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Okay- no false alarm this time- above is Cellophane's Charity Tree Lot for 2009. I added a few additional MaxSmoke Medium Red Jewels, but otherwise you have my usual set-up for my Charity tree lot. I will purchase more of the jewels should they come available in auctions. I couldn't help but have a triple turn around the area to see what there is to see this year on the East end of Charity Tree Lots. I must say that most of what I found was ordinary to the point of a yawn. Some of what I found was silly as hell. The remainder was a dash delightful but not really.
I am not sure why people don't think before they build- why they just scoop up all the cliches and drop them like hot potatoes. The entire Christmas holiday is now a cliche. Everything is redundant and finite. Then again, you wouldn't ever see me camped outside a low-end department store to buy up a mountain of junk made in China for my loved ones...
Let us begin with the silly-ass set up above. Okay, you're gay. So what. Couldn't you be more original? This lot looks stupid and nothing can change that. Not even the homo/dyke- factor... Try dropping a variety of gift boxes under a snowy tree in pride colors. Subtlety is key!
Too many candy canes. Too many large balls striped ala candy cane. Card tables do not belong in Holiday set ups. People get too drunk on Holidays to concentrate on card games. Most families end up irritated and arguing which isn't conducive to a light-hearted card game. So nix those tables. Also, the more deer I see the more my finger itches to be behind the trigger of an 'ought-six. Seriously!
Now who in their right mind would use all their energy to roll up so freaking many snowmen?! Snowmen do not mix with trailer trash lights strung across two short poles. Don't get it. Just pull out anything remotely Holiday-ish without thought to cohesion? Hmm....
Then I have a seat in a sleigh and from a distance every critique I've typed out makes no sense. The lots look magical, they inspire joy in me and I think: ...thank goodness people get it in their heads to rent here for awhile....! The Charity Tree Lots are sublime in their good intentions, so sweet in their innocence and just the cat's meow when it comes to community participation... I open my proverbial mouth and insert my foot. Then I realize that one foot isn't enough so I shove the other in for good measure...
I mean look at the photo ops! I waltz around at my leisure, wondering who did what and why. I feel the cool, silent luxe of my surroundings wondering just where the people are... I feel both full of joy for the geography and lonely in my unknowing; what caused who to drop this there...?
I run into Matanda. I wish I could remember which of my former Avatars knew him and why. I like him. I like the people he is with. They seem to be little segments of the spine of There.