Congratz to the Soaring Herlit

Celebrating their 6th year anniversary and combining with a fund raiser for the RFL proved to be tempting to me, as well as the theme “Why Do Slaves Dance?”  I had plenty that I WANTED to say on the subject but I had to do some searching in my heart to find what I NEEDED to say.  I got off to a rocky start being 15 minutes late, lucky it was that…I thought it started a hour later than it did. My horrible week carried over and left me brain dead.  I was disappointed to see a couple of the girls didn’t follow the theme and almost seemed like last minute fill-ins.  I had hoped for a better turn out in both dancers and audience as I am fond of the Herlit, after my debacle there Lady Dem was supportive and I noticed they have gone to exhibition dance only, no contests anymore.  Here is some of my dance:

“Shadows of another reality gather around her, shadows that chain and deny a slave from the freedom of the dance in their world. Betrayed and chained there by a body that cannot express her heart and fire as this slave does in the sands of Gor. “

SH chain

I began in chains to symbolize how so many of we dancers in SL are unable to dance in RL for one reason or another. There is a joy and freedom found watching our little avatars whirl gracefully in the sands.

“Flame (scarletfleur) leaps in the air with the joy of a dancer untethered at last, skipping and twirling. Shadows burn away igniting a clear, hot fire of joy and freedom. The slave dances and her voice is heard, the freedom is felt and the shadows melt away she is transformed, like a new being from the ashes of the old she now soars over the sands like a fiery tarn on the breeze of submission, expression and joy. “

SH fans

The chains now off… the wings of freedom now send the dancer through the sands.

“Flame (scarletfleur) twirls around like a zephyr of scarlet fire, small feet leaving circles in the glimmering sands. The strong arms spread like the fiery tarn she is…reborn in these sands. Free in her collar, free in her submission, free in her dance!!! Dance Kajira….Dance Kajirae! DANCE!!

SH fan3

Master slipped in at the last minute and told me he was proud, even without knowing I belonged to him a couple of men he knew voiced their pleasure in my dance.  That was why I dance.  Because here I can, because it bring me pleasure, because it pleases him, it entertains and pleases the audience and brings him pride.

Friday Night Lights!

The burned brightly in Rorus on Friday!  I had a couple of friends entered so it was good to go watch.  The venue had some issues, I was told the person who normally handles the dance contests or exhibitions was not allowed to set this one up, as such it was thrown together the night before, a poor set, a missing judge, unnecessary lagging and a unprepared host for example.  I was told there was initially 12 dancers allowed to enter…about 4 too many…I groaned inwardly at the time that would be required to sit there, luckily it was reduced by drop outs to 9 and one of the 9 was a now show so we were presented with 8 dancers. Still a bit long for a 6pm on a Friday night, and then delayed 30 minutes for poor planning.

There was your usual mix of good and bad dancers, some I expect better from than I got, but hey…we all turn out a mediocre dance now and then. and of course those dances that make up for it.  I was pleased 2 of my friends were the bright lights of the night.

A new friend, Aytia from Haifa, after being chatty with me in IMs making the mediocre more fu, did herself and her Master proud with a lovely dance….  I was glad to see her take the second place award!

Atiya

The other dancer there, the one near and dear to my heart was Maddy.  I have known Maddy through several lifetimes in Gor.  We have been through heartache and disappointment and laughter and joy.  She is sweet on the outside and sassy on the inside and great fun to be with.  It was Maddy that drug me off to my first dance class….kicking and screaming…and Maddy who bought me my dance hud.  So blame her people!!

maddy3 maddy1

Maddy ruled the night and took away the first prize to the delight of her Master and of course…all her friends, including this privileged girl.

 

The return of the Dance Gardens!

Kira Swordthain and Elie Back have brightened the dance community by bringing back the Dance Gardens, a place for any Kajira or Kajirus to go and compose and practice a dance without fear of capture or harassment.  It was closed for a while due to economic reasons I heard and its so nice to see it back up.  I know Kira has had some headaches in the past there, especially with one person who tried to force her to cancel classes by one particular teacher. This person threatened to have the Garden boycotted, some people’s egos are so much bigger than they should be.  Lucky Kira is a honorable and strong person not to bow to such petty pressures so it was sad that money closed it.  The happy day was today that it re-opened with a bang!  A RFL Dance  and fund raiser! The prize for the dancer with the most contributions was Nela and Aziza won the raffle.

Lots of talent in the showing, lots of lag issues too, one poor dancer Aurora, couldn’t get off her knees to start then her HUD crashed and needed a restart, but she bounced back to deliver a entertaining dance.  Between the likes of Snow, Perle and the fabulous BabyPea and a offering from Kira it was a great show and lots of lindens flowed in! A new dancer made a appearance, Rhysha…her posts were too long but there is skill there and I expect to see more from her. Eight dancers took the time to come do this…Yay You!!

                                           Snowsnow 

                                         Perleperle

                                     BabyBabypea1

                                          Kira Kira

                          RyhshaRhysha

 

Off to Haifa!

Master and I popped into Haifa for their contest today, we got the word it was filling up fast and it was. Lots of talent in the line up so I settled in for a great show.  I was a bit let down.  The dance theme was Old and New,  girls took dances done before and changed them up reflecting the changes in themselves since doing it the first time.  I had not seen the originals except Tivi’s  so I cannot comment on how much or little the dances were altered except that one.

Too many of the dancers emotes were too long to read in the 20 second chat fade. While I know some schools teach these long emotes are the way to go, I for one…and many others I know….will not open the chat box and lose sight of the dancer dancing.  So if I cannot read it all (and I am a fast reader unlike my Master) and it fades…the dance has lost my interest.

I was also surprised by sloppy dances by skilled dancers, transitions that were non-existent, just abrupt drops to the ground or back to their feet. A couple didn’t cashe and had long stands between dance gestures.  One dancers emotes sounded like she took them directly from one of the books and cut and pasted them as a dance, they were flat and emotionless.  One dancer described rain dripping off her breasts, those breasts passing over the saturated ground…she was wearing a top…the emotes made no sense.  A dancer had her Master with the whip at the side of the pit….yet she danced to the judges, why wasn’t she dancing to her Master?  Another  mentioned a primitive beat and the music was mostly flutes and little drums and was a lilting tune.  One girl mentioned her breasts in half her posts…ok you got boobies…we get it!  One of the girls didn’t research her part and had her character dressed inappropriately for a tavern slut, having been one I was in IMs being asked about the costume.  The audience sees these things dancers!!   One dancer apparently writes out of a thesaurus, I had someone in my IMs asking….what does “Tossing it to gambol upon the breeze, torso oscillating to emulate the rise and fall of brightly coloured companion upon the wind.”  I replied – Throwing the petals to dance on the breeze her body sways as if echoing those petals on the wind.  Why not say that? Why not write to the common audience member?  These things distract from a dance and are unnecessary.

My two favorites were Tivi, who redid her “Heavy” dance from the perspective of time gone by out of the unhappy end of a collar.  It wasn’t light and happy now, but there was a new calm about it.  The story of it draws you in and you are waiting to find out ….does he kill her…does he relent?  My other favorite was Tissia’s, she used a quote on Goreans loving nature to set up a light hearted dance of a girl picking berries and enjoying a beautiful day in the forest.  It was a well crafted dance by a girl who teaches too. There were grumbles that she was a Haifa girl, and I do agree she should not have entered… but the dance deserved first place and got it.

 

 

 

 

Sighs…Wacko alert!

I was going to include the graduation dance tonight on the post below but I fear it warrants its own.  She attempted to lash out at Rya over at her Soapbox, Rya let the comment show and then put out the correct version of Shels rant, you read the little loonies comment and you see the depth of her depravity and psycho behaviour.

Yes, batshit crazy Shellirene resident strikes again.  Not that we were surprised, anyone who holds a grudge for over a year about being kicked from a city will certainly hold a grudge for a few weeks over being kicked from a class.  Oh not that she has the balls to show her face, (EDIT: Sydney tells me Shels alt plus a couple that we knew about were banned BEFORE the grad by the sim owner) just a few of her 26 alts showed and chat spammed and prim exploded the graduation. Unfortunately for her she screwed up an a couple of ways.  The crowd was informed of the who and why…wasn’t hard to figure out who they were when the attack was timed to hit Dani, the fixation of her ire for getting herself kicked out of Ti. Her mistake was there wasn’t just students there, the audience held Gorean City and Sim owners, Gorean Dance judges and other persons who will remember the name Shellirene Resident in the future.  She screwed with the whole sim, not just the graduation, Blades Edge is a well known and old established sim, the owner is gunning for her I bet.  We prepared for her with the owner standing by, after the first and second attack she moved in with a heavy hand banning and booting anyone who looked off.

How pathetic is this psycho?  She is so pathetic she has gone down the class list in the group and crawled into their IMs to whine about how she was persecuted, they have been in Rya’s IMs asking who this nutjob is!!!  She is not just crazy she is a disgusting hypocrite!  She is a white woman who has a black avatar and she spams the dance with the word Ni@@er!!  She is such a narcissistic nutcase that she didn’t give a rats ass about the fact that her griefing not only disrupted our graduation but the night-club and shopping mall also located on the sim, something Linden Labs frowns heavily upon… they dislike their cut of sales from merchants being reduced by this kind of attack. She screwed the pooch bad with her lack of being able to accept responsibility for her actions and pouring fuel on the fire.  I am sure I will come across her again but I can ignore a fart in the room as well as most.

Her intent was to shut down the graduation ceremonies but alas for her not everyone in Secondlife is a drama whore and every damn one of us rose above the nonsense and the dance continued! Dani waded through the BS to come back and do a wonderful dance, the likes of which Shellirene could only wish she could do!  Iris wowed the crowd with her Gorean and Freestyle, Sydney’s choice of Ganja Babe for her Gorean music was a great touch and a fantastic dance… even the Gorean judges watching loved it! Reine battled to stay online with connection and viewer issues to turn in 3 great dances including her “Rya dance”…to dance putting herself in another shoes with what they know about her.  Jolie  rocked the sands in her Gorean FW dance and Rya was in tears over the Rya’s Dances all the advance girls put forth. I wish I had a picture of Dani, but the idiots greifing attack ruined my chance of getting one.

sydney iris jolie reine

thegroup

We did a group dance to the Pirates of the Caribbean music which was fun for all as the finale.  Sorry about the pic…my browser stole some of the skirts!

Back to the good stuff!!!

This is a busy weekend planned! Starting off with the Groean Campus’s contest that Iris is entered into, with delight I found Rajaa was entered as well as favorites Perle and Rosa! The ranks were filled out with more talent in Tina, Kira and Keilen, I was not surprised to see Hoshi there as well.

Settling in for what I knew was going to be a great show I was not disappointed.  Keilen started off the dance with a whip dance and Rajaa finished it off with the tail of a southern kajira sold to the north and starving in a bad winter All the way down the line, with the usual exception, the girls brought their A games.  The lag was a bear, Rajaa told me in IMs she was abandoning her Barre HUD and going to a stripped down Huddle.  For those who dance the Barre is considered to be superior, but unfortunately with recent upgrades it had become more scripted and more likely to freeze up in contest situations.  I think I may follow her lead and dig out a older Barre with out the newest additions and strip it down to sleekness for a contest barre.  More to come in the next post…this is Saturdays, Sunday will be busy too!

Sunday started out with a fizzle…the Klumzy Dance exhibition that I wanted to see started at 11 not 1pm as I was told, so I missed it. :sadface:  Maddy showed me her entry though and it was great!!

maddy dance

 Maddy (Madyx Resident): Making a small turn around, dirty hairy leg stepping out as hand comes off a hip, stirring up the aroma of her unkempt body, completely oblivious to the looks of the Masters. Her smile widens showing off pearly….yellows.

Maddy as the clueless, bigfooted Urt figures she can snag a rich Master by dancing in a tavern for them…please note the armpit hair…snorts… In the end she gets a standing ovation…well, the Masters all run out of the joint… but they had to stand to do it!!!  I was sorry to miss the others, I am sure it was great fun.

 

 

Rolls eyes

As predicted Shellirene has decided to keep the drama going since she has found her actions have caused a further drop in her reputation in Secondlife.  I don’t want to keep this drama-fest going so this is the end.

“it seems now this topic of class is geting flashed over web pages just to dirty my name once again and prove Rya and Flame and Tivi correct, well lets put this to rest shall we, you be the judge of it all. my reasons for bringing this up to Tivi are after she had told me this”

Funny how she doesn’t seem to understand she had to place the link to her diatribe in her profile without figuring out that the truth would get out there too, if she hadn’t….you would not be reading this…and Rya’s blog….and Tivi’s blog

“i might add Flame contacted me not me contact her after she told me when i asked a question in group chat that all i did was  wine and complain, i then closed the chat window and insted of leaving it be, flame contacted me and this is what came of it”

Shell was at it again with her selective memory finding little parts to harp over, take out of context and piss and moan about.  The complete truth?  Several of us were in group chat , one of the girls asking questions… and I made a joke and meaning to call them pests I addressed it at Shel which offended her.  Being a well brought up and polite person, when I realized what I had done I quickly went into her IMs to apologize.

[2013/11/17 13:33] Flame (scarletfleur): sorry hun…I was just yanking your leg

[2013/11/17 13:37] ɐ (shellirene): well it was not very funny

[2013/11/17 13:38] ɐ (shellirene): ive not asked any of you for help except when i showed you the dance moves

[2013/11/17 13:38] Flame (scarletfleur): I apologize. You can show it when rya returns if that is what you want.

But of course Shel doesn’t choose to acknowledge the apology, that is not part of the persecution plan.  She chooses instead toe home in on one word…and now in her world I have used that word (lousy) to describe EVERY dance she ever did.

[2013/11/17 13:41] Flame (scarletfleur): I am sorry, it was the truth…you want to dance a dance that is lousy or good? Rya has looked at mine and critisized them and I dont sulk, I go back and rethink them.

At what point did I say…Do you want to do your lousy dance or make it into a good one?  Never. We all make the choice to do good work or bad work…that was the meaning of the sentence, but Shel…the persecuted… chooses to attribute that one sentence to that and all of her future work in my opinion. Did she mention the compliments to the aforementioned dance…no…the compliments over the now questioned Masters dances…no… my soul opinion of her dances (in her opinion) is based on one sentence she misinterprets or just makes up a insult for…like this next exchange..

[2013/11/17 13:43] Flame (scarletfleur): If you dont want any critisim never show your dance to anybody, when you get tired of wondering why no one likes them then maybe you will be ready to let others help by giving their opinions, you might not like them and they are just that, their opinions but you need to listen, look and decide.

[2013/11/17 13:45] ɐ (shellirene): oh i see so it sucked

How do you get “Your dance sucked” from that paragraph??????????  

Again, I am not going to slog through the complete rant on her follow up posting, lets just take another example of reality in Shel’s fantasy land….

and if i rember corectly Rya when the props were being spoken of  the week or so before hand in class Tivi said to leave it with her that she would ask about the prim count, i had also sent her a im before this one that she went off at me in that brought up all of this but as always Tivi never replyed to it.  it must run in the school because you yourself dont reply to my messages or my emails or my skype before you removed me off it, or my note cards, as id sent you a couple while doing the beginners to ask youquestions you  never answered.

Again, the props were discusses 3 weeks before this incident…it was Sydney who gave us the information that there was a 30 prim limit.  Shel mentioned her prop was over 30 prims 2 weeks before this incident and was told that wasn’t good, and then again when she IMed me. Then she gripes about being informed at the last moment.

Skype…I don’t think any of us had her in skype…there is no way in hell I would give her my skype address, I know neither Rya or Sarah gave her their skype addresses and would be surprised if Tivi did.  In other remarks she posts the proof that she herself did the muting and removing…not us. I cannot answer for the others, but I cannot answer email, IMs, and notecards that were never sent.  Ever. 

As for owing her a certificate…Shel must not have heard…in every High School, College or University I have ever attended, you CAN get your butt tossed out a mere DAYS before graduation for a plethora of reasons…not limited to just plain failing…Shel…you failed the final.  THAT and the drama you insist on causing is the reason you did not graduate and WILL NOT receive any precious certificate.  As for bringing up your past…that was so you can see the pattern of your life…and maybe…just maybe… a light bulb will go off and you will go…OMG! I keep screwing things up!!!!  I need to change!!!   I for one will not hold my breath, I do not believe you intelligent enough to come to that self realization.

psy·cho·path

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noun

a person with a psychopathic personality, which manifests as amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.
                                                                            hanib

 

 

The follow-up

After a meeting with several doms, teachers and students… it was decided to just ignore Shels rants. To further report her to LL for Harassment of individuals or groups, to have her main alt shut down, or her blog shut down for slander would only feed what she lives on….drama. Life is too short to waste on an individual so crass and obnoxious with the lack of ethics that would allow her to buy dances to pass as her own.  (Yeah, I can only draw that conclusion seeing how bad the before and after dances were and how good the Master choices were.)  Rya knows that those who know her integrity and passion for Dance will just shake their heads and dismiss the accusations.  Those who don’t care for her outspoken, “don’t box dancers in!” attitude will continue to not care for her.  So Shellirene and her vile puke means nothing to anybody important to us and we are done with it, done with her imaginary votes and self delusions, her manipulations, done having the other student moaning in my IMs about how she makes the class a misery.  It is doubtful we have heard the last of her, small souled, nasty people who feed on misery are hard to shake, like a drama succubus they keep coming around to try to find another meal of drama to feed off of in your life, I for one intend to put her on a diet.

                                     shel troll

Rya isn’t usually one to push up her sleeves and put on the gloves to go to the mat., but she felt Shellirene’s baseless lies needed to be addressed. So she put a entry on her blog.

Tivi also had one or two words to say on the subject, grab a cold one and a snack and go here.

The down side of Second Life

What is it? Having to deal with the people that slither in and are hell bent on making everybody miserable for the sake of their own attention.  For the last year or so I have had to deal with one such person on a regular schedule.   She was a student in Rya’s dance classes.  She is the type to scream “I am being persecuted!” after annoying everybody to the point that they remove her from their sim, friends, and at last…class.

Now Rya and I tried…when she screamed persecution the first time we rode in to the rescue and tried to help her, she got thrown from that sim and moved to mine.  When she managed to quickly make her obnoxious self and drama seeking ways known there…I figured out that she was the instigator, not the persecuted. She kept beating a dead horse subject to the ground trying to force the major players to see things her way till in frustration and disgust they not only killed her, they banned her.  I guess she got tired of being thrown out of cities as she started her own GE sim…I don’t know the particulars but you have to wonder how you can get thrown out of your own sim, because she was.  Her drama was not limited to her RP, she made us all miserable in class. I told Rya this was the last one…I would not assist in any class that Shel was in anymore.  After demonstrating poor technique, an inability to follow directions, and harassing other class members she was pulling a solid F in the class.  After 3 stunning, 180 degree turn about, dances for the Masters choices she pulled it up to a C and was going to graduate.  Then the next class assigned dance, she demonstrated she was back to her poor technique and lack of ability to follow directions. I had to wonder…who wrote those Masters choice dances????

With a snarky, insulting apology made for not showing up and making us wait for her when she couldn’t bother to let anyone know she wasn’t coming, (She had to go work or she would lose her job and she and her daughter would starve…even tho she can afford a sim and 5000 linden props) she had made it apparent she had no respect for anyone and thought only of herself and we hoped she would just quit. Rya was begged to dismiss her from class but she said she would rather just let her leave of her own accord.  Sooo we moved on to prepare for the graduation. For that the drama queen she wanted changes made to suit her…the day…the time…the costumes…the instruction…when she ignored the prim allowance of 30 prims she was told of 3 weeks before…she went out and spent 5000 lindens on a prop that was almost 40 prims.  When she got into my IM…for the first time since the snark-a-thon (She complains she got no help…she never asked) she wanted the allowance to be changed for her.  I explained that the allowance was the sims requirement and couldn’t be changed and that was that. She snarled about waiting till the last minute to tell her…3 weeks is the last minute?

She made the mistake of getting passive-aggressive with Tivi next…anyone with a brain knows better, Tivi has a brain and tongue sharp as a knife. After telling her off and refuting Shel accusations one by one she told Shel that she was in skype with, and would relate the conversation to Rya. Shel tried to use the TOS to stop her from telling Rya the crap she vomited up but the TOS doesn’t cover things outside SL…like skype and blogs!

I am not going to bother recounting the next class where all the students were told of the issues and Shel was removed from the class and everyone was given the time to speak…. She left in a cloud of profanity… there was a collective sigh of relief.  Sarah was so upset she had to meditate and calm down, Rya needed coffee and cigs, I called my Master and begged him to bring his calming presence to me, I am sure Tivi was in her Masters IMs as well. Before leaving Shel sold her only friend down the river accusing her of making up all the lies Shel told…I am sure Shel’s friend list got shorter and mute list got longer that night.

I was not going to give a link to Shel’s blog…I don’t feel the need to bolster her stats…but she keeps on adding her nonsense to it so here is is if you want to wade through a profane and poorly written rant…I am not going to try to edit the poor spelling and grammar because she apparently doesn’t know the red squiggly lines below word means they are misspelled…or doesn’t care.  I am not going to print the whole rambling thing here and subject you to having to muddle through it…I will post some to give an example and the other side of the accusation.  This is the very first paragraph.

And Flame you lieing cunt, yeah you read out a chat log we had but you read the wrong one out so you saying what you did was not said in that note card because you said it in a totally different one, you bitch. and since when is a persons past 3 sims she rped on got to do with a dam dancing academy? ill tell you NOTHING you only added that in to make me look bad. and how dare you go tell a free person that YOU recon I can not listen, I can not do as im told, I can not learn, then how is it bitch that I have all these certifacats to prove YOU bloody wrong huh. lets see oh yes this is comeing from a person that thinks she is soooo great a slave you sit in the slavers office and for 2 hours yes I timed it, 2 hours flame you sat there telling the slaver how dare he put out chore bords for the slaves, and that YOU were not going to do a chore nor were you going to note card it, as you are aove doing that and so are the rest of the slaves and how dare he put them out expecting the slaves to do them and if any thing he is causeing people as in slaves to leave not stay because they will take one look at his chore bords and say im not staying here if I have to do chores. and you ript into him on this issue for two dam hours. the poor guy ended up taking them down cos of YOU. and you call yourself a slave. and slave knows you do not talk to a free like that let alone a slaver. but you do. cos your so right and up your own ass hole.

Here is the chat log in question…the first one and 9 days later the second.  Her gripe is, “You said my dances are lousy”

[2013/11/08 20:50] Shellirene: thats the music let me know when ready
[2013/11/08 20:51] ScarletFleur: ready
[2013/11/08 20:51] ScarletFleur: set
[2013/11/08 20:51] ScarletFleur: go
[2013/11/08 20:54] ScarletFleur: shell
[2013/11/08 20:54] Shellirene: yes
[2013/11/08 20:54] ScarletFleur: this is nothing but gaga talking
[2013/11/08 20:54] Shellirene: wait its coming
[2013/11/08 20:55] ScarletFleur: thats better but lose the first part, you bored me to death
[2013/11/08 20:55] Shellirene: lol
[2013/11/08 20:56] ScarletFleur: once the music started your movements were good
[2013/11/08 20:56] Shellirene: 🙂
[2013/11/08 20:56] ScarletFleur: thats a bit fast
[2013/11/08 20:56] Shellirene: yes its a tecno type one
[2013/11/08 20:57] ScarletFleur: nods, the tempos don’t match
[2013/11/08 20:57] Shellirene: in the song
[2013/11/08 20:57] ScarletFleur: your good now
[2013/11/08 20:58] Shellirene: im still working on the ending
[2013/11/08 20:58] ScarletFleur: its good, but you need to tempo match
[2013/11/08 20:58] ScarletFleur: and lose the first part
[2013/11/08 20:58] ScarletFleur: laughs
[2013/11/08 20:58] Shellirene: lol
[2013/11/08 20:58] ScarletFleur: gotta go test the warning birsd
[2013/11/08 20:58] ScarletFleur: brb
[2013/11/08 20:59] Shellirene: kk

After she had time to stew over it.

[2013/11/17 13:38] Shellirene: ive not asked any of you for help except when i showed you the dance moves
[2013/11/17 13:38] ScarletFleur: I apologize. You can show it when rya returns if that is what you want.
[2013/11/17 13:39] Shellirene: and to be honest after what you said im not sure ill even do it now
[2013/11/17 13:39] ScarletFleur: what I said?
[2013/11/17 13:40] ScarletFleur: the pest? I said I was just teasing
[2013/11/17 13:40] Shellirene: how you said cut out the first part of the song cos it bored you and how my anamaitons dident mach
[2013/11/17 13:40] Shellirene: match
[2013/11/17 13:40] Shellirene: really left me feeling good about the whole thing
[2013/11/17 13:41] ScarletFleur: I am sorry, it was the truth…you want to dance a dance that is lousy or good? Rya has looked at mine and critisized them and I dont sulk, I go back and rethink them.
[2013/11/17 13:43] ScarletFleur: If you dont want any critisim never show your dance to anybody, when you get tired of wondering why no one likes them then maybe you will be ready to let others help by giving their opinions, you might not like them and they are just that, their opinions but you need to listen, look and decide.
[2013/11/17 13:45] Shellirene: oh i see so it sucked
[2013/11/17 13:45] Shellirene: ok ty
[2013/11/17 13:45] Shellirene: im closeing this window
[2013/11/17 13:45] ScarletFleur: If you want to pout and feel sorry for yourself thats fine. I told you the parts I liked and the parts I didnt
[2013/11/17 13:45] Shellirene: i think you said enough on my dance to last me an intire year
[2013/11/17 13:45] ScarletFleur: whatever
[2013/11/17 13:46] ScarletFleur: your interrupting my RP
[2013/12/05 20:26] ɐ (shellirene) is offline.

Note…the word lousy was part of the question…It was a choice offered…not me saying “that dance was lousy”.  Why was I critical?  She chose Gaga’s Born This Way… and was using dance moves to dance to a part of the narration… no music to dance to, just talk…”I” found it boring..”I”…my opinion, then the animations she chose to parts of the music didn’t match the tempo…some did.  Did she notice the praise? No… the criticism part only and it was just an opinion.  Just that, an opinion.

She proceeded to harp on this for the next YEAR…yes, a year.

She has certificates, so do I… I am a trained and recognized physician and a scribe/magistrate on another alt I no longer play, also a trained merchant.  Big whoop… I can tell you the cost of buying a 100 weight of Bazi tea and shipping it by draft tarn to Port Kar.  I can tell you how to clean and stitch a wound or prepare a Free Companionship document, does it make me a good role-player or person? Nope.  Neither does all her certificates.

The part about the slaver? Anyone who know me knows I play BtB, I got into a long conversation in IC and in IM with the slaver. Part was about as my being a private slave being ordered by the city to work for it with no pay to my Master as would be logical but for the most part… where in the books does it show that slaves sat with quill and parchment and recorded their chores completed? Is that not God-modding…influencing my role-play by forcing me to spend my time making notcards of chores?  He and I had a great, lively talk in both windows…the IM’s Shel has not clue to, in the end he did decide to remove the chore board for further consideration… HIS CHOICE… not mine… since when can I FORCE a Master to do something against his will?????

I might add, he was so offended(!?!?) that he to this day uses my photos in his training manual since he was impressed with my training and knowledge, none of which comes with a certificate, just a bill from the bookstore for the John Norman books I read to gain that training. 

and Rya you run a school of dance do you. your hardly there and when you are on your hanging out with tivi and flame and sarah, you never get on to post group notices you let tivi do that. weres the respect there Rya? you say you wont let us fail. yet you passed me then decided to fail me not on my dancing, but because I in your eyes could not let go of the past. which I might add has NOTHING to do with my dance abilty. and what makes it worse is you allowed me to sit there for just over two hours while your so called bum buddies of girls Tivi, and Flame all put the knife in and then you tell me I wont graduate. you recon Danny don’t look like a coin slut huh.

Tivi, Sarah and I are not only assistant teachers, we are co-owners of the group.  We 3 having been Ryas friends In SL and in RL for YEARS and are called on to do things like posting notices, keeping records, building sets, finding costumes, handling the music and stream and many more things.  Our participation stepped up this semester when Rya became so sick in RL and was battling to find out what was causing it. Many classes had to be cancelled because Rya had not planned on catastrophic illness…few do.  Dani, by the way, is the object of her wrath in being kicked out of Ti….5 months ago.  Why were we allowed to speak before she was told she wasn’t allowed to graduate?? Two reasons, so everyone know all the circumstances of the decision and the teeny-tiniest hope she might learn something from the experience…snorts that ain’t gonna happen.  If she hasn’t figured out why she isn’t welcome in 3 cities, any of her collars and class mates…her head it wayyyyy to far up her own ass to get the picture.

While I won’t say never, stranger things have happened…as for her dance ability…she has none. Other instructors already had heard of her drama princess ways and won’t bother admitting her to their classes either. So will we see her in the dance community??  Nev……………….

 your girls don’t teach shit, every time you cancled a class they should of stept in. but no all they did was post a group message. if that’s what you call being a dance teacher your sicker than we thought you are. and the fact is Rya your only as good as the lands yours able to sneak off on to to hold these courses cos no other gorean sim likes you. they think your a bitch that don’t know how to teach dance for the gorean people. this is why your hidden your school away. you have had so many girls go to your classes you wonder why the numbers drop from 19 down to 4 its cos you and your girls drive them off that’s why. your no teacher Rya to not allow a person to not finish there graduation after 5 months of working on dances, putting cash in to get endless dance animation, hours apon hours of writing 3 dances, getting props made.

When Rya got so bad she wasn’t able to teach I did, at one point, log in as her avatar and try to find the lesson in her massive inventory…I wasn’t able to…that sucker took almost 25 minutes to load!!!  With other SL and RL obligations hindering us and the time constrictions to prepare lessons from memory and scratch  (I don’t have the slights desire to teach) for me and the others, after a group discussion it was decided to take a couple of weeks to see how Rya health went, because lets face it… SL is a GAME!!  Someones health is FAR, FAR  more important than Shel’s expenditures and those dances were danced when she returned.  The schools location, on a private sim with full control of the music stream and access by Gorean and non-Gorean dancers, was made necessary by other locations changing the allowances during the classes. Why do people drop out?  Because they quickly figure out Rya is gonna make you think about dancing…not just how to write a Gorean dance in 3 easy steps.  She makes you look at all the parts of the dance and not get stuck in the BtB dance box.  Laughs… and she is right… some people don’t like Rya or her teaching method… but more award winning dancers in Gor and other RP areas, were trained by her than any other and she is on the Gorean judges list and has won more accolades than Shel had popped out profanity…that’s alot!!.  Even other skilled dance teachers train with her.  Never fear Shel…there is always the Gorean University…they take anyone who has the money. Oh…remember… Rya charged you…… NOTHING for her time.  Shel seems to forget… SHE GOT HERSELF KICKED OUT.  She is first and only, as far as I know, to EVER be kicked out of one of Rya’s classes.  Other drama whores left after their doings were made apparent to the group.  Have to ask Tivi or Sarah on that…my memory sucks sometimes.

Rya Inglewood who runs the *Passionate Heart of Dance, would STRONGLY recommend do not send people there or go there, she is to faced, lies to her students, drives them off by letting her girls 

Flame (scarletfleur)

Reine (terrilian.belar)

Tiviyah

Sarah Elisabeth Brenham (sarahelisebeth.Brenham

treat each girl like shit and inturn then act inacent that they were in the right to do as such, they allow you to spend your time siting there for up to 4 hours a class hearing nothing but how great her girls are, or praiseing just the one or two endlessly for weeks on there looks, when it should be about dance, and they allow you to put endless amounts of cash into it to buy dance anamations, dance huds, hours and hours of your time in writing dances, getting costumes done getting props done, then only to tell you well yes you have passed then right at the end they say your not graduating cos you wont let go of the past, whichyour past has nothing to do with them, they are there to teach you to dance not judge you on your past, and stop you from graduating. I highly recommend if the free want there girls to learn dance DONT send them to Rya. she and her girls are posion. and will waiste your time and your girls time and money by attending these classes. that’s when Rya can be botherd to even show up.

Reine is the ex-friend Shel decided to blame for her own behavior, she is not a instructor in the Academy.  She has had trouble with the class but in meeting with Rya, me and others…. worked it out and is moving right along.

When you read this last part of her rant you see the issue… She didn’t get the praise and attention she felt she deserves.  Rya tends to pull the associate instructors up to use as examples and teaching aids…she know it drives me crazy to be given no notice… just “Flame dance the dance you did for this”… I think she delights in watching me scramble. Why did she not pull “Student Shel” up…cuz she is a student????  Shel is a narcissist of the worst kind, she wants attention and will cause drama to get it, then complain when she is shunned for causing drama. Note the “that’s when Rya can be botherd to even show up.” part.  What part of hospital emergency room 2 times, bed-ridden were worried she is gonna die, does Shel not get?  It was never hidden Rya was very, very sick.  Gee, we’re sorry her illness was inconvenient to you Shellirene, we missed the memo that the world revolves around your butt-ugly avatars ass!

There was more in her rant but most of it was beating the dead horse, a year ago, get the hell over it nonsense I don’t want to waste you the readers time, and my time posting.  

The worst part is the stress of people like Shel in the last 3 classes Rya has taught has taking the wind out of her and may cause her to stop teaching, that would reduce the number of true teachers of dance in the community and allow the “In the Box” teachers to flourish. Those who try to force their preferences on all us dancers with their “Faction is true dance”, “Story dances are not real dances” and approval of masturbation in the pit, type of teachings on girls new to slave dancing will learn. Sad….just sad.  Nice job drama whore…nice job.  You hung yourself you know….

Dream come true

 

A Dance for Hope

Now is the time that Gor gears up for Relay For Life activities, last year Goreans raised over 1.5 million lindens for RFL and we haven’t scacked off this year!  There are your Jail & Bails and Tarn Races, Sword Tournaments and Dances.  Saturday was one of the dances.

Ramius popped into my IMs on the Monday before and informed me that one of the strongest supporters of Gorean dance and RFL, Lady Hope Chatterbox, was stricken with cancer and wasn’t doing well. While we were reminiscing he proposed a dance exhibition to raise money for RFL and to honor Lady Hope. I, of course, volunteered to dance and he got me to assist in the set up too.  After a frenzied week of getting it together the City of Fina, and Lady Hope’s homestone, hosted it.  I was pleased to have 9 other dancers pop up after the notice went out waving and chirping me, me, me! I want to dance!  The ranks swelled to 11 at one point but settled at 7 on the day. 

Each dancer delivered, even with short notice, stunning dances! Kudos to Taema, Sugar Rush, Snow, Maddy, Iris, Maia for joining me in the pit and we opened with the wonderful Phoenix dancers to get the ball rolling.

We managed to raise a whopping 15,000 lindens for the cause! 

Alas with the sweet comes the bitter, a douchbag that is identified to me as Rossfox Lewellen griefed the sim and managed to lag us out royally.  I couldn’t get my costume swap to go off and in the first 2 minutes of the dance, my dance hud vanished then reappeared in off mode.  I scrambled to hand key from the list and missed putting out a post but such is life in the dance world.  I felt horrible, like a ugly duckling amongst the swans but I was told by several (and if it was to sooth my feelings…bless them) that they only noticed my costume issue.  The first photo below is my Lady Hope in her Robes, then I was to morph into the second photo, the dancer.

Lady H1

Lady H6

I called the dance The Heart of a Dancer, and the music was Nadia’s Theme.

I jumped in without a second thought even though Lady Hope was not a close friend because she was there when I needed her.  Two of the emotes from my dance:

Lowering to the ground, remembering ones she picked up when they felt attacked and defeated, words of encouragement to bandage wounds and a push back to the sands.  They must be protected, these lissome beings in the sands. Guided and watched over by those  with the heart of a dancer!

Languid dips and turns belie the emotion of the memories of battles in the past, fighting for integrity, unity and well-being for the dancers of this world, light laughter tumbles out remembering those who underestimated this Free Woman.

She is indeed a strong force to be dealt with if she thinks a dancer has been wronged or someone or ones is attacking the dance community, few judges or organizers know Gorean dance as she does. If we lose her…never before will the dance community of Gor have suffer such a great loss, and there will never be another to take her place.

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