Jump to content
Maureen Boccaccio

Just Ignore and let this one die

Recommended Posts

On 16/05/2017 at 8:22 AM, Xerxes Kingstop said:

I have pulled back from SL on two separate occasions.  

Each time I believed that I was not coming back, although the second time I was at least wise enough not to declare such out loud.  Each time it was for emotional rather than practical reasons.  Each time I was drawn back within a few weeks.  

Anyone have stories/observations to share?  

I have done the same thing a number of times, the longest was for a few years.
I think it is healthy to take breaks just because you can get jaded from it after a while.

Mostly I come and go a fair bit and sometimes for weeks at a time.
In fact I am like that inworld and on the forums, a bit of a drifter at times.
I see this as reasonably normal though, real life should come first after all and sometimes it demands all of my spare time.

I still very much enjoy my inworld experiences and have been enjoying the new forums as well.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my case it was never a positive force pulling me away: IE having other things I want to do.   My meatspace life isn't that good.   I came to SL as an escape at the outset.  If meatspace was all that interesting I wouldn't have been here. 

It was a negative force pushing me away: emotions making SL difficult. 'Heartbreak' for lack of a better term.  

That 'real world' place that was so disheartening as to require escape became less problematic than the escape - the problem a lesser evil than the solution. 

*shrug* I'm not trying to cry on anyone's shoulder, I'm just sharing and looking to comprehend the common ground among us. 

Edited by Xerxes Kingstop
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Xerxes Kingstop said:

In my case it was never a positive force pulling me away: IE I have other things I want to do.   My meatspace life isn't that good.   I came to SL as an escape at the outset.  If meatspace was all that interesting I wouldn't have been here. 

It was a negative force pushing me away: emotions making SL difficult. 'Heartbreak' for lack of a better term.  

That 'real world' place that was so disheartening as to require escape became less problematic than the escape - the problem a lesser evil than the solution. 

*shrug* I'm not trying to cry on anyone's shoulder, I'm just sharing and looking to comprehend the common ground among us. 

I left SL after ending a partnership, by placing Madelaine (Marbach) on a burning raft and setting her adrift in the ocean. (I really did that, it was both cathartic and amusing.) At the time of my leaving, Brenda Connolly said "You won't be able to stay away for more than three weeks." Five weeks later, Madelaine returned as a McMasters. The first thing I said to Brenda was "Ha, Proved ya wrong! Plplplplpl." (Or something like that, I'm sure).

My second tour is going out with a whimper rather than a bang, finding me in the forum far more than in-world. I've always been a creature of text and, for as wonderful as it is, SL requires more undivided attention than I have for it most days. I've participated in other forums for far longer than the nine years I've been in SL, so I don't expect to turn off the lights any time soon. Until then, thank you all for putting up with us (Snugs made me say that.)

;-).

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

finding me in the forum far more than in-world

Agree on this, the forum is much more social than in-world.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Love Zhaoying said:

Agree on this, the forum is much more social than in-world.

That's because forum-ing is FUN!

giphy.gif?response_id=591cede0619eec8cf0

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, AmandaKeen said:

That's because forum-ing is FUN!

giphy.gif?response_id=591cede0619eec8cf0

And now the age test:

  • Millennials: What's that boxy thing she's pushing?
  • Gen X: lol, she's acting like it's a typewriter.
  • Boomers: The carriage return goes the other way.

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

And now the age test:

  • Millennials: What's that boxy thing she's pushing?
  • Gen X: lol, she's acting like it's a typewriter.
  • Boomers: The carriage return goes the other way.

I rarely laugh out loud, but that just did it.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Xerxes Kingstop said:

DOH! I hadn't noticed that part. 

OMG, me too.  I think I was just too busy lauging at it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

GIF girl has it correct because the carriage carries the paper, not the print mechanism. . I only see one prehistoric typewriter on that whole page of search results with the return lever on the right side, the great majority are on the left. 

It was a good line, though. 

Edited by Xerxes Kingstop
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

typewriter_news.jpg

I still have Dad's childhood typewriter, which looks like this...

9546419_1.jpg?v=8CCD98D1259F9E0

I typed one letter on that thing before switching to Morse Code.

Edited by Madelaine McMasters
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OH! ... Plus $15 for shipping.

P*** me right off, they lost the sale right there.  Fifteen bucks? Rediculous!

Edited by Xerxes Kingstop
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I even had this in my sewing room until my daughter's steampunk obsessed friend stole it from me. (Not really, stolen.  I mean I have know her since she was born and I asked her if she wanted it after she was married and she ruthlessly said yes)

IMG_0354.thumb.JPG.4bdd831bb588ac7beab7b8ef53594751.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My sis had one of those - I think they were popular/afforable/widely available.  I remember being intrigued by the case being a different color on the inside.  I was ... young. 

Edited by Xerxes Kingstop
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

I even had this in my sewing room until my daughter's steampunk obsessed friend stole it from me. (Not really, stolen.  I mean I have know her since she was born and I asked her if she wanted it after she was married and she ruthlessly said yes)

She probably dismantled it while watching my Repo Genetic Opera dvd  =@.@=

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes.  They were the no-frills workhorse of their time.  Rugged, reliable, minimum keys.  No "1" key, for example.  You used a lower case L for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...