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Pictures of Kowloon

Seraphim has long enjoyed the cluttered, grungy, neon spectacle that is Kowloon…

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… but recent posts by her friends, Veyot, and Pearl Grey, have re-kindled her interest in the place, and she has, of course, been keeping a visual record…

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… Kowloon is the epitome of squalid, grunge-encrusted decay, mixed with the dazzling splendour of neon, and the fascinating appeal of Asian calligraphy/signage …

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… it is a place of claustrophobic spaces, gloom and shadow…

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… a photographers paradise…

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… as the gloom is punctuated by beautiful neon signs, and bright lights…

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Evie and the Apocalypse

Once there was a little robot, who woke up, one day, and it was the Apocalypse…

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… the Apocalypse was kind of bleak and broken…

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… and the little robot felt a bit lonely…

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… as she wandered the overgrown landscape…

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… her memory banks telling her that, before the Apocalypse, she was loved and often cuddled…

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… she knew she had, somehow, to find her way back to the time before the Apocalypse…

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… perhaps, the little robot thought, this is all a dream, and when I wake up tomorrow, my beautiful Mistress will take me in her arms, once more, and say ‘hush, little baby bot, you had a bad dream’? And, do you know, that’s exactly what happened? And the little bot never dreamed of the Apocalypse again.

Shiny Little Love

Seraphim and her shiny little love, Evie, recently visited Tralala’s Diner… a post-apocalyptic build of incredibly dense detail…

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…where Evie, once again, melted Seri’s heart with her adorableness…

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… they struggled through the appalling lag in the otherwise stunning build, finding fascinating object after fascinating tableau…

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… seemingly every wrecked vehicle Seraphim has ever seen in SL, was here…

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… every neon sign, every decayed object…

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… in particular, every cat of any kind, you name it, it was here…

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… in an old, iron-clad shed, they found several variations on the dissected cat theme… one, in particular, drew Seraphim’s attention, as she has one of her own… there ensued, due to Seraphim’s sometimes loose use of the language, the following conversation: ‘Seraphim Placebo: I have one of these transparent cats (:  EV-01: How do you know where a transparent cat is though Mistress? Seraphim Placebo: Funny baby!…’

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…’Seraphim Placebo: not TOTALLY transparent, baby, just it’s side… so you can see it’s insides.  EV-01: Perhaps it has a collar on Mistress?’…

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… this gorgeous, wry humour is one of the aspects of little Evies’ personality that totally delight Seri, a character trait very like Tee’s, the two of them have gentle, dry senses of humour that could easily be mistaken for simplicity/naivety… but Seri knows better, she knows her babies are very clever machines, with beautiful, sharp minds.

 

Tee Moves

Seraphim has always loved watching Tee move…

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… she is like a dancer…

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… or a practitioner of some exotic form of android Tai-Chi…

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… always, eventually, drifting into some gorgeous, fluid movement routine…

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… that is, always, both artistic…

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… and, though she claims to possess no military programs, often very martial…

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… which Seri, having been a fighter for thousands of years, totally recognises…

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… and adores…

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… as Tee, the non-martial gynoid, settles herself, once more, into gorgeous repose, her strong, confident eyes calmly recording all she sees.

The Neighbour

As a result of Evie having shown Seraphim how to establish the name of her new neighbour, the one with the banlines around an empty piece of land, Seraphim was able to contact that person…

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… Nicole… who is a total sweety! It turned out Nicole was the person who had the little shop there, previously, that she’d changed her mind about selling it, and had somehow, accidentally, put the banlines up… she was mortified to hear Seri had had to delete her windows…

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… she instantly went about turning the empty lot into a gorgeous, open-access, chill-out area. Her and Seri got on fabulously, talking about the neighbourhood, whilst Nicole deftly assembled a beautiful park-like area, and Seri replaced her windows and glass roof…

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… seconds after Nicole left, Seri’s stunning friend, s4nura arrived, and Seri was delighted to show her around the beautiful new park that now exists beside New Placebo Gallery…

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… s4nura, too, was delighted by the new environment…

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… what was, yesterday, an empty plot with hideous banlines hard against Seraphim’s gallery windows, is, today…

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… a beautiful garden/recreation area, thanks to the power of communication and the fact that it’s not always morons who are responsible when weird, ugly stuff happens. And now, for the first time in her 5 years of land ownership in Jormundgandr, Seraphim actually knows one of her neighbours… to actually talk to! Oh, and they had a laugh about Seraphim’s sign, too.