Blue Moon Annual Boobs Show

Now that I have your attention. 😛

BMBS 1Every year, Winnie (a cancer survivor), puts on a show and all the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.

If you’ve never been to a show at Blue Moon, they have their own special flavor. 😀

They are a crazy lot, but I love them all bunches.

Unfortunately, cancer has hit more than just one of the crew, so the show has taken on even more meaning over the years.

This year, Winnie explained the history of the show to the capacity crowd.

After Winnie did her intro, Queenie was up first to entertain us.

And entertain us she did!

In such an – ahem – adult fashion that I can’t share my pics on this blog.

BMBS 2Rest assured, you missed an amazingly funny set.

It was Queenie’s first performance at Moons, and it was done in true Mooner style.

I believe the name of the song was ‘8 Miles Wide’ – I’ll let you look it for yourselves. 😀

Next up after Queenie was Sky Haramori, an SL comedienne as well as a cancer survivor.

She had some hilarious stories about her battle with cancer.

I am in awe of those who can find humor in such serious situations.

BMBS 3After Sky left us in stitches, ComCow did the intermission.

If you’ve never seen an intermission at Moons, you’re missing out.

I’m not sure I can describe it – it must be seen to be believed. 😛

Following ComCow was Beth, with a very information piece on Medical Misinformation.

She asked a series of questions regarding medical information ‘as seen on TV.’

It was a fun interactive bit, with a voting station for the audience and everything!

One lucky audience winner went home with a T-shirt prize.

(That’s what I was told, anyway – you never can tell with that sneaky lot!)

BMBS 4The theatre was as packed as I have ever seen it.

It’s always amazing to see how close knit the Moons community is.

The last act of the night was Winnie – or ‘Frankenwinnie’ as she’s known around this time of the year.

She dedicated her act to those who have fought cancer.

It was a lovely lyrical set (those are my favorite kind).

Decked out in pink (of course), she danced to one of my favorite songs – ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Kate Bush.

BMBS 5I first heard the song years ago in a movie, and it’s remained a favorite since.

If you came to the show, thank you for supporting Moons in it’s annual Boob show.

If you donated, thank you – from all of us who have had cancer touch our lives in some way.

I hope that someday we’ll talk about cancer like we do polio and smallpox.

Until then, I hope you and yours remain untouched by it.

LOTD #18

LOTD 18 DOFNai’s 365 for this week is Depth.

So, I thought I’d play around with the DOF settings in the photo tools.

Honestly, I couldn’t tell much difference, so I need to play around with the settings and figure out what they do.

I cheated a bit and used Photoshop, but I like the effect.

And I thought it only fitting to take the photo in Moons.

Details:

Hair:  TRUTH – Sassy – Reds01

Dress:  Sassy! – Nicole Dress – Ivory

Earrings: Virtual Impressions – Danielle – White Pearls

Necklace: Virtual Impressions – Danielle – White Pearls

Bracelets: Virtual Impressions – Danielle – White Pearls

Shoes: N-core – Delicious – Nude

Skin: Laqroki – Martina – Mocha

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modded)

Eyes: IKON – Utopia – Pale Cerulean

Eyelashes:  Redgrave – Classy

Pose:  Diesel Works

Time Flies

Image Source: empower-u-academy.com
Image Source: empower-u-academy.com

Nai has recently started up a new blog/website for the Blue Moon (check it out here if you haven’t already).

He is also starting a ‘365’ project.

Each week, he will set a theme with prompts to inspire him to write, sketch, take a photo, whatever.

He’s invited others to participate as well, so I’m going to join in the fun. 🙂

The theme for this first week of January is TIME.

So my first offering is going to be this blog post.

Since it’s only the 4th day of January, and we’re fresh off the whole ‘Happy New Year’s’ thing, time is a subject that’s been on my mind.

Hubs’ birthday is coming up this week, mine is next month, and then I’m going to blink and my kids will be heading out into the real world.

Where did all the time go?

It seems like just yesterday my kids were little, needing help to brush their teeth, wanting me to kiss their boo-boos better.

When did they grow up?

In fact, I’m wondering where the first week of the New Year has gone – 2015 is flying by already!

Here’s hoping I have enough time to accomplish all the things I’d like to this year.  😀

Nai’s Rules

Naiki Muliaina is the owner of Blue Moon Cabaret. Nai has been in SL for a long time and I often go to him for help and advice. I haven’t found a topic he doesn’t have an opinion on yet!

He is in the process of getting the Blue Moon website up to snuff, so be sure to check it out (click the linky at the bottom of the post). Nai has done stand up, comedy sketches, and more at Blue Moon, and I thought I’d share some of his ‘rules’ for performances. So without further ado, here’s Nai:

Comedy

It is not the punchline, but how you deliver it.

I have written sketches and stories since 2009 in Second Life, and I generally try to follow a few of my own rules that translate across sketches, dance stories, plays, spoken story times and notices. For them that want to know what I follow, here they are.

1. Decide on the ending first. I am always restricted to short times on stage, so I decide on the ending then gear everything else to working towards it. If it is long enough to have a middle as well, that is great, but try not to side track too much.

2. Be concise. Do not waffle. Time and attention spans are limited, both in RL and SL. Make every line of story aim towards that ending you established in 1. Do not add every bit of story or joke you think of along the way or your story will sprawl and not only will every punchline during the story detract from the final punchline, you will lose attention spans and the audience’s attention.

3. Use characters. Thankfully at Moons we are blessed with easy tropes to put on characters. Nai is always an easy butt of the joke. Autumn has OCD, Beth is a pervert, Sath is our dapper man, Vicki can beat on Nai. Using established characters means I never feel the need to fill in back story and setting the scene is easier.

4. Do not add more than 1 line of back story. If you add more than one line of back story, you go down the road of explaining the story or joke. That is almost always an automatic fail when limited to 3-5 minute sketches as you either lose attention spans or you begin to ramble (see 2).

5. Keep it simple. I am aware I am in a minority there, but Moons has always had a focus on story driven acts and characters. If you pile in special effects, flashy sets, and extra sound effects, it all detracts from the character and story on stage. That said, if you are aiming for performance driven where story and characterization are less important, set the stage on fire (literally).

I will be republishing some old scripts on line soon so you will be able to see some examples of how I work.

Cheers

Nai

www.totbm.co.uk

Hard Work

Image Source:  dilanconsulting.com
Image Source: dilanconsulting.com

Things have continued at their frenetic pace.  I am busily working away, but sadly, not on anything I can yet share on the blog.

Luckily for me, however, other people have been busy, so I can show you their hard work!

I’ve talked a few times about the new Artiste HUD I’m learning, but Yummy just posted a video about walking in a circle.  I’m not really sure why everyone wants to walk in a circle, but it certainly does look cool!  If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out here.  It also shows her new camera system, which I think is available on MarketPlace.

Many of you are familiar with Blue Moon Cabaret (if you’re not, check out one of their shows on Saturdays at 2:30pm SLT).  Nai has also been busy setting up a new website for them, including their latest running storyline involving, of course, owls.  (I’m not really sure if I was supposed to share the link or not yet . . .)

Meanwhile, I’ll keep trucking along, trying to meet all my other deadlines.  One project down, three more to go!!