When Pink Floyd eats your sim in Second Life

Furillen: Pink Floyd Ate My Sim
Furillen: “Pink Floyd Ate My Sim”

Furillen, Serene Footman’s homestead region, is a beautifully atmospheric place (see my last post on it from December 2015). Given this, it is quite possibly the last location you might expect to come across a celebration of English rock band Pink Floyd. But for a short period of time, that’s exactly what has happened.

“I enjoy transforming the sim for events – the Bowie and Radiohead weekends will always be highlights for me of the sim’s first six months – but this one really did get out of hand.” Serene says of the region’s current incarnation, as he introduces it in a post he’s called Pink Floyd Ate My Sim.

Furillen: Pink Floyd Ate My Sim
Furillen: “Pink Floyd Ate My Sim”

In place of the region’s normal sombre skies and brooding landscape (some of the familiar buildings remain), sits a marvellous tribute to Pink Floyd which includes iconic album covers through to commemorations of live tours and scenes from the group’s music videos – and more.

“It was carnage as some of Furillen’s biggest landmarks were hoovered up into my inventory,” Serene states. “When this is over, I’ll be taking full advantage of the option to ‘restore to last position’!”

Furillen: Pink Floyd Ate My Sim
Furillen: “Pink Floyd Ate My Sim”

In the meantime, visitors can variously enjoy Battersea power station, complete with pig floating overhead (Animals, 1977), which brackets the landing point between itself and that iconic wall from the 1979 album of the same name, whilst alongside the power station sit the rows of beds from 1987’s A Momentary Lapse of Reason. And that’s just the start of things.

With Pink Floyd songs playing in the music stream (a 13 hour play list featuring every studio album made by Pink Floyd, in chronological order, no less!), a spinning CD of The Wall forming the landing point (courtesy of Tizzy Canucci) and a terrain texture taken from the album, Furillen is a veritable nirvana for Floyd fans. So much so that it’s hard not to get entirely snap-happy as you wander / cam around!

Furillen: Pink Floyd Ate My Sim
Furillen: “Pink Floyd Ate My Sim”

As well as the references to album covers visitors will also find references to individual songs by the group and to members of the band – Serene helpfully provides a list of all the points of interest if you don’t want to miss anything.

This is a spectacular, fun exhibit Whether viewed as a tribute to Pink Floyd or as an artictic statement or simply as a little bit of fun, the end result really is eye-catching and a must-see. So if you haven’t done so already, now is the time to hop over to Furillen. Serene has promised to hold off hitting the “restore” button until around mid-week after July 10th; and when you visit, do please consider making a donation towards the region’s upkeep so Serene can continue to provide us with delights like this.

Furillen: Pink Floyd Ate My Sim
Furillen: “Pink Floyd Ate My Sim”

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