Is there a master builder among you? Bring it Sunday @ 5PM

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WHAT:
  Primtionary
WHEN: Sunday 11/19/17, 5:00 PM Pacific Time.
WHERE:  TV Studio on Inspiration Island
HYPERGRID Address:  grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island
DRESS:  Casual.  Come as you are, but cover your bits!
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Do you like to build or watch others create? Come join us The 3rd Sunday at 5PM  bring an open mind and be ready to laugh

Soccer night shenanigans 11-12-17

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WHEN:  Second  Sunday each month  5PM PST
HG Address: grid.opensim.life:8002:The Stadium
WHERE: The Stadium on OpenSim Life Grid
WHAT: Virtual Soccer
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Last night’s soccer match was a rousing success. We don’t think we have any professional virtual athletes in our midst but we laughed a lot.

We hope you will come and join us next month. We do this every month on the second Sunday at 5PM Pacific Standard Time. Who knows, you might be OSL’s  next great Soccer Star

Inspiration Island Welcomes Foodies Diner – If you like FOOD, listen up!

Foodies Diner is all about learning new things…about FOOD.  Trying new recipes, learning new cooking techniques and you can do it all with friends.  That’s right, take your virtual world friends to your real world kitchen.  Grand opening to be announced soon.  Be prepared to get a choice of recipes on “Try It Tuesday” – get your ingredients together, then cook it and eat it with friends around the world on the date announced.  Everyone give a warm welcome to Cori Parkin, Foodies Diner Proprietor!

Inspiration Island Outpost – What is a Virtual World?

We are quite excited to announce that Inspiration Island Virtual World now has an outpost on the 3D Walk-In-Website, https://web-worldz.com.  If you have been watching the fun we are having and want to join us….there are now step-by-step instructions in a 3D environment.  Once you arrive, click the EDUCATION button on the teleport directory and choose the Inspiration Island Outpost option.  Learn all about virtual worlds and the amazing things you can do….but learn about it right in your browser. See you there!

Let’s play soccer Saturday at 5pm PST 11-12-17

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WHEN:  Sunday November 12th 5PM PST
HG Address: grid.opensim.life:8002:The Stadium
WHERE: The Stadium on OpenSim Life Grid
WHAT: Virtual Soccer
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Life in a virtual world offers many opportunities. You can be anything you want and do whatever you can dream. This Saturday at 5 p.m. PST we are playing soccer. Virtual soccer requires no athletic skills whatsoever. In fact, it should be vastly entertaining as we watch each other on how to play. This is going to happen every single month on the second Saturday. Come join us and be entertained

Beers, Cheers and Greedy Game – Every Friday at 8pm on the Beach

Every Friday night the Inspiration Island crew takes a field trip to the Beach. Join us!

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WHEN:  Friday Nights, 8pm Pacific
HG Address: grid.opensim.life:8002:Beach Party
WHERE: Beach Party on OpenSim Life Grid
WHAT:  Social Hour and Greedy Game
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Virtual world music veterans make their way to Inspiration Island – 7PM Pacific Time, 11/17/17

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WHO:
  Frogg Marlowe and Jay Catt (Effinjay)
WHEN: Friday 11/17/17, 7:00 PM Pacific Time.
WHERE:  Warehouse Gameroom on Inspiration Island
HYPERGRID Address:  grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island
DRESS:  Casual.  Come as you are, but cover your bits!
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We love all things creative here on the island, especially music. That’s why we’re super excited to welcome Frogg and Jay (also known as Effinjay) to our warehouse stage. These guys have been playing music in virtual worlds most every Friday night since 2005. They’ve got a smooth sound that is great for winding down and getting ready for the weekend. Get ready for some great original music from two guys who just love to entertain.

Frogg will be taking the stage on Friday at 11/17 at 7 PM PST. Jay will be joining us in December. We have other great musicians coming to the Island as well. Add that to the magic that you have already seen from SingerGirl and you’ve got a party that is only going to keep getting better.

In the meantime here’s a great sample of what the guys do.

Video is courtesy of SL music listener On YouTube. You can subscribe to HERE

We hope you will come and join us.  grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island

Come See our New Blue House of Jazz Venue & Gathering Place

Many thanks to Bill Blight and TerriTam for their help in creating this unique and amazing environment.  Join us for live jazz and blues entertainment or meet up with friends and enjoy the vibe and constant Jazz Music Stream.

HOW TO GET THERE

Hypergrid Enabled Avatars Use this Address:  grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island

Not sure what any of that means?  Learn how to join us here: Instructions to Join Us on Inspiration Island – Opensim.Life

Tuesday Nights at the Library Loft -Accept the Challenge!

Tuesday nights at the Library Loft, 5pm-7pm Pacific Time are all about YOU and your dreams.

We know it’s difficult to carve out time to do the things you love, so we created an official day and time to do just that!  Whether you are a writer, artist, crafter or just want to read that book that has been sitting on your end table, Tuesday Nights at the Library Loft offers an opportunity to “schedule” a date with yourself.

If you are a writer, have you heard about the Novemember Challenge to write a novel in a month? Use this time to get focused and get that writing done!

At 7PM we head over to Nara’s Nook Library on Greyville to share our chapter work for commentary and critique.  Hope you can join us!

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Thank you to Wikipedia for this great description:

National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo, is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write “pep-talks” to keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, information on where local participants are meeting, and an online community of support. NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality, encouraging writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion. The project started in July 1999 with 21 participants. By the 2010 event, over 200,000 people took part and wrote a total of over 2.8 billion words.

Writers wishing to participate first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopses and excerpts. Participants are called Wrimos. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting. Municipal leaders and regional forums help connect local writers, holding writing events and providing encouragement.

HOW TO GET THERE

Hypergrid Enabled Avatars Use this Address:  grid.opensim.life:8002:Inspiration Island

Not sure what any of that means?  Learn how to join us here: Instructions to Join Us on Inspiration Island – Opensim.Life

 

The wild west is no place for sissies

Hi everybody,

We had an amazing time at drive-in movie night. Great people and a great atmosphere.

In honor of the movie, I’m going to give you guys a very quick movie review. If you were with us last night, or you just love the movie, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts as well.

 

True Grit 1969

 

This one is a classic in the true sense of the word. A star-studded cast led by The Duke, John Wayne. Featuring Glen Campbell, Robert Duval, and Dennis Hopper just to name a few.

Mattie Ross, played by Kim Darby seeks the help of Marshal Rooster Cogburn to get revenge after her father is brutally murdered by Tom Chaney played by Jeff Corey. Her reason for seeking rooster’s help is very simple,  he is rumored to be a man with “True Grit”.

There is lots of drama and comedy as Mattie has to work hard to convince Mr. Cogburn to put down his jug of whiskey and take the job. After some haggling, Rooster agrees to take the job. Things get interesting when Mattie, a teenage girl, insists on going with him to see things through. He affectionately refers to her as “baby sister” a nickname my dad uses to this day.

Nearly the entire movie takes place Outdoors. The scenery is wonderful and truly captures the idea of the Old West. There are plenty of chases on horseback, gun flights and Mattie even goes toe to toe with a rattlesnake.

My dad has always been a huge fan of westerns so John Wayne movies are a big part of my life. I wouldn’t say True Grit is the best John Wayne movie, or even in my top five, but it has everything you want in a western classic.

I really enjoyed watching this one with friends from all over the world, who probably grew up differently than I did. It was said multiple times during the movie that they just don’t make films like this anymore.

If you’d like to join us, we have driving movie night the first Sunday of every month at 5 p.m. Pacific time. We’d love to see you there.

Thanks for reading I hope you will join us next month. You can learn how to do that RIGHT HERE

Jamie Jordan

MOVIE REVIEWS

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Here at Inspiration Island, we study art of all kinds. Join us for a Family and Friends Movie Review Night at the Drive-In!Sometimes we show classics that have been remade. Follow our events so you can prepare yourself by watching the remake/reboot beforehand…then we compare and provide commentary on which we liked better and why. Music Theater Classics are also a great favorite, a valuable study tool for our music students and great fun for everyone as opinions are shared!Showings are for review, critique, and educational purposes only.