I am not unsympathetic to those back east who have a preposterous amount of snow, but I am sharing Pigeon Island↑ for two reasons.
First, it’s really pretty and I haven’t been there for almost a year.
The second reason is that going inworld is the only way for me to find snow these days. We don’t have any. I don’t just mean on the city streets, that’s pretty normal. The problem is that there’s no snow on our mountains either.
We should be wondering how long the spring skiing season will last, and if there will be floods resulting from snow melt. Instead the primary topic of conversation is the length of the drought we’re now expecting and the resulting severity of the forest fires which are anticipated.
The virtual world solution would be for you all to transfer some of your inventory of white stuff to us. Win/win.
Until that becomes a possibility, I’ll just spend time inworld and imagine that nothing strange is going on. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on March 5, 2015
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↑.
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.
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.
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. :)
Posted by honourmcmillan on March 4, 2015
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.
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.
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. :)
Now if I could just sort out the rest of my two worlds ………….
Posted by honourmcmillan on March 3, 2015