ASR – Kessel

After my last post, I was delighted to receive an invitation, from one of the people responsible for creating that monolith, to visit ‘ASR Kessel‘…

… this is a gorgeous scifi build that the ‘ASR’ group are creating. The build isn’t finished, yet, but they hope to have it done by the 1st of December…

… there is plenty of organic landscaping, which adds just the right amount of softness…

… to what I’m calling the ‘Cyber-Brutalist/Gothic’ architecture…

… which is further softened by plenty of lovely neon and cyber-heraldry…

… I love the combination of 1920’s era type fonts with neon and the proportions of scale used, especially on the ASR Embassy, which would look totally at home in either ‘BladeRunner’ movie…

… there is already a functioning nightclub/event space here…

… there are even some rooms to rent, though I found the rental to be pretty steep, but if you are rich, this would be a cool place to live…

… on the main concourse is the ‘Mochalorian Cafe’…

… where you can take your coffee inside or out. I am going to call the fabulous decor in this cafe ‘Cyber 70’s’.

There is even a functioning movie theatre, here. I enjoyed my visit, and meeting several of the ASR team, who were all very friendly. Visitors are welcome.

Monolith

I decided to check out the new object, down the road from the cafe in Wyrd, today…

… as I got closer, its size became more and more obvious…

… a giant cyber-monolith has sprung up, just down the road from our cyber-cafe…

… it is beaming stuff into the ether, and has runes embossed on its faces…

… it has a very weighty, monumental feel about it…

… a fact that only seems amplified by its seeming to hover weightless on its plinth.

My World

I have spent nearly a decade developing my little slice of SL. I started across the road, not even owning what you can see here, now…

… buying this land, also, about 5 years ago…

… my little world, on two sides of the Circuit La Corse, has undergone many, many transformations, but has gradually settled into this park-like place…

… where I love to just wander around, and think about how much it’s changed, and how much I love it, now…

… next to my stargate, is a wooden gate in a solid fence, this gate is guarded by two magical gargoyles who prevent uninvited space invaders from getting into my home and behaving badly, as has happened when the place was unprotected, and open to all. The grounds are still open to anyone who comes through the stargate, or off the main road.

Hiraya Town

I visited Hiraya Town, recently…

… I was immediately captivated by the place…

… if you are a fan of the amazing Mopire City and it’s environs, especially Riere Town

… you’ll love this place…

… there are so many stunning backdrops for photography, here…

… so beautifully and consistently put together…

… in a style that, though seamless, has a wide variety of manifestations…

… a wonderful place to explore…

… so many backdrops…

… so many pictures to take in Hiraya Town.

Gacha

I read, today, that as of August the 31st, LL is making gacha vendor machines illegal. I find this quite sad. Just about every interesting object in my home is gacha, and I use it a lot to decorate my galleries with, too…

… most of my most gorgeous furniture is gacha, and all my cutest decor is gacha…

… for whatever reason, a lot of gacha is far more unique and interesting than non-transferable objects that can be purchased in SL. Because gacha is transferable, and also unique/limited, especially ‘rares’, it feels much more like it has real value, is something special. Non-transferable objects are pretty much a rip-off, really… you can never choose to pass them on, or sell them, once you have them, that’s it, their value actually diminishes, becomes zero, really, but good gacha always have at least minimal value…

… most of my coolest potted plants are gacha, as are a lot of my most beautiful sculpture pieces…

… a lot of gacha is quirky/cute/strange, in ways the blander non-transferable objects just are not…

… people will still be able to re-sell the gacha in existence which will, I imagine, result in an ever-diminishing product pool, with constantly rising prices. There will never be any more gacha created. How sad is that?