I said I'd been busy, right? Since the various i's have been dotted and t's crossed, statuses assigned and groups created and parcels divided, and (mostly importantly) the first tranche of Lindens paid to the Guvnah, I may as well come clean; the lovely and talented Tali Rosca and I have taken on one half of the Caledon Burroughs sim. It's only half of a half of a homestead, but it's still the largest slice of SL I've had my teeth into (is that a mixed metaphor? I don't care), and I am excited about the prospects.
We will, of course, be developing Burroughs in consultation with its current Duchess, my dear friend Turley Hallenbook, and our general aim is to make it a sort of steampunk beauty build, not a commercial enterprise. So, we are both thinking about our own ideas of the steampunk aesthetic. Tali is talking about building romantic landscapes, with reference to the art of Caspar David Friedrichs, and I am designing an enormous tower full of sparking generators and tentacle monsters. There's room for both, that's the fun of it. Working with Tali, I suspect, is going to be enormous fun.
(Assuming SL cooperates... I logged back in today and found myself wearing a sort of combination of the last two outfits I had on last night. And, indeed, my discussions with Tali on the future of the sim were thrown rather off track, last night, when she experienced a distinctly embarrassing bake failure while trying to change outfits. Details will not be forthcoming, because this is still Not That Sort Of Blog. Somebody, though, needs to feed the hamsters that power SL's asset server, I think.)
(And now I shall shake off these parentheses and retire to SL, to import some sculpted structural members and otherwise prepare for Massive Constructions.)