It has been an eventful few days at Furillen.
First: The rain went away, returned and went away again – and you can expect more ‘intermittent showers’ this week. I enjoy having changeable weather on the sim, and will work on more variations during the coming weeks.
Second: We have a competition winner – an album of photographs put together by Cindering Blocks. As I explained in the IM sent around to the group inworld, although this was a very strong field, three of the four judges had this album in 1st or joint 1st place, so it is a decisive winner. We admired the quality of the photographs in their own right, as well as the thematic coherence of the album as a whole.
I found all eleven entries very strong, and will be publishing each one as a blog post – at a rate of two per day – for the remainder of this week. Please note that the order they are being published in is simply the order in which they appear in the competition Flickr stream. We didn’t rank the other entries, and none is implied by this ordering. So …
I have already settled on a format for the next round, and will be announcing this later on. As I said in another post, while competitions are not for everyone, they provide a focus and challenge that some people enjoy – and there are plenty of other ways to be creative at Furillen.
So let’s not get too precious with ourselves …
Third: We had our Abba event. We yelped to Dancing Queen, sobbed (with Micky) to SOS, and enjoyed some of the more obscure ‘B-sides’ in Abba’s back catalogue (although Mamma Mia has rendered many of these a lot less obscure).
As for the event itself, the sim was full the whole time and several people couldn’t get in at all. And the costumes? These pictures surely speak for themselves.
Fourth: Furillen has a wheel.
And it actually works.
So, instead, I’ll say that what I enjoy most about these contraptions is their utter pointlessness.
Ferris wheels don’t even make good metaphors. You don’t agree? Try this …
Life is like a ferris wheel…sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down.
… I mean, seriously?
Hope is a Ferris wheel-
It takes Low and High;
And when you reach the Top,
It’s like you can touch The Sky!
… which made me feel a bit like this …
… and prompts me to ask whether there is something about the shape of a wheel that encourages such horse shit.
But it’s Monday. You have more important things to do.
See you on the wheel.