The Scary Season

Each Season has it’s own attractions. This time of the year is not only the year’s last loveliest smile, it’s also preparing for Halloween. And Halloween is something particular in Second Life. Almost every sim is decorated for Halloween, pumpkins and other decorations are set out. And whole sims are created just for this time of the year.
For me Inara’s blog seems to be an endless source of exploring proposals. This time it brought me to Ironwood Hills. You can read her description of Ironwood Hills in the Living in a modemworld blog, her post is titeled “Amidst the Ironwood Hills in Second Life.

Ironwood Hills (1)

Ironwood Hills (1)

Although not designed exclusively for Halloween, it’s the right time to visit Ironwood Hills. I strongly recommend that you follow the instructions that you’ll get when entering the sim. Turn “Advance Lighting” on (in Firestorm hit alt-p and check the first checkbox in the Light tab). You will also get a flashlight offered when you enter the sim. Wear it! WOW … it’s foggy, steam rises from the gullies and the flashlight beam adds to the overall scary scenery. Unfortunately my graphic card came to it’s limits when I also turned avatar shadows on in the phototools (alt-p, 2nd tab). But I managed to take at least some pictures before crashing.

I went to Ironwood Hills several times, the first time together with sklavin, slave Flo and slave Ashley. In one part it is heavily raining and there are the rests of a parish fair with a carrousel and a big weel. It is raining cats and dogs and so heavy that you literally walk through a sea. And the flashlight makes the scenery sort of unreal.

Ironwood Hills (2) - with slavin, slave Flo and slave Ashley

Ironwood Hills (2) – with slavin, slave Flo and slave Ashley

My second visit was with Jenny and slave Flo and we had a real good time there and took lots of pictures. When you explore Ironwood Hills, be aware that sometimes you’ll see girl in a skirt full of blood stains sometimes and all of a sudden, scary! And this girl will appear not only once, she is really haunting you wherever you go.

Ironwood Hills (3) - the girl with the skirt full of blood stains secretly watching us

Ironwood Hills (3) – the girl with the skirt full of blood stains secretly watching us

Ironwood Hills (4) - Jenny at the big wheel

Ironwood Hills (4) – Jenny at the big Wheel

Ironwood Hills (5) - slave Flo nearly looses his flashlight when the girl appeared in her flashlight beam

Ironwood Hills (5) – slave Flo nearly looses his flashlight when the girl appeared in her flashlight beam

Ironwood Hills (6) - Jenny and the scarecrow

Ironwood Hills (6) – Jenny and the scarecrow

Ironwood Hills is sort of obligatory for those who like the scary season and for those who love taking pictures in SL in a particular environment. To finish this blog post, here’s the best picture I took at Ironwood Hills (at least I think it’s a really good one). Enjoy your visit!

Ironowwd Hills (7) - the girl on the bridge

Ironwood Hills (7) – the girl on the bridge

Related link in Inara Pey’s Living in a Modemworld blog:
http://modemworld.me/2015/10/03/amidst-the-ironwood-hills-in-second-life/

Landmark Ironwood Hills:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yardley%20Manor/107/247/30

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