Hello my dearest dears! How delightful, here we all are ready for another marvelous adventure on OpenSim, the software platform that hosts hundreds of independant worlds, many of whom choose to be connected by an amped up teleportation system called the hypergrid! This allows you to explore the free metaverse endlessly; snagging freebies, making new friends and having all kinds of fantastic adventures. If you don´t understand this post´s terminology, or just flat out don´t know what OpenSim really is or how to log on, please read my easy to understand OpenSim posts, and don´t forget my newbie glossary at the top of this page!
This post is actually an update. Late in the month of April, word was out that OpenSim´s own Empress of Free Content Creation, Linda Kellie, was packing up her freebie sims and heading to Cyberwrld, a new adult grid intended to be a focal point for the OpenSim Furry and Nekko community, owned by Timothy Vyper. I tracked Linda down, met the whole furry Cyberwrld gang, heard their big plans, got a small tour, and posted about it. Later on, I went to Linda´s massive new Cyberwrld freebie mall and posted about that! Now, a month and a half later,(as is often the case in virtual worlds) everything I wrote is obsolete. Let´s break it down.
CYBERWRLD GRID still exists, albiet I haven´t been able to get on in a long time. Timothy Vyper is still running it, I hear he is thinking about using the Aurora platform, which is the next evolution of OpenSim. It is Hypergrid friendly, so once he has things running properly, we can drop by for a visit. RAZ WELLES, LINDA KELLIE, and Aiden S. have all gone back to the OS Grid, and are in the process of setting up the Furry Community once again. It was a friendly parting of the ways. I asked Linda where the big freeebie mall was, and she said she thought Timothy would set it up again in Cyberwrld, as though misplacing a huge shopping mall was the most normal thing in the world! Now let´s do a little tour of the OS Grid´s new Furry Community! We will use the picture above for orientation. See the palm trees in the upper left hand corner?
Now let´s walk to the right, to the entrance to Raz´Cafe.
There are a couple other areas , including a big shopping region, that are still heavily under construction. And then there´s this.
And that, my dearest dears, concludes my update of the Furry Community. I am sorry to leave you on such a sad note, but I needed to tell you what finally happened to this very unique individual, and to lead a chirpy little post with a good man´s passing would have been, at the very least, inappropriate. To have written a full eulogy to someone I met twice, would be presumptous. To end on a somber note, I hope, shows the proper respect for Raleigh, and the loss his family and friends have suffered.Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God -Aeschylus, 554 B.C.E.