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I think it’s time…

I think it’s time for me to pull up roots.

I’m not feeling it anymore. I haven’t been for a long time, at least six months now.

Babbage has changed. Babbage is always changing. So have I, and so am I.

Many friends I’ve known have gone or just don’t come around anymore. Many plots I’ve been involved in have been really great; others have wilted or have been killed or slapped down so hard that it makes me timid to even start something these days.

When I first came to Babbage, I was itching to find a place where I could roleplay with new people and new ideas. These days, my real life is full with three tabletop roleplay groups.

And, while I finally figured out how to put a not-half-bad building together, I guess I’m just not a builder.

Nothing in a virtual environment has ever felt like a real place like Babbage has for me. It *is* a real place, a real community, because everyone contributes and everyone leaves their mark in some way.

I received an odd reception during my first time in town, unbeknownst to me mostly because I resembled Ashiko Kuroe, the Bunny Bomber, who had just been wreaking havoc.  Some people I met had not had good experiences with furries, or had never had experiences with furries.

Since then, everyone has been accepting and friendly in ways that make me proud to be a Babbager.

I hope that I’ve proven over time that, whatever you can say about furries, we’re just like everyone else.

I have a strong feeling that this is only temporary, but I don’t know when I’ll be back.

Until then, please feel more than free to include Gilhooly in your stories, hopping about the rooftops and scrounging for that leftover half-a-tater.

If you want to contact me, use the email address: anthrobunny at gmail dot com

I will be getting rid of my lots:

– Port Babbage #10, currently the Savory Java Arms

– Academy of Industry #25, currently the CocoaJava Cafe

– Academy of Industry #32, a small prim farm associated with the CocoaJava Cafe plot

Let me know if you’d like one of them and we can do a transfer.

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  1. Kimika Ying Kimika Ying April 28, 2013

    We will miss you Blackberry.  *hugs*  If you don’t return to settle please do come and visit.

  2. Junie Ginsburg Junie Ginsburg April 28, 2013

    Oh, Blackberry, I’m sorry to see you go.  I’ve always liked your builds, and the shows you DJ are so much fun.  Please do stop in and say hello to us sometime when you’re inworld – you’ll be missed!

  3. Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh April 28, 2013

    Yah, good builder, great DJ and all-’round entertaining bunneh.  Good luck with your travels,  Mr. Harvey, and definitely drop in from time to time, eh?

  4. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery April 28, 2013

    This is sad news.  The CocoaJava always seemed the friendliest place to drop in, relax, listen to great music, and eat cake.  I hope you enjoy your current ventures though; you must do what is right for you.

  5. Ariana Farstrider Ariana Farstrider April 28, 2013

    I will miss you Blackberry, you where one of my first friends here along with Satu & Tosh. I remember us meeting in the bathhouse and you all where complaining about my heavy boots stomping around *smirks* I do hope we can make an arrangement about the Java.. look forward to hearing more from you. Its always been a very special place to me.

  6. Beryl Strifeclaw Beryl Strifeclaw April 28, 2013

    I will be sorry to see you go.  Good luck and fair travels Blackberry.

  7. Dee Wells Dee Wells April 28, 2013

    *wipes her eyes and tries to be brave* We understand,Blackberry. Your wit and charm will be missed, but if it just doesn’t fit right now, we’ll have to be content to look forward to your visits. It’s okay to be strange, but don’t be a stranger. Take care and be happy, and know that we’re thinking of you :D *waves*

  8. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse April 28, 2013

    To me Blackberry has always represented the best elements of this city, a creative force, a good sense of humour, and an open mind. Take care until we see one another again.

  9. Maddox Sinclaire Maddox Sinclaire April 28, 2013

    As much as I hate to see you go, if you feel that it’s right to you, it’s right for you. Fair travels and I hope to see you soon. As soon as you like.

    We’ll miss you.


  10. Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey April 28, 2013

    Zaros Xue will be taking over the Savory Street plot.

    Ariana Farstrider is interested in the Academy plot.

    I’m going to revert the CocoaJava Cafe name back to Ceejay Writer, since it was always her baby, and the Java Jive recently closed.  Ceejay and Ariana can work out all that.

  11. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington April 28, 2013

    You’ll be missed BB!  :(

  12. Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer April 29, 2013

    I’m going to revert the CocoaJava Cafe name back to Ceejay Writer, since it was always her baby, and the Java Jive recently closed.  Ceejay and Ariana can work out all that.”

    Excuse me?  And what does the Java Jive closing have to do with the price of soot in Babbage?  

    I had to hear this via inworld gossip, presented to me as if I knew, just moments ago.  I didn’t.  I don’t see how I have anything to work out.  I sold the CocoaJava to Blackberry years ago.  Yes I love the place. Yes, I am happy he caretook it for so long and I wish him nothing but wonderfulness in future ventures! 

    But I’m not feeling the least bit inclined to take back the CocoaJava and I don’t have anything to work out with anyone.  If others are interested, please make arrangements with Blackberry or Tenk.  And I do hope someone does!  The CocoaJava is a great asset to Babbage.  But. It will not be me.

    …. and don’t make me miss memos again, people. Don’t assume I’m in here reading everything, I’m not. My email address has always been VERY open. ceejay.writer at gmail dot com. 

    • Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey April 29, 2013

      Well, okay! I figured you might want the name back, since it was always yours. The CocoaJava name and legacy will be passed on to Java: The Next Generation!

      • Ceejay Writer Ceejay Writer April 29, 2013

        *hugs* It’s okay to figure such, BB, just wished we’d talked about it.  If the Next Generation wishes to use the CocoaJava name, I’m cool with that! 

        • Jimmy Branagh Jimmy Branagh April 29, 2013

          Jimmy considers “Cooger and Dark’s CocoaJava”.  He then reconsiders.

  13. Pilipo Underwood Pilipo Underwood April 30, 2013

    Dang. Hard to get happy after this.

  14. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse April 30, 2013

    Travel safe where ever you fare BB!

  15. Caesar Osterham Caesar Osterham May 8, 2013

    I was two days before my RL eye surgery when you posted this, so I’m only now coming across this announcement.

    BB, you’ve always been a valued friend of mine.  Even before you helped me to stumble across mySL vocation as a photojournalist.  It was always a pleasure to just hang out with you and watch the madness that is SL swirl around.

    I do hope that this is but a temporary parting.  The world is a darker place without you around, you big purple galoot.

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