Category Archives: Places To Visit

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!

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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!

 

To Friday And Beyond!

Hello and welcome to another “What the hell am I going to do on Second Life?” Friday!

Woo Hoo!

Today we have a place to visit as well as two special events going on in the big bad virtual world of Second Life. Because I have some special events I’m highlighting for stuffs to do its kinda hard to have pictures of them. Haven’t exactly happened yet. So…here’s a picture of me wearing a helmet just for the hell of it.

Helmet!

Helmet!

We have some stuff going on this weekend as well as into next week so let’s get right to it! 

1. At The Tiny Outpost Tiny Wings Airfield And Hangers you can see some flyin’ fun as they take flight on Sunday May 25th at 2pm SLT for the Warbug Dog Fight. Music as well as great prizes! Get your planes ready!

2. When its beautiful out I love going to a park or taking time to hike around nature. Sometimes, be it weather or other things, we’re unable to do this. That’s when Second Life can come in handy to get your nature fix. I’m recommending you take a trip to Sheepville this weekend. First off you can’t go wrong with a name like “Sheepville”! Seriously…it’s a beautiful little village that has everything from a pub to various activities. What I love about this village is the fact that there are villagers going about their daily routine.

Get Your Laundry On.

Get Your Laundry On.

3. On Wednesday May 28th at 4pm SLT there will be a Tiny Invasion Event at the World Goth Fair. Random goth fun for a good cause! Come on out and support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and have a bit of fun doing it. (Official World Goth Fair Website)

Have a wonderful weekend and beyond everyone! 

“Tipsy” Cerulean

 

Get Your Craft On!

I like crafts. I do own a bottle of glue. I happen to even have scissors.

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Did you know that 63% of people knit? I didn’t know this but the internet told me so. I’m assuming that most of you reading this do some sort of crafting. I actually painted a flower-pot the other day. Crafting is HUGE!

If you’re interested in crafts, chatting with others, and even working on a project in real life while others do the same then I suggest you check out the Tiny Crafters Meetings in Tinyopolis every Saturday from Noon-3pm SLT. It doesn’t matter if you’re into knitting, whittling, or whatever crafty craft thing you do because everyone is welcome to come and talk to like-minded people. I plan on taking the time to go to a meeting sometime soon!

Come Get Crafty!

Come Get Crafty!

I know a lot of people in real life who do crafts and something like the Tiny Crafters Meetings is a great place for those who have never tried Second Life to come in and met people with the same interests as them.

I wanted to write about the Tiny Crafters Meetings because I am in LOVE with the idea of people getting together and doing something constructive and different in a virtual world. There are a lot of clubs in Second Life. There is a lot of music and dancing and people yelling “Wooo!” everywhere you go. Personally…it gets kinda boring after a while. People have interests that are more than just watching an avatar shake their groove thang. This is where the creative people of the grid really shine when it comes to ideas and fun that is above the norm. I’m glad that there is something like the Tiny Crafters Meetings so that people can gather to share ideas, chat, and do craft stuffs.

 Craft on my friends. Craft on. 

“Tipsy” Cerulean

The Tiny Crafters Meetings are every Saturday from Noon-3pm SLT upstairs in the Waffle House in Tinyopolis. Everyone who is into crafts are welcome.

 

 

 

Friday Is Friday

It’s Friday! 

Woo! Friday! Yeah! Friday! Friday! Friday!

Ahh..Sorry! I got a little caught up in the moment there. It’s Friday and that means the weekend has finally decided to visit us. You’re home. You might have a beer in your hand. (I happen to have a martini in mine) and you’re sitting in front of your computer. Now’s the time to start thinking about what you would like to do virtually in the big wide world of Second Life. You don’t want to just virtually lay around doing nothing! How boring is that?

Don't Just Lay Around!

Don’t Just Lay Around!

To help you out I’ve made a list of three special events going on that are worth a visit.

Enjoy!

1. Fantasy Faire – I absolutely LOVE the Fantasy Faire! It’s a once a year event that benefits Relay For Life. Many creative sims are set up with different themes that are something you cannot miss seeing. I have to recommend the Wiggenstead Mooring Sim that is sponsored by Tiny Inc.

LOVE This Build!

LOVE This Build!

The design for this sim makes me want to find a way to recreate it on my own land. It is simply amazing! Go…shop…help RFL! You only have until Sunday May 11th so HURRY!! (You can also visit the official Fantasy Faire Website right HERE.)

2. If you’re looking for a place for some good music, dancing, and wonderful company then I highly recommend visiting the Rainbow Tinies Event which is every Friday from 2-4pm SLT with DJ Eagle. The Rainbow Tinies is a G rated group for anyone who is interested in discussing LBGT matters as well as giving people a safe place to be themselves. Everyone is welcome!

Check Out The Horse!

Check Out The Horse!

If you’re looking for a place to listen to music and meet some wonderful Second Life residents then check out their Friday Event as well as their group.

3. Don’t forget that the Raglan Shire Artwalk is going on from now until May 25th. I cannot express enough how amazing it is to see such great art by the residents of Second Life.

Giant Art Supplies!

Giant Art Supplies!

Don’t forget to check out the Raglan Shire Events Calendar for all of the latest events. At 2pm SLT Saturday May 8th the Changhigh Dancers will be performing. Art and events. You can’t go wrong with that!

I hope this helps you to have a kick ass virtual weekend!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

 

 

Artwalk 2014 Is HERE!

The Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014 is officially upon us!  I get excited each year when the artwalk comes around because it shows that not only can residents in the virtual world of Second Life come together to showcase their creations but people from all walks of the grid converge on the Shire to share their appreciation of art.  This is a large yearly event that has over 140 artists that is not just for the folks of the Raglan Shire but the entire grid itself. Big, small, furry, or whatever you are it’s all about the art.

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The artwalk spans over six areas so there is a lot to see. I recommend checking out the handy-dandy maps you’ll see around the Shire so you’ll know where everything  is. (3d & 2d art as well as sculptures and everything arty)

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I live in as well as have the Raglan Report Office in Morning Shire and it was an absolute pleasure to be able to walk just a few steps down the Shire path to see some of the best art shared by so many people.

Interactive Art!

Interactive Art!

You never know what you’ll run into at art walk. As I wandered around admiring so much talent a caterpillar passed on by with a few riders.

Giddyup!

Giddy Up!

There is so much amazing art going on that I cannot possibly share it all with you. I HIGHLY recommend you come and check out the talent of so many people, pick up some free artwalk swag at the Tree Stump Swag Area, as well as check out the Shire’s Calendar of events for various art related parties/performances/etc.

Change Your Windlight Settings For An Awesome Experience!

Change Your Windlight Settings For An Awesome Experience!

Art! On A Hedge!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

 

Important Info To Know:

SLurl to The Artwalk

The Raglan Shire Artwalk 2014 will be around until Sunday May 25th.  You can visit the Official Raglan Shire Webpage for more information.

Raglan Shire Calendar Of Events

Tree Stump Swag Area

Don’t know what Second Life is? Want to be a part of SL so you can go to such amazing events like Artwalk? Then visit the official Second Life website for more information.

 I want to thank those who have worked so hard to put on this years artwalk. From the people who set it all up, to the artists, to those that make it all run smoothly. Thank you for all you do!

 

Opening Day

If you know me then you probably know that I am the BIGGEST BASEBALL FAN ON EARTH! More importantly I am the biggest Detroit Tigers fan you’ll meet. Today is opening day and I’ve got my Cabrera jersey on. I’ve planned a party. I’ve wept tears of joy over that fact that Winter is now officially over since baseball is back.

Baaaasssseeeebaaaaalllll….

To celebrate opening day I want to give you a neato list of virtual baseball places in Second Life.  Wait…I’m looking through search…shopping shopping shopping… Nope. No baseball stadiums.

This is what disappoints me about Second Life. It’s bee, for quite some time now, reduced to nothing but people buying virtual outfits and not really doing anything. Except for, maybe, wolf yelling in a club.  There are a few sports related areas that give us at least something different.  You have the SLCS Sports Complex (G) that is home to the SL Cheerleading squad. They cheer for a number of sports (football, soccer). You also have the VHL – Virtual Hockey League (G) that gives you the feel of a real stadium experience. (I LOVE hockey & am a HUGE Detroit Red Wings Fan.) I give props to both the cheerleaders and the hockey league. They are an experience in Second Life that is both amazing and worth your time to check out.

The VHL Rink.

The VHL Rink.

I did find a few places offering “Best In Sports” events for opening day but, come on, it’s basically a club. It’s no different then a “Best In Red” or “Best In Ass-Less Chaps”. Alas I have been denied my virtual baseball experience. Doesn’t really matter since there is something called “Real Life” and it is opening day. What I would like to see, however, is a shift away from buying prim boobs or boots or whatever the hip fashion avies are doing today. I’d like to see us step into creating and recreating. Recreate fantastic things we see in the the real world. Create new things that no one has ever seen before. Give us something to make us happy to spend our time here.

With that…may you find something baseball related in Second Life (And send it to me!) and have a GREAT opening day. 

Unless you’re the Kansas City Royals. Then I hope the Detroit Tigers kick the crap out of you.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Bistro Monday

I don’t think that “Bistro Monday” is a thing but I went to a bistro. I wrote about it. It’s a Monday. It’s close enough for me.

Today I put on my biggie and went forth into that mysterious land we call Second Life in search of prim food & a good place to take people if you want to pretend to hang out and eat. Maybe chat over a glass of wine. Pretend to eat food. Get your power lunch meeting on.  I am, strangely enough, big into the whole restaurant roleplaying. If I want to have a conversation with someone or take them someplace nice I like doing it in a food related setting. It feels more relaxed and can be quite fun when you’re looking for something other than just standing around.

I actually happened across a place called Bella Bistro (M) that works perfectly. It gives you a well-rounded experience from restaurant roleplaying to romantic dinners. It is not a full service restaurant equipped with waiters and waitresses so you’re on your own to make the experience that you want. (I was there when no one was around so you never know if you might actually run into someone who’s pretending to be a bartender or staff.)

I found the bar!

I found the bar!

They do claim a “full menu and drinks” but I found that the red checkered tables I sat at did not include a place mat for food. Some of the tables were pre-decorated with food or flowers but did not offer a choice.

Dinner For Two.

Dinner For Two.

The large table for a big group of people did actually have a place mat with food choices. Everything from appetizers to dinner.

I Really Dig Hummus!

I Really Dig Hummus!

You’ll find Bella Bistro (M) in Second Norway & I do recommend checking them out if you’re looking for a quiet place to role play restaurant or just take a friend for a private chat in a food related setting. There wasn’t a sign saying that I could not go as my small otter self so I might grab a friend & have a bite to eat as regular ol’ me.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Let Them Eat Cake!

I was wearing a hat that had candy on it the other day when I decided that I needed to find a place that matched my hat.

Besides booze this is sometimes how I get my review ideas.

I’m happy that my candy hat inspired me to look up virtual food because I want to give major props to a new sim called “Bobtail Bakery & Friends” (M). The first thing that drew me to it was the that their description used such great words like “Chubby”, “fatfurs”, & “feeding”. I have to tell you that with words like “Feedee” & “Feederism” I was actually afraid I was going to walk into some weird sexual food fetish thing.  This was not the case and I’m extremely glad I looked past the description words to come check them out.

Mmmm...Primmy...

Mmmm…Primmy…

What I got was a beautifully put together sim with a shiny new looking bakery. Beautifully decorated. Beautiful build. I’m just going to use the word “Beautiful” a lot in this review because that’s what it is. While I was taking pictures of the sim and the bakery the owner of the sim stopped in, greeted me, and welcomed me to the Bobtail Bakery. They were a delightful person to talk to, polite, and made my visit worth my time.

Beautiful Sim!

Beautiful Sim!

I actually kept my landmark to the Bobtail Bakery (M) and plan on visiting often in the future. I would like to come back when there are more people around to see how everyone interacts with each other. It takes a lot for me to want to visit a place again and, between the decor, and the friendly owner I plan on coming back again and again.

I suggest that you come and give them a visit. Partake in the virtual foods. Relax. And enjoy!

“Tipsy” Cerulean