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9 hours ago, Bree Giffen said:

I've come up with a list of improvements that Linden Lab and Residents can implement to make SL more male oriented. The focus should be on doing things. Not talking or shopping but real action. Active stuff.

1. A better physics engine for more realistic vehicles. Flying a plane, driving a car or sailing a boat should look and feel believable. Driving your car off a cliff should cause an explosion!

2. Better sim crossings to continue with the idea of having a better vehicle experience.

3. Trees that can be chopped down with axes and chainsaws. The physics engine will help with this.

4. Something with guns like having wild animals running around that can be hunted. 

5. Something with power tools like having to actually cut a prim cube from a log that you chopped down. 

5. An intricate simulation of grilling and smoking meat.

I'd be all in favour of the first two. And I have also played a critter-shooting game in SL once many years ago. It was fun, but not very good.

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9 hours ago, Desiree Moonwinder said:

I'm mostly a reader in the forums, and mostly interested in other subforums.  I peeked in here to see why the huge post-count.  Ya'll are typing about things that aren't really about SL at all.  RL has pretty well covered these topics.  The debates are not really an SL topic.  I'd recommend taking it to RL.  Like these.

Except real people use SL, and they bring their beliefs, values, and behaviors along with them. 

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1 hour ago, Matty Luminos said:

And I have also played a critter-shooting game in SL once many years ago. It was fun, but not very good.

I remember an inworld zombie game I used to play very occasionally ages ago. It too wasn't very good, I suppose, but very satisfying. But I'd also start to panic when they came on too fast.

If what you're killing is already dead, that's ok, ethically, right? Asking for PETA . . .

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24 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

I remember an inworld zombie game I used to play very occasionally ages ago. It too wasn't very good, I suppose, but very satisfying. But I'd also start to panic when they came on too fast.

If what you're killing is already dead, that's ok, ethically, right? Asking for PETA . . .

I can't even remember what I was shooting, but I am pretty sure it was some kind of animal, not zombies. Ducks, maybe?

It was so long ago they were made of actual prims, and as far as I know, PETA doesn't cover prim ducks. 😁

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1 minute ago, Matty Luminos said:

as far as I know, PETA doesn't cover prim ducks.

The ducks might beg to differ! Have you asked them?

On the other hand, at least ducks don't look gross, and swarm you.

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4 hours ago, Amina Sopwith said:

Happy International Men's Day, everyone!

Everyday is International Man Day

Rather the point but why bother.

Read up on the history and work out why the 'greeting card' arm of the US embraces.

Plus last thursday was International Day of the Whelk (soon to be consumed into International Day Of Snot In A Shell Day)

 

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26 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

The ducks might beg to differ! Have you asked them?

On the other hand, at least ducks don't look gross, and swarm you.

Never been blessed with fostering ducklings either?

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Quick question....do they sell truck nuts on MP?

 

Asking for a friend...I’ll get them for him for international men’s day.

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2 minutes ago, sirhc DeSantis said:

Never been blessed with fostering ducklings either?

How could ducklings be anything other than adorable?

Even the ones who eventually turn into swans.

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7 minutes ago, sirhc DeSantis said:

Everyday is International Man Day

Rather the point but why bother.

Read up on the history and work out why the 'greeting card' arm of the US embraces.

Plus last thursday was International Day of the Whelk (soon to be consumed into International Day Of Snot In A Shell Day)

 

I agree with you about the greetings card scam.  I shan't forgive them for hijacking Mothering Sunday.  Still, the acknowledgement of the day sans card-buying cost is surely a compliment?

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7 minutes ago, sirhc DeSantis said:

Everyday is International Man Day

Rather the point but why bother.

Read up on the history and work out why the 'greeting card' arm of the US embraces.

Plus last thursday was International Day of the Whelk (soon to be consumed into International Day Of Snot In A Shell Day)

Okay, happy International Man Day to every one but you. 

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8 minutes ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

I agree with you about the greetings card scam.  I shan't forgive them for hijacking Mothering Sunday.  Still, the acknowledgement of the day sans card-buying cost is surely a compliment?

 

6 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

Okay, happy International Man Day to every one but you. 

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This is HIS day.

If he wants to express his manhood by being grumpy and cynical, then he has my full support.

Besides, that's one less greeting card to buy.

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17 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

This is HIS day.

If he wants to express his manhood by being grumpy and cynical, then he has my full support.

Besides, that's one less greeting card to buy.

But it wasn't directed at Garnet! It was directed at backwards Chris who was extra-grumpy about "why bother?"

If he doesn't want to bother, then I shan't force my good cheer upon him! 

 

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Never heard of an International Men's Day and it isn't on my wall calendar so I googled. I'll be darned. There is such a critter. So... yay? O.o

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50 minutes ago, sirhc DeSantis said:

Everyday is International Man Day

Rather the point but why bother.

Read up on the history and work out why the 'greeting card' arm of the US embraces.

Plus last thursday was International Day of the Whelk (soon to be consumed into International Day Of Snot In A Shell Day)

 

Today is also World Toilet Day. I wasn't going to bring it up. Still, sanitation is an important issue.

It's been a nice day on social media with people taking some time to praise the good men in their lives and talk about issues such as men's mental health and male suicide. I can't object. 

 

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Our world, our imagination. SL is what its residents create. That men do not spend as much money on clothing factors into what people create to sell. That is not unfriendly to men, that is maximizing sales. 

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On 11/18/2019 at 7:14 PM, Storm Clarence said:

You don't see how your words are rude, stereotypical; reeking of misandry and would turn men off from this game?

Yes and no.

 

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Why do you get a free pass? Just askin.

Some people have a sense of humour. Just sayin’

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On 11/18/2019 at 1:26 PM, Orwar said:

But I do find it very strange, with that 'equality' in mind, how misandry is socially acceptable and often encouraged, whilst the mere accusation of misogyny may cost you your job, your livelihood, and in extent, your home and life. How can there be equality or even democracy, when people are cut down for voicing an opinion?

Strange, yes.  Equality it is not, but rather the opposite.  

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