Monday, September 24, 2007


I had cartoons I wanted to finish and post, but Painter8 has corrupted again so I'll have to reinstall it when I get home*
Instead, I'll mooch off my older blog, where I chronicled my adventures in Second Life (an online virtual world, see below for details**) in 2005. In Second Life I'm Olympia Rebus, and have a home base in the P.G. rated sim of Green. I built goofy things. My favorite creation was Morris the Torusaurus (pictured above). He's comprised of toruses (actually toruses and slices of toruses). A copy of him is (or was) on display at the welcome area in Ahern. When slew of Second Life books were published I skimmed each one, hoping he'd be pictured, but poor Morris didn't make the cut.
I don't spend much time there anymore. Part of the problem is each time I log in I'm slammed with emails asking for free copies of things I've made. It crashes my laptop too. Maybe I'll return some day...
Here are some of the better posts from my old blog:
Building Bugs
The Aquagon
Space Warped
*this was written off the clock at work
**Second Life (as defined by Wikipedia) "is is an Internet-based virtual world launched in 2003, developed by Linden Research, Inc (commonly referred to as Linden Lab), which came to international attention via mainstream news media in late 2006 and early 2007.[4][5] A downloadable client program called the Second Life Viewer enables its users, called "Residents", to interact with each other through motional avatars, providing an advanced level of a social network servicemetaverse. Residents can explore, meet other Residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, create and trade items (virtual property) and services from one another."


GhostBuild said...



GhostBuild said...

I didn't realize there was stuff pushing you away from SL. That's unfortunate.

Perhaps we can entice you to come back now that sculpty prims are available? *grin*

Namowal said...

Yeah, I know the real plural of "torus" is "tori", but "tori" sounds so weird that I broke the rules for clarity.
I would like to spend more time on S.L. projects but for the next 8 weeks or so I'm in big-time overtime at work. I'm also having trouble with it crashing my laptop.

Sally said...

Morris is gorgeous. You should do a post about what Second Life is for the uninformed. I know a little about it, (from the L.A. Times) but when I went there it scared me and I left immediately.

Namowal said...

Thanks for the nice words about Morris, Sally. I added some info about what the heck I'm talking about. Good point.
Sorry your experience there was creepy. Like the internet itself, Second Life does have its share of freaks and weirdos.