(By the way, if you’re interested in Jane Austen roleplay in virtual worlds, you should definitely check out Ever, Jane.)
Today’s theme for Atlas Hopping was the gardens of Sansar. We visited:
I didn’t know ahead of time that my experience would be on the list of experiences to visit today, otherwise I would have vacuumed and tidied up the place a bit 😉
The snowman you see in the picture below (taken by Mijeka Munro) was created using the Oculus Medium sculpting tool. It was then imported into Blender in order to apply colours, then exported as an FBX file and placed into my experience near the spawn point of Ryan’s Garden.
Watching everyone ride on and enjoy Agustine’s musical carousel in Ryan’s Garden, laughing and talking (and then hopping on for a ride myself) was one of the happiest moments I’ve experienced in Sansar to date. It reminded me how much I loved to ride the carousel when the Red River Exhibition was in town every summer.
In the above picture, that’s me waving at Andrew the photographer, I’m the one in the grey Sansar T-shirt.
Later on, I had a blissful Zen moment at the Bonsai Garden:
Here’s Strawberry’s livestream of today’s event:
And here is Drax’s:
This is the second meetup where we were all dressed differently, as you can see from this photo! No more clones!!!
Theanine is the one in the bear full-body outfit, which he made himself. Yes, we now officially have furries in Sansar! Here’s a close-up:
If you’re interested in just the head, Theanine has placed his teddy bear head up for sale in the Sansar Store for S$60 (male avatars only).
Today’s Pick of the Day is Picnic at Mr. Darcy’s, created by Solas (who is already a well-known fashion designer in Second Life as the owner of BlueMoon Enterprise (SL store, blog) and the co-owner of Silvan Moon Designs (SL Store, SL Marketplace, Flickr). Solas takes her inspiration from Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, designing a Regency-era English manor house and landscaped grounds.
You materialize in front of a large, stately mansion, next to a set of croquet equipment, all ready for play. If you are in a VR headset with hand controllers, you can actually pick up the mallets and balls, and play croquet! (Unfortunately, Sansar users in desktop mode cannot yet pick up objects in-world. Linden Lab is striving for feature parity between VR and non-VR users of Sansar, and I hope that this functionality will be added soon.)
A short stroll away is a white pergola and a picnic blanket spread out under a large tree.
Solas says of her delightful experience:
Here you can picnic as you watch the croquet match (even play), waltz to a sweet melody on the vast marble terrace, or just take a long walk to gather your thoughts.