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2 Years Ago Today…

Posted in Holidays, SLove & Romance with tags , , on May 4, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

HawksRock Gunawan took a chance with a girl in SecondLife that didn’t meet his original criteria. Even though they were good friends for months, it wasn’t until after a long hammock talk that it was agreed that they’d become a couple.

Almost a year later…  after many SL adventures from DJ’ing, machinima, blogging and even a wedding…. that girl took a chance on him and moved from Hawaii to the flat state of Kansas.

That girl is me… JellyBean Madison & I cannot imagine my life as it was before or any differently than it is today.

Happy Anniversary my heart – Here’s to many more years together. Forever & for always!

kiss

*Heart, mind, soul & whowho taken by HawksRock Gunawan in SL on 5/5/07 and in RL on 2/9/08*

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Love is the answer…

Posted in SLove & Romance with tags , on March 5, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

love

True love brings happiness. If you have it, you really don’t need anything else. If you don’t, no matter what else you have, it will never be enough to make you happy.

Even when you have love you worry about losing it, and so you read articles to find out how to keep it. And if you have already lost love, you read articles to find out how to get it back.

They say that if you hold on to love too tightly, it will slip through your fingers, like trying to hold water in your hands… Or if you do not hold on to it tightly enough you may lose it.

If you love the wrong things or love for the wrong reasons, you will soon discover that the object of your love was not what you wanted after all. And yet it is right to want love and to look for it, because love is natural.

But true love is not something that disappears easily.

True love is eternal and unconditionally. It is strong and unbreakable, and makes your life a joyful one.

When love is real, it becomes a mirror that we hold for each other and in that mirror only the best and most beautiful things are seen.

One Year Ago Today…

Posted in SLove & Romance with tags , , on December 28, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

I boarded a plane in Hawaii with my destination being Kansas to meet my 1 year long SL boyfriend for the first time in real life. Little did I know that a couple of months later I’d be living in Kansas.

When I arrived HawksRock met shy Kimberlee at the airport but after 10 days I wasn’t so shy anymore.  I’d love to write more on this but besides the anny of us meeting, there’s another anny we must re-enact. *wink wink*

Ciao Ciao

How Do You Know If She Loves You?

Posted in Fun & Games, Real Life, SLove & Romance, Uncategorized with tags , , on December 19, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

If shes willing to go meet your parents for the first time knowing that she is trapped there no matter what because they live 324654545457 miles away and you drove… she loves you.

If she calls you at work during the day to ask, “What’s gnu?” in her cute way… she loves you.

If she finds your snoring “comforting”… she loves you.

If she puts up with an entire plethora of  bad Christmas tuneage the DAY before Thanksgiving on a long-distance road trip… she loves you.

If her parents love you… she loves you, probably.

If her parents hate you… she might love you, too.

If she loves you, if she really loves you, you’ll know it. If you can wake up to her staring at you and it’s not even mildly creepy, if you catch her smelling the shoulder of the jacket you lent her for the winter and not for B.O., if she makes you pancakes even though you hate them, if she calls you on her carpool home giggling madly, if she laughs at your jokes when they’re funny and makes fun of you when they’re not, if she shares her mother’s homemade fudge that only comes at Christmas time every year, if she tells you how she wishes she had higher self-esteem and it makes her sad: She loves you, of course she loves you.

And with a love like that, you know you should be glad.

50 First Dates – #41 to #50

Posted in SecondLife®, SLove & Romance with tags , , , on July 9, 2008 by hawksrock

Woot! And now for the grand finale… just think if you did one of these a day then you would have 50 straight days of dates. So don’t say we aren’t out there trying to help you out. It is fun to watch all the slurls getting hammered on the outgoing links. I am glad to see a lot of you are making use of this list.

With this last installment, I would welcome any feedback with regards to favorite places that you have found either through this list or even elsewhere. I am always up for new spots, or would love to hear your favorite site from this list. If there are any you visited and didn’t like, I would welcome that as well along with why you didn’t enjoy it.

#41 Paradise Falls

If your idea of a romantic spot to dance is in front of an entire mountain of waterfalls, then this is the spot for you. There are literally waterfalls everywhere and they are gorgeous. There are 4 sims worth of interesting terrain and artwork to explore, but nothing beats the waterfall ballroom right at the entrance.

#42 The FAC

Another fun clubbing option is The FAC which has one of the best urban club builds in SL. You will have to check the listings for times, and most of the best DJ’s are on during European time zones, but this is still a must see club. I have attended a couple of events here and really enjoyed the mix of house and dance music that the DJ’s layered in.

#43 Love Poetry Path

I came across this place doing research for this post. It is pretty cheesy, but was an interesting idea that has a few fun interactions. It basically has stations that take you through the stages of a relationship from first meeting all the way through to retiring together as a couple at the end of your years. Each station has a poem, and some sort of interactive experience. I don’t want to spoil it, because it would ruin the experience, but it is a fun thing to do (probably not as a first date option, but more as an option with somebody you have been with for a while.) If you take it half ways serious, then you will most definitely score some “awwww” points if nothing else.

#44 Tringo

Jell and I first met playing tringo, and continue to play together to this day so it has a special place in our lives for us. If you are into simple puzzle games, and have a competitive streak then you should try Tringo because it is a fun way to hang with your partner. Many places have dancing/cuddle options which you can try out while you play. If you want to find a game, try joining the group Tringo 2.0 Addicts because most of the major players spam in that group when a game is starting. (Note that I waited to take this pic until I had overtaken Jell… lol.)

#45 Transylvania

You can role play as a vamp, but you can also just enjoy the lush build of Transylvania. They have a great club there which has some great live performers, a museum which takes you through the history of vampires in television and film, but my favorite spot is the huge gothic mansion. I love the plush textures, and if you go exploring you will find many pose balls hidden throughout the rooms and in all sorts of combinations.

#46 Le Zoo

I was kind of sad to see that my old favorite zoo closed (Imagination Breeding Zoo), but luckily there are other options. Le Zoo is best known for its shopping, but it offers a great penguin exhibit along with quite a few other animals. You can also kill time checking out the playground equipment.

#47 Venice, Italy

You can enjoy touring the city of canals (minus the smell) by foot, balloon, or gondola. It is a great build which feels very true to the actual Venice, Italy.

#48 Midsomer Isle

If you like Acropolis, Apollo, or Gardens of Bliss then this is another build in that vein. It is loaded with beautiful scenery throughout and many couples options and dances set up. There is a ballroom overlooking the ocean, and many paths to explore. You can typically find out of the way snuggle spots that feel secluded.

#49 Phoenix Isle

A nice scenic spot for some dancing in this residential sim.

#50 Anywhere you drop a pose ball!

As a parting message, I urge each of you to be on the constant lookout for anywhere that allows build where you can drop some dance balls. For this pic, I dropped a slow dance V7 on the top of a building in Midnight City. Just watch out for the auto return which is set at 5 minutes, and you can have a breathtaking dance all to yourself with a beautiful skyline backdrop. Basically, BE CREATIVE people! Also, if you are a sim owner with some gorgeous builds, then please allow build/rezzing for just this purpose. If you set the autoreturn then you can eliminate most of the issues, except for the most evil intentioned grievers.

And that’s all folks, happy dating out there, and I hope you enjoyed the series.

50 First Dates – #31 to #40

Posted in SecondLife®, SLove & Romance with tags , , , on July 7, 2008 by hawksrock

Alrighty peeps, I am back from vaca and one step closer to finishing out the 50 first dates project with this installment.

This 50 first dates series has generated a lot of fun foreign links in Russian, Spanish, Portugese, and a few I can’t even guess at… lol.   I really love the free translators out there though, so I might have to throw a post together after I finish up with the variations I have seen as read through various translators.   They crack *me* up anyway.

I still have several favorite spots in this list, so I have kept the quality from dropping off, but I must admit I am running low on known places, and I will have to do a little exploring to finish out the last ten.

#31 Acropolis Gardens

Obviously an oldie but a goodie.   They have more guided couples tours than any other place I can think of.   You can walk together hand in hand, take a balloon ride, or even board a spaceship.   Not to mention, you could actually *walk yourself* around the beautifully landscaped sim.  The only downside to this location is that it is very popular, which means lots of people, and you are subject to chat spam from all the noobs on location trying to get in each other’s pants faster than you can say Hai der!

#32 Virtual Starry Night – Van Gogh Exhibition

If you haven’t checked out this exhibit, then you have really been missing out.   Someone had the awesome idea of taking some of Van Gogh’s more famous works, and making them 3-dimensional living recreations.   The sim is packed with educational info about Van Gogh and his many works, but the real fun comes in being able to step into his paintings and see life through his eyes.

#33 Africa

Africa is a fun sim to explore by foot, but the highlight is riding the inner tubes through the river and waterfall areas.   There is a dance spot as well, and many different pose balls sprinkled throughout the build to provide for photo ops.

#34 Joy Isle

This was a new one for me that I picked up from a comment in the SL forums where someone was discussing this 50 first date posting.   It is your typical setup with many couple pose ball options set amongst some scenic locations, so is worth the trip out to explore and look around.  You can tell I was starting to crank these out because I didn’t wait for my shirt to rez…  lol.

#35 TCH Rock Climbing and Sky Diving

Rock climbing is a relatively new sport in SL, but still makes for a fun diversion.   Basically you can race against another opponent on jumping from pose ball to pose ball as you make your way up the wall.   If you jump to an unrealistic next foothold, then you will end up crashing back down and being disqualified.   You can also strap on your parachute and try sky diving from this same location.   There are a variety of freebie and more advanced chutes you can wear.

#36 AKK Horse Ranch Island

Obviously you have to have a horse to go horseback riding, but once you shell out the 1500L’s or so to get a good one, then you have opened up many new areas for horseback riding.   One of the main suppliers of quality horses is the AKK Ranch, and they also provide a lot of scenic trails that span their sim to let you play out your inner cowboy/cowgirl fantasies.

#37 Sweethearts Jazz Club

Thanks to Arcadian for pointing me to this great little jazz club by the prior owners of Phat Cats.   Be sure you go down to the lower level, because that is where all the atmosphere is away from the vendors you see upon teleporting in.   There are also scenic pose balls positioned around the perimeter of the dance floor in the landscaped areas.

#38 The Ginsberg ARTS center

Another great art museum that also includes a special erotic photography exhibit of both RL and SL nudes, as well as a planetarium in addition to several stories worth of art exhibition space.

#39 September Rain – Rainforest

Looking for an amazing spot to slow dance under a waterfall in the rain on a rotating lily pad?  Then this is the spot for you.   There are also 5 “hidden caves” and treehouse rentals if the first date progresses quickly into something more.   😉

#40 Junkyard Blues Club

Last for this round, but DEFINITELY not least, I absolutely love this build.   I enjoy when someone does something different than the ordinary, and for this build you can either dance on the standard dance floor to some great blues music, or you can venture out into the build and find all sorts of hidden pose balls that let you make out in the back of a pickup truck up on blocks, jump on the resolution balls in a phone booth, or make sweet suckling sow love in any of a numerous locations in and around the trailer park.   You have to see it to appreciate it, but if pink flamingos and christmas lights up year round make you chuckle, then you will love the attention to detail of this build.

50 First Dates – # 21 to #30

Posted in SLove & Romance with tags , , , , on July 2, 2008 by hawksrock

Why oh why couldn’t that movie have been called 35 first dates… lol.

So here’s the deal, I am providing one more installment for tonight, then I am considering myself officially on vaca til after I get back from blowing shit up for the holidays which will be early next week (providing I can still type if I am missing a finger or two of course.)

Also, per another request, I made the pictures a little bigger this go around, although I will tell you that I was in and out of these spots in like 2 minutes flat, so I didn’t spend a lot of time setting up cool “artistic” shots. The point is to give a visual flavor to go along with the description, and to give Jell yet another reason for a costume change… as if she needed one.

#21 Paradise Blanket

Every guy should own a paradise blanket. It is like having a date in a box, where you can instantly rez at various altitudes any of a number of prepared scenic backdrops. You typically have to have 100 – 200 prims available for the sets. The beauty of these things is that if you plan ahead, you can go position dancing, sex, and/or cuddle balls in all the right spots to take an average backdrop and make it a role play heaven! The balls will still be right where you left them (provided you take the blanket back up to that same elevation). I linked here the free paradise blanket that can be found in Midnight Reflections, which is a great place to go try out all the various options, and then GO BUY ONE! I can’t even begin to describe the fun you can have with the office, hotel, beach, or even dungeon themed sets.

#22 Tunnel of Light

Another great addition by the Rezzable team, where you can take a 6.5 minute ride in a teacup through a visually captivating light show which was designed to showcase some of the effects in the Windlight viewer rollout. There is a new neon club addition, which was fun to look at, but would seriously hurt my head if I stayed for more than 10 minutes at a time.

#23 Dragon Moon Resort

Although we couldn’t track down the couple inner tubes which used to be a fav, this resort still provides lots of fun options for a date. You can hang out on the beach, ride one of the free provided jet skis, explore the island, go ice skating, and even snorkel all in the same great sim. Also feel free to bust out your dragon avi, because you are likely to see quite a few dragons carousing around.

#24 Castle Wars!

This one is always one of our personal fav’s, from the mind of RacerX. Basically you rez a catapult and each try to take out the other person(‘s) castle. Once all the pieces of your castle are taken out, you are out of the game. Very fun to play!

#25 Carnival of Doom

If you are just a little bit sick and or twisted and enjoy figuring out how many ways you can kill yourself off at an old abandoned amusement park, then this is a great date option! This one is actually one of my favorite sims, and inspired one of our machinima projects which you can view here if you are interested.

#26 Maximillion Kleene

I wasn’t able to slurl this one, since Max performs at a variety of places all across the grid, but all you have to do is search out his name under the event listings for live performers. There are a variety of really good live acts out there to choose from (although I recommend scouting out the band/performer at least once before inviting a date,) but Max is a great one, and comes with my personal stamp of approval.

#27 Heavenly Rose Garden

This particular one does not come highly recommended, but will do if you are in a bind (like say trying to come up with 50 first date locations.) This sim is basically a conglomeration of a bunch of different little scenes with pose balls set up for pictures. You might have a waterfall right next to a turkish tent, but as long as you work your camera angles you can still get some good shots with this sim, and if you are still relatively noobish be sort of impressed… lol. kk moving on.

#28 Butterfly Garden at Blue Note Jazz Club

The Blue Note Jazz Club is a pretty good jazz club, but one of the benefits they have is that they have a very nicely decorated garden area next to the club, which provides a nice scenic place to take a date. In particular, they have this little butterfly garden area set up with a slow dance ball in it to make for a scenic backdrop.

#29 Midnight Reflections

Not only does Midnight Reflections provide several free Paradise Blankets, but you can also explore the grounds for many scenic spots to take a date. You really can’t ever go wrong on a Complete Me pillow from Pillow Talk by Sandy Clymer, but there are also caves you can explore with running water, and treehouses complete with sex gen rugs in many of them.

#30 Chi

Sure we know the owners of this sim quite well, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most beautiful sims in SL. You can do Tai Chi, surf, or just explore the beautiful landscape surrounding the active volcano. Just whatever you do, keep an eye on that llama!