"This is the Villa Straylight. I wouldn't actually call it a place, but for lack of a better word, that will do. Whatever you choose to call it, it is my home.
"This is not so much a place as it is a state of mind, or rather the lack thereof. It is home to all the lost minds and lost souls who do not belong anywhere else.
"It is also home to Dave Noelle. He is the one who constructed this 'place.' His inspiration was an Escheresque mansion at the far end of an orbital city, in William Gibson's Neuromancer. I strongly recommend that you read this book, especially if you want to know what Straylight really is.
"With that inspiration as a tool, Straylight was shaped from the shadows that fall between cyberspace and a dream. The peace here, the dim light and the soft music, come from these shadows of hope between the void and the flame."
'Tell me about Dave Noelle'