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Archive for November 7th, 2022

Images by Wildstar Beaumont

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 7th November, for Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams or watch here on the web as we set out to explore a primeval landscape and confront creatures from the far distant past.

Yes, today is a revisit to our dinosaur show from December 2013, and we will be exploring a world given over to these amazing creatures and talking to their creator, Wanders Nowhere, who gives us a tour of the landscape and of the fantastic avatars he had created..

But the construction of these creatures wasn’t the only remarkable thing about them – as we discovered when we explored the potential of the fantastic HUD that drove them.

Another of the dinosaurs on Fort Nowhere
One of the dinosaurs on Fort Nowhere

So … do join us at 2pm as we visit Fort Nowhere and learn more about a very special corner of the Second Life grid.  This is definitely one to share with the kids!

And in a couple of weeks, Designing Worlds will be visiting Wanders’ latest amazing build – Dracula’s Castle!

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One of the dinosaurs of Fort Nowhere
One of the dinosaurs of Fort Nowhere

You can still visit Prehistorica ~ The Dawn Kingdoms
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fort%20Nowhere/129/148/1323

There’s also a store where you can buy your own dinosaur, available as an avatar, a rideable, decor or pets. And there are dragons too!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fort%20Nowhere/122/106/1102

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This episode of Designing Worlds is our annual Hallowe’en Tale – and we have a great one for you this year – The Monkey’s Paw by WW Jacobs. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of The Monkey’s Paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

William Wymark Jacobs (1863 – 1943) was an English author of short fiction and drama, with his best remembered story being “The Monkey’s Paw”. Jacobs was also known for comical tales about sailors, on ship and ashore but “The Monkey’s Paw”, published in 1902, is a classic tale of the macabre – a standout even when MR James and EF Benson were writing some of the best tales in the genre. The Edwardian period was a highpoint for this genre, and perhaps you won’t be surprised to learn that we therefore filmed this episodes in the streets, the homes and the factories of New Babbage.

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Readers:
Saffia Widdershins
Mavromichali Szondi
Fakey Jewell
Corwyn Allen

Locations used in the film:
HorrorAddicts.Net HQ, Babbage Square
Bookhaven, Wheatstone Waterways
MCM Tower, Babbage Canals
Bedrock, Wheatstone Waterways

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