Josef K. send the LEA committee members a message about the behaviour of their King Lea during my IBook release event in his sim.
Because of Solo Mornington somewhat strange behavior at the book release party in my gallery yesterday I have sent this letter to all members of the LEA Committee:
When spanish writer Amaya Mendizabal asked me if I would write the prologue for an interactive iBook/eBook about Second Life artist SaveMe Oh that she was working on I was very proud. I felt it was an appreciation and approval of the work I have been doing for the art scene in Second Life as the owner of the Josef K Galleria dell’Arte.
To celebrate the publishing of the book by ‘Chabela Books’ in Spain, I hosted a release party in my gallery on June 9th with a planned performance by SaveMe Oh. I was looking forward to the release party as it was my first attempt to host an event.
Among the many participants at the party I noticed the member of the LEA Committee, Solo Mornington. But Solo Mornington, whom I have never met nor spoken with before, didn’t come to celebrate or to have a fun evening. At least not fun in the way I use the word.
As soon as SaveMe Oh started her performance, Solo Mornington rezzed a thick white fog over my land that made it impossible to see what SaveMe Oh was doing. And for 90 minutes he was very abusive doing his best to destroy the party that I had been looking forward to host.
I have always had the greatest respect for what LEA has been doing for the art world in Second Life and I have frequently been visiting the LEA sims to enjoy the many art projects LEA has been hostings. Hence, the behavior that Solo Mornington turned up with at my event was quite surprising.
I therefor have two question for the members of the LEA Committee:
1) Is destroying art events in Second Life, the way Solo Mornington did in my gallery, characteristic for the way LEA works?
2) And if not – what consequences will Solo Mornington’s behavior as a member of the LEA Committee have for Solo Mornington’s future involvement with LEA?
I am looking forward to your response.
But Solo’s answer is already on his Secondlife page where he weeps bitter tears about how he could be so dumb.
Solo Mornington: Intervention at the troll’s book thingie.
My apologies to Josef K, but yah.
Yah so yesterday I did a thing. It might not have been the wisest thing or the most prudent thing, but I’m here to take the blame or the praise or the jeers or the accolades or the complete utter indifference. But the most important thing is that I put the LEA at risk and I shouldn’t have, but I did so there you go.
SaveMe Oh is a horrible person who gets off on abusing other people. And to have that dynamic celebrated in a book about performance art is beyond broken. I really want to support art and books about art in SL, and in fact I’ve devoted a huge pile of time and effort and money towards that end, scraped my way through untold stories of ego, narcissism, and politics, just so artists can do things for free.
So I showed up at the book release and said my peace and did my darndest to shit in the punchbowl. In a way, this is an homage to SaveMe Oh’s work, because that’s all it is. But also, I slimed a lot of other people and ruined the day for some people who had worked really hard on making a thing happen.
Unfortunately, that’s what the world looks like in the realm of SaveMe Oh. Enter her orbit at your own peril.
So if I was a dick to you yesterday and you feel it was unjust, then I apologize. If I was a dick to you yesterday and you feel it was just, then let’s be friends because you are the buddha.
Vick Forcella: That’s clearly disturbing the peace.
Solo Mornington: Very definitely.
Vick Forcella: I don’t know what happened and what you did. LEA does not depend on one single person afaik, so it has never been at risk. I am quite sure the things you do are with thought and not at random. Show me the one that doesn’t make mistakes.
Oh, for future reference … Last three paragraphs
If a person or object threatens to disturb an event or an exhibition, event staff should follow the steps below:
Notify by shout or IM that the Resident is disrupting the event.
If the Resident does not comply, move closer to the Resident and repeat the message above. If moving to the Resident is not possible, repeat the warning in IM or by shout.
If the Resident still does not reply, you are allowed to freeze the avatar in place.
If you are unable to freeze the avatar and the avatar has ignored multiple requests, you may eject the avatar.
Whenever you freeze or eject a Resident, you should follow up as soon as practical with:
A note to the avatar explaining why the action was taken.
A note in the avatar’s profile “My Notes” with the details of the incident in case you are abuse reported by the Resident in question.
In the case of a clear griefing episode, file an Abuse Report (AR) for the avatar immediately, clearly noting that the griefing incident is taking place on LEA land, and eject the avatar. Please note that ARs should and can be submitted by anyone in a LEA Region.
Uccello Poultry: No worries, Solo. By now folks should know that you are a true mensch.
Marianne Mccann: Solo: I’d be lying if I did not say that we have had our issues before (a past Rumble comes to mind), but I also believe it goes a very long way when one realizes what they did and apologizes for it. We all have our days.
And of course, I also am no fan of SaveMe ( I tend to have a “do not engage/ban on sight” policy with her). I may have even thought “someone should go do a bunch of particles and attachments at that thing” thought. So really, I am in no place to blame you: you’ve ‘dealt’ with her antics far more than I.
I’m also have made my own mistakes in my time, such as staying a wee bit too long at a certain event in the Mosh region that one time. I hurt folks then without even realizing I had. I grew, I learned from my errors.
You’ve done a great deal to support the arts, LEA, and Second Life as a whole. Yes, you made a big mistake yesterday, but if one puts this on one side of a scale, and the other things on the other… well, it doesn’t erase the bad, but it does outweigh it.
Keep being you.
Livio Korobase: I don’t understand why a LEA committee member have to be a robot. You did what you felt to do and i hope this was right for you. I am not a judge, and i am not interested on verbal fights and climbing on the mirrors, as all this talks appear. I followed a bit the question on FB, and this make me very sad. No one appear thinking really at people, all are taken just on try to seem smart and cool, telling the most stupid things. A vanity fair.
To see what damage Solo Mornington did see the videos from the event. The damage was ZERO. Because SL gives us tools to mute and derender so you don’t have to see what you don’t want to see. That makes the banning of SaveMe Oh just an ordinary power game from a wannabe dictator afraid that people would prefer to see the work of SaveMe Oh instead of his own shit. So Solo Mornington is always welcome at a SaveMe Oh event but at LEA they have to call the troops, install border patrols, use IP bans and endless procedures to discuss her banning. FUCK THEM! FUCK the cowards of the committee: Jayjay Zifanwe, Secret Rage, LaPiscean Liberty, Honour McMillan, PatriciaAnne Daviau, Oberon Onmura and King Lea himself; Solo Mornington.