I meet the most interesting people in SL. I meet the most incredibly generous and helpful people also, but that will be covered in a different post. Today I’m talking interesting. I was hanging about one night at the Crown and Pearl (how unusual, right?). The crowd had thinned to just a few of us intrepid souls. I ended up dancing (swing) with Dark. I’d not really had any conversation with Dark, just talking together in group chat. We began chatting as we danced. What a wonderful surprise! Not only is Dark witty and very quick with a riposte, but he is extremely intelligent. Our conversation ranged from Fermi, Heisenberg and Shrodinger to quaternions and gimbal lock to gamelans to how you can tell if an elephant has been in your refrigerator. And then it got even better. 🙂 Dark builds and scripts planes. WWII British planes, to be more precise. Well. I LOVE fast cars, planes, boats, space craft, motorcycles and fast vehicles of all kinds. Of course I immediately badgered Dark to take me for a ride. So he did! I had a bit of difficulty getting into the plane because I seemed to want to be the pilot, but once we solved THAT issue we were ready for take-off.
And take-off we did. We soared high up into the sky, through the clouds, above the clouds. We soared and swoped and dove and spun. It was fantastic! We soared across sim boundaries and back again. Flew over the land and the water. It was as freeing and amazing an experience as the time I finally got the courage to go sky-diving in SL. I could feel the wind in my hair. SO MUCH FUN!!!!
Thank you again, Dark. It was a fantastic evening. The dancing, the conversation, the flying, the start of a new friendship. Dark has already taken me flying again. For those who can’t wait for me to post (because I have gotten incredibly remiss about things like scripting, building and blogging over this holiday break), the latest batch of photos are already up on Flickr. Or maybe you should contact Dark and buy one of his planes for yourself. Yep, he will even sell you a plane if you are so inclined. The ducks and I have been discussing where to build the hangar…..