The SL Parade: Come Celebrate Our Grand Reopening!

This is an exciting time for The SL Parade, moreso because we will be having our Grand Reopening Celebration Party on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 12 Noon SLT – 2 PM SLT!

Falbala Fairey, The SL Parade’s Grand Reopening DJ…

The SL Parade is also honored to have DJ Falbala Staheli (falbala.fairey) act as our Grand Reopening DJ!  Hailing from Germany, Falbala has been actively DJ’ing since 2008, and loves when others enjoy the music she shares.  The SL Parade recently caught up with Falbala, and when we asked her what her favorite thing was about DJ’ing she said, “I love taking my listeners on a trip full of emotions…all as a way to enjoy music on a different level…”

In addition, The SL Parade would like to not only introduce Justcallme Egipt as the acting host of this event, but also announce that Egipt has recently been hired as The SL Parade’s Event Coordinator.  As Event Coordinator, Egipt’s responsibilities include maintaining ReRe Sandalwood’s schedule, as well as plan and logistically coordinate all SL Parade events and activities. In terms of ReRe Sandalwood’s schedule, Egipt is sincerely needed because ReRe has become quite busy and needs to make sure she attends events scheduled inworld.

Because The SL Parade has had some challenges with the inappropriate use of its Headquarters, the Headquarters had to be temporally shut it down.  During this shut down process, readers may have noticed that no stories were posted on The SL Parade’s website; this was due, in large part due to restructuring efforts implemented to not only create a wider and more interactive parcel, but to also implement a new security-based protocol.  In terms of the latter, VP Sandalwood will now act as security for The SL Parade, and will actively oversee our newly remodeled parcel.

Justcallme Egipt (right) talks to ReRe Sandalwood on The SL Parade’s Red Carpet…

The SL Parade’s mission is to create an interactive parcel that emphasizes fellowship and education.  These two staples also act as the basis of showing that there is a firm connection between Second Life and Real Life.  Thus, with this mission and changes in mind, The SL Parade also introduces its new Kiosk; this kiosk is an interactive one, allowing patrons to animate their avatars and look as if they are reading a copy of The SL Parade!  Created by Aphrodite Shop, this kiosk offers patrons a menu of options.  These options include getting an SL Parade Headquarters landmark, as well as getting a Contributing Writers application and an invite to join The SL Parade’s inworld group.

If you join The SL Parade’s inworld group using the Kiosk, The Aphrodite Shop will give you a free gift!  All this and more will be featured at The SL Parade’s Grand Reopening Celebration party, so please be sure to come by and ENJOY what The SL Parade has to offer.  The party’s location is as follows, so please click here to get to The SL Parade’s Red Carpet…complete with a video camera and our on the scene host and reporter!

And please, do not forget to donate…without you, there would be no SL Parade!  Here is a breakdown of the upcoming party:

The SL Parade Invites YOU to our Grand Re-Opening Party!
➦ ωнat: The SL Parade’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration
➦ ωнєη: ℳαʀcɦ ➀➇, ➁◎➀➆, 12:00 Noon SLT – 2:00 PM SLT
➦ ωнσ:  The SL Parade Editor and Staff!
➦ ωнєяє: The SL Parade Headquarters
➦ нσstess: Justcallme Egipt, SLP Event Coordinator

The SL Parade is honored to have Dj Falbala Staheli (falbala.fairey) act as our Grand Re-Opening DJ! Falbala has been dj’ing since 2008, and loves when others enjoys the music she shares.  She explains, “I love taking them on a trip full of emotions to enjoy music again on a different level…”
☢ Attire: Sexy as you want to be (casual to formal)

To get a sneak peak at The SL Parade’s Headquarters, please look at the slide show below!

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Pose Ball Diaries: ReRe Sandalwood Finds Unwanted Guests At The SL Parade Headquarters

ReRe Sandalwood pins a first person narrative centering on her discovery of unwanted visitors at The SL Parade’s Headquarters.  The Headquarters is not only where ReRe does most of her work for The SL Parade, it is also where her and her brother live…

Though The SL Parade’s Headquarters also doubles up as a home for my brother and I, I decided to open up our home to the public. I primarily did this to not only encourage the public to donate, but also as a way to create a more homey, customer friendly place where others can feel comfortable.  Rather they come to drop off a story, write, swim, or just have dinner, I figured that opening my brother and I’s home was a great way to give back to the community The SL Parade serves.

Although the property has been open to the public for some time now, it initially seemed as if visitors rarely came to The SL Parade’s Headquarters.  I was content with that, because I knew all things take time.  However, upon my appearance on the Pam Live Show on February 19, 2017, visits began to pick up in an unexpected way.

The first unexpected way that visitors came upon The SL Parade Headquarters were as griefers.  Specifically, my brother was shot in the living room area of our home while watching television.  He wrote about what happened, so if you want the specific details, please go to the following link:  Who the f#$k Shot Vp Sandalwood?

Yet, another unexpected visitation occurred while I was at home editing my brother’s essay.  I had just rezzed in, and immediately saw two names that I did not recognize; they were about 56 meters away from me, so I immediately got excited and wanted to know where they were so I could help them in whatever way that I could.  At any rate, I zoomed in on them, and saw that they were up in my brother’s bed having sex.

I immediately lost my temper; I thought to myself, “Shit, I have never had sex in my house…who the f%#k they think they are?!”  Yet in the midst of losing my temper, I was rational enough to take an incriminating picture of them together, as well as get their full names and profiles before I ejected and banned them. I gave them no warning at all either, so they were still naked when I ejected and banned them.

To add insult to injury, they didn’t even bother to donate to The SL Parade!  I mean, really…how are you gonna use someone’s home and place of business for your own carnal purposes, then turn around and not even tip the venue where you got your rocks off at? That pissed me off to no end so I am putting both of them on blast:  Vitorfr Resident and мэℓเรรล (themaree).

I even got in both of their inboxes and said the following:

My headquarters is not meant to be used for sexual purposes…if you have a story or something like that, i am happy to help you with that but don’t come up in here having sex in my house

мэℓเรรล (themaree), the young lady that was recently ejected and banned from the SL Parade Headquarters…

While мэℓเรรล (themaree) never responded, Vitorfr Resident did.  This is what he said:

[22:09] Vitorfr Resident: i don’t know that this place are your house
[22:09] Vitorfr Resident: but ok
[22:09] ℛᴇℛᴇ Sandalwood (rere.sandalwood): well you know now
[22:10] Vitorfr Resident: i will respect your house
[22:10] ℛᴇℛᴇ Sandalwood (rere.sandalwood): you are banned so that is respect enough…I open my home for my publication, not for that
[22:11] Vitorfr: ok men
[22:11] Vitorfr: i just don’t knew
[22:11] Vitorfr: i will never go there again
[22:11] ℛᴇℛᴇ Sandalwood (rere.sandalwood): good
[22:11] Vitorfr: final conversation
[22:11] Vitorfr: good night

Just so everyone knows, my name is specifically mentioned as the land owner in the land’s description section.  For this reason, I suspect that Vitorfr knew who house it was, but simply did not care.  I would even go a step further and say that he looked at my venue as probably the cheapest way to get his rocks off with мэℓเรรล (themaree) because he was too cheap to get one of those 60L skyboxes.  After all, my brother and I often came across pose balls that seemed to have mysteriously been used while neither of us were home.

I say all of that to say this:  I now have the security on at The SL Parade’s Headquarters, and will only turn it off when I am having parties or facilitating classes. If you would like to reach me, please feel free to reach me inworld at ℛᴇℛᴇ Sandalwood (rere.sandalwood); I can also be reached at reresandalwood@theslparade.org or via Facebook at either Arreba Sandalwood or The SL Parade’s page.

The SL Parade is still here to serve the community, but it is fair to say that we now have to establish appropriate boundaries to insure that the home my brother and I share is treated with respect.

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Who the F#$k Shot VP Sandalwood?

VP Sandalwood discusses the day he got shot in Second Life…

On February 20 2017, I was standing in The SL Parade Headquarters living room, minding my own business.  I remember being a tad bit annoyed because it was President’s Day, and thinking to myself, “Sheesh, this is more like ‘Celebrity President’s Day’ because of Trump being in office.”  Anyway, I decided to distract myself from said national holiday by listening to some music on Youtube. 

Vp Sandalwood stands in the area where the griefing took place…

I began to relax, and even sing along…that is, until my sister ReRe IM’d me.  She got in my box and told me to friend one of her sl friends; I remember feeling honored by my sister’s request because I know how important her SL buddies/business partners are, so I happily added the suggested avatar…which meant that I now had a new friend to talk to.

I was still trying to relax though, so I continued to listen to the music playing on The SL Parade Headquarters Youtube screen.  Then, all of a sudden, there were two random avatars standing in the living room! I had never met, nor heard of neither the male avatar standing in front of me, let alone the female one that was standing beside him.  While I know The SL Parade Headquarters is open to the public, I never expected anyone to rezz directly in front of me while I was watching Youtube.

For this reason, I initially dismissed their presence as being part of the video I was watching….until they started to independently move away from the screen.  I continued to stand there in disbelief, wanting to convince myself that my eyes were playing tricks on me.  

One of the griefers that invaded The SL Parade’s Headquarters…

As they continued to move in a haphazard fashion, a million emotions began to baffle me. Like, who the hell were these avis, and how did they get in with the security system up? Though my emotions were going haywire, it didn’t matter at that moment because then, they started talking to each other! 

Still in shock, all I could say was, “What are you doing in my house?!” I then froze and stayed silent,  but was still slightly curious, not to mention a bit infuriated by their presence. 

It felt as if two minutes had went by as I continued to stare at them, but in actuality it was really about 10 seconds because, within that 10 seconds, the male avatar SHOT ME! I didn’t initially realize what had happened until I saw that there was a splatter of red stuff all over the carpet and on the walls.

In the meantime, I continued to stand there, completely confused by what I was seeing.  However, I still managed to take a slight step back and was able to better see the red stains on the carpet.  It was then that it finally dawned on me:  OMG that is supposed to be MY BLOOD! 

Yet despite being shot, my initial calmness related to the realization of what had happened instantly turned to PURE RAGE.  I thought to myself, “I was just shot in my own sim!”

I then locked my attention on the male avatar, and remembered what ReRe told me a few weeks prior:  I have the ability to eject avatars from our home and ban them from ever coming back.  I initially doubted my own ability to do this, and asked myself, “….but how? I have never done this before!”  Yet somehow, I thought quickly and clicked on the avatar.  With I sigh of relief, I noticed that there was an option to eject him in what seemed like a blink of an eye.  It was then that I proceeded to eject him first by pressing that handy ejection button.  I smiled as I watched his avatar disappear from the sim, and even began to do a mental “happy dance” as evidence of my accomplishment.

I then turned to the male avatar’s female partner in crime; I initially paused for a moment because I realized that while yes, she was this guy’s partner and all, but she had not attempted to shoot me like that male avatar did.  That thought must have went through my head for a split second though, because I still ejected her in the same way that I ejected her partner.

Once I kicked and banned them both, the horror and anger slowly began to fade away…not totally, but just enough so that I could regroup my thoughts and alert my SL sister about what had just occurred.

In the end, I realized how precious life is, because a situation like that could very well happen in Real Life, too:  like me, a person could be chilling out, minding their own business in their own home watching television.  Then, with no warning, criminals can simply bust in and kill you for no legitimate reason at all.

Life is precious and what I hope that if you are reading this, that you will take a moment and tell the people in your life that you love them. This might be SL, but I still take the time to tell ReRe how much I care about her…with her big-headed self.

Vp Sandalwood and ReRe Sandalwood…