Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mill Pond Again!

I enjoyed myself so much at Mill Pond that I was back again. This time I'm at the Tryst coffeeshop relaxing before wandering off again...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Mill Pond

I discovered the community of Mill Pond today, which has beautiful stone buildings, coffeeshops, a tavern with live performances, and a scenic pond, complete with swans. I came across a tiny alien today who had a spaceship following him. When I told him that he was cute, he said no one has ever told him that before, produced a magic staff and made kisses, cats & dogs (lol) and flowers rain down for me. How sweet!

Who said SL couldn't be magical!

For you fashionistas: I took a NCI "Basic Clothing Creation" class today, so they're my own clothes! Hair by ETD

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Second Life's Farnsworth House

When I saw this replica of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, I thought it was fantastic! Even down to the interior and furnishings. I can't wait to visit more builds like this! SL makes it accessible for all of us to visit architecture icons like this. Located on Architecture Island at The Homestead, which is a central point for many RL architects, you'll find displays about architecture and some interesting builds.

Here is a link to info about the original.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Themiscira Throne

While visiting the Egyptian temple/palace splendor that is Themiscira, I thought I'd take turn on the throne.

Ahhh...it's good to be queen!

For you fashionistas: Dress by Panjen, hair and shoes by ETD

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Zen Gardens at Angel Dorei

I thought I'd enjoy some quiet time playing the piano and reading at the gardens at Angel Dorei .

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Wind Chimes, Lapping Waves & Sunny Skies

In my RL, there is snow. In my SL, wind chimes and the calming sound of waves as I chill on the beach at Tauer Drymonia with my friend Bruce. Where is he? I think he had flown off to check out a cute little island with cabana nearby.

Trust me, SL is a lot of fun to roam with a friend. Earlier we were racing motorcycles and flying around (and falling off of) hoverdisks. Too much fun. And, yeah, I hadn't turned off my shoefitter yet, so yup, my feet are weird.

Shake That Thing!

I thought I'd party for a while last night, which isn't something I normally do in SL. I'm more of a wandering type, exploring the world and constantly being amazed by all of the creativity. But sometimes, a girl's gotta dance, you know?

After Lupercalia, there I was at Mata Hari, having a really good time at their live DJ and trivia party. I got lucky and they finished out the party with my request, Prince's "Baby I'm A Star."

For you fashionistas: DellyciousWear dress, hair, Essence by Gurl 6, shoes: ETD

Friday, February 16, 2007

Lupercalia at ROMA

Ave SL Citizens!

Tonight, I went to the final feast and party marking the end of the Lupercalia festival at ROMA. You can roleplay as an ancient Roman citizen or just check out the site as yourself.

Yes, that's me in my toga getting down. I had a great time. Fun folks. The wine was flowing. Togas, robes, and armor were moving to the beat. Someone won a sun chariot in the raffle. It was all a blur as I was doing the "EgyptTwist." Next time I'll remember to wear some sandals. A girl's feet can get worn out in non-period high heels!

Also visit the Capitoline Museum while there too. There was a very interesting exhibit on "Sex in Ancient Rome." Did you know that...wait, you're just going to have to visit it for yourself!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here I am striking a pose in my little Sirena Valentine's outfit.

In the photo I'm at one of my favorite stores, Japanese goods seller Mezzanine. They have beautiful items there. I think I want a tea house...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

SL International Spaceflight Museum

I thought I'd check out the International Spaceflight Museum. I'll admit that I love space-related things: rockets, the stars and planets, spaceflights, so I took a TP over to it. I visited the planetarium and really enjoyed looking at the recreations of famous rockets. I even got to ride in one--the Titan--and took a trip into outer space, where I visited the different planets in our solar system. A whole lot of work and time has gone into this. It's well worth the visit.

In my RL, I've been working on a series of artwork based upon space photos, so I just had to have a photo next to the Hubble Telescope.

Saturn's pretty cool, huh? How could anyone ever think that space exploration's irrelevant? If I felt like this in SL, could you imagine what it'd feel like for real?

Monday, February 12, 2007

SL Challenging Architecture Notions

One of the reasons that I love SL is that I really love to build. I'm so excited about that and I'm still learning and practicing, but I love architecture and the possibilities of building in SL are relatively limitless. There are no constraints in terms of weather or materials. If you can dream it and your building skills can execute those dreams, then you can make some interesting builds. I love how the concepts of space and necessity are different. You can fly into your home and teleport between floors. It never rains or snows (unless you want it to, lol), so do you really need roofs and stairs?

I like how what we think of as standard architecture that we are comfortable with is challenged in this world. It's one of the most fascinating things about SL to me. There's a place for those who wants to have a futuristic home as well as those who want a comfort home away from home in SL.

This is one of the things that I love about it...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

GHava{SL} Center for the Arts

In real life, I love art and art galleries, so it was only natural that I'd join the Arts Council of Second Life and visit art galleries and centers in SL as well!

One of my favorites is the GHava{SL} Center for the Arts, which was founded by real life artists (SL names) Rhizome Szydlowska and Xantherus Halberd and holds regular exhibits featuring contemporary artwork by top NY artists. Not to mention that the gallery itself is cool. I'm chilling on the rooftop...

Good Grief, Pt. 2

I was sitting at a table minding my own business at the New Citzens Center and this guy goes by. Next thing I know I'm in the air and I know I didn't choose to fly.

I'm going higher and higher. I had been orbited. Lovely. I had been griefed again. Arrrrgh. I need to make more use of the "Report Abuse" function or something. That's ridiculous...

Anyway, I just clicked "Stop Flying" and fell out of the sky. Yeah, that's really ladylike. Especially when you do that "kerplat!"-style landing when you hit the ground. I learned very, very quickly when I first started this about using PgDn for a more graceful touchdown.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Lost Gardens of Apollo

I love this place.

The Lost Gardens of Apollo always look like they are bathed in permanent sunset. It's quiet and beautiful. Friends and lovers relax in its beautiful surroundings. Sometimes you can catch a photo shoot.

Me, I like it because it's quiet and a nice place to get away from it all.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Good Grief!

I couldn't resist the title, lol...

Griefing seems to be an unfortunate thing that happens sometimes in SL. Seems you get jerks in your SL too, huh?

I got griefed in New Paris while visiting the Eiffel Tower. This guy kept harassing me, and when I ignored him, he put me in a cage. So stupid. I just teleported out.

That sucked, you jerk!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Dublin in SL!

There's a really cool re-creation of the city of Dublin.

I have been there in RL and loved it, so it was fun to walk along O'Connell Street and cross the bridge over the Liffey. The Spire is there, as well as the Post Office and you can cross the bridge to Temple Bar. It's well done and it was funny that I felt like I still remembered the way...

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

EL in SL!

Imagine if you are new and think that pretty much anything is possible in a world where you can fly, go anywhere in the touch of a teleport, and change your appearance with a quick click.

And then you get to the welcome center at Ahern and realize someone's a giant Stay-Puft marshmallow man. Then you know pretty much anything is possible in it.

I'm Eladrienne Laval. Welcome to my Second Life.