On Tuesday we had a reading and book-signing at the bookshop. It was a madhouse as a muck-raking journalist showed up and confronted Emma. Actually, we hadn't planned anything, but with the finely-honed troublemaking skills of the four of us, no planning is needed (apparently). Video Linden was there, as well as some strangers. I suppose the event was videoed and on the front page of the SL website, but I can't see the video there anymore as I have WMP 10 and it works with 9. No one thought to look during the event itself. It was hilarious fun, and I told Enjah later I was proud of us.
Last night I sailed from my house in Bodega, to Umber - a long way. I have decided I enjoy sailing around but I don't think I'd want to race. I like sailing the smaller waterways, or near land, since on the open void sims you really don't get a tremendous sense of motion.
Enjah's making an office upstairs for Dexter Huntley. Dexter has sprung to life. He stalks about hwearing a shadow-toned trench coat, chainsmoking cigarettes, and wearing a hat indoors ===:O
I'm still making the tent, which, as I knew when I had made it then was given different instructions, is just not making me happy. It looks superficially lovely, and I've had a million people stop and remark on it including ahkenatan, however, I'm not happy. Making a drape-y cloth feel was fine. Then it had to be larger, so I had to join swoopy bits to swoopy bits. Then it had to be totally enclosed and private, so it means filling in all the chinks that are odd sizes, without making it ugly. If I'd begun at this point I'd've made it all thicker so the joints would be hidden, but alas, I am changing as I go - so now I have an annoyed and frustrated feeling inside that won't go away.
There's a new free newspaper in SL, so I got a newspaper-giving thing and put it on the table by the chair in the bookshop. A man has written a full-length book and is distributing it in SL, so I am meeting with him today (methinks) to add his book to the bookshop. I made the poster for the next contest, and asked Selador if he'd write it - a science-fiction book called Light Seed.
That's a neat twist as Sel is a science fiction writer in real life. In the poster: the white paws of the poodle Fifi, Destroyer of Worlds (Lumiere N), a Zealot (Soniv S), and the bubbling-brain alien avatar made by Thundercloud P.
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