...in fact, I insisted on it!
Hello blog! It's been 4 years since my last published diatribe and tons have happened. Good, bad, ugly, and REALLY fugly. I won't bore you with details. Suffice it to say two friends from two very different digital planes of existence have inspired me to post at least ONCE by their awesome example (thanks Pesh & Sileny - your blogs are great)!
Ruh roh! "This blog entry is going to expand to other places outside Final Fantasy XI?!" Why, yes it is. It's my blog, get over it. Let's move on.
So, focusing on our first digital realm, we careen headlong into the world of Vana'diel, where my beastly Beastmaster joined the assembled forces of MoarDainBramaged in an epic struggle versus the Dark Lord Odin himself in Einherjar. In attendance were:
- Yulala's equally beastly Beastmaster (like the little BST sister I never had!)
- our unkillable Can of Creamed Taru Soup/Fire Hydrant Paladin Choasdragon
- spry pole Dancer Megalynk (in the closet, obviously)
- always dead on the floor Warrior Ebichu
- exploding monkey king Ninja Yoshidrgn
- "was I supposed to heal you?" White Mage Orlind
- "why do I get to be the bottom of the bullet list [because you 4chan too much]" Samurai Kazesan
|Ebichu vs Gooey Gerard Staring Contest and... GO!|
|Felled by Gerard's superior staring skills, Ebichu takes a knee - and CD gets some!|
|Yulala rouses a hearty cheer with her Farsha while the pets, Ebi and I look on!|
A great end to a good night's battle! Farewell, Vana'diel!
Sleep beckoned, but just before I succumbed to the comfy interior of my sarcophagus, I managed to snap a nice picture of my SecondLife form. My Muse of Exploration, how she tempts me with beautiful sims to explore... little pain in the arse! I checked some passerby's picks while on Selidor the other day (home of Fallen Gods - one of my favorite sims) and found a place called Chouchou (if you're in SecondLife, do a search from within your viewer - I'm NOT kind enough to give you a link, nyaah!). The sim doesn't permit flight, however as I was already flying when I arrived, I was able to do it and I'm glad I did.
|Bardiel Lionheart, the Corrupted Anubis in the floating Memento Mori sky-cathedral|
This beautiful piece of architecture is floating approximately 1100 feet above the ground level. What's really remarkable about it is how simple lighting techniques fool the visitor into thinking it's a lot more elaborate than it is. There are barely any textures on the walls aside from the appearance of simple sandstone, the furniture is really neat - ghostly, made of ether benches leading towards the central podium where a nice piano and accompanying bench rests. The environment outside is SUPER bright, and shines in all over the place casting shadows that, if your viewer lighting settings and graphic card is capable, move around as you're walking through. The sides are adorned with staircases, at least two tiers high. Glorious!
I was SUPPOSED to be taking a nap before work but my Muse apparently has a new friend, a Muse of Blogging. I wonder how long she'll stay?