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  • Ryan 20:31 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Blogs ARE 4 Writers!

    Hiya MU Creative Writers! I know some of you might think a blog is the wrong place for your work. I’d like to suggest thinking about one as a great place to publish your creative writing!


    • Pearl Grey 21:14 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for posting this Good Ryan.

      I think MU people are writing and simply not sharing. Maybe that’s because we all have a lot to do and feel shy about pointing people in the direction of our writing because they are so busy.

      I’ve only been to two Wednesday night Crit classes and the impression I got was that it was for things that can be rezzed like 3D objects. I felt sad about it for a while.

      I have notebooks with writing, typed documents and also find that a WP blog is a great place to stash projects under the radar.

      Some of the people who’ve contributed pieces to my Story Board project don’t consider themselves to be writers yet have written wonderfully. I am hoping that seeing their stories and poems published there will be encouraging to them.

      In my Medici University journal at WP is a category for Creative Writing and I have a few pieces stashed there. They aren’t being read, which is fine. There’s a separate blog for some of my virtual reality creative writing here:

      I have a good guess who said “blogging is for losers” and thankfully that writer won’t ever be reading my in-need-of-editing short pieces of creative writing. When people aren’t safe to pass through good on their way to great, it is a loss.

      I doubt that I’m the only one keeping creative writing low-key. Reading takes time, longer than glancing at a photo for sure.

      • Ryan 22:45 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hiya Pearl!

        I should have specified that YOU and Paypabak are each writing enough to count for a whole department!! My comments were so not about you!!

        As for crit class, not to speak for the past or current facilitator, but I’ve always understood it as a place to present any work. Just as there probably isn’t time to TP to some whole other region and look at Bryn Oh’s latest full-sim installations, obviously there wouldn’t be time to read a whole novel or even a chapter of one. But a short story or a few pages of something longer would work.

        And for sure it’d be great to have the writing department reading each other’s work. I know that’s been talked about by several people, but perhaps not ever fully launched.

        If you can think of a better way to share content, let’s do it! I’m sure MU/Creativity would be happy to help. There have been many MU/C posts on individual artists, but there could also be one on the Writing Department itself, with mini-bios of the participants and some short samples of their work with links to longer.

        While it’s not enough all by itself, for sure we should try to be sure to have more peeps websites linked on the URLopolis page:

    • Paypabak Writer 19:11 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I have a group tag that reads “Tumblr Jourmalist” that makes me smile because I think it’s an oxymoron. Tumblr, I’ve been told, is not for extended writing. Most of my posts are extended. I guess I’m just not reading the rules or don’t give a shit. Or both. (Not supposed to use fragments as sentences, either, I’ve been told.) I write because I feel more or less compelled to do so and blogging fits my compulsion like the latex I love to wear in SL even though in first life I am more likely wearing something loose and well worn.

    • Oona 00:11 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love that people post links to their latest posts here. Please don’t stop, and if you don’t please start. 🙂

  • Vanessa 15:11 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    VPA 198 – Portfolios & Proposals

    Notes from our organizational meetup:

    • Pearl Grey 18:32 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love Elle and Oona’s proposal as well as some of the others.

      I’m not interested in doing a proposal or portfolio of my own but I’d be pleased to help if I can.

    • Myra 20:57 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I might write a testimonial. I wouldn’t have considered myself an artist of any sort before MU, but now I think I have a little cred.

    • Elle 04:10 on 19/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Great Pearl & Myra! Help is good. It’s really Oona’s idea, I thought it was a good one and offered to help out if I could.

    • Newton 06:30 on 19/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      It would be really exciting if a place like MU, where anyone can seriously explore their creativity in an open setting, could become a permanent fixture on some level, similarly to how Chic Aeon’s machinema project has. A rotation of visionaries leading the way really seems like the way to go too. I wish everyone the best in getting these proposals accomplished (and beyond)!

    • Astrid Rimbaud 09:38 on 19/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Wooohoo Team continue MU!!

  • Vanessa 11:04 on 05/02/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ## Your Age & Your Media Preference Of… 

    Your Age & Your Media Preference

    Of course what platform peeps prefer will vary by many factors, age not being the only one. But I do think age is pretty significant. So here’s my “beta 0.1” draft of platforms and ages. Do you think I’ve made mistakes? Are there other platforms you want to add? LMK!

    Old People
    No Internet At All
    A “P2” site, like .Re/act
    Young People

  • Vanessa 06:02 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hello World 2.0 We’ve reinstalled WP 3.8 @… 

    Hello World 2.0
    We’ve reinstalled WP 3.8 @ .Re/act
    hopefully the comments under wrong post biz is now behind us

    • Mike 22:22 on 20/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

      While I don’t know the cause of these problems, a lot of WP issues these days, especially regarding themes, are emanating from JavaScript.
      Automattic is developing a “next generation p2” theme which is actually going to be a plugin.

      • Vanessa 03:20 on 21/01/2014 Permalink | Reply

        Hey Mike, thanks for reaching out. The problem with our P2 Child install of WooThemes Houston seemed to be, well IDK exactly, but something corrupt in the install or database. I tracked it as far as not being about any specific theme or plugin. I read that changing permalinks helped so I messed with that for a while. Then I tried reinstalling 3.8 on top of itself with no results. In the end I deleted the site and did a fresh install which works fine for the time being. (3.8 actually did initially break P2 and all child themes, but Automattic put out an update within a couple weeks)

        Yes, the next gen P2, “O2″. At Beau’s talk at WCSF’13 in mid-July he said it’d be out in a month. That was over half a year ago. I guess they’ve been working on other things. He also sort of said .org first and .com later. A month or so ago they sent out a questionnaire asking who’d be interested in beta testing O2, but that it’d be on .com initially and .org down the road. I eagerly filled the questionnaire out, but it’s already been over a month since then.

        Meanwhile, I think most P2 themes are a little bit visually clunky. As in not-so-aesthetically pleasing, but also sort of as in visually chaotic and harder to visualize distinct posts. Woo has really done a nice job making Houston both more pleasing and correspondingly more, I believe, functional

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