2009.02.12 13:00 - That fresh "new avatar" smell

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    The guardian for this session was Storm Nordwind. The comments are Storm's. Do not look for much serious discussion in this session! Nevertheless, there are some priceless one-liners. (Look for where inventory folders are in RL, or for division of labour.)

    I arrived at the pavilion 15 minutes early and found two avatars already seated round the pool. They were conversing in German and had alighted there simply because it was a pleasant place to be. It was a while before they noticed me, sitting quietly at the opposite side of the pool. I explained a little about PaB to them (in English) and mentioned they were welcome to stay for the forthcoming meeting provided they didn't mind their words being published. They stayed!

    Soya Ethaniel: oh ok uhm what is it about? world piece or something?
    Daemonika Nightfire: all around the world, right?
    Storm Nordwind: People come here from everywhere yes
    Soya Ethaniel: ah ok, I see
    Soya Ethaniel: thank you that's very interesting =9
    Soya Ethaniel: and from where are you?
    Storm Nordwind: You're welcome
    Storm Nordwind: UK
    Daemonika Nightfire: are any rules here?
    Soya Ethaniel: britian or something?
    Soya Ethaniel: heeeey xD
    Soya Ethaniel: that's cool
    Soya Ethaniel: I'm from Germany
    Daemonika Nightfire: me too
    Soya Ethaniel: from wehre exactly? I was two times in the uk and I was in Dover, Canterbury and Brighton for example
    Storm Nordwind: Scotland
    Soya Ethaniel: oh ok
    Soya Ethaniel: *blush+
    Daemonika Nightfire: hehe
    Storm Nordwind: I do not wear a kilt!
    Daemonika Nightfire: mens withs skirts
    Daemonika Nightfire: ^^
    Soya Ethaniel: xDD
    Soya Ethaniel: don't you? oooooh

    Explaining that I was a Englishman exiled in Scotland seemed too complicated

    Storm Nordwind: So the idea of these meetings is that people talk about the Play as Being experiement
    Daemonika Nightfire: play?
    Storm Nordwind: It's an unusual form of meditation
    Soya Ethaniel: ooh something psycho xD
    Soya Ethaniel: I think it's cool
    Daemonika Nightfire: was heisst das auf deutsch?
    Storm Nordwind: Play because the idea is to do it lightly, not too intensely
    Soya Ethaniel: it IS some kind of expemriment, of course
    Soya Ethaniel: play? bedeutet spiel
    Daemonika Nightfire: klar
    Storm Nordwind: Sure, we started it last April
    Daemonika Nightfire: ich meine das ganze
    Soya Ethaniel: uhm die reden über dieses spiel als wäre es ein experiment
    Storm Nordwind: We take away what we normally carry with us and what we normally identify with
    Storm Nordwind: And we play at being Being! ;)
    Daemonika Nightfire: for me is SL more as Reallife
    Soya Ethaniel: aber nicht so ganz ernsthaft
    Soya Ethaniel: nur "nebenbei"
    Soya Ethaniel: die haben das im april gestartet
    Daemonika Nightfire: nur die ueberschrift hatte ich ncith verstanden soya^^
    Soya Ethaniel: und sie sind hier im sl anders als im rl, quasi genau das gegenteil
    Soya Ethaniel: oh xD
    Soya Ethaniel: endschuldige
    Storm Nordwind: So you wear wings in Real Life too?
    Daemonika Nightfire: fuer mich ist das hier schon lange kein spiel mehr
    Soya Ethaniel: for me it's just a game, something I kill time with
    Soya Ethaniel: xDD
    Soya Ethaniel: I don't think she does xD
    Daemonika Nightfire: no, in RL i do not hafe wings
    Soya Ethaniel: wie lange eigtl. schon?
    Storm Nordwind smiles
    Storm Nordwind: For me SL is an extension of RL
    Daemonika Nightfire: ueber 1 jahr
    Daemonika Nightfire: i am more in SL online as in RL
    Storm Nordwind: We are using SL here to allow people to meet from all over the world
    Storm Nordwind: And it is more immediate and more immersive than just chat
    Daemonika Nightfire: i say so, SL its for me my second Reallife
    Daemonika Nightfire: i do life here , work , hafe friends, and more
    Storm Nordwind: I understand. I know some other people like that too
    Daemonika Nightfire: my sleeping time i am online too, and sleep
    Storm Nordwind nods
    Daemonika Nightfire: 3 hours every night
    Storm Nordwind: You can
    Storm Nordwind: 3 hours would be too little for me
    Daemonika Nightfire: lol
    Daemonika Nightfire: i need not more
    Storm Nordwind: Ah... someone is arriving!
    Daemonika Nightfire: i do it the most time in my life
    Soya Ethaniel: Me I am sleeping 10 hours, having a wonderful job and firends in rl
    Wol Euler: hello soye, daemonika, storm
    Storm Nordwind: Hi Wol
    Soya Ethaniel: have you ever tried dae?
    Soya Ethaniel: Hey!
    Daemonika Nightfire: tried?
    Daemonika Nightfire: ah
    Daemonika Nightfire: Hi !
    Soya Ethaniel: ausprobiert
    Storm Nordwind: These people were just passing through and were just chatting in the pavilion

    Wol had arrived, noticed that our guest were German and made them welcome in the own tongue.

    Wol Euler schaut schräg auf Euch herüber
    Wol Euler: wilkommen nach PaB :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: *++** DANKÖÖÖÖÖÖ*+***
    Wol Euler: komisch, Euer Verwandten Gaya Ethaniel und Corvi Nightfire sind Stammgäste hier :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: lol
    Daemonika Nightfire: verwannt?
    Wol Euler: entfernte Cousins oder so :)
    Wol Euler: nehme ich mal an :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: namensfetter vieleicht
    Daemonika Nightfire: ^^^
    Soya Ethaniel: höchstwahrscheinlich xD
    Wol Euler: Storm, how are you?
    Daemonika Nightfire: koennen noch mehr in der runde deutsch?
    Wol Euler: eigentlich nicht, leider.
    Daemonika Nightfire: ^^
    Soya Ethaniel: schade
    Wol Euler: die meisten sind Amerikaner oder Engländer.
    Daemonika Nightfire: hehe
    Daemonika Nightfire: gute gelegenheit english zu lernen
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Wol Euler: übung!
    Daemonika Nightfire: meins ist naemlich beschissen
    Daemonika Nightfire: ^^
    Soya Ethaniel: meins nicht xD
    Soya Ethaniel: ich matsch mir da alles immer zurecht
    Daemonika Nightfire: also wenn ich es richtig verstanden habe ist es hier keine selbsthilfe gruppe
    Daemonika Nightfire: ^^
    Daemonika Nightfire: Hi !
    Wol Euler lacht. Tolle Profile-Satz, Soya.
    Soya Ethaniel: welcher?
    Wol Euler: "come to the dark side, we have cookies"
    Soya Ethaniel: uuuuh yes xD
    Daemonika Nightfire: hihi
    Soya Ethaniel: ich liebe Kekse <3
    Daemonika Nightfire: me too
    Wol Euler: mmhmm
    Daemonika Nightfire: am liebsten mir schokolade
    Wol Euler: hello again Lia
    Daemonika Nightfire: baerentatzen
    Daemonika Nightfire: Hi !
    Lia Rikugun: hello everybody
    Lia Rikugun: we are speaking german?
    Daemonika Nightfire: nur leider gibts die nicht einzeln mehr zu kaufen
    Storm Nordwind: Hello Lia
    Lia Rikugun: hello
    Storm Nordwind: No - we're not normally speaking German
    Wol Euler: three of us are :)
    Wol Euler: but it is a rarity
    Storm Nordwind: The website is published in English
    Daemonika Nightfire: ok

    However, if you really want to read the above in English, you can translate it for yourself! :)

    Storm Nordwind: Hi Fefonz
    Wol Euler: hello fefonz
    Daemonika Nightfire: Hi !
    Lia Rikugun: hi fefonz!!
    Lia Rikugun: (i can see you twice fefonz ;))
    Fefonz Quan: HI all, good to see you here :)
    Storm Nordwind: Hi. Are you wearing your chiming watch today?
    Wol Euler: mm, no; or not yet
    Daemonika Nightfire: ?
    Fefonz Quan: i can wear it for you Strorm :)
    Storm Nordwind: hehe!
    Wol Euler: one of the group made a watch that chimes every 15 minutes, to remind us of the meditation pratice
    Storm Nordwind: This meditation thing, we do for 9 seconds every 15 minutes
    Soya Ethaniel: aaah okay
    Soya Ethaniel: cool
    Storm Nordwind: Just really quick really
    Daemonika Nightfire: aha
    Wol Euler: Dae, kennst Du das Simbolic Translator?
    Storm Nordwind: takes up 1% of the day
    Wol Euler: kostenlos und sehr effektiv.
    Daemonika Nightfire: ja aber der spammt
    Daemonika Nightfire: hab den
    Fefonz Quan: is it a coincident that two participant here have the same second names like familiar particiapnt we know?
    Daemonika Nightfire: und schreibt viel muell
    Wol Euler: ok :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: mom
    Soya Ethaniel: it's cool, isn't it?
    Wol Euler: ja,a der übersezt halt.
    Wol Euler: und zwar alles das der hört ...
    Daemonika Nightfire: ok , habe ihn an
    Daemonika's translator: ok, have at him
    Wol Euler laughs
    Soya Ethaniel: meine güte
    Soya Ethaniel: was ein mist
    Daemonika Nightfire: lol
    Daemonika's translator: lol
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Lia Rikugun: :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: ich sage doc, der schreibt muell
    Daemonika's translator: I say doc, who writes Muell

    Müll is garbage.

    Lia Rikugun: HAHA
    Wol Euler shrugs. For free and instant, it's not htat bad. It has trouble with slang.
    Storm Nordwind: I have trouble with any of it!
    Soya Ethaniel: okay
    Daemonika Nightfire: aber verstehen tu ich dann besser
    Daemonika's translator: But I do understand it better
    Storm Nordwind: I guess this session goes down as a "not very serious" one ;)
    Wol Euler: ah, we're only 22 minutes in!
    Fefonz Quan: not in english at least...
    Wol Euler: Take the reins, guide us on!
    Storm Nordwind: Makes a change from my last two which were quite deep in parts
    Soya Ethaniel: okay let's go
    Storm Nordwind: I want to ask a question of Fefonz
    Fefonz Quan listening
    Storm Nordwind: Did you get a chance to read the stuff from the summer that I gave you links too this time last weekk?
    Storm Nordwind remembers we talked about YSBS and ESBS that Fefonz had not heard of
    Fefonz Quan: not yet, but sure going to do so.
    Fefonz Quan: yes we did
    Fefonz Quan: had troubles with TIME :)
    Storm Nordwind: ah yes
    Storm Nordwind: Remind me what troubles you had :)
    Fefonz Quan: (no time to read ;-))
    Storm Nordwind: Oh OK
    Soya Ethaniel: uhm guys I'm sorry but I have to go now
    Storm Nordwind: So we could ask our newcomers initiatory questions like "What is real?" ;)
    Soya Ethaniel: bed time ;D
    Storm Nordwind: Oh yes of course
    Lia Rikugun: bye soya
    Wol Euler: tschuss soya, mach#s gut.
    Daemonika Nightfire: ok, see you soon soya, it was nice to see you
    Daemonika's translator: ok, see you soon soya, it was nice to see you
    Storm Nordwind: We hold meetings here every 6 hours
    Fefonz Quan: bYE sOYA
    Daemonika Nightfire: ♥   *:-.,_,.-:*'´ `*. Bye Bye .*´`'*:-.,_,.-:*  ♥
    Daemonika's translator: ♥ `*. *:-.,_,.-:*'' Bye Bye .*'`'*:-.,_,.-:* ♥
    Storm Nordwind: so come back some other time if you wish
    Soya Ethaniel: I would really be interested in joining your group, you're cool guys ;d
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Wol Euler: we try:)
    Wol Euler: did you get the notecard?
    Soya Ethaniel: yeah
    Fefonz Quan: (the caps lock too...)
    Wol Euler laughs and thwaps Fefonz with a cushion
    Storm Nordwind: haha - Fefonz's capslock is stuck again
    Storm Nordwind: Can we all do that Wol?
    Fefonz Quan: there are worst locks antway
    Wol Euler: :)
    Fefonz Quan: yeah...

    So Soya left us and we looked for ways to playfully attack Fefonz.

    Soya Ethaniel: okay, it was very nice to meet you, hope it wasn't the last time ;D
    Soya Ethaniel: bye bye
    Storm Nordwind: Bye Soya
    Wol Euler: we'll be here :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: ♥   *:-.,_,.-:*'´ `*. Bye Bye .*´`'*:-.,_,.-:*  ♥
    Daemonika's translator: ♥ `*. *:-.,_,.-:*'' Bye Bye .*'`'*:-.,_,.-:* ♥
    Fefonz Quan: nothing like a nice cushion fight
    Storm Nordwind: bye!
    Storm Nordwind needs to get some temp rez throwing cushions
    Solobill Laville: Dag! Did I miss the cushion fight?
    Wol Euler: actually I have a pillow fight object!
    Fefonz Quan: Yow Solo
    Wol Euler: let me distribute some
    Wol Euler: hello solo!
    Wol Euler: oh damn, it's no transfer :(
    Daemonika Nightfire: Hi !
    Daemonika's translator: Hi!
    Wol Euler: :-(((((
    Fefonz Quan: you got them all, Wol
    Snowball Thrower whispers: Use Mouselook (press 'M') to shoot me.
    Snowball Thrower whispers: Choose 'Detach' from my menu to take me off.
    Solobill Laville looks at Wol...dare ya
    Storm Nordwind: uh oh...
    Wol Euler: bah
    Daemonika Nightfire: hehe
    Daemonika's translator: hehe
    Daemonika Nightfire: it looks like pillow fight
    Daemonika's translator: it looks like pillow fight

    I stood up, holding the fearsome pink hammer, striking awe into all those there present.

    Solobill Laville: The Hammer of Storm!
    Lia Rikugun: :D
    Wol Euler: doesn't work!
    Storm Nordwind: It's full of love really
    Storm Nordwind: Honest
    Daemonika Nightfire: lol
    Daemonika's translator: lol
    Wol Euler: this beats the hell out of philosophy.
    Storm Nordwind: Ah i see we have good times happening
    Fefonz Quan: yeah, just like zen masters
    Wol Euler: what is the sound of one hammer hitting?
    Storm Nordwind: Thw...
    Storm Nordwind: or ...ack
    Solobill Laville: Is this not philosophy?
    Solobill Laville: The school of the Pink Hammer
    Solobill Laville: squeek :)

    Our remaining guest passed me a cup of coffee. I responded by offering champagne to everyone.

    Storm Nordwind: Thank you
    Wol Euler: ty dae
    Fefonz Quan: thanks
    Daemonika Nightfire: yw
    Daemonika's translator: yw
    Lia Rikugun: ty
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Wol Euler: ah!
    Fefonz Quan: blopop
    Daemonika Nightfire: cool
    Daemonika's translator: cool
    Fefonz Quan: like we couldn't get silly before the alcohol ;-)
    Storm Nordwind: hehe!
    Solobill Laville: prosecco, perchance?
    Lia Rikugun: enjoying life
    Storm Nordwind: Please take a glass
    Solobill Laville finishes his kaffee
    Daemonika Nightfire: thanks but i drink not alkohol
    Daemonika's translator: thanks but i not drink alcohol
    Bottle of Fremont whispers: Touch the top of the bottle to open
    Lia Rikugun: cheers !
    Solobill Laville: just sparkling grape juice Dae :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: hehe
    Daemonika's translator: hehe
    Storm Nordwind: For the coffee drinkers then

    An espresso machine appeared.

    Daemonika Nightfire: you must know, i drik coffee only
    Daemonika's translator: you must know, i only coffee Drik
    Daemonika's translator: ever
    Wol Euler: cheers, m'dears
    Lia Rikugun: puh, i am getting drunk
    Fefonz Quan: Hey Dea, carefull with that fire by the spirits :)
    Daemonika Nightfire: ever
    Wol Euler wishes she had an Inventory folder in RL ...
    Wol Euler: so handy for carrying around large heavy objects.
    Daemonika Nightfire: that is a little versions from my fire what i hafe^^
    Daemonika's translator: that is a little versions from my fire what i hafe ^ ^
    Solobill Laville Solo's wife has one, it's called her car... ;)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Fefonz Quan: My wife has tooo, it's called my car :)

     Everyone on top form!

    Solobill Laville: hehee
    Wol Euler: hhhhhhhhhhhehe
    Solobill Laville: full of all sorts of *interesting* stuff
    Fefonz Quan: yow Storm, that drink really brings you down
    Fefonz Quan: Hey *****

    A new guest arrived, newborn into Second Life that very day.

    Daemonika Nightfire: Hi !
    Daemonika's translator: Hi!
    ***** *******: ello
    Storm Nordwind: Hi *****
    Solobill Laville: Hello, *****, welcome
    Lia Rikugun: hello *****
    Wol Euler: hello *****, welcome
    Storm Nordwind: Happy Birthday *****
    Solobill Laville: espresso? coffee?
    Wol Euler: yes indeed, welcome to second life!
    Lia Rikugun: oh its your birthday? happy birthday!
    Lia Rikugun: oh :)
    Solobill Laville: AH, SL b-day, nice
    Daemonika Nightfire: happy birthday
    Daemonika's translator: happy birthday
    Wol Euler: he still has that fresh "new avatar" smell :)

    Classic Wol!

    ***** *******: haha
    Storm Nordwind clapps his hands laughing in RL
    Solobill Laville: lol, I love that smell
    Daemonika Nightfire: lol
    Daemonika's translator: lol
    Fefonz Quan: (what cult is it herer ? ;-))
    Fefonz Quan: (next thing will be - we like avatarts)
    Wol Euler: this the the temple of St. Sillier.
    Storm Nordwind chuckles
    Wol Euler: sometimes
    Wol Euler: *****, when we aren'T being silly, we are a meditation and discussion group
    ***** *******: i see :P
    Wol Euler: I can give you a notecard that explains who we are, if you are interested.
    ***** *******: yes i noticed :P
    Storm Nordwind: But the meditation is called "Play as Being" and sometimes we just Play
    Wol Euler: division of labour, y'see. The later sessions do more Being.

    Wol was really on form!

    Solobill Laville: (Whoa, that is some tongue, Dae, wowza!)
    Fefonz Quan: or bing
    ***** *******: you already gave me one lol
    Wol Euler: oh, not I. Somebody beat me to it, then.
    Solobill Laville: That is true, Wol
    Storm Nordwind: Twas me
    Wol Euler: I have to ask, *****: we publish these meetings on our website. May we have your permission to include your name and comments in the log?
    Solobill Laville: I'm all thumbs today...wasn't me
    ***** *******: ehm I dont think so, nice place, I might come back later on :D
    ***** *******: at the moment atleast.
    Solobill Laville: (standard public disclaimer, the lawyers make us do it)
    Wol Euler: ok, fair enough :)
    ***** *******: see ya all later lol
    Lia Rikugun: bye
    Solobill Laville: tata
    Daemonika Nightfire: ♥   *:-.,_,.-:*'´ `*. Bye Bye .*´`'*:-.,_,.-:*  ♥
    Daemonika's translator: ♥ `*. *:-.,_,.-:*'' Bye Bye .*'`'*:-.,_,.-:* ♥
    Fefonz Quan: byw
    Wol Euler: I suppose he'll figure out how to put the cup down...
    Storm Nordwind: or not
    Solobill Laville: Maybe I should've told him we are actually the US Supreme Court on lunch break
    Wol Euler: :)
    Lia Rikugun: :D
    Fefonz Quan: at least he gort some souvenir from us :)
    Wol Euler: shhhhh, we don'T want them _all_ to know.
    Solobill Laville: ...oops....
    Storm Nordwind is an interloper from the Old Bailey
    Solobill Laville: oops, not typing, sorry
    Fefonz Quan: i saw stim has a meeting today, but changes the topic a little?
    Wol Euler: yes, that sounds interesting, I will try to follow those.
    Storm Nordwind: hmmm... did we have any homework from the last workshop? I forget
    Fefonz Quan: do they move between workshops? or is it the same workshop with a different name?
    Fefonz Quan knows it sounds like lame excuses for not doing HW :)
    Storm Nordwind: Stim has had computer failure for the last week or so. He should be running it normally but Pema took over for a short while
    Wol Euler: oh, wow. and poor stim.
    Storm Nordwind: And I've not been able to get to the Pheno workshop because of network problems for the last two weeks
    Storm Nordwind: So I'm behind on any homework for that
    Storm Nordwind: And I have to write a play over the next two weeks for the Monday workshop!
    Fefonz Quan: well, that sonds cool
    Fefonz Quan: sounds*
    Solobill Laville is impressed by Storm's workshop efforts
    Wol Euler: you'll be busy!
    Storm Nordwind: They're good fun
    Storm Nordwind: Yeah... and somehow I have to prepare for Kira's 12th anniversary celebrations
    Storm Nordwind: Build stuff, maintain the sim builds etc
    Wol Euler: and then after lunch ...
    Solobill Laville: :)
    Storm Nordwind: yeah... if only
    Daemonika Nightfire: sorry i hafe to go
    Daemonika's translator: sorry i hafe to go
    Fefonz Quan: Bye Daemonika, nice meeting you
    Storm Nordwind: OK. Nice to see you
    Lia Rikugun: byebye dae
    Solobill Laville: So long, Dae, good to meet you
    Daemonika Nightfire: thanks you too
    Storm Nordwind waves
    Wol Euler: ciao, dae, hat mich gefreut dich kennenzulernen
    Daemonika Nightfire: i hafe a LM
    Daemonika's translator: i hafe a LM
    Daemonika Nightfire: see you soon
    Daemonika's translator: see you soon
    Wol Euler: we'll be here
    Storm Nordwind: Every 6 hours
    Daemonika Nightfire: ok^^
    Daemonika's translator: ok ^ ^
    Daemonika Nightfire: ♥   *:-.,_,.-:*'´ `*. Bye Bye .*´`'*:-.,_,.-:*  ♥
    Daemonika's translator: ♥ `*. *:-.,_,.-:*'' Bye Bye .*'`'*:-.,_,.-:* ♥
    Wol Euler: well, not the same people, clearly :)
    Fefonz Quan: tschuess
    Storm Nordwind does not rise to Wol's comment!
    Wol Euler: :)

    Our remaining guest had gone and another Kira Cafe workshop called us.

    Storm Nordwind: Time for the Cafe?
    Wol Euler: oh yes.
    Wol Euler: have to get a good seat.
    Fefonz Quan: yep.
    Storm Nordwind: hehe!
    Lia Rikugun: :)
    Fefonz Quan: see who gets first :)
    Storm Nordwind: Race you
    Fefonz Quan: bye guys :)
    Fefonz Quan: see you
    Lia Rikugun: byebye
    Wol Euler: no fair, storm knows the back door!
    Storm Nordwind can lock others out
    Wol Euler: lia, are you coming?
    Wol Euler: solo?
    Lia Rikugun: yes i am

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