Category Archives: wandering

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.

 

Travel to the past not all that fun

I did make it to Prehistorica, the Dawn Kingdoms and chose to travel back to the Mesozoic Era (the only choice). I expected some attacks by what animals were roaming then, but it seems I should have stopped in the shop and bought a dinosaur avatar first and become my own prehistoric beast. A few people did, but I was not frightened of them.

It was a well-made, lush sim but lacked enough to do. If there were any hiding dinosaurs, I wish they had come out to chase me. The one dragon you see was someone’s avatar and while interesting to look at, he did not know his role very well. There were a couple of gnat avatars flying around and being annoying—avatars, too.

Looking for anything but snow

So tired of snow in this life, I went looking for anything without snow in Second Life. First stop, Bryn Oh’s The Singularity of Kumiko. Figured out how to open the red door (which I forgot to pic), but after that, and crossing the barren landscape, it was hard to know what to do in the house-like structure with all the light streams. There were a couple of art installations, I think, that played with gravity, but it was difficult to walk and get anywhere else.

I did not pay attention enough to the directions in the foyer, which I blame for my not getting all I could have out of it. Now that I’ve seen part of it, I will be going back to do what I’m told, and not wander aimlessly.

I tried to go to Prehistorica after that and was logged out. Try again.

Finally Found Virtual Snow that Rezzed

I wouldn’t take no for an answer this time and went to a few destinations marked as Winter Attractions, determined to find an interesting snowy spot, minus the naked exhibitionists and poorly created holiday theme items. I also determined that I would just walk away and come back when everything was rezzed, or mostly everything.

I ended up in Imaginaria–good name, but not as imaginative as I had hoped for. Pretty, yes, but a pretty traditional winter scene. I think I was hoping for something more imaginative, still it was a nice build. Okay, there was one naked person (?) in the pond, but it wasn’t that realistic and didn’t spoil the experience.

Then I went to the Old Europe Winter Village, but did not skate. It was okay, but then I just teleported back to Glasgow Caledonian University, where they had their own bang up job of snowy trees and lights and falling snow–which does not show up in the stills, of course.