It takes someone with courage to admit they're wrong or afraid in the face of impending destruction. I was scared shitless on Saturday night. I hadn't felt like that since the night of 9/11. We were very lucky in our community. Two communities over there was damage from a tornado, and earlier in the local bus' route there were downed trees.
Look at all the people who can't admit they're wrong or get caught in lies built up over time, desperate to keep an image.
And what is an image if not a reflection of one's actions?
No not the other kind of image. Any one of us could like like any other one of us if we wanted. If I had a dime for every common dirty shaven kendoll hunk moose in second life who thought they looked better than anyone else, I'd own an estate and unlimited tier.
I mean image as in reputation, especially buying using money to earn fake friends and make oneself irreplaceable yet feared. Even if I had that kind of money, I just wasn't brought up that way to have such an inclination. What a waste of life and everyone else's time.
People were shocked I didn't have a place at Burn2, particularly after having experienced my own rite of passage in SL this past year and an eagerness to express it in on the playa after being unable to commit to a spot last year.
To be honest only Snurky entered the lottery; I didn't feel it was right for two avatars on the same computer to try out for that. I made a Campsite application which was rejected; despite a hyperdetailed form to fill out, the winners were supposedly picked at random. If you can believe that, well...
Maybe it's for the better. The event is still rife with hypocrisy if my run-in with their SL8B presentation is any indication. And that first meet-up for the applications left a rather negative impression: someone as a horned beast sitting on a throne overseeing everybody dance in fire isn't what I'm about. Talk about the biggest group affiliation in the western world...
I'll just make some skins for a freebie pack and hopefully get to finish a couple of builds for their DMV (I can't script as you know). Of course I'm disappointed I don't have a spot, but I don't have money to buy one and I learned long long ago that art is like showbiz: a lot of talents and only a few get the time of day. That's just the way it is. I applied for a couple of DJ spots. If I get them at least then it will be something. Whatever happens happens with them.
Anticipating the 7Seas Fall Fishing Festival in October. Maybe I'll achieve hall of fame there? I'll make more customs to debut at a spot. I have some ideas for that.
I think looking back that I still have more than enough to work on. :) I'm certainly in a better place in SL than I was a couple of months ago. Still venture into New Babbage once a week for a Radio Riel event dominated by decent folks. It works best that way.