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365 days of SL, day 46

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Apr. 29th, 2012 | 11:01 am

365 days of SL, day 46:


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I ventured out for a bit on my own last night; I started at Frilly Filly Farms, then headed south on Route 9, but almost immediately took Route 9A instead, which branches off westward just one or two sims south of FFF (in Mogwa). I didn't go very far, but I encountered these and decided to take a picture of them.

These are Amaretto Breedable Horses. They've become quite popular in SL in the last few years or so; I've seen them at Alikat's, on someone's plot (no pun intended!) on the surface at Black Gazza, and probably elsewhere. As far as I can tell, they're some cross of tamagotchis and collectables, with a bit of gamification thrown in: you CAN breed them, and apparently people are trying to create rare colors and the like, and the creators are specifically putting these in to entice people to buy these horses.

Outside of that, they don't seem to do anything: they walk around in their areas, and they have attributes like Hunger, Thirst, Energy, Happiness and, uh, Fervor (wink-wink-nudge-nudge-say-no-more), so presumably they do things like eating, drinking, and makin' whoopee. (Not that I ever caught them at the latter, but it's unclear how animated it would be, anyway; somehow I'm imagining the actual process as closer to some sort of alien mind meld.)

Be that as it may, they're popular, and probably pocketing the purveyor a pretty penny. I wouldn't spend my money (or time) on something like this, not anymore, but to each their own; and unless they get too numerous (or too close), the horses can add a bit of life to a place, too, like here.

Location: Amondeu (196, 11, 64)

N.B. — since tonight was the last night I was on SL for now, there will be no further "365 days" posts until I'm back on, which probably won't be until I'm back home again after the surgery tomorrow.

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Apr. 29th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
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Viel Glück! Stirb bitte nicht.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Apr. 29th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
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Ich werd's versuchen. :) Danke.

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Lucius

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from: ducktapeddonkey
date: Apr. 29th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
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*grin*

I like the name of that farm. When I first saw the picture, I wondered if the horses were player characters.

Good luck with your surgery.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Apr. 29th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
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You could probably get avatars like that, too. :)

Thanks, too! I'm a little nervous, really; not about the surgery itself but about the aftermath. Ah well, as they say — the present can always be handled; and also, "this too shall pass". And, as another friend once said to me, sometimes you have to face life head on with your head held high.

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Kyroraz

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from: kyroraz
date: Apr. 30th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
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Good luck with your surgery!

I look forward to seeing you on SL and more of your 365 posts when you get back!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: May. 1st, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. :) It may be a bit before I can continue with these, though — I'm sort of thinking about installing Firestorm on this laptop, but truth to be told, it's just not intended for any sort of (3D) games, so I'd have to tone down the graphics a LOT to get any sort of reasonable framerate. And I likely also won't be staying up late even when I'm with my parents, so I just may not be back on SL until after I'm back home and back into my usual daily routine (which I *hope* won't take so long, but I really can't say yet).

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