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Marcus Hancroft

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  1. Yes! The full sim size megas! I forgot about those too! Good memories!
  2. Please do, Miss Emma! Loved your post!
  3. No, no, Tarina! You are welcome to reply! 😁 And I'm happy you did! OMG, I forgot about the torches!
  4. my avatar was born in SL. I got to type in my first name, and then choose from a list of last names, to complete my avatar name. I chose Hancroft, because it was a "normal" sounding last name. Back then, once rezzed, new residents found themselves on Orientation Island. There were stations they would go to, to learn how to fly, how to change clothes, and other main functions they would use inworld. The largest size prim one could create was 10m X 10m. There were megaprims a person could get at "Builders Brewery" (or websites devoted to delivering mega's to avatars inworld) that were larger than the maximum prim size, some over 100M, but if one tried to edit the size on those megaprims, they would automatically revert to the 10X10's. There was no such thing as mesh. Clothes were layers on our avatars bodies, not attachments, though most did have sculpted prims that were included to complete the outfit. (collars, skirts, etc) There were voting stands one could click at venues to vote it up in the rankings. There were poseballs on every piece of furniture. Sometimes we couldn't log in and would get the "Monkey's are working on things" notice. I had several plots of land on Weta Island in the Irukandji Continent, which was over 50 sims large. I miss Irukandji a LOT. Now, I look around SL, and everything looks so good! Our avatars are orders of magnitude better! Buildings are much better! Mesh is much more realistic! Still, I think back to those early days with fondness. Remembering the times I accidentally wore a box on my hand instead of rezzing it on the ground to open it and looking like a fool. The genitals all the fellas had was the Realasm. The Lucky Chairs, just waiting for the letter "M" to come up, so I could pounce and get a prize of some sort! And more. So tell me, all you other oldsters, what do you remember about 2008 in SL? Do you say something to the people you see inworld who have your same last name like I do? (I call them cousins!)
  5. EJ, you have to turn off the RLV before you can remove the collar if it's locked. I'm assuming you're using the Firestorm Viewer. At the top of your screen, click Advanced. Scroll down to "RestrainedLove API" and uncheck it. Relog. The RLV will be off then and you can detatch the collar. Before you do though, click the collar and see if you get a menu. If you do, click "Owners," find the person you want to remove, click their name, and select "Remove." You can also click "Run away" to get rid of them, but know that they will get a message from OC informing them that you "ran away."
  6. When I joined SL in 2008, we got to choose from a list of last names when we created our accounts. In that list were a few "gimmick" names which I had no interest in. So, I chose Hancroft because it was the "normalest" name in the list at the time. Since those names appeared for only a short time and never again, anytime I see another Hancroft in my SL travels, I always IM them and say "Hello, Cousin!" Of course I've gotten some strange looks and responses along the lines of; "And who are you?" LOL!
  7. Back in 2016, and on this thread, I stated that I would not go with a mesh body, and was perfectly happy with my legacy avatar. In the two years since, I have changed to the Aesthetic male mesh avatar, got tired of that (even though I spent thousands on clothes for it), and finally went with the Signature Gianni body and the Catwa Daniel head. I have tried several skins and once I found Birth, that's where I've stayed. So yes, I have moved into the mesh avatar, and I'm very happy with how I look now! I've spent a lot of money to get my avatar right, but it's very satisfying once you do! I'm really looking forward to the Bakes On Mesh system going live, though I'm not sure how system clothes are going to look on my Gianni body. If it works likes what I'm seeing posted around, wearing some of my old system clothes is going to be fun!
  8. Rolig is right, Clancy. You may not use any copyrighted image (logo, character, etc.) in any of your uploaded textures. She is also right that Disney is one of the most strict companies with their images, and you will get a DMCA from them faster than you can say "Jack Robinson." Make your own textures.
  9. Rhys Goode wrote: I hate to tell you Zenrei. But if you *need* to use the collar to have your sub dress as you wish, and when you wish, they are not really your sub at all. *laughs* I just prefer to dress or undress them myself as I want. Yes, I could order them to put on or take off what I want them to wear or not wear. But if they have no say in the matter, the Dom aspect is reinforced.
  10. I have had a legacy avatar since I was born in SL in 2008. There are many reasons. I have spent literally hundreds of dollars over the years on clothing and accessories for my avatar, and I am loathe to give them all up. Secondly, I have also looked into the mesh avatars and they are all exceedingly expensive! TMP avatars are over L$13,000 to get the full package!! That's over $50,00USD! Not everybody can afford that or wants to spend that much on their avatar all at once. I don't want to spend that much. Thirdly, and since I am in the D/s scene, the alpha layers and mesh attachments are very difficult to discern when looking through a collar or ring menu. I don't want one of my subs wearing a mesh body. Fourthly, the male mesh bodies are most times, WAY out of porportion! (this is the reason I chose TMP) Most of them look like they have "moobs" and I'm not interested in having man boobs. So, for now, I will stick with my legacy avatar. I get told all the time how sexy I look. I see no reason to start all over again with a new avatar now.
  11. Tari Landar wrote: I have gone around inworld wearing some of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen...I have no regrets But then...I don't much care what others think about what I wear, so there's that. As for wearing a medical device of some sort out in public, I see nothing wrong with that. I've gotten a lot of flack for my kid wearing her medical devices, at varying times throughout her still somewhat young life, from others. It annoyed me, frustrated me, angered me, and saddened me, at one time. Now, I just laugh at folks who point, stare, make fun, and think they get to decide what she can and cannot wear out in public A little advice from someone who has also been on the receiving end of those stares, finger points and judgmental commentary from the peanut gallery....no one gives a crap if you want to see it or not, nor do they care if you think it is taboo. For some folks, it's merely an extension of their body, albeit often temporary. Give folks a break, it takes a bit of courage to leave the house knowing that others are going to take issue with it. Having to leave the house with medical equipment, isn't much of a picnic to begin with, just be grateful you don't have to, and keep moving along about your day. It's no longer cool to pick on folks less medically fortunate than yourself. Times, they are a changin' Howdy, Miss Tari, I have absolutely no problem with people wearing medical devices out in public. Heck, I work in a nursing facility where a lot of my residents have catheters, colostomy bags, oxygen, and all manner of things to help them go on living. However, there are things to help make those devices discreet. The fella in the doughnut shop? He could have wore long pants. Nobody needs to see his urine sloshing around in a clear bag strapped to his leg. Especially in an eating establishment. No, he only walked out of his house like that to garner sympthy. I would never point and snicker at anyone who had to wear a medical device. I knew, before I even started this thread, that I was gonna get the "It's the fashion police" posts. People saying that this is SL and people can be and do whatever they want, and...the rest. My whole point to this thread was to try to show, in a few words, what can happen if one doesn't take a few minutes when they change cloithes to inspect how things are attached. If my post helps one new person, then all the flack is worth it.
  12. I am constantly amazed at how people leave the house and present themselves in public nowadays in the real world. Some can't even be bothered to shower and wash their hair! And so as I travel around this wonderful world of Second Life, I am even MORE astounded at those who just attach something and have no care whether it's right or not. I'll give you an example: Today, I went to one of my normal hangouts, and there was this dude there who was a complete wreck. He was wearing a pair of glasses, and the left side of those glasses were tilted up into his forehead. His prim chest hair was hovering out from his body about three feet, he was wearing a females prim pregnancy belly which was this really pale white, while his avatar skin was very tan, and it was WAY too small for his gigantic body! He was old enough to know better than all that mess, too. So I ask you...is the carelessness we see out in the world every day making its way into SL as well? Are we going to start seeing avatars walking around in shorts with a catheter bag strapped to their legs? (I saw that last summer in a doughnut shop! Dude walked in wearing shorts, and here was a catheter bag strapped around his leg just full of urine for all the world to see!) So here's a tip, folks: When you attach something, swing your camera around, zoom in on it and inspect its fit from all angles. If it is tilted wrong, or hovering off your body, fix it. Have a care. You can be as beautiful as you want in this marvelous world. You just have to double check things once in a while.
  13. Howdy, Miss Chic! Yeah, I was thinkin legacy avatars. I didn't even think about mesh bodies and hands. Okay...time to think this through some more. Ha! Thank you for your efforts!
  14. You need a rotate script inside the sign prim, Iliana. I think I might have one I can send you. I'll be inworld shortly and check.
  15. I'm building an item that, in the end, will need to be held in the hand, and so I'm looking for a way to close the avatar hand around it when it is attached. I've searched the marketplace for a holding animation with no luck. It seems like I've seen other attachments close the hand when they were attached, so I know it's possible...I just need to learn how. Anybody have any suggestions? :-)
  16. Howdy, Pedrw! Your avatar looks good, Bro! If I could make a couple suggestions though; 1) Get rid of the sleeve tattoos. (this is a personal opinion of mine. I hate SL tattoos. They look terrible, all of them) 2) Get some body hair for him. The "shaved smooth all over" look is really tired. Here's a couple of links to body hairs you might consider: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/B-Hs/3489845 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/B-Hs-3/4796799 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/B-Hs-2/4213048
  17. Hoorenbeek is one of my favorites (but he hasn't adpoted liquid mesh (or fitted mesh) yet. Another of my favorites is Redgrave. She was one of the pioneers of liquid mesh I think and I love her designs. I've worn her male skins for several years now! Check those out too.
  18. HayleyDixon wrote: @ Marcus...thanks sooo much for sharing the step by step instructions on how to do the bulk editing with everyone. I wasn't sure how it was done. Miss Hayley, you're quite welcome! Hopefully others who don't know how will also see those instructions so they can get it done easily also!
  19. Howdy, Ivan Dude For the record, I have almost 700 and use Google Chrome. :matte-motes-big-grin:
  20. I'm off work now and checked my listings again. They have all stayed in General, so mine seems to be fixed. I'll still double check them once a day until the Lab indicates the problem has been resolved, though. Check to be sure you're bulk editing properly. Step 1 - Change the "Items Per Page" to 100 Step 2 - Find the items listed incorrectly and check the box next to the date to select the items that are wrong Step 3 - At the very bottom of the page, find the drop down box marked "Modify Selected Items" and change the drop down to "Edit" Step 4 - Click the "Go" button Step 5 - Once the edit window appears, check the box next to "Maturity Level" and click the "General" button (if General is already hilighted, click the "Moderate" button, and then the "General" button again to make sure it's selected) Step 6 - Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Update." This should solve your problem if you're not willing to wait for Linden Lab to get them all fixed for you in a timely manner. It worked for me! :-)
  21. I just checked and mine are all still marked at General like they should be. I guess we'll have to check them from time to time until this whole mess gets repaired. Thank you for the heads up, Miss Phoebe! @Miss Sassy: I thought about doing that too. The problem I see with waiting for Linden Lab to fix it is that we don't know how long it will take them, and I didn't want my items in adult only category any longer than they had to be. It only took me a couple of minutes to fix, but may take days for the Lab to correct. I don't make much from my store, but I really need what I DO make.
  22. I had quite a few listings that got changed as well. I was able to bulk edit them (1 page at a time) so that they are all back to "General." In the edit window, the maturity category was showing "General," but I clicked "Mature" and then "General" again just to be sure, and then clicked Save. This solved MY problem. Until whatever got broken gets fixed, you can fix your listings this way.
  23. I know of several places that have the "Sit & Win" machine in their stores. When I had an inworld store, I went looking for one also. I found out that the maker pulled the item and no longer sells them. I don't know why. So, as far as *I* know, you cannot get one of them any longer and the only ones inworld now, are the ones purchased from him before he stopped selling them. :matte-motes-frown:
  24. Good Morning, Rosaline! It's actually quite easy. Darrius Gothly created a .pdf with instructions on how to do just that. Find it HERE.
  25. Good Mornin, Ren! I just wanted to let you know that your suggestion did the trick! I was able to take photos just like I wanted using the Ctrl-0 trick! Thanks again! Marcus
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