Friday, August 15, 2008

Nubie Botgirl, Soap Opera Search String and The Tao of Zoe

My planned post on identity has taken a great turn: Sophrosyne was kind enough to pose for a few snapshots and I'm working on a comic-style graphic on the virtual/atomic world connection. I hope to have it ready for Monday. Till then, here are a few pre-weekend tidbits.

Earliest Botgirl image:

I'm in the process of transforming this blog into a RL book version that I plan to offer via Lulu.com. It will be a chronological Director's Cut with commentary throughout. So I've been combing my far flung data storage looking for extra goodies and came across this early self-portrait. Cute, huh?

Botgirl's first known photo


Most evocative google search referral:


http://www.google.com/search?h...husband won%27t let me play sl

When people visit the blog from clicking a link on a google search page the query shows up on my blog activity report. The query above is from yesterday's edition. It certainly suggests a few interesting stories, doesn't it? Here are the top ten Google queries for the last month.

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The Tao of Zoe:

I imagined standing in RL as Zoe does in SL. Looking at things through her eyes instead of my own. From a comment by Zoe Connolly

Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a fluttering butterfly. What fun he had, doing as he pleased! He did not know he was Zhou. Suddenly he woke up and found himself to be Zhou. He did not know whether Zhou had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly had dreamed he was Zhou. Between Zhou and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is what is meant by the transformation of things. Zhuangzi



4 comments:

  1. /me notes an absence of nude botgirl in this post, apart from the title!

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  2. Here ya go Dale:

    http://flickr.com/photos/24863216@N05/2774885233/

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  3. Hubba hubba!

    (What does that *mean*?)

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