A few weeks ago, Saffia – in her capacity of editor of Prim Perfect (among other things!) was at a session of the Second Life Press Corps where she had a chance to meet and greet Rod Humble, the new CEO of Linden Lab, in his avatar form, Rodvik Linden. And at that meeting, he expressed his enthusiasm for Second Life gardens and trees.
That inspired Saffia with an idea of creating a special edition of Prim Perfect, that would draw together some of our work on gardens and gardeners – and highlight other garden centres as well.
And with spring in the air … well, it will be soon, we promise! …. this seemed a very good time for a Gardening Special.
This is not a guide to Second Life gardens as such—although there are many lovely ones out there.
What we have done for this Prim Perfect special is to draw together some of our Prim Perfect gardening articles giving advice on how to create your own lovely gardens, and details about the content creators who have helped us to achieve those effects.
We’ve also included images and notes on some of Second Life’s other landscape and garden creators, an account of a stroll through the regions of landscape and garden designer Julia Hathor, and a short article on one of the loveliest of garden regions: Calas Galadhon.
So we are very pleased to offer our Special Issue on gardening in Second Life – which is also our “Welcome to the Grid” present for Rodvik Linden!
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 the special gardening issue here – and please do leave a comment!
It is available through SL Marketplace (just search on the site for Prim Perfect). This will deliver you a copy in the form of an Intellibook that you can rez and read inworld.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send someone to update it.
Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, 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 Intellibook 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!