Here’s a little report from our friend CK:s wonderful art sim.
CK was lucky enough to have a LEA-sim at her disposal last autumn. It was a wonderful experiment with watercolour paintings that you could walk through.
Now she has developed the idea further (possibly inspired by doing fairytale wanderings with the storyteller Caledonia Skytower) and created a whole story at her own sim. It’s called The forest beyond and you find it here.
It’s a cute story about pixies and fairies and easy to follow, you just click little stones that says “story” and you will get the text. Whims and I had a lot of fun reading it in voice to each other and walking around in the beautiful watercolour landscape.
And Whims took all the adorable pictures of course:)
We hope you will have the possibility to explore this sim. It’s wonderfully creative and CK has put down a lot of work on it. Thank you CK for letting us visit!
Hugs from Fiona and Whims
Sometimes we do plan vigorously! We think about appearances and we plan where to go.
Other days Whims hasn’t even got out of her dressing-gown! But that doesn’t matter, in SL we all look stunning anyway! These few shots came up after a bloke had tried to take Whims’ picture but gave up. And I was amazed how easy it was to fix a problem I’d had with my viewer for AGES! I simply took my maitreya HUD off and *voila* I saw the whole world in clear focus! So I made the pictures for the blog, and Whims put her wonderful picture of me in a boat here.
The sim is called Duet and is a wonderful sim full of nice little spots made for photography. Here is a taxi. To all of you that recognises this concept of a place dedicated to photography we can confirm that yes, it is the former owner of Fotoscope, Korgi Lerwick, that is the co-owner of this place together with his SL partner Jules Phelan. Well worth a visit we thought!!
“We should dooooo something!” Whims called out to me the other day as we lay lazily cuddling after a nice meal in the shadow of a tree in our new garden. “I feel like moving!” She jumped up and started rummaging around in her vast inventory. Cushions, sports equipment and clothing swirling around all over our newly cleaned place. My brain got into “alarm alert mode” in an instant as I knew what a bad omen the sight of Whims throwing stuff around could be.
“Oh, Whims, pleeeease” I groaned. “My belly is full and I can’t move even if I got paid doing it!”
Too late… Here she was, standing in front of me with a pair of rackets in her hands. Her head tilted in her most convincing spaniel pose and her glittering eyes begging me to follow. Who was I to resist? Would it help to give her a lecture about how it would be beneath my hippie soul to engage in a game clearly associated with upper class, good behavior and a set of rules the length of a Woodstock playlist??? Probably not. And my food coma had never been a problem for her to pursue me in all kinds of acrobatic activities before… 😉 So my last hope was to try to convince her in the language I knew she knew:
“Whims, I have nothing to wear that will be suitable in a tennis court!”
She looked baffled, but only for a second, and I knew my case was lost:
“Oh please honey, you only need a pair of shorts and a top!”
So here we are! In our best shorts and tops!
“Whenever you’re ready darling … “
Top and shorts from YELIZ
Hair from No.match
Boots from Maitreya
Top: Sleeveless Shirt Lace White from Baiastice
Shorts: High Waist Shorts / Kelly white from Mimikri
Sneakers: Maitreya Low Sneakers – 013 (size 37) from Maitreya
Tennis Rackets from Craufo
After Fiona and I explored Invictus, we looked around at the other LEA sims in the surrounding area. One that was interesting was (we forget its name, so lets agree to call it the last unicorn”) which is a Sim that offers a HUD tied in with an experience, so that it tells you the story in chat as you walk around. It also lets you ‘collect’ stuff in the HUD.
Admission up front (seems to be the season for admissions) – we really sucked at managing the HUDs, but we had fun there anyway.
The sim has lots of areas to explore, and features beasts such as Minotaur, Unicorn and (my favourite) Puss in boots. Here are a couple of pics we took on our way.
The Unicorn appears and disappears as you walk around, which is a cute thing.
Puss is in an interior room – there are some beautiful details in this sim.
Now, here is a thing, Fiona suggested we should let you know who made this amazing sim, so (as we had forgotten to look before) we ran back to see.
And it turned out to be someone I have known previously in second life – many moons ago – and its so cool to see what old friends do when you take your eye off them!
The artists Name is the awesomely creative Subversive Vavoom (SubV!).
Whims & Fiona
We’ve been baaaad…. RL has caught us and we’ve been busy with “other stuff”. Whims has done her lovely art as usual! (Check it out here). And me I’ve been, Ive been erhm… *scratches head*, oh never mind. We’re back! And that’s what is important!
A nice way to do exploring is “You first and then me”. So we did that and Whims started out by showing me one of the sims she’s been doing some cool pics in and I was astounded by the fantastic creativity and interpretation of a poem that we truly enjoyed! The sim is called “Invictus” and for all of you, more literary schooled than us, it’s a familiar title of a poem by William Earnest Henley. (Oh I can without shame blame my scandinavian upbringing, I had enough work keeping up with OUR classics, but Whims… What can she say poor girl…)
The sim is a castle with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. It’s also fun to go for a row. I let Whims do all the hard work with the oars (nice animations that actually follows how you move with the arrow keys quite well) while I was enjoying the nice view of her cute butt from behind, listening to her steady “oh hey, and ho” while getting her smooth muscles to work. We also decided it’s the perfect place for a Halloween party! (I hope the creator will not get completely invaded on halloween now for us saying this…)
I’ll let the pictures talk for themselves now. Oh, yes! Storm von Hell (storm.septimus) is the wonderful talent that put all this together for us all to enjoy and the sim is easy to find as LEA25 in a search. (Click the pictures to get them bigger (or get a new pair of specs…))
Overview of the sim.
Whims rowing as if her life depended on it….
Fi admiring Whims dancing and planning Halloween party!
Kneel to the Exploring Queen and Princess!
Thank you Storm von Hell for putting this beautiful place together and letting us have so much fun:)
Happy New Year 2016!!
While Fiona was looking for headache pills and drinking fresh melted snow to try and recover from her New Years Bash, your faithful explorer Whims was traipsing fashionably around the grid, undaunted by the number 16, fearlessly and quite probably lost… until ….
Huge thanks to Owl for throwing us the link to Cica Ghost’s newest creation, which opened on December 27th and is called *Roots*.
Cica has created a Naive art sim with surreal dreamlike creations with a combination of playfulness and darkness, enhanced by the moody wind light on the sim. Its a fantastic sim for giggly exploring, with some fun interactive elements.
We have made a few pictures to show you, however this is really a place to be immersed in and to spend some time.. we highly recommend that you do!
Posing with the classic Cica character
Fiona checking if she had undies on
The Crow had no undies on!
A couple of weeks ago the Burning sim invited people to come compete in building. Our favorite hang out place “Commune Utopia” under the management of our beautiful and creative friend Sediwild decided to participate and we were of course very thrilled when we won! Since Sedi is a very community-minded person she decided to invite a group of contributors to help her build. I am happy to tell that also me and Whims built a small part of it. We made a childish pirate-room. (The idea coming from this picture by Whims)
So what happened was that the prize for winning the contest was to get the whole sim for one month to create anything on. Also here Sedi went very generous letting all the commune people help out to do it. The building is still in progress, but please come visit the world seen through the members of the commune. (LM)
Whims did some snapshots so you’ll get a taste of what’s waiting you in the commune Birthday sim:
Each part of the sim is representing aspects of the global community represented within Commune Utopia – see if you can guess which areas each image refers to.
(Hint: If you capture Fi, and hold her upside down, I have tattooed the correct answers on the soles of her feet when she was sleeping).
Oh, and yes, our pirate skybox is still out there. From it you have access also to the other lovely skyboxes through the small red magic door.