Today’s review is short and sweet because, sometimes, we don’t have a whole lot of time to spend in Second Life. Maybe we only have a few minutes to do something or talk to someone before real life reels us back in.
If you’re looking for a place that only took me about 8 minutes to run through then I suggest checking out the Bay City Halloween Hay Maze (G).
It’s very simple and the decor is scarce (although I do think they hay bales themselves look pretty nice and the sounds are pretty good) but it’s good for a virtual resident who wants to get their Halloween on without spending an hour at one place.
All I can say for a place that took me 8 minutes to run all the way through is go and try the Bay City Halloween Hay Maze (G) yourself and see how long it takes you.
“Tipsy” (The Maze Runner) Cerulean
When I first started to write today’s title I accidentally typed “Goats” instead of “Ghosts”. I am sorry to inform you that, if you are here for goats, there are none in today’s review. I’m sorry to disappoint all goat lovers around the world.
It’s October. Woo And Stuff!
October is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s Fall flavored beer season, leaves turn pretty colors, and Halloween is on my top five favorite holidays list. All throughout the month I shall share the good (and the flat-out terrible) haunted places, costumes, decor, events, and so much more that goes on all month.
Let’s start out with a little place called Hell’s Corner (M) It is sponsored by DarkClaw Land Design and has its own tag line.
“Where the devil visited and demon’s play…what befell this land?”
I’m not one to knock haunted places sponsored by groups/stores/etc. It takes a lot of time and effort (as well as money) to put places together so more power to those that get a sponsor. I do have to say, at no fault of the creator of Hell’s Corner but when will we get some new haunted house builds as well as new decor (Zombies/Spooks/Etc.)? I know this is going to be a recurring theme throughout the month. I yell at decor and get frustrated walking through the same house (that happens to be the same house I’ve walked through last year. And the year before.) I’ll leave the screaming till at least a week into October and carry on with my review.
Breaths. Takes a sip of a martini. Pat’s Hell’s Corner on the head and tells it that it’s not its fault no one is designing new/good Halloween stuff.
This isn’t a bad visit if you’re looking to ease your way into the Halloween horror season. It’s got your scary house full of scary things. A church that makes you feel wonderfully wicked, as well as wandering around in the dark waiting to see if something tries to off you like some bad b movie. Maybe check out a carnival.
OK. So it looks a tad bit evil and you could get eaten by a clown. What could possibly go wrong there?
I do recommend giving Hell’s Corner (M) a peek. Take some gross pictures of yourself doing horrible things. Maybe pray to the devil that someone will design something new and outstanding for Halloween so an honest theme builder can change the face of horror in Second Life.
Happy Start Of The Horror Season!
“Tipsy” (The Terror) Cerulean
A very freakishly awesome super scary may nothing horrifying take you out in your sleep…
Thank you to all of you that keep reading. Keep sending me messages. And keep making me do this shit when sometimes I feel it’s not worth my time. Halloween is the best time of the year & I was very happy to be able to share all of the many places you could celebrate it in Second Life. Now here’s to surviving the soul sucking bleak winter alive!
Mr. C. Cow does double duty with two jobs. You can also always find him at the Tinies On Tape.
Halloween is almost here!
OK. Don’t panic if you don’t have your virtual Halloween costume ready this year. Here are a few that I have found that might help you make it to your trick or treating party blowout on time.
1. Cirrus Design – LJ Witchy Outfit With Bat Broom (75L)
I LOVE this witches costume! It comes with everything you need from pointy hat to little broom. The broom emits bats but you can turn them off if needed by clicking the broom.
2. Halloween Ghost Avatar – 1L On Marketplace
You can click on the ghost to change it size as well as make it disappear in open chat. It’s not too bad for 1L. There are a few things that you’ll need to do to it to make it work for you. Size it to fit (I recommend using a full body alpha to make yourself invisible. Easier to hide your body parts) & you’ll need an AO if you don’t feel like duck walking around.
3. Totally Tinies – Your Head On A Plate!/On A Stick! (50L)
There is nothing out that can make you laugh while looking freaky as much as being a head on a plate or on a stick.
It’s a super easy costume to put on (Read The Directions! It’s Easy!) & will make you giggle as you wander around trying to scare people.
4. Horror Doll Outfit – 10L On Marketplace (Mesh)
It’s not a bad outfit. Comes with the dress, blood, hair bow, knife, & thigh high socks. It’s a pretty decent outfit for the price. With the number of outfit changes some of us make throughout the entire month of October we need quality for low prices.
I hope that these costume ideas help you out as you bounce from virtual Halloween party to party!
During my excursion into the wild virtual world of hell for the sake of Halloween I decided to take Lil’ Announcer from the TOT along with me. We needed to a set of non-jaded eyes for opposite opinions sake. I would also like to point out that Lil’ Announcer gets scared from anything horrifying, has never seen a hardcore horror film, but really loves “Shawn Of The Dead”. Today we decided to visit NY’s Haunted House & Cave Ride (M).
Let us start with the Cave Ride.
Lil’ Announcer: The really scary faces that appear out of the blue during the entire ride scared the crap out of me. The sudden appearance of teletubbies in the middle of a haunted cave ride was over the top freakish. Nothing screams “Halloween” more than a teletubby.
Tipsy: I have to agree with the teletubby scare. There is nothing that can scare you more in this life than a person in a bear like costume with a television in its stomach. Also one of the “scary” faces that come at you looks like it has a penis for a nose. I’ve dubbed it Penis Nose McBloody Face. As for the rest of the ride I found it extremely boring. We get it. There are ghosts floating around & its suppose to be spooky. Now move on to something else. There really isn’t that much to see except for a lot of walls and….yes…more ghosts.
Now for the haunted house portion of our review.
Lil’ Announcer: In one of the rooms in the house there is a statue of Jason skewering someone. This scared the absolute poops out of me. The music they use for atmosphere freaked me out. It…freaked…me….out…. The house was just full of bloody stuff. Swimming pool full of blood. Bloody bad guy. Bloody looking girl who needed a shower and maybe some deodorant.
Tipsy: Every house needs an outdoor fiery hell pool of blood & squishy bits. I’m planning on building one myself for parties & sacrifices on the weekends.
We saw a lot of the same in haunted houses last year. Even the Jason skewering someone. I can understand that it’s hard to find things that not everyone is using when these aren’t bad items to freak people out with. Not everyone can build so sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got. I do have to say that the haunted house is kinda neat & overall worth a trip.
Big thanks to Lil’ Announcer from the TOT for helping me out today. They’ll be back for another round of haunted houses later this month.
Every year I like to try & find places in Second Life that offer some sort of traditional feel to trick or treating. A virtual experience where you dress up in a costume, go door to door, & get candy. As an adult we no longer get that fun.
Living in the country you’d have to walk miles to even attempt to trick or treat.
This year I was disappointed because there really wasn’t a large amount of trick or treat anything. There are a lot of hunts that are calling themselves trick or treating but it’s not the same thing. There is no prim bowl of candy for you to pretend to munch on. I did, however, find at least two places to talk about today. One with a sort of traditional trick or treat feel while the other one really had no treats.
1. Halloween Trick Or Treating & Activities (Newfoundland Estates) (G): This is a really well put together advertisement to get you to stay at the NFL (not the football NFL) estates. It has a lot of information on why you should rent, how you can rent, what they offer but it’s actually kinda cute. It looks nice & it actually has you walking around from little house to little house collecting your candy. If you can get past the advertising & the fact that the area is small it’s not a bad visit.
I do want to point out that the teleport I got from the search stuck me under the ground. The one I have here will put you on the ground.
2. Westeros Estates Haunted Trail (M): This came up when I searched “Trick Or Treat” but there really isn’t any candy to collect. I did see a tip jar that was shaped like a bag of gummy bears but it’s just not the same.
Despite this it’s not a bad community full of small, frightening houses for you to wander around. Think of it as a haunted neighborhood.
From a bar filled with skeletons getting their party on…
To a hospital that probably has a high mortality rate.
I’m sad that I didn’t get any candy here but it’s not a bad walk about.
This year didn’t bring me as much virtual candy as I crave (No calories here people) but I’m still searching for that ultimate trick or treating experience. If you know of an area that is doing a traditional trick or treating or are doing one yourself let me know. Maybe I’ll take a visit & write about it!
I also wanted to mention that I’m helping out the Raglan Shire Trick Or Treat this year.
This is a really cool trick or treating experience because it takes you to various businesses as well as residential homes in the Shire sims looking for treats. Each participating location will have a candy corn to purchase for 0L as well as a sign letting you know they are a part of it this year. You can see a list of all participating locations right HERE. I recommend checking it out!
Trick Or Treating In The Shire runs from October 25th-31st
The other day I got a pumpkin carousel from one of my favorite in-world residents Pieni who owns the store Cake Fox.
You can’t help but love anyone that is a Cake Fox. Foxes are awesome. Cake is awesome. Cake Foxes are double the awesome power.
The pumpkin Carousel is great because it’s mesh & only has a land impact of 10. OK…that’s not what you really want to hear (Land impact makes people fall asleep. “Let’s talk about land impa…zzzzzz..”). What you want to hear is “Does this awesome looking carousel work?”.
We’ll I’m glad you asked! (I feel like I should be in an infomercial. I’d rock the announcer voice thing.)
It works great! Seriously this little carousel completely rocks! It’s not just for tinies but it also will work with dinkies and biggies as well. Love this little detail because most of us have friends in-world that are both big and small. I put it out at my office if anyone would like to stop in & take it for a spin.
After twirling around on my pumpkin Carousel for a while I picked up a few hats that Cake Fox has. I am a sucker for hats on SL. I’m always wearing something on my head. (Tiny Bulldogs may have fur but they don’t have luscious heads of flowing hair). The first hat I picked up is the Streampunk Top Hat With Dancing Doll. I REALLY dig anything steampunk & absolutely love this hat. I feel very jaunty in it.
I also picked up an apple hat because they say “An Apple Hat A Day Keeps The Fashion Doctor Away”.
I want to thank Pie for the awesome Pumpkin Carousel & tell everyone to check out Cake Fox!
You can check out Cake Fox Here.
I wanted to like this place. I really did. There is so much to see & do so I really wanted to like this place.
Haunted (M) looks promising when you read the description but starts to fall apart as soon as you visit the area out of many they have to offer. After visiting one area I was about ready to just leave as I wrote in my notes “This is the worst fucking haunted manor I have ever had the displeasure of walking into on Second Life!”. That didn’t exactly scream confidence in the rest of the place. Trying to be a positive person I decided that one small thing wouldn’t stop me from visiting all that Haunted had to offer. So…since I had to do it you have to read about it. Let me break down my thoughts on each area for your pleasure…displeasure…whatever
I will even throw in a highlighted positive for each one. I’m a giver.
The Creepy Carnival: One word really sums it up. Boring. I’ve been to many carnival of horrors before & I was just bored. The Murder Manor that sits atop a hill that is hard to walk up is the worst piece of garbage I’ve ever tried to visit. You need to use mouselook if you want to try & get around corners. I am betting that it is harder for a regular sized avatar then my tiny one. This manor gave me that wonderful line “…displeasure of walking into on Second Life”. At this point I said “Fuck This” & left the carnival area ticked off that I had wasted my time on that stupid Murder Manor. Oh yeah…a positive..The entrance to the Carnival isn’t bad.
Haunted Playground: It’s a spine-chilling broken down playground complete with a Mayfair pole made with guts. A positive is that it’s small but not too bad if you want to take a guts break. Or slide down a slide.
Haunted House: There is actually not a whole lot to say here. It’s small. There really isn’t anything in it. If you’ve been to another haunted house in Second Life this year (& probably last year) then you’ve seen all of the scary stuff in this one. One the positive side…umm…it has scary sounds.
Blood Beach: It’s small. I know that’s not a very exciting sentence but it’s small. You can get eaten by sand & plants. There is blood. A positive would be watching a zombie surf.
Pet Cemetary: Not too much happening here. It’s eerie. The animals didn’t look dead but more like pissed off. A positive is that it made me wonder if this is where all of those crappy prim breeding animals go when they die.
Voodoo Isle: I spent, maybe, a whole minute here. There are snake rezzers here with snakes that have a health meter. When they bite you they cause you to shoot up high into the air. Not exactly easy to walk around, look at anything, or even get into a building when you are constantly getting shot into the air. A positive…hmm…I like saying the word “Voodoo”.
Pirate Bay: Small but it did actually have a few positive points. You could scuba dive to look at a ghost ship complete with a ghost shark. Walk into the pirate bar & kinda hang out. If you’re feeling saucy you could throw caution to the wind & say “Arrggg me matey” a lot.
Dungeon: Yet another small place that was a dungeon…and that’s about it. I guess it would work if you feel like hanging around like a piece of meat & moaning a lot. That could be fun. (That’s a positive….yes…works for me…)
Oh..I don’t want to forget to mention there is a…shopping area.
Overall I was disappointed in the time I spent there. I know that people take the time to plan out these things but sometimes you need to maybe concentrate on one theme instead of several. I just feel that all of these ideas completely broke down into a jumbled failed mess. You can visit Haunted (M) if you want but I just have one word that sums up how I felt after spending the time there just to write about it.
Today I wanted to show you a few Halloween decorations as well as clothing to get your Halloween on.
Awww Yeah Baby!
Cirrus Design brings us the LJ Happy Halloween Outfit that is only 75L! An absolutely wonderful Halloween outfit that even includes the hat & shoes! The Spooky Pathfinding Ghost from Hanaya can be found on the marketplace HERE for 299L.
[ContraptioN] has this wonderful Rabbisu Mask that is a 50L gacha. You don’t know what mask you will end up with but it is worth a gacha spin. It’s a really great looking bunny gas mask that makes you look both stylish & freaky. I feel prepared to take on chemical warfare in the pink one I am wearing.
This is a mesh mask that is made for human avatars but it does let you edit so I was able to get it to fit my big nugget. You can find the covered corpse from Xstar on the marketplace HERE for only 1L.
Hopefully this will help you on your path to Halloween Goodness!
There are a lot large claims in this world. Worlds best burger. Best band ever. Greatest show on Earth. Today might be the first time I have been to a place that claims to be the “The Greatest Halloween Ride in the World EVER! “.
The Haunted House – The Greatest Halloween Ride in the World EVER! (M) (Yes…that’s actually in the name..) does just that. It claims to be the best damn haunted ride you will ever ride on. I don’t think that it is the most awesome ride I’ve ever been on but it is a really great time.
The ride lasts about 10 minutes (It’s what the sign said. I didn’t actually time it myself) & runs through 12 different rooms. At first I wasn’t too excited over the ride because it ran me into a haunted house, then down a hallway.
A hallway that ran me into giant super clowns with bad intent..yeah…hey big bad clown… Sorry. I went all “Aqualung” there for a moment.
After going through a few more areas I find myself on the surface of Mars. I find this to be curious because I don’t think I’ve ever actually gone to Mars on a haunted ride. At this point the ride becomes less of a typical horror ride & into a ride with an actually plot. LOVE IT!
I don’t want to give the story away so I highly recommend you check out the Haunted House – The Greatest Halloween Ride In The World EVER! (M). It is open now through November 5th. Personally I don’t think it’s the greatest (I think that THIS RIDE is the greatest in SL) but it’s not a bad place to visit