The High King Lives

Fall Wrap Up in Second Life November 30, 2014

Hello dear ones! Another post long overdue. I took these pictures in SecondLife for Autumn. There’s The Bayou and The Garden of Dreams. Both are gorgeous. Enjoy! God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

The Bayou

I love the rain.




Lovely Fall Colors



The Garden of Dreams


Playing Piano



The Tree in The Garden of Dreams




There are these great bubbles that take you to dream locations. Here is a cozy library.





The Rose Theatre in SecondLife (a late virtual Friday?) February 25, 2012

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Hello friends 🙂 It’s a little late for Virtual Friday but I’m posting it anyways…even if it is Saturday lol. I’m seeing a pattern here. I usually don’t get a chance to explore SecondLife until Friday itself. Anywho, I’m really excited about today’s post because I have found an absolute gem in the virtual world. My friends let me introduce you to The Rose Theatre in SL. This place came straight out of a fairy tale. The only way I know how to describe it is it’s like Disney’s Beauty & the Beast & Phantom of the Opera meshed together. This is by far the most gorgeous sim I’ve seen in SecondLife.  I have lots of videos that show much better coverage of the sim than my photos and I’ll put the link so you can visit at the end of this post 🙂

I’m so glad I wore my Sunday’s best to visit this jewel. The Rose Theatre just oozes charm and class. As you explore the sim you will enjoy lovely music: instrumental and Opera. The Theatre actually hosts live events such as musical performances (Opera & such), poetry readings, and they even have a beauty contest. They also do weddings.

The theatre spreads across three sims and includes a library, the Opera house, a ballroom, and several art exhibits. There’s also several great rooms and the gardens are stunning. You can see from the pictures that this sim is very life like. It feels like you are really there. Just look at the ornate details in the floors, statues, and ceilings….so lovely. I have alot of pictures too share so here they go 🙂 Don’t forget the videos and links at the end 😉

Video tour of the Rose Theatre….absolutely breathtaking

art & poetry at the Rose Theatre

A musical performance at the Rose Theatre~ Tamra Hayden singing Phantom of the Opera

Tamra Hayden in RL~ see in the Virtual world you can hear live music that you may not be able to hear in rl

I love this performance video because it has the theme song from the 80’s show Beauty & the Beast in the beginning lol. Oh & Samm Qendra has a lovely voice as well 🙂

Well that’s about it folks. Oh there’s a few fun things in SL you may be interested in this week. First, there’s a hunt called The Writer’s Block Hunt. Hunts can be fun. Sometimes they take you to amazing sims you’ve never seen before….other times not so good. But it’s fun to treasure hunt.

Also for the next several days there is a live musical expo with over 80 musicians. I may check it out.

Oh & don’t forget the link to the Rose Theatre! ~ Visit Angel Manor (22, 184, 22)

Well God bless and remember The High King Lives! ~Amber Dover


Virtual Friday: Family friendly communities in SecondLife January 27, 2012

Hello! Hello friends 🙂 Welcome to this Virtual Friday. Today I’m going to show you three beautiful sims that are family friendly and perfect for family rpg. (note: 1000 Lindens is worth $5 USD. Wondering what prims are? Find out here:

#1 Morningside Valley      Visit Haliarai (135, 127, 23)

Our first stop is Morningside Valley, a quaint suburb with an awesome playground. Yes, I am a big kid. Do you like my new doll? 🙂 She kind of looks like Arwen from Lord of the Rings. My husband and I are the youngest in our family. So we have an unspoken agreement that we will spoil each other since our parents no longer do it lol.  Because I am a Christian and because I have a childlike spirit, I love places of innocence. Morningside is just that. There are plenty of places to play games and hang out with friends. You can see from the event board behind me that  they even have group campouts and paintball.

I love how the weather changes with the seasons and how it even rains sometimes.  There are a few downsides. I don’t like that there aren’t any natural sounds. It’s way too silent. My other issue  is the price to live in Morningside Valley. A regular house costs 1250L weekly for 500 prims. That’s actually not too bad for that many prims and the quality of the neighborhood. But I’m not willing to pay that much though I have briefly in the past. But if you plan on spending  alot of time in the virtual realm and can afford it I think you’ll enjoy Morningside.

#2 Oakhaven Visit Platinum South (83, 158, 24)

Oakhaven is nice country community. I really love the scenery and all the realistic sounds. There wasn’t a huge play area but they have a nice community pool. I really LOVED the houses. They are good quality and very spacious. Once again it costs alot to live in a nice neighborhood. The house below is 2400L weekly for 1000 prims.  Oh if wishes were horses we’d all take a ride. Speaking of horses…..this place welcomes pets. If you have a breedable then Oakhaven is just right. There doesn’t seem to be alot of community activities but the atmosphere is peaceful and rated PG 🙂

#3 Beverly Spring   Visit BEVERLY SPRING (122, 110, 23)

And now we come to my FAVORITE place, Beverly Spring. As you can tell from the pics this community has class. Not only does Beverly Spring have cute houses they also have restaurants, stores, and their own school. I fell in love with Beverly as soon as I arrived. There was snow everywhere 🙂 Then I saw the golden arches and I knew I was in paradise lol. They also have a chinese restaurant and a quaint coffee shop that is actually run by real people.

Most of the roles are filled in this community. They have police, teachers, and store owners. There’s an adoption agency for kid avatars that want an RPG family. Personally I’m proud of my grown-up pants and I’d rather let my child avatar run free in the virtual world.  If you click on the middle picture you’ll be able to see the school better. I really enjoyed the school. They actually have real classes and their own cheer-leading team. If you’re anxious to relive your school days or to have a better version of your childhood then Beverly Spring fits the bill.

The price is even good. There was a nice house for 400L weekly with a decent amount of prims. Personally I’m sticking to my 30L a week lousy apartment. It’s not very kid friendly but at this stage in my virtual life I only need a good place to change. I’m too busy exploring. I’ve already paid the money for fancy land and even a place in a nice farming community. Yeah, I had a horse, pigs, chickens etc…..I even grew corn. But I don’t have the time for that anymore. For those of you who don’t understand SecondLife….well just imagine a beefed up version of farmville. I prefer my virtual experience to be as close to reality as possible. Anywho, if I had the money and the time I’d LOVE to live in Beverly Spring.

Beverly school


Well, folks that’s all. Next I hope to explore several rpg adventure/fantasy sims. I’ll find the best places to watch a sword fight or to sprout your fairy wings :).  God bless and remember The High King Lives!

~Amber Dover


Virtual Friday: Beautiful places in Second Life January 20, 2012

Hello hello friends and welcome. If you look to the right of my blog you will see I have some new categories. Each day of the week has a different theme that I will blog about. Today is Virtual Friday 🙂

Here’s my description of Virtual Friday:

Join me for an adventure in the virtual world. Where will I go next in Second Life? I’ll make sure to bring back pictures and maybe a story about my journey. I’ll discover beautiful sites that can only be found in the virtual realm and I’ll tell you about my experiences with the diverse people who stay in them. (PS: click on the pictures to see a larger image)

What is Second Life? Here’s a little video that says it all:

What is Second Life?

I found SecondLife  about 3 or 4 years ago. I was sick and in the bed and I needed a remedy for my boredom. It was Christmas time and I believe the loveliest time of all in SecondLife. There is snow everywhere and some nifty Jazz clubs that play Christmas music. I have joined many groups and have met many interesting people from around the world while in this Virtual land. Once I even attended a virtual “wedding”.

I’ve lived in many role play communities and have rented several places. The best for me was the mermaid community. I love all the under water scenery. I also loved Tombstone, AZ. I lived in a Native American village and also in the Western town. There are many interesting places to explore and your avatar can be whatever it wants to be. SecondLife is great for people with physical disabilities who can’t travel in real life (or for people like me who can’t afford fancy vacations lol).

*Warning~ I do not recommend SecondLife for children (including Teens) because it IS a social world and there are many different types of people in it. Some people get on SecondLife to do bad things and often you may run into a pervert. So you do have to be careful where you go and who you talk to in any virtual world.

          But if you know the right places to explore and you find the G-rated clubs you will meet some great people. I really enjoy Club Eternal & The Fire Escape. These are Christian clubs where you can enjoy Christian music, live worship, prayer groups, and Bible study. There are also book clubs and real businesses in Second Life.

The Fire Escape -Christian Rock Club –

SandzabaR {Yeshua Adonai-Christian}

Moving on… I want to share with you a few interesting places I explored recently. As you will see, my avatar is now a little girl avatar. I find the child avatar to be easier to dress modestly and also less pervs talk to you when you’re a kid.  For my safety and privacy I will not reveal my SecondLife name.

#1 Narnia (Aslan’s How)~ Here is the description from the creator: “Aslan’s How is a sim with a Narnia theme that incorporates Christian ministries such as Apologetics,Theology, and Bible study. Come for the Narnian or Christian themes, just like you do when you read the books of C.S. Lewis”

(Visit  Aslan’s How: Visit Commitments (30, 139, 13))

I found Aslan’s How to be a very enchanting Sim. The scenery was gorgeous as far as the landscape. I do think some of the houses (like Mr. Tumnus’ house) could have been decorated more. But overall I enjoyed the sim. The background music was peaceful and there were several little nooks to enjoy some alone time. Here are my pictures starting from the wardrobe and ending in the forest.

I’m not done exploring Aslan’s How (Narnia) because SecondLife crashed before I could finish. If I find other interesting spots I’ll make sure to post them.

#2 Rainbows  (Visit Rainbows (4, 233, 23))

This Sim has a lovely castle based on a real Welsh castle. I really enjoyed all the secret doors and hiding places. There was a large room with a nice fire place. It was very comfy. You could also go on the balcony and look out to the sea and watch a lightening storm.

#3 Butterfly Kisses (Visit Butterfly Kisses (114, 75, 21))

This is a completely girly sim. There is a movie theater that plays Disney films, a 50’s diner, a bowling alley, and a cute fair ground.  Best of all this is a G-rated sim. If you are in the mood for ice cream and pink happiness then Butterfly Kisses is perfect for you.

#4 Pravatch       (Visit Pravatch (238, 225, 3))  A lovely ocean sim. This is a great place just to swim.

Here are some beautiful winter sims. These were great for photography.

Visit Languedoc Coeur (233, 205, 23)

Visit Hutchinson Parish (146, 99, 24)

Visit Echo Lake (99, 142, 21)

But there’s no place like home…kickin’ back and watching SL television. I won’t tell you where I’m renting though. I’ll just say it’s nice being able to change the scenery and props in my rental.

If you plan on spending much time in SecondLife I highly suggest that you find a cheap rental. You never know when you’ll run into an awkward person that you need to teleport away from. Also it’s good to have a private place where you can change your wardrobe and gather your thoughts.

Note* I do not have a premium account anymore & I believe they are unnecessary. It is much cheaper just to rent land or even just an apartment. I enjoy being a free spirit and living in different sims.  And if money is tight your avatar can always go homeless. There are lots of free changing rooms and hotels available if you search for them.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this Virtual Friday. If you get a chance to, jump on SL and check out these nifty places. Then leave me a comment with your opinions 😉

God bless and remember The High King Lives!

~Amber Dover