When Mary Poppins Meets Apocalypse Now in Second Life

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I find it remarkable just how many times my “scathingly brilliant” ideas turn into an adventure with a near fatal outcome.

Today’s was no exception, but my intentions were relatively innocent. I just didn’t do enough research first.

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You see it was, once again, time for me to do the Poppins Challenge. For the past however many years I’ve been going to Alpha Point, which was not only a great sim but it gave some background interest to the photo.

Unfortunately, that region is no longer with us so it was time to find a different location.

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I chose a seemingly unpopulated island – forests are good. I’m not an exhibitionist. Yes, I’ll take a photo of the naked me falling from the sky, but it will be PG and I don’t do it in front of spectators.

As the sun rose over the landscape, I noticed a few odd things. There are a small number of structures and they have strange notations, e.g., HP1500. I looked at the map and realized I was on one of a group of regions which are bound together by the Olds AFB.

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Then the first plane came by on a bombing run. I felt a little exposed, and not just because the only clothes I was wearing were the power bracelets from yesterday.

Sooooo – I went 1000m up (figuring if planes can’t see the ground there’s no logic to them being that high) and did my jump surrounded by nothing but thin air. I don’t know how many Hit Points they’d have received for blowing me away.

Still, another year and another umbrella. :)

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  1. rhianonjameson

     /  May 6, 2014

    I would watch that movie: a musical with Mary Poppins heading down the Nung River to find Colonel Kurtz, singing all the way.

  2. Inara Pey

     /  May 8, 2014

    A belated happy rez day! You should have given me a call. Would’ve happily flown you up to 2-3K metres via helo somewhere … quiet … for the jump. :) .

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