Let’s establish right up front that I’m not a coward. I had purely practical reasons for visiting a Vampire Clan’s region during daylight – the build and landscape are much easier to see under sunny skies. It had nothing to do with an assumption that the residents would be asleep!
I chose the lighting in honour of the fact that a Constable painting↑ just sold for a huge amount of money. This windlight, combined with the region’s design, feels a little like his work.
This is a gorgeous place – and seemed very welcoming, certainly nobody attempted to feed off of me, although Mama had a considering look in her eye.
I’m sorry I didn’t get the name of the person who did this design (if it was, in fact, one person). It does look very professional. I didn’t stick around too long – there was movement in the Castle and, well, discretion being the better part of you-know-what ……
Posted by honourmcmillan on May 23, 2013
Today’s adventure was a bit of a surprise. I began in a gorgeous build called Port Mo Chalmaig↑ – attractive buildings and a really pretty landscape. I was settling in quite comfortably to just cam around and take pics when I saw something in the distance.
The Port shares this sim, and is in fact the smaller of the two creations, with LaPerla↑ – an old italian town. I suspect most people start in the latter and might miss the Port – as wonderful as the townscape is, don’t make that mistake. :)
LaPerla is a great example of just how much “build” you can put on a piece of land with the judicious use of mesh. It is an amazing design of narrow streets and courtyards. There are a number of tiny shops for rent and it’s the type of place I’d actually enjoy doing some shopping.
I think both sections of the sim have music venues – they certainly have a rich and complementary atmosphere. You’ll be able to spend hours poking around and enjoying the sights. I didn’t spend as much time as I wanted, two determined cats kept trying to help me and keyboard shortcuts were invoked with annoying regularity. Just take my word for it – the Port and the town both deserve your visit.
Posted by honourmcmillan on May 22, 2013
In the cold, coastal waters there is a lonely outpost. There is also an air of stubborn determination where, for most of us, one might expect to find a sense of isolated despair. This is no summer camp!
I happened upon the Fortress of the Moles, the home of the army of builders↑ who create roads/railways/destinations/inventory items for the use and enjoyment of residents. For some reason I had always assumed they were pampered, but this would indicate a much more ascetic, and even military, lifestyle. I’m not sure we’re taking very good care of them.
I found signs that they have tried to add touches of warmth and beauty. It just made me feel worse. My explorations led to discoveries which made me start to think there are secret reasons for the Moles – reasons not shared with the rest of us.
I decided not to show you the battlements on the top of this fortress. It appears that our army is prepared to repel invaders – I don’t know who they are, but one of them might read this post and I don’t want to give away our (admittedly feeble) defensive capabilities.
One last thing. If you happen to run into Skelly - I might have promised him immunity for whatever happened to the next visitor if he allowed me to leave unharmed. Sorry about that!
Posted by honourmcmillan on May 21, 2013