Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Squee: Treet TV

The Sunday Squee is when I can talk about things that make me happy and excited. The main focus will be on different things people created, from books to movies to television shows to podcasts, and my effort will be to highlight less commonly known things as a way to share what I love. If you want to join in the Sunday Squee, please link back to me so I can enjoy what you love!

Elrick Merlin and his Army

Treet TV is a resource within Second Life that is nearly unique - an actual television station with multiple shows covering a wide variety of topics. The one I watch the most is probably Designing Worlds, which most recently interviewed three photographers, but has a history of telling funny stories in New Babbage, interviews with artists and creators, and explorations of major events like Second Life's Birthday Party and Fantasy Faire. They used to film it live; now there's a live showing of the show that usually the participants attend in order to answer questions from the audience.

Giant Snails

One of the funniest shows is the Giant Snail Races, where avatars dressed up as enormous snails go through mazes of increasing absurdity. There is a lot of being flung involved, and each of the snails is amazing in it's unique style. Currently, at LEA 4, there is an exhibit of different giant snails for all of us to enjoy. I love this celebration of eccentricity and silliness - surely something everyone needs in their lives.

MadPea: Gridwide Hunt - MiChiGaNs ShAcK I

For Hunters there is Happy Hunting, which covers all of the events across the grid and a lot of fun besides.

Riding the Hurricane

Sadly, most of the rest of the shows have vanished into the past, but they still exist on the Treet TV website if you want a window into the halcyon days of the past, all rosy colored. Many stores still open were covered by Angie Mornington on her show Fabulous Fashion, which ended in 2010, and I don't think the influences of Metaverse Arts can be understated, even though it ended in 2012. Whether you want some perspective on where we came form, or just to cheer on some Giant Snails. Treet TV is the place to go.

Mangrove Trees

( More Sunday Squee here. )

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