The Festival of Holi (2)

Just a quick reminder that there’s about three hours to go until a Festival of Holi naturist event begins in SL. I wrote about it, complete with link to the sim in question and the start times, yesterday.

Then, I wasn’t sure if it was a naturist event and countenanced caution on tp-ing into it.

Since then, Gray Muircastle has kindly informed me that it is naturist, so be sure to wear that suit you got on your birthday!

I popped over there earlier and I noted that there already ‘free gifts’ available in the form of transparent, paint splattered ‘clothing’. Ideal for when the paint starts to fly. The effect of wearing these ‘clothes’ (L$0) can be seen in the photos I then grabbed while wearing them.

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I’m really rather excited about this event. It looks like it could be a whole heap of fun!

It’s being hosted by Virginia Lupindo, who also hosts her own blog page (in Italian & English), and on the page you can read about how donations at this event will help with educational projects in India.

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Virginia Lupindo

While researching this post I somehow came across the following photograph…



I’m guessing this is from a WNBR event, rather than a Holi event, but if you compare my inworld photos with this one, there’s not much difference, is there? It all rather looks as though we’re in for a fun and messy evening.

Did I mention I was excited?

Three hours to go. See you there.




The Festival of Holi

I’m indebted to my SL friend Gray Muircastle, of Su Casa, for giving me the heads up on an event that may interest some of you SL naturists.

The Hindu festival of Holi is a festival of spring, love and colors. It can typically begin with a bonfire, singing and dancing.  Then follows a free-for-all of colors where people play, chase, and douse each other with powder paint or colored water. Groups roam the streets playing musical instruments and all enjoy the food and drink, which is often laced with Bhang, made from cannabis.



I’ve been to one of these Holi festivals in RL, and it was amazing fun!

Well…now’s your chance to participate in one in SL…paint will be provided, apparently, and it’s on tomorrow, Saturday 14th March, between 13:00 & 15:00 SLT (that’s 8pm-10pm in the UK, 9pm-11pm in central Europe). DJs are Sunshine, Michael Strange (who I know from Commune Utopia) and Full Macchi.

I’m looking forward to some bhangra styled sounds, I hope. I’ll be there, unless RL gives me a bad steer in the meantime.

The location for this Holi event is marked as being at Ashraya Support of Virginia Lupindo with the words ‘Naturist Home’ added, which means, I think, I hope, there will be some sort of naturism allowed.

That said, I can’t be definitive about this right now. India is conservative in its approach towards nudity, unless the nudity involves the (always naked) Jain priests, so I would advise that you at least tp in wearing something until you are sure of the dress code.

It’s not altogether clear, despite the ‘naturist home’ title, if it is a naturist event, or if it might be attended by some Indian avatars who could take offence to your or my nudity, so please tp in clothed to begin with.

I would be thrilled and excited if it was a naturist event attended by Indian avatars, because it would give each of us the opportunity to socialise and understand one another better and (from my perspective) gauge attitudes to nudity from Indians (I’ve still not finished the troublesome page of SLN12, remember, on Indian attitudes to nudity, the only article not finished and holding back publication of SLN12).

I hope to see you all there, dressed or naked.





edited to add (courtesy of Commune Utopia Group notices): there’s a youtube video advertising the event here. Donations will go to helping in RL.

Su Casa : The Movie, and naked karting.

It’s two years old, but I only discovered this movie earlier this week. You can download it in SD or HD formats and watch via Quick Time. Yep, it’s Su Casa : The Movie.

Which set me off in the direction of Su Casa. You’ll all know we have an office presence there, so I thought that I’d head on over to Su Casa to bring you an up to date report on what’s happening there.

While there I met up with Gray Muircastle, who owns Su Casa, and is an old friend of SLN. He brought me up to date on recent changes to Su Casa, which includes an undersea area, a mer-area, and the games section of the main sim have now moved to a skybox, which has freed up space around the main tp point.

Up in those skyboxes is a karting track, built by Su Casa officer Jenny Sidderley, and what a great job she’s done, leaving it nicely uncluttered so best to focus on the track. Naked karting? Gray and I were agreed neither of us had come across such a thing in RL naturism, although the photos below certainly suggest it has been done in RL before now.

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A quicker way to get around. Hire (Rezz) a bike and pedal around Su Casa. Watch out for the soft sand near the beaches!

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n even quicker way to get around! Try some naked karting at Su Casa’s sky platform.

 Another new addition, the Mer undersea build, I’m going to leave for a separate post.



Our Lighthouse meme (1)

Thanks to the generosity of Gray Muircastle (at Su Casa) and Brenda Hoisin (at Eden) we’ve got an inworld presence, located at two lighthouses in SL.

This got me to thinking that the lighthouse theme should become a meme, and as a result I have Harry and Diana scurrying around SL looking for lighthouses at the moment. I’m hoping we can keep this going as a theme/meme for some time.

I’m delighted to say that Diana has come back with a couple of lighthouse shots featuring Heather. No other reason for popping them up other than they’re cute.

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