Find Romance and a whole lot more with the Valentine Primgraph

2/9/10  at 12:50 PM

The Primgraph: Issue 10 - coverWelcome to Issue 10 of The Primgraph - where the jazz is cool and the writing - and photography - hot!

This month we are taking a trip into the early twentieth century ... to visit New Toulouse - that jazzy region owned by the Duchess of Carnteigh herself, Gabrielle Riel, the Nightingale of Radio Riel and Prim Minister of Edison ... who has built up a phenomenal diverse portfolio in the Second Life World.

Miss Ceejay Writer explores New Toulouse, while Mr Onyx Plutonian talks to the Prim Minister herself about her varied career.

And in contrast to New Toulouse, Mr Raven Haalan visits a very different and fascinating region in Berlin, an area set in the Weimar Republic - that short, doomed flowering of expressionist culture in post World War 1 Germany. And to compliment this, Miss Riven Homewood and Mr Jvstin Tomorrow explore different aspect of the Jazz Age and the Lost Generation.

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It's also our Valentine Issue and we have a wealth of articles about this! Readers have sent us their Valentine greetings - and you can have fun guessing whether any of them are addressed to YOU - and if they are, who sent them! In addition, Kittie Munro has compiled some suggestions of delicious gifts for your inamorato or inamorata.

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Miss Emily Lockhart contributes an History of Valentines, and Frau Lowey is on hand to proffer advice on the correct etiquette to enable you to pursue a Valentine courtship in the Steamlands - and we think you will enjoy the ... ah ... graphic illustrations that accompany this.

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The Primgraph: Issue 10 - inside pageWe have two interviews with creatives this month. Lunata Lupino produces some of the most beautiful flowers in Second Life, painstakingly hand-painted, and Viv Trafalgar paid her a visit to find out more about her delicate artistry. Jema Hewitt is one of the UK's leading jewellery-makers and costumiers, and she talks to me about her work - and shows us some wonderful examples - including an inworld adaption!

A page from The Quest from the Golden Prim in Issue 10 of The Primgraph And we have Episode 5 of our exciting new web comic - The Quest for the Golden Prim. We catch up with Miss Emily Lockhart, our intrepid cub reporter, who will let nothing stand in the way of getting a a good story for The Primgraph. And we find out what lies behind the Librarian's claim that our heroine Nan is the heiress to the secrets of the Golden Prim as he reveals a mysterious diary that has come into his possession. We see the preparations being made for the dangerous voyage ahead ... and our hero Ralph faces an agonising choice when he encounters his Commander.

The Primgraph: Issue 10 - inside pageAnd for the first time we have an exciting new feature ... Lost Chapters from Great Novels. Mr Mako Kungfu's extensive researches have revealed some unexpected early drafts of novels that are well-known, and he is proposing to share them with us over the coming issues. We start with the first of these ... Little Women, Big Wolves.

On the subject of fashion, we have a review of Valentine fashion by the Duchess of Carnteigh herself, while Miss Kembri Tomsen has a fascinating history of gloves, and Miss Naergilien Wunderlich provides an enthralling guide to love tokens through the ages.

Mr Onyx Plutonian has visited our library of the month - The Toussaint L'Ouverture Library of New Toulouse - and he brings us a fascinating account of this delightful place.

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We have more of our classic serial, The Mysteries of London, and a further extract from London Labour and the London Poor - this month telling us of the Street-Sellers of Stationery, Literature, and the Fine Arts - as well as News from around the Steamlands and other vintage sims.

So, with no shortage of fascinating articles and beautiful illustrations supplied by our brilliantly talented team, we welcome you to this tenth issue of The Primgraph.

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How do I get my copy of The Primgraph?

The Primgraph: Issue 10 - inside pageWell, there are various ways to get The Primgraph!

Best of all, you can join our Subscribe-o-Matic group, which will deliever the magazine to you automatically when it is published. The Subscribe-o-Matic kiosks are located in historical and steampunk sims across Second Life (for example, you’ll find ones at all the Caledon infohubs). And if you can’t find one in your favourite sim, why not ask the owner to install one?

You will also find them at the Prim Perfect offices in Oliveto.

For a short time, it will be available through XStreet (just search on the site for Prim Perfect). This will deliver you a copy in the form of a Thinc book that you can rez and read inworld. However, we will shortly be closing our XStreet Store and moving to another internet based porovider, as we are not prepared, for a magazine that is free at point of delivery, to pay the listing charge being asked of us by Linden Lab.

But if you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices too. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 10 here – and please do leave a comment!

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But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.

So, really, you have no excuse for not reading The Pimgraph. In fact, why aren’t you reading it now?

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