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Sooooo, guess who might be resurrecting her old blog? Me! About time, right?

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My reaction…

Okay, I was wrong, I take it all back. I recently checked the Burn2 parcel list and didn’t see my name, so I thought I’d been passed over, and I was pretty gloomy about it. So, tonight I was online late, and got an IM from a staffer asking if I was around. Turns out there was some question about whether I’d have computer access (because I mentioned it on my application, after my old PC went belly-up) and they also hadn’t decided yet which plot was mine. SO, now I’ve just found out I was accepted for a plot, and I can start planning! I’m going to be back on the playa again… life is good! Thank you, universe, I’m sorry I doubted you.  🙂

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Wow, can’t even remember when my last post was… I stumbled across this blog when I was cleaning out my virtual attic and decided to dust it off and start using it again.

First on the list: I applied for a theme camp at this year’s Burn2, and entered the plot lottery as well, but was passed over in both. Can’t really explain how depressed I am by this… the event used to mean a lot to me, and I’ve been wanting to participate as a builder again ever since I had to pull out a couple of years ago. It makes me wonder if you’re only allowed to build so many times, or something.

Oh well, onward and upward, I guess… since that won’t be occupying my time, maybe I’ll go back to my plan to fiddle around with building an airship.

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Well, I guess I’ve seen what happens when I get too happy about something… it gets taken away.  Explanation; I’ve had to pull out of Burn2 this year.  It wasn’t my idea, and I’m not happy about it, but I didn’t have much choice.

RL circumstances beyond my control made me think I was going to have to close my account, or at least drop down to basic and leave for awhile.  So, I reluctantly dropped out of the event and removed all my objects from the land holdings where I had tier.

As it turned out, the RL threat didn’t happen after all, but the damage was already done.  I’m upset, I’m depressed, and I’m angry.  Truthfully, losing the land doesn’t bother me as much, because we were thinking of moving anyway, but losing Burn2 hurts.  It’s really come to mean a lot to me, and I was excited about getting in again this year.

I’ll be back in SL after my dark mood has calmed down, but not till after Burn2 is over… I don’t even want to visit other people’s builds this year.  Call me overemotional, but it hurts too much to know that I was part of that and had to give it up.

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I’m burning again!

Greetings from my Burn 2.0 plot!

On the playa, that is.  There have been some big changes this year, but Burning Life – or Burn 2.0, as it’s called now – is still going strong.  I was lucky enough to win a plot again this year, and I’m really excited about it!

I’ll admit, it’s sort of intimidating to stand in the middle of a bare patch of flat, parched desert with only a sketchy idea of what you’re going to build, but that’s part of the fun of it.  The event has an almost carnival-like atmosphere, preparations are just beginning, and you have an empty space of your own with unlimited potential… it’s like opening your painting kit and uncovering a fresh canvas.

Burning Life – Burn 2.0 – is starting to become an important part of my SL year.  Not just going to see it as a visitor, but participating as a builder.  It’s the thrill of being part of something big, an artistic community, a modern-day tribe  building in the desert… it’s the thrill of being allowed to express myself in any way I’d like as part of a huge group art installation.

Anyway, I think it’s safe to say I’ll be spending a lot of time on the playa in the weeks to come, getting my virtual self sunburned and dusty as I bring who-knows-what to life.  Watch this space for updates!

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Good news, everyone!

Things might look strange and different….

I’ve moved my old blog here to WordPress!  Same old blog, new look, new start.  And I really will try to post more regularly… really!  Don’t look at me like that, I will, honest.

Check back for my ongoing impressions of Burn2, this year’s incarnation of Burning Life… I’ve got a plot again this year.  It’ll be a lot smaller, which is sort of a drag, but I’m pretty excited just to be a part of it again.

Plus, I’m sure, all sorts of other random stuff about the current builds in Kishijoten, my explorations, and so on and so forth.  Stay tuned, it’ll be all kinds of exciting!

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