Thanks to guest blogger Oura Scribe!
Who knew I could get into trouble building? Giggles, well not really trouble.
I’m minding my own business, building away, frustrated at sculpty stairs. I decided to put a question out on Builders Brewery Group Chat. A very smart and helpful group of people, I might add. Davido Chrome IM’d back and offered a tp. After falling off his mountain and getting lost in the observatory (great build), I finally found the balcony where he was hiding. David (I understand it is ok to drop the ‘o’), walked through several sets of sculpty stairs with me. We talked about spirals and ladders. Basically I think the proportions of what I am trying to do are out of whack. That is the technical term, I assure you. 🙂 I have yet to build the stairs because I got seriously sidetracked. But when I do get back to them, I am quite certain I will be much closer to having a set I can actually walk on.
The subject of sculpties led to sculpt studio and blender and then to a wonderfully unique parking spot that was made with Blender. David created a ‘hang over the cliff’ spot for bikes to park in. At first glance this collection of rough wooden boards did not look sturdy enough to hold the sign, but it indeed held a bike. I had not realized it, but I was on the Cobra sims, a collection of sims built with bikers in mind. What a treat! I did notice the tag “Sidewinder” but hadn’t given it too much thought. Tags can mean just about anything. At this point David rezzed a nice purple and gold bike to show me how well the parking spot works. He offered me a ride. In real life I cannot pass up a ride on the back of a bike. I guess I am the same in second life. Of course I tried to sit in the driver’s seat and was informed promptly that it was locked. Hmmph!!! He said try the back. 🙂 I hoped on and off we went. The trails winding down the mountain from the observatory were steep and narrow. David maneuvered them perfectly. I was very impressed. We went on tracks and over bridges, in tunnels, and even in an underwater maze.
The Cobra sims are 12 in total. There are off-road tracks, paved roads and natural beaches. I saw many shops, chalets, boats, and a great bike store. I am told (by good authority) that Bud is the man to see. He is very nice and has a great selection. There were lots of friendly people about and some very interesting avatars to boot.
It was a delightful ride, and I hated for it to end. I really do think I could have ridden all afternoon. Such a comfortable bike and I loved that I wasn’t fighting the sim crossings. Davido did a great job and I would recommend him for a tour anytime (although I do not know if he is officially a tour guide and I must warn you – I think he drives with no hands *laugh*).
Just goes to show you – that even when we try to concentrate and build and be ‘good’, we often get to wander (and wonder) off to another part of the world and experience all the best that SL has to offer.
Thank you, Davido, for a wonderful afternoon surprise!
If you get time, check out Cobra Sims!
– Oura Scribe
And thank YOU, Oura, for helping me out today with a guest post! 🙂