Over the years I’ve encountered, and persisted, through a variety of difficult assignments in order to share various destinations with you.
I’ve dodged bullets, outrun zombies, fought off dragons, and resisted incubi. Today is the first time I’ve had building facades fall on me while I took photos.
Voyeur Dreams↑ describes itself as the “…remains of a doomed civilization, once brimming with life, now inhospitable wasteland, polluted and radioactive, war-torn cities, survivors undermined by disease and hunger.”
The name also refers to a club/lounge in the center of the sim.
This made me think of something I first heard about a few months ago. There is a segment of the technology industry called “teledildonics” or “cyberdildonics”↑. Honest! These people create sex toys that can be controlled remotely using the internet.
A new social network↑ has been announced for people who want to hook up and, um, play with these toys. You can click on the “Shop” button at the top of their screen and see some of the *cough* product without signing up.
I won’t tell you what I think about that. I will say this though:
People working on the internet of things↑ need to take a step back occasionally, look up from their own little gadgets, and consider the world they’re creating. I forsee a niche market for those of us perfectly willing to remain surrounded by analogue toasters, and tea cups, and vacuum cleaners.
I’m not going to give the voyeurs of the world any more windows of opportunity↑ than I have to. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on November 22, 2014
I love libraries. A very large proportion of my life has been spent within their walls … well until relatively recently. I don’t love them any less, but the size of print in books is now about the same as the instructions on the back of an over-the-counter pill bottle. It’s hard to believe that anybody can actually read that.
As much as I enjoy the touch/smell/feel of a physical book, it has become almost mandatory for me to use this computer or an e-reader. It might be cheaper for publishers to put as many words as they can on a page, but I like to be able to decipher them.
What I don’t have is the atmosphere of a library to surround me. Until now.
Storm Septimus↑ has created the Chamber Library↑, a fantastic build within which you can select and read books, poetry, short stories, etc. If you’re a writer, you can also submit your works to be available to the readers who visit.
Unlike the stacks at my University’s library, you access different levels by teleporting – a far superior method to the steep, loud, metal stairs I used to navigate.
The books are grouped together by genre and each level offers multiple reading rooms. Nothing like this ever existed in any physical library I’ve ever visited!
Getting lost in books will always be one of my favourite past-times … Storm has given us a wonderful new location for this pursuit. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on November 20, 2014
I’ve been catching up on the adventures of people on my Blogroll. Loverdag has some gorgeous shots of The Colder Water↑, and Inara reminded me that the Lab wants to know our Christmas Wishes↑.
SOphia Inkpen, though, went to visit the homebase of Magellan Linden↑. sigh
I’ve spoken before about our history, so I won’t dwell on it here. As the young folks might say, it’s complicated↑.
I will say that it’s not too surprising that the jump-off point for his quests reminds me of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude – Magellan’s↑ ego has never been underdeveloped. :)
If you’re inclined towards paranoia you might wonder about all the bunkers and labs set up on these islands. The Moles↑ are a hardworking team of talented people, but I do worry about them being under the influence of a megalomaniacal hound dog like Mag.
Of course, I might be just a bit biased.
Don’t get me wrong. I think having Magellan back inworld is a good thing. Do seek him out, learn from him and enjoy his wild tales.
Just lock up your daughters and have something for hangovers in your inventory. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on November 18, 2014