Shannonia expands: Central District . Ahem, that should read "The AWARD WINNING Shannonia expands..." . That's right, boys and girls, it's time for -- my goodness, what's this?
Why, it seems that a giant trophy of some sort has emerged from the ocean! Now ordinarily the Mayor doesn't like to brag about his AWARD WINNING microcity, but that monument is simply too big to move. *sigh*... I guess we'll just have to live with it...
Where were we? Oh yes, it's time for the long-awaited next series of Shannonian expansions! It's almost too good to be true... Our beloved Mayor could have easily let his city's AWARD WINNING status go to his head and utterly dismissed the great unwashed out there in MOCpages land as unworthy of further episodes of their favorite AWARD WINNING microcity, but he knows that they crave more installments of Shannonia -- AWARD WINNING Shannonia -- and our splendiferous Mayor would never dream of thwarting the will of the people.
So, selfless saint that he is, our great and mighty Mayor has for months been slaving day and night over a hot keyboard, wringing every last drop of satire, sarcasm, subversiveness, silliness, and yes, even some sorrow and sadness, out of his endlessly creative brain so that you, poor pathetic saps who probably have never built an AWARD WINNING MOC in your entire lives, will have witty words to console you of this fact while you watch the conglomeration of itty-bitty plasticity that is his AWARD WINNING microcity scroll down your computer screen in triumphant technicolor, while you curse the lack of talent and imagination that prevents you from constructing AWARD WINNING creations, so that you would weep and wail and gnash your teeth in impotent anger if not for the fact that you were laughing so hard at our marvelous Mayor's wonderful way with words -- Hey! What the... Mmph! Get off!
[Editor's note -- at this point the Mayor was restrained and injected with a powerful sedative, and led away to a nice quiet padded room, clutching his BrickCon08 award for "Best in Micro" to his chest. Before he completely lost consciousness, he was heard to mutter, "Comoros, my ass... I should have TWO trophies..." We now return you to the scheduled tour of the city.]
The Central District neighborhood is generally defined as the area immediately around the three blocky buildings seen here. Forever searching for an identity, it suffers from a bit of an inferiority complex, lacking the caché of the neighboring historic Dome Hill District.
Lucky Dragon authentic Chinese restaurant. This isn't that American-style fortune cookie at the end Chinese food. This is the real deal. Consider yourself warned.
Goth Hotel. Free piercings with a two-night stay.
I can't tell you how tired I was of building little skyscrapers at this point. The hills and waterfall were an absolute joy to build. These were tackled with a heavy sigh and slumped shoulders.
Mondo Condos. It doesn't get much better than this for city living if you're a trendy young adult with money, adjacent to both the Dome Hill and North Beach districts. It's like being in an episode of "Friends" all the time when you live here.
There is absolutely nothing remarkable about this apartment building at all. Move along.
Placido Suites. Views of the ocean, the Arc de Hubris, and Dome Hill. With rooms and amenities so nice, and a staff so professional and attentive, you may not want to leave the hotel!
This caption paid for by Placido Suites, Inc.
As always, the helicopter tour remains a popular way to see a lot of the city in a short time.
Sardine Studios, the most affordable housing in Shannonia. Even recent immigrants from Japan, where people live in closets, murmur (ever so politely) that the rooms are a bit "cozy."
Watchdogs, Inc. A citizens group dedicated to keeping an eye on those mad scientists at the Institute. And anybody else who pisses them off. Which is pretty much everybody.
A short little installment, just to ease you in. We've got a lot more to cover...