Please help save Haunted Nawlins! It is both Wyvern’s art… and his virtual home. He spends 90% of his waking hours there.
What is Haunted Nawlins?
Over the course of 2022, Wyvern Dryke worked endlessly to create an enormous, virtual art project called “Haunted Nawlins.” The build displays his representation of historic New Orleans from October 1901. He created it in a spooky, dark style. The art juxtaposes and contrasts beauty with decay, splendor with poverty and loss.
Haunted Nawlins exists virtually in the meta-grid called Second Life. If you have a Second Life account, you can visit (see below). You can also see screenshots here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/196737113@N02/.
Visitors can explore the bustling, ghost-filled French Quarter; the stately, rotting mansions of the Garden District; the swampy Bayou where Rougarou and gators tread; the quiet columns of Lafayette cemetery; and so much more! It overflows with interactive games, vehicles, and characters
Why Does Haunted Nawlins Need Help?
Rent for “virtual land” in Second Life is expensive. Because Wyvern is permanently disabled, his income is very low. Therefore, he had a sponsor for the project, who paid the necessary rent. Unfortunately, in March 2022 that sponsor became ill, and by mid-October, his account disappeared from Second Life. That means the virtual land on which Haunted Nawlins sits will shortly disappear, too.
How Can You Help?
Please help rent virtual land for this project. There is so much left to add! Wyvern wants to improve the AI of his characters so that they can interact better with visitors, and tell the history of New Orleans. Also, Mardi Gras is coming! How great would that be? 😀 Haunted Mardi Gras? Yaaaas.
There are three SUPER EASY ways to help…
Option 1 – donate Via “GoFundMe” or Paypal to help Haunted Nawlins continue!
Option 2 – Purchase Items From Floxmonster™ Shop!
In late October, we added a new section to the FloxMonster™ website. There is now a SHOP! where you can buy custom, print-on-demand gifts like shirts, hoodies, blankets, and other great stuff!
10% of all proceeds from the shop will go toward Environmental Causes. The rest will be split between evenly helping Wyvern and paying our own bills.
Option 3 – Purchase Items From Coyoteas.com!
Coy o’Teas is a member of the Dreaming Gates Partnership, which has pledged to contribute a portion of every sale toward the preservation of Haunted Nawlins! They sell gourmet and dessert tea, fresh incense, and some handmade jewelry.
Where Can You See More of Haunted Nawlins?
Here are pictures we took of the project: https://www.flickr.com/photos/196737113@N02/
To visit, you need a Second Life account (basic ones are free). At least for now, you can still visit the build. We do not know how long it will be there!
Instructions for Second Life: 1) Log into your account. 2) Open the map by pressing Ctrl+M. 3) Type “Mieville Poe” into the search window. 4) Click “Teleport” button. You’re there.
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