Welcome to the Bright Corporation. We trade in the virtual world Second Life. Here you'll find everything you want to know about us and our services, plus a great deal more you probably don't, but we just don't seem able to avoid writing. Click here to contact us, here to visit us in-world at the , or just scroll down.
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You're cruising the grid in Second Life: laughing maniacally as you build an anti-Linden death ray in your favourite sandbox, or dancing as if being electrocuted in a sweaty BDSM themed night club, as you watch several other club goers who are actually being electrocuted.
(Note to non-Second Lifers: it's all true, this is exactly what Second Life is like.)
And then you discover you urgently need a scripted, vibrating strap-on, a collection of art by Gauguin, and a small toy bear. Oh, and perhaps above all, a personal inventory management system. But where might you find these items?
At a Bright Minishop, that's where. To meet the needs of evil genius supervillains, depraved hedonists, and you if you happen to be neither (though do try them), the Bright Corporation is proud to offer outlets at all Second Life's best (and very, very worst) venues.
We're proud to announce four new Bright Minishops:
One of Second Life's best known and best loved sandboxes, run by an old friend: the ridiculously nice Gillian Carthage.
A venue for women, and people who love women, especially other women. Much love to owner Susan Mowadeng for her wonderful support.
A live, 24 hour public orgy. (Dress appropriately: you will get wet.) Sweetheart owner JaneHappy also uses Bright Advertising Boards to display some of the largest and most breathtakingly graphic ads in Second Life. (No, not shown: you'll have to visit.)
A FemDom venue where boys sit quietly on the floor, gazing up at you like rabbits peering into headlights, desperately hoping to be run over. Impossibly elegant T-girl Mynx (MisPixl) runs things with style.
Visit them. And visit us when you visit them. And, you know, buy things. Hell, a girl's got to eat.
(For a list of all our shops, click here.)
Go and do something fun.
Visit . Rez a free scooter from the Bright Scooter Rezzer, and ride it down their curvy, atmospheric mountain roads as fast as you can, in pursuit of a place on their best times board. The wind in your prims, and the authentic sound of a classic Italian two-stroke in your ears... what could be better?
Many thanks to the lovely Elic Epsilon, who created this site, and introduced us to it when she contacted us for support. Ride free.
Due to a weird teleport glitch, Bright Corporation founder and CEO Shan Bright recently found herself in front of Trey Gowdy and the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
We release the following transcript as a matter of public duty.
[14:12] Trey Gowdy: You are well-known typing error and agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Peter Strzok, are you not?
[14:12] Shan Bright: No.
[14:14] Trey Gowdy: Oh. Sorry.
[14:14] Shan Bright: Don't look lke that. I'll be anyone you want for 20,000 Lindens an hour.
[14:14] Trey Gowdy pauses.
[14:15] Trey Gowdy: Will you admit to being a pinko-communist Trump-hater and depraved pervert while I rage at you dressed in a Captain America costume?
[14:15] Shan Bright: Of course, darling.
Trey Gowdy paid you L$100,000.
Trey Gowdy's Patriotic Prim Attachment is twitching.
[14:15] Shan Bright: Naughty boy.
Shan Bright's display name is now Peter Strzok.
[14:16] Peter Strzok shouts: We all hate Trump! For his rugged orangey good looks, huge Obama-beating inauguration crowd, and powerful if tiny hands!
[14:17] Trey Gowdy: You're just a Godless, leftist, oddly large-breasted FBI traitor slut, aren't you Strzok?
[14:17] Peter Strzok touches her tongue to her upper lip.
[14:17] Peter Strzok: What are you going to do about it, MAGA-man?
Anderson Cooper has logged out.
Oceanside was a classic, traditional Second Life sandbox: popular with both builders, and the companies who supported it by renting commercial space round its perimeter.
Such venues are the lifeblood of Second Life, and the most lawlessly virtual places in a virtual world. Second Life is, ultimately, a life sandbox: and in sandboxes within that sandbox residents enjoy the purest freedom to create, experiment, and interact without predetermined purpose, and without cost.
We ran a Bright Minishop at Oceanside for years, and were sorry to see it close. Show some love to your local sandbox. Even if you are a 'premium' user, with access to Linden Lab's soulless 'premium sandboxes', slum it: at least from time to time. Most non-Linden sandboxes are run purely for love. Love them back.
(If you were a visitor to the Bright Minishop at Oceanside, click here for a list of all our shops.)
We're sorry to see that HippoTech, personified in the form of its iconic blue friendly hippo, has ceased trading.
Hippo were best known for their HippoRent and HippoVend systems, and their rent boxes and vendors both relied on continued support from off-world servers to work. Hippovend employed another company to run these servers for them, and when the servers hit trouble, all existing Hippo vendors and rent boxes across the grid suddenly failed.
It seems Hippo decided that, as new sales of their products had slowed, the substantial and complex rescue effort required to migrate support for existing systems to new servers was simply not justified.
This is awkward to comment on. On the one hand, many existing Hippo customers were simply abandoned. It's not merely they had no future support: their systems, which they might have paid for just last week, were suddenly, and irretrievably, dead.
On the other hand, there was always a problem with this business model. Buying a Hippo system for a one-off payment meant relying on the company to provide support continously and indefinitely, but without any additional revenue. It was always an unsustainable business model, and given that, survived a surprisingly long time.
This has happened before, of course. Apez - a Second Life company also selling systems with off-world dependencies - collapsed in 2011. They too left thousands of rent boxes, suddenly transformed into inert, meaningless black cubes.
This is why no Bright product has off-world dependencies. As long as Second Life itself works, our products will work, even if the Bright Corporation itself is wiped out in a nuclear strike. We know many Bright customers - intelligent and rather gorgeous individuals every one - appreciate this, though we still hope they'd miss us.
Ultimately, Hippo supported their users for well over a decade, and for business systems which cost perhaps as much as a cup of real world coffee, that is a remarkable record. It seems very likely that - for all except the newest customers - they real provided real value.
Farewell Hippo, and Wallow in Peace.
(If you relied on HippoRent, and would like a feature-rich alternative which cannot fail in this way, click here.)
The 'Adult Hub' was originally formed by collaboration between Linden Lab and a number of SL creators, aiming to offer a starting point from which to explore adult content (and the adult continent of 'Zindra') in Second Life.
Though rather reduced in size from its original five regions, two remain: Adult Hub SEX and Adult Hub BDSM. The Bright Corporation has been part of both since they opened.
During recent redevelopment, a new Adult Sandbox was created in Adult Hub SEX, and we were invited to open a freebie shop for sandox users. Visit it. It's wonderful. The sandbox is nice too.
(For a list of all our shops and outlets, click here.)
We'd like to thank those who contacted the Corporation over Xmas, and indeed throughout the years we've been making things, renting out homes, and occassionally chaining people up and torturing them.
Every email and IM is valued, as is the occassional bit of artwork. We thought we'd start the year by sharing a couple with you.
This first is a drawing of our Bright Rapida sports car, beautifully hand-drawn by a happy owner. Thank you!
This, the sender confesses, is not original, but an image he found 'while browsing' (we feel the word browsing is being used rather broadly here), and which he felt must surely be of Bright founder and CEO Shan Bright.
Thanks to you too. We think.
(Note: A reverse image search of this imaginative portrait will take you to sites you may not want in your browser history.)