Now have cool-ish Sky Forest surrounding *both* the Temple of TILE and the old Wright House Gallery housing the latest 60 collages of the 10×10 series. I simply perched the latter on top of the former — seems to work fairly well. But I think the temple fits best into its own little, “artificial” microcosm, which I’ve created with the Sky Forest setting. All this, I’m seeing, should be separated from the more “normal” ground setting, where I have my pretty little Victorian house and the direct extension of the forest to the south onto my property. Two separate things; entities: ground and sky. Ground blends in with the surroundings. Sky doesn’t really have to (unless someone sets a skybox right next to mine, an unlikely event). I don’t think the temple will ever come back down to the ground now. The zoning of Azure Islands is correct: such “monstrosities” (and it really is such a thing, a giant cube) *should* be up in the air, unless one chooses to live in an urban-type setting. But *all of SL* should not be such an urban setting, which the mainlands kind of is, really. So — no — I don’t plan to go back to the mainlands except to rent. I still haven’t sold the Rubi and Tyta properties but I assume that I can within the month. If not, I’ll simply give it back to the Lindens, but I don’t think it will come to that.
I enjoyed walking around in the pipes, and I may add them back into the scenario in one form or another. But admittedly my neighbors probably didn’t enjoy just *staring* at the bland, gray things. You have to walk them to enjoy them.
Returning to Azure Islands is, in a fashion, regaining my senses from the mainland madness. Remember I called it that when I moved there? I had to go mad for a while to see what sanity is. Land should be cheap and plentiful in SL or a contemporary virtual reality. We should have plenty of room to distance ourselves from neighbors, if we wish. And, no, you don’t have to sell anything to get a quite pleasurable experience in this reality. Making sellable products can spur creativity, but very few make any kind of RL money out of it, especially if land tier and property/commodities just suck it back up again each month.
I’m cutting back in SL in terms of money, but, strangely, it feels like I’m gaining instead of loosing. A small rental shop on the mainlands may be next, perhaps in ZZ Land again. When I log back in I think I’ll head over there and see if the old space is still available.
I’m off the next two weeks from work and should be able to easily catch up with the texts for my blog posts. Carrcass-1 is also finished, although I need to do more analysis. The Wheeler collage series is up soon, but probably not until January at the least. May stick the Wheeler-Jasper series (each will most likely be considered a separate series as well — both in one) in the Victorian house — probably will. Have about 65 more prims to play around with.
What did I have to give up? Well, the bottom part of the Edwardston Station Gallery, the subway and the brick stucco gallery and its Greenup series, had to go. I had to give up The Arab and the pipe system that wrapped around it. But I gained the Sky Forest. So… not a whole lot at all. And it’s so beautiful on Azure Island #1. I really missed it…
Let’s see if Hucka D. wants to chat tonight. Hucka D.?
Wheeler is next.
I assume I need to take more Mythos related notes as well over my break.
Charleston; Mythos; notes.
Do you have any words about the newly positioned temple or galleries?