Little World

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Seraphim visited ‘Little World‘, today. Little World has several distinct areas…

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… a beach area, with a horizon of glittering sky-scrapers…

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… a very nice grunge/neon area…

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… the avi on the bus-stop roof just stood and watched Seraphim, turning to follow her as she passed. Seri didn’t bother saying ‘hi’… sometimes, she’s just not in the mood, and, of course, the other avi never said a word…

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… the neon/grunge area is very pretty. Once you traverse that, there is…

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… gorgeously textured urban architecture…

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… Seri has seen these buildings in other builds, but they still look beautiful, here…

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… she spent a good hour, here, and took 173 photos. Little World would make a wonderful set for an urban story, even one with a scifi element, given the neon strip and the glittering cityscape on the horizon.

Lost Town

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Today, Seraphim visited Lost Town-La Citta’ Perduta. She hasn’t been here for a long time, possibly years. When she first visited here, she saw it as the setting for the kind of trendy, dull SL ‘art’ photos she has no interest in, and does not do. Trendy SL artists have zero interest in Seraphim’s photography. Seraphim, whose human has a degree with honours in Computer Graphic Design, knows her photography is at LEAST as good as theirs, but the SL ‘artists’ convince the SL punters that theirs is the ‘real’ art. On Seraphim’s ┬áprevious visits to this place, she wrote it off as a backdrop for trendy wanker photography. It was the textures/lighting of the above image she first saw, here, so she never really looked any further…

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… she totally missed all this aurora-type lighting…

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… and crisp background elements…

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… she has to admit, she shouldn’t have written the place off, just because she loathes what passes for ‘art’ photography in SL…

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… she thinks she got some nice shots.

Russia

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Today, Seraphim visited Russia

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… she found a beautiful sim straight out of her human’s dreams…

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… not because the human has ever been to Russia, but because the human often dreams about these kinds of wonderful, empty, earlier-time, nostalgic streets…

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… there are gorgeous perspective lines everywhere…

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… wonderful old cars and communist-style architecture…

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… which includes gorgeous interiors…

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… there are derelict vehicular hulks everywhere…

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… Seri had to climb a lot of fences to get these shots. She worried about being sprung by zealous Russian thugs… worried, not because she was scared, but because she’s over killing mortals, and dreaded having to slaughter dozens of mindless soldier puppets… just as she would in any American facility.

 

Pandume at Last Drop

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Seraphim took Pandume to visit her Last Drop Cafe installation, today…

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… she hadn’t told Pandume that Pandume’s portrait was on the wall. Pandume was delighted…

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… Pandume also liked how cosy Seraphim had made the cafe, particularly liking the worn old couch…

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… this made Seri happy, because she had gone for a worn, cosy feel to the place…

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… the two friends curled up on the couch…

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… and chatted beneath the beneficent gaze of Pandume’s portrait.

 

Sol Existence

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Seraphim went back to Sol Existence, this morning. She visited here about 18 months ago, but didn’t really spend a lot of time here. She remembered it’s windswept, island-in-the-sea aspect, so she rugged up in thick wool before she went…

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… she found these guys pretty cute…

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… but these stone buildings just blow her mind…

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… especially this one…

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… the detail and texturing are exquisite…

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… some of the most beautifully made buildings she’s ever seen in SL…

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… the sim builder/s had seen fit to park a huge, cheesy balloon right next to the far side of this gorgeous building, which ruled out any decent shot from that angle, and the one from this angle took a fair bit of manoeuvring in order to exclude the balloon’s cartoonish bulk… but Seri is pleased with the result.

85 Levels

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Seraphim visited the ‘100 Levels’ project, today, to see how it’s going… there are now 85! These are her faves from the newest ones. She really likes the one above… it’s the only upside down one, such a cool concept… even the wall with the door is upside down, though she didn’t think to see how that worked at the back, with the stairs… she suspects it didn’t…

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… this one made her laugh out loud… if it has any specific meaning, she’s not sure what it is, but it’s delightful, anyway…

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… this one, also, made her laugh… if you follow the absurdity of highbrow ‘art’, you’ll know all about this particular ‘artwork’… Seraphim loves the intelligence of seeing it re-purposed in this project…

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… this one, and the one below, are just gorgeous, richly textured whimsy…

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… there are so many clever people in SL (:

Last Drop Cafe Project

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Seraphim’s friend, Veyot, who is always working on some new, interesting project, asked Seri if she’d be interested in contributing to her most recent project. She (or she and some friends, Seri’s not too clear on that bit…) has purchased several little plots of roadside land around SL, and placed ‘Last Drop Cafe’ buildings on them. Veyot wondered if Seraphim might want to decorate one of them, any way she wanted to…

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… of course, Seri said ‘sounds like fun!’ The one Seri got is beside the road in Wyrd. She got this empty little building to decorate, like a blank canvas. She’s never made a ‘cafe’, before, but was pretty sure she should start…

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… with an assortment of mouth-watering munchies, for the hungry/weary SL traveller…

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… and some cosy, well-worn seating, with mellow lighting, and some soothingly rich floor coverings…

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… and definitely something beautiful to look at… starting with her current favourite portrait of the lovely Pandume…

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… then one of the vista’s she took from the balcony of her Hangars Liquides apartment…

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… and, finally, the prettiest little kitty she’s ever met, her little, lost, cat-girl, Zoey… these three images, purely by coincidence, go 2020, 2019, and 2018…

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… Seri left it at that for the night, then came back this morning, to put the finishing touches to her little production. Her friend ‘JJ’ joined her for a few minutes, so they could catch up while Seri pottered…

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… after ‘JJ’ had left, Seri did some more ‘ambience testing’…

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… and decided that any weary traveler probably really needed to play ‘Unicorn Attack!’, while they digested their coffee and cake…

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… Seri enjoyed this little project (: