11/13/17

ThanksGIVING Postponed until next year

The ThanksGIVING 2017 Charity event will not be happening this year due to insufficient funds to both maintain the sim fees and be able to donate. I instead encourage you to find a charity that you trust and donate directly this holiday season!

Be proactive in your charity choices! Research and donate only to places you can completely trust. Here are some good places to start: 


11/5/17

FREAK WEEK & THE CARNIVAL OF CURIOSITIES Info!

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MONDAY NOV 6 - SATURDAY NOV 11
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Join us at the Salchicha County Carnival where we celebrate bizarre, the macabre, the frightening and thought provoking at Freak Week and the Carnival of Curiosities!

Embrace your curiosity - See and Find bizarre items from throughout the lands and observe the disquieting blunders of mother nature.

Be at peace with your mortality - The macabre are warmly welcomed here, where the marvels of the human body excite and alarm us. We will look into the weird and the wonderful elements of the abnormalities of life... and death.

FEAR NOT THE UNKNOWN! Gather with us as we discuss, contemplate, reason and rationalize strangeness that we encounter. Share stories and ask questions of what may come of us, what brought us to be, and what we recognize as blessings and bright spots in our dark world.

[See future notices for upcoming schedule]
Movies, Discussions, Freebies, Games & More

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MAIN EVENT 
Freak Show & Curio Contest
November 11th at 6pm SLT
(Sign up starts 5pm and closes at 6:30)
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WARNING: This event may contain gore or other graphic content, as many curiosities are of dead stuff. Be Prepared or please feel free to skip this event ♥

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HOW TO ENTER - 1 of 2 ways:

• Be a freak - Dress your avatar into something unique and unusual and present yourself on the main stage.
• Bring a Curiosity - Find an item to put on display and create an interesting story behind it. Where it came from, what it does, who wore it, etc.

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THE EVENT:

The event is much like a talent show. Participants will gather backstage and will be introduced to the stage for a 3 minute performance explaining the story behind your freak or curiosity item. After your performance, you may be asked simple questions from the Master of Ceremonies and then you may take a seat in the audience. When all contestants have had a chance to present, the audience will vote for their favorite act.

Winners take home trophies and -RC- Cluster Gift cards, contestants and audience members will walk away with various prizes too!

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A curiosity could be anything from your inventory as long as it has a really cool back story. This is a chance to show off something unique in your inventory and make up an equally unique story behind it!

EXAMPLE:
My curiosity: I tint a basic sausage blue. I call it "SWAMP METAL SALCHICHA".
My Backstory: It is a petrified blue salchicha from 1932 when there was an unknown metal that leaked from the factory into the ground of the salchicha plants - it was eaten whole by a man named Joe Schmo, who worked in the swamps. He died from the poisons in the sausage and fell into the swamp - his body decomposed into bones but the only thing left was a blue metallicsalchicha.

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F A Q:

Q. What is a Freak Show?
A: A Freak show or a sideshow is an event that features abnormally developed people or animals. Unusual deformities or talents such as having extra body parts or odd placements of things like hair, teeth or nails is common. Some may feature the ability to push the body to extremes such as contortionism or having overly-elastic skin or a freakishly long tongue.

Q: What is a Curiosity?
A: A rare, unusual, or intriguing object. Artwork, sculptures, Taxidermy (usually the lovingly tacky kind), knick nacks, vintage antiques, skulls, weird vintage stuff and oddities from history.

Q: If I have a real life curiosity, can I use that?
A: That is awesome, but no, not for the contest. Tell us about it during the week though because we want to know about it!

Q: Do my storylines have to be related to the lore of Salchicha County? 
A: Nope, get creative and make something really crazy up!

Got other questions? ASK ME! I'm ready to answer you now!
IM me or Email me! Redd Columbia

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INSPIRATION: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT!
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Youtube:
View of Curio Cabinet
Curio Cabinet 2
Basic Sideshow Acts & Curios
Freak Documentary

AMC's "Freakshow Acts"
Sword Swallower:   
The Creature
Bearded Lady 


9/18/17

Salchicha County Information & Rentals

What is Salchicha County?
Full sim rules are posted here and all visitors are subject to them: http://rccluster.blogspot.com/2017/09/salchicha-county-information-rentals.html


Salchicha County is a community sim encompassing -RC- Cluster and the sim surrounding the store. It is both a residential and commercial sim for "Salchichan" residents, RC Cluster SL group members and the public. The goal for this community is to bring together the weirdos, eccentrics, artists, out of the box-ers AND normal-normies to do fun things, meet new people and express themselves. Group members are encouraged to visit, invite people, and throw any sort of party they'd like as we'd love to have the feel of the sim being community-owned and operated.


→The region is an optionally light role-play sim. There are no strict rules on how you role play, keeping in mind that other visitors may not be role players and that appropriate personal judgment must be made as not to harass or make other members and visitors uncomfortable. See Rules for guidelines on RP.
→Residential spots are available for rent along Bangerblossom Drive.
→Motel rooms are available for short term rental.


Want to join the community? Just join the -RC- Cluster SL Group, where you'll also get chances for freebies and cool perks from the neighborhood as well. See See RC Cluster SL Group perks for more info.


Resident agreement
I agree to respect the rights of my fellow Salchichans, to do my best to follow the guidelines put forth by the managers, and to use my best judgment to be fair and practical to others around me.


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Basic Rules
These rules are to be followed at all times.


Follow Linden Labs TOS
No harassment
No griefing
No spam or advertising
No hookers
Mute/Derender as a first resort.
Follow staff instructions


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Banning
All inclusive - no groups, no rent, no sim. All banned residents are reported to Redd Columbia and/or LL and may be muted permanently by managers.


Nudity
No naked avatars that may be considered underage, follow LL TOS. Overtly graphic sexual themes and tasteless nudity is considered tacky in Salchicha County and in extreme cases will result in banishment.


Sex
Must you? Must you really do it here? while not completely banned, by participating in sexual behavior on this sim you are encouraging public heckling. This is a moderate sim and adult conversation and humor is prevalent, but overtly graphic sexual themes and tasteless nudity is tacky here and probably won't be received politely. Better just not to do it.


Profanity
Profanity is fine. Being specifically gruesome in a harassing manner is not fine. Adult language is used here. Use mute button. Overly grotesque or offensive chat will end in banishment. No hate speech or harassment - “in-character” chat included. No hate.


Rezzing
Rezzing objects is allowed on most of the sim! Being able to share what's in your inventory and encourage public engagement is one of the main focuses of this sim. Please pick up after yourself. In some cases there will be auto return set, which is subject to change at any time. Returned items may or not come with a warning, but no reply is needed if items are returned. Please be extra careful with your no copy items as we are not responsible for them.


Privacy
No Security systems or orbs. Homes on this sim are subject to have friendly visitors. Exploring is encouraged here! Unfriendly visitors, however, should be reported to staff. Do not enter private homes that are occupied without permission. Knock first, dang! See community expectations for more on this.


There are skyboxes available to you at 1200m above your parcel. Visitors are not permitted here.


Roleplay
Salchicha is a place where all the different communities of Second Life can come together, be themselves and feel welcomed. Role players are welcome to hold scenes in private residences and parcels. If you choose to remain in character in public spaces, please keep in mind that many other community members may be out of character, or not roleplayers at all. We ask that both rpers and OOCers use their best judgment to politely remove themselves from any uncomfortable situations regarding RP. As always, we encourage mute/derender as a first resort when encountering disagreements.


Ageplay
Salchicha welcomes humans, furries, vampires, wizards, muggles and all other subcultures of SL to join us no matter what our characters are. However, this sim will contain adult language and content. We are all in this together with the understanding that we are adults behind our screens who are capable of removing ourselves from situations that might be uncomfortable or inappropriate for our characters that we've created and those around us. And obviously NO SEX. Follow TOS.


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Group Chat & Notices


Group chat tends to be goofy and contains a fair amount of adult humor. We are all adults. Overly grotesque or offensive chat will result in a ban from the group and sim. No hate speech or harassment - “in-character” chat included. No hate.


There are two active groups - the RC Cluster SL Group and the Salchicha county group. Renting requires membership of both groups.


  1. RC Cluster SL Group
This is where you can find moderators and other land managers that can help answer questions or deal with rentals. You also will receive notices about upcoming events, freebies, updates and more.
You may disable notices but be sure to check them periodically to be sure you are not missing any important updates to the sim, we’re not liable if you miss important information once notices are sent. See RC Cluster SL Group perks for other things you may miss out on.
We love group chat! We are a chatty group and as most of you know. Group chat is also where you can collect a lot of goodies at random, so it's nice to keep the -RC- Cluster SL Group Chat enabled. Disabling group chat is ok too but you will be limiting your experience, to be honest. See RC Cluster SL Group perks for more.

  1. Salchicha County SL Group
Primarily for managers. You will not have access to notices or group chat, but this group is required for permanent rezzing on Bangerblossom Drive.
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Rental Opportunities
Residentials are L$4/prim, with 150 prims for a small house, and extra prim options a possibility for the future. While this is a little bit high, payments for rent go directly to tier payment and help to keep the sim open and are not looking to create additional revenue beyond Salchicha County tier. Thank you for your support!

Salchicha County SIM Aesthetic:
The theme of the sim is generally a realistic environment with some surreal elements. Please do not rez structures or large items that are wildly outside of this aesthetic that are to be displayed permanently. Salchicha County is a rocky pine forest region with fertile soil for growing our world famous sausage plants (yes, sausages). Our farm, Salchichan Acres, is located in the center of the sim where the soil is rich and spice infused. Just a stone’s throw from the farm is The Wienerview Motel which offers short term rentals for tourists and returning visitors who are interested in taking in taking in the mountain air. The sim experiences all four seasons which will change gradually every few months. We decorate for holidays and also hold events.

RENTAL RULES
These additional rules apply throughout Salchicha County. By paying a rental box, you understand and agree to these rules.

Renting on the Salchicha County sim is available for RC Cluster SL Group members only.
No Refunds
No Subleasing
No Floating Text
No Commercial activity
Rooms & Homes are rented AS IS: Furniture/decor in Motel Rooms can not be changed.


Rent
Rent is due on time and empty spaces can not be saved or reserved. Once your rental time is expired on your rental box, your home is eligible to be rented by someone else. We do not IM to remind you to pay rent.


Moving Out
Please pick up all your prims at time of move out. Once your rental is up you’ll be removed from the Salchicha County group and all your prims will be returned. Be aware that demand for housing is high, and items are subject to be returned to you as soon as someone else rents the home.


Abandonment
If your rental space remains empty for over 48 hours it is considered abandoned. Abandoned homes will be reclaimed and rental agreements will be terminated without refund.


Land Impact
Stay within your prim limits. Permanent placement of things that are vastly outside of the aesthetic of the sim will be returned, sometimes without warning. Temporary prims are OK as long as they are picked up afterwards. Extra Prims are not available at this time but may be available in the future. If you're unsure of how many prims you have rezzed, please ask a manager. If prim limits are gone over, several or all of your items may be returned to you.


Vehicles
Vehicles must be parked in your yard or in the motel parking lot to remain rezzed when you are not on the sim. They count against your prim count of your rental. Unattended vehicles outside of these areas will be returned.


Resident Agreement
I agree to respect the rights of my fellow Salchichans, to do my best to follow the guidelines put forth by the managers, and to use my best judgment to be fair and practical to others around me.


AS ALWAYS:
Follow Linden Labs TOS, No harassment, griefing, spam or hookers. Full sim rules are posted here and all visitors are subject to them: http://rccluster.blogspot.com/2017/09/salchicha-county-information-rentals.html


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Rentals at Bangerblossom Drive & Community Expectations


The land beneath the homes on Bangerblossom Drive was once owned by the late Agnes Wrigglesworth, the wealthy land baron of the 1920's. When the depression hit and Agnes was hard on his luck, his gambling and his liquor, he lost the land to the City. They broke ground for development in the late '40s and Bangerblossom Drive was paved. Homes sprouted out along the years and by 1971, the neighborhood was complete. Not to be outdone by the totally far out digs of the new neighbors, most of the homes on the street were updated to fit the 70s decor, and everyone was satisfied. The End.


Bangerblossom Drive is a friendly residential community that focuses on community and chillaxin' all cool with each other. Ideal renters here would expect and encourage curiosity and visitors.


♦ Privacy:
There are no security systems or orbs allowed here. Homes are subject to have friendly visitors as exploring is encouraged throughout the entire sim. Renters shouldn't be surprised to have guests knocking at the door!


Platforms are provided for renters and are 1200m above each parcel.


♦ Sex in private homes is... not encouraged. I don't want to say its banned completely because, I get it, but... while this is a moderate sim and adult conversation and humor is prevalent, overtly graphic sexual themes and tasteless nudity is considered tacky in Salchicha County. If you absolutely must get your pixel rocks off, please do so on another sim or on the platform provided to you.


A greeter reminds visitors of basic rules while visiting here when they reach the residential side of the bridge.


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Basic Visitor Expectations
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♦ Visitors may explore the neighborhood, but please ask permission before entering occupied homes.


♦ Doorbells are available on each home next to the door for easy introductions.


♦ Exploring above 400m from ground level anywhere on the sim is not permitted unless directed.


Rental Details
  1. Salchicha County Group membership and Application Required (LINK)
  2. Houses and landscaping remain in place. Most homes are inspired by architecture of the 50s-70s that have had minimal updates after 1985. Feel free to use this inspiration in your own home or decorate as you please. There is no required theme for inside your home.
  3. Please keep exterior decor within our realm and decorate only within a few meters beyond your parcel (not on your neighbor’s land, though).
  4. Additional people are allowed to be added to your household at time of rental. All prims are shared. Please list these people on your rental application and they will be sent a group invitation. Every resident is required to agree to the rules.
  5. Roaming unattached pets limited to 1 per household


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Rentals at The Wienerview Motel & Community Expectations


Welcome to the Wienerview Motel! Locally owned and operated since 1963, the Leberfrank family makes sure their guests are taken care of. With 11 charming individually themed rooms including a honeymoon suite, a free hot 24 hour breakfast and the premiere location for all Salchicha County happenings, the Wienerview is always ready to provide a kind of comfortable bed to sleep in during your visit.

The Wienerview Motel is a short term rental opportunity for -RC- Cluster SL Group members who would like to stay here. The Motel focuses on the concept of spending time in close quarters with your fellow group members and getting to know each other while decorating your rooms in fun and expressive ways.


Ideal renters here would expect and encourage curiosity and visitors.


Motel Room Rental Details
  1. Rent your room at the Motel office. No Group invitation is required as only RC Cluster Group Members can rent rooms here. No application is required. Rooms available on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Feel free to rez as you wish inside your hotel room and just outside. Each room has a different theme for it’s decor, and we encourage you to decorate as you see fit. No rezzing in others' rooms.
  3. Hotel Room doors do not lock, there are no security orbs, and camming and visitors are welcome. See Community Expectations for more.


♦ Visitors may explore the Motel, but please ask permission before entering occupied rooms. Doors do not lock. Security Orbs are not allowed.


♦ Exploring above 400m from ground level anywhere on the sim is not permitted unless directed.


♦ Sex in hotel rooms. It's a thing. It might happen. It's not banned, it's not encouraged, but it's a hotel room! Respect your fellow visitors and remember that overtly graphic public sexual themes and tasteless nudity is considered tacky here. If your motel neighbors are loud, remember to use your mute button.


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Dealing with Conflict in Salchicha County
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Salchicha is a place where all different communities of Second Life can come together, be themselves and feel welcomed and safe.


►If there's conflict among other Salchichans or visitors here, please take the following steps.


1. That person may be in character or Role playing, Check to see if this is possible!
2. Ask the party to stop the harassment or remove yourself from the area.
  1. (Bangerblossom Drive Residents only) If the offending party refuses to leave your rented home, ask them at least once in IMs to remove themselves. If they refuse, eject and report the incident to a manager and/or LL. Note that freeze and eject powers are a privilege for use of emergencies and greifers and abuse of these abilities will result in termination of rent. Abuse is at the discretion of Salchicha County Staff.
3. Mute.
4. Derender if necessary.
5. If harassment continues, contact a Manager.


Finding a manager - Find them listed in the RC Cluster Group information listed as “OFFICER”, or most of the time you can find help or answers to questions by asking group chat. Often times Notecards or IMs sent to Redd Columbia will be forwarded to another officer to handle.


Managers aren’t required to be on the clock at all times. A lot of questions can be answered by asking the RC Cluster group chat.


USE SL FEATURES GIVEN TO YOU! Mute/Derender/Report to LL.


►Definition of Harassment:
The act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands.


►Being Muted
If you are blocked by another person, consider that relationship over, and understand that they will no longer bother you. Mute them if necessary as well or derender. Carry on with your day.


►Use of Alts:
   Alts are not to be used to contact other Salchichans or visitors that have muted! If you know that someone has an alt that may contact you, mute both the original and the alt.
 
*Use of alts to harass will result in a ban from the sim!*
   
   Reason: We use SL features such as muting and derendering to resolve issues. By bringing in alt accounts you are sidestepping this simple way to reduce conflict in hopes to continue it, and you will be banned.


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Resident agreement
I agree to respect the rights of my fellow Salchichans, to do my best to follow the guidelines put forth by the managers, and to use my best judgment to be fair and practical to others around me.


Leadership agreement
I agree to help keep Salchicha County an open and free environment for anyone who chooses to visit by maintaining the peace, understanding and following rules, helping others to understand and follow rules, and to use my best and most Fair judgment to do so.


4/12/17

Main Store Opening this weekend!
Exact times for events will be posted at the site.

4/4/17

Update on sim opening!

Hi Frens,

Sim update!

   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.

If you have questions please ask me!

1/8/17

Salchicha County Bound

MORE INFO COMING SOON!
Join the SL group or follow on plurk for quick updates!