ForMax - 3 October through 10 October

ForMax – 3 October through 10 October; over L$1,000,000 raised to assist Max and Lyyric

Tuesday was the final day of the #ForMax event, which was organised in an amazingly short time by Charlotte Bartlett, Sophia Harlow, and Blazin Aubret to raise as much money as possible to help Maxwell Graf, one of the most highly-respected SL content creator, and his RL wife, Lyyric Fei. Max and Lyyric found themselves suddenly in an appalling, heart-breaking situation that rendered them homeless through the callous and selfish behaviour of other parties. Award-winning SL architect Apple Fall and the organisers of the Shiny Shabby event also offered generous assistance; Apple Fall donated his sim, and Shiny Shabby offered the booths for the event.

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The updated Bentley, by Luna Fatale. I had the pleasure of contributing to its improvement. Click on any image to go to its full-size version. Links always open in new tabs.

The updated Bentley, by Luna Fatale. I had the pleasure of contributing to its improvement. Click on any image to go to its full-size version. Links always open in new tabs.

I’d stated before that I don’t drive in Second Life, and I usually don’t even incorporate cars as props in my builds and photoshoots. There are many reasons why I typically avoid them like the plague, and I’ll get – once again – into some detail below.

For starters, the vast majority of cars in SL handle like a drunken pig on ice skates. They steer in a completely unrealistic, twitchy and vague manner, not least because of the lack of integration with simulator-style controllers, such as steering wheels or analogue joysticks, that would make in-world cars steer progressively and with the precision and fluidity we’ve come to expect from a real-world vehicle. Also, in-world vehicles are – and will continue to be – plagued by the vagaries of region crossings, which can cause all sorts of trouble, from camera issues to the vehicle continuing its course without its occupants, or even crashes. These issues take much of the enjoyment of going for a ride on an automobile, a motorcycle, a boat, an aeroplane out of the experience. Read Full Article

ForMax - 3 October through 10 October

ForMax – 3 October through 10 October

The “Going To The Max” event to benefit renowned SL content creator Max Graf and his wife, who goes by the name Lyyric Fei in SL, is well under way and will conclude on the 10th of this months. The event, which was started by Charlotte Bartlett (owner of Scarlet Creative) and is co-organised by Sophia Harlow, Blazin Aubret, and Callie Cline, takes place on the Apple Fall sim, kindly donated by award-winning SL architect Apple Fall, with booths courteously donated by the organisers of the Shiny Shabby event. A publicly visible Facebook page has also been set up to spread information about the event.

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I had written about the issue of lag before, and before me, Penny Patton had done the same, and I think very little has changed for the better since then. Most of the “lag” we experience in Second Life is blamed on Linden Lab, whose engineers are always accused of basically not knowing what they’re doing. Rarely does it cross our mind that we, the users – from consumers to content creators – are doing something wrong.

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Final #ForMax flyer

The final, fully-updated flyer for the #ForMax event. Click on the image for its full-size version (all images open in new tabs).

Hello everyone, and sorry for the delay, but you know how RL is. Only a few more hours remain until the #ForMax event in support of Maxwell Graf and his wife Lyyric Fei opens its doors. You can see numerous teasers at the event’s Facebook page, and there have been a few changes: The sim is sponsored by famed and extremely talented SL architect Apple Fall, and it’s located here (rated: Moderate). Again, the event will take place from 3 October to 10 October, and will not only feature shopping, but live events, raffles, and more as well.

The set-up of the #ForMax event.

The set-up of the #ForMax event.

In the meantime, I’d like to give you a little teaser myself, with some products I was given that will be sold at the event: A Halloween-themed costume from 1313 Mockingbird Lane, consisting of a specially-coloured version of their Malifae top and skirt set, wings, and horns, as well as a specially modified and coloured version of their Betty Boop slide mules; and Dahlia‘s Bali septum ring set.

The Malifae set for the #ForMax event.

The Malifae set for the #ForMax event.

And a close-up of my face, so you can see the septum ring…

The Dahlia "Bali" septum ring

The Dahlia “Bali” septum ring

Many thanks to both Tequilla and June Fallon, owners of 1313 Mockingbird and Dahlia respectively, for sending me these items to blog. Kudos and thanks to everyone involved, from the organisers and sponsors to the participating creators, and, of course, everyone who will attend the event! I hope to see you all soon at the event!

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