Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amazing -Gates of Memories

My second blog post on this wonderful and poignant art gallery. Do not miss it in its winter season.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amazing/61/214/26
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Builds that survived since 2010

For the fun of it, I checked the builds that I covered in 2010. There were 46 of them (I started in November of 2010). Of those 46, only 8 are still around. There are more builds that have survived since then, I am just doing a review of those I had the chance to blog during 2010, and I know most of the builds mentioned below had already been in existence a while.

Pride Isle, the 2Xtreme store, is still around, with the space station and the asteriods that reminded so much of 'The Little Prince'.

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Opera Joven has changed a bit. I liked the depiction of the desert it had way back then, but it is still basically an introduction to Mexico, with the Cathedral of Guadaljara still prominent.

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Catalunya Virtual has also changed, more so than Opera Joven, but the labyrinth is still present.

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Glanduin was closed when I tried to reach it yesterday, I hope this is just temporary, but I went there late in 2015, and it was as lovely as ever.


Junkyard Blues's club is still popular, the rest of the sim has changed a bit but maintains its atmosphere.

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Passionflower Island hasn't changed one bit.

Passionflower Island (Ishtar Sanctuary) Jan 2016_001


The skybox of China has remained stable

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Shinda has changed a bit. This sim, as well as Glanduin and Junkyard Blues, were the best kept up to date with advances in mesh and objects (Glanduin receives particularly good marks for this).

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In general I would say that sims that have not changed much or at all show their age, but the fact that some survived over 5 years is a great news story.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Night Atoll -Roots by Cica Ghost

The sim's text says: "The people have gone... the village remains, and time and nature now live here..." Trees have invaded houses

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Night%20Atoll/36/185/43
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Trace Too

The Trace Too went into winter mode and has been redone to reflect that. It is lovely, snow and wildlife and residences isolated enough that you could feel the whole world is there just for you.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/143/85/24
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Everlong

Everlong aims to celebrate life (or the moments of your life). The sim stands a little outside time. Do not miss the various teleporting points.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Everlong/128/128/21
The sim is rated Mature

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lemon Beach -It's a new dawn

Lemon Beach has a orangish-yellow tinge to the sky, the kind of sky I saw at sunset recently which made me stop to look. It has some curious micro-climate: it was snowing in one area, and I loved it for the snow. I also liked the signs of erosion on the slopes.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lemon%20Beach/11/192/22
The sim is rated General

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Five years old today!

My blog is five years old today. Time to pause and reflect. I have been blogging mostly for myself, a challenge to use my time on Second Life to share the amazing builds of this virtual world. I did this without thoughts of making money from my blogging (hence the lack of ads). I am humbled that I got so many followers over time. Now though, I am no longer able to spend so much time on Second Life or on the blog, and I will slow down. I will post here no more than three or four times a month. Thank you so much for all those who take the time to check this blog!

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