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  1. The following is based on my experience in large, purpose-made roleplay sims with specific themes, I generally did not RP outside the formal setting: My past experience with role playing and moderating roleplay has been this; we *all* knew we were there to act out out the parts of characters in a free form play - so we maintained a hard line between In Character and Out Of Character. There was no expectation that anyone’s character IN ANY WAY resembled the RL person or their personality. So, if the relationship was all IC (In character) then there was no pressure to disclose any of your RL self. It was considered normal not to even ask and awkward if you did. If the relationship had one party who was interested in the other OUTSIDE the IC one, then a bracketed (Out of Character) conversation takes place about it in which the players discuss this. Considering that OOC relationships tended to spoil the IC one (jealousy), it was not infrequent for the player making the OOC romantic moves to get a response that looked like this; Player2: (( I’m sorry, but I don’t OOC with anyone from the Sim/RP. Let’s have fun IC. )) Thats usually when you discover whether or not the person who asked you to OOC Romance is really committed to the RP or not. ”or Not” usually entailed drama, accusations and sometimes Moderator Involvement. So....anyone crossing the OOC line within their RP sim tended to keep it on the down-low back in the Day (in the sims I hung out in).
  2. Keep the positive energy flowing to me and my cohorts in Essential Manufacturing 🙂 If you can eat it, drink it or medical with it; we’re going to work 7 days a week to make it.
  3. Maybe in the Roleplay forum you’ll hit more people who are “into” the subject? Personally I use the old reliable /me and “ “ to denote In Character action. If I am in RP and need to say something Out Of Character I post it in (( )) That pretty much seems to keep the dialogue straight, so long as everyone involved takes turns and knows we were IN Roleplay. SL has this odd thing where people will just walk up outside the RP setting and start emoting at people who have no idea what’s up. I kinda scratch my head at that one as it’s more about confusion than a Live Action Role Play. Personally, I don’t consider people chat-sexting just as a stand alone hookup to be “Roleplay” . I classify that as old-fashioned cybering (nothing wrong with that), unless it is a small component of a larger non-sex-centric RP. Sexplayers are free to do their thing of course, and all is in the eye of the beholder. Greetings from someone who also loves good, immersive, literate Roleplay. I hope you can find all that satisfies !
  4. Actually I did spend a *looong* time working for a company that does make toilet paper (among other things), but I moved on before the poo-poo hit the fan 🙂
  5. My Second Life Definition: A virtual world populated by Real People who are both empowered to remake themselves in the manner of their own choosing and to participate in a global tribe that has the same opportunity. My Second Life Experience: In Second Life I have a virtual body that has none of the Injuries or scars of my real one and which lets me be “just one of the Tribe”. I have amazing friends, a wonderful Partner of almost 15 RL years (on our Originals) and the chance to indulge both my creative sweet tooth and my strange sense of humor. I’ve also had stalkers, griefers and people who gave me stress; but I can Mute/DeRender them here...... ....and the longest romantic relationship of my life is here. I’ll take SL over RL any day of the week and twice on Sunday. SL is what you make it; I decided to make mine something good.
  6. I absolutely do, in fact I’m probably more of a “people person” here than in RL. Meaning I’m more likely to just randomly talk to people. Also, I’ve been seriously into my SL Partner for about 15 years now......which kinda seems to indicate that “real feelings” are involved where I’m concerned 🙂 SL friendships have their ups and downs, just like RL. This is made more complicated in SL because in SL you sometimes encounter people who consider you “just an NPC in their personal Game”......but frankly, RL has no shortage of those..... I value and love my SL friends for many reasons and I can’t really ever see giving them up until I experience that “final fatal error” and go offline for good. Of course...in my little circle of friends I am also probably the “weirdness magnet” of the bunch; which is fun....
  7. Ardy, the control room I run looks like a refugee from the Expanse already.......so it might not be a stretch ...altho some days Its the “Out-of-Control Room”
  8. Thank you Beth 🙂. I’m pretty sure the Big Auto Makers and such are curtailed, but our sector is headed straight to mars. We’re feeling the pinch as odd things run out, but maybe this is what brings about the Paperless Office for real. We’re so automated that everyone is an Isolated Worker on a normal day, so probably the only hazardous part is the commute here 🙂 Many, many thanks to you and your Sister-in-Law as well. I think you have it a bit harder than me 🙂
  9. So I work in a “Critical Industry”, meaning that as the government advises people to stay home - *we* are ramping up to 7-day weeks 🙂 This is not a commentary on our schedule 🙂 What entertained me tonight was how much joy an act of minor insubordination brought the workforce.... So as soon as I got here, I found out that we had a new shortage. We already got through “Medical Masks”, “Exam gloves” and Printer Toner....but this one had people stressing; we were out of the free coffee for the lunchroom. Evidently, the coffee service stopped along with everything else and as we’re running at 130% - we sucked it down quickly. So I’ve got people looking at me -plainly distressed- and I’m on the spot to say or do something. So, I gathered up a couple of strong looking people and we went upstairs..... The Office Staff is Working From Home and for some reason - their 10% of our workforce has 4x the coffee stored in their kitchenette as Operations is allotted. There was a big sign on the cabinet that was left by a long-gone and un-beloved Administrator; “These Coffee Supplies for Admin Staff Only. I’m Serious” The protective force field failed to strike us dead as we redistributed the Company Property down to the main lunchroom..... My offgoing counterpart was in the lunchroom when our little parade came through and he plainly was concerned about what was up.....one of my helpers told him we were “stealing”..... So the coffee crisis was averted, the Resident Manager thought the whole thing was completely understandable when I called him after the fact..... (I’ve never heard him giggle before) But the part I keep hearing about is the look of satisfaction on my face when I gave that sign a vigorous yank.........I *may* have said a bad-word too....... I have issues.
  10. I tossed a giant potato in the Insta Pot, “baked” it and then it made an exit under a yummy blanket of Salsa, taco meat & shredded cheese! This is much prettier than mine; This is about two meals for my way-of-eating, three if I just let myself SMELL it and gain weight when it first comes up.
  11. I’m not especially scared. I take precautions because we live an an era of “elevated risk”, but I’ve had practice doing that. Mainly I’m hopeful that this event - unfortunate as it is - might nudge us a bit closer to getting our mutual act together. The illusion that “things like that don’t happen here” has been pierced, so maybe that can lead toward a change in how we deal with Big Problems and also each other. Because if we can’t, our odds in the evolutionary lottery only get worse.
  12. My SL needs a lil’ more beautifying than Scylla’s does........ I’m “beautify-challlenged.....” .....and who is that creepy dude back there in the shadows?
  13. Nothing would stop Ebbe from using a female avatar......
  14. I was curious as to whether you meant SL, these Forums or both 🙂 The forums seem MUCH better than the drama-fest they used to be. Within SL, it largely depends on where you go and what kinds of groups you belong to. Unfortunately, there is an ideological schism between people who see SL as a “game” where anonymous internet people trash talk one another, and those who see it as a virtual world populated with real people. I am fond of Mute/Derender as a response to recreational griefers and Trolls. I try to get along with those whom I merely disagree with however, as I am sometimes successful in differentiating between candor and trolling. ..and yeah; RL is pretty much just as bad :-) ...and the REALLY annoying ones ......
  15. Born today: Sir Michael Caine Born: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, 14th March 1933 in London, England, United Kingdom Known For : English film actor best known for his cockney accent, he has appeared in major movies for more than 50 years including The Ipcress File, Alfie, The Italian Job, Educating Rita, Battle of Britain, A Bridge Too Far, The Cider House Rules and new Batman film series. He has been Oscar-nominated six times winning twice as best supporting actor for Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules. He got his first big break in the 1964 film Zulu playing an upper class British Army officer Gonville Bromhead VC ( No Cockney accent. He was knighted in 2000 by Queen Elizabeth II and although called Sir Michael Caine his official title is "Sir Maurice Micklewhite" In real life off screen his still uses his original name Maurice Micklewhite. He still lives in Britain and is an avid fan of Chelsea FC.
  16. My weekly run to the all-night grocery is done and I am now at the all-night donut shop having my reward... I feel fine 🙂
  17. A positive turning point for me was when I stoped trying to make my idealized Real Life here in SL and started building a Second Life that makes me happy. -I’ve had my Partner for 15-ish years now and we still socialize, share “fealz” and check on each other every day. Most RL relationships struggle to make 5 years. -I have my SL “family” (or maybe GirlGang) that in no way looks like a traditional RL family, but we COMMUNICATE, have fun and share common fetishes.... -I even have certain social rituals that I observe because they are meaningful to me. From my perspective, “Family” and “Society” have been reinvented to suit (and take advantage of) the nature of SL. I found my Tribe here. If you have yet to do that, I recommend it.
  18. I also think that some brave Linden should build a rocket and go up to end this speculation once and for all 🙂 What could go wrong? :evil laughter:
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