Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Transparent Figtrees

Dear Customers,

So many of you have expressed interest in our new products and services, we've decided to conduct a tour of our facilities on the next two Wednesdays. We provide this opportunity not only for the edutainment value of seeing our magnificently creative team at work, but also to show, once and for all, that we at figtree & friends have nothing to hide! We are committed to best business practices, and each member of our team abides by the highest code of ethics. We look forward to showing you our special little slice of paradise.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Birthday Transplants: You Know You Want One!

Dear Consumer,
Remember when you were just a wee one, how your birthdays were really something special? 
Remember your last birthday?  It really sucked, didn't it?
Yes, figtree & friends' ingenious R&D department has discovered an amazing technology than can actually TRANSPLANT a fun, rejuvenating, memorable birthday, much as doctors can give you a kidney transplan. 
Do you have any questions about this technology/service?  Is it something you would be interested in trying out for yourself?

Friday, November 10, 2006

May God have mercy on our souls...

I don't know what to do. I don't even know if I should be writing this. I don't know if it's safe, I don't know who I can trust. I only pray that by posting this, I afford myself some protection from those that would judge me afterwards... if there IS an afterwards.
The "friends" in figtree & friends have gone mad with power! That's it in a nutshell. When they began creating things in Second Life, I was delighted. The donut with its sprinkles looked delicious. What could possibly be wrong with that?
But "delicious" wasn't enough for them. They wanted to bring the donut to life. I pleaded with them: "You're tampering with forces you don't understand! For Gods' sake, consider the implications of what you're doing!"
They pretended to agree with me, they promised they wouldn't continue with their experiments, wouldn't attempt to bring the donut to life, to make it sing and dance.
But last night—
My hands are shakoing so much, I acn barely type! That image will be seared in my brain forever!
I was hiking around ATEC island, investigating the curious disappearance of all the foliage. Hoping to find some evidence that it wasn't my friends' insanity that had caused the black fungus to spread over the island. In the distance I thought I saw some avatars in the twilight. The sun shone in my eyes, making it hard to see, but I could SWEAR I saw a large round object with a hole in it moving around the other humanoids. As I approached I began to hear voices, indistinct, but they sounded cruel and threatening! I thought I heard a voice shout, "Sing for your supper, donut, or I'll tear you a new hole!"
As I got closer I heard another voice say, "Be cool! Someone's coming!" By the time I got close enough to see and hear the scene clearly, there were only my friends there. They assured me I must have been hallucinating.
"A singing donut!? Are you high?" they said. Their mocking laughter hurt me.
I want to believe that I was just seeing things. Maybe I'm just being paranoid. I guess it is possible that the reflection of the sun on the water created a donut-shaped mirage in the mist. And the whistling wind could have distorted the voices I heard, changing them sinister to reflect the demons in my own head.
Perhaps i am the one who is being cruel, by putting my own dementia onto my dear friends, who have only helped me. They don't deserve to be treated like this! I'm ashamed of myself for posting this.
I probably just need a good nap.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

figtree & friends at the Metaverse Gallery opening!

Here are a couple of the pics I took at the Metaverse Gallery opening, otherwise known as The Most Fun Event to Happen Thus Far in Second Life.
You can see some of us jamming on drums in the top one. The bottom one is me sneaking up behind featured artist Shoshana.

For Technorati spiders only!


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New logo, textures, hot candles - ow!

Diana made us a great new logo and some beautiful textures to put in the studio on ATEC Island. Those are in place now for ooh-ing and aah-ing.

And Liz showed me her new candles today, they're groovy. There are two different types: one has a cool SL stylized flicker and glow, and the other ones have flames that trail behind them as they move around in a circle.

I talked briefly with Russ today, getting a quote from him for my story on the Metaverse opening this weekend. He said the Second Life team is discussing adding members, probably in December or January, and they're specifically looking for scripters.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Fun times at Metaverse Gallery opening

Gosh, it was neat last night, with weird avatars flying all over the place! Hopefully I'll have some pictures of the event up soon. Oh, and thank you Figtrees for your continued good work.