Waiting for the Rain to Subside…

Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo

In an alternate reality where demi-humans were the ones who created modern society, it was mostly considered a harmonious success. Due to a majority having family lines tied closely with nature, there was no such issue as climate change, wars were little more than a few emails with choice words, and overall, the world was at peace.

But with every inhabitant of this world retaining some of their more animalistic features, the world could seem like it was crumbling when things go against their urges. For those who evolved from animals who would freely roam around grassy fields, such as this deer girl, a once-in-a-century storm rendering it impossible to leave her tiny flat, more than a day indoors tested every ounce of her willpower.

This latest screenshot was captured in Second Life from Linden Labs, and features a whole lot of stuff I have collected over the past year and a half. Second Life does have a reputation for more adult content (there is no shortage of that if you explicitly look for it). However, those interested in using it to build custom avatars and take great photographs will find a lot on offer from the user-created worlds, purchasable content for your avatars, a high level of customisation and clients dedicated to taking fantastic photos. Just beware that with high-quality content comes a potentially high real-world cost for digital assets.

Take That (In-Game) Snap Daily Photo is an off-shoot of the Take That (In-Game) Snap article series, in which the first article focusing on Final Fantasy XIV was recently published. This looks at, celebrates and critiques how video game developers have implemented professional photography-like systems into their games. It will cover how the systems handle, just how accessible they are and, where applicable, how a modding community might be making these tools even better. With this Daily Photo spin-off series, I will be sharing individual photos from the games either covered or soon-to-be-covered in the series.

Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fifteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.

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