Last night I received an IM from someone asking me if I remembered a forum post I had written with suggestions of places to see in SL. I couldn’t find it, but I’m certain I must have used some of the incredible places I’ve visited since I started this project so I started to go back through my archives to make a list. As I read my first post again, the one I put in my About section, and I can’t believe how much has changed since then. I really owe the changes in my Second Life to this project so I wanted to give a big thank you to those who encouraged me to do this in the first place and all those who have supported me in it since.
I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made in my photos, I have a Flickr account now, and I’ve even made the decision to add my blog to a feed. Renoobed is now on SLU’s blog feed! It seemed to be mainly fashion blogs, store and photography blogs and as mine is kind of a mashup I wasn’t sure if I should. Cristiano has now added a category for general SL blogs so I submitted mine to the list.
Check it out here. http://slufeed.me/
Where was I? Oh yes! I thought it might be time to do a recap of my travels so far and top suggestions.
Interesting Sims to Photograph and Visit
Papermakis at Imaginarium http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MIC/57/145/21
Spirit at Art Screamer http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Art%20Screamer/151/20/20
Pravda’s Terracotta Army http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tenth%20Rua/76/172/1272
Treptower Park http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/eagle%20crest/7/250/21
The Unicorn Sanctuary and Quest http://slurl.com/secondlife/Elven%20Realm/130/156/22
Santa’s Workshop. I don’t know if it’s still there, but if it is you’ll have a blast! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kalia%20Island/48/130/36
Mysterious Wave http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zone/213/122/22
[.XIV] Evanesce http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/XIV/80/161/21
Last, but most certainly not least, is The Path. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/179/185/23
You can also watch the complete Machinima here.
In addition to places to explore, I’ve been busy with a few others things.
Golfing at Green Acres http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Romantic%20Times/22/166/21
Global Online Hockey Association (GOHA) website http://www.globalonlinehockeyassociation.com/ and their arena at secondlife://Cross%20Check/135/96/62
Second Life Football (SFL) buy your tickets on the Marketplace to get a pass and landmark to the games. https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/91913?id=91913
Warren Town http://slurl.com/secondlife/Warren/128/129/78
My Favorite Club, DJ’s and Hangout. I met them randomly at Burn2 but I must say I really love The Happy Clams from Organica, they’ve become like family to me. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Happy%20Clam%20Island/138/126/33
Breedables: Papillon Butterflies, Dragonflies and Fireflies in Particular
My booth at Flutters Auctions and Minimall http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Little%20Star/209/100/23
Papillon Main Store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanctum/220/197/778
The Breeder’s Borough Papillon Auctions and Market http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Borough%20Too/140/207/23
That’s not to mention all the hunts and fairs I’ve done, the performances of Phantom of the Opera, and the 52 weeks of color challenges and somewhere in there try to have a date night once in a while … No wonder it feels like I never have enough time to do it all!
I’m hoping to finish off my first year of the Renoobed project by adding at least one more Sports place, I’ve heard of Roller derby so I want to check that out. I still plan to blog about the Linden Homes and Linden Realms. I’ve had a blast driving a variety of silly vehicles up and down the Linden Roads outside my mainland home so I should write about that one of these days. I want to learn more about building, I understand there are building contests and classes I should look into. I’ve barely touched the surface of the live music scene and I can’t very well do a project about rediscovering Second Life if I don’t. I also recently acquired a mini war plane. I apparently can’t fly and take pictures at the same time but once I get the knack for that I’ll share it.
If you have any other suggestions for places to visit, things to do, or communities to get involved with please let me know by posting comments here or I suppose you can contact me other ways… but that always brings up to the question of who to contact.
I’ve rarely mentioned an SL account name on this blog or associated with this project, but it’s not because I have anything to hide, it’s just sort of seemed irrelevant in a way. Renoobed has been about sharing things to do and places to go, great builds and fun communities, not about me. Those who know me from forums or from my roleplay accounts, know me as pancake. No really, LOL, that’s a long time nickname I go by on all venues and across various SL accounts so feel free to call me pancake. I have a few SL accounts that are used for different RP characters, but those are gathering dust for the most part right now so if you need to contact me in world, the account I’m on most often when it’s related to this project is Felicity Francois.