For many years, Wendy Xeno's HuMaNoid has been one of the most visited sims in Second Life, and I'll never forget the first time I arrived there in June, 2011 (years after Wendy built it for her private home, never having anticipated that visitors would begin to arrive). I wrote it about it then (a little blog post that's here, before I really began to blog in earnest!) and then revisited it in a post just a couple months ago — but I visited it often, enjoying it to the fullest.
But now it's time to say goodbye to the place, at least in its current incarnation. In my last blog post, I mentioned the passing of Dirk Talamasca, and he was not only a friend to many but also a generous estate owner. HuMaNoid was part of that estate, and now it's closing down — an unfortunate casualty of Dirk's untimely demise — and the Lab has given occupants just a few hours to remove everything. As I write this, Wendy has already pulled down the skyboxes, but you might be able to pay the main sea level a final visit in the next few hours. The news, however, isn't all bad — Wendy has sought to rebuild HuMaNoiD for a long time, and now's her chance: she envisions a new creation. So while we bid a fond adieu, we look forward to the future.