The moment has finally arrived, for the 1867 project to move on to Sansar, where land is free, where we can have better graphics, VR headsets and real physical interactivity. Note that Sansar works very well on a normal PC, for desktop mode you do NOT need a gamer PC.
IMPORTANT! All the 1867 sims in Second Life will be shut down next Monday, on the 26th of November. Please pack all your stuff by then.
We will have a good-bye party, Saturday the 24th of November at 10 a.m. at Café Neuen.
Please join us in Sansar and be among the first to get a new house there! We have 4×4 km!
Now, this is notable because it is, as far as I am aware, the first (but probably not the last) such wholesale move of virtual land from Second Life directly to Sansar. I know that they’ve been working on the Sansar experience for quite a little while now. Obviously, they think they are ready to make the switch. However, there’s still very little Victorian-era period clothing in the Sansar Store.
Take a look at this 1950s inspired outfit I was able to put together for next to nothing!
This avatar is wearing:
Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, and you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it)
Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was a gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt)
I don’t blog about Second Life very often, but today I am making an exception. Vanity Fair paid a visit to Der Keller, a seedy bar in the basement of a building located in the ever-popular 1920s Berlin Project sim (here’s their blog). Proprietress Frau Jo Yardley tends bar, as usual, serving drinks to whoever comes in the door. Radio Desmuke is playing 1920s music.
As you can see, all of us are dressed in period 1920s costume (it’s required). Vanity is having a coffee instead of a beer:
Vanity is wearing:
A beige floral casual day dress by Eloise Baker
Brown Betty ballet flats by FATEstep (not seen)
Meadow hair by Magika
Kimberly Catwa head and lipstick
Maitreya Lara body and nails
Daria skin by The Skinnery
and my favourite forest green Darcey eyes by Suicidal Unborn
I’ll leave you with a nostalgic machinima of the 1920s Berlin Project, by Pepa Cometa, set to a song by Marlene Dietrich, Ich hab’ noch einen Koffer in Berlin:
Jo Yardley is the builder of the 1920s Berlin Project and Time Portal sims in Second Life. For years, she has just barely been getting by on two very old computers, and she has finally reached the point where she admits she needs help getting together enough money to buy herself a new laptop. This would allow her to continue her work in SL, as well as to get to finally see Sansar!
She has decided to take the advice of many people (including me) and start a GoFundMe page, to raise 1,500 Euros towards a new laptop. I just heard about it today, and I was astonished to find that she has already raised 782 Euros in just 5 days! People have been very generous, and I wanted to tell you about Jo’s GoFundMe page so you can support this effort too.
There are rewards for each level of giving, from 5 Euros all the way up to 500 Euros! You can also make an anonymous donation if you wish. Jo has given us all so much with her tireless work in keeping the 1920s Berlin sim running smoothly, this is the very least that we can do to thank her.