Saturday, March 26, 2016

Prehistorica Creche

Someone suggested I return to Fort Nowhere, which I already blogged twice (in 2013 and 2014). Well I did... it's now three sims! Prehistorica Creche is one of them, I will visit the others shortly as well.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Prehistorica%20Creche/235/17/52
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Paper Dinosaurs -Sorrow

The sim description says it all: "An ethereal yet lonely landscape." It is set in winter, and is very quiet.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Paper%20Dinosaurs/25/201/24
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kartimar -Entwined

I saw a few photos of Kartimar, and that gave me the desire to go visit. It is picturesque, a rural area quickly getting overgrown.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kartimar/128/128/22
The sim is rated Mature/Moderate

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Misty Mountains... and Diamond Bay

I have to agree with the text of the Misty Mountains: "One of the most beautiful woodlands in the Calas Galadhon Park and Second Life. Explore on foot or horseback through the meadows & forest of this wooded beauty." And as the temperature here in Ottawa appears to remain below -25, this sim was a lovely place to visit. Several secluded areas awaits the explorer(s).

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MISTY%20MOUNTAINS/128/122/43
The sim is rated Mature

Please note also that Diamond Bay which gave us the Dream builds(from Dream 001 to 005) appears to be gone, unless it is a temporary closure while being rebuild...

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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).

Shinda Jan 2016_001

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