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  1. Different people are going to have different definitions of what "married" means in SL.  In a non-roleplaying situation I would not consider anything less then checking the partnered box as being married.  Just as in RL all committed relationships are not marriages.  

    The original poster will need to have each respondent/interviewee clarify what kind of committed relationship, the reasons for the relationship, the local customs (for roleplay situations), what changed or why they broke up and how they broke up.  There is probably a lot more that needs to be clarified but assuming that everyone means the same thing by certain words will only make the study completely useless.

  2. Maybe the topic of the thread should read "Dissolution of SL Partnership" to keep everyone happy.  Or maybe "Questions for those in SL formerly formally partnered".  

    In any case just as there are different reasons for marriage in RL and different kinds of marriages (most change over time) there will be different reasons for partnerships in SL and different kinds that may change over time also.  The reasons for a divorce in RL and for a dissolution of the SL partnership may be the same depending on the reasons for the relationship to begin with.  Now in RL divorce can be amiable and easy or contentious involving lawyers.  In SL I gather that the dissolution of partnership is rather easy.


  3. Tex Monday wrote:


    Studio09 wrote:

    Dracula.  Favorite versions - Bela Lugosi and Gary Oldman.

     

    What about George Hamilton? He made an awesome Dracula...:matte-motes-sunglasses-3:

    (I know it's not a horror film, but needs to be seen)
    ...

    sorry..forgot one more....Leslie Neilsen
    ...

     

    Yes, loved George Hamilton as Dracula (also liked him as the Gay Blade).  Haven't seen the Leslie Neilsen one, yet.  Looks like fun. 

  4. I thought of DM when KarenM posted about Rock&Bullwinkle.  I always liked Danger Mouse and also Count Duckula (about a vegetarian vampire duck).

    Here is the intro for Count Duckula:

     

    ETA:

    I always liked this quote by Count Duckula: "Gold, gold! It may not buy happiness, but it can buy you a better state of misery, that's for sure!"

     


  5. Madelaine McMasters wrote:


    Studio09 wrote:

    In RL portraits I prefer using a slight telephoto - 105 or 115


    You can set the SL camera focal length to reduce perspective distortion. Firestorm makes the settings easily accessible in its "Cameratools" control panel, which pops up when you click the "Phototools camera" button. The copy editor was asleep when those names came through.

    Thanks for the tip.  I will try it out next time I take some screenshots.

     


  6. KarenMichelle Lane wrote:

    Mmmmmm - A 14 year old up and coming reggaeton artist. The video didn't do anything for me but the ad beforehand about the Beatles was wonderful
    :P

    I'm sure there is an audience to be found for
    Miguelito, somewhere.

    Now I'm really bummed.  I got Katie Perry in the ad beforehand. :matte-motes-frown:  ...and then I watched less than 10 seconds of the video.


  7. Keli Kyrie wrote:


    ...

    These are the same hands and Slink Feet... the only thing that has changed is the perspective.

    Tuesday.png


    I suspected that was the issue.  I've gotten pictures of my avi when she was in one of the animations with her hands extended where they look like flesh-colored baseball catcher's mitts.  The perspective used by the SL camera is more like a wide-angled lens.  In RL portraits I prefer using a slight telephoto - 105 or 115, not that I ever did much of that.  I preferred scenic landscapes.


  8. Adahre wrote:

    Those feet looks huge on you in my opinion, look at the proportions of the feet to the legs.Foot looks almost half of your legs (and your hands are too small)

    That is exactly what I thought when I first saw the picture too.   I immediately thought of someone I used to know who was very short and petite, but who had such huge feet.  In this case the angle of the screenshot could be distorting the size of her feet and hands though.

     

  9. Interesting article.

    I-messages are also encouraged in Parent Effectiveness Training, which can be used for all kinds of conflicts not just between parent and child.  It is a way to take ownership of a problem so the person whose behavior you are trying to modify doesn't get defensive.

     


  10. Perrie Juran wrote:


    Studio09 wrote:

    How about a dictionary as an authority?  It boils down to the definition of "game".  Now different dictionaries will have different interpretations but here is one:

     
    "1.
    An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: ...

    2.
    a.
    A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:"

     

    You seem to be using the second definition.  The OP seems to be using the first one.  I agree with that because the origin of the word is:  "Middle English, from Old English
    gamen;
    akin to Old High German
    gaman
    amusement"

     

     

     

    First off, this need citation. 
    ;)

    Primarily yes, I am thinking in terms of the second definition, but not totally.

    However, you make a mistake in your application or interpretation of the first definition.

    While all games are ACTIVITIES, not all ACTIVITIES are games. 
    :)

    For instance, in RL there were many times I found my work (employment) entertaining or amusing.  I did work in the entertainment field.  That however did not make it a game. 

     

    OK.  The definition came from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gamehttp://

    The origin of the word came from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamehttp://  (I didn't use their definition cause it agreed with yours :matte-motes-smile: )

    I agree that all entertaining and amusing activities are not necessarily games but I don't think that games are limited to competitions.

     


  11. Freya Mokusei wrote:


    Studio09 wrote:

    "1.
    An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: ...

    Sneaky, but you omitted a couple words there. The line ends with two examples: "party games; word games."

     

    The one that comes to mind for me is "mind games", ever since I read "Games People Play".

    This definition doesn't apply since it's talking about a sub-set of activities ...

    I'm not applying it to a subset of activities but to SL itself. Is SL a pastime? Yes, so meets the definition. Is it an activity that provides entertainment and amusement? Yes, so meets the definition.

    Don't let that stop anyone though. Everyone knows where this thread is headed already.

    Actually until this thread I probably would not have classified SL as a game but didn't really care one way or the other.  Still don't care that much but the OP had some interesting ideas that made me examine my ideas about it.  And even if we know the outcome it is kind of fun to play around.

     

  12. How about a dictionary as an authority?  It boils down to the definition of "game".  Now different dictionaries will have different interpretations but here is one:

     

    "1. An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime: ...

    2. a. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:"

     

    You seem to be using the second definition.  The OP seems to be using the first one.  I agree with that because the origin of the word is:  "Middle English, from Old English gamen; akin to Old High German gaman amusement"

     

     

     


  13. LepreKhaun wrote:

    ... 
    we are playing a
    game
    . You may choose to play to win (by whatever definition you have of "winning", which might not agree with mine), or to meet and interact with others (using the
    game
    interface) or maybe you're attempting to "make a living" or "become known as this century's Ld'Vinci within the constraits of the
    game's
    rules
    (which may change at any moment, possibly not in your favor).

    ...


    OK, so SL is a game.  What I want to know is what game are you playing by starting this thread?  You know this topic divides players into two camps, with fanatics on both sides, and probably no way of changing people's minds about their stance.

    Could you be playing a game of "forum troll"?  Or maybe lets get everyone posting about something less gossip raggy (OK that's a stretch but you know what I mean)?  Before I play any more I'd like to know what game we're playing.

     

  14. This reminds me of a psychology experiment conducted using volunteer college students some time ago.  There were 2 groups - one got paid nothing (the control) and in the second group each got paid a dollar.  The researchers noticed there was a small statistical difference in the responses.  Those that got paid tended to give responses that they thought the researchers wanted.  They felt obligated because of the money they received, no matter that is was so little.  I would think that any valid researcher would be aware of the effect.

     

    Edited for spelling and to point out grammar error/typo with the original post.

    "Your identity will not be identified in anyway."   Should be: Your identity will not be identified in any way. Doesn't give me a feeling of confidence in this whole research.

     

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