Babylon 5 quarters abandoned: 1 (bad); Babylon 5 quarters rented: 1 (good); Babylon 5 stations decommisioned: 1 (bad); New Babylon 5 stations constructed: 1 (good)
Who can forget bit in Sleeping in Light when Sinclair [I mean Sheridan!]visits almost deserted B5 just before B5 gets blown to smithereens and Sinclair [ditto] goes to some vague but well lit Beyond. Well, obviously, anyone who isn't B5 fan, and any such can stop reading now since will be doing more fannish burbling in this post.
Excellent people who seem to devote lives to recreating B5 in SL have upgraded B5 experience as have moved to bigger and better B5 simulation. This entailed moving out of old B5 so was ejected from quarters and went to pack up and say farewell. Now this was probably like scene where Lyta is told by Zack that she has to vacate nice spacious unit with proper shower and downgrade to small pokey unit.
In fact (as will emerge) am not having to downgrade to pokey unit, although new quarters will not have shower unless put one in, but, for those who know, this indicates general air of quiet melancholy. Am pictured saying farewell to Babcom unit which, readers may remember, is what clinched it as far as renting went.
Yesterday the new sim, Epsilon 3, opened and tp-ed in eagerly. Was welcomed by one of creators, Dollwife, and then explored it in own time. Is startlingly spacious, and was particularly impressed by:
a) Garden - ah those scenes with Delenn and Sinclair [I think I meant Sheridan again - but there were scenes with Sinclair too]! Delenn and Kosh! Londo and (etc etc etc). Can also see garden through strategically placed windows.
b) Outside of B5 - can stand in C&C and then zoom out and is just like being Ivanova at the start of the show!!
c) Corridors - all long and spooky!
d) Everything else.
Quarters are still for rent. At first thought would opt for quarters near garden, but then discovered Ambassadorial suites, so of course had to have the Centauri ambassador's rooms. Only 25 prims extra allowed for furnishing so will have to choose wisely. Here I am contemplating the purple drapes and hoping that Londo hasn't left any decaying spoo in the cupboards.
P.S. The Minbari ambassador's room has a proper sloping Minbari bed! Was almost swayed by this coolness, but remain loyal to Londo, the rogue.