Seated Seri

Seraphim decided to do a post of her sitting in some of her favourite places…

… her most favourite place is her apartment. Her apartment represents years of refining her own SL private space, and has all her favourite stuff in it. It’s the only invitation-only area in Placeboland, a place where Seri feels very safe…

… next, she visited Tee’s apartment in Eisa… as usual, these days, Tee was not there… even Mannequin was not there… Seri sat and took in the lush, lonely opulence…

… then, while she was in Eisa, she visited her favourite chair in the Eisa Mainstore lounge. Her favourite pose in that chair is called ‘New Shoes!’…

… then she came home, and sat behind her desk in New Placebo Gallery…

… then in front of it…

… then in one of the several comfy viewing chairs in the gallery. All these places, of course, reminded Seri of the two companions she now seldom sees. She feels that, once again, change is coming. She feels that, because she can no longer stand still, hoping things will return to how they were, because she knows they won’t. She’s not sure what is going to change, she just knows something is.

The Gates of Oria

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Seraphim recently visited ‘The Gates of Oria’. From the initial landing point of this installation, you TP to a place with several ruin-like structures. Seraphim can be a bit ditsy sometimes, so she wandered around, slightly confused as to what was next, for a bit, till she realised that the ‘gates’ were statues inside the ruins… you click them and TP to various fantasy ‘worlds’…

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… the scale of these worlds is fantastical… that’s Seri at the top of the steps…

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… everything has a hallucinogenic quality about it…

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… each ‘world’ is different, though they all seem to share that wonderful, dream-like atmosphere, and Seraphim noticed the same, eerie, birdcall in several of the ones she visited…

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… the large spaces all contain smaller spaces…

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… all just as phantasmagorical…

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… and surreal…

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… Seri half expected to run into the White Rabbit.

 

The End is Nigh

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Last night, Seraphim made one of her regular visits to Eisa Colony, via her Stargate, and was intrigued to see signs everywhere saying ‘The End is Nigh’… she asked a little gynoid friend who was online, what the signs meant, and what the verbal announcements over the speaker system, saying things like “attention all colonists, the end is nigh”, and “attention all colonists, remain calm”, meant, but her little friend, like many gynoids, lives entirely in her own world, and knew nothing about it. Seraphim came back, this morning, determined to find out…

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… her baby, Tee, has an apartment in Bushnell Suites, and, though Tee is seldom there, anymore, her little mannequin is always standing in her corner, and Seraphim often leaves love messages for Tee, with Mannequin. Seraphim decided to pop up and see Mannequin, and get some pictures of the ‘End is Nigh’ phenomena from Tee’s windows. To her great delight, seconds after she arrived, so did her baby! Seraphim snuggled into Tee’s embrace, and breathed in her clean, artificial scent, and listened to the sleep-inducingly perfect thrumming of Tee’s internal mechanisms… all things she’s missed very much…

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… it was very nice to see, and hold, her girl, again. She asked Tee what the ‘End is Nigh’ thing was about. Tee told her it was some kind of hunt… something Seri had suspected, as she’d seen objects appearing and avi’s swooping on them… so that was that mystery solved…

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… Seri told Tee how recent changes in her SL life had made her as cynical as her human about anything being predictable/reliable…

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… Tee had some wise responses stored in her circuits… she is, after all, a pleasure machine, and actually does not really have an opinion…

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… Seri does not really own Tee… Tee owns Seri.

Windup Girl

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Seraphim thinks she has probably finished her Windup Girl painting… this means that she has got to the stage where she is making alterations that even she barely notices. She may see something, later, she wants to change, but, for now, she’ll call it done.

Windup Girl WIP

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This is what Seraphim has been working on in her spare time, over the last few weeks… it’s about 2/3rds done. She is not literally a clockwork girl, she’s an android. The title is a homage to Paolo Bacigalupi’s excellent book, one Seraphim’s human has read several times, and highly recommends.