I was randomly typing keywords into the Second Life search when I happened across a place called “Photon’s Castle” (G). It claimed to be a “Fantasy Adventure Park”. Well..I like adventure. Fantasy stuff rocks. Why the hell not?
A seemingly innocent teleport to a (G) area fantasy adventure park has now turned into some strange sort of PG acid trip.
Giant neon characters. Fish floating through the air. The freakin’ yellow submarine doing laps in the ocean.
Were the creators high?
Did they get high, watch “Yellow Submarine” while listening to acid rock then pass out after eating a bag of gummy bears?
I have absolutely no clue where they came up with this & I am not knocking it. It is the most colorful weirdness I have come across in quite some time. This is what Second Life use to be all about. Strange creative works that were not a replica of some real life object. Sometimes, when you run into places like this, you realize you actually miss it.
When I first teleported to Photon’s Castle I noticed a sign that informed me that “Beards Must Be Worn Beyond This Point“. I am assuming they are being humorous but if you click the sign you do get a free beard you can wear around.
I didn’t get a beard but now I wish I would have. Damn it would have made for one funny ass picture.
Next to the beard poster there is a poster (free copy if you would like want) explaining that to save our planet we need to eliminate fairies. According to this poster “Fairy Flatulence is the source of 95% of greenhouse gas emissions.
By this time you would have noticed this GIGANTIC colorful castle in front of you. Unless you are looking to buy family/child related items don’t bother. It’s floor after floor of nothing but empty space or shopping. If you wander down to the basement it’s pretty neato with its gears & glittery gold surprises.
There is a giant framed lobster photo on the wall of level 1. Totally out of the blue random lobster photo.
I can dig.
Instead of wandering the shopping castle be sure to take a walk completely around the entire island. You will run into some of the strangest things to come out of Second Life that just happen to not involve adult related items.
A giant fire-breathing dragon standing in the ocean while surrounded by a school of fish as well as a bunch of sharks….
…that just happen to be floating around in the air.
Not in the water. In The Air.
If you take a blimp ride the blimp will warn you to watch out for these sharks that are swimming..ummm errr…flying around in the air.
There is so many strange things to discover while you walk around this island. It’s not a fantasy amusement park as much as it is a fantasy nature park. Really strange. Really weird. Really creative.
If you’re looking for a throwback to the unusual days of Second Life with a hint of PG sugary dreams then I recommend taking a trip to Photon’s Castle.
Just avoid the castle.
Photon’s Castle is a G rated area so act accordingly. When you visit be sure to camera out over the entire island to see the shape. I’m not going to give away the surprise.