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Welcome to the Shork Group

Welcome to the Shork Group – your gateway to a world of virtual wonders!

Discover the diverse entities under the Shork Group umbrella, each designed to elevate your virtual experience:

  • Shork Industries: Unleashing creativity with our “Freebie Full Perm Avatars” for both OpenSim and Second Life.
  • Shork Cafe: Your go-to destination for Shark-approved foods and legendary ice cream.
  • Shork Lifestyle Boutique: Embark on a journey of self-expression with Tattoos, Piercings, Branding, Scarring and more at our boutique known as “Shork Tattoo & Piercing” or “Biodoll Studio.”

“Visitor-friendly” is an understatement at Shork Group: Stay a while, stay forever!

Finding us in OpenSim is a breeze:

  • On the OSGrid, open the Map, search for “Shork Cafe,” and teleport directly.
  • In chat, use hop://login.osgrid.org/Shork%20Cafe/148/153/23 to teleport instantly to our location.
  • Visit our OpenSimWorld page at Shork Cafe for more teleportation options.

Why are we different? Here's a sneak peek:

  • A friendly staff boasting members of predatory species for that extra bit of adventure.
  • Locally sourced and self-produced goods for a unique and delightful experience.
  • Pet-friendly environments – after all, some of us might consider them family!
  • Professional beauty services in our Studios – Tattoos, Piercings, Rubberization, Branding, and Biting.
  • Versatile spaces available for events, parties, and more.
  • Additional offerings like
    • marriage and family counseling,
    • yoga classes,
    • fitness programs (“Run for your Life” and “Swim for your Life”),
    • entertaining game nights with exciting prizes (such as being allowed to go home).
    • Transparent production and operations – take a worry-free tour after signing our NDA!

Come join the Shork Group – where every virtual moment becomes extraordinary!

Shork-Friendly Places in OpenSim

Finding places where to hang out in OpenSim isn't as superduper easy as one might wish for occasionally. However, we do have a few recommendations for locations where you can easily socialize and meet others:

Location Name hop-URL
Kokomo Beach & Yacht club hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/Tropicana%20Kokomo/705/683/22

Note on Second Life

In contemplating the digital landscape, Second Life emerges as a visually appealing platform, particularly for those seeking vast social interactions and the exploration of diverse environments. It offers an avenue to encounter numerous strangers with the anticipation of forming new connections. It is worth noting, however, that Second Life is not explicitly designed for dating, dispelling the occasional jest that confuses its purpose with platforms like Tinder.

Yet, for those inclined towards creating their own virtual sanctuary, a space for socializing with friends and fostering learning experiences, OpenSim (actually: OpenSimulator) presents itself as the superior choice. With negligible land prices, even the option to self-host ones own demesne, and an array of expansive features, OpenSim provides a canvas where possibilities extend beyond the confines of other virtual realms.

Shorks' Decision to Shift Support Away from Second Life

Encountering one day a situation where we needed assistance, we were met with dismissal and a refusal to validate assumptions against the real world. This perceived lack of accountability included unwarranted permabans issued without warning, explanation, or recourse, even on the first instance of trouble. We find this counterproductive.

It appears that Second Life's default approach to challenges involves swift permabans, perhaps influenced by past decisions that led to complex situations for the parent company. While we understand the legal constraints, such an approach seems to prioritize suspicion-based actions over comprehensive issue resolution, a strategy successfully implemented by the Kitely Grid in OpenSim. This shift has transformed Second Life from the supportive platform of the past into just another social media outlet primarily concerned with shareholder satisfaction or a good standing with more and more radicalized “conservative” groups.

This shift prompted our support for OpenSim. While we regret losing connections with creators exclusive to Second Life, we recognize that OpenSim, despite being less business-oriented, provides alternatives. Kitely Grid, for instance, offers a comprehensive marketplace with a system ensuring artists' rights, albeit only within the Kitely Grid ecosystem. Other alternatives, like Paypal-based market systems, enable the direct purchase of objects in OpenSim, potentially minimizing costs and conversion losses, offsetting the heightened risk of illegal copies.

Acknowledging the existence of disruptive individuals, we prefer to focus on the cooperative ones. At Shork, we share the sentiment that the current state of affairs is disheartening, and we recognize the need for change. Therefore, we have chosen to be proactive in shaping a more positive environment.

With kind regards
Ms. White


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“यत् परिवर्तनं भवन्तः जगति द्रष्टुम् इच्छन्ति तत् भवतु।” — महात्मा गांधी
「あなたが望む世界の変化になりましょう。」 - マハトマ・ガンジー
“成为你希望在世界上看到的改变。” - 圣雄甘地
«Будь тією зміною, яку ти хочеш бачити у світі». - Махатма Ганді
„Sei die Veränderung, die du in der Welt sehen möchtest.“ - Mahatma Gandhi
“Bibe guhertina ku hûn dixwazin li cîhanê bibînin.” - Mahatma Gandî
“Légy az a változás, amit látni szeretnél a világban.” - Mahatma Gandhi
“Khalani kusintha komwe mukufuna kuwona padziko lapansi.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“በአለም ላይ ማየት የምትፈልገው ለውጥ ሁን።” - ማህተመ ጋንዲ
“היה השינוי שאתה רוצה לראות בעולם.” - מהטמה גנדי
“كن أنت التغيير الذي تتمنى أن تراه في العالم.” - مهاتما غاندي

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