I’d long been intending to try a fairground carousel in 3D form to sit with my other models. Then I remembered just how intricate they are; to say I was daunted would be a drastic understatement, and so we’re riding on with a drawing instead. This took me a couple of days to complete, which as it happens is drastically longer than I can ever recall taking to make any of my 3D models. Frustrating it was, but very enjoyable once coming to the main of the ride. The time flew by.
In a somewhat tenuous Doodlewash A Day link, I deliberately picked an adorable reference abundant with wonderful animals, as today is Zoo Lovers Day. I don’t know why on earth I’d need to convince you to go to the zoo – what could be more fun? There are a few birdies hiding in the race too, which I’m sure qualifies the ride for Draw A Bird Day, if in the most ridiculous fashion.
How ever would I pick my racer? What a torturous quandary – so much choice. Well, I say that… feel free to come and join me, but you can certainly keep your flippers off the seal. (He wasn’t actually in the reference – nor were a couple of others – I added him, because he’s a seal.) That being said, the tiger…!!
There was also a further allusion in here, as I believed it to be the opening of the annual Easter Fair today. I was going to make some smart-arse comment about how it’s not even Easter anymore and what are they playing at, etc… but it turns out it did indeed take place last week, only shortly after Easter. Not only did it shut me up, but I missed the Fair! I suppose it’s what becomes of living under a rock. They probably had a ride just like this, only to rub salt into the wound.
I’m sure anybody who played the original RollerCoaster Tycoon (and if you haven’t, you need to!) remembers with great fondness the Merry-Go-Round. If it wasn’t the first ride you placed in your park, you were surely doing it wrong! Of course, as I’ve vented before, the guests in your park were less than awed when it comes to the gentler rides – even if the Merry-Go-Round was the only ride available, they’d turn their nose up at it, demanding more. Ungrateful sods – the ride rocks. The reason it sticks in the memory more than the rest of the game’s attractions, though, is likely because it was the only ride in the game that played music – traditional organ renditions of that-sounds-familiar classics. Now it just sounds of beautiful, horsey, up-and-downy nostalgia, wiling away those pre-homework Sunday afternoons, abjectly failing to keep my guests happy but having an absurd amount of fun nonetheless. Ahh.