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365 days of SL, day 365

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Mar. 14th, 2013 | 11:57 am

365 days of SL, day 365:


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And so it comes to an end: this day marks the last day of my "365 days of SL" project. It's been a wild ride — often fun, occasionally work, and always interesting. I've seen sims come and go. I've been to a ton of interesting places. I've done a lot and seen much of SL, much more than I would have if it hadn't been for this project. In a very literal sense, it has broadened my virtual horizon.

For last night (when the screenshot was taken), I decided to go back to Jeogeot Bay and sit there again, looking out to Lordshore bridge much like I did on day 1. But instead of night, it was a glorious sunny day now, and instead of being alone, I was accompanied by two sweet friends who shared the moment with me.

As we all know, endings are just beginnings. What I felt last night wasn't sadness that the project was over, it was happiness; happiness that it'd worked out, happiness that I could relax now, happiness that I would see more nice places in the future. It's not an end, it's a start, and I'm not looking back at what was as much as forward to what will yet come.

Naturally, I'll still come to SL, and I'll still explore and do the things I've always wanted to. But from now on, it'll be more like an unending vacation again, one that I feel I've really earned now. I'll still feature screenshots every now and then, too, if I come across something interesting, but it will be in a more leisurely manner, and it'll only happen as it happens, without the requirement to come up with something every day.

But yes, a fresh new beginning: not the last day of this project but rather the first day of the rest of my second life. And perhaps it is not amiss here to quote from the final Calvin and Hobbes strip: a new year... a fresh, clean start. It's a magical world. Let's go exploring.

Location: Lordshore (58, 110, 22) (Jeogeot Gulf, Lordshore Cove)

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Alice Dryden

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from: huskyteer
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 11:17 am (UTC)
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Thank you for doing this - it's been really interesting!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC)
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You're very welcome! I'm glad you've enjoyed it. :)

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Drhoz!

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from: drhoz
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 11:51 am (UTC)
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that year seemed to fly by...

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
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It sure did, didn't it? And not just on those days where I looked at planes. :P

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Whitefang Greytail

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from: whitefang
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the year of great photos and for taking us along with you ^.^

Also.. did the grass grow differently during the year?

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
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You're very welcome. ^^

Mmm, and looking at the shots and comparing them, you're right, yes. In fact, quite a few little things have changed throughout Lordshore and Jeogeot Bay — the Moles are still hard at work. :)

Edited at 2013-03-14 10:42 pm (UTC)

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Moth

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from: moth_wingthane
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 02:04 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad you did this :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
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So am I. :) I wouldn't necessarily do it again, certainly not right away, but I regret nothing. (Nothing, I say!) :)

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The Goddess of Smoo

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from: heathersmoo
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Did you mean to start it on the Ides of March last year or was that just happenstance. You've inspired me to think about possibly starting a similiar project on my journal too.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, no, that was just happenstance. It didn't even occur to me — interesting, though!

And that's great, I'm really glad to hear that! :)

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lupine52

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from: lupine52
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah its done, glad you stuck to it and though I skipped over almost every post because I am not a fan of 2nd life, Linden Labs or the whole buggy medium I do give you prompts for your sticktoitedness and completion of the entirety of the duration of an entire calendar year with that project, I know I don't have that sorta willpower as I tried to do a something positive each day posting and after less than a months time bailed on the idea.

good job and hopefully your having finished the accomplishment feels fulfilling to you.

but if it isn't let me conclude my response post with a Karnov (NES game) ending

Congratulations....The End

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 14th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Heh, thanks.

Ah, I'm sure you have the willpower, too; I think whether you end up sticking with this sort of project or not is more a question of whether you're enjoying it. I'll admit you do need to have the ability to motivate yourself, or do something even when you're not feeling motivated, but fun is paramount. I wouldn't have done (or finished) it if it hadn't been fun.

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Tugrik - Modern Day Monoceros

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from: tugrik
date: Mar. 15th, 2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Just FYI, I read this every day. I'm not sure why I started, but it was cool to see and comfortingly on-schedule. It also shows me a lot of a virtual world I never really got to take part in. So, like many others have said, thank you for doing this. :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 15th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you're very welcome! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it; that's really what it was all about. :)

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Mar. 17th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
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And so it comes to an end: this day marks the last day of my "365 days of SL" project.

As others said, that seemed to go pretty quickly. And congrats for following it through to the end!

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 17th, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I hope you enjoyed it; I did. :)

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Jaffa

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from: jaffa_tamarin
date: Mar. 20th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
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Congrats on making it through the full year! I don't play SL (though I am occasionally tempted when I see some of the prettier avatars), but still found it interesting to see all your pictures.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 20th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. If you ever make it to SL, feel free to give me a holler, too. :)

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