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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

THE SIM'S STORY

I took these screenshots near the center of Tinjin, in the afternoon of last Friday, June 4, 2004. The uninhabited water-heavy simulator went online only last week, along with ten or so other simulators that suddenly appeared as a kind of Northeastern peninsula jutting out from the mainland. So right now, Tinjin (along with Uba and Isora) is the Eastern-most sim in the world of Second Life. It's expected to go on the auction block, in the coming days, and over the next few weeks, I'll be checking in on its progress. Who will buy the acreage of Tinjin, and what will they build there? What kind of community or subculture will emerge? Keep checking in, as it evolves.

When I arrived on Friday, to take the first series of screenshots, Tipsy Titan and Hanna Cassidy are sitting on a tiny island in Tinjin, speculating a purchase.

"A little too much water," Tipsy shouts to me, from across the way, as he flies over to highway where I'm standing. "but it is the end of the world."

"You want a spot at the end of the world?"

"Well, my main thing is where it is, tip out in the ocean. It's a bit too much. But that island over there is nice." His companion Hanna says she'll probably make a bid.

"So you want land here, Hanna?'

She nods at Tipsy then winks at me. "I just do what he tells me."

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Comments

I just got my land on Kishijoten on that peninsula yesterday. I'm stoked :)

Posted by: Donnie Donovan at Jun 9, 2004 12:52:11 PM