Shimada @Shimada

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Shimada Yoshikawa is a builder, merchant, artist and landscaper. he has been active in Second Life and other grids since 2007.

Joined 3 years ago

About Myself

In the real world, I am artist, cinematographer and virtual world builder, Alex Aurichio.

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Avalon Reborn
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Avalon Reborn is a massive 4x4 region on the Destiny-Grid. It is the creation of Virtual builder and landscaper, Shimada Yoshikawa. Places to visit in the region include; New Risa, a Star Trek / Sci Fi crossover theme, clothing optional beach club, where you can enjoy our lovely alien NPC hostes...
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At long last, Avalon Reborn is back up!

Still waiting for this mysterious server owner to return from walkabout. In the meantime, visit my Etsy store for some cool stuff.

Lone Wolf: STILL!? - Wanted to ask about Etsy as a plat form I want to do merch for Wolf Territories Grid do you think it's okay? 3 days ago

Who deleted my post and how? WTF?

Lone Wolf: The one about your host is still there? Hope you got things sorted. 24 days ago

Who deleted my post? I'm posting on my own page. I'm not violating any rules. WTF?

I'm really at my wit's end. I can't get any kind of straight answer as to when I can expect to have my region back up. Whoever owns the server that my region was moved to, travels and has no idea when they'll return. (who lives like that?) They're apparently just waiting for this person to return while doing nothing to contact them. The only backup that was kept is from 2021. Which isn't going to cut it. Grrrrr

Spax Orion: Host the server yourself and then you get to control when the backups occur and you might save a little time and frustration... It works for me. Peace! 28 days ago
Apparently my region lives on a private server, somewhere in Australia, where they're experiencing power failures and the server owner needs to be home when the power is on, so we can retrieve the OAR for my sim and transfer it to a server in Europe. I apologize for the inconvenience. I'm not real happy about it, as they can't even give me an ETA for when it will be back up.

Lone Wolf: I really hope you don't lose your amazing region. 1 month ago

Server has been down for a couple of days. Power failures are to blame. Hopefully we'll be back up soon.

I just added dozens of new AI Art images to the Titan Gallery (teleport pad is on the top floor of the main AI gallery)

Hello people of Open Sim! Destiny Grid is seeking new members. They have one of the best prices for sim rentals ($15 per month for up to 4x4 sim! $5 per month per 5000 extra prims). Use my avatar name: Shimada Yoshikawa as a reference.

Adding some hidden camping sites for couples. Avalon Reborn is an Adult sim, so come explore and play!

I added a couple more sports cars on temp rezzers at the parking area. Enjoy!

The balloon tour at night is very cool

Lots of wrecks and ruins and fish. Enjoy!

The Coral Reef Tour is open for business!

The Avalon Reborn balloon tour is open for business!

The balloon tour is working! It departs from the Welcome Island, does a complete circuit of the region and returns to the start point. It's a nice long pleasant ride, and a great way to see the whole layout. Coming soon, Submarine tour of the reefs!

Adding some fish to the reef

Vibranium discovered in Avalon Reborn! Rise Talokan!

New and improved Avalon Freeway is finished ahead of schedule. It's much better than before. I just took a few laps and it's much more drivable. Let me know what you think.

Shimada: It's still a little wonky in places. If anyone know how to make banked turns, let me know. Let me know of any problem spots if you run into them. 4 months ago
I'm starting a major roadway rebuild on Avalon Freeway. I wasn't happy with the mesh roadway and how cars behaved on it. I did a test, using regular prims and they worked better! So I'm rebuilding it all, a section at a time. Some parts might be tricky, but we'll see how it goes. It will probably take a few days to finish. Stay tuned!

Shimada: Roadwork is progressing nicely. It's about 60% finished. Should be done and reopened by sometime tomorrow. I'm widening the road and removing the draw bridges. 4 months ago

Strange visitors from another planet? Oh, I hope so!

Taking a balloon ride at dawn. I have a scripter working on a balloon tour script for me, so I'll be adding that as soon as I have it. Then the ride will do the full tour.

Wide view of Avalon Reborn from the north at sunset.

Metafoundry City at night.

Wow! That's a lot of visitors for 3 days.

SheaButter: That's three days, and a lot of Avitron. 4 months ago

More ground level details.

Lone Wolf: I got there ok Lorena from Wolf Territories grid it's pretty cool #love the starship deffo worth a visit. 4 months ago

Adding some signage and billboards. Who can spot the Easter eggs?

More storefronts

DebzFox: Got in finally on 3rd attempt 4 months ago

Adding some storefront textures and details. Signage next!

Lorena: Unable to verify identity 4 months ago

More signage.

Starting to add some neon

Jerralyn Franzic stopped by the office. My first visitor. :-)

Jerralyn Franzic: Thanks, it was fun chatting with you, Shimada. :) 4 months ago

Night over MetaFoundry City

One of of the small studio apartments I'm working on. Can't beat that view.

I've had a lot of visitors this week.

And I had to add a NPC receptionist

A few added details

Finished messing with it for a while

Gotta have a Conference Room too. ;-)

I added an Executive Office in MetaFoundry City, because, why not? ;-)

Jerralyn Franzic: Awesome! I'll have to play with this ASAP... :D 4 months ago

Bubbly :-)

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