Friday, 15 August 2008

Exploring SF on the grid

As many of you may know my typist is something of a Science Fiction fan so we decided to post a few articles about some of the various SF landmarks around the SL grid.

Now you can find Star Trek and Star Wars sims without trying, so I'm going to leave those for later. To start with I'll venture to Joss Whedon's short lived but much loved Firefly.

For those living under rocks, Firefly was a TV series from the man who gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Due to networks not really getting the concept and screening the episodes out of order (when they weren't put on at two in the morning) the series never really rated well and was cancelled after only 11 episodes. But such was the quality of the show that fans were soon sending copies of those episodes, as well as 3 others that eventually found their was on the internet, to other people who they thought might like it. They dubbed themselves "Browncoats" after the Independence Army in the series. They are also, to the best of my knowledge, first SF fandom to evolve purely via the internet. I've yet to see a Firefly fanclub, though clubs for Galactica, Trek and Red Dwarf are all over the place.

Now Washburne (or Washtown as it is sometimes called) has been around for a while. But a recent visit showed just how much it has expanded.

The streets of Washburne with Londinium's clocktower in the background.

Since then Londinium has been created next door. And above Londinium is the Trafalgar Space Station.

Trafalgar Space Station.

There are even other space stations around.

And interesting things if you go looking.

So if you're a fan of the show and have never been to Washburne you should definitely visit. Make sure you check out the Big Red Button shop while you're there.

If you're not a fan, well we all make mistakes :-)


Christine McAllister Pearse said...

And just who were you referring to with the "To those of you living under rocks" comment?!?! ;-)

Emilly Orr said...


Well, but we are broad-minded people. We can be friends with folk who've never absorbed the genius of Whedon.

A'course, if they go through and have never heard of Buffy, Angel, Firefly or Dr. Horrible...well. We may have to sit them down and expose them to the concepts.

Purely out of the goodness of our hearts, of course.

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

Actually my dearest I wasn't thinking about you when I started typing that. Though by the time I finished it I did think the living under a rock reference would be appropriate none the less :-)