Friday, September 12, 2014

Fans and Auroras

Sweetie and Chey Admire Antreas Alter's Beauiful Aurora Borealis
Yesterday Sweetie came back from shopping at Capalini Designs.

"What's that behind your back?" I said.

"Nothing," she said.

"Show me your hand," I said.

"The other one," I said.

"Now show me both of your hands at the same time."

That one perplexed her.

"Sweetie," I said, "you might have gotten away with it if you hadn't dragged the copy so large."

"It's not big," she said.

"It's the size of an SUV," I said. "Let me see it." She held it out.

Sweetie, it seems, had come home with a black metal fan on a rotating brass gimbal.

They're awesome.

There are now four of them creating a sense of drama at our sub-orbital asteroid retreat. Teleport here to see them.

The auroras are visible only during Whimsy's night cycle.






3 comments:

Lamar Jackson said...

How do I even play this?!?!
Duh

Cheyenne Palisades said...

Play what, Lamar? Second Life? I expect that's what you mean.

While Second Life bears similarities to video games, there are no goals, no points, no leveling up. Think of it as a world, which is exactly what it is, and of yourself as free citizen who can make whatever of it he or she will, which you are.

The SL interface is complex and takes a good while to master, but you can learn to get around within an hour or so and become fairly comfortable in a day or two. I know I did. Just wander about, look at and touch things, talk to people, and you will find your Second Life niche. Good luck.

If, perchance, you're talking about Whimsy, there are games there-- I in fact learned to play mahjong using the free table on display. The Fans and Auroras post is about an area of my simulator Whimsy which is 4000 meters above the ground.

Cheyenne Palisades said...

Play what, Lamar? Second Life? I expect that's what you mean.

While Second Life bears similarities to video games, there are no goals, no points, no leveling up. Think of it as a world, which is exactly what it is, and of yourself as free citizen who can make whatever of it he or she will, which you are.

The SL interface is complex and takes a good while to master, but you can learn to get around within an hour or so and become fairly comfortable in a day or two. I know I did. Just wander about, look at and touch things, talk to people, and you will find your Second Life niche. Good luck.

If, perchance, you're talking about Whimsy, there are games there-- I in fact learned to play mahjong using the free table on display. The Fans and Auroras post is about an area of my simulator Whimsy which is 4000 meters above the ground.