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  1. It's like those maths puzzles that keep popping up on social media with random pictures, like "3 hamburgers = 30, 1 hamburger and 2 cartons of chips = 20, 1 hamburger, 1 carton of chips, and 1 soda can = 17. What is chips + hamburger x soda?". We used to have similar maths puzzles in school .. When I was 7. If you weren't a misanthrope to begin with, the comments on those posts should do the trick.
  2. "Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment." "The first step towards failing is trying." "Everything happens for a reason. Often, it's because you're stupid and make bad decisions." "The best things in life actually usually are rather expensive." "If life doesn't break you today, don't worry - it will try again tomorrow." "Tattoos aren't permanent, they just last the rest of your life plus about three weeks." "The world doesn't have too few kind people in it, it just has too many ****holes in it."
  3. It's not an issue of national law, but one of the user of Second Life adhering to LL's ToS, specifically the one Fritigern shared: I don't see how any national law would somehow supersede it - it'd have to be a law regarding the ownership of screenshots/video from video games. Some publishers have tried to DMCA YouTubers for showing gameplay of their games (especially when it was a negative review), but that's relatively easy to overturn with the whole 'fair use' thing. Likewise, some publishers have declared that any creations within the game are the property of the publisher (*cough*Blizzard*cough*) - which also kind of is true of Second Life (i.e. if you upload something to the grid, LL reserve the right to use it themselves - but in practice I don't know if this has ever occurred, as it would be against their interest of having people uploading their creations), see: https://www.lindenlab.com/legal/second-life-terms-and-conditions (1.1-1.6).
  4. Profiles are a great way to invite people to approach you. And a great way to display just what a pitiful excuse of a human being you are, so that others will know to stay well clear of you as to not waste their time. Yes, people may try to deceive you and make themselves appear more palatable, but in reality it's usually pretty transparent.
  5. Imagine if we all lived eternally and stopped aging once we turned 27 .. We'd live in a world full of hundreds of billions of immature twits. Shudders.
  6. Well, it's on them to make up the rules for their own platform; so if they say you can't, then that's their business.
  7. Damn it. First Sean Lock, now Norm Macdonald .. 2021 is turning out to be one of those years, huh.
  8. I didn't know they had pumpkin spice smelling WD40 .. As for what my avi would smell like, I always preferred the old school descriptions of what it would be like to meet a vampire, being actual undead creatures rather than romanticised Calvin Klein model super-heroes - Bram Stoker described the smell as: "With a little trouble we found the key on the bunch and opened the door. We were prepared for some unpleasantness, for as we were opening the door a faint, malodorous air seemed to exhale through the gaps, but none of us ever expected such an odour as we encountered. None of the others had met the Count at all at close quarters, and when I had seen him he was either in the fasting stage of his existence in his rooms or, when he was bloated with fresh blood, in a ruined building open to the air, but here the place was small and close, and the long disuse had made the air stagnant and foul. There was an earthy smell, as of some dry miasma, which came through the fouler air. But as to the odour itself, how shall I describe it? It was not alone that it was composed of all the ills of mortality and with the pungent, acrid smell of blood, but it seemed as though corruption had become itself corrupt. Faugh! It sickens me to think of it. Every breath exhaled by that monster seemed to have clung to the place and intensified its loathsomeness." - Dracula, chapter 19. Whilst there's no decomposition, the clothes, hair, and perhaps even the skin itself would eventually take on scents from the surrounding crypt, the vague scent of stone, the earth, perhaps even the wood of the coffin might contribute with some subtle notes, and then the raw rusty iron-scent of blood on his breath. Of course, being a Gothic Horror novel, the scent in the description is used as a means to describe the presence of evil in that wonderfully descriptive, vivid but quite vague way, just the same as the landscape descriptions reflect the emotional state of the characters throughout their journeys. TL:DR - Earth and blood. Perhaps the most unsettling part would be the lack of any actual human scent.
  9. .. Writing cursive with a mouse pointer is flipping difficult.
  10. Just a thousand words .. What is this, kindergarten? Also, you're getting it in 10-pt Sylfaen. Times New Roman is too frivolous.
  11. No. If you've gone as far as to reach for someone's heart through dishonesty, you're not crossing a 'thin line'; that's being a deceptive jerk. To most people past the age of 7 that's generally considered common sense.
  12. That's really simple. Not a darned bit. Would this lie have the potential to needlessly hurt someone, or would it become a burden for me? If yes, find another solution. At no point are you required to share anything about your real life if you don't want to. If someone asks a question which you are uncomfortable or unwilling to answer, simply say that - then it's on them to be respectful of your wishes.
  13. Macrophilia is pretty widespread these days, and often an important part of vorarephilia. Whilst out and about with Neph once, I was approached by a guy with a teeny tiny avi that offered a ridiculous amount of L$ for me to 'vore' him. I said no, so he almost doubled the already ridiculous offer .. Like, almost a month's worth of RL rent level ridiculous. I went with telling him off and blocking him.
  14. You can always report your own OP and comment that the thread has served its purpose, but it's up to whichever moderator looks into the report to decide what to do about it, if anything.
  15. How adorable. A random simpleton throwing a tantrum, resorting to anonymously spewing bile on a gossip site for riffraff. However shall I sleep with such hurt feelings?
  16. Seeing how long we went without maps .. Treasure the friends you already have.
  17. Orwar


    No clue where the outfit is from, unfortunately. But I'd like to add that a lot of people don't dare put credits on their pictures, as Flickr is infamous for banning accounts that they perceive to be advertising without being a Pro account. Sometimes even having a link to a blog page where you have the credits can get you shut down. As for sending messages on Flickr .. They're very easy to miss. Especially if you log in to 100+ notifications because someone decided to fave every picture in your portfolio and comment on half of them, and followed/unfollowed you 8 times in 24 hours because they urgently want you to notice and re-follow them. Some people have their in-world contact details on their 'about' tab, if it isn't evident by their username - sending them an IM or NC might be better.
  18. I think all Evo heads are now updated to Evo X. At least Sasha and Lilly are, which are what Neph and Mina have. The update changed the ears' shape a bit to make them compatible with rigged Evo X piercings, and they have the option to choose between the old UV and the new UV for BOM.
  19. Commissioned photography. As a host, at least you've got your time slot, you can suffer through it and tender your resignation after that time limit .. But working for people because they checked out your Flickr and want to have their profile pics taken, but their avatars look like the half-breed offspring of the genetically unfortunate union of a giraffe, a monkey, and a T-rex, and there's no amount of image editing that's going to change that. I'm not doing any commissions these days as I fear I'd find myself having to resort to the Mr. Bean method of retouching to make a passable profile picture.
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