Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Biker Bar on Route 12

This mainland parcel used to be the location of Odie Cinema, before its recent move back to Second Norway.

Now, if you travel along Route 12 on the mainland continent of Nautilus, you can make a stop here, refill your tank and grab something to eat and drink.

There might even be some live entertainment!

Sure enough, there's a restroom, too.

So, weary traveller, do come by! Here's the SLurl.

P. S. As I've pretty much reached the prim limit there, you definitely won't be able to rezz a vehicle or much else on the parcel, but there's a public rezz zone in immediate vicinity!

Tour of my haunted island

Over the last week I made many changes to Refugium, my island in Second Norway. This time it was not just the usual reshuffle of furniture... There are whole new builds and features, and the place has taken a darker, Gothic feel to it.

The landing point is close to the dock. From there you can walk towards the castle, or into the forest.

The castle itself is a beautiful build made by Compulsion. It looks primmy, but it has actually saved me a tonne of prims, as I've been able to house inside everything I used to have in my previous home building(s), plus the Refugium meditation centre, and then some more.

Walking through the gate, you will find yourself inside a court where there is some food available (there's always food and drinks everywhere on my parcels :D). Behind me is the new meditation space, a chapel-like room whose interior will be familiar to those who've been attending our daily meditation sessions.

Nothing on my land is strictly speaking private, and people are welcome to come inside the castle. On the ground floor is my sitting room and kitchen...

The top floor serves as bedroom... But I wanted to show you two special rooms. One is found on the first floor, and it's dedicated to celebrated gay artist Tom of Finland.

The other one is the basement. There I make my potions and do other witchy things... One of the walls is a tribute to one of my favourite TV shows, the original Dark Shadows from the 1960s.

I won't say much about what's in the forest. Just be careful when you get to the cemetery, as this is the season when the veil is thin... You don't know who or what may creep out of those graves!

Once you've made it safely to the other side of the island, you will find the new entrance to the cinema. It used to be on a mainland parcel, but now I've been able to move it to the island. The hall itself is in a skybox, but here you can get some popcorn and use the teleporter (it's the time machine lying on the floor, next to the ticket booth).

At the northern tip of the island there's another dock for boats, and a cafe with Halloween treats.

As I've gone a little crazy with rezzing, I'll be removing some of the things soon after Halloween, so please visit until then. Again, here's the SLurl.

P. S. Silent movie nights take place Fridays, starting at 1 pm SLT. You can find the current schedule here, or join the Facebook group to get the regular updates.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Silent movie nights in September & October 2017

We started the new season at the Odie Cinema at the beginning of last month. I was a bit lazy, so I didn't blog about the September schedule in advance. However, in this post I will first briefly recap the movies we saw, just for the record.

September 1
Asphalt (1929, Germany). Starring Betty Amann and Gustav Fröhlich.

September 8
One Day (1920, USA). Starring Buster Keaton and Sybil Seely.

September 15
The Last of the Mohicans (1920, USA). Starring Wallace Beery and Barbara Bedford.

September 22
The Wizard of Oz (1925, USA). Starring Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Dwan.

September 29
The Lost World (1925, USA). Starring Wallace Beery.

It was last year that I introduced monthly themes for the movie selections, and although we haven't always stuck to them, October was the month dedicated to silent horrors and comedy horrors (to see the list of films we played at the Odie a year ago, click here). Since I love this time of year, and all the spookiness surrounding Halloween, I've decided to redo the horror theme. Here's the October schedule - to learn more about these films, click on the titles to get the Wikipedia entries on them.

October 6
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920, USA). Directed by John S. Robertson, starring John Barrymore and Nita Naldi.

October 13
Warning Shadows / Schatten - eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923, Germany). Directed by Arthur Robinson, starring Fritz Kortner, Ruth Weyher.

October 20
The Golem (1920, Germany). Directed by, Paul Wegener and Carl Boese, starring Paul Wegener, Lyda Salmonova.

October 27
The Phantom of the Opera (1925, USA). Directed by Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick; starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin.

As always, all movie nights take place Fridays starting from 1 pm SLT. To reach the Odie Cinema, please follow this SLurl.

Additionally, you can join our group on Facebook. All members get an automatic event reminder for each of the movie nights.