Sorrow’s Snow in Second Life

Sorrow; Inara Pey, February 2016, on Flickr Sorrow (click any image for full size)

I last visited Sorrow, the atmospheric designed by Voshie Paine and the Lollipop Kids on the homestead region of Paper Dinosaurs, in October 2015. At that time, the region was in the grip of a substantial downpour, which framed a tragic back story concerning a once happy family estate, built on money and handed down through the generations until tragedy came upon the last of the family line.

Those days – and the sad estate – have now long past, the region since having been made over for winter by Voshie and Dizzy Sparrow. The two islands and their houses have passed into the mists of time, as have the rains. In their stead – for the time being, at least – sits a single, snow-covered island, which rises from a sea frozen mirror-smooth under a darkening sky.

Sorrow; Inara Pey, February 2016, on Flickr Sorrow

This is a place of ethereal beauty, the island rising tall and craggy, lines softened by its snowy mantle, and upon which a single stone sits, reached by stone steps winding up a narrow cleft. Greyhounds stand outside of the tower, whether on guard, or keeping vigil, or for some other reason, is for the visitor to decide.

The dogs suggest the tower is a home for someone, and the blazing fire warming the ground floor further testifies to this, as does the bedroom above. However, where they may have wandered to, is for your imagination to decide.

Sorrow; Inara Pey, February 2016, on Flickr Sorrow (click any image for full size)

Vegetation is spare here; the only greenery resides inside the tower, while outside, trees raise their hoar frosted branches towards the sky as they rise from the frozen waters, as – here and there – do tall lotus blossoms, also seemingly frozen in time. Also out on the water sits aki69’s Stairs for moonlight, a gacha item which has been appearing in regions across the grid of late, making as it does an eye-catching piece. Here, it adds a further touch to the ethereal look and feel to the region.

In October, Sorrow presented a place reflective of its name: a setting filled with melancholy. With this design, the region offers something very different: a place suggestive of enchantment  frozen in time; a place of quiet beauty and solitude. Yet there does also seem to be a faint echo, within its beauty,  of the region’s name; almost as if whoever liver within that single tower has come here to leave their sorrows behind.

Sorrow; Inara Pey, February 2016, on Flickr Sorrow

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With thanks to Caledonia Skytower for the poke about going back to see Sorrow. 

2016 viewer release summaries: week 6

Updates for the week ending Sunday, February 14th

This summary is published every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

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Third-party Viewers


  • No updates.


  • Cool VL Viewer updated as follows: Stable version to and Experimental branch to, both on February 13th (release notes).

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