The Linden Puff

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sometimes the most interesting things happen purely by accident. One such event occurred the other night when I was putzing around in the underground Particle Lounge by myself. As usual, some shoppers were browsing in the store above me. By chance, I peeked upstairs and noticed a Linden was present!

I often chat with customers, and if a Linden was there, well, why not have a chat with them? So I proceeded up and encountered Enkidu Linden, whom I had not dealt with before. Enkidu is a new Linden, having been rezzed only on Halloween 2008.

We had a long and interesting discussion about many things during the visit. However, it turns out that Enkidu is a particle fan, and was having a great time testing the live demonstrations at the store. He liked many of the items, and said he’s been trying to build some himself.

I expressed interest in his particle construction ventures, and he wanted to show me his efforts. He proceeded to switch avatars into a Raptor skeleton with a corn cob pipe. The particles? It was smoke from his pipe.
But there was a problem.

Enkidu’s smoke was, well, pretty lame. That’s not surprising, as it takes a while to figure out how to do particles properly. But these were so lame that I just had to do something. I quickly whipped up some smooth smoke puffs for Enkidu, and gave the script over.

And that’s when I realized I had the one and only opportunity to tell a Linden directly to their face, “put this in your pipe and smoke it!”

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