A wonderful, but a bit long, story

Once upon a time a woman in a country way up North had a hobby. She would log into a virtual world and enjoy playing with prims and mesh to create wonderful little scenes of beauty on her parcel. One day the owner of the estate where her parcel was situated told her that the island where she lived would had to close – she simply didn’t have enough neighbours and the estate was loosing money.

Angry Bine
Bine is annoyed

It was terrible news for the woman, as she had grown so fond of her hobby, and she didn’t really know what to do. She knew the estate needed to make money, but she didn’t know anyone she could ask to become her neighbours. So what should she do. She thought long and hard, and eventually decided to go it alone and get a full island all by herself.

The woman was not rich, and she couldn’t afford to buy an island from LindenLab® (the makers of her virtual world), so she made a deal with the estate owner. He had a homestead that was becoming available, and I think he felt he owned the woman so he let her have the homestead for a very good rate. The woman was inspired and eager to get started, and she had lots of ideas.

The woman had an old church on her parcel and she wanted that church to be a feature on the new island. She had  an idea of a Nordic beach and a central feature should be that church.

Mystical Falls by Stella M., on Flickr
Mystical Falls by Stella M., on Flickr

The church was placed on a mountain with a bridge crossing a gorge from another mountain. There was 2 ways to climb the mountains. One was to walk up the path from the forest on the West coast and take the last steps, another way was to climb the step spiral staircase towering up from the sandy beach to the East.

Look Out Below by Kylie_Jaxxon, on Flickr
Look Out Below by Kylie_Jaxxon, on Flickr

To the South the woman made a vast grass plane. She had just visited her SecondLife® friend in Austria and she had seen the Alpine grass meadows in the mountains there, and she had loved it so much, she wanted to recreate it virtually on her land.

GentleLight by Kylie_Jaxxon, on Flickr
GentleLight by Kylie_Jaxxon, on Flickr

In the forest was a little farm with lots of animals – a clearing in the woods provided a pen for the sheep and goats and pigs, while the chicken roamed the grass in front of the farm house.

Binemist by HuDsOn XeNnO, on Flickr
Binemist by HuDsOn XeNnO, on Flickr

As soon as the design was finished – or as close as the woman could make it to finished – she opened up the Gates to the community. Lots of other people like herself came to visit her land – her work – and she was happy every time she found images from her Binemist.

The seasons changed on Binemist. First to autumn and later to winter. The woman had fun changing the colours especially in the forest to brown and orange

Binemist_001 by Caitlin Tobias, on Flickr
Binemist_001 by Caitlin Tobias, on Flickr

And as winter came to the woman’s native RL land, so she changed the season again on Binemist. A lot of fun was had in the winter landscape by her friends who came to visit.

Mah thongue iths sddugh! by Kirsten
Mah thongue iths sddugh! by Kirsten”BB”Smith, on Flickr
3. May as well make a selfie while waiting for help! by Caitlin Tobias, on Flickr
3. May as well make a selfie while waiting for help! by Caitlin Tobias, on Flickr
ring my bell, baby! by Charlie Namiboo, on Flickr
ring my bell, baby! by Charlie Namiboo, on Flickr

Eventually the woman grew tired of all the colourless snow and ice, and her creative juices were flowing once again. She had been a big fan of the island Embryo – an ever changing water sim with patches of dry land and lots of trees and flowers, so after winter she started transforming her island to a vast waterscape. She couldn’t bring herself to take the church down, so that stayed on it’s mountain with the spiral staircase to access it. The lighthouse stayed too.

Spiraling Downward by Feathers Erin, on Flickr
Spiraling Downward by Feathers Erin, on Flickr

A big water space is a great place to put out large pieces of virtual art and the woman found a perfect spot for a Haveit Neox piece called Ship of fools.

bin7 by claudiaorsini, on Flickr
bin7 by claudiaorsini, on Flickr

At the church you could find Bryn Oh’s White Balloon

White Rabbit by Feathers Erin, on Flickr
White Rabbit by Feathers Erin, on Flickr

In the tree tunnel on the water you would find Ladder Chairs by Cherry Manga and WISH YOU A BUBBLING 2013 by Rose Borchovski and other fish.

"She's so proud !!" by von2017, on Flickr
“She’s so proud !!” by von2017, on Flickr
by Bamboo Barnes

Under water tortoises swam free over a myriads of Cica Ghost grass and Cherry Manga’s Light Birds. When the woman’s creative juices started flowing again, she thought she would give the tortoises more room and expand this little corner of her “island”.

BINEMIST_010 by Lantus Loudwater, on Flickr
BINEMIST_010 by Lantus Loudwater, on Flickr

The woman finally let go of the church and lowered the ground to 20 meters under the surface on most of the island, and thus creating the land that is Binemist today.

Travel Journal: Binemist by yingythingy Resident, on Flickr
Travel Journal: Binemist by yingythingy Resident, on Flickr

Under the surface the woman created a hidden world that one only discovers when one wonders down the steps from the beach house. The woman is very pleased with the way Binemist looks on her 2nd anniversary.

binemist_009 (2) by kittylee.atlas, on Flickr
binemist_009 (2) by kittylee.atlas, on Flickr
Binemist, Mystical Falls - Sept 2014 by Inara Pey, on Flickr
Binemist, Mystical Falls – Sept 2014 by Inara Pey, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Curious Flamingo Invasion by Tamarind Silverfall, on Flickr
A Curious Flamingo Invasion by Tamarind Silverfall, on Flickr
Abandon Ship by Suitelady Christenson, on Flickr
Abandon Ship by Suitelady Christenson, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is my dream as the woman in this story to carry on Binemist. It may keep it’s current shape, or it may change again. Only time will tell.

* A Last Note: All the snapshots I’ve used for this post are taken by visitors to Binemist and shared on the Binemist Flickr Group.

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4 Comments

  1. 19. May 2015

    What a lovely post and history! Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary of your lovely place!<3

  2. Bine Rodenberger
    19. May 2015

    Thank you so much Cait <3

  3. 20. May 2015

    I swung by yesterday and spent a little time on the flower covered field – a lovely place to chill and relax – thanks and congratulations on 2 years :)

  4. Bine Rodenberger
    22. May 2015

    Thank you Becky – I’m glad you like it :)

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