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365 days of SL, day 128

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Jul. 20th, 2012 | 08:12 pm

365 days of SL, day 128:


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I went walking on Jeogeot's roads again last night for a bit. Jeogeot's really become my home continent, sort of — I'm reasonably familiar with its overall shape and the layout of its roads now, and I have a couple of spots on there I sometimes visit, notably Frilly Filly Farm and Lordshore Lookout Point (and the thoughtfully-placed beach towels near), and Jeogeot Bay in general with everything it contains, the volcano island, Michael Linden's home and so on. A friend also used to have a home near Route 9, almost right across from FFF, and I've gone on pony cart tours of the roads before (as the pony, even). So all in all, it really feels quite familiar — I'm not at home there, but it's terra cognita, as it were, unlike the other continents that are still mostly blind spots for me.

Yesterday, I started with a random landmark I had for Route 9; it turned out I was just north of Jeogeot Bay, so I walked further north for a while. Eventually I came across another road: this turned out to be the "Shortcut" road, and the spot I was standing at was Dansim Junction.

As usual, the moles have been quite active, too, putting little touches everywhere to spice things up and make everything seem more alive. *s* This intersection, for instance, had a bench, visible on the right above; perfect for sitting down, with a little wastebin and flowers (lupins?) next to it.

If you looked closer, you could also find mushrooms growing there, and there was a cute little frog sitting under the bench (he didn't hop away, though — fella must've sensed that he wasn't on my menu that day :)). It's little things like that that I really appreciate.

Looking at the above page for the Jeogeot Network now, I think I should visit some of the areas it mentions, too — especially not on Route 9, which is what I usually seem to travel. For all its familiarity, Route 9 is a pretty well-trodden path for me by now, and maybe I should expand my horizon a bit. Jeogeot's big, after all — and so's the rest of SL. I'd love to explore the other continents, too, although I already know that I'll never be able to see all they have to offer.

In a way, that's actually saddening, too, like being a kid in a candy store who knows he'll never be able to sample everything.

Location: Dansim (137, 61, 45) (Route 9 Intersection REZ ZONE)

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Jul. 21st, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
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A lot of these sims have distinctly Korean names. Isn't FFF on a sim called "Bulgogi?"

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jul. 21st, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
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Yes, it is.

And sim names in SL are quite interesting; they often seem to come in groups, united by a common theme. Sometimes it's obvious (I saw a very large estate on the map last night where the sims had names like Banana, Pineapple, Tamarind, Citron, Guava, Mirabelle and so on); sometimes less so. The sims in Alikat's estate were named Oglala, Itazipco, Sihasapa and Miniconjou — I'd heard of the Oglala before (in Karl May's books), but the others I didn't recognize until I actually looked them up.

Jeogeot, meanwhile, is apparently also known as "the Korean continent", and many of its sims carry Korean names (which is where the aforementioned designation stems from). In fact, "Jeogeot" itself is a Korean word — 저것, isn't it?

I imagine that this may well be due for marketing reasons. South Korea is renowned for its technological advanced culture, with a very high penetration of broadband Internet access etc., and presumably the Lindens wanted to make Koreans feel at home and welcome.

Satori, BTW, is similarly know as "the Japanese continent", presumably for similar reasons.

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