Friday, August 28, 2009

Opening Celebration of Steelhead Shanghai Sim

I would like to invite you all to join the citizens of Steelhead for the official opening celebration of their latest sim, Steelhead Shanghai! The architecture and narrow, mysterious streets of this Steampunk-meets-Asia sim are fantastic and a must-see.

WHERE: Behind the Shanghai Slums on the isle across from the pagoda
WHEN: 7 - 9 PM SLT

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Teal's Rez Day Party

My friend, artist and Lady Tigress Teal Freenote, celebrated her 2nd Rez Day in Raglan Shire yesterday. As you can see, there was a huge turnout of tinies and no one quite parties like we do!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Distracted by a Blue Emperor

After the Steelhead meeting, I was planning on having a quiet evening working on projects...But after SteelCobra got me to visit his new arcade in Steeltopia, I ended up doing that instead!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Steampunk Meets Asian Influences in Steelhead

The Steampunk Asian-influenced sim of Steelhead Shanghai is now open to the public. Parts of it are still under construction, but you can now see for yourself that it is certainly shaping up to be a stunning sim...I paused for a moment on one of its moon bridges...
This is of course there is a trout temple...Lunar, the "Mad Elf Builder", takes a break from his work for a moment...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In the Gardens

I sat in the pretty little gardens opposite my shop in Steelhead City. I've been going-going-going so much inworld that I realized I couldn't remember the last time I went exploring inworld. That's so unlike me.

I also got to thinking about how mean people are to one another in here. And so often. For what? Where does it get you? What purpose does it serve?

SL can be whatever you make it and is often such a beautiful world...why do you have to be so ugly in it?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

No Phin, No!

I told Phin to stop taking food from strangers, but no...

Steelhead Shanghai's Landed

The spanking brand new "Asian Steampunk"-inspired sim of Steelhead Shanghai landed while I was away. It is still in the terraforming and construction phase. I love when sims are fresh out of the LL oven like this. It's so extremely interesting to me to see how they evolve and what builds end up there. There are only a very few lots left, so if you're interested, please contact TotalLunar Eclipse...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elle's RL Across the Pond: Paris

Now that I'm all settled in again, I thought I'd share some pics from my recent trip overseas. The first time I went to Paris, I swore I wouldn't return. This time though, I came away loving it. I took a deep breath and went up into the Eiffel Tower. For me, mercifully, the very top level was closed. This is a view of the Champ de Mars...I think I enjoyed the overall collection at the Musée d'Orsay better than the Louvre's (*gasp*)...We got off at the Abbesses stop, which is one of only two Hector Guimard-designed Art Nouveau Metro stops with their original glass roofs. We also found out the hard way (and 285 steps later) that we had walked up the deepest stop in Paris...After wandering through the narrow streets of Montmartre with visions of artists dancing in my head, we made our way down the hill to Pigalle to see the famous Moulin Rouge. Given where we were, we all visited the Musee de l'Erotisme, which was actually really interesting...Not as ultra-exciting, but interesting in its own way, was the Grande Arche of La Défense, which was near our hotel. I had a great time in Paris, and yes, I did try escargot...

Elle's RL Across the Pond: England

OK, yes, I'll admit that we visited Buckingham Palace and did the State Rooms tour since it was open for the summer...
We all then piled into our friend's cars and when South to Stonehenge! And then went West to Glastonbury, the legendary "Avalon." This is High Street, filled with shops--lots of them catering to the pagan/Wiccan folks that flock there due to the town's reputation of being an energy center...Supposedly, this spring--the White Spring--has its source in the Tor and is a spot where ley lines cross...This is what is left of St Michael's Abbey of the top of the 520-foot high Glastonbury Tor (Celtic for "hill") itself. I dragged my carcass up the Tor--in the pouring rain. My moments of misery were rewarded with a spectacular view though...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tinies Machinima: "Le Squabbit et Les Admirateurs"

I love Chaffro's tinies machinimas!! Having just come from the City of Lights, I couldn't stop giggling at this ode to French cinema. Enjoy!

I'll be back in the States on the 7th...see you all then!