the lake is frozen over
the trees are white with snow
and all around, reminders of you
are everywhere I go
Welcome to Towaru.
There's a rest of the sim, yes, this is just the haunted section. (Why that section first? Pish, you people. Because I'm *me*. Hallowe'en's my favorite holiday; I try to keep the spirit of the season alive in my heart all year 'round.) Keep in mind much, much of this sim is sculpted; so stand a bit, let things rez.
it's late and morning's in no hurry
but sleep won't set me free
I lie awake and try to recall
how your body felt beside me
when silence gets too hard to handle
and the night too long
These are, uh...They're...
Look, I don't want to know what they're doing! And I did not try the poseballs, just in case. Some things I don't need to know.
But for the easily offended: some things YOU do not need to know. For instance, if you do go to the sim (and it's lovely, and charming, and imaginative, you really should), do not go to the top floor of Panda Express' store.
I'm quite serious for once--I don't offend easily, and there's something up there that not only changed my mind ever about spending money on anything they make, but literally made me walk out of the store at speed to go stand elsewhere.
and this is how I see you...
love and happiness surround you...
From the moment I entered Towaru, however, I was completely charmed by their simple, nearly cartoon style for trees, ground, and sky. The sky itself was festooned with what looked like those press-on glow-in-the-dark stars, and for personal reasons, I tend to feel weirdly safe when surrounded by things that glow. So instantly, I was taken in by the sim's overdose of cute-and-pretty, and relaxed, watching the stars spin.
It took a while to realize why they were spinning.
sense of joy fills the air
and I daydream and I stare
up at the tree and I see
your star up there
This is another shot of the floating-islands group of landmasses, so you can see more of what I mean. Also, note in this picture (and the last one) the set of oversized blocks (and more importantly, what they spell).
And herein, revelation, for you and me: I pulled the cam back, just to get an idea what was going on, and snapped back overhead. It was serendipitous, really, it set the shot perfectly. And why did this happen?
Because the entire sim is in a megaprim.
I'm not kidding, I checked. 256x256x256 sphere. So the sphere just slowly rotates around everything inside. Marvelous effect.
Do go visit, it's small and quirky and, barring the rez time for the sculpts, a great deal of fun!
(Just...not upstairs at Panda Express. Trust me on this.)
(Lyrics adapted from Sarah McLachlan's "Wintersong".)