The Paradise of CyberPolis in Second Life

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So the problem with crashing spaceships is that you wind up in really odd places and it’s a long way home.  You could, of course, land somewhere like CyberPolis, a story and game-based installation on LEA12.

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This immersive landscape has been created by Sable (snakeappletree) and Asmita Duranjaya and, to add to your adventure/enjoyment, there is a wonderful HUD and book in both English & German. You really need this both to understand the story and to solve the puzzle.

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The official opening will take place on March 15 (that link takes you to the LEA Calendar, check it frequently for the events we know about) with music provided by DJ Ginniji. You don’t have to wait for that event though, the story and game and art are all waiting for you now.

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Sable and Asmita consider this a work in progress, which means that things will change here and there. To be fair to them, I should tell you I took some of these photos weeks ago and things already look different.

I noticed, though, that a corner store is still there – if you’re going to crash in an alien urban environment it’s good to know you can still get snacks. :)

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Jacob’s Pond in Second Life

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I realized this morning that, although I’ve covered it a few times for Prim Perfect, I’ve never shared Jacob’s Pond in a blog post.

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Today wasn’t a good day for me to do this – at least not for them. I was going to get some photos and a post done come “hell or high water”, even if it meant rushing and doing a crappy job.

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The good news is that I managed to fix one tiny part of my lives. I finally hit on a driver for my video card that works, and so for the first time in over a week I didn’t crash every time I turned around. :)

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Now if I could just sort out the rest of my two worlds ………….

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200 Feet Up in Second Life

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I saw a wonderful cartoon yesterday, addressing the current jokes about global warming, and really wish I could find it again to share with you. The image was of a ship, like the Titanic, with the bow pointing almost straight down; half of it already underwater. The stern was sticking up in the air and on top was the figure of a man.

The text read something like “Science says we’re sinking. That’s crazy! I’m 200 feet up!”

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With much of the continent I call home getting endless snow storms, my little corner is 200 feet up. As I walked around town yesterday people were mowing their lawns and washing their cars – not typical February activities.

There was a common theme in the conversations I had with everybody else wandering around.

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After agreeing that it was a beautiful day, and commiserating with the “poor bastards” back east, somebody would always say what the rest of us were thinking. “We’re going to pay for this.”

There are 3 theories about the form of payment which will be required. Some believe that winter will come back with a vengeance and destroy all the flower buds, orchards, and strawberry fields, etc.

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Others are convinced we’ll have another 5 month drought with unreasonably high temperatures (as we did last year) which, for a rain forest, is not good news.

Myself, I think both are likely.

Wherever you are, remember we’re all on the same boat. Unlike much of the world, however, we can escape it temporarily in the virtual. :)

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