“This was when the aging smokestacks atop the monumental factories began to shut off one by one. There were still plenty left running to keep the air over Detroit filled with that choking industrial aptitude, but you were never far from a hollowed-out factory, massive steel tubes on the roofs pointing up toward the sky with nothing left inside but dust and cobwebs. These giant pillars of concrete and metal now jutted high like extended index fingers from broken and casted hands, pointing toward something they would never touch.”
― Michael A. Ferro, TITLE 13: A Novel
The Arcade closes at midnight Saturday and if you let that happen without picking up the fabulous industrial pieces from NOMAD, you will miss out. The gacha has the delicious name of My Cozy Little Industrial Facility that cracks me up in the best possible way. Continue reading →
I stopped by Groenland today for a short visit. Most of the mass of Greenland is ice, but not on this sim. I guess it’s in one of the areas where the ice has been melting. It reminded me of “Rotten Ice” an excellent article in Harpers by Gretel Ehrlich. It seemed appropriate during the cold snap affecting much of America which prompted the popular-vote-losing President to show he does not know the difference between climate and weather. Sadly, far too many politicians don’t know the difference or they pretend not to know. Sometimes it’s hard to believe they are that ignorant, then I listen to Louis Gohmert and realize there’s no such thing as not too ignorant.
I went wandering in search of winter and holiday fun yesterday. I found a lovely sim – really a bit of a bloggers paradise in terms of great little spots to shoot. It’s also a great little spot just to be with tons of great little winter activities scattered throughout.
I stopped by the Christmas tree lot and wished I had considered a real tree for my own home. Hmmm, do I have room for another tree? I wonder…nah. I really don’t. But it’s fun to consider for sure.
I wandered and enjoyed the scenery for quite a while, enjoying a holiday coffee and just soaking in how beautiful SL can be some days. It’s too bad you can’t smell the things here – I know how crisp this snowy landscape would smell, and the way the sounds would all be hushed by the deep layers of white fluff. I missed that, I’m glad winter has returned.
Today I’m wearing part of the amazing winter set from Osmia for The Arcade. I feel like this creator must have a strong love of winter adventures given how lovely the entire set is. It’s designed for a winter wander and fun in snowy, cold climate. I love it. Continue reading →