Thursday, September 4, 2014

September rez Posted

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This month's cover gives a hint that we exploring the Wild West inside.  The Perfect Gentleman, back with renewed vigor, is accompanied by his Annie Oakley, Friday Blaisdale, and together they report that the state of County & Western music in SL is alive and well, visiting three of the premier C&W venues.  Sedona Mills gives us her fifth installment of the intriguing and always thrilling series, The Beginning of Life: The Dragon. Sedona has us all guessing about what will happen next, and the best thing is, there are more several more chapters to come.  And speaking of exciting series, this month brings us the heart-stopping finale of the eight-chapter noir series, The Key to Golden Hills: Revelation.  Hitomi Tamatzui and Stihly Augenblick give us all the answers in this last chapter of their marvelous story, brought to life with Hitomi's moody photos. Although we don't like to reward hackers, we'll make an exception in the case of Defcon 2 by Harry Hacker, who you'll remember from The Beginning of Life.  It's all a little confusing, and even our publisher, Jami Mills, found herself the subject of a hack, but it's all in this month's issue for the readers to sort out.  As if hiding in this month's issue, Adrian Blair has retrieved another Page 27, which we publish in its pure state, as found.  Adrian's contribution of these "found" pages is particularly satisfying and we hope there are many more revealed in the months ahead. Gudrun Gausman explores color theory and fashion, and puts it all in a historical perspective with her delightful piece, Color Me Crazy, in which she answers the question whether shoes need match a handbag. StarGazer Daylight is back with a fascinating interview with Missyluve, who has brought us SL's first Next Top Model. Grepton is this month's offering of Carp Mariner's latest 100 words, which are always assembled in a surprising and unique fashion. Enjoy these wonderful talents.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August rez Posted

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Jami Mills does something she's always wanted to do - - runs off and joins the circus. Le Cirque de Nuit to be precise. And she captures a little of the magic in the August issue that opened her eyes wide to the possibilities of SL immersive presentations. A tip of the hat to Idle Rogue Productions for such a fine show. Art Blue, who travels in circles we can only dream about (we believe he is living in 2029 at the moment), challenges us in ways that aren't intended to be comfortable. What does the future have in store for us? Have a read and find out. Sedona Mills brings us another chapter in her serial, The Beginning of Live: Awakening. In this exciting, edge-of-your-seat drama about our virtual future and where it may lead us, leaves us begging for more. Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui contribute one of the penultimate chapter of their noir thriller, The Key to Golden Hills: Return, leaving us to wonder how this sizzling story might possibly end.  Next month's issue will bring us the exciting conclusion to this tale of sex and drugs (sorry, no rock 'n roll). Gudrun Gausman gives us her take on the latest scuttlebutt in SL, the new, improved version SL 2.0. What's it all mean? Gudrun explains it all. Words have power, and in the hands of someone who knows how to use them, we're left breathless. And Zymony Zygot knows how to use them. He has the beat rhythm down pat in his take-down of contemporary life, Go World! Crap Mariner gets all soft on us (for a change) and contributes a heartfelt 100 words in Sand. Simply beautiful. And speaking of beauty, we lost a dear friend this month. Wulf Carlucci passed away last month, leaving a void that will be hard to fill. But he would have exhorted us to do just that. So we attempt in some small way to fill that void by dedicating this issue to his spirit, his humor, his sharp tongue and comforting kindness. I've wanted to punch him in the nose more than once. There'll never be another like him. Enjoy the issue!

Friday, July 4, 2014

July rez Posted

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With camera in tow, Jami Mills spends some quality time at Haveit Neox's thought-provoking installation at the LEA21 sim, Paper Observatory, and pays tribute to one of SL's most gifted artists. Sadly, it was "disassembled" at the end of January, but keep a lookout for more from Mr. Neox (and be sure to visit his blog, ACC Alpha).  Art Blue proves he can multi-task by interviewing Eugene Goostman, who has passed the Turing Test, in both 2014 and 2029. Sedona Mills contributes the third chapter, Reflection, of her futuristic short story, The Beginning of Life. Sedona chronicles the unraveling of society under Simon's watchful eye.  Once again, Loreen Legion adds her carefully detailed photographs, and we couldn't be happier.  Poet Adrian Blair continues to keep finding discarded Page 27s from an assortment of works, this time A Hungry Moon.  Adrian continues to challenge us, making us think as well as feel.  Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui bring us Chapter Six of The Key to Golden Hills, called Escape, and delve even deeper into crime and punishment, with another surprising twist.  Hitomi's atmospheric photographs beautifully enhance the noir elements of this superb story.  Crap Mariner brings us a piece of microfiction called Susie, who is frightened by a monster who is working himself up the corporate ladder.  Gudrun Gausman, who is known to make our mouths water with descriptions of savory and sweet dishes, goes all out this month with her article, Receipts (and archaic form of recipes), and gives our readers some suggestions of some great summer dishes.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

June rez posted


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Sedona Mills plumbs ever-deepening mysteries in the second chapter of The Beginning of Life:  The Morning After, heaping suspense on top of her moody and atmospheric descriptions.  Super-talented singer/songwriter, Loreen Legion, again provides the accompanying photographs.  Ricky the Rat's dangerous game runs head-on into a technological rat trap, as Crap Mariner attests in his microfiction offering.  Art Blue's episodic futurist-thriller, The Artefact, about art and technology comes to a powerful and exciting conclusion this month with the final chapter, Still Not Known.  We look forward to exciting new offerings from Art (and his trusted companion, Neruval) in the very near future.  Elysienne, who has written with such passion in earlier issues, pays tribute to her native North American roots with a poem, Left Behind, which is filled with rage but always straight from the heart.  Hitomi Tamatzui covers Burn2 - Burnal Equinox for rez and brings our readers some insight into this unique annual celebration of the arts, as well as a dazzling array of wonderful images from the event.  With Gimme, Zymony Guyot delivers an explosive poem on themes of greed, power, and corruption.  Hitomi Tamatzui and Stihly Augenblick contribute the fifth chapter of their noir serial, The Key to Golden Hills: Capture, a dramatic study of an Asian crime syndicate. Gudrun Gausman examines the one-liner and dissects just what makes things funny in An Avatar Walks Into a Bar. Poet Adrian Blair, who has contributed such stellar works in prior issues, finds a discarded page, Page 27, that we reprint here, from An Arrow in Time.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May rez posted

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This month's cover story by Jami Mills features one of the boldest spectacles Second Life has ever seen: The Basilique Performing Arts Company's ambitious production of Milton's Paradise Lost.  You'll have never seen anything quite like it, with its lavish sets and epic themes. Long-time contributor, Sedona Mills, takes a turn at fiction this month with The Beginning of Life. Her first chapter is called The Gift, and we look forward to many more.  SL singer/songwriter, Loreen Aldrin, adds some sumptuous photos in support of Sedona's taut writing. The writing team of Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui lead us into more adventures in their noir thriller, The Key to Golden Hills.  This month's chapter, The Key, keeps us on the edge of our seats.  Hitomi's moody black and white photographs are the perfect complement to their suspense-laden story.  The uber-talented Art Blue brings his cyber-thriller, The Artefact, to a close with this month's episode, I Am Substance. I Am Art.  We are especially pleased to have received permission from Art Blue's early mentor, Sergius Both (aka Herbert W. Franke), to reprint The Blue Elephant, a ground-breaking piece which Both originally published in German.  Gudrun Gausman recalls the world of Gor in her piece The Paradox of the Collar.  And finally, Crap Mariner brings us another work of microfiction entitled Otters, about the cutest critters on the planet.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April rez posted

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The April issue's cover feature is one of SL's most beloved singer/songwriters, AMForte Clarity, who was kind enough to sit down with Jami Mills and give an insightful interview about just what makes her tick.  Our own visionary, Art Blue, gives us a glimpse into the cyber-future with the third installment of his epic, The Artefact: I Am Substance. I Am Art.  Poet Luna Branwen, a regular contributor to our pages, shows us another side of herself with the haunting Silence in the Night.  Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui continue to thrill us with The Key to Golden Hills: Jing-Wei, another chapter of their exciting noir serial.  Crap Mariner asks us to think about the master composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in an entirely new way in Mozart.  In Silly Babbit, Gudrun Gausman considers the history of rabbits in the Easter tradition (beware: it is X-rated). The newest member of our family, Zymony Guyot, in his poem I Know, ask very difficult questions about greed, politics and justice. Finally, The Perfect Gentleman (otherwise known as Harry Bailey) goes back to his humble beginnings and tests the SL waters as a noob, and is more than surprised by his reception.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March rez posted

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The March issue of rez includes the cover article by Jami Mills, featuring Bryn Oh´s latest art installation, The Singularity of Kumiko. Art Blue brings us the second episode of his diabolical series, The Artefact: Back Dive Into the Depth.  Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui contribute their own noir episode, The Key to Golden Hills: Angie.  The Prefect Gentleman, Harry Bailey, takes us behind the scenes at our favorite New Orleans festival in his article, Mardi Gras.  Gudrun Gausman gives some historical context to St. Patrick's Day with her column, Finn McCool is Not a Sportsbar.  Regular contributor, Adrian Brody, delivers a beautiful poem, Our Fables Become Us.  Long-time contributor, Crap Mariner, distills his thoughts into another piece of erudite microfiction in Encyclopedia.