Archive for August, 2008

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Cue the fanfare!

August 31, 2008

After several months, I have finally posted chapter 10 of Kyūketsuki.

Enjoy 🙂

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What? A day-in-the-SLife post?

August 28, 2008

In the very beginning, Streeter Scene served as a log of what I had been doing in world. If you go way back to the posts of February 2007, you’ll see that what I did was just write about the places I had been and the things that I had seen. I haven’t done that in a while . . . until now.

So, yeah, here’s my first day-in-the-SLife post in ages . . .

I started off tonight in my skybox, which is now on a parcel of land I’m sharing with Keeley. She knew that I was in between homes in SL, and she offered to let me stay there rent free. Of course, I’m going to pay her, but it just shows how awesome she is that she offered! I swear, I have some of the best SL friends 🙂

Anyway, I started off in my skybox changing clothes (a common pasttime for me in SL). I recently purchased a couple of new hairstyles from Deviant Kittes, so I decided to try one of them on. That was the starting point for the outfit I put together, which ended up with me attaching my neko ears and tail—something I haven’t done in quite a while. While working on my outfit, I got an IM from Alex telling me that the new Clockwork was opening. I still had a while before the opening, so I logged off for a bit.

When I logged back in, I immediately went to Clockwork, all nekoed out and ready to listen to some good music and hang around some very cool people. Alex and Myg were there, of course, along with familiar faces such as Sable and Chestnut. It was great to get out again and just enjoy being around other SLers.

dj keTchUp at the Clockwork opening

While I was at Clockwork, I was IMing back and forth with Mami. I tped her in for a hug before she logged off, but she ended up staying a little longer and chatting. She was trying out a new elf look that was very cute. Of course, she’s very cute in about anything . . .

At Clockwork with Mami

Mami finally left, so I tped back to my skybox before taking a quick trip to the Crack Den. While there, I met a mysterious woman named Chlowanda. Something about her seemed very familiar . . .

Rebelliousness

The whole time I was with Chlowanda, she kept talking about how her homegirl and how the two of them had something big brewing. Frankly, I think she was all talk, but maybe I’m wrong. At the very least, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Chlowanda.

So, that’s it. I’m beginning to realize why I quit doing these. They can’t be very interesting to read. Anyway, I’ll be back (relatively) soon, hopefully with more entertaining content 🙂

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All Kyūketsuki Chapter 10 pics have been taken

August 24, 2008

Yep, I finally have all the pics I need. Now all I need to do is edit them and write out the thing 🙂

Thanks to those who are still interested in my little project! You’ll have more to read soon 😀

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One Art

August 21, 2008

One of my favorite poems of all time is “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop. It seems to suit my mood at the moment.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.

–Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

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Not fit for human consumption

August 12, 2008

You ever feel that way sometimes? Like, your words and actions can be so detrimental to others that you really should have limited, if any, exposure to anyone else?

Yes, if you haven’t guessed, I’m having another neurotic moment 🙂

But honestly—I just feel that sometimes I am a bit *too* much. As if the people I’m interacting with are just wondering how in the world to get rid of me 🙂

And while I suppose this may be interpreted as just another one of those make-me-feel-better-about-myself posts (and if this is how you take it, please don’t humor me), this is just something that pops into my head now and then. When it comes down to it, am I doing more good than bad? Are the benefits of associating with me worth the costs?

All rhetorical questions, by the way 😉

Anyway, it’s late, I’m tired, and I’ll regret wasting a blog post on this tomorrow, but tonight, I’m indulging in a little self-doubt. You’ll have to forgive me this once . . . until I revisit the issue . . .

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Kyūketsuki Chapter 10—it’s coming!

August 12, 2008

Hmm . . . so how many times have I promised this chapter? I probably don’t want an answer to that 😉 Anyway, the tenth chapter of Kyūketsuki is coming, and soon. Tonight, I took about half of the pictures I need for the post. I just need to decide exactly what images I need to complete this chapter, then I will set them up, shoot them, do a little PS magic, and all that will be left is to write the thing 🙂

For those of you who are still interested in Kyūketsuki after all this time, thank you. I know that I’ve been slacking big time, but I’m trying to get back into things. Hopefully, I can get on a biweekly or monthly schedule . . . but don’t hold your breath just yet 🙂

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Changes

August 1, 2008

Even after being in world for almost eighteen months, it is amazing how quickly and unexpectedly things can occur in Second Life. When I log in, I have only a handful of activities in mind. It may be that I decide to shop for something I’ve seen on a blog or Flickr or that Keeley has told me about (she is *so* bad at enabling my shopping addiction!). I may decide that I just want to chat with a few friends. Perhaps I’ll decide to search for a freebie or two that I *must* have. These are all the standards. These are the things I do time and again and with which I’ve grown comfortable.

This past week, I have logged into SL more than I have in quite a while. I just have not been able to find the motivation, so my account had remained mostly untouched with Chloe floating around somewhere in SL limbo. I finally decided that I wanted to rediscover those things that made SL so special to me before. I wanted to connect with my old friends again, and of course, I wanted to shop 😉 So I logged in again, ready to return to my old routine, but hopefully with a renewed excitement.

And so I logged in. I searched for freebies, spending a ridiculous amount of time staking out a few lucky chairs. I shopped for a few things I had found online. I spoke to friends. I was back into my routine, and I was enjoying it. I was remembering what I liked about SL 🙂

As I was out, though, I had a few chance encounters that changed that. Things happened—quickly and unexpectedly—that are changing the landscape of SL for me. For now, let’s just say that these are good things. Welcome things.

Anyway, I hate to be so cryptic, but I’m not going to expand on this yet. I will soon, though 🙂