Runaway Moon

I visited the very beautiful ‘Runaway Moon‘, today…

… the place is a dazzle of colours and mist…

… with purples being very prominent, and adding to the feeling that you are experiencing something extra-normal here, a reality deeper than dreams, and richer…

… in fact, the whole place is very dream-like…

… so much so, you can sit and listen to a bed-time story, read by a raccoon…

… then find yourself sleepwalking beneath the purple moon…

… not ever wanting to wake…

… to stay a dreamer.

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?

Summer

Last evening I visited Cica Ghost’s latest installation, ‘Summer‘. The horses are probably the main attraction, here, and they are gorgeous, I think they are the finest, most elegant creatures Cica has so far created. I liked them so much I bought three of them…

… but what really attracted my attention was the foliage! I just love these cartoonish trees and grasses and flowers…

… this build has the usual, wonderful Cica Ghost sky and sea…

… as with many of her builds, I found the light to be ‘aquatic’, and these plants and grasses just add to that sense of everything being under water…

… so I spent most of my time wandering through the undergrowth, and probably missed stuff, but still, I really enjoyed my visit.

Story City

I visited Veyot’s new project, ‘Story City‘, last evening…

… there are plenty of interesting backdrops here…

… with great ‘found’ lighting to use…

… but my favourite part is this red-lit alley…

… with it’s watery reflections…

… wonderfully dramatic scenery for photography.

New Last Drop

So, it’s been a while since my last post, and longer since I was posting regularly. My human continues to recover from life-changing surgery, so I suddenly find myself back in SL, doing stuff that needs to be recorded, because, did our lives really happen if there is no record of the fact?

Anyway, I’m back, perhaps not regularly, yet, but doing my best to get back up to speed.

My lovely friends, Witchy and Veyot, have combined their resources and provided me with another Last Drop Cafe to decorate! This one is actually just across the road from the last one. I’m very pleased with how this one has come out. I went for a cyber-cafe look/feel. I’d almost finished it when Witchy came to see how I was doing…

… her friend ‘X’ dropped in, too, and we stood around and chatted. I told them I was going to zap away, because I was still looking for a final element I really wanted, but had yet to find, some kind of cyber food vendor. Witchy gave me a few possible places to try, so I zapped away to them, but no luck. While I was there, Witchy sent me an MP link, saying ‘How about this?’, and it was exactly what I’d had in mind! Ironically, it was from a store I’d already been to, and even already bought stuff for the cafe, from…

… it was awesome, a 3D food printer, that not only looks great, but actually prints the food you select, then gives it to you! It was perfect, I was delighted…

… I added a few more elements…

… the last of which was this gorgeous little dancing flower! There’s nothing ‘cyber’ about her, she’s just heart-wrendingly gorgeous… I actually saw her on the counter of one of the shops I visited, looking for a food vendor, and fell instantly in love with her…

… so now she lives in the latest iteration of the Last Drop Cafe, in Wyrd, decorated by Seraphim (:

Balcony

I am lucky enough to have an apartment in Hangars Liquides, it it one of my favourite places in SL. The door to my apartment block is up the steps, behind me…

… once in my apartment, I always go straight to the balcony…

… for one of the best views in SL…

… I stand in my little slice of Seraphimness…

… and look out into a strange and wonderful place, where strange, wonderful birds fly…

… and I listen to the music of a city from the future…

… that sounds like no other music.