It didn't surprise me to see that there were potions - one labeled "I Love You," the other "I Hate You" - to convey emotions, it was that it took vats of the stuff to work.
Spinsterhood. There's a lot to be said for it.
The camera obscura (Latin; "camera" is a "vaulted chamber/room" + "obscura" means "dark"= "darkened chamber/room") is an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen. It is used in drawing and for entertainment, and was one of the inventions that led to photography. The device consists of a box or room with a hole in one side. Light from an external scene passes through the hole and strikes a surface inside where it is reproduced, upside-down, but with color and perspective preserved. The image can be projected onto paper, and can then be traced to produce a highly accurate representation.The real life building includes "a small structure which features a lens, a mirror and a projection table in a dark room, all which can be used to view objects toward which the lens is rotated, including the hillside village." Hence the name. The Second Life version includes a scripted house number that displays the total number of sims, mainland sims, mature-rated sims, adult-rated sims, and estates: