H.G. Wells Exhibit Focuses on the Writer and his Science Fiction Contributions


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–By Netera Landar

How many of you remember the movie, “The Time Machine,” and “War of the Worlds?” The man behind the possibility of moving forward in time without a ship and an alien invasion was H.G. Wells. Those who dared to think outside of the box, to create novels that went beyond the question of “what if,” inspired generations to come.

Being a time travel/SF/paranormal author, not only do I respect Wells’ message, I have so many more questions that extended beyond “why?” Had I the opportunity to travel back in time to speak to Wells, I would ask him why haven’t we learned the lessons of past generations to stop creating new wars? Would we be generate parallel worlds if we altered time with even one event? What if all the libraries of the world were closed and the only form of instruction came in the disc you suggested? How can you safeguard language so it isn’t forgotten? Who forgot to pack the darn instructions to the discs? What books did you grab before you returned to the future? Why did early SF authors think aliens wouldn’t have a more human-like form? Why are they all bugs?

Learn about H.G. Wells at Netera’s Coffee Shop on Snug Harbor. Click on the teleport door to go upstairs to our exhibit or take the staircase on the side of the building. Share your comments about what questions you would ask H.G. Wells had you the opportunity to speak with him.

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Find the introduction to the left of the first two bio boxes.

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This notecards tell about Wells being a student and later a teacher.

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What laws would you add to this time travel list? Two scenes from the movie “The Time Machine.”

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An SL creator actually made a representation of the Time Machine. Sit in it if you like.

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A portrait of H.G. Wells, far left and three of his books. You should recognize the first two.

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Bottom, center, a list of his more popular novels. Many can be purchased on Amazon.com.


Available Property on Snug Harbor!!


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On Snug Harbor 9

Rental – Byers Island is available for L$6,570 a month. Prim allowance is 980. Great placement at the end of the vast community. Perfect for those with planes. Don’t wait too long.



Rental – Top Island is waiting for you. Set down a lovely home for L$14,900 a month. You get 1,800 prims.



Rental – Ocean Way is perfect for romantic sunsets at L$9,500 a month for 1,000 prims.



Rental – Hello Island is available for L$11,490 a month with 1,100 prims.



Rental – Fisherman’s Rest is a good size island available for L$8,995 a month. Prim allowance is 1,300.

Snug Harbor has an east coast setting, a downtown area, set sale to your heart’s content, and don’t forget multiple venues. IM or send a notecard to Ty Lomes for more information.


Russian Community Opens Black Orchid Club On Snug Harbor in Second Life




Ebony and gray tones dominate the formal setting. Here color adds glamour and sophistication.

By Netera Landar

With the grand opening of Black Orchid night club, it’s clear to see that the sim values an international community. The Russians feel at home here having met Snug Harbor’s owner, Ty Lomes, back in 2010. Shortly after, they opened a Russian Park on the sim.

“Nehama is a Russian singer who also enjoys popular English songs. She not only is a DJ here, she owns and operates the club. You can often find her performing on the Titanic here in SL. She has a voice like Marlene Dietrich,” said Lomes. “The building was created by Inga Zaenta, who also made the airport here.”

The other DJs filling the entertainment schedule are: Vishenka on Sunday and Chychelka on Friday. Nehama is there on Tuesdays. The DJs play popular songs in Russian and some American tunes from 10 a.m. to noon SL time.

The club is open to the public, as well. You can visit it through the teleport system located in front of the Dance Emporium on Snug’s boardwalk. It’s located at Snug Harbor – Dance Emporium – Black Orchid Club – Snug Harbor 115, 133, 3801. Make sure to dress formally and wear your translator so you can interact with those in the club.


The informational display informs guests when the DJs are scheduled to perform.


Adding to the social setting is a full-scale bar.


Relax in the leather couches and chairs and have a drink on the house.


Ty Lomes, Snug Harbor’s owner.


Both a grand piano and drum set await performers.


The Black Orchid staff  wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

New Townhouses Await you on Snug Harbor!


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Look no more for a wonderful seaside home! Snug Harbor is now renting townhouses off the boardwalk. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your own deck. You’ll have plenty of room to rez your furniture and boat. Across the way is the dance emporium and your close to Marina  Blues for the venue’s wonderful musical events. Have special get togethers across the pier in Netera’s Coffee Shop.

YC Annex 1 is a single level townhome with an oversize deck on beachfront property, perfect for entertaining. Has 1 bedroom and spacious living room. Double door entrance with great views. Bedroom looks out to the sea.

Rental: $3,499/month for 300 prims

Snug Harbor- Boardwalk, Snug Harbor (216, 63, 23) Moderate


YC Annex 2 is a roomy two level townhouse with 5 rooms, banks of windows and sky lighting. Realistic Hardwood floors are ready for your area rugs and either nautical furnishes or possibly shabby chic to kick back after a stressful day in real life.

Rent: 3,499/month, 300 prims

Snug Harbor – Boardwalk, Snug Harbor (204, 94, 22) – Moderate

This island development is created in the spirit of real life Rehoboth Beach Delaware with its mixture of commercial shops and entertainment for all ages.

Netera’s Coffee Shop’s Decor Now Shabby Chic!


If you’re looking for a cozy getaway to sit back and listen to concertos, look no further! Organizing your next group meeting and need a meeting place? Netera’s Coffee Shop on Snug Harbor welcomes you and your friends. With the new shabby chic decor, you can lounge in front of the marble fireplace in oversized armchairs or the cozy couch. Click the teapot for a hot cup of tea.


Hot cocoa and cookies await you at the two tables. More can be added, as well as snacks, if you like. IM Netera Landar for assistance.


Select a freshly brewed cup of coffee, doughnuts, cheesecake or a slice of chocolate cake from the snack bar. Remember, no calories.

Check Out Sky Blue Yonder at Snug Harbor


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quinns-place-snug-harbor_010By Netera Landar

Snug Harbor Blogger

When Ty said there was a new venue on Snug Harbor, we were thrilled. More music is always a good thing. So first chance I got, I IM’d Quinn Mallory1974, the owner of the venue Sky Blue Yonder and asked for an interview. He agreed and I immediately stated that I loved the idea of an airship being a venue. It’s not something you see in SL’s music scene. You might see a space base, but this was different and deserved your attention.

“Sky Blue Yonder was created about two months ago,” said Quinn, back in August. “Logi Arizona (Logan.Weder) created it. In my six years of running venues and going to them I have never seen an airship venue before so I thought it would be great idea.”

He couldn’t name all the venues he owned, but managed to recall a few: The Clock Tower Venue, The Lighthouse and Guthries 2. High on his list of important things as a venue owner are making everyone feel as if it’s their second home and to provide great music. His greatest supporter is his partner Vivian Baxter, who lends a hand in helping him host.

The venue schedule features: Paris Cloyd at 8PM SLT on Mondays; Joe Paravane at 7 AM SLT on Tuesdays; Jon Regent, Fridays at 8 AM SLT; RoseDrop Rust on Fridays at 9 AM SLT and Fabs Keytarman on Sundays at 7 AM SLT.

Asked what he loves about running a venue, Quinn replied, that he can present a special place for people to come to listen to their favorite musicians. He learned about Snug Harbor from Barby Celtic Warrior, a long time performer and renter on Snug Harbor.

Quinn’s introduction to virtual worlds began when he was looking for 3D chat programs instead of Paltalk or MIRC. He stumbled on Second Life by chance. In time, he learned the ins and outs of this world through various strangers he met in sandboxes.

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Saturday afternoon walk about on Snug Harbor


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snug harbor end of june 2016_002For numerous years, guitarist Bono Fouroux has performed at the Marina Blues on Snug Harbor Saturday afternoons 12PM SLT. He hails from Amsterdam – Holland and plays Gibson, Fender, or guitars he built himself. The blues is his genre of choice. He has quite a following. Ty Lomes, Snug’s owner, and Bono need only send out a  message and they are there.

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Bono looking good in black leather. He’s such a natural performer. He puts his heart and soul into every tune.
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Land on Snug Harbor recently made available for you to move right into…

snug harbor end of june 2016_010This is BYERS ISLAND. It is one of three properties that frame the new airstrip. Perfect for pilots. Fairly private. Lease the island for 10,950 Lindens a month and that will get you 1,000 prime to work with. Terraform if you wish…

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The second property available is TOP ISLAND which is the taxiway for the airport. It’s yours for 14,900 lindens a month. You get 1,350 prims. Located at the base of the runway it’s another property perfect for those who love flying planes.

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Talk about a view. Use Ty’s house or place a theme-appropriate cottage along with your favorite plane.

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The third available property is KEDGE. Lease the land for only 7,250 a month. You’ll get 750 prime and front row seats to 3 weekly musical performances.

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For more information, talk to Ty Lomes or his professional staff.

Small Plane Airstrip and Vintage Field House added to new Snug Harbor sim


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You probably thought there was nothing else Snug Harbor owner Ty Lomes can add to make the nautical sim any better and bang he adds something new. Tucked away on sim 9 is a wave-splashing, vintage themed beach that looks like time never altered it. Thanks to the contributions of Pearl Sweetwater and  Ingazaentz, the retro-looking beach will be a great new hang out. Residents will have the opportunity to host parties, while visitors can rez a surf board and ride the wave after joining the navigator group. Pearl was responsible for adding three kickin’ new waves and Inga built a unique field house and terraformed the land. Grab an ice cold pop from the vintage color and chill on Snug Harbor beach.



You won’t find your standard field house here. Inga has incorporated a historical military theme in a mural, gun-metal gray salvaged ship parts for the counter and check out the small plane above.

So why the new playground?

According to Ty, he was ready for expansion. This is about as far as he can go North at this longitude. It became an estate corner and he wanted to add a new beach and a bigger wave. It’s a great new way to make it a more interesting place for all that walk on the shore.

“I was going to make it accessible by road, instead of boardwalk and someone told me why don’t you put in an airstrip. I said okay, but when you put in an airstrip you have to figure out what to put at the end of it. The building process took about a month. We ended up putting in a little field house and a place big enough to turn your plane around,” he said as we talked on the new stretch of beach on a Saturday afternoon. He added, “And only for small planes. I didn’t want a big airport. You can land here now and you can ride the wave.”


Snapshot_012Ty said it’s suppose to appear retro themed, like it’s been well used and been there forever. Inga, a Russian speaker, set out the nautical items arranged on the beach and created  the vintage field house and Pearl did the break-neck waves, water current and the rocks on the shore.


Inga’s plane awaits its pilot.


Two new properties are available near the air strip. Perfect to watch planes take off and land or to personally fly your own small plane.

Taking fun to a new level, Ty and Inga are introducing Easter Island. Think cultural versus paintball and you and your friends  can easily clock in an SL hour of this real life game with a virtual twist. Though it hasn’t had an official opening and rules aren’t yet posted, everyone is invited to teleport up  there. You’ll find teleports near the dance emporium in the town area.



No mystery to how these were moved here.


Meter and paintball color selection done here.

–Netera Landar, Snug Harbor blogger

The Marvelous Melodies of MillTycoon: Classical Lessons to Children’s Theater


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Conducting interviews with musicians in my Snug Harbor coffee shop is simply wonderful. For one, its a perfect opportunity to have an uninterrupted, one-to-one conversation with a talented individual. I have learned about their musical background and influences, if they’ve performed in real life and if they are songwriters, as well.

Snapshot_010I had recently caught up with MillTycoon, who had been a guest on my former chat when it was held on Terric. I had accepted an invitation to one of his Second Life gigs and returned it with an interview request. Mill is quite talented as a pianist and he interacts well with his audience.

In real life, Mill calls California home and he told me that he’s been performing since he was 13 years old. He doesn’t remember a time without music. Those early classical lessons from 7 to 12 years old and jazz from 12 to 16, were taken with a little coaxing by his parents. As for his love of musical theater, “The Sound of Music,” and “Annie” were his favorites musicals and still hold a special place in his heart.

How it began….”I could play the piano, so I managed to get some performances in a children’s theater and at parties,” he explained, tapping into his memories of those early years. “Mostly things were set up by my family in one way or another. I always could play by ear, so when left to my own devices, I would also play rock. Bruce Springsteen was a big favorite of mine at the time.”

Then came compiling his mental database of music…Firing up his playlist were cassette tapes for birthday presents and listening to the Top 100 popular songs on the radio.

“I could play every big hit on the radio from 1984 by the end of the year,” he said.

Though, when it came to advancing his education, music wasn’t his major. He focused on American Studies as an undergrad.

Mill stated, “Sort of a general Liberal Arts degree, which covered classes in American movies, history, literature, demographics, and a music minor, which was sort of curtailed. And then I got a PhD in Music years later.”

He explained that his education was one of the rare cases of a student who didn’t have a music major degree as an undergrad, then decided to apply for a PhD. His master’s degree was included into that larger degree, so he had nothing until he had a PhD.

“I taught as a TA (teacher’s assistant)  for the university for several years, then some community classes, as well as piano and voice lessons, which I still teach,” he told me.

Mill stated that he heard about musicians performing in Second Life, but he hadn’t explored it until his girlfriend wanted to come in-world to sell some of her merchandise.

He doesn’t recall how he began performing here just that he did a search for venues with a piano and started asking the owners if they needed a piano player. He confessed that it took three months before someone hired him. His girlfriend and Kyle Bronsdon, a piano player, taught him the technical aspects in order to perform in a virtual world.

“They helped me when I was starting out,” he admitted. “I would go to Kyle’s venue and hear him all the time.”

On Second Life, Mill has rezzed a little upright, but for about three years now, he’s been playing a white grand piano. (Who wouldn’t like to play one?)

“In real life, I have a digital piano called a Korg M50, which is hooked into a mixer with my microphone, and then into the back of the computer,” he explained, adding that he asks for open-ended requests and attempts to play anyone. “Tony Bennett, Katy Perry, Patsy Cline, Tom Watts, songs from Miss Saigon, The Cars, Weezer. I play wherever people direct me. I play by ear so a lot of songs are easy, and I work hard to learn and maintain the rest of them. I have a giant book of condensed lyrics that I made, sprinkled with notes all over the margins so I don’t forget certain things.”

As for his performance schedule on Second Life, he plays five gigs every two weeks, only one of which is weekly. So that gives him a little time to hear his favorite Second Life artists, such as Jeffah, Isabella Rumsford, Sing, Luciano, Kyle Bronsdon, Mamaa Sais, and Jen Waddington. Sassy, co-proprietor of CYD Productions, is his manager.

He also has written about 130 songs throughout his life. But his serious writing endeavors actually began in 2004. Mill has five albums worth of material that had been developed from that point on, including a brand new album that was due to come out when I interviewed him.

For 29 years, he’s entertained an audience. What does music mean to him?

He’ll tell you, “Its hard for me to say what music means, since it’s always been in my life and I have never known life without it. I get songs stuck in my head for hours quite often. It is almost like asking someone what food means to them. There is great food and there is filler, but it’s a constant in life.”



Iconic Women exhibit opens on Snug Harbor with poetry readings


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Photography by Dahlia Jayaram

The foundation of our society is built upon courage, strength, engineering, great minds and leaders and those who built and fought for it. While history continues to present the past achievements of men, women are stepping up to the podium and making their voices heard. We have broken the glass ceiling and are now reaching for positions our mothers could only dream of. We need to remember that the women of the past paved the way for their contemporary daughters.


Snug Harbor has dedicated a virtual exhibit in their honor. “Iconic Women,” features women who have made a lasting impression in our lives. I invited one of Second Life’s most powerful poets to do a special reading. Kamille Kamala  of the Lyrical Cafe (right) joined me in opening of this first exhibit for Netera’s Lounge. Kam read her original poetry, “Broken,” “Paint the Pain,” “Unity Required to Break Free,” and “Personalities of Flowers while I read Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” “Alone,” “Phenomenal Woman,” and “Shall I Rise.” All appropriate poetry to open the doors of the gallery. The majority of the wonderful pictures in this blog post were taken by my friend Dahlia Jayaram. I big thank you for your contributions.

Kam and I were thrilled to have a standing room only crowd while we read. Addressing the crowd I said, “Today, we are going to open the doors to a different kind of gallery. We can do what everyone does and put high-quality representations of an artist’ s real and second life work on a virtual wall, or we can take it a step further, as other exhibits have. Like virtual sculptors we can organize thought-provoking exhibits. ‘Iconic Women’ is Snug Harbor’s first exhibit dedicated to women. I’ve chosen those who have made their mark in history by swimming against the tide of society, who dared to think outside of the box, to lead and motivate and make their voices heard.

To view the exhibit on Snug Harbor, visit Netera’s Lounge, click on the teleport door near the bookcase and go upstairs. Two more exhibits are currently being planned, but if you are an artist, sculptor or photographer and would like your work featured in the gallery, IM me. Groups are welcome to have meetings in the coffee shop.


Dahlia Jayaram reading Kamille’s poem dedicated to the women in the exhibit. The exhibit will be open through the end of February. I am currently working on an educational exhibit about H.G. Wells.






We were pleased to have a group of SL residents supporting the exhibit and the work of Kamille and the late Maya Angelou.



I’m currently writing a sequel to my book “Deadly Reservations” and my character, Zoe Montgomery, is helping Harriet Tubman escape through the Underground Railroad. I admired her courage and inner strength so that is why I began the exhibit with her first. (photo by Netera Landar)


Clara Barton (1821-1912) was a nurse during the Civil War, humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross. (Photo by Netera Landar)


Marie Curie (1867-1934), Marie Sklodowska Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist. She conducted “pioneering research on radioactivity and was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Beside Marie’s photo is a picture of Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Anne was not born blind and deaf. When she was 19 months old, she had what they called “brain fever” what could have actually been scarlet fever or meningitis and that caused her to become blind and deaf. Through the exceptional work of Anne Sullivan, (also the 6 year old daughter of the family cook who taught her “home signs,”) Helen learned how to communicate. She went on to become a voice of those who were disabled, a suffragette, a socialist (because of poor industrial conditions and the rich living in ease while the poor have no rights), and a birth control supporter.

Iconic Women Exhibit Comes to Snug Harbor – Come Check It Out!


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By Netera Landar

With the new year comes a few interesting changes on Snug Harbor.  One you’ll soon learn about. It will require keen observation and the ability to run. The other requires your attention and respect.

After several months of searching through history for the women I’ve come to admire, I’ve gathered a collection of historical photographs and teamed them with motivational quotes from these individuals. I did it because I wanted the former chat studio to be an educational realm. Second Life has a number of dedicated venues that are informative and motivational. So let’s create another.

On the second floor of Netera’s Lounge, you’ll find the first exhibit which I’ve titled, “Iconic Women.” Dedicated to the women who were courageous to swim against their time period’s tide, it offers quotes of wisdom which women today can relate to.


You can teleport to the second floor by clicking the teleport door. Feel free to walk around and read what these special women had to say about following the right path, being adventurous, brave and wise.

On Saturday, Jan. 2, at 2 PM SLT time, Kamille Kamala-Khan and I will read poetry in the lounge for the formal opening of the gallery. Kamille is a dynamic poet and I know you’ll appreciate her words and her ability to present a powerful message. I’ll be reading poetry from Maya Angelou and other well known female poets that I’ve respected over the years.

In future months, I’d like to feature Second Life and real life photography, more educational exhibits that tell about different time periods, people, Second Life communities and more. Artists and Photographers interested in being featured, please IM me.