¡New album release! THE PRESTIGIOUS NET (Pilgrimage to the Food Village). Listen on Bandcamp, if you dare...
01 food court hello :P
03 Azure Skies
05 INSTANT DESSERT
06 New Package
07 hoteldelaluna ~ check in
08 hoteldelaluna ~ check out
09 Canals of Mars
10 L O W E R N I B E N
Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, Morpheus and Iris, 1811 (source: Wikimedia Commons).
I did the bee!
Since forever, this site has been horribly horribly broken on mobile. I think I have fixed it, finally. Perhaps! Everything should squish pleasingly on a small screen or narrow browser. Perhaps! All boxes are percentage widths now, ugh, what a pain.
I have only tested on Firefox on a Xperia Z3 Compact (720x1280px) and a Galaxy Folder 2 (480x800px), so it could still be horribly horribly broken on everything else, just in a new and exciting way...
I coloured my... err... comic-thing, VRBIS MEAE (My City). The original black-and-white is here.
Scenes from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather.
IN PRAISE OF ALE, c. pre-1629?
from The Academy of Compliments (1650)
by Thomas Bonham (d. 1629-ish)
When that the chill Charocco blows
And winter tells a heavy tale,
When pies and daws and rooks and crows
Do sit and curse in frost and snows,
Then give me ale.
Ale in a Saxon rumkin then,
Such as will make grimalkin prate,
Bids valour burgeon in tall men,
Quickens the poet's wit and pen,
Ale, that the absent battle fights,
And scorns the march of Swedish drum;
Disputes of princes, laws and rights;
What's done and past tells mortal wights,
And what's to come.
Ale, that the ploughman's heart up keeps
And equals it to tyrants' thrones;
That wipes the eye that fain would weep,
And lulls in sweet and dainty sleep
The o'erwearied bones.
Grandchild of Ceres, barley's daughter,
Wine's emulous neighbour if but stale,
Ennobling all the nymphs of water
And filling each man's mouth with laughter—
Oh, give me ale!
- Thomas Bonham, “In Praise of Ale”, in Seventeenth Century Lyrics, edited by Norman Ault, London:Longmans, Green and Co., 1950, pp. 48-49.
Bernard de Monfaucon, L' antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures: Les dieux des Grecs & des Romains, Paris, 1722 (source: Heidelberg University Library).
Following from my previous post about building a gallery-ish place in Second Life, things are going okay! I think...
I have some paintings on the walls, they are spotlit (with Advanced Lighting!) and there's a nice carpet. For now I have curtained off the back room while I decide what to put in there. There is some seating outside now too, though because the building is squashed right up against the edge of my land (in order to be as close to the road as can be), there isn't very much space out the front.
The painting frames are very simple and I can make them pretty quickly. They are made from primitive shapes--Prims--available to build with in-world, thus I can avoid having to upload 3D meshes from Blender to the grid (with the exception of the green and pink owls in the window).
Belanger's garden fabriques at Bagatelle, in J. Ch. Krafft, Recueil d'architecture civile, contenant les plans, coupes et élévations des châteaux, maisons de campagne, et habitations rurales, jardins anglais, temples, chaumières, kiosques, ponts, etc, situés aux environs de Paris et dans les départemens voisins, Paris: Imprimerie de Crapelet, 1812, plates 119-120.
Grab a PIRATE! jug! 24/7 only here on Torte waterfront.