Thursday, August 23, 2007

Land, ho!

Chloe & Tobie

Monday was a very significant day for me in my Second Life; it was the first time I've purchased my own land. I bought a 2032sqm waterfront parcel on an island that my friends Jez and Menno have also moved to. I'm really happy with my purchase, to say the least. All of the parcels are 2032sqm or larger, and cannot be added to or subdivided (but parcels can share prim limits if you buy more than one), so no worries about a bunch of 16sqm plots with rotating signs on them! The island has no lag, and it's very pretty and tropical-looking, as you can see in the above photo. Inspired by the tropical atmosphere, I'm keeping the ground level beach-themed, with items like a campfire, tiki torches, beach chairs and such. I plan on adding pretty vegetation and nice palm trees, as well as maybe a little hut and more places to lounge and hang out. Above ground level, I still have my mid-century modern-styled skybox up in the air, for those times when I need more privacy. With the lag on the island being nonexistent, Chloe and I were actually able to spend a mostly normal time together the other night, which is something that hasn't happened since she lost her broadband connection. Another bonus. =)

Best of all, it looks like Chloe will be buying the adjacent parcel. We will share our land and have a unified build, with areas for parties and such. It'll be really nice!

Congratulations from Chloe
This is why I'm the luckiest kitty in SL.
Click on the photo to enlarge it so you can read it.


Ginseng Kyong said...

So that is where you have been spending your time... congratz!

Sounds like a great theme you have planned.

I hope the water infont of your land cannot be bought.. I have seen some people buy beautiful beach front property then some person comes along and buys the ocean infront and puts up an ugly warehouse building.

October Hush said...

Thank you!

Yeah, that probably won't happen where I live. The islands are spaced out in a checkerboard pattern, with water on all four sides separating each island. My island is in the middle of the checkerboard. I *should* always have an ocean view =)

Timothy Lilliehook said...

Congrats, Tobie, that sounds like a great place to live (and quite similar to my own beach parcel, btw). Hope you're having a great lag-free time there with your lovely Chloe!

(damn, those balloons are so sweet!)

October Hush said...

Thank you, Timothy! =)

Ekio Locatiare said...

Grats you land owner you ^-^. I loved buying my first parcel and now find that I can't seem to let go of it.*lol* Enjoy the view and thats great that your sweetie gets to move in next to you.

Grats hun!

Wolf Hartnell said...

Wow! Many many congrats on getting your first land. There is something wonderfully reassuring about having your own place to build on. Very much looking forward to seeing what you do there. Also dead pleased to hear Chloe is able to not only be lag free there with you but could well be your neighbour too :) :) :)

Looker Lumet said...

Congratz Tobie! As I wrote on Chloe's blog, I think you both will have wonderful times on that island!

October Hush said...

Thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the well-wishes. It means a lot to me =)

Chloe Streeter said...

>This is why I'm the luckiest
>kitty in SL.

Um, you might have to wrestle me for that title.