Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Astroboy Holds Our Secrets

There was this cartoon called Astroboy about a boy robot who had an anime haircut (long before anime was popular) who could fly around on jet legs and did a lot of cool stuff that a normal boy could not do. He had x-ray eyes and a bunch of other stuff. Since he only spoke Japanese and since I watched it in English, his lips moved differently from what he said in English. It all seemed sort of exotic, like something that came from a different culture, with a different set of rules about what constituted entertainment. Here is the opening in English:

I haven't thought of Astroboy for a long time but I think they are probably going to make a Hollywood remake if they haven't already. Hollywood is not known for creative ideas these days. But what was weird about Astroboy is that you could watch him and imagine you are Astroboy. Or you could imagine that Astroboy was your friend. Even though he was just a boy robot, in an odd way you could feel connected to him. Even if his lips didn't match what he was saying.

Sometimes weird things pop into your head at odd times. Sometimes you remember weird stuff that happened a long time ago or people that you met once but have never seen since. I guess we just sew all this together like a big quilt. Speaking of quilts, when they made that big AIDs quilt I went to go to see it. I just wanted to see what it looked like. But I didn't stay long because I could not look at it as a casual observer since you could feel the people embedded in it. It is funny how people come up with the ideas to make things and the results have an overwhelming response to the people seeing it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Semiology of Second Life

My friend Franz says he stopped trying to explain Second Life to non SL'ers. Non SL'ers is just a weird way to say people who think people in SL have slipped a few gears. So it made me think about a bunch of things. For those of you who don't know slang, "slipped a few gears" means a little crazy. It is like:
  • a couple bricks shy of a load
  • the elevator doesn't go to the top
  • not dealing with a full deck
I was talking to my friend Alexx and I took a picture. We are together talking about a lot of stuff humans talk about. Since we are laying down together this way this means we are exchanging personal thoughts. I guess the picture has a meaning, thus the animation has a meaning.

Sometimes Alexx and I talk about stuff that is not quite rated G if you know what I mean. But that's OK - we are humans who do human stuff.

So anyway I don't even know why I am writing this. Maybe I just wanted to use the word "semiology" since it sounded like a really cool word.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Gandhi Is In Prison

Someone told me I should go to see Mahatma Gandhi who is in prison at the Odyssey Art Sim. Some stuff about it is here. I took my friend Rico (Ricardito Castaignede) with me to talk to Gandhi in his cell. The thing that is really cool about it is just thinking about why this is happening? I mean why would someone reenact this? Poor Gandhi is protesting in a peaceful yet powerful way and we can go to talk to him to help cheer him up.

After we talked to Gandhi I got to thinking about a bunch of stuff. Why do people go to plays, watch movies, look at art, and just like to do stuff that is sort of weird and fun? And now the answer: Da ta da daaa, I don' know. But people do.

Now for the big connection point of this post. People should just do stuff and see what happens. And it makes the people who are the doee (that's a new word in means the people who see the stuff that the doers do) think and feel better than if they just sat around all day eating potato chips and watching television.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Tigers and Dragons

I joined a group called Tigers and Dragons. Why is this group called "Tigers and Dragons"? It is because Kenshi (Kenshiro Pevensey) likes to be a dragon and Franz (Franziskus Ninetails) likes to be a tiger. (They are the people who were married here.) I guess that is the logic of it. Sometimes if you think too hard about stuff you will end up hurting your brain.

I haven't written to much lately so I need to have a brain leak all over the clean page of this blog post. Why do people do the things that they do? I don't mean that in a bad way, just observing. Why do people like to be dragons and tigers and things? I like to dress up as non-human things too. But it is really strange if you think about it.

Today I was thinking of all the people in the real world who don't have enough food to eat and every day is a struggle. Then I thought of all the people who are not enjoying good health. It is good to reflect but not to be trapped by being consumed by all the problems of RL. I guess it is like breathing air or something, you let a bunch of bad stuff come in and just exhale it out again. The other day I was just wondering around by myself and took the picture you see to the right. I think I am playing one of those Australian things that makes the funny noise although it looks like some sort of inhale thing.

Well I hope everyone is not letting their brains think to much, or if you are then just let it think some to keep the brain pathways open. If you don't it will be just like plants that grow up along a trail in the jungle and there could be so many plants that you can't go anywhere. Please take care everyone!
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