✣ LnL Square in Second Life ✣
LnL Square is a group.
LnL Square is a store in Second Life with four collections
-- Main Collection, Gothic Collection, Kimono Collection and Tshirts Collection, plus accessories.
LnL styles go from Gothic, Biker, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Medieval, Oriental, Steampunk, Vampire to Celtic.
LnL Square hosts weekly discussions and inworld parties.
LnL Square is owned by Lizzie Gudkov and London Junkers.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ancient Investigators!

Dagmar Haiku is a member of LnL and with Steven, her partner, she writes in their blog Ancient Investigators. Three chapters of a lively story with an intricate plot and very interesting characters have been written. The story is enriched by a careful eye for detail and very cool pics. Outfits (LnL's as well), poses, locations enhance the reading experience. Do take a look at their blog and leave a comment. Great job, congratulations to Dagmar and Steven!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New lounge areas at LnL!

Gathering friends was always a priority at LnL! Now we are opening two new lounge area. To get to them, walk down the stairs from the store entrance (there will be a sim crossing downstairs where signalled, so expect a bit of lag). The new areas (photo above) are a bit further after the discussion lounge. Feel free to visit them, bring a friend, hang out. They are public! Come on over to LnL. :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Of alts - questions and experiences!

Last Tuesday's discussion topic, was suggested by a long time friend of LnL, Lewis Luminos - alts in Second Life (SL). The title LnL gave to the discussion, "Zooming in on alts! - the reasons, the criticisms, the reality", suggested several approaches to the topic - Is having an alt a morally debatable issue? Is it a way to experiment with your identity or just a way to have fun? Alts (alternative accounts) are a very interesting topic in SL (Second Life). Often the object of criticism or curiosity, alts are always a door into another life. There are many reasons why residents create an alt, to be able to work without interruption, to be able to override the 25 group limit imposed by LnL for each avatar, to be a resource vault, for privacy reasons, to earn money, to avoid the reputation of their main avatar and even for spying purposes! Some unbelievable situations were mentioned that showed how the use of an alt can be extremely negative. On a positive note, it was also shown that an alt can be a great way to explore one's identity. Many mentioned that by creating an alt, they searched for and found interesting and unexpected sides of themselves. The therapeutic value of an alt was stressed and many interesting therapeutic uses of alts and SL were mentioned. Creating an alt is not an easy process, especially if you are trying to give it its own identity. It starts with choosing the name! The group agreed that it can be a rather long process or a rather short one, if residents are only looking for a work alt who will never become public. Another issue the group discussed was the multitude of alts (some of them bots used to create traffic) in SL. Most agreed that having a large number of alts made it too stressful a situation to manage, plus having not enough time imposed a lack of usage of several of the alts! As a conclusion, the topic of alts in SL is as intriguing as it is fascinating. SL is a world where identities are somewhat fluid and exploring new possibilities is certainly an enriching experience! May it be the source of fun and self-learning! Thank you to all who took part! It was an amazing group! Join us next time at LnL's Lounge for a new topic and a fun discussion among a group of friendly people and... perhaps their alts too! ;)

NEW Release at LnL - Outfit 38!

Outfit 38 is an outfit with a carefully designed texture in tones of black and red. It reveals LnL high standards in textures drawn by hand and higlighted in great detail! This outfit comes with a shirt, pants (mod to be worn with all types of shoewear), gloves, collar and a flexi coat bottom that adds movement and realism! It also brings an amazing cloak. All elements have been adjusted to the female and to the male avatar. The cloak, the collar and the coat bottom are all resizable to allow your personal touch for a perfect fit. Drop by LnL to check it out!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You are invited! New Hunts soon - Myths and Legends 2 and Go4Goal!

In only a few days, on May 15, starts the second edition of an amazing hunt - The Myths and Legends Hunt - Part 2 - organised by Special04 Magic and Resje Bailey! This hunt will feature several myths and legends chosen by the different stores. LnL has chosen the Greek god Hephaestus! You will find information about Hephaestus included in the hunt object! We are working on a very cool prize for all the hunters who visit us at LnL! Also coming up is the cool cool Go4Goal Hunt organised by Paco Pooley and Manuel Ormidale! Its motiv is the World Football Championship taking place in South Africa! This hunt will be lot of fun too! You are invited to drop by for a visit!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Discussion next Tuesday 2pm SLT- "Zooming in on alts! - the reasons, the criticisms, the reality"

Topic: "Zooming in on alts! - the reasons, the criticisms, the reality"
Time - Tuesday, May 11 2010 at 2pm SLT
Moderator: Lizzie Gudkov
Discussion: Is having an alt a morally debatable issue? Is it a way to experiment with your identity or just a way to have fun?
Location: LnL's Lounge

Thank you to Lewis Luminos for suggesting this topic!

Drop by to share your opinion! We are looking forward to seeing you! Join us! :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank you!! :)

A big hug of thank you to Paco and Manu for the wonderful message on the 1st anniversary of LnL! :))

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Discussion at LnL about Crisis alert! - Drama in Second Life"

Tuesday, May 4 at 2pm SLT, LnL's discussion group met to discuss the topic "Crisis alert! - Drama in Second Life". We started off with lots of questions, what is drama? Inexperience? Control? Fun?! Or even an addiction? And we had a fun and lively time! Defining drama was a bit difficult. It was suggested that it would be easier to define what was NOT drama instead, and how true that is! Yet we tried and most of us agreed that drama is generated mostly by the different expectations people have fueled by exaggeration and big (small) egos. Drama can also be increased by the lack of communication skills (although not all agreed with this), people's ego fragilities or the need to vent stress resulting from RL's (Real Life) problems. As to the influence of social networks, most didn't see the connection with Second Life (SL) and did not experience any drama coming from that. It was very interesting to see that, according to the group's experience, drama most frequently happens not from newbies nor from well established Second Life residents but rather from those who are in the middle of these two sides, those still trying to find their place. The group also talked briefly about griefers and their reasons to create drama -- the twisted fun of causing havok. It was very interesting to register that drama in SL is not always perceived as a bad thing, namely in some RP (roleplay) groups where drama is part of the twists and turns of RPing! Finally, we talked about some of the strategies to avoid drama -- TP away, avoid hanging out with strangers, avoid drama prone areas, respect the rules of RP groups, and... why not... be a good listener.
To conclude the discussion, and on a lighter tone, drama is a human inate characteristic and something that will never disappear! Yet, for the sake of SL's sanity, everyone should ponder about it a bit and... avoid it like the plague (or not...!). Join us next week at LnL's Lounge for a new topic and a fun discussion group where everyone is welcome!

Monday, May 3, 2010

NEW release at LnL - Outfit 37!

Outfit 37 is an amazing unisex outfit in red and gold with a detailed texture of unique richness. It includes a jacket (worn as a shirt layer), pants (mod so they can be worn with any type of shoewear), a coat bottom (adjusted to the female and male avatars), boots and a collar. Both the coat bottom and the collar are resizable as to allow your personal touch for perfect fit! Drop by LnL to check it out! :)