Gone Fishin’

fishing-at-ourasI’d promised Dale that we’d go fishing. She’d never done the 7 Seas Fishing. So as a “reward” for seeing me tthrough the Ivory Tower Library of Prims, I took her over to Oura’s to learn to fish. I signed up with 7 Seas several months ago and had a great time. Then I never got back to it until January, when Bailey flooded the Crown and Pearl one evening. 🙂 So I needed to upgrade to the latest version fishing pole. And I learned a lot about the details that I’d not known before.

7 Seas is a fishing game within SL. Each fish caught has a point value. Everyone’s scores and catches are maintained, all across the world. There are different levels of expertise. displaying-our-catch7 Seas maintains a Hall of Fame, a forum, a photo gallery and more. People all over SL are addicted to 7 Seas fishing. Even more fun – everything you catch is useful. You can release your fish into a pond or an aquarium, or simply have them swim about your head. 🙂 You can even name them. You may not catch a fish. You may catch a part of a bathing suit. Keep fishing – the other piece is out there as well and then you can wear it. You may pull up some salvage. Don’t fret – keep fishing. There are more pieces AND blueprints and you may be able to build your own boat or other prize. Once you buy your initial rod, you will be hooked. *grin* Free updates are included. You buy yourself some bait, customize your rod (color, for instance, and other features), settle down and cast! That’s all there is to it.

gals-with-dirty-biker-hairDale was wearing Dirty Biker hair that night, which she’d customized to her favorite shade of red. Oura admired the color and put on HER Dirty Biker hair as well. LOL. I really liked how they looked and said so. BOTH of them then passed me Dirty Biker hair as well. I was too slow on the camera and Oura was too fast on changing, so I missed the pic of all 3 of us with matching hair. I decided after a few minutes I was way over-dressed for fishing and changed clothes. Which necessitated an update to my Dirty Biker Hair color. So I went back to being blond. But I think I may create my own “biker” look and then I’ll retrieve my black Dirty Biker hair and head out. LOL. Because I KNOW where I can find the bike I want!!!!

Fishing!

Let me say right from the get-go that I know nothing about fishing. I think I’ve been exactly once, on a charter boat in Little Egg Harbor. The blues we caught were tasty but that once was sufficient. Ah, it was sufficient until I experienced SL fishing!!! What a blast!!!!

J and I were hanging out on the benches, chatting. U and A came and joined us. I’d missed the big fishing contest a few days earlier because I was on a shopping expedition. J decided that what we all needed was to go fishing. So we tp’d to where M and S had set up everything necessary for an enjoyable fishing trip. 🙂 You could purchase poles and bait, get your name up on the leader score board, or simply gaze at the various aquariums. J gave me a pole (thank you SO much, generous J!!!) and showed me how to find bait. For one horrifying moment I thought she meant we’d have to dig for it ourselves!!! I knew at that point, virtual world or not, I was not fishing. I am NOT touching worms!!!!! Eewwwww! To my great relief, “finding bait” meant turning the vending machine to the proper selection! LOL.

So armed with poles and bait, we headed to the dock. A and U were already there fishing, as they were experts at this already. M and S were working on aquariums at first, but they both picked up poles later and joined in. I had no idea what to do. We were all standing on the dock and the other 3 were casting and catching. J told me to type /1 cast. AH! So I did. And I was remarkably unsuccessful. Fish are being caught to my left and to my right, but I’m catching nothing. Hmmm. At this point, RL fishing was winning over SL fishing. 🙂 I did finally catch a seahorse. I wore him and named him Seabiscuit. 🙂 Just like that – SL fishing moved into the lead.

A and J were pulling in the fish left and right. U was hooking quite a few as well. But me, well I kept getting messages like “No fish that time, afraid! Keep trying!” and “You almost got a fish, but it slipped away” and, most aggravating, “Yikes, that one put up a fight! Shame it got away”. I really did not like that pole!!!!! A was full of helpful advice: Spit on the hook. Stand closer to the edge. It’s all in the cast. Being the good and gracious sport that I am, I threatened to push him off the dock. 🙂 J gave up her spot to me, hoping it might help matters. What really helped was when U IM’d me and told me that I had to click on the reel of the fishing pole to load the bait!!!! Well, no wonder I wasn’t catching anything – there was no bait on my hook!!!! LOL. I told you I have no idea how to fish. Thank goodness that I don’t have to touch the bait – a little click will do you.

And so the time passed. The conversation was light-hearted. The fish were caught and some released to swim about our heads. Other fish were released into the aquariums. We fished and we laughed and we had a wonderful time. And of course there was beautiful moonlight on the water. (Notice that J (whose photo I used above) was fishing in daylight but I was fishing at night!. Ah, the wonders of SL!!)

Thanks M and S, for making such a wonderful place and for allowing all your friends to come and enjoy it too!