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Join us at 2pm today, Monday 26th January for the start of the new season of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams, when we’ll be visting one of the best known Dr Who/Timelord roleplay regions of New Gallifrey.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

This region houses several timelords’ privates Tardises (Tardes, perhaps?) but also the Panopticon, the focal point for the adventures of the Time;lords who, after the Time War, found themselves trapped in Second Life.  Time travel adapts rather well to Second Life – but in this episode we’ll be concentrating on New Gallifrey itself. The old Panopticon, which we visited way back in 2008 was destroyed as part of a summerlong storyline. Now the new New Gallifrey has emerged, and it really is spectacular.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

We are given a guided tour by Sen Pixie, former Lord President of the High Council of New Gallifrey, Kylie Todriya, who in the New Gallifrey multiverse is the Pythia of the Sisterhood of the Jade Dreamers, and also Chancellor of New Gallifrey, and Rowan Thursday, the High Seeress of New Gallifrey and also Sister Dreamweaver to the Pythia. They are also the primary builders of this magnificent edifice, and of the landscape that surrounds it.

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Inside the Tardis of Coordinator Deimos, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Then we are given a tour of the darkly stylish Tardis belonging to David Abbot, aka Deimos, head of the Celestial Intervention Agency.

This is a show for everyone who loves good design, the potential for roleplay in Second Life and – of course – the universe of Dr Who! So join us, at 2pm today, to travel through time and space.

Tardis on New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Tardis on New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in to the web at 2pm SLT on Monday for a showing on SLartist or on Treet – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds, on the SLArtist.com channel,  the Aview TV Designing Worlds channel – or on the Designing Worlds blog.

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

New Gallifrey, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Visit New Gallifrey at:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Gallifrey/186/146/47
(Please note that this is an ADULT region)
Learn more about the roleplay at: New Gallifrey Public Record: https://ngpublicrecord.wordpress.com/

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Jewellery by Earthstones

Jewellery by Earthstones

One thing that has long fascinated me is the possibilities for intricate detailed jewellery in Second Life. Back in the day, when all jewellery was prim based, it was fascinating to see how jewellers learned to “torture” prims to create something small and incredibly beautiful that could be worn on a wrist, a neck or in an ear. The introduction of mesh has introduced a whole new range of possibilities – and challenges.

Designing Worlds are planning a show on Second Life jewellery with Abraxxa Anatine of Earthstones, and we would love to hear what you would like to learn about the art of making and wearing jewellery in Second Life. Please add your comments below!

And to get you started – here’s a jigsaw featuring Earthstone’s Butterfly Whisper earrings and necklace.

Click to Mix and Solve

In case you’d like to know a little more about the details – here’s a full pic and a style sheet:

Jewellery: Earthstones – Butterfly Whisper set (Opal Mosiac)
Outfit: LaVian&Co: Girl Gone Wild
Skin: Tuli: Eva (petal)
Eyes: Poetic colours: classic – fairy
Hair: .:CHEVEUX:. F059 Hair Blonds 02
Shoes: LaVian&Co: Beverely

Saffia in the Snow in Cor Unum

Saffia in the Snow in Cor Unum

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Catch up with your Prim Perfect jigsaws (showing images of Second Life and other virtual worlds).

If you’d like to submit a photo of your own to feature as a jigsaw, send it to the Prim Perfect Flickr Group. It should be sized 800w x 600h, or else it will need to be re-sized.

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