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AmandaKeen

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  1. I'm not sure if this crosses the line on the Advertising Ban, but I have met many fun people at Drama Libre. They only have two events a week (the big one is Saturday nights) and them theme is always a performance-artish fun gig :-) Its also a rather bohemian crowd there with Tinies, Furries, Human avatars of all types and age-ranges.
  2. Well, I don't live in Britain and have an Insane Level Fiber connection, and I have the exact same issues at sim crossings. I think the issue is on LLs side at the handoff between servers, but someone more hardware-savvy might have more to say on the subject. Unfortunately, unlike Cindy I don't have cake - but I do have a fresh-baked Chess Pie.......
  3. When talking about sexuality, it's good to remember that this is SL and SL is not the same thing to everyone. When I was stripping and working as an Escort, it became apparent that there were MANY avatars of both avatar-genders who look at SL as a solely a sex-game. Therefore, they presume that other people see it the same way and act accordingly. They're doing what they believe is normal here - reaffirmed by the fact that sex is big business here. When I was in the role play sims more, it became apparent that there are a LOT of avatars who consider all of SL a Live Action Roleplay. For them, everything is permissible because; "It's all roleplay and therefore not real". Me, I have no expectation that SL need to have any relation to RL. When I interact with people, I make sure of what they are doing with their SL. I'm Ok with roleplay as long as everyone knows it's roleplay. I'm a big fan of sex, but the context is important to me. Especially as the internet has so many people whose RL social skills are not yet well-developed. Its a hairball, so it's good to be up front about how you view SL and any "relationships" here. Ambiguity has caused a lot of hurt.
  4. I would never hurt Bugs! He's my big-widdle bunny! He guards the house!
  5. I'm sitting here wondering if I expressed myself a little too strongly at work last night.... But....after I did, they all left me the heck alone and I got way more work done :-)
  6. I'll admit this; as a native Sooner I was prepared to look down on all things Texas :-) I was pleasantly surprised by the driving, but also by the people there being so nice. I was there for my son's graduation from USAF Basic Training, so we did all the Touristy things you'd expect when he had a town-pass (Alamo, Riverwalk, Eating Like Pigs). My Spanish vocabulary got a much-needed workout and I really enjoyed the visit. Considering the nature of my job, the military usually sent me to places that weren't quite so nice :-) Don't get me started in Air Force bases either......it was kind of like "child from the slums sees The Hamptons"..... I'm happy for him :-) He's smarter than I was at his age ! Edit: There must have been one other crazy driver. A truck hauling snakes and alligators to a local reptile-farm overturned. The had 30-ish venomous snakes escape and recovered all but 2....so I stayed out of the pool that last night "just in case"
  7. I live very close to there currently (work). I agree on the local drivers, and it became even more apparent when I recently road-tripped to San Antonio, Texas. It was amazing, once I hit the Texas border - the maniac drivers vanished. I was there in Metro San Antonio for a whole week and drove home and saw 1 (one) crazy driver who local law enforcement were "talking to" a few miles down the road. The drive home was the reverse, Arkansas was OK but when I reached Memphis - the maniacs were waiting. I'm about to retire (for good this time) and I'm seriously giving thought to moving back to Texas or my birth state of Oklahoma.
  8. Yes you have :-) The forums have changed a lil bit :-) Good to see you posting !
  9. Happy Rezday, and I think you probably are :-)
  10. I am really, really strange. I DJ and Host here in SL, so Flirting is an occupational skill with me. But...profile-perving to see who should NOT be flirted-up is kind of a sub-skill. Anyone with a Partner listed does not get the "high voltage treatment" (still made welcome tho), same for anyone who is obviously dancing with someone special. That's not drama-avoidance, that's me being respectful of something that *should* be special. SL isn't the same thing to everyone, neither are SL relationships (mine is considered strange by some) - so we all just navigate that minefield as best we can.. ...just like Real Life :-)
  11. VERY Happy Birthday! You're 22 with 29 years experience ;-)
  12. Hmm, I'm biologically older - but I'm generally Adult-Rated, which is a step beyond Mature......... It would be just *wrong* to take advantage of a young and inexperienced avatar :-)
  13. To refer to pop culture in order to better get the feeling across; -Bladerunner/Aliens Universe is always at the top of my list. Dark, dystopian, altered humans, shady dealings, conspiracies. -Zombie Apocalypse does it for me too :-) Think "Walking Dead or World War Z" - trying to rebuild in the ashes and battling the undead and other humans alike. Big pluses for me; -No "godlike" player-characters. -Focus on developing players as opposed to exclusive cliques that run off the new people -No meters, rolepayed action scenes -Strong sense of community is fostered amongst the players.
  14. Housework! So I can molest SL from a clean living-space........
  15. /me gets frisky and adds all those activities to her "to-do" list for Saturday.... Its a big list, but with a safe-word and access to a hardware store; anything is possible.......
  16. I guess I'm the blue-bird of happiness this morning. Based on my own experiences with LL and Griefers, I think it would be overly optimistic to expect relief from LL. That leaves you with the "life is tough, wear a helmet" fallback. Or perhaps to quote Sun Tuzla; "When a battle cannot be won, do not fight one". I finally opted to give up an (based on today's date) 11 year old Avatar just because that made more sense than fighting a hopeless battle with no effective assistance from the owners of the virtual world I was in. I gave up a huge Inventory but I did gain some insight; #1- The internet sometimes attracts socially Mal-adapted people because here (and only here) they can be powerful if they have the correct technical ability and lack of ethical foundation. #2- You are only vulnerable to those people if you are tied to something that they can track you down with, or if you insist in sticking in a losing fight with no hope of effective intervention by the owners. #3- Griefers can re spawn on endless Alts thanks to LLs policies on alt-crontrol; but so can you. Make sure you know how to reach the people you care about outside of a particular alt - and Griefers have no power to separate you from the people you love. #4-I had to decide which goal to serve; Pursuing "Justice" against people who can hide like Ninjas and who are defacto protected by the structure of the virtual world I was in - or to pursue "Fun". I opted for fun and to deprive the folks from item #1 of THEIR fun. #5- The option to walk away is always mine. There are other online environs and if it reaches the point I can't stomach SL I will take the cash I spend here elsewhere. Bad on LL for setting themselves up to take a business-hit for failure to maintain user-confidence in their product. I don't hate LL, but I also have no high expectations for their ability to take the time and expense to police the Mean Girls of SL. They are handcuffed by an architecture, a financial situation and a culture that minimizes their ability to intervene. In light of that reality - I work within "what remains possible" And I have a pretty darn good time :-)
  17. When you say "trolls", are you referring to males trying to cut in on the women and cut you out? When I think of Trolls in SL, I think of People blasting hate or trying to stir conflict in general.
  18. That's pretty much it :-) Its not limited to three, but beyond that it takes some managing. Even those relationships can be "open" if everyone consents (that's how they add more members). The big pitfall is when Third joins who only really wants to be with *one* of the two existing Partners - meaning they didn't really want a Poly family anyway. One way this can work is to kind of balance out the emotional and sexual needs within the family as well.
  19. That's sad :-( My Partner and I have an open-ish relationship, and I have never caught grief for it - but I tend to hang out around places and people who are OK with the idea of Poly. My issue with Poly in SL is that its hard to find a Third who really wants to be in a Poly "relationship" as opposed to just being a regular sexual partner with no other commitments. Still, looking is fun :-)
  20. Aislin has a good point! I've seen the Cartel Hangout and all it needs is peoples!
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