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This is one key thing that makes SL special - the fact that everything's created by everyone else, not pre-canned by the original designers. Of course, that does include signs like the second one here.. beware being AFK for too long. =:D (As indeed the new CEO discovered)

An impressive Star Trek build, for roleplaying. "Have you guys seen the new teaser for the Star Trek XI movie? I actually saw it about two weeks ago and it just totally wow'ed me. Another thing was running in the back of my mind while watching that ... 'man i could totally recreate that in SL ...'

And so, with a friend, I did. I'd like to introduce the 'second trek' project ... basically building a community of star trek and sci-fi fans for role-play in a very immersive environment (visually, audibly, etc. etc.) I picked up a sim, named "Shipyard" and dedicated half of it for the RP. The other half, i'm selling as sci-fi / futuristic themed real estate."

Beer Cider recommendation for the day: Duchy Originals Dry Organic Cider. Excellent. Easily the peer of the best farmhouse ciders you'll find in the netherlands of Somerset.

I suppose this counts as a meme of sorts.. ^_^


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And I moved in to the new (and furnished!) warren. It's nice. ^_^ The only photos I've been able to coax out of the ailing (it'd probably be more accurate to say "post mortem") A200 are utterly lousy, but they'll give some idea of the place.



The den of iniquity.


The Spare Oom.


Part of the lounge, from the hallway.


The window side of the kitchen. The business side affords a gas hob, electric oven, and convection microwave, with lighting beneath the fitted units, as well as above, and the row of lights by the window. I like this kitchen. ^_^ (And being a furnished place, rented from a couple who've more or less settled in France, it's very well equipped. I gained some simple amusement with the drawers, which have dampeners that gently pull the drawers back in on being pushed closed)


The conservatory, as seen from the lounge. The 32" LCD TV is peeking in on the right edge. Not sure if I'll actually wind up using it much, but it'll be handy as and when guests come over, once I have the cabling set up to hook up Hyzenthlay, ideally over DVI, else S-video.


The conservatory. The bottle of Bordeaux Merlot was waiting for me as a welcoming gift from the owners. ^_^ (And which accompanied dinner below)

The kitchen's inaugural dinner on Sunday night was a small ribeye steak, sprinkled with ketjap manis (Malaysian sweet soy sauce) and wasabi during cooking, joined in the pan by two thickly sliced white mushrooms, and accompanied by four Jersey Gold new potatoes, broccoli, and some asparagus, covered in portobello & madeira sauce. Happy bunny. ^_^

And I have towels! Vivid blue for the main bath towel, hot orange for the smaller one, and an adorable pink for the hand towel. Yay colors! (I've long been an advocate of dyes. We have the technology!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh, I wouldn't say it's anything huge - but the lounge is certainly enough to accommodate a few furs comfortably, especially adding in the conservatory and the modest back yard, which includes a little barbecue alcove. I'm definitely going to be setting that to good use. ^_^ Lemongrass, piripiri, and cilantro marinated tiger prawns; bacon-wrapped brussels; lightly seasoned freshly made burgers..

It does seem larger than the apartments I looked at before, next to the train station - certainly quite pleasant, but even the lounge didn't seem like it'd have all that much open space, once a sofa and some shelving was in. As soon as I saw inside this place, well, it sold itself. Being furnished was a big help, too, especially with such comfortable style. And for barely much more than the aforementioned unfurnished apartments, too!