We finally got the funding we wanted from the MacArthur Foundation! We can now run the Global Kids' Digital Media Initiatives, an essay contest on digital media in the teen grid.
What did that mean? It was time to buy an island! Linden Labs introduced me to Blue, seen here as a cat (a "furry"). Blue showed me around the teen grid, eerily empty as it was closed during school hours. I saw a teen-run mall, making a profit.
Blue runs the teen grid. He would become my liaison and, over the holiday, take us through the process of setting up our new Global Kids Island, built first in the main grid, then moved to the teen grid for the February launch. In the meantime, he gave me some cool flotation devices and we tried them out.
I learned Linden was holding a holiday festival. Residents temporarily received land to build something, to give back to the community. What a perfect opportunity - creative, motivated individuals showing off their work. Time to shop for a team!
I arrived and teleported to the region. I got a new t-shirt, ice-skates, and an amazing snowball thrower. I put on a snowboard, flew up a mountain, and swooshed down. For each item, I could click to learn it's creators and send them an IM.