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  1. I'm not in Second Life much anymore, but I remember the pod tours as a great way to explore the Mainland. I would ride with the map open and mark areas I wanted to return to. I'm hoping this is just a miscommunication, and not some part of a "DeJoy" conspiracy to sabotage the Mainland so that residents are restricted to Bellisseria and private Regions. I hope Yavanna gets better and one of the Lindens finds a way to reward her - how about at least naming one of the new Regions (or even a new continent) after her?
  2. Update: Support has agreed to restore my premiums' statuses (stati?) and restore some of my land. I am very grateful that I can now make a more graceful exit... I am still a bit in shock - over the years I have tried to be a cheerleader for Second Life, even though I sometimes pointed out problems that could be fixed. I even set up an Unofficial Tourist Information Center online and inworld. The sudden realization that I was just a silly old woman trying to build castles on the sand hit me hard. All that terraforming, landscaping, castle-building, etc....just blown away like dust in the w
  3. Last year when Second Life was offering discounted Premium membership renewals, I got carried away and set up all my alts for Premium. A few days ago, when the first $99 automatic renewal hit, I realized I needed to rethink my budget. My expenses have gone up, and my income has gone down. I was also thinking about 'what if' someone else had to handle my finances in the future - would the premiums be automatically renewed every year even if I was no longer able to enjoy Second Life? - so I sent in a support ticket asking that my premium alt memberships not be automatically renewed NEXT YEA
  4. Here are a few shots of the interior of "Bears All The Way Down" in Cozy. Many items are from the gacha resale markets; although I bought the blue-canopy sleeping area at the recent Fantasy Faire. The big bear on the front porch was a table-top Half-Deer item I enlarged. I loved decorating this home. The fact that separate walls could be re-colored was a great help and I loved the big upstairs area. Putting in a partition to make room for a downstairs bathroom was not a good idea - the bathroom ended up too long and narrow. In future I would put a bathroom in an add-on. Kitche
  5. Not for those afraid of heights. . Ukanipo http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ukanipo/130/237/56 - Almost straight up and down. There is a very smalll part of the parcel that touches the river, but there is a 32m parcel 'group-access only' spot right next to it that can mess up a direct teleport, so I put the landing point on a platform half way up. Great view! There are a few small abandoned parcels nearby that you might be able to talk the Lindens into selling you if you want a full 1024 parcel. Right below Mahalu volcano. The map makes it look as if you could sail down the riv
  6. Was that named 'gggggggggg'? I believe this may be a clone of my place in Comfy - was curious why you abandoned it. Are there any absolutely unique Log Home regions? I don't have a problem with cloned regions, because I believe that which house we choose, and how we decorate and landscape, will make each place unique. I visited the place in Hardly There because I wanted to see what could be done on a similar plot. Visiting the different Log Home regions gives me lots of good ideas.
  7. Do houses reflect personality? Does an alt's character affect their choice of housing? My main alt 'lives' in a castle in Upaniko, the dreaded Mainland, and plans to stay there as long as she can afford tier. Because I had excess tier, she was also able to cycle through a Bellisserean traditional, Victorian, camper, and Lodge Home. I was not totally comfortable with any of them, because I miss being able to terraform and annoy my neighbors, but I love the community and the environment. RuffertasAlt got a wonderful houseboat in Echo Cove and plans to stay there as long as she can affo
  8. One of my current pet peeves (I have a lot of them, like a crazy cat lady has cats) is going to an event and finding it full of avatars with complexities beyond 100,000. I have my preferences set relatively low (old computer) so if someone has a complexity over 60,000 they are just jelly people. Why get all dressed up if not everyone can see you and (perhaps) increase lag for everyone)?. It would seem that common courtesy would dictate that people wear low impact avatars when going out ....("Naah, who would see my beautifulness.") Ran into an avatar yesterday at one of my favorite region
  9. I gave up my Traditional and started playing GOH with the lodge homes. After several days of getting and abandoning places that just didn't inspire me, I used my last pick and tried for a Victorian. I couldn't believe my luck. I did derender the hedges, but otherwise it is perfect. I hope that whoever abandoned this has been able to get a wonderful Lodge Home as a replacement.
  10. I saw this house around the first of the month. Was it an April Fool's joke, or someone who just likes outdoor living?
  11. I decided to try to decorate a traditional home. It's harder than it looks. Most items were from my inventory, or from garage sales. In the kitchen I splurged on a D-Lab refrigerator, but the kitchen cabinets are just textured prims - when I found one of the prims had stuck out into the living room I textured one side and pretended it was a painting. The lean-to greenhouse and freebie gazebo were textured to match the house siding. I got nostalgic and used some Julia Hathor furniture in the bedroom. Trying to decorate made me appreciate what others have done, and hope to do as well myself som
  12. Ran into a patch of rough weather in Petticoat - tornado, fog, snow, rain....It drove me batty.
  13. You got me -- it wasn't until I got to "alien abductions" that I did a double-take and realized what day it was. Whew!
  14. I'd been collecting landmarks for interesting places for years before I realized I should rename them to avoid duplication and confusion - now I (try to) start with the region name, some description, then the 'official' landmark' name. Same goes for naming things as you build - keeps you from having an inventory full of "Object"s. I'm glad the jungle regions are back. I have fond memories of doing the first quests. I don't need a lot of high-definition scenary to be happy - sometimes you have to use your imagination* - and the Pioneer Moles had wonderful creativity, imagination, and
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