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.

Monday, February 3, 2014

February rez posted

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The February issue of rez features the cover story, The Cathedral Dreamer, by Art Blue, a fictional account of the creation of a new world, Genesis. rez is pleased to introduce the team of Stihly Augenblick and Hitomi Tamatzui, who bring us the first episode of a six-part noir thriller, The Key to Golden Hills: Philip. Gudrun Gausman explains the history of Valentine's Day in her enlightening article, Happy Lupercalia, My Love. StarGazer Daylight interviews SL nail artist, Kat Carter, in an illuminating feature, Kat Carter: Nail Artiste! Newcomer Alcinia Rossini shares her insights into communication in the virtual world in her article, Reinventing Ourselves. The Perfect Gentleman, Harry Bailey, waxes nostalgic about rezz days and staying forever young at heart in his Happy Rezz Day! Crap Mariner, in his microfiction piece, Harpoon, shows us just how hard it is to outwit the TSA.