Thirza Ember @Thirza

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Safari, and other foolishness.


Joined 9 years ago

About Myself

There is a Safari Group here on OSW where I post updates about recent visits
https://opensimworld.com/groups/1033

My Regions

Exupery
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Home to the installation "The Little Prince" by Wizardoz Chrome, Tina Bey and Cherry Manga, and to Inworld Review studio
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Safari
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Annex to the main HG Safari clubhouse on OSGrid. Home to Inworld Review with Mal Burns
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HG Safari
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Home of HG Safari, with information about our weekly hypergridding trips. Self Guided Tour hub - themed trips on art, science history, film etc. Free items, including mesh clothes at Meshanthropy store, also on the island. PLEASE NOTE the photos in the slideshow are of Destinations visited by the ...
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Activity

Two wildly different experiences this week on Safari
Thanks to our hosts, Tonino Lane on Craft, and Roy and Versa on Mobius Opensim is full of people, and positive creativity, tolerance, and diversity, no matter what you may have heard to the contrary !
A journey back in time into the ingenious past
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/06/safari-sees-scario.h...
Glorious fighter planes and massive crashes
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/06/cyclone-watch.html
Plus, the full action replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRZa3ZMJhuw
If you are in Facebook, feel free to join the HG Safari group there to see many more reactions and photos and info from the rest of the Safari crew.
Two great trips this week for the Safari
Thank you so much to Trouble Ahead and all the Catronians, and to Kitely owner Ilan Tochner for our great visit to Kitely
Thanks to Andron Rae and the glamorous Chilli Bean for letting us come to Sharingiscaring to see Brigadoon
If you'd like to see what happens when 20 people go hypergridding...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/trouble-for-safari.h...
and https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/andron-raes-brigadoo...
plus the vid by the ever brilliant lifted pixel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4w6TM6x_JM

Thirza Ember: For the record, Jup, that wasn't barf. 24 days ago
A brilliant light and sound show, and the end of an era; a significant grid-birthday, a new art collective, and the stupendous cyber mesh of Symphony... something for everyone, even the trolls...
Here are a few recent highlights of HG Safari which, a few days ago, also celebrated 10 years since our first trip ... Happy decade to all safarristas.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/symphonys-mech-lab.h...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/cherry-on-hie.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/more-arts-more-frien...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/happy-birthday-mobiu...
This week on Safari - a glorious walk around GermanworldGrid, a nd the welcoming delights of Ocean Grid, plus all the latest news about 3rd Rock Grid.
If you're curious, read more here:
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/safari-goes-to-see-o...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/everlove.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/into-3rd-wind.html
So many beautiful places and nice, drama-free things going on in Opensim.
Thanks to all who came on Safari this week to visit Karsten and Lavia's great builds! For the full story, do check out the Safari blog, or watch Lifted Pixel's walk through of the event on Youtube
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/karstens-crafts.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/05/haven-of-memories.ht...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj-8-kSaLUk

Luna Lunaria: I really wanted to participate in this one but RL work held me hostage :-P 2 months ago
A new season of Safari began on Wednesday - thanks to all friends, old and new, who joined us to visit CyberGlo on Wizardry and then Jimmy Olsen on Europa, with Xenon Darrow guiding us around Jimmy's build - both spectacular and informative places.
Here's the Safari blog posts, telling our story - plus, a few pics of the really lovely build by Lampithaler that premiered yesterday.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/04/safari-magic.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/04/safari-on-europa.htm...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/04/lampis-legends.html

Luna Lunaria: This was a fun tour :-) 2 months ago

Safari trips begin again tomorrow - ten more weeks of fun !
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/04/safari-heads-out-aga...

This year's first season of HG Safari ended last night with shrimp, lag, art, unexpected naked butts, jokes, sand swimming, and friendship.
If you're curious, here's where we went... to see AI art
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/03/the-journey-of-pat-b...
and then for a concert in a flooded city center
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/03/safari-meets-its-spe...
Thanks to the 20 different hosts who made this season possible, and looking forward to starting up again in April!
The first Safari season of 2024 is drawing to a close with just 2 more weeks to go! Join us if you can, it's Wednesdays at 12 noon Grid time. If you're not familiar with what we do, here is a recap of recent Safari trips
we learned about some Camera magic on Atlas
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/02/atlas-tv.html
We time-traveled Back to the Future with Akira and Samira
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/02/once-in-blue-moon.ht...
We discovered dragons on BFD
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/02/here-be-dragons.html
... and learned a bit about Nasti on Soul Grid, for Valentines.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/02/hearts-on-soul.html
you're very welcome to join our next trip, or to get in touch, so we can plan a visit to your region!
Last week's Inworld Review looked at how Mumble could be a good alternative to Vivox, as both Jeff and Cyb have mentioned here on opensimworld in the past. Here's a bit of a deeper dive into the different ways people could - starting today - use Mumble for Voice. By snowbody Cortes
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/02/are-you-ready-to-mum...
More fun out on the HG with a growing crowd of intrepid group tourists.
First, a biker racetrack that boldly goes beyond your expectations with SoS BAD and SIWAS
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/01/biker-bad.html
then a magical venetian evening with new friends, talented builders, and an amazing concert.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/01/a-serenissima-safari...

Aphra Hendrix: oh i missed the group visit, will check out on my own.... looks very interesting! 5 months ago
This week's HG Safari trip was a 3-parter.
1. For the last time we checked out all the Freebies from 60+ grids and regions, on the Hypergrid International Expo Park, which is preparing for the next event in April. Join the opensimworld Group for updates https://opensimworld.com/groups/1041
2. SKY HAZE the installation by Cherry Manga can now be visited any time, read the blog post to learn more
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/01/hie-art-on-craft.htm...
3. A tour of Treasure Island by its creator Tutz Zabelin - gorgeous in every way!
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/01/tutz-and-treasure.ht...
The new season of Safari began yesterday with two outstanding destinations ...
For this first season of 2024 we are one down and 9 more wednesdays to go, if you missed yesterday, here is what happened when we went to
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/01/nola-treat.html
New Orleans with @MsCaladium and
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2024/01/toshas-bilbao-wow.ht...
the Guggenheim build by @ToshaTyran
Would you like to have the safari come visit your grid or region? Send me a DM and let's get planning!
The OpenSim Community Conference is, of course, next weekend. Here are five bits of info about the event. Did you know them all?
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/12/five-bits-about-oscc...
Here's the menu to the feast of fun...which talks are you planning on coming to hear? https://conference.opensimulator.org/schedule/
The Safari group trips are on break until January 3 but there's so much to see out there, HG Safari blog continues, here are some cool destinations on four very different grids - a dark castle, a Christmas paradise, a fantasy universe, and an Italian oasis of architecture... happy hypergridding
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/crow-castle.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/the-daqtheion-empire...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/zorees-season.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/master-of-artgianni-...

Lyr Lobo talking about Shopping and Content in Opensim, on Inworld Review. Do you agree with her suggestions and opinions?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3mnUpxoTi8


Arielle: What specific suggestions and opinions are you meaning @Thirza Ember? Can you point to the time of the show you are referring to? 7 months ago
The 2023 fall season of Safari ended this week with two great visits!
First a load test, related to the upcoming Opensim Community Conference, and second, an interactive science build by Caro that's hilarious!
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/a-scientific-safari-...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/telling-tales-on-nar...
Thanks to @CaroFayray, Nara Malone for being such lovely hosts,
You can watch a replay of our trip here courtesy of Lifted Pixel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SWY-jn4yz0
HG Safari returns in January. If you have a region that you would like us to visit, you can Im me here, or on OSGrid to fix a date.
Inworld Review this week was on Neverworld celebrating their 8th birthday, and learning about the grid's unique connection to The Grateful Dead. Watch the show on Youtube Thanks to Govega Sachertorte and Nexus Storm for being the guests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DF3d5t-Zk4
inworld Review is a weekly talk show by Mal Burns about opensim people and places, taped inworld every Sunday at 12 noon SLT. You can watch Live on youtube, comment and ask questions, or join us in the audience, or perhaps you'd like to be a guest on the show, send and IM to Thirza here in osw to learn more.
what a great Safari trip to visit with @SamsaraTimeless and @Hyacinth on Groovyverse, and then Lorenza Colicigno and Tonino Lane on Craft!! Are you tired of reading the Boring Box? Take a look at the Safari Blog, or watch the whole thing in replay courtesy of the fabulous Lifted Pixel! and then, of course, get out on the hypergrid and visit somewhere spectacular. The best cure for negativity is creativity.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/timeless-ariadne.htm...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/11/lorenzas-women.html
Hilarity and creativity on film...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq6C9Bzi83E
The past few weeks of Safari trips have been... trippy!
Escape from the ordinary, and get out there to visit some amazing regions.
Here are a few of our recent adventures.
In each case, the address of the region can be found at the end of the post.

A trip to Bridgemere to learn about Dreamgrid
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/hairys-style.html
Ancient Egypt with Luna Lunaria
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/luna-see.html
Victor de Angelo's impressive mall
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/10/free-life-in-city.ht...
An evening with Whirli Placebo and his music
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/10/whirli-placebo-on-hi...
A tour to George Harrison's 'real' place - by Mudpuddle Cleanslate, on Littlefield Grid
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/10/all-things-must-pass...
Fabulous Neverworld with a triumph of a build by Nexus Storm
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/10/neo-rome.html

Small change to OSW home page possible?
Opensimworld is such a great resource for opensim - love it! The home page has so much useful info on it.
My request - could The Box be moved further down the page? Maybe swap with Events or Bookmarks? Just because more often than not The Box is so depressingly infantile and completely useless to anyone looking for information.
HG Safari -out there exploring opensim! The past couple of weeks have taken us to a re-creation of dreams, a community in the tropics, an African sanctuary, and an audience with a famous grid owner. Lots to learn and to laugh at ! If you missed our trips, here are the words and pictures
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/a-spirited-safari.ht...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/safari-goes-tropican...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/safari-in-den.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/kitelys-fifteenth.ht...

Thirza Ember: I forgot to add this link. If you have never been on the Safari trips, and would like to see what it looks like, Jessica Pixel livestreamed the last event, here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/wa... 9 months ago
Safari returns with a roar today at 12 noon SLT with a visit to Dinkies and Dinosaurs on Discovery Grid! Join us if you can we depart from hg.osgrid.org:80:HG Safari where you'll find the details of the trip.
Can't come? There will be the usual writeups on https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/ a big thanks to @ShalHeira and @KayakerMagic for making this wonderful debut adventure possible!

Thirza Ember: wow thanks to everyone who showed up to the event, about 25 of us (including the naked and the clouds!!) If you'd like to see a few pictures, here are the links https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/09/w... 10 months ago
Summer fun across opensim, with 4 more posts for you, if you missed it. Here we go - a long weekend of Alternate events, an Ai art exhibition, an Iberian village, and an opinion piece by 3 participants in the upcoming OSFest.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/08/osfest-is-coming.htm...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/08/the-art-of-wolf.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/08/portugal-by-tutz.htm...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/08/amvs-long-weekend.ht...
sad comment Icons
Today there was a post about the closing of a really nice grid, and I want to put an icon showing I am sorry it's going.
The only non-happy comment icon is the prayer symbol - not appropriate. I don't want to encourage negativity on OSW but... can we have a face with a tear? Also a "wow" face would be a great icon to add.

Kelso.Uxlay: I second this excellent suggestion! 11 months ago
Safari will be back after the summer break. In the meantime, the HG Safari blog goes on.
If you missed it, you can catch up on this week's hg news about... a milestone, a romance, a manor, and a festival
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/sweet-sixteen.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/jazzed-up-in-opensim...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/tropicana-fun.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/to-manor-born.html
HG Safari trips return for the Fall Season in 6 weeks from now !
Our schedule is pretty much full, but if you'd like your region to be put on the standby list, or want to save a spot in the next season's schedule (starting Jan 2024), just drop me a word here in osw. Don't be shy !
Four blog posts exploring more corners of opensim - a futuristic region with a mech theme, a set of portals inviting you to explore art all over the hypergrid, a new initiative to help French speakers network across grids, and an interview with one of opensim's best loved artists.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/vive-la-evolution.ht...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/portal-palette.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/francopholie.html
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/planet-with-tina-bey...
Recent posts on HG safari cover many subjects:
self guided tour portals,
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/portal-palette.html
a sci fi region full of cool vehicles,
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/vive-la-evolution.ht...
an offer of a free art venue on your grid,
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/nyxs-art-for-space.h...
and the end of an era for a famous freebie grid.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/07/life-goes-oni.html
Thanks to @Symphony @nyxbreen @Xinashi and everyone else who made these posts happen!

How many women writers are celebrated on this build at NoiLab?
Brilliant build by Tonino Lane and dreamt up by Lorenza Colicigno...
A must for all booklovers...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/lorenzas-ladies-of-l...

Thirza Ember: Fun fact: the world's best-selling author is a woman, Agatha Christie. Go ladies. 12 months ago

Do you know anyone who suffers from this common hypergrid misconception ?
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/patty-paranoid-and-f...


Arielle: Some of the early iterations of the ToS's some Grids put up for authorization, sounded like they collected and held on to all information about visitors for 7 years, not just IP. 12 months ago

There's a beautiful new art show curated by @victorialogan - opening beginning of July. Here's a sneak peek... https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/art-and-friends-comi...

Anatobotanica ! What does it mean? How was it built? Cherry Manga's new build is a must -visit, here is what Cherry told us when we toured on Wednesday https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/anatomy-of-artist.ht...
... almost as exciting as camping for money to buy freebies.

Luna Lunaria: I love Cherry's work in Opensim 1 years ago
Big thanks to Govega Sachertorte and the 40+ people who joined us to see the Jerry Garcia Archive! Curious to know what's in that archive? Check out the Safari blog here...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/rainbows-sounds-jell...
Whether you're looking for an educational build, some real world art, or just want to meet Arnie on vacation, nothing could be finer than Tosha Tyran's Angkor Wat. The Safari visited the temple and environs, and learned some curious things about the builder...https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/toshas-towers.html

Luna Lunaria: I love large detailed architectural builds like this one, done with great textures and environment settings. I wasn't able to make the Safari tour due to RL work obligations, but I'm placing this reg... 1 years ago
What a difference it makes to visit a region and get the guided tour. Amazing Shapeshifter sim on OSGrid has a story to tell...
Part one of this week's Safari trip
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/06/felix-and-mythologie...

Unmissable build by @Frankie Rockett, many thanks to @wbalazic for helping make this event happen. Great fun on LFGrid!
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/05/heart-box.html

Thanks so much to @soabad and @Siwas for hosting a wonderful trip to Lofoten!
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/05/a-very-viking-visit....

https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/04/two-weeks-in-seville...
Spain in opensim a refreshing piece of reality!

Great new art experience by Nyx Breen on Koeln sim in Pangea grid
Check out the grand opening
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/04/light-and-drama-on-p...

Trips to Kinky and to AMV this week, two quite astounding builds, more than meets the eye in both cases! thanks to our lovely hosts and grid owners for making it happen.
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/04/rinky-dinkie-fish-an...
https://hgsafari.blogspot.com/2023/04/safari-goes-under-mo...

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My Reviews

Grinda

A beautiful landscape!

Phos

Congratulations on making one of the best art regions in opensim. This is a wonderful place.

Lioness Den

Outstandingly interesting and lovely region. If you like animals this is a must see.

Atlantis

what a work of art. Love it.

Starfleet Museum of Science

wow great work, really informative!

CCI Tromsoe City

What a wonderful place to visit - and revisit! so much beautiful detail, gifts, fun things to see and do.

Forest of Azure

Absolutely beautiful work - everything positioned with exquisite care. One of the prettiest landscapes you'll find in opensim... with some bonus material you may find intriguing.

Carima

This whole grid is so beautiful. Great shops, and fun people too!

Far Far Away

One of the most thought provoking Hunt regions in opensim

Noah

So many handy animals! (Caution: region is subject to flooding)

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