Drama Dolls! Woot!

In the unlikely event that someone who reads this doesn’t also read Ahuva or Chestnut, you should go and follow those links and read the Official Scoop on today’s announcement of Honour McMillan’s new Drama Dolls product.

Having seen some of the early prototypes, I will attest that this is a Must See thing. If the idea was just to personify some of our various hate and love objects as amusing little model people that we could do appropriate things with (and to), it would be brilliant. But these lil beggars go far beyond that: they are scripted: skillfully scripted, creatively scripted, hysterically scripted, scripted in all sorts of different ways. Scripted to… well, to do things that you really have to see. Really.

Go see them!

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Been driven to distraction by the incessant multi-paragraph emoting of the slave-girls on the dock while you and your well-muscled colleagues are trying to plan next Tuesday’s attack on the Panther-women? The Kajira Doll is for you! Also shown, standard SL Man, standard SL Woman, and, ummm, a buncha other ones! (There’s even dolls representing bloggers! A must-have for everyone!)

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Drama Kings (obviously).

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The lovely and talented Chestnut Rau, looking at yet some more dolls. I’m not entirely sure which ones, ’cause this was mostly an excuse to take a picture of Ches. :)

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Oura an’ me an’ Ahuva, standing near the Drama Queens. And one similar one with a very funny name that fortunately slips my mind at the moment…

So go to the opening! There will be music! And Canadian flags! And Drama Dolls! To quote from the Official Announcement:

The store opens today (11:00 am SLT) with two parties to celebrate, featuring brilliant blues man Von Johin. The first show is at the Euro friendly time of 11:00 am SLT. The second party will start at 6:00 pm and rock on for 2 solid hours. Honour is a proud Canadian and tomorrow is also Canada Day so if you want to join us for that reason alone please do! TP from this link.

Updated with links now that Honour and Cris have their posts up.

Snapshots from the Great Migration

So the first wave of the Great Migration started at 10am sharp (SLT) yesterday! Or some other day recently! So now people with Adult Content on the mainland can apply for a free land swap with some land on Zindra, via a support ticket to the Lindens.

In the usual sort of casual wince-inducing move, the Lindens closed the weblog comment thread that alot of us had been using to talk about the whole Adult Content thing, and the Migration, and how it was going and all. I’m sure there’s still lots of discussion going on elsewhere, but I haven’t chased it down yet.

What little I’ve read suggests that things are going pretty well, or at least less disastrously then some of us had feared, so far. Here’s one account of someone saying in their ticket “I run BDSM classes, so please swap me into Zindra”, and the Lab saying “nope, not Adult enough”, and the person saying “say what??”, and the Lab saying “oh, all right then”.

I bounced briefly over to Zindra to see what was up with the migration (skipping the Mosh hub this time, and looking around further out). Kama city, at least, is still dominated by eyecandy Linden builds, but other things are starting to appear. I passed a big dark castle, over whose drawbridge some sort of grey-skinned barbarian was riding a horse. I waved at a woman in the midst of building a bar of some sort on a nice riverside plot.

I even took some pictures!

Pictures from the Great Migration

In the foreground; an art studio without much in it yet; I wonder if a photosurrealistic picture of Salvadore Dali grating his own hand off officially counts as Adult?

In the background, a large dark building containing various taboo-looking devices and poseballs. And, I’m glad to say, a courtyard where rezzing is allowed, so I could bring out my Terra Futura, and not have to *walk* everywhere…

Taking the Futura up high, I came upon one of the banes of those concerned with cleanliness and prim-count.

Litter at 490 meters

How do you go about letting Governor Linden know that he’s left a railroad tie or something floating nearly half a km above the new continent?