Friday, 9 December 2016

Posada 2016 on Norgaard Island

Over the previous several years, I've had the pleasure of being one of the hosts of Posada. In Second Life, it's an Advent season event initiated by the Anglican Cathedral in SL, in which the figures of Mary and Joseph travel from host to host until they complete their Advent journey.

It's always a bit unpredictable how it would work out, as there are quite a few hosts, and setting times that would work for everyone isn't easy. Posada handover at my place was scheduled for 7th December at 2pm SLT and I expected only a brief exchange with the previous host, in presence of a few friends. 

The handover began on the grounds of the Presbyterian Church in SL. It took a while and I was wondering who would be waiting for us back home on Norgaard Island.

As it turned out, quite a few people showed up, friends old and new, waiting to see the Posada display. My friend Duncan took a few very nice photos:

We had a lot of fun, goofing around, trying out funny gestures and such. It was well past midnight local time that I logged off.

The following day, Posada had to move on to the next host, Paul Stephen.

Paul placed the figures on the boats close by his island home.

And so the Posada continues, with handovers every day until Christmas Day. To get the schedule, feel free to contact me inworld and I'll IM you the current version in a notecard.

Also, even although Posada left the Island, it has been replaced by a Nativity display that will stay there for the next few weeks. You'll find it at a small Christmas square where you can also get mulled wine, eggnog and other treats. You're welcome to visit at this SLurl

Heterocera Travelogue #17: Catalpa

Continuing my series of Heterocera travelogues, this morning I took off from Malacosoma rezz zone and drove towards south, to Catalpa.

I wasn't quite sure what I would find there, as the surrounding area looked totally deserted from the distance. I inserted my mix tape with Creedence hits, stepped on the gas pedal and off I went...

The first inhabited place that I found was right next to the road and the SLRR tracks - Elzhea's Coffee Stop and Garden. It's a small, 512sqm, parcel - currently on sale - with a garage and a few chairs in the back. It also serves as a rezz zone, as indicated by the sign on the ground.

As I sat there for a bit, I had a zen moment observing the egg lamp...

One can already see the ocean and more parcels from the Coffee Stop, but they belong to the neighbouring Myron and Gibbosa.

The single only other parcel in Catalpa that hasn't been abandoned is to the west of the sim: Killer's Shop. I remember visiting this place several time before in search of different builds. I just hadn't realized it was here on Heterocera. It's surrounded by tall rocks and is not directly accessible, but you can double click to TP inside.

Killer's sells builds, mesh decor and furniture, some with adult animations. There's a lot to see in the store.

That's all there is to Catalpa. Not the most exciting place in Heterocera, although the egg lamp alone made it worth the trip. :D

There is at least one awesome place to visit in the neighbouring Poecilla, which is where I will travel for the next instalment.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Odie Cinema renovation

Ahead of today's beginning of the December selection of silent movies, here are a few pics from the recently renovated Odie Cinema where we have the regular Friday silent movie nights.

The ground floor is now a gallery space, where you can see posters of the upcoming movies.

The movie theatre itself is on the upper floor, as before, with new seats which have saved me a lot of prims.

Although I had to remove most of the cafe items, there are still drinks and food available just outside the building, immediately next to the landing point.

Many thanks to my friend Duncan who helped a lot, as always!

As a reminder, we gather every Friday at 1pm SLT and the schedule for December is available here. To reach the cinema, please follow this SLurl.