I wanted to travel more within SL since today is a lazy Sunday for my little one and I. I found this eerie but interesting town called Innsmouth based on the story of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” by H.P. Lovecraft. I have never heard of this story but I sat and read notecards about the original story, the wiki background, and the story that was behind this abandoned town that was left not only depopulated, but in ruins. Although I put myself somewhat in a RP mindset, I swear it was like a feeling of sorrow just rushed over me. I guess that is how well the sim is put together so great job people! I will add a bit of info for inquiring minds:
Background from Wikipedia:
Lovecraft placed Innsmouth on the coast of Essex County, Massachusetts, south of Plum Island and north of Cape Ann. The town of Ipswich, Massachusetts is said to be a near neighbor, where many Innsmouth residents do their shopping; Rowley, Massachusetts, another neighboring town, is said to be to the northwest. This would place Innsmouth in the vicinity of Essex Bay.
Lovecraft writes that Innsmouth was “founded in 1643, noted for shipbuilding before the Revolution, a seat of great marine prosperity in the early nineteenth century, and later a minor factory centre.” The loss of sailors due to shipwrecks and the War of 1812 caused the town’s profitable trade with the South Seas to falter; by 1828, the only fleet still running that route was that of Captain Obed Marsh, the head of one of the town’s leading families.
In 1840, Marsh started a cult in Innsmouth known as the Esoteric Order of Dagon, basing it on a religion practiced by certain Polynesian islanders he had met during his travels. Shortly thereafter, the town’s fishing industry experienced a great upsurge.
Records indicate that in 1846 a mysterious plague struck the town, causing mass depopulation. In reality, the deaths were caused by the Deep Ones themselves. Obed Marsh had entered into a compact with the aforementioned creatures, offering them sacrifices in exchange for plentiful gold and fish. When Obed and his followers were arrested, the sacrificial rites ceased and the Deep Ones retaliated. However, the cult activity subsequently resumed, and the interbreeding policy greatly increased, resulting in numerous deformities. Consequently, Innsmouth was shunned for many years, until 1927 when it came under investigation by Federal authorities for alleged bootlegging.
The following year, and apparently due to the results of their research, these authorities decided to detonate explosives in Devil’s Reef, near Innsmouth, and to arrest most of the locals. The Innsmouthians were not taken to a common jail, but instead they simply disappeared (or the government caused them to “disappear”).
I copied and pasted this from the introductory card and I truly hope it wasn’t too much to read, but it is rather interesting. I guess my inner geek is starting to show 🙂
Now onto the fashion because yes this awesome jacket and shoes definitely deserve some credit. Porsha added me a while back on FB and I was absolutely intrigued by her “in the works” jacket. So I was kinda patiently waiting for the finished results and as soon as it was I went to look at the different colors it was available in. I had to get the red and black. It took me several attempts to put pieces together, but finally did it and found an awesome sim to shoot pictures for. The shoes are from N-core and are the shoes created for the 5th anniversary of N-core called “Cinq”. Congrats N-core and I wish you all more successful years to come!
Have a wonderful day you all!
Saxxy is Wearing:
Hair: Veronica Mesh Hair in Night Shadow-Wasabi Pills
Eyes: Ardent Eyes in Morning-Ikon
Makeup: Eyeshadow Mystery Red2-MONS
Glossy Lip Highlights-Izzie’s
Tattoo: Simple Heart-Skyla’s Designs
Jewelry: Evana Earrings in Gold
Melissa Ring in Black-Bens Beauty
Clothing: Natari Posum in Blood-Millésime Ðesign
Tight Denim Skinny Jeans-Alyce
Shoes: Cinq in Black-N-core
Happy Sunday(Monday to the other side of the world lol) last night I wanted to go find other places to explore. I would have loved to have taken pictures on Bryn Oh’s exhibit but everything was entirely too dark. I swear it was challenging yet addicting. You had to set your windlights and graphics a certain way and what made this so challenging was that it was in almost complete darkness. What made this exhibit so unique was that you had to go around the sim and find bottles with messages by day numbers. Each message had a piece of the story to tell of a young girl named Kumiko. In my opinion this little girl was hit by a car and fell into a coma and is receiving and sending back messages from a “friend” whom is trying to pull Kumi out of the coma back to the ones who love her dearest. I will not say all of the story nor explain more of my inside look on things because the story can be perceived in so many ways, I guess it is up to the imagination. If you want to try it out yourself, please read all of the instructions carefully 🙂
Next up on my route of SL is Scribbled Hearts. It is not new but it is rather serene and a photogenic place to still take winter themed pictures or enjoy a good sunset. You can also do a little shopping, enjoy a snowcone, or cuddle alongside a loved one by the ocean side. All of these shots are raw, no editing and my WL settings along with other settings will be provided below if your computer can handle it, if not it is still an enjoyable sim. Stay blessed everyone and Skyla drink plenty of water hehe!
WL Sky: Sunset
WL Water: Glassy
Water Reflections>> Type: Everything(but can be as low as terrain and trees)
Resolution: Life Like(can go down as low as Very Good)
Transparent Water is also checked.
Bump Mapping & Shiny
Advanced Lighting Model
Ambient Occlusion(to make shadows smooth) are all checked
Water Reflections: Everything
Draw Distance @ 128
No you do not have to put your settings like this but this is how I see things on my side 🙂