Thursday, October 1, 2015

the shade of the sheets and before all the stains

Next up: Sleepy Hollow, which seems to be a year-round thing now?



I'm not sure if it's based on the original story, one of the films, or the series, but it's pretty, isn't it?



There's a large house on the hill, next to...um...perhaps trespassers? The door was open, so I went in. Apparently the old house still has electricity...sort of...

As far as the house itself goes, it obviously hasn't been given much love, of late. Which...on the one hand, is expected, and on the other, is actually somewhat tragic. Autumn lands need to be protected, because transition is an important stage in all lives. Each of us have experienced transitions, from the extreme--the deaths of parents, spouses, friends or lovers--to the mild--a new job, a move, a new car, a new home. Every seven years, our bodies entirely renew, and we literally are no longer the people we were seven years before.



When one arrives, at least for the first time, one is offered a notecard. Highlights from that missive include:
Welcome to Sleepy Hollow, the town where normal is the outcast and nothing is as it seems. Please feel free to visit, roleplay, or take pictures – but please read the following basic sim rules.

1.) Photography is permitted and welcome, we just ask that you tag our SLURL on any sites that you post your pictures. Rez permissions may be granted. To obtain them, please IM either Bennett Ashland or Tabitha Marquez with your intentions.

2.) Visitors: All Welcome with the following exceptions:

1. NO GRIEFERS - please be respectful of others. If someone is role playing, keep your conversations to IM so as not to disrupt their scene.

2. NO NOOB Behaviors, this includes but is not limited to running around naked, using attachable objects which are not Halloween themed such as aircraft, disturbing gestures, or particle weapons. Nobody wants to see your prim penis.

3. COSTUMES OF ALL TYPES WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!


Apparently the sim is also available for general roleplay, as long as participants are costumed in something appropriate, and the entire sim can be rented for private roleplay events. Feel free to contact Bennett Ashland or Tabitha Marquez for further information.



And, of course, they appreciate donations towards the sim's upkeep. It's only fair.



What I do know is, whether or not the sim is active, it feels like the October Country sim, like the original Innsmouth. Like the original Octoberville. There is a lot of love and care that went into making this, decorating it. That's heartwarming to see, and I'd like to see more of it.

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