Episode 17

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This episode was the most fun to record of all, because we were using webcams for this episode.. Hopefully, we will be doing that for all future recordings.

Keeme threw a great rezday party for Nika, and made this video for the event.

Keeme’s Conscience video- made by Itazura Radio (NOT Nika!)

Our land on Podcast Island.

Prefab house by Nicky Patterson

Prefab house by Nicky Patterson


Podcast Island 2009


Episode 14

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We are back again, after a little bit of a break in between shows. But thats alright, since the last one was split into a two parter. If you subscribe on iTunes you might not have caught Part 1 of Episode 13, but go back and listen to it when you have a chance.

The attacks and home invasions on Crime House has decreased since Keeme installed a very effective security system.

Keeme has been involved in a comedy machinema series with Radar Masukami and Itazura Radio called Rezzednecks. There are two episodes out right now, plus a bonus episode. They have their own website where you can see all the episodes. Warning: Not Work Safe http://rezzednecks.slpodcast.net/

Hope Clary and Stuart Warf were recently partnered for a short time, but divorced a couple of weeks later. They hosted a divorce party that was a lot of fun, and spawned the bonus episode on Rezzednecks.

A few episodes ago we talked about Frank Nora of The Overnightscape  podcast, when he showed up at the Destination Station on Podcast Island. Keeme pulled out his big robot avatar and blew him up. He ended up talking about that incident in an earlier episode of his podcast. It was a funny clip, so we played it on the show.

Veyron Supercharge hosted a really cool SL Bloggers Party recently- the theme was a blogger slave auction, that was very successful. It was a lot of fun and we had a great time. I think Codebastard Redgrave bought the most bloggers that night.

We had some fun with Hope the other night when she went afk..

And later with the awful avatars that Itazura made. This picture is so not work safe, I’m linking it from Crap Mariners flickr!


Join us on Friday, Sept. 19th for the Talk Like A Pirate Day party on Nowhereville! The plans are still in the works, but you can contact Nika, Gospeed Racer or Crap Mariner in world to find out what time it starts. Most likely it’ll be sometime in the evening, maybe after 6pm SLT. Slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/128/128/8

Sougent Harrop left us some really good feedback last episode, it was a bit long to read on the show so we thought we’d post it below.

Listened to Part 2 of the podcast (didn’t have Part 1 downloaded). First time I’ve listened to the show, liked it so I guess I’ll have to find time to listen to yet another podcast.

The ghost thing was interesting, as I recall I had logged out of SL about 1/2 hour before Yxes sent her IM about seeing me. I had been walking around the build one last time before it went away, I had helped out a little on the Fairy Tale build that Drama Libre did. I think I might have crashed a time or two earlier, so it’s possible that my “ghost” had been around while I was elsewhere on the sim before logging out. I had seen Torley mention it previously, but this is the first time I’ve had first hand experience.

In regards to the discussion about people being attached to their SL pets, I have a friend who had a dog that was lost due to a sim crash/asset server glitch. She was very upset and even though she could have gotten another exactly like it, didn’t want another one because it wouldn’t be the same. I believe she ultimately was convinced to get another one, but at the time she was genuinely upset about the loss so people do indeed become attached to things like that in SL.

Being attached to avatars with people behind them, I think is natural. For example, the skin I wear is a freebie, from what research I’ve done, it was a Nora skin done by Sezmra Svarog and I’m not sure if she put it out as a freebie or what, but though I’ve tried other skins in a search for something fancier, I’ve pretty well become stuck with this one because it’s become “me” and I look odd to myself and to others who’ve known me for a while if I try to change it (and yes, I’ve gotten objections from others when I’ve tried changing). Oh, I’ll put on different stuff temporarily for fun, as part of a costume or whatever, but that skin has become my skin for better or worse.

The idea on the voting and a tier refund based that voting is intriguing, but I don’t think the notecard thought would work, not many would bother to take the time to fill them out. Maybe leveraging the voting boxes might work, but there’d have to be some assurances that cheating couldn’t happen or it would be a nightmare of accusations.

Tipping, I do as long as I have the lindens to do so. I try to tip at least 100l, probably wouldn’t tip any less than 50l as that would seem pointless to me. Though, I see nothing wrong with someone who’s new and has only a few lindens tipping only 1 or 2l. In fact, that’s a “bigger” tip than 1000l from someone who’s rolling in lindens, cause it is all they have.

Love the tip on playing Craps….hope to give it a try some day.


Episode 13 – Part 2

We return you to this episode of Diamonds and Rust, already in progress.

In episode 58 of Podmafia, they were discussing the ‘grid ghosts’, that Yxes had been seeing. She first spotted Sougent Harrop walking in place as a ghost, when he was offline. Later, there was another spotting of an avatar ‘ghost’ on the sidewings of the stage during a taping of SLCN’s, Tonight Live. Nika was in the audience that night, and witnessed the ‘ghost’, as well as half of the audience and SLCN staff. A few nights later, Keeme and Nika experienced this phenomena firsthand when it happened to Keeme.

The donut contest is over- and the winner is Crap Mariner! Keeme promises (threatens?) to mail donuts to him.. whether he’ll actually want them or not is another story. It could be worse.. at least its not olive loaf.

A sixth island has recently joined Edloe. Harbour is run by Feline Slade and Chris Norse. Its absolutely breathtaking! They have done a fabulous job with it. But, see for yourselves.

Harbour: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Harbour/111/121/558

JC Hutchins came to visit Podcast Island, and talk about his latest work, Obsidian. It was one of the most chaotic but fun meetups in a long time.

The episode has not been released yet, but search for Podcast Island Podcast on iTunes.

Podcast Expo is this week, and Nika will be meeting several people from Second Life. This will be her very first time attending. Keeme hasn’t gotten to go yet either, but they are both hoping to attend SLCC 2009. Fingers crossed!

A couple of years ago, Keeme had a lot of friends that were going to PME who really wanted him to be there. Since he wasn’t able to, the folks over at Borderline made up some Keeme buttons that circulated the podcast expo that year.

During feedback, we get into a couple of interesting conversations about tipping etiquette.. and also, the impact of how attached people can get to even the image or idea of certain avatars and SL pets. We would love to hear people’s thoughts on this, so send your feedback to darpodcast@gmail.com

Keeme has a very good tip for playing Craps, that involves placing your bet on the do not pass line to bet with the house.


Episode 13- Part One

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We broke a record with this episode of Diamonds and Rust- its about two hours long! Because of this, we broke it down into two parts.

Part One:

Keeme has inventory issues. This is probably caused by his compulsion to grab copies of every single free item he’s ever seen since joining SL.

Keeme and Nika both have discovered 7 Seas Fishing, which seems to be growing in popularity around Second Life.

There are now fishing locations on Podcast Island, Edloe, Woodbridge, and Nowhereville.

Keeme has a bad habit/a new identity. “The Naked Pirate” Don’t worry.. there are no actual pictures of this! Unless Daphne, Madison or Tristen took a picture when they came over to visit the other night. Although.. there IS the picture Nika took of the ‘censored’ bar she put around Keeme the night before.

Speaking of bad habits, and overstuffed inventory- everytime Nika rezzes Fricken the cat, she always takes it back to inventory rather than deleting a copy. The other night, she rezzed them all as one object. The result was a monstrosity that she sent after Keeme.

There have been a series of pranks going back and forth between Keeme, Nika and their friends. Crap started this, by leaving his (adorable cute!) kitty at their house.

Since then, there have been a series of items being left at each others homes. Everytime Nika comes home, she finds something hidden about the house.

Keeme has a fondness for olive loaf. So, Crap went on a mission to bring him some in Second Life. Thus, Nowhereville became OliveLoafVille for a short time. And there is video to prove it.

Crap also used Olive Loaf as his topic for 100 Word Story Weekly Challenge, episode 120. Keeme entered with his own story on Olive Loaf.


Keeme has a new avatar, that has been making appearances all over Second Life.

Staypuft Marshmallow Man storms Edloe Clocktower.

Staypuft Marshmallow Man attends JC Hutchins event on Podcast Island

Nika recently started a new blog project, called Second Homes. The blog reviews freebies, new releases and places to buy anything home related.


Two other great websites to check out that cover homes in SL are Prim Perfect and Second Spaces.

Keeme has an awesome idea for a new blog also.. hopefully, that will be coming soon.

End of Part one.. to be continued.


Episode 12- Keeme Rants

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The Crime House has landed! Keeme and Nika moved to a gorgeous corner of Nowhereville.


Nika and Keeme also got new pets. Fricken, and Keeme’s brontosaurus.

Nika is on a search for French Provincial style furniture, in white. Here is a picture of the style:

If anyone has seen furniture like this in SL, please drop a slurl or creator name in the comments.

Speaking of provincial furniture- Keeme keeps claiming to not have his own space in the house. Here is a picture of ‘Keeme’s room’, which runs the entire length of the house on the 2nd floor, that was decided on before we even bought the house! It will be designed in the style of his chosing. (All in white, french provincial furniture and a baby grand piano.)

Plurkazoids group has finally made the move to Subscribe-O-Matic, so anyone can join without taking up a group space. The kiosk is on Podcast Island, across from Destination Station. Slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Podcast%20Island/97/50/26

All Plurkazoid members get three shirts, designed by Keeme and Itazura Radio.

(Yes, I know about the fashion faux pas I made. If you can’t see it, I’m not pointing it out! -Nika)

Congratulations to Yxes Delacroix and Thraxis Epsilon for their recent exchanging of vows last week. Thraxis also finished the Plurkhud, which allows you to post plurks and slurls from within SL. You can buy the Plurkhud in Avilion. Slurl- http://slurl.com/secondlife/Avilion%20Vale/201/63/39

We discuss Rezzables charging admission for their Black Swan Sim, Keeme goes off on a Greenies rant.

We also talk about Google Lively. Here is a promotional video.

Zoe Connolly of the SL Bloggers group has been exploring Google Lively quite a bit, and has posted a series of videos on her blog. http://zoeconnolly.blogspot.com/

We mentioned Scottlo Scorbal during feedback, and his podcast, “Meet Scottlo Scorbal”.


Keeme and his family have been hard at work with some house construction (and destruction). And it has not been a walk in the park. Between his nephew falling through the ceiling, the gigantic Palo Verde beetles, the heat, and minor ‘war injuries’. Below are a couple videos of their misadventures. (This could almost make its own podcast.)

Palo Verde Beetle:


Episode 11

After much resistance, Keeme and Nika both caved and joined Plurk, after abandoning Twitter. In fact, Keeme created a new group for the plurkers of SL. Search in groups for PLURKAZOIDS, or IM either Keeme or Nika for an invite. We will be moving the group to subscribe-o-matic very soon, so as not to take up people’s group spots. The idea of the group is to organize parties and meet-ups within SL, and to just have fun.

Keeme broke up with Twitter. It was very messy.. http://twitter.com/thekeeme

The grand opening of SL5B happened far sooner than Nika realized.. just hours after the posting of this podcast, rather than a week or two from now. Crap Mariner of 100 Word Stories was invited to have an exhibition at the event, and has been hard at work building a Podcast exhibit. He also has been putting out a series of interviews with other podcasters that is included with the exhibit. But its also the beginning of his newest podcast- I, Podjacker. Subscribe to this on iTunes, or visit the site at http://ipodjacker.libsyn.com/. You can also find a direct slurl to his SL5B build in the header on that website.

We ran into Scottlo Scorbal last night, of

http://meetscottloscorbal.blogspot.com/. Podcast Island has been having a lot of traffic lately of various podcasters coming through, such as Pizzababe* (http://pizzababe.com/) and Frank from The Overnightscape. (http://theovernightscape.com/) *Warning, content not work safe. 😉

We are now homeowners! Even if we are not landowners.. Keeme calls it Crimehouse, and Nika calls it Mobile Mansion. Watch the brief house tour and Rezzhud demo, then judge for yourself.

Rezzhud was created by Itazura Radio, and can be found on Slexchange.com. http://tinyurl.com/5t6wlf



Nika will be filming a longer tutorial soon that will demonstrate how to add and save items to your build.

Thraxis Epsilon is working on a new Plurkhud. Right now its in beta testing, but when its finished you’ll be able to post your slurl location and some text from Second Life into plurk. Stay tuned for more information on that.

Arminasx Saiman and Radar Masukami will be filmed tonight on SLCN.tv for the Second Question show. Check the website to see that episode, soon.

Nika has had a busy week, appearing on a handful of podcasts.

http://slundertheradar.com/ Episode 30

http://ipodjacker.libsyn.com/ Both Keeme and Nika were interviewed

http://rezzedandconfused.com/ Episode 8

She was very flattered to be asked on as a guest, and it was a lot of fun.


Episode 10

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This being our very first milestone podcast, we decided its time for a contest! The rules are short and sweet. Be the first person to email us with the answer to the following question:

What did Nika name the Pirahna that attacked Keeme in episode 9?

The first person to email the correct answer to darpodcast@gmail.com will win a gift card to Blaze.

Keeme has two new avatars- a huge robot, and a huge TRex. Unfortunately there are no pictures or video of the robot as of yet, since Nika is usually too busy running away to get any snapshots.

Dinosaur Park slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/DinosaursPark/10/132/23/


Don’t eat me..

At Relay For Life kissing booth. Photo by Arminasx Saiman of http://www.secondeffects.com/

Keeme invades the Clocktower of Edloe. Photo by Crap Mariner. http://secondlife.isfullofcrap.com/

Raptor Avatars- Avatar and sim creators Nargus Asturias and Xacarith Zelmanov

Keeme has got us both addicted to Twitter! If it ever stays up long enough, you can add us:

http://twitter.com/thekeeme and http://twitter.com/NikaDreamscape

We are not completely sold on Plurk, yet.

After the great tv debate, we steered the conversation in a more serious direction and discussed the rising gas prices, and how we feel that telecommuting should become the way of the future.

We were a bit behind everyone else, but we finally visited the Greenies sim. Does Vint Falken have something to do with this? http://www.vintfalken.com/

Slurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Greenies%20Home%20Rezzable/147/187/61

Congratulations to Crap Mariner for celebrating 3 years of 100 Word Stories. He hosted a reading at the Lonely Yak Club recently, which we attended.

You can find his podcast at http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com/

We had lots of feedback this week! We heard from Crap Mariner, Arminasx Saiman, Jezabell Barbosa, Radar Masukami,  and Douglas Rishmal.

Strongbad email reference, cause its funny-

Keeme is soon becoming an internet radio DJ- Watch out for Keemecast Radio to go live very soon.