Shot in 2008 by Mescaline Tammas, a real life film editor, "Pipedream @ Hambone Flux" is a masterpiece for several reasons: Beautifully shot and cut, it was among the first to go viral outside the SL community, with Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow writing, "Man, this is the first SL machinima I've seen that crosses the line from 'extremely promising' to 'Holy crap!'" Just as key, it's a tribute to Second Life's self-assembling, self-destructing, steampunk city known as the Bogon Flux back then, a masterpiece in itself. And good news, it's still in Second Life: Now called the Petrovsky Flux, click here to visit.
A fourth reason? It was among the first SL machinimas to use a customized WindLight filter, an eerie, smokey, Max Max-y sort of atmosphere. (WindLight had only recently launched.) Created by Mescaline himself, it's called "London 2026" -- here's the code below: