✣ 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, April 30, 2012

May Hunts at LnL!

May is about to start and THREE new hunts, yes three, will start tomorrow! LnL has prepared for you absolutely fantastic prizes for all tastes.
The Mr.Hunter Hunt V.ii offers you this elegant unisex complete outfit with a black coat, grey vest and red tie (all details worn as a shirt) plus black pants. It also brings a coat bottom for the male avatar and a coat tail with a black bow for the female avatar.  Irresistible!

The NHSB 2 –The Fairy Trail brings you two enchanting blue hats, one for girls and one for guys. The girls’ hat has two fairies and a butterfly detail, and the guys’ has a skull! Both are rich in rubies! This is a 1L prize, so two amazing hats for 1L does seem like a great deal!

Last but not least, LnL created a complete unisex Gothic outfit for the WGD NightstalkerHunt. Black jacket and red shirt with a red jabot and a brooch detail (all details worn as a shirt) plus black pants with very discreet stripes. It also brings a coat bottom for the male avatar and a coat tail with a black bow for the female avatar.

Drop by LnL and click the red "i" (hint giver) for an updated hint! Also, don't forget that you can get a few of the prizes of previous hunts which are still hidden in the store! Have fun!

Fuchsia Nightfire and ACT join efforts!

London and I were contacted by Lillie Radek from ACT (Avatar Charitable Trust), the Foundation in Second Life whose purpose is to raise funds to promote charitable endeavors for the arts, humanitarianism, education, and the general welfare of avatars in Second Life and people in Real Life.

Lillie invited us to the opening of a new installation by Fuschia Nightfire. The exhibit is called 'A Year In the Life Of An Avatar' .


The ACT Gallery was the host to Fuchsia's absolutely fantasttic project!

At the beginning of 2011, Fuchsia decided to document the changing look of her avatar. 
This idea took the shape of a diary where she showed some of the places she visited and a number of exhibitions she had throughout the year.

The images speak for themselves! 

Lively colors, unusual textures, captivating images!

So, drop by for a visit. Enjoy Fuchsia’s installation and, if you can, do consider making a donation to ACT!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Philosophy Discussion

It was a very interesting discussion on the "Scientific Evidence of Reincarnation". The new event at LnL was hosted by Chraeloos and attended by a large group of people. Ideas, opinions, and doubts were shared. Many discussers stayed way beyond the one hour scheduled for the event! Next month, there will be another discussion with a different topic. Join us in the LnL Philosophy Lounge!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Preparing for LnL's 3rd Anniv with special prices!

O-1 is the first outfit LnL created after the big success with the T-shirt line. This first attempt to dress the complete avatar resulted in an easy and elegant outfit that till today has been a top seller and one of the favourites of the SL community. The box contains a jacket, shirt, pants (mod) to wear with or without boots and three options of flexi bottom coats both for men and women (resizable). As LnL prepares to celebrate its third anniversary, London and I have decided to do a few specials! So, drop by the store to grab O-1 ((right next to the group gift in the fireplace room), for a limited time offer, for only 199L instead of the usual 400L! Here is your --> limo!

New Releases today O-69 and G42!

Main Collection! Outfit O-69 is a unisex outfit resembling an armour. It's metalic black and gray top (worn as a shirt) shows splashes of gold. The pants (mod) have traces of reds, yellows and browns. The gloves match the outfit perfectly. This outfit also has a sculpted collar and a coat bottom for the female and for the male avatars (resizable).
Gothic Collection! G42-O80 is an extremely elegant Victorian style unisex black outfit. The top (worn as a shirt) is a velvet jacket with a silk shirt underneath and a silk scarf as a tie. The pants (mod) have a classic stripes pattern fitting the top perfectly. The gloves are black and leathery. This outfit also includes a black leather belt, a coat tail with a bow for the female avatar and a coat bottom for the male avatar, a sculpted collar, plus a brooch with a sculpted cross, diamons and a sapphire (all resizable).

These are the new LnL releases, available today in the store! And stay tuned! There will be a surprise too! Drop by for a visit, click --> here!

New Event at LnL, Philosophy with Chrae!

LnL is happy to announce that Chraeloos Resident will host a monthly on the last Wednesday of each month event on Philosophy at LnL Square. Chrae hosts a diversity of events inworld including Open Mic Poetry sessions to bring attention to the different venues in the grid. This week, the topic is "Scientific Evidence of Reincarnation". Join us at the LnL Philosophy Lounge April 25 at 2pm SLT!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Of Culture, Costs and Communication in SL

It is unquestionable that culture in general and art specifically are an important part of Second Life (SL). Whether it is sustainable or not, despite the extremely rich variety of forms art can take in SL, is extremely debatable. The group also discussed the artist status in SL and the fact that some become true celebrities; this can be a rather controversial statement though due to the fact that there is no centralized source of information and a well-known name to some may be a complete stranger to others. Another issue debated was the fact that some performers/artists are leaving SL and moving to other grids where lower prices are very appealing. Should there be special prices for education and culture related sims in SL? Could art have a relevant impact on fund raising? How important are interest groups in SL and what kind of weight do they carry? Are initiatives like the Linden Endowment for the Arts enough? Or should residents take matters into their own hands and fund their own culture events without LL’s support? All these topics and questions funneled into the inevitable, the fact that what could be an important reason for many to join SL, the promotion of culture, is in many ways being wasted due to the inefficacy of LL to communicate with SL’s residents creating instability, lack of trust and an unwillingness to further invest in SL. Join us next week in LnL's Discussion Lounge for a new topic amongst a group of friendly people! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Discussion Tomorrow "Culture and Arts in SL"!

Tomorrow, Thursday, 2pm SLT! Culture & Arts. Painting, Photography, Sculpting, Film, Music, Literature, Theatre... these are some of the things that make our world more enjoyable. What role do they play in SL? Join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in LnL's Discussion Lounge at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! Moderator: London Junkers

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Group, this is for you!

A reminder that LnL has this awesome Skully Scorpio Bike out for all group members! If you are new to the group and haven't picked it up yet, hurry! It has gears, and a few fun details such as the headlight turning on/off and lots and lots of smoke! Hah! It looks fantastic! Have fun! Drop by LnL, by clicking --> here! Oh, and don't forget to wear your group tag!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Two peas in a pod!

Three years and counting! That is certainly not usual in Second Life (SL) where people are fast to get together and faster to split up. Perhaps it's the way SL makes everything race by, perhaps it's the intensity people live in SL. Whichever the case, London and I are indeed two peas in a pod. As a friend said about us, we reinvent ourselves in SL and experiment a lot (see pic above!!) and that helps us become better people in RL. The past was a road of togetherness and personal development, of sharing and discovering. We made something happen both in SL and in RL, and there is nothing more special than that! Now, let the future spread its wings and fly! Mwahxxx, Lizzie :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

3 Years of JOY!!!

Three years ago in a day like today, not a friday not 13th BOOO!! Lol, you said yes and I was the luckiest man on this side of the gallaxy :-) Three years of happiness, for which I have to thank you. You are my angel, my beauty, my drive. You are unique. Liz, thank you for being so wonderful. Happy anniversary babe!!

Discussion: To escape the claws of RL or simply live another reality?

Thursday LnL Discussion Lounge gathered a group of discussers to talk about “escaping” into Second Life (SL), its positive and negative aspects. It was interesting to see that the term “escaping” was almost immediately challenged by some. The term may be seen to encompass a negative connotation. Other discussers did feel that they “escaped” into SL, because it offered them a “reality” where they could overcome difficulties, health and social issues, etc. Everyone agreed that SL is a way to connect to other people, to be creative and in many ways become empowered. Those who use SL as a way to “escape” Real Life soon find that it is a temporary fix only and sometimes even a plateau where one has to face bullying, stalking and insecurity. Educating people about the resources they have available in SL to avoid these issues is fundamental. Join us next week for a new topic!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fantastic New Release in the Kimono Collection K-7!

Wow and double wow! LnL is back to releasing new Kimonos! This time it's K-7!! K-7 is a black and white unisex kimono with a very discreet golden detail. The design of this delicate creation shows a beautiful koi fish! The kimono brings pants, a top worn as a shirt, a kimono skirt, a flexi hakama and obi (for both the female and male avatar and resizable), flexi sleeves, gettas (shoewear) and matching socks. Come on over to LnL later today to check the new Kimono K-7 and don't forget to check the already released kimonos in the Kimono Store 1 and Store 2 outside of the main store!

New Release in the Main Collection -O-68!!

Outfit O-68 is a fantastic unisex outfit in contrasting tones of dark and bright red, and gold, with a medallion detail as a brooch, a belt buckle and on the back of the outfit as well as the sleeves. O-68 includes a top (worn as a shirt), pants (mod) and dark red gloves with a geometrical pattern. It is completed by a coat bottom for the female avatar and for the male avatar, plus a sculpted collar (all elements resizable). Drop by the store later today to check O-68! Here is your --> Limo!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Discussion tomorrow about "Escaping into SL"!

Escaping into SecondLife. Is SL a way of escaping Real Life? Or is it a tool of empowerment, in a way? Why is it so successful and simultaneously so... dangerous? Join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in LnL's Discussion Lounge at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! Moderator - London Junkers

Discussion summary: Age verification today!

Last Thursday, LnL met to discuss the age verification process in Second Life (SL). The new process simply implies checking a box, filling out your date of birth and voilá you're age verified. This is certainly not an effective way to deter a child/teenager from logging in as an adult and having access to adult sims/content. As inefficient as it is, the age verification process, according to the general opinion, still exists in order for Linden Lab (LL) not avoid becoming liable. Nowadays young people easily bypass procedures designed to safeguard them. So, it was pointed out that parental guidance is fundamental, but when that does not happen, in reality, it's up to sim owners to define the sim's rules and inforce them. Many questions come up about age verification. At the moment, there is no effective system of verifying age in SL. Let's hope LL finds ways of regulating its activity regardless of the uselessness of the current age verification method. Join us next Thursday, at 2pm SLT, for a new discussion at LnL's Discussion Lounge.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

1-2-3 What's in a name? That which we call a rose

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Shakespeare would have loved to know her. A woman full of thought. Full of knowledge. Full of wisdom. A person so humane, so big it is incomprehensible. She is amazing, she is a gift of the stars.

Her name means "God's promise". Her name has been the name of Queens and Empresses.

Her name is Liz, Lizzie to be exact, and she is the first L in LnL!! And this post is devoted to her for her beauty, for her wisdom, for how great she is. She has written 123 stories , 123 writings to challenge our thoughts, to stir our brain cells.

Written with mastery, written with love, written with heart. One thing I can tell you is that if you read those writings you will go in them and won't come out without getting a big surprise!!

Lizzie's Blog is a rose to water every day, to read, to smell, to love. Thanks Liz for giving us the beauty of your creation. You are a wonderful writer, and William was so right, with your name you smell so sweet :-) !!! Click here to see what I am talking about!!

Stars meet in Heaven!!

Once a star, always a star!! Lizzie's designs are amazing, her creativity is as big as the firmament, and the refinement of her designs is a joy to wear, see and love. Today LnL's friend Jesee Belavidorico, Production Manager of the new and amazing magazine Blithe sent me an incredible surprise!! For Blithe Magazine's premier Issue, Liz's O-25 sword was picked to feature in that important issue!! Thanks Jesse!!

Blithe Magazine is a new and wonderful magazine created to bring the best in entertainment, fashion, socialization and fun to Second Life's GLBT community. Their articles are as diverse as the individuals who read their pages. Merrick Genesis, responsible of this amazing project brings years of magazine editing and publishing experience to SL, ensuring that the publication will always be top-notch.

From LnL, we wish Merrick, Jesse and all the team at Blithe lots of luck and we are sure they are going to do well because looking at this first issue we get a glance of all the talent they have. Congratulations guys and let's meet at the 100th issue!!! LOL. ( Blithe is a bi month publication and as Jesee told me to get to the 100th we will have to meet here in about 16 years HAHAHA, long road ahead but if someone is to make it it will be them with our support!! Blithe ROCKS!! Check their blog here Blithe Magazine SL.

Friday, April 6, 2012

LnL April Group Gift out!

The LnL April group gift is out! It's this unisex leather belt with buckle and a skully pouch at the back (see pic above). Also a fun detail with a set of keys hanging from the belt (resizable). Drop by LnL either at Mare Serenitatis or at Haunted to grab your April gift!

LnL at Sweetstar's Haunted!

LnL is happy to introduce to you LnL's new store at Sweetstars Haunted! As always, Sweetstar has trusted LnL and invited us to join her in this new project!

Sweetstar's Haunted is an amazing interactive experience, frightening but fun! Above you can see a photo of the ride in the Spooky House. To get there, use the TP system at the Landing Area.

Explore around, click, sit, ride, get scared! Freddy is around! You also have a whimsical yet bloody lounge area, an unusual cemetery and those pesky zombies who need to be taught a lesson! Also most items in Haunted are for sale and there are free items around too! So, drop by and enjoy!

Ultimate Shapes Mini-Hunt for Easter!

LnL's friend, neighbor and co-conspirator ;) Jo Querrien's store Ultimate Shapes is organising a mini-hunt for Easter. There are six eggs (plus a seventh one cracked open!) hidden in the store (no eggs are outside nor in the caves under the store). The eggs contain fun stuff for Easter and are all free (for 0L). Grab the hunting Easter basket by clicking the poster (see detail on pic) and Happy Hunting!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Discussion Thursday at 2pm SLT!

I am twelve and I am an adult! Age verification in SL, its advantages and disadvantages. Is it effective or a simple measure to keep some peeps happy? Do join us for a lively discussion about this hot topic in LnL's Discussion Lounge tomorrow at 2pm SLT! Looking forward to seeing you! Moderator -- London Junkers

Monday, April 2, 2012

Evil Bunny Hunt 2 prize!

LnL is once again taking part in the Evil Bunny Hunt, this year in the Naughty Path. And yep, we have been naughty! If you are looking for the Easter Bunny or colorful Easter eggs, well, you're in for a big surprise! We think the snakes in the Evil Skull Staff (see photo above; outfit not included) have dealt with that...! Drop by LnL to grab your gift and don't forget to check around. You might find some interesting creations for veeeeery interesting prices! ;) Happy Hunting!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

LEA Roundtable Tips!

London and I attended the LEA Roundtable: Purpose and Approach to Full Sim Art Exhibition” moderated by Sasun Steinbeck. This was particularly interesting considering London will take part in the LEA Full Sim Art Series in November.

Here are a few topics to remember from the meeting:

>More space between sims is needed and preferably have them placed in a checkerboard pattern to avoid exhibitions colliding amongst one another and to facilitate shooting machinimas/taking photos;
>Use common sense and respect (apparently a simple notion, but not always implemented)!
>Cooperate and communicate - interact with neighboring sims!
>Plan and design carefully but don’t hesitate to experiment;
>Consider building in multiple levels;
>To terraform, ask the assistance of an officer to assist with terrain textures;
>Use prim saving techniques and go easy on the scripts (note: check texture sizes)!
>Remember, not all viewers “see” the builds the same way (note: test the final look with several viewers and quality definitions);
>Some exhibits request visitors to remove HUDs, AOs … to help with lag, although some people don’t like doing that… So, something to consider.
>Think Windlights!

In general, it was an interesting meeting where artists and curators with experience in large-scale exhibits shared their experience!

Discussion Thursday, Mentors in SL!

Thursday. Discussion. Topic, Mentors in Second Life (SL). Easy? Nope! And that is how we like it! A fantastic group of discussers, old friends and new friends, met at LnL’s Discussion Lounge for the weekly get-together. London, the moderator, started by asking the group what were some of the difficulties new residents faced when rezzing in SL for the first time. The lack of information, the lack of guidance, the complexity of SL, finding others with the same interests and understanding what is real and what is not were only a few of the aspects mentioned. The new welcome areas seem to try to solve some of the griefing problems by not allowing avatars to stay there more than 30 days or returning, but have been said to have very sketchy information. How effective this really is, we didn’t know... The general idea about mentors was positive, although some discussers preferred to learn about SL by themselves; it was generally accepted that mentors can be a useful resource for new residents, but certainly not a compulsory one! There are a lot of mentoring locations but a new resident doesn’t know they exist. Before/during the first couple of weeks in SL, many went to forums off-world to get more information, but that is not a resource for someone who is not computer savvy… Should mentors be paid, get tips or should they be volunteers? Should LL’s mentor program be reinstated? Should Premium accounts have a mentor program included? Are all residents with certain knowledge about SL mentors, in a way? Or is mentoring only for a few who have the drive to help others? As far as LnL discussers were concerned, mentors are needed, useful and a powerful resource to guide both old(er) and young(er) residents! And, allow this blogger a personal comment, knowing most of those present well, we believe they would and do help any time they can! Join us next Thursday at 2’m SLT in LnL’s Discussion Lounge for a new topic amongst a group of friendly people! :)Link