Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the Bonkers Month of November

I sit as I sometimes do, a mile walk away from home, in a Peruvian restaurant for breakfast.  It's a rare morning here: instead of TV they're playing Peruvian ballads.  30 years ago I would have revelled in a place which served Inca Kola.  Ah, back when alcohol and caffeine were just mild stimulants...

I'm always late putting my stuff down for the Fishiversary an FFF.  I used to take off a day before them, but RL is just too demanding of me lately.  Still lots more to catch in a few hours.  I suppose since I no longer have a fishing spot they're all exclusive for the festival.

The FFF is now on borrowed time - literally.  It continues until LL clears out the regions.

Now come the hats for 2 holiday markets. 

I asked my coworker about the 3 kings and it's apparent that aside from their cultural origins, their hats bear little resemblance from one image to another.  That leaves things wide open for some spectacular holiday mad hats, many of which will debut  at Mieville's Thames River Frost Fair. 

For those who never saw my novelty pools I'll be showcasing them too.  Back in the Blaxxun VRML days these were quite popular.  They've translated well for Second Life (mind you I've rebuilt them from scratch).  Debuting will be a series of kiddie style inflated pools in yummy holiday patterns.

Hot on the heels of this will be the Relay For Life Xmas Expo.  Two exclusive items will be offered there.  No thoughts yet on what.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Throwing Stones at a 2D Façade

September and November 2014 properties in Hydrangea
Okay we're in premium mode with no tier. A small shop with a drawn storefront on Route 4.

When I was a noob I questioned the logic of abandoning Mainland property you could just as soon sell. But there also comes the question of sitting on a large amount of land versus paying another month of tier. 

Tier is the great equalizer on Mainland.  It is your best friend when a tacky wannabe mall pops up to block your sunset.  You lack of interest will bring back your view.  Right now it's my best friend, buffering me from the fugly stylings of Banline Bob.

I had my building revelation at last and drew the details.  Literally. The façade is one big texture.  9 simple prims. Still pondering over the pavement out front.

Cartoon World alpha shop awaiting roof decoration and Linden intervention
(remove/lower tree blocking storefront and tweaking the path from Route 4)
November is proving to be the new October when it comes to off the scale bonkers busy.  I signed up for Mieville's holiday shopping sim, the 7Seas Fall Fishing Festival, and the Relay For Life Xmas Expo.  The first two require set up within the next 2 weeks, with RFL's in about 3.   New Daleks, mad hats, tie dyes and more to be made.  Will I have time to finally make a salvage rod?  Only time or lack thereof will tell.