Thursday, December 31, 2020

Some Christmas Events in Second Life

 By Bixyl Shuftan

Christmastime in Second Life brought about a lot of parties. There were too many for me to keep track of, but I did attend a few.

Thursday December 17 had the Happy Vixen Beach club's "Twisted Christmas" party, which had Christmas parody tunes from mild to wild to "Oh emm, gee!" There are more pictures of which can be found (here).

Sunday December 20 had Caledon's Christmas Ball. There were people in formal dress, often Victorian, dancing to songs such as older Christmas songs, and more familiar ones such as "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rockin Rudolph."

The dancers talked about a few things such as someone hoping screenshots were being take, "I hope everyone is taking lots of pics, I can't take pics with this many avatars (giggle)." To someone surprised by how complex one of her outfits was, "I found one dress in my inventory that had a complexity of 1,700,000...." "1,700,000. complexity? HOW?!" "It had a lot of jewelry and maybe 17 flexi skirts." "I remember Tensai once crashed Steelhead by making a robot avatar with about 3000 individual screw and bolt prims." And more.

At one point, someone started to toss snowballs. But it stopped moments later when the Caledonian anthem, the final song of the ball, was being played. 

Monday December 21 had the National Space Society's Winter Solstice party. There were classic Christmas songs such as by Burt Ives, to more modern ones like Mannheim Steamroller. Some were skating on the pond, others were at the table chatting about various things, such as the brief time nukes were tested in space. Among the people there were ambient musician Cypress Rosewood.

The Sunweaver clubs would have various Christmas parties this week, such as the "Christmas Rock & Roll" at Xanadu on Tuesday Dec 22.

Starting in a half hour at Xanadu, DJ Christine returns for Part-2 of her 2 Christmas events this year.  Tonight's subject is Christmas Rock & Roll.  Featuring many rare tracks from our archives that haven't been dusted off for 60 odd years. 

The Happy Vixen would have "Frost and Sweets" and "Red and White," also on Tuesday Dec 22.

Club Zero Gravity had "Twas The Night Before Christmas" on Wednesday Dec 23.

Also that night was Club Cutlass' Christmas party.

Thursday December 24, Safra Nitely had a Christmas Eve party at Devon Dream.

As Safra and her friends partied, they saw Santa's progress on the NORAD tracker.

Also on December 24 was a Christmas party at Furry Fashion.

Amethyst Crystal, the owner of Furry Fashion, was there, offering a 3500 prize for the top three in the contest.

Sheeba Metaluna, the owner of the Flying Pickle Lounge in Montecito Bay, was the big winner.

Christmas Night, I took Cynthia Farshore's Santa Sleigh Ride out for a spin, while it was being worked on for bugs.

 Cynthia was still making sure all the bugs were gone so "Ho ho ho!" wouldn't turn into "Oh oh oh!"

On Christmas Day, many places were closed. But at the Grendle's Children store, a number of tinies from Raglan Shire were caroling,

[16:19] Raglan Shire Carolers:
~*~ It's beginning to look alot like Wootmas! ~*~
~*~ All across the shire you go! ~*~
~*~ Take a look at the village chalet, ~*~
~*~ The snowmen and the sleigh, ~*~
~*~ With candy canes and tinsel all aglow! ~*~
[16:19] Raglan Shire Carolers:
~*~ Its beginning to look a lot like Wootmas! ~*~
~*~ Tinies in every store! ~*~
~*~ But the nommiest site to see ~*~
~*~ Is the waffles that will be ~*~
~*~ Inside your own front door. ~*~

[16:19] Raglan Shire Carolers:
~*~ A pair of bunny hop shoes and lazors that shoot ~*~
~*~ Is the wish of Copper and Reign! ~*~
~*~ Dolls that will talk and go for a walk ~*~
~*~ Is the hope of Jillan and Jane! ~*~
~*~ And Kayak and Toady can hardly wait ~*~
~*~ Till Raglan U opens agaaain! ~*~
[16:19] Raglan Shire Carolers:
~*~ Its beginning to look alot like Wootmas ~*~
~*~ All across the shire you go! ~*~
~*~ Theres a great tree name of Steve, ~*~
~*~ That all the tinies can see, ~*~
~*~ He's GINORMOUS, and doesnt mind the snow! ~*~
[16:19] Raglan Shire Carolers:
~*~ Its beginning to look alot like Wootmas! ~*~
~*~ Soon the bells will start! ~*~
~*~ And the thing that will make them ring, ~*~
~*~ When all the tinies sing, ~*~
~*~ Is right within your heart!!! ~*~

Store owners Flea Bussy and Toady Nakamura were there. It also happened to be Toady's birthday, "YAY TOADY!"

 Female Winslet was holding a party that day. It was near her "Season of Love and Friendship" display set up by volunteers. The music was being played by Crim (Crim Mip), whom had recently started DJing again after a break for a while.

Friday December 26, the day after Christmas, had one more Christmas party, at Club United. The club was a Christian-themed one. 

Alaskansnowwolf Barkley would tell me the party was actually for several groups, besides the Club United regulars there were people from Ann's Place of Grace, Chain of Love, Faith Filled Furries, House of Prayer, and The Fire Escape. He would go on to say, "all the groups came together for Jesus,and to show how we are all one under the name of Jesus. We want Jesus to get the recognition of course, the point of people knowing groups came together like this is to give people hope, different people can unite" 

Foxwing Tigerpaw would add this was the fifth year in a row they were doing the party. There were also about fifteen gifts around the area.

I would drop by The Dickens Project that weekend too, seeing some people do some ice skating. The area will be up until January 3.

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