Category Archives: steampunk

back to New Babbage

Babbage Square (153, 174, 121). As described at SecondLife.com: http://secondlife.com/destination/new-babbage

New Babbage rezzed much faster this time, which was nice.

Nothing spoils touring like waiting for your environment to appear.

I made a determined effort to see new things and look for activities, as you can see in a few signs that advertise upcoming events. Mostly, because everything was rezzing at a better pace, I discovered how huge the Babbage region is—see the map in the images. I haven’t even scratched the surface of visiting everything, but I really like the combination of industrial and urban cultural settings, docks and industry and museums and libraries. Unlike the Long Island build I visited a few weeks ago where it’s all upscale, you expect to see both working class and royalty in Babbage. Of course, I didn’t see anyone, and that’s a valid complaint about Second Life®. I understand that you can’t have a space as big as a world, created by the world, and expect everyone to be there at all times, but it is still disappointing, even when you are just sightseeing.

Here’s an interesting New Babbage site: http://cityofnewbabbage.com/reader/

Someone else made a return to New Babbage and compared it to the earlier build in this video:

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From Steampunk to Birthplace

I saw the MadPea Gacha Fair destination advertised and hoped for something as interesting as the MadPea Carnivale, but, while the Mad City was well made, I think the fair was just for selling, and I was more in a mood for something dark and twisted. Anyway, I donated to the endeavor.

I wandered next door from Da Vinci Isle to New York and stumbled upon Long Island and Montauk and Montauk Point and Harbour. Talk about wandering and stumbling. I was born on Long Island and my mother said we lived at Montauk Point. Not sure how that was possible, because I only ever see a lighthouse there in real life pics, just as in this virtual spot, but that’s what I’ve been told. We left before I could know it and I’ve never been back, but it has loomed out there as some kind of mythic space that I have worked at to get over. Home is where my stuff is, now, and that’s not in New York.

The New York spaces are nicely built of typical Long Island/Hamptons shop spaces and homes, which are all for rent. I did not see who the builder is, but it is a sizable investment in SL. Is Harbour a real place or the one fictional spot in the build? I’m not sure, but I think they need more advertising—maybe they’re waiting for this long winter to be over to attract some summer guests.

 

think I’ll be going back to MadPea

Interview with MadPea Games

a little carnevale noir

Went back to the dark MadPea Carneval.