Relay for Life #inworldz with @oyo_breedable

The RFL auction was fun today. I actually was able to see and  hear and I didn’t crash. Thought I’d have to drop in, sit still, and shut up for the whole time, but I actually got to bid and won a mixed box panel. The box was donated by Kels and just perfect, except for the fuzzies. Got some stuff I really wanted.

Added kiosks to Dee's Designs area and on breedables sky level.

Added kiosks to Dee’s Designs area and on breedables sky level.

This is what's in the RFL vendor. A Breast Cancer Awareness corral set for your horses.

This is what’s in the RFL vendor. A Breast Cancer Awareness corral set for your horses.

I'm sorry. We're not lovers of fuzzies, our sim is fuzzy free zone, but I had to be onery. Added one of the fuzzy boxes I won to Mystic's halloween display...wonder when she'll notice? hehe

I’m sorry. We’re not lovers of fuzzies, our sim is fuzzy free zone, but I had to be onery. Added one of the fuzzy boxes I won to Mystic’s halloween display…wonder when she’ll notice? hehe

Dee’s Designs Landmark

 

Friday’s RFL @oyo_breedable bundle auction in #inworldz

I took pictures of the special created bundles oyo breedable made for the RFL auction. I didn’t see any notes on if these coats will show up through breeding too or not.  All three are unicorns and the coloring is great on them.

The auction is at 3pm Inworldz time Friday, September 25th and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Many wonderful bundles have been donated by various breeders to go along with the special edition unicorns.

This is one thing I love about oyo. Their generosity in making the special editions is great. And they’ve been extra busy lately on top of everything else. Special thanks to them for making the time to do this!

Awesome purple coat on this unicorn. On raffle stand so may be one anyone can have a chance at getting.

Awesome purple coat on this unicorn. On raffle stand so may be one anyone can have a chance at getting.

Okay, when I saw orange, I thought no way, too Pal Pony for me, but this one is just magical.

Okay, when I saw orange, I thought no way, too Pal Pony for me, but this one is just magical.

Okay a green one too. Magical Forest Unicorn anyone?

Okay a green one too. Magical Forest Unicorn anyone?

Come give to RFL if you can. Or just hang out and show support if you’re broke, like me. I hope to be there, even though I’m stuck in a very bad family expense month right now and have no extra funds to draw from.

http://places.inworldz.com/oYo%20Auction%26Events/205/114/23

SPECIAL UPDATE!!  There was some details I missed out on about these special unicorns. There’s going to be 20 total. See more about what they’ll pass on and so forth at the oyo breedable website here!

http://oyobreedables.org/index.php/8-news/95-special-offer-the-colored-unicorns

 

DR Product Update: More for Landscaping #Inworldz #ambuilding

Going a little cross eyed with this headache so thought we’re due an update here. Virtual life is good. Business growth is good. Both day job and Marion Margaret Press are accomplishing things. I see 2016 being a strong year for me. Real life sucks a little. But in things one cannot avoid.

I know I may whine a bit, but perhaps reading this will get future readers to check back here often, should I have to lay low with sadness at some point. In addition to what went on before, my father was not able to have the second of three surgeries he needed last week. In fact, he can’t have any more without the almost 100% risk of not making it through the surgery. In other words, he’s got to do his best to enjoy his last days, months, or however long God decides to give him. Medically, nothing else can be done.

I’m the youngest. “Daddy’s Girl” Funny. I’ve got grown children and three grand children (yes, I married young), but something like this makes me emotionally feel like a teenager still living at home. Guess everyone feels this when it’s time for their parents.

Anyway…I’m very close to finishing Dunvalos Reach! After what…two years of planning and building? lol A few more buildings, a few more outdoor items, and then the last two stores will fill up quickly once I get the main templates for those products created.

This then leaves the memorial sections to finish, and Dee’s Design. I’m moving the current products in it to another store and re-thinking this one. Needs to be a little more special and not just the same, and perhaps involve a little bit of teaching or sharing on cancer. Trying to decide. One of a kind items? Limited edition exclusive sets? Or what? Not sure yet.

Pink Ribbon Eye Pair in front of Dee's Designs in support of Breast Cancer

Pink Ribbon Eye Pair in front of Dee’s Designs in support of Breast Cancer

My Pink Ribbon Eye mare kept giving daughters and no sons I could put back with her, so I gave up and bought another Pink Ribbon Eye male from Chloe.  Since the mare is named Dee after my mother, the male is Bob after my father.

Summer Horse mares with a Black & Gold Morgan stud.

Summer Horse mares with a Black & Gold Morgan stud. Plants for display will be available for sale in a box together.

New project in oyo breedables that I hope to have a sales line from one day is getting the sun eye onto the morgan coat. This herd gives me another option, actually, because the male also has the crown eye. Could get crown eye onto the summer coat too.

For breedables, we have a few more rare horses at our TR Ranch stand, but they do go quickly. I hope that my herds keep kicking out the coats. I’m about to heaven the extra lives I have out for sale at the TR Ranch stands, so I hope they sell soon. Much is the same at Dunvalos Ranch, except I heavened a lot of the extra crown brands and redesigned the sales area to separate the coats for easier shopping.

White wolf coat on Great Dane body.

White wolf coat on Great Dane body.

Now, you hear me say time and time again I really don’t like the oyo wolves. Not at all. If I get a starter pack and it births wolf, I heaven it. If I get a wolf from a breeder it’s heavened. Except this one. I could sell this white wolf very easily to pay for a few packs of bones, but had to birth it out of curiosity. It actually looks neat! Eye says black, but looks like silver. And it’s out of my rare creme dane pair so she’s going to go back to Dad. May be worth something as a breeder and will make a cool pet when she’s done.

Preview of Halloween display Mystic is currently building in the store area. Halloween's on the way!

Preview of Halloween display Mystic is currently building in the store area. Halloween’s on the way!

Book displays are being updated in the Marion Margaret Press book walk. New books coming out in November!

Book displays are being updated in the Marion Margaret Press book walk. New books coming out in November!

New Rock Pond with girl and waterfall. Sculpt.

New Rock Pond with girl and waterfall. Sculpt.

The newest line for landscaping is the rock ponds. I’m offering four basic rock ponds and then a bunch of different themed ones, with plants, animals, mushrooms, or fairies added in. Some are all sculpt while others are sculpt and mesh combinations.

New double rock pond series.

New double rock pond series.

I also offer 7 different rock ponds with a ivy covered rock behind them for larger landscaping needs. These are mesh and sculpt combined.

Lady Dark Shade Designs coming soon!

Lady Dark Shade Designs coming soon!

Good news! My friend has finally settled into a new home and with internet again after losing everything to a tornado three months ago. She’s setting up her online businesses again and will be back in Inworldz very soon! Lady Dark Shade Designs will be back to Dunvalos Reach soon.

Both the ground level and the upper breedables level are well stocked, with more to come soon!

Dunvalos Reach Stores and Landscaping Level

Dunvalos Reach Breedables, Memorials, More landscaping level

 

 

#Inworldz thinking Breast Cancer and Terraforming

This month marks the one year anniversary for my mother being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Not sure what I’ll do for the fall time yet, but I do need to work on Dee’s Designs. It’s named after my mother and intended to promote breast cancer awareness. Yet, I’ve been so preoccupied I really only just have some products in it and not much guidance. I shall need to work on that.

Chloe has the oyos Breast Cancer horse and has bred the crap out of it. LOL She’s got a lot of eyes. And a few match my current oyos breeding program well, so thought adding one in for my mom’s store would be a good idea. If my pegasus pair sells I may have to choose between more starters or getting another to go with it.

The new mascot for the breast cancer awareness store, featuring the pink ribbon eyes. I named her Dee after my mom.

The new mascot for the breast cancer awareness store, featuring the pink ribbon eyes. I named her Dee after my mom.

I’ve started my 2X2 and today’s plans away from home were cancelled. I’m so thrilled! I get to play!

The first sim for the Kaedara region to be worked on is Enchanted Isles.

In my series, the continent name is Kaedara. Supposed to be South Kaedara but I made a change recently. Books far in the future will deal with the continent to the north of this one and if I name it South Kaedara that sort of limits me to naming the other one North Kaedara. I may not want to, so just going with Kaedara leaves my options open.

The Enchanted Isles is an island country on the southern side of the continent. This is where a civilization I created called Myads live. They’re descended from Dryads. Very human like, yet their skin and hair reflects their special nature. Myads are either Tree Servers or Stone Servers. The island designs will reflect this, of course. Lots of rock and lots of trees.

The ground level will not use a lot of prims, so Enchanted Isles is the sim which also houses the very high up oyos horses sky box. I’ve been stressing Dunvalos Reach out a bit in scripts, if not prims, so I moved most of the breeding age horses that aren’t for sale to Enchanted Isles.

Tests were interesting. Flying around on the skybox I got 90 fps. Ping sim kind of higher than I like, but didn’t seem like something I could control at the time and just have to deal with it. When I set the textures up for the skybox, fps lowered to about 70-80. I contribute that to having to use larger images there. Then when I stood and walked on the skybox it lowered further to 20-25  fps.

Not surprising. One of the biggest lag factors we faced in SL was walking on prims, due to how the computer communicates. Especially mega prims. Most lag conscious builders will use all 10X10s to make the floors. My skybox is with 128X128 sections. At some point I may recreate it out of 10X10s and see what the difference is.

For now I’ve tried one thing with my oyos horses. I rezed 10X10 platforms for them that don’t touch the main floor and have them on those. Food and the servers too. Not sure if that makes a difference but I’m hoping it does help. I also decided not to decor the skybox to keep things down as much as possible and keep both horses and sim as healthy as I can.

At ground level, my fps seems to bounce from 15-30 fps. Not great, considering it’s empty, but this is on my pc that needs replacing. Cool VL viewer. Will test with Firestorm’s new update when I can too. And with the ultra gamer laptop. Which may be interesting, as hubby just updated it to windows 10.  I love the Inworldz viewer but gave up on it. Got tired of issues and crashing.

The results of first terraforming with the Enchanted Isles sim.

The results of first terraforming with the Enchanted Isles sim.

With the ground level terraforming, I’ve noticed one big thing. Terraforming in Inworldz on private island versus terraforming in Second Life on private island is a whole lot more fun.  It’s a lot easier and smoother to get the results you’re going for.

Not sure if the textures will stay as I have them though. I have dolphins in the cove, so I went with two layers of sand and then two layers of grass. May experiment with different ones until I get the look I want.

I’ll try to keep up with the updates as I can this week. We have two family reunions to prepare for and be gone for over next weekend, so not positive how much I can get done this week. Besides going nuts on the 8 hour drive because I would ratherbe building Inworldz. 🙂

 

 

Dunvalos Reach lack of update #inworldz

I can’t really give much of an update for Dunvalos Reach. Things are pretty much cooling off for awhile. There’s so much to deal with for RL work and family issues. But I do have a few things to talk about, and ideas for the future have still been forming.

First of all, store upgrades will be slow. For one, I don’t know when Lady Dark Shade Designs will be able to join us as a full store. Camber, the owner, lost everything to a tornado the night before last. Luckily, she and Nik and their two dogs made it out. Sounds like we’re lucky to even still have them with us.

Scary stories like this is why I demand any house we have has a basement. A few weekends ago we were tormented with flooded towns due to 10 inches of rain in 12 hours and had about 7 tornadoes circling our town. Luckily, our town didn’t have to be evacuated like many around us and no direct hits. Just a lot of damage.

But I saw pictures of those not so lucky around us. Even the basement wasn’t a sure thing in times like this. Still, won’t find me living in a second floor apartment or in a house without a basement again. Lived in tornado alley all my life and learned to respect those creatures early on. Being caught out in a tent in one and live to tell the tale helps me stay respectful.

Should you wish to help a family out directly versus going through Red Cross or another agency, feel free to visit Camber’s fundraising page. http://www.gofundme.com/v4a5wde6  She’s been a good friend of mine for nearly six years. We’re both from pre-beta days of Biobreeds.

For the rest of the stores, there’s a lot of things I want to do. Seems I don’t have this sim fully settled in. Pillows and books finally have gotten some sales this month going, and the traffic is good. There seems to be more interest in the stores than the other areas.

I may dismantle the library and merge Marion Margaret Press into Silverwood, making Silverwood larger. Set up decorative kiosks for MMP through it instead of focusing on MMP. Sadly, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to set up events on the sim for MMP.

And, honestly, I have to search deep and think of where I want to go from here. Sandie kept my heart in the publishing. I’ve always been a writer and will die one. I wrote and illustrated my first book when I was ten, and I know this is the career I’ll go to my maker with, but getting into publishing was something new that cropped up when I worked for publishers.

Publishing can be fun. The business of publishing can be un-enjoyable at times, and it was wearing me down.  It’s possible…well, I don’t want to say. Still a lot of thinking and soul searching to do. But what I do know is that I’ll always have MMP to help her family keep her legacy of words going, as was her last wish. And I’ll have that brick and mortar business again in a few years where her books will be available too.

The new Silverwood will include a memorial area to others lost also. I have more gaming friends to dedicate, Mystic’s mom, and sadly, one or more this year from my family to add. We’re waiting on doctors to tell us how long for one of our parents now.

The other store at the top of the to-do list is Dee’s Designs. I need to get this one ready by fall time, at least, with information and proper dedications. This store is to honor my mother who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last fall and who is still involved in fighting the battle with it.

Then there’s the other designs. For the home level, the homes are going to go out for sale in the home and design store that Mystic and I still have to build product for. And I’m redoing the home level to be mostly horse themed. Multiple styles of corrals, some decor for yards, and a very special centerpiece I have in mind to build for displaying the multiple pegasus I have.

There will still be oyo sales there. Not that I’ve had any in three weeks. But then, I left the markets so there’s only the search and classifieds pointing people to our sim for them.

As for a MMP update, I don’t know what to say. Seems we’re on a bit of a hiatus for it. One artist dealing with serious health situation and in recovery. Other artist dealt with loss of two family members and a bad health thing from it. One editor dealing with health/family issues. One editor still grieving and having a hard time completing the job.

It’s possible that the grieving and recovery period may need to go on longer than we’d like. I’m giving all another week and then checking in with everyone before I go to take care of my parents for awhile. See if we can get back on track when I return and keep the current schedule we have planned. Will be sure to let everyone know.

weekend

A Dunvalos Reach Update #Inworldz

It's Easter Egg Hunt time on Dunvalos Reach sim right now. TWO levels with over thirty eggs hidden. Hints in the sign when you tp in.

It’s Easter Egg Hunt time on Dunvalos Reach sim right now. TWO levels with over thirty eggs hidden. Hints in the sign when you tp in.

Finally have the building duties settled in most of the way, and things will be slower now. Tomorrow I start a full two months of solid fiction writing for fall releases. I’m sure I’ll post some times when my public publisher avatar, Marion Margaret, will be on the sim.

The Book Emporium is partly stocked now. I have a unique line of book shelves to build for it yet, but that will be slow in coming. When I fry my brain from hours of writing and need a break.

Some Elven design shelves and hutches.

Some Elven design shelves and hutches. Some books are in the building now too. Copy and Mod for those who wish to turn them into notecard books for their home shelves.

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Harp plays some music. On the desks are some music boxes available too.

Harp plays some music. On the desks are some music boxes available too.

Trying different ideas with corner desks. There's 8 versions available.

Trying different ideas with corner desks. There’s 8 versions available.

IWbe3_001

IWbe2_001

And every office needs the office cat. These are mesh sets for the desk or shelf or floor in your home.

And every office needs the office cat. These are mesh sets for the desk or shelf or floor in your home.

Be sure to check us out on the sim for the hunt and new products!

Be sure to check us out on the sim for the hunt and new products!

http://places.inworldz.com/Dunvalos%20Reach/133/157/22

I’ve also converted an older level of the sim into a breeding pod ground for my oyos horses. See, there’s this pesky inability to bond them, which makes specialty breeding a bit of a challenge, especially if one can’t be online constantly to make sure the right stud gets the right mare.

So I took my psychedelic marble textures and my ahnonay Myst age background to make a special breeding ground. Sim wide level. Pods and platforms for them.

Thankfully for my busy times, the auto feeder works sim wide very well.

The oyo breeding pod.

The oyo breeding pod.

Special coat oyos designed for the M&K Stables Breast Cancer charity auction.

Special coat oyos designed for the M&K Stables Breast Cancer charity auction for Monday March 30th.