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365 days of SL, day 9

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Mar. 23rd, 2012 | 02:10 pm

365 days of SL, day 9:


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I already mentioned skybox building in SL in my previous "365 days" post. The above, belonging to a friend, is a very nice example in pretty much every regard; it's not just a floating house that's suspended without any obvious reason, but rather a pair of giant floating rocks, perhaps not unlike the Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar.

They also not just lampshade the lack of gravity in an amusing way with both the hanging bridge and the waterfall into nowhere, they're also pretty. It probably doesn't show so well on the screenshot (although I have too much ambient light in the room right now, killing the contrast on the details), but it's a nice and pleasant place for just lounging about.

It's also high enough to not be visible from the ground: the sky doesn't get cluttered, you'll have your privacy (people COULD conceivably get up there, but they wouldn't know it's there in the first place), and you also won't see the ground when you're up there. Definitely a pleasant little retreat.

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Canis Rufus

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from: canisrufus_uk
date: Mar. 24th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
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I'm pleased you like it, I'm quite proud of my Islands.

I based them, more or less, on the video game "Skies of Arcadia" though I've always loved floating islands since I saw the Myazaki film "Laputa: Castle in the Sky".

And also the floating island in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 ;)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 24th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
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Ah, I'm not familiar with any of those.

But yes, I do like them a lot. ^^ Such a lovely-looking little place to hang out.

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Autumnfox

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from: foxymoonheart
date: Mar. 24th, 2012 02:31 pm (UTC)
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I'll also vouch for Laputa, but then I recommend most of Miyazaki's films. If you've never seen any, I'd recommend "Mononoke Hime" (a.k.a. "Princess Mononoke"), both as it's one of my favorites and also because it has giant intelligent wolves which you might enjoy. ;)

Seeing these floating islands makes me miss my own. I may have to make some new ones, now that I'm back in Cougar Valley.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 24th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thanks, sweetie. Princess Mononoke has been on my list for... years, actually; maybe I really should check it out some day.

Oh, and you definitely should make new ones when you get a chance to, too. ^^ Maybe I could visit you some time, even — as long as you don't mind me being female on SL. (I don't think I even HAVE a male wolf avatar, although I could see myself getting one, too. OTOH, that'd require L$ funds I don't have at the moment.)

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