Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Operation Squeegee kicks off July 1st

Typically I am not very serious when it comes to Second Life, real life is serious enough, but today I am reflecting on the momentum that has generated over the past weeks as people from all over the grid have come together to help raise awareness and raise support for an important charity.  I am a good way.

Fire GOOD!!! is participating in Operation Squeegee July 1st through July 15th.  Operation Squeegee is a Second Life fundraiser for the National Wildlife Federation to help recovery from the ongoing oil-spill in the gulf coast ecosystem.  The headquarters for this fundraising event is the Home Sim, Ctrl Shift H.  Currently open to group members only, the Operation Squeegee parcel will open to the public July 1st.  More information on the fundraiser, participants, and grid-wide events can be found on the Operation Squeegee site.

It has been so heartwarming to see this event go from an idea and plurk conversation among a few friends to a full blown charity event in such a short time.  Thank you Further Monday for your inspiration and for your boldness in taking an idea from the "someone should do something" stage and casting a focused vision enabling such a wide variety of people to be able to jump in, commit, and take meaningful action.  Thank you to the Ctrl Shift H sim ownership team for your openness and generosity to donate time, land, and energy to host this event.  Heartfelt thanks to all of the bloggers, vendors, performers, volunteers and all involved in committing your time, talent, imagination, and energy to make this event happen.

As I have witnessed this event come together so magically, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes, I'll share with you:

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: 

          'Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. 
          Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!'"

W. H. Murray -  in The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951

OK enough's my silly gift for all those who visit the event.

I LOVE little baby ducks.  I have had the privilege of caring for rescued baby ducks on two occasions, and even though it was an all too brief experience, they made me MELT  -so cute and cuddly and silly.  So...I made this to share with the Op Squeegee visitors.You can pick this up at the Fire GOOD!!! Cart at the Operation Squeegee headquarters beginning July 1st.
I'll share the Fire GOOD!!! charity items in another post.

Here are just a couple preview snapshots of the event the feeds for more on this event.

I hope that you will visit the Operation Squeegee headquarters, and participate in the events related to this exciting fundraiser.  The event is being held on the parcel just behind the Fire GOOD!!! main store.



Sunday, June 20, 2010

Starry Nights ... a Midsummer Nerds Dream

The following sale and hunt items are available now at the Fire GOOD!!! main shop.    These items were so enjoyable to build, I hope you enjoy them too.  Lots of new stuff coming soon. YAY!

LOW Sale Item this week - the Letter of the week is N and at Fire GOOD!!! N is for NERD.
Nerdy Conversation Hearts Poofer is $10L this week.

*** HUNT PRIZES *** 
(1) Music & Lyrics Hunt:  find the musical note for this particle effect inspired by one of my favorite songs, "Under the Milkyway" by The Church.  This particle effect surrounds you in falling stars whenever you teleport or type simple command in local chat.
...And it's something quite peculiar, 
Something that's shimmering and white.
Leads you here despite your destination,
Under the milky way tonight...

Excerpt from Lyrics -  
Under the Milky Way, The Church - Starfish (1998) 

Hint:   look for the rainbow spaceship :)

(2) Midsummer Nights Dream Grid wide Hunt - I had so much fun making the prize for this hunt - presenting - a Midsummer Nerds Dream.... Cheesy Fairy costume.  Original textures, includes playful fairy dress, stockings, cheesy antlers, and magical cheesy wand.  "Everything I touch turns to CHEESE!"

Hint: look somewhere between Brains and Laundry

(3) Summer Stars Hunt - starry play dress & starry antlers...little blue play dress covered in fun cartoony stars with matching starry antlers (i'm sort of on an antler kick if you haven't noticed...)  These antlers are covered in little fat stars & moon.  (they remind me of marshmallows and sometimes make me hungry for a particular sweet breakfast cereal).  The antlers have a quick little particle poof effect when you teleport....cause that's just what I do.

Hint:  look up stairs where you can find things to wear.

More info on each hunt is available on the posters in my shop.

Have Fun!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Madness...and OOPS another hunt GROOVY!

So there was a summer madness sale this week, and in the midst of my SL madness... I put the item out for sale, but never even announced it! DUH! so i'll just leave it out a while longer.  ENJOY!!

This new dress..which makes me so HUNGRY for melon... is 50L at the Fire GOOD!!! main shop.

ALSO there is a Groovy Love hunt going on (info is available on the poster in my shop) and i made a GROOVY particle effect for the prize.  SO...if you find the peace symbol in the Fire GOOD!!! main store you get this:
 (it's's HUGE... try to find it...i dare you!)

Peace Out!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tales of Distraction....Mad Pea Hunters.... SQUIRREL!!!!!

Last night I logged in and was chatting with some friends on the bridge in the middle of our sim.  We ended up on a shopping mission to get nerd glasses with color change tape!  How my tape will coordinate with my outfits.

Cat had an idea...
[20:35]  catalina Mistwallow: we should all walk around with bubble chats

Which gave me an idea...
[20:42]  catalina Mistwallow accepted your inventory offer.
[20:44]  catalina Mistwallow: omg ariel
[20:44]  catalina Mistwallow: this is amazing!

Soon everyone was wearing them...
[20:32]  catalina Mistwallow: a must have of this season's fashion that explains why everyone in the next batch of actions shots is exclaiming..."SQUIRREL!!!"

We return to our sim....standing around chatting on the bridge, suddenly I see through the window of my store...FLYING COOTIES!!!!

[20:44]  Ariel Wingtips: omg there is a cootie war going on in my store!

I rush over there to get in on the action and find this:
mad pea distracted in the launcher section of Fire GOOD!!!

[20:45]  Dreams Field: r`help
[20:45]  Graham Sharpless: oops
[20:46]  Dreams Field: laughing
[20:46]  Ariel Wingtips: hahahahaha
[20:46]  Graham Sharpless: is she still alive in there
[20:46]  Ariel Wingtips: i see movement

[20:46]  Graham Sharpless: wouldnt go in there she is covered in cooties
LAUNCHING...donuts, and cooties, and LOLs
Dreams Field and Graham Sharpless were hunting for Mad Peas and seemed to get a bit distracted.

[20:49]  Dreams Field: this is the most fun....of the hunt
[20:49]  Dreams Field: lol
[20:49]  Graham Sharpless: hunt? oh i forgot about that
[20:51]  Dreams Field: lol

LAUNCHING...crazy penguins, popcorn, and tater tots
Soon they were trying all sorts of launchers.  Several people got into the action.
the Tater Tot incident
The war moved out of the store into the vacant lot out back...
LAUNCHING porta potties, pianos, cupcakes
here's an Ariel's eye view of the action...
LAUNCHING yoshi's, beards, cheese, more cooties

There was more launching, more laughing, and on and on.  Eventually ...the tater tot was dislodged from wai's butt by catalina's cheese.  Owly died of laughter.  Then everyone decided to stand on my head and practice balancing skills..... THE END
balancing skills
 Thanks to Dreams Field, Graham Sharpless, Wai Aeon, catalina Mistwallow, Owly Indigo, Flippant Jibilla for cracking me up until I was in tears. You ROCK!


Stop in to Fire GOOD!!! and grab the  mad pea hunt prize and who knows what else will happen.
Have Fun!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Have you seen my marbles? mmmmm donuts!

For the Lost my Marbles Hunt - find the marble to get this marbles launcher- a little bag of marbles becomes a launcher of big bouncy brightly colored marbles in mouse view.

For the Mad Peas hunt - find the EVIL PEA (this thing cracks me up - find it and check out it's evil eyes muhahahahaha) to get this super fun Donut Launcher.  Wear it, turn ao off, float around shooting donuts at your friends and making them super hungry for donuts. Go to this web site for information on how to begin this hunt   there is no hunt order, it is, after all... the "MAD" pea hunt.

Find the prizes and more information about the hunts at the Fire GOOD!!! main store.