In and near Leyawiin, TES Oblivion.
Attributed to Jan van Eyck, Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata, c.1430-32, Philadelphia version.
"We enter the mythical when we enter the realm of risk, and myth is the enchantment we generate in ourselves at such moments. More than a belief, it is a magical bond that tightens around us. It is a spell the soul casts on itself. 'This risk is fine indeed, and what we must somehow do with these things is enchant ourselves.' [Plato, Phaedon]"
- Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, translated by Tim Parks, London:Penguin, p. 260.
Today I continue my slow, but yet continually ongoing, efforts to build a gallery-ish place in Second Life. The land I own is along the Route 3 road in Western Heterocera, which is (from the Wiki): "the second [oldest] mainland continent. It has the most advanced transportation systems of all mainland continents. This includes: a vast railway [...], the most complex road system and internal and external waterways. The Geographical features are unique and are composed of [...] plains, coasts, mountains, corals and hills. Heterocera is the most populated continent, with the smallest percent of abandoned land and also the [...] the smallest percent of places to rent."
Where I am has more of a quiet countryside feeling, however. To get to the public transport one must go a ways North-East to Yucca or a great distance South-East to Calleta (the WARR--West Atoll Railroad--is no more), there is a pod tour that passes by up the road every so often, though.
Being on the second oldest continent (where 2005 lives on!), there are a few historical points of interest nearby, such as this lovely Japonesque bridge with delightful shiny green lanterns:
and this absolutely wonderful Post-Internet-Ottoman-Rococo pagoda/bus shelter thing:
The building I have to house the gallery-ish place is a small one-up-one-down concrete box by Soy. It is awfully nice to have a balcony (I was previously underground), plus the shop window-y ground floor will work well with luck. Most of the buildings around me are Japanese-y looking, so this fits in with the neighbours too (at least I think so...):
Interior will be good for displaying stuff too (pay no heed to the magical broomstick):
Updated the Lore glossary with diagrams! New and inscrutable!
Also the magic system entry is much improved and less mushy, in my opinion. It has taken it's place as a workable science replacement in-world, as per the original intention. Plus, there's inset and outset borders on everything all over the site now, as it should be of course.
Hello world... void... friends! Welcome to the first post! Have a wonderful day!