2008.06.02 07:00 - Bells, Cats and Rezzzzing

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    That morning, Moon was waiting for me outside the tea house, where I had said goodbye to him less than six hours earlier. As soon as I walked up, Doug joined us as well.

    Moon Fargis: hi again pema:)
    Pema Pera: Hi again Moon!
    Pema Pera: We keep meeting each other here :)
    Moon Fargis: yes i got too much time it seems:) i now neary finished a hermitage house
    doug Sosa: hello.
    Moon Fargis: but this roof from dakinis house inspired me
    Moon Fargis: hi doug come over and take a seat
    Pema Pera: Hi Doug!
    doug Sosa: ok.
    doug Sosa: hm, can’t sit facing right direction!
    Pema Pera: haha, just keep trying, one of the poses will work — I know this isn’t set up too well
    Pema Pera: better to start from the other side
    Pema Pera: facing the place you want to sit from the direction you want to look in
    Pema Pera: yes
    Pema Pera: that’s it!
    doug Sosa: ah.

    When walking up to the stone benches from the side, chances are you will sit down face sideways.

    Pema Pera: Doug, have you seen the bell?
    Pema Pera: in front of you?
    Pema Pera: from the corner of the roof?
    doug Sosa: i see it, not before
    Moon Fargis: hi fael
    Fael Illyar: Hi everyone
    Pema Pera: if you have your sound on, you will hear it ringing once every quarter
    Pema Pera: Hi Fael
    Pema Pera: Moon and Fael made that the other day
    doug Sosa: yes, i heard it last time.
    Pema Pera: you’ll have to wait another 8 minutes or so
    Moon Fargis: everyone who is intrested in PaB can get such a bell for free
    doug Sosa: i’d love to hang it over my computer.

    Fael had walked up, with her cat Faenik on her shoulder. My own invisible cat greated Feanik.

    =^ェ^=: Hi Faenik
    Faenik: Hi =^ェ^=
    doug Sosa: thanks!
    Pema Pera: now some people may prefer a bell, some a lamp or other light . . . .
    Faenik: ah :)
    =^ェ^=: ah?
    Moon Fargis: it will ring 15 min after you placed it so if you place it at 10:13 it will ring at 10:28
    Pema Pera: ah!
    doug Sosa: i won’t place mine yet.
    Fael Illyar: That’s a bit inaccurate. It will ring every 15 minutes of it’s rezzed time.
    Pema Pera: ah!
    doug Sosa: rezzed?
    Moon Fargis: wich makes it ring 10:28 when you rezzed it 10:13 (when i count right)
    Moon Fargis: hehe
    Pema Pera: unless rezzing takes more than a minute
    Faenik: could be
    Fael Illyar: I mean, if you rez it for 7 minutes and take it back to your inventory and place it again, it will ring in 8 minutes
    =^ェ^=: could very well be

    We explained another SL term to Doug.

    doug Sosa: rezzing?
    Moon Fargis: hehe
    Moon Fargis: placing it from inventory to sl world
    Moon Fargis: called rezzing
    doug Sosa: from?
    Pema Pera: taking up residence
    Pema Pera: materializing
    doug Sosa: thanks!
    Pema Pera: and if it takes so long that you almost fall asleep waiting it becomes
    Pema Pera: rezzzzzzzing
    Fael Illyar: That’s a term from some old book or a movie, I forget the name.
    doug Sosa: it is quite wonderful. this is morning where I RL and the birds are about the same loudness as the SL birds, it all blends.
    Fael Illyar: However, this reminds me, I was going to look at how to make it ring synchronized to the clock and not the time it’s rezzed.
    Moon Fargis: hmm
    Moon Fargis: there are clock scripts
    Moon Fargis: you might have to look into one of them
    Fael Illyar: I found the necessary call from lslwiki already :)

    At this time the bell rang.

    Moon Fargis: gooonng
    Pema Pera: How nice!
    Moon Fargis: so doug you are knowing the PaB things already?
    Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    doug Sosa: yes. i was with pema in his quaq days.
    Moon Fargis: quaq ?
    doug Sosa: sounds like a duck but it was another VR.
    Moon Fargis: ah yes i see
    doug Sosa: but this is much more pleasant.
    Faenik: why not?
    Moon Fargis: :)
    Pema Pera: http://www.waysofknowing.net/VRExplorations.html
    Pema Pera: has the info about our Qwaq based explorations
    doug Sosa: who is this faenik in green?
    Pema Pera: like the four letters in the corner of your key board
    a great mystery . . . .
    actually Faenik is black
    not green

    While not visible in this blog, the text spoken by Faenik does appear in green, and so did the letters I typed in the last three sentences in response.

    Moon Fargis: well the letters are qwer here
    Faenik: neko nyan neko nyan.
    doug Sosa: green letters in chat.
    Pema Pera: triangle Moon
    Pema Pera: qwaq
    doug Sosa: which corner. I get qwas
    Pema Pera: going around the smallest triangle in the left corner
    Moon Fargis: qwsa
    Moon Fargis: qasw
    Moon Fargis: wqas
    doug Sosa: three keys, q twice.
    Moon Fargis: qwaq
    Moon Fargis: aso
    Moon Fargis: ahhh
    Moon Fargis: i mean
    Moon Fargis: that corner
    Pema Pera: yes
    Moon Fargis: well then why not ü+#ü then :)
    Moon Fargis: the other corner here hehe
    why not
    doug Sosa: see, green!
    =^ェ^=: could very well be
    Moon Fargis: thats faels pet
    Moon Fargis: its a whispering
    =^ェ^=: 違う
    =^ェ^=: I am not Fael’s pet
    Moon Fargis: sure you are

    Moon had probably not realized that I had been surreptitiously providing some of the green lines, assuming that all of them came from Faenik.

    Faenik: Yes, I’m Fael’s pet.
    Moon Fargis: see
    =^ェ^=: but I am not
    =^ェ^=: hehe
    Moon Fargis: do what tell you )
    Moon Fargis: :)
    =^ェ^=: :)
    =^ェ^=: I am an invisible cat
    =^ェ^=: sitting on Pema’s shoulder
    =^ェ^=: only the grin appears
    =^ェ^=: in green
    =^ェ^=: green grin . . . .
    Moon Fargis: really?
    Moon Fargis: ha gotcha

    At that point Moon had again taken out his enormous oversized version of a child’s toy in the form of a big colorful plastic hammer.

    Fael Illyar: :)
    =^ェ^=: can’t see can’t hit hehehe
    doug Sosa: impressive!
    Moon Fargis: ah then it was pemas head wich made that noise
    =^ェ^=: does Doug want an animal too on his shoulder?
    doug Sosa: lion?
    =^ェ^=: like Faenik on Fael’s shoulder?
    =^ェ^=: Moon, do you have a lion?
    doug Sosa: What is the sound of one head clapping?
    Moon Fargis: sure
    =^ェ^=: to bad Dharma is not on line . . . .
    Faenik: なるほど^^
    Moon Fargis: doug: listen closley then you will hear it
    Pema Pera: this invisible cat is getting too chatty !

    Moon then transformed himself into a white lion, as he had done recently as well. Following that, Kiremimi appeared.

    Pema Pera: there you go, Doug!
    doug Sosa: an alter ego i could live with.
    Fael Illyar: Hello Kiremimi
    Pema Pera: Hi Kiremimi!
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: hi,
    Moon Fargis: hi kiremi
    Moon Fargis purrzzzzzzzzz
    Pema Pera: Kiremimi, because Fael speaks Japanese, you can explain to her the meaning of your name?
    doug Sosa: unfair. too beautiful.
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: kiremimi is originally a name for wild cat
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: kire means slash
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: mimi means ears, so wild feeling
    Fael Illyar: That sounds like an explanation that doesn’t require understanding Japanese to understand :)
    doug Sosa: amazing.
    Pema Pera: ears slashed in battle
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: oh, sorry, once upon a time, pema and I visied iriomote, okinawa,
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: famous for wild cats
    Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    Fael Illyar: That’s a nice name :) It hints that you might use a cat avatar sometimes. Do you?
    =^ェ^=: Kiremimi has not yet used a cat avatar, I think
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: i should, but I have not found a wild cat good enough for my name
    Fael Illyar: That certainly makes it a bit hard.
    =^ェ^=: could be

    Doug commented on the fact that it had started to grow dark.

    doug Sosa: why is it getting darK?
    Pema Pera: every four hours
    Pema Pera: a day in the life of SL
    Faenik: could be
    Moon Fargis: sorry my friend i have to leave
    Pema Pera: I read some of the latest blogs, Fael, and I’m impressed with your PaB explorations!
    Pema Pera: bye Moon!
    Moon Fargis: see you soon.. maybe 1 PM… pema take a look at magojah i placed a hermitage house there
    doug Sosa: bye.
    Pema Pera: I’m glad you’re really trying it out!
    Moon Fargis: tell me what you think of it
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: sayonara moon
    Pema Pera: Moon
    Pema Pera: best to discuss with Storm
    Moon Fargis: he saw it already:)
    Pema Pera: he is the MC of landscaping
    Pema Pera: ah
    Pema Pera: okay!
    Pema Pera: I’ll have a look!
    Moon Fargis: ok bye bye
    Pema Pera: ttyl

    Moon left, and soon after that Caledonia appeared.

    doug Sosa: such a privelage to be here.
    Pema Pera: and Fael, you also talked about vision as an element, yes?
    Fael Illyar: Yes, I’ve had some flashes and faint visions a few times.
    Fael Illyar: Although not for a while now.
    Pema Pera: I was really glad to see that — and of course it will be different each time
    Pema Pera: but stopping
    Pema Pera: or opening
    Pema Pera: will let anything come up
    Pema Pera: not only words
    Pema Pera: but you can use words to express it or just to express whatever comes up
    Fael Illyar: Hi Cal
    Pema Pera: Hi there Cal!
    Caledonia Heron: morning everyone :)
    =^ェ^=: could be
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: Hi Cal
    Pema Pera: Fael, did your imagines come up right from the beginning, in the first flash, or did they sort-of “rezz”?
    Caledonia Heron: Hi There :) Sorry, did not mean to sit upon you.
    Pema Pera: :)
    Pema Pera: Cal, we’re talking about what Fael talked about recently, of having images coming up during the 9-sec explorations sometimes
    Faenik: ah :)
    Fael Illyar: I’m not sure :) some of them were flashes that felt like they appeared and almost instantly vanished again and some I just suddenly realized were there but those didn’t vanish.
    =^ェ^=: ah soo!
    Caledonia Heron: thanks Pema - interesting that

    I mentioned the writing-down part of the PaB explorations.

    Pema Pera: the nice thing about “stopping” is that it gives a chance to let different forms of consciousness connect
    Pema Pera: like waking and dreaming
    Fael Illyar: Yes, that’s where I think those flashes and visions are from. They sort of remind of me of my dreams for some reason.
    Pema Pera: and one reason to write down something
    Pema Pera: is to create bridge between the forms of consciousness
    Pema Pera: or a river bedding
    Pema Pera: you could say
    Faenik: why not?
    Pema Pera: if you wake up and write down a few words of a dream
    Pema Pera: you’re likely to remember the dream even many hours later
    Pema Pera: upone reading those words
    Pema Pera: while if you don’t
    Pema Pera: it will fade away in a few minutes
    Fael Illyar: Ah, yes, I tried that years ago. It did help me remember it better.
    =^ェ^=: なるほど^^
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: かわいい
    Pema Pera: Kiremimi, have you met Faenik?
    Pema Pera: Faenik is sitting on Fael’s shoulder
    Pema Pera: and sometimes speaks in green
    Pema Pera: and can even speak Japanese!
    Pema Pera: Coming back to dream and waking
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: どこ
    Faenik: 今晩は。ファエニックと申しますにゃん
    Pema Pera: going from RL to SL and back is such a transition, which we can be quite conscious of, though immersion makes us forget that we are in both, we just focus on SL presence mostly
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: 日本語はなすのね。みえないんだけど。。
    =^ェ^=: かわあいいいーにゃんにゃん

    Kiremimi walked up to Fael to see what this cat Faenik was that suddenly spoke Japanese so fluently. I hadn’t realized that Doug, too, could read some Japanese — for some reason half the visitors to our tea house know at least some Japanese! Kiremimi had exclaimed “kawaii”, cute, in reponse to the cat, and Doug got it almost right, but the “ra” instead of “wa” turned cute into dark — I thought he was commenting on the darkness setting in. At that point the bell rang, twice.

    doug Sosa: trying to catch up. isnt it above ka ra i i ?
    Pema Pera: yes, karai
    Pema Pera: dark
    Pema Pera: two bells?
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: 夜です
    =^ェ^=: could be
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: 今、京都は11時45分
    Pema Pera: 東京でも
    Pema Pera: Faenik sits on Fael’s shoulder, Kire
    Pema Pera: black cat
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: 暗くてよく見えないけどあの猫ですか?
    doug Sosa: i must leave. soon will see you again.
    =^ェ^=: Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    Pema Pera: bye, Doug, thanks for stopping by!
    Caledonia Heron: bye Doug
    Faenik: はい、ここですにゃん
    Faenik is a hairy black ball with eyes and ears.
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: かわいいい
    squizzle: there be squizzles!
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: 私の肩にもこられる?
    Pema Pera: Kiremimi is asking whether Fael’s cat can come to her shoulder too
    Caledonia Heron: ok, thx
    Pema Pera: Cal, you have met Faenik, I believe, yes?
    Caledonia Heron: yes once or twice
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: thanks for giving me the cat
    Fael Illyar: You’re welcome :)
    Pema Pera: Perhaps it is time for squizzles to appear — either in the forest or the mangroves?
    Caledonia Heron: I think they are there already :)
    =^ェ^=: could be
    Caledonia Heron: That is a gorgeous kimono Kire :)

    Kiremimi was about to leave, and I had to leave as well; “ofuro” means “bath”.

    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: sorry folks, it is time to have ofuro
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: i mean in RL
    Caledonia Heron: ok, good bye
    Pema Pera: Bye Kiremimi
    Fael Illyar: Ok, talk to you later :)
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: sounds of rain is a good background for ofuro
    Pema Pera: Is it raining in Kyoto now?
    Pema Pera: (I am in Tokyo)
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: yes, today it was officially announced the first day of tuyu, rainy season
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: samui, almost
    Object will ring next in 440.000000 seconds.
    Pema Pera: already !?! Here it’s nice weather still
    Pema Pera: I hope that was a period :)
    Pema Pera: not a comma
    =^ェ^=: neko will nyan in 420.000000 seconds
    Kiremimi Tigerpaw: 猫 ほんとにかわいい、
    Caledonia Heron: nice to see you all , bye
    Pema Pera: I’ll have to get over to the astro meeting, like Cal
    Fael Illyar: 有り難うございます^^
    Pema Pera: Nice seeing you again, Fael!
    Pema Pera: bye Kiremimi!

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