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!

SaveMe Oh Save Me

You have those people who only exist when I write about them and when they feel neglected or fear to disappear in oblivion they contact me to try to offend me in the hope it will be published.

Poor Stem van Helsinki felt the lack of attention and couldn’t resist. He should know that I have no problem in saving everybody so here is his little step back in my shadow. Hope it will feel like a warm bath to him.

Stem van Helsinki: For a long time I read your blog. Sooooo boring and same thing than 2011.

SaveMe Oh: I love readers who read for a  LONG time and find it boring.

Stem van Helsinki: Have you use all of your graphics on the concert update? Same pictures all the time.

SaveMe Oh: Blame my fan army.

Stem van Helsinki: They must be blind.

SaveMe Oh: Yes, think so too. But they only have me.

Stem van Helsinki: 🙂

SaveMe Oh: What can you do?

Stem van Helsinki: Yes, a kingdom needs its jester. Thanks for invitation to the concert but we need eat lemons first.

SaveMe Oh: I do the jester and the king, somebody has to do the job.

Poor man was too afraid to appear at the magic event with the fabulous music of Morli and DD. Lucky for him he can see the capture NicoleX made so he has not only the pics made by Ampel.

Dear Glasz DeCuir, Transcend Your Borders!

I know I always tell you that the only good movies you have ever made are the ones with me and I mean that.

You might be angry about that but still I want to ask you for a favour. Last week I agreed you send the movie Disappear (Simulator Crossing) to the The Transcending Borders 3D Art & Machinima Challenge from UWA. But now I would ask you to redraw the movie from the contest.

The reason for this is that Jayjay Zifanwe agreed to censor a movie from Nicole X because it contains religious images.

As we all should know religion is a human invention to ease the fear of death and it evolved in the most deadly weapon of mankind and used for centuries as a legitimization to murder other human beings.

When artists are not allowed anymore to make the greatest outrage off all time the subject of their art we have reached censorship in its most fundamentalist appearance so please, dear Glasz, redraw the movie.

Your college you admire so much, your beloved Tutsy could not come up with more than this on my request: Tutsy Navarathna: Je n’ai pas de conseil à recevoir de toi SaveMe. Je ferai ce que j’ai envie de faire. Ton intervention me donne même envie de ne rien faire du tout. Elle est aussi stupide et au même niveau que la censure dont on parle. Je te croyais plus intelligent que ça!

I hope you have more guts.

In case you won’t redraw the movie and you win all the prize money, which is to expect as you have SaveMe Oh as main actress, I want you to donate the money to Amnesty International.

Glasz DeCuir: Hello Jayjay
Asked by SaveMe Oh, -indeed i thought on that possibility, days ago reading Nicolex’ note card sent inword- to take out my machinima “Disappear” based on her live performance and in disagree about any kind of censorship on creative production I ask you to let out of contest our short movie.
Personally i think is sad the only reaction of this theme had been from a jury member, Apmel, not from artists. That talks a lot about SL arts vanity and low trust on arts power between Sl artist and machinimators who seems to look other side always a trouble can infect them.
Sadly I must do the same with the other machinima I sent “Guest Outsider”.
If your entity members review their criteria, and accept Nicolex’ machinima artwork, should be good news for ARTs.

I also asked Iono Allen to redraw his movies, here his answer:

Iono Allen I won’t Save.
I’m trying here to explain (too) briefly why, I am not searching to convince, but I would like that ppl understand my opinion.

I hate censorship, as I showed these days in posting what happend in Paris last week on a great commercial (and I underline the word commercial) event.
But here, for UWA, the context is quite different: it is NOT a commercial event, and all the thing that tries to make Jayjay is to promote SL (and UWA of course), and I know he spent a lot of energy on that.
Therefore, I give him the right to be right or to be wrong, the right to not do the things that I would have done: who am I to tell him what is good or what is bad?
Don’t forget that Jayjay, every year, has to convinced some of the manager teachers and responsibles in UWA, to give funds for the SL UWA sim, and for the organisation of this contest.
So this film by Nicole found him sit between two chairs (as we say here, but I’m sure you get the image).
He had to choose one chair (if he had a choice), and Jayjay KNEW what would happen, and all this fuss: so it’s a courageous decision (in my opinion).