✣ 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.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

At LnL New Beginnings Hunt prize!

LnL is taking part in the New Beginnings Hunt and this time we went outside of our comfort zone and created one prize for guys and one for girls specifically! Check the photo! The elegant tuxedo makes guys look very sharp and the stunning ballroom gown for girls will make them feel beautiful and sexy! Drop by to grab these amazing gifts! Click --> here! Oh, and don't forget to click the red "i" (hint giver) by the hunt posters for an updated hint!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Discussions: Of Alts and New Year's!

In the past two Thursdays, despite the holiday season, LnL has gathered its dicussion crew and did something we do so well... discussed! It was a lot of fun, as always!

The first Thursday, it was all about alts. Why have an alt? To test permissions in creations, to explore different aspects of ourselves, to be able to work without interruptions, to play HUD games, to create traffic (as questionable as this could be, in the opionion of some), for Roleplaying, to backup things, to be vaults for money, or even to hide from someone or spy on someone. Oh, and let's not forget griefing! Some alts are nothing but empty beings, but others gain a life of their own and could actually become more important than the primary avatar. The group agreed, that regardless of the characteristic of the alt, it must be very stressful to manage in proficient manner multiple alts! Whichever the case may be, SL is a fascinating world with multiple and enriching experiences, and alts are a part of that!

This Thursday, LnL met to make a sort of a balance of 2011 in SL. The group talked about the new viewers, mesh, physics (which caused a lot of laughter when the discussion went to things like flapping and bouncing, and I will say no more!), joining the teen and the adult grid, modifications in the Dashboard, and some of the unresolved problems such as lag, sim crossing issues, group chat/conference borking, and the creation of SL Realms. Everyone agreed that, as interesting as covering new grounds is, old problems should be fixed first. The 2012 wishlist included no lag (wishful thinking, yes, we know...!) or a more user-friendly viewer, among other personal plans such as learning mesh and enlarging business ventures. As London said: "Whatever the New Year brings us, there's a bright future ahead, new experiences, new friends, new beautiful moments. This past year was full of them too, and the only thing we can say here at LNL is thanks to all of you for being so wonderful. It was a joy to share these moments with you guys!! We wish you a very happy 2012 and hope to see you around many times!! Thank you for your participation, you have been awesome!! :) ".

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Featuring LnL: The Bar and game room!

The LnL Bar is ready and look how cool it is! It has lounge areas and a few fun games you can play alone or with others such as pool (8 ball or 9 ball), Parcheesi, BlackJack (no money, just the thrill of it!) and Mahjong (the puzzle version). There is an oil lamp on the bar. Click for detailed information about the different games and have fun! Click --> here to drop by for a visit!

LnL: Discussion this Thursday at 2pm SLT!

The year is gone, long live the new year!! Being the last days of the year we want to see in retrospective what have been the best moments and new additions to sl during 2011. From bouncing boobs to mesh, teens and new viewers. How has this year soon to be gone been for you? Join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in LnL's Discussion Area at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! London Junkers (Moderator)

Friday, December 23, 2011

New release- G37-O144!!!

Outfit G37-O144 is extremely elegant in tones of dark red, and gold on black. The top (worn as a shirt) has a detailed texture as a jacket with dark red lapels and a golden cord tied in a lace to the side. It also has a detailed white jabot adorned with a silver cross. It is complemented by matching pants (mod) with a waist sash and black gloves enriched by a gold decoration. To add to this, it brings a gothic collar and a double layered wide gown skirt, open in the front, for the female avatar, plus a coat bottom for the male avatar. The accessoires are all resizable for a perfect adjustment to your avatar. Click --> here to drop by LnL!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Whimsical and Mythical Hunt starts tomorrow!

The Whimsical and Mythical Hunt starts tomorrow (lasts till Jan 23), and the prize is already out for you! It's a Gryphon Staff! It has a particle on/off feature that is great; just click the sphere! Oh, the prize is marked 1L, but it's totally worth it! Have fun! Click ---> here to go to the store!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LnL: Discussion topic -- Multiple Me's - Alts in SL!

Is having an alt a morally debatable issue? Is it a way to experiment with your identity or just a way to have fun? Join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in LnL's Lounge at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! ~ London Junkers (Moderator)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Of Culture in SL!

Last Thursday, LnL hosted its weekly discussion. London was the moderator and the topic chosen "Where did Culture go?". In the group's opinion, there seems to be an imbalance between those who look for culture events in SL and those who would rather choose something like shopping, dancing, building, etc. Culture options seem to be varied and plenty; concerts, art exhibits, readings, discussions, libraries, museums, theater, ballet (despite the technical limitations of SL which cause huge problems to this type of presentation), even clothing styles and Roleplaying. The main problem related to culture in SL is that it does cost a considerable amount of money to set up/maintain a cultural event/sim and without Linden Labs financial support (something everyone agreed to be vital) it becomes very difficult to finance culture in the long run. One of the aspects the group focused on were the inworld classes. Some of the "old-timers" thought the number of classes offered in Events decreased and no new topics were added. Some of the newest members to SL defended that even old topics are needed for new residents and that the issue was the lack of time to go to all the classes! An interesting point raised by the group was whether cultural events have less advertising options (and less visibility due to the new Maturity Rating criteria in the dashboard), resulting in a smaller number of people attending them. One solution offered was to centralize cultural events and have them available 24/7 so that all timezones could benefit from their existence. Food for thought! It was a great discussion, with a fantastic group! Join us next week for a new topic in LnL's Discussion Area at 2pm SLT!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Discussion today - "Where did Culture go?"

Where did Culture go? No, I don't want to go shopping! No I don't want to have a business! I just want to participate in interesting events! Or learn something new! Where are they?! Is Second Life turning into a massive mall? Is there room for culture? Join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in LnL's Discussion area at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! ~London Junkers (moderator)

Ice skating at LnL plus a gift!

The holiday season is here!! LnL, joined by Ultimate Shapes, the store owned by Jo, our friend, neighbour and co-conspirator, wish you a Merry Christmas! Go to LnL and click the TP board to the lake! It's a fantastic foresty area where you can skate and have loads of fun! There you will find a gift box with a pair of cool iceskates! Have fun!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Featuring LnL: Cemeteries, Pianos, Dungeons and Stars!

There is so much to explore in LnL! Today we will guide you through a few of the darker corners. When you land at LnL's main Landing Point, click the Teleport System (shieldlike prim with the LnL logotype) and choose Cemetery.

This earie place, covered in mist, has a scary guardian armed with a scythe. Beware not to get... scythed! To the left and to the right of the Cemetery, you can find two downward staircases, that will take you to the Gothic labyrinthic tunnels.

You can also access the tunnels and Gothic rooms by entering the Mausoleum!

Now, here is a challenge! Left, right, right or left?? Try to find the Piano Corner (pic above) where you can become a master pianist in an instant (hehe!) and the dangerously looking Dungeon (pic below). It seems it has been... visited... before with tragic results...!

To end the tour today, try to find the Observatorium (pic below). It's a round-shaped varanda, where you can sit and look at the amazing sea view. Enjoy its calmness! The tea is already brewing! :)
LinkDrop by LnL and explore about! Have fun! You can drop us a line/comment any time as well! Share your opinions, ideas, suggestions!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Featuring LnL: Of Castles, Cathedrals, Towers and Discussions!

When you arrive at LnL, click the Teleport System (shieldlike prim with the LnL logotype) and choose Cathedral. You will be taken to the highest level of LnL, right above the store. In this area you can find several important elements. Let's take a tour!

On one side, the Lenormand Castle. This is one of two Gothic castles that look like private property with their front doors closed... but these are public spaces. The Lenormand Castle has, as the name indicates, a room with a Lenormand deck for you to enjoy and perhaps even take a glimpse at the future! ;)

On the other side, there is the Sleeping Warrior Castle, also public and with a cosy room for nice get-togethers by the fireplace. :) Both castles link to the store underneath.

Another fundamental element is the Discussion area, where LnL holds discussions amongst a friendly group of people. Old and new friends join us every week for a new topic! These discussions are open to the whole grid. Above the Discussion Area, there is the Tower, also accessible by clicking the Teleport System or simply by doing the magic SL flying! The Tower has an amazing view over the whole complex and it is quite a fun place to sit down while others try to figure out why they spot you on the mini-map but can't see you anywhere! ;)

Finally the pièce de résistance, the Cathedral. This building was created to represent LnL in the SL8B (Second Life 8th Birthday) and has now found its rightful place in Mare Serenitatis. You can sit inside and enjoy the quietness while you IM friends or sort through your inventory!

Drop by LnL for a visit and let us know what you think of these areas! Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Discussion to be postponed this week!

As you know, LnL is undergoing a lot of changes. Some we need to address quicker than expected, so this Thursday's discussion will be postponed a week. We hope to see you soon!

Featuring LnL: The Caves!

Another area to explore in the new LnL is the Cave! You'll find some surprising hidden corners like the waterfalls where you can sit and enjoy some quietness. :) Drop by for a visit!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Featuring LnL: The Studio and the Map Room!

As you arrive to Mare Serenitatis, click the teleporter (shieldlike prim with the LnL logotype) and choose Studio! Today, LnL introduces you to the Studio, a wonderful place where you can sit and enjoy a quiet fireside chat with friends or someone special. This room is in a way the heart of the Gothic Labyrinth and the Caves area. There is a door to the left and a door to the right!

Let's see if you find the Map Room (above)! Left or right? From one of the exits in the Studio, and a bit of walking (beware of any lost souls lurking in the dark!), you'll get to this room that, look closely, is one of the multiple entrances to the Caves! Explore about and have fun! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Featuring LnL: Ballroom and Chapel!

Today, the featured locations are the Ballroom (above) and the Chapel (below). The Ballroom has a direct TP to it when you click the Teleport System (round shiledlike prim with the LnL logo on it) and opens a lot of opportunities for parties. It's a large space with danceballs and a DJ booth! There is plenty of room to dance and have fun! Oh, and don't worry about the dragon. He's ok! ;)
The Chapel is a small area especially prepared for smaller groups, for readings, conferences or any type of meetings. It's a large enough space to be able to sit several avatars and small enough to provide a certain privacy as well!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Of a discussion at LnL, profiles and a pinch of salt!

Last Thursday, the discussion took place at the new LnL location - Mare Serenitatis! The topic at hand was "Profiles, passport of our identity!". The group started by sharing how important their own profiles were. For some a profile was a means of sharing a bit of information about themselves (although most would not add too much personal RL info nor personal photos). Others completed it once and never really felt the need to update it. On the other hand, those present thought that others' profiles are quite interesting as they give us a bit of a sneak peek into the person behind the avatar. Now, what to put in the profile? There's a difficult decision! Some of the discussers update their photos quite often (and that made everyone agree that they probably in the list of Linden Lab's most loved texture uploaders!), others stick to the first pic or simply update when there is a significant change in their looks. Another classic of profiles are quotes, which some find a bit exaggerated, as well as the threats to our SL integrity (talk about exaggeration)! Some profiles are left totally empty. Why? An alt, maybe (although some alts have very complete profiles, showing different sides of that resident). Or perhaps the person is new to SL and doesn't quite know what to do with it. A suggestion was made to add a voice sample to the profile! Interesting! However, perhaps it would not work properly with profiles of RP avatars, and then again! Online profiles weren't that much of a success amongst the discussers, being too similar to existing social networks... And time was up! To conclude, profiles are a fun wayof getting to know someone or they are a source of aggravation! Whichever the case, always take them with a pinch of salt! ;) Join us next week!

Featuring LnL: New Rezz Area!

New and old residents know how convenient it is to have a place to open a box or adjust a prim on the spur of the moment. But where?? In most stores you simply cannot drop the box on the floor and you have no posestands. Sooo, LnL has decided to create a Rezz Area open to all, plus posestand and a sit-down area for any company you might bring to rest a bit while you are busy! If you look carefully, there is an arrow in the pic. You will find those arrows around the store; they are your taxi to the Rezz Area. Just click on the arrow and "Teleport". To get back to the store, same process! You can also use the Teleport System (round shieldlike prim with the LnL logo) to choose other locations like the Romantic Garden or the Caves! There is plenty to explore!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

NEW LnL LOGO too!!!

Lots happening in LnL today!!! New store, new hunts, new topic for discussion later today (don't forget, at 2pm SLT already in the Lounge) and a NEW logo!!! Check it out! :) Cool huh!

And... a discussion today at 2pm SLT!!

Topic: Profiles, passport of our identity!! Profiles are an interesting feature in Second Life. They provide room for reality or fantasy. They reveal more than we think (or wish?!) about us! Some rely on them to know others while some don't even pay attention to them. Which group are you in? Join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in the NEW LnL's Lounge at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! London Junkers (Moderator)

WOW! New LnL store!!

London and I are happy to announce that the new LnL Store is officially open! London did an extraordinary job building the whole setup for days and days! It looks awesome! The Main Collection and the Gothic Collection are in the main building (on the photo, 1st and 2nd floors) as well as the Tshirt Collection (2nd floor). On the left and right side of the photo, outside, you can see two buildings. This is where the Kimono Collection is! Above and below the store there are a lot of areas you can explore! Above you have the LnL Lounge where we hold our weekly discussions, plus two Gothic Castles and a Cathedral. All areas are public! Below the store you can have fun exploring, and getting lost *evil grin*, in the Gothic Labyrinth of rooms and corridors, lounge areas and secret areas. Also, further down below, you have the Grottos, a fantastic maze of twists and turns with magical corners where you can sit to have a quiet chat with a special one! At ground level (use the teleport system for an easier access), there is the Garden! And wow, it has several romantic areas you can enjoy connected by paths that will help guide you through the whole area. We hope you drop by for a visit... or two, or three! Come on over! We welcome you!