Hedgehogs

HedgeHogs

Seraphim returned to floor 31, this evening, and added two of her super-cute D-LAB hedgehogs, she really loves these little guys, and feels they are perfect for this space…

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… there are already six more floors above Seri’s floor…

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… all of them filled with wonderful scenes…

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… the girl from the floor below Seraphim seems to have finished her little scene…

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… and it’s really beautiful. Seraphim can’t figure out why that girl has set her balcony, part of which is Seraphim’s landing, to ‘phantom’, making it impossible for anyone to stand outside Seri’s door, but hopes to resolve the issue, despite the language barrier… to which end she has enlisted the help of Magnum Yoshikawa, the ‘Head Carpenter’ of Kowloon. Despite this small, odd problem, Seraphim thinks that ‘Cuneiform Girl’ is very talented, and has created one of the better scenes in this installation. The floor below Cuneiform Girl’s floor has, probably, Seraphim’s favourite setup, so far…

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… it’s wonderfully spartan, contains just a wall switch, a fluorescent light, a table and chair, and this absolutely gorgeous little model kit…

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… Seraphim marvels at the delicate beauty of this scale model Honda, 1960’s racing bike. As the prim allotment for these displays is only 20, this creation must be, given all the other items in the room, 15 at the most… which is astonishing. Back in the day, not only would something this delicate have been all but impossible in SL, it would have been hundreds of prims…

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… Seraphim loves everything about this display, it’s simplicity, it’s zen-like representation of an almost monastic focus on a hobby, the wonder of the model being made in SL, and the sheer beauty of this old machine, which is basically a frighteningly over-powered bicycle! Unfortunately, if you click on anyone else’s objects in these displays, you only see the details for the entire unit and everything in it, in other words, you get no specifics, so Seri has no idea who makes these beautiful model kits in SL… she’s tried searching MP for this model, but had no luck. She would LOVE one of these on one of her shelves, at home!

 

31

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This morning, Seraphim got the group invite needed to place the unit she’d purchased, yesterday (L$60!) for the second ‘Hundred Floors’ project at Kowloon. She went and placed her unit… it looked like the girl in the unit below had just done the same thing… both girls had their blank canvases to fill with 20 prims of their choosing. Seri said ‘hello’ to her neighbour, the neighbour said ‘hi’, followed by a few words in what looked like Persian cuneiform script, to Seri… Seri replied ‘Sorry, I only understand English’, to which her neighbour replied an equally long sentence in cuneiform, and that was the end of that conversation…

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… Seri’s unit is number 31. Each unit consists of the unit, with some elements of the back stairs, which interlock with the unit below’s stairs, and form part of the next unit’s stairs…

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… a prerequisite of being part of the project is to not block the stairs, so any avi that chooses can walk up them… something that would take time and determination, even in SL. You can walk into any unit to explore the many wonders the participants have created…

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… inspiration hit Seri before her neighbour, and she went with her favourite poppy-grass on the floor…

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… cuneiform girl was seconds behind with some cute, Asian statues…

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… running with the bucolic theme (Seri isn’t a concrete jungle kid) she placed a gorgeous painting bought recently, and one of her favourite skulls, and a potted shrub…

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… her neighbour was playing with water…

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… she seemed to be enjoying herself. Seri sent her a smile of encouragement, but was ignored… oh, well, Seri always tries to be friendly, because she IS fucking friendly, but is often rebuffed… no matter, it doesn’t bother her anymore…

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… she added one of her oldest benches, a Yelly Donut (Noctis) creation , and a slatted wooden blind…

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… and she was done! She still has about 5 prims she can add… or she could change it all, but this mornings effort was fun, and she’s happy with it. By the time she’d finished, the Persian was gone, so Seri took the opportunity to go and explore her place, then the one below, and the one below… there are many fascinating creations to explore, here… but that’s another post! If you want to check Seri’s effort, it’s here… you’ll arrive on the landing outside her door*.

*… except that cuneiform girl has somehow set the part of her unit, which is Seri’s landing, to ‘phantom’, so you, or Seri, for that matter, can no-longer stand at Seri’s own back door… makes it tricky to get inside, when you land outside Seri’s door, you fall through the landing and wind up outside HER door ):

Seri has sent her an image of her landing, activated in ‘edit’, showing the edit dialogue box, with ‘phantom’ circled in red… hopefully this might get around the language barrier.

Saturday 25th

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Seraphim was at the Bushfire Wildlife Benefit, this morning, when Veyot asked her if she wanted to come to Kowloon to see the 100-storey building project, there. She said ‘sure’, and soon was sitting at a desk, with Veyot at the other, in one of the units in the second of the 100-storey buildings being created in Kowloon, that mystical, odd place…

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… Veyot showed Seri the unit she had placed in the stack…

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… you buy a unit, in which you can put 20 prims, and place it on top of the stack…

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… which is, apparently, the second one. It’s nowhere near 100 floors, yet it towers above Kowloon, already. Veyot had to go, so Seri went through the steps to place a unit of her own, and returned to the Bushfire Wildlife Benefit event…

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… she was pleased to see there were a lot of avi’s there. Because it’s such a worthy cause, she was unconstrained in her spending when she saw stuff she liked…

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… like this absolutely GORGEOUS kangaroo mum plushie, by the wonderful M0oh…

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… there were heart-rending images all around, of the helpless victims of this man-made disaster, images that always make Seri cry, they are so fucking tragic…

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… these poor little guys have had to stagger (they (koalas) live in trees, not on the ground) through miles of burning debris to escape the total destruction of their only liveable habitat, which would literally have been exploding behind them… the heat and smoke would have been horrendous, their fur would have been smouldering, their skin burning, each one of them is a testimony to animal tenacity… it’s been estimated one billion animals have been killed in these fires, and some endangered species may be driven to extinction… these animals cannot live anywhere else, they are totally evolved to live in gum forests…

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… and the forests are being obliterated, and will probably NEVER recover…

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… humans have done this. Asshole humans like the repulsive fat pig in charge of America, who claims global warming is a Chinese hoax, and that Greta Thunberg’s Person of the Year award is ridiculous, because HE didn’t manage to buy or extort it, whereas she EARNED it through her unceasing, amazing efforts to make the likes of creeps like him realise the harm they are doing to the planet (a lost cause with a deluded, unbelievably stupid moron like the giant, angry baby president)…

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… the harm they are doing to this poor creature and what’s left of his home and family.

 

Donkeys

Donkeys

Seraphim recently visited Cica Ghost’s Donkeys…

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… yes, there were donkeys…

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… but Seri found all the rest of the installation FAR more interesting…

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… the oil-painting-like colours, and light, and the strange, whimsical architecture were far more appealing than some Cica Ghost-style donkeys.

Koala Hugs

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After reading this post, Seraphim zapped over to the Something New Pose Store, where they are selling the above hug, giving 100% of the profits to the RSPCA – New South Wales Bush Fire Appeal, to help with caring for the poor little guys who have survived the horrendous fires currently raging in Australia. These fires are decimating not just the cute Koala’s, but ALL the creatures that live in those forests. Experts are saying those ecosystems may NEVER recover from this. It’s very sad.

Seraphim’s human lives in New Zealand, which is thousands of kilometres away from Australia, yet is being blanketed with smoke from those fires, two of which have now merged to create a ‘mega‘ fire*. Here’s another article about the mega fire… it also states that ‘Up to 1 billion mammals, birds and reptiles nationwide, many of them unique to Australia, may have been affected or killed by the fires…’ This is an ecological catastrophe of horrendous proportions. Trump will probably say it’s a Chinese hoax.

* ‘Two fires straddling the borders of two Australian states have merged, creating a 600,000-hectare “mega-fire” south of the Snowy Mountains.’

Lazy Day

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Yesterday, Seraphim decided she needed new slippers. She sat at her computer, with a fresh coffee, and went to MarketPlace, and almost straight away found these gorgeous bunny slippers from [Phunk], she had them delivered via the digital magic of MP to SL, and snuggled her feet into them… they fit perfectly, and are so cute they almost made her cry. She loved them so much, she decided to stay in her jammies as she went and did some stuff, starting with a trip to the latest Swank event…

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… she’s NEVER gone out into SL in her jammies, before, and can’t understand why not… she was sooo comfy, and her very low complexity certainly can’t have hurt at such a high-impact place…

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… then she came home and installed some new statues in her garden…

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… they both look fabulous there…

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… then she went to her friend, Princess Angelica’s new place, which she finds really lovely…

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… then she went and showed her bunnies, in the bunny field, her new slippers. The bunnies were initially horrified, as they thought she’d killed some of their relatives and made shoes out of them, but, once Seri explained that was not the case, they told her she looked pretty sweet in her new slippers (:

 

Good Morning, Seraphim

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Every morning, Seraphim awakes in her spacious bedroom. She actually doesn’t need to sleep, but, over the millennia, she’s taught herself to do so, because she dreams when she sleeps, and she loves that…

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… she springs out of bed, totally refreshed…

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… and bounds into another day on Earth…

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… her bedroom is decorated with some of her favourite art. After rising, on every third day, she heads for her beautiful, silver refrigerator…

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… for a meal…

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… she plays the same game, every third day, which is how often she needs to feed, where she says ‘Hmmm, what shall I have this morning?’… but, it’s always the same… synthetic blood, made in her secret facilities around the world, synthetic blood that fulfils all her predatory instincts, and keeps her from preying on soft humans…

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… once that’s done, she heads for her lounge…

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… where she is greeted by her kitty-in-a-balloon, and her constantly sleeping, though telepathically communicating, sphynx cat… these guys make her morning with their love, and she adores them. She usually gets dressed in the lounge.