Details

Love and Sex are the 2 big draws in SL blogging (maybe in all blogging). 🙂 I’m busy landscaping. But if you want the serious conversation, go to Bailey’s blog. She’s talking about lying and sex and love. 🙂

It’s the attention to details that makes SL such a wonderful place to inhabit. After days and days of planting flowers and trees and landscaping, that fact has been driven home. I’ve been having fun and learning a lot. I’ve been learning about rezzing objects, moving objects, stretching, shrinking and rotating objects. I’ve learned that I am a bit obsessive and compulsive about my work. 🙂 Maybe some of you knew that already. I cannot walk away and leave the plant as it rezzed. I NEED to tweak it. I need to scatter the placements so that the plants are not in a straight line. I rotate each plant slightly to different angles so that the tops have a more natural look. I change the size of each one – some larger, some smaller. It takes me forever. But I can’t not do it. I tried to simply put a bunch of flowers in and walk away. I couldn’t do that. I HAD to make tiny adjustments to each one to differentiate it.

I have finally finished with the 6 flower beds. Now I’m making my way along the river. Ahuva Appleseed!!! 🙂 I am planting weeping willows and weeping crab apple trees. I have cattails for along the shore. I have rocks to size and move and pile. I have weedy water plants along the shore (hey – maybe some lily pads????). Thank goodness there are some other people doing some landscaping as well, because at the rate I’m going, I’ll be done sometime in the spring of 2009. 🙂 And the conference is next week. But trees and shoreline go much faster than tailored flower beds. Less tweaking is needed. Large open space is acceptable. But even so – I am compelled to fill in spaces with little touches of color or rocks. I went in this morning to take some pictures for this blog and I see that J and J have been very busy planting trees. And you know what – it looks great! Obviously they understand the macro view and are not obsessing about tweaking each leaf. There are trees all over. I couldn’t help but notice, however, that they all look the same………. Bad, Ahuva!!! Get with the BIG picture!!!! 🙂

I am sure that there are still more tricks to this than I have grasped. I have learned to group objects to copy but I’m not very good at it and I still feel compelled to change them. I’ve learned to flip plants in the middle of a group of plants in order to change the look and feel even though the individual flipped plant doesn’t show. There are things that happen when I try to move a plant or rotate it that I don’t know why they happen or how to stop them (note: these are not “good” things that happen LOL). I definitely need to get a building lesson (Hey Bailey – I’m going to take you up on your offer) and I need to learn about textures.

It would have been easier perhaps if I’d had more time to learn the nuances before the conference. LOL But I didn’t know that I was going to jump under that particular bus. 🙂 It will be quite a relief when the conference has begun and I am done with this pressure to plant, plant, plant (that’s pressure applied by me to myself, by the way – no one else is “making me” do anything). I miss my life – both RL and SL life. I dream about this project. I think about it most of the time. LOL. I wish I could pull a Tom Sawyer and get someone else to logon as me and do some planting! I can’t wait til I can kick back, put my feet up, go into SL and NOT feel obliged to head to the work sim and plant. 🙂 Soon, soon. And yet – I am so grateful that I am having this experience. It is great.

So there are many many many places in SL where the builders and creators get all the details right. The pictures in this post come from the library at Midsomer Island. If you go back and look at the picture of Darcey stretched out on the floor reading, you will see one black kitty sitting there watching you, and one black kitty reading its own book. But there is a third black kitty – a naughty black kitty sitting on the shelf, trying to catch itself a fish! I stood one night for awhile and watched her play.

5 Responses to “Details”


  1. 1 Bailey Longcloth October 16, 2008 at 9:06 am

    I think my blog is way too serious lately. Due in part to circumstances both RL and SL but I hope it will lighten up soon. 🙂

    One building lesson coming up! Just shout at me and we’ll come up with a time that works for both us and anyone else who wants to come play. 🙂

    I can help you with textures too. 🙂

    I’ll have you a prim whore in no time. 😉

  2. 2 melissa88 Inglewood October 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    wow, i love what you’ve done with the place! You’ve come a long way in a week. The river is gorgeous, i love the weeping trees. Only thing missing now–ducks! Is there a wildlife curator who should be taking on that job?

    Great job!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 4 ahuva18 October 16, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    @Bailey – life is like that sometimes – both in RL and SL. it will lighten up. in the meantime – thanks for handling all the heavy topics so that I can post meaningless trivia! LOL

    @Melissa – thanks! 🙂 but some people are NEVER satisfied!!!! Ducks??? She wants DUCKS??? LOL actually – I seem to remember one of the team members talking about putting fish in the canal (river). I saw them that one day, haven’t noticed any since then. I’ll suggest it the next time someone says they have nothing else to do before the conference. 🙂

    @Krissy – I want that kitty too!!! Isn’t she adorable? The one reading the book is cute too – turns the pages all on his own! Once this conference is done, you and I are absconding with Bailey and not coming back til we are Master Builders in our own right!!


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