Monday, October 10, 2011

Good bye, Corcyrus!

 2,5 Years ago I started to build Tidra. And it all started with creating a lost temple. It grew and it became a wonderful place. Silent and peaceful as well as mysterious, adventurous and dangerous at the same time.
The Isle of Tidra grew around that temple. Waterfalls, caves, jungle.. finally a fort... But the temple always was my heart, my soul, my homestone in the Gorean sense. Sacred and untouchable. It was a hard time when around christmas 2010 I had to give the SIM up and Tidra was devoured by the big Thassa sea.

 In May 2011, I met Sondra Jevon. First I just offered to help her to landscape and to arrange her houses on her new SIM. But then I showed her the temple and she was enthralled. So a dream which I thought was dead, came to live again. The chance that at least a part of Tidra - it's heart & soul, it's homestone - would survive.. this chance gave me the power to build for 12 weeks night and day the City of Corcyrus. Starting with the temple, then the baths of Tidra, the underworld of Corcyrus, finally the City of Corcyrus built on this fundament.
I've built the whole city pro bono. Without payment. Opposite - even spent a lot of money for this and that. And even more: My boy Endy paid her a whole months tier (or more; he never answered my question) just for the chance to let me build my dream. I did this under the confirmed conditions that the temple and some of the buildings of Tidra this way could survive.

In the city built on the fundaments I tried to combine my own ideas of a Gorean city with what was described about Corcyrus in the books. A touch of Venice at the docks of the river, a greek & roman style winding up the hills to the agora, the gardens of Antisthenes (would have loved to do more there, but watching prims and times I couldn't) etc.

As the city was finished lots of people came, Corcyrus became one of the cities with the most traffic among all Gorean SIMs. And most of this because of the beauty of the city. But also a lot of people left soon again. I won't talk about the reasons here though I know the one or other.

While I was still building there, we once already had a big drama, as Sondra, the sim-owner rented out my "baby", the temple, against my will, and the tenants started to demand "this has to get off! Take that off! Change this!". And I said "Screw you!" and once more I made it pretty clear to the SIM-owner, that the temple is sacred, untouchable and a place for everyone to enjoy and explore. 

 So far so good.... So, this weekend, on saturday, after work I wanted to spend a nice and relaxed evening with my boys. And then it started: "Franzi, the temple ruins have to go off!" - Well, a lot of drama followed, especially with people intervening who had no idea what is really behind it all. - They had no idea about the contracts, the conditions, the meaning...
However my first intention was to take off ALL my stuff. Especially when I heard about the planned changes made by low-class builders. But I was willing to try and to discuss with the people, to explain the background and the importance of the temple to me. Got no chance, as I was interrupted all the time by her, she never stop talking, although several people tried to help to find a solution.

Anyways, I would have had every moral and legal right to delete all my buildings as I was betrayed and the contract broken. But I didn't. Tired of the drama I just took off the temple (which was less then 400 prims) and the ruins above it. As wished. I ripped out the heart and soul of Corcyrus, it's actual homestone. Then I turned my back to the City of Corcyrus. This is not "my" city anymore. They are destroying it's image, it's character, it's charme. I don't care anymore. It is doomed. It will go down soon. And no, I don't care.

Farewell, City of Corcyrus! To me you are a city of dust!

******* Short time later *****

AfterI wrote this, someone handed me this chat-log. I really was willing to leave the city for the citizens of Corcyrus, but the betrayal is even bigger, so this "faggot" here (me) is going to take his stuff back now. As my "little grecko roman architecture is easily duplicated" I am sure you don't have any problems to rebuild it!

[18:21] jason36 String: but i must ask a question
[18:21] Sondra Jevon: sure ask
[18:21] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): i'm pleased to hear that Jason , i think you'll do a better job then some one else we know
[18:21] jason36 String: was the pathway tunnel created in the wall ?
[18:22] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): is was saying the same thing giggles
[18:22] Sondra Jevon: Im not sure what you mean
[18:23] jason36 String: i was talking with abares and suggested a tunnel be inside the city walls
[18:23] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): i have no clue either
[18:23] jason36 String frustrated he walks to the wall
[18:23] Sondra Jevon: Oh the wall cant be altered, via Franz
[18:23] Sondra Jevon: maybe we can find some way to get into it
[18:24] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): no we dont need to add to that
[18:24] jason36 String: ok no, the wall is not hollow with a travel path
[18:24] maia (anya.herberg): why not just under it
[18:24] jason36 String: inside it
[18:24] Sondra Jevon: But what I would like to do is slowly recreate the city saving the catacombs so I can alter the builds and not worrry about Franz happy trigger finger
[18:25] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): i think i know what he was thinking ... a way into the wall to get into the catacombs?
[18:25] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): fuck franz
[18:25] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): Franz won't pull up the city
[18:25] jason36 String: No thanks he'd likeit
[18:25] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): he's a whining little bitch that thinks he can talk to you like that sweetheart
[18:25] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): Its not to his advantage to do so
[18:25] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): he kept things his way till he got yelled at
[18:26] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): i have to agree with max business wise it would be bad business
[18:26] jason36 String: besides... I guarantee you his little grecko roman architecture is easily duplicated
[18:26] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): ok, in all fairness it wasn't so very long ago he went to great efforts and invested a lot of time building here.
[18:26] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): you need to stop being scare of him for doing this shit ..... if he does you can report him and sew him just like you say he can you
[18:26] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): scared*
[18:26] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): I can see why he would be frustrated at that being thrown away so soon after
[18:26] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): any builder would
[18:27] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): but at the same time he needs to understand the why
[18:27] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): yeah but when Sondra doesnt take the sim it wil be all in his inventory
[18:27] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): so what did he gain then?
[18:27] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): totally nothing
[18:27] jason36 String groans... I was contacted to build one building on an entire 1024x1024 plot...
[18:27] jason36 String: was told all along I love it i love it i love it
[18:27] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): oh i rememeber that
[18:27] jason36 String: then it was returned the day I was supposed to be paid
[18:28] Sondra Jevon: I am taking the Sim though I have an Alt that will do it
[18:28] maia (anya.herberg) cant help giggling..knowing how an invetory grows and gets a mess
[18:28] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): he was crushed when after it was all done she took it down
[18:28] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): This wasn't even a for pay job though
[18:28] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): I do this on sims to example my work for prospective clients.. however theres always a 12 month contract it won't be removed unless the sim goes
[18:28] jason36 String: my point is DIVA-builders are not all that...
[18:29] jason36 String: i didnt care if the building went up or came down... I just wanted paid
[18:29] jason36 String: i built it like i was asked

[18:30] Sondra Jevon: It was all about his Ruins he held those very special to him
[18:30] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): i understand his being upset but this is about RL money ... and unless he was going to pay for the sim to stay as it is he needs to understand RL does happen
[18:30] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): Of course he did
[18:30] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): He spent a great deal of time building those
[18:30] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): have anybody seen the shit he put on his website ?
[18:30] Sondra Jevon: And I had talked to his boys many times prior to talking to him Understanding they had told him
[18:30] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): he's making this personal in more then one way
[18:30] maia (anya.herberg) shakes her head
[18:30] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): i wasnt going to mention that but yes i read the blog
[18:31] Sondra Jevon: River said he had told Franz and come to find he did not
[18:31] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): give me one good reason why you would take that ?
[18:31] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): The most valuable thing anyone has is their time.. its the one thing that can never be recaptured
[18:31] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): fuck those nancy boy
[18:31] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): boys
[18:31] jason36 String: i intend on hitting that myself... going to mention how his poor little boy has to come to his defense when he was asked to remove a build and got his shiny panties in a wad
[18:31] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): wow
[18:32] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): yeah and dont ask why they are shiny
[18:32] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr): \EEEWWWW
[18:32] jason36 String: lmao
[18:32] maia (anya.herberg) looks nancy up in her slavebook.. keeps her tounge straight licking every page until N
[18:33] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): i know the ruins had to take a long time to build jaiden
[18:33] Sondra Jevon: haha silly girl maia
[18:33] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): Yes, they did
[18:33] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): but this was about RL money and not about hurting him
[18:33] Sondra Jevon: He had them prebuilt
[18:33] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): I understand that
[18:33] Sondra Jevon: All he did was set them down and put it back in place
[18:33] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): Prebuilt?
[18:33] your worst Nightmare (maximus.khandr) whispers: Queer , Gay , Homo , Fagot = Nancy .... maia
[18:33] Sondra Jevon: yes
[18:34] jason36 String: i didnt go there
[18:34] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): then the attack in the blog was over the top
[18:34] jason36 String: he was a diva moment
[18:34] Sondra Jevon: He had them on a different Sim and had a Love interest there That is why they mean so much to him
[18:34] jason36 String: "have a snickers" really
[18:34] maia (anya.herberg): aha thank You Master
[18:34] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): OK, this has transversed over into nastiness
[18:34] Sondra Jevon: So they were Not built Here
[18:34] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): seeya
[18:34] jason36 String: but yes Sondra this is fine for the school
[18:35] Hope String (hope.chatterbox): now boys .... that is not nice we each have our own preference
[18:35] Jαїdεᾔ (superduperevilunicorn): disgusting shit.. gezuz.. good luck sondra.. your gonna need it


Misha said...

Screw those people i will make sure i will not role play with that group. i do know you did pour your hart and soul in that build and was very proud of it as well, rightfully so, it was awesome. I do have to say, the only way to have your own vision is to have a sim of your own, but the lindens will rob you blind in the outrages tier payments

Franziskus said...

*me nods* However I feel sorry for the some innocent Citizens of Corcyrus who suffer from the drama.

Oh well, it will teach me to never again build something for someone for free. Next time they should pay me 2000 U$, then they'll become owners of the builds and can do with it whatever they want!