• Grand Opening Of Library Was Grand

    Front view of exhibit hall with dance pavilion

    Sendalonde Community Library had a grand opening on Sunday, 16 October 2022. DJ Snoots Dwagon played Celtic and Irish pub songs and his own songs for two fun hours of dancing and chatting. The early birds to arrive were all Dinkies: Nebby Newman, Graceann Noel and Ray Lopez in his spooky Halloween costume. DJ Snoots Dwagon and Nebby Newman contemplated the food offerings, unfortunately sitting on some. [Snoots usually sits on the cake, but this time he chose a big chunk of cheese.] Roffellos Kisses and Angelic Kisses had some of the best dance moves. Angelic’s dress with a skirt of books and book pages was very in theme…

  • OpenSim versus Second Life? Not Really

    image virtual worlds second Life or Opensim

    Sometimes we read on various forums or blogs: comments, discussions, debates or even verbal wars comparing Second Life to OpenSim (OpenSim is short for OpenSimulator). We often find comments from emotionally upset people, openly attacking one grid or another as being “better” or “worse”. But are such comments, debates and wars actually warranted? Is this a matter of Second Life versus OpenSim…or is something greater than either involved? It’s not that there isn’t anything to complain about on Second Life or OpenSim. I won’t spend time here addressing the multitudinous problems of both systems, for neither system is lacking in issues, some of them major ones. There are those…

  • The Value of Virtual Worlds

    Poestry circle poems by Snoots

    I was watching an anime series and they said something that really struck me. The anime was about a photography club that was planning on hosting a public event to display their works. One of the characters said something interesting: “We enjoy photography and in our club we make friendships. But the real value of the photographs is in making people happy when they view them.” It struck me that our virtual worlds are very similar. We gain enjoyment from our friendships and projects that we create and host, but like a photograph…once it’s done we gain joy from display and events and seeing the happiness our creations bring…

  • Snoots Dwagon – The Artist!

    DragonForge shop front

    Snoots Dwagon is mulitalented. What do you expect? Dwagons have two brains. His revised DragonForge shop on Uptown Plaza has a range of sketches and paintings he did in the real world. Who Is Snoots Dwagon? Snoots is a Dinkie Dwagon, about knee-high. I am a builder / creator, scripter, merchant, group founder, and created Rascal Flats on DigiWorldz. I’m also the owner of ElvenSong, Frankenstein and Replicant City on OSgrid. I’m a live performer specializing in Irish folk music, other music from around the world, and Filk (SF&F folk songs). I primarily create avatars (Tinies, Dinkies, and “Biggies”), spaceships and other sci-fi items, tools such as the DragonForge rezzer,…

  • A Most Friendly Dwagon

    Snoots Dwagon and his 2022 awards

    Snoots Dwagon participated in Science Fiction Con 2022 (an event dedicated to Relay for Life), serving in roles including concierge and security. Snoots performed four live music shows during the event, including Irish folk music, original songs, and “Filk” (science fiction / fantasy folk songs). To his surprise at an Awards Ceremony following the Convention—an event he missed due to real life—he was presented with two awards:  “Most Friendly Person” and “Sci Fi Con Citizenship”. The Citizenship Award recognizes him as an official member of the event team. In addition to performing, he presented his AutoMonster creation at the car show (sales set to RFL) and assisted in the…

  • Snoots Dwagon does Filk!

    Snoots Dwagon in Steampunk

    Sci Fi Con starts May 18, 2022 in Second Life. Exact locations will be posted after May 10. LIVE MUSIC SHOWS BY SNOOTS DWAGON! Snoots Does Filk! (Stage 2)    Friday, May 20  2:00 – 3:00pm Snoots Does Filk! (Hub Stage)  Saturday, May 21  7:00 – 8:00pm Almost Irish with Snoots Dwagon (Stage 2)  Wednesday, May 25  11:00am – 12:00pm.  Almost Irish is a show Snoots has performed for many years, which includes “ancient traditional Irish folk songs, many of which I’ve written meself.” Snoots Does Filk! (Hub Stage) Saturday, May 28  7:00 – 8:00pm The above post was taken from http://elfclan.spruz.com/pt/UPCOMING-EVENTS/blog.htm For the definition of Filk, see above link.