291 of 365 Early morning thoughts about SLCC, friendships and life in general
Hamlet asked me to cover SLCC for NWN and I declined. I very much wanted my time to be personal and about my friends and that is exactly what happened. I paid (a little) attention to the talks and I attended the keynotes. (Well, except for Pathfinder's talk because at 8am on Sunday I was asleep.) I had little to report for NWN and have little of substance to say here either. But, that is not going to stop me now is it?
How can anyone be surprised the Teen Grid is closing? Hasn't the handwriting been on the wall for years?
Display Names - Huh? WTF?
Avatar Limits - At the "Avatar Ball" (GAH?!) I said to Philip Linden "What scares me is avatar limits." His response was "You should be scared." Then he launched into a long discussion of region prim limits and the impact of not limiting prims/scripts for avatars. In the same breath he reiterated "But I am giving you mesh." So, there you have it.
Philip Linden is charismatic as hell. I would say he is sex on a stick but that is a little, yanno, direct.
At the risk of being all high school and over sharing, I love my friends. I really really love them.
People are exactly the same in the physical world as they are in the virtual world. I had heard this and people assured me it was true but now I understand it in my heart. The upside of this is the things you love about people are magnified when you can look them in the eye. The downside, of course, is the things that drive you batty are present in the physical world too. Not that I had any chance to experience anything of that nature because my friends are perfect in every way, as am I. *cough*
Sometimes you see things at a Con that you might have considered would be highly unlikely such as Prokofy Neva chatting with Loki Clifton (who was associated with Woodbury University.) The take away message for me is meeting people we have conflict with helps humanize those who's actions we dislike. Its much harder to hate an actual human being than it is to hate an avatar or words on a blogpage.
I got to meet Zha in the physical world for the first time. We have been partnered over 2 years and live less than 25 miles apart in the physical world. For a variety of reasons (mostly me being a dork) we had never met before. I was really, really nervous but after about 30 seconds that went away and hanging out together felt entirely natural.
Ahuva, Dale and Oura are each brilliant wonderful people. Put them together and you have a whirlwind of fun, engaging conversation and if you are lucky a backrub too. Feed me excellent food and I might just moan for you. (wat?) never mind. What happens at SLCC stays at SLCC, or so I am told.
So, there you have it. Random neuron firings and useless information about my SLCC10 experience. Cheers