2 days ago a Press Release was sent inworld by Ji Nirvana, Editor in Chief of Radar Magazine letting Second Life know that she is taking over the company after the ”unexpeted leave of CEO and publisher Labella Farella”.
Well…2 days later, and it turns out another Press Release was sent, and I saw it in my email with the headline ”Ji Nirvana Resigns” – So I log in, and check what this is all about. And lo and behold, she has left Radar Magazine now, and is going to start her own magazine in the ”coming months”.
In the Press Release written by Ji herself, she said this. “As a professional in the media industry in my first life, I felt it was time to begin working for myself to produce something that I can be proud of in Second Life, I am truly excited about what is in store for myself and my magazine and hope the Second Life will be too.”
Maybe it was the hundreds of unanswered notecards and messages from paying clients who lost their money and wanted it back that forced Ji to move on to something else? Well, obviously now, this must mean the end of the money grabbing magazine. Maybe it’s just best that way?
UPDATE: 5/31/2011 – LABELLA FARELLA STATEMENT
Hello After an emergency leave from second life I guess romours started to fly about Radar Magazine and about myself. There is a few things I would like to clear up as my time hear will not be for long. I did not mean to leave Radar in the state it was in the month of April. I work in real life as well as Second Life at the time and did not take time out to take care of myself properly. I was rushed to the hospital after a few test was diagnosed wth a few things and was told it was related to stress amongst other things and was reluclantly deprived of my computer at times because of my family being scared. that was in my personal life. Radar Magazine didnt make enough money for me to ever put in my own pocket much to the surprise of everyone I put my own money into Radar at times I would never think to steal or even cash out something I never have done in Second Life. The Result of my staff and advertisors being left not knowing what was going on was my fault and I accept responsibility for it as I could not do anything about it. I am still not well and have made the neccessary arrangements that all advertisors are paid back . I wish all my former staff the best . I love you all I hope you can accept my applogy I will not be on SL anymore because of upcoming procedures wish you all the best .