Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bloggers Month Comes to an End

bloggers by Kara 2
bloggers, a photo by Kara 2 on Flickr.
(Scarlett Luv, Wendz Tempest, Anarya Elderslie, Aarya Phantomhive, Vaneeesa blaylock, Paypabak Writer, Zet Avril, Ravensong Merlin, Peep Sideshow, Kara Trapdoor, Daalee)

Vaneesa Blaylock's blogger's month (June) has come to a close and I got in on the bloggers final lineup photo.  The blogger fun, workout equipment and info. was in LEA11 which I previously posted about. I'll write more about it later, but it's very late right now.  I'm second from back in the pic if you are looking for me.  I posted more than one per day this month, which is not hard for me at all, as I'm mostly fluff and stuff.  It was fun following along with a great group of SL bloggers. 
For more info check here:

FABOO Swimwear in 4th Of July Town... cool sim and cool clothes for the holiday

Visit 4th of July Town here:

Visit Faboo Store here:

Untitled by Kara 2

Untitled by Kara 2
I got this cool bikini just in time for 4th of July from FABOO and it comes with 3 styles of bottoms with and without strings and one top with strings to use with or without the included lolas appliers.  I took some picks without lolas in the super fun 4th of July Summer town by Laura Liberty.  This is a place I visit annually for seasonal fun and she has freebies, ongoing fireworks, many things to play on and buy such as watch a movie in the drive in, dance in the old fashions soda shop, play on the animated slip n slide, pie eating contest, parade to join in, sack races you can do with friends and many shops with clothes, decorations, foods, gifts, all the novelty fun things on the sim etc.  Check it all out for your 4th of July fun in SL.

Untitled by Kara 2

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lingerie Bowl 2013

Lingerie Bowl 2013 a video by Kara Trapdoor on Flickr.

I told ya I'd have my camera loaded : )

My Cool Twi'lek Alien and A Couple of Sci Fi Explores

So I was out with the Clubbing Connection gang, club hopping, and it was Sci Fi night (Steampunk night is coming up tonight) and someone had on a Twi'lek alien which reminded me I wanted to get one.  So I ran over to Skindustrial Bodywerks and picked up the blue version, but it comes in many colors. They have a cool photo booth type pose area with various poses and backgrounds to take pics in like I did in this first pic.  I also got the SKBW cybercatsuit (2nd pic) which looks great and I just left my Twi skin on and changed out for some red D!va hair, so I'm the blue redhead standing in the middle of their add pics on the 2nd photo.  Both come with lola and nipple options which I am not wearing in the pics.  Visit here for yours:

Doomed Spaceship by Kara 2Industrial bodywerks by Kara 2

Then I went over to Inspire Spacepark/Shinda which is a VERY well known fun hangout in cyberland full or rich textures of planets, celestial beings and galaxies, many poses, dances, particle shows, hangouts, etc. for a pic. Visit here:

AlienKara by Kara Trapdoor

After that I hopped on over to the Doomed Spaceship for a pic in their entry teleporter area that has this cool dual sided sort of fire thing to stand in and when you take the teleport you see yourself sliding down some strange tunnel type thing into the ship corridors.  The place is huge with many twists and turns you can get lost in, but don't miss the hospital, chapel, central area with alien pods and another room that has a squishy looking tentacled large many eyed being, both of which rooms you will need to be careful in, if you don't care to be probed.. if you know what I mean. Or if you like that.. enjoy.   (adult for sure)  Visit here:

Doomed Spaceship by Kara Trapdoor

It's Official, The SL Lingerie Bowl is Sold Out! But Watch the Stream

June 29th 6pm SLT
It's official, the SL Lingerie Bowl is sold out!  Probably the first sold out game all season? Figures.  Nah, really I don't know about that.  But I do know this game is sold out, so, you can't get tickets any more.  But if you want, here is the stream so you can follow along in live stream:

So, how do I know all about this? My good friend Kathy Nikolaidis is playing in the game Saturday the 29th at 6pm SLT, and after practice she showed me her "lingerie Uniform" to show me how respectable it was going to be.  Yeah yeah, I'll come in my skivvies too. You know I'm coming with a fully loaded camera.  I snapped a sneaky snap of her for a sneak peek here:
Kathy Lingerie Bowl by Kara 2

Thursday, June 27, 2013

DamiaxArt Gallery, Art-Inside

Visit here:

The DamiaxArt Gallery by Damiax Anatra'Thor (damiax.thor), is super super cool.  It's not a huge gallery, but very full of detail.  This gallery showcases numerous pieces of famous RL art, each with an artist description and information.  The really fun part though is when you click directly on a piece it "opens up" to reveal a room inside that once you click into it your tiny avatar goes into the scene where you can pose in the picture, like as if you were the subject.  I tried to capture the process in pictures here but it's such a cool place it really has to be visited to appreciate.  Some have poses for two and some for one.  Some are even animated. So, not only is it educational, it's also immersive, unique and fun.  This would be a great place to dress in character and take pics. Be sure to check it out for yourself!

(2 examples here)
art inside_012 by Kara 2
(The Original Picture:John William Godward  Sweet Siesta In A Summer Day (1891) )
art inside_013 by Kara 2
(You can see how a window starts to open)
art inside_010 by Kara 2
( I took a pose and accepted the free flute to use and a friend took the seated pose)
art inside_011 by Kara 2
(closer shot)
art inside_014 by Kara 2
(inside-looking out into the gallery)


art inside_007 by Kara 2
(Again, an original picture: Salvador Dali Mae West 1934)
art inside_005 by Kara 2
(The window starting to open)
art inside_008 by Kara 2
(Me standing on a table in the middle of the room, art all around me)


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Sum of Our Parts at Nitroglobus Gallery, Opening Party June 29th 1-4pm SLT. Open today through July

The Sum of Our Parts by Kara 2

The Sum of Our Parts, a photo by Kara 2 on Flickr. (add photo by Alles)
Pre-Opening today, 6-26-13 at 8am SLT with opening party this Saturday, June 29th 1-4pm SLT.  These two fun and intriguing artists combined in the always interesting Nitroglobus Gallery should make for a great show.  Owners of the gallery Dido and Nitro always do a great job of decorating for the shows and they have done so again with this exhibit in a reflective watery setting complete with rain, rubber duck swim tube, cattails, and umbrellas provided!  Visit here:

nitroglobus by Kara 2
(Of course I ran in early for a quick snap for my blog)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Inside Art Gallery at LEA23

Visit here:

Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Ginger Lorakeet, RL artist who has her "Inside Art Gallery" over at the Beleza sim next to Split Screen now has LEA23 which is a very fun immersive installation incorporating her special art into a Alice in Wonderland theme.  Visitors start by going through a maze with fun pose spots along the way, wander through the mad hatters tea party, cross the giant chess board, go through a giant garden, meet some strange creatures,  meander through various interesting places culminating at the immersive art of Ginger that fans have really been "getting into"! Lots of fun and great photo ops.  Check it out.  I first blogged Ginger's gallery here: where you can see more of her immersive art.  If you want to visit her other in-world gallery visit here:
Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Inside Art Gallery by Kara 2

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lingerie Bowl

lingerie bowl by Kara 2
lingerie bowl, a photo by Kara 2 on Flickr.

Great!  Something interesting to do in SL later in the day on my RL birthday.  And my good friend Kathy will be playing in this too, so even better. I guess it's like powder puff football?  IDK, but she's been practicing for it.  Sounds interesting to me.  I asked if she's going to be wearing lolas and the new physics/bounce for them in her skivvies.  That apparently is a negatory, as she said, "No, I'll just be in my respectable skivvies".  As long as they are clean and not granny panties I guess. Whatever, I'm there with fully loaded camera.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

PassionCove Poses to Benefit 2 Great Sims Annwn Willows and Flocke

See here for poses by my friend Peter Jackson:

Peter's Poses by Kara 2
(pose balls or a good cause)
jenn_023 by Kara 2

I took some pics with Peter's pose balls in Annwan Willows with my friend Lou.  The poses  and scenery were awesome!  If you want to visit the sim go here:

To find more of Peter's poses check out the marketplace link at the top of this post.  Their site states:

"All poses come to you with pose balls (no copy/no transfer, modifiable). And with the animations which are no copy/ no mod/ no transfer.
If you have ideas for custom poses, don't hesitate to contact either myself or Peter in world by dropping a note card. Custom adjusting available.
All proceeds go to Flocke and Annwn Willows photographic sims to help keep them on the grid."
This is great because both Flocke and Annwn Willows are amazing sims to explore. 

Peter's Poses by Kara 2

poses 2.jpg by Kara 2

Franks 6 Year Anniversary Celebration!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Liquid Inferno Club Changing Locations Sunday

Visit here:
Jenn, Liquid Inferno.jpg by Kara 2
(Jenn working at the new location)

Liquid Inferno club is relocating this Sunday with an awesome new build and partial change in ownership.  Owners, Jenn  Silvermoon/onlyjenn who returns with fyrestopper Resident/Blaze Milan, will be opening in the new club Sunday for their 4-6 SLT set. Jenn said the new place is hotter than ever with space for some stores and casino style gaming tables in the back and a sitting lounge area off the main dance floor that is surrounded by an active fire ring and walls of flowing fire and lava.  The dragon will be returning with a dragon theme etched into the central smoky dance floor area. Until Sunday catch them in their regular location and then Sunday at 4 use the link above to find them in their brand new club and location.                Their club info. reads:

                                                     ☠ ◣◥◣◥ ☠  ŁIQЦID IПFΣЯПO  ☠ ◣◥◣◥ ☠
                                                         αвѕolυтely тнe нoттeѕт clυв oɴ тнe ɢrιd!             
coмe pαrтy wιтн υѕ αɴd dαɴce тo мυѕιc ғroм geɴreѕ sυcн αѕ ιɴdυѕтrιαl, нαrd rocĸ, eвм, нαrdcore,
                                                  αlтerɴαтιve, мeтαl, pυɴĸ, ɢoтнιc αɴd dαrĸwαve.
                                                    ☠  ɢιve ιɴ тo тнe ғιre тнαт вυrɴѕ wιтнιɴ!  ☠                               
                                               djѕ cυrreɴlтy ѕтreαмιɴɢ ιɴ тнe eveɴιɴɢ ѕlт hours!"
Liquid Inferno by Kara 2
                                                          (I snapped a shot of the dance floor, under construction)
 The club looks sooo much better in person than my photo shows, as the fire in the walls ebbs and flows.  When it's all done it will be a lot of fun.  Really cool, errr HOT!   Check it out.  I initially blogged about this club last October and they have been busy and going strong ever since.  If you want to see the quick video I made back then in their current/prior building before this new one, check it out here:                        

Super Full Moon Weekend

Untitled a video by Kara Trapdoor on Flickr.
I posted this video to my Flickr May 4, 2011. I was thinking about the big "Super Full Moon" we are getting Saturday so am reposting here to go with this blog post.

"Full moon falls on June 23, 2013 at 11:32 UTC (6:32 a.m. CDT in the U.S.). Thus, for many, the moon appears about as full in the June 22 evening sky as it does on the evening of June 23. This full moon is not only the closest and largest full moon of the year. It also presents the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The moon will not be so close again until August, 2014. In other words, it’s not just a supermoon. It’s the closest supermoon of 2013."  More info. here

Also known as the  perigee full moon the moon this weekend should be amazing.  Check out the link or google others to see what it could mean to tides, affects on people, etc.  Pretty cool!

Monday, June 17, 2013

4 Great Explores in Second Life

4 Great Explores

Tesla Isle by Kara Trapdoor

Isle of Tesla
Visit here:
Steampunk, home to Unzipped store with fun costumes, hair, etc.
Borobudur Temple by Kara 2
Borobudur Temple, a photo by Kara 2 on Flickr.
Borobudur Temple
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Kingdom of Jordan by Kara Trapdoor

Kingdom of Jordan
Visit here:
Nature explore, very well done

Gilmour by Kara Trapdoor
Visit here:
Magical nature explore

Summerfest June 15-29

otter in summerfest by Kara 2
otter in summerfest, a photo by Kara 2 on Flickr.
Visit Summerfests here:
Official Summerfest 2013 web site here:
Ok, so I went and got one of the mesh otter avs everyone is running around in. Yup, they are way cute and have a fun hud.  Visit Summerfest for some cool summer clothes, accessories, and builds.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

007 at The Mercury Room

007 a video by Kara Trapdoor on Flickr.

Visit here:

Tonight there was a fun James Bond event at The Mercury Room.  Soni and Bel were all decked out in James Bond attire and tp'd myself and my buddy, Lowe Runo in to check it out.  The place was looking great with a helicopter up front, briefcases with guns being  passed around, shark swimming around under the dance floor, and there was some great Bondish attire all around.  The music was from the many movies and we all had a fun time.  I made a little video of Mr. Runo and myself dancing... be sure to watch the whole thing and keep your eyes on my bu..... err... his hands.

James bond collage.jpg by Kara 2

Saturday, June 15, 2013

SL10B Opens June 16-Looking Forward, Looking Back

SL10b a video by Kara Trapdoor on Flickr.

SL10B Opening Sunday June 16, until June 29th. Visit here:

SL10B Community Birthday Celebration official web site here:

Happy 10th birthday Second Life!  Normally I like to run or walk around the SL birthday bashes and most explores, which I did here, but then I took the pod riders around which was great because the commentary gave a nice summary (created by each exhibitor) of the places going by, including important features, if they had a freebie, etc.  Of course I kept having to hop off to explore an exhibit here and there or immerse myself a bit more than just riding by.

Misc Info:
-20 sims June 16-29
- I like the theme "Looking Forward, Looking Back, as quite a few of the exhibits show some history of SL.
-The cake this year is a huge tree like structure with a fruit topped cake suspended in the upper branch portion area with the stage and open dance area just below. 
-This year there are huge landscaped areas including under water. 
-Granted some of the exhibits are pretty blatantly self promotional, but in the case of Second Life a user made world, I suppose that is ok.  It is a melting pot of creations from creators that makes it what it is. So, as long as it's quality I don't mind this, and even appreciate picking up a few new landmarks. 
-Be sure to check the official web site, as there is a ton of interesting and important information including photo contests, a online puzzle game, list of events, etc.
-It's a bit laggy, as all huge and busy events are, so remember to dress down (not nakie as it's a G sim), just low scripts will do.
-I didn't get in on a press tour, so I really don't know the official highlights or special features, so if you don't see something here or on another bloggers space that grabs your eye, be assured there is something for everyone.

One thing I always like to do at the birthday celebrations is visit bear island.  This is always off to one side and is filled with past and present Linden bears free for the taking.  You can see photos and info on them here:
This year LL is also offering that cool free avatar bear off SL Marketplace that I previously put on and did a little bear machinima dance a few posts back.  Marketplace has a ton of free SL10b items and shopping around the community birthday sims you will find many of the exhibitors also offer their own freebies. The exhibits are a lot of fun to see and some are really impressive.  Be sure to check it all out while you can.

UWA Art Challenge and Reflections of a Life by Devi Sky

Visit UWA art here:

Check out the UWA blog featuring their art, contests, rules and prize information and so much more.

Devisky's Youtube link here:

The above machinima was put together by DeviSky using all 64 entries in the UWA Reflections art challenge. 

UWA continuously puts forth exceptional art build and machinima contests in Second Life with huge prizes including prizes for the winners as well as audience participation awards meaning even if you can't or don't submit artworks to the contests you may win in a large way simply by viewing them and voting for favorites.  Plus it's always fun to go over there, as she these large often immersive and interactive builds are cool to see.  This selection includes a wide variety of displays and artists from the well known Glyph Graves with all sound movements of a masked dancing couple generated by the interaction between the New York Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in real time, to the ever impressive media cubes of Thoth Jantzen to a cool sound and particle walk through by Nino Vichan and some you teleport to such as Blue Tsuki's, "Who Are You?" that was fun to see.  But most of all be sure you don't miss Carmsie Melodie and Struthious' 3 level "Looking Back" with sound, particles, mesh, and sits with teleport door entry.  It's found in the middle panel of exhibits that one teleports up into separate small installation spaces that are larger and immersive.
                          Some pics I took while visiting UWA Reflections Art.
UWA by Kara 2

UWA by Kara 2

UWA by Kara 2

UWA by Kara 2

UWA by Kara 2

UWA by Kara 2

Bliss Couture Closing-90% Off Sale

Visit here:

Bliss Couture Closing Sale Ad by Kara 2

After 5 years as a popular shopping spot for SL fashionistas, Bliss Couture is closing with a huge sale.  I have to say I was pretty surprised about this one, as owner, Amutey Decuir, is continuously putting out many items from her well known gowns to casual attire. There is a note about her closing and it states there will be a few more new items released yet before the final days, which I have yet to find figure out when that will be.  In the mean time be sure to get in for what you want and at sale prices.

bliss couture_001 by Kara 2

Friday, June 14, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo in "Blurred Lines" (feat. Robin Thicke and Ph...

LEA11, June is Avatar Blogger Crossfit Month

Visit inworld here:

And at Vanessa's blog for full details of the exhibits, events, links and more information here:

lea11 blogger month_009 by Kara 2

So, after I made my movie poster for Berry's SL Movie Poster Challenge (see 2 posts back) I went over to LEA11 (for the 2nd or 3rd time) to put my poster in with a bunch of others.  I have to say just WOW at the quality of the graphics and concepts on these things from a variety of people.  I was almost embarrassed to add mine, but then I figured,  "what the heck, who cares?  Everyone else can just feel that much better about theirs now."  So I added mine.

 I also was lucky to meet with Vanessa Blaylock, who dropped in for a chat.  I told her what a great idea her LEA space is with the blogger June crossfit month workout equipment and stations for bloggers and Berry's section for blogger movie posters, etc.  I had more time this visit to actually absorb and explore it properly.  I added my blog to one of the treadmills and snapped a few pics for my blog here. Vanessa has some fun events going on there so be sure to take the link up top here over to her blog for details.  They are for everyone, not just for bloggers so check it out.
lea11 blogger month_013 by Kara 2

lea11 blogger month_011 by Kara 2
                                                          (my poster, myself, and Vanessa)
lea11 blogger month_002 by Kara 2