Coley's World: Beautiful Tribute to Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky Made High Above in Second Life
ColeMarie Soleil explores Second Life's arts scene for New World Notes
Hayao Miyazaki's classic anime Castle in the Sky now has a beautiful tribute in Second Life, created by a Japanese Resident named Robinn Magic. Last weekend I got a sneak preview:
Laputa was originally a fictional place from the book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. His Laputa inspired Miyazaki's anime Laputa: Castle in the Sky, which centers on a floating city. Robinn Magic has been inspired by Miyazaki's take on the story, meticulously recreating some of the most lovable characters from the film, and adding a fun and somewhat challenging little puzzle with a nice Easter egg -- a hidden robot with wearable head -- planted somewhere in the build. Here's how to explore it:
When you arrive at Cinema Chabinn, the starting point, there are stone monuments scattered throughout. When you touch them, they tell you stories about the film and direct you through the puzzle. Cinema Chabinn would not exist without the creations of Miss Robinn Magic, with much assistance from Nylon Button.
Robinn's Laputa starts on ground level, in the Cinema. You walk into the theater, into a basket with wings, then click to teleport. Have fun exploring and don't forget to keep an eye out for the hidden gift. Direct SLurl teleport at this link.
ColeMarie Soleil covers the Second Life arts scene for New World Notes when inspiration strikes. Before joining SL, she was a studio musician, a wandering gypsy, a graphic designer, and a solo artist who's performed at Whiskey a Go Go in Los Angeles and the Apollo in Manhattan. See more of her machinima here.