Backflash July 2021 – “LICK – Heaven or Hell” (July 2016)

In the “Backflash” series I select an old entry once a month and present it here. This way I force myself to browse in the archive and to fresh up a few of the many memories. For our readers the series shall provide an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.
For July 2021 I scrolled back once again 5 years and selected a post from July 2016: “LICK – Heaven or Hell”
Actually today i would categorize this post under “Exploring sims in Second Life” or eventually under “Art in Second Life”, but these categories didn’t exist yet when this post was written.
The landmark provided with the original post doesn’t exist anymore, the sim is gone. That is no surprise after 5 years. Nonetheless my post and my pictures still exist. And also the video on youtube about the sim (it is a bit lengthy with over 50 minutes) still exists. Enjoy reading!

LICK – Heaven or Hell

What a title (!). Actually this post is not what you think it might be about. “Heaven or Hell” is a sim in Second Life. I found it browsing through the SL destination guide under the tag “Art”. The descrpiton doesn’t say that much “Has your fate been decided for you or will you decide? Choose wisely, choose carefully. And remember you can always check out but you can never leave. Turn your sounds up and get ready for the ride.”

July 23rd: Diomita visiting "Heaven or Hell"

July 23rd: Diomita visiting “Heaven or Hell”

At the landing point you have to decide to go to heaven or to hell. Btw. have you ever thought about why there is as stariway to heaven but a highway to hell? I like the text between the two doors “When you think of heaven and hell, you already have images in your meind of what you think it should look like. No right or wrong they are your images and these are mine“. Mine refers to Sera Bellic, who owns this sim and “LICK” sim design.  “LICK sim design offers complete sim/parcel design, landscaping and interior design. LICK is dedicated to creating beautiful, enchanting spaces for your home or business.” Back to my simploring. I decided to see hell first. For going to hell you step downstairs into a dark area, fire is everywhere, it looks very hot.

July 23rd: Diomita stepping down to hell

July 23rd: Diomita stepping down to hell

Walking around you see some dead bodies, some cages and some steam fountains erupting through the hot ground, the eternal fire of hell is around you. After a while I found the entrance to go further down to hell, a tunnel system that is connecting caves. Skeletons and skulls lie on the ground everywhere and dinosaur skeletons guard the entrances to the caves. You can hear screams every once in a while when your sound is turned up. Scary? Yes.

July 23rd: Diomita in hell

July 23rd: Diomita in hell

Ok, the hell did meet my expectations, my images and what I’ve been told about hell when I was a kid. But how will heaven look alike? Good news is, in Second Life you can see both :-).  So I stepped up from hell and went further upstairs to heaven. Heaven is a beautiful and peaceful place, an harmonic landscape.

July 23rd: On my way from hell to heaven

July 23rd: On my way from hell to heaven

July 23rd: Diomita in heaven

July 23rd: Diomita in heaven

Ok, the heaven did not meet exactly my expectations. I saw no angels and I didn’t hear plainchants and I didn’t walk on clouds. Shame! :-). But heaven in SL is still nice. I walked a bit around and found 2 spots that did make up with my expectations. Firstly I walked over a bridge build of violins and secondly I visited the only house in heaven and obviously the angels get their wings there.

July 23rd: Diomita walking over the bridge of violins

July 23rd: Diomita walking over the bridge of violins

July 23rd: Diomita selecting her wings :-)

July 23rd: Diomita selecting her wings 🙂

One last remark: I my imagination the word “LICK” can mean heaven sometimes *winks*

If you don’t want to go the “Heaven and Hell” yourself you can also watch a video from Andrew Carvin that is a bit lengthy though here. Thank you Sera Bellic for this piece of imagination of heaven and hell.

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