Google+ Adventures of a Southern Gentleman: August 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Twisted Spoke - Drama Libre

As is my habit, last night I spent the evening hanging out at Drama Libre.  

 

Ghost Rider Party Time

Drama Libre is a twice a week themed event that occurs on Saturday night from 8pm to 2am SLT and Thursday night from 5pm to 8pm SLT (Saturday night is by far the busiest, pulling in more people).   The theme changes each week on Saturday and repeats that theme on the following Thursday.

 

Couple of

The hosts and creators of Drama Libre are Peachy Sassoon and Xerxes Sismondi, they've been doing this for over a year now with a brand new theme each week.  Yes, each week they and a dedicated build team tears the place down completely and rebuilds it based on the theme for that week, the bulk of each build done from scratch.

 

Gregor the mini-bikeWhen you arrive you will find a live DJ spinning tunes and taking requests and Anne the resident paparazzi waiting to take your picture.

 

Zombie Biker Chick Annie

 

Biker Guy - Rinaldo

 

Biker Chick Cathy

And each night there's a costume contest based on the theme, the guy and gal with the best outfit based on that nights theme wins Linden's and has their picture recorded for posterity.

 

Drama Libre - Biker Bar

They recently moved to a new location, taking up an entire sim which gives them a lot more flexibility in building for the themes.

Here is the SLURL for the landing point in Ravenswood.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ravenswood/118/233/24

From the landing point you'll usually use a local teleport to go to where the main event is located (the exact location changes each time based on what the theme is).

 

Here's a little video that I did of last nights event.

 

Drama Libre is the most fun and entertaining thing I've found to do in Second Life, it's a great bunch of people and a lot of fun. 

Go check it out.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Governor Linden's Neighborhood

Spent Sunday evening wandering about and decided to drop in on Governor Linden at his mansion.   He wasn't home, but wandered about the neighborhood taking in the sights.

 

Governor Linden's Mansion

An aerial view of the mansion, not a bad spread but could use a bit of a make over.

 

At Governor Linden's Mansion gazing toward the Ivory Tower of Primatives

Didn't realize you could see the Ivory Tower of Primitives from the mansion grounds.

 

Birds

There's a really interesting bird sculpture in the air nearby, Fire and Ice, I believe it was called.

 

Clementina Park and Riverwalk

A little park and riverwalk in the valley nearby, not the best I've seen but it was clean and uncluttered.   Quite a bit of exorbitantly priced land for sale nearby.

 

Factory?

Off in the distance on the other side, in the neighboring sim, was what looks like a factory dumping some kind of waste products into the local river.   Hope it's not toxic.

 

Outlands

A look at the place on the opposite side, there appeared to be some sort of violent activity going on, heard some gunfire, so I decided I'd better keep my distance.  

 

Nice build

Off in the distance I noticed this interesting looking building, for a moment I thought it might be a botanical garden of some sort but it turned out to be a store called Textures Unlimited and a place called the Lily Pad Lounge.

 

Gear Fountain

The gear fountain made me think of a certain robot I know.

 

Textures Unlimited

The inside looked as neat as the outside, still wish it had been a garden.

 

Cute little guy....

There's also a windchime garden (to the right of the picture) and this interesting looking statue.

 

All in all, not a bad little walkabout in Governor Linden's neighborhood.   If you want to visit the area, here are the slurl's.

 

Governor Linden's Mansion

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Clementina/137/125/77/

 

Textures Unlimited

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Clyde/128/158/32/

 

Bird Statue

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Clementina/93/14/71/

 

Factory

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rachleff/210/237/59/