When you create a new membership at con.tin.u.um you will have a choice of Female, Male or Neutral avatar.
We have new Female and Male starter avatars thanks to Hyacinth Jewell of HG Luv grid.
Female Avatar is a LuvMyBod Mesh Avatar she is also wearing the latest Monentes Jewelry and working AO.
Male Avatar has working AO and wearing Roth mesh avatar with Rana hair.
Please visit the HG Luv grid and show Hyacinth some love
The Neutral Avatar is created by Cherry Manga, it is her "Bird" avatar. Such an amazing creator. You can find her region here.
Let's support these beautiful creators by visiting their Grids soon.❤
We are currently working on two projects at con.tin.u.um.
Pandora region we will be adding more caves and updating some of the older plants to newer mesh creations. Many of the tortured prim plants will stay, I feel prims do have a place in opensim. Even though prims add up and there are limitations; prims rez better. Let's face it loading mesh sometimes ruins a great experience. The beautiful details and prim saving mesh loads slowly or not at all depending on how it is made. Prims are so faithful in their performance we know what we get with prims and some of the free 3D websites where many find free mesh resources the mesh is made poorly.
CurledSun is where we are featuring Blue Mind interactive ocean. We will be adding an immersive ocean tour of the region. We have added a little steampunk submarine by Vbinnia Radek "Vbinnia's Steampunk Bathysphere" which can be picked up at Lani mall.
Please use it to tour what we have currently installed. As time progresses we hope to have a touring sub that will take you through the stunning depths of our ocean.
I knew I was not going completely mad, just partly. I want to thank @Fred Beckhusen sincerely for giving us control over our worlds. I never realized just how much control I had lost until I created my own DreamGrid.
For years I was told that export permissions box was grayed out because it was a "bug" in opensim. I found that to be odd, and could not wrap my head around the reason so I would continue loading content into the world and market.
When it came time to leave this grid, I could not export anything from inventory to my new grid con.tin.u.um I could only export items that were listed as export in the market, again I found this odd. Tried every single way you can imagine to try to get my very own full permission created solely by me-still I could not export my very own creations unless they were first marked export and placed in market.
So once settled into my new DreamGrid, I began filling my free store with items I found at the free resource sites and checking permissions to make sure others could export out the free items I see that export does in fact work, it is not grayed out in a grid where I have control over the settings, who woulda thunk it?
As most of you know I opened a store at the Kitely marketplace last year and for over a year I uploaded content to the Kitely grid. In the course of that time I also picked up items around the metaverse from Outworldz and Lani mall, one being the Paramour Dance Machine by Aine Caoimhe at that time of Refuge grid.
Most everyone at Kitely has this dance machine so I rezzed and used it like everyone else. I did not realize there was an issue with this dance machine until Ilan threatened to ban me for just having it at my region because of the Creative Commons Share Alike 4.0 License it had. Items using this license is not allowed at Kitely grid, at least that is what I am told by Ilan.
I found this out after I created the Blue Mind interactive ocean at my Sierra Sonnet region in Kitely. When I presented the license to Ilan showing what the content was licensed as, Creative Commons Share Alike 4.0, that is when he told me it all had to be removed from my inventory or be banned. This made no sense to me since everyone else at grid had this very same dance machine, even Ilan himself.
I am pointing this out because I had invested in over a year and uploaded most of my jewelry to the Kitely grid, then after a year I am told to remove items everyone has or be banned. I feel this harsh stance especially since Ilan himself has this very same dance machine.
I decided to create a DreamGrid by Fred Beckhusen called con.tin.u.um and put my content there; only this time making it free. I will also be working on the Blue Mind project at the CurledSun beach at Bastion region at con.tin.u.um.
What hurt me the most about all this is the effort, time and expense it took to establish myself at Kitely, a year wasted all because Ilan failed to spell out his rules/stance on Share Alike 4.0 in his TOS because had I known about his stance prior to establishing a Kitely store, I never would have.
Living in the times we are currently living in gave me time to reflect what is most important to me. "It is all of you", my friends who come by the store giving me ideas and expressing just how much you love the jewelry it gives me so much pleasure. I have decided to once again to make my virtual jewelry free to you. This time though I won't be selling again virtually, I get much more pleasure giving than selling. All future jewelry will be free and I am taking down my Kitely store too, if you would like jewelry by Monentes you will find it at con.tin.u.um grid "free".
I will still be offering the RL jewelry too and since this jewelry is manufactured for me - I cannot give the RL jewelry freely.
Thank you for all the support you have shown me. Please stop by anytime, just join group to obtain the jewelry.
When you first arrive at Reyn Softly's welcome area; you feel as if you just stepped off your Yacht, onto a rickety wooden bridge that leads you to a stunning tropical beach. A few steps onto the beach you will see the teleport HUB that he created with all the destinations easy to find.
Your first stop should be the Freebie Mall at CurledSun cove where we add freebies often. Many are unique and not seen around the metaverse. There are Ruth and Roth avatars and accessories, a gift shop, and Shabby Seas furniture where you will find shabby chic furniture.
If you have items you would like to rez or perhaps you just feel like building, please feel free to use our sandbox. Items will be returned after 24 hours. Please clean up when finished.
Trey Magnifique's Mudflats where his Cave bungalow offers beautiful waterfalls and a reflective dance floor. Iffn'you kno what I mean.
Reyn Softly's Rock Henge - dancing among rock pillars.
Abandoned is a western ghost town based on the real ghost town Bodi. Dust kickin', boot stompin, gun slingin' town at one time. Tumbleweeds blow by, you can still hear the bustlin' of this old west town. Freebies in the General Mercantile.
Pandora-blue moon was created in Virtual Highway in 2010. Brought back to life in con·tin·u·um
Interesting planet textures, alien plant-life I found at Opensim Creations in 2009. Most of the plants I created by torturing prims. Beautiful vines climb the tree trunks all created with prims. What makes this build unique is that it was created in the early days of opensim before mesh. Virtual Highway was not linked to Kitely Market or the hypergrid so we had to create it all ourselves.
There were many talented creators involved in creating this.
Kayaker Magic brought the animated Pandoran Ikrans, Pandoran Yerik, Wandering Storm Clouds, Pandoran Woodsprites, Canopy Trees, Phoenix Fir Trees, Pandoran Tube Plants, Na'vi Ceremonial Bow, Na'vi Practice Target are amazingly details and life-like.
Webby Merlin brought Lightshare skies, and the stunning floating mountains, that the Ni'awve Clan call home.
Lyric Alexander brought the Tree of Souls, and our Helicoridian plants. Lyric took on the project just having arrived in Virtual Highway, with few tools on hand, and learning too how to tweak the scripts so that everything worked as it should. When you visit Tree of Souls, you will definitely feel the connection.
Linda Kellie Henson donated her time, also sharing many of the incredible sculpts she created. Like her leg prims, used to create Blue Moon's flower the Pandoran Pitcher Plant. Many of her items helped to create Blue Moon. Linda also provided a great Na'vi Skirt and Feather Necklace free for all to share. I will be getting that boxed up and placed out for giving soon.
Sunbeam Magic, Jamie Wright, Leora Jacobus and Minethere Always, visited Blue Moon in Virtual Highway. I still have a little flower on the region that Sunbeam gave as a gift. She was one of the first Roleplayers to sign up.
Those were such excellent times I wanted to share it all again with you, at con·tin·u·um.
We added Fred Beckhusen's Hobbiton Collection. This region is such a phenomenal region to explore and literally get "lost" in. I spend so much time on this region playing at the Satyr Farm. Please join the group and help us at the farm! Fred has the option to automate the watering and harvest but it is so much fun to do the virtual labor, when you have time! Such attention to detail all throughout this 3x3 region. We named it Halfling's Hollow.
I baked this peach cake today at the farm. Which entailed, milling the flour, churning the butter, harvesting the peaches, honey and wood. It only lasts two days so please stop by and have a slice.
Fred thoughtfully placed free gifts around the region.
CurledSun cove is the new home of BlueMind work in progress.
Monentes Jewelry is also here at con·tin·u·um all free. There are no third party parts. All pieces created exclusively by Marianna Monentes. Unique one of a kind jewelry.
We invite you to please come visit con·tin·u·um anytime, all are welcome here.
None of this would have been possible without the help of Fred Beckhusen, what an amazing person who gave us the opportunity to really dream. Thank you, Fred.
One day Reyn decided to install Fred Beckhusen's DreamGrid, and name his new grid Bastion.
He rezzed his OAR which included the Monentes Jewelry store, and we began to build upon it and call it our own.
Until real life threw Reyn a bit of a curve ball, and he will have to put his grid into storage for a few months and when he does in a few days, I will miss him, his builds and the beautiful store he built for me.
I decided to look into DreamGrid and see if I could install it. This way I could still feel close even though he is away, Reyn offered his OAR and we continue until he comes home. We named the little grid, con·tin·u·um.
2007 was a year of wanting to make positive changes - I started an environmental awareness blog “Climate of Our Future.”
Having researched the Pacific gyre and seeing all the plastics accumulating on our ocean floor was devastating to me; to learn at that time it was twice the size of Texas.
In my research I discovered an Marine Biologist who has an incredible love for our oceans. Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, “J”. J was a frequent contributor to Climate of Our Future and allowed the use of any resources he had. He still does, thank you J. His philosophy The Blue Mind Rx: Our Waters Can Be Lifelong Medicine for All People. Is an important message that I wanted share virtually.
I began featuring his articles concerning our oceans health and discovered the mind-ocean connection which makes saving our ocean even more important to me.
Since I am unable to venture to the ocean, I realized I could immerse myself into virtual oceans and “feel” the neuro-water connection. Which I do. Our virtual ocean brings those same feelings of neuro-connectivity. I have been spending hours landscaping and immersing myself in the beauty of the ocean floor. We have set the water to [NB] Sparkling Depths which is soothing like real life water.
We will be working on a living blue ocean project at CurledSun cove. An immersive look into our ocean. Interactive - utilizing notes to explain the aquatic life and the mind ocean connection. LiveBlue inspires us to fully immerse ourselves into the love of our oceans. J's blue marble campaign reminds us of this. Rock stars, presidents, kids, scientists, artists, explorers, eco-celebrities, teachers, business leaders...even the Dalai Lama and the Pope have received blue marbles and gotten their Blue Mind on! We will be giving freely blue marbles virtually. I have also created LiveBlue and BlueMind chokers to give freely too, supporting the philosophy.
J just released a new book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do (Book by Wallace J. Nichols) You can also become a Patreon of J's and help us share his vision.
Living blue…loving our oceans. Pure blue - living and breeding oceans should matter to all of us.
Sea Turtle and Herring by Kayaker Magic