Montag, 30. Juni 2014

The Hyperzette, a Name and Facebook

Now that "Facebook Name Bollocks" hit me as a lot of others. So sharing the articles of the Hyperzette in Facebook will not be done under my virtual name "zaphod Enoch" but "Paul Merken".
I feel sorry for the real Zaphod Enoch if he ever tries to register with Facebook. Will Facebook have him to change his name ? Meatheads ;-)

Destination: Gardenia

"Gardenia", located on planet Earth, is the home town of Bloom, Roxy, Mitzi, Macy, Mike, Vanessa, Klaus and Morgana. This is the first line one will read on the profile info of Gardenia.
When I landed there I materlialized just in the middle of those folks, I believe.
I am not familiar with the animated TV series called the "Winx Club", so I asked Wikipedia what it is all about and it says:
'Winx Club is an Italian animated television series..'
This and many more information about it is to be found in the German as well as in the English Wikipedia for the curious readers.
The funny region is build as the cartoon series "Winx Club" and is made by Cuteulala Artis.

It looks like the region is actually two regions but this is an illusion. The pink coloured house on the Northern side off the region is an off-sim build and not reachable.

The region itself is surrounded by a big grey stone wall and most of the area is a park with colorful trees and many mushrooms, some are bigger than the trees

A few buildings are spread over the area like a grey building with a stone basement. This is kind of a large dorm room for the young ladies. Sorry, I did not want to disturb !

On a bigger plaza one will find the "Believix Winx Clubs Girls" and above it a large Pixie hoovers .

Looks like in one of the series the girls are on a Mars mission?!

The biggest building in yellow with red columns seems to be the town hall or alike with a big hall where a banquett is hosted. The tables are staidly laid.

To know what the sculpture in the middle is, you have to be a fan of the "Winx Club"

It's a funny area and build with a lot of love to the television series, which still is on broadcast. Unfortunately there is not much information about the series on the region. It surely would be of help for the ignoramus. But the region is great and a fun to explore. Tipping my hat to Cuteulala Artis.

OSGrid Region Gardenia

Sonntag, 29. Juni 2014

Russell Eponym Live at METROPOLIS Region Still Point

Monday, June 30th, 20:00 CET (11 pm pdt) Live on Region "Still Point" in METROPOLIS

Russell Eponym

For more information on the artist see Blogpost from June 24th: The Music Whisperer...

The region "Still Point" will be reachable on day of performance

METROPOLIS Region Still Point Point

Scheduled events METROPOLIS Week 27

Known events in METROPOLIS Grid for the upcoming week 27:

Samstag, 28. Juni 2014

Shopping: Oasis Ocean Plaza Shopping

"Oasis Ocean Plaza Shopping" is one region of a bigger region complex by "Oasis" group. Checking the map you will see: Oasis Pearl Wedding Chapel, Oasis Starfish Dance Place, Oasis Orient Wind and many others.
On the arrival point you will find a board that will give you the Landmarks to those places. But for this review I want to give a little overview about the Ocean Plaza Shopping. The main shopping square is embedded in a nice beach area. 

I tested the shopping by taking an applause gesture and a box containing 75 dances, which you can find close to the landing point. And for me as a METROPOLIS resident it worked. I circled the square counterclockwise and the first store offered Skins by Celin Ansar. One will find a great plenty of skins for both genders.

Next beside one will find a collection of different curtains and rugs.

The next building is in the corner a bit off the square. On offer two beds. The teleporter will transport you to the next level of the building but there is no more.

In the next store Jess Aria offers different tattoos. But to get those you have to be a member of the group "Oasis Resort Plaza". To become a member you have to go back to the landing point and click on the Sign "Oasis Ocean Plaza". Being a member it was no problem to receive the items.

I recommend to become a member if you like to purchase items, because most of the offers require a membership. So it is for the neighbored store with hairs on 'sale'. Have a look for that teleporter box identified by an arrow, which brings you upstairs to the male hair section.

Next is "Bero's Photostudio" which is under construction but you could give it a try already.

"Celine Body Line" in the adjacent building offers a good selection of shapes modifiable in some parts, like eyecolor or similar.

Next stop on my walk was "Celin Fashion" by Jess Aria. Glamorous and sexy fashion collection for the Ladies.

In the same building the Lady will find the right clothing for her most beautiful day in live. "Celin Fashion Wedding" has the right clothing for the bride and the bridesmaid. But nothing for him :-(

Between "Celin Fashion" and the next store is a little space where you can rezz your 'capture' and unpack.
In the next building some fancy textures by Bero Brinner are waiting on a shopper. Unfortunately the vendor at the back wall did not work for me.

"Spike Solution" in the neighbored room offers different objects for scientist as well as for daily life.

For a shopping break you can visit the ice cream parlor "Gelati Mafioso". With a name like that be careful on what to order. Some of the items are copy take enabled.
Right in the corner one enters "Celin Fashion" Men's wear with some victorian style clothing for the gents.

In a hallway between the buildings "art 'movement'" exhibit pictures and a sculpture by Kev Brinner.

Leaving the shopping square I headed towards the "piano bar", a dance club which is located a bit in the back.

Walking through the hallway of "art 'movement'" leads to a bridge and further to a smaller shopping square.
The stores are all empty only a notecard giver will give you a Landmark to "The Great Outdoors, Home of Malon's Riverboat" of Malon W..

The last building I visited was a mansion with no interior. The purpose of that building will stay a secret for me
"Oasis Ocean Plaza Shopping" is really a fine address for having a little shopping tour. And with "Celin Fashion Wedding" it is the first shop I have found so far specialized on bride's clothing
Owner of the region is Onanika Honi and maybe if you like to rent a shop to offer your own goodies you may ask Onanika. A few shops seems vacant.

I found two smokings for the bridegroom hidden in the back. How to get there you have to find out by your own.

OSGrid Region Oasis Ocean Plaza Shopping Ocean Plaza Shopping

Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

Art: Firefly

On one of my last travels through the hyperverse I landed on a region in METROPOLIS which is not really to be filed in any genre. The region is interesting, futuristc, fascinating, steampunk, organic. In the profile of the region it says:
'A unique Organopunk sim - the power house of the region of Seventh Guest'
The talk is about "Firefly" by Bridget Beresford.
Whatever Organopunk is, the web does not tell. Looks like it is a mixture of Steam, Electricity and Organic 'Something'.
For me it's a fantastic region of art, but see yourself and do not forget to feel it live by visiting.

Something organic 'alienatic'.

Giant spores and crystals

Everything in motion

The powerplant

Is this the new source of energy ?

These picture should be a teaser for you to visit this well done region.
I hope I can get in touch with Bridget to ask her a few questions about Organopunk and "Firefly". And I will let you know.....promised ;-)

METROPOLIS Region Firefly

Donnerstag, 26. Juni 2014

Destination: Valyria

Bhogavati is in my back and forward I walk the bridge to "Valyria", the next destination on the Grid Ignis Fatuus. The area I walk changes its appearance from the Indian style Ashos and Bhogavati to a more Japanese/Chinese style.

At the end of the bridge you'll find yourself in front of a steep mountain. A creek is cascading down the rocks in a little pond at the foot of the mountain. On top one can see a towering temple building.

To the east a bigger building took my attention which I walked towards. Looked like a bigger Chinese farmhouse.

A stairway gives way up and inside the building with sparse far eastern interior. Down in the basement you find the stabling, home of a lonesome donkey.

I left the house and tried to find a path up the mountain to the tower. To be honest I could not find a way up so I used my ability to fly up there. The towering building itself was almost empty but the view from the top of the mountain was fantastic with a distance set on 500 m.

After enjoying the fantastic view for a while I took my way back down and explored the rice fields where only a water buffalo took a break from pulling a wain and grazed peaceful between the rice fields.

I surrounded Valyria but could not find any way on ground further to the next regions. And there was no boat in sight and so I decided to fly to get to the next neighboured region "Eollas". But that's another story.

Ignis - Fatuus Region Valyria

The Grid Ignis Fatuus is operating on a homeserver and therefor not available on a 24 hour base. Best time to visit is 21:00 to 24:00 CET or 12 pm til 03 pm during weekdays. On weekends you may be lucky on different times.

Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2014

Shopping: METROPOLIS Atlantis1

Shopping Malls are always interesting places to fill ones inventory. Even if you think you do need nothing its fun to walk through the shops and have a look on the offers. And at the end of the tour your inventory counts a higher number of items than before you started. So it might be with Atlantis1 by region owner Anette Hummel on METROPOLIS Grid.
On the 256 m x 256 m region you'll find different shops arranged in an open square with a little park in the middle.

A few shops are vacant and if one is interested in renting a shop, just get in touch with Anette Hummel.
Different traders with different goods are to be found here.
As there is "Alira's Blumenladen" with all kinds of potted flowers for home and garden.

Next beside you will find "AVATAR Builder". Its a brandnew shop and still under construction but I think Roffo Lemon will open it pretty soon. What I could see through the window already, are fingernails, tattoos, AO's, make up and eyes. For sure there will be more on offer.

A few steps away you can have a rest from the shopping at the "Imbiss Atlantis". And you can copy take each item you see. Most of the goodies are Linda Kellie Freebies.

Next in line is "Apollo Creations" offering a small fashion collection for her and him.

Interested in free books than you have to rummage the free library "Pegasus" of BukTom Bloch. Here you'll find Goethe's "Faust 1". Informational works about for example on Halloween, "Traum der Bäume" a book by BukTom himself or "Der Spassvogel" a magazine from 1778. These are only a few examples of what you will find. All books can be read in world or taken as a copy to your inventory. All the books I have seen are in German language.

You are looking for garden fences ? Than "Giu's Fences" might be the right address.

If interested in breeding quails "Lazy Cocka" by JeanPierre Galaxy can help you.

I have noticed that you can exchange eggs at "Eierlei" "EggsChange" by Aurelie Frequency but I do not know what this shop is all about and where the eggs should come from?!

The next shop i visited on my walkabout had been quite clearer in its offers. "Fal's" offers all kinds of funny looking stuff but also furniture, beach towels, pillows, landscaping objects like trees, sea waves and others. If you are looking for the special something you should have a look at Falbala Gustafson's little store.

"Hohenburg Anno 1404" the Medieval Role Playing Region on METROPOLIS has an own shop here for its medieval goodies you might need. But it says that they will move so I am not quite sure for how long you will find that shop here.

In "Roffo's Kramladen" one will find all kinds of stuff, clothing, skyboxes, animated water surface textures, buoys and more.

"Books & Stuff" offers decorative books or bookrows not readable and other items around reading. Well, the convertible in the back of the shop might bring you to a nice place where you can have a rest and read a book.

A good address for animated textures is "Grafik Shop" by Adele Nette. Looks like the shop is under refurbishment but open.

The last shop in the line at Atlantis1 is "stage equipment" with mostly animated speakers on offer. Some other animated textures available.

You will find a wide variety on merchandise at Atlantis1 and you should visit this region when  looking for something special. And as said before there are still a few shopping rooms vacant. Interested in offering your items, just contact Anette Hummel.

Destination :
METROPOLIS Region Atlantis1