I split a lot of my time between being a big bad ass martini swilling biggie & an awesome bulldog tiny who also happens to have a little martini. While I was searching for a spiffy hat to wear on my tiny I got the idea to search out various sushi restaurants on Second Life.
Well…yes…sushi. I happened upon a funky sushi hat that actually was for something involving 7 Seas Fishing. I just bought it on the marketplace for the low price of 65L. It can be worn by regular sized avies as well as fitting perfectly on my dog head.
Since I have a spiffy new hat & a love for virtual restaurant role play I thought it would be fun to take my hat out into the virtual world to bring you three nice sushi joints to check out.
Strangely enough there are tables & chairs yet I couldn’t find any sushi that you can actually “eat”. Despite this it’s still worth a look due to its simple cafeteria style & conveyor belt sushi.
Quick Fact: The conveyor belt sushi or also called “Sushi-go-round” actually does exist. Curious? Then check it out HERE.
I recommend this small little sushi-go-round joint as it is perfect to marvel at the moving sushi while having a good conversation with friends. (Although having prim food that looks like you were eating might actually help a little bit.)
I am in a sushi bar….in a tree. Must admit that it’s both unusual & awesome all at the same time. This sushi restaurant has sushi that you can “eat” which, personally, is a big part of the whole “let’s go out to eat” virtual experience.
Be sure to grab the notecard that is offered when you first teleport in as it has information movie theater information if you need help figuring out how to make the movies play. Besides the movie theater there is also live music (check their board for times) as well as various places to sit & chill out.
I cannot mention sushi restaurants without mentioning the one on the SS Galaxy. I think it could quite possibly be the first sushi joint I ever went to in Second Life. Although it really hasn’t changed in years it still offers sushi to “eat” as well as a great food presentation & atmosphere. There is sushi for sale here if you feel the need to take some home with you to snack on later.
SS Galaxy, in whole, has always been a great place to visit. While it has an outdated feel in some areas & likes to lag me at times there are still areas that are worth a visit. The Japanese restaurant is just one of them.
Have fun exploring these three areas & remember that you can use them to impress your friends and/or date with an unusual place to visit. That is the whole fun of Second Life!
A long while back there use to be a Church Of Elvis on Second Life. Services were held in a fast food restaurant resembling something that involved cheeseburgers & golden arches. I never attended a service in the almighty Church Of Elvis although a few of us had visited many times. Not because of some weird religious fever. It was more on the lines of just because the shit made us laugh.
I was recently thinking about Elvis when I was using the awesome powers of the Second Life search. OK. Actually there was nothing awesome about it. I just typed in the word “Elvis” & happened upon a new 1950s sim. TimeLine Back To The 50s, 60s, Music & Fun (M) is a newer retro sim that seems to currently have their act together. Nothing about the place screams “Shop you zombies!” & when I did turn on the music stream it was 50s/60s music (My second time around they had an actually singer singing retro music live. Love it!) . Two simple things that actually impressed me during my visit.
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the place. TimeLine is set up in a sort of small 50s/60s town layout. You have your small town business area as well as your residential homes. I did take a quick moment to walk through the residential area & found that most of the homes (almost all of them while I was there) are still for rent. There are two wonderfully retro looking trailers for rent that aren’t too expensive if you just want something small, a few prims, & a retro feel. The homes, personally, I felt were a bit on the high side when it came to price but a few things occurred to me while looking at them. Sometimes you need to make a tad bit of money, especially when you try to stay away from malls, to keep your place open. They are family homes with many bedrooms so having a roommate/family help pay the cost would help. You are paying for the retro feel & the opportunity to live in a town where you could play out a 50s/60s television family if that was what you were looking for. If that is what you are looking for then be sure to check them out.
If you’re looking for a retro aunt with a drinking problem to visit on occasion then I’m your gal.
I do see a lot of potential for some really good retro feeling family role play within this place. The bowling alley & roller skating rink make a great place to hang out on a Friday night with the family. A hair salon where you could catch up on the latest gossip while getting your hair done. Making a date with the pretty gal in the poodle skirt for a movie at the drive in followed by a milkshake (or beer) while you shoot a bit of pool. If you are into the whole family RP then the carnival would be a great opportunity as well as the small candy store for when they finish their homework or clean their room. Or maybe your car needs a tune up. You could always go take it to the garage as you catch up on the latest manly man news.
There is a AKK barn set up with horses as well as a riding ring & jumps located around the area. That felt a little out-of-place to me. I know a lot of people really get into the whole riding thing but it’s not something I’m remotely interested in. It also feels like there may be more going up in the near future. That is not a bad thing in any way. Being newer you know that they are probably still in the middle of getting everything situated.
The possibilities within this sim are endless. I really feel that all it needs are some dedicated role players who are into retro television shows & stereotyping the 50s & 60s. To me, personally, I think it would be kinda fun to get a group of people together to recreate a unique Second Life fantasy that doesn’t involve the apocalypse or the undead.
It’s a prim jungle some days in our virtual world. You could get hit by a virtual bus. Someone could try to throw a cage on top of you claiming you as their mate not realizing you could just teleport the hell out of there. A flying piano could hit you on the head.
I actually saw a piano float on by recently for no reason. I was too mystified as there was no one around controlling the piano to take a picture.
Take yesterday for example. Typical sunny Second Life day. No breeze. Light on the clouds. No chance of rain. High in the upper…whatever the hell the normal temperature range would be for a sunny day. Since the weather was so nice & I was all by myself I decided to go on a little nature adventure. Maybe do some hiking or boating.
When I first arrived at the park I saw a little canoe just waiting for me. Perfect! After a few moments of trying to figure out why I wore a poofy dress & heels to go on a hike, as well as stare at the paddle that kept trying to impale me, I was off for the watery unknown.
The birds were singing & I was on a canoeing roll baby. I screamed “Row Row Row!” as I paddled under bridges & around bends. As I took a rest in the middle of a beautiful late things went HORRIBLY WRONG!
A gigantic sea creature decided to pop up right next to my boat in an attempt to eat me. It snorted smoke in my way as if he prefered his prey to have that special smokey flavoring. I did what only sensible avatar woman would do in that sort of situation. I calmly put down my martini, dived into the water, & had a terrific underwater battle to the death.
Who are we kidding! I don’t even know how to swim.
I screamed like a girl & tried to hit him with my paddle.
After a few moments of him making grumbling noises at me he left. I am not sure if it was my awesome paddle jabs, my screaming, or a combination of both but he just left.
I was relieved!
After my little run in with a GIANT WATER MONSTER I decided that I would probably be safer on land. A nice walk on a dock around a sandy bay might do me good. It’s on a boardwalk, & the water was shallow. No danger of a sea creature attempting to gnaw on my tender prim flesh.
I had my choice between walking along a jungle river or walking on a boardwalk through the sands. A boardwalk seemed like the safer of the two so a walking we will go. Everything was going perfectly till my heel, which I was stupid to wear on a hike in the first place, decided to break. I crashed through the boardwalk fence like a virtual pickup truck & somehow landed in the middle of a tar pit.
In a desperate move to save my virtual life I somehow managed to grab onto a tree root & pull myself free. Covered in tar & freaked out over my almost demise I should have called it a day. I should have quit right there & went home.
Oh no I did not.
I decided to take that walk, broken heel & all, along the jungle river. I was determined to have a good time damn it!
Instead I got eaten by a crocodile.
Poor me. Poor, now drunk from eating me, crocodile.
Lesson Of The Day: Sometimes it’s a good idea to hike in pairs. Even in a virtual world.
(Slightly Chewed On) “Tipsy Cerulean
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