conference: The Simmish Prophecy
Mollie MacAstral gave a press conference about her studies of the Simmish
Prophecy. It took place upstairs at downtown Wrensday's where also Chris
JB's new exhibition, "Visions", was officially opened.
I must admit that I attended
mainly to watch Mr Chris JB's work rather than listening to Ms MacAstral's
nonsense, but now I must confess that what made an impact on me was actually
her work with the prophecy. It also turned out that the exhibition actually
is based on her visions, as she is the clairvoyant who claims to have seen
something that she think is our future. It all seem connected, the
prophecy and those pictures.
Another nice set of work
from Art for Art's Sake
The artist Chris JB, the
sim behind the "Art for Art's Sake" concept and the artist who call me
by my first name *ahem*, had unfortunately already left the hood for his
X-mas vacation. But Ms MacAstral explained some of her visions.
and artistically, I must say I like these posters. They are pretty cool
and exciting. Perhaps they could have been a bit larger, but it's very
good print quality, and I like the way they match by the bright green out-line.
MacAstral pointed out that
the artwork is actually based on sketches by Maxis artists that were told
about MacAstral's visions first, and then tried their best to capture them
into visual sketches. Chris JB did modify the expressions artificially
to match MacAstral's updated visions.
A strange prophecy - should
Then Ms MacAstral started
her press conference by telling us how she found the old ancient prophecy
on very old pieces of paper, a year ago. Ever since she has been studying
it at the historical museum's library, a privilege she got by pure luck
- as she put it. The old prophecy was written in a Simmish dialect that
died long time ago, so translating the prophecy was actually a tough job.
She said that she didn't even know this paper was the prophecy until she
had translated parts of it!
The attendees was given a
print of the 12 verses, and MacAstral added comments while reading it verse
by verse. It was all pretty confusing, but she meant to have learnt that
the prophecy tells us a history line, and that she thinks verses 5 to 7
is about the great war about 200 years ago - the event that our food specialist,
Mrs Grumblin has referred to not the least by the Victory Bread that is
available from Johanna's Kitchen. Also her "Feed me a story" article gives
more information on that event.
meant that the 8th verse is our time, as it says something about spells.
We all know that Magic has become very popular in our community. So, as
MacAstral stated, the simmish community is now about to face the events
of the last 3 verses. It says we will get trapped in a flat world, she
thinks there is talk of aliens coming to get as many of us as possible.
She is also worried that there is nothing more after this series of events.
A round of questions
The crowd went wild with
questions for poor MacAstral, a Simmerville sim who now seems to be getting
world wide fame, and who always close her eyes while talking. There were
journalists from SimCity Times, The Simmer and KSIM TV, they all wanted
their questions answered. I can't repeat it all, but here are some of them:
Q: Ms MacAstral! When
do you expect the aliens to attack?
A: It might be tomorrow,
it might be next year, I can sense that we are currently in verse 9, the
future might slowly surprise us. The attack might already be ongoing!
Q: Do you know anything
about alien abductions that is not made publish yet?
A: I must admit I have some
theories, the prophecy covers most of it. Abductions are taking place in
SimNation every single day, I will definitely come back with more about
this. It is interesting and scary! And peace to all! Next question?
Q: Ms MacAstral, are
these 12 verses the complete text, or are you holding anything back? On
behalf of SimCity Times' readers I would also like to know if the prophecy
is covering the entire nation or is it a local phenomena?
A: These 12 verses is all
there is! Of course some details or nuances might have been lost in my
translation. And yes, I believe this prophecy is meant for the entire SimNation,
but it might be happening at different times or in some parts or hoods
not take place at all. We wouldn't know for sure until after verse 12!
Jing and world peace!
Q: MacAstral! Mollie?
Do the term "female astral" refer to your name?
A: What? Oh peace! I never
saw that, oh my! If so, we definitely are experiencing the 9th verse right
now! Oh my! Peace!
* * *
Suddenly the conference was
over, and Ms MacAstral left the building in a hurry. I noticed that Claire
Brybrey and Simbille Ballong, both Sims Science representatives, had already
left the gallery. I observed them out in the street discussing something,
they looked quite upset. Then they were picked up by a cab where Mrs Swims,
another Sims Science member, was already seated.
In the gallery the attendees
had another look at the visions. Suddenly they were all filled with fear
instead of excitement! How bizarre! The entire exhibition had changed character,
just because of a speech given by a woman with her eyes closed! I don't
think I want those posters in my living room after all.
Will this be the end of our
world? You can post questions for Ms MacAstral from the left column of