New Project; Day 4

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Seraphim has spent the large amount of another day, working on her new project… it’s not work, at all, because she loves it so much. A big part of these projects, for her, often involves sourcing awesome gacha… but the lag that is usually present at the gacha resale sims, was mind-numbingly horrific, yesterday, when she attempted to shop, there. She was delighted, today, when a notice popped up in her Firestorm Support Group feed, saying there would be a tutorial about lag, at 3pm… it was 2:30pm at the time… and she zapped over to her first ever Firestorm tutorial (she’s never usually online during week days, so has never had the chance, before)… there were two other avi’s there, so it sure wasn’t crowded. Anyway, what she learned, enabled her to go to the gacha sim… and experience barely ANY lag! It was GLORIOUS! She promptly spent a few thousand Lindens on awesome stuff…

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… Pandume, who is also online much more in these locked-down times, is working on improvements to her own place, just up the road from Seraphim. She popped over to see how Seri was getting on with her new project, and gave a very favourable report. Seraphim pointed out some of her favourite additions…

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… and showed Pandume the front porch, which she feels is almost done. In fact, she thinks one more day of fine tuning should complete this project. Another thing Seraphim does a lot of, during these projects, is perusing Market Place… if she sees gacha she likes at the resale sims, she checks to see if it’s cheaper on MP, often saving hundreds of Lindens. She also looks at random things she thinks might work, so she’s looking at MP way more than usual. Last night, she saw something that astounded her, and she thought she would share it with you guys… someone on MP is selling an ugly sofa set (admittedly full-perms) for… L$139,000! Seraphim has NEVER seen anything that expensive on MP. She told Pandume, and Pandume said she hoped that money got you an RL sofa as part of the price.

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/BoX-Artemis-Sofa-F-by-Lucylla-Seerose/7323235

New Project; Day 3

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Seraphim has been spending hours and hours happily pottering with her latest project…

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… unlike all her previous ‘still life’ installations, which have not really been representative of anywhere Seri would live, this one has, by itself, become quite evocative of Seri’s own ‘style’…

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… it wasn’t deliberate, just happened.

Hanging with Pandume

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Seraphim and Pandume were hanging out at each others places, today, when Seri suddenly remembered it was the deadline for collecting her stuff from her unit in the ‘100 Levels’ project, in Kowloon… still dressed in her redecorating clothes, Seri asked Pandume if she wanted to come, too. Pandume did, so they zapped over to the unit, and Seraphim took everything back, leaving her beautiful landscape painting for last. ‘Isn’t this amazing?’ she asked Pandume… ‘Yes, it’s pretty’ replied Pandume…

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… this wasn’t quite the answer Seraphim had expected, and she smilingly asked her friend ‘You aren’t really into art, are you, sweetheart?’ Pandume admitted she wasn’t really all that into it, no… and got a bit of a lecture from Seraphim the passionate artist about how MOST people she met weren’t into art, either, but it was ok, she was used to it. Seraphim then said ‘But, how about them RedSox, eh!?’ and Pandume replied ‘Go sports team! Score all the goal units!’ and the two fell about laughing. Seraphim asked Pandume if she’d been to Kowloon, before, and Pandume said she hadn’t…

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… something Seri knew had to instantly be remedied! Pandume was suitably impressed, and the two friends wandered off to explore…

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… loitering in seedy places…

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… and dark alleyways…

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… and they both found cool, ridiculously cheap stuff to buy in this strange, beautiful slice of Asian weirdness that is the wonderful, seamy world of Kowloon.

 

New Project; Day 2

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Seraphim’s human’s country, an island nation of 5 million people, went into total lockdown, 3 days ago, for at least 4 weeks, due to the covid-19 virus… the human must stay home, unless going to the supermarket, or walking/biking for exercise. Seraphim finds herself in a strangely parallel situation, only, it’s not a virus causing her to self-isolate, it’s the appalling lag in SL, making going anywhere a miserable experience. Seraphim’s human has told her it’s not just SL, everything on the net seems to be running slower, no doubt due to the millions and millions of people, worldwide, under lockdown, and turning to the net for amusement, distraction and, of course, for those lucky enough to have the option, work…

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… it’s the beginning of Autumn in the human’s country, the human is snuggled up inside, being creative, while outside, the temperature is dropping, it’s dark, windy, and raining… likewise, Seri is cosy in front of the fire in her amazing, free house, enjoying placing some of her gorgeous stuff, to create a cosy, new world in her own back yard (:

New Project

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Seraphim doesn’t know about the rest of you, but, recently, the lag across ALL of SL, has been HORRENDOUS… she has decided to stay at home, and potter with a new ‘still life’ project. For this project, she’s going to outfit this amazing house she got for FREE from Trompe Loeil

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… not only did she get a free house, but she got this free lounge suite there, too… these things are no longer for sale, for nothing, there, but there are another house (an A-frame), and furniture, there, for free. Seraphim has no words for how fucking wonderful she finds it, that this creator is GIVING this amazing stuff away… and, it’s not just nasty rubbish, like so much free stuff in SL is, it’s very high quality, beautiful stuff!…

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… Miss Panny (Pandume), as Zoey used to call her, before Zoey vanished from Seraphim’s life, came over, to see what Seri was up to… her cute, winged-demon self was Seri’s first visitor to her new project.

 

The Lost Unicorn Gallery

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Seraphim has hardly visited any galleries for at least a year, more like two… and, suddenly, she’s visited two in a few days! Today she visited The Lost Unicorn Gallery

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… she was very impressed. The gallery is beautifully decorated, and the art, which is all fantasy art, is very good… it’s easy for this genre of art to be cliched, but almost all the images on display, here, were above-average works…

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… and beautifully large…

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… Seraphim can’t remember when she last saw so many excellent works in a single gallery…

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… she thoroughly enjoyed wandering around this large space…

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… and found the range of works delightful…

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… none of them appeared to be for sale…

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… but, if they had been, this is the kind of place where, a few years ago, Seraphim would have blown a small fortune!