Beautiful Desolation

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Whenever Seraphim visits an ‘event’, if there is one, she always checks out the surrounding area, ever the explorer… she visited the ‘Flourish’ event, this morning, then checked it’s surrounding landscape… which was a beautiful gem called ‘Cooper River’. The uplands were quite lush, in a dry, desert-palette way…

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… but the lowlands were just plain empty…

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… in a beautiful, desolate kind of way that spoke of dead-end stories…

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… and meaningless liaisons…

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… in a place everyone would rather forget.

Mysterious Paradise

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Today, Seraphim went to the ‘Mysterious Paradise Event’. Finding the actual ‘event’ pretty underwhelming, she wandered out a side exit, where she found a rope she could shimmy down into an interesting looking wild area. The first things she encountered were the ubiquitous SL howling wolves… she thought the ‘underwhelm’ effect was here, too…

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… then she wandered into this wetland area, and started noticing all the gorgeous details, all the pretty wildlife…

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… some of which was almost ‘overload’ in it’s cuteness, but not quite, it was just right…

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… she continued to find beautiful, charming stuff, such as an Ent in the pollen-laden haze…

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… a hawk contemplating her next meal…

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… a Kingfisher, just contemplating…

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… she slipped whilst trying to get onto a bridge, and discovered that there was an entire underwater world here, too…

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… she clambered out of the water, to find herself in savannah lands, with lions and giraffes, then she found a tunnel that took her to an Arctic wilderness, with Polar Bears and foxes… she wound up beside the Arctic sea, the Northern Lights playing behind her. She was entirely blown away by this unexpected landscape of various wildernesses, all gorgeously assembled, and rich in wildlife. She would have to come back, there was just too much to take in in one visit. On the way out, she was more than happy to donate to the World Animal Protection organisation, for which this event and, she assumes, the entire build, are a fund raiser.

Space Truckin’

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When Seraphim bought her D-Lab SP-Inago, she also bought several other D-Lab flying vehicles, one of which was this super-cute D-Lab Mini Air Truck. She took it for it’s inaugural spin around the block, today, going left from her gate platform, this time, and right around the block, so she came back from the right…

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… it’s years since she’s made this circuit and, though there was the usual wasteland where once there were homes and shops, she found the coastal part still built up, and even saw some places that were there years ago…

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… the coast was very picturesque…

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… and, heading back inland, it was nice to see the cute topiaries beside the Circuit La Corse…

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… she flew her gorgeous little space truck on into the dusk…

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… really enjoying being on the road again, free as an alien in a levitating truck…

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… finally touching down, once more, in the ‘Bunny Field’, next to her gate platform… home again, home again.

 

Serendipitous Return

Seraphim was walking past one of her pictures from her visits, last year, to ‘Serendipitous Sands‘, and wondered if it still existed/had changed…

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… so she called up her ‘Teleport History‘, found the address, and zapped back there…

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… it was still there…

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… barely changed…

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… as beautiful, and restful as ever…

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… Seraphim was pleased it hadn’t, yet, gone the way of most great SL builds.

 

Eisa Gallery Setup

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Seraphim finally made her move to establish a gallery in Eisa Colony, 3 days ago. She rented an empty floor in the Bushnell Suites, the 5th floor, to be precise…

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… then she spent around 8 hours, over the last 3 days, but, mostly today, setting the gallery space up. Her 3 previous rented gallery spaces have given her the experience, and a go-to set of ‘brand collateral’, to quickly set up a new gallery…

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… she had a lot of fun doing this, as always, but, this was even more special, because this was a gallery in Eisa, the heart of the Gynoid world…

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… as always, she placed several of her many dolls around the space. The gallery is on floor five, and she can look out the window at the NS Mainstore and, hopefully, when the re-decorating is finished in Eisa, much more, as well…

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… as many of the people who come here will be Gynoid, she has provided a couple of wall-mounted charge points for the use of any depleted units who may come to view the art…

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… the very first visitor, minutes after Seraphim had finished the final touches, and was sitting in one of the chairs, relaxing, was a 4 day old avatar named Wind, and his tech-pet, Zero…

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… the second visitor was Luna, the star of Seri’s last photo-shoot. The two friends enjoyed the new space, together, Luna checking out the view…

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… when Seraphim first negotiated renting the space for a gallery, she was given the impression she could put a sign outside the Bushnell Suites. Unfortunately, once she was established, this turned into her being only able to have a sign in the lobby… which, while better than nothing, is not ideal…

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… Seraphim and Luna were talking about this, and Luna said she would happily wear a sandwich board and stand in the NS Mainstore… Seraphim suddenly thought about Luna’s ‘Terabit’, a holographic cube that NS Gynoids can wear above their heads, if they choose, with simple phrases on them, after a bit of experimentation, the girls discovered that Luna could put Seraphims gallery sign in her Terabit, and it looked fabulous. The friends were delighted they had come up with this way to subvert the limitation placed on Seraphim by the Eisa hierarchy. Luna went down to the Mainstore to test it…

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… and within seconds, she had attracted a visitor, or perhaps it was her naked breasts… Seri had to log off, then, but things are looking exciting for her in Eisa.

 

The Far Away

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Seraphim has been going through her oldest TP’s, and deleting the ones that no-longer exist, of which there are, as usual, quite a few. Usually, the TP either does not work at all, or she arrives on abandoned land, or in someones private yard, often to be threatened by petty security systems… occasionally, the original destination is gone, but one just as interesting is in it’s place, which is always fun…

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… it’s been well over 5 years since she went to ‘The Far Away’… so long, in fact, that she didn’t even recognise the name for the destination…

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… the moment she saw that Wyeth-like, surreal dreamscape, and the iconic derelict locomotive, she remembered… she came here when the place was first popular… it was always way too crowded to get any decent photographs… even yesterday, there were always about 4 other avi’s there, but everyone stayed on the fringes, so Seri had no problem getting awesome pictures…

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… she has no memory of the aeroplane being here, but it was so long ago, she can’t be sure if she has simply forgotten it’s presence…

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… it’s almost impossible to take bad pictures, here, the sim is such a wonderful piece of stage-craft…

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… but, if you take the time to set up your angles, the place is just mesmerising, and lends itself to gorgeous images that evoke vast, empty spaces from a long-lost era..

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… the sim is a masterfully constructed piece of visual chicanery…

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… zen-like in it’s simplicity, and the placement of it’s elements. Seri thinks it is, by far, the most beautiful sim she has ever seen in SL.