This Mortal Coil

Flutter and I visited This Mortal Coil, today…

… there is a very strong Maxfield Parish/neo-classical feel to this beautiful build…

… the place is a dreamscape…

… filled with gorgeous flowers…

… and ivory towers. Flutter could have been killed, by this one, if her systems hadn’t been hardened against EMP strikes by, um, me, in the future… her very words were ‘EEEP! If future you hadn’t hardened my shell against EMP strikes, that would have killed me!’… needless to say, I was very relieved future me had taken such a precaution with our little, fluttery girl…

… after the maudlin gloom of Transylvania, the light and colour, here, were very welcome…

… and we adored the neo-classical romanticism of the place (:

Transylvania Again

It’s been a year since my first visit to Transylvania and, once again, they have thrown the sim open to non-Vampire/Lycan folks, this time on their 18th birthday…

… I didn’t have my little Flutterbye for companionship, last time… she happily circumnavigated my person, and kept up her usual, sweet patter of gorgeous observations, my world being, still, totally new to her…

… we found whole area’s I’d not seen, last time. As well as very Victorian-era area’s, there are also area’s with a rural, post Victorian, early 1900’s, American feel…

… if F. Scott Fitzgerald had written a Vampire novel, some of it, surely, would have been set here…

… of course, you can’t have Vampires and Lycans without at least one castle…

… this is an extremely high-level sim, as far as it’s uniform depiction of a style/era goes. It is very well constructed, and well worth a look. There is nothing scary, here, except the lag, which is the stuff of nightmares, and prevented me really enjoying my time here… I had to come back three times, over about 8 hours, each time slogging it out for about an hour, waiting for things to rez, then battling the crippling lag that would eventually force me to give up, because it’s hard to take pictures when you can barely move…

… but I didn’t regret it, getting to see and photograph new aspects of the place and, like Brigadoon, there is only a short window of time, each year (not every 100, thankfully) when us non-Vampire/Lycan’s can visit…

… and, I’ll have to come back, tomorrow, because I didn’t get a chance to visit the very good art galleries I remember from my last visit.