Saturday, January 8, 2011
A party to send Neart out with a bang was held Friday at 5pm SLT. So many people turned up that the party was moved to the neighboring sim, County Cork.
The turn-out was not surprising considering how Neart is deeply embedded in surf history. Bobbi Laval organized the party, which also held a mini competition. The last competition to be surfed at Neart. Conall McGinnis of the West of Ireland Estates DJ'd the event, and did a damn fine job.
West of Ireland is a series of sims that, as the name somewhat implies, are inspired by Ireland. All proceeds from the sims' events benefit the War Child charity, and there are several donation bins available on a daily basis. It is due to the changing of how Linden Labs is charging charities for sims that led to the closing of Neart as reported by Kantbe Thursday previously on SurfWatch (See: Time to Say Goodbye to Another Old Friend)
The mini competition held was judged by Jordan Mendle and Wilfrid DeCuir. Harbor Piers took the final crown at Neart. Check out the rest of the results below:
1st: Harbor Piers - 8.25
2nd: Wicked Carver - 7.75
3rd: Avidward Flagon - 7.0
4th: Jayden Domennici - 6.75; Rayzza Rubble - 6.75; Figger Arun - 6.75
5th: Alexander Dreier - 6.5
6th: CK Carver - 6.25
7th: Ceedi Doghouse - 5.25
8th: Mick Lunasea - 5.0
This Saturday is Neart's final day on the Second Life grid. Watch for a feature with more information on Neart and West of Ireland, as well as more pictures from the party in Volume 8 of SurfWatch's In-World Magazine.
Okay, so we need to regroup. Find better ways of doing things. Lower the ARC perhaps, even when we aren't surfing. Now you will see me bald because someone told me taking off your hair helps when TP's are failing. Guess what? It works. Would appreciate comments here as to ways to improve our Second Lives. We may be bald when we TP now, but hey, look on the bright side. We are here in SL and have many great friends from around the world. Even if we were left to just chatting, I would enjoy the many friends I have met. Until that time, let's think of the ways we can perhaps "better" our Second Lives.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
as posted to Reef Riders by Bobbi Laval; submitted by Kantbe Thursday
Closing Party for Neart
Friday January 7th
5 -7 pm SL Time
Neart the Celtic word for Strength and Force.
Neart has been a West of Ireland surf sim and home beach of Reef Riders since 2007. But unfortunately due to changes in Linden Labs pricing policy Neart is closing.
Come surf, party and remember one of our old favorite surf sims.
DJ Conall will be spinning tunes.
Mini Comp at 6pm SL Time
Mini Comp will be open to first 10 people that show up at the closing party between 5 and 6 pm and IM or tell Bobbi Laval they wish to compete.
Party will be at County Cork adjacent to Neart to keep the surfing as lag free as possible.
In addition, Kantbe Thursday will be at Neart to record video on at 7:30AM, 9AM, and Noon on 1/6 and 7:30AM and 11:30AM on Friday the 7th. All times are SLT.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Patrons of SurfSide Hideaway enjoyed a Sunday line up of: Elvina Carlucci, Laralette Lane, Shannon Oherlihy, Lefty Unplugged and Jasher Faith. Stealing the stage on Monday was Tauri Tigerpaw and Senjata Witt. Tuesday's artists were Porter Paquot, Clairede Dirval, Sassy Nitely and Hayduke Schnook. Don't miss the fun, the celebration, and upcoming performers:
Wed, Jan 5th 3:00pm Zorch Boomhauer
Wed, Jan 5th 4:00pm Lexie Luan
Thur, Jan 6th 2:00pm Saintess Larnia
Thur, Jan 6th 3:00pm Ciske Crumb
Thur, Jan 6th 4:00pm SonyaJevette Charisma
Thur, Jan 6th 5:00pm Colton Cadell
Fri, Jan 7th 5:00pm Spike Luckstone
Fri, Jan 7th 6:00pm Chip Takacs
Fri, Jan 7th 7:00pm Strat Carver
* Schedule subject to change
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
submitted by Kantbe Thursday
Oh, not belts, bells!!!! Can you hear wedding bells over the sound of the surf? Looks like we'll have another wedding within our surfer community. Lynda Mimulus has finally been captured (or at least her heart has).
Damien Kleinfeld trapped Lynda on a deck in the middle of a cove and popped the question yesterday (January 4th, 2011). In what can only be explained as a moment of weakness or temporary insanity, Lynda accepted.
Being the shy, reserved person she is, it may be difficult to get Lynda to show you her engagement ring. Who am I kidding?!? Just look at that rock!
Lynda rushed to show Colleen Brennan. Ever alert, Colls had to be hit over the head with Lynda's arm to spot all the bling'n ice. Always quick on the uptake, Colls responded with, "What? What… what'd I do?" as the happy couple fainted when she finally noticed. (we luvs ya, Colls).
Let's all wish the happy surfing couple congratulations and our best wishes.