Saturday, 29 January 2011
My name is Keira Gearz and I have a small story to tell you. This story takes place in a Land far far away called Second life, It begins on March 14, 2009...
Once upon a time there was a girl who entered an unknown world called Second life. She had no idea what she was getting into, the wonders, the fantasies, the great things she would soon find.. Starting out in this new world I was offered no help, no support and was forced to figure out things on her own..
Well that was exactly what s he did she studied people and watched how they did things and soon realized what it was she wanted to do in Second life, She wanted to build.. So for the next year she practiced and practiced and practiced some more till she got the basics down then it was on to learning more, her brain desired to know all that was in SL and she kept on learning..
Then one day while not even on SL she was searching the web for land to buy when low and behold she came across a place that offered free land to students.. Thinking this is too good to be true she swiftly signed onto SL and teleported to this new place it was called Learn Avatar and it was a school for people who wanted to learn how to build or improve upon their building skills.. Well that day she joined this new group ( December 19,2010 ) and has been a student since..
Now I want to tell you a little about the place I call home. It's a great sim and the story behind how I came to be here is quite neat actually. I didn't pick it, it picked me I actually picked a themeless sim and during one of my classes ended up on Ancient Civilization and when I saw it I wanted to move ASAP so I did and I'm happy it happened. It's a great sim and most of all I like how helpful the people are that I have met here Ancient Civ. I couldn't have ended up in a better place.
Now I want to tell you about my builds here in Ancient Civ. I am all about the zen way of life..
My build is asian inspired I am all about zen. Peace, happiness, love and all things pure and good. I also love the history that comes from the asian culture read some about what I built here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_pagoda Now my first build was not exactly what I wanted, but due to prim limits I made it work, it ended up being a small asian house and i liked it very much.....now after doing some classes and being a good student i was given the chance to move to a bigger plot where i was able to build more of what i wanted to the results were awesome ..
And this is what I built... Now keep in mind I am never finished with my own builds and have never decided to stop changing things around, but hey thats what learning is all about..
Now as for owning a shop in sl the answer is No I do not have a shop and yes I would love to open one, but the cost to do so is to high for me at the moment so I am starting a market place store to sell my stuff and if anyone wants to buy one of my items they can always IM me for prices .... (which are negotiable)
I love to build it's the only reason I come to SL. I have very few friends and rarely ever leave my home unless I need something for building. I like to help others learn to build, but am very shy about it so I'm starting out slow very slow in the teaching area(I'll get there soon) and I don't like mean people..
What is it that makes your SL worth while? my own answer is that here in SL things are never just a dream they can become reality anything your heart or mind can dream up you can make or find...
My name is Zachary and I have a bit of a tale to tell. While wandering in a place called MistyMoon, seems I came too close to the waters edge and must have slipped and fell to the depths below. Perhaps a bump to my head from the fall caused me to lose consciousness or perhaps I drown. Whatever happened, it has changed my life.
Upon waking, I found myself in a new place unlike anything I knew before. It seems that having survived whatever had happened to me, not only was I in a place I had never known, I had myself transformed. It seems the transformation had adapted me to survive in my new surroundings.
I found myself within an orb. Not a "prison" but meant to protect me from any outside danger. My personal transformation was shocking to say the least. Fins had grown and in place of my feet I now had a tail like a fish and found that even though underwater, I was well able to breathe without the aid of an oxygen tank or any other type of device. My upper body was for the most part unchanged except for the fins and some new scales.
Looking around me I saw that the orb that held me was placed in what to me looked like some kind of temple. Ruins of statues littered the ground nearby and colorful fish swam about the area. I saw no immediate danger around me and being curious, I tried to stand from the pedestal I was on. Having no legs as I was used to in my past state, I seemed to "float" instead my new tail swaying keeping me in place just above the ocean floor.
I hovered in place a few moments getting used to my new body. It seems that movement came naturally in my new state. The orb was solid keeping me safely within. I wanted to venture outside to look more closely at the surrounding area. Placing my hands upon the interior surface of the glass like orb and having thoughts of venturing outside its containment, I suddenly found myself on the outside.
Strange I thought. It seems the device was able to read my thoughts and had by thought only transported me where I mentally imagined myself wanting to be. However, being outside the orb now, I ventured out to see what wonders lie beyond.
Swimming easily now around the temple, I moved freely and gracefully through the water as if I had been doing so all my life. The fish seemed to accept me not scared by my presence, more curious than anything. They approached me taking me in as I did the same of them. Beautiful creatures, and me in my current state, I was at least half if not more like them.
Sensing no immediate danger nearby, I swam looking more closely at the fallen statues that littered the area. Seems they were human in nature, perhaps representation of the gods and goddesses worshipped by the civilization that once inhabited this place?
Now I was really curious. Who had built this place? Was this once dry land and now under the ocean due to some disaster? What were the people that had once lived here like? Were they like me in my new current state? A race half human and half fish?
These questions and many more raced through my mind. The biggest question: How did I become what I am today?
Feeling tired after my adjustment and explorations, I returned to the orb, touching it once again I just thought of being safely within once more. Instantly I was transported within and sat upon the pedestal once again. Weary and still with many questions in my head unanswered, I drifted off to sleep.
These words dear reader, are my thoughts as I drift away once more, magically transferred here to be shared with you. Perhaps you have answers for me? Or you would like to join me and seek out the answers together. I think of where I am hoping you may find me in this place and help me seek the answers to my fate.............
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
I was one of those kids at school that just couldn't draw. I was more likely to be found with a crayon up my nose rather than creating a drawing good enough to stick up on the fridge, and I looked on with envy at those other kids that made it seem so easy. Well, this is my second life, so I get to create something different and here I like to play with colour.
Shade and space (second floor interior)
As I write this I am working on building a new house. I am not sure that I can say it is a typical representation of an ancient anything. It's really just that I built it that way because that's what turned up. I started out with what is now a silk awning.
I was trying to work out how to make an Asian style roof like one of the beautiful buildings made by one of our other Ancient Civilisations' builders ... anyway, my attempt was very bad so I dismantled it. I kept that one part, added an arch (I love archways), chucked in a few columns (I love columns too) and then just kept adding.
If I am to name what I am trying for it is the kind of house that is has been influenced by Indian, Arabic, Moroccan sensibility. Open space, stone, metal, and water where it can be found. Opulence juxtaposed with scarcity.
Under the Awning (top floor interior)
I wanted to use 2 new textures I bought recently from one of my favourite texture makers and I thought they would look good together. Maybe it's because my graphics card (chip actually) is crappy, (and maybe it's because my eyesight is not what it was when I was younger)... but if I am to see what things look like I need to see it BIG ... so I build big... anyway this house is the result.
View from above (exterior)
Entrance (ground floor)
Sunday, 23 January 2011
I found out about LA through a friend, who sadly is no longer a member of LA. But I have so much to thank her for, cause I really do love LA and all the people I have met there and the things I have learnt.
I have always been a watergirl - meaning lived on Atlantis. As i started Cricket was my headmaster and then Anastasia after her. I had great Headmasters and hope I am doing just half the good job they did. Hugs and kisses to you. I love all myths and stories on ancient times, so Atlantis was the perfect spot for me.
As I started, I would have loved to have a blog like this to read about LA, get the links and help and to blog ;-) Since I am a little blogger girl a blog is a medium many shops use and SL Residents read and get syndicated on sites like iheartsl.com and read by thousands.
For every creator, there is the dream of own business - and practicing early in taking pictures of the things you make and even blog about them, is something very usefull for later on. If you want to show some of your pictures and get good pointers on them you can post them here for discussion :)
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