Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'd like to be...under the sea...

Well, in fact, I have been spending a fair bit of time underwater lately, thanks largely to Vicerine Kamilah Hauptmann's wonderful mermaid AO she recently put out. It's truly amazing--it does not simply run the animations, but controls and augments movement as. Hard to describe easily, suffice to say, it allows for incredibly acrobatic leaps (with particle effects). Better yet, swing by Lionsgate, dive off the platform to the beach below and pick up one for 50 Linden. No, NOT a typo, she is "selling" them for a 50L donation to the Relay For Life American Cancer Society fund raiser.

A more explicit blog entry with lovely pictures is here on her blog:
http://kamilahhauptmann.blogspot.com/2008/05/beta-launch-of-navigator-mermaid.html


One of the best things about knowing mad geniuses is the fact that oft one gets to test their toys before the general public gets to see them. Assuming one does not perish in the testing of same, in general a good time is had by all.

And in fact, I have been having a delightful time. I haven't really been that fishy since I sold my Tanglewood plot and lost my grotto, and I'd forgotten how fun it is. There is a whole hidden world beneath the waves I have been neglecting. Well, I knew about the Vernian Sea in Babbage, of course, but did you know there is an underwater temple off the narrow coastline of Regency? No, shan't tell you where, you must look :)

Well, I am inspired by all this, and whilst I enjoy being finny, I did miss my horses. Oddly enough, I haven't seen this in Second Life yet, but I really think a Sea Horse mount would be beyond fun. Besides, I'm fascinated by all the bumps and curves of the wee little beasties. So, call this a sneak preview:



Stay tuned :)

hippocampally yours,

Miss Virrginia Tombola

1 comment:

Otenth Paderborn said...

Ooooh, seahorse mounts! Yay!

Crab-drawn carriages?