Seanachai Quote

"Do you really think there are no larger answers to the small ones we can supply? Miguel, we know there are answers for everything. Unfortunately, we know very few of them." (Alexis Paninian to Mitchell Campion following a 4 minute teleportation from Paxton, Ohio to 3XNorth, 3YEast and 150Z off the Coast of Spain, circa 5/28 & 3 weeks, OSB airdate 4/7/1959).

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Clachan Gorwallic ~ Even the Pine Cones Fall into Stone Soup

 A day of truer than fiction mix with nonfiction storytelling.

Speaking of *Easter eggs...the egg added to the author's sector of the Hero Journey in Picture Book today was delayed for several days, because the benefactor/author did not know how to go about leaving behind something so personal.  

But digital Easter eggs are supposed to be personal, funny, silly, nostalgic or all the prior.   The eggs expose.   So the benefactor finally got up the nerve and laid down the egg in plain view, near the landing of the Ruby's house revision (renovation).   Inside the egg is another egg; an explanation of how the author gathers fodder, tells stories, and disclaimers about where she finds them (everyplace she can look closely).
Ruby Introduces her Author's Easter Egg

I will not go into what is said there in the world, because it is too romantic to speak about here or on FB.  Its not awkward or inappropriate, its not even directed toward her husband, but it talks about him, 4 decades of friendship and the confession that an author don't always know what she needs, but will get it anyhow. Such is the case with the residence shown.

Poets are always on the hunt for their own bee-loud glade.   In part, because they hurriedly pass it by and see it rarely.  In part because they don't know where to start looking.  Neither would the author except for the fact her husband wouldn't hear of it.
And so the author realizes this spot has grown on her, or she's been attached to it.  Matters not either way.  She will be here for the duration with the fellow who knows her best after all.  Her very own storyteller and Scheherazade (male though he be).

For the actual, way too romantic confession you will have to visit the storybuild, Picture Book.  While you are still in the Ordinary World, take a left red herring detour to visit the author.   You will see the hanging tapestry to click on for its contents.  Then look to the right and you will think you are seeing double, or at least that it what is expected.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ruby Busy Building an OSCC Booth

Building in Sim on a Stick Offline
Over the last few weeks Ruby dedicated much of her time building a booth for the OSCC  with the storybuilding process in mind.    Since the Lakewater Project, much of her involvement with Devokan Trust builds and her edummersiveworlds. org connection concerns time travel, she thought it might be interesting to build an outback tent filled with storybuilding artifacts and books that she would take with her on an expedition to a place like the OSCC region.

Several years ago Ruby refurbished an previously owned container car, but the container is not large enough to display or for that matter visually explain much of anything.   The container was more about origin comfort and always will be.    There is a large painting of the Kerath Arch hanging from an interior wall, and there are other remnants of an earlier life lying around too.

Steampunk Time Travel Expedition, Open Access to Visitors
The booth to require no more than 2080sqm and 475prims (equivalent) needed to be built from scratch;  mostly in mesh with a tolerance for medium draw views.    The photo here is a sneak peek work in progress photo of the storybuild.   The foundation, furniture, banners,  and even the direct hypergrid teleportals to Midtown Arts Museum exhibits and Devokan Trustee storybuilds in Kitely are newly rendered.  After the conference, Ruby plans to use the elements in other builds and develop a more complex backstory that includes any conference drama, conflict or joy expressed by the avatars/characters who visit the booth.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Working On Steamspout Time Traveling Pot

Materials include mesh, prims, leftovers from this and that.  Once bullet physics are activated, the pot should perform grid translations in real  or Hawking time.