So as some of you know, a bunch of weird stuff in RL happened that I hadn't prepared for. I've already well passed my goal for sim opening, and I'm nowhere near where I need to be! So I've decided that for now, I'm going to open Salchicha County as a fluid space. Basically I'll create lots of different spots around the sim that will change seasonally (or whenever I feel like it) and be new all the time. About 1/3 of the sim will be permanent space that houses my store and the 'town hall' which will be our community center.
Later, I'd love to add residential space and some spaces for commercial things. This will make it easier for me to make tier payments and not have the sim burning money.
I know this is a big difference from what I had planned out and explained to you all, but it's still heading in a good direction and I promise you'll like it! It'll just be more ummmm temporary! I think it will be really fun to keep new things fresh and vastly different from each other, much like I did with the smaller community of Salchicha Township.
•Will there ever be a full Salchicha County community as planned?
Probably yeah! Once I have enough put together I'll be able to slowly add to the permanent areas.
•When will this open?
Fairly soon. I have some plans for easter.
Here's some screen shots of the donations being processed through my account to donate to The Hunger Project! Just got home from Thanksgiving with friends and family so hopefully by Monday or Tuesday the money should be in my PayPal, and I'll post the receipts of that transaction as well.
Update: December 2, 2016
Thank you so much to everyone who donated! The donation has been made to the Hunger Project in full. SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!
Hey everybody! I'm starting an ongoing project for everybody to be a part of.
The -RC- Cluster memory book project is a group project put on by fun enthusiasts of Second Life who are in the -RC- Cluster community. It will be published in late December/early January and will include pictures and stories from people across the grid who have enjoyed being part of the -RC- Cluster community in one way or another. Where will pictures or stories come from?
Hopefully most will be submitted by members, the more the better!
Send your pictures or stories!
If you have pictures or memories that you'd like to share, we want them published in the final book for everybody to enjoy! Share as many or as little as you'd like, even enough to fill a whole page or two.
Take a Member Directory pic!
There will be several pages dedicated to the lovely faces of our group members. To submit your picture for the member directory:
1. Be a part of the -RC- Cluster Second Life Group
2. Check the notices for an attachment called "-RC- Cluster Memory Book Member HUD"
3. Wear the HUD, follow directions, and submit as usual!
How do I submit my pictures?
There are several ways to submit your pictures! I want everyone to be able to participate for free.
Stories can be submitted this same way, with links to a google document, or just send a notecard to Redd Columbia!
When will this book come out, and how?
The book will tentatively come out in Late December/Early January.
As of right now, it is planned to be published as an SL object, one worn and animated for your avatar and one readable by HUD. Other options may be explored.
What will it look like?
Each page could be of a certain theme, or of a certain group of people, or just a random bunch of pictures! In the future, depending on what members would like, I could even put together custom pages for groups of friends or individuals for a small fee to help pay for uploads (nothing more than L$25 per page)!
Here are some examples of what layouts might look like:
Q: Do the pictures need to be edited?
A: They can be, but there is no requirement for this, they can be photoshopped pictures or "raw" straight out of your viewer.
Q: Do I have to make the page layout?
A: Nope! If you have multiple pictures you'd like grouped together, you can send them with a request to have them together on the same page. They will be put together for you.
Q: Will this cost me anything?
A: As of right now, it is free to participate in the making of this book. The price of the book its self has not been established, but will NOT EXCEED L$75 per book. The price of the finished product will reflect the amount of uploads that will be needed to complete it, and I will try to price as low as I can so that everyone can afford a copy.
Q: So, it's a book?
A: Yup, it will be a worn object that your avatar can wear and animate reading, and also a HUD version for you to flip through and see all the pictures and stories.
Q: Do I have to submit a picture? Can it be a story?
A: Absolutely! You can submit anything you'd like to submit that some way reflects the fun you've had in Salchicha Township or with -RC- Cluster. Stories, Poetry, a song, haikus, you do it and I'll publish it!
Q: What's the deal with the Memory Book Member HUD?
A: For the member directory/yearbook style pages, the pictures should have about the same size and style. By wearing the HUD and taking your snapshot while wearing it, it will make your pic page-ready and not require any editing, saving a ton of time and work!
For more information or if you have questions, contact Redd Columbia in world or leave a comment here!