The other day someone on the EU shards asked me a question that I had to ponder for a minute. “Where are Polynomia’s dimensions?” I was asked, and I didn’t have an answer, beyond a lame: “I haven’t written about them yet.” Well, obviously, since I’m just now getting to them. I had intended to write about the dimensions of Polynomia@Gelidra EU some time ago, my only excuse is laziness–and being easily distracted. Poly, like many others, is what I consider a morphing genius, she can create things I couldn’t begin to imagine, such as turning Beach Shells into cake frosting. But tonight’s tour doesn’t start with her entry into the contest sponsored by Rift Dream Dimensions last November, The Attitude of Gratitude, it begins in Dormant Core, with the dimension Poly’s Crib.
Poly’s Crib is the kind of house that could have come from any modern beach front, particularly in a tropical or Mediterranean zone. Spacious and open, decoration is elegant, with points of impact here and there instead of clutter piled into a small space. I think the baby grand piano in the sitting room may be a new addition, I don’t remember seeing it on previous visits to this wonderful mansion. It’s not very often visitors to dimensions can see a piano so realistically created, but Poly has pulled it off in this dimension. Poly’s Crib is the first of six dimensions under the character name Polynomia, along with a seventh under the character name Epiphanay, which was a winner of the Cozy Cottages Contest I sponsored in December.
Touring for this post, I went down the roster presented by the All Time list in order of votes, not necessarily in the order in which these builds were completed. Domus, located in Anywhere, was Polynomia’s entry into the Greek/Roman competition recently sponsored by Kahlann@Zaviel. Something that was very nice to see with this contest, entrants were rewarded for doing their research. Everyone who entered won at least one REX, in an act of amazing generosity, Polynomia won for having the best Roman theme, just because of the level of authenticity. Domus pretty bluntly shows the differences in the ways that Roman slaves lived, as opposed to their masters. Slavery, of course, was a huge industry in ancient Rome, just as it was in most other parts of the world at the time.
There are a great many interesting morphs in this dimension, not the least of which is a cabinet made from a Guardian Map Desk, Long Brevane Benches and Blue Chests, or the beds which are made to be accurate as are the chairs. Domus is not the only Roman Villa to be found out on the shards, NA or EU, but it is among the most accurately done, which certainly counts for a great deal with me, as I’m sure it does for others. Being someone who likes to research builds modeled from historical structures, I greatly enjoy it when I see others do it as well…that way I’m assured I’m not so weird.
The next dimension on the tour of Polynomia@Gelidra EU’s dimensions is her entry into Rift Dream Dimensions/Trion’s Dream Destination Contest, that was held last January. Located in Auditorium Carnos Plaza, Poly’s Night Out was among the smaller entries that I saw, but her usual quality shone through in this little restaurant and bar. It looks like just the kind of place where someone like me might go with their girlfriends after a long day at work (or I would, if my coworkers weren’t 98% male). From the well-lit pub to the dark bar and dance floor upstairs, Poly’s Night Out looks like a great place to go to have a good time.
Polynomia is one of those wonderful Dimensionerds that I, as a contest sponsor, love, just because of the way she supports the contests and community by entering, and her entries are always good. I don’t expect every builder to do this, of course, but I greatly appreciate those who do. I haven’t asked her if she sees the contests as a challenge or just as a way to stretch her imagination, but I, for one, am grateful. People like Polynomia are those who help to make the dimension community so great, regardless of which shard or cluster you might be on.
The addition of Carnival of the Ascended feast items and Dreamweaving items, rather than destroying the food that Polynomia made for the Attitude of Gratitude contest, only enhances the display. Now, her sack turkey has steam coming from it, morphed cups are replaced with actual cups. Of course, the centerpiece of this wonderful display is the cornucopia pictured above, made from Broad Amphorae. The cake isn’t far behind, but the cornucopia has always been my favorite part of this dimension, overflowing with fruit and other good things.
I looked at this dimension for the first time prior to contest judging, then I went back and looked at my own poor entry and nearly tore it down. I couldn’t imagine morphing on this scale, particularly not with food, so I will definitely give props to Polynomia for this wonderful feast for the eyes. Wow, beautifully done, and even more so with the updates!
Fairytale Jungle is the kind of small, cozy place that Polynomia does so well at, using the mudhut to full advantage and turning Faen’s Retreat into a lovely wooded paradise with a few whimsical areas to make visitors smile. Butterflies greet visitors as soon as they zone in to this wonderful little dimension, inside the hut is more of the charm that I saw so much of in Willowshade Cottage. Some of my particular favorites for this dimension are the child’s play area in front of the fire and the little Dory. Not only is there your fishing pole and traps, but something to drink while you’re out on the water, and a bucket, in case the worst should happen and you start sinking. Even if that’s not how it’s intended, that’s how I took it, and managed to laugh at my own silliness.
Last but certainly not least, Poly’s Winter Cabin, set in Kestrel’s Cry Ravine, a place of rustic charm that Polynomia excels at as much as modern elegance.
Like Willowshade Cottage and Fairytale Jungle, Poly’s Winter Cabin is a small place, but with charming touches. From the igloo out front that looks like it would make the perfect little play house, to the rocking chair in the sitting room, where you could either relax with a good book or rock the baby to sleep at night, Poly’s Winter Cabin is a place perfect for Kestrel’s Cry Ravine, which I’ve always been partial to anyway. Some of my other favorite things about this dimension are the gorgeous fireplace, the sauna, and a copy of the cabinet from Domus, upstairs here in the bedroom. I really like that cabinet…*cough* *hint, hint*.
I hope that you enjoyed this short tour of the dimensions of Polynomia@Gelidra EU, long overdue on the DTC. I certainly had my fun revisiting these wonderful dimensions, and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.