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An Invitation to our First Anniversary Bash

Littlefield will be one year old in April! It has been a wonderful first year, and we would like to invite you to celebrate it with us!

All Littlefield residents are invited to participate in our Anniversary Expo which will be held from April 6-12. This is a chance for all Littlefield residents to get to know each other, and celebrate this wonderful community that has grown to 1,000 members in just one year. We would like you to create an exhibit to share something about yourself, your creations and/or your interests.

Any resident may contribute an exhibit for the event. Free space for exhibits is available, with parcels up to 80×80. Spaces are available now. Exhibits should be completed before April 6.

Exhibits can be just about anything. We hope everyone will contribute! Here are some possible ideas:

  • BUILDING NOT REQUIRED. You can create an exhibit using photos, images, or even text. I’ll be happy to provide a small open-air structure if you need a way to display photos or small objects and you’re not a builder. You can even just write notecards to put into something that can be clicked on to give information to a visitor.
  • COLLABORATE WITH A FRIEND. If you have an idea, but you think you aren’t a builder, why not collaborate with another resident who does build?
  • TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR INTERESTS. What are you passionate about? Gardening? Fashion? Music? Use the exhibit to share your passions with us. Show and tell!
  • DISPLAY YOUR CREATIONS. Have you created interesting builds, or clothes? Are you good at landscaping, or interior decoration? Are you an artist, or musician? Make an exhibit with your creations, and let us celebrate your creativity with you.
  • TELL A STORY ABOUT YOU. Use photos and objects to tell the story of your life in the virtual world. Maybe it’s about your relationship, or your adventures (or misadventures), or your RP community. We ALL have a story. We want to know yours!
  • PROVIDE SOMETHING FUN FOR PEOPLE TO DO. It doesn’t have to be “about” anything. Some of the most popular expo exhibits are just fun activities that give people a smile.
  • PLAY WITH AN IDEA. Think about a broad theme, then create a “collage” that expresses your thoughts about it. Some possible themes: Friendship. Hope. Community. Renewal. What do these things mean to you?

Be creative! Let your imagination go! Remember, Littlefield is about people – about YOU. We want to celebrate the best of what Littlefield is, and what it can be. We want to celebrate you.

Here are more details:

LFG Anniversary Week is April 6-13. Please complete your exhibit before April 6 so that we can photograph it before the opening.

Parcels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a parcel, select any empty parcel, rez a prim on it, and notify one of the Littlefield Admins. We will then put the parcel in your name and you can start building.

Parcels are 80m x 80m with 2929 prims allowed. But you don’t have to use the whole thing. Don’t feel obligated to create a huge build just because there is all that land. It’s okay to create something small. If there is land left over, we’ll help you landscape it.

Parcels are located on the four regions: LFG Anniversary E, LFG Anniversary S, LFG Anniversary W, and LFG Anniversary N. You may claim any vacant parcel on any of these four regions.

Terraforming is allowed on your parcel +/- 3m only.

Please make sure that everything you place on your parcel is either your own original creation, or legally licensed for this grid. We will be taking photos and publicizing them all over the internet so it’s important to protect our grid by using only legal content. All exhibits will be inspected and unauthorized content will be removed.

Please be considerate of other exhibitors. Please don’t build things that would detract from or interfere with other residents’ builds.

If you have any questions, please ask Camryn Darkstone, Toy McBride, Dirk Mathers, Ashton Nobilis or Walter Balazic.

Let’s get all 24 exhibit spaces filled, and make this anniversary the best party yet!

Camryn Darkstone

LFGrid Management

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Announcements, Events, News

 

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Littlefield Grid Monthly Meeting – 7 Feb 2014

Littlefield Grid Meeting February 7th 2014

Grid Maintenance:

Sunday 9th February – the grid was down for the day, with the grid server update. SQL server has it’s own server now for regions. This will increase speed & capacity. We had purchased a new server that was waiting to be used, we try and keep a year ahead of things to keep the grid running smoothly.

Appearance Issues:

OS has decided to fix a glitch, which is causing some issues right now. They are not testing to make sure things are right which is why we have some hiccups at the moment.

We now have avatar physics at the moment ie: bouncy boobs. If you want bouncy boobs Walter has the box to make this happen.

Sometimes with this release you may see somethings slightly off on your avatar, but without this release a lot more people would have been cloudy.

We tested bullet physics, but are now back on ODE it worked fine in the front end but on the back end it caused issues. Bullet has the fix for walking up stairs without a ramp on them, but we had a bug so had to remove it because it was a large memory hole and was crashing sims. So now we are back on ODE.

Firestorm News:

Cinder Biscuits is no longer in the virtual world community. this is not a good thing she was behind the FS viewer code for OS so this is a sad thing for us. so no upgrades etc at the moment for OS Firestorm. We still have a connection with Jessica Lyon and she will try and do some upgrades for OS as she can. We will support Firestorm still plus you can use Cool Viewer & Singularity, but Darkstorm is not to be used on our grid, copybot viewers are not to be used if you are seen using it you will be automatically banned. Ash has implemented a wonderful feature for our grid to prevent people removing content from our grid, they cannot hypergrid away with out content now. The items will disappear when they HG back to their grid and they will most likely crash on return. Well done Ash 🙂

We are happy to announce we are opening a new public region – Sweethearts

It is a romantic region for dancing and meeting up. It is formal sim, suits & tuxes for men and gowns for women. There are some available in the main building for you to take. We have small gazebos placed around the sim, each has a cuddle bench and dance machine. They are placed so that no one in other gazebos cannot hear you, for some privacy. It is not a sex sim just place to meet and dance etc. There is a stream playing romantic music on the region. There also is a TP button at Littlefield main mall to access the region.

Littlefield Funtime Roller Skate Center located in Littlefield East, (new region still under construction)

One Sunday a month have a skating party there

8pm to midnight PST/grid time

Date & time to be announced soon

Social Media Board:

This has links to Littlefield’s Facebook, Twitter & G+ pages, It will take you to each page by touch of one of the buttons.

if you would like one for your regions please send IM to Toy McBride.

Twitter: @LittlefieldGrid we announce our outages etc there, this will appear on the log in screen.

Shoutcast Tuner:

Walter Balazic now has a Shoutcast tuner that is auto updating, if the shoutcast stream is dead it will make it go away, it also has a searchable menu. It is full perm so you can take the scripts and use in an object of your choice. Contact Walter for a copy.

Inworld profiles:

We encourage you to complete your profiles, this is a good way to show new people coming here that we are an active grid of people. If you can please place a profile pic and a little about yourself, or add some picks. We have a photo booth at LIttlefield if you need a place to take a picture.

Trouble Tickets:

Please remember to log a ticket if you are having any issues on your regions or inworld, try not to wait for an Admin to come online, because we Admins have access to ticket emails even if we are not online. Here is the link to log a ticket. Link to Ticket Page By doing this it helps up track all issues, and see if there are any common issues that are arising on the grid.

Other News:

Open Collar Scripts: They are currently being worked on, we are aware there are some issues with collars ar the moment. Dirk is working hard to rectify the problems.

Walter has rezzed up a copy of Atropia – copy of the Moses Project, Military regions. We have combat meters now, but we need to set them up, more info to come on this. Please feel free to visit this region.

We have now a full list of PUBLIC regions, if you wish to add your region to this list, please let Toy McBride know by note card with a landmark to your region and she will add it to the list.

Please remember to take a look at our calender from time to time, here we list all our upcoming events. Link to calender 

Adventure Club next outing is March 8th – Place to be advised, Dirk will be running this adventure as Toy will be offline that day.

Next Grid Meeting Friday March 7th 1.30pm PST/Grid time

The meeting is for all of our community to attend. Here you can express your thoughts, concerns or ideas.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2014 in News

 

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Adventure Club Tour of Phoenix Rising

Hello again from the Adventure Club, we did our monthly tour of Phoenix Rising – Garden on the Rising Phoenix.

We had a brilliant turn out today of 12 adventurers, we met up, as usual, at the club tree house on Arcadia North.

The Adventure Club House Arcadia North Jan 4 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once we were all dressed and ready to go, we began our tour, we boarded the adventure club plane and parachuted down to the island, where we were met by Enigma Namaste, he would be our tour guide today.

Toy McBride & Enigma Namaste Rising Phoenix Region Jan 4 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have not met Enigma please do, he is a very kind and thoughtful person, who has taken time and such care to create this wonderful island for all to share.

Throughout the island there are small arches to touch, and when you touch it, it speaks to you in local chat, this is what the initial greeting was.

Welcome to the Garden of the Rising Phoenix

At the entrance to the parks feel free to strike the gong to announce your arrival.

Throughout The Garden you will find the Self Tour Toriis or arches. When clicked each will read the tour details for that area in Local Chat. Click or touch it again to stop the reading of that tour card.

Ever wonder about the arches in Japanese architecture? A torii (鳥居?, literally~”bird abode,” is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, The torii symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred

Each Mediation Area has a single focal point to guide the meditation. Focal Points may include visual, audio, motion or wisdom quotes. Many focal points of the Garden are designed to be enjoyed in mouse view or alt-click to cam in close in order to help keep distractions to a minimum.

The music of the Garden can be changed at any time by “touching” the gramophone located at the Beach Cuddle Gazebo in the southwest area of the Garden. Visitors can change the station from anywhere in the garden proper.

The Garden of the Rising Phoenix is built as a living, evolving place to relax, meditate or bring your friends to chat, explore or even to dance

It is my hope that you will enjoy The Garden of the Rising Phoenix often and bring your friends to explore.

Namaste _/\_
Enigma Namaste

As you wander about the island I advise you to enable music as it adds to the ambiance of the island, it was very much like the music you hear when getting a massage, I felt like I was being massaged throughout the whole tour.  The Island to me anyway is full of peace and relaxing energy, a fabulous place to go if you want to be alone with your thoughts or to meditate.

Unfortunately with so many people on the tour this time, I am unable to give a full exacting report of the island, I do know that I enjoyed it, as did my fellow club members, I will definitely return one day and wander around the island alone so I can fully absorbed all that is there.  So I will end this with Enigma’s own words about his garden.

Namaste _/\_ Welcome to the Garden of the Rising Phoenix.
It is my hope that you will find the Mediation Gardens to be a peaceful place to relax and bring your friends.

Below are pictures from our wonderful tour….thank you very much Enigma for your wonderful tour, you were a great host.

Aaack Aardvark & Ada Wong Phoenix Rising Jan 4 2014 Adv Club Aaack Aardvark Meditating Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Adv Club atop Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Adventure Club @ Garden of the Rising Phoenix Entrance Jan 4 Adventure Club exploring Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Adventure Club Group Meditation Rising Phoenix Jan 4 2014 Adventure Club Phoenix Rising Region Jan 5 2014 Adventure Club Trekking on Rising Phoenix Region Jan 4 2014 End Tour at Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Exploring Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Exploring the Goddess Forest Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Goddesses in the Forest Phoenix Rising Jan 4 2014 Group Tai Chi Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014 Toy McBride meditating Phoenix Rising Region Jan 4 2014

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Events

 

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Littlefield Grid Community Meeting – 3 Jan 2014

The monthly grid meeting took place as usual on the First Friday of the month, January 3, 2014.

Walter presented our new Community Connect Project, to provide the resources that smaller virtual communities need, at nominal or no cost. Communities and groups with at least ten active members can apply for the Community Connect Project and receive a 50% discount on Littlefield Grid region rentals, paying just $10.00 per month per full region (30,000 prims), for a minimum of four regions. Alternatively, groups who prefer to run their regions on their own hardware can, if accepted into the program, connect their regions to Littlefield Grid at no charge; the usual $5.00 monthly fee will be waived as long as the group remains active and their regions remain available 24×7. The Community Connect Project allows groups to use the Littlefield Grid infrastructure, saving them the overhead of maintaining a set of asset, inventory and group servers and maintaining the robust portion of the Opensimulator environment. We know that running a grid can be a very difficult and trying experience. The Community Connect Project means that small communities need not struggle with underpowered hardware and spend all their time to keep the world running. They can just enjoy each other. We have the resources to support them. We are hoping to assist other communities and share our resources.

In the past few weeks, live music performances came to Littlefield Grid! To encourage attendance, we will have one or two per month. There will be a monthly event at Sound City, the new club in Littlefield East. We were also very fortunate to get Joaquin Gustav, the popular guitarist, to play for us every Second Sunday at 3pm grid time. His next performance will be Sunday, January 12.

Also in Littlefield East, the new roller rink will open soon with a special event.

The Littlefield Art Gallery opening will be January 16. Talk to Omen Crow for details.

The Adventure Club will have its usual meeting the day after the grid meeting. This month’s tour will be of Phoenix Rising, the garden meditation sim designed by Enigma Namaste.

This Sunday, Luminaria region opens with the Festival of Lights for Twelfth Night, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. This is a stunning new winter region that will be decorated for the event with a dazzling display of lights. Ice dancing and ice skating will also be available.

We are having scheduled hangouts several nights a week at 8:00 p.m. grid time. Check the calendar for the evening’s location.

We have our regular weekly dance at Speakeasy on Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. with DJ Walter Balazic. In addition, Omen Crow DJ’s on Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m., and Elric DarkStorm is considering organizing a dance on Friday nights.

Toy McBride is going to create a photo board to display photos from events, helping to show visitors and newcomers who we are and what goes on here on Littlefield Grid. There was some discussion about the best place to display it.

In Opensimulator news, avatar physics will soon be available for us. In addition, there has been a rumor that there may soon be offline IM-to-email support.

The next grid meeting will be held on Friday, February 7 at 1:30 p.m. grid time.

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Announcements, News

 

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Festival of Lights on Twelfth Night

Make Christmas last all 12 days! Join us for the Festival of Lights on Twelfth Night, Sunday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m. grid time. We have prepared a special “silver white winter” experience sparkling with lights, candles, stars, and the traditional glowing Luminaria lining the pathways to light the way for the Wise Men like the Star of Bethlehem. Enjoy ice dancing and skating amidst the icy beauty!

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The sim will open shortly before the event. Put it on your calendar now!

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Events, News

 

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Joaquin Gustav Heats Up Littlefield Grid

On December 18, Littlefield Grid welcomed the amazing Argentine guitarist Joaquin Gustav for a live performance at the Music Pier on Coney Island South. It was a fabulous evening of music and dancing with a Latin flavor to warm up those cold December nights.

Joaquin Gustav Live at the Music Pier Littlefield Grid

Joaquin dazzled us all with his virtuoso guitar, his warm personality and entertaining mix of musical styles. One of the most popular performers in the virtual world, Joaquin is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the birthplace of the Tango. We got to try out our new couples dance system with our fancy footwork.

Joaquin Gustav Live at the Music Pier Littlefield Grid

Of course in Argentina the December nights aren’t cold at all. It’s summer there, and Joaquin brought the heat to the Music Pier with a musical variety of jazz and pop songs in addition to Tango and Bossa nova. My personal favorite was Joaquin’s rendition of “Fragilidad” or “Fragile”, by Sting.

Joaquin Gustav Live at the Music Pier Littlefield Grid

This was the first event at the brand new Music Pier, which was decorated for Christmas with sparkly stars, Christmas trees and warm glowing lights. Joaquin’s guitar spun out several Christmas tunes in keeping with the season, but with his own sizzling Latin style.

Joaquin Gustav Live at the Music Pier Littlefield Grid

In keeping with the New Jersey Shore theme of the region, the Music Pier was built in tribute to the Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City, New Jersey. The iconic auditorium has been a favorite for concerts at the beach since 1928. This was the grand opening of the virtual version. We are looking forward to many more romantic evenings there!

Music Pier in Littlefield Grid tribute to Ocean City Music Pier NJ

We are planning to have Joaquin come back for regular performances starting in 2014. Be sure to watch the Littlefield Grid Event Calendar for the next Tango Time!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Events, News

 

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Adventure Clubs 1st tour…Christmas Region

Today we had our 1st tour as the newly created Adventure Club.  We met up at our shiny new club house..yes we have a club house 🙂  Once we arrived at the club house we were kitted out in our new Adventure Club outfits, thanks to Aaack, Ada & Amy hmmm 3 A’s well that’s a whole other story LOL.

3A, Ada Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes smoking, drinking and laughter is allowed at the club house!!!  Everyone was looking fabulous in our club uniform…what was lacking was our booze hip flask..hopefully that will come soon, one needs booze when exploring new places.  Our explorers today were Dirk, Aaack, Ada, Amy, lilith, Bae & Camryn.

 

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Once we were all kitted out in our new gear we were ready to head of on our expedition to a place unknowm…The Christmas Region, what wild wonderful things would we find there?  What new trinkets would we bring back, and would we survive this expedition?

We boarded our plane for our destination, once over the island we parachuted to the ground and landed in this wondrous place which appeared to be a snow swept island.  Once we shed our parachute gear, we planted our flag to let those after us know that the Adventure Club had been there, we then gathered for our traditional group photo.

adv club group shot xmas sim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We set out along pathway that led us to a strange creation, dressed in red with a white beard, what could this creature be?  We approached with caution, eyeing up the animal that appear to be guarding this creature, he seemed harmless enough, he beckoned us closes, we did so and we sat around him quietly (hmm ok maybe no so quiet) I managed to snap a picture before we had to quickly scurry away as he appeared to be getting angry with people sitting all over him. 

sitting on santa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We ran for our lives towards a clearing with bright lights, as we ran we the smell of food and wine wafted about the place, we came to a stop and there it was before our very eyes and wonderful setting, with tables, chairs and food, before I could say anything Ada pushed me out of the way and ran to the table to feast upon the delightful pickings.  As we watched Ada gorge upon the food we wandered about the place, some of the team danced atop the tables, some sipped wine from the crystal glasses…while others..not mentioning any names..Aaaack….sat upon the food!!!

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We filled our pockets with what we could from the table, Ada had now finished gorging herself, we spied a clearing in the distance we made our through the thick snow, we we discovered a ice lake with a huge tree decorated with lights and such.  Aaack climbed his way up this wondrous tree making it to the very top and sat upon it like an angel with wings spread wide!!! 

tree angel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We walked upon the ice treading carefully so as to not crack it, we spied upon the hill a castle, what treasures did this castle hold?  We made our way into the castle and discovered a family of little people, elves, that appeared to be creating items of some festive nature.

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We left the happy little creatures to continue their work and made our way through the snow covered forest, we then came upon a vehicle with animals tethered to it we climb on the vehicle then quite by sudden we were lifted into the air flying high above the island, from here we could see just how beautiful it was, a place full of snow, colour and wonder.

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Dirk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our ride was over, we landed safely on the ground again, from the sky i spied a area that look cosy and inviting, I gathered the team and we headed to this spot, here we found a warm fire, comfy chairs and hot cocoa, so there we sat and talked of our adventure.

relaxing at the end

 

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2013 in Events

 

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