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Amanda Crisp

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  1. I own a latest generation Intel iMac (32g) and a 2020 M1 Mac Mini (16g) and Sl runs well on both. I have to “manage” the Mini for photography a bit, but I expect that to smooth out after Firestorm for Mac ports more and more to the M1 chip architecture. I spent 21 years using software from MicroSatan and I’m not eager to contemplate going back 🙂 Probably, its just a “what flavor of ice cream do you like?” Issue tho....so if you’re happy; thats what counts.
  2. Speaking for myself, I think its wonderful for people to be able to express themselves through their avatars. My ONLY exception to that was the one time someone tried to intentionally disrupt a Photoshoot I was involved in and “beauty-shame” the models. That was annoying and - as it turned out - misdirected since this was a “for charity” shoot and not the SL Big Fashion they were after. But I also support freedom of political expression; even when I’m not drinking the kool-aid being served 😉
  3. Some years ago there was a Resident who sold - as a service - his time to visit the other Resident of your choice and “moon” them (he had a selection of animations). I’m not sure if he quit, was banned or might still be around.... ...but if you want multiple moons; he would be the guy to call.
  4. I don’t voice due to a stroke but I do multiple SL gigs a week, take tons of requests and do some creative stuff for ads and intros with LogicProX that I work I to my sets. Voice is a delicate subject as it runs the gamut from radio-quality to that guy with a bad mic who says “uhhh” a lot and talks over the music. I advocate for my style of DJing because I really have no choice, and because I am willing to spend the time to bridge whatever gaps that exist. You would not believe the compliments I get for NOT talking over the music by people who came to dance 🙂
  5. I beat my head against this one for many years. Added complexity: I also DJ and model within SL and end up drawing Bonus Stalkers based on that. Ultimately, muting and de-rendering are my best solution for random creeps. If “hey baby, you should do me some time” is the best they can do in an IM, I’m saving both of us time by evicting them from the SL I can perceive...... No argument, no drama - just an empty space where Sex Tourist #5986 used to be. Since there is no “one size fits all” definition of *What Is Second Life?*, we will always have conflict between the “its a ga
  6. I met my Partner on our Originals in the old (Original) SL Amazon Nations. After talking and shopping together for a bit, we discovered that we were into a whole bunch of the same - strange - stuff. We Partnered in late 2005 and including anti-stalker avatar changes, we are still actively together. One of our "rules" has always been "no RL contact" - so we've never had the chance to spoil a beautiful, virtual thing by getting fragile flesh and blood involved in it. ..its also kind of handy when you can log out of a disagreement before one of you says something unforgivable and come b
  7. N00b me would discover that my SL Partnering from 2005 was still alive and well.........and be completely flabbergasted. That's over three times as long as my most significant Real Life relationship and truthfully; it means a lot more to me. N00b me would probably come away from that *slightly* less cynical about relationships 🙂
  8. Right now I DJ at the Factory Music Venue & BlackRose FemDom (where I also take turns hosting). I do event photography freelance and at Velvet Thorn.... ...and that eats up like 90% of my SL time every week 🙂
  9. Those of us who’ve been in SL a while will recall the tag line; “Your World, Your Imagination”. Is sounds like you’re advocating to remove some of that “imagination”. For many like myself, SL is a place where our physical disabilities don’t matter as much. I can not just speak and move normally; I can FLY and TELEPORT. Best of all, by hiding behind my avatar I can be mistaken for “normal” and spared the pity of well-meaning people. There are bunches of social networks for people who want to use them as dating services or business networks, so why make sl “just one more of those”
  10. When I had my issue, I was using PayPal. What made this even more complicated was - at first - my bank, PayPal and Linden Lab were effectively blaming each other. This was after a change of political administrations and evidently someone was interpreting some new regulations "strictly"
  11. I went through something similar some years ago. My bank and/or LL’s bank had been reclassified as “offshore” by the US authorities and they were nerfing my purchases. Ultimately I changed banks and the problem went away. PayPal usually works, unless your source bank is on someone’s “shady” list. There are other issues like having connectivity/security issues with your local WiFi that annoy the banks security, but I’m not too in-the-know about that. I’d suggest calling your bank and asking them whats-up.
  12. It could also be expensive until cheap, rechargeable batteries went mainstream....... “The price of sex with someone you love”
  13. When I met my Partner on our Originals, we went from “Hi, I like your outfit” to Partnered faster than I would have ever thought possible. That was 15 RL years ago and we’re still together 🙂 She may have picked me up easily, but the woman can COMMIT to the pickup :-)
  14. Help! Accused of being actual biological gender in SL.....
  15. IMHO, it may or may not be porn. However, if you are having pixel sex with someone other than your RL Partner and; (a) you are in an exclusive relationship (b) your Partner has not said its OK to Pixel other people in SL Then you most likely meet the definition of Cheating. Sl has plenty of people who are into open relationships/Poly/whatever - so long as everyone knows in advance whats on the menu, then the only possible drama is someone discovering that this is *not* for them. Someone who decides sneaking around is the way to go (maybe they like the thrill of t
  16. Also, Male corseting and the associated body-changes were sort of an upper class thing until the 20th century, when it became a fetish.... The “Wasp Waist” was attractive I guess?
  17. PC-wise I used WinAmp to DJ back in the olden days, before jumping to SAM.
  18. Go, as your friend for a minute or two - my opinion is that *everyone* has the potential to be a bad person and to disappoint. Bob Marley probably said it best; “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley Unfortunately, the search is painful 😞
  19. Most RL relationships fail over money. My Partner and I have always gone 50-50 on property and decorations and that’s seen us for 15+ years total together online. That’s what works for me, but your mileage may differ 🙂
  20. I really want a feature that allows for Community Naming of avatars. ”Social Acclaim” Version You pay nothing, any accumulated Warning Points get wiped away and your Friends get to pick a descriptive last name for you that you must keep for a year. ”Restorative Justice” Version You get all the above as well as an additional bonus “all your vanished inventory is returned to you”. In return, the top three avatars who have filed ARs against you get to pick your last name.
  21. I’ve been in a LONG term SL relationship and I love the other Human very much. But... ”Are SL relationships the same as RL?” Not really, because = Alts I’ve been (counting my Original) in SL since 2005. One recurring theme has been; “I thought everything was good, then I learned about my Lover/Partner/SO’s alt and their whole other life - and I feel betrayed.” Bigamists are a thing in Real Life, but SL makes it a lot easier for those so-inclined. SL can be a great enabler for those who treat their relationships and lovers as Disposable, so my thought is this; if y
  22. 666/Lilith (Kidding) To quote my ex (speaking to me): “What part of Hell did you come from anyway?”
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