Transcript and Pictures of the Nix Sands Celebration

Last night, 54 avatars gathered in the Independent State of Caledon to honor our friend Nix Sands. Here is the transcript of the event and some pictures I took during the celebration.


[18:03] Gabrielle Riel: Welcome residents of Caledon, Seraph City, New Babbage and the Steamlands!
[18:03] Gabrielle Riel: We are going to begin
[18:04] Gabrielle Riel: This event is intended to celebrate his amazing creativity and artistry and the joy he brought to our Second Lives.
[18:04] Gabrielle Riel: We are going to keep things very simple. If you would like to say something about Nix, you are welcome to take the podium and share your memories with us.
[18:04] Gabrielle Riel: If you would like to speak, please IM me, and I will manage the order of speakers.
[18:05] Gabrielle Riel: In order to keep this from becoming a 4 hour event we ask that you speak for 5 minutes or less. We also ask that the audience not engage in full on cross talk so we can make sure everyone gets a chance. We welcome your laughter, smiles, applause and more.
[18:05] Gabrielle Riel: If you speak, just right click the podium and select Use.
[18:06] Gabrielle Riel: The first speaker to share will be Miss Gloriana Maertens :-)
[18:06] Gloriana Maertens: Hello everone. ^.^
[18:06] Gloriana Maertens: Nix and I traveled in the same circles in RL.
[18:06] Gloriana Maertens: …which was something I did not know until the day before yesterday.
[18:07] Gloriana Maertens: That community, like this one, cherishes it creators
[18:07] Gloriana Maertens: And although I did not know him well in that life, or this one,
[18:07] Gloriana Maertens: I do know, without a doubt, because of his involvement in each
[18:07] Gloriana Maertens: That he cherished the creative spark within himself and within us all,
[18:07] Gloriana Maertens: And was dedicated to bringing the light of that spark to all around him.
[18:07] Gloriana Maertens: Nix' and my shared RL community has a toast, said at memorials and other special occasions,
[18:08] Gloriana Maertens: Which I would like to bring into this world for this occasion, to share in his memory.
[18:08] Gloriana Maertens raises a hammered silver goblet of Harbor Lights and continues,
[18:08] Gloriana Maertens: "To Us,
[18:08] Gloriana Maertens: "To the Artists and Craftsmen of the World,
[18:08] Gloriana Maertens: "And to Those who have gone before."
[18:08] Gloriana Maertens: Nix, you will be missed and remembered in many worlds. Godspeed.
[18:09] Joyus Sohl: APPLAUSE!!!!
[18:09] Ceejay Writer smiles at the words and takes them to heart.
[18:09] Garnet Psaltery: Nicely said
[18:09] Jimmy Branagh applauds
[18:09] Lady Twilight (serra.anansi) nods
[18:09] Janet Rhiadra: hear hear!!!!
[18:09] Gabrielle Riel: Hear hear!
[18:09] Jameson Despres: Godspeed, Nix
[18:09] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:09] Polly Ellsmere: hear hear!
[18:09] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey) applauds.
[18:09] Soliel Snook: Well said..
[18:09] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev) applauds!
[18:09] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:09] Caesar Osterham: Well said
[18:09] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Next, Genie will speak
[18:12] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): My apologies for taking so long. This is difficult for me.
[18:12] Ceejay Writer smiles encouragingly
[18:12] Jimmy Branagh: Take your time Miss Genie
[18:12] Francesca Alva: no apology is necessary ㋡
[18:13] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): When I lived in Caledon, Nix was a very important part of my SL experience. He was more than a brother to me. In fact, right now, I am clutching to a Webkins alley cat in real life that was named after him.
[18:14] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): He was my dearest friend for a very long time - even when we began to move in other circles. I don't think he ever made me pay for anything I liked in his stores even when I tried to be sneaky and do it. He was always so very generous.
[18:14] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): The armor that I am wearing is his limited edition Leona armor from when his store was called Yestergear.
[18:15] Edward Pearse: I'd forgotten about Yestergear
[18:15] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): The treasure chest to my side was made by Nix when I needed a photo prop. Boom - I had the best treasure chest in SL *to this day* in short order... and I'd never asked him to make it.
[18:17] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): The photo that you see of Nix sunbathing was taken long before shadows were standard in SL. he used his incredible, artistic gift to make the picture shadowy. It is a full perm picture as given to me and I shall gladly set it for any of you to take tonight, if you'd like it as a memory.
[18:17] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): There. You should be able to buy it for 0L now.
[18:18] Ceejay Writer: Very thoughtful, Genie.
[18:18] Darlingmonster Ember: Thank you Miss Genie
[18:18] Francesca Alva: thank you
[18:18] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): Thank you.
[18:18] Polly Ellsmere: very kind
[18:19] Stereo Nacht: Thank you Ms. Genie.
[18:19] Bloodfang TS Clawtooth (bloodfang.clawtooth): Thank you
[18:19] Random Wezzog: Thank you very much, Miss Genie.
[18:19] Zsophia Innovia: thank you
[18:19] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): We had many, many silly adventures together whether we were tinies at a tea party, Caledonians in Civil War dress riding in a dragonfly plane, or trying to rid his lot of a tremendous djinni bottle that had fallen from the sky.
[18:20] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): He was my dearest friend and shall always have a place in my Picks and in my memory. My SL was greatly enriched by his friendship. So... let's take a moment and give a rousing HOO! or other noise for the Platonic Playboy we all knew and loved.
[18:20] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Hoooo!
[18:20] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:20] Gabrielle Riel: Hoooo!
[18:20] Solace Fairlady  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:20] Stereo Nacht: Hoooo!
[18:20] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:20] Phrynne: Hooooooo!!!!!
[18:20] Garnet Psaltery: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:20] Soliel Snook: /hoo
[18:20] Zsophia Innovia: Hooo!
[18:20] Samantha Poindexter cheers!
[18:20] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey):  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:20] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:20] Polly Ellsmere: *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*
[18:20] Jenicca Gothly: hoooooooooooooooooooooooooo
[18:20] Soliel Snook: Hoooo!
[18:20] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:20] Soliel Snook  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:21] Ceejay Writer: YAY!
[18:21] Solace Fairlady: HooOOOoooOOOooOOOOOooooooooooo !!!
[18:21] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev) cheers!
[18:21] Joyus Sohl: /hoo
[18:21] Beth Cooper-Pentewyn (beth.pentewyn) applaunds
[18:21] Joyus Sohl: lol I can't hoo
[18:21] Gabrielle Riel shouts: If you would like to speak, please IM me and I will add you to the list.
[18:21] Caesar Osterham: I can't either
[18:21] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): I'll leave the picture there in case someone comes in late.
[18:21] Gabrielle Riel: Thank you Genie!
[18:21] Jimmy Branagh applauds
[18:21] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:22] zaida Gearbox: thank you miz genie
[18:22] Joyus Sohl: APPLAUSE!!!!
[18:22] Lady Twilight (serra.anansi): Very nice, Genie *hugs*
[18:22] Janet Rhiadra: yayyy
[18:22] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:22] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton) hugs Lady Twilight back and gets more tissues.
[18:22] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Our next speaker will be Darlingmonster Ember.
[18:22] XCVG: ♪♫♥ Applauds!!! ♥♫♪
[18:22] Joyus Sohl: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:22] Darlingmonster Ember: Hi folks
[18:22] Joyus Sohl: :D
[18:23] Darlingmonster Ember: Is nice to see you all here
[18:23] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): Hi Dimme :-)
[18:23] Garnet Psaltery: Nice pipe
[18:23] Jan Stroikavskoi: *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*Yayyy....and stuffs*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*
[18:23] Jan Stroikavskoi: Dimmie!
[18:23] Darlingmonster Ember: grins...yes one of my favs
[18:23] Darlingmonster Ember: Sooooooo many of you know Nix... and know him well....some of you... maybe less well.
[18:24] Darlingmonster Ember: Lucky for all of us... pixels are immortal... and we get to share his wealth...
[18:24] Darlingmonster Ember: his gifts
[18:24] Darlingmonster Ember: As he did...just about any time he was around...
[18:24] Francesca Alva nods
[18:25] Darlingmonster Ember: I can tell you... he wanted folks to have his things... he spent tons of time imagining how much fun you would all have using his stuff
[18:25] Ceejay Writer grins and nods
[18:25] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Amen!
[18:25] Janet Rhiadra: grins
[18:25] Darlingmonster Ember: ...he fussed and bothered with it all... he would do me the great honor of trying my builds out before they were ready
[18:25] Darlingmonster Ember: a habit I picked up from HIM... when he sent things over and said... 'try this'
[18:26] Darlingmonster Ember: So if anyone never had a chance to talk to Nix or enjoy his things.... well... please do look at his Flickr photos... they communicate some small sliver of the joy and care he showered on us
[18:27] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Very true.
[18:27] Darlingmonster Ember: You can tell he was a hell of a guy.... you can feel the energy in each pixel.... thanks for listening. I really loved that guy.
[18:27] Darlingmonster Ember: waves
[18:27] Garnet Psaltery: ***** APPLAUSE *****
[18:27] Gloriana Maertens smiles and applauds
[18:27] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Hoooo!
[18:27] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:27] Solace Fairlady applauds!
[18:27] Joyus Sohl: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:27] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:27] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev) applauds!
[18:27] Janet Rhiadra: yayyyy
[18:27] Solace Fairlady  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:27] Jimmy Branagh applauds
[18:28] Gloriana Maertens: Hoooo!
[18:28] Polly Ellsmere: *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*Yayyyyyyy!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*
[18:28] Gabrielle Riel: Thank you Miss DME!
[18:28] Solace Fairlady: Bravo!!
[18:28] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey) applauds.
[18:28] Francesca Alva: Wewtwewt o.O
[18:28] Gabrielle Riel shouts: If anyone would like to speak, please IM me and I will add you to the list!
[18:28] Edward Pearse: Nice AV Mags
[18:28] XCVG:   (¸¸.•´ ¯¨•.¸¸ Applause ¸¸.•¨¯`•.¸¸)
[18:28] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): Danke ...
[18:28] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Our next speaker is Magdalena Kamenev :-)
[18:28] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:28] Jorge Serapis: Knowing Nix as briefly as I did, I think he would be tickled pink at the turnout for an event in his honour on the one day he couldn't attend. :-)
[18:28] Janet Rhiadra: yayyy
[18:29] Edward Pearse: You might need a stool
[18:29] Garnet Psaltery: Hello Qwis
[18:29] Qwis Greenwood waves
[18:29] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton) grins. "I almost wore that one."
[18:29] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): lol
[18:29] Ceejay Writer can't help smiling
[18:29] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): First, I'd like to pass on a message from Riven Homewood ... her typist is delayed at work, but Riven is here in spirit.
[18:29] Joyus Sohl lifts her quizzing glass to peer at the REALLY tiny av on stage
[18:29] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): ☆smiles☆
[18:29] Gabrielle Riel: Can you stand on the book on the podium?
[18:30] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): Maybe!
[18:30] Bloodfang TS Clawtooth (bloodfang.clawtooth): Impresive avie
[18:30] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): just keep flying...just keep flying...
[18:30] Jenicca Gothly: ops
[18:30] Gabrielle Riel: LOL - don't worry about it!
[18:30] Jorge Serapis: Oh my. Brace yourselves. It's the sim killer av..! :-)
[18:30] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): Perfect Magz
[18:30] Ms. CC Creeggan (cronocloud.creeggan): the pocket watch cherub!
[18:30] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Heh.
[18:31] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): Okay. As you can tell, Nix gave me this av, and wouldn't accept any lindens for it.
[18:31] Ceejay Writer: Not surprised!
[18:31] Edward Pearse: I think I have one of those stashed somewhere
[18:31] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): Nor would he accept lindens for all of the waistcoats and other items he bestowed upon me over the years.
[18:32] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): But I have another story to tell. It is Nix's fault that I joined the Steamlands.
[18:32] Edward Pearse: Heh
[18:32] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): My typist had met JJ Drinkwater's in RL, and heard about Caledon. And I finally wandered into the sims. Very pretty, but not a lot of people around.
[18:32] Caesar Osterham: So now we know who to blame. :p
[18:32] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) chuckles
[18:33] Jenicca Gothly: lol mr Osterham
[18:33] Darlingmonster Ember smiles
[18:33] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): And then I heard about the Yule Ball. And I showed up. So happy to be with steampunks, so nervous. And when I'm nervous, I talk my fool head off.
[18:33] Garnet Psaltery: :o)
[18:33] Beth Cooper-Pentewyn (beth.pentewyn) smiles.
[18:33] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): lol, can relate
[18:33] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) chuckles
[18:33] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): And I know I did not make the fairest impression. But Nix talked to me. And friended me. And gave my name to Des to add to the rolls of ISC.
[18:34] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): eeps
[18:34] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): He was a great and true friend ... and a wonderfully acerbic curmudgeon.
[18:34] Darlingmonster Ember: heeee
[18:34] Darlingmonster Ember: he was
[18:34] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): chuckles
[18:35] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): I'll miss both of those sides of Nix. He was a wonderful man, and it was my pleasure to know him. And I believe all of you feel the same way.
[18:35] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev): To Nix Sands!
[18:35] Joyus Sohl quietly thumbs through her dictionary
[18:35] Solace Fairlady  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:35] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:35] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:35] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:35] Garnet Psaltery: Hooray!
[18:35] Jenicca Gothly:  .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.WOOT WOOT .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.
[18:35] Garnet Psaltery: Well said
[18:35] Joyus Sohl: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:35] Jan Stroikavskoi: Applauds!
[18:35] Gabrielle Riel: To Nix!!!
[18:35] Edward Pearse: To Nix!
[18:35] Qwis Greenwood applauds and cheers
[18:35] Gloriana Maertens raises her goblet again
[18:35] Polly Ellsmere: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:35] Solace Fairlady: Huzzah!
[18:35] Francesca Alva: Wewtwewt o.O
[18:35] Caesar Osterham: hear, hear
[18:35] Gabrielle Riel shouts: If anyone would like to speak, please IM me.
[18:35] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): To Nix.
[18:35] Janet Rhiadra: wooohooo
[18:36] Francesca Alva: Wewtwewt o.O
[18:36] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Our next speaker will be Mari Moonbeam
[18:36] Joyus Sohl: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:36] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:36] Caesar Osterham: To Nix!
[18:36] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): Go Mari!
[18:36] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:36] Beth Cooper-Pentewyn (beth.pentewyn) appluads.
[18:37] Mari Moonbeam: Sorry about sitting on the prim during your talk , it is for people like me teh grid needed builders like Nix Sands
[18:37] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): lol, it was funny
[18:37] Random Wezzog: :)
[18:37] Francesca Alva: hehe
[18:37] Gloriana Maertens smiles
[18:37] Mari Moonbeam: I always thought and called him "Mr Sands"
[18:37] Mari Moonbeam: He was so amazing and detailed and perfect ---- and kind
[18:38] Mari Moonbeam: I was honored when he asked to friend and he was a true one
[18:38] Mari Moonbeam: He was also a great merchant in the old fashioned way -- showman and perfectionist
[18:38] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) nods
[18:38] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): :-)
[18:39] Mari Moonbeam: Everytime he came into group chat and said -- "I was working on ..." My non-elf ears went up
[18:39] Mari Moonbeam: Adn he was so generous with test items and advise
[18:39] Zsophia Innovia smiles sadly
[18:40] Mari Moonbeam: Looking through my inventory I was amzed at the scope of his items --from shoes to motorbikes
[18:40] Mari Moonbeam: And all for the customers
[18:40] Mari Moonbeam: No one --ever-- gave better instructions for products
[18:41] Mari Moonbeam: I will never be as smart as his cars
[18:41] JJ Drinkwater: When we opened the branch library in Mayfair, he made a pavilion, and tes sets, and signs, and who know what all, just for the occasion.
[18:41] Joyus Sohl: :D
[18:41] Francesca Alva: ㋡
[18:41] Mari Moonbeam: And for sure I have less options
[18:41] Darlingmonster Ember: :D
[18:42] Mari Moonbeam: I found a box of gift phantom door texture he made to give away and will rez them out,,
[18:42] Mari Moonbeam: Goodbye Nix-- the door maybe one way phantom but you are in our hearts here forver
[18:42] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:42] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:42] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): wonderful, Mari
[18:42] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:42] Garnet Psaltery: ***** APPLAUSE *****
[18:42] Jenicca Gothly:  .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.WOOT WOOT .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.
[18:42] Janet Rhiadra: yayyyy
[18:42] Jimmy Branagh applauds
[18:42] Joyus Sohl: /clap
[18:42] Solace Fairlady applauds!!
[18:42] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey):  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:43] Joyus Sohl: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:43] Francesca Alva: Wewtwewt o.O
[18:43] Solace Fairlady  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:43] Zsophia Innovia: claps
[18:43] TRILβΨ MIΠΩTΔUR (trilby.minotaur): ♪♪♫♫♫  APPLAUSE  ♫♫♫ ♪♪
[18:43] Polly Ellsmere: ♩♪♫♬  APPAWS! ♩♪♫♬
[18:43] Caesar Osterham: Vivat!
[18:43] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Would anyone else like to take the podium to share?
[18:43] zaida Gearbox: applauds
[18:43] Ceejay Writer: (I set out one of his billboards too, I used to display it on the side of the Java Jive, close to his car lot in Seraph City. Free to take)
[18:44] Xero Silverspar: Goodbye Mr. Nix. I'll miss you.
[18:44] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Our next speaker is Edward Pearse
[18:44] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:44] Caesar Osterham: Speech!  Speech!
[18:44] Edward Pearse: Nix and I first met when he was building his Yestergear shop in Caledon Regency
[18:45] Edward Pearse: At the time there was a bit of martial spirit going through Caledon and I was exploring some medieval sims
[18:45] Edward Pearse: We got to chatting about armour and we discovered a mutual interest in historical re-enacting
[18:46] Edward Pearse: He was one of the few people I shared RL photos with at that point
[18:46] Darlingmonster Ember smiles
[18:46] Gloriana Maertens grins
[18:46] Ceejay Writer: You did? Poor Nix.
[18:46] Ceejay Writer: *hides under chair*
[18:46] Edward Pearse: And I was very impressed with the hard work he put into his outfits, both Sl and RL
[18:47] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) chuckles
[18:47] Edward Pearse: I was a little envious of his SL creations.
[18:47] Gloriana Maertens nods. "His tailoring was exquisite."
[18:47] Edward Pearse: Seemingly able to whip things up on a whim
[18:48] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): He had more magic than I do and I'm the djinni.
[18:48] Edward Pearse: Though I don't envy his taste in tartan fabrics :-)
[18:48] Jimmy Branagh chuckles
[18:48] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): hee
[18:48] Francesca Alva: ㋡
[18:48] Darlingmonster Ember: ha
[18:48] Polly Ellsmere: Muhahaha!
[18:48] Caesar Osterham smiles
[18:48] Beth Cooper-Pentewyn (beth.pentewyn) chuckles
[18:48] Edward Pearse: I loved his foray into dieselpunk
[18:49] Darlingmonster Ember: brilliant stuff
[18:49] Edward Pearse: His cars and his monster monowheel
[18:49] Caesar Osterham concurrs
[18:49] Edward Pearse: We overlapped in many of the steamland sims, so even if I hadn't spoken to him in a while, I knew he was still around
[18:50] Garnet Psaltery nods
[18:50] Edward Pearse: He professed a cynicism that belied a romantic at heart
[18:51] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): smiles
[18:51] Ceejay Writer: Nicely worded, Edward.
[18:51] Edward Pearse: He wasn't a close friend but he was certainly a cherished one.
[18:51] Edward Pearse: Vale Nix Sands
[18:51] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:51] Garnet Psaltery: Well said
[18:51] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:51] Solace Fairlady: Huzzah!
[18:51] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:51] Polly Ellsmere: well said
[18:51] zaida Gearbox applauds
[18:51] TRILβΨ MIΠΩTΔUR (trilby.minotaur): ♪♪♫♫♫  APPLAUSE  ♫♫♫ ♪♪
[18:51] Solace Fairlady  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:51] Polly Ellsmere: ♩♪♫♬  APPAWS! ♩♪♫♬
[18:51] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): ☆smiles☆
[18:51] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Hoooo!
[18:51] Caesar Osterham: Vivat!
[18:51] Jimmy Branagh applauds
[18:51] Jenicca Gothly:  .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.WOOT WOOT .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.
[18:51] Ceejay Writer cheers
[18:51] Janet Rhiadra: hear hear!!!
[18:51] Gabrielle Riel: Thank you Edward!
[18:52] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): Thank you Mr. Pearse!
[18:52] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Our next speaker will be Terry Lightfoot
[18:52] zaida Gearbox wipes tears
[18:52] Solace Fairlady cheers!
[18:52] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:52] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:52] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:52] Beth Cooper-Pentewyn (beth.pentewyn) applauds
[18:52] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): When I first met Nix, he was working on Minoan temples and clothing. I was a victorian rabbit. He poked fun at my av and I politely let him have it. We were instant friends. He took immediate interest about steampunk and asked me about it. I told him about Caledon and how much he'd like it. The rest is history.
[18:53] Caesar Osterham: Testify
[18:53] zaida Gearbox: wow
[18:53] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): I was always inspired by his creativity and so impressed by everything he made.
One time we were in a group and voice had just been implemented and we were wandering around some mall in private chat and he had the rest of us peeing ourselves with laughter as he critiqued nutty SL fashion.
[18:53] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): lolol
[18:53] Gabrielle Riel laughs
[18:54] Janet Rhiadra: hehe
[18:54] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): He always lifted my spirits
[18:54] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): :D I loved him.
[18:54] Darlingmonster Ember: here here
[18:54] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): He also helped me alot with learning photoshop tricks and being a better artist. Everything he did was so perfect and wonderfully imaginative and over all humorous.
[18:55] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): He was always inspiring and available to give helpful creative critiques.
[18:55] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): I valued his advice and it was always great!
[18:55] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): I'm so grateful to know him and have him be a part of who I am today. And I think he also added his uniqueness to make Caledon and the steamlands what they are today. Thank you Nix! ☆smiles☆
[18:55] Janet Rhiadra: critiques are such a treasure
[18:55] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Hoooo!
[18:56] Darlingmonster Ember: bravo
[18:56] Garnet Psaltery: ***** APPLAUSE *****
[18:56] Jenicca Gothly:  .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.WOOT WOOT .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.
[18:56] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[18:56] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:56] Gabrielle Riel: Hear hear!
[18:56] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[18:56] Solace Fairlady  Hooooooooos!!!
[18:56] Caesar Osterham: Vivat!
[18:56] Edward Pearse applauds
[18:56] Solace Fairlady: Huzzah!
[18:56] Jimmy Branagh applauds
[18:56] Polly Ellsmere: ~*~* YARRRR!!! *~*~
[18:56] Janet Rhiadra: yayyy
[18:56] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey):  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[18:56] TRILβΨ MIΠΩTΔUR: ♪♪♫♫♫  APPLAUSE  ♫♫♫ ♪♪
[18:56] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): wonderful!
[18:56] Gabrielle Riel shouts: Our next speaker is Otenth Paderborn
[18:56] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): ~*~*WOOT WOOT~*~*
[18:56] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): I didn't know Nix all that well.
[18:57] Garnet Psaltery: HOOOOOOOO!!!
[18:57] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): The avatar I'm wearing, though not made by Nix, is owed to him.
[18:57] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): We were dancing next to one another at a party and I remarked on his avatar, and he told me where the pieces came from.
[18:57] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): So generous, as others have said.
[18:57] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): :-)
[18:57] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): But the Nix I want to speak of is the RL one, whom I knew even less.
[18:58] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): I knew he had Pancreatic Cancer, and I'm always distressed when our friends in Second Life just disappear.
[18:58] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): So I would check in on his Facebook page on occasion, and eventually asked to friend him.
[18:58] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): He had an *AMAZING* group of friends from all parts of his life.
[18:59] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): And he was just as creative in all his lives.
[18:59] Gloriana Maertens smiles and nods
[18:59] Darlingmonster Ember: nods
[18:59] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): ☆smiles☆
[18:59] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): What most made an impression, however, was the way that he very publicly fought his cancer.
[18:59] Francesca Alva: oh yes
[18:59] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): I've had a dear friend die of Pancreatic Cancer, and it was so healing, his generosity in telling his friends what was going on, without varnishing it.
[19:00] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot) nods
[19:00] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): Sometimes he would comment that he was in a bad mood and wasn't going to say anything, but people would encourage him to continue laying it out there.
[19:00] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Bless him.
[19:00] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): It's hard to remain present to someone's suffering, but it's also a great privilege.
[19:01] ֆӄʏɛ 'ȶɦɛ ֆʊɮȶʟɛ' ʍƈʟɛօɖ (skye.fairywren): nods
[19:01] Garnet Psaltery nods
[19:01] Jenicca Gothly: indeed
[19:01] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): I'm grateful to Nix that he allowed people of every degree of closeness that privilege.
[19:01] Francesca Alva nods
[19:01] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): hear hear.
[19:01] Otenth Håkon Paderborn (otenth.paderborn): As many of his old friends said on Facebook, "Fair winds, Captain."
[19:01] Gloriana Maertens: Well spake
[19:01] Garnet Psaltery: Nicely said
[19:01] Ceejay Writer: Fair winds and clear waters.
[19:01] Genie Ortega (eugenia.burton): Hoooo!
[19:01] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey):  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[19:01] Darlingmonster Ember applauds
[19:01] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[19:01] Jenicca Gothly:  .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.WOOT WOOT .·:*´¨`*:·. .·:*´¨`*:·.
[19:01] XCVG:   (¸¸.•´ ¯¨•.¸¸ Applause ¸¸.•¨¯`•.¸¸)
[19:01] Gabrielle Riel: Thank you Otenth!
[19:01] Xanna Ziskey: well said
[19:01] Polly Ellsmere: ♩♪♫♬  APPAWS! ♩♪♫♬
[19:01] Random Wezzog: Thank you.
[19:01] TRILβΨ MIΠΩTΔUR (trilby.minotaur): ♪♪♫♫♫  APPLAUSE  ♫♫♫ ♪♪
[19:01] Solace Fairlady applauds
[19:01] Francesca Alva: Wewtwewt o.O
[19:01] Janet Rhiadra: well said....yayyy
[19:01] Caesar Osterham: Vivat!
[19:01] Magda Haiku (magdalena.kamenev) applauds!
[19:02] Solace Fairlady: Bravo!!
[19:02] Dania Akina: thank you
[19:02] Beth Cooper-Pentewyn (beth.pentewyn) applauds
[19:02] Stereo Nacht:  `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
[19:02] XCVG: ♪♫♥ Applauds!!! ♥♫♪
[19:02] Gabrielle Riel: I will share a few things as we wrap this up.
[19:03] Gabrielle Riel: I remember when Nix came to Caledon. He asked me to play at the opening of his first store in Regency. When I asked him what kind of music he wanted he said: "crazy". So I played the weirdest set of music I have ever played to this day. :-)
[19:03] Edward Pearse: Heh
[19:03] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): :D
[19:03] Garnet Psaltery: :o)
[19:03] Jimmy Branagh grins
[19:03] Darlingmonster Ember: wow
[19:03] Francesca Alva: ㋡
[19:03] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) chuckles
[19:03] Annechen Löwey (annechen.lowey): That... would be out there, yes.
[19:03] Gabrielle Riel: My way to honor him tonight has been through music, the Renaissance music you hear on the stream.
[19:03] Jorge Serapis: Still got that playlist handy?:-)
[19:04] Francesca Alva: It's beautiful, Gabi
[19:04] Caesar Osterham: Can we blame Pearse for that? ;)
[19:04] Gabrielle Riel: The Renaissance era meant a great deal to RL Nix.
[19:04] Stereo Nacht is sorry she had to stop the stream for cause of intense lag... :-(
[19:04] Gloriana Maertens tears up as Spem in Alium starts...
[19:04] Gabrielle Riel: You can still hear Nix's voice. He was one of the three other people who did the Voices in the Machine podcast with me in 2008. If you go to http://archive.org and search on Voices in the Machine, you will find it.
[19:04] Francesca Alva: I'm listening in external player
[19:05] Gabrielle Riel: We all know he was utterly brilliant. But what I remember most was his kindness. He was one of the few people I trusted when I was going through a very difficult time in SL. He *really* listened to me. And he understood because we had both "grown up" together in Caledon.
[19:05] Gabrielle Riel: I know that he was the same way with so many of you. It's one of the reasons we gather here now.
[19:05] Caesar Osterham nods
[19:05] Gabrielle Riel: We all know that we are more than just pixels. Just as we are more than our physical bodies. Nix has moved into the next "virtual world".
[19:06] Gabrielle Riel: Keep the tea on for us crazy Steampunks Nix. We'll see you again.
[19:06] Francesca Alva: ㋡
[19:06] Gloriana Maertens: ...amen
[19:06] Garnet Psaltery: Very well said
[19:06] Edward Pearse applauds
[19:06] Dania Akina begins to tear up.
[19:06] Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander) applauds
[19:06] The Lightfoot (terry.lightfoot): :-) Thank you Gabby.
[19:06] Gabrielle Riel: Thank you all so much for being here tonight. Thank you for your words.

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