Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Illegal Dance Update


Illegal Dance Update 121031

With Easy Babcock's return and the addition of a new illegal dance maker this week, I decided to update the Illegal Dance Maker list. I understand that Easy is filing DMCA reports on the copiers of his animations and you can see from the list that some of the more blatant copiers are no longer selling illegal dances. There still are a few left but I expect that most of them will be gone in the next week or so.

If you bought illegal dances, you will get a notice from Linden Lab telling you that you now have replacement animations. When you click on the dance name the replacement dance plays. Usually it is a simple turn that is of no use at all. This will occur to all illegal dances you own including those in inventory and your HUDs.

What can you do? Generally you can do nothing. By buying illegal dances you lose your money and you have to deal with the dances populating your HUD and the mess it creates. This is one reason most DANCE QUEENS members are so careful about purchasing legal dances. However, if you bought dances from a seller who is still in business, I suggest that you demand your money back and give them a piece of your mind for messing up your HUD. I added the names where I could of the sellers so you can go after them if you want.

Hahahaha!

xxx
Nottoo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Making a Dance Show 8


Making a Dance Show 8

This is a continuation of articles on the blow-by-blow of making a dance show. Please read posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 first.

I have completed the dance show though the first three of the five songs that I will choreograph. I have 71 hours invested in the show and it is beginning to feel like a marathon, but I've done enough shows to have had this feeling before. My recent shows have been simple ones with two or three cast members and, even with relatively small shows, the time investment is huge. Imagine the effort required for a large show perhaps mitigated a bit by sharing responsibilities. If you want to make a large or even a small show, be prepared for devoting a lot of effort to it.

Anyway, I continue on. My enthusiasm remains.

Thinking About the Next Dance

Next up is a blues song and I want to do chair and pole dancing. I love blues and already have decided that I will change the song to What Kind of Woman is This by Buddy Guy. It's a favorite of mine because its so sexxxy and slinky ... just the mood I want to dance to. The challenge for me is that I have never danced burlesque. When I had the club, Not Too Hot, we used to have an event that we called 'Wild and Sloppy' where we put up maybe 20 dance poles and people came and stripped to whatever degree they wanted. Hahahah! But, that is a far cry from the effort and talent that goes into making a burlesque number.

I have been to some burlesque shows at different venues such as Blue Moon, Guerilla Burlesque, MJ's, Shadow's, Marry the Night, Viva la Glam and the Chippendales. I've seen a lot of different shows and I have always been impressed by the work and talent that goes into each performance. So, as I enter into this number I am a little nervous (yes, I do get nervous) that I am really a novice at this.

I don't plan to strip or do any costume change at all. This is a decision I made early in the show design to simplify things, but I still want to be extremely sexy and at the same time show things that I think have not been done before using the movement capability of the DanceMaster.

I often get inspiration when I sleep and a few nights ago after finishing the choreography for I Love Rock and Roll I actually dreamed about this next dance. I woke up thinking about it and decided that I wanted to have Nottoo and Shadow start with one or two chairs with the two dancers alternating dancing and sitting. Then, I wanted to have them move to a dance pole and have the song end with the Sine Wave double pole dance where the two dancers kiss. This may sound like nothing extraordinary to you burlesque dancers and it really isn't, but making the movements look more RL-like without jumping is a major hurdle for this song.

Analyzing What Kind of Woman Is This

By now you know the first step in choreographing for a song is analyzing it for changes.

First, I bought the song at www.amazon.com for USD $0.99, downloaded it, and added it to my iTunes player. The song is 5:17 minutes long. WOW! I had better be good or I will lose the audience on this one. You can listen to the same version as I have on youtube, but the youtube version is 5:23 and has 6 seconds of dead time at the beginning so, if you are following on the youtube version, subtract six seconds to compare properly with the times I list below.

Now that I had the music I played it several times and found the music changes:

0:00 - 000 sec - start - plays 19 sec
0:19 - 019 sec - voice starts - plays 23 sec
0:42 - 042 sec - lyrics change - plays 24 sec
1:06 - 066 sec - voice - plays 23 sec
1:29 - 089 sec - lyrics change - plays 24 sec
1:53 - 113 sec - guitar - plays 31 sec
2:24 - 144 sec - voice and horns - plays 29 sec
2:54 - 176 sec - voice - plays 24 sec
3:18 - 198 sec - guitar - plays 26 sec
3:44 - 224 sec - repeat - plays 20 sec
4:04 - 244 sec - lyrics change - plays 10 sec
4:14 - 254 sec - guitar - plays 58 sec
5:12 - 312 sec - end


I feel pretty good about the change times that were 23/24 seconds since this will fit a lot of dances.

Making the Props

The next step is to make a chair and dance pole that I can use in the song. Since all the dances will be contained in the DanceMaster Pro all I really need is the equipment. No scripted chairs or poles are required at all.

Since I have used red and black I decided that a red or white chair would be visually most appealing. The chair will sit on or near the floor and the audience will see a mostly black background when looking from the front. I feel a black chair will not stand out. So, I made a simple chair. I made it partially transparent (30%) and added a water texture (Waterfall - background layer from the library) to it with a freebie script to make the texture rotate. I also made the chair glow (0.1 glow) and full bright. My idea is to have the chair feel a little alive and ethereal. I made a copy and colored the second one red and took a look.


Hmmm. White it is. The red blends into the background too much.

Then, I made a dance pole using the same textures and scripts. I am not a great builder but I do have a lot of experience. Making the props took me about 15 minutes to get what I wanted.

Positioning the Props

At the end of the previous dance to I Love Rock and Roll Nottoo and Shadow are standing facing each other 2.5 m apart. There is a small amount of dialog between the end of I Love Rock and Roll and the start of this song What Kind of Woman Is This. Here is the revised script:

** MUSIC Finishes
NOTTOO - I like other kinds of music too ... like blues
SHADOW - I know that. We can even dance as one or separately. Let me show you
** MUSIC - What Kind of Woman Is This - Buddy Guy

There are a few seconds to move the two dancers to the start of What Kind of Woman Is This, so it is time for me to decide whether I will use one or two chairs. Although this is a long song at 5:12 minutes, there is a lot of movement. I have to get one dancer seated, while the second dancer dances, then reverse the chair dancing. Following that I have to get them both to the pole and have them dance together. Also, I have to decide how to make the chair(chairs) and pole appear and disappear. I decided to make the song in three segments:
  1. Nottoo sits and Shadow dances
  2. Shadow sits and Nottoo dances
  3. Both pole dance together
With the transitions between the segments this left about 1:30 minutes or 90 seconds for each segment. I listened to the song again and decided that there were a couple of places where the change was really obvious, 1:53 and 2:54. I will use these as transition points to separate the segments.

I had thought about two chairs, but now I think that is too much rezzing and derezzing and the second chair would be about where the pole would appear. Two chairs felt too messy for me. I also had thought about using one chair and switching positions, but that means more of the same type of dancing ... audience boredom. One thing I know is that you have to keep a dance lively or the audience loses interest. By this I don't mean speed, rather I mean you cannot just run the same or similar dances for the full song. So, I thought instead of sitting on the second segment, why not have Nottoo dance on the chair and Shadow sit on the floor. I really liked that idea since it makes the second segment more of a platform dance. But, as I thought about how to choreograph it with the DanceMaster I couldn't see a way for the two to be at different elevations. I think Bryndyn is working on this for the next version of the DanceMaster. So, I decided why not have Shadow sit on the floor and Nottoo get up from the chair and dance in front of her. This would provide the variation I feel is necessary. This makes Shadow almost disappear since she is black against an almost black background, but perhaps I could orient Shadow with her back to the audience and have her facing Nottoo. This would make Shadow outlined at times against Nottoo dancing.

Since Nottoo and Shadow are 2.5 m apart at the end of I Love Rock and Roll, I decided to move them close enough together that Shadow could give a snap of her fingers to rezz the chair then give a little push on Nottoo to have her sit down. Then, I could have Shadow walk behind the seated Nottoo and use the Henmations or Abranimations two-person chair dances. Although I've talked about chair dancing previously, this was in reference to one dancer alone. Here I have two avatars, but I suspect that the off-centerpoint starts for the dancer will be similar. Hopefully, once I get Shadow next to the chair this should be fairly easy to choreograph.

In the second segment I needed to get Nottoo to stand from the chair and signal Shadow to sit. Moving Shadow to a seated position is easy to do and this segment feels quite easy to do.

For the third segment, I need to get Shadow to stand and I want to rezz the pole near her. Once Shadow is pole dancing, maybe this is where I can use the line I eliminated from the script previously:

"SHADOW - Come dance. It's like masturbation of the soul."

At this point Nottoo walks to the pole and dances with Shadow.

At the end of the song I need for both to hop off the pole.

As is always the case transitions should be the most challenging especially since chair dances and pole dances start off the center point.

With the three segments I need maybe 2 m between the two dancers to start, so this is what I will set for the beginning. With this start I can figure out exactly where to put the props, the chair and the pole.

The DanceMaster has the capability to rezz items from the PCL script. I have never done this so some reading will be needed to make this work, but I have done it with the XPOSE, Huddles and Barre and I expect it will be a similar approach. I considered the alternate of placing the chair and pole below the floor and having them rise through the floor to the desired location using a modified sliding door script. This has the advantage of no rezzing time needed. I am hoping for a quick rezz and using the split sim should allow that to happen. The disadvantage of using the sliding door idea is that it's one more thing to do at a specific time in the show. If I am having some problems, it's the last thing I want to have to do. I opted for using the DanceMaster to rezz the props. I know a lot of groups with more than one person split responsibilities. When Riddle and I have done shows, we did this and he took care of things like rezzing props and running the title screens.

Choreographing What Kind of Woman Is This

I added the simple steps to move Nottoo and Shadow from the position at the end of I Love Rock and Roll to facing each other 2 m apart. I used the existing formation LNSFace2Face for this and again used the same walks and standing position I had used previously for both. The only change was in the PCL notecard *SOMBRA:

.section Part 40
\\Nottoo and Shadow move to positions for What Kind of Woman Is This
tran 1
formation LNSFace2Face
StS-2=
StN-2=
.wait 1


While Nottoo and Shadow are facing each other there is a brief conversation about liking blues. During this conversation I am going to rezz the chair. I read the instructions for rezzing which mainly involves putting the location (x, y, z) and orientation of the chair relative to the current formation position in the description line of the chair and noting the time until the chair is derezzed, which I calculated at about 115 seconds. That's about the time Nottoo stands and we move to segment 2. Since the formation looks like this:



















 
I put my calculations in the description line of the chair I had made. I also had to add a script to the chair so it could communicate with the Dancemaster Pro. Then I put the chair in the DanceMaster Pro. The chair rezzed but in the wrong spot. However, it was easy to fix the description line and after a few tries I was able to rezz the chair exactly where I wanted it. The picture below shows the description line of the chair:




Once I could rezz the chair in the right spot, I set out to have Shadow make a movement to rezz the chair, step to Nottoo and push her gently to a sitting position on the chair. For the pushing movement I used a pointing anim and positioned Shadow so her extended hand just touched Nottoo seeming like she was pushing Nottoo backwards. The transition to the seat for Nottoo was simply to use a sit anim. It took a couple of hours of playing with different anims and positions to get something that looked okay. Two hours may seem like a lot for an action that takes just a couple of seconds on the stage, but I feel this is one of the characteristics that makes performances better ... getting the details right.



Once I had Nottoo seated and Shadow in front of Nottoo, I wanted to move Shadow to be behind Nottoo so I could use the Henmations two-person chair dance animations. These animations have the female dancer, Shadow in this case, start 1 m off-set from the centerpoint. I found an AKEYO stand, _ST_DD_14, that had a nice slow movement, with the legs continually moving and eventually getting to a position 1 m behind the centerpoint facing the right direction. Using this AKEYO stand made it possible to move Shadow from the front to the back of Nottoo and place Shadow in the right position so I could switch to the Henmations chair dances. The leg movement is important when moving an avatar from one position to another because it makes it look like the avatar is actually walking or dancing to the new position. It took another two hours of painstaking work to figure out how to move Shadow from in front of Nottoo to behind Nottoo. I had to add another formation for this to work and pulled about 100 hairs. Hahahaha. It wasn't that bad, but it took about 25 adjustment attempts before I got it right.

Once I had Shadow behind Nottoo I only had to use three Henmations chair dance anims to complete segment 1 finishing at 1:53 in the song with Nottoo seated and Shadow behind Nottoo. It did take several more formations to make small sdjustments in position so it ddidn't look like Nottoo was sitting in the chair or slightly above it and to remove one pass through. This took another two hours.

Segment 2 begins with Nottoo seated at the centerpoint and Shadow about 1 m behind the centerpoint. As I had thought more about what to do in this segment I came up with another idea of having Nottoo dance on the chair while Shadow dances around the chair. I took a look at the Table Dance anims at Henmations and realized that they are designed with an offset in the z direction. All I had to do was to get Nottoo from a siting position to an offset standing position and then I could use those table dance anims.

To do this I decided to use a jumping anim to get Nottoo to go from seated to standing and switch to the table dance anim at the right height in the jumping anim. Jumping anims are found in AOs and are rarely used. I keep all that I have gotten in my inventory and have most of them where you can see them in a dance pad at Dance Central. It didn't take long for me to find a jump that worked.



This idea gave me a pretty good feeling since it's unusual to see two dancers doing burlesque with one standing next to the chair and one standing on the same chair. The movements that I was figuring out I feel are something new and advanced dancers may recognize them as such, but most people will not be at all impressed by simple movement on stage. I still had to have some unusual things to WOW everyone and I think this may help a bit.

Since the table dancer anims are the only ones I know other than hovers, flys and a few air/mermaid dances that are offset in the z direction, I found only one that worked keeping Nottoo on the chair. I had to make another formation to do this. With only one table dance I decided to have Nottoo dance the same table dance almost the entire length of this segment and have Shadow switch dances. Since Shadow was dancing around Nottoo and sometimes was in front I felt the audience's attention would be split between the two dancers and probably most people would not recognize that Nottoo was so repetitive. I also had to have Shadow positioned to move to the next segment at the transition point. To do this I used dream on and old favorite of mine from Sine Wave.

For segment 3 I wanted to have Shadow and Nottoo pole dancing together. The Sine Wave dual pole is the one I chose to use. Inside are six dances that two avatars do together. 



I placed a pole about 2 m in front of the chair and rezzed it as Shadow neared it at the transition point of 2:54 into What Kind of Woman Is This. Remember the pole has no dances in it. I will be placing all the pole dances in the DanceMaster Pro and positioning the dancers properly to dance on the pole. Since I wanted to have Shadow and Nottoo kiss near the end of this song I had to figure out the best view for the audience for the kiss and the timing in the song for the kiss.

I rezzed a Sine Wave dual pole and placed it on the choreography grid.


I tested the dances and established that the first avatar to sit on the pole uses the dances labelled as 1 and the second uses those labelled as 2. When I took a look at the kiss I was worried that Shadow would be near the floor and not so visible, but fortunately with Shadow in position 1 and Nottoo in position 2 Shadow is outlined with Nottoo behind her so Shadow's head will be visible to the audience. Again, I am always thinking about what the audience will see.


I have almost two minutes of pole dancing and there are six pole dances, so I thought I would just use them all. Then I realized another problem. The starting points for the dual pole dances are not the same. Although the two dancers are usually on opposite sides of the pole, finding good transition points without a jump would be very difficult. I think of all the challenges of couples dancing that transition points are the hardest.

The dual pole transition problem got me thinking of a solution that would perhaps be as interesting and fit the story line of Nottoo and Shadow coming together. When I rezz the pole for Shadow to dance at 2:54 into What Kind of Woman Is This, Nottoo is still dancing on the chair. I could have Nottoo hop off the chair and circle the pole while Shadow pole dances. After some time, then, Shadow can speak the line "Come dance. It's like masturbation of the soul."  at that point Nottoo goes to the pole. This would decouple the dancers and allow me to use the many individual pole dances available from 3FX, A&M, Henmations and Sine Wave for Shadow. It would simplify the transitions enormously, but still provide variety in the dancing.

Finally, I now could determine when the kiss should occur. After listening to the song a couple of times I decided I wanted it at 4:52. Now I could fill in the time between the chair dancing and the kiss. The kiss occurs about 15 seconds into the dances pole 6;1;28.1 and pole 6;2;28.1 so I needed to have both Nottoo and shadow on the pole at 4:37 (277 seconds).

I moved Shadow from the chair dancing to the pole at 2:54 and rezzed the pole. I decided to have Nottoo dance a bit on the chair then hop to the floor and dance around the pole until she joined Shadow for the dual pole, kiss dance.

At the end of the pole dance, I had the pole disappear, leaving Nottoo and shadow center stage about 0.75 m apart.

Here are the additions to the notecards I made. First, the *DM dance notecard:


Next, the *DM formations notecard:





Finally, here is the PCL notecard, *SOMBRA:

.section Part 40\\Nottoo and Shadow move to positions for What Kind of Woman Is This
tran 1
formation LNSFace2Face
StS-2=
StN-2=
.wait 1

\\Nottoo and Shadow talk before What Kind of Woman Is This
ON-1=
StS-3=
.wait 3

\\Shadow rezzes chair
WS-1=
rez 1 SOMBRAChair
.wait 0.5

\\What Kind of Woman Is This music starts and Shadow pushes Nottoo into the chair and moves to the side of the chair
StS-3=
.wait 1
tran 1
formation GNSface2face
StS-2=
.wait 1
WS-2=  
\\Shadow pushes
.wait 0.5
tran 0.5 0 int
formation GNSface2face2
WN-3=
WS-3=
.wait 0.5

tran 12 1 int
formation GNSbehind
.wait 16  
\\17 sec into WKOWIT
\\Shadow dances while Nottoo sits
tran 0.5 0 int
formation GNSbehind2
WN-3=
WS-4=
.wait 29.7  
\\47.2 sec total WKOWIT
tran 0.5 0 int
formation GNSbehind3
WN-5=
WS-5=
.wait 29.8 
\\77 sec total
WN-6=
WS-6=
.wait 34.9 
\\112 sec total WKOWIT Segment 2 begins
tran 0.3 0 int
formation GNSbehind4
WN-7=
WS-7=
.wait 0.5
WN-8=
.wait 54.2  
\\167 secs into WKOWIT
tran 7 1 int
formation GNSpole1
WS-8=
.wait 5
WN-9C=
.wait 2
rez 1 SOMBRA - Dance Pole 
\\start of segment 3 174 in WKOWIT
WS-9=
.wait 27 
\\Shadow and Nottoo apart at 202.5
WN-10=
.wait 1.5
tran 13.5 1 int
formation GNSpole2
WS-10=
.wait 13.5
tran 13.5 -1 int
formation GNSpole1
.wait 13.5  
\\Nottoo finishes circling at 229.5
WS-10B=
WN-9B=
.wait 41  
\\time 271.5
tran 3.5 0 int
formation GNSpole3
WS-11=
.wait 7.5  
\\time 279
WS-12=
WN-12=
.wait 14
tran 3 0 int
.wait 14
tran 1 0 int
formation GNSpole4
ON-1=
StS-3=
.wait 10
.pause

The entire effort to choreograph this song took about 25 hours (now 96 hours for the entire show) to get the intricate details of using the DanceMaster Pro to make the movements look exactly liked I wanted. You can see that, although I made a lot of changes in terms of music, segments and movements, I kept to the spirit of the script and the feeling of Nottoo dancing with her shadow.

I also relearned how to make simple videos and here is the video of the dance with only the music. The video quality isn't great but at least you get an idea of what the choreography looks like.



Hopefully, when I am done I can convince one of the really talented videographers who make dance videos to make a video of the entire show.

WOWing the Audience

Now that I have finished choreographing four of the five songs for SOMBRA, I am still thinking about the question of WOWing the audience. I feel like I have done a lot of things that advanced dancers will recognize as challenging and I have been breaking some new ground. These are things like moving around the stage by dancing or walking, dancing on a chair and around it simultaneously and some of the transitions. I am less confident that the audience members who are not dancers, will find the show a WOW. When I looked at the video, some of the moves and transitions looked somewhat amateurish, and maybe I will come back to work on this some more later, but for now, I will go with this.

At one point while working on this song, I listened to the words and realized that a guy locking a beautiful girl in his bedroom doesn't really reflect my view of how life should be. Then, I thought that two girls dancing together in a sexy way could be construed as highly erotic by some guys or a lesbian dance by the females who are so inclined. Hahahaha ... my dancing with my shadow opens up a lot of interpretations. Although I may not WOW the entire audience, maybe I can stir up some controversy and I do like that. That's the Latin side of me ... stirring the pot.

So, that's it for now. Soon I will have the final dance, Ne Me Quitte Pas, for you to read about.

xxx
Nottoo

RP in Ancient Egypt/Alexandria


RP in Ancient Egypt/Alexandria 121030

Rhiannon Carlucci sent us this invitation ...

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RP in Ancient Egypt/Alexandria

Rhiana t'Rllaillieu (Rhiannon Carlucci) is starting a family (Household) as well as a dance school/troupe in Ancient Alexandria, and is recruiting RPers, dancers and more. Based on the Households from MikeD 2 old Roman sims, The Families in Alex will compete with each other to become ‘The Best’. This will create some very good RP and fun while also helping Alex.

IM Rhiannon Carlucci if you’re interested. Even if your not interested in the family or dancing, Ancient Alexandria still offers a LOT! Come check us out!

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What are the Alexandrian Families?

The Families of Ancient Alexandria are just that: families. They include actual family members as well the household staff, servants, slaves, gladiators, Etc.

The families compete with each other to become ‘The Best’. Many things could go into being The Best: Number of people in the family; level of RP; number of people holding high roles in the sim; success of fighters; number of events held; sponsoring tournaments and many other things. Bottom line, “The Best Family” would be the family that helped the most with making Alexandria better.
There’s also a lot of ‘One-Upmanship’ and rivalry between the various families, as they work to increase their personal and family ‘dignitas’ (to use a Roman word). Dignitas was a man’s personal share of public standing in the community, and involved his moral and ethical worth, his reputation and his entitlement to respect and proper treatment.

The t'Rllaillieu Family.

One of Egypt’s oldest families, the t'Rllaillieu family produced many excellent and extraordinary people over the millennia, most notably our "Great Ancestor", Riʻmīsisu II (in English, Rameses II ), regarded as the greatest, most celebrated, and most powerful pharaoh of the Egyptian Empire.

That is the standard which the t'Rllaillieu must strive to live up to. They will be opulent, extravagant, charming, popular, charismatic, flamboyant, self confident and performers. They are fantastic lovers as well as successful generals, clever poets and elegant intellectuals. They will change Egypt forever.
t'Rllaillieu family today is a home for all the excellent people, warriors, leaders and craftsmen, who come from all over the world, lost their homes or families by being threatened or in battle, who have to live in exile, but are loyal Alexandrian soldiers and residents.

With Rhiana as Head of the Family, the t'Rllaillieu are especially dedicated to having dancers, musicians and other artists as family members.

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Rhiana t'Rllaillieu was born to mid-level Egyptian nobility during the reign of Ptolemy XII Auletes.
At a very young age, Rhia began showing a natural and remarkable aptitude for dance. The dance teachers of the area, upon seeing Rhia’s innate talent, urged her parents to allow her to train with the empire’s Dance Masters. They readily agreed, and thus little Rhia began what would amount to nearly 2 decades of dance training.

Egypt, Persia, Armenia, Macedonia, Arabia. She trained with all the Great Masters, and performed before commoners and monarchs alike. With each performance Rhia’s fame grew, and as it did, so too did the legend grow that the finest dancers in the known world came from Egypt.
Outwardly proud of her ‘Jewel of the Nile’, as Rhia had come to be known, Pharaoh also harbored a private annoyance with her, once referring to Rhia as “Egypt’s MISSING National Treasure”.
Finally, the day came when the dance masters reluctantly informed Rhia that they had nothing more that they could teach her.

Grateful for all they had done for her, Rhia intended to reward them lavishly. To her surprise, they refused to accept the gold and jewels she offered, telling her, “You may well be the greatest dancer of a generation; it has been our honor and our privilege having you as a student. For us, that is reward enough. We ask only one thing of you: Share freely your skills, talent and knowledge with ANY who wish to learn The Art of The Dance; teach those who will become The Dancers of the future.”
And so, Rhia began the journey home, at long last feeling herself worthy of dancing before Pharaoh herself, and ready to offer herself into Pharaoh's service as dancer and dance instructor.

Yet, Rhia was deeply troubled. It was not Pharaoh who worried her, it was Pharaoh’s High Priestess and the other priestesses and dancers. Would they welcome Rhia and perhaps eventually befriend her? Or, would her remarkable beauty and the refined sensuality of her dance cause them to see her as a possible threat to their positions?

A threat to be removed...
Permanently…

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ethereal Sea Video


Ethereal Sea Video 121030

Prissy Solvang sent us this video of the recent Ethereal Sea performance ...

Watch it here.

Real Life Animations Sells Illegal Dances


Real Life Animations Sells Illegal Dances 121029

Hahahaha! It didn't take long for this illegal dance seller to get caught. Real Life Animations sells copied Henmations, MyAnimation, TIS and Humanoid dances.


Many of the dances are already replaced with IP replacements. If you want to buy an IP replacement this is your chance ... HAHAHAHA.

Anyway, I added this place to the illegal dance list.

xxx
Nottoo

 

Henmations Halloween Sale


Henmations Halloween Sale

Hendrik Schroeder sent this notice to the Henmations group today ...

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HALLOWEEN SALE!
Mon, Oct 29 2012 8:36:13 AM PDT


Nightclub Dancepack = 50% OFF!! Enjoy this slow and sexy Dances now for the half price! Limited time only.. LM

Vista Announces Beast AO


Vista Announces Beast AO 121029

Vista Barnes sent this notice to the Vista group today ...

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BEAST A0 (WEREWOLFS, MINOTAURS ETC)
Mon, Oct 29 2012 8:34:34 AM PDT




First scifi AO from Vista
Enjoy your Beast Life!
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/VISTA-ANIMATIONS-BEAST-AO-v1/4126666

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Diesel Works Announces New Pose Packs


Diesel Works Announces New Pose Packs 121027

Diesel Rogan sent this notice to the Diesel Works group today ...

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Diesel Works Poses & Animations

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Teleport


New - First Editorial Poses from Diesel Works - Miaa Set

 
Marketplace: http://bit.ly/XASwlK

Kneeled Part 2 is here!

 
Marketplace:http://bit.ly/UoDw6h

Kneeled Part 1
**October 2012 GIFT** (14 Poses, discontinued set)

Koku no Hana - A flower of emptiness


Koku no Hana - A flower of emptiness 121027

Misse Tigerpaw from Club IMAGE sent us this invitation ...

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This is our Halloween show and our first theatrical performance as Club Image, eventhough we have been performing the dance show for a long time in SL.This is a new challange for us with all our skills and passion into it ! so its worth see it !! The place will be open at 5:30AM PDT and the curtains go up at 6AM PDT (Sunday, 28 October). It will be about 40 minutes show.



Please Note that there is a script checker at the entrance to make the show look smoother without lag. make sure you get there earlier for a good seat! ** There is an English subtitle HUD avarable** so jsut ask for it : ) hope to see you there ! Just don't miss it!

Friday, October 26, 2012

MyAnimation Scary Pumpkins HUNT


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Ramona Criss sent this notice to the MyAnimation group today ...

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=> Scary Pumpkins HUNT  <= Started
Fri, Oct 26 2012 7:28:39 PM PDT


▓▓ HUNT for SCARY PUMPKINS begin ▓▓

Now in MyANIMATION you can HUNT Pumpkins that will give you - 50 % DISCOUNT to Dance PACKS for the next 7 DAYS, each day, other PACKS will have  will have the SCARY PUMPKIN.

More INFO in SHOP.

ETHEREAL SEA Show


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Prissy Solvang sent us this invitation ...

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Bright soul's of daring alacrity, bring forth you're passions into the mysterious and alluring seas. Come and find what wonderful treasure it shall be.

We welcome you to attend our Mer Ballet,
Show on Oct. 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM SLT
 
LM


Please join with us and delight in our fantastical display of dance.

Should you wish to inquire or have any pressing concerns, you are welcome to contact Prissy Solvang (prissy206 Hammand).

Henmations Releases Final House Dances


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Hendrik Schroeder sent this to the Henmations Group today ...

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Dear Customers,
we just released the final part and full pack of our new LA Style House Dance Series!
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LA STYLE HOUSE DANCE SERIES

Enjoy a mix of relaxed and wild House Dances, performed to the current top acts.
Each Animation is UNISEX.. like most of our Dances!

Megapack & Update for Pack one is available now!
Try them out at our Mainstore
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HAPPY WEEKEND DEAL - 50% DISCOUNT!!!

GO-GO Dance Animation Pack - 50% OFF
Get the full Gogo Dance Pack now for the half price...
Limited time only!

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GROUP FREEBIE AVAILABLE

Get one of our latest House Dances now for FREE now!
Our Group Gift Vendor is placed right at the arrival area.
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Have a nice Weekend!
Regards
YOUR HENMATIONS TEAM

Casting Call for 'Honey Love'


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Diddy Hyun sent this invitation ...

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Hello all Dance Queens and Dance Kings

In the year 2008  dancing in sl was so different to what it is today, along with others  interested in dance i was a member of one of the first dance group in sl called sexy slinkers. Nottoo and Riddle where our team leaders we used to meet every Sunday at 8 am slt .

One Sunday we all arrived as always and Notts and Ridds had a surprise for us they had been working on a play called Honey love, there was much excitement amongst us all

Not long into practicing this show, Nottoo was taken from us to real life so she left sl for a while and without her the play sort of went stale, I took over running sexy slinkers and tried my best to carry on, but my experience then for organising shows building sets and all that goes with it was very limited, so our play never happened the way it should have.

So i have recently talked with Nottoo and have asked her if i can revive the show that she and ridds made and of cause the answer was( yes of cause you can and have fun with it .) 'bless'

I thought about this and then i began thinking how much fun it would be to have  a lot of dance queens together working on this and also giving a chance to those that haven't had the experience of being totally involved in anything like this before

You would have to be reliable and committed to a practice every Sunday time to be arranged which would suit us all

The invitation to join me to put this together is open to everyone even if you have no experience i am sure there will be enough of us that have to give help and support to those that need it, lets get dance queens together on this one and have some fun .

We will use Dance Queens Central for all practices and the show

Have a read below of what i have put together it is a little bit different to the original but still good fun if any one would like to add any thing to it or change anything lets talk its all open to options

CAST
WHITEY--------------MAIN CHARACTER OF THE GOOD GIRLS ------WHITEY
GOOD GIRLS-----------CAN BE AS MANY AS WE WANT
BLACKY--------------MAIN CHARACTER OF THE BAD GIRLS --------BLACKY
BAD GIRLS --------------CAN BE AS MANY AS WE WANT
BAD BOYS---------------CAN BE AS MANY AS WE WANT
BARMAN ---------------MALE MAIN CHARACTER
HONEY LOVE MALE ---MAIN CHARACTER
GOOD BOYS------------CAN BE AS MANY AS WE WANT


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MUSIC COUNTRY AND WESTERN
SONG I -----------Cotton eyed Joe by the rednecks
SONG 2-----------Fist City by Loretta Lyn
SONG 3 ----------Who's cheatin who by Alan Jackson
SONG 4 ---------Romeo by Dolly Parton
SONG 5 --------Everyone Wants to go to Heaven by Kenny Chesney
SONG 6 --------i will always love you  by Dolly Parton
SONG 7 ---------i love this bar by Toby Keith


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STORY LINE

THIS IS JUST A STORY ABOUT A GROUP PEOPLE WHO JUST LOVE HANGING AROUND THERE COUNTRY AND WESTERN BAR . BUT LIKE ALL BARS THERE IS ALWAYS DRAMA . THIS TIME ITS THE DRAMA OF ANOTHER WOMEN TRYING TO STEAL SOMEONES MAN ALL HELL BRAKES LOOSE.

throughout the whole show i will be using the DB Dance system to make avatars move in different positions of the stage

SCENE 1

THE BARMAN IS BEHIND THE BAR SERVING AND DRINKING HE LOOKS KIND OF DRUNK ALREADY AND HIS WANTING TO LIVEN UP THE PLACE  HE CALLS OUT TO THE GROUP OF GIRLS WHO ARE ALL JUST STANDING IN A CORNER

BAR MANS VOICE ------Hey you girls over there come on lets liven this place up. Get on that dance floor girls and show us what you can do

[THE GIRLS WALK OVER TO THE DANCE FLOOR]

WHITEY  VOICE -------What you gonna play for us barman

HONEY LOVES VOICE -------Make it something good and us men might join in to

BARMAN VOICE------I am sure some cotton eyed joe will make you al want to be dancing and having fun

SONG -----------COTTON EYED JOE
THE HUDS NEEDED FOR DANCE 1
ONE FOR THE BARMAN
ONE FOR THE GOOD GIRLS............ WITH A WALKING ANIMATION TO START
ONE FOR HONEY LOVE AND THE GOOD BOYS --------WITH A TAP FOOT ANIMATION TO START

ONE FOR THE BAD BOYS----------WITH A WALKING AND STANDING ANIMATION ONLY READY TO USE AT THE END OF COTTON JOE SONG TO WALK INTO THE BAR FROM BACKSTAGE
ONE FOR THE BAD GIRLS AND BLACKY TO WALK IN AT THE END OF THE SONG TO

SO 5 HUDS YIKESSSSSSS
THE GIRLS START TO DANCE AND BEFORE YOU KNOW THE MEN ARE TAPPING THERE FEET AND JOINING IN
((THE SONGS COMES TO A END)


IN WALK THE  BAD BOYS AND THE BAD GIRLS

BAR MANS VOICE ------------Looks like we have visitors

HONEY LOVE--------------oh shit this could be trouble

WHITY'S VOICE  ------------why honey love do you know them

HONEY LOVE-----------yeah sort of

[BLACKY THE LEADER OF THE BAD GIRLS WALKS TOWARDS HONEY LOVE ]

BLACKY'S VOICE--------hey lover boy where have you been you haven't contacted me for a long time

[WHITY WALKS TOWARDS BLACKY]

WHITY'S VOICE ---------its because he is my man and doesn't need tarts like you

BLACKY'S VOICE--------you don't think so hey miss goody good shoes, well let me tell you different

WHITY'S VOICE----------not before i tell you why you don't need to go there tart

CURTAIN CLOSES HERE AND A VERY SMALL INTERMISSION  OF APPLAUSE FOR US TO CHANGE HUDS AND GET READY FOR DANCE 2
WHITY AND BLACKY ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF EACH OTHER AND SONG 2 STARTS
HUDS NEEDED FOR SONG 2
A HUD FOR ------WHITEY
A HUD FOR BLACKY
A HUD FOR THE GOOD GIRLS
A HUD FOR THE BAD GIRLS
A HUD FOR ALL THE MEN WITH ANIMATIONS OF DRINKING AND DRUNK

SONG 2 --------FIST CITY 
A LEAD DANCE BETWEEN BLACKY AND WHITY WITH ANGRY ANIMATIONS AND DANCE
SUPPORT DANCES GOOD  GIRLS ONE SIDE OF THEM AND BAD GIRLS THE OTHER
ALL MEN INCLUDING THE BARMAN STANDING AT THE BAR DRINKING AND GETTING DRUNK

AS THE SONG ENDS

WHITYS VOICE ---------barman are you gonna stand there and just get drunk , how about you chuck this lot out of our bar

BARMANS VOICE ------you want your bar to stay open these guys are putting good money behind the bar its my job to sell booze and not to sort out whos cheatin who

CURTAIN CLOSES HERE AND A VERY SMALL INTERMISSION  OF APPLAUSE FOR US TO CHANGE HUDS AND GET READY FOR DANCE 3
OPENING SCENE FOR DANCE 3
OPENING SCENE FOR DANCE 3 THE BAR IS FULL OF TENSION , THE MEN  ARE DRUNK AND ABUSIVE TRYING TO DANCE AND FALLING OVER
THE BAD GIRLS ARE TOGETHER ON ONE SIDE OF THE DANCE FLOOR AND THE GOOD GIRLS THE OTHER
THE MEN BEING DRUNK AND TRYING TO DANCE ARE THE MAIN DANCERS WITH THE GROUPS OF GIRLS BEING THE SUPPORT DANCES

HUDS NEEDED FOR SONG 3
A HUD FOR THE MEN
A HUD FOR THE BAD GIRLS
A HUD FOR THE GOOD GIRLS

SONG 3 --------WHO'S CHEATIN WHO
CURTAIN CLOSES HERE AND A VERY SMALL INTERMISSION  OF APPLAUSE FOR US TO CHANGE HUDS AND GET READY FOR DANCE 4
OPENING SCENE FOR DANCE 4
WHITY WALKS TO THE CENTRE OF THE DANCE FLOOR AND CALLS HONEY LOVE TO DANCE WITH HER. HONEY LOVES WALKS TO JOIN HER.
THE BARMEN AND THE BAD BOYS STAND IN FRONT OF THE BAR
THE BAD AND GOOD GIRLS FORM A CIRCLE AROUND THE DANCE FLOOR . GOOD GIRLS TOGETHER AND BAD GIRLS TOGETHER
THIS WILL BE A LEAD DANCE FOR HONEY LOVE AND WHITY FACING EACH OTHER
SUPPORT DANCES IN 3 GROUPS ONE HUD NEEDED FOR THE GOODGIRLS, ONE FOR BAD GIRLS , AND ONE FOR THE MEN


HUDS NEEDED FOR DANCE 4
A HUD FOR WHITEY BOTH DANCE START WITH A WALK
A HUD FOR HONEYLOVE DANCE STARTS WITH A WALK
A HUD FOR THE BARMAN AND MEN
A HUD FOR THE BADGIRLS
A HUD FOR THE GOOD GIRLS


WHITYS VOICE ----------come and dance my honey love

HONEYLOVE VOICE -------your not mad at me then whity

BLACKYS VOICE----------She might not be but I am SHOUTS  you are choosing her over me

BARMANS VOICE ---------keep calm now do i feel things are getting out of hand here

SONG 4 -----------ROMEO 
  
THE TENSION IS BUILDING EVEN HIGHER AT THE END OF THIS SONG AND THE MEN DRAW THERE GUNS AND FIRE THEM AROUND THE ROOM HONEY LOVE GETS INJURED AND FALLS DOWN TO THE GROUND HE STAYS DOWN FOR PART OF NEXT SONG.


CURTAIN CLOSES HERE AND A VERY SMALL INTERMISSION  OF APPLAUSE FOR US TO CHANGE HUD'S AND GET READY FOR DANCE 5
OPENING SCENE FOR DANCE 5

THE NEXT SONG OPENS WITH EVERYONE CROUCHING ON THE FLOOR HORRIFIED AT WHAT HAS JUST HAPPENED THE SCENE IS SET WITH HONEY LOVE LAYING ON THE FLOOR WHITY IS KNEELING BESIDE HIM THE REST OF THE CAST ARE CROUCHING DOWN STILL WITH ALL GIRLS ONE SIDE OF DANCE FLOOR AND GUYS THE OTHER SIDE


HUDS NEEDED FOR SONG 5
A HUD FOR HONEYLOVE ------THE DANCE STARTS WITH THE ANIMATION DEATH CORRECT
A HUD FOR WHITY ------------STARTS WITH KNEELING ANIMATION
A HUD FOR THE MEN ---------STARTS WITH A STRESS ANIMATION
A HUD FOR ALL THE GIRLS-----STARTS WITH A CROUCH ANIMATION


WHITYS VOICE ----honey love oh my honey love please don't die on me

SONG 5 -------EVERYONE WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN
DURING THE SONG HONEY LOVE GETS UP  THE DANCE FOR HONEY LOVE IS MADE MOSTLY  WITH ANNIMATIONS OF SICKNESS HEADACHE ECT
WHITEY ALSO HAS SEPERATE DANCE USING PANIC ANIMATIONS  AND DANCE
THE CAST ARE THE SUPPORT DANCERS ON ANOTHER HUD

CURTAIN CLOSES HERE AND A VERY SMALL INTERMISSION  OF APPLAUSE FOR US TO CHANGE HUDS AND GET READY FOR DANCE 6

WHITY IS STILL SHAKEN THINKING THAT HONEY LOVE WAS DEAD SHE CAN'T HANDLE THIS RELATIONSHIP ANY MORE SHE WANTS OUT OF THIS BAR AND OUT OF THIS WAY OF LIFE

HUDS NEEDED FOR SONG 6
ONE FOR WHITY
ONE FOR HONEY LOVE
ONE FOR THE REST OF THE CAST AS SUPPORT


WHITYS VOICE ------------ i can't handle this anymore i am sorry but i am  leaving............  but i will always love you

HONEY LOVE ------------whity calm down my darling, i am ok you can't leave me , please don't go at least dance with me one more time

BLACKY VOICE--------------let her go Honey love i just knew you would be mine one day

SONG 6 -------------I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
THIS IS A SOLO DANCE FOR WHITY AND HONEY LOVE WITH THE REST OF THE CAST AS SUPPORT DANCERS


CURTAIN CLOSES HERE AND A VERY SMALL INTERMISSION  OF APPLAUSE FOR US TO CHANGE HUDS AND GET READY FOR DANCE 7

HUDS NEEDED FOR SONG 7
ONE HUD FOR THE MEN
ONE HUD FOR THE GIRLS
THIS IS A CLOSING SONG WITH CREDITS


SONG 7 -------------I LOVE THIS BAR

Hope this all makes sense lol there might need some alterations or bits added but we can all work together on that this is just a outline of the main story line

So guys and gals please send me a notecard if you are interested in joining me on this

Love and Hugs
Diddy Hyun (Didds)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

November Variety Show


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Zhaza Zerbino sent us this information pack about the upcoming Variety Show ...

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Hejsa everyone ;o)

I already spoke with some of you earlier and promised to send a note out later.
Well, here it is ;o)


First of all...
We have moved to another place!
Still building up here, but it slowly start to look like something.
Please jump by when you have time / are in the mood!


LM

Next is...
We will have a "Mini Variety Show" on the 3rd of November.
There we still will be in Halloween mood, but the show can be anything you like.


Rules;
*You can book a slot between 1.00 - 4.00 pm and it have to be max 15 minutes.
*There are 4 stage-platforms available, but i can rez more if needed.
*you have a free 100 prim limit and i take it as an "of course we do" at you also take care of the scripts, so you dont bother the other performers.


The land we are on have its own group tag and i need to know in a good time who needs a tag to rez (latest 2 days before the show)

If you are interested to join, then please send me as soon as possible the time you wish, so i can make a nice schedule.

I will make an update on our homepage as much as possible, so there you will find more info.

(see also the Calendar when i will update as soon i can the booked time slots)

http://pinkladydancers.webs.com/

If you know anyone who could be interested to fill in some slots, then please send this note further ;o)

You can read more about the Variety shows on the home page "Variety Show"

LETS PARTY!!!!

Knuzzer ZZ ;o))
(Zhaza Zerbino)