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The Three Moon Planet series ~ Part IV

The Three Moon Planet series ~ Part IV

In the last parts, Part I, Part II and Part III, I discussed about the thin line that distinguishes Gor (a fictional work) with reality and a culture with violence. We all agree, that any act done with ones own will is acceptable which otherwise translates to violence. Unlike real world, where we rarely have […]

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The Three Moon Planet Series ~ Part III

The Three Moon Planet Series ~ Part III

In the last two parts I talked about the essence and the culture of Gor. The Three Moon Planet Series ~ Part I and Part II. In the last part, it was concluded that the fictional culture somehow finds it establishment from the deep rooted societal mechanisms. This time we would see the existence of […]

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The Three Moon Series ~ Part II

The Three Moon Series ~ Part II

Master: “What are the duties of a kajira?” Kajira: “Exquisite beauty and complete obedience” In the last part, I left of hovering over the thought, the depth in the idea between an imaginary society of Gor and the real society we live in. A story however fictional has its base created on our real life […]

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The Three Moon Series ~ Part I

The Three Moon Series ~ Part I

“This girl was once visited by the Priest Kings, who had taken her aboard a heavenly vessel to the beautiful planet just like her home. She used to be a beautiful woman, wealthy, free willed and wise until a mishap struck her village when she was taken captive by huge men who seemed unworldly. Today […]

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Celebrating 100 Years of Hope with RFL Christmas Expo

Celebrating 100 Years of Hope with RFL Christmas Expo

Irrespective of where you are around the globe, in our minds we all know that the holiday season has just begun. The symmetrical snow flakes falling on the Christmas tree reminds us that it is time for warm celebrations and to give gifts. Children wait eagerly for presents while elders wait for the family gatherings. […]

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The Torch Top 5, 2nd December 2013

The Torch Top 5, 2nd December 2013

1) Bitcoins gets a slap from The Guardian Economics expert Phillip Inman gave Bitcoin a big thumbs down on The Guardian’s economics blog. The article criticizes how similar the process of acquiring the coins are to counterfeiting scams. He goes on to tell the story of James Howells, who accidentally threw out a hard drive […]

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The Torch Top 5 – 25/11-2013

The Torch Top 5 – 25/11-2013

1) Both Sony and Microsoft break milestone sales Sony Playstation 4 launched the second week of November and the Microsoft Xbox One in the third week. Both consoles sold over one million in less than 24 hours of their respective launches. However, day-after-the-launch reports indicated that several of the Sony machines arrived in a broken […]

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BURN2 SKIN BURN 2013

BURN2 SKIN BURN 2013

We just got the following press release from Burn 2: BURN2 2013: CARGO CULT was a fantastic event, filled with the joy of Burning community and a fabulous Burn of the Man. But it’s NOT QUITE over til we have the SKIN BURN! What is Skin Burn? It’s bringing the community together again in a low­lag way to watch the Man Burn one more time. We attend in just our skins (system clothing optional). No scripts, no attachments, no HUDs, no AOs ­ just US! Wear creative colourful, glorious skins or just come as yourselves. Enjoy great tunes, an awesome Burn, and Burning with the community! All this will happen on Saturday, the 9th of November at two times to accommodate most time zones: 9:00am SLT and 6:00pm SLT. The greeter area will be open for 2 hours before each Burn time. When you’ve de­scripted and detached, you will get a special group invite and the landmark to the Man Burn site. You can only access the playa if you are in that special group. Please let us know when you have included us in your publications as we link back to online TV, magazine and blog posts at http://www.burn2.org/media_coverage and would love to include you! Just email communications@burn2.org a link to your content, and we will include it. BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups. The BURN2 Team operates events year around, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall ­ a virtual echo of Burning Man itself. We’d like to encourage you to use the following labels and hashtags when you write about the event: Burn2, #burn2 . We will promote those tags to make it easier for people to find your content. Want more information? Check out these resources: Website: http://burn2.org Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/burn2/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ BURN_two Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BURN2BURNERS Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Burn2.SL/ Regional Page: http://regionals.burningman.com/regionals/cyberspace/second­life/ Contact people: communications@burn2.org Steering Committee: steering@burn2.org BURNING MAN Regional Contact: secondlife@burningman.com

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Virtual Ryukyu: A Maine Man’s Dream

Virtual Ryukyu: A Maine Man’s Dream

Years ago we wrote about Shuri Castle Gardens, a virtual replica of Okinawa’s Shuri Castle. Now three years on we revisit the residents of Shuri to find that they have changed completely. Going under the name of Virtual Ryukyu, they have now built a community based around the culture the Ryukyu Kingdom of the 1400s. […]

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Burn2 – Burning Man in Second Life

Burn2 – Burning Man in Second Life

A while back we talked about Burning Man and the coming event Burn2. This weekend it is time to start the celebrations! On Saturday October 19 the sims will open and the organizers promises the closest thing you can get to Burning Man without physically being there. To help you out at the festival, there […]

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