Friday Night at The Pocket Nov 12, 2010

Great variety, great people, and great live music. Friday Night at The Pocket.. Stop on by..

starts at 8PM PST (SLT) log in to SL and go here:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Freestar%20Bay%20Isle/229/39/22


Audio Post.. A little message from me

Here is the link I mentioned in this audio post.. http://kdigo.org/

 

Thank you,

Denise W.

 


Harbinger. A truly brilliant short film by Phaylen “Hitchcock” Fairchild

I just watched “Harbinger”.  This is my unfiltered immediate reaction.

I use virtual worlds.  I have relationships.  I have fears. I am a real person who has a valid reason and desire to keep her anonymity.  This film touched my fear and made me tremble for a moment.   This film sparked an emotion in me.  This is machinima like nothing else I have seen.  Phaylen.. (WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME ANYWAY?  (NO DONT TELL ME. DONT TELL ANYONE!))  ..Fairchild you are Brilliant. Once again you have raised the bar in machinima.

What is your reaction? More from Phaylen here http://phaylen.com/


2nd life.. 1st life. What am I doing here? What do you suggest?

When I started this blog a few years ago it was pretty much about SL and my adventures in it.  Then 1st life crept in from time to time and now it seems Im blogging here more about 1st life than I am about 2nd life.   I do see 2nd life as just an addition or extension to my 1st life so I don’t see it as a completely separate thing but they are very diffrent subjects most of the time.  In 1st life we dont really have lag or viewer issues and in 2nd life we dont have health issues.. we cant taste food.. etc.

I do like to post stuff on this blog  from friends about events they are having and just cool stuff I find in SecondLife from time to time.   Not that I deserve it but SL Blogger  Daniel Voyager recently put me on his list of Favorite SL blogs ( Thank You Daniel I’m honored because your blog is one of my favorites!) But I also am passionate about some 1st life issues and I just want to share those passions with my friends and whoever else reads this .

So here I am blogging along about 2nd life then I throw in these 1st life posts and .. what.. huh? aaaack!.  I guess this can be confusing.  Also its not doing justice to the blog as a “SL blog” if I talk about 1st life is it?.. Hmm Im not sure.  This might be one for Botgirl to tackle ( I love Botgirl’s essays on stuff).  So I was thinking to start another blog about 1st life or…maybe organize it with ..what are those things called?  Tags?  Keywords?   Could i just seperate it into diffrent pages? Dang I wish I knew this stuff better.  Anyways I would love to hear your comments and see what you think this just so I can get an idea of where I should go next.  Thanks for your help! Please Comment if you have a opinion on this!

Peace,

Denise W. in 1st life  (Delinda Dyrssen in SL)



My farewell to Live n Kickin

When Paisley Beebe owner of Perfect World Productions informed me recently that we would not be filming Live n Kickin anymore my first reaction was sadness.  I loved working on the show.  I loved working with most of the musicians we had on, I loved going out with Paisley and finding locations to film it in (try keeping up with her in a sim!)  and I loved seeing the final product entertain people.

We had a good run over 30 episodes were sucessfully filmed despite the lag made availiable to us by Linden Labs at times ,  despite  RL issues that sometimes can keep us from logging in,  despite everything.. we did it.. and we did it well.

I mostly need to thank Paisley for everything she taught me about doing live television in a virtual world as far as I’m concerned she wrote the book on it.    Thank you Paisley.

I also want to thank the musicains and sim owners who were involved with each episode without you there would be no show.

Thank you to Autumnfoxx Sutherland, Tangle Giano,  Truelie Telling, Cellandra Zon, who all work on the show in different capacities  for periods of time and a special thank you to Superdave Spearmann who stood gaurd  (for griefers) all the way thru the series and even directed some of the last episodes. Thank you to Menubar Memorial for all the last Min things he did for the show.  Thank you to Crap Mariner for his quick wit and help,  Thank you to Bliss Windlow who also helped with the bookings and liason.

The good news is that as of right now all of these episodes are avail to watch anytime on Treet.TV’s website (thank you to Treet TV for airing, filming and editing them!)

I will still be working with Paisley’s Perfect World Productions as a music producer for her show Tonight Live (when I get back from my trip) .  Also I do have a show in the works with Treet.tv but it is a little ways off and I will talk about it more later as more details become available.

Any correspondence about Live n Kickin from this point out should be directed to Perfect World Productions. Thank you.

Peace,

Delinda


Maxwell Grafs.. 2nd Annual Colonoscopy- Fest in SL

Squeeze your cheeks together and go here at 7PM SL http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rustica/130/114/59


More 1st Life.. In some places they want to keep the people sick

While in Tunisia I made two stops to discuss and just to try to raise awareness about an International Paired Kidney Exchange Database.

The first was  a hospital called  “Clinique Avicenne” where  I had the chance to talk to their equivalent of  a Nephrologist.  He is excited about the idea and does know of programs in effect in Europe but with Tunisia being a country with a relatively small population the idea has never really been put forth there.  “An international database would give  life saving opportunities to their people that they never would have otherwise” he told me.

After my visit at Clinique Avicenne we then went to a dialysis care giver in Sousse about 140 Kilometers south of Tunis.  There I spoke individually with  a few people who were going in for treatment and some during thier treatment about the possibillity of a international paired exchange database and what it involves..  These people had not even heard about this possiblity and once they understood I could see thier eyes light up with hope.  One of the nurses went to the man who seemed to be the director of the clinic and spoke to him in french about what I was there telling them and he promptly escorted me out of the clinic and told me outside that they didnt want american solutions to dialysis here simply because of these people did not need dialysis this clinic would not exist and people who worked  there would not have jobs to feed thier families!

When I left there I thought about the hope in those peoples eyes.  But a tear came to mine when I thought about the uphill battle this could be in some places.

 


Friday Night at The Pocket Oct 29 2010

Dang Cellandra what a great lineup! ( I think OhMy ought to fire me and keep you on the job when I get back!) I hope to get up early Sat morning here in Tunisia so I can be there!

at 8PM PST (SLT) log in to SL and go here:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Freestar%20Bay%20Isle/229/39/22

 


Time Traveler?

Was about to get to sleep and I saw this video..  what do you think?


A quick story from Morocco. Two lives changing.

Im Trying to save my stories of this trip I am currently on for a little book I want to (self)  publish full of pictures and stories of my adventures that I can hopefully use to raise awareness about Paired Kidney Donor Exchange.. but I just have to share this one with you…

Early Saturday Morning here in Casablanca  I got up and went to the airport to use the internet connection inside the private ( soon to be used for an air Charter service) airplane that we are using for this trip.  I had made arrangements for the 15 year old boy “Circo” who we met earlier the day before to sort of stand guard near the airplane for me while I was in it since it would be about 3AM while I was there  (yeah Friday night at The Pocket starts at 3AM Saturday in Morroco!)

Circo was waiting for me at the Airport and promptly stood guard as I asked him and all was good.  Then it began to rain and I saw him sitting on top of a step ladder with no umbrella .. getting wet so I told him to come on inside the cabin with me and stay out of the weather.  I plugged my laptop speakers in to the cabin system so he could hear (the Live Music coming from SL) too and I we talking.

Soon I found out that Circo is an orphan and is raising his 9 year old sister alone  the best he can.  I also found out that his dream is to be a pilot, and he had never been in the air in an airplane in his life.   Right then I knew that once my brother woke up I would ask him to come over and take this boy in the air and at least let him experience it for the first time.

Daylight came and and I sent Circo home and told him to come back with his sister if he wanted that I would make arrangements with my brother to meet him and take them up.  The smile on his face was literally from ear to ear.  For me it was a reward that I cannot explain but it made me feel soo good to be able to bring some joy to a kid who is having such a hard life.

Circo left and I went back to the hotel where I found my brother and his kids were just getting up. My brother agreed to go take them up we headed back for the airport right after breakfast.

My brother and I are  always at odds and complete opposites when it comes to money and  … well the whole issue of capatalisim as a whole.  I have always been very peace-love-share- the- wealth,  everyone should live equally no one should go hungry in this world type of person and my brother has always been about making money,  your playing the cards your dealt so live with it for the people who cant make it for  themselves type thinking. (he did donate a kidney for me though)

One of my goals when I agreed to come on this trip was to spend some time trying to raise awaress about Medical issues  surrounding paired kidney exchange and an international database around the world and to show my brother how rewarding it can be to help others and stop thinking about yourself for a while.  Hoping that leading by example he might pick up on it by the end of a couple of months with me.

Circo and his little sister and my brother and me and the kids went up thru the clouds on this rainy morning.  My brother let Circo sit in the right seat and take the controls for about 20  minuets.

Circo’s smile and joy got to my brother.  When we landed he asked me to stay with the kids and he took Circo somewhere with him.  When they came back  it was announced that Circos full flying lessons and ground schooling and exams were pre paid for by my brother.

Circos dream of becoming a pilot can now come true.. his life has changed.  he can take his time studying he still has a few years before he is old enough to get his licence but he can start now.

My brother found out the joy of helping out others.  His life is also changed.

:-)

Peace.. Denise W.

I will have pictures of Circo and his ear to ear smile in the book. The pictures in this post are just from google.


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