Thursday, February 11, 2010
Well, this was a punch in the gut to go with my morning coffee. Evidently, Ordinal Malaprop, one of the most creative builders in SL, has decided to call it quits.
Miss Malaprop was never one for the dramatic flash builds. Instead, she focuses on the small and the elegant. And, of course, the fun. She has always been on my short list of SL personages I wanted to be when I grew up, back when I still had the SL spark. I can't say her work changed the face of the Grid (whatever that means), although some amazing things emerged from her corner Caledon from time to time. But she brought a much needed touch of class to the Grid.
It's heartbreaking to see another Second Life true believer disillusioned. I can't question her reasoning, especially after feeling the same way myself lately. (Not that I would presume to place myself anywhere within a few parsecs of her league.) Like most of the well-wishers on the blog, I find myself hoping she'll find a way back in, on her own new terms.
In the meantime, the Grid grinds on. New builders appear, and others leave. Today, the creativity and the elegance of that work takes a small, but lamentably significant, hit. Farewell Ordinal. Please find your way back soon.