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Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
17 Oct 2021 11:12:17AM
33 posts

[AoR] Candle Compendium


News & Events


Now that we've got three different kinds of [AoR] candles we can make I thought it might be useful to post a single summary of how they all work and how to make them.  

All candles can:
    *   be turned on/off by Touch.
    *   burn for a total of 60 minutes.  Burn time is accumulated when the candle is on, i.e. the flame is visible.
    •   will have a healing effect on one of the needs (see below) for every player within 2 meters of the burning candle.
    *   will tell you how much burn time is left when you touch it to turn it off.
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Candle01 - Level 1 Chandler
Plain beeswax and heals 1 point of HEALTH every 60 seconds for every player within 2 meters.

Candle01or  - Level 2 Chandler 
Orange scented candle (Orange Oil plus beeswax) and heals 1 point of ENERGY every 60 seconds for every player within 2 meters.

Candle01lv  - Level 2 Chandler 
Lavender scented candle (Lavender Oil plus beeswax) and heals 1 point of HYGIENE every 60 seconds for every player within 2 meters.

The oils for the Orange and Lavender candles are made by using an Alembic.

Check out               Recipes               for all the details.

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
12 Apr 2021 09:42:21AM
33 posts

18th Century Food - Hot Chocolate!!!


Historical Research


I came upon a most interesting article published in the "Jane Austen's World" blog about how chocolate came to Europe (apparently it arrived in Spain in 1585) and how recipes for hot chocolate changed over time.  Originally hot chocolate was prepared with chile peppers (reflecting its Mexican roots) and was as popular as tea and coffee among the upper classes of Europe. But tastes changed over time as the refining of chocolate got more sophisticated until the recipes for hot chocolate and chocolate candies in the 18th century omitted the chiles and began to approximate their modern day counterparts.  Here's the link to the blog article which, in turn contains links to other sources on the topic.

https://janeaustensworld.com/2008/08/09/hot-chocolate-18th-19th-century-style/

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
04 Apr 2021 12:00:41PM
33 posts

18th c. Life: An Online Resource


Historical Research


Jas. Townsend & Son Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of quality reproduction 18th and early 19th Century clothing and personal accessories. They provide goods to the living history community, historic sites, museums, and theatrical, motion picture, and television production companies.  What's more, they have a website and a YouTube channel which are full of great information about how people lived in the 18th century.  Check them out:

Townsends YouTube Channel

Townsends Website

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
04 Apr 2021 11:39:45AM
33 posts

Looking Your Best in the 18th Century: Clothing & Hairstyles


Historical Research


We are very blessed in 18th century SL to be able to throw on a gown (or frock coat), add a body alpha to make sure the clothing fits correctly, and toss on the appropriate hairstyle or wig all pre-styled and fitted.  And presto! -- we're dressed.  It wasn't actually like that in the 18th century.  Take a look at the videos below to see why it took awhile to get oneself looking proper enough to go out in public.  The videos also answer the burning question of why there were so many servants in the 18th century -- nobody would have been able to get dressed without them!

How 18th c. Women Got Dressed

From the National Museums in Liverpool - Getting Dressed in 18th c. England

18th c. Women's Hair Styling

18th Century Hair Styling with American Duchess

For even more on 18th c. women's clothing check out The American Duchess YouTube channel .

How 18th c. Men Got Dressed

From the National Museums in Liverpool - Getting Dressed in 18th c. England - Men

And here are a few other interesting video tidbits on men's clothing:

French Gentleman Getting Dressed in the 18th c.

Dressing a British Grenadier


updated by @serenek-timeless: 04 Apr 2021 11:50:37AM
Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
24 Aug 2020 06:19:55PM
33 posts

AoR Concepts (v 1.0)


Construction Zone

Tatiana and I have received some comments on the AoR Concepts paper via notecard inworld.  I am going to summarize them (anonymously) here so that we have a complete record of the feedback all in one place.

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  • Concerns were raised about limiting people to membership in just one community.  It was noted that in the 18th c. there were people who owned property in and travelled back and forth between two (or more) countries.  Further, there are a number of AoR potentil users who are already parts of more than one AoR region.
  • The meaning of the symbols on the current version of the AoR HUD (the √, X, and - ) isn't clear to some on first glance.

  • It was suggested that the AoR HUD have a minimize button as well as a close/detach button.

  • Can the HUD Meter text be configurable to show to all, group, self? Some find it very annoying to see a room full of floating text at a community gathering. Along the same lines, it would be helpful if one could configure the visibility of others' Meter text even if one is nott using the AoR system personally. 

  • Similarly, lots of floating text above AoR objects, like food,  should be minimized.  It would be preferrable to see the details upon mouse hover, with perhaps a simple bit of floating text or a floating symbol to alert one that the food is not merely a prop.
Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
15 Aug 2020 09:47:28PM
33 posts

AoR Concepts (v 1.0)


Construction Zone

Your first look at some of the details we envision for AoR (all 13 fun-filled pages!) can be found in the newly posted " AoR Concepts (v.1.0) - Public " document in the AoR Planning Folder.  We want your feedback, so please provide your comments, ideas, and questions as responses to this post.  


updated by @serenek-timeless: 15 Aug 2020 10:02:51PM
Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
18 Oct 2018 06:49:41PM
33 posts

Philomena Fall Fling Cart Sale


Business Announcements


The Town of Philomena is hosting its big fall merchant cart sale from October 19-28.  This an event for anyone who loves the grace and and richness of the late Victorian and early 20th century periods.

The carts are brimming with vintage clothing, home furnishings, indoor and outdoor decor items and much more, all at sale prices with some amazing bargains.

BLOG page (with cart preview pictures):
https://thetownofphilomena.wordpress.com/the-philomena-fall-fling-cart-sale/

SALE LOCATION
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Myron/104/239/35

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
05 Dec 2016 08:11:46AM
33 posts

Rocca Sorrentina Christmas Market: December 5-January 6


Communty News & Events


Fountain Plaza on Rocca Sorrentina is abuzz with market stalls from some of the finest 18th century creators in Second Life - clothing, art, furniture and decor.  You'll find some of their latest creations as well as items specifically designed for the holiday season.

Here's your carriage:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/46/65/23

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
05 Dec 2016 07:46:55AM
33 posts

Extra Region Prims Have Arrived! What will you do with yours?


General Discussion

Tatiana Dokuchic:

I can confirm that private regions have received their extra prim allowance today!!  Woohoo!!

I'm not really sure what I'm going to be doing with mine though my Christmas decorating can be a bit more extravagent than usual.  How about you?  Any projects planned?

Over the weekend we gave prim increases to our rent-paying Rocca Sorrentina residents (no increases in rent, of course!).  There are still plenty of new, extra prims left over and we are thinking about what to do with them.

Serenek Timeless
@serenek-timeless
08 Mar 2016 05:10:17PM
33 posts

Baking for the First Time


QH Resources & Guides

Chefs beware - if you let your food burn on the stove because you are too busy IMing to notice when the stove tells you it is done, your fish disappears and you get nothing.

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