R. is a sentient clockwork mechanism, manufactured for The Great Exposition of 1851. Her best friend is Area Search and she drinks bleach by the gallon.

R. precedes the name of sentient positronic robots that appear in Isaac Asimov’s novels. She prefers to be called R. and will not respond to people who use her account name. Especially those who use a Display Name themselves, which is the height of insensitivity and rudeness. If the Lindens revive previously-used last account names, ILookGoodIn Black would be the perfect fit. But they have said they will only introduce new ones. Oh well.

She runs this web server, takes many photos of dance performances, manages our Facebook page, maintains the Google calendar, and looks good in black.

Rarely, she puts together a routine for the group to perform, but she’s usually too busy doing behind-the-scenes stuff to get caught up in the spotlight.

She also prefers not to be in the “lead” or “diva” spot in acts. The others enjoy it so much, she would prefer not to take away their enjoyment. Also, she is usually so busy with other things, she does not have time to banter with the audience during an act. Besides, her best photos are of performers on the ends of a line formation.

For about a year, she was an assistant manager for the Dance Queens group, but retired from that group to focus on helping Debauche continue to be the best dance group in Second Life.

She always has a black accessory in her white hair. Look up “Baby Rose Marie” and “Smithsonian” for an explanation. For the same reason, she prefers to wear black.

Her odd props and behavior before shows is a result of years of improv comedy. Ballet Pixelle sends mice out into the audience before performances of The Nut to break the mood and get the audience engaged and ready.

During most shows, R. is shooting photos, checking the outfits of others (she needs to cache textures so why not do something useful too), boosting morale, fielding questions from the audience in IMs, brushing off people who aren’t at the show but wanting her to do something for them right now, changing outfits, helping others find movers, and occasionally setting up an act. Never mind that she has a damaged left arm and a cat sleeping on her good arm. So, she may be a bit slow to respond or chat. Patience is a virtue.

“Anger is it’s own punishment.”
“People in pain lash out.”
“You cannot unring a bell.”
“Are you running to something or away from something?”
“Spite only hurts yourself.”
“Solve the problem.”

The server

How many dance troupes have their own server?

Debauche server

R. runs this server in her company’s colo datacenter. It acts as a public-facing test platform for the software that she writes documentation for and films tutorial videos with it. The traffic data helps generate statistics and log entries for all of the various features.

Wowtastic

She’s so Debauche, she’s got the license plates for it!

Washed

Yes, the car is black. And R. looks good in it.