You’ve read Steinbeck’s The Winter of Our Discontent? Well, 1989 was the winter of our despair… – Jacob Stonebender, Callahan’s Key (Spider Robinson)
In our case, 2009 is the winter of our despair. These are dark times at the Evans Family Compound. Scratch that: There is no more Evans Family Compound. There is no more Just After Sunset…and very soon, there will be no more Lexxotica either.
On December 2, 2009, I was laid off from my job in First Life. Since Lexxotica and Just After Sunset were basically being supported by me paying the tier fees for Lexx every month, this had about the same effects on our Second Life presence as a shotgun blast to the face. Fortunately, Lexx found someone to buy Lexxotica off her in relatively short order, but, in the meantime, there was nothing for it but to pack up all the stuff from the house (including Selena’s homes for her alts), as well as the club, and get ourselves out of there. Lexxcore and Just After Sunset are out of business.
Lexx has offered me, and Selena, a gig at a new club set up by another friend of ours, hosting and DJing as a team. Unfortunately, I’m not in the frame of mind right now where I could really do a show…
I have no idea whether we’ll ever be back to owning land, and I have pulled the plug on my Premium subscription for the time being. It all depends on whether I can find work…and, if I don’t, soon enough, we’ll have much bigger problems than worrying about Second Life.
So it’s not likely I’ll have anything more to say on this blog for awhile. For those of you that still manage to keep things together, I salute you, and pray that you never suffer this fate.