Life Goes On…

My last post was in April and I announced that my stores were all closing at Inworldz, as I had made the decision to pull up stakes there and let my multiple sims go.  There were a myriad of reasons why I was leaving.   Although, Inworldz was my focus for years, I had fully joined the metaverse and had land in many opensim grids.  I had often told my friends… “I do not want all my virtual eggs in one basket”.

Now as most of you know, Inworldz has closed down.  😦  It is very sad and although I had left, I still felt apart of the grid.  I gave a lot of my time to Inworldz.  I spent a year of my life volunteering my expertise to help make the Inworldz Roleplay Hub.  It was a wonderful project that so many people worked very hard on.  I also, volunteered for several Inwz birthday projects, most notably for the Magellan Sea Community.  I lived there and served on the board for a number of years.   It is a sad day that a grid with so much going on has closed.  But Life goes on…

The Metaverse

From the beginning of the opensim grids, I made it a point to try and support their progress.  I was an early resident of 3rd Rock Grid and the New World Grid (now known as the FrancoGrid, I beleive).  I wanted Second Life to have competition.  I had felt for a long time that they were too expensive and they did not care about their customers.

When Inworldz came on my radar in 2009, I joined them with an alt, as I did in many grids first.  Then in 2010, Lannorra joined and rented a sim.  Inworldz was rough back then but it kept improving.  By 2012, I decided to bring Phantom Rose there, in preperation for leaving Second Life.  I built some great stuff at Inworldz and I was very happy for long time.

But the opensims were still less expensive for land and what I loved to do more than anything was make new environments.   Exotic ports of call beckoned to me and I could not resist!

 

Great Canadian Grid

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I found the Great Canadian Grid when I did some hypergridding from Digiworldz.  I met some great people and their land prices were really really great.  I could not resist and decided to buy land and start a new Phantom Rose with a brand new theme.  All new builds or custom changes to existing builds.  This time Phantom Rose has gone subtly Steam Punk.  There are balloon elevators, steam elevators, a huge eiffle tower like central construct.  I let my imagination soar and I am very please how its turning out.  Although, I managed to finish most of the main sim (there are 4), and am officially open, I was never able to do a huge Grand Opening, as my RL just will not settle down!

Here are a few pictures.  Please come visit, as the pictures cannot really give you the true scope of the buildings!

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I cannot say enough about how fun The Great Canadian Grid is.  The people are so nice and welcoming.  The Grid owner, Roddie, is very responsive to his residents and gives a lot of value for your land fees.  They have an active social scene.  Not to be missed, Monday Night Party, where Roddie plays the tunes and the fun is garanteed!

During my time of building at GCG, they had an outage.  Roddie was doing some super maintenance and upgrade, so the grid was down for a couple weeks.  During this time, my interest was caught at 3rd Rock Grid again.

 

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They still had first sim pricing that was very inexpensive and I could not resist that temptation!  So I started a turn of the century Egyptian theme sim, and decided it would be a Phantom Rose Adventure sim.

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The Duke and Duchess of Phantom Rose went on an exotic adventure to the Pyramids.  I have had a lot of fun building that and decided towards the end of the build to do an interactive Mystery!  Well that has delayed the opening since my real life got very busy with my parents being ill.  So most of my virtual life has taken a back seat to that for over a year!

Here are some pictures:

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There are pyramids with archealogical digs (and NPC archealogists); a museum, the Rose Lotus Palace (the duke and duchess’ home while visiting), the Victoria Hotel, where many english visitors stay, the Souks (shops), bath house, the Midnight Oasis ballroom with dance machine and music 24/7, the docks, Hadji’s jazz bar, Camel rides and Balloon rides and coming soon the interactive mystery!

So I hope to finish the Mystery of the Missing Mummy soon.  It involves getting clues from various characters.  If you solve the mystery, the official Diplomat for the outer Cairo region, will give you a trophy and a prize!  I still have a bit of work to do so, check back with my blog for the Grand Opening, when I have finally finished.

 

Discovery Grid

Recently I also joined the Discovery Grid.  I am doing a dragon/pirate kind of theme.  I have an 8×8 variable region (OMG SOO BIG!) and plan on pirate boat battles and Dragons flying around.  I have not gotten very far… I do have a castle up for Drax and I, a huge Dragon cave, the start of a town…  Discovery has all their lands connected by oceans which is pretty cool.  It takes a long time to fly or boat anywhere but its very rewarding to see what people are doing from a boat.  My var is called Dragons Heart… feel free to boat or fly thru anytime.

 

DigiWorldz

Um, well, er… yeah, I got land there too.  LOL.  Yes, its a sickness.  They had an incredible deal that I could not pass up.  So I have land there and a future plan of maybe doing a Great Gatsby themed Phantom Rose… with bootleggers, flappers and all that Jazz!!

Realistically, I have no idea when I will find the time.  So for now, my land is a sandbox.  sigh… so many projects, so little time.

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Whew, so that is a long over due update for my followers.  My time is limited still, but I hope as the many things in my RL settle down, you will see me in one of my many worlds.  I love each and every grid that I build on.  To me, grids are like my kids… you love them all for different reasons and you can never choose between them…  And I hate hearing, Mom loves you best!  No, I love you all.  Smiles.

 

With Warmest Regards,

Lannorra

 

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New Ballet Debut at the Phantom Rose Opera House – Inworldz

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I am so pleased to announce the debut of our first Ballet at the Phantom Rose Opera House on Feb 28, 2016 at 1 pm PST.  Conceived and Directed by Tenshi Domenici, with stage and costuming in collaboration with Lannorra Sion, 50 Shades of Grey – The Ballet is an artistic performance of virtual ballet with chosen tracks from the writer and director.  Inspired by the best selling book and film.  An edgy new production, elegant, surprising… Don’t miss it!  IZurl:  http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Rose/165/75/22

Take a look at our sneak peek video:

 

The Ballet will encore on March 27, 2016 at 1 pm PST at the Phantom Rose Opera House, Phantom Rose sim, Inworldz Grid.  See IZurl above.

Phantom Rose SL – Upcoming Events!

We have two exciting events coming up this weekend!

Friday 2/20, 8pm SLT @ Market Square on Phantom Rose

(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phantom%20Rose/235/245/23)

 “MARDI GRAS TIME AT PHANTOM ROSE MARKET SQUARE”

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Come join us for a wonderful Party with Rides, dancing, whack a Pirate and more!

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It’s CARNIVAL time!!

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Tressa and Rhoan will be hosting this fun event.  Please IM Tressa Beaumont for more information!

Then on Sunday 2/22 @ 1pm SLT, we have our Monthly Lightshow!

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Join us for the romantic and beautiful music of

Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli set to our fabulous Lightshow.

If you haven’t been to one of our amazing Lightshows, you are in for a treat!

Held at the Phantom Rose Opera House

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Phantom%20Rose/95/156/31

Keep an eye on our event calendar from our website, http://www.phantomrose.com.

INWORLDZ – IWZ LOVE OF IWZ ART FEST

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It’s that time again!  Jeri Rahja brings the latest ArtFest to Inworldz!

“The Largest Art Fest In IWZ – we have 6 to 8 art fests a year starting in Sept each yr and ending in May.  We welcome “The Novice Artist” to “The Experienced Artist” So everyone is welcome – along with the wonderful Patrons.”

I took a stroll around the exhibits and wanted to share this cornucopia of design and inspiration!  Here are just a few of my favorites:

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Original acrylic by Twinkletoes Faiport

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Miso Susanowa

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Enduring Love – Mother & Foal
Poetry & Photography by Quern

So take some time out of your Inworldz life to stop by this amazing Art Fest – Held at the Inworldz Events Sims.

http://places.inworldz.com/InWorldz%20Events%20B/189/128/24

There are events happening all week, check the Inworldz Event Calendar.

Winter Wonderland Phantom Rose Second Life!

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

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Winter snow has fallen, and Phantom Rose @ Second Life is getting ready for the Holiday season!   We have some great events lined up.  We kicked off our Holiday events last night with a fun Skating party at Mountain Skate Park!

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One of the fun things about this park is the chair lifts you can take to get there.  You can grab a lift from the Main entrance of Phantom Rose

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or from Swan Lake, near the Christmas Tree

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Both are a great ride that gives you panoramic views of Phantom Rose in all her winter glory!

Tonight (6 pm slt) we will be having the first of our annual Trans Siberian Orchestra Christmas Music Lightshows!  If you have never attended, then you are missing out on a great show.  The show is held just outside the Opera House, on a floating blue glass platform that puts you IN the lightshow itself!

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Saturday brings a special treat!  Our new Opera House director, Tenshi Domenici, will be directing a special Christmas Ballet with Santa’s Toys to Christmas Music on the frozen Swan Lake!  Great music and beautiful Ballet; who could ask for more?  This event preceeds our Snow Flake Ball.  Dancing on the veranda of the Opera house!  The Ballet is 4-5 pm slt and the Ball immediately follows from 5-6 pm slt.

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Then on Sunday, Dec 7th at noon, we will be presenting the latest in our Phantom of the Opera – Interactive Preview.  We are working hard to get this show together and are pleased to give you some sneak peeks of the beautiful sets and audience participation!

Monday brings an encore of the Christmas Ballet, 5-6 pm slt. And Tuesday, we are so excited to have Live singer, Dilah Halorstar, singing at the Opera house from 2-3 pm slt.  Dilah is a long time favorite for our guests and has been singing at the Opera House for most of Phantom Rose’s 7 years.  Please join us for this fabulous entertainer!

Thursday, Dec 11th from 4-5 pm slt, we have a special treat!  DJ Drax will be hosting an Elvis Blue Hawaii Christmas at Pirate Island.  Don your aloha shirt and flip flops for a fun event of Elvis and Christmas!

Our Holiday season of events Finale will be an encore of the fabulous TSO Lightshow on Friday, Dec 12th, from 4-5 pm slt.

 I hope to see many of our Phantom Rose family and friends.  We are in our 8th year here at Phantom Rose!  We wish you all a joyous Holiday season and a wonderful New Year!

Phantom Rose Opera House Lastest Production in Second Life

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The theater troupe is hard at work on our latest production, The Phantom of the Opera – Interactive.  Its a unique new take on an old story with lots of audience participation and in some cases, the audience is a part of the action!  Think of it as: The Phantom meets Rocky Horror Picture show.

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Our theater troupe pauses for a picture.

We will be doing a preview of a few scenes coming up in October, so please watch the calendar, as you do not want to miss this special presentation.

We still have some of the supporting roles open, so if you have ever wanted to get involved in the theater, now is a great time.  Please contact either Tenshi Domenici, Opera House Director or Lannorra Sion, Owner/Creator, in Second Life.

Phantom Rose has a new Facebook Page and Calendar!

Now that Phantom Rose is on two grids (Second Life and Inworldz) I felt it was time to expand a bit.  There is so much more going on now and I want all Phantom Rose fans to have as much access as possible.

You can use this link to find the new Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phantom-Rose/1501582503425487.

The new Calendar is accessed thru the website at http://www.phantomrose.com.  All Second Life events are in Blue and Inworldz events are Red.

Please check it out… like, follow, keep in touch!

Warmest Regards, Lannorra