Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Squonk Makes Some Lindens!!

You don't need to have Lindens ($) in Second Life, but it helps. So far Squonk Lockjaw has just been able to explore. He hasn't purchased anything because he hasn't had any moolah. But tonight Squonk found a way to make some Lindens. He made 125 Lindens answering trivia questions at Black Hearts Cafe. Luckily, Squonk is good at trivia. He also picked up some unqiue dance moves , some of which involved floating and dancing upside down (see above). Anyway, answering trivia isn't exactly a respectable job, but it works!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Eve PJ Party

Last night was New Year's Eve and Squonk Lockjaw happened upon a pajama party. It was very crowded and thus Second Life was moving very slowly. Squonk did notice some Muppet items among the crowd. The Kermit the Frog slippers shown above were pretty cool. Another young lady (see below) was dressed up in her Elmo jammies.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Green Lanterns of Second Life

Of all the superheroes, the one that intrigues me most is the Green Lantern. So I was thrilled to encounter "New Oa" in Second Life. This is the headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps. Now Lockjaw just needs a Green Lantern costume and he'll be all set. There are people selling GL costumes in world, but he needs some more Lindens (that's Second Life money) before that can happen.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Squonk Lockjaw is a Party Animal!

Squonk's been making the rounds of several Second Life parties lately. The other night he dropped into Eternal Creations right in the middle of what appeared to be a costume party. Here you can see Batman and Pac-Man were tearing up the dance floor with the likes of Papa Smurf, Freakazoid and others.

This evening, Squonk was just exploring and happened upon a replica of the house from "Psycho." That was cool enough, but just down the road he found Brandi's Diner.

A Christmas party was just starting up. The DJ was decked out as Santa Claus spinning hits of the 50's and 60's, not to mention a bunch of holiday favorites too.

As you can see, Rudolph was a bit...well...different than I remember. Anyway, Brandi's Diner was a fun place. The 50's style look was very well done. Just down the road a SL version of Graceland is under construction. Squonk will have to check back when it is done.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Modern Stone Age

This evening, Squonk paid a visit to one of the coolest places he's found in Second Life...Bedrock! Yep, it's a virtual recreation of the Flintstone's home town!

First, Squonk took a tour of the town in The Great Gazoo's spaceship. Among the sites to see are the homes of the Flintstones and the Rubbles, the Bedrock Bowling Alley, Mr. Slate's quarry, and the Bedrock Airport.

I had heard there were all sorts of really creative environments that users had created in Second Life, but honestly I hadn't encountered very many yet. Bedrock is really creative! The detail is really amazing, and there's lots of stuff to do like bowling or riding a dinosaur powered Ferris wheel. To whoever is responsible, great work!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dance Like David Danced?

Tonight I arrived at Molaskey's (since that's the last place I visited) and, alas, there was no live music. But I got chatting with one of the folks who runs the place and they recomended checking out a place called Tableau. There wasn't anything going on there either, but it was a cool place to explore. Someone sure put a lot of work into the look of the place.

Then, after trying out some sky-diving (sorry no pics), I moved on to the beach at Eternal Creations. This is a Christian gathering place and tonight they were tearing up the dance floor. It kind of made me laugh thinking about all my friends who went to Wheaton College, where dancing was verboten. Wonder if they would've gotten away with it in Second Life? Of course, this was 15 years ago, I understand the dancing restriction has since been lifted.

Squonk just sat and watched for a bit...then he actually figured out how to join in the dancing. Too bad he couldn't figure out how to stop.

Monday, December 3, 2007

More Music at Molaskey's Pub

Tonight Squonk Lockjaw took in some more live music over at Molaskey's Pub, and tonight's performer had a bit better grasp on his guitar.

Squonk is also becoming a bit more comfortable interacting with others in this virtual world. After complimenting this young lady on her choice of head gear, Squonk joined her at her table to listen to the music. Though his virtual breath must have stunk since she got up and left right after this photo was snapped.