Wednesday, June 10, 2009
June Road Trip: Good Driving, Surreal Content
Location: Whiskey Sim's Giant Noob Storage and Meditation area
Those Lindens are up to something, I thought, as I barreled along an empty road and this popped up in chat:
Dominus Shadow v.2.0.44g,
Owned by Ignatius Onomatopoeia
Catch me, Johnny Law Linden! I got a license to fly!
And fly I did, only outrunning the roadbed occasionally, though I had the graphics pumped up and was driving fast, even across Sim-boundaries. In the end, I came to a spot where the highway just stopped, and I plunged off the edge into water. Luckily, in SL that's no impediment. The car landed upright and I raced up and down the bottoms of SL's rivers.
I ran across the wonderfully bizarre on this trip: the giant tower of noobs with a meditation cushion at the top:
A punky griefer-girl in the middle of a snowy field, making chaos with a bunch of friends in a flurry of pyrotechnics:
Then I saw the horses, and I pulled over by the Wengen Ski-Runs. I liked the look of the build there a lot. I may have to go back for virtual skiing:
So for June, there's not much point to the road-trip except a few moody and pretty pictures. Even a Peak Oiler like me, convinced that the days of the real-life open road are limited, can enjoy some virtual motoring.