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Amanda Crisp

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  1. That's actually a bittersweet topic for me. Prior to the Interwebs I had left active duty and was in the reserves while chasing an advanced degree. I was either in school, running, or at my day job - with reserve duty once a month and eating up a couple of weeks every summer...... so no time for things like "social life" or "family". I got absorbed into the Internet Collective -after- going back on extended active duty to make use of my shiny new skill set and have some really sleep-disturbing experiences. When I was finished finding out that humans can be really awful to each other
  2. Some years ago due to a brain injury, my RL body began letting me down. For me and people like me, SL is a chance to be "normal" and not the object of pity or bad humor when my speech sounds drunk, I have a "can't walk well" day or being a gifted seven-finger typist is just not enough. I think it's relative to your situation :-)
  3. Personally, I think with certain individuals it's already here. I have friends here I and really wild about; but I have no urge to know them in RL. When I think about them, I visualize them as I know them here; and I am OK with that. I'm comfortable with seeing people as they prefer to be seen, and it hurts my ability to be their friend not one little bit :-)
  4. I LOVE the Darwin awards........ The Raccoon-Hunt in a sewer-pipe was one of my faves......
  5. The actual eclipse may be over, but if you have a 3rd-shift "day sleeper" in the house, you can still have a little fun with it. a.. Turn off their alarm b.. Set the clocks in the house back several hours c.. Wait for full dark d.. Wake them up screaming; "OMG! The Sun never came back !!!!!!" Then back away......
  6. Just a thought - but a Non-Searchable Person is very likely a Ninja...... ......might be best not to search too hard for a Ninja......
  7. I have always avoided Gor for several reasons but I do understand that it still has a following :-) YKINMKBYKIOK:-)
  8. I would agree :-) I try to -welcome- new Residents into the community, not run them off by enforcing standards that can't be aware of and therefore not responsible for. One of the great drawbacks of SL in general and the RP community in particular is that sometimes, people whose social skills are a little "different" gravitate to it. Somehow, those same people seem to sometimes self-appoint themselves as 'voice of the community" too.... They don't take into account that "new" people don't appear already steeped in the lore of freeform RP, and when they interact OOC - it comes across as bos
  9. I never thought so. It's handy to have a convention to keep OOC differentiated from In Character - it actually avoids butt-hurt and my objective is always to -expand- the RP community and not let misunderstandings lead to drama. I have met people who had unreasonable and unrealistic OOC requirements from RP, and the short form response is that if we could not work it out; I politely bow out. Having some simple and consensual RP guidelines (that can bow to the Scene) are handy - no need to re-invent the wheel every time.
  10. Generally, when I'm RPing with someone we are also communicating OOC (out of character) in IMs. Most especially if we have never written together before, one of the questions is "what post size do you go for?" (You can also make that question fairly obscene if you like). Anyway, by OOC communicating on preferences you can avoid being labeled as "Dickish" by not dragging someone who prefers brevity into a marathon typing session. You can also discuss limits ala "I prefer to FTB (fade to black) on sex and not RP that" as well as avoid other pitfalls that come with RPing blindly forwar
  11. THIS is one of the best "looking for" threads in a while :-) Good luck in your search :-)
  12. I wish only the best for the people of Barcelona and sincerely that the world in general suffers a sudden breakout of sanity and reason as opposed to reactionary violence.
  13. Y'know, as a longtime SL role player and "utility NPC player" (I filled in roles needed for various stories) I have been; Male, Female, Andro, Gender-Integrated Caucasian, Black, Asian, Native American Furry (Plushie), Neko, Demonic, Gender-Fluid Devil, Vampire, Lycan, Elvish, Android, Cyborg and various aliens I was a dog on several occasions..... Irish, South African, African-American, Scots, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Australian, Colombian, Mexican, Cherokee Been lawyers, strippers, cops, hookers, ministers, nuns, cowgirls, doctors, housewives, shopkeepers,
  14. Heh, I pop in every other day in Prime Time - just to check :-)
  15. Not really trying to convince anyone of anything :-) Based on my experiences as someone who DJs in SL "nightspots", the times I mentioned are the ones I experience better traffic. Others experiences probably vary :-)
  16. It always makes me blink when someone refers to SL as "in game" . Not in a bad way mind you; but it's a different mindset than I'm used to after over a decade in the virtual world. The best time to find people is from 5pm SL (pacific) time till about 8pm SLT. That's "prime time" for much of the population. Things have declined a bit, and at other times of day its very hot or miss. Enjoy SL and have fun
  17. There used to be SL Groups for "Verified" residents. Perhaps socializing within those would resolve this concern ?
  18. Finding clubs where people actually TALK is a real rarity - but there are a few and being willing to be the one who initiates a conversation is a plus. Feel free to chat me up in-world :-) I may be able to help with the club scene and I enjoy making actual friends in SL ! Oh, and hit Nostoll up too.....awesomness :-)
  19. Another wild sexxed-up night at the Keen house....
  20. I was once attacked by a parrot. I still have issues about that......
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