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The Drax Files: World Makers [Episode 26: Absinthe] now available


Draxtor Despres has just uploaded Episode 26 called Absinthe and it’s now available to watch on YouTube. This episode is all about the fashion industry & identity in under 5 minutes.

“Second Life is so multifaceted that you can’t really make a judgement as to whether somebody’s activity is more serious than somebody else’s!” says Absinthe, a virtual super model: “I get up in arms when people put down Second Life as escapism!”

Yes Absinthe, who works with HIV/AIDS children in her day job, fully embraces her SLelebrity status despite the raised eyebrows of friends and colleagues when she mentions what she terms “my hobby”.

Check this out and spread the word! :)

More info about Episode 26

Indeed there is no shortage of articles which dismiss in particular the fashion industry in this largest user-created virtual world as lonely adults playing Barbie & Ken after-hours.

But there is so much more underneath this playful engagement with avatar dolls: exploration of identity, ethnicity, class and embracing the creative impulse in all of us, those are just a few themes that run alongside Absinthe’s story.

Not to mention that her FEROSH project has brought her recognition beyond the virtual realm as this fashion compendium is available in physical print, rivaling RL publications in its beautiful presentation and style.

But let us for now simply embrace the wonderful distraction of some talented women in gorgeous dresses, accessories and hair.

I think this episode is fantastic and I have to say Absinthe is amazing from watching. Thanks Drax for another great episode and I’ll look forward to the next one. Glad that Second Life was mentioned once again. Yay! :D

The last Drax Files for 2014 – Episode 25: Oblee


Draxtor Despres has uploaded episode 25 called Oblee on 30th December 2014 and this month it’s all about music. Oblee performs every week in Second Life reaching out to a global audience via live musical performances. Oblee is definitely one of the top performers in Second Life playing amazing music.

The episode runs for 4 minutes and 59 seconds. Check it out and spread the word about episode 25 with friends.

This is the last Drax Files for 2014. More great episodes to come in 2015 i’m sure. Well done to Drax for an incredible series of the drax files during 2014. I can’t wait to watch more in 2015.

Episode 25 details 

“I do not see a conflict between the virtual and the natural world!” says Indie Musician Oblee.

He lives – with wife, chickens and a brandnew puppy – on a remote 7 acre piece of land in Durango Colorado, but through virtual reality he can connect to a global audience: “I can do a world tour in one day”, he says about his gigs in Second Life, where he plays solo shows as well as collaborative ‘multi-streams’ with fellow musicians from all over the world: “I can feed my chickens during the day and play concerts at night.”

Oblee owns only one synthesizer alongside an eclectic assortment of acoustic instruments: ” I am actually bringing a bit of the real world into virtual reality!”

And so Oblee’s debut album “Wow Bob Wow” – produced in the physical realm but financed entirely through the virtual currency Linden Dollar [Oblee’s Second Life earnings from club and gallery owners who book him to play their venues] – is a perfect example of the synergetic effect of being engaged in both worlds.

“This is what I tell fellow musicians who do not understand VR or SL: that money is to be made here! When I mention that, they are interested all of a sudden. I mean, these are people, when you dangle a dollar bill in front of them, they will play Rolling Stones cover songs for an hour easily…”

The success Oblee has in Second Life has boosted his self-confidence to keep pursuing a music career outside of the digital realm as well:

“When you can do something in virtual reality, who is going to stop you from doing it in REAL reality?”

And to that, there is nothing more to add. Not in this world, or any other…..

Locations shown in this video: After Dark, Legion, Templemore, Firefly, Bwomp, Bay City, The Pen, Cica Ghost, Tart Gallery, Nipponbashi Club, Pinoy Hideout, The Vortex

Special thanks to Marianne McCann for wrangling extra actors on the ground and building beautiful sets. Thanks also to Pupito from Engrama for playing such forceful drums during a Depeche Mode cover…..

For more information about Oblee go to http://obleemusic.com/

See previous episodes of the drax files series here. You can follow Oblee on Twitter to stay updated on his upcoming performances in Second Life. Woooot!

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing you a lovely day filled with family and friends, yummy food and goodies. Thank you to everyone that has read my blog this year and I can’t wait to blog more in 2015! :)

The owl meets Santa

Happy Christmas! 

The Snowman vs The Owl

It’s christmas!! 

Wishing you all a successful and prosperous 2015!!! :D 

Let’s celebrate! :) 

 

Fun christmas otter fish slapping fight at Abranimations


Watch this new video uploaded by Saffia Widdershins showing a fun christmas otter fish slapping fight in progress at Abranimations in Second Life. Apparently the owner called Abramelin Wolfe is giving out nice gifts this week. Woooot!

Abranimations is one of the Second Life stores with an Advent calendar this year – and owner Abramelin Wolfe is giving away some great gifts – including these cute otter avatars, complete with animations and wet fish to fight with! So when I went over today to collect my gift and found a grand otter fish slapping fight in progress – well, I couldn’t resist filming it!

Draxtor adventures with SL GO in real life


Check out this new advert featuring Draxtor Despres using SL Go on the road with surprise voice near the end featuring Torley Linden. The advert runs for 1 minute and 13 seconds. It’s time to go outside and play! :)

  • Sign Up for FREE - 7 day free trail
  • $9.95 (£6.95) per month for unlimited access.
  • Or, pay as you go for only $1.00 (£0.70) per hour
  • SL Go is available on iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, PCs and Macs.

Spread the word, go outside and enjoy SL Go!

 

Ghost Train Ride at London City Dungeons in Second Life


Torric Rodas has uploaded a new video this week on the new ghost train ride at London City Dungeons in Second Life which is really cool and exciting. The video runs for 1 minute and 51 seconds featuring scary scenes from the ghost train ride and more. Wooooot!!! :D

Ride the Ghost Train through 10 crypts featuring the horrible history of Britain throughout the ages. Each catacomb relieves another era from Jack The Ripper, The Black Death, Boiling in Oil and other pleasantries that put the Great in Britain…. all from the comfort of your arm-chair!

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New Video: Avatars for Net Neutrality!


Draxtor Despres uploaded a new video called Avatars for Net Neutrality! on Wednesday 17th September 2014. The  video runs for 1 minute & 32 seconds. See the video below! 

While we might not be able to get rid of all lag in Second Life we most certainly should raise our voice in the battle for the net.

Watch more episodes of The Drax Files here.