04 April 2014

Farewell, HuMaNoiD

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.

8 comments:

  1. oohhh I love the place so sad But it is Spring time Time for new beginnings

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  2. It is — I'll be sad to see the place go, but I look forward to seeing what Wendy's imagination will create.

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  3. Wendy is amazing ! Good luck !

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  4. Really sad news. At least we have your beautiful pictures for memory...

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  5. I agree with you both, Mimi and Indigo. I know she's looking around for a homestead sim already, so it may not be too long before we get a peek at something new.

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  6. I tried going today and it was gone. I am thrilled to hear it is possibly just temporary. :) Thanks Ziki!!

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  7. Thanks for letting us know. I was able to get there one last time for some shots. One of my favorite places. Sad, but I'm sure Wendy will create something wonderful again, and hopefully as long lasting.

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  8. As soon as I get a peek at what's coming I'll post! :)

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