i made a virtual world dance video

i made a dance video and i really want to share it with you because you are the one who knows inside me.

i haven’t made one of these since 2017 and i’m so excited because the way it went was truly like a gift.

i made the music on a program called Mixcraft8 which i used to use when i used windows. i used sampled sound loops that i would edit to the point of refining some of them down to individual notes and placing them exactly where i wanted them. i now use linux and have finally begun self tutoring myself on an open source music manipulation program. So far i love it as it has been not loops but from scratch and i am teaching myself how to make my own loops.

The dance is done in the virtual world and there are five of me dancing as a dance troupe. We all have a dance HUD which means we all contribute with our individual dance styles to make up the choreography.

The way it is done is, the actual dance animations are professionally made by a real dancer wearing body sensors and they capture the movement on computer and process this. This is called Motion Capture and is coined “Mocap” for short. These mocap animations usually are about 45 seconds long and this does vary quite a lot.

In the virtual world i buy these mocap dance animations, and i put them into a HUD (heads up display). This allows me to select the animation i desire at the precise beat in the music. I often hit a dance animation at every eight bars of music so in this way i am doing live choreography and recording the video there and then. I rehearse considerably before i go to record as i carefully work with the animations and the music to produce choreography just like i do in the real world with my own ability to dance. (i trained in ballet and ballroom extensively when i was younger).

The music track is called “Along the way” and it is done by “Elf Wingtips”

All the accreditation is on youtube in the description to honor the dancers and the people who brought them to the virtual world of second life.

i really hope you find joy in it as i do. i want to be with you in this.

all is what all is

i am not going to improve the world and i am not going to improve myself.

i am just what i am.

The animals are wise.

They don’t hide their truth.

She tells me nothing.

She shares with me everything.

i don’t need to survive.

i am everything.

There is no spoon.

There is no meaning.

There is no end or finish. There isn’t even a beginning.

Dance is alive. It doesn’t have a destination. It just lives.

Without the space between things, there would be no things.

The intervals are magic.

There is no real or not real. Everything is an existence. Human works to beat nature into submission to no avail. They used all the trees to print controlling meta to harness nature but have been removing a mustard of their own self in doing so. What is labeled worthless is precious, and what it labeled of value destroys this precious being.

A game has been designed, but in doing so the truth has been shelved to be unseen. The creation of rules gives an addiction to never being here now. There is always a goal, and the human has forgotten that they made a magic trick on themselves by creating the rules. They threw away the key to the door of truth and forgot that there ever was one.

In mathematics, there are patterns and structures that are truths. A rule is simply a chosen restriction by a human in order to obtain control.

Now they must dominate and police to stay in comfort. They hurt and farm the being who is exactly the same as them in the same way they farm nature to its death. Nature is the human so the human remains in pain. Every attempt to lift themselves from this pain is done with the exact tool that put them there because they cannot remember.

To let thought be observed as it flows like a ripple on the ocean. To reside in the now and be as the tree. To never farm but rather to know and feel, that the equation of equanimity equality and the balance of two equals one, is truth. All is one.

One cannot arrange something without this something arranging one.