Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Squee: Designing Worlds

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

Every Monday, there is a gathering of avatars at a single location - the Garden of Dreams - and every Monday at 2PM SLT Saffia Widdershins says: "1... 2... 3... Go!" and a room full of avatars all hit play on a video at the same time.

Several years ago this was a live taping, which had it's own fun and challenges. Once the entire audience became the backdrop for a wedding, Many times there would be difficulties or snafuus and we'd all sit around and kibbitz as behind the scenes avatars frantically worked to fix whatever had gone wrong. And even now that it's closer to a watching party, the subjects of the videos often attend and talk afterwards, and we kibbitz about the show as it's going, and talk about all kinds of other things, all while sitting in a room together.

Fairlands Junction

One of the things I love about Designing Worlds is how determinedly inclusive it is. This starts in the seating - where there are seats for every kind of avatar, and spaces for avatars which don't typically sit. It continues to the content of the videos, which cover the gamut from Petite to Colossus and all of the variety between. Every year, Designing Worlds does two Fantasy Faire shows highlighting the Fairelands, and we're in the weekend between them (Episode 1; Episode 2). Other highlights include a review of the Tinyrun Ragland Art Show, Second Life's 11th Birthday (Episode 1, Episode 2), and the 250th show where they interviewed Second Life CEO Ebbe Linden.

Even if you can't make the 2PM SLT show on Mondays, the shows are always available at to be watched and enjoyed. Definitely check them out!

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  1. Deoridhe, I just stumbled upon your blog - I believe through a comment you left on Honour McMillan's blog - and I absolutely love it! I'm working my way through your Newbie Resources tab, and am gleefully gobbling up your "How Not To" posts. And thank you for posting about things like Designing Worlds, something I'd never heard of but now can't wait to check out. You're wonderful! ^_^

    1. Oh thank you so much! Designing Worlds really is a treasure - and check out Treet TV for more fun. You might also like Drax's Radio Hour, which I haven't featured yet but which is pretty easy to find. The grid is really full of such amazing things!!