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Welcome to the newspaper for the citizens of Second Life's Bellisseria!

Fourth Edition

07.14.2019

Mental Health

Bryce Sun & Scottish Sarah (hawksea80)

During the amazing JulyFest event I had the honor of meeting Sarah at her booth for Bellisseria Mental Health. She allowed me to serve her by helping her fine tune her logo for the event and her booth, and from that something truly amazing has begun. We are now sharing our newspaper space with her to provide a home and safe space for the mission of this group. 

People join Second Life for many reasons, some of those reasons include finding a safe outlet for dealing with mental health issues; from depression to PTSD & CPTSD, the virtual reality environment allows for healing in many cases. 

The B.M.H group is now working on having regular meetings and support and are currently located upstairs at The Bellisserian Newspaper home on Standard. 

Please reach out to Scottish Sarah (hawksea80) if you would like to get involved. She is in the GMT time zone, and would love some help getting things going. 

One way is this survey to help find out the best way to serve the community: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N63RHF2

Come along to the First Meeting to be held on Saturday at 2PM SLT in the Newspaper office!
 

 

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Bellisseria Animals

Kaos (kitten.kaos)

Bellisseria is home not just to the amazing flora created by our industrious Moles and the burgeoning population of  humanoid-ish AVs, but also to fauna. Some of these animals are wild, while others are domesticated.

 

To get a critter's eye view of Bellisseria, this intrepid Kitten (not actually a kitten) set out with a sack full of various treats and some soft blankies to entice interviews with some of Bellisseria's animal residents, of both the well-known and shy varieties.

 

These interview answers are given for each fuzz face according to name, moniker or species designation alphabetically.

Balgaire

Balgaire

Photo Credits: Balgaire

Bella by Willow Tenage

Bella by Willow Tenage

Photo Credits: Bella by Willow Tenage

Bella by Willow Tenage

Bella by Willow Tenage

Photo Credits: Bella by Willow Tenage Bella relaxing behind Everfaire Coffee Shop

Elfie the Fox

Elfie the Fox

Photo Credits: Elfie

SquirrelyT

SquirrelyT

Photo Credits: Eva

Luscious and Monika Foxy

Luscious and Monika Foxy

Photo Credits: Kaos

Bellisseria_Hamster

Bellisseria_Hamster

Photo Credits: Bellisseria Hamster

Bellisseria is home not just to the amazing flora created by our industrious Moles and the burgeoning population of  humanoid-ish AVs, but also to fauna. Some of these animals are wild, while others are domesticated.

 

To get a critter's eye view of Bellisseria, this intrepid Kitten (not actually a kitten) set out with a sack full of various treats and some soft blankies to entice interviews with some of Bellisseria's animal residents, of both the well-known and shy varieties.

 

These interview answers are given for each fuzz face according to name, moniker or species designation alphabetically.

 

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As an animal, what attracted you to Bellisseria?

 

Balgaire (Original Bellisseria fox): The largeness of it all, all the spots to chill at and people watch.

 

Bella the Greyt (greyhound): My human came here with the first round of homes. Instantly, I knew Bellisseria was different. For one thing, we had a yard! My own yard! I think that was my favorite part. After a while, I decided to explore and see what others did with their own yards. It's so pretty here. Lots of parks for naps.

 

Elfie (a shy fox): The many beautiful shady trees to curl up under.

 

Hamster (the Bellisseria Hamster): Hamster noticed there were a few animals living here and looooved that it could be a community for all living things !

Foxy Luscious (a kitsune by reputation): Many houses with green space and trees and hedges and rocks in between means abundant small food. No ban lines and friendly humans means good human food. Peaceful and beautiful place to roam and hunt and sleep. Not full of rocks and buildings like main land.

 

(Reporter's note: for the Bellisseria Squirrel, Evangeline Ling graciously volunteered to translate as she knows Squirrel intimately enough to overcome both Squirrel's  lack of attention span and conversational English)

 

Bellisseria Squirrel (non evil twin): Evangeline Ling:  Ok Squirrel, as an animal, what attracted you to Bellisseria?

 

*Scratching her head with her back paw a little hearing a bunch of words as her human smiles at her... she hears the one word she understands "Squirrel" then does a bit of a spin in Eva's lap before pulling at a little plastic baggy filled with an assortment of nuts until the bag breaks and the tasty mix spills all over the place... Eva just shoots the Squirrel a smile as she writes...* "Let's just say the Squirrel is here for the large assortment of nuts in Bellisseria"

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How have the residents in Bellisseria responded to you?

 

Balgaire:  Good, meet a lot of nice people and animals. Made some new friends in the process!

 

Bella:  Everyone has been so friendly and outgoing. So many ear scritches and treats! Some people kept their distance, and I respected that. I knew greyhounds are big dogs and some are not comfortable with that. I try not to scare people. I will wag my tail and give them a smile to show I am friendly.

 

Elfie: I've only encountered very few since I'm a very shy fox. The few I've come across seem very surprised to see me in their wanderings.

 

Hamster: Hoomans have been very nice to Hamster. Some even grow carrots for me. <3

 

Luscious: Everyone friendly. Humans not mean or chase us away. Some even let us come in homes out of rain and stay dry and warm.

 

Squirrel: *Eva waits for an answer but Bellisseria Squirrel is largely just happy to be eating nuts out of her lap at the moment...* Eva writes down "Lets just say everyone tends to feed her... A LOT"

 

 

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What's been the most fun you've had so far?

 

Balgaire: Bumping into the Bellisseria Riding Club and running around the continent on their ride. Also making friends with the original Bellisseria squirrel!

 

Bella: Besides my naps in the sun behind the coffee shop or on a beach? I guess it would be when I saw someone with a horse at the birthday party. I actually caught up to them! Pretty good for a retired racer, I think. I had a wonderful chat with the human, Willow. She is so sweet.

 

Elfie: Exploring Bellisseria has been the funnest experience because there is so much to see.

 

Hamster: Going to DJ parties. Hamster loves to shake her fuzzy butt.

 

Luscious: Having human floating water house. Well, was owned by cat before cat moved and gave us. Nice soft things to sleep on. Keeps us warm and dry. Like sound of water and house rocking on water. Some nice humans bring us food too. Also tasty crabs all over the beach behind floating house. Good music too--don't know how music there, but good music. Makes us happy.

 

Squirrel:  Eva asks "Squirrel, what's been the most fun you've had so far?  Actually I think I can answer that one for you... I'm pretty sure I saw you spending nearly the entire week last week at SL16B collecting Linden and Mole BEARS..."

 

*Bellisseria Squirrel perks up from her pile of nuts and runs across the yard to a stacked up pile of 26 Linden and Mole Bears pulling at one of them until she lays it by Eva's feet... Picking it up Eva looks at it....* "Patch Linden bear.... awww Squirrel did you get to meet Patch Linden? How cool is that?" Perking right up Squirrel just stands there swishing her tail back and forth proudly

 

 

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How have your interactions with other animals in Belli been?

 

Balgaire: Great! We get along and no one has eaten each other. :P

 

Bella: The first that I met was the infamous Squirrel. I made sure that she knew that I was friendly. I wouldn't chase her unless it was a game we were playing. She shared her cookies with me. Fuzzy, the Bellisseria Hamster, is a friend, too! She doesn't find me scary at all. The cats have steered clear of me, I think they are still afraid because of the whole dogs & cats thing.

 

Elfie: I've yet to encounter other animals.

 

Hamster: Amazing and very welcoming.

 

Luscious: Other animals fun and nice. We don't hunt any of the big animals who talk and have names like us. There's so much small food and human food that we just want to be friends with other animals. Beaver kinda scares us though. Talks loud and swings around human tools. But still nice more than scary.

 

Squirrel: Eva says "Squirrel, how have your interactions with other animals in Belli been? You know... like your friends Balgaire and Bella... aren't you friends with those cats too?"

 

*Bellisseria Squirrel hears the words CATS and immediately goes to the defensive... jumps out of Eva's lap... makes a mad dash to her oak tree and dives into a little carved out nook in the tree... a few seconds later she comes right back out holding a Pickle on a stick and vigilantly looks around for any signs of cats... Eva licks the end of her pen before writing down...* "Squirrel LOVES all the animals of Belli... with the exception of the cats"

 

 

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Have there been ways you think the Bellisseria community could improve for animals?

 

Balgaire: More forest! But that is more of Linden thing. :) But for the residents, more noms!

 

Bella: So far I have been pretty content here. Lots of naps and ear scritches and treats. Oooh! Maybe a pet center? Someplace the pets can hang out, and if there are ones that are looking for their fur-ever home, the humans could come see them, too.

 

Elfie: Sometimes it feels like the community is very closed off to newcomers and that can be difficult for shy animals and people alike. I don't know how that can improve to be honest.

 

Hamster: Welp .. Hamster has a HUGE plan to make the "Bellisseria Animal Sanctuary" at her home. A safe haven for Belli animals and a nice place to nap or munch on some treats.

 

Luscious: No throw human food in barrels. Plenty animals would enjoy. Just put out near hedges if you don't want it. We find it.

 

Squirrel: Eva says "Ok Squirrel... have there been ways you think the Bellisseria community could improve for animals?"

 

*Squirrel doesn't seem to get the question but instead decides to hop up on a nearby sofa before falling straight through the cushion seemingly disappearing through it.... Eva watches her and has one of those lightbulb moments...* "I get it Squirrel, I totally get that... Squirrel wants people to remember that phantom furniture is NOT the friend of Belli animals"

 

 

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What do you hope for the future of the Animal community in Bellisseria?

 

Balgaire: To see more of us out and about, maybe have a few get-togethers in the future.

 

Bella: That we're here for a long, long time.

 

Elfie: That is becomes easier to become more involved for all animals of Bellisseria.

 

Hamster: Hamster hopes that one day Belli Animals will rule the continent... OR maybe just get spoiled rotten by all the hoomans.

 

Luscious: That more humans friendly and no yell at us for sleeping on soft things in their yards. That more humans realize we just being friends when we come up close. We all same. We all want happy.

 

Squirrel: Eva says "Ok Squirrel last one: I know your attention span is running thin... What do you hope for the future of the Animal community in Belli?"

 

*Bellisseria Squirrel turns to Eva... then from behind the bushes hears a distinct "MEOW" and then she flies right out of Eva's lap through the hedges presumably off for another night of taunting cats as Eva just shrugs her shoulders and puts pen to paper one last time...* "I'm just gonna assume Bellisseria Squirrel is a happy critter who is just hoping for more animals to go run off and taunt."

 

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And with that I realized that the animals of Bellisseria, while happy to indulge my reporter's curiosity, had more important matters to attend to: sunbeams to roll in, dust bunnies to chase, and treats they needed to remind the hoomans they were owed as their due.

 

So I conclude here with a thought I've oft had, dear reader: some of the best *people* are animals, maybe most especially in Bellisseria.

JULYFEST!

Staff update

The Bellisseria Planning commission did a great job at hosting the one of the first public events at the fairgrounds! With loads of community booths and fun rides, music and sites to see... fun was had by all! Check out the JulyFest album that Kaos filled up with great memories of the event HERE!

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Fishing Tourney!!

Bebe Crannock (fairlyprincess)

Week of June 23, 2019 Fishing Report

Marcin Marhammer beats the twilight to get his day's catch weighed in at the fishing lodge north of Bellisseria.  A 28.03 lb Salmon big enough to take 3rd Place, WTG!

Weekly Whoppers:
Elizabeth Lethecus    Tuna                 40.3 lbs      Falconbridge, Blake Sea
Tegen Barzane           Tuna                 29.71 lbs    Talakin, North Satori
Marhammer               Atl Salmon      28.05 lbs    Becalmed, South Sansara

 

Tournament Results:
Elizabeth Lethecus    2026.13 lbs
Tegen Barzane            323.34 lbs
Marhammer                 308.16 lbs
WillowTenage               202.03 lbs
Eliza Cabassoun            79.65 lbs
Jukeli                             56.42 lbs
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Week of June 30, 2019 Fishing Report

Marine Biologist North Crannock tests the fishery at SLB Spellbound.

Weekly Whoppers:
Elizabeth Lethecus        Swordfish          42.14 lbs       Falconbridge, Blake Sea
Raddick Szymborska     Chinook             39.33 lbs       Duryea, Sansara Seas
Willow Tennage              King Mackerel    19.66 lbs      Ghoel, North Corsica

Tournament Results:
Elizabeth Lethecus        872.66 lbs
Willow Tenage               262.19 lbs
Bjoyful                          167.55 lbs
Jukeli                             114.77 lbs
Raddick Szymborska     107.41 lbs
Christy McLaglen             79.00 lbs
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Week of July 7, 2019 Fishing Report   

Willow Tenage looks cool in the summer heat landing her trophy marlin!

Weekly Whoppers:
Willow Tenage              Marlin            48.40 lbs       Ghoel, North Corsica
Christy McLaglen          Atl Salmon     42.84 lbs       Reynolds Hollow
Elizabeth Lethecus       Tuna               40.29 lbs      Falconbridge, Blake Sea 


Tournament Results:
Elizabeth Lethecus          1172.47 lbs
Willow Tenage                  372.04 lbs
Morena Tully                    216.97 lbs
Monroe Czeret                122.30 lbs
Christy McLaglen             109.78 lbs
Tegen Barzane                  87.12 lbs

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The Bellisserian Welcomes You Raffle!

Kaos (Baphometrix) & Bryce Sun

ROUND 2 : It is time again!!!

 

Several of our readers are homeless while they wait and click F5 on their browsers for any homes or house boats that come available. The Bellisserian wants to help!

 

We have one Bellisserian Houseboat and one Hetercera Houseboat available for temporary housing for 2 lucky raffle winners for one month! 

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1st Prize: The Bell Dwell Guest House: Dockside (77,19,22)

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2nd Prize: The Bellisserian Shelter: Increta (7,40,22)

RULES AND INFO:

 

1st Place prize: Stay at the Official Bellisserian Guest Houseboat in Bellisseria for a month (or until your F5 mojo coughs up a permanent home in fair Bellisseria)

 

2nd Place prize: Stay at our second Bellisserian Guest Houseboat in Heterocera on a protected waterway (hey, it's a chance to practice living in a houseboat & it's free. You're welcome :p ) and we look forward to having you as our neighbors!

Both are unfurnished and you have 351 prims to use at the Bell Dwell and just a few less at Heterocera since we are providing the housebaot and some privacy. But they are yours to use as you like for that month!

Click below with the account you want to enter, one entry per month, contest running all summer!

Deadline for Round 2 is Friday, July 19th 11:59 SLT.

The winners will be announced Saturday, July 20th and will be able to move in that day and stay for 30 days!

Then we do it again!

Contest winners are:

1st place : bitsy buccaneer

2nd place: Teetah Beck

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