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  1. 25 points
  2. I’ve been so busy with my Flickr I forget to upload on here anymore :((
    23 points
  3. HEY!! I AM NOT D O N E Y E T ! ! ! ! !
    22 points
  4. A voyage to Africa, Coral Cape
    21 points
  5. Testing some projected lights.
    21 points
  6. Out and Proud (Yes, I censored David 😋)
    19 points
  7. OK I am thinking the next picture needs to be a little less girl next door like.
    18 points
  8. https://mattnight84.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/beautiful-life/
    17 points
  9. I am hesitant to post this, given the last page of back-and-forth. I don't particularly want to fan the flames here. But I feel it's important that I don't hide this away, simply due to some heated discussion around dominance, submission, gender roles and symbolism. And certainly not in this month, of all months. In short... that collar I'm wearing in Zeta's photo? It's not just for show. Make of that what you will.
    15 points
  10. As a black female (and sorry but i just discovered this forum post so i only read the last few responses). A few things : NO it is never a bad thing for people who are not POC to have these discussions. I enjoy the fact that these conversations are happening BUT i do believe the moment you enter these sorts of conversations on BOTH sides, you should come with an open mind. We all grew up from all sorts of different backgrounds, but the biggest problem that occurs with such a large group of people is we are quick to respond without actually listening & understanding. We as human beings allow our emotions to get the better of us. Now don't get me wrong i 100% believe there are people who are taking advantage of the protests and are out destroying things for no damn reason other than their own pleasure. It is impossible for it not to happen with such a big movement, period. But to expect people to stop the movement because of them is also a ridiculous thing to expect because the point of a movement is to keep moving forward and we can only hope the person to the right / left of me are also genuinely there on the streets to support, listen and understand the black community and the struggles you might have the privilege to avoid in your daily lives.
    15 points
  11. Me and my alts - A study in multiple personalities.
    15 points
  12. What on Earth happened here today? Anyways... pretty picture of me & my friend Demaras
    14 points
  13. 14 points
  14. I'll keep looking for Wonderland... Zibska for We ❤️ Roleplay. Full credits here.
    12 points
  15. EVERYONE I am SO HAPPY to announce after a lovely member pm'd me she was releasing her vic on the waterfront 😭😭😭 I GOT IT!!! I can finally stop stalking you all hehe. Everyone has been so helpful, thank you! 😂🥰
    11 points
  16. Seems like we have new Animals wandering around Bellisseria. Found them while scooting around this weekend.
    11 points
  17. You're telling us what you see in this picture, and to be plain it's the same thing you always seem to see. To us it certainly wasn't about oppression of gender, but about a group of friends collaborating to do a shoot in a theme which interests us all - we didn't add any pretentious allegories behind it. As for me being a perpetual symbol of male dominance who couldn't possibly ever allow myself to be sidelined to the 'margin' of the picture? What about this family portrait I did with my SL sisters and mother? Same deal. A group of people who wanted to do a shoot together - I didn't tell my family what they should wear, I suggested the pose and lineup, and we had a laugh about it. Am I being oppressed because I'm off to the side being pushed back by my sister when my mother looks the other way? This thread is just 'how does your avatar looks today', and that's what most people here share. None of us asked for you, or anyone else, to analyse this picture, or any other picture, it's the kind of elitist behaviour that I've brought up in the past as a concern for newcomers - who'd want to post in this damned thread if they're new to SL photography and see your page-long rants about how evil people's works are?
    10 points
  18. Exile:: Aina - Reds AP: Feety Peets: Digi v1.4 (Maitreya, Slink, etc.) [n.a.p] Beastkin Long Trail Red [n.a.p] Beastkin Belly Trail - Long - Red [n.a.p] Beastkin Arm Fur - Red [n.a.p] Beastkin Arm Sock - Wrist - Black [n.a.p] Beastkin Leg Fur - Red [n.a.p] Beastkin Calf Socks - Black Sweet Thing. Amira Silks - Black - Full Outfit (Maitreya) Tooty Fruity - Crotch Cover Maitreya
    10 points
  19. Stop right there. You know, I do appreciate when the racists identify themselves, but FFS. ETA: I just caught the "criminal negligence" part. It was straight up murder. "Negligence"?????
    10 points
  20. I only read the lyrics, but I think it's the truth, and I don't think there is any shame in admitting it so long as we are willing to learn from it. There have been several people in this thread who are getting stuck in the noise - and it's noisy as hell right now. There are voices coming from all over the place shouting to be heard above everyone else - myself included. Everyone wants their opinion to be heard above all others, and maybe we should all try to quiet down a bit and listen instead - myself included. I'm not a perfect ally. I'm trying to be better. When I lived in LA, I was talking to a coworker who was black, and we were talking about race relations. I don't remember why we were talking about it, or what context it was brought up in, but I asked him a question about whether or not he personally felt that white people were being more tolerant towards the black community. It never once occurred to me that there was anything wrong with my phrasing. He stopped me and asked how I'd feel if someone asked me how I'd feel if someone said they tolerated me. He explained how we tolerate misbehaving children in restaurants, but that people were not things to be merely tolerated based on the color of their skin. He was absolutely right, of course. Once I thought about it, and how that word sounded in that context, I understood that it was a really crappy thing for me to say. It's the little things like that. Learning that we're not perfect, but that we can change - if, and only if, we can stop being so defensive about "I'm not a racist! Are you saying I'm a racist? How dare you!"
    9 points
  21. Mr Ciccone ♥ Wastelands Windlight, Average vs Beauty Light. Playing around this morning hehe. Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/dluvsl Blog: https://dluvsl.wordpress.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/dluvsl/ Social VR: https://socialvr.me/dluvsl Pixel VR: https://pixelvr.me/DLUVSL
    9 points
  22. Hi everyone! We’re celebrating 17 years of Second Life this June and we’d like to introduce you to some of our employees that keep our beloved virtual world up and running. We’ll be doing this throughout the month! The SL17B celebrations begin on June 19th, make sure to check the featured blogs section for updates on that soon. I will be posting a few employee images a day on our official Flickr account first, and then probably on the rest of the social networks as well as this forum post. Today's featured employees are Wendi, April, and Izzy Linden! Keep scrolling for more employee pics, or check them all out in our Employee Flickr Album!
    8 points
  23. Yes, but the data you provided was very vague and does not add up and I'm not insulting you either. If he proposed that many cuts to social programs....are you saying nothing got cut? What I was asking you for was more data as to what programs that money went to. Where was the increase? The data you provided could easily have gone to administration and other vague costs such as "overhead" and not to actual people that need it. My assertion was simple: the US spends much less than it should on social programs than it should and it shows. https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/2018/03/26/the-u-s-spends-far-too-little-on-social-welfare/
    8 points
  24. I think it's sad that feminism is being used to shame the women that posed for this picture. Because that's pretty much what I've seen from this. The women were called "ornaments". When one said she willingly posed for this, the reply was something about being on the same level as an accessory to hijacking. It's also been said that the picture inferred that the women were "weak" and shames them for the appearance of being "sexually available" to the man in the picture. Zeta was the one that posted it in here, not Orwar. Zeta was one of those behind the making of this picture. Basically, those talking about "feminism" are saying that the women didn't know what they were doing, didn't know how it would be portrayed and just overall aren't able to make their own choices, simply because a gasp man is shown in the proverbial seat of power. When it could be said that he is only there because they want him to be there and he could easily be replaced by them. In that event, who is/are really the one/s in power?
    8 points
  25. Well this is exactly what we had in mind when composing the shot. So I guess we did a good job here Not because we are submissive or weak women, or because Orwar is such a womanizing dominant guy (hes actually very cuddly), but just because we wanted to do a remake of an earlier picture we did two years ago.. And that's about all you should read in to it. Its a picture, composed in a certain way, posted in a very insignificant place on the internet where we post pictures of digital people. And in general the majority of the pictures posted are more sexy/sexualized than they would ever post of real life pictures. Its not to make political statements, insult people, or anything other than fun and maybe a bit of creative expression. Let's not make it anything more than.
    8 points
  26. lol no harm no foul, I just saw that 7,000 number as was like "whoa! where is that coming from?" One thing I think we can all agree on, too damned many people get killed by cops, and nobody should be killed the way George Floyd was, regardless of his skin color, his blood chemistry at the time, or his history or recent actions, or whatever half-assed "but what about...?" people have offered up.
    8 points
  27. It should be mentioned that ASMR 'chills' are pleasant ones - gentle, tingly 'shivering' sensations - and people get them in different places. Mine usually are on the top of my head, or down either side of my back. As to sounds that I can't bear in ASMR videos, any mouth sounds drive me nuts (I especially dislike lip-smacking) as well as the fast and insistent nail-tapping on things that so many AMSRtists tend to favour. For me it's soft crunchy sounds - such as crushing ice in a glass - that give the tingles. Some people also get ASMR not from sounds (or not just from sounds), but from 'personal attention' videos. You can find any number of those on YT, from 'fixing you' videos (as if you're a broken android) to giving you a face treatment or Reiki session. However, some recent ones I've discovered - such as Atmosphere, Goodnight Moon, and Moonlight Cottage ASMR - are astounding in their production values. Atmosphere in particular has blown me away; her videos are like full-on cinematic productions.
    8 points
  28. So many racists coming out the wood work. Now I know who to avoid even on SL.
    8 points
  29. My mother was British. She was a child during WWII. Her house was blown to smithereens by the Germans while she and her family were in the bomb shelter. Lost everything. It wasn't just a piece of history to her - she and her family lost every single thing they had. She was traumatized by that bombing her entire life. My mother was one of your countrymen, and she was directly affected by WWII by living through the horror of it (and her house being bombed is only part of it). She knew Churchill was a racist POS. It's okay to see the faults in your leaders, or past leaders, even the ones held up as heroes.
    8 points
  30. While I would welcome a debate some time about British colonial history, Britain's role in the history of the slave trade, and public statuary in the UK and elsewhere, I really don't think this particular thread, about how black Americans' lives are so frequently taken with impunity by the police, is the best place to have that discussion right now.
    8 points
  31. The Bellisseria Continent - 8th May 2020
    8 points
  32. I thought more people would have been outraged with Trayvon or Tamir Rice...I mean...those were kids. Like...didn’t no one protest when a black girl (a child) was body slammed by a cop or another little (a child) black girl beaten...or old black ladies being beaten or black women getting their throats slashed. Smh. Everyday I see there’s a protest and everyday there’s a freaking helicopter flying over my house. It’s crazy. But, I just low key feel like people are using this man’s death to just get out and do something, you know? I mean, you figure most people are out of work or have nothing to do because of the pandemic. So, this rallying is basically just for them to do something when I mean..stuff has been going on for a hot minute. I mean, you an I lead totally different lives and have totally different perspectives, but hey that’s life.
    8 points
  33. Ok... here’s my honest opinion and it might upset a lot of people and for that I apologize but it’s how I feel. This simply just isn’t your fight. I know many whites and non-black POCs are rallying for the whole BLM movement, but it really isn’t your fight. I’m not saying y’all can’t be an ally and I’m not saying that y’all can’t protest because that is your right as an American citizen. I’m more likely to be targeted than a white or Asian or hispanic/Latina woman. But, people want to make this an all lives thing. And all lives do matter, but based on actions and history...black lives don’t. This country is too far deep in a history filled with violence and hatred. I used to be a straight up black supremacist. Like. I’m talking hated anyone who wasn’t black. But, I appreciate non-black people attempting to show me some kindness and I learned to open my mind much more than I did. I welcome other races in my personal life or social circles if they want to be. but, I mean that’s not going to change my experiences or deep thoughts. I dunno what I’m trying to say, really. On one hand I know people want a change but all of this seems so convenient especially during this whole pandemic. I mean why now do people want to go so hard all of a sudden when this has been going on for centuries? It just seems like there’s an agenda or people using this as some sort of Coachella experience just to leave the house. Or people using this as a means to bring attention to their own people. I dunno. Do people really want true equality...and lose their privilege? That’s my question. I mean, people can preach all day, but realistically black men are more likely to be incarceration. Black women are more likely to be single and unmarried. Black children are more likely to live in poverty. Black on black crime is an issue. Or...the racial wealth gap between blacks and whites. Life doesn’t stop for us just because people want to rally and protest when nothing has changed. It would be helpful to change the way the system is and build up the black community. It would be helpful to educate people who are more set in there ways and make them see another perspective. But, I’m cynical and I don’t think anything will change due to all of this. It’ll happen again, I’m sure.
    8 points
  34. you are the brightness in the dull city.
    8 points
  35. This might have been posted already. Banksy weighs in...
    8 points
  36. no up. Anyway I am setting up for my next art show, opening next weekend.
    8 points
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