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).



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Re-purpose and the Lineage of Invention

I am a great fan of re-purposing most anything.   We are inundated with useful tools that only need a bit of rethinking.   Why start over from scratch when you can discover a new appreciation for the lineage of invention?

I plan to offer up the gadgets in the Kitely Market for a nominal sum.  This will ensure the credits are intact and permissions that go with.  Anyone with access to the market can purchase one, or they can find uses for re-purposes by reviewing credits for the original use version (shown here following the notecard information.)  Of course, courtesy adaptations are being retrofitted for some of my favorite groups, who need a member labeled drawer.

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Lakewater Expedition Keeper Or Lakewater Storybuilder

Lateral storybuilding is not an easy organizational task.  To move a lateral story into a linear work requires record-keeping and time.  In addition there are the confusing decisions about how to best tell your story while its being written (particularly when there is no actual ending).  So time is spent trying to find a best HUD, in world book solution, single billboard or album display, so a re-purpose was found for an old and useful tool (see origin credits below).  Gone is a lot of my storybuilding clutter and in its place is a multipurpose gadget.

Instruction for Use - Expedition Keeper or Storybuilder Displays

1.  The re-purposed organizers are modify permissions, so that button labels can be changed, and drawers can be loaded with your own elements.  Changes to label can be done with any image manipulator, including  MS Paint or  Google Picasa.

2.   Exchange images that are included with the organizer for your own images as you go. Or change the default images if you like.  It is all up to you.

3.  Internal scripts are no modify, so they can't be made ineffective, but please do not remove any script from its original location or the organizer will not work. (See credits for information about opening scripts).

Expedition Keeper Closeup
4. The Expedition Keepers are easy to use  - for personal and group or world use.   One button/drawer for each expedition.  Keep all your photo images in one place.  Allow your guests and visitors to keep a copy of your photo.  Be sure to review your image permissions for images or artifacts you load into the organizer.  Hint* Add date in fine print to your button labels for each expedition, in case you visit a favorite place again.

Storybuilder Closeup
5. The Storybuilder is used both for resolving lateral storybuilding problems that arise when trying to organize and plot out a linear story with objects or events that occur over time.   It can also be used to display work in progress or advertise for real time actors/role players to take part in a story or journal one of their own.  Notice the drawer uses - all elements for storybuilds or stories only in the imagination.   Use your imagination to discover new ways of using the organizer.

6.  The last display window (card)  is reserved for MOAP (media on a prim).  Link this display window to your webpage, video that supports your story, or machinima that you plan to film. 

 STORYBUILDER BUTTONS FOR DRAWERS
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* CHARACTERS
 Use drawer to display your characters or advertise for actors/role players. 
*SETTINGS
 Use drawer to display the world settings you create or use for machinima.
*    RESEARCH
  Use drawer to store your photo research from other worlds or internet concepts.
*  CLUES
Use drawer to organize your notecards and photo clues (even objects. Display images that identify those chats (participants or locations).
*    DIALOGUE
Use drawer to store your chat logs (an important element in lateral storytelling).   Display images that identify those chats (participants or locations).
*   DEVICES
Use drawer to store devices, notecards, landmarks.  Display symbol images that identify those devices, notecards, landmarks.
*    MEMORIES
Use drawer to display memories of current events (important element in lateral storytelling).  Use for backstory (origin other worlds, games, experiences that your characters lived out).
*  SOUNDS
Use drawer to store sounds.  Display symbol images that identify those sounds.
*  PUZZLES
Use drawer to store photo resolutions of puzzles characters solved or visitors need to solve.
*  ANIMATIONS
Use drawer to store animations.  Display photo images that identify those animations.
* ART
Store and display art, story illustrations and concept art.
*   MAPS
Store maps of worlds, ages and locations for settings, plot graphs, charts, etc.
*  RED HERRINGS
Store photo images that depict red herrings (story arcs/branches that lead to nowhere for the purpose of delaying a plot.
* REWARDS/BADGES
Store badges or rewards for completing quests, the "read" of your storybuild.
* CONFLICT
Store and display visual images of conflicts, sword fights, interstellar battles, etc.
*   JOURNAL
Store photos of writings, notes, letters that are laying about your worlds or you would *  DRAWER
Miscellaneous whatnot.  The Kitchen sink and other visual images that were not stored anywhere else.  Revision discards you mean to keep, etc.
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Special credits go to http://fleep.wikispaces.com/Texture+Organizer for instructions about how to build the original use texture organizer.   I used the tool for a few months, and then realized how it could resolve some of my other organizational problems with a bit of a rework and re-purpose.  





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