May 21, 2023 · 4:59 pm
She woke up at 8 o’clock, another force of habit, in her starry tent, still wearing her similarly star studded ice cream outfit — the reason Marilyn knew where she belonged. She checked her legs underneath the sky purple covers. Wooden one still there, ugh. What was she *thinking*? Her Husband assured her that California was safe, and that navels were still in the center of bodies and the supreme deity known as All Orange would protect the rest. “You just have to make sure it shows a bit,” he said as they packed to leave, and demonstrated it on himself, tying his shirt above his somewhat bulging stomach. Outie. Not her cup of tea, but then some of the other parts made up for it. She recalls walking around an art gallery across the road from Rhodenwald with original hubby Axis, staring at the red and green paintings. “‘Green Monster’ — over there.” He pointed. Ruby’s life changed. She suddenly remembered the wall, the tree beings, *everything*. And Wally and its Wallytown still lives, last time she checked anyway. Not far atall from her old sim. Protection at last?
She had to go back, she determined then and there. And, dangit, she thought — checking the inworld map in her head — only a couple sims to the south and east from here. Fate. She went downstairs and thanked ever-bartending Marilyn for the good night’s sleep and trodded in that direction, trying to compensate for the slightly shorter leg and not walk around in circles.
Filed under **VIRTUAL, New Island^, Wallytown/Fishers Island^, Ruby's Empire/Fishers Island^, Omega^^, The Straight^, The Cross^, 0410, 0038
Tagged as Axis/Tropp-Opp/Campbell O'Pine^*++++@, Ruby^^++++, Marilyn^^++++$, Axis^*++++, All Orange^*, Lichen Roosevelt^^++++, GREEN MONSTER++++, Ruby Original^^++++
May 20, 2023 · 4:09 pm
How Ruby Roo got those spirals on her leg.
December 30, 2022 · 12:32 pm
He approached cautiously from below.
He’d been saving up presents for some time, preparing for the worst. Flood! they warned. Global warming gone rogue! they cried. Thus the ark.
Or so the story goes.
After a return trip to the box, they ate Christmas dinner up top. “Shelley, you seem depressed,” he spoke. Probably just leftover effects once more, he rationalized.
“Oh. Just thinking about The Moon again. Where are we on it?”
George/Musician didn’t bother to correct this time. “Tranquility, love,” he said instead. “Remember? We landed there, all of us Americans through two specific Americans. All in the Family.”
Shelley Struthers buried her suddenly aching head in her folded arms, trying to forget everything. The nearby lemons and drink bottle were reminding her of something she didn’t want to see.
“Would you like to open a present?” offered George/Musician. Maybe that would help her mood.
December 30, 2022 · 11:52 am
He thought about Back as he lay on his back and she turned her back to him.
“Where are we on The Moon again?” she asked dreamily while studying, lingering effects of the box.
George/Musician sighs. “We’re not *on* The Moon, Shelley. We’re in… Mortons Gap. I think. At least the Ant Castle, old style, is playing on a continual loop on our TV over there.” Ropes, George/Musician thought. Aah the good old days when marriage meant something and everyone knew their place. He sat up.
Back ruined all that, pheh. Better get back to it while I have time. 7:04AM. Soon it will be 5.
Yeah, there it is. Too late. Next! (as Wheeler might say)
Filed under **VIRTUAL, 0036, 0305, Corsica, New Island^, Northwest^, Omega^^
Tagged as Ants^^^*+++~, Back^*++++^^+, Dr. Mouse^*+++$, George^*++, ROPES+, Shelley Struthers^^++++, The Musician^*+
January 23, 2022 · 2:21 am
How could this be the same background painting as mine? Think, Original Ruby. Think!
Is it the woods? she then turned around in her mind. Like a dancer. Impossible. Right? That would mean…
“… everything is connected, yes,” spoke W., in my head at last. Now maybe I can get some work done (!).
The tableau over there by the same artist. This is me (!). Ruby, the dancer in or of the woods. Tree. Red and green in buckets being used to paint the bottom — the roots — but then blue and yellow being poured on the top — the leaves. And the 3 spherical creatures accomplishing the art?
Wood creatures, perhaps. Persimmons. 199, if not 200. Unch. Living Tree. The woods still have power (!). Even though I don’t live next to them any longer. Collageisty is on Nautilus now, as of novel 13. This is from novel 10, when the woods were still strong and omnipresent. There’s a void…
“What is the void?” spoke W. again. I knew I had to get down and examine the art of the gallery more closely. There be the answers. WOOSH.
Yes, that book. Not mine, but…
It reminds me of the tesseract.
Down to the first floor…
I’ve seen this before too.
Maybe this in Dennis.
Which might explain this nearby.
The wrong Ruby winked out. POOF.
Filed under **VIRTUAL, 0031, 0305, Lands End, Lower Austra^, Nautilus, New Island^, Omega^^, Wild West
Tagged as BLUE & YELLOW+, Ruby Alien^^+++, Ruby Fairy^^==, Ruby Fantasie^^==%%, Ruby Original^^++++, Ruby Supergal/Flo^^+, Ruby^^++++, Unch^^+^*+#
January 21, 2022 · 9:50 am
It was getting late but she had to go see. Boos!
It was the opposite direction than what she was use to but she adjusted. She’s determined to make Venus and Mars alright tonight.
And then there it was with her right in the mouth of it. Just like poor Rusty before her, with Peter looking on, helpless to, um, help.
He remained in the water, trapped on the Fringe, a TV show after all and not Real Life. Another piece of art.
“That’s enough for tonight,” she determined.
Filed under **VIRTUAL, 0031, 0303, Collagesity Fordham, Lower Austra^, Nautilus, New Island^, Omega^^
Tagged as Boo^^==^*==$, Fern Stalin^^++, Joey Avatar^^===, John Lemon^*++++!$, Professor Young Harris/Harrison Jett^*+%, Rusty^^==, Sally Newgent^^+, Yoko Ona^^+%$
January 21, 2022 · 7:41 am
“Busted!” police agents Crack and Whack shouted after they broke down the door, leaving Greg Ogden in pieces. No longer would he be known as the artist of the “Monolith…”, history conveniently rewritten. All he had left afterwards was cartoons, sunrise to sunset, Sam and the rest. One day he picked up a watermelon and threw it out the window into the woods and then went there, finding a triangle. He approached cautiously…
“Is the camera on?”
He looked over at the illuminating glow. “Yes I think so, mum.” They settled into their cue spots, got into character. Annnnnd ACTION.
“The *thing* is,” Crystal’s replacement Methany began, emphasizing a different word this take just to spice, er, things up, “I was looking in the wrong triangle before. *This* is the triangle. Where Baker Bloch was born — this island.”
“Rodeo, yes mum,” said Carl, his first line in this scene. No relationship to Karl that I know of, although both seem to be bartenders. His character knew this was Baker Bloch instead of Wheeler Wilson before him, and that dark had switch to light, camera rolling. Thus the white hair, the white script, everything. She *was* the triangle.
Someone’s trapped in the art!
Filed under **VIRTUAL, 0031, 0302, Nautilus, New Island^, North, Omega^^, Paper, Paper Soap, Sansara, Slaashsides, Wild West
Tagged as Agent 47^*+, Carl^*==, Crystal^^==, Greg Ogden/Gregg Oden^*++, Joey Avatar^^===, MELON/TRIANGLE+++, Methany^^==, MONOLITH++++, Neil O. Eugenia^*==, NODAL++++
January 18, 2022 · 7:32 am
Crystal suddenly found herself confronted with an enigma, a puzzle, a riddle. Where had she just heard about this?
January 24, 2021 · 10:38 am
Lisa the Vegetarian’s boathouse was still anchored off the west coast of New Island, but she had failed to find her brother, just like Wendy (one of ’em, perhaps the right one?) did before her. She’d heard of Picturetown by now and 102. She knew that the number stood for a game of roshambo, otherwise known as rock paper scissors, like the first 3 chapters of the red book and something to truly contemplate why this is so. Biff Carter might know. After all, he’s in it, but not the first 3. Instead the 4th, where triangle turns to square. He is just as dirty (in the book) as the doctor, the main character of the 4th. Instead of a private dick, he is a restaurant owner, perhaps of the Red Dress Diner if we mix up and combine realities again. But Biff Carter has been revealed — there — by his wife of all people, to be the same as Axis and may not reappear in this here photo-novel (24 in a series of 20; getting close to the end!), his story seemingly resolved but we’ll see. Maybe he leaves his cherished red book in a special place (Red Dress Diner again?) for someone else to find, perhaps Barry De Boy, or maybe one of the Wendys who seem destined to be a mate to him, like Biff-as-Axis has been paired off with… Wendy? Wheeler? We need to combine more characters, it seems. Have them play the triune game as well to whittle downward.
Axis is not Barry De Boy. I do have that much.
I wonder what chapter she’s on?
January 24, 2021 · 9:49 am
“One of us will have to go, twin of mine. And *you* are the one sitting sideways. I think it’s you.”
The Wendy who was sitting sideways to the observing camera spoke. “Don’t cross me. You can’t cross me.”
“This is *not* a Jesus situation. Just because we *originally* were in a 0316 post.”
“Before the user Our God realized the mistake. Another mighty cock-up!”
“… is our Lord,” non-sideways sitting Wendy tacked on. But they both were in different ways. “Paper?” one uttered.
“Scissors,” answered the other. She was the one.
On the sealed evergreen island in the middle of snow snow snow, Barry De Boy waited.
And then nodded off.