Hannah Thorn: For me as host SaveMe Oh disturbed the performance. It is a question of etiquette and politeness. Nobody asked SaveMe Oh to do so, And when I asked her politely by IM to stop it, she made it public and started provoking. And Yoon Yoon is right when she calls it a useless waste of energy to try to talk to her. Easiest way to stop such creatures is to ignore them. So far about the visual effects. Even worse are her insults. They are not acceptable.
Yoon Yoon: We all are familiar with this kind of acts by SaveMe. You either hate, like or ignore them. We also know that trying to stop it is useless and only will have the opposite effect. As host I understand there is this feeling of responsibility to manage it in that way, but I honestly think no one really is impressed anymore when silent mutes/derenders and with that a kind of acceptance to let it happen, is being used as strategy. For me SaveMe belongs to SL furniture. It is just there. You can sit on it and pee on it all the time or ignore and not even notice anymore there is this little brat in the room ^^
A Limb: I think I must clarify my position about what happened.
I love SaveMe Oh’s work. I consider her as the most important visual artist in SL.
I never ask her to perform with me. No one can command her, anyway. It’s in her character. On the other hand, I never feel “disturbed” by her visuals.
I must admit I didn’t enjoy her Thursday performance as much as usual, because her visuals require bigger spaces. What she showed was incomplete, and imposed to the audience due to the room smallness. However, her performance at Cat’s Circus with Yadleen just after was fabulous.
I understand that people can feel attacked by her intrusive performances. Some people regularly launch “anti-SaveMe” campaigns, but what they gather is usually more pain and frustration. Second Life doesn’t exclude people for expressing themselves, even if they express in a very annoying way. And even if they would do it, what would prevent the excluded persons from coming back under an alt form? It’s fighting against windmills.
I think the best way to make everyone happy is to learn everyone how to mute and derender. When Cat C. Boucher plays particles in her club, she sends messages explaining how to disable them if people feel uncomfortable with it. You could maybe do the same. This way, people who don’t want to see her show will be able to ignore her totally, and the ones who want to see it will be able too.
On my side, if you still agree to invite me in your club, I promise I will play my own visuals too. People who think they don’t match with SaveMe’s can also derender them by the same technique.
Disclaimer: Could anyone also provide a manual how to enjoy SaveMe Oh’s visuals the best way possible? For example: when SaveMe Oh has to perform in a shitty, useless space you can derender the gallery and all shitty artwork hanging there so you can enjoy fully the richness of SaveMe Oh’s remarkable work.
By Roxy Gellar or Amy Rhodes or whatever: To Hannah Thorn and anyone with half a brain: Concerning Thursday’s event disruption… Don’t expect to make peace or a truce with SaveMe Oh. It won’t happen. She doesn’t respect you. Your validity as a human isn’t on her radar. Even the musical guests you host are unimportant to her. She is there to make you angry, she enjoys you being angry. Perhaps that’s a kinky thrill for some.
You can not reason with her. She does not feel pity or remorse… and she will not stop. Ever. Report her several times while she is griefing your event. Ask guests to report her as well. Only a flood of consistent complaints will provide enough interest to Linden Lab and result in a suspension.