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Archive for November 5th, 2012

Fireworks over Living Tree, photograph by Crap Mariner

Fireworks over Living Tree, photograph by Crap Mariner

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 5th November, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams. It’s the 5th of November – the day when the UK celebrates the defeat of a plot by religious extremists to blow up the Houses of Parliament (the year was 1605 and the religious extremists were Roman Catholics – which does rather demonstrate that this sort of thing has been around for rather a long time).

In the United Kingdom, we celebrate with Firework Parties – a popular name for the celebrations is “Bonfire Night”. So we decided to celebrate on Designing Worlds by taking a look at Second life fireworks, and how they are used.

More fireworks from Marianne McCann, photo by Crap Mariner

More fireworks from Marianne McCann, photo by Crap Mariner

There are lovely displays from a variety of fireworks makers – including Freddie Bleac, Damanios Thetan and Loki Eliot, with displays staged by Elizabeth Tinsley, Marianne McCann and Loki Eliot – and we see how the ChangHigh Trinity sisters use fireworks in thei amazing routines.

And there’s a peak at an old Designing Worlds show (it was MetaMakeover then!) when Elrik Merlin made his very first appearance on the show, talking about firework tradition.

The ChangHigh Sisters sensational Fire Show

The ChangHigh Sisters sensational Fire Show

All in all, this is a very fun – and very beautiful – show – make sure that you don’t miss it! So do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

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You can now see Designing Worlds’ visit to the dark and beautiful world of Venexia on the web!

Venexia is an adult roleplay sim with a vampire theme. It’s set in a time when La Serenissima, the beautiful Venice that inspired this region, was at the height of its power and, some would suggest, its decadence. This stunningly lovely region, created by Baal Zobel and  Kora Zenovka, certainly promises both power and decadence, and the enthusiastic patrons have evolved a rich and complex roleplay, befitting the surroundings.

Venexia

Venexia, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Visitors can join in or, if they wish to remain out of character, can simply visit (although we’d recommend you adapt a suitable costume to allow you to discreetly blend with your surroundings).

In the company of the Contessa Seabreeze  (who is, under another name, an old friend of the show!), Nena Easterwood and Amberlyssa Marie Bauerhoff, we explore some of the beautiful locations and discuss some of the roles and traditions that are practised in Venexia.

The canals of Venexia

The canals of Venexia, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

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