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By Aribella Lafleur
Gasping for air, chest heaving, lungs a burning inferno, and totally heedless of my surroundings, I lay beside the train tracks, incapacitated by violent paroxysms which seized my body. As the convulsions diminished, my soul shrank in dread from the sounds of demented laughter filling the air. I was jolted into consciousness by the depraved noise, realising in that instant, that my companions were possessed by some form of madness that had infused this land of horrors….
I was mystified as to how I had once more evaded a tragic conclusion. Roused by a superfluous burst of adrenaline, my eyesight barely cleared in time to witness my deranged comrades collapsing to the ground like marionettes released from the puppeteer’s dominating cords. No trace of the furtive black-caped rogue remained. Was he a figment of my spooked imagination, or did he have some malevolent purpose in shadowing our passage?
With my puzzled, unnerved attendants in tow, I struggled across the threshold of a ramshackle hovel, heedless of the warning signs hanging precariously from the shabby, peeling picket fence enclosing the perimeter of the creepy property.
Pushing open the rickety door, I was overcome by the sensation of being watched by ever-present prying eyes, like visiting the pristine residence of one’s mother-in-law. Strange flickering and shifting assaulted the edges of my vision, but when I turned all was unchanged. Leaning against the hearth to steady myself I was startled by a curious creaking and shuddering. Glancing through the flames to the origin of this commotion I found myself peeking into a hidden sanctuary of chronicles and archives, dust-covered and crumbling into antiquity.
Slightly scorched, I gaped in awe at the great store of sinister knowledge now in front of me, until I realised my team had continued into the darkened passageways beyond. I followed hesitantly, unearthly whispers swirling over me as decades of arachnoids’ threads attached themselves to my exposed skin.
Stumbling blindly through the darkened corridors in pursuit, calling out to my cohorts, my howl resembling a toddler in the throes of a tantrum, I staggered into rooms filled with torture devices which were still encrusted with the blood of hapless victims. Caught in an unyielding cage, I was obliged to rely on the felonious skills of my delinquent crew to secure my liberation. In retrospect, however, the barred enclosure may have proven safer quarters…
Drifting through a maze of never-ending and indistinguishable rooms for countless hours, we became irritable and cantankerous, saved only from a violent and macabre bloodbath by a lucky break, as someone chanced upon the exit.
The interminable strain proved too great for one of my followers, who swooned like a wallflower finally asked to dance. We laid him to rest in a convenient sarcophagus, but he stubbornly refused to die quietly…
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By Aribella Lafleur
Octoberville: Things That Go Bump in the Night…
Landing at an eerie crossroads in the autumn twilight, we stopped to decipher the aged and dilapidated sign posts. The wide, dusty streets were reminiscent of a Western spoof, and I half expected John Wayne to jump out with his six-guns blazing. As I glanced at my mismatched and inept team, I suddenly realised a resurrected Mr. Wayne would not look at all out of place lumbering about in a body which had been mouldering for the previous 30 years.
Bleached, ghoulish skins and weirdly altered attire adorned my comrades, and, upon closer inspection, myself also. I later discovered this disturbing metamorphosis had occurred to others entering the land, as we encountered many gruesome, cadaverous souls. These strangers happily conversed with us while the spoiled flesh tore from their bodies and pustules ruptured in leprous profusion.
Our eyes alighted on a cluster of bright, shiny pumpkins- the perfect spot to pause and examine our altered state while planning our exploration strategies. My band of miscreants quickly deserted me for mouth-watering apples bobbing within a half-barrel in a nearby rotunda.
Whilst they crunched audibly on fresh fruit, my attention was drawn to a mystical fountain, spraying stars into the heavens. My eyes shining with the mysterious swirling lights, I stepped gracefully into the glittering array and…
…I awoke on an examination bed in the physician’s rooms, beneath an imposing, antiquated hulk of machinery. Clearly medical in nature, I could not fathom its exact function, but was convinced the apparatus was intended for a diabolical purpose… Dazed and disoriented, fearing myself in certain danger of being subsumed into Frankenstein’s monstrous creation, I leapt off the table and fled the room.
Outside the gruesome surgery, my rogue comrades were chortling at my horrified expression. With the intent to strike dread into their spirits, I marched them all into a nearby schoolroom, where they were duly castigated and saw the error of their wicked ways…. for a split second. I feared I had yoked myself to a troop of buffoons with the attention span of amoebae.
Stoically labouring on, I dragged my chastened crew along, stopping to survey a decrepit single-roomed house. One by one we succumbed to the lure of the powerfully and seductively hypnotic television flickering in the corner, as it rolled though countless hours of bad black-and-white monster flicks. Somehow regaining my faculties before being permanently ensnared, I wandered back out onto the roadway in a glazed trance.
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The Nebraska Library Commission is having a Halloween Party in Second Life and everyone’s is invited to attend.
What: Nebraska Library Commission Halloween Party
When: October 30th, 2007, 1pm until 3pm SLT.
Description: Come on and come all to the Nebraska Library Commission Halloween Party to be held in Second Life on October 30th at 1pm until 3pm SLT. Halloween treats, socializing and dancing are on the agenda. Costumes are certainly welcome, and be sure to check out the Nebraska memories display, new photos have just been added.
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By Stone Culdesac
The Legend of Autumn Hollow - 3rd annual Halloween event.
Here is a sim worth visiting, they have a pretty good Halloween treasure hunt, it does cost you some lindens, 50 for a 24 hour ticket. If you find all of the items you are entered into a drawing on November 1st for 1/3 of the proceeds they make from the sim. I just gave up, still have to find three items. Here are some screenshots, but no hints!
Make sure you read the legend, included below, and the rules before starting.
Finally, out of the maze!
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By Stone Culdesac
Updated: 10/23/2007 Okay, since Halloween is coming up, thought I would go through some of the places and sims featuring Halloween type stuff.
This first one has loads of Halloween costumes, accessories and stuff you can decorate your house in SL with, it’s named CAS, and it’s loaded full of stuff. Second Life URL.
This next spot, A Touch of Ireland@Doolin Point County Clare, has all kinds of cool stuff outside, I bought four items before I even walked inside, definitely worth checking out. They have a bunch of cool costumes on the inside, including the BeetleJuice shot below. Second Life URL and check out what flirting with the customers got me.
Halloween Island is interesting, with Halloween costumes, skeleton avatars, caskets and other cool stuff, it also has a Haunted House ride, which is okay, kinda loses the appeal when the car your riding in goes through a wall. Second Life URL.
Man I’m tired, time for a nap.
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What: TUi Neo LVL2: Magical Elven Wand
When: Oct 18, 2007 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Thursday)
Tags: Education learning Lishi Nishi Second Life Technical User interfacing
Description: TUi Neo LVL2: Magical Elven Wand
Instructor: Lishi Nishi Duration: 1 hour Cost: Free Prerequisites: Be familiar with resizing, rotating, and linking prims and the build menu. You should be comfortable with opening a script and adding contents to prims. Join us in making your own magic wand with orbiting particles. It’s the perfect accessory for good and bad witches, elves, fairies, dragons, humans, and any other creature roaming Second Life. Well look at the torus, adjust a particle script, and fit an attachment.
All materials (textures and scripts) are included in this class.
TUi Neo ~ We do it for the LOVE of Teaching.
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What: TUi NEO LVL1: Pumkinhead
When: Oct 18, 2007 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Thursday)
Tags: bebop Kohime Education learning Second Life Technical User interfacing
Description: TUi NEO LVL1: Pumkinhead
Instructor Bebop Kohime Duration 60 minutes Materials will be provided Cost: Free
This is a LVL 1 class covering such skills as the following Rezzing a prim Use of sculpties Applying and fitting textures Attaching items to your avatar Trick or treat smell my feet give me something good to eat. Looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Well look no further my Spookie friends, As in this class we will be making a jack o lantern style mask for your avatar. Come along and join this lvl1 class that is open to everyone.
TUi Neo ~ We do it for the LOVE of Teaching!
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What: TUi NEO LVL2: Bubbling Cauldron Hot Tub
When: Oct 18, 2007 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Thursday)
Tags: Education JeZeBeLe Dagger learning Second Life Technical User interfacing
Description: TUi NEO LVL2: Bubbling Cauldron Hot Tub
Instructor: JeZeBeLe Dagger Duration: 1.5 hours Cost: Free Class Size: 12
Prerequisites: Prim manipulation, rotation, texturing, admiration for bubbling in hot water. After a long day of ghouling magic, wouldn’t it be great to soak your bones in a TUi NEO LVL2 Bubbling Cauldron hot tub?
Air and fire, water and earth, all these things to make this pot. Bubbles, fire, Jets and steam. Works this spell to make you HOT! All good things to work this spell and rest oneself after long days haunt. Muahahaha….This working is reserved for 10 individuals at the cost of 10 lindens.
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By Stone Culdesac
DarkDharma Avatar Island This is a pretty good looking sim, the Ultimate SL Haunted House it says. It is very well done, sitting in a dark room, wandering around this house, I can see a loud sound scaring someone, lol. With some loud noises and a little more interaction, this could be one great Haunted House. Check out the little display out front.
Make sure you force midnight, it looks a lot better then.
This is one pretty good looking haunted house, the bat coming at you can actually move you instead of just going right through you.
Honey, I’m home!
You’re supposed to find 8 bags, so make sure you check everything, and there are some surprises for sure.
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Here is a good class that will work out well for you on Halloween.
What: TUi NEO LVL1: Hand Saw
When: 8:30 pm Second Life Time, umm, right now!
Where: Noble Classroom
Description: Are you a fan of Horror films? Know someone..errr…something that need chopping up? What you need is your very own Hand Saw. I’m not talking about your everyday carpenters’ saw, but a saw to replace your hand for finer control. Cost for this class is $0L, nothing, nadda, zilch, zero (and it’s free by the way). This is a LVL1 Class, and no prior building knowledge is required. Class is limited to 15 students. Class will be in the Noble Classroom at 8:30pm.
TUi Neo ~ We do it for the LOVE of Teaching!? Enhancing creative expression and expansion through knowledge
[20:17] TUi NEO LVL1: Hand Saw
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