I'm not quite sure what damage is going on in my brain, but sometimes I miss the old look of SL. Of course everything looks much nicer now — people, places, the sky. But seeing that crazy old sky brings back memories. It's something about the color:
This was a ridiculous, sci-fi sky home I built, one of my first attempts at building. The photo taken Dec 30 2005, so I was only a few months old in SL years. I had the place floating as a way to avoid seeing my neighbors' terrible builds, as well as the ghastly ad signs that used to infest SL.
Here's another one, not quite so early, June 2006, taken in the Hollywood sim (when there was only the one), when I was sailing a lot:
I look more like this, now:
I was sent down this memory trip by a recent post by Hamlet Au, where he made reference to a 2004 walking tour of SL. There were less than 100 sims, then.
Apropos of nothing: typical of me to actually start blogging about SL when I have serious doubts it'll still exist in a year's time, at least in its current form.