Sunday, January 31, 2010

Miss Malaprop & Ennui

I have been reading about the situation regarding Ordinal Malaprop's departure from the Grid with both sadness and interest. Mainly because as of late, I have often felt the same way.

Her concerns about the recent LiLa acquisition of Avatars United aside, I can understand the sense of logging in and feeling as if you are unproductive as a creator. Or unwilling to deal with whatever the latest drama the Grid or its citizens throw your way. I know that for me, logging into SL lately has been bringing more apprehension than enjoyment and I have always said that when it gets that way, why bother?

I used to love being inworld and creating and blogging. I used to love attending social events and exploring the Grid. I've gotten so tired of hearing about other people's dramas as they rant/complain/gripe their way through their time inworld. Why are you even in SL if it all sucks that much for you? That, combined with my own lack of motivation to create, has been a great source of inworld stress for me and you know what? I've been doing other things instead. I'm sure that it'll kick in and I'll be creative again. At least I hope so. Dia and I have talked a lot about "reclaiming one's SL", whether through downsizing, reinvention or taking a break from it (as I have been lately) to make it fun again. We can't be the only ones that have felt this sense of ennui.

As for Dame Ordinal, she's quite the inventor, scripter and personality. I took the pic above when we both got stuck at her shop in Caledon about 2 years ago. I was so excited to meet her for the first time. We had a great conversation and she demonstrated her latest product for me. Her presence--especially in the Steamlands of SL--will be missed.

6 comments:

TotalLunar Eclipse said...

NUUUU you cant leave who is going to be my texture muse now?!?!

Eladrienne Laval said...

You are so sweet Lunar. I'm not leaving, but it has been a little hard to be in lately. I LOVE making textures for your wonderful projects and builds. It has been a thrill of my SL to see them utilized like that.

inkyboy said...

Well, I've certainly been a whiny little bitch recently, although I have been doing pretty well on my "reclaiming" of SL. But I do need to spend more time out-of-world. I have plenty of projects everywhere.

You have been missed!

Eladrienne Laval said...

Gryff, you most certainly have done a good job of "reclaiming" your SL. I enjoy seeing what creative ideas you will come up with next and you use SL as a platform for them quite well.

Nah, you're not a "whiny little bitch"...and thanks. It's nice to know I've been missed. You know well that I'm not prone to angst--especially publicly--over SL, but as you also know this had been on my mind for quite a while.

Funny Bunny said...

You're not the only one Ela...

Eladrienne Laval said...

Aw, not you too Chaff! See that's what concerns me--that I'm not the only one.

That some of the most creative minds in SL are feeling like/saying "Screw it!" right now should be of great concern.