Friday, October 24, 2008

Expedition to Nautilus

Salazar convened the Explorers' Club, and distributed protective suits for us. The newly risen lands on the map were our destination.

Very close to our landing point we found Magellan Linden's crashed Atomic Borer. Osprey said, "I thought I was the only one with an Atomic Borer!" Was she making a wry joke, or ... does she have one?

I climbed into the cockpit of the ship and immediately pushed The Red Button. A voice came over the loudspeaker system saying, "Self-destruct function is not available at this time; please try again later." We all shivered, thinking of what could have happened if it HAD been available!

From there we did some undersea investigating, and found this burnt-out hull, being used by lots of brightly-colored reef fish. Delightful, but not the end of our search.

Later we explored an ornate temple building with lots of crystals providing power. Under the first floor, we also found this very modern looking submarine, which appeared to belong to a rogue (Mole person?) professor. He or she had books lying on the dock, including one titled "World Domination". Frightening in view of what we saw next.

There were lots of these red power crystals, but this was a cluster of the largest ones. They were mesmerizing. An emitter was atop the entire temple, pointed straight into space. There was also an emitter down near the sea, pointed to the East. There were also four stone emitters aimed at the cardinal points of the compass, and from each came a beam of the same light that was emitting from the crystals directly. I was silly enough to break one beam with my head, and fell, unconscious, to the ocean floor.

I had auditory hallucinations ... sleigh bells, a kitten mewling, and other odd fragments of sound. Then I woke to find Salazar swimming nearby, making sure I was all right. A lesson learned! See the entire stream of photos on Flickr.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gentle Reader ...

Here is an IM exchange from today:

12:46] Maryann Coanda: (Saved Sun Oct 12 14:35:42 2008) hi, while looking for treasure in your store, i accidently bought clouds, blue for $500. can i please send it back to you and get e refund?

[12:54] Enjah Mysterio: I am sorry, Maryann, I do not give refunds for items that are no transfer.

[12:59] Maryann Coanda: well, enjoy my $500

[12:59] Enjah Mysterio: and you enjoy my painting; there is no way for you to return something that is copyable. I made it copyable so that people can pull one out of inventory in case one gets lost somehow; and I stopped making my paintings resaleable because I found people were selling them for far more than they paid.

[13:00] you had a dialog telling you you were about to buy it, and you have been in SL for two years, so you knew what you were doing.

[13:01] Maryann Coanda: ok, nothing i can do about it, a lot of money for clouds, but, my mistake

[13:01] Enjah Mysterio: I painted it, and actually, it is about $2 USD that you paid for it, so live and learn I guess; cheap lesson.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dog Meets Cat

This is me with my pug Bongo, in his Men in Black outfit, visiting Fidget.