Kitty Things: How I love my skybox home

home_008As I’ve said before on these pages I find a lot of solace in my skybox.  There’s something very satisfying about logging in to my virtual home and finding all my familiar virtual stuff and things there waiting for me. It blows my mind to think that none of the furnishings, animals and ephemera it contains are physically real, they all live on a server somewhere, but with a splash of creator’s imagination and  a deftly applied texture my favourite comfy chair comes to life, along with all my favourite things proudly on display within.   I adore my skybox home, and although  I do seem to covet and collect skyboxes on a regular basis  I’ve never found it in my heart to replace it. The skybox that I live in is The New York Penthouse from Barnesworth Anubis. It’s my ‘Mary Poppins’ space: to me it’s practically perfect in every way.  That said, there are a few things I would love to see changed, so this  blog-post is going to serve as a wishlist of sorts just in case the creator, BARNESWORTH ANUBIS, happens to come across this post.  So forgive my flight of fancy dear reader and allow me to begin: Hey Mr. Anubis! If you ever decided to ‘upgrade’ this particular skybox design, I have some ideas that you may be interested in?   First up, although I love the open plan could you add a bedroom door? It does get a tad draughty and sometimes the light from the kitchen keeps me awake when Jez is making a midnight snack.   I know I could add a screen to cover the door, but it wouldn’t look quite as polished as if you did it. Same goes for the internal window feature; I actually quite like it but I could see that for some having a solid wall would be more useful.  I always love the floor textures that you  apply to your builds, they’re exemplary, and in my skybox the wooden floor looks especially amazing.  But the brickwork could perhaps do with appearing a tad sharper, especially when zoomed in.   I’d also like the option to have the space for a fireplace, but to be able to incorporate one of my choosing.  (I’m very  partial to the Cast Iron Fireplaces that Apple Fall has released recently and would love to be able to use one of those in my skybox..) Perhaps my biggest customer suggestion for this particular skybox is that I would LOVE another room. Perhaps the floorplan could be increased by removing some of the generous space that is available as you walk in? Or, and even better to my mind, is to add a staircase up to another floor. I’ll take that even further: I would have the staircase situated towards the end of the bedroom  leading up a level.  Even better than that? It would be a cast iron  spiral staircase too! (OOH can you imagine? I can!)home_006Back to (virtual) reality. Now, some of you are reading this I’ve no doubt and thinking, but Kitty, this is a MOD skybox, so why don’t you make these changes yourself? Simple answer? I don’t know how.  I can make rudimentary changes like adding textured panels but I don’t know how to ‘undo’ a build of this magnitude to create extra rooms etc.  Besides, even if I did it, my finished work would never have the panache that a BARNESWORTH ANUBIS build would have. I mean come on, I’d ruin it, and that simply will not do! So here’s a Kitty-plea: Barnesworth, should you happen to be reading this, PLEASE consider making a revised version of this skybox with some enhanced features and perhaps even the touches that I’ve highlighted here.  I know many people who would be incredibly happy if you did that, but most of all me, and I’d be the first in-line to throw the Lindens at you once it was on sale! Here’s hoping my dream becomes a reality.  But it doesn’t have to; sometimes the nice things about flights of fancy is that they’re just that.  After all, there’s a lot to be said for being careful what you wish for, I mean what if Barnesworth released a revised version of this skybox and I didn’t like it?! EEP! Keyhole_008But when it comes down to it, I’ve lived a long time in this skybox and I have no intention of leaving it.  It makes me incredibly happy every time I log in, and after all, that’s what life, real or virtual,  should be about.  With that at the forefront of my mind then, I shall go on living my Second Life  within the comfortable confines of my virtual abode.  Some people have wooded glens and open spaces as their sacred space; but mine is a bundle of pixels and polygons on a monitor that with a bit of magic turn into something wonderful that I absolutely adore.  home_004Barnesworth Anubis NYC apartment

Prim Count: Skybox  30 land impact prim equivalent [mesh item]

Foot Print size: Skybox: 18×27 meters
(with backdrop: 40×40 meters)

Height: about 8 meters, 20 with backdrop
Permissions:
prims: copy, modify, no transfer
Scripted Features: none

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