poor little robo
lamb gazes curiously
Mary is no help
senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
note: “robo” is used intentionally, not “robot”. “Robo” is the Japanese word for “robot”.
As my story is complete within itself, I thought I’d just chat a little on the making of the storyboard. I wouldn’t even have added a poem but I have written one in Japanese form everyday so didn’t want to break my streak.
Cica Ghost makes a unique sim that is a changing art installation. Everything in her installations are created by her which is unusual; most sims have things fabricated by a variety of people. This video pairs Falling by Julee Cruisee with an exploration of her Balloons installation.
I haven’t found a blog by Cica Ghost but she does have a Cica Ghost flickr stream if you’d like to see some of her other installations. Not everything in her stream is from her sim as her avatar visits other places like Bryn Oh who also does fabulous art installations.
There is also a Cica group flickr stream where anyone who takes a pic at her installations can submit images.
When I had created my storyboard, I had recently gone to the JPK Airship Pirates Port Town (steampunk) which gave away the Big Daddy Bouncer avatar made by JPK (おへき (hekirekika.jinn)).
Not many sims give away an avatar but I’ve gotten a few cool ones that way — including one avatar with a lightbulb head, lol (I got that avatar from the Romy Nayar art installation at Metales. I am wandering around there in this pic). Back in May 2017, I wandered around the Cica Ghost sim and viola! a story emerged. Cica Ghost’s sim is different now because she changes it regularly. Some awesome sims hang around forever like the bell picture of my last poem; ChouChou’s cathedral has been there since 2010 and still gets regular visitors. Bryn Oh and Cica Ghost pretty much changes seasonally so you have to take pics when they go up.
Tuesday Platform : Open
imaginary garden with real toads
Cica Ghost flickr stream
Cica group flickr stream
Balloons video by Jackson Redstar Videography
Also published on Medium.