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Picture Book

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Picture Book is a fantastical world that expands like the universe everyday. There are obstacles, good folks and not so nice shadow players to meet along the path. Any story Ruby cares about includes conflict. Picture Book is a hero journey and explorers are given the opportunity to write their own journey stories while they visit.

 

Ann Dickerson is the builder of Picture Book in Kitely Grid which is a story telling world. Ann's avatar (typist) is called Ruby O'Degree which she describes as a fictive author and storybuilder in the tradition of characters developed for telling stories such as Sherlock Holmes, Marco Polo, and Cynthia Rawlings.


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Cool concept and very fascinating -

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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 2014 2:05 PM

I visited Picture Book and I must say I loved it but it is still a work in progress. Well worth seeing though and another example of the way in which authors, story tellers and adventure creators are turning to the low cost Opensim worlds to express their undoubted talents in the arts.

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Virtual World Blog | Kitely

Virtual World Blog | Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it

We updated Kitely today with several improvements, including an enhanced version of OpenSim 0.8; experimental support for BulletSim; and better in-world search. We contributed some of our patches to OpenSim core so other grids will be able to benefit from them as well...


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Talla Adam's curator insight, July 28, 2014 11:23 AM

Kitely dose a great job with frequent updates and improvements to the core Opensim code. They also contribute many fixes back to core ofr the benefit of the whole Open Simulator community across many grids.

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New World Notes: Japanese-Themed Hosoi Ichiba Sims Leave SL for Kitely

New World Notes: Japanese-Themed Hosoi Ichiba Sims Leave SL for Kitely | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Hosoi Ichiba, a Japanese-themed SL market which supported six very beautiful sims, has entirely left Second Life, moving to the OpenSim-based Kitely.

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The sims had attracted a community of some 150-200 SLers, owner Amiryu Hosoi tells me, "All very active in samurai, geisha and villagers roles", but the collapsing real world economy made it difficult for Hosoi to maintain those islands.

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Talla Adam's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:27 PM

 

One wonders if the steadly loss of Second Life private regions - the main source of Linden Lab income - which has seen over 1500 gone this year alone is now starting to be matched by a steadly loss of content creators seeking other virtual platforms on which to do business. Not all are leaving Second Life however but many are looking outward in the wake of the recent Linden TOS scandle. Hosoi Ichiba has already been doing successful business on the Kitely Virtual Market Place and will re-build their SL region on the Kitely grid accoding to the article.

Asil's comment, November 9, 2013 6:18 PM
Very sad news. Those were really beautiful SIMs.
CherryNetwork's curator insight, February 18, 2014 8:39 PM

An awesome addition to the Kitely community...

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