Monday, August 28, 2017
A Look at the Lovecraft Festival
There is a certain type of festivals that are scary or creepy. This festival is one of them. As I walk down the dark street, with only the street lamps as a source of lamp, I can't help but in awe because scary places, in my opinion, are awesome. I stopped by a few stores. I checked the items out. They are pretty good items. I didn't buy anything, and even if I want to buy something from this festival, it's too late. Yesterday was the festival's last day.
What am I talking about, you ask. I'm talking about the Lovecraft Festival. It's a big place with streets that look like they came from London or a city in England. It's remarkable by walking down the street with interesting stores. What made it scary is that the city is dark and the street is lighted up by the street lamps. The street lamps look like they were made in England. Another hint that maybe the Festival is in English taste. Even so, I love the English things, and that's another reason for me to love the Festival.
I continued down the street, stopping by each store. Each store is interesting. They have their items. It's like their items have their own stories to tell. One store had very interesting dresses. If it wasn't for the colors the designer had chosen, I'd say the dresses are Victorian. Now I'm not so sure. To come think of it, if I could, I would buy it. But now, it's too late.
There are so many different types of stores that one might be interested in. For an example, there's "Lilith's Den." I'm not sure what that is about, but it's still interesting, regardless of what's happening in the store. Another store caught my interest. The name of the store is "%" and it appears to be selling sea life. It looks like octopuses floating around in tall small boxes. It's very interesting. Another interesting store I stopped by would be Dark Passions. It's a store that has facial things like appliers. It is really interesting.
Down the street, at the end, is a theater. The name of the theater is, "The Regent Theatre". I didn't go in but now, I regret not doing it.
The place is so interesting that I could have bought something. I didn't and now, I regret it because this Festival just had the last day yesterday on August 26.
Yes, it's scary and creepy, but if Lovecraft Festival is still around, I would definitely have recommend it to anyone who is curious enough to check out the place.
Coral Moon (128/128/3001)
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From August 17 to 27, the annual Lovecraft Festival took place in Second Life. The event is set up to honor the classic horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft, best known for his "Cthulhu mythos" stories. He pioneered a style of horror in which life as we know it is a thin shell over a reality so strange and alien, dominated by monstrous deities indifferent or hostile to humanity, the human mind cannot contemplate it without going insane. Even if one hasn't read his works, they've probably heard of him or Cthulhu, or possibly read stories, listened to music, or played games inspired by his works.
I had heard of another sim to go to, Innsmouth, named for the fictional town in Massachusetts at least one of his stories takes place in. Dropping in, I found myself in a trail in the middle of some dark and spooky woods. One way led to a portal to a visitor's center high above the sim. The other way led into the woods. And the following message popped up:
Going further, I came across a sign warning that the town had been quarantined, "Region under Quarantine until further notice! The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health in cooperation with the United States Department of War have declared the town of Innsmouth and surrounding area a Quarantine Zone. ..." Up ahead was an abandoned town, obscured by the mist and the dim light.
Kingsport Campus: A marine research team recently returned from a remote ocean site, bringing live specimens and images taken by a dive team. You have opportunity to sign on for the second trip, to be equipped with diving gear and continue the exploration begun by the previous team. (Be sure to collect and 'wear/replace' the deep sea diving outfit to be found on-ship at the dive site. And search for collectible 'hunt items' hidden along the sea floor. We hope you enjoy this little oceanic adventure!)
While walking around, I found a few freebies. I never did find a way out of my situation other than teleporting out. I was unable to teleport back to the dock or the entrance to Coral Moon.
The festival is over, but when I last checked the two sims involved were still up. So if you're a Lovecraft fan, can't wait for Halloween, or looking for something out of the ordinary, go ahead and check out them out. Check out the event blog at https://lovefest.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Coral Moon (128/128/3001)