Hello friends and welcome to Virtual Friday 🙂 Today we are exploring an interesting place in Second Life called Mimsy Manor. Mimsy Manor is in the Mieville Sim, a steam punk sort of place. It is a tribute to Alice in Wonderland. I decided to dress up as “Alice” myself :).
Across from Mimsy Manor itself is a theater that shows old movies associated with Alice in Wonderland. The first movie I saw was Alice in Wonderland itself. The second was Alice going to Cartoon land when she visits Walt Disney studios. You can see a picture of the actress Virginia Davis behind me…
Here are some pictures of me in the theater. I didn’t get many pictures inside the manor itself. But I will tell you that the manor has posters with information on Lewis Carroll (the pen name of the man who wrote Alice in Wonderland). There’s also alot of black and white pictures of him. The owner of Mimsy Manor tries to dispel the rumors & lies against Carroll.
There was something rather interesting that I had never heard. Lewis Carroll was a photographer as well as an author. He sometimes took pictures of little girls in the nude. Because of this he has been accused of being a pedophile which is a natural assumption in our culture. But I never knew that it was considered acceptable as an art form to photograph nude children in the Victoria era. Victorian children were seen as the essence of purity and so it was artistic to them not sexual. The girls’ parents allowed it and kept the photos. It is completely weird to our culture and even if it was artistic and not sexual….the thought still freaks me out. I can understand naked babies but after a certain age….it seems you need to cover up. So maybe Lewis Carrol wasn’t a pervert after all but who knows. We have no idea what was going on in his head at the time. Anywho, if you want to learn more about Lewis Carroll and his works you will enjoy Mimsy Manor.
I had hoped to explore the rest of Mieville for the steam punk culture but haven’t had time. Maybe next week……
Here is the link to visit Mimsy Manor:
Well, God bless and remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover