Moonlight Teahouse – A view from a strangers eyes


Moonlight Teahouse is a picturesque Japanese garden theme sim in Second Life. I was browsing through the Editors Picks in the destination selection and decided to jump on over.

I was taking pictures for another blog post and happy with what I had taken I left the sim and logged out. A day later when I logged back into SL, I had a unexpected but not unwelcome message waiting for me.  When I was walking about in Moonlight Teahouse, I was been photographed unawares and the many pictures taken, were offered to me.

So I have decided to use one today that was taken by Mr S. I have edited the original picture, it seems Mr S has a much better graphics card than I do!

I wanted to give the image a Autumn touch by using fading colour and a warm but dusted tone. I hope you like! Original picture is below, many thanks to Mr S 🙂

Through Mr S eyes'

The Inevitability of Fate ~ the story of Angry Beth and the child Lot

I had to go back! Last time I visited here I only did a short blog on this art installation due to the the heavy scripting. My texture memory kept running out making  me need to clear cache and re-log. I run out of patience.I don’t know whether its due to the server side baking now, but I only had to re-log once, so I got a lot done and I was able to see the whole art piece.

Once again this is a  art installation from Rose Borchovski. The characters are Angry Beth and her child, Lot. It is set in a war, and shows of the pain, confusion, loss and destruction that war has on the civilians, who never asked for war, who never had a choice.

Hiding under the table to read

Hiding under the table to read

As you walk through the sim, you are given trinkets like a birthday hat to associate with the good times before the war; to a yellow ribbon that is used during the war tine occupation to disassociate the conquerors from the invaded, I am wearing one in the next shot. My favourite trinket is Beth’s false teeth!!!

Don't step into the light!

Don’t step into the light!

The above shot was using one of the many placed pose balls. I wanted to showcase the birds on the wall, as they are a thread through out. I wanted to hide from the search lights of war, wanting to fly free.

You,are just a number!!

You,are just a number!!

I hope you can see it ok in this pic. Surrealism screams: you are just a number and you don’t matter! The eye….so Sauron.

The eyes, they hunt me!

The eyes, they hunt me!

I found this emotional. The artist has placed RL pictures of children who have been displaced and injured in war. The Sauron ever open eyes, symbolise to me the searing memories that are burnt into to survivors minds.

War crushes souls and can take away a childs choice’ to become who they want.

This is a brilliant artist with a brilliant concept. You c an jump in here to see this story of love and war.

All pictures have been edited in GIMP. Thanks for stopping by.