Frank Hurt @FrankSquirrelHerder

North Dakota, USA Offline

Owner of the Aedynar.com grid. Relentlessly self-entertaining!

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About Myself

Servant to two cats and squirrels everywhere! Published author of the Ascending Mage series of modern fantasy novels.

Owner of the Aedynar.com grid, a newcomer-friendly micronation with an emphasis on helping you discover all that Open Sim has to offer.

My Interests

I'm interested in creating short film adaptations of some of my stories, using Open Sim.
I'm passionate about helping virtual world newcomers discover the pioneering spirit of Open Sim.

Favorite Quote

"Be grateful for the acorns you have, for others have less." --The Great Squirrel

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My Reviews

ALFHEIM

Jimmy Olsen's Alfheim creation qualifies as a "work of art" as far as I am concerned. This northern Norwegian settlement is modeled with loving detail paid to every facet from lighting and atmosphere, to the accurate architecture and layout of the town. A passenger train and NPC-driven cars navigate the streets (best step out of their way!) as well as activities such as a usable ice rink you can s...

Wolf Territories

Still under construction as of the time of this review, it's nevertheless worth visiting and landmarking. Lone Wolf and his team of cowboys and Indians are thinking BIG with this place. When I say "big" I mean massive: 512 contiguous regions ranging from ocean and navigable rivers to fields and pastures, deserts and mountains. Set in what I would estimate to be mid- to late-1800s western America, ...

eZombie

How am I only now discovering this place?!!!!! This is a stupid amount of fun. Really impressive programming and I want to set up something like this in my sim now! Different types of zombies with different attributes, a clever overlay that's not quite a HUD (no attachment--how'd they do that?). Health, speed, some other stuff I've yet to discover. Only thing I wish was different was the...

Greenfield 2

Desmond Lane (creator of this detailed 4x4 sim) is one of those denizens of the metaverse you just owe it to yourself to meet. His kindness and generosity is reflected in the landscape he's created in Greenfield (also known as Greenland as per the group name). The gardens are my particular favorite, with trails and trees aplenty next to farmland and animals. A hedge maze will keep you busy as you ...

Stark

Not your grandfather's adult-themed sim! The ladies running this place are friendly, helpful individuals focused on building community. They appear to be allergic to clothing, I noted (I mean, I averted my eyes respectfully). Mathilda gave me a tour, which included a nice town square-style landing zone where the island's tastefully professional "Stark!" photo magazine can be found, along with vari...

Zweet ZurroundingZ

This 9x9 sim is unlike any other I've visited, either in Open Sim or Second Life. I spent a couple hours here and feel like I've only just scratched the surface. SO MANY DETAILS! The mesh appears to be all-original and extremely well thought out. While I was there, I had the privilege of visiting the creator of this paradise, who says he's been developing this sim since 2012. It's a true labor of ...

Tessin

Tessin is more than just a sim; it's an experience! The sim's creator obviously loves her details, as she's added so many beautiful zones ranging from forests to a massive library to individual islands and beaches. The village is my favorite, however, with thoughtful elements in the tavern and shops. The dockyards are probably the highlight of this region, as sailing is the sim owner's passion, a...

Tanduria

I'm not into roleplaying, but I do have an appreciation for well-designed sims, and this one meets that standard. The creator of this sim, Adira, is ultra friendly and helpful, as is her husband Alduras. They're fun to talk shop with when touring the detailed towns, villages, and rural areas depicted in this expansive roleplay sim. I noticed a previous reviewer cited a lack of manners, and...

Adachi Mall

Just an absolutely incredible sim! I'm impressed with the inviting layout and clever details (such as the garage and the theater). The owner of the sim is friendly and helpful, to my surprise (especially since there's no profit motive for customer service at a freebie store!). Highly recommended.

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