One of my favorite experiences of Fantasy Faire this year so far was visiting Ravenshold ~ The Lost Land Hunt. I didn’t participate; instead I tromped around in civilian clothes snapping these pictures.From the land description: “Running April 23 – May 3 in conjunction with the 2015 Fantasy Faire. Written by Saffia Widdershins. Sim Design by Rynn Verwood. Scripting by Encaitaron Korobase. Produced and directed by Aisling Sinclair.”It was difficult for me to find information about this hunt; I was likely looking in the wrong place. Here’s a post about it on the Seraphim blog.It mentions a Hud with an optional costume purchase. I would guess some attracted to this might already have a costume. While I was there, no one else was dressed out of character.Besides shopping and looking at amazing creations, the Faire has many scheduled events and activities.So much to do and so little time.
Inspired by children’s pop-up books and paper dolls, Poppetsborough is sponsored by Dandelion Daydreams Factory, a collaboration by three creators.You can read more about the build and Dandelion Daydreams Factory in this post on the Fantasy Faire blog. I was so immersed in my visit that I didn’t notice it had become night time as I snapped pictures and tried to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Quite a different look after the beauty of the Fantasy Faire photos yesterday. I’ve made several visits, taking new-to-SL avatars, to The End of the World as We Know It.Located in Oyster Bay, The End of the World as We Know It is actually a showcase for LICK Sim Designs. It’s an immersive environment and you won’t see evidence that items are for sale. There’s information available at the location regarding inquiries about purchasing items for your disaster ridden sim.Some of the dogs are wounded which is sad but adds to the realism. It’s a wonderful place for photography.There are meteor showers. My favorite is the rain and rough water near the landing. There’s no flying allowed so you have to do some jumping in places to get around.I used the region setting for these photos and lightened the exposure to show up in this post. I was still able to use the Lab viewer then. I’ve had terrible trouble with it the last few days and am awkwardly using the Firestorm viewer now.There are lots of interesting views to explore and it was great to come across an Arcadia Asylum slum building in use. One of my new friends was quite amazed by it. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this water in builds.
Long time readers of this blog might recall that sometimes I go into opensim. I used to have accounts at Lost Paradise and Island Oasis. Like most, I’m quite busy and things just fall away. I still like to explore though, especially when I need a break from the busyness in SL.
For the past few months I’ve been in opensim more often. Usually it’s in Dankoville, which is a region connected to Nara’s Nook. Or in a region in OSGrid where I keep intending to learn to build but am actually kind of not quite getting around to it.
Hypergridding is something I can’t explain how to do. I have short-term memory problems and don’t recall how I successfully did it before. So I just attempt several jumps and eventually one usually works.Recently I successfully traveled from OSGrid to Pillars of Mist, a new grid that is still under construction. It’s well underway though; you can get a sense of what it’s becoming and visitors are welcome.
Today’s photo’s are of the mansion. There’s also a town which has residences, businesses and everything else you’d find in a town. The website mentions mystery events, roleplay friendly, dance parties, treasure hunts for prizes and building contests.
What I like about the website and the inworld landing is that it appears to be very newcomer friendly. There’s info there for those familiar with opensim too.
People who know about opensim sound like this is a newer approach, as is Nara’s Nook which is a writers colony. (I’ve visited there too.)
My virtual projects are piling up and I always like to visit and photograph Fantasy Faire, which begins today.
But I want to post the pictures I took of the town in Pillars of Mist soon as well as other places I visit. Most of the residents in opensim seem to be always working on things and there’s less blogging and sharing photographs than in SL as far as I’ve seen.
We’ll see how this goes.
There been a ‘”sim restart”at embryo where un Jour…There Will Come Soft Rains is located. I believe it’s the first time I’ve been and was prompted to go by a photograph I’d seen. You arrive on a small dock surrounded by water. There’s something to be seen when you walk in all directions.It turns out there are a few items for sale, mostly Japanese, in a very unobtrusive way. The sim is enchanting and I like the water and the birds.I visited the tiny little house. It has a sweet little room with lots of details to look at.Off in the other direction from the dock, among some trees is a house with some Japanese things for sale and more interesting things to look at.I found it to be a gentle and refreshing place to hang out and do some work.
It was my first visit to Harmony Garden; it appears to be autumn there. From the land description: “Harmony Garden is dedicated to sl photography and romances (dance, romance, cuddles, gallery, Art, pictures, femme, photography, forest, Boat, Beach, romantic, garden, Cafe, Castel, Fantasy)”Indeed it is a great place for photography. I really like the art gallery too, which is spacious and was displaying the work of several SL photographers.There’s a little beach too.There are houses; I’m not sure if they’re residences and paid little attention to them. Many of the areas look like late summer.I climbed the outside stairs of one of the houses to get this shot. An area to dance with a fountain.