The forces behind Second life, had been acting up for days before I was scheduled to read on Wednesday the 9th. LL had somehow put a new variation on crashing and instead of entire sims going down from over crowding, the new thing was to see the selective wipe- out of maybe 1/2 of the avatars or 3/4 of the population at a gathering, on a sim at any given time. What is that all about? I was on one sim after my reading where they all swore they saw a “griefer” but I had already seen this happen on a few, so knew it wasn’t a big rash of “griefers” marauding over the grid for the new year.
Barbie had prepared a beautiful venue, but even the best laid plans can not compete with the fickle capriciousness of an unstable grid, which it seems to me SL has been suffering, for the last three or four days.
It was a nice beginning, and looked like it would be a good attendance,( 33) as people began to stroll in, but by the 2nd poem, I heard that dreaded ding and looking up saw I had been logged out. You never knows if the whole sim went down or just you, so there is that moment of indecision, knowing that the stream is still up and alive, should I keep reading for probably nobody, or just stop and call it some very bad luck? I listened to my instincts, that said finally keep going, and good thing too, because about 6 or 7 strong willed avatars never crashed,and just watched everyone else around them , including myself, go down.
My main photographer, Nat, crashed too and a few times at that, so the pictures were only taken before the reading started. I will include a few and then if anyone would like to hear the recording of the reading I will include that below. Even with the crashing, and the chaos,(Maria couldn’t get the image board to respond when she came back) I think those who made it back in, really enjoyed it…and so did I. I want to thank all my loyal supporters (you really are SOOO loyal) I know many had to relog back in several times, and even with that, almost all the group stayed to the end.I also want to thank you for the generosity I witnessed through out my reading by all of you who donated so freely and willingly to the cause of Parkinson’s Research. I would also like to correct an error on my previous post. 100% of the money raised in donations goes to Parkinson’s Research It made my heart swell…in the good way:)
All in all it was a challenging but also beautiful time, that we shared. Thank you all for being there, and for continuing to enjoy my poetry.
Click on the.mp3 link if you would like to hear what you missed while you were trying to get back in, or for those who wanted to come to my reading, but couldn’t make it..Here it is below: Enjoy!
Karima’s Reading on Creation for Parkinson’s Jan. 9th 2013.mp3
I will pass Nat’s comment here about the reading and thank her once again for her photos, and her tenacity to get back in. Hugs Nat and you are very welcome!!
January 10, 2013 at 1:52 am (Edit)
Was a great reading! Although LL made some problems with LAG and things and after crashing two times, the stream was gone for me, but it works over vcl, so I could listen to the rest of the reading. And it was worth! Your voice came up crystal clear. It was so great, listening while you read Rosedrop’s poem the first time in public.
And also the audience was really great and generous.
Thank you for this wonderful evening Karima!
HI Karima…as you know I really wanted to attend…Tried to several times…but SL just gave me a beating…no rezzing, repeatedly unable to even TP home, naked once and didn’t know it…I just gave up…
Another time…I hope.. 🙂
julie aka Turtle…
Too bad Turtle:) LL was not kind to any of us that day..but I will invite you to the next one and thank you for being so sweet and leaving your comment here
You are great even when you are not there! Your version of Vultures while you were stuck in the ozone was nothing short of stellar! You get better with each reading.
Thank you so much Hoyt… even though I think you are quite prejudiced in my favor:) I love when I look at myself in your mirror:):)