Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Last Unicorn at LEA 26

Here's a nice Second Life destination to visit: "The Last Unicorn" at LEA 26 region. The place is a wonderfully made immersive experience, where you get to explore, follow a story and search for the elusive unicorn.

The story itself consists of extracts from Peter Beagle's novel The Last Unicorn. It appears in local chat in about a hundred "storylets", it's rather elaborate, and I must confess I gave up on reading it in detail after a while, but that did not diminish the experience. Lindy Hopper did a great job of making a wonderfully detailed and enjoyable setting.

Also, it isn't one of those complicated games that makes it difficult to complete the task - all you have to do is follow the trails and enjoy the scenery. Just don't forget to take the HUD at the landing point, or you'll be missing out on much.

"The Last Unicorn" will be at LEA 26 until the end of December 2016. To access it, follow this SLurl.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Fourth rezzday

Another year in SL has passed - it went by so quickly! It was a good year, I must say, and somehow my rezzday yesterday felt like a nice recap.

It began, as every morning (local time), with a meditation session at Refugium. Duncan surprised me with lovely cakes and balloons. I couldn't wait for the session to end to grab a bite!

After I got back from RL work, there was a barbecue party at my place, with country music blasting from the loudspeakers.

As we were getting ready to TP to Odie, Nautilus, for the regular Friday silent movie night, Pierri - an experienced pilot - offered to first take us by boat to the Second Norway airport, where we would catch a plane to Nautilus.

The boat was quite something - a huge yacht almost as big as my entire island!

After some technical difficulties, most of us managed to get on the plane.

The flight was very comfortable... Until the moment when we all ended up on the bottom of the ocean!

Once on Nautilus, we had to catch a bus to Odie. Poor Gustav had to spend the entire time on the toilet, which I blamed on the plane food. Even in SL you have to be careful about what you eat...

Almost an hour late, we eventually did get to Odie for the screening of "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari", a 1920 classic silent movie horror.

Even that ended with a mini-party with funny songs and gestures. :D

It was a wonderful rezzday for me, and I wish to thank everyone who joined me in celebrating!

Friday, 2 September 2016

Philosophy Class in SL

You've always liked philosophy but never got to read up on it much? Philosophy Class might be just perfect for you, and the free classes in the new semester have just started.

Led by Herman Bergson, the group meets twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm SLT, in the virtual world of Second Life. Meetings consist of a brief and concise lecture (usually about 20 minutes long) followed by discussion and any additional questions. Transcripts of the previous classes are available on the Philosophy Class blog.

This semester is dedicated to the Dutch Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza and his influential ideas that have left a deep mark on the subsequent philosophy in the West. To learn more about his thought, have a look at the entry in the Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Mr Bergson's school is located in Wainscot on the east coast of Heterocera. If you like to travel by car or train, the place is accessible by SLRR. You can reach it by following this SLurl. For news and updates about classes, you can also join the inworld Philosophy Class group.