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Creation destruction

Metropolis - Fritz Lang 1927

Metropolis - Fritz Lang 1927

 

Yesterday evening the Ameland playground was completely re-decorated!

ZeMoo at the Robodock Festival brought me in a heavy Fritz Lang mood with it´s mountain high steaming fantasy machines. There where fires, boiling steel and hight voltage utilities – all beautifully sculpted and scripted. Everything was swimming, so to speak, in strong dark beats. The DFM crew left a cut in half avatar, bleeding to death on the floor that’s what happens if robots take over…

Luun Xue, Brok and myself

Luun Xue, Brok and myself

When I got home re-thinking the scene in Amelander tranquility, I met this heavely armed visitor. Maybe it was not a good moment for a wrong keystroke when I adressed him with Broke in stead of Brok. Anyway the conversation ended up rather one-sided. He calling me a Faget and queer and threat to shut down the island… kill me and my loved ones etc. It got interesting from a developers angle when he taxied a friend for what they called The Particle Storm.

Griefers un-leash a particle storm

Griefers un-leash a particle storm

This was realy amazing! I saw the sunny side of this technique in a demo at Herman Bergson´s place, my brutal visitors showed me the grim side of it. For about 15 minutes they perform a apocalyptic dance, spraying me with their Aids spray, un-leashed their woodblocks and Super Mario´s all over the place. I especially liked the woodblocks dancing in the sky on deafening Hilly Billy music. In the heat of the violent orgy they even sprayed the pest on each other and a few minutes later they got bored, expressed their utter contemn and left.

It made me think about Dylan Thomas, in his Laugharne heaven and his alcoholic New York hell. I thouhgt about the almost extincted Red-backed shrike – Lanius collurio, and its habit to pin down screaming mice on Bobwire as victuals. I´m so full of shit I thought, spoke with FreeWee Ling about the incident. Freewee’s creator had a bread in the oven on that precice moment, I imagined the flavor of freshly baked bread somewhere in the early American morning and went to bed.

Living archive

at the beach

at the beach

 

The great thing of working on Ameland for so many years is that all shifts in all… the place and it’s specific scenery the colors & shades connects everything you do. Ameland in Secondlife brings together al those wonderfull moments like an open and living archive.

At the beach Ookoi, Hars Hefferman and Frans Peterman, playing their 2525 music at the beach.

Start of a voyage

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To me it’s significant that in Second Life the sea and the air are by far the most impressive elements. These vast domains are essential and inspiring to me. My name is Haglet Alter I’m one year old now, I’ve got my home set up on Ameland since september 2008. This is a record of my life, wanderings and my favorite places.