Monday, December 3, 2007

8 Things Meme

Ok, by now you know how I am...I don't do memes, really. But...I was tagged by Codebastard Redgrave, so here goes:

Here are the rules:
(1) Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
(2) People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
(3) At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
(4) Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Perhaps I'll follow Vint's lead and have some facts about me-in-SL and me-in-RL...

1. October, Tober, Tobie...they're all me. And by me, I mean she's the RL me as can only be perceived through the SL interface. Tobie is my soul incarnate, my avatar. In both worlds, I am honest, funny, kind, giving, bright, affectionate, curious, creative, sensitive, slightly shy, and quite a bit silly. If you like me in SL, you will most likely like me in RL too.

2. In RL and in SL, I own motorcycles. In RL, I have a 1970 Honda CB100 SS, and a 1972 Honda CL100. The CL100 isn't ready to ride right now; it's a project bike. The CB100 is my baby, and I ride her all the time. I've owned her for about 10 years now, purchased from the original owner. She is in great condition and I take very good care of her, doing all of the maintenance and repairs to her myself (it's a lot easier than you might think it would be, trust me) Here's a photo of her:

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In SL, I have a BMW R50 with removable sidecar, a Suzuki GSXR replica, and an SL-version of my Honda CL100 that my lovely Chloe had custom made for me. =)

3. I make electronic music. I do so sort of the "old fashioned way" by using hardware synths, drum machines, samplers and sequencers. I use the computer basically for recording what I make, and also for mucking around with audio files in Sound Forge. Somewhat ironically, I don't consider myself a's because I have no formal training. My method is purely by trial and error and a lot of messing around. The kind of music I make is acid techno, idm, electro, dark ambient, and experimental noisy stuff.

4. Not only do I make electronic music, but I also make some of the devices used to make the music! To date, I have built two Roland TB-303 clones, effects processors, noisemakers, and circuitbent items. I like making things because it puts me in a state of mindfulness, similar to what yoga does.

5. In other music-related factoids, I've also been DJing for Midian City's radio station, KAOS Radio, at least a couple of times a week for the past month or so. It's something I've wanted to do for a while now, and I'm really enjoying it a lot. And, I actually speak during my sets, just like a real radio dj! But, I get to swear ;-) I also make silly comments and play funny public service announcements. If anyone's interested in knowing when I'm playing my sets, let me know in the comments or IM me and I can give you the stream url so you can listen if you're not in Midian City.

6. I am an out-and-proud bisexual, both in RL and in SL. Unfortunately, I've been single in RL for a few years now. The last date I went on was about a year and a half ago. =(

7. I used to be a professional photographer. After college, I earned an associate's degree in a lifelong love (photography) and was a pro for a while. I owned my first fully manual 35mm camera when I was 6 years old, which I purchased from a yard sale. I still have it, and it still works. I left professional photography to do something very closely related: photoshop. I've been employed as a digital image specialist for an ivy league university for several years now. I enjoy my job, but I do miss being behind the camera, too. I guess this explains why my photos are usually well-composed and honest, if not particularly glamorous or glitzy.

8. Eight...eight...I forget what eight was for.

And I tag...nobody! Why? Because fuck that, that's why. If you want to do this, be my guest. Just leave a comment here saying you're doing it because you read it on my blog, ok?


Seraphine said...

I visited Midian City for the first time over the weekend. It's an incredible sim. I didn't see you, although I watched the rooftops for you. I *did* get some great pics for my comic though. Of course, I crashed about 6x. I think I'll have to lower some of my display settings the next time I go. The world is so detailed, I just want to stand and stare and my feet don't work. Hugs!

October Hush said...

Awww! I wish I got to see you, Sera =(

When you go to Midian, make sure you set your bandwidth below 500k and change your draw distance all the way down to 64 meters. Otherwise, you'll be lucky if you get to move around at all!

Please, IM me anytime. I'd love to meet you in-world. =)

Phoenix Ellsberg said...

I like your attitude Toby! LOL I also like (and lust over) your bike!!!

myg said...

Tobie! I wanna hear you DJ - can you put me in a group or IM me your schedule?!

<3 myg

October Hush said...

Yeah, Myg!

I'm thinking about making a "DJ Tober" group for people who only want to hear my show. We are also starting up a KAOS Radio listener group, for people who want to listen to the KAOS Radio shows. I am a dj for KAOS Radio in Midian City, along with a few other djs. I dj in-character, and I speak and everything =)

You and Alex would like the stuff I spin. I'm actually playing tonight from 5-8ish SLT. I'll send you an IM beforehand.

Iki Ikarus said...

Just wanna say Thank you <3 the post doesnt exist anymore O.o... Good Luck with the DJ-ing ;-)

iskandra said...

GREAT bike! My dad used to own a bike shop (Yamaha, tho) and I grew up with all those 70s was a race driver when he was younger and despite his bad back still does repairs for his pals today.
Any yay for another proud bisexual! *waves*

Alyx Sands

October Hush said...

Thank you, Alyx!

I love my little Honda, I really do. I am doing everything I can to ensure I can keep her for the rest of my life (or for as long as I'm able to ride).

Anonymous said...

I love gixers. The Suzuki GSX-R1000's dominance are simple. Sublime, lithe ergonomics and handling, radical styling and full-on usable power. The bikes looks good too. Im thinking of buying one. gonna check out some motorcycle insurance quotes to see how much this beast is gonna cost me to get on the road. then i'll have to sweet talk the wife into letting me have one.