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  1. Just now, Lyssa Greymoon said:

    Ozone, pumpkin spice WD40 and duct tape.

       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.

  2. 28 minutes ago, Ayeleeon said:

    It can be a thin line between creating a fantasy to entertain, and breaking someone's heart.


       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. 

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Ayeleeon said:

    Just how much does respect require that we share about our real lives?

       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.

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  4. 3 hours ago, Maitimo said:

    It would be difficult though, given the size difference. The whole gnome would fit in there.

       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. 

  5.    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.

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  6. 9 minutes ago, Catrie said:

    I might be wrong, but is Lilly even an Evo X head?

       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.

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  7.    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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  8.    I don't go skin shopping much, but I've seen far more ads mention 'shown on XYZ' than 'exclusively designed for XYZ'. Except back when I was using Genus and only 'could' use skins/makeup made specifically for Genus Strong, since the other two had a slightly different UV that made many things completely incompatible.

  9. 2 hours ago, Caroline Takeda said:

    What is actually wrong about reviving old threads?

       It depends a bit on context. If someone writes a response with their 2 cents on a technical issue someone had 4 years ago that was solved prior, but the poster couldn't be bothered to read past the thread title, it's just unnecessary. Same with personal adverts for people looking for friends or partners, if it was dormant for a few months it's probably better to send the OP an IM, PM, or NC than to revive an old thread to go 'I too want friends hit me up' (which becomes especially annoying when the poster revives several dormant threads within a few minutes - just make your own thread if you absolutely must rely on the forums to make friends).

       If it's a relevant addition to an unresolved or otherwise still relevant subject, it's not necessarily wrong.

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