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avalon. and the NYC SL conference.

Fizik Baskerville
spacethinkdream.com
Join date: 11 Dec 2003
Posts: 107
09-20-2005 15:09
Official reply from the Avalon.crew.

The Avalon project:

Two years term report (almost):

We’ve created tutorials (over 20,000 downloads) for clothes creation and other areas. We’ve developed content that has been well received and shown in RL via press and TV. The web site is still visited and current unique visits are, in excess of well over 600,000 people. We’ve also helped three SL designers make the leap from SL into the RL world of design, one of which now works fulltime with us.

The intangible benefit is immeasurable; we are and will always be SL evangelists.

I am honoured to say, that a number of very high profile SLers attraction to SL came from our http://www.spacethinkdream.com Web site.

After an absence, we are back and developing new ideas and content. One new project is our short film festival, the first virtual world film festival… yet again; this will raise the profile of SL as a vital new medium. We are also about to introduce two new projects these new projects, we feel, will be beyond anything seen as yet in SL. Not commercial in the strictest sense, more about new ways to experience content and new ideas.

Sensationalist should not define SL by their ‘forums posts’ or worse we should not allow ‘land barony and greed’ to be the ‘face’ of SL. The danger for SL, is that the forums are a ‘shop window’ for the entire community.

As anyone who has known the Avalon.project, over the last two years we’ve kept away from the forums and allowed our actions to speak louder than the doubters words.

I feel though, we have to reply to possible misdirected and sensationalist rumour that calls all our work into disrepute. We have consistently, other than a period of RL work that took us away from SL for a period of time, consistently created content that builds from the perspective of the SL community. We’re firm believers in creating from the ground up.

Our financial support for the Second Life conference in October is about promoting and giving a forum for new ideas.

The conference is already generating interesting beyond the bounds we are used to; if you can be part of this event, you really should attend. Or at the very least, offering your support.
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Pendari Lorentz
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Join date: 5 Sep 2003
Posts: 4,372
09-20-2005 15:12
YAY!! Can't wait to meet you there Fizik!! And so excited to hear Avalon is back and on the upclimb!! Major congratulations!! :)
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Garnet Psaltery
Walking on the Moon
Join date: 12 Apr 2005
Posts: 913
09-20-2005 15:16
Good wishes from a happy receiver of a fish present :)
Iron Perth
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Join date: 9 Mar 2005
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09-20-2005 20:44
Sounds great, looking forward to seeing your new projects.
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Hiro Pendragon
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Join date: 22 Jan 2004
Posts: 5,905
09-20-2005 21:28
We're so proud to have Avalon with us at the SL Community Convention!

I remember being a newbie and attending Avalon's island opening, and remembering how much that was a groundbreaker for SL. I foresee Avalon continuing its tradition of pushing the envelope of where SL is going!
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Ulrika Zugzwang
Magnanimous in Victory
Join date: 10 Jun 2004
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09-20-2005 21:40
From: Fizik Baskerville
The intangible benefit is immeasurable; we are and will always be SL evangelists.
Despite your unholy misuse of a semicolon and your advertisement masquerading as an informative forum post, I say to you in all seriousness -- three. word. logos. are passé.

This has been your surreality for the day.

~Ulrika~
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Hiro Pendragon
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09-20-2005 22:11
From: Ulrika Zugzwang
Despite your unholy misuse of a semicolon and your advertisement masquerading as an informative forum post, I say to you in all seriousness -- three. word. logos. are passé.

This has been your surreality for the day.

~Ulrika~

As official King of Semicolons in SL, I decree that Fizik's use was 100% valid and your criticism unwarranted.

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/semicolon.htm

Fizik clearly was using the semicolon as a soft period between two closely related sentences.

If you were going to fault his grammar, the blame should be placed squarely on the use of a preposition at the end of a sentence.

From: Fizik

The conference is already generating interesting beyond the bounds we are used to

This could be restated:
"... beyond what we are used to as the bounds."

Of course, that breaks the colloquial phrase "beyond the bounds".

So a substitution of language could clear it up:

"... beyond the bounds of which we are accustomed."

*stupid winking grin*
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Ulrika Zugzwang
Magnanimous in Victory
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09-20-2005 22:22
From: Hiro Pendragon
As official King of Semicolons in SL, I decree that Fizik's use was 100% valid and your criticism unwarranted.
I clearly called out "surreality". ;)

~Ulrika~
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Hiro Pendragon
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09-20-2005 23:17
From: Ulrika Zugzwang
I clearly called out "surreality". ;)

~Ulrika~

Don't try and backpeddle! It would have been just as surreal if you were accurate with your criticism! The innacurate criticism of the semicolon did not have any effect on the surrealness factor of the thread! :p
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Huns Valen
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Join date: 3 May 2003
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09-21-2005 01:35
The popbox office set is really, really nice. One of the few pieces of furniture I have that I didn't make myself.
Stephane Zugzwang
Brat
Join date: 26 Jun 2004
Posts: 192
09-21-2005 02:35
Backstage (please... set it back up..???) was the build that made me realize the potential of Second Life.

I'll make the trip from Paris to the SLCC, and I'm looking forward to meeting you there.
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Cocoanut Koala
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09-21-2005 08:37
This is the Backstage guy?

coco
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Willow Zander
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09-21-2005 08:43
Fizik , you know I think you rock, you are a GREAT guy, and the Avalon crew do GREAT stuff, and I can't wait to see more of it!

Whens the next London meet ;) I had such a blast :D

xxx
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Eggy Lippmann
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Join date: 1 May 2003
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09-21-2005 09:06
Backstage / Nowall were sims belonging to Edgware Marker, unrelated to avalon.
Iron Perth
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09-21-2005 09:38
Well, I believe that Starax created the content as guided by the vision of Edgware in backstage.

I have toured Avalon, and I'm impressed by much of what they do, but Starax is probably the most talented primsters in Avalon and perhaps in SL - at least to me.
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Misty Rhodes
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Hooray for Avalon Crew!
09-21-2005 11:12
Great to hear you are back full steam as we anxiously await what you are all working on.

It will be wonderful to meet you and the rest of the residents that will be attending the convention.

Hugs!
Misty Rhodes
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Torrid Midnight
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Join date: 13 May 2003
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09-21-2005 11:37
Hard for me to imagine avalon without Damien Fate, he brought a genuineness and big heart to the group. I don't think I've ever seen anyone work so hard for someone or something. I'm sure he is missed. Good luck.
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Ulrika Zugzwang
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09-21-2005 11:44
From: Hiro Pendragon
The innacurate criticism of the semicolon did not have any effect on the surrealness factor of the thread!
Um. :confused:

I stated that my post was surreal and thus the statements within were not real. Do you understand?

~Ulrika~
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Cocoanut Koala
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09-21-2005 15:55
From: Iron Perth
Well, I believe that Starax created the content as guided by the vision of Edgware in backstage.

I have toured Avalon, and I'm impressed by much of what they do, but Starax is probably the most talented primsters in Avalon and perhaps in SL - at least to me.

To me, also, Starax is the most talented primster in SL. Course I haven't seen everyone's work, but I think it sure would be hard to beat his perfect works of total art.

coco
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