Overlapping Realities


Sim Street Journal Issue #6 • 2014 (CONTENTS)
here realities overlap finds the greatest significance. If a virtual world is not relevant, it will not last. It is not a game but an extension of experience, a society, and a culture. With more freedom and options than the real world, how the talented take advantage of new tools separates the frivolous from the serious. All contributors have passion, conviction, and investment in the cyber community. They embrace the values that are crucial to success and impact in any world. But SL is experience on steroids. These explorations not only keep pace, but lead in the momentum.

SSJ is an immersive magazine that utilizes aspects of various technological platforms into a publishing experience:


Twelve Points of Relevance by Eleanor Medier examines relevance from SSJ contributors, drawing conclusions about the major overlaps between realities. Compare experiences and see how many relevant points are encompassed by each. Half of this article appears online and half appears in the interactive in-world magazine.

Interpret and Connect” by Kevin M. Thomas seems to embody all “Points of Relevance,” though he focuses primarily on his virtual career, finding it suits his lifestyle and ways of relating to his fans. Few people use SL to greater advantage.

Fan Focus by Tara Lopes speaks frankly to those in the music industry—and is a voice for all live music attendees. She brings a cold shower of reality to where it is most needed, and illuminates the most important aspect of creative success: attitude.

The Business of the Game by Skip Oceanlane offers sound advice for the potential investor in the SL stock market. There are lindens to be made by those who know what to do. Check out Skip’s primers and gain experience that is applicable to real market investments. His article appears only online and connects to Capital Exchange. This article is exclusively online.

The Aesthete & the Amateur Part 1: “Accident versus Intention questions art as a process of editing accidents or of creating intentional images. But first, he is victim to the revenge of his fictional wife, Eleanor Medier, as retribution for selling her Albers painting. Once she is satisfied that he is suitably punished, they review three artists who deal with accident and intention:
• Part 2: Ally Aeon invites viewers to her studio.
• Part 3: Ginger Lorakeet has a large gallery.
Part 4: Xirana at Active Gallery.
The in-world magazine contains the viewers’ favorites and the online magazine contains a more comprehensive appraisal.

AVI CHOICE AWARDS: At What Cost Accountability? Heavy Writer questions the practices of the recent awards. What do they mean? This feature is only online and invites discussion, both here and on Facebook.

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The in-world magazine acts like a hub of information supporting the articles with links and LMs. Interactive and complementary to this online version, there are some topics best kept inside the culture to where they pertain and to protect anonymity. The in-world features are parallel, and includes:

Twelve Points of Relevance by Eleanor Medier supports this online version with a second half.

Interpret and Connect” by Kevin M. Thomas has additional photographs.

Fan Focus  by Tara Lopes has additional photographs.

The Aesthete & the Amateur Part 1: “Accident versus Intention by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier compliment this online version with their favorites, so the two articles interface like two puzzle-pieces covering:
• Part 2: Ally Aeon invites viewers to her studio.
• Part 3: Ginger Lorakeet has a large gallery.
• Part 4: Xirana at Active Gallery.
The in-world magazine contains LMs and links.

Ask Ann” by Ann Slanders tackles self-esteem issues and dramatic conflicts. There is nothing she will not address, but always with a sense of fairness, appropriateness, and tastefulness. Polite behavior is the oil for smooth relationships. In a cross-cultural society of varying norms and conventions, the opportunity to misunderstand one another is huge. Let Ann’s wisdom cut through the drama. This column only appears in-world

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Sim Street Journal examines the relevance of this totally created world, and its potential impact, on the real one. It is impossible for so many talented, experimental, and tech savvy individuals to come together without having profound influence. Within its pages, SSJ will query what can be learned, gained, and used from the virtual commercial and cultural environments. Like its namesake, Wall Street JournalSSJ also seeks to bridge commerce and culture, but in this case, it is also between the virtual and the real.

Index of all issues profiles, columns, and overviews:

“In-world to Out” examines why a second career is fulfilling for so many talented and visionary residents.
ISSUE 1: “Finding Purpose in the Virtual World” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 3: “The Best of Both” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 4: “Different yet the Same” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 4: “Legacy and Longevity” by Ty Lomes, Snug Harbor
ISSUE 5: “Courage to Speak” by Kylie Sabra, Curator, Rose Galleries

“Relevance Review” discovers what the virtual world has to offer the real one through sector perspectives.
ISSUE 1: “Music Renaissance” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 2: “Witness to the Virtual County Fair by Kalanite Bluestar
ISSUE 2: “Is the Future in the Past?” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 6: “Twelve Points of Relevance” by Eleanor Medier

Pioneer Profile” presents leading virtual entrepreneurs who reveal wisdom gained.
ISSUE 2: “Dancing with the Issues by Uzo Dayafter (Arkad Baxton)
ISSUE 3: “Quest to Do It Better” by Machess Lemton
ISSUE 3: “A Moving Momentum” by Galilla Sinatra, Rug Halberd, and Martin Yeats
ISSUE 4: “Nature as Redefined” by Sudane Erato, New England Estates
ISSUE 5: “Clearing the Fog” by Yanik Lytton, Fogbound Blues
ISSUE 5: “Fit for Survival” by Kaddan Yue, OMG! Inc. Fashions
ISSUE 5: “Reaching Out to Reach In” by Arkad Baxton
ISSUE 6: “The Business of the Game” by Skip Oceanlane

“Critic’s Choice: Artist” critiques artists by experts on the streets, to reveal first and second life balances.
ISSUE 1: “Blindboink Parham Preserves Legends”
ISSUE 3: “Only of the Heart from TerryLynn Melody” by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 4: “Tributes and Tales” by Russell Eponym
ISSUE 6: “Interpret and Connect” by Kevin M. Thomas

“Critic’s Choice: Presenters” critiques venues and managers by those who know, explores the challenges, and discovers bridges.
ISSUE 1: “Crossing Culture” by Kalanite Bluestar
ISSUE 2: “Blues Hues by Kalanite Bluestar includes:
• Jaco Fitzpatrick, Crossroads
• Yanik Lytton, Fogbound
• Caylene Linette, Cay’s Blues at Woodland Lake
• Van Hoffnung, Bagdad Café on Route 66
ISSUE 3: “Supporting the Stage” by Sparkie Cyberstar
ISSUE 5: “Fueling the Fire” by FreeWee Ling, Curator, University of Western Australia, 3D Art Challenges
ISSUE 6: “Interpret and Connect” by Kevin M. Thomas

Moody’s Musical Musings” by Throughthesewalls Moody:
ISSUE 1:  Preview of upcoming column.
ISSUE 2: “Economics of Musician Incomes”
ISSUE 3: “Closer though Farther
ISSUE 4: “Social Media as Music Support
ISSUE 6: “Fan Focus

“The Aesthete and the Amateur” by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier reviewing:
ISSUE 1: “University of Western Australia 3D Art Challenges”
ISSUE 2: “Rose Theatre and Galleries exhibits”
ISSUE 3: “Arguing Abstraction” by Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer
review 3d installations, recipients of LEA grants:
• Nino Vichan, “When the Mind’s Eye Listens”
• Cica Ghost, “Rust”
• Mantis Oh, “Ascension”
ISSUE 4: “The Accident and the Albers” by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier reviewing:
• Moeuhane Sandalwood, “Shadow of a Nightmare Past” from “House of Memories
• ChapTer Kronfeld, “Purgatory – Laeuterungsberg”  (Seven Deadly Sins)
• Haveit Neox, “The Backyard” from “House of Memories
ISSUE 5: “Revenge versus Sacrifice” by Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer reviewing:
• Fran Benoir at Twilight Gallery
• Samara Barzane at Twilight Gallery
• Molly Bloom at Rose Galleries, Angelica Gallery, and her own gallery
ISSUE 6: “Accident versus Intention” by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier reviewing:
Ally Aeon studio
Ginger Lorakeet gallery
Xirana at Active Gallery

Ask Ann” advice column  that runs in each in-world issue (available from kiosks in-world and Marketplace).This content deals specifically with issues inside the culture of SL. Some of the concerns asked to Ann SLanders have equivalents in real life. Enjoy the edgy concerns that puzzle many beleaguered avatars and seek help for the most perplexing causes of drama.


Published in complimentary versions: in-world and online.
The in-world magazine has more photographs and exclusive features.
The online magazine has additional content and functionality.

Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to the real world readers.
Comments and opinions are also encouraged.

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