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show #83: perspective

the drax files radio hour

show #83

show #83

today with our guest roblemVR we ponder the state of vr in the context of sl plus interviews with castAR founders jeri elsworth & rick johnson. and more [of course!]:

read on fellow enthusiast, read on now:

  • rob crasco joins us [his sl biz is snatch]
  • jimmy kimmel spoofs faceworld:
  • castAR’s jeri elsworth and rick johnson talk device/content/kickstarter
  • ziki questi’s recommendation:

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Shipwide Announcement: Tara De Vries now has the conn

Dear Citizens,

I’m pleased to announce that Tara De Vries has accepted the official position of Editor-in-Chief of Bright Metallic magazine. Time sure does fly, and in our case, seems to have a rocket booster attached. Just last year I was chatting with Tara about some goth stuff, because we do like the dark things too, and I kept telling her (if you could imagine Captain Stern’s voice), “I got an idea…”

That idea was Bright Metallic. I have loved reading Sci-fi since I used my allowance money to buy the Star Trek tie-in “The Final Reflection” by John Ford at the Montgomery Wards book section – a dusty, dim place on the back wall of the upstairs linen department in the early 80’s. Long before I was punk, or goth, I was a nerdy girl programming BASIC bouncy smiley faces, giving up at the “towel” on the C64 Hitchiker’s game, and building Monogram Battlestar Galactica colonial fighters.

Second Life is truly a wonderful place to realize dreams. I am so honored that I met Tara, who took a chance on an idea and put 100% into the effort, never complaining, and producing the highest quality work – be it photography, mesh buildings, and written articles – and on time (I do not want to sound jaded, but this is the most precious of qualities in a fellow SL’er). A singer of “black crystal,” she has the ability to find the best sci-fi content and appreciate the new as well as old and install it in our intrepid little ship, Bright Metallic. I have the utmost confidence in Tara’s abilities and heart to pilot Bright Metallic, in fact, it was my plan all along.

Be good to one another and raise each other up. I’m still here, I love my Sci-fi home and to be honest, as I move out of the Captain’s quarters and survey the Lounge’s luxury suite, I think, “This isn’t half bad.” Cheers with a mug of Romulan Ale*.

Mirage Plaid

*(disclaimer: kept aboard for medicinal purposes, only)

Bright Metallic #8 – July 2015 Now Available!

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A lovely cover this month by Aldheide Dragovar.

Another informative VR news update with RoblemVR.

Thalia Lupindo joins us this month as our newest Bloggernaut!

Finally a new installment of The Adventures of Nat & Joey!

An update about the Relay for Life in Second Life by Ariadne Fall.

Another new edition of Flubble!

And update about one of our sister publications, Toxic Candy.

An important announcement about our Space Exploration missions.

Pick up this issue at your favorite Bright Metallic kiosk location or the Bright Metallic Satellite Office!

Or read it on Issuu!

Bright Metallic at the 2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention!

Bright Metallic at the 2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention!


Bright Metallic will be at the

2015 SL Sci-Fi Convention


February 20th to March 1st!


This convention is in support of Relay for Life, and you’ll be able to find donation boards for RFL all over the 6 sims, including the BM booth. We’re also participating in the Star Hunter hunt on the sim, where you’ll be able to pick up this Bright Metallic pin to show your support!


Special thanks to all our supporters, who we have displayed on the supporter board in the ground booth.


And don’t forget to check out the space layer of the convention! The Bright Metallic satellite is currently stable in orbit, though our hull door has been breached. Be sure to keep breathing apparatus on at all times, and keep an eye out for space debris.


We hope to see you there!