Christmas is upon us once again – with the stores of our virtual worlds being full of goods, and all manner of treats for enjoyment in our virtual homes.
With this in mind, for our Christmas issue we took a trip to a region that specialises in Winter – winter sports, winter fun, winter celebrations! This is Wolf Mountain, where skiing, skating, and a host of other fun activities can be enjoyed all year round. Our fearless team of reporters pulled on their winter jerseys, their snow boots and their woolly hats to explore….
Qwis Greenwood explores the region, and talks with the owner of the resort, Peach Fizz. Jvstin Tomorrow chooses his favourite spots to visit, while the intrepid Ceejay Writer tries her hand at winter sports. Scotti Lyle finds out all about Winter Weddings in the region (and pays a visit to a honeymoon cottage!). And Viv Trafalgar documents a winter walk as people discuss Christmas in Literature.
Our Designer of the Month is the very talented Xandi Mars; I met up with her, and had the pleasure of exploring the stunning home that she has created – a log cabin snug amidst the snow. Xandi was one of the pioneers of *Second Life*, and she has, in a fascinating interview, shared some stories of the “good old days”.
Nika Dreamscape has been gathering together some gift ideas, and Kittie Munro has put together an advertising feature showing gifts from some of our favourite creators. And Qwis Greenwood’s advice for Newbies column has some advice on gift giving, and how to ensure that lovely parcel you want to give to your nearest and dearest will actually transfer safely!
Planning to give a Christmas party? Annechen Lowey has some invaluable advice on how to set up a successful dance machine that will keep your friends twirling, stomping or hopping for hours!
Raven Haalan has been investigating how to transform your garden for winter. In association with that, we’ve decided to start a new Where to Buy Page [https://primperfectblog.wordpress.com/where-to-buy/]. Here people will be able to find out about where they can buy some of the items featured in *Prim Perfect* – and can ask questions about where to find Homes and Gardens related products. More on this exciting new feature on our News from the Grid page!
We have a real change with our Landscape of the Month – just in case you were suffering from a surfeit of Christmas! Regent Estates host a wonderful collection of motorbike regions around the theme of Route 66. Recently, they held an Essay Competition to discover the best description of the atmosphere of these sims and what they have to offer. There were some outstanding entries, and we decided to publish the winning one by Tekillya Mode.
We have a serious theme for our Pathfinders article this month. Gwen Carillon is the designer we focus on, and in her article she explains steps that content creators can take to protect themselves … and also what the next step should be if they find that they have been victims of content theft.
Once again, we have news from the Step UP! campaign – but this time we are highlighting our next campaign: the Step UP! University – which will offer courses aimed both at newcomers to *Second Life*, and to creators who want to take action against copyright theft.
Coughran Mayo discusses what the launch of the Second Life Enterprise inititative could mean for non-profits.
Then there’s all the latest from the *Designing Worlds* show, while our team of talented photographers bring you some of the most wintry seasonal eye candy in *Second Life*!
All this – with News from the Grid … and more!
So how can I get Prim Perfect?
If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 22 here – and please do leave a comment!
But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.
For a short time, it will be available through XStreet (just search on the site for Prim Perfect). This will deliver you a copy in the form of a Thinc book that you can rez and read inworld. However, we will shortly be closing our XStreet Store and moving to another internet based porovider, as we are not prepared, for a magazine that is free at point of delivery, to pay the listing charge being asked of us by Linden Lab.
We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life (these are taking over from our older vendors) – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!
Another inworld option is to buy from our inworld vendors (located at various stores). Sometimes we have had problems with these, but you can help! If you see a vendor still selling an earlier issue, contact email@example.com, and we’ll send someone to update it.
Or you can have it delivered to you each month as a Thinc Book, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!
In addition to delivering the Thinc Book version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.
How to Join Prim Perfect Readers
- Inworld, open Search.
- Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
- Click to join
So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!