UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals and Freebies: All the Men’s Clothing at Kauna is FREE

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I couldn’t believe it until I actually got into the sim to check it out for myself. (You’ll probably have to use something like the Teleport Hammer to get in, because the sim is currently jam-packed with avatars picking up all the freebies!)

Kauna menswear store (Flickr photo group) is currently GIVING AWAY ALL THEIR CLOTHING AND SHOES FOR FREE. Yes, that’s right, FREE! We’re talking suits, shirts, vests, sweaters, jackets, socks, shoes and boots, tuxedos and smoking jackets and military tunics, glasses, even beards and moustaches, all mesh, all free. There are both modern and retro styles. There’s even a set of Harry Potter Hogwarts ties and a designer zombie suit!! Everything in the store is free, zilch, zippo, nada, just waiting for you to come in and vacuum it all up!

I should warn you ahead of time that all the mesh clothing comes in three standard sizes (small, medium, and large), and it is not designed specifically for popular male mesh avatar bodies like Signature Gianni or Belleza Jake.

So drop whatever you’re doing and get over here, because I don’t know how long this giveaway is going to last. You’ll have to do your shopping in-world, as Kauna does not have most of these good-quality men’s items on their SL Marketplace store.

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I am loading up the inventories of all my male alts when there’s this big a deal, and I would encourage you to do the same!

UPDATE 6:27 p.m.: In unpacking some of the suits, I have discovered that they do have versions for Slink and The Mesh Project male mesh avatar bodies. So not everything is just in small, medium, and large standard sizes. And the moustaches and beards (which comes in four different styles) are designed specifically to fit the Stanley and Daniel models of Catwa heads.

Here is one of my male alts, wearing the men’s casual suit in black, with black Oxford shoes. The shirt comes in open and closed collar versions, each in tucked and untucked versions. The outfit even comes with black socks! I’m very impressed with the quality of the clothing.

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Body: Max Altamura avatar (free from UniHispana Crea; comes with a HUD with complete alpha controls)

Eyes: brown Dream eyes by YS&YS (free gift from a previous Second Life shopping event; no longer available)

Outfit (Shirt, Jacket, Pants, and Socks): black men’s casual suit by Kauna (free)

Shoes: black Oxfords by Kauna (free)

Hair: ash blonde Chris hair (free at the Free Dove)

AO: Daily sLife free Bento male AO (free from Tuty’s)

TOTAL COST OF THIS AVATAR: FREE!

UPDATE May 29th: Well, the huge sale at Kauna has now made the news at both the NessMarket.com blog and the FabFree blog, so you can expect things to continue to be extremely busy at that particular sim! FabFree reports that Kauna is closing and the giveaway is only until the end of this month, so hurry down before it’s all gone!

UPDATE June 1st: Well, apparently the Kauna store is still open after May 31st! I have no idea how long the sale will last though, so you should get down here as soon as you can. A commenter named Kathryn Vayandar, who appears to be a representative for the store, said the following in a comment on the FabFree blogpost:

Thanks for the mention on your blog! 🙂 When I mentioned closing, I was just referring to the special sale, not the store. The special prices are for a very short time only. As far as I know, the store is not closing.

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VR Church Performs Its First Baptisms in Virtual Reality

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Photo by Relentless Church on Unsplash

VR Church, which I have blogged about before, has gone and done something notable: performing the first baptism ceremonies in virtual reality. According to the article from the VRScout website:

The VR Church, which exists only (for now) in the AltspaceVR platform, recently performed what they claim to be the first-ever VR baptism after holding the special ceremony to two of their church attendees in front of a congregation of over a 100 people from all around the world. Normally a baptism in the real-world takes about 10 seconds, but in VR, the individuals stayed under the virtual waters for over a minute, allowing them to really take in the moment for an even more impactful experience.

The article does quote another pastor as saying that “technology, although helpful to reach the masses, should not be used to substitute important events in a believer’s life.” And I would tend to agree that this is rather unconventional, even a little shocking. Is a virtual baptism the same as one in real life? Many people would argue that it’s not, but the more interesting question is, why do they feel that way? If the real-world event takes part in a community, then you could argue that the virtual church space in AltspaceVR where this event took place is a sort of community.

Or does being in a VR headset make the spiritually significant act of baptism too easy to access, something more of a commodity, a “leveling up”? Is this profaning something meant to be sacred?

What do you think? Please feel free to leave a comment on this blogpost.

Second Life Fashion: Hope Dresses by Virtue

Now is the season (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) where light, summery, flowery dresses are pulled out of closets to wear in the warmer weather. Abiela has created some beautiful, romantic clothing with her line of Hope dresses, perfect for sunny summer days!

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The Hope dress comes in four different colours: blush (seen above), blue, pink, and yellow. Each colour is available for L$190 at the Virtue store.

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Vanity Fair is wearing:

Dress: Hope dress by Virtue

Shoes: Amy ballerina flats by KC Couture

Hair: Dasha hair by Truth

Vanity is also wearing:

These pictures were taken at The Apothecary sim.

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Win a Penthouse Apartment in Virtual Universe!

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am choosing to participate in the Virtual Universe (VU) Initial Coin Offering Partner Program. Why? Two reasons:

  1. After my recent guided tour of VU, I feel very strongly that this is going to be a successful and popular virtual world/MMO hybrid platform, and I want to be a part of it when VU launches their beta this summer. This is the very first blockchain-based virtual world that I actually feel excited about!
  2. As a Canadian citizen, I reside in one of the three countries where I am currently legally forbidden from purchasing VU tokens (the other two are the United States and China). This means that the only way I can legitimately earn VU tokens to use in this social VR space before the beta launch is via the VU ICO Partner Program.

I want you to know this up front: this blogpost is a promotion for VU, in exchange for VU tokens.  You can follow on this webpage to see how many VU tokens I have earned by completing tasks in this Partner Program if you wish (right now, I am at number two on the VU Token Leaderboard). There’s nothing stopping you from participating in this Partner Program yourself, and earning some VU tokens!

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Virtual Universe, the new social VR space/MMO hybrid platform to be launched this summer, is holding a contest. The grand prize is your own penthouse apartment in the city of Uruk in Virtual Universe:

Enter to Win a Virtual Penthouse Worth $4,999!

This exclusive top floor apartment will feature the best views of the city and will come fully stocked with all the amenities a player will need to enjoy a lifestyle of luxury in Uruk.

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