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Friday, July 09, 2004

I LOVE A PARADE!

As promised in the spirit of better-belated-than-never, my collection of pictures taken from the first annual Second Life anniversary parade of floating floats-- click on to peruse.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting from the top left corner, and spiraling in, clockwise:

- Purveying the parade with assorted sunbathers and goth hipsters.

- Bhodi Silverman's VERTU float, a tribute to old school virtual reality (and 3rd place winner in the float competition.)

- The Amazon Nations float of Surina Skallagrimson.

- The Friends of Iraqi War Memorial float from Ace Cassidy.

- White Star-Pixel Dolls' tribute to "Pygmalion and Galatea", float captained by Neil Protagonist (two screenshots)-- amazingly, the Protagonists decided to put Nephilaine in a dress, for fear that a naked Galatea would violate PG sim community standards.

- The Eurolifers float from Owen Khan (featuring airborne dance moves scripted by an American choreographer.) [Correction: Eurolife float creator Owen Khan, from France, created the float's original dance moves; NWN regrets the original erroneous attribution.]" -- WJA, 7/13/04]


- More parade watchers, including an unidentified indigenous native in tribal head dress and a midget barbershop quartet singer.

- Pedro Pendragon's "Pedro's Pals" float, a tribute to old school computers, Steve Jobs, and video games (and 2nd place winner in the competition) coming dangerously close to a water-borne collision with the submarine-themed float from Kentucky Fried Engineering and Axel Valentino (an honorable mention winner.)

- View of the near-collision from shore-- from a warrior princess eye's view.

- Detail of "Pedro's Pals."

- "First Contact Alien", a tribute float to the SETI program, by Tiger Crossing.

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Thanks for the pictures, Hamlet! I lost track of the time and missed the first part of the parade. Between that and my client lag, I didn't get to see a lot of these. Thanks!

Posted by: Goshua Lament at Jul 9, 2004 8:38:21 AM