Ooh, someone did a post on less-than-well-known typographical symbols. (Yes, this is the kind of thing I find amaaaazing. I read dictionaries too. Shush.)
Steampunk synthesizer? Ooh, yes.
I wandered around somewhat today, and while I did, I looked up things, here and there, that I remembered. There's a place called Elv'an Majika (I think it's here) that sells the 'casual fantasy' crop top/skirt thing for around five Lindens a piece. She's got several free things, as well--I'd originally heard this through the Kitties--but forget that; when you can get free boots and then a jacket, top, and skirt for L$15 above and beyond that--I mean, that's a whole outfit.
Only one problem--the short skirts with the trailing sheer silk panels? Clock in at 105 prims each. Yipe!
Miss Putrid Gloom has her new store of the macabre and odd up at Gloomyville. She has cute little things on the walls, odd little things scattered about the place.
(Warning to the arachnophobic: it's not quite a spider, but it is spider-like--the second pic attached to this one is a closer look.)
Speaking of Miss Gloom, she tipped me to this short film--about the hazards of temper, especially temper directed at oneself. It's a lovely, discordant piece, and I do believe both words apply equally.
I got this in the mail when I logged in world:
This morning, in Kinvara, a small group started talking about how the world has lost its gentleness.
We talked that it takes strength to be gentle.
Then we talked about spreading the word that being gentle is okay. That gentle people are really the STRONGEST people.
A small seed of a huge idea emerged, and we want to talk about it with everyone tonight at 7 p.m.
We need artists and dreamers and builders and everyone with a gentle heart.
Please come hear and share your ideas ... 7 p.m. SLT Sunday Kinvara Village lawn.
A second meeting will be held at 9 a.m. SLT Monday.
So I went. I am far from a gentle soul; I have long said I would make a terrible Buddhist because I kill bugs, I occasionally cuff cats that claw me, I have been known to strike out violently when provoked: these are not traits of an evolved being.
But such ruminations were not the main goal of the group, it seems. While it's all generally agreed, we need to master our own passions, and seek habits of non-violence, what the group at large seems to want is...acceptance.
That the world does not have to be sharp of fang and red of claw.
That the natural state of humanity is not competition and backstabbing.
That with understanding and tolerance, we can realize there's enough room for all views without us crowded out as individuals.
That peace does not mean apathy, that gentle does not mean weak, that understanding does not mean pushover.
These aren't bad views. The Quakers have been working in these ways for centuries. The Buddhists have counseled this. Other religions, other groups, have had the same thoughts.
A gentle world. It's not a bad idea, all in all.
In any of this, in all of this, I am not the speaker on the mount. I am not gentility, I am turbulence, in most of my behaviors. But I admire the thinking, I admire the wish for a better, for a gentler world.
Where children do not need to know how to fire guns before their first kiss.
Where boys are not taught tears are bad; where girls are not taught to despise themselves.
Where adults do not grow to adulthood knotted around insecurity and fear--of themselves, of others.
Where hate is something in textbooks, not vibrating in hearts.
Is this impossible? I'm not saying so. For some of us, maybe we are too set in our ways to change. But as I said, where I may not live, I can admire; where I may not fully believe, I can embrace.
Contact Miss Elspeth Woolley or Miss Madeline Munro in world for more information; there will be pages coming on the Caledon Wiki, and there will be some form of in-world group.