Sunday, December 2, 2007

Something tells me it's all happening

In a quasi-mystical way, I sometimes wonder whether the initial impulse that created the universe wasn't "God was lonely" but rather "God really felt like playing with his new cosmic tinker toys." I see this echoed around us in Second Life, because the urge to create is the foremost reason why (some) people enter this world.

I've pondered the connection between Second Life and the afterlife before; in both places, everything is possible except corporeal sensation. In SL we have all the imaginative reign that we want with none of the physical sensations (except sight and hearing, which is perhaps why music is so big in SL). But we can always create.

I've wandered (lonely as a cloud, yeah) through so many amazing sims that are completely empty because of the urban sprawl that is land creation. Unlimited server space, new ideas, and continents upon continents of lovely worlds that are vastly underpopulated. Despite this, what are we God-like creators gonna do? Tigers got to hunt, birds got to fly, man he got to make things as time go by (to brutally murder Vonnegut's Bokonon).

I love new sims, especially Le Zoo. It's shiny and full of the curious poking at the animals and shops. The detail is fabulous, right down to the Zoop (and the poop), and you can even swim with the sharks. Story, hrm. I usually invent a tale for a sim (like my own land, Caledon Wellsian, is clearly the playground of the new hard-working steampunk inventor class who got rich on their patents). Le Zoo doesn't really need a story. It's...a zoo.

The monkeys stand for honesty, giraffes are insincere
And the elephants are kindly but they're dumb
Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum
Zebras are reactionaries, antelopes are missionaries
Pigeons plot in secrecy, and hamsters turn on frequently
What a gas--you've come and see,
At the zoo

***Earmuffs: Inspired Fluffy black earmuffs from the freebie stocking hunt, (Sibine, 51, 54, 51)
***Hair: Hiccup, Nerd Swept in Brown, (Caribe!, Lions Shore, 14, 105, 20)
***Skin: Inspired Pavasara Frosted Grape skin from the freebie stocking hunt, (Sibine, 51, 54, 51)
***Eyes: Inspired Christmas Anime eyes from the freebie stocking hunt, (Sibine, 51, 54, 51)
***Glasses: /artilleri/ gladys glasses in black, (artilleri, 87, 118, 26)
***Scarf and Jabot, shirt, lace cuffs, bloomers: ~silentsparrow~ from the brand new Pica Lolita set (blogged over here!), (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
***Jacket: Pushbutton Industries the Thriftstore duster in plaster dust, (Le Zoo 130, 143, 22)
***Socks: -corduroy- grey striped tintable socks, (LicoLico, 158, 33, 21)
***Shoes: ***Angelic Doll*** Strap shoes in black, (JAPAN 01, 190, 68, 26)


Michael Smith said...

Build build build. Sometimes it gets to be too much. Sometimes I wish for some more open green spaces. I enjoy seeing the creativity people bring the their SL works, but at times the sheer volume of work drives me to sensory overload.

Le Zoo Owner said...

Hiii Achariya,

omg! I just looved your post. Haver Cole and I own Le Zoo and I just so wanted to say on behalf of us thanks for this post including your awesome pics! :D I looove the penguin one, so cute, hehe! <3

When we came up with the idea, more than anything we wanted to create a fun place for exploring and really getting lost in... and your thoughtful comments suggest you did just that. :) So, thanks sooo much for sharing your dreams. :) We have lots more planned, maybe I'll see you there sooon! :)

Lana Miranda