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The High King Lives

Virtual Friday: Jules Verne Museum July 12, 2013

Welcome to Virtual Friday! Today we tour the Jules Verne Museum in Second Life. Let’s go :).

Jules Verne

I want to show you my kewl shirt first. I get excited about virtual clothes lol.

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  • Jules Verne Museum

Visit Lily (203, 172, 8)

I wasn’t sure where to go when I got to the museum but I was able to call this airship for a tour. The link above will out you at the beginning of the tour though.

Jules Verne Museum

The first stop was under water in a glass building. There were signs that told Jules Verne’s biography.

Jules Verne

There was an obvious nautical theme and it reminded me of the Jules Verne section at the Steam-punk museum I visited months ago.

Octopus artwork

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If only this existed in rl (real life). It would be awesome to see ocean creatures from inside this building.

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Different areas had information about his books like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Here’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Around the World in 80 Days

JV Sky Tour ARoundWorld180Days

From the Earth to the Moon~ this was really neat in Mouse look view. It spins you around.

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There was a replica of a Navy ship. On board I learned about the Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

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Navy Nautilus

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Well, God bless Β & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

 

Virtual Friday: Macbeth May 24, 2013

Before I showed you how the virtual world of Second Life can help soldiers with PTSD. Today I want to share with you a place that may help your English assignment. Immerse yourself in “Macbeth” but be warned…something wicked this way comes.

Visit Macbeth (94, 150, 75)

macbeth maze

First off, Macbeth has always creeped me out and I scare easily. So this Sim was super creepy. You hear recordings of actors quoting lines from the book and some of the lines are unsettling.

Pictures in the maze representing Macbeth’s journey

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Macbeth is a cautionary tale of where greed and desire for power can take you. Macbeth kills to become king and later becomes a serial killer. There’s a lot of symbolism and supernatural elements to this story. The Macbeth sim explores the symbolism. There are Macbeth books scattered throughout the sim and when you click on them they explain the scene you’ve entered and give you food for thought. If you’re writing a paper you will definitely find ideas here.

This is the throne room. You can see the witchly apparitions. Visitors are encouraged to sit on Macbeth’s throne, take a picture, and ponder the pleasure yet price of power. How does it feel to be king?

macbeth

There’s many places to explore and some scarier than others.Β  Here’s the path of temptation. It starts out rosy…

macbeth letters

Then turns into pure evil. The words of Lady Macbeth scroll across the bottom. Her speech is a lot to memorize. It was my monologue once in an audition. Dark words for sure as she tempts her husband to kill Duncan.

path of temptation

The end of the maze. I didn’t get many pictures. As educational as this was, I was ready to get my avatar safely home.

end of maze

Though it’s not my taste, the Macbeth Sim was well made and many talentedΒ  actors came together to make it happen. You’ve got to show this to your English teacher ;).

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

 

Virtual Friday: Immersive Art & 1920’s Berlin April 5, 2013

Hello friends! Today I take you to Ce’nest pas une peinture for immersive art and then a glimpse of 1920’s Berlin. Come, let’s take a short trip to the virtual world of Second Life. Enjoy the pics!

Ce’nest Pas Une Peinture

You can check out this unique work of art here:

Visit LEA15 (116, 77, 93)

art

It was neat flying through the art.

ce'nest pas une peinture

1920’s Berlin

Visit Berlin here:

Visit 1920s Berlin (27, 130, 24)

I took a trip as an adult avatar over the holidays. You have to be a “virtual” adult to visit 1920’s Berlin. It’s a PG environment but they just have that rule. Also you have to dress the part….hence the old fashion clothes. I only have a couple of pictures from the cafe. My computer was slow that day. There’s much more to explore so check it out. πŸ™‚
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Berlin 1

Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

**Virtual Friday Disclaimer: Sometimes sims shut down or change owners. So there’s always the possibility that a link I give you may have changed by the time you get there. I have no control over that or what you may see if the sim has changed.

 

Virtual Friday: Notre Dame March 8, 2013

Hello dear ones! Welcome to Virtual Friday :). Today I want to share pictures from a most beautiful place in the virtual world of Second Life: Notre Dame. The creator did an awesome job with this real life replica. I love the details on the statue below.

Visit Notre Dame in SL: Visit The Oasis (234, 125, 25)

Enjoy the pics! God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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Virtual Friday: Remember the Alamo August 3, 2012

Hello gang πŸ™‚ Want to remember the Alamo? Come to the virtual museum in Secondlife. There’s tons of info and great replicas. Enjoy the pics! Click on the pics to see them larger.

There’s a great memorial in the chapel

Remains replica

Visit the museum and learn a bit about history at Visit UTArlington III (156, 126, 22)

God bless and remember the High King lives!~Amber Dover

 

Virtual Friday: The Statue of Liberty in SL June 29, 2012

Hello friends πŸ™‚ In honor of Independence day I’ve got a patriotic virtual replica. God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

PS: there’s a museum too

The Statue of Liberty in Secondlife:

Visit Le Dome (58, 36, 42)

 

Virtual Friday: Egypt June 22, 2012

Hello friends πŸ™‚ Welcome to Virtual Friday. This is the day I take you into the virtual world of SecondLife. There are some amazing places in SL but there are also dangerous places. That’s why it’s good to have a guide. I am that guide :). A couple of weeks ago I started an “Around the World” series. There are many replicas of real world places in Second Life. These sims are often educational and just plain fun (especially if you can only afford to travel by couch).

Today, I take you to Virtual Egypt. I am not including a link because this place is not completely family friendly. If you choose to look this place up yourself be warned. There are several nice spots to take photos and enjoy scenery….outside. But inside (esp the temples) it is not always safe. This is a role play sim so you may run into avatars pretending to be ancient Egyptians. Many of the buildings are people’s SL homes. So who knows what’s inside. So take it from me….be safe….stay outside of most of the buildings.

Outside there were lovely gardens and the architecture felt authentic.

another nice picture of a peacock

The Nile πŸ˜‰

royal ship

Egyptian Vases

The Great Pyramid- there are certain structures that aren’t very interesting in the virtual world. This is one of them. I believe I would have to actually see the great pyramid in person to feel any sense of wonder.

This is just a lovely picture…

Well, God bless and remember the High King lives!~Amber Dover

 

Virtual Friday: Machu Picchu June 1, 2012

Hello friends and welcome again to another Virtual Friday.Β  It’s time to go around the virtual world with me.Β  Surprise surprise! SecondLife has a Machu Picchu. I’m sure it’s nothing compared to the real thing but it looks good and the school that put this together has a bunch of posters you can click for info.Β  This will be short and sweet today. I only have a few pictures. Enjoy πŸ™‚

Visit USMP 3D (102, 51, 67)

The real Machu Picchu is in Peru and it’s an Incan site 7970 feet above sea level.Β  That’s a lot of stairs….

Look they have llamas πŸ™‚

It’s really hard to get good pictures in a place like this. It’s just too big. Those of you who know SecondLife will know that if you move far enough away from something it completely disappears.Β  Photography is completely different in the virtual world. Virtual Machu Picchu is nicer in person….ummm avatar. Oh btw that’s my flying horse in the back :).

Well, I’ve had a long day. Time to write in my book then reward myself with Zelda. God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

 

Virtual Friday: The Rare occasion of Rain (also Paris & Athens) May 18, 2012

Hello friends and welcome to this Virtual Friday. If you’re new to my blog, this is the day I take you on tour of the virtual world of SecondLife. There are several nifty places out in Cyber Space but there are also dangerous ones. I will guide you through the scary world and show you the best places in SL. Sometimes I find real gems.

It is a rare occasion in the virtual world to find rain or any weather. Most sims stick to the mundane blue sky with no rain or snow. You can buy weather machines and I have a few that I used when I owned my own land. But now I am renting which is much cheaper so I can’t use my weather machines. I did a search for rainy places in SL and I only came up with a few. Unfortunately these places were not very family friendly. I took a few snapshots and that was it. Here are my loverly pictures.

Look I’m Mary Poppins lol πŸ™‚

A rainy alley….someone was playing the piano in one of the buildings. It had an old feel to it. Still it didn’t feel the safest so I left. Remember you can click the pics to see the larger version.

Now moving on to places you can visit yourself. Today I’m starting a new blog series. It occurred to me that there are probably many people like myself who don’t have the means to travel the real world. I have great fun traveling the virtual world and many times seeing replicas of real world places.Β  So come around the world with me πŸ™‚

I just have a few pictures to share.Remember you can click on the link and visit this place in SecondLife if you have an account.

#1 Paris in the early 1900’s Visit Paris Eiffel (25, 184, 25)

Here is a pic of the Eiffel tower. They made the replica so large I couldn’t get a decent picture. So you can only see the bottom of the tower. This is a quaint sim that I think you’ll enjoy πŸ™‚

#2 Athens Visit GREECE (131, 3, 21)

I always try to dress the part when I visit an area. So yes I’m wearing a toga (well my avatar is). This was a quick stop and maybe I will explore more of Athens, Greece later.

The Acropolis

Join me next time as I travel the virtual world. I plan on exploring places like Machu Picchu, London, Egypt, and historic sites like the Alamo, the Titanic, and Boscoreale’s Cubiculum at the bottom of Mt. Vesuvius.

Well, God bless and Remember The High King Lives!

~Amber Dover

 

Virtual Friday: Biblical Explorations in SecondLife May 11, 2012

Hello dear ones and welcome to another Virtual Friday where I take you into the world of SecondLife.

I found an interesting place in the virtual realm the other day. It’s a place full of Biblical exhibits. One thing I didn’t like was how a certain doctrine was pushed in one of their signs. I can’t and don’t agree with the Seventh Day Adventist beliefs. So just know up front that this place does have that doctrine and I don’t support it.

Moving on, I did like a majority of their exhibits though and I think they did a great job artistically. So enjoy the pictures πŸ™‚ Remember you can click on them to see them larger.

Biblical Explorations in SecondLife

Visit Great Controversy Island (162, 13, 22)

There were a few pictures of creation and inside this pyramid they had a theater but I was unable to get it to work. I do have an older viewer.

I loved the Moses exhibit. It begins with Moses as a baby and goes through him helping to deliver Israel. My one wish is that they would’ve shown the burning bush.

They did a good job with the plagues.

The plague of darkness was particularly clever. I didn’t think they’d show this plague but as I began walking this dark cloud covered me and I couldn’t see for a bit.

The blood on the door post for Passover….

And once we all made it out of Egypt we danced with Miriam πŸ™‚

There was the temple with the ark and the priests lighting incense

Also there was a replica of Daniel’s lions den

beautiful nativity

Well, God bless and remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover

PS: I got carried away with a bubble toy….hopefully the neighbors won’t say anything lol