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Shannonia expands: Dome Hill District
Won't you take me to... Funkytown... Won't you take me to... Funkytown
About this creation
"It was like Mardi Gras, the Fourth of July, and New Year's all rolled into one, every night," was how it was described in its heyday. But after the horrors of the Great Monkey Riots, the historic Dome Hill district never recovered its former flair as the nightclubs and dancehalls fled to other neighborhoods to rebuild.



Billy's Billiards. The original Billy's was burned to the ground in the Great Monkey Riots. Anyone who was ever there in the old days agrees that this pool hall of the same name, in the same location, just ain't the same.






North Beach Arms. This historic brownstone was the only building in the Dome Hill District to survive the Great Monkey Riots... a grim and terrible chapter in Shannonian history if there ever was one.






North Shore Grill. Try not to choke when the bill comes.








The Dome Hill district gets its name not from the fact that it's located in the shadow of that rounded knob of land over there, also named Dome Hill -- no, it came by its name in a completely different way. It's just one of those crazy coincidences. The story of how the name really originated is a complex and completely engrossing one, which we unfortunately don't have time for right now.




Dome Hill Historical Society. The place where the bluehair set likes to hang out, and third-graders don't like to come on field trips.







Shannonia's never actually been in a war with anybody, but we thought we'd erect a triumphal arch anyway, because we know we'd totally kick anyone's ass who tried messing with us.






Ivory Tower Condominiums. What do you mean, things are going to hell in a handbasket? Everything looks fine from up here. Yessir, just dandy.









Like most rioting citizens, the monkeys damaged their own neighborhood worst, not the property of those their anger was directed against. To add insult to injury, the city council razed the remains of Monkeytown, as their little sub-district was known, and erected a triumphal arch on the spot. To this day monkeys refuse to go through the arch, they always go around. And usually fling poop at it.




Woundwort's Juice Bar. It's a very popular Shannonian franchise, they're starting to pop up everywhere.







Bananas, old-fashioned monkey-pulled rickshaws. The only way to see Shannonia. Or it was, before the riots. The business remains a flashpoint for anger in the monkey community to this day.






The Chamber of Commerce tried their darnedest to get The Rhythm Method to headline this year's Arch Park free concert for Shannonia's Pioneer Days celebration, but it was not to be. The band had already been booked on the same date for the Jewel Lake Benefit Concert, raising money to rebuild a shattered Luseville.




Better stop by Trendie's. Because your clothes are old enough that people laugh behind your back, but not old enough to have come back into style again.







The Great Monkey Riots Museum. We must never, ever, forget.








Tidepools. Now a gift shop tourist trap, but like everything else in the Dome Hill district, it stands on the site of what the old-timers will assure you was a much better establishment.






Next time I think we'll see a little nature. This downtown stuff wears on you after a while. What do you say we head to the lakes?



Comments

 I made it 
  February 11, 2009
Quoting Willis, the Legomancer No pics of the whole thing yet?… please? *puppy eyes*
Shannonia can be seen in its entirety here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/75124
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  February 7, 2009
I would kill to own shannononia....in a non-creepy sort of way :D
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  February 6, 2009
Nice segment, ShannY. The poo-riddled Arch is a sweet little addition (if not a tad on the odiferous side). And an educational entry...never knew Shannonia experienced such turmoil in it's day. But then maybe I've been spending too much time in that Monkey-free Ivory Tower.
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  February 5, 2009
I wish I was smaller! PS if all of us go there there must be a school!
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  February 5, 2009
Better than ever! keep on MOCing man ;)
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  February 5, 2009
Won't you take me to... Monkeytown. Someone had to do it...
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  February 5, 2009
I'm I fan of righteous self promotion,everyone loves domes. Oops... Right on Young ;-) ~Roberta
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  February 5, 2009
Hey Shannon I'd like to have a war with you (Because of your Arch) So prepare to do die! Oh wait I forgot I don't got an army
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  February 5, 2009
If Shannonia is expanding, does that mean their economy is recession proof? Can we all go live there? I love the added green spaces, by the way! I'm ready to take citizenship classes and learn the Shannonian pledge!
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  February 5, 2009
wow that was random
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  February 5, 2009
Stop, Colloborate and listen, Shannonia's back with a brand new edition.. Somethings got a hold of me tightly, flow like a water tile daily and nightly.. Will this ever stop, yo I don't know, turn off the lights, and the city glows. To the extreme now with rocks and a scandal, lights up mocpages like a monkey with a candle. Dance!
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  February 5, 2009
I love the way this thing looks in pull back shots. It has a very "SIMCITY" look to it. You might want to plant more trees around the triumphal arch though. Occupying forces love to march in the shade! “Now fight like apes!”
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  February 5, 2009
lol... i otta try my hand at micro city... TELL THOSE MONKEYS TO STOP THROWING THEIR T U R D S... lolz (mods wont get me this tim :P) i also like this king kong idea that jonathan thomas said. this is one of the best micro cities... LUSEville is good to though
 I made it 
  February 5, 2009
Quoting Professor Eggplant This is starting to remind me of one of Vanilla Ice and the many versions of play that funky music. It seems so cool at the time, but looking back later.... what were we thinking!?
I cannot believe you compared Shannonia to Vanilla freakin' Ice. I shall be creating an enemies list just so I can put you squarely at the top of it, sir.
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  February 5, 2009
Again and again...
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  February 5, 2009
Seriously, now I've got a Funkytown brain itch and even the thought of monkeys flinging poo won't scratch it. Very inventive backstory and excellent building & organization of your little corner of the world (please refrain from sending the monkeys to beat me to a pulp for that one.)
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  February 5, 2009
Oh god, there's lakes?! Next I suppose there'll be underground mines all over the place! jk, great city. No pics of the whole thing yet?… please? *puppy eyes*
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  February 5, 2009
Beats my microcity! Off the record, of course. Good day
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  February 5, 2009
JD Luse, was just telling me the other day I should try my hand at a microcity...but I told him: "Why, JD, why would a joker like me do that when we have brilliant people like Shannon Young on that scene?" He couldn't give me a straight answer...But I think I gave him the right one!
Shannon Young
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George Kemper
  February 4, 2009
Very good I've been thinking of making one of these myself.
Shannon Young
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Heather LEGOgirl
  February 4, 2009
Once again you've given me a captivating backstory to a fine little gem of a city. Please tell the monkeys to stop throwing their poo now.. I'm scared.
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  February 4, 2009
This is starting to remind me of one of Vanilla Ice and the many versions of play that funky music. It seems so cool at the time, but looking back later.... what were we thinking!?
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  February 4, 2009
Oh well I guess my idea was already taken :'(
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  February 4, 2009
If you ever do finish I do have a suggestion. Because we all know you love monkeys put one on the highest building and it could be like Kong or something ;)
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  February 4, 2009
Great job with the small skale, i may try it somtime. Which reminds me i think its time for an alien invasion of Shannonia! Come on that would be cool!
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  February 4, 2009
wait....if you totally beat anybodies rear end,then what about them monkeys!?aww,anyway,what where the,never mind,with this series,I figure I'm better off not knowing..... - Hunter
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  February 4, 2009
Good and silly. Except for the part where they crushed the monkeys. That was so sad. Simian power. Go monkey. see ya. garth
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  February 4, 2009
I'm just waiting for the Shannonia Memorial Dairy cause of all the milking going on around here...(kidding of course. I love these. Much easier to digest in smaller doses. Keep em coming!) ~ Chris.
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  February 4, 2009
I have all sorts of entertaining monkey-riot imagery in my head now: thanks mate!
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  February 4, 2009
Oh, I see now...You're doing it in sections. Good idea! Now excuse me while I go listen to The Rhythm Method. They came right to my house!
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  February 4, 2009
Very cool Shannon, I love the fact that you are still building this thing....must be a real pain to do it. I salute you in your efforts....just AWESOME.
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  February 4, 2009
Fantastic victory of a band of angry (of what I think they are) monkeys and the upload of the new district. Why didn't you explain the waterfall in the mountains?
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  February 4, 2009
Keep 'em coming Shannon, This is my favorite expansion yet! Oh yeah first comment!
 
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