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Screenshot 2022-10-31 at 21.53.04The Gazette is hosted by, which has been experiencing technical issues in the last week, associated with migration to new servers.

The site (and therefore The Gazette and The Parade of Homes Review) is now running again but until today there were still glitches which prevented some images from loading.

We can only apologise for this. Typepad is assuring all of its users that the problems will be resolved as soon as possible.

UPDATE: As of today, 4th November, the site appears to be working normally again, so we'll un-pin this notice from the top of the page after successful publication of tomorrow's edition of The Gazette

The Great Wall Tour | Mt Campion Photography Tour | Events & Announcements | New Locations


The Bellisserian Embassy in Heterocera invites you to a new exploration tour. This time a classic and real cultural grid heritage site will be the destination: the Great Wall of Heterocera. The tour first involves a train ride to Amelia and then a helicopter flight from the airfield there, crossing the inner atoll to Horisme. The tour group will  then travel by bus and off-road vehicle along the Great Wall through twelve regions.
The journey will provide great views of the regions of the western Heterocera and great opportunities for fantastic photographs. From the end of the Great Wall in Athetis, it will continue along the High Mountain Route 6 to Sabre. Route 6 offers many beautiful views and attractions to explore.
In Sabre, four-legged friends will await all travellers and the descent by horseback will go to Sabre SLRR Station. Nearby, an Irish pub invites you to stop and wash the dust of the country road from your throat. Her Excellency Dariah Raynier, Hon. Ambassador to Heterocera, told The Gazette;
Sometimes we don't really notice the old things that seem to have been there forever Together with H.E. Yukiko Yeshto, I'm delighted to offer a tour that lets you experience the old in a new way by rail, air, bus and horse.
Yukiko Yeshto and Dariah Raynier are looking forward to doing this tour with the citizens and friends of Bellisseria and Heterocera. After the tour, an information card can be provided so that everyone can explore the highlights of the tour on their own again.

The tour is scheduled to last one to one-and-a-half hours. It starts at 12pm SLT on November 5th from the station at Tersa. Please watch out in the group notices for further information.
Article & Photos by H.E. Dariah Raynier


Photography Tour SignMount Campion National Forest has announced its first ever Photography tour. This will be different from the usual park tours, because the emphasis is on SL photography and taking pictures of their scenic park.

The tour will begin at 8:00 AM SLT on Sunday Oct 30 at the Mount Campion Art Gallery.

It will start with a short lesson from WrenNoir Cerise, who is the co-founder and co-instructor of Visionaire’s Institute of Photography. Visionaire has been training people in SL photography for years, and has turned out a lot of outstanding and skilled photographers. Wren’s talk will be on SL voice only (no text in local chat), and the topic is “Taking Nice Pictures.”

After Wren’s talk, the tour of the park will continue, taking in five particularly scenic areas and giving people ten to fifteen minutes at each location to take pictures. This part of the tour is expect to last approximately 90 minutes. Information will be provided about each location in local chat if there is anyone who is unable to hear SL voice.

People are invited to submit some of the pictures they take during the tour for display in the park's gallery. If you are unable to do the tour, you can still take pictures and submit them at the gallery's mailbox.

Article & Photo by Ranger Teresa Firelight


If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'd be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.

Hammieween ends on October 31st but that means you've still time to check it out and attend one of the events, including the grand party for the closing. Everyone loves the Hammies, even when they're being spooky, so go check them out. Access via the witch's door at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds

Saturday, 29 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Alex Hammieween III Party!
Sunday, 30 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Fuyuko Hammieween III Party!
Monday, 31 October 12:00 – 3:00pm DJ Stephanie Hammieween III Closing Party!



The Gazette and the Parade of Homes Review are published using, a hosted blogging service. Your editor has been using it (for his RL blog) since September 2006 and it's always been reliable. Of late however, following a migration to new servers, there have been technical issues and we've noticed in the Citizens Group chat, for example, that some of you have had problems getting to us. We do apologise.

Screenshot 2022-10-28 at 11.38.11We've filed support tickets and we're assured the problems are being corrected. Please be patient in the meantime and don't forget to check back later if you have any further difficulties.


If you're a fitness enthusiast with transporter phobia, you'll have been wondering how to visit the gym and mini golf course etc. at Ashworth. Today we have good news for you as Ashworth Heliport has opened. Let's face it, Second Life® is even more fun when you get into air, sea, road and rail transport. TPs are a banal at best, nauseating at worst, mode of transport.

Speaking of transport, there's a friendly biker club to be found in Nautilus called Lele Air & Space. Also to be found in Nautilus is Ho'onanea Club & Marina. Both locations are now issuing our passport stamps to be sure to record your visit officially when checking them out. 

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Parade of Homes News | Events & Announcements | New Locations


PoH Hud_001If you have a house featured in the Parade of Homes or a Bellisserian faux-business (e.g. an art gallery or cafe) featured as a Resident-Owned Place of Interest, you can now obtain the appropriate sign to display at your property from the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy Headquarters at Swordfish.

As you enter the front door turn right and enter the room ahead of you where you'll find a dispenser labeled BBB's PoH/OH HUD. This now additionally delivers an object named PoH Yard Sign Package Delivery. Adding this object as a HUD temporarily will give you a folder with both types of yard sign and a How To notecard.

Please be sure to place the appropriate sign near the landing spot for your location in the PoH database. 

If your home or place of interest doesn't feature yet, the application form is here


Hammieween continues in the special spooky location accessed via the witch's door at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds. Here is the schedule of events for this week. Don't forget to collect the special limited-edition stamp, available only during the event, which ends on October 31. 

Saturday, 22 October 1:00 – 3:00pm DJ Freddie Hammieween III Party!
Sunday, 23 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Dulcinea Hammieween III Party!
Tuesday, 25 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Giselle Hammieween III Party!
Thursday, 27 October 2:00 – 4:00pm DJ Matti Hammieween III Party!
Saturday, 29 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Alex Hammieween III Party!
Sunday, 30 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Fuyuko Hammieween III Party!
Monday, 31 October 12:00 – 3:00pm DJ Stephanie Hammieween III Closing Party!



Those of you who enjoyed last January's second birthday celebration for the Bellisserian Bureau of Bureaucracy will be happy to know that discussions are underway about the possibility of staging BBB3B next year. Watch this space for any official announcement in due course. 


Ashworth is becoming the place to go in Second Life® for physical recreation. Last week, a fitness centre opened there. This week, is mini-golf your thing? If not  there's also a tennis court and a bowling alley.

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New Ambassador's Inauguration Ball | Jeogeot: Origins & Etymology | Declutter your SL | Map of Bellisseria | Parade of Homes Review | Events & Announcements | New Locations


Screenshot 2022-10-12 at 10.51.02The great, the good and the the rest of us assembled at the Bellisserian Embassy in Jeogeot last Tuesday at noon SLT. Overcoming a technical hitch which required her to find another computer to log in, the new ambassador finally arrived. BBB CEO and founder, Boo Rojyo welcomed us all and introduced Abnor Mole, who had the enormous key to the embassy to present to the new ambassador. He must have been happy he had an inventory, rather than just pockets, in which to carry such a big object to the event. 

Abnor's speech revealed his local connection;

The very first land I ever owned was on Jeogeot ... up around Doomaekkot I think. That was waaaay back in the day when it still had that new region smell. I'm not sure what that smell was, but it was new. Eventually I sold the land for a good price and moved to a different area, but it's still where it all started for me. Does that make me a Doomaekkoter? A Jeogeotian? Is that is even a thing? We're all residents in the end no matter where we are from or where we choose to live. And that is the point really. Something I hope Bel and the embassy here will help to foster. And with that, I declare this Embassy open and, Bel, I present you with the key.

Bel thanked Abnor and welcomed us all, saying – to riotous applause in text; 

It is my goal to integrate Jeogeot with Bellisseria and vice versa. I have found Jeogeotians who are ready and willing to help with that effort. I am more than a little bit excited at being given the opportunity to return as Ambassador to Jeogeot. As Ambassador, I want to integrate the things that Jeogeot has to offer and is known for. And to integrate the things that Bellisseria has to offer to all of Second Life®.

Declaring the embassy open once again, Bel led the guests to a charming outdoor dance floor, where the festivities continued in high style for some considerable time.

We at The Gazette and all her former colleagues at the BBB are delighted to have Bel as the latest member of the Bellisserian Corps Diplomatique and look forward to working with her again.

Article & Photographs by Dave | Additional Photography by Robert Rhodan


Abnor Mole's use of the word Jeogeotian at Bel's inauguration ceremony raised the thorny old question of the correct pronunciation of Jeogeot. There is an interesting post on this subject on the Community Forums by resident SarahKB7Koskinen.

Screenshot 2022-10-12 at 22.42.38Jeogeot was meant to be – and was sometimes known as – the Korean Continent. The Lindens seem at some point to have envisaged residents congregating in SL according to their RL origins. In the same way, for example, Satori was meant to be – and was sometimes called – the Japanese Continent.

Residents never bought into that idea and – with the assistance of translation software – SL is delightfully diverse. That's one of its attractions to many of us – hanging out with virtual neighbours who might be from anywhere in RL.

Ye Known Worlde SL_001The name of the continent is therefore meant to be Korean. According to Jack Linden's early map of SL in the New Kadath Lighthouse Gallery (a fascinating cartography collection, which we highly recommend)  Jeogeot is 지구 in Korean.  지구 means earth, district, zone or area and is usually transcribed as Jigu in the Latin alphabet (ph. chee-goo). 

That would make Abnor phonetically a chee-goo-shun. However Jeogeot is not the same as Jigu. It's an inaccurate transcription of 지구. In her post on the Community Forum, Sarah theorised that;

"jigu" had been deliberately misspelled into the fictitious English-language name Jeogeot by a very creative Linden map maker. He probably changed Jigu's first "jig" syllable into Jeog, and used a J in place of that very asian "tzch" sound that doesn't really exist in the English language. Similarly, the second "u" syllable became "eot", and adding a silent letter T to its end to make it more "exotic" looking when read, perhaps a bit like the "eot" in Peugeot, the French car manufacturer.

Alternatively perhaps the intention was to call the continent Jeogeo, a Korean word explained in this educational video. In which case it means "that, over there", which would make some sense if you were standing on another SL continent when you named this new one!

Anyway, without the benefit of Sarah's research or the ability to read the Korean text on Jack's map, most of us had always favoured a pronunciation more like Jo-Jo or JoJot, which would make Abnor a jo-jo-shun or a jo-jot-ian.

New Kadath_001Interestingly, the New Kadath exhibition of SL Maps states very definitely (though we don't accept definitively) that it's pronounced Juh-Gut, which would make Abnor a JuhguttianAs it's a made-up name in a made-up world, who's to say what's right?

Without access to the unknown Linden who devised the name, perhaps we shall never know. Reader, if you are that Linden, or have any better information, please let us know in the comments! If you speak Japanese and can tell us the meaning of the Japanese name for Satori on Jack's map, we'd love to hear from you too. 

Article by Dave, with acknowledgement to SarahKB7Koskinen for her research and to AmandaT Tamatzui for finding the Jeogeo video.


There are times when neighbours put out things we really don't want to look at. They could be eyesores (really ugly stuff) or clutter (stuff that doesn't seem to belong). This kind of stuff can ruin our view. The good news is that - in Second Life® - you don't have to live with it.

If you use the Firestorm viewer, you can permanently remove clutter that ruins your view by derendering and blacklisting. This is a simple process when the clutter is only one or two objects. Just right-click the offending items and select either Derender or Derender+Blacklist. Derender is temporary and the objects will be redrawn if you leave and come back. However, Derender+Blacklist removes them permanently – unless you choose to take them off your Asset Blacklist.

Clicking the offending objects one at a time is hard work when there is a bunch of objects to remove. Fortunately, there is an easier way:

  1. Edit one of the clutter objects to get the owner's name.
  2. Open Area Search (World-> Area Search)
  3. Select Filter tab and uncheck "Neighboring Regions" from Exclude Objects
  4. Select Find tab and put the name from step 1 into Owner field
  5. Hit the search button
  6. Search takes you to the list tab and gives you a list of items. Right-click on any of them and choose Select All
  7. Right-click again and select Blacklist
Occasionally you have to repeat the process to get rid of all the objects. If there are multiple owners, you will need to repeat it at least once for each owner.
Finally, if you want to restore items you have blacklisted, select World->Asset Blacklist.
This article was originally written as a notice for Mount Campion National Park.
Article & Photographs by Teresa Firelight


Bellisseria 2022It's not easy keeping up to date with the development of Bellisseria. The Lindens and Moles are busy adding and landscaping regions and building new homes in various styles. His Excellency Freddie Harrington, Hon. Ambassador to Nautilus made an updated map recently and, with the help of some brainstorming on the BBB Discord Channel, your Editor came up with some (we hope) helpful labels to guide your explorations. If you have suggested improvements to the legends, please drop a notecard on Dave (lord.junibalya) in-world or use the email link under Contact Us in the sidebar.

If you come up with your own maps, we'll be happy to publish them. Our ultimate goal is to make exploration in SL easier and more fun!

Cartography by H.E. Freddie Harrington | Legend by Dave


Our very own Robert, stamp designer and HTML guru for the BBB, has been doing amazing work over at our sister publication, the Bellisseria Parade of Homes Review.

The Review was established by Prudence Anton as a service for her Bellisseria Parade of Homes group, whose house-proud, design-savvy members open their homes to all-comers and proudly display "Open House" signs to welcome visitors. The Review was first published when the Parade of Homes Group became part of the BBB.

Since Pru stepped down from the BBB and PoH, Robert has updated the online listings of properties, incorporated those from other similar groups in-world and created an application form, which allows for owners to add more information and photographs to their entries. He has also automated it so each new home and its associated information no longer needs to be painstakingly added to the listings directory by hand.

If you are looking for inspiration for your own home decoration – in-world or in RL – you could do worse than browse the listings and visit the homes that catch your eye. One recent change is that applications are now accepted from homes anywhere in SL, not just in Bellisseria.

Teresa Firelight, another BBB stalwart, has taken on the editorial role at the Review and is publishing occasional interesting articles about home design. Her latest post – Decorating a Houseboat – features her newly-acquired home on the Squishy Pickle sandbanks, which makes her a welcome new neighbour of your Editor.


If you have one of our stamp terminals at your place and you're having an event there or would like to make any other announcement, just let us know and we'd be happy to feature it here. Please drop a notecard on the Editor Dave (Lord.Junibalya) in-world or use the Email the Editor link in the sidebar to send us your information, posters or photos.
The Bellisseria Animal Sanctuary Presents
At The Bellisseria Fairgrounds
October 15th - October 31st. 
Dat's right we are back for another Halloween celebration! We have created a brand new space this year with some fun features such as:
  • A custom, limited edition stamp for the event
  • A spookeh camping area to enjoy with your fiends ... Whooopsie! We mean friends!
  • The MadPea Trick or Treat Trail Game for 2-6 players!
  • A Halloween Trivia game
  • Special Edition Hammieween Bento Lanterns in Hooman and Hamster versions. They should also fit Dinkies etc.
  • A creeptacular buffet for all your Halloween munchies! 
  • And last but not least. "The Ghost Magician Hammieween Hunt"! 

The hunt will consist of "13" special prizes for you to find and collect. All prizes are copy/mod no trans. And range from 1-3 LI. There will be a hunt object example rezzed so yew know what to look for!  

We will also be showcasing some of Belli's awesome DJ's, including some new additions!! We haz listed their schedules below! 

Saturday, 15 October 12:00 – 3:00pm DJ Hammie Hammieween III Opening Party!
Sunday, 16 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Fuyuko Hammieween III Party!
Tuesday, 18 October 1:00 – 3:00pm DJ Suzen Juel Hammieween III Party!
Thursday, 20 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Chucky  Hammieween III Party!
Saturday, 22 October 1:00 – 3:00pm DJ Freddie Hammieween III Party!
Sunday, 23 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Dulcinea Hammieween III Party!
Tuesday, 25 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Giselle Hammieween III Party!
Thursday, 27 October 2:00 – 4:00pm DJ Matti Hammieween III Party!
Saturday, 29 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Alex Hammieween III Party!
Sunday, 30 October 12:00 – 2:00pm DJ Fuyuko Hammieween III Party!
Monday, 31 October 12:00 – 3:00pm DJ Stephanie Hammieween III Closing Party!


As we noted last week, SL has its own Halloween traditions and Hammieween has become one of them. We at the BBB love the Bellisseria Hammies. They've been great supporters of our passport system from the beginning. We're not alone though. Everyone in Bellisseria loves them and their fame has spread so they have fans all over the Grid). They'll be at the Fairgrounds for their famous spookfest – presented by the Bellisseria Animal Sanctuary – for the third year. The event runs from today (October 15th) until the end of the month and you will love it, we promise. Don't forget to collect the super-cute and colourful stamp while you're there. Full details of the programme are in Events & Announcements above.

Also this week, we have a new multi-functional gym in Satori. All fitness levels, muscle types, and avatars are welcome.

Hammieween III BE

Event from Oct 15-31

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It's that time of year | Inauguration Party at Jeogeot Embassy | Events & Announcements | New Locations

Milehouse Public Sandbox CA
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New Jeogeot Ambassador | Licence Plate Renewals | Birth of a Group Gift | Mt Campion Guided Tour Today | Spelunker's Stamp | Events & Announcements | New Locations


Bel NewWe are pleased to announce the appointment of Her Excellency Jezebel Bailey (known to all as Bel) as Honorary Ambassador to the Second Life® Continent of Jeogeot. She takes office immediately.

Bel used to run the offices of the BBB so is well known to many of our readers. Her former colleagues are delighted to see "one of our own" honoured in this way and are happy to have her back among us in her new role.

The Diplomatic List has been updated and the Embassy has been fitted out. Welcome Your Excellency and good luck in all your diplomatic efforts!



The licence plates for SL motor vehicles issued by our Traffic Department (BBBTD) are valid for one calendar year. Please always apply for a new one before year end. We don't want anyone driving  illegally and giving Mr. Beeb the chance to call the police! Please apply in good time as BBBTD has only one employee. 

We also have big news about the plates. We plan to give them a total new look each year, beginning with 2023. The design has been the same for some time now, using the pretty Bellisseria Citizens Group logo. So we decided on a makeover to provide citizens with the chance to collect a new design every year. The new plates will also feature the name of your home region.

We know some of you love to play Game of Homes so must limit you to a maximum of two plates per year, allowing for one change of address. There is no prison in Bellisseria to which we can outsource the production of licence plates and we don't want to over-work our solo bureaucrat. She is, after all, a volunteer. So choose your region of residence carefully!