Prim Perfect’s First Issue of 2012 says it with Hearts!

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Cover
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Cover

It’s time for our first issue of 2012—and it’s a very exciting one!

The year 2012 will see our fifth birthday, which is a respectable age for any magazine in these difficult times, let alone one that exists to provide news and information about homes and gardens in virtual worlds!

We’ll be announcing more events as our May 1st birthday draws closer, but in this issue we are giving details of our first Prim Perfect Hunt in nearly three years—the Home is Where the Heart is Hunt, organised by those brilliant people behind the Whiz Hunts.

Prim Perfect Issue 39: All About Our Hunt!
Prim Perfect Issue 39: All About Our Hunt!

You can read all about the Hunt in the magazine—but there’s more! There’s a Quest to find thirty numbered hearts which will lead one lucky person to win L$10,000!

Some of the hearts are hidden at the Prim Perfect headquarters, some are hidden at the Designing Worlds studio… but no fewer than fifteen hearts are hidden in the pages of this magazine! For details of how to find them, see Page 10.

But, of course, we have a magazine packed with news and features that you will love to read too!

This month we visited the beautiful region of Second Norway.

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Second Life Norway
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Second Life Norway

Jedburgh Dagger set out to explore the fjords and waterfronts of this beautiful land, while Honour Macmillan talked to the man behind it all—Ey Ren. Java Jetcity explored Ten Places in Second Norway you should explore when you visit. And Rowan Derryth has been talking to our designer of the month, Winter Thorn of {what next}, and exploring the special and very lovely home she has created in Second Norway.

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Designer of the Month
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Designer of the Month

We have a special romantic story for Valentine’s Day with a steampunk twist, written by Denny Kozlov. And we have another comic created by Wildstar Beaumont and set in New Babbage (again based on a Designing Worlds show we recorded there). Discover for yourselves what happened when my co-host Elrik Merlin and I became embroiled in the Murder at the Burlesque! And Tricia Aferdita explores our Landscape of the Month – the naughty but very nice region of Lost Eden (and our first adult location in Prim Perfect!).

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Charity News
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Charity News

There’s a very thoughtful and timely piece from Tricia Aferdita on giving money to charities in Second Life—and on how charities can build a presence. Beq Janus presents a roundup of the Christmas Expo in aid of Relay for Life—and a new Heart-felt project that is raising money for Relay for Life too!

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Linden Homes
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Linden Homes

This month we have gained something very special in our Linden Homes. We have not just one but an entire village of Linden-styled contemporary homes, each using only 117 prims—and we asked a whole team of designers from the excellent Cookie Jar initiative to furnish them for us. I think you’ll agree that they did a fantastic job! Honour MacMillan interviewed the designers, while Beq Janus explored the homes.

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Pathfinders
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Pathfinders

Qwis Greenwood has been mentoring the Pathfinder programme, and this month the enterprising Harlow Heslop advised the Pathfinders on how to take great product photos. Find out what she had to say—and see some Before and After shots too! We also hear from our Trailblazer Laetitia Aluveaux, who has been blazing a trail with a store on Inworldz!

Winona Wiefel is on hand with Advice for Newcomers on making a picture frame (perhaps for a photograph you’ve taken following the Pathfinder article), and there’s more news about the series of Designer Challenges, as well as the most recent bargains from Spruce Up Your Space.

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Landscape of the Month - Lost Eden
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Landscape of the Month - Lost Eden

There’s exciting news about Metaverse Arts—where Gwen Carillon is taking over from Tricia Aferdita as host—and there’s a whole new-look studio too! Learn what is happening with the Designing Worlds and Happy Hunting! shows on Treet TV.

And of course we have free Prim Perfect gifts for you. Gifts are only available in Second Life through our inworld Intellibook version, so read on to discover how you can get your inworld copy too. And, of course, amongst the gifts, you will find the hearts that will help you win the Home is Where the Heart is quest!

And our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Judith Lefevre, GM Nikolaidis, Wren Carling, Tricia Aferdita, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour MacMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

All this with News from the Grid and more!

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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 39 here – and please do leave a comment!

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Linden Homes
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Linden Homes

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

Prim Perfect Issue 39: {what next} design
Prim Perfect Issue 39: {what next} design

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 – 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!

You can get the latest issue – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our headquarters in Costa Rica.  It’s got a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

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!

Prim Perfect Issue 39: Murder at the Burlesque!
Prim Perfect Issue 39: Murder at the Burlesque!

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!

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