“… the eleventh hour of the eleventh day ….”   3 comments

A recreation of The Cenotaph, the monument built originally to honor the British and Empire dead of World War I, here in London City.  (Some items on the wall are derendered for the photo.)

This year, November 11 will be extra notable in many countries.  It will have been one hundred years since November 11, 1918, the day that saw an armistice go into effect at 11:00 a.m. between the warring countries, ending fighting in what we now call the First World War.  Most people of the time hoped it would truly be the last major war, the “war to end war,” as it was phrased.  Sadly, as R. F. Delderfield suggested in To Serve Them All My Days, they had merely blown half-time.  It took only twenty years, along with a punitive peace treaty, governments using its terms to exact vengeance on Germany, and the general world economic collapse of the Great Depression (combined with the massive financial mistakes of the German government during and after the war), to open the path for the instigators of the next great war ….

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Lunch Break   2 comments

Note:  WordPress is starting to feed out new software for their blog.  Harper’s been playing with it, and has gotten mostly used to it, but I’m just beginning to learn the thing.  However, I like some of the gimmicks it apparently has, and Harper’s given me a tip sheet on what to do, as well as the new “style book” for laying out an article, so here goes ….

Graduate school was always a busy time for students; it had been since the medieval days of old Europa on ancient Earth, and it hadn’t changed just because it was now the 48th Century C. E.  But wise students always found some kind of time to come up for air from their studies if they wished to preserve both their grades and their sanity.  Zana Sherman was no different from other students in that sense.  True, as a cyborg, she had a few not-to-sneeze-at advantages over her organic friends, like a brain and body that did not tire in the same way as an organic body did.  But the personality and thought processes that resided in that computer body still functioned in ways similar to a flesh-and-blood person; and that part of her still fatigued in ways similar to a flesh-and-blood body.  Even in this, some things never seemed to change, no matter how many centuries went by.

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Flashback To The 70’s At Collabor88! | Seraphim.   Leave a comment

Collabor88, judging by the photos at Seraphim, looks to be the best I’ve seen in several months.  I can already hear my wallet groaning open, and I haven’t even tried to teleport into the cam regions yet!  There is a Seventies theme to this month, although some stores are going their own way, such as r2 and the building creators.  It’s all worth a look, and be prepared to make a deposit to your linden account.  You’ll be hard-pressed to not buy half the place!  Click on the link below to go to Seraphim’s article, and check out the photos.  (Incidentally, the article author squeezed in 88 photos [grin] ….)


Source: Flashback To The 70’s At Collabor88! | Seraphim.

Posted November 8, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Reblog, Shopping

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Hallowe’en 2018 — Darkness Reigns   Leave a comment

“Darkness dwells within even the best of us. In the worst of us, darkness not only dwells but reigns.”

Dean Koontz, Strange Highways

Posted October 28, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs, Quotes

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The Makeover Agency in Second Life   Leave a comment

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I used to get about 10 to 20 people contacting me on a daily basis asking me to help them style their avatar or figure out which skin or mesh body part to …

Source: The Makeover Agency in Second Life

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If anyone’s looking for some help in styling their avatar, read this article by Berry Singh!  It can be a hard job — I tried it once for someone else, and we never quite jelled together.  But it has its fulfillments as well.

Posted October 23, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Reblog

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Hallowe’en 2018 — Hidden Treasures   Leave a comment

Jem and I were planning on doing an outfit or two from the new round of Tres Chic, which almost always have some great outfit to write about.  Sadly, this time we didn’t find any clothes in the event (though I’m wearing hair and boots from this month’s round).  But we did find goodies we loved while we were in the sim.  After all, sales like Tres Chic, or sales inside individual stores, are meant to draw business in, so that customers will take a look at all the other goodies inside.  In an event’s case, you can think of the event as the “anchor store,” and any other stores around benefit from the business the anchor draws in as collateral sales.

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Guardian of the Glade   Leave a comment

Summoned from the waters of the sacred spring, the Guardian watches over the Glade of the Goddess, fending off those who would profane the holy shrine with their violence ….

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