I started out with the idea of wandering through SL8B in a systematic way, stopping at the interesting builds. This worked for a while, but the combination of lag and time constraints soon set me making a more haphazard journey through the builds. Here are some of the ones I found interesting.
Octoberville, the annual sim-wide hunt, was represented with a small piece of the sim:
The Virtual Printers Guild celebrated the written word (or, er, the virtual written word):
Note the Crap Mariner cutout at the lower left, in white.
This was titled "Invisibility," and allowed one to ride through the colored tunnels. (I got stuck, but, in theory, one could ride to the end.)
This burning house was entitled "Phoenix":
I didn't catch the name of this build, but it seemed pretty:
This was "Time," and a touch of the clock created the chaos below:
In a homage to 1950s Japanese science fiction and the movie Independence Day, one wanders through this town larger-than-life, noting the UFOs hovering above the city. To the right in the picture stands a burning building, the result of a laser strike from one of the saucers:
As some observed earlier, although the theme this year is "Magic," actual magic seemed in short supply. Many builds seemed like blatant advertisements for stores or commercial sims. Others were well-done but not particularly magical.
More in the next post.