Meeting My Future Self

When Ryan Schultz dies and I am still alive I will inherit his avatar Velcro Zipper. Today we met for the first time, both still alive. Ryan want to be sure he makes the right decision to leave Velcro Zipper to me so he wanted to meet me online.

SaveMe Oh meets Velcro Zipper for the first time

Velcro Zipper: Hello SaveMe! I know you are probably going to post all this conversation to your blog 🙂 Go ahead, I don’t mind 🙂

SaveMe Oh: So say smart things, will make you look bright

Velcro Zipper: So, why do you want Velcro Zipper after I die?

SaveMe Oh: So when you plan to die?

Velcro Zipper: Haha, not for a long time yet, SaveMe 🙂

SaveMe Oh: Ok, I will have to be patient and stay alive myself

Velcro Zipper: Yes you have to outlive me, is that possible? 😉 I am almost 55 in real life.

SaveMe Oh: I already have a lot of alts so I might survive

Velcro Zipper: How old are you, may I ask?

SaveMe Oh: I am almost 12

Velcro Zipper: LOL Yeah, RIIIGHT. And I notice that you are not yet one of those who converted from a classic system avatar to mesh. Like me.

SaveMe Oh: I am the most famous artist of SL, my avi is part of the artwork and will never become a Mesh barbiedoll

Velcro Zipper: I understand. And I respect that you are an artist.

SaveMe Oh: Respect is a word I hate very much

Velcro Zipper: My artistry is restricted to creating and outfitting SL avatars. I understand that you like to break rules and boundaries.

SaveMe Oh: Its not what like, is what has to be done, its not really fun to be banned everywhere.

Velcro Zipper: I can imagine

SaveMe Oh: But someone has to do the job

Velcro Zipper: I think I can understand that

SaveMe Oh: Then its better someone as talented as me.

Velcro Zipper: Which is why I have already decided to have you inherit Velcro Zipper when Idie.

SaveMe Oh: I like the concept very much, thats why I reacted

Velcro Zipper: Velcro is outspoken and audiacious, like you are. A rule breaker.

SaveMe Oh: She will be used for that

Velcro Zipper: A linecrosser. I will enjoy letting you use her in your merry band of artist warriors 🙂

SaveMe Oh: Yes, all simowners will have to put her on the banlist

 Velcro Zipper: It will bea very different fate than my other SL avatars who will live boring lives.

SaveMe Oh: My alts know that problem

Velcro Zipper: Do you have many alts?

SaveMe Oh: Yes, I have some SaveMe’s, and other family members and I have an army of avi’s some one gave to me.

Velcro Zipper: Oh really?

SaveMe Oh: He created them for an art project, and gave them to me after the project was finished. I can use them to go incognito

Velcro Zipper: What’s the thing you most enjoy about Second Life?

SaveMe Oh: Being SaveMe Oh

Velcro Zipper: Good answer!

SaveMe Oh: I am a performer, I can make whatever I want

Velcro Zipper: And all of SL is your stage (except when you get banned)

SaveMe Oh: Also when I get banned it is my stage as I can write about it or sabotage. Or come with an alt. It is for the sake of freedom

Velcro Zipper: Yes I am beginning to understand that all the transcripts of the conversations you have are part of your art. I am looking forward to re-reading this conversation on your blog. Take some nice pictures of me, I am a glamourous creature!

So why do the organizers of LEA hate you so much, that they permanently banned you from the LEA sims?

SaveMe Oh: I will steal every show of mediocre prim-gluers, and they hate to have to admit I am the better artist.

Velcro Zipper: Aha

SaveMe Oh: because they want their own second of fame

Velcro Zipper: So they are jealous of your artistic talent?

SaveMe Oh: When I am around it wont last a second

Velcro Zipper: You want all the oxygen? All the praise?

SaveMe Oh: Yes they are jealous as they want to colour their own useless SL

Velcro Zipper: All good drag queens know how to share a stage with other drag queens, SaveMe. Perhaps you need to learn that too.

SaveMe Oh: Why share? An artist needs an audience too. They can be audience.

Velcro Zipper: Haven’t you ever been in an audience?

SaveMe Oh: No, I am the artist

Velcro Zipper: Oh you must have been fun in kindergarten, my dear 😉

SaveMe Oh: When I need to be an audience I can send an alt

Velcro Zipper: So you CAN be in an audience, just not as SaveMe. I see.

Velcro Zipper: It must be hard to be “on” all the time, be the artist all of the time. SO you use alts to escape from that when you need to. Smart.

SaveMe Oh: Hardly, as I have not seen anything worthwhile in years here

Velcro Zipper: LOLOL!

SaveMe Oh: I mean that

Velcro Zipper: What about Bryn Oh?

SaveMe Oh: She is the worst, my sister

Velcro Zipper: You must admit that some of her art installations have been intriguing.

SaveMe Oh: Makes the worst stuff in SL, Harry Potter bullshit about rabbits

Velcro Zipper: oh wow you really do hate it

SaveMe Oh: Yes, I am not into hobbits and running rabbits

Velcro Zipper: Well I liked it. We don’t have to agree. I am still giving you Velcro Zipper to use as you wish. I shiver at the possibilites! Every drag queen loves a stage and a good performance!

SaveMe Oh: She will go only to a Bryn sim to shit

Velcro Zipper: Not is she has auto-return 😉

SaveMe Oh: Search my blog for my encounters with my dear sis

SaveMe Oh: already 11 years a pain in the ass

SaveMe Oh: When I need rabbits ( or hare) I bring my own

Velcro Zipper: I see

Velcro Zipper: I just realized that I have a schedule conflict and cannot meet you on Saturday as we originally planned. But then again, we don’t need to meet. We are meeting now, and that will suffice.

SaveMe Oh: Yes, I always like to deal right away

Velcro Zipper: Not *if* she has auto-return, I meant to say earlier. Not *is*. Sorry, that was my little joke, a poor attempt at humour.

SaveMe Oh: Oh, you already are worried for the blog?

Velcro Zipper: I don’t care what you put in it. So you can send me your real-life name and contact information now, or later.

SaveMe Oh: Me neither, you see, that’s freedom

Velcro Zipper: I am beginning to understand. I like the clothes-pin on the penis, it’s hilarious.

SaveMe Oh: Security above all

Velcro Zipper: LOL! I am saving this conversation to a notecard. I think I will post it to my blog as well. I take it I have your permission? Unlike you, I *do* ask for permission rather than just post without it. That’s called MANNERS, my dear 😉

SaveMe Oh: Everybody is free to do whatever they want and manners in a pixelate world I don’t take serious.

Velcro Zipper: I have to go now, but it’s been good to chat with you. Send me your real-life name and means of contact later (telephoen and/or email) for my lawyer.

SaveMe Oh: I will check with my lawyer too

SaveMe Oh In Your Last Will 2

When Ryan Schultz was seeking people who want to inherit his avatars after his passing I opted for one, read my earlier blogpost.

On 24 november I recieved his decision, He asked me not to publish this but as his offer means his avatar is becoming part of the artwork SaveMe Oh I guess Velcro Zipper better get used to publicity already. I hope to meet Ryan soon online to make the arrangements. Read the email Ryan send me!

Hello SaveMe!

I have thought it over and I have decided that you can inherit my drag queen/clown avatar, Velcro Zipper. She is my most outspoken avatar. But I still would like to meet with you to talk about it first.
I would like to schedule a meeting in-world, where you can meet Velcro Zipper and we can have a discussion. It would take about half an hour of your time. All I need is a date, time (SL time) and a location (exact SLURL, please).Just about anytime and anyplace is good for me (I prefer North American evenings and weekends).

I do want to remind you that, if you wish to follow through and inherit one of my avatars, I and my lawyer will need your real-life full name, and a means of contact (telephone and/or email). You do not have to give this to me right away; it can wait until after I have finished all my interviews and met with the lawyer to get things rolling.
If you have changed your mind since then, that’s fine. Just let me know. Thank you for expressing your interest!
P.S. I will no longer be telling people on my blog who is getting which of my avatars. Some people do not want their names to be broadcast, and I can certainly respect that. And I would appreciate it if you did not blog about this on your blog either. I know how you like to post transcripts of conversations 😉

SaveMe Oh In Your Last Will

Are you about to die or do you have plans to leave the planet in the near future then there is an option to put your avatars in your last will. Ryan Schultz did so a few weaks ago when he was afraid to be not very long among the living. And he asked in his blog who want to be in his last will to take over his avatars in case he would leave the lush Linden meadows.

As I am already the owner of a stable of left-over avatars one more or less wouldn’t be a problem so I wrote him a request.

I would be glad to take over an avatar as we have all our Second Life to celebrate virtual life. Your avatar will become part of the SaveMe Oh army of freedom fighters… If you like the idea that SaveMe Oh takes over a part of you, please send me your most outspoken avi. I wish you a full life as long you are on this world.

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And then the living dead start to tremble:

He wrote: “Among the 15 or so people who have contacted me so far about the possibility of inheriting one of my Second Life avatars via my will, the most intriguing request came from the SL celebrity, performance artist, and perennial provocateur SaveMe Oh (blog, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo).

Which raises a couple of interesting questions:

1. Who is SaveMe Oh, and why does she have such a reputation as a troublemaker, or “freedom fighter” as she puts it?

2. And just who is my most outspoken avatar?

Which raises a couple of interesting questions:

Who is SaveMe Oh, and why does she have such a reputation as a troublemaker, or “freedom fighter” as she puts it?

And just who is my most outspoken avatar?

I want you, my blog readers, to weigh in with your opinions. I need everybody to fill me in here and provide some historical context before I make this particular decision.

Why should I leave SaveMe Oh my Velcro Zipper avatar in my will? Why not? Let’s hear your thoughts and opinions on the matter! I’m genuinely curious to hear what you think. Thanks in advance!

UPDATE 7:00 p.m.: Well, I certainly got a lot of feedback from various people, mostly negative. I had been willing to give SaveMe Oh the benefit of the doubt, but many of you consider her to be nothing more than a griefer, and they warn me to consider what I am doing more carefully. So I will.

One person even went so far as to criticize me for wanting to leave my SL avatars to other people in my will in the first place, accusing me of being “furiously in need for attention”. This made me angry, and I told her that I have already explained what I am doing and why I am doing it in my blog, and I don’t feel the need to explain myself further. Either you get it, or you don’t. If you don’t get it, and all you feel you can do is criticize, then so be it.

Now I have a question for Ryan Schultz. Do you think this is the work of a griefer or an artist?

Beware The Mole People

Through the Russian Embassy and investigation site Bellingcat I received this IM conversation between Dido Haas en Kake Broek during the performance by Ultralight Alter at LEA 20. A warning, it’s very disturbing material.

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Dido Haas: KAKEEEEE, hows you? Kisssss, soo good to see you

Second Life: Daddio Dow ejected and banned you from this land. You are no longer allowed here and have been ejected.

Dido Haas: huh, lol U2? hahaha

Kake Broek: Very funny

Dido Haas: How are you Kake?

Kake Broek: Killed by the Linden

Dido Haas: Damn, really? coz of your pics on Flickr? mmm that is silly

Kake Broek: “Misrepresentation as Linden”.

Dido Haas: mmm that sucks

Kake Broek: My Second Life identity, thousands of pieces of purchased stuff, collectors’ items and souvenirs, so much invested daily time and money, all quickly removed by one Linden click.

Dido Haas: really? arghh damn

Kake Broek: Yes, anyhow, now this page concerning 11 years of my life has been turned. I keep the support from my friends, and that’s the most important thing!

Dido Haas: yes, kisss

Kake Broek: Beware the Mole People!

Dido Haas: aww, tell me, tell me. Hey what happened with Daddio?

Kake Broek: He is a Linden Lab employee, didn’t you know?

Dido Haas: Nope, I didn’t

Kake Broek: He is security for all LEA sims

Dido Haas: He is my enemy coz he is with Yoon and she is my enemy too. He is crazy guy. I erased them both so they are only grey on my screen

Kake Broek: Thats very smart, they have direct connection to LL in San Francisco. They report directly to them on what happens on LEA sims

Dido Haas: I am not on a Lea sim

Kake Broek: Daddio removed me from LEA 20, just now

Dido Haas: He did? Mmm, crazy guy he is

Kake Broek: He hands out the free sims

Mit Ein Wenig Hilfe Von Meinen Freunden

For the second time some German friends licked their way into LEA and just like the last time when they licked themselves in for a free sim they put their hippy morals about freedom and a world for all aside and obey the dictatorial LEA regime by agreeing on the ban rules, meaning SaveMe Oh is not welcome while they celebrate their exclusive gift for their obedience and submission to the LEA dictatorship, shaking their new mesh bodies for the benefit of corrupt multinationals.

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Yadleen: sorry – I don’t have tipjar today – you may tip ME – if you like ::

Glasz DeCuir: So discrete, we havent percived SaveMe was here!

Mylene Renoir: I smelled her

SaveMe Orfan: Sorry I am banned, all my money goes to the lawyers

Jo Williams: hahaha

Mylene Renoir: Fish

Nero Supermarine: LOL

Jo Williams: lol subtle oh. . . 😉

SaveMe Orfan: Surrounded by idiots subtlety doesn’t work

Jo Williams: i know it lol

Cat Boucher: If you don’t want the SaveMe poster just derender SaveMe and they are gone. She is not very creative today.

SaveMe Orfan: Germans always like to collaborate with dictatorial regimes so you can’t be too subtle. They don’t mind if friends are banned or not

Cat Boucher: I do not collaborate with a regime but with art in another country

SaveMe Orfan: They have no problems with staging parties while others are excluded.

They are quite happy to dance while others cant contribute. The world can fall apart and they still dance.

Second Life: cat Boucher ejected and banned you from this land.

Let’s Build The Moonwall, Let’s Build The Moonwall

All around the world people are busy to build walls to protect what they think is theirs and exclude the ones who might want to participate or share.

A few artists in Secondlife had the pleasure to make movies which were selected for the real world event Supernova in Denver.

And just like the idea to copy Burning Man in Secondlife which is now a virtual jamboree run by white Christian boy scouts, one participant, NicoleX Moonwall decided to create a virtual equivalent. She asked her fellow participant to join but when SaveMe Oh offered to join this was the answer:

SaveMe Oh: I participated last year in Super Nova and 3 years ago too

NicoleX Moonwall: Cool , but your not invited

SaveMe Oh: Glad Supernova is not run by idiots

Beth Holmes: I was asked too and I was not interested because it was just not my thing although I did say I would do it if they included SaveMe Oh, only after they told me they would not include SaveMe Oh, as if that were a reason to do it.

That is exactly what I was told by Moonwall, Save contacted “Moonwall” and asked to be part of it and was told no and she also was banned from the land. So then I said that I would , without a doubt, not participate in this.

SaveMe Oh: This is exactly what happened, nothing more, nothing less!

Beth Holmes: This kind of stuff really infuriates me, and why I do not join group thought. It was set up from the beginning to divide people, over what? I told Moon awhile ago when Moon was thinking about doing this that I was not interested in being part of an exhibit about my being in Supernova in SL. I do not know Moon well but maybe I am getting a feel about it that I do not like. You cannot set up something that is about the “all” and exclude part of the “all”. It is messed up thinking.

Tizzy Canucci: Second Life is like living in a world of repelling magnets. If someone is in, someone else bounces out. I was unaware of discussions that had gone on before I (exceptionally) said yes to be in this. I was aware that Nicole and Save were not best buddies. But I steer my own course here. I’ve been harangued by Save about work I have done, and her alone. It doesn’t change what I think of her art, but I absolutely refuse to self-censor what I do because someone piles on the social pressure. For it is just as much censorship as banning, and even more insidious.

SaveMe Oh: Censor???? I am only giving some facts on which everybody is free to decide. Some flourish in freedom others prefer the protection of a dictator!