The Big Box of Crayons in Second Life

 
The Scribbled Cliffs @ Split Screen (moderate)

I was going to say “it’s a grey day”, but it’s actually a soggy one. More than 2 inches of rain are expected and I decided to go look for a destination which offered more colour.

The Scribbled Cliffs↑ by Scottius Polke↑ seemed like the natural choice. :)

 
The Scribbled Cliffs @ Split Screen (moderate)

This is a landscape the artist has created using textures he made in ScribblerToo↑ – a free online tool for drawing.

Wandering around the cliffs and over the rickety bridges had me remembering the good ole days of elementary school and just one of the really important status symbols that were used to distinguish the fortunate from the plebeians. Your box of crayons↑.

 
The Scribbled Cliffs @ Split Screen (moderate)

Oh everybody had crayons – it was an essential part of the child’s school bag (which for some reason, for many of us, was usually a purple draw-stringed bag in which a bottle of Crown Royal↑ had arrived). The differentiator was the size of that box of crayons and, therefore, the number of colours available to the budding artist.

Kids would actually pay for the use of a special crayon for their masterpiece – school lunches or marbles were traded for short term loans.

 
The Scribbled Cliffs @ Split Screen (moderate)

These days, assuming you have a computer and the internet, things are a bit more egalitarian. The tools are available – it’s now what you do with them that sets you apart.

Go find the blue tub, use it to fly around and experience something we could only have dreamed of back then. I’m going to see if I still have my purple bag – there might be a special crayon in there.

 
The Scribbled Cliffs @ Split Screen (moderate)
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9 Comments

  1. It looks amazing!

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  2. Crown Royal bags for school supplies? Must be a Canadian thing. :)

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  3. caramia Mizin

     /  April 10, 2013

    Honor love the write up The Scribbled Cliff, I shall take a friend of mine ‘hiking’ there this w/end.

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