Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Story of DDot

Well hello there. I'm Chris, one of the developers here at Blue Dot (a.k.a. "bd" as we all affectionately call it). My job is to make Blue.Us do its thang, be fast, and not lose any of the sweet stuff you decide to share! But enough about me, I think I'll take a moment and tell a little fictional story about a little Blue Dot. I'll call him "DDot". Once upon a time, DDot lived in a deep dark forest with lots of things to see. There were brown trees, red trees, blue squirrels, orange apples, green monkies and so many more things in this forest. DDot liked some of these things, but not all of them. Even more, DDot had some friends, EDot, and SheDot. The three of them would spend a lot of time running around in the forest, looking at things, learning, and then sometimes coming home to share some of the things they learned. Unfortunately, D, E, and She would learn so much during a day, it became overwhelming to try to remember and share everything. So, during their meetings, they tried to share only the things that would be most interesting to their friends. None of them knew everything that their friends could have shared, and they had no easy way to explore all of the information that their friends knew. Then, one day, D was wandering around in the woods when he came across a scarey Dot Eating White Owl. D knew that this Owl meant trouble, but he managed to get away from it. He wanted to remember to share that he saw the Owl with E and She so they could be careful. But, a little while afterwards, D came upon a shiny yellow kitten! The kitten was sooo cute, and he couldn't resist playing with it! It jumped around, played with string, and purred so nicely! After a few hours with the yellow kitten, D had forgotten all about the White Owl. When D, E, and She got together that evening, all D could remember was his time with the Yellow kitten, and how everybody should go and play with it! He forgot to mention the White Owl to his friends entirely! The next day, D spent an uneventful day in the woods, and when he came back to meet E and She for another one of their long sharing sessions he found himself alone. He waited and waited. D became extremely worried when suddenly he remembered the White Owl. This made him even more worried! If only he could have remembered everything he found in the woods that day! If only he could have shared the yellow kitten AND the White Owl. Maybe then E and She would be ok!! Just as D began to panic beyond control, E and She burst into the room shouting "Surprise!! Happy Birthday!!" D totally forgot that it was his birthday too!! E and She were holding a big purple birthday cake with his name on it. The cake had 1000 candles!! E and She were late because they had to stop off and pick up the cake, not to mention all those candles! D was so happy to see his friends he almost forgot to tell them about the White Owl this time, but he finally did manage to get it out. DDot, EDot, and SheDot spent the evening laughing and telling stories like they usually did, but they all couldn't help wondering if there was something they could find in the forest to help them remember all of these wonderful and important things they were finding out there... ---- Fin I won't spend a lot of time explaining the symbolism in this story, I'll just let you sit back and enjoy it, and maybe even make your own interpretations... Life is a journey, Let's live it together...


Blogger Eric said...

Wow. Amazing first post Chris. I look forward to the further adventures of DDot.

3/2/06, 2:02 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

way too much symbolism (and words)...

3/7/06, 10:31 PM  

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