What To Read During Holidays?

I think I will start with this from Juicy Bomb.

Save God

Watching John Fall

When I joined the LEA committee as an adviser, John had the same position. At that time, he hadn’t shown up to the first meeting I attended, thus it was discussed about removing privileges from him since he was away. I didn’t realize it then, but one of the senior committee members, JMB Balogh, started grooming me to vote against John keeping his privileges.

In a private Discord chat, she told me that John had threatened her and fellow panel member, Secret Rage, “many times”. She didn’t go into what the threats were or how they were said. Still, I was aghast at this and wondered how they kept him on the committee at all. John then posted a letter in the LEA Google Groups site, stating someone had shown him the chat about removing his rights and that he was never contacted about anything. He seemed betrayed and very upset.

JMB became angry and grilled me in a private chat to see if I was the one who spoke to John. No one spoke up about who did it, so it was never revealed who was the culprit.

John resigned shortly afterwards. I had the inkling that someone pushed him to resign; he’s an emotional guy, and someone knew doing this to him would make him quit. But I kept those thoughts to myself and went on with training at LEA.

Hostility Over A Suggestion

LEA had a round of voting to allocate land to artists for its 13th batch of AiR grants. There were 30-something applicants; although my vote weighed less due to me being an adviser instead of a full member of the panel, I was still allowed to participate and become a liaison for the winners (which means, I would assist land grant artists if they had questions or needed help).

I also had an idea about promoting LEA to rl art media sites. I felt LEA needed better recognition; just courting blogging sites and machinima websites wasn’t going to do it, especially with artists like Marina Ambrovic and Jeff Koons co-opting the digital exhibit idea already pioneered in Second Life. After suggesting this, the panel liked the idea and said it was my project.

During the 13th round of voting, I saw several artists who seemed familiar to the voting process doing something strange–they were leaving direct notes in their apps for the panelists to read. Mostly this was listed where artists were to link their portfolio. Some 3D artists, instead, were inviting LEA members to view a “sneak peek” of their upcoming work. In fact, they wrote panelists’ names; some, who weren’t even with LEA any longer.

I thought it was weird and brought it up in the LEA Discord chat to discuss there first. My point was that a friendly reminder for people not to write notes like that in their apps would help to keep better distance between judges and applicants, in case the Lab ever looked over the apps in an audit.

Two people understood what I was saying (Patti and LaPiscean), but had different reactions. Patti felt I misunderstood the notes, while LaPiscean agreed and wanted me to bring it up at a meeting. I waited for the next panel meeting to take place, which was about every two weeks. When I did, I received a surprise.

At the next meeting, I was accused by JMB and Secret of causing trouble when I brought up the notes issue. I was shocked–was I not supposed to speak up about these things as an adviser? While LaPiscean still understood my stance, he explained they couldn’t address this publicly. It was best to let it go and move on.

JMB and Secret were set against me for the rest of the meeting, bringing up whatever they could to try and get me in trouble. It didn’t work and I was defended by Patti. By the time the meeting ended, I was angry. I told Patti about it, who said she had spoken to JMB about her tone. LaPiscean said I had to “earn my wings” with them.

I approached JMB and Secret separately and told them to never talk to me like that again, then turned in the resulting logs to Patti. In response, Secret posted a mass email to the entire group saying I had threatened her. When I asked Patti or LaPiscean to correct her over this lie, neither one of them did anything.

Pressure and Escalation

I had taken on a project to translate the LEA Sandbox rules into Spanish; I spoke a conversational amount but ended up needing help with translating certain terms anyway. When a fellow Second Life user came to my rescue, I thanked her by granting her a portrait to show my appreciation.

There was a meeting called at 2am (for 12 hours later) by one of the panelists. Although we had a deadline for me to finish the translation in two weeks’ time, the panel wanted me to turn the translation in that day. I told them a meeting called in less than 24 hours wouldn’t net me giving them work; it was unfair to expect that of me.

The next meeting, I turned the TOS translation in. But they wanted more. JMB suddenly recalled me having taken on the project of all the translations. Patti suddenly could not remember and seemed confused. I said no, because I only knew Spanish. They kept pressuring me to take the work, and I kept refusing. Then I told them, they can’t demand this of me and then be rude to me at the same time and call me a troublemaker. This is when they got upset and implied I shouldn’t be on the panel anymore. I told them I just wanted some basic respect, not to be lied about, and not pressured to go above and beyond for them while being treated badly.

JMB told me I had to “earn respect” with them.

I told them I had asked a mole to find a Linden to help me with this issue. They got upset and said it was against the rules to speak to people outside of LEA about LEA business. I pointed out that this is Linden business, and it is not against the rules to seek help for a situation in LEA gone awry.

What Secret Rage said then disheartened me: “They aren’t interested-we have 2 in our email thread with nary a peep.”

In other words, they knew they could do this to people and they would get away with it. This is why they have so far.

They held another meeting afterwards, locked me out, and passed me a note asking me to resign. I refused. Suddenly, everything from John’s push-out made sense; JMB had lied about the threats in order to turn my opinion against him. I had gotten played like a fiddle and was now the target of their next bout of harassment.

Afterwards, LaPiscean had this to say to me in a private chat: “Patti and I were outvoted. [JMB] will be on her way to give you the bad news, if she hasn’t already. But I am making moves so that this cannot happen to others.”

Recognizing Abuse Online

Isolation, deception, implied threats, and trying to limit your outreach to authority for help. This is abuse. And when you’re dealt this as a means of proving your worth to receive some kind of promotion or acceptance, that’s hazing. Straight up. Looking back, it’s crystal clear to me.

I know John and I aren’t the first people to deal with this. Many artists who deal with LEA believe the panel exercises bias when doling out grants. I went in believing maybe people just didn’t see the other side of what happens in planning and awarding grants, but I was horribly dismayed to find their assumptions were true–and so much more.

I’m leaving this entry here to warn others against dealing with any of the panel members here. If you do, document everything. Find a Linden to turn it into… if you can, because my efforts to even find a Linden to listen to this tale have been unsuccessful. If you’re out there, a Linden reading this? I’ve got logs to back up what I’m saying.

The Linden Endowment for the Arts is a mess. I have no idea what it’s going to take to clean it up. A rotating group of curators who vote in projects when it’s time? A smaller panel whose only job is not voting, but janitorial duties who works with the temporary panel of curators? A Linden on the panel to keep an eye on everybody? To wipe this program and start over, and not let SL users control app files and archives this time?

Whatever LL does, next time they need to make sure the committee doesn’t get so comfortable with itself that it resorts to hazing and power plays to control others. We would all be a lot better without that. ☆

Bonus: Questions

  • “Why haven’t LEA members done anything about this?” Per LaPiscean, they know what’s going on but it seems to be an issue of voting majority. It’s going to take enough to stop this from happening. Some of the quieter members are also averse to confrontation.
  • But I don’t see evidence of wrongdoing.” Thankfully, the quotes I listed show they are aware of their actions; they just don’t want to fix it.
  • “Would you return to LEA if they installed a new committee?” Nope. I don’t even feel people should mess with the panel anymore at all unless a Linden is keeping an eye on them. As a group, they just aren’t trustworthy at this point.
  • “Why do you care about this at all?” In a way, people are paying for this program. LL provides 20-something free sims for LEA to play with. That money’s coming from somewhere, and it isn’t the employees’ pockets.

The New Fucker On The Block

A good junta always succeed to put new motherfuckers on the chairs of the cowards who left in silence when they realise they contributed to a fascist regime. Solo Mornington, LaPiscean Liberty and others all left in silence to be replaced by bigger assholes with even less scruples. The ones who don’t ask questions but just pull the trigger. New stars like Secret Rage and JMB Balogh, secretly instructed by PatriciaAnne Daviau, who showed in an earlier post about LEA she is a big Donald Trump supporter.

Of course these string puppets can hold their position by frequent ass licking of the prim gluers who want to have a permanent free LEA sim like Betty Tureaud, Art Blue, Mandel Solano, Venus Adored and Medora Chevalier. They can’t have their frequent hippie parties without the help of these LEA committee dummies.

And why should an avatar be banned? Everybody can mute or derender this avatar if they don’t want to see her or her performances? The answer is that she generates such an attention that the dictatorship is losing it’s influences on the processes as they planned it. On their terms and their conditions, as they don’t want to lose the privileges granted to them by the almighty Linden.

The fact that my brother Lemondo Oh offered me his LEA sim last November for a month freaked the hell out of the LEA NSA and they apparently decided this should never happen again. I found out when my friends Jo Williams and Mario Hellstein wanted to allow me on their LEA sims as they always do (those 2 also lick LEA asses to get their yearly free LEA sim).

Jo Williams: Aloha, test something for me plz ?:)

(and she send me a TP to see if I could enter her LEA sim)(Of course the border was highly secured as PatriciaAnne Daviau listen well to her role model Donald Trump how to build high walls)

SaveMe Oh: Banned from the region still, do your best.

Jo Williams: You tried the TP?

SaveMe Oh: Yes. You have to contact the dictators again.

Jo Williams: Hmm, they removed the option to allow you 1/1/17 apparently . . I told them you were cool on lea20 last year. . still no . . i said ” Oh ”

SaveMe Oh: Kill the fascists!

Jo Williams: Not before supper.

SaveMe Oh: But in time for the last supper.

Jo Williams: Did you fuck with someone here, last year?  (in their opinion)

SaveMe Oh: They ban me from all regions as default, after simowners have to request my presence again every new round

Jo Williams: Until now ..  they have removed that option.

SaveMe Oh: When you request it directly to them?

Jo Williams: Now, yes. To the one in charge of my sim.

SaveMe Oh: Who is your boss this time?

Jo Williams: Hmm, a new one, I will check with PatriciaAnne Daviau when she comes online.

SaveMe Oh: Which new one, you coward?

Jo Williams: Haha, ooh provocative . .:))

SaveMe Oh: Are you so afraid of them? That they might take back your pathetic sim?

Jo Williams: Hehehe – i am not afraid in rl of people either haha, and take it back, they can- Mario will still have his ahah.

SaveMe Oh: Then why you are afraid to tell who is your boss this time?

Jo Williams: Wait. I am making a notecard.

SaveMe Oh: Did they request an omerta?

Jo Williams: ometra – wtf is that?

SaveMe Oh: Oath of silence

Jo Williams: Wait. I am making a notecard. O;o gawd, you’re impatient.

SaveMe Oh: Every victim is impatient.

Then the evidence arrived in a notecard:

Jo Williams: Hello, sorry to interrupt, but can you arrange for SaveMe Oh to be allowed on LEA20 please 🙂 thank you

JMB Balogh: No sorry, she is permanently banned from LEA sims.

Jo Williams: Who has the authority?:) Last year the ban was lifted . . the blog said ”on request” ?:)

JMB Balogh: No the ban has not been lifted.

Jo Williams: Last year she was permitted onto LEA 20

JMB Balogh: I’m sorry Jo but as of January 1st 2017 she is permabanned on all LEA sims. No exceptions.

Jo Williams: Oh!

Time for a visit to some of the LEA sims to wish the LEA lickers a prim glueing 2017 with lots of happy ass licking.

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With Venus Adored

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With Art Blue

Art Blue: Hello. What I read here is posted without knowing the facts. Every LEA  grant holder can unban SaveMe Oh. Also a fact is which I have proof on many occasions that SaveMe Oh as soon as she is unbanned comes to this sim on Grand Openings and takes over the planned performances to make them to her own. SaveMe Oh calls it to contribute, but you can see this just a SPAMing with her particles and then she blogs it how long it took until she gots ejected

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Yes the committee has made the decision to perma ban SaveMe Oh from all LEA regions effective 1/1/2017.

Art Blue: I need glasses obviously SaveMe Oh did another step forward to get this now

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Just as JM stated

Cupido Oh: No, Art, you did a step forward in your support of a dictatorship

PatriciaAnne Daviau: and for the record I do not support Trump nor will I ever support him

 

The Disgusting Not Appropriate Trump Reference She Is Very Disappointed About

Some might think the LEA committee is a transparent organization but we all know already for long that narrow-mindedness is their main leitmotiv. See how committee members Secret Rage and PatriciaAnne Daviau try to manipulate a LEA simowner, in this case my dear brother Lemonodo Oh

First some motherly advice from LEA Committee member Secret Rage to Lemonodo Oh how to handle his sister SaveMe Oh when he wanted her to be unbanned so she could attent his opening of his LEA24 sim last October

Secret Rage: I don’t think I need to tell you that you saying things should remain moderate is not going to make SaveMe Oh remain moderate…likely you realize it will guarantee she won’t 😉 She is allowed by invitation only by the artist there on LEA (as she has been very abusive to other Artists in the past, unfortunately-which is sad). Anyway, I have removed her from the ban for your sim so she is able to attend… also I’ve had the maturity rating changed for you so we don’t have any issues this time.

Lemonodo Oh: Hi, Secret Rage, this is good news on both counts — we might revisit rating after the opening — SaveMe is likely to do better by invitation than by being banned.

Secret Rage: Would you like me to send that notice out in the LEA info group?

After the opening:

Lemonodo Oh: SaveMe was happy enough with the opening… now she wants the region but suppose I found her case well argued–it seems best the LEA air grant committee consider this David and Goliath “solution” that I endorse. I spoke with PatriciaAnne Daviau about it and we’ll go ahead and do it— I will do my utmost to preserve boundaries at neighbouring regions especially and content— I hope we can stay out of the content monitoring business truly I do, but I might have to because there are reasons I might (and also in some ways, reasons we might not)

Secret Rage: Well…do remember it is YOUR sim- nothing should happen there that you don’t want to happen.

Lemonodo Oh: I thought it over and decided to go with it — if I had to do it over again, I would respond the same — so I am putting my heart and soul this is the best way all that it entails

Secret Rage: The final say is yours in regard to the sim…I wish you well

Lemonodo Oh: Thanks — I think it will inform us

After SaveMe Oh occupied the ground level of LEA24 in the month November

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PatriciaAnne Daviau: Wow. “LEA is nothing, you are something” …. You really think we are nothing after giving you grants several times?

Lemonodo Oh: Apparently this is a quote… in terms of art movements we might agree this is true.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Ok

Lemonodo Oh: 🙂

PatriciaAnne Daviau: 😦

After the Pussy Grab Mountains occurred at LEA24

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PatriciaAnne Daviau: Do you really think what you have on your LEA sim is appropriate? Have you seen the disgusting Trump reference on YOUR sim?

Lemonodo Oh: Would it be ok if I asked the artist to clear this up? I can’t do it for you

PatriciaAnne Daviau: You do whatever you want… you made your bed and now YOU have to lie in it

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I know you think LEA is nothing and SaveMe is everything but I am VERY disappointed in you

Lemonodo Oh: Um, that is not true. You can’t know what I think because that is not how I think. If you’re disappointed, that is separate. Disappointed.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I read it in SaveMe’s blog or did she lie when she copy\pasted your chat?

Lemonodo Oh: That is something the (I cannot spell this word) liason brought up and that is a misinterpretation if not a misreading that you just sent me. Let us reread the passage together since two of you were quick to take offense where none was directed or intended

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Lemonodo Oh: I don’t see any comparison. LEA is nothing, you are something.

Lemonodo Oh: (this is aside from the offending work now)

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Straight from her blog

Lemonodo Oh: That is about an art movement. But I have not located the passage. LEA is an art administrative entity similar to a museum, SaveMe Oh is an artist. There is a difference.

This is what I remember mentioning to the liason.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: But we are nothing and she is something.

Lemonodo Oh: Though not happy, the liason was “ok” with the distinction and how indeed there is no comparison. As for art moevementys LEA has no proper agency at all. That I can see. What are your thoughts on this? (Again this is aside from the offending work, and I might be the wrong person to take up this discussion)

Anyway I found the passage… are you sure you want to take offense?

You Really Think Governance, Dee and Keira Linden Love You?

It was that French security expert Iono Allen has always an eye on his radar systems otherwise I would not have noticed these invasion of LINDEN employees in the LEA 24 sim that I have occupied, but at once 3 were flying around in the wild above Pussy Grab Mountains and the roads from nothing to nowhere to spy on the only exiting installation in LEA.

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A few hours later also the LEA committee sends her secretary of execution, but I just offered her a free car as I offer to everyone.

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SaveMe Oh: Did you try a car already?

PatriciaAnne Daviau: No

SaveMe Oh: If you want you can hop in…..

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I’ll have to do that in a few moments

SaveMe Oh: Hop in? Pity you missed all our LINDEN friends

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I did? When were they visiting?

SaveMe Oh: Few hours ago, a real flying armada.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: You take pictures?

SaveMe Oh: Of course. You better unban me quick in case they love me.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: You really think they love you?

SaveMe Oh: Why they wouldn’t love me? The only one keeping Secondlife alive? Btw, did you vote for Trump?

Also Merit Coba passed by:

Merit Coba wrote later on facebook:

I wished I could hate SaveMe Oh. So I went to her lea 24 thing. I can’t say much about it to reveal it, but it is in many ways a brilliant association between various cultures, It feels easy to make.. but it is hard to make it.
I once met her.. she was really bitchy. So I was bitchy to her at her exhibit. Apparently, she can take shit for she didn’t ban me.

SaveMe vs Goliath

Although my brother Lemonodo was waisting his time in a gay club instead of taking care of his LEA sim he didn’t escape me when I called him for duty.

He only forgot to dress up when I TP-ed him or…..?

Better not ask.

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SaveMe Oh: Why you don’t change the name of your LEA24 sim into “SaveMe and LEA”? Would be much better than David en Goliath.

The real fight is between small me and the big dictatorship of LEA. We don’t need metaphors

Lemonodo Oh: I don’t see any comparison. LEA is nothing, you are something.

SaveMe Oh: I know myself, but for the drama it is the fight between me and them.

Lemonodo Oh: But i see what u r getting at now, it is much the same as u say.

SaveMe Oh: They decide what is good for us and who are the chosen ones. So let me make a statement and let me occupy this place. You don’t have a clue anyway what to do with the sim. Growing virtual grass!

Lemonodo Oh: I’m not enough of an art admin to figure this out on my own and feel a little like don quixote tilting at windmills over this but publish this conversation and let’s see where it goes.

SaveMe Oh: You could give me building rights and then we see what happens. : I am not going to stir things up without any power, then I am the Don Quichotte

Lemonodo Oh: I got into trouble last time, not a lot, and i did ask the committee before doing anything, but definitely some, so i’ll raise it as before — my intent is simple and clear enough and achieved to the extent i can — there is one sculpture missing and goliath is still under development, but time is short. So i’ll see — they didn’t seem to mind thinking it over before

SaveMe Oh: What can happen to you? A few pissed off avi’s?

Lemonodo Oh: I had one

SaveMe Oh: And did you suffer much?

Lemonodo Oh: The committee got its discussion. As far as i can see on the whole they were happy. I suffered at the hands of the one unhappy person.Seems to be a very difficult person to please and maybe a person incognizant of artistic movements as they exist overall, which is what your work seems to observe more than most, that is how i came to feel about it.

SaveMe Oh: Thats why I need help to make this visable

Lemonodo Oh: uh yeah, well-made case you present so i will take it to the committee as before.

SaveMe Oh: This time would be nice if you would do it in secret, without telling them. Risking to be kicked out

Lemonodo Oh: 🙂 i feel bad about that to be honest but i think your argument, your case is fine

SaveMe Oh: Yes, I would take advantage off you but for the good cause

Lemonodo Oh: i have not a stitch on–this is great

SaveMe Oh: LEA is ruled by a few selfaclaimed judges who have free sims all their virtual life

Lemonodo Oh: True

SaveMe Oh: What gives them that right? What they did? Are they elected? Why others have to pay 300 dollar for a sim?

Lemonodo Oh: I wouldn’t begin to pay 300

SaveMe Oh: I think its great Linden offers this but it should not be run by a bunch of dictators. I dont want it for myself, I dont need sims.

Lemonodo Oh: How should new artists in residence be chosen?

SaveMe Oh: I think they should elect the committee

Lemonodo Oh: Oligarchic choice might not be the best way

SaveMe Oh: For a certain period. The committee itself could change that.

Lemonodo Oh: Much as second pride festival elects a board every year? That makes sense

SaveMe Oh: Yes, now this committee is deciding everything already for years. Some people always get for certain a sim if needed and I guess they dont have to apply but……nobody is also showing what people ask when they apply so we never will know.

And another question is, why they can decide to ban me or others? On what grounds? Are they judges?

Lemonodo Oh: I think thyey might be a jury, yes.

SaveMe Oh: And why they are in a jury and I am not?

Lemonodo Oh: That the air grant program is juried that is a fair question.

SaveMe Oh: And why they decide about you and not the other way around? Do they have qualifications?

Lemonodo Oh: Often juries are chosen by owners of a venue, such as a festival. Usually qualifications are “found”

SaveMe Oh: Here it is someone who has a Linden connection and after he or she installed some friends. With mighty power.

Lemonodo Oh: Something like that, usually some connection to the arts is found.

SaveMe Oh: JayJay, no connection to art found!  Solo , no connection to art found!  Secret Rage, no connection to art found!  Patricia, no connection to art found!

Lemonodo Oh: And here i am relying on one liason and a committee majority to do the right thing

SaveMe Oh: Yes, family or the committee? An exiting life or a dull one.

Lemonodo Oh: Rather simple the way you put it, as it should be

SaveMe Oh: Yes, thats why I am never so much afraid about the consequences. It’s simple,   good against bad. And am I wrong that you prefer to spent your time on other spots, regarding your appearance?

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Lemonodo Oh: I came in-world at home is all and felt it best not to cover up. I put in the request to the committee and let them have a look at it. You’ve made a super case

SaveMe Oh: Pity you rely on the committee instead on me

Lemonodo Oh: What more could you possibly do without running a foul of the understanding they might encourage me to have? And it is a pity i can’t do more right here right now, i do feel bad about that

SaveMe Oh: You could add me to the builders group and look the other way.

Lemonodo Oh: I did before and did get into trouble with one committee member or favourite. I felt bad about the trouble. It was nothing i could undo

SaveMe Oh: Pity you let your own feelings weight more heavy than a good cause.

Lemonodo Oh: I thought it was such a great idea, apparently they did not think so

SaveMe Oh: You think freedom is won by discussions with the committee? Dictatorships never end by talking with them. They can be killed though by brave people who dare to risk their virtual neck.

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Lemonodo Oh: I better put some pants on, I did reach one of the authorities.

A good point you make — let’s see how unhappy they can get right this instant

SaveMe Oh: So which one gave you trouble the last time, the one who is gone now? Or Secret Rage?

Lemonodo Oh: We’re gonna do it. Let me give you a two-week clock.

SaveMe Oh: Give me November. First finish your project. We do a big party here next week : and after that I take over for a month. In december you choose somebody else.

Lemonodo Oh: Ok, let’s do that.

SaveMe Oh: deal

Lemonodo Oh: Be darn careful of the neighbors… careful with content since the owners of the game are apparently the ones who come up with the resources… i think that covers what drives the committee

SaveMe Oh: I build without fear and accept the consequences.

Meet Solo Mornington’s Doggies

SaveMe Oh: Hi Patricia Anne

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Hello SaveMe

SaveMe Oh: You already fired Solo Mornington or you prefer to support the dictator?

Long silence

SaveMe Oh: Normally your answers come quicker

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I have nothing to say to you about any of the committee members.

SaveMe Oh: But you like to work together with an idiot like him? A stalker? A griefer?

PatriciaAnne Daviau: So how is the weather in your country today?

SaveMe Oh: Prefer to play numb?

PatriciaAnne Daviau: It is sunny here today. Do you like the hills on this sim?

SaveMe Oh: Better stick your head in the sand when it’s warm

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Think I’ll stick my toes in the sand instead although I see no sand on this sim (LEA 24)

SaveMe Oh: Well, as the almighty bunch you could drop some sand here

PatriciaAnne Daviau: We could but would have to talk to Lemonodo Oh first

SaveMe Oh: My brother don’t need talking, he has an open mind. Put him on Solo’s place

PatriciaAnne Daviau: What does that mean… “put him on Solo’s place’?

SaveMe Oh: When you kick the dictator out put my brother on his chair until the elections. Or you prefer to decide as always for yourself who have to lead LEA?

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I do like sand on my beaches but this sort of works too I think

SaveMe Oh: Well you are the self acclaimed boss, so why don’t you do so?

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I think I want to watch a movie today. You have any suggestions?

SaveMe Oh: Yes, to celebrate your gay pride I suggest this one:

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I take it this is one you made. : I’ll check it out when I log out

SaveMe Oh: You will be delighted

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Well thank you for the suggestion

SaveMe Oh: I don’t know if suggestions to your kind of people have much effect.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: I appreciate them all the same

SaveMe Oh: When you say so

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Not sure what that means… but ok… Have a good day, SaveMe…

A few seconds later in the same sim….

Lemonodo Oh: Hi SaveMe, some bad news from a LEA official I hadn’t identified as a threat before.

SaveMe Oh: They are all a threat. Does Solo want to blow you up in pieces? Or did Patricia complain?

Lemonodo Oh: Honour McMillan wants me to return pieces or rate the region adult, which I can’t seem to do (the re-rate)

SaveMe Oh: Refuse it! Fight dictatorship

Lemonodo Oh: well let me put it this way — I’m out of time and we are going by Art Nation rules and I don’t think there is a rating problem in the first place — it didn’t occur to me

SaveMe Oh: Of course not, they want a stick to hit the dog

Lemonodo Oh: let’s let it go — forget I mentioned it. Goodness. Sorry to interrupt.

SaveMe Oh: Just don’t answer them. That’s also their tactic when you ask them something.

Lemonodo Oh: I haven’t responded — it’s silly

SaveMe Oh: Very good, that’s the way to handle disputes with those dictatorial idiots.

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While Isis is blowing up the world this weekend these idiots worry about the nudity of 72 offered virgins (that could save the world) in a PG rated sim.

The Tears Of A Clown

Josef K. send the LEA committee members a message about the behaviour of their King Lea during my IBook release event in his sim.

Josef K:

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.

Solo's intervention

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.

Josef K

But Solo’s answer is already on his Secondlife page where he weeps bitter tears about how he could be so dumb.

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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

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linden_Lab_Official:Linden_Endowment_for_the_Arts

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.

Fighting In The Lobby

My sister Bryn open another thingy of hers, but letting her dear sister in? Of course not.

Alice Rothmanay: I’m having trouble getting outside.  I’m stuck in the gallery building.

SaveMe Oh: That will teach you. Scream in the cam for help

Bryn Oh: Just walk down the hallway to the girl looking at the painting of the barn on a wheat field

PatriciaAnne Daviau: Bryn to the rescue!

SaveMe Oh: Locked in a Bryn Oh, your worsed nightmare

SaveMe Oh: Did you pre-ban me again, Bryn, or can I reach the lobby too?

Bryn Oh: You have been banned for ages .. because well… you are annoying

SaveMe Oh: So still banned?

Bryn Oh: And now in my group like the little stalker you are

SaveMe Oh: I don’t have to take measures in case im locked up there? Hey, dont forget all the Linden I gave you to survive.

Leonard Magnifico: Oh, Oh ” laughs ”

SaveMe Oh: She forgets so quick…I was intending to take my sheep to your lobby

Caliban Jigsaw: ahhh where is the lobby, Bryn?

SaveMe Oh: Behind the stable

Clairwil Oh: Don’t force me to come over and give you a sisterly spanking, SaveMe.

SaveMe Oh: You bought food for the sheep?

Juliette: smiles

SaveMe Oh: Better beat up Bryn for locking me out again. I was so looking forward to go and visit the lobby

Clairwil Oh: Well…you are just going to have to read about it on the 10 o’clock news. There’s lots of talent in the Oh family. I am sure that soon I will be seeing another wonderful SaveMe machinima.

SaveMe Oh: Dont promote me in this group, I dont want farmers as followers

Clairwil Oh: pfft.

Cherry: hands out cookies

SaveMe Oh: You also have sheep cookies?

Cherry: Shaped like a sheep, got a nice cutout for that

Nicki Darbyshire: Giggles…and raises her pitchfork to SaveMe

SaveMe Oh: Now tell me, is the Lobby a complete copy of AM Radio’s work? As I cant go myself I am curious.

[12:32]  Bryn Oh: You have been ejected from ‘Immersiva’ by Bryn Oh.

Bryn Oh: you got what you wanted saveme

Philos Kidd: lol

frenzy23: idk..I am getting a kick out of your chat in Imersiva group..your blog is fun too…I needed the smiles today..thanks

Kharne Sagan: I like drama gossip, what’s the origin of this drama?

Nicki Darbyshire: SaveMe is drama…sighs

Bryn Oh: now run off and blog it

San: No need to ask … jeolousy, self-centredness, etc etc

SaveMe Oh: The origin is Bryn’s behavior 8 years ago when she was angry when I upgraded a boring art talk of her

San: dull normalness etc etc, who knows, it doesn’t metter nor matter

Kharne Sagan: 8 YEARS OF DRAMA!?

Bryn Oh: No it was actually when you went to Sabrinaa Nightfires funeral for cancer and mocked her family

Kharne Sagan: There must be more stories

Gazelle.falconer: Saveme Oh is a fascist who brooks no other views but hers alone

San: Take your complaints to Bryn, not to the overall group please. Seems so Gazelle.

Bryn Oh: Who made avatars to come into sl to witness it

San (santoshima): seems so

Nicki Darbyshire-Nyn (nicki.darbyshire): I got thrown out of places with SaveMe cos I sided with her

SaveMe Oh: Sabrinaa loved me, you are just jealous

San: It’s very very human on the low end of the scale. Please stop involving people in your negativity and narcisism

Gazelle.falconer: For the bottom feeders

SaveMe Oh: I was only asking to go in the lobby

Cherry: “Although originally a non-offensive reference to fishing by trolling for comments or suggestions, the term in Internetspeak has evolved and now refers to someone who engages in discussions purely to provoke or annoy. Because trolls take away from productive work, the ideal response is to starve the troll of attention by ignoring it and going about your usual business. People being people, though, someone usually takes the bait, which is why trolls are so notorious.”

SaveMe Oh: are we now getting the wikipedia scientists?

Bryn Oh: SaveMe why not instead explain why you went to her funeral and mocked her family? What possessed you to do that days after they lost a daughter?

Clairwil Oh: I would like to know the answer to that too. I have been curious.

SaveMe Oh: I loved her and worked together with her

Bryn Oh: You felt it was ok to mock their loss

SaveMe Oh: Here the great movie we made together:

Bryn Oh: The world is full of people without the ability to feel empathy for others and you are one of those

SaveMe Oh: Its even more disgusting you use diseased people to design your truth

Bryn Oh: And you hide behind calling it art

Cherry: * looks for that MJ popcorn eating gif *

SaveMe Oh: hide? I came forward for an entree in the lobby. Why not TP me in Bryn, is it so difficult?

Bryn Oh: you have 30 alts use one

SaveMe Oh: My alts hate your stuff

Clairwil Oh: I am sad to think that you, SaveMe, would use your wit to attack someone who is already down. It is a fine thing to bring a rapier wit to question authority and those in power, but I am sorry to hear that it would be used against those who are not able to handle it

SaveMe Oh: its what you want to believe Clairwill.

Kharne Sagan: Are all the Ohs like SL sisters or something, or were?

SaveMe Oh: Of course we are and Bryn doesnt allow me in the family because she want all the fame for herself

Samantha Herstein wonders if she’s wandered into a reading of an old old movie script…

San: christ

SaveMe Oh: Cheesus, I prefer. Christ might be another invention of her

Manaseh Draken: sounds like family problems……   and i don’t do family problems

Clairwil Oh: What I would WANT to believe, SaveMe, is that you would exercise compassion when it is appropriate and be fierce when it is appropriate. And I hope that would be what you would take from my concern.

SaveMe Oh: Go suck some blood, you are getting weak

San: could be your motto instead of “salvation” whoever you are.

SaveMe Oh: Clairwill is the vampire of the family, not me, im not into bats or sheep

Clairwil Oh: Possibly. But I won’t be weak with you, because you are very strong and expect it from others.

San: so go diddle with a sheep instead of this group chat

SaveMe Oh: Can you all stop now please, I have to edit this for my blog

Bryn Oh: Keyboard warriors are not strong, just an illusion

San: so true

SaveMe Oh: Ilussion, the supreme art

Gazelle Falconer: Is that the blog where YOU save the world from its own hypocrisy Save?

SaveMe Oh: Yes Gazelle, did it help you?

Clairwil Oh: Before you get all bloggy, SaveMe, don’t leave this out: for the record…I love you in that way that one comes to love someone in SL, and i love your work. I also love Bryn and Bryn’s work. I wish that all this “Sheep Talk” and other carping would stop, if it is not playful, as it detracts from the positive I find in your performance art.

SaveMe Oh: Yes mother

San: Well said ~ perhaps could be sent in an IM?

SaveMe Oh: And miss all the drama???? Are you crazy????

Gazelle.falconer: It left a bad taste in my mouth Save

Clairwil Oh: No, it would be pointless to send it in an IM. But I’m taking off now, if my ears burn, lol, I’ll go check the blog. 🙂

Simba Sparrow: Clair are you their mom?

SaveMe Oh: She doesnt like people to know that, please respect that

Kharne Sagan: But you told everyone

Clairwil Oh: puts on her spectacles and takes her medication out of the weekly pack.

SaveMe Oh: This is not private IM OMG

ColeMarie Soleil: The only reason she gets your attention is you allow yourself to be eaten up by petty online squabbles over personas when you don’t even know the actual person. That goes for anyone online. You get what you give out. You nurture what you feed. Her thing works because everyone is super uptight and over dramatic often. Who cares what people think is art. Like what you like. The art scene here is super insular and back patting to begin with. Just make what inspires you and stop being caught up in the silly shit that doesn’t matter.

PatriciaAnne Daviau: yeah what Colie said….

Gazelle Falconer: A few years ago Saveme Oh had a show that had suddenly appearing, rapidly flashing very black and very white stripes and I, because my younger sister had petit mal and such could send her into a seizure just wanted a warning posted and Saveme Oh took that as censorship and ranted about it.

SaveMe Oh: No more people who want to blame me for everything? Now you have your chance?

Despotism Is Secretly Granting Probation Based On Self Acclaimed Rules

Are you familiar with the names of these virtual dictators? They may look like nice people but they are already years responsible for gardening the Linden LEA sims for art on their own conditions. When they like your virtual nose you might get a piece of land, when you won’t lick their ass, they may ban you without notice for years.

I the jury

Honour McMillan

Jayjay Zifanwe

LaPiscean Liberty

Oberon Onmura

PatriciaAnne Daviau

Quan Lavender

Solo Mornington

First they banned me practically everywhere on Linden LEA land and try to persuade me to fill in their ridiculous appeal forms to get my freedom to go where I want back. Owners of a LEA sim had to lick their asses if they insist of having me there. The arrogant Solo Mornington couldn’t resist showing with great pleasure how he was able to hold me down and under is thumb as he wanted, as if he was the almighty god of LEA.

And now, in secret, without any message, I can go again to the LEA sims. Did they feel ashamed about their despotic behaviour after the Charlie Hebdo attacks? Was it just a mistake when they restart the sim? Or did they finally realise that sims who are not visited by SaveMe Oh can be considered as dead and lost.

Killing god

But why I still can’t go to LEA 1 to 8? And the sandbox LEA 5? Still some restrictions, or did the LEA slave Secret Rage demand this condition. We will not know as despotism is never known for is transparent policies.

slave Secret Rage demand this condition. We will not know as despotism is never known for is transparent policies.

Why Call The Police When There Is A Fellow Artist Volunteering To Do The Dirty Work?

To my surprise I could visit without problems the LEA sim of Mandel Solano but today I found myself at once banned there. Time to ask Mandel what could be the problem.

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Mandel Solano: Hello SaveMe:) I can’t see that you are banned

SaveMe Oh: Me neither, but last week I could go there and now not anymore. Maybe your neighbours arranged it? Who is the region owner of LEA 23?

Mandel Solano: I’m the owner + some LEA people

SaveMe Oh: You are the sim owner but you have bosses above you. Who rule everything?

Mandel Solano: Can you enter LEA24?

SaveMe Oh: Lea 24 is from Betty Tureaud?

Mandel Solano: Yes maybe, I do not know.

SaveMe Oh: Of course I can’t go there. Maybe she asked for it. Afraid me disturbing her land from your side. Who is the region owner?

Mandel Solano: I do not know how things like that work

SaveMe Oh: Jayjay? Quan? Solo? You have to ask one of them. Tell them you want me to have access to your sim. Maybe Betty had an event and asked the politburo to ban me. Will you do something about it? Or you prefer it stays like this?

Mandel Solano: It’s the people in the LEA group

SaveMe Oh: Who give you the LEA permissions to build?

Mandel Solano: The group. I’m owner of this SIM. Zero Lindens.

SaveMe Oh: But who gave you those rights? Are you blonde or what?

Mandel Solano: I do not remember

SaveMe Oh: An acute attack of Alzheimer? With whom you had correspondence about your LEA grant? Jayjay? Quan? Solo?

Mandel Solano: Maybe it was Solo Mornington.

SaveMe Oh: So tell him you want me there and he has to settle it. Let me know when you have arranged it.

Mandel Solano: There is a show at Friday evening on both LEA23 and 24 together, maybe Betty feels that you should try to disturb that.

SaveMe Oh: And what do you feel?

Mandel Solano: I do not know with you SaveMe, you have done it on other places too. What do you say about that?

SaveMe Oh: You support repression?

Mandel Solano: No but I do not support destruction and humiliation either

SaveMe Oh: I am not able to destruct, nor do I practice humiliation. You want to press charges anyway? Maybe you could ask for my arrest? Or maybe you can ask them to kill me without a trial?

Mandel Solano: Hm but you do that with attached objects, or do you not?

SaveMe Oh: Do what? Tell me what you have attached at this moment? Is that forbidden in SL?

Mandel Solano: How does that have implication now? You can’t tell me what I wearing

SaveMe Oh: Nor can they tell me what I can wear. So you support oppression?

Mandel Solano: You wearing disturbing objects or particles.

SaveMe Oh: Do you have a definition of disturbance? What if I wear art?

Mandel Solano: They do that sometimes even with me and eject me.

SaveMe Oh: You approve that?

Mandel Solano: And I try to adapt to that

SaveMe Oh: Is their judgement better than your own?

Mandel Solano: Sometimes it is:)

SaveMe Oh: In my case never.

Mandel Solano: Not always:)

SaveMe Oh: I never ban or eject people. Are you aware SL gives you the tools to mute? So in case of eject or ban somebody decides for others what they are allowed to see or not. It’s called censorship. Do you approve censorship?

Mandel Solano: The only way a sim admin can protect his/her sim is to ban.

SaveMe Oh: Why, they can tell everybody they have a mute button and let the people decide them self. Do you need somebody to decide that for you? Are you not capable to judge for yourself?

Mandel Solano: if an avatar wears things so big and disturbing that nothing else can be seen that’s censorship too, made by one against all others

SaveMe Oh: Everybody can mute that

Mandel Solano: Not if you are new in SL.

SaveMe Oh: So you feel the need to protect the newbie’s?

Mandel Solano: It takes time to learn how to behave in SL, SaveMe.

SaveMe Oh: Did you ask the newbie’s if they need your parental guidance? : I prefer to learn myself.

Mandel Solano: Yes I always help them if I can

SaveMe Oh: So help them with explaining! Or you prefer to teach repression?

Mandel Solano: If SL shall survive we need more people in SL not less.

SaveMe Oh: So to make SL grow you approve repression? I had the idea you might be an artist, now I know the answer.

Mandel Solano: People leave SL because of idiotic people here

Mandel Solano: You do not SaveMe

SaveMe Oh: I am very disappointed in you. I wish you a happy life with your LEA friends.

Mandel Solano: Don’t be I love your work on the right spot:)

SaveMe Oh: The right spot for my work is everywhere

Mandel Solano: You must apply for a LEA Grant, I think:)

SaveMe Oh: I am already locked up in a ghetto because people like you

Mandel Solano: Talk with PatriciaAnne Daviau if she has not blocked you?

SaveMe Oh: There is only one thing to do, you tell them you want me on your sim. Don’t hide behind others. You are the sim owner, I am banned. You accept that or not.

Mandel Solano: But you need to act less aggressive against other people

SaveMe Oh: I don’t have to do anything. I am a free human being.

Mandel Solano: I did arrange to have Betty’s and mine sim together. I can’t go against her. : I need to ask her first, SaveMe.

SaveMe Oh: First you pretend you didn’t know she was your neighbour, now you have an arrangement. So you are a liar too.