Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Norgaard Place: What's in the box?

As I've mentioned in an earlier post ("Leaving Second Norway"), last month I moved into a new home - back to mainland! And for the first time since I've joined Second Life, it happens to be a skybox.

Normally I'm not a huge fan of skyboxes, preferring to play with terraforming and landscaping down on the ground. However, this one seemed to fit all my needs in terms of space, design, prim count etc. And it spares me the sight of the typical mainland horrors - although, in all honesty, the area around Odie, Nautilus, where my parcel is located, is not all that bad (at least for the time being).

Anyway, let me unpack this box and take you on a short tour.

Upon landing, the ground floor houses the Odie Cinema, where we now have our regular Friday silent movie nights...

... the meditation area...

... and a small gym.

There's also an outdoor area. Originally, it was a pool with some water features, but with Duncan's help, I transformed it into a small park.

Up on the first floor you will find a library...

.... and a cafe with a nice view of pretty much the entire skybox.

The second floor is the only area that is more private in nature. Just a simple bedroom, with some of my toys on display. 😈

So, there it is. You're welcome to visit whenever, especially at times when there are some activities going on there. As a reminder - unless we're on a break, or there is some RL emergency - silent movie nights take place Fridays from 1 pm SLT, and daily 30-minute meditation sessions start at 11:30 pm SLT. To visit, follow this SLurl.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Silent movie nights in September 2018

After the summer break, this month Odie Cinema resumes its work! There is no special theme this time, but I've prepared an international selection of silents we haven't watched before, including some all-time classics.

Before the full schedule, a reminder that we're now at a new location - still in Odie, on the Second Life continent of Nautilus, but from now on up in a skybox. You'll find the updated SLurl by clicking on this link.

7 September 2018
Battleship Potemkin, 1925 (Russia), a classic silent directed by Sergey Eisenstein.

14 September 2018
Easy Virtue, a 1928 (Britain). A romance / drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall and Ian Hunter.

21 September 2018
Get Your Man, 1927 (USA). Romantic comedy directed by Dorothy Arzner, starring Clara Bow.

28 September 2018
The Doll (orig. Die Puppe), 1919 (Germany). A comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Starring Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig, Victor Janson. Based on a novel by E. T. A. Hoffmann.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

The Tarot Garden at LEA 17

Currently at the LEA 17 sim you can see an interesting exhibition of works on the subject of tarot.

Created by SL resident by the name of Secondhand Tutti, it's a transposition of an RL location into Second Life, namely of The Tarot Garden found in Tuscany, Italy. The original place, described as an esoteric sculpture garden, was the creation of Niki de Saint Phalle - more on which you can find on this website.

Although the artwork itself was not exactly my cup of tea (plus I found the sim a bit disorganised), as a tarot buff I really wanted to check it out. There are sculptures and mosaics all over the sim, and you might have to spend some extra time to find them all.

Some of the works reminded me of the sort of art that was popular in Catholic churches in my home country back in the 1960s and '70s. When I later did a bit of reading on the original artist, it made sense: she began her work on Il Giardino dei Tarocchi back in the late 1950s, inspired by Antonio Gaudi (interestingly, both Duncan and I had Gustav Klimt in mind...).

To visit the sim, you can use the following SLurl.