Becoming & Birds in Second Life

Becoming by Meilo Minotaur & Capcat Ragu (moderate)

It is time once again to revisit La Città Perduta (The Lost Town), where the locals invite artists to populate their community with the wild and wonderful. AKILAE Gant and Sivi Kelberry curate the art in their Town and they have superb track record.

The current exhibit is Becoming by Meilo Minotaur and Capcat Ragu.

Becoming by Meilo Minotaur & Capcat Ragu (moderate)

When I think of these two artists it is in the context of avatars; the nature of avatars as an act of self, avatars as art, as expressions of inner demons or angels, as our constructs from whatever it is that is driving us or pushing us. Their works are also fun and sometimes bizarre.

I love them!

Becoming by Meilo Minotaur & Capcat Ragu (moderate)

If you’ve ever visited their sim Porto then you know they also create gorgeous, ethereal landscapes. Their installation here adds that dimension to the streets and buildings of La Città Perduta.

The theme, you will quickly realize, involves birds. Lots of birds. The avatars you’ll find include a pigeon in a bowler hat who is riding a skate board and wouldn’t sit for a portrait.

Becoming by Meilo Minotaur & Capcat Ragu (moderate)

As you explore the Town and the exhibit, be aware that there are supposed to be 4 Easter Eggs – if you find them you’ll acquire free avatars. The clue is “Good hunting and remember, there is not the hens that lay eggs … :)”

I found none of them – which is probably because I suck big time at hunts and because I was distracted. You see there’s this woman, who is a tree, and she burps hummingbirds.

Visit Becoming … it’s fabulous!

Becoming by Meilo Minotaur & Capcat Ragu (moderate)

Beaches & Opportunities in Second Life

Santaurio (moderate)

I have some “meatier” posts in the queue, but they’ll have to wait until I have time to do a better job on them. Before I head off into the unknown territory that is RL, I decided to follow Ziki to Santaurio.

By the way, following Ziki is always a good idea – her post today makes me want to ditch all of my lists and explore some more. That will have to wait.

Santaurio (moderate)

This island is a lush tropical landscape with lots of beaches. It’s also gaining traffic quickly – a half naked man named Vittorio landed on my head as I was looking around. He was very, um, tanned.

A simple case of unfortunate timing has the design start off with a crashed plane. Think “Lost” rather than real life tragedy though.

Santaurio (moderate)

This is a gorgeous sim and I was definitely overdressed (my new friend had some suggestions about wardrobe which I ignored).

If you can bring yourself to move away from the beach you’ll find rock cliffs, and hidden pools, and the ruins of whatever civilization used to inhabit the island.

Santaurio (moderate)

I left the sun-worshipers to complete this travelogue and get ready for my plunge into muggle-land.

Oh … if you happen to run into Vittorio, he assures me he is very talented in a number of areas. I chose to forgo the demonstration, but the opportunity is there if you are so inclined.

Santaurio (moderate)

Focus & Neglect in Second Life

Lalla (moderate)

I’ve surfaced after a couple of days of focused work, and have promised myself time outside puttering in the garden.

Getting the project finished feels so good that I changed the weather on Lalla. Although it’s really pretty, I didn’t want rain and altered it to simply overcast. The dinosaur didn’t mind.

Lalla (moderate)

The sim is lovely – and you’ll find board games, beautiful vistas, secluded spots, and just plain cool stuff.

Back to me – it took much longer than it should have to finish off the work I was doing. Once I looked up from the screen, and started thinking about it, I realized my GPU was state-of-the-art for about 45 seconds, 6 years ago. I went and priced some new video cards ….

Lalla (moderate)

and the new power pack which would be required …. and, what the hell, a new CPU/motherboard. It’ll take me a while to save enough, but I have plans. :p

I also looked around RL for a while and discovered that I’ve been neglecting a few things.

Lalla (moderate)

It seems the dog got lost in the backyard again. When you only weigh 5 pounds, 18 inch tall grass is a major problem.

I’ll get to the puttering, once I harvest the the lawns. Maybe if I put this stuff on my calendar I’d remember to get it done.

Lalla (moderate)
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