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If Sims Were States

In the bad, old sooty days before methane or carbon monoxide detectors, miners would carry down caged canaries into the dark tunnels with them. If dangerous gases leaked into the mine-shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. I’m beginning to believe that Hosoi Ichiba might just be our canary in a coalmine. […]

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Hello, my name is….

….Krista, and I’m an installation artist/gamer from the midwest.  Many a snowy night has been spent in what I (affectionately) call “the land of corn,” questing and raiding in World of Warcraft.  Only recently has my gaming life intersected with my art life, due largely in part to the inspiring work by everyone here at […]

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Is usability a dirty word in SL?

At the risk of sounding like a total noob (yes, I have been a SL “resident” since 2008), it kind of hit me yesterday how not user friendly SL is. As I’ve said on this blog before, I don’t really have a separate identity in SL; my avatar basically looks like me and I use […]

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One Day, One Cat

Ok, so this has absolutely nothing to do with Virtual Education or virtual anything for that matter. I thought I would share anyways and perhaps start something akin to “The World Today, In Pictures” for cat (and other furry friends) lovers. A little background may be in order – I have always been a devoted […]

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An introduction and piece of slam poetry!

Hello! My name is Hanna.  I’m a fifteen-year-old writer and photographer.  Vanessa requested that I record a video of a piece of slam poetry I wrote so it could be posted on here, and so here I am.   The poem in text is below. Enjoy! 🙂   few fourth graders have many kind words […]

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Bullshit on Demand

THE HAGUE, 9 April — Vaneeesa Blaylock’s skill at detecting bullshit, or at least her glee at convincing herself that she does, have gained a wide following. Recently paid £500 to determine whether or not Clipix and SocialBro are or are not in fact BULLSHIT!!!, Blaylock’s research is today being released for free to you, […]

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Klout is Bullshit!

VB Rant Week 7 Bitchy Posts in 7 Angry Days http://vaneeesa.com/category/vaneeesa/rants/ Rant the fifth: Klout is Bullshit! I had such a “nice” time yesterday letting someone else do my ranting for me, that I thought I’d do one more day of, hahaha, “guest ranting” before I get back to my own complaint writing. As with […]

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God is Bullshit!

VB Rant Week 7 Bitchy Posts in 7 Angry Days http://vaneeesa.com/category/vaneeesa/rants/ Rant the fourth: God is Bullshit! My father was a lifelong democrat. He passed away three years ago. My mother is a lifelong republican and she still lives near Georgetown, USA. I think I get my aesthetics mostly from my mother, but my ideology […]

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Detail of the 1863 painting Olympia by Victorine Meurent and Edouard Manet

Painting is Bullshit!

VB Rant Week 7 Bitchy Posts in 7 Angry Days http://vaneeesa.com/category/vaneeesa/rants/ Rant the third: Painting is Bullshit! Yes it’s true, there are some great old dude painters. Yes it’s true, there are some amazing emerging women painters. And yes, it’s even true that friends of mine are painters. But with apologies to all… I’m just […]

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Television is Bullshit!

VB Rant Week 7 Bitchy Posts in 7 Angry Days http://vaneeesa.com/category/vaneeesa/rants/ Rant the second: Television is Bullshit!   I wrote yesterday that Fútbol is bullshit, but really, it’s minor-league compared to the Heavyweight Champion of Bullshit, Television. Later this week I plan to write God is Bullshit, but even the supreme sociopath hasn’t ruined as […]

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Fútbol is Bullshit!

VB Rant Week 7 Bitchy Posts in 7 Angry Days http://vaneeesa.com/category/vaneeesa/rants/ Rant the first: Fútbol is Bullshit! In the country of my birth “football” means “pigskin” In the country of my current residence, “fútbol” means “soccer” Doesn’t matter. They’re both bullshit! Not saying they always were… Just asking why a couple of sports invented in […]

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I’ve Fucking Had It!

Many of the “artists” in SL are not only “hacks who couldn’t make it IRL”… in fact… they’ve never even tried… making “real” art never even occurred to them. The just showed up in SL, put colors in a rectangle, and said, “Look mommy, I’m an artist!!” Today another one of these fucking hacks told […]

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