Every once and a while I am working and just come across a layout, a pose, or something else that I like. The above is one of those pictures. I’ve been working in the Zhukovsky, a house I’m working on, I’ll post some pictures once Alyson and I finish it up, but I think the general consensus of it is that it’s coming along pretty well.
Lot’s have been going on since I last posted, mainly personal stuff. After a long time alone I’ve somehow found myself in a relationship with someone in SL. This came as a total, very pleasant, surprise. While I don’t believe in jinxes or anything of the sort, I am private enough that I don’t like to post lots of personal details about things in public. For me to say that things are working out very well is for a normal person to say they are ecstatic, those close to me can ask me what’s going on and I’ll give them all the details.
I’ve sold land here and there and am down to land given to me for free from a dear friend. It’s very liberating and gives me much more time to focus on other, more personal things in SL.
I’m running The Spice Report in Splintered Rock as ‘Guild Propagandist’, basically a young idealistic reporter who doesn’t see anything wrong with the overreaching bureaucracy she works for. If you’re looking for some casual roleplay to do you should really stop by.
Finally, in InWorldz I have a friend beta testing a second product I’ll be porting over, probably in the next day or so.
This is pretty much it, just a status update on what’s going on in my life.
So about, I don’t know, 4 months ago in the midst of Chindogu stuff happening and Christmas and God knows what else, I had an idea for a chess set that
- Would scale to any size
- Would allow the players to have a visual selector to click on for where their pieces should go
- Would only allow them to chose moves that made sense
- Save games after every move in case, I don’t know, SecondLife crashed
- Give me a ‘fun project’ to take my mind off of things
I know that similar things have been done in Second Life before, but sometimes I just like to do things myself because they teach me things that are applicable to other projects, etc.Ã‚ In any event, here is the result of my project
My friend Ghanie Lane made the pieces exclusivly for me and they turned out much better than they look in this picture (just the rooks in the distance seem to have lost some details that are definately there in world).Ã‚ I scultped the table, the drawer, the table, the chair bases, etc. I have to say I’m pretty happy with this.
My friend Ghanie Lane, upon hearing of my homelessness, immediately asked if I wanted some free land.Ã‚ I jumped on it and started building.Ã‚ I had this idea from the start: What if someone started a Clock Tower sometime in the past, but never finished it?Ã‚ What if it just sat there forever and ever and then I moved in?Ã‚ Ã‚ That’s what I went for.Ã‚ This is the build I came up with about 90% done (I added some landscaping after this shot was taken)
I debated exactly how the clock mechanism should be build and ultimately decided that an air of mystery would be ok, no one really knows how it works, it just does.
Before leaving the previous tenants installed this stained glass window in the ceiling of the main floor, its meaning, like the builders of the the rest of the tower lost to time. You can also see the brass and steel construction left behind along with some bits of rope here and there.
I did move some furniture into the place (a whole new set that I made) as well as relics from my own past. Here you can see pictures from my previous projects and people I’ve encountered over my past 5 years in SL.
It seems the people who built the place wanted a way to keep their feet dry and built a small bridge to get across the water right in front of the place.
The residents of the clock tower before me seemed to belong to some secret society, the only evidence of their name is on a small plaque near the door which reads ‘Royal Fighting Aestivatists’.Ã‚ What exactly that means is any one’s guess.
All in all it was a fun build and I am very happy with it.Ã‚ If you want to stop by, feel free to do so.Ã‚ See you around.