Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Caledon Project

Two years ago on June 14, I started this aethernet journal as a way of documenting my travels through the 19th century historic sims of Second Life. It all started with literally a stroll through the sims of Caledon.

I have been giving an idea a lot of thought lately. "Caledon has gotten too big..." "The community isn't what it used to be..." I have even heard the word "Caledonization" used before to describe a veering off-theme in terms of look. These are all things that I have heard folks say. These are things I have often thought myself. I used to be more involved there. I am a founding resident of one of its sims. I used to know the streets and landmarks of Caledon like the back of my virtual hand. My own friends have dispersed from the nation, but I keep having this feeling...Caledon is compelling, and I know it is.

That is why I have decided to take a stroll through Caledon once more and look at it with a fresh eye. I'm putting on my travelling gear and will feature a different sim every day until I have been through them all. I will be starting from my home in Penzance and ending where it all began: Caledon I

The journey begins today.


Anonymous said...

Hooray for you Elle! I started my journal the very same way. I've allowed myself to get distracted along the way and haven't gotten any further than the Downs, and that was starting in Oxbridge. I have visited many of the other Caledonian regions, but that only briefly, or only to specific places. I look forward to your future posts.

Anonymous said...

I just may copycat you! I've been feeling a touch at loose ends in SL lately, and this may be just what the doctor ordered!

Eladrienne Laval said...

Caledon is a virtual nation now. I believe there is much to see there and would love to see other folks do this as well!

Mako Magellan said...

What about the colonies! We're Caledon, too! :)

Eladrienne Laval said...

Mako! Hello!

I haven't forgotten about the Colonies and will make a trip to see them as well!