In Second Life the sun always shines and this can be a good thing, especially if you live on a wet and rainy island. Nontheless it makes me very happy in a weird and twisted way if I stumble right into a raincloud or a thunderstorm on my expeditions. Rain, snow and other elements of nature are quite rare in this perfect virtual reality and if they appear in the right environment, they create very special moods. There is even a whole Flickr group dedicated to places with freezing or wet weather and if you are ever in need of either, take a peek.
Therefore I was more than delighted when I teleported to “Where the wild things are” and found exactly what the name had promised. Rain! A thunderstorm over the bay with thick clouds in tree tops! Fog! Fire! An erupting vulcano with lots of lava and huge stones falling down from the sky! Bubbling springs! Big waves splashing over bridges and myself, yay! My inner adventurer was cheering and clapping all along the way.
Amazingly, not only adventurers will like this place. There is beauty and romance to find in many little and often hidden spots. Shattered all over the sim are couple poseballs, pillows on tree stumps, a tender kiss on top of the waterfall (don’t miss the wooden walkway on top of the hills) or a swing to relax inbetween trees.
The unique mixture of the gothic, even a bit macabre (like the occasional lava stone corpse reaching out for the water) and at the same time very peaceful scenery makes “Where the wild things are” a very special place and definitely worth more than one visit!