Torben Asp in Joeys Café

On very, VERY short notice the very talented and fun Torben Asp agreed to play live at Joeys Café yesterday evening (well, actually noonish for Torben, I guess). Instead of a reading by Ann-Kathrin Karschnick who couldn’t make it due to RL, there was electronic music of the finest sort.

Torben Asp in Joeys Café

One hour of very enjoyable, dancable electronic music for everybody to enjoy. Whether you were a toaster ( 😉 ):

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or a Tiny:

Torben Asp in Joeys Café

We’ll be glad to have you back anytime, Torben! 😀

Of course, things had been a little hectic that day as everything was set for a reading in an italian reastaurant. I do have to admit I felt sorry breaking the set which Nat, Ito and I had had so much fun setting up. Simply clearing the stage for Torben wouldn’t do so there was a quick change in seating and other details.

Torben Asp in Joeys Café

Also Karima was right there when I frantically called for help: logging in immediately and arranging the details with Torben (as in building rights and streaming).

Frankly — I couldn’t have done it without you, Nat, Ito and Karima!

 

So once more: Here’s to friendship — be it inworld or off. HUGSSS!

Torben Asp in Joeys Café

Machinima: Derendered

Well, it has been almost a week since the first screening of DerenderedTHE most colourful machinima ever from Randt & Hoisan Productions.

There was poetry, there was the screening, there was music, party and laughter. There was joy 😀

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Lucky me got to participate as an extra once again so I did have an inkling of what lay ahead. But as always the actual machinima exceeded all expectations. It’s beautiful, it’s rich, it’s artistic, it’s no less then love of life.

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But it’s not the ’suck it up and deal with it‘-kind of living. It’s the ‚I ain’t taking your bullshit anymore‘-way. The message is clear: Fiercely protect beauty and kindness and wipe away all that is ugly, presumptuous and downright evil. Surround yourself with friends who make you stronger!

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In a virtual world that’s just as easily done as said: ‚Derender, I say. Begone!‘ And that’s what you do. Nobody could have put it into words more playfully or heartfelt than Karima Hoisan. She once again speaks simple truths that are so hard to come by — with complete ease of a true poet. I guess, I’m a fan, Karima 😀

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Of course a machinima is more than the sum of its parts: a poem put into pictures, pictures made to move. Its Natascha Randt’s artist’s eye, her courageous wielding of camera and lights that make all the difference between a simple video recording and this piece of art. Way to go, Nat!

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I know I am boasting, but I’ve got to tell you: I love being part of these collaborations between the two of them, even when all I ever do is show up with a costume and hop on a pose ball 😉

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What’s the bottom line of all this? Be kind, treasure your friends, love the hell out of life and — just derender all that which is trying to keep you away from the good things.

„If only it where as easy in real life,“ you say? Well, try it! It might just work 😉

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And here it is:

 

Follow me into the light

Once there was a light … or, actually, many, many maaaany lightzzzz!

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On 16. – 18. September 2016 various artists from Second Life collaborated to astonish us with beautiful, epic particle and light shows, taking advantage of SL’s advanced lighting settings. There was live music and dancing or floating through stars and light beams, chatting and joy:

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Bye byeeee, see you inworld maybe?

Draxtor’s 9th rezzday

*sqeeeeeek*

Boah, die Tür klemmt! Wie lang war ich denn nicht hier?

*hust, hust*

Ganz schön staubig …

Na, das gibt sich gleich wieder. Ich hab nämlich Bilder, yay! 😀

Gestern war bekanntlich Draxtor Despres‚ Rezzday-Party, also hab ich fleißig Bilder gemacht. Mit dem Name-Dropping hapert es bei mir trotzdem ein bisschen, weil ich mich in so illustrer Gesellschaft auch nach über zwei Jahren SL immer noch wie ein Noob fühle o.O

Mal sehen, was gab es denn so …

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Die Party rockt – und wie!
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DJane Kess und Draxtor an der E-Gitarre („Weeoooeeeeeeennnng!“)
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rechts: Xiola Linden, Harter Fall
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Meme mit Oculus Rift
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rechts: Torley Linden, Xiola Linden
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Party-Bühne courtesy of MadPea

Super Party, Draxtor, auch auf diesem Weg nochmal: Happy Rezzday!

Wer’s verpasst hat: Draxtors „Blah-blah-Rede“ (OT-Draxtor him-höchst-self) nebst schönen Bildern gibt es bei Claire zu hören und zu sehen. Auch Nat war schon fleißig und weiß als gestandene SL-Einwohnerin auch viel mehr Sinnvolles zu berichten als ich 😉

Bis die Tage!

Mardi Gras at Kari’s

First comes the parade then comes the party …

Yesterday, I managed to catch the very last minutes of the first of two Mardi Gras parades held in New Toulouse, this one ending right next to Kari’s Bar and Dance where everybody was invited to a Krewe de Zombies Last minute Life Show with the fantastic Hogman (awesome singer!) and dance, dance, dance \o/

The lovely Karima Hoisan called: ‚Come in your Mardi Gras wildest‘ — and we did!

Partaaay!

TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Toulouse/23/208/24

Where’s the music?!

Well … the good news is, the party was lovely with funny guests and … no, wait …
The party was fun with lovely guests … Yeah, that’s it! … Now, where was I …?

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In other words I had a really good time with all of you wonderful people celebrating my book release with me. There was dancing and joking and wine and music … well, most of the time. The music, I mean. The radio stream I chose is actually quite fun with all sorts of different music styles, but I seemed to have picked a bad moment with lots of talking in between songs. (And what must have been the world’s shortest news broadcast ever!)

Nevertheless we danced till we dropped and I had a blast.

Thank you all so much for being there!