Characters & Locations
Italy USA( The Second Time Though The Simulation )
2000 - 2005
In December 1999, on the eve of the new millennium, Loid traveled to Europe and Italy for the first time when he was 27 years old.
On a cold night in December, after a few months living in Rome, he found himself at the capital in a ancient Roman cruising park littered with 2000 year old marble columns. That night Loid met an Italian guy that would become his boyfriend for the next decade.
The boyfriend from Italy
was an actor and teacher of high school drama with a million friends and everyone loved him. He also acted in small theatrical productions and was always surrounded by crazy actors and artists. He hated being on stage but somehow he was always the center of attention. With him every weekend in Italy there was something to do. Always some party... or dinner... or rehearsal... or event... or something... always something as Loid followed his boyfriend and tried to figure out how to understand everyone and be understood. The beginning was difficult because of the language and culture differences. His boyfriend's crazy Italian friends became Loid's friends and that made Loid feel less crazy.
Loid needed a job that could be done from anywhere in the world. He taught himself Web Design over a few months. After 3 short low paying temp Web Design jobs he landed his dream job. Working remotely for the wife of Albert Einstein, at her company LIGHTRAY, Loid's light speed journey though space and time had began to accelerate. Traveling at such incredible speed his life suffered the consequences of a "Special" Theory of Relativity that revealed to him the relativity of ALL things in this world. Time spent in foreign lands forced him to confront, adjust and accept various contradictory social operating systems. The side effects of this light speed journey made him question reality and all he grew up believing and all that he took for granted about this world.
The Italian experience lasted 10 years.
2000 - 2005
Storm over Piazza del CampoSiena, Italy
TuscanySiena, Italy 2002
Siena Cathedral (Duomo di SienaSiena, Italy 2002
The Forum with The Colosseum in the distanceRome, Italy
The PantheonRome, Italy 2004
The Oculus and the ceiling of The PantheonRome, Italy 2004
The smog dirtied ColosseumRome, Italy
Sunset and a GondolaVenice, Italy
Mount VesuviusNapels, Italy
Ladies ShoppingNapels, Italy
Technological GraffitiNapels, Italy
Black Cross in an Underground ChurchNapels, Italy
Back Alley at NightNapels, Italy
Veiled Marble Statue
The medieval hill town of Orvieto
Frank and Sarah's houseOrvieto, Italy
The City of VeronaItaly
Love notes near Juliet's balconyVerona, Italy 2005
Juliet's balconyVerona, Italy 2005
Roman amphitheaterVerona, Italy
Medieval Hill Top Town of San Marino Which is a Separate Country inside of ItalySan Marino
The garage turned into a studio was our home those first years in ItalyRiccione, Italy 2004
Open Field Near the Beach of Lido di ClasseRavenna Italy
"Don't be naive Loid. Love isn't real. Love doesn't exist. Love is just the nice way to describe how people use each other to get what they want. When you're not getting what you want you move on to someone else."
Said to Loid by his Italian boyfriend while walking on the beach in Italy2005
La Circola della Domenica (The Sunday Circle)Riccione, Italy
2001 - 2005
Los Angeles, California USA
The American DreamHollywood CA
Hollywood CA 2002
An Italian in Drag and the American Flag. Halloween
West Hollywood CA 2002
Sunset at GrandCanyon, Arizona
Santa Cruz, CA 2003
Santa Cruz, CA 2003
New Orleans, Louisiana 2005
Horse and Carriage, New Orleans, Louisiana 2005
Plantationnear New Orleans, Louisiana
Girl in a Green Dress at a Plantationnear New Orleans, Louisiana