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Amanda Crisp

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  1. If I can reply to this without it being considered advertising...then Baja Bay :-)
  2. On our original avatars, I met my partner in November of 2005 in the old Amazon Nations (Freelon & Themiskaya). Like the energizer bunny....still going.......
  3. The last time I heard, LL was pretty down on the selling of avatars. Things being what they are, they can’t deal with Griefers, but I can see them unleashing the Legal Hounds on someone selling their alt.
  4. It’s probably best to leave politics out of that particular discussion. I’m fiscally (not socially) conservative and one of the most erotically freaky people I know. I know a lot of others like me too :-) IMO being tolerant in SL means not slamming entire groups of people based on appearances or taste. In the parts of the BDSM community, I inhabit we kinda codify that thinking as “Your Kink Is Not My Kink But Your Kink Is OK” Do your thing, as long as I’m not Forced to participate beyond my comfort zone; I’m fine :-) My personal validation is not required for other people to have fun, just as theirs is not required for me to do the same.
  5. I wear my handfasting ring in SL and hordes of people try to ignore what IT means, why should someone be questioned about wearing a collar ? :-)
  6. My biggest disappointment has been my inability to find a dance HUD that allows two female avatars to dance together without having massive height-offset issues, sync issues, dances that look awkward, or some mix of all three :-) Its not a big deal, but my Partner and I -like- to dance together.
  7. I live on US Central Time, but work 3rd Shift (When everyone else is sleeping) so I have something of the same issue; during my natural “online time” SL can be very empty. My current solution is to make myself sleep IMMEDIATELY when I get home from work, so I can be online for Prime Time in SL - meaning I sleep from 4pm-midnight GMT. I am not sure how widely SL is marketed to the public in the UK and Eurozone, but I suspect it is “not aggressively” pushed so much as in the US and Canada. If memory serves, some years back there was content-related litigation that rose from differing legal standards in some countries - so that May explain some of the “why”. Or not - I’m guessing :-) I’m sure SL would love people like you and I to recruit others to be on in our timeframes :-) I have also had luck in the off-time slots by setting up my social life around venues that stay busy 24-hours a day and by seeking out Groups and Venues from time zones that have a better chance of being on. On Roleplay - I love it, but in SL it’s withering. The expense of maintaining a sim is great and the reward of getting to Play is often diminished by the personal drama many players bring with them. It’s tough sledding to run a sim, but I hope we can push through this slow period and keep it alive in SL.
  8. My left eye (mesh eyes) was sometimes not present when I logged on. The simple spot-fix was to re-log and it was there on the second-go. I have not seen this lately, and the only changes I have made were (a) I went back to the Test avatar and rebuilt my Look from scratch and (b) I have not had my avatar wearing glasses or sunglasses from about that same point. Its not scientific, just my experience :-)
  9. There might have been a 7-minute refresh period involved; meaning that after 7 minutes the old data will be purged and you can repost. Stuff like that was generally an anti-bot measure. Possibly :-)
  10. SL has no shortage of people willing to tie you up..... there are many fish in that particular sea.
  11. “Fade To Black” is also an option. If a scene is going to be distressing for a player to RP through, the Fade to Black stipulates that the event in question “happened” but without it having to have been role played through. This was mainly used for sex and violence, but sometimes other things like medical procedures where the majority of players present glaze over when the RP Paramedics start speaking in their jargon :-)
  12. When I was into SL Roleplay a lot, we had specific conventions to cover In Character (IC) and Out Of Character (OOC) conduct. If you had an avatar that you used for both RP and General SL activities, it was generally best to make sure that your Non-RP romantic partner was OK with any In Character activies crossing the line into “misbehavior” :-) If they were not, you needed to choose whether or not to respect the relationship..... Its tough, especially if one of the people in the Relationship is a role player and understands the IC/OOC Break and the other does not. I’m not an advocate of hurting people’s feelings, so I would be very clear of what the other person is Ok-with before going there. I was lucky, my longtime Partner was also right there in the Roleplay - and we kept the IMs active to make sure that no butt-hurt between us would result from IC activities. But as I said; it’s hard :-)
  13. Amanda: Queen of the Trash Pandas......
  14. I'm dressing up like a raccoon...... don't ask, and don't call me vermin..... :-0
  15. I went through that about 18 months ago. Ultimately, LL said my bank was identifying the LL transactions as an International transaction, which caused issues with Paypal (I was paying LL via paypal) and that caused the transactions to fail. After fruitlessly trying to resolve this between my bank and Paypal; I changed banks to one that is not suffering the same bureaucratic dementia and have had no further issues.
  16. It provides a constant reminder to have people still listed on my Friends list who have gone "off grid" in Real Life. I came to SL with a group from an MMO that was in the process of shutting down, people I had been chatting with before SL ever existed. Three of them are gone now, but seeing them on my Original Avatar' friends-list never makes me sad. It reminds me that I was lucky to have wonderful people to talk with when I was going through a rough-patch and was otherwise withdrawing from the world. They helped me get interested in People again (I was suspecting that most People were no-darn-good at that point), so seeing them on my Friends List only evokes happy memories. So I keep them there. They are still my friends.
  17. I average about 2 hours a day in SL on work-days, about 4 on weekends unless RL has me running in circles :-) I love the forum and check it several times a day :-)
  18. Hanging out at the club where I work, watching people play board-games......
  19. I guess I was lucky; when I was in my “stripper phase”, so was my Partner :-) Based on what I saw way back then, some guys like the *idea* of being with an erotic dancer, but when reality sets in - their personal level of possessiveness isn’t open enough to allow it to work. I don’t think people who go jealous and possessive really MEAN to be asshats, they just discover that they themselves can’t trust their lover enough to share viewing her with the world and then turn what my daughter calls “dickish” from there. People have unrealistic expectations about what they want, and very often “want” and “need” don’t overlap. :-( Date other dancers, that works better and you have something in common......unless you tend to get competitive :-)
  20. I agree with you - but SL has a lot of people who confuse SL with FB or Tindr :-)
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