February 10th, 2012 by Marianne McCann
So a couple weeks ago, I traded my brother Pygar Bu for a Bay City parcel of his, giving him some land in a different Bay City region. The new parcel was a bit bigger than what I’d had, meaning I had a lot of extra prims and a decent size chunk of land. So what to do with it? It felt “off balance” without something there, even after planting a tree and putting up a park bench or two.
I begun to think of putting up a little chinese take out window, or something along those lines. Eventually I did a good image search on “Deco Refreshment Stand” to try to find something in theme for Bay City — not knowing there was once a “Deco Refreshments” in Buffalo, NY in the mid-century era. I saw the building and I had to make it.
Meanwhile, Pygar is building a little food place up in Sandwich. I did not want to directly compete (like one can even eat food in Second Life™!), but decided — due to the proximity of a Water Trolley station — that it might be a good nook for a breakfast place: a quick coffee and donut before the morning commute sort of thing. That, coupled with being sometimes called the “Head Donut” of Bay City (a long story, involving the way mesh renders on lower clients), and a business was born.
So this is Donut Head. A mid-century style doughnut-and-coffee place for the commuter on the go. You can buy a cup of Joe, a mike, or a number of different doughnuts for L$1 each. Each can be consumed in about five minutes. It can be a fun outing for role players, especially anyone into a mid-century “vibe.” As you can suspect, it would also be fine for family role playing. A chance to get out of the house, if you will.
Really, though, the whole project is a bit of a goof, designed to fill a space that was crying out for something. But I hope folks do enjoy it. Who knows, maybe I’ll come up with some other thoughts. Would be nice for a “cruise night,” or could have a DJ or some live music now and again, or just the odd hang out, I dunno. I’m certainly open to ideas from those who might want to come up with something fun to do at the doughnut place!
As for the rest of the parcel – well, that’s a story for another time. For now, doughnuts are ready! Come check them out in Bay City – Dennis!