I decided that I needed a break from the ZISP store to go off and work on a few offshoot things that had been pressing. The reason I thought is that I was neglecting some other things in Second Life and in ZISP that I vowed to get done or at least started. One of the things ZISP will be doing was quite unplanned and out of the blue due to a chance meet. It's something I never thought of doing but as a media project and it should be worth getting into. The second is also media based, but in an old traditional form. More will follow soon on this subject at a later date as there are some boring legal stuff to sort out - but as soon as thats all clear we will work to getting that project working soon.
The store itself will be open as usual but seeing the pirate suit is newly released, I would like to give what stock is there to develop a customer base before I decide on another adventurewear suit. On that note... I am happy to say that a few kid avatars have been out wearing ZISP suits in space themed sims . Thats a great thing to see, in fact I was taken to one by an SL buddy Kris Spade yesterday. The creation is called Doomed Ship, a dark sci-fi themed scenario close to Aliens , Event Horizon and such like. I had never been there before and I was really impressed with what I saw, it was very immersive , very well built and textured and had so many levels to its build that you would keep discovering new things as you revisit. Sci-fi places are thin on the ground in Second Life, well inventive and well designed ones anyway. I hope to see more in the future and that new creations keep popping up from time to time.
Any which way, Wastelands is a hard place to survive in. It can however be fun if you have the right head on and the correct frame of mind to develop here. I guess we shall wait and see who has the will to survive the food shortages. I guess coal won't be so prized as it was and food prices raised to its demand. As a result word got around the wastes of my constant quest for collecting candy, which was quite amusing until others have taken on my obsession ( mixed with good wastelands sense) and started looking/ stocking up on what are my favourite trading currency. The latest candy was the chocolate covered cockroach, which makes the owl that lives in our lodge hoot and flap his wings frantically at the sight of them. Placing a couple on the floor, it immediately grabbed them in his beak and placed them in his nest- box. It is there he sits guarding them with with ever watchful eyes , lowering his gaze for an occasional peck at the chocolate covered treat. Although the Honey crusted larva are my favourites, the roaches come a close second on prized trades.