Shire Medieval Festival and it does not feel stale like many reoccurring yearly Second Life affairs. Every year, from the various events  to the decor, it gives you a feeling of ye ol’ days gone by mixed with the silly fun that only the residents of the Shire can provide.

Follow Directions!

Follow Directions!

I do want to point out that each year the Shire raises funds to support various adopted animals.

Elish The Giraffe – ZSL Zoo In London

Malayan Tapir Named Fluffy – Sedgwick Zoo In Kansas

You can find where to donate by looking for the signs.

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The shire medieval festival only runs through septemb’r so don’t misseth out on this amazing nonce!

The Lady Of Libations – “Tipsy” Cerulean

Important SLurls And Web Links:

SLurl To The 8th Annual Raglan Shire Medieval Festival

Official Raglan Shire Website

Shire Calendar Of Events

I put together a wee something for this years festival by turning my in-world office into a tavern. Come check out the Ye Ol’ Drunken Bovine!

Summers End

Summer has official come to a close in my little real life world. Summertime is a time that I stop just about all writing about Second Life because it’s too damn nice to be cooped up in a house. There are trails to be hiked. Places to be visited. Sun to stare at.

Well…not stared at exactly…you know what I mean.

I’m trying to get back into the swing of writing virtual things again but this takes me a few. I need to try to get ahead a little bit in the writing so I’m not constantly going “Holy Shit! I should put something out!”.

Back To Work!

Back To Work!

Same goes for the Raglan Report Podcast that I am a part of. I need to update that site and actually record a podcast.

The end of Summer is hard.

So…I’m plotting my plots and whateves to start back into another fun-filled explosion of writing proportions.

Let The Good Times Roll!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Sim Location: Prim River National Forest  (Which will probably be reviewed soon! Woo!)

Soon….

Soon…

soon

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Where’s Tipsy?

Summer is an extremely busy time of the year for me in that place we call “The Real World”.

Real stuff always getting in the way of our virtual lives. Bah!

Summer is a time to take a break and a small vacation. Who doesn’t love vacations???!!!???

Assholes. That’s who!

I will be putting things out throughout the entire Summer but it might be randomly put out with no thought to schedules. That’s what the Summer should be all about. A time to go out into the world, soak up the sun, drink a bunch of fancy drinks that have umbrellas in them, pretend you know how to grill a zucchini without it falling through the grill rack, and just flat-out have fun. Just keep checking back periodically and there might be something out. We’ll get back to a normal writing schedule in the Fall.

I have to put a picture of something up so I put one up of my biggie.

GASP!

Going Forth And Doing Something!

Going Forth And Doing Something!

So Go! Get off of your computers and have a bit of fun this Summer. Before you know it Summer will be gone.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

I’m Hooked…..

..And I Can’t Stop Staring…..

There seems to be some sort of rule where I have to quote “Baby Got Back” at least a few times a year. If I don’t then, I don’t know, the universe will explode due to lack of booty. Or something like that. We at the SLA Review are dedicated to telling you stuff about virtual stuff as well as filling our quota of giant ass pictures. Now…put the song on and feast your eyes upon this virtual big butt.

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I don’t have an anaconda Mr. Mix A Lot Sir. I also don’t seem to own a Mercedes but I do dislike Cosmo. 

Bet you didn’t know you needed to see this to start your day off right.

No Need To Thank Me! You’re Welcome!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Side Note: Yes. I didn’t miss the pointy boobs. They just about poked me in the eye.

Fri….day….

Yup. It’s Friday.

Time to grab a few (or a lot) of drinks. Kick back. Relax. Get ready for the weekend. OK. Now what do you do? We can’t help you with your real life social calendar but DAMN IT we can help you with your virtual one! Here are a few things to see or do for a perfect virtual weekend.

1. If you’re an absolutely insane crazy person then you could try to hit up The Arcade which starts on Sunday June 1st. I enjoy the gacha arcade because it’s a great way to get nice mesh decor cheap. (I’m not the type of person to spend 1000’s of L$ trying to get a rare item). So…if you’re insane….have this thing for virtual shopping…..and enjoy laggy retail punishment then check out The Arcade. 

2. I mentioned this yesterday in an article but a reminder that Mad City will be closing down for good. Don’t forget to stop by one last time on Saturday May 31st at 1pm SLT to find out what happens when it rains non-stop on a sim for a year and a half.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying Goodbye.

3. If you’re into watching Giant Snail Racing on Treet Tv. (If not then you really should get with it and check it out.) racing will be happening in the Raglan Shire on Saturday May 31st at 11am SLT. (Be sure to get their before the start of the race.)  If you are interested in racing then be sure to purchase a starting position scarf here today (don’t wait till the last-minute). The race should be happening around this spot. Proceeds go to RFL.

4. If you have this overwhelming urge, and I know many of you do, to eat cake then I suggest checking out a little place called Cake Me Away. It’s simply decorated but has a lot of seating if you’re looking for a place to chat with friends. Also…they have cake…can’t really go wrong with that.

All For Me!

All For Me!

Lot’s of information on things to do today! I hope this helps everyone out this weekend!

Enjoy!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

 

 

Mad About Mad City

Many of you have probably heard of Mad City – A Mad Pea Production that started out with a rainy street and the Peacock Hotel that hosted the “Room 326″ hunt in December of 2012. I actually remember this well as I went, took pictures, and actually wrote something about it  in January of 2013 This wasn’t the only time I found myself in Mad City as I used it multiple times to take rainy gloom filled photos.

The Peacock Hotel

The Peacock Hotel

I am sad to inform everyone that has enjoyed this sim that Mad City will be closing on Saturday May 31st. This was a wonderful city to not only take photos in but wander around and look at the decor.

The Happy Swallow

The Happy Swallow

I’m going to miss Mad City because I loved being able to go to a sim with amazing rain, hang out in a little corner diner, or splash through the virtual puddles.

It’s been raining in Mad City for a year and a half so it was bound to probably flood at some point! On May 31st at 1pm slt the weather forecast is predicting severely heavy rains. Come see if the city floods!

Grab an umbrella and visit this rainy town before it is no more.

Singing In The Rain.

Singing In The Rain.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Important Links And SLurls For You:

Official blog post by Mad Pea

SLurl To Mad City (Outside Of The Peacock Hotel)

The last day for Mad City is Saturday May 31st. Be sure to check them out at 1pm to see if the weather gets so severe that it floods the whole town!

 

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