I haven’t done one of these Neat Things I Found In SL posts for awhile, both because I have been just hanging around the Rise and other familiar places a lot, and because when I do find new neat things, I am too lazy to organize about a post about them. :)
The other night, though, I followed the usual SL chain of nice pointers and coincidences to WaterMoon Breeze, the sim and build and inworld store and probably also home of MenuBar Memorial, who (among many other things) made the wonderful crazy 50s-style Lucid Dream Together poster for Chasing a Butterfly, the machinima we posted about here the other week.
Turns out this MenuBar feller has some Mad Skillz, and his stores (inworld and marketplace) contain some Really Neat Stuff. It’s Old SL stuff in the best way (crazy, fun, creative, offbeat, brightly colored), but also extremely polished. Not only can he script and do amazing things with particles (more on that below), but he also does graphic design like a person who does graphic design, so the offbeat brightly colored things actually look good!
See? How brightly colored and well-done? And there is a smart umbrella, and a Breedable Pet Rock, and Weather Devices, and all sorts of things! Here are more of them:
Bird-things, and water-things, and all kinds of things! And if you aren’t careful, some things that sort of, well, explode…
(Hint: something about putting things into Coke…)
Spot the Pun in this one!
Witty, brightly-colored, and useful…
There is also a long swaying bridge up to a mysterious floating island…
with interesting things up top which might include, say, a zipline to get back down…
and at the bottom, naturally, a Hieronymus-Bosch-based merry-go-round.
In terms of buying things so far I have mostly bought this amazing Orb
which I have installed at one end of the Park in the Rise (as pictured) where I can sit and alternate between zoning out and wondering how the heck he does it. (Just when I think I have a pretty good feeling for how particles work in SL…)
So that is that! Another example of craziness and creativity in SL, for your consideration.
(Oh, and I still have a marketplace store myself, come to think of it! But I never add anything to it, and no one ever buys from it, so that works out…)