The other night I had the very good fortune to attend a preview of a wonderful new build in Second Life. This one is entitled “Mush Room” and was built by Scottius Polke, one of my newest friends. My first visit was rather laggy due to the number of avies present, but the sim still allowed Bettina Tizzy and me to jump up and down on the bed with Scottius, pretending that we were schoolchildren again.
Then I ended up climbing into the bed with Miso Susanowa. Ssssh. Don’t tell anyone! okay?
The Mush Room is a delight. There are lots of weird and wacky surprises in store for you as you snoop around in here – from dirty socks laying on the floor, to amoebas in the aquarium.
There are lots of things I like about this build. I like the rendering. I like Scottius’ use of color and the graphic method that he uses when hand-drawing his textures. Most of all I like the lack of pretension present here. Scottius doesn’t take himself too seriously, and neither do we. We are here to just have fun and hang out with him.
I have the pleasure to announce that Scottius has a little alcove off to the side where he has just made some of these wacky creations available for sale. I bought a couple of dirty socks (buy two or three as gifts!) and a kewl amoeba clock. But the kewlest thing is that you can now purchase your very own copy of Max the Mushroom! Max is the gigantic mushroom who has these antennae sticking out of his cap, with eyes on the end of the stalks. And when you click on him he releases purple spores into your immediate vicinity. So be careful with your clicking.
There are other things available here too, like some smaller mushrooms and copies of the colorful textures Scottius uses on the build.
A good artist makes his work look easy. There’s an elegance in simplicity. There’s a simplicity here in conception, simplicity in execution.
Tp over and take a look –>http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cetus/223/111/31 . You won’t be sorry.