Making Art Also Means Dealing With Fucking Bastards

SaveMe Oh: Dear Solo Mornington, Could you be so kind to unban me from LEA 5 and 6 and other LEA sims I might be banned?

Solo Mornington: http://www.lea-sl.org/about/ban-appeals-process

SaveMe Oh: No boss playing please, just unban me on LEA 5 and 6 and other like you also banned me without sending me links about processes and appeals.

Solo Mornington: I’m not inclined to do you any favors.

Solo Mornington: you’re welcome to follow the appeals procedure.

Solo Mornington: you can send the notecard to me and I’ll bring it up to the committee.

Solo Mornington: and… a hearty hi-ho to your ‘blog readers!

SaveMe Oh: they refuse to read about you anymore

SaveMe Oh: they dont want to have to puke all day

SaveMe Oh: so save us the trouble and just unban me

Solo Mornington: see, it’s that delightful attitude that gets you banned. 🙂

Solo Mornington: but that’s all part of the schtick so whatever.

Solo Mornington: but seriously: send the notecard, I’ll pass it along to the committee, we’ll vote and whatever happens happens.

SaveMe Oh: but seriously, you banned me without that invisable committee of yours so just unban me

SaveMe Oh: I will tell it to nobody

Solo Mornington: here’s the appeals process URL again, in case you missed it the first time: http://www.lea-sl.org/about/ban-appeals-process

Solo Mornington: and you know how this works, having done it already.

SaveMe Oh: I never send an appeal I think, did !?

SaveMe Oh: Last time you all just agreed you had all behaved like morons

SaveMe Oh: I think my sis Bryn unbanned me personally

Solo Mornington: actually it was me, after the committee decided.

SaveMe Oh: it was? How friendly of you

Solo Mornington: I’m the friendliest guy in the world.

SaveMe Oh: you see. you have it in you

Solo Mornington: your schtick disallows you from understanding this.

SaveMe Oh: so, stop that macho attitude and unban me

SaveMe Oh: Let me be the light of LEA once more

Solo Mornington: if all you want to talk about is what we’ve already discussed, then this conversation is over.

Solo Mornington: that’ll be your new sandbox griefing party: ‘over.’

SaveMe Oh: I was not intending to discuss, I was just asking you to just do the unbanning and after that just shut up

Solo Mornington: ok. 🙂

SaveMe Oh: So when can I go there?

Solo Mornington: I meant OK about the shut up part.

SaveMe Oh: ahhh, did you?

Solo Mornington: yes, and then you started again.

SaveMe Oh: oh my

SaveMe Oh: why you dont you just unban me?

SaveMe Oh: much easier

Solo Mornington: muting is much easier. but if I mute you, you can’t hand me a notecard.

SaveMe Oh: and after you can play dictator again at the next banning

Solo Mornington: and you’ll have to find another committee member to harass.

SaveMe Oh: there are no other members

SaveMe Oh: you know as well as me

SaveMe Oh: you rule this toko alone

SaveMe Oh: as your ultimate wet dream

SaveMe Oh: If you want to avoid hell, in which you surely believe, you better show your cristian face

SaveMe Oh: and turn your other cheek to me

Solo Mornington: you wanted me to shut up.

Solo Mornington: so I did.

SaveMe Oh: I want you to unban me and shut up

Solo Mornington: and if you continue, you’re harassing me.

SaveMe Oh: you dont have to answer

SaveMe Oh: and can close the window

Solo Mornington: already did.

SaveMe Oh: go offline

SaveMe Oh: use an alt

SaveMe Oh: mute me temporary

SaveMe Oh: or go crying to a Linden

SaveMe Oh: lots of options

SaveMe Oh: just unban me my friend

SaveMe Oh: much easier

25 thoughts on “Making Art Also Means Dealing With Fucking Bastards

  1. Waking up… out of bed… Hello, room! Hello, house! Hello birds chirping outside my window! Hello COFFEE. Hello COFFEE AGAIN. Hmm… I wonder what the day holds for me? What delightful encounters will come my way? Ahh, look, it’s an IM from SaveMe Oh. She’s doing her schtick again. Trying to bully me into unbanning her… Such a one-note, that one. Well, she knows the drill, she can file an appeal, and I’ll even hand-deliver it to the committee. Oh, look at that… She’s threatening to continue to harass me until she gets what she wants. Not only that, she says the only way I won’t see it is if I mute her, or if I quit being Solo Mornington. Yah, that’s the bullying part. A bit like a mobster, too. Like those guys who can’t be productive in normal society so they go around and extort money from people. Only SaveMe is so pathetic she can’t even figure out how to turn it into a revenue stream. But wait, that’s right… It’s all about trolling her ‘friends.’ They chime in with panicked approval, trembling as they type, glad, once again, that they are not the target of this harassment. Here they come… in… 5… 4.. 3… 2……. 1…….

  2. If I ask what you want, you say it’s about being unbanned even though it’s clearly not. If I don’t care what you want, then you spin me as the bad guy. No matter at what level I address you, you dehumanize me for your own amusement.

    So what am I to do, in order to cease this harassment? The answer is that there is nothing I can do, because you’re the harasser, and the only way the harassment can stop is if you stop.

    Just keep that in mind, Rose. Your pal is the monster here, and you’re totally OK with that.

  3. Trying to fathom the inner workings of SL’s ‘power-mad elite’ is basically a waste of time. These middle managers are unelected and worse of all, unrepresentative characters who LL has (in its own mobster-like manner) chosen to ally with. SaveMe…you are doing your work…making your point…….exposing the hypocrisy and elitism that is rampant throughout SL’s big brats and bullies club. Hey, its actually understandable to me that there are always going to be those with a bit more position and responsibility than the rest: that happens and its ok…..its called leadership. Sadly, too many of SL’s middle management have no leadership skills whatsoever and lack the ethics needed to set good examples for community. Real leaders listen, and show flexibility. Real leaders have great communication skills. I understand SaveMe’s frustration, and I also see the bigger point: she encounters, in her adventures, some of SL’s worst (and most useless) brats!
    Carry on, Save!

  4. If SaveMe Oh wants to be unbanned, she knows how to appeal the ban. If she wants to make a good faith effort towards that end, she can, without being an ass. But that’s clearly not what she’s up to. It’s much more amusing for her to troll you into hating me.

    Appeals process is here: http://www.lea-sl.org/about/ban-appeals-process And as you’ll note in the quoted chat log, I offered to hand deliver the note to the LEA committee. Clearly I’m power-mad.

  5. nice try, solo mornington. I have not been ‘trolled’ and I am never a ‘victim’…….I know full well the type of behaviors that SL middle managers such as yourself are capable of, and have demonstrated towards others, including myself. Don’t even think of characterizing this in your own misdirected terms. Soon enough, if I choose to, I may publicize exactly the unethical practices and discriminatory practices you yourself have engaged in, within the banner of the LEA. I agree 100% w/ the allegations SaveMe and others have made with regard to corruption within the LEA. Your name consistently comes up for a reason. And beyond anything SaveMe may have experienced with LEA, I am the last woman who will ever ‘step down’ in the face of discrimination or disenfranchisement. My story has been documented elsewhere (and more has yet to be told). Ultimately, I won’t use Save’s blog as a platform for this, but I do support this artist’s position that LEA is tainted by corruption and has yet to be seemingly cleansed.

  6. That’s SaveMe’s real skill: Finding righteous people to set against people doing reasonable things. Sometimes we need to ban abusive people. We give them a way to appeal their ban, and if the appeal is worthy, they get unbanned. Somehow this becomes THE ULTIMATE CORRUPTION! or DISCRIMINATION! or DISENFRANCHISEMENT!! to those who are ready and eager to see those things wherever they look.

    And this is why SaveMe is so often successful. She is able to mislead people like Ginette, because Ginette is so easy to troll. Ginette is completely primed and ready to believe the worst about people like me.

    Ginette: In this instance SaveMe was abusive, in a way that you’d find to be abusive as well if it were to happen to you. So therefore she is banned. Being abusive is not art, and it’s not a simple difference of opinion or expressive style or cultural difference. It’s not a situation where SaveMe was banned for being annoying. We don’t ban people simply for being annoying.

    You have hitched your bandwagon to someone who is abusive to others, in the name of justice. This completely undermines your message, because you don’t really know the facts of the matter.

    • Hello Solo,
      I intended to make a light remark, something like: lets have tea together.
      But you shout too ugly. You remind me of people who try to turn me into a Christian. They try to make me believe in a God and when in the end they cannot convince me: they predict that I will end up in hell, or even worse they send me straight to hell and I’m to blame all the evil in the world. You do kind of the same. Because we are charmed by and support Saveme’s art you curse her supporters and turn them into brainless idiots, people who are easy to troll. You never react with sense to the content of a reply.
      I enjoy the artwork ‘Saveme Oh’ immensely. Its keeps me awake and when it is too much, I just teleport out. To enjoy it again the next day. It makes me laugh loud. I enjoy and admire her witty word games and how she triggers pple to show their worse side. No one is asking you to approve, understand, like or dislike Saveme’s art. It has proven the past few months that you can‘t handle the Lea sandbox situation. Your solution is playing Boss(God) with very poor managements skills. You divide instead of unite. Saveme is no Monster, it is an art form you do not understand or appreciate.
      It is time you step down and let some else take over your role at the Lea committee. Solo, I’m not against you, but you have totally lost my sympathy. It hurts me that you have turned the lea sandbox and gallery into a tea party with old biscuits, where strong statements and criticism are banned.

    • It’s rather humorous how this ‘little boss of the LEA sandbox’ tries to divide others…his ineptitude as any type of decision-making board member was on full display when I was on board at LEA and it has nothing to do with SaveMe Oh. I am not being manipulated. I am not ‘easy to troll’. I don’t believe in the ‘worst in people’; in fact I believe in the best. But I do call people out when they act unethically or engage in discriminatory behaviors. If I speak out against discrimination and loss of ethics in an agency like LEA, it’s because I lived it. While I was at LEA, the ‘boss with poor management skills’ did everything he could to take my vote away (disenfranchisement: look it up), abused his ‘power’ and tried to remove board members he didn’t’ agree with using unethical practices. It’s all on record. I agree with Rose that non-leaders should step down and move aside, because the arts community and SL in general will benefit from real leadership. I do feel LEA can be improved, but it will take real leaders, not underqualified armchair administrators….
      So, I know the facts. And I know reasonable when i see it, and I know abuse-of-power when I see it firsthand. My ‘message’ is that LL has colluded with a very very small number of residents and the results of that collusion are evident today.
      I worked to get SaveMe a live interactive event going at AviewTV. The negotiation was ‘reasonable’ Working with artists requires an open mind and steady, sane policy. I tend to find almost anyone reasonable when they know how to listen and communicate, and when I do the same. The situation within LEA when I was there? A disgrace. If there was even one-tenth of the leadership needed, there wouldnt be these problems with artists such as SaveMe….The blame rests on shoulders of leaders, always.

      • oh, and by the way, just because you ‘call me a victim’ doesn’t make me one. It’s almost 2013. Get over that. I’ll stand up to the old-men’s-club of patronizing and condescending remarks all day long. I heard enough of that nonsense at LEA and it means nothing to me whatsoever.

  7. Gina is clearly not easy to troll. At all.

    Rose, I tend to be a bit more of a dick to people who are a dick to me. I’ve never had any malice toward you at all, but you’re glad to cackle when your pal (a real, real dick) is generally being a monster, especially towards me.

    You say: “Because we are charmed by and support Saveme’s art you curse her supporters and turn them into brainless idiots” No. I am critical of SaveMe Oh’s supposed art, because it’s not art. This is not art. Neither this comment thread, nor the post that started it are art. They are abusive. There might be art going on outside of this, but this is not art. You are confused if you think it is.

    There is more that isn’t seen here. SaveMe only shows the world the part that seems like almost-too-much-but-not. Taken at face value, it’s just wacky fun. Taken as the months-long pattern of harassment against me, and the years of harassment of other people, it’s not wacky fun at all.

    If you want to drink some tea and figure this all out in good faith, then yes. But the good faith starts with understanding your complicity in a pattern of abuse that has hurt a lot of people.

    I’m not being divisive. I’m saying quit being a tool, because when you’re a tool, I suffer. The standard line to victims of bullying like this is to not feed the troll. But really I’m not the one feeding the troll; it’s SaveMe’s friends who are feeding the troll.

    For instance, let’s look at Gina. She contextualizes it all as being about the LEA, and she’s completely wrong to do so. She’s happy to see me harassed by SaveMe Oh, even though it’s conflicting for her, because she’s a person with ethics and morals and stuff. But it sure is fun for her when SaveMe Oh treats Solo Mornington like a deserving victim in a Saw movie. And now she’s willing to write paragraph after paragraph to convince herself that she’s not wrong to enjoy it. Trolled, completely.

    And that’s what’s going on here, Rose. It’s not art; it’s torture porn. And you’re cheering it on.

    • Do not put words in my mouth or try to speak for my interests. I am not happy to see anyone harassed or suffer. This is about respect and calling for an end to the condescending/patronizing attitudes that I see from you and have seen from you endlessly while I was at LEA. You think I cant have an original, independent opinion and that what i say is a result of me somehow trolled or manipulated? Think again. Everytime you assert that I am being manipulated by somehow, you make the assumption I dont have the ability of independent thought and belief. That is condescending. That ‘Middle Management’ article I wrote and many pthers about corruption within SL (not just LEA) predate this blog post by quite a bit, and I write abt such topics all the time. I dont need SaveMe to form my opinions for me.
      Here is the context:
      You were part of the attempt (a major part) to steal away my vote and deny my equality on the LEA board. You stomped your feet and called down Viale Linden to get me ‘fired’ because you have no leadership skills and dont know how to resolve things peacefully. Your arrogance and inability to lead was part of the reason LEA didnt get involved in SL9B and residents across SL suffered. You literally have kept LEA a shadowy organisation with zero transparency, either willfully or through incompetence. Your unwillingness to listen almost destroyed the LEA by forcing an inter-board split. I doubt you can see that. Shall I go on? And that type of unethical, unprofessional behavior DISQUALIFIES you from having any credibility in many many matters, including the management of a public sandbox. Your behavior towards SaveMe is just one more continuation of this.
      Don’t bother playing the victim yourself. As someone who deals with REAL trolls, griefers and worse (very real public defamation campaigns against me and my groups), I can only smirk when i hear abt your trials w/ SaveMe. A real leader would be able to handle this situation.
      Here’s your takeaway:
      1. stop belittling people by assuming they are just pawns of some manipulation and actually LISTEN. Assuming someone is just being manipulated shows you think they have no brain on their own. them
      2. I like this blog. It’s one of many I follow. If you have issues with it, maybe you should simply stop posting here.
      3. Save your energy and work on helping to improve LEA. Whether that means you ‘step down’ or actively work to improve it, I don’t know, but assume some responsibility in this and rise as a leader or fall aside.
      (luckily I have written a great set of steps that would improve the LEA, published elsewhere)
      4. You seem to know what SaveMe is all about. If that’s the case, act intelligently on it. Don’t fall into a trap you can never escape.

  8. Gina says: “oh, and by the way, just because you ‘call me a victim’ doesn’t make me one. It’s almost 2013. Get over that. I’ll stand up to the old-men’s-club of patronizing and condescending remarks all day long.”

    Entertain, for just a moment, the thought that SaveMe Oh is a dude who enjoys portraying women as one-dimensional harpies like …SaveMe Oh.

    Certainly it wouldn’t be patronizing like some old men in a boardroom excluding women or whatever. I suppose I’d have to give you the point on that argument of definition. But then you’d have to come up with some other ways to figure out whether or not to defend SaveMe on gender warrior lines… Someone who portrays women as hateful and vindictive, who happens to be male. Interesting thought experiment, don’t you think?

    Personally, I’m totally OK with gender play, as long as no one gets hurt. But clearly someone is getting hurt here, and it’s not just me.

    • Hello Solo,
      You do it again. Because your opinion is that ‘The Artwork Saveme Oh” is not Art, we all have to think like you, because you feel victimised by it. I must agree: you probably are. You are a very easy and thankful target. But I would like to stress to you that no one is asking you to participate, like or dislike this Artwork. You do that completely voluntarily; I have witnessed many times how you seek the confrontation with Saveme and how you have treated her supporters very patronising as if they are a bunch of idiots and bored kids.

      As a Lea representative you need to hold yourself back, it is not your position to criticize any art work which is presented at LEA, or let other artists bully you to dislike it and bann it.
      Your remark: “I am critical of SaveMe Oh’s supposed art, because it’s not art”, testifies a shortage of knowledge and understanding of how Art can be manifested. It would take to many words to educate you about this.

      SL is a very new platform for the Arts, and I’m still not convinced it will survive or leave a mark. It needs to mature, but it will not grow and get strong as a movement, when it demands that we all like the same colour and style, that all is sweet and not critical or hurting. I find your protection of the sacred sandbox at Lea a bit exaggerated. The majority of the artworks which are shown there are of such an ill quality that I do not understand your sensitivity about Saveme’s objects.

      You feel supported by sandbox-artists who dislike Saveme.
      They have expressed that their free workspace is endangered,
      which encourage you to step out of line.

      My opinion is that the LEA sandbox should be a free art playground, a place where we can meet and exchange, support and educate, free of “moderation”. It should not become a ‘ free Home’ where small minds are ruling.

      In the end we must mature and be able to support our own art and be in depended. We are no group; we are individual artists using the same media as our platform.

    • Hi-Ho to you too, Solo, it´s a pleasure to make your acquaintance even if it is during these unfortunate circumstances!

      You really shouldn´t take my client Ms. SaveMe Oh so seriously, Solo my dear man, she is really quite charming and very humorous if one has a laidback attitude and enjoy her as a human artform. Who wants art to be predictable anyway, huh?

      When she goes over the top, just ignore her as you would a child seeking attention, hell even ban her temporarily but a permanent ban against this sweet creature seems excessive.

  9. Rose says: “But I would like to stress to you that no one is asking you to participate,”

    That is absolute BS, and you insult your own intelligence by saying it. SaveMe Oh invited me to participate by posting a chat log.

    In fact, no one is asking *you* to participate. I at least have a reason to be here, but you don’t. You’re here because you find it very easy to hate me for sport. That’s what you’re capable of, and that’s what you’re doing.

    So how about if *you* go away? Can’t do it, can you? You’re too poisoned by the monster.

    Bock says: “Solo my dear man, she is really quite charming and very humorous if one has a laidback attitude”

    Fuck you. 🙂

    Bock goes on: “When she goes over the top, just ignore her as you would a child seeking attention, hell even ban her temporarily but a permanent ban against this sweet creature seems excessive.”

    I did that for quite a while. And you know what that got me? More harassment. And you know what it got so many other victims? More harassment. It’s not a question of a sense of humor or being laid back; it’s like saying that rape victims should just lean back and enjoy it while they can. You’d never say that, would you? Or perhaps you would.

    Your ‘client’ needs to find a new hobby that isn’t so easily compared to rape.

    • It becomes messy now. I Hate you? I’m poisoned by a monster?
      I should go away? Are you trying to tell me I’m not welcome at Lea anymore because I disagree with you?

      You turn words into something which they not are out of convenience.I advice you to stay away from coffee, it makes you very tempered. But after these ugly words I will not invite you for tea.

  10. Solo, we are talking about a virtual sandbox devoted to creativity where nothing remains longer than a week and anything can be derendered by other users who find it annoying and any avatar can be muted if one needs to concentrate on working. The only issue is your power to ban someone and keep them out indefinitely, for your own personal reasons.Creativity is being stifled by your personal bugaboos.

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