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365 days of SL, day 257

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Nov. 26th, 2012 | 02:31 pm
music: Neu KatalYst - Ghastly Gorge (Hard Mode)

365 days of SL, day 257:


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We wanted to check out a featured christmas event last night, but couldn't find any, so we settled for a North Pole-ish place with an overall winter/christmas theme. I think the idea was that you'd take the sled, but we walked instead.


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The sled had a semi-realistic horse — interesting. I wonder how they got those horse textures.


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I rather liked the snow-covered trees. I've always had a thing for those; they make everything so nice and serene. Same reason why I liked the Ice Age expansion for Magic: The Gathering, too; that one just came out when I started playing Magic, and probably played a large role in getting me hooked. (And to this day, I still adore the concept of snow-covered basic lands in that one.)


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Food! Err, I mean, reindeer! :)

I had to turn off lighting/shadows at this point since my framerate was dipping too low, and I didn't have the time to turn it on and off every time I wanted to take a screenshot.


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There was an area with penguins and polar bears — including one in a rather innuendo-ladden position; he was crouching down peering into an igloo, but it looked like something rather different.

It also had this doll. Boing Ball tights!


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Oooh, giant candy canes! As you can see, I turned on shadows again for this one; it really makes a difference, but my GPU's too old and slow to have it on all the time.


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Cupcakes, cupcakes cupcakes cupcakes, cupcakes cupcakes cupcakes! ^^ I love cupcakes, as evidenced by this ancient screenshot, taken at the old Mushporium (see day 34 for more on that):


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Alas, the ones at this new location didn't have any "gorging yourself" animation built into them. :)

There was also a stage near by, with a pair of giant nutcrackers and some dancers on stage (dadada-da-dadada-dadada-dadada-dadada-dadadadadaaa, eeeyyyummm, dadada-da-dadada-dadada-dadada-dadada-dadadadadaaa...), but I didn't get a good screenshot of that due to texture flickering and other issues.

All in all, I didn't have nearly enough time to explore this sim as I would've liked to, certainly not as much as it would've deserved; and I'm not sure I experienced it the way it was intended, but I had fun nonetheless. That's what counts, right?

Location: Phoenix in Flames (115, 120, 43) (The North Pole Sleigh Ride Adventure)

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