Romance Upon the Seas

That’s me and a friend and it was romantic, of course.
It was the bow of SS Titanic.

Photo: Yordie & friend aboard SS Titanic
Location: Hawser @ Blake Sea, Second Life

It was the 100th anniversary of the loss of the Titanic. We went to the place where the magic was. Earlier we wore our fine clothes but here we are in our jeans. What more can I say?

Author: Yordie Sands
I'm just a girl with an overactive imagination. I write about my life as an avatar in Second Life, where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In my second life I'm an adventurer, photographer, blogger, exotic dancer, geisha and socialite. Occasionally I find myself swept away in romance.

11 thoughts on “Romance Upon the Seas

    1. It was a one-time event on the Hawser sim on the Blake Sea. I’ll get a link to a permanent SS Titanic location though. Btw, that particular Titanic may be purchased for L$8000 on Marketplace.

  1. Uh… this is going to a *bit* off-topic, but you just triggered a thought here:

    I never realized it (yup, I’m pretty naive), but SL must be a powerful medium to experience places that are no longer there, like the Titanic. This fascinates me, as I’m always trying to visualize past buildings and the life within when digging. We archaeologists (I’m still studying to become one, but lets not complicate things) are experts in doing so, but when standing next to a dirt-filled hole with some half rotten poles standing in it, it’s not always that easy for someone who passes by. It must be such a powerful feeling to be able to “walk through” such buildings in SL.

    (I know of experiments/research done in virtual spaces with 3D glasses etc – it’s just very expensive not easily accessible (yet).)

    Since you’re as close as an expert to SL as I imagine anyone can be: are there historical buildings/environments in SL and what are they like?

    1. Oh yes, Ravanel… there are many great historical sims like recreations of the Roman Forum, Giza during the era of the Pharos, etc. I like to roleplay travel back in time. I believe other games revolve around historic themes, but in SL you can recreate your own history. Many artisans and crafts men create those sims, but many more create items to add authenticity. Many historic places are stylized versions of the real thing, but some are authentic in great detail, like SS Titanic (created by Ns5 Xorbun). Ns5 creates many authentic ships, but there are specialists in planes, buildings, desktop items, and items for the boudoire. Pretty amazing stuff.

    2. Wow Ravanel, you know, for me, the 2nd half of Jurassic Park was just a chase movie, but I loved the adventure of the 1st half. And my favorite scene in the whole film is when they arrive at the island and Sam Neill gets out of the jeep and buckles over on the ground because he’s just seen in living form animals that he’s spent his life digging up tiny bone fragments of and never imagined he’d see more than that, or that seeing more was in any way possible. It’s an incredibly beautiful moment and is kind of like your dirt-filled hole with the half rotten poles… and what you might imagine being able to see…

      Yes, peeps have recreated everything in SL, from the Sydney Opera House to the Eiffel Tower to Stonehenge to imaginary Steampunk worlds. As Yordie mentioned, some peeps are interested in historical accuracy, and some are interested in historical inspiration. So the amazing Ancient Greek Ruins at the Petruchio Sim that are SO reminiscent of the Temple of Apollo, are in fact not the Temple of Apollo, but a vibrant space inspired by that classical splendor.

      On the other hand, Professor Caproni at Arkansas State has done meticulous work recreating a wide range of historical structures including, speaking of the Temple of Apollo, The Tholos. A really nice feature is that apparently in the archaeological community there is disagreement on what exactly the roof ornamentation on The Tholos was, so in Professor Caproni’s version you can click on the roof and it will materialize the different theories for you.

      I visited Professor Caproni’s “Tenant Farmer House” recreation earlier this year:

      and hey… perhaps I’ll go in-world and fetch a Landmark for any virtual archaeologists wanting to visit the recreated Tholos…

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