Saturday, January 20, 2007

Opal Island


(Sorry, Otis; I never could whistle that high G...)

I said I'd go to the beach, and by golly, I did.

Opal Island has many delights to offer the visitor... but I was a bit saddened when I arrived and was immediately faced with a notecard explaining the rules and stating in no uncertain terms that violating them, or trying to skate around them, will earn one immediate and permanent eviction from the island. Sad that there should be such people as to make that notecard necessary.

I wandered the beach, went up to Mount Pele, and over to the shopping area... and I was lonely. I guess I'd gone there at the wrong time, for not another person was there to be seen... except for some jerk who walked up and uttered the deathless line "u see my [portion of male anatomy]". I replied "I'd rather not, thanks" and ignored him until he went away... and then, as usual, a snappy comeback sprang to mind too late for use. Just as well. (It did inspire me to search a little, though, and I can report that two places in SL do sell microscopes.)

I went on to the meditation sphere, a lovely place, but my heart wasn't in it. I missed Mordecai. Exploring alone isn't quite as much fun any more. Perhaps there's some contrary of Callahan's Law. Don't let my downer keep you from visitng, though; it is worth it.

3 comments:

Mordecai Scaggs said...

Beloved, I am sorry my absence interfered with your enjoyment of your exploration. Please don't ever stop finding new places, I love to hear about them from you, and then be taken there and have you show me round! There are so many special places for me on the grid now, thanks to you, darling. Hell, the whole Grid is special coz of you!
And I love the surprise of seeing new photos of you. So please, my darling, keep exploring, you are my pathfinder. And my love is with you 24/7, if that helps.

Véronique Lalonde said...

LOL! I have the same experience with the witty retort coming to me just a little too late. But see, you put it in your blog, in a subtle and very funny way. Your interlocutor probably doesn't read, but the rest of us can enjoy it. :)

And I know how you feel about exploring alone. It just isn't the same.

Sorcha McConachie said...

Hi Melissa! I have been alone much of the past two days as well. I've been rollerskating the beaches of SL! It is lonely sometimes exploring SL alone : ) Remember you have a little sister who would love to go adventuring with you!