Teager requests: “please do not buy from my MP store – for now”

Update, Tuesday February 23rd, 01:15 GMT  / 17:15 SLT, Monday February 22nd: Agent86, Teager’s husband, has been able to confirm that her account(s) have been unbanned by the the Lab. “There is news regarding Teager,” AgentEightyEix announced via the * Breeders Choice * in-world group. “She has been unbanned. She’s not home right now, she got the email on her phone, but I’m sure she’ll be on a little later. For everyone who donated at the donation box, thank you.  No need to do any more.  We’ll take it down tonight, and everything can get back to normal around here.” 

I’ve been asked to help spread the word on the following. If you are a Breeder’s Choice or Teegle customer, please take a moment to read.

Teager
Teager

Second Life content creator Teager has issued a request via Facebook that people wishing to buy her products – sold through her Breeder’s Choice and Teegle brands –  should, until further notice, do so via her in-world store and not from her Marketplace presence.

The request comes as a result of Teager having her accounts banned from Second Life. This first became apparent on Tuesday, February 16th, Subsequent to this, on February 19th, she was able to ascertain the reason for the ban, which in turn prompted her request for people not to use her Marketplace store.

In making the request, Teager explains why:

So, here is the situation as it stands right now. I have been banned. As of right now, I, including all of my accounts present or future, are permanently banned from Second Life. I AM still fighting this ban and I DO have a legal leg to stand on. Don’t lose faith just yet.

The purpose for the ban was an old alt account of mine, which sold animations on marketplace, including some animations of an adult nature. I am told that I am in violation of the TOS section 6.1 subsection vi, which states that you shall not “(vi) Post, display or transmit any Content or conduct or host any activity that is sexually explicit, or intensely violent.”

Teager, who has been one of the content creators involved in the Lab’s Project Bento work,  believes that the listings in question were actually rated as Adult, and therefore in compliance with section 6.3.iv of the Terms of Service and the associated Maturity Ratings. She is therefore pursuing matters through the Lab’s appeal process. However, the situation might take time to resolve, leaving her with a problem in meeting her tier, as she goes on to explain:

My marketplace store, which is still online, funnels all profit into the Teager account, to which I have no access. That means I CANNOT withdraw any money from purchases made on marketplace right now and I CANNOT place those funds towards the preservation of the sims.

While I argue my case, profits from my rent boxes and from all major items in my store will be forwarded to my husband’s account, agenteightysix. For now, this includes all items costing 900L or more, but I will notify you of additional items as time goes on. Please do your best to assure that any first time buyers purchase through my in world shop, not my marketplace store, so that I can funnel that money into keeping the sims running while I am without access to my account. I have also transferred all of the mall’s rental boxes to pay towards my husband’s account as well, so all payments towards mall rent boxes from this moment forward will also go towards keeping the sims running.

For further information on the situation, plus any updates from Teager, please refer to either her explanatory Facebook post  or her Facebook page timeline. I’ll also update this post and / or follow-up on it as I receive further news from Teager or agenteightysix.

Note: subsequent to this article, I received news that two other SL content creators have also received recent bans: ~ Ladies Pleasure ~, and Warm Animations. See here and here for more.

Follow-up article: Sundry thoughts on recent bans in Second Life.

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ALS awareness week 2016 in Second Life

Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week
Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week

Opening on Sunday, February 21st and running through until Sunday, February 28th is the Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week, a charity event intended to both raise awareness of ALS and raise funds for continued research into the disease.

Dedicated to the memory of ALS victim Harvey22 Albatros, the week focuses on music and art, with both live performers and DJs offering sets throughout the week, and a number of SL artists offering pieces for auction, with all proceeds as well as donations during the week going to AISLA, the Associazone Italiana Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), sometimes also referred to as motor neurone disease (MND) or the synonyms Lou Gehrig’s disease and Charcot disease,  is a specific disorder that involves the death of neurons that control voluntary muscles. For about 90-95% of all diagnosed cases, the precise cause of the disease is unknown; for the remaining 5-10% of diagnosed cases, it is inherited from the sufferer’s parents. There is no known cure, and symptoms generally first become apparent around the age of 60 (or 50 in inherited cases). The average survival from onset to death is three to four years. In Europe and the United States, the disease affects about 2 people per 100,000 per year.

Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week
Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week – Drops of Memory, a tribute to ALS victim Micol Coche, featuring images of her times in SL, as taken by Micol and her friends, and built by Rubin Mayo

In 2015, the Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week raised €840 (approximately L$234,000) for AISLA. This year once again sees a host of live performers and DJs participating in the music events, and there will be an auction of artwork from Bryn Oh, Mistero Hifeng, Solkide Auer, and Kicca Igaly. Bids for the works they are offering can be made via the auction flower alongside of each piece, and the winning bids will be announced at the closing of the week, on February 28th.

The events schedule for the week, at the time of going to press, is given below. All times are SLT.

Sunday, February 21st
13:00 – 13:30
Opening
14:00 -16:00
Lisa Brune – live
1600 -17:00
Music from Solo Donna
Monday, February 22nd
07:00 – 09:00
DJ Denise (70/80/90’s music)
09:00 – 11:00
Dj SoloUnNick – Freestyle Time
Noon – 13:00
DJ Van Loopen
13:00 – 14:00
Giulia Elton – Live
14:00 – 16:00
Incanto Dreams in “La Danza Macabra” Show
16:00 – 18:00 DJ Maddina – Rock Session
Tuesday, February 23rd
07:00 – 09:00
DJ Bred Brunswick – House music
09:00 – 11:00
DJ Ful Macchi – Freestyle Time
Noon- 14:00
UnikoSogno
14:00 – 15:00
DJ Tritta
15:00 – 17:00
“Bunny Isle Harambee Kenya” – DJ Dimitri74x in Rock Cover Session
17:00 – 18:00
DJ Ciottolina – DJ Session
Wednesday, February 24th
07:00 – 09:00
 DJ Erik & Meme – DJ Session
09:00 – 11:00
LadyB (Birba72) – Live
Noon – 14:00
Luke Auster Live (Country rock) / Nefer Adder Live
14:00 – 16:00
Dance Group “Michael Jackson Tribute” Show
16:00 – 18:00
DJ Joy
Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week - main stage
Harvey Memorial Ensemble ALS Awareness Week – main stage
Thursday, February 25th
07:00 – 09:00
 Musicalmente insieme
09:00 – 11:00
Tempio Breil – Live
Noon – 14:00
DJ MaurizioMitico
14:00 – 15:00
Dennis Bohannes – Live
15:00 – 16:00
DJ Step Skytower
16:00 – 17:00
Isabella Rumsford – Live
17:00 – 18:00
DJ Ciottolina
Friday, February 26th
07:00 – 09:00
Dj Myo Slade – “A Tutto Rock”
09:00 – 11:00
Johnbig what else – “Musica di gran classe” – DJ session
Noon – 14:00
DJ Lorenvox – Techtrance & Electrohouse
14:00 – 16:00
Yang Nairod & Stefania Colamr
16:00 – 18:00
DJ Ux Hax
Saturday, February 27th
07:00 – 09:00  DJ EFX & DJ Selen
09:00 – 10:00 Darko – Live
10:00 -11:00
 Mauro – Live
Noon – 14:00
Pixel Fusion Jazz Band – Concert
14:00 – 16:00
DJ Elia
16:00 – 18:00
DJ Kristal
Sunday, February 28th
07:00 – 09:00
Mascia Luminos – Live / DJ Linda
09:00 – 11:00
Dj Tarallo – “Rock live mixato per voi”
Noon – 14:00
Black Label Society Concert – Extreme Metal
14:00 – 16:00
Closing event with Phoenix J – Live

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Mysteries, wizards, tributes and tours

It’s time to kick-off a week of story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, February 21st

13:30 Crazy Eights: Tea Time at Baker StreetHolmes-return

When Hilton Cubitt of Ridling Thorpe Manor in Norfolk presents Sherlock Holmes with a piece of paper with a mysterious sequence of 15 stick figures, the Great Detective and Dr. John Watson find themselves embarking on The Adventure of the Dancing Men.

Cubitt reveals that he has been married to is wife, Elsie, an American, for about a year. All had been well until a letter arrived for her from the United States. Clearly upset by the letter, she threw it in the fire – and shortly afterwards the strange little figures started showing on in pieces of paper, chalked on a wall or door… all with a terrifying effect on Elsie Cubitt.

Holmes instructs Cubitt to make sure all occurrences of the figures are copied and sent to him at 221B Baker Street. As they arrive, Holmes realises they are a substitution code, and the last message causes him to rush to Riding Thorpe Manor. But by the time he and Watson arrive, Cubitt is dead from a bullet in the heart, and his young wife, despite being wounded in the head, is the prime suspect in his death.

15:00 Crazy Eights: Storyteller’s Sandbox

Providing a forum for new stories, new storytellers, and new ways to present them.  The first Sandbox will feature Artist and Storyteller Hana Hoo, self-published author Dulcie Mills with her newest work, and the ever creative Trolley Trollop with “The TAO of Martha.”

Monday February 22nd 19:00: Wizard of Karres

Gyro Muggins returns to the universe created by James H. Schmitz and given form through his 1949 novel, The Witches of Karres, as he continues reading the 2004 sequel, The Wizard of Karres, penned by Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, and Dave Freer. So why not join Gyro as he once more traces the adventures of Captain Pausert and his companions, Goth and the Leewit, the Witches of Karres.

Tuesday February 23rd, 19:00: A Tribute to Harper Lee

Caledonia Skytower and Trolley Trollop pay tribute to the authoress of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) and Go Set a Watchman (2015), who passed away in her sleep on the morning of February 19, 2016, aged 89.

Wednesday February 24th 19:00: Resort to Murder: Thirteen More Tales of Mystery by Minnesota’s Premier Writers

resort to murderIn The Silence of the Loons, editors Carl Brookins, Ellen Hart and William Kent Krueger (known as the Minnesota Crime Wave) brought together 13 of that state’s top crime writers to present a series of tales of mystery.

Now, in Resort to Murder the Minnesota Crime Wave are back with 13 more tales penned by writers. All of the stories have one element in common: Each tale takes place at a Minnesota resort. Minnesota has over 10,000 lakes, and there’s something in the water.

Join Kayden Oconnell as he reads from this fascinating anthology.

 

Thursday, February 25th,19:00 Crazy Eights: On the Island

Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower, continue reading the February choice for Seanchai Library’s Crazy Eight’s Featured books reading, On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves.

Anna Emerson, a 30-year-old English teacher accepts s position as private tutor to 17-year-old T.J. Callahan, a young man who has been undergoing treatment for cancer. For Anna, it is a plum assignment, requiring as it does travelling to the Callahan Family’s summer rental in the Maldives with the teenager. T.J., however, is less than happy; with his cancer in remission, he’d rather stay at home with friends, and not carted off half-way around the world with the dead weight of lessons to catch-up on.

The island area
Crazy Eights Featured Book area: join Shandon and Caledonia in tropical surroundings as they continue reading On the Island

Before they can reach their destination however, the pilot of the charter plane taking them to the Maldives suffers a heart attack, the ‘plane ditching in the Indian Ocean. Making it to a deserted island well off the beaten track, Anna and T.J. must work together to survive as days turn to weeks, and weeks to months without sign of rescue. As the time passes, Anna realises that her biggest challenge may not be caring for T.J. should his cancer return – but the fact he is growing into a young man.

Note: On the Island is also to be presented at Seanchai InWorldz. Check Seanchai session posts during the week for specific grid locations).

Saturday, February 27th, 14:00: Crazy Eights Story Forest Tour

The paty through the Story Forest at Crazy Eights will lead you to literary discoveries, courtesy of Seanchai Library
Take a guide tour along the Crazy Eights Story Forest path

A guided exploration of the Crazy Eights Story Forest with selected stories shared live in voice. Guests meet at the Welcome Plaza and join Tour Guides for a walk and a talk featuring some of the 20 stories from around the world found in the Crazy Eights Story Forest.

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Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.

The featured charity for January / February is Heifer International, working with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

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