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Visiting the Mall – 90’s Retro Mall

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2021 at 8:38 am

We visited a 90’s Retro Mall called Plaza 94. The more I visit, the more I like the place. It has total immersion, featuring three levels, a food court, and everybody’s favorite stores.

One is a short overview video. The second is a walk-through were Mr. Clownski talks about the good old days of the mall.

A Musical Walk Around
A full Walk-Thru

Second Life Blogger Network

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2019 at 12:22 pm

We’ve joined the SLBN!

Over the past few months I’ve been full time busy (I spend six months studying for a professional licensing exam – three months later I passed – so nine months), and my posts have mainly been updates to let anyone know my avatar is still alive and that I still caretake the city.

Now, hopefully, we will go back to posting in depth stories, technologies, tours in-town and out of town, etc.  Of our sim and elsewhere.  I will also add product reviews, as I’ve installed some items that really really deserve to be bragged about here and there.

The only thing that I may not be able to do might be decent videos.  I am lucky if my machine does a 29 second clip without freezing, so we shall see.



Lapara now has EEP!

In Lapara, New Technology, Uncategorized on February 14, 2019 at 9:48 am

As the old downtown core is on a beta server, we now are in the Environmental Editor Protocols!  The importance of this is that parcels may now have their own custom settings.  One may even change the day/night setting.  Although, the Mayor tells us that he is happy with the current cycles unless there is a special occasion.

We are informed that even without customizing settings, you may experience quite a bit of jet-leg on sim crossings.


A slight blizzard effect, with a bit more clouds.


In Uncategorized on December 31, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Trip in a Virtual World

When I left off this account, we were just approaching the end of The Great Wall at Athetis, where it looked like it was about to come to an abrupt end and leave us with a long drop. Of course, If I’d read the Guide Book, I’d not have been concerned:

Access from the heights of the wall has been made down to ground level by a trestle ramp of heavy timber construction, strong enough for most vehicles, horses, camels, elephants … whatever one’s choice of transportation. (Second Life Wiki)

Must remember to come this way by elephant next time!

There was a little jump down onto the ramp, and the HIgh Mountain Road opened out in front. The horses snorted their approval of the softer going under hoof and picked up the pace. Day broke on us again as we rode along by wooded hillsides and under the…

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New Roof put on the General Disaster Insurance Building!!!!!

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2017 at 6:46 pm

November 16 – Lapara – News so big, it has to have it’s own article.  For years (and years) an eyesore existed on the eastern part of town.  The General Disaster Insurance Building, originally made with prims, and a cheap texture never had a roof.  The three walls of the building is not constructed as an equilateral triangle, and construction was near impossible.

The issue here is that to put on a roof took too many prims due to there being no easy way to line up the edges without an entirely new building.  Conversely, this meant most photography was banned de facto.  You won’t find good images of this side of town.

This has grated on the good senses of the powers to be for so long, and with the recent training in a mysterious and secretive building technique, a new roof has finally been constructed.  At a cost of only 3 prims!

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Finally, after many nosebleeds, and height sickness, we have one less hideous issue in Ye Olde Lapara Towne!

Video from a visiting art exhibit

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm

A terrific video of the Wanderlust Art Truck that came through town.

Fall falls; the harvest ripens; the ducks fly south-ish.

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2017 at 5:26 pm

The seasons settle in.Snapshot_009Snapshot_010Snapshot_012Snapshot_336

Conquest of Astarte is Complete

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm

In the early hours, the Lapara Militia conquered – with no resistance – the last completing segment of land between the Second Life RailRoad(SLRR) and Route 1.

Immediate plans call for a State Forest, with possibly one municipal storage building.  Astarte did not have a decent prim farm in the same manner that Lapara always has, and this will hopefully fulfill that need.  The city design, overall, is that the edges of town are generally sparse in prim usage.

General Clownski would like to thank all of his renters, tippers, and other supporters for making this years long plan come to reality.


Happy Halloween

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2017 at 3:19 pm


Demolition of old Garage successful

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Today at just after 13:00 Second Life Lapara Daylight Time (SLLDT), operations to demolish the old bus depot to make way for a new park and this years Christmas Tree park commenced.

The operation was an astounding success.

Video is posted:  this blog doesn’t allow video.