Sometimes you find a place in SL that makes you feel like you're in a Victorian tale of wild scientific speculation. Airship Caravan, for instance, hefted me up by the horns and plopped me straight into Last Exile. I loved this anime, although it fell into the usual apocalypse-due-to-the-foibles-of-man category. I loved the design of the anime immediately, and it's completely my own fault that I'm not in a flight suit and aviator glasses while I'm flying my new steam-mecha-dolphin.
Did I mention that there's a small shopping arcade here? It's home to 109prims, which is a misnomer, because my new flying birdcage *cough* is only about 16. 109prims also sells this flying steam-mecha-dolphin which makes my steampunk-loving heart SING. It goes well with the latest cute lolita frock from Curious Kitties, too! This dress is amazingly affordable at 200L, and the shirt beneath it with the fluffy collar is only 100L. (Did you just see me lie? Of course it doesn't work at all :D, but the dress is so cute that I was unable to take it off to properly suit up.)
I wax poetic:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He stared at the pacific - and all his men
Looked at each other with a wild surmise -
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
-- Mr. Keats
I also posted more photos of this sim on my flickr site.
***Flying machine: = 109prims = flying dolphin
***Horns: from the faun costume, Titania's Court Female Faun in fire color
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Calico in frosted midnight, tinted
***Skin: MiaSnow *mia* Gorgeous Grape Skin 6
***Shirt layer and jabot: Curious Kitties *C:K* Dzyn Shirt - Purple
***Jacket layer and skirt: Curious Kitties *C:K* Neira Dress - Purple
***Bloomers: ~silentsparrow~ calliope bloomers
***Stockings: *katat0nik* (purple/black) striped stockings
***Shoes: First Flower ~ FF ~ witch hazel in violet