This is a story I've been struggling to find my way into telling. The usual travelogue doesn't suit what this is. This is more than tourism. It's a magic carpet ride. The sort of magic carpet that might manifest as a bubble, or a flying book, or even as dragons.
Can you imagine? But it is more than imagining. It is immersing. It is more than following a guide and listening to the spiel. It is a group immersion. Where the travel group learns to act as a whole and make things happen. One is the head another the feet. If you lose someone the team works together to get them back. We have gone from separate curious avatars to being able to dance together as one body of many unique beings. We dance together every chance we get.
We are the tales we will tell you. We are a shape-shifting crew of travelers,
|Vector's Vortex pic by Karima Hoisan|
in an invisible boat sailing through Arcadia Asylum's imagination with Virtual Christine as navigator.
|Spirit of Arcadia|
|Spirit of Arcadia|
We are stalking the Gorillas in the Mists of Virunga with our cameras.
We have a need for speed. Be it by motor cycle, tiger, or cow.
|Motopolis Opensim Speedway|
|Yo Frankie MooFerd Track|
search for romance at The Valentine Hunt/Ball,
|Truelie Telling at the Coca|
and search for each other across intricate and beautiful regions at Ekisaito
|Meeting Ekisaito creator Oopsee Joseppe (blue dress)|
Celebrating Mardis Gras at the French Quarter and Meddlesome Roleplay.
We have a need for story be it a reading at Seanchai, visiting the ghosts of Hypergrid Tales lingering at the Redlight Club, or touring the World of Turia built as a tribute to the 33 novels of John Norman's Gor series?
|Seanchai Library on Kitely Grid|
|Redlight Club Next Reality Grid|
|Turia at Counter Earth Grid|
During our tenth journey on the magic carpet of the Hypergrid Nights. We wandered through the interactive educational builds at VIBE grid.
Then our sleepless and winter-weary band of explorers made the last hop of the evening to The Library of Alexandria region.
The oracle asked what I was looking for.
Oracle: Sorry I can't find that.
Me: That's okay. Neither can I.
I asked for romance instead.
She carried me off in a bubble to an island in the sky.
The library delivered a book to my inventory. The Little Princess. Girls where I come from don't get to be princesses. I've always been down with that. I'd rather ride dragons than be rescued from them. But maybe you shouldn't write off the princess life until you've looked it over.
Would it be so bad to twirl around a ballroom in the arms of a dark-eyed prince. Isn't that what stories are for, a way to try a thing on before you buy into it?
Our adventurers have spent ten different nights trying on unique realities. May there be many morenights, at least a hundred times that, plus one more.
Perhaps with Osgrid returned we can visit 1001 Nights region. The Mysts of Devokan are waiting our arrival and I believe we'll be surfing in Hawaii and tubing down the lava tubes. There's is an opening day at the ballpark in Dankoville and, and... You will have to come and see. We're always plotting fun.
List of sites we visited the first ten weeks:
Next Reality-- login.nextreality.biz.:8002
Virunga Mountains-- www.outworldz.com:9000
Spirit of Arcadia 1-13 on Sanctuary:
Turia-- jand.dyndns.biz:7002:Turia 2
Yo Frankie-- www.outworldz.com:9000
Ingen-lab.com:8002:Motopolis Opensim Speedway
world.narasnook.com:8900:Siobhan Muir 1: