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    Sansar Halloween 2017 cover

    Paranormal Investigation is one of the Sansar‘s most interesting experiences, if you love “noir” stories and Halloween mood. The experience, i.e. the location, has been created by Abramelin Wolfe, already known for over 12 years in Second Life with Abranimations brand (animations for avatars), and it consists of some rooms inside an haunted house with ghosts, some mysterious but polite, as the one of a girl turned, other less friendly.

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    Between oujia board and pc crash

    Between ouija board, maps and different clues, you’ll have to get out of the riddle surrounding the house, assuming your pc doesn’t decide, like my own, to crash over and over. The problem with Sansar, especially if you don’t use it with a VR headset like Oculus Rift or Htc Vive, is that it has specifications high enough for a mid-market desktop, perhaps with a few years on its shoulders, like in the majority of cases of average users.

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    Sansar’s requirements

    Cpu, for instance, have to be at least an Intel i5-4590 or Amd FX 8350 or equivalent, while the minimum graphic card suggested is the Nvidia GTX 970 or Amd Radeon R9 290 and Ram have to be at least 8 GB. Above all, ninimum bandwith have to be 5 Mbps, but it’s better bandwith be 10 Mbps or over, what makes Sansar a more difficoult platform to access, for an average user, than the “old” Second Life.

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    An experience by Abramelin Wolfe

    The same Abramelin Wolfe thought how to make intriguing exploring the house, since it is plunged into darkness, with a little bit of light by some lantern to show you around, while the lamps sometimes are swirling, so you feel dizzy, and in the darknest corners lurk some paranormal hauntings that you’ll perceive even without the ghostbuster equipement which is abundant in the first room, however.

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    Add an audio full of rusting, footsteps, remote laughts along with labored breathing and the haunted house atmosphere is perfect and ideal to celebrate Halloween. All that remains is to suggest you to prove by yourself (it’s better with a VR headset than with a pc) to visit this location in Sansar and wait you for the next exploration.

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    Then if you wanna know how it will end for Sansar and virtual reality in general, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it, on Paper.li and also on Youtube).

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      Halloween pumpkin cover

      zucche di halloweenAt Halloween pumpkins are not just pumpkins, but come to life thanks to the creativity of some artists to become spirits and characters in the fantasy world of fairy tales.

      At Halloween pumpkins remember Jack o’ Lantern, according to legend, an Irish blacksmith stingy but cunning that one day met the devil at the pub and ended up selling his soul, but thanks to a series of tricks eventually achieved before another 10 years of life, then the promise that his soul would never go to hell.

      zucche di halloweenOnce dead Jack, refused from Paradise because of the sins committed, was also left out of Hell in the cold and dark, with only the “comfort” of a firebrand of Hell that since then brings a turnip (in the American tradition became a pumpkin) with the ember in, like a lamp, looking just at Halloween, the night when the world of the dead and that of the living can come into contact, a refuge for his eternal rest.

      Carved pumpkins serve as lanterns indicate that the houses that are not exhibiting the place where Jack can rest. They are angry or happy faces, grotesque or kind, lit from within, or simply carved in low relief, Halloween pumpkins are becoming a true art form among the most curious of all those related to virtual worlds and fantastic, look at the gallery of Mondivirtuali.it if you don’t believe us!

       

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        Halloween 2015Halloween 2015 is coming and like every year fills up with decorations real world and virtual ones, or digital if you prefer. In shops, not just sweets, is already swarming with carved pumpkins, fake cobwebs, skulls, bats and ghosts, on Pinterest the number of costumes and carved pumpkins growing constantly and on Second Life the usual photographic contest is back. In the end this carnival out of season, typical of the American tradition, but now spread around the world, is an excuse to admire the ability of content creators.

        Halloween 2015 On Linden Lab‘s platform (you can find the photographic contest rules following this link) you could for instance go to see the “haunted” sims, which you can find in a specific section of Destination Guide or you can follow the advice of those who have already visited some of the many sim set up for the occasion, not always with the “classicghosts, pumpkins and zombies and not just to trawl shops selling decorations and costumes for your avatar.

        Halloween 2015 In the case of Valyria, sim set up for Halloween 2015 by Calas Galadhon creators, you will find, for example, a fantasy-themed sim, that could remain online throughout the year (and I hope it remains so) without pumpkins which are also present in this period. You can visit Valyria with a convenient boat ride or along a country path which will take you to a portal, the ruins of an ancient city to visit left a pyramid (not unless they passed a cave infested with demons) or a dragon.

        Halloween 2015 Since a picture is worth a thousand words, let the pictures speak, but I suggest you take advantage of Halloween 2015 to enter Second Life and admire the imagination of many content creators still working in this virtual platform. If you wish to find out what we still reserve Halloween 2015, you just need to continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, even through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Pinterest, on Scoop.it e su Paper.li and also on Youtube, where among other things we mark the opening of a new channel of two young youtubers who are planning a surprise for Halloween: ThelandofgamesIDNF).

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          A “to be afraid” photo contest, that giving away 19 thousand lindens (about 63 euro at current exchange rates of VirWox.com) of which 5,000 will go to the winner, 3 thousand to the runner up and 1,000 to the third place along with a “Grand Prix” of10 thousand euros. This is the proposal of Linden Lab in order to celebrate Halloween and/or Dia de Los Muertos this year, in addition to the inclusion in the Destination Guide of some places particularly apt theme.

          SL Halloween contestTo enter the photo contest, please send between October 15 and November 22 a picture taken inside Second Life between  October 15 and November 8 “ Fa-BOO-lous tehemed” to upload in the Contest Landing Page. The images, which must be made ​​by a user of at least 18 and rated “General” in accordance with the guidelines for the type of content in Second Life, must be in the .jpg, .jpeg or .gif format and must not exceed 20MB in weight and can not already be used for any other promotions or shown to the public by any means.

          Linden Lab will not accept more than one image, so think carefully about what you want to enter the contest before proceeding to upload. For any further questions you can consult the rules of the photo contest while for any inspirations give you a hint: why not take a look at Second Lilfe Pic of the Day? Especially in these days there are really a lot of images suitable to celebrate Halloween / Dia de Los Muertos, so… good luck and may the best win!

          If you want to stay informed about the latest news about virtual worlds, not just Second Life, continue to follow Mondivirtuali.it, our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is even on Flickr, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li).

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          Utherverse Happy HalloweenIt’s not only Second Life to prepare itself to celebrate Halloween: even Utherverse, the “adult” virtual world (tecnically a massively multi-player online game, or MMO) with over 22 million registered players last June for Kzero created in 2003 by Brian Shuster, already known in Nineties as the “pop-up prince” (having invented banners an pop-up advs through which to monetize websites), announced the opening of 2014 Halloween Festival, which includes, inter alia, the “Halloween Maze runs” October 27-31 with gifts for all and an Halloween Costume Bash October 31 from 10 am to 6 pm.

          Utherverse logoBut there’s more: at Red Light Center 2.0, one of the over 100 thousand “commercial worlds” that populate Utherverse together with a million “private worlds” as stated by the same Shuster (according to whom before the Summer Utherverse had over 50 million registered users, more than Second Life, still at 38 million registered users for Shuster, at 40 millions for Kzero), which is the advanced version of the first places launched in 2004 in Utherverse (which by the way has even its own fanpage on Facebook), virtual copy of the red light district of Amstedam, has recently held a virtual fashion show and other already announced it.

          Note, however, that to participate in the events of Red Light Center 2.0 (Rlc2.0) scheduled for Halloween (but not only) you have to upgrade your basic account (free) to a “vip” account (pay), spending a minimum of 20 € per month. Money that probably will not get run over just to go to virtual costume bashes… Btw, if you want to know more about Utherverse and other virtual worlds you have just to follow site Mondivirtuali site, or our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li).

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            Happy Halloween

            SeHalloween movie Carpentercond part of our special dedicated to the ten films, including animated films, which more than any other have celebrated Halloween and its ghoulish characters. After having talked about the first five, here there are the other five. Have a nice reading and of course we welcome your comments or additional reports!

            In sixth place on our list of Halloween movies, cartoons and Tv shows, there is a classic of the horror genre as “Halloween”, low budget movie directed in 1978 by John Carpenter (director who has to his credit another cult movie: “Escape from New York”, film that made Kurt Russel famous in the role of Jena Plissken). The movie talk about the story of Michael Myers, a psychopathic serial killer who liked to kill the nights of Halloween who in the movie reaps five victims, precisely in the night of October 31, and seriously wounded a sixth person before being, apparently, killed in turn. It will not be the case, since the first was followed by ten more films always focus on the stories of Myers.

            Hocus PocusIf you don’t love the horror genre and prefer light-hearted and fun movies, you will love Hocus Pocus, a1993 story produced by Walt Disney which sees Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy interpret the role of the three Sanderson sisters, Salem witches  who were hanged in 1693 who on Halloween night to come back to life after 300 years trying to capture the children of Salem to suck their lifeblood. They will not succeed thanks to the intervention of a providential and enterprising black cat.

            Soul Eater pumpkinIn eighth place, we suggest a very peuliar Japanese manga : Soul Eater, born from the imagination of Atsushi Ohkubo which contains many references to the themes of Halloween (from witches to Jack O’ Lanterns, from zombie to assorted spirits). Pubblished in 2003 eand then made ​​into a TV series (an anime) in 2008, it was published in Italy by Panini Comics starting from 2009 while the anime was broadcast by Rai4 between 2010 and 2011. In addition to the obvious references, also graphics, on Halloween the series, which tells the story of a very particular school, directed by none other than Shinigami, the god of death, and located in the fictional town of Death City, where students are trained in the use of “weapons” to fight against the Kishin (a being who has been feeding the souls of innocent human reaching a demonic stage) is full of quotes ranging from Pink Floyd to Thor, from Frankenstein to famous criminals as Al Capone or Jack the Ripper.

            Addams Family dollsAs ninth we can not but quote a classic “evergreen”, The Addams Family, a curious cast of characters designed by Charles Addams which since the Thirties of the last century have been involved in three television series (broadcasted from 1964, from 1992 and from 1998), two series of cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera (originally as a spin off of the most famous Scooby Doo series, in 1972) four movies (premiered in 1977, in 1991, in 1993 and in 1998, this one only for home video market) and even a Broadway musical, from 2009. Needless to say that the Addams over the years have become protagonists also merchandising, ahaving among other things, saw Mattel produce a “Morticia” Barbie and a “Gomez” Ken (ie Addams couple) in 2000. There are also many video games dedicated to them between 1989 and 2001.

            Monster and CoTenth and final film on our list, Monster & Co., Pixar animated film of 2001, that tells the story of two cute monsters employed in the Monster Inc., Sulley and Mike, that will end up with the friends with a girl, Boo, despite having to craft frighten children. Award winning and blockbuster, Monster & Co, that actually does not refer specifically to Halloween but in general revolves around the concept of what it means to be “a monster”, ahd in 2013 (after the project had been suspended from 2005 to 2010) a  prequel, Monster University, which tells of the youth of his protagonists and their encounter at university. One, or rather two, “monster” stories great fun to enjoy with the family in front of the television, not only (but also) on the night of Halloween.

            If you liked our top 10 Halloween movies or would like to suggest who others do not have to comment here on the site Mondivirtuali, or on our account on Twitter and on our fanpage on Facebook (but remember: Mondivirtuali is also on Flickr, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li). We are waiting you!

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              Meryll Panthar HalloweenThis is Halloween, this is Halloween”, sing in chorus the citizens of Halloween Town in the imaginative Tim Burton‘s movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Like every year Halloween is leading many  Second Life and other virtual worlds creatives to realize new images, costumes, accessories and anything else to celebrate the feast of All Saints, as for instance did Meryll Panthar, artist of whom Mondivirtuali  recently told you who realized in this latest days some definitely “macabre” images, no less elegant than usual. But what are the ten films, including animated films, which more than any other have celebrated Halloween and its ghoulish characters, from vampires to demons, from ghosts to zombies, from witches to killers clowns? Let’s start with the first five.

              Chernabog HalloweenIn the first place it is impossible not to remember Fantasia, the famous masterpiece of Walt Disney which sees among its episodes “Night on Bald Mountain”, famous symphonic poem of Modest Petrovic Musorgskij. To be true Bald Mountain in Ucraina (and the composition refers to St. John’s Eve, i.e. a night between June 21 and June 25) and the Russian composer, inspired by some of the legends and folk tales, uses it as the background for an infernal Sabbath which sees various summoned spirits, witches and ghosts awakened by Chernabog, who is the Disney version of the Devil, one of the most impressive “villanis” ever created by the imagination of the father of Mickey Mouse, based on Slavic deity, whose name means black god. Chernabog has not been confined only in this famous film, but it has also made its appearance in both the video game series Kingdom Hearts, in some episodes of the cartoon series House of Mouse, in particular in the special Halloween of the series (Mickey’s House of Villain), where you can hear his voice, and even in a number of Dyland Dog (the 56th) appearing in one of the final tables of Tiziano Sclavi‘s toon.

              Nightmare before Christmas HalloweenThe second place goes to the right at the same The Nightmare Before Christmas, stop motion animation film of 1993 directed by Henry Selick created and produced by Tim Burton. In the movie is a Halloween pumpkin one of the doors that can be found at the base of the Trees of Festivities: one that allows entry into the magical world of Halloween Town, where live all the monsters of this Holiday, starting from the “Pumpkin King”, Jack Skeletron, that in an attempt to replace Santa Claus (or Sandy Claws in the “Halloweenian” version) ends up getting into trouble and take the risk to clear the same Christmas, before realizing the error (however, made ​​in good faith) release Santa Claus from Mr Oogie Boogie and devote himself to the feast of Halloween, happy that Halloween Town citizens have since come to understand also the true spirit of Christmas. Note that Halloween Town is one of several locations of the Kindgom Hearts game, versions in which appear “Halloweenian” versions of Donald, Goofy and Sally, that in the course of their mission will also meet Jack Skeletron and Mr Bau Bau.

              Simpsons HalloweenEach year the festival of Halloween also found the The Simpsons committed to celebrate it through the annual special “Treehouse of Horror”. The episode was introduced in the second season to be broadcast on time every year on the evening of October 31precisely on the evening of Halloween. The episodes are divided into three short stories in which the Simpsons are involved in stories completely disconnected from the main series and see them that often in the role of demons, witches, werewolves, zombies or other monsters. Are usually used for the “monster” characters whose features are closest to it (Mister Burns is a credible vampire) or on the contrary appear to the opposite (the very Christian Ned Flanders played none other than the part of Satan on Treehouse of Horror XVIII). This year for Treehouse of Horror XXV the Simpsons, in addition to various tributes to Stanley Kubrik, will meet multiple versions of themselves, each other similar to the protagonists of the animated series (from South Park  to Pokemon, from Minions of Despicable Me, to their version The Lego Movie-style, movie of which we have already spoken).

              Corpse Bride HalloweenThe fourth place is awarded to the “Corpse Bride”, another masterpiece of Tim Burton (and Mike Johnson) of 2005 which as The Nightmare Before Christmas is made in stop-motion, but in this case using digital cameras. Inspired by the jew-Russian version of an older Jewish folktale, the Corpse Bride is a film that does not quote directly Halloween, but harks back to many classic animation movies from Silly Symphony – The Skeleton Dance (made by Walt Disney in 1929) to Cinderella (always from Walt Disney), up to the same The Nightmare Before Christmas, with which the Corpse Bride seems to have in common at least the forest. The Victorian atmosphere, plenty of dead bodies and the presence of Bonejangles as “front skeletron” the jazz band that plays many songs for the soundtrack of the flim (realized as in The Nightmare Before Christmas by Danny Elfman) make the Corpse Bride an ideal movie for a “quiet evening of fear” in front of the television the night of October 31st.

              Sleepy Hollow HalloweenFifth place for “Sleepy Hollow”, another Tim Burton’s movie (always him!), this time of 1999, inspired by the novel “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by the American writer Washington Irving, of 1820. The headless horseman in the film played by Christopher Walken, wanders on Halloween night (in the original short story every night) on horseback in search of a head near the church and the cemetery of the sleepy valley. Research that (in the story) the knight turns into a hunt for the school teacher Ichabod Crane, that at the end he capture by throwing a “Jack O’ Lantern” (while in the film is Crane that returns the head, or rather the skull, to the ghost of the knight whom regained its original appearance is launched in the heart of the tree of the dead dragging into hell, with him, the evil Lady Van Tassel). The figure of the headless horseman had already enjoyed years before Walt Disney, whom in 1949 had achieved its own “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” putting it together “The Wind in the Willows” in the animated musical feature “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”. Since September 2013 Sleep Hollow has also become a television series broadcasted in America by Fox, set to the present day with Tom Mison in the role of a revived Ichabod Crane and the horseman who “reveals” himself to be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

              If you liked this first five movies related to Halloween, don’t miss the second part of our special with the last five Halloweenian movies. So keep an ey on Mondivirtuali on this site as well as through our account on Twitter and our fanpage on Facebook also (but remember: Mondivirtuali is even on Flickr, on Scoop.it and on Paper.li).

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              Halloween Graphic Dreams

              Halloween StarielIf love in all its nuances, from the tenderest to the most hot, in every kind and versions, is one of the themes celebrated by many graphic dreamers, is perhaps the spirit of Halloween, it will be for laugh, it will be to denounce certain violences that we get used to everyday life, by the way death and the macabre have their fans.

              So for once instead of talk about a single artist in the Graphic Dreams group on Koinup I want to point out some “horror” pictures among the most successful ones I’ve noticed recently in the group, from the image of Bark that we used as “cover” to this piece and that I find very funny (although technically is not part of the group’s image pool). Among the most recent pictures I point out to you some of Wise Sandalwood (graphic dreamer whom I have already reviewed for Mondivirtuali.it last september) dressed very “Halloween style” using some of the latest outfits of the latest collection of Solidea Folies skillfully mixed with other pieces, such as skins, various hats and necklaces, as is used to do Wise.

              Aliza Karu HalloweenIt ‘s all a picture of another kind the image of Stariel (a very interesting artist, I still I have to present to you) but that makes me think of the many pagan gods at the end of which the feast of All Saints has come to cover the traces in the collective memory after the advent of Christianity, but the echo of which revived from time to time in the sensitivity of some artists. It therefore seems to me equally “on theme” both with Halloween and with “graphic dreams” I’m usually looking for. Is with my pleasure that I point out to you also a beautiful and colorful image of Emms, “Happy Halloween” (that’s it!) an artist of whom I talked about over a year ago and which for some time now has come back to post regularly about her new images on Koinup, to the delight of all fans of graphic dreams.

              Among the graphic dreamers who use The Sims rather than Second Life as editor I want to point out to you Aria (which makes the best wishes of happy Halloween with this image), while returning to the Second Life fans I suggest you look at the images of Nak Exonar, Kanielle-Bellic and CapCat (obviously everyone has a lot of interesting pictures more than the one you suggest). I will conclude this review with a picture of VlaMlad, who typically uses as you know Twinity: maybe it’s not a “classicHalloween’s image, but it seemed to me sufficiently interesting and “dark” and whimsical to cite.

              A final curiosity: do you know who is Jenn Violetta? Many fans of graphic art will remember perfectly, but with regret I have not had time to present her “virtual” works, now removed from the web and rarely exposed in Second Life. It’s a pity, because despite the violence of many images really deserved to be admired. Have you guessed who is her or better the nickname than she used as she presented her “virtual“works? In the meantime have a Happy Halloween!

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              Frika Hallooween 2011 hunt

              Halloween 2011Halloween: it’s a time of parties, shows and gifts hunts throughout Second Life. Among the hundreds of possibilities we particularly mention one that seems very nice also because it marks the return to the virtual world of Linden Lab of a designer very skilled in creating skins and goth clothing (but not only) that are well suited to the night of “tricks or treats” and also throughout the year have the excellent of an handful cost of a few linden dollars, ie a few euro cents, so if you like it you can always have a way to change your avatar however you like at a cost affordable way (as you know in Second Life users can choose to stay basic, ie no subscription, and still have access everywhere with the only difference from a premium user that you can not “buy” land but only rent it from other players if you are interested).

              The Halloween 2011 hunt of Frika Frik started October 16 and will end on October 31 evening, so I suggest you hurry, it’s worth: in a few square meters (so great is the store Frika) you will find seven witch hats from 1 linden cost each of one filled with “tricks“. Plus you can always go shopping if you want truly low-cost. What are you waiting to press the teleport button below and to immediatly land at Frika?

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              Even Apple comes into play VR: Cupertino bought Faceshift, a Swiss startup that deals with “motion capture” to offer features and services that integrate and improve everyday life.