Jacob’s Pond in Second Life

The Pines at Jacob’s Pond (moderate)

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.

The Pines at Jacob’s Pond (moderate)

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 Pines at Jacob’s Pond (moderate)

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. :)

The Pines at Jacob’s Pond (moderate)

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

The Pines at Jacob’s Pond (moderate)

200 Feet Up in Second Life

Ellisson Hill (moderate)

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!”

Ellisson Hill (moderate)

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.

Ellisson Hill (moderate)

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.

Ellisson Hill (moderate)

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. :)

Ellisson Hill (moderate)

If You Go Out in the Woods Today – Second Life Problems

Blithe (moderate)

It’s a wonderful day and I decided to return for a longer look at Blithe, a stunning build covering two sims and centered around The Pixel Bean CoffeeHouse. I’ll warn you now that you can spend hours exploring this landscape offered for our enjoyment by Harlow Heslop.

There are seaside beauty spots, hidden quirky buildings, and a forest with trails that seems to go on forever. This is not the Second Life problem I refer to in my title.

Blithe (moderate)

I started on Lost Angel and then moved to Heart Song, the region where you’ll find the CoffeeHouse. I was camming around, and trying to take a photo from the top of the mountain, when strange objects starting filling my screen.

Well, I say objects, but I couldn’t select them so that might be a misnomer. Whatever was going on, these giant “things” were filling the sim. Griefing seemed like the logical cause, but again that’s not the problem I was going to bring up.

Blithe (moderate)

There were a few people on the island, however these “things” seemed to be emanating from one avatar next to the Pixel Bean. I could be wrong – she could have been just standing there in the middle of them for a long time because she was taking a photo for her fashion blog.

I thought it was worth talking to her before jumping to conclusions, so I tp’ed over and said “Hello”. Then I crashed (with my brand new fancy computer). That’s too much of a coincidence even for me – though I suppose it could have been the whole sim. Taking other avatars down is pretty standard, so that’s not the problem either.

Blithe (moderate)

I went back 30 minutes later and she was still there, so were the griefing objects. I did what any responsible resident is supposed to do – I got as close as I could and filed an abuse report (though I did explain I couldn’t select the objects and identify the culprit for certain).

The Second Life problem I encountered, which actually did piss me off? I wanted to slap her – assuming she was doing the griefing – or whoever. The problem is that my one slap animation requires me to be within 2 meters of the target. It also requires me to find it in my inventory. :)  Damn!

Blithe (moderate)
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 633 other followers

%d bloggers like this: