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  1. [citation needed] Actually, even though I *prefer* women, I can't say that I *hate* men. Quite the opposite, I often am amused by them. And sometimes I'm rather annoyed by super-submissive males, as well. Anyway. I admit I've been both genders in SL (and have never felt unwelcome as either gender), and I did have SLex with both genders, too - but I still prefer women over men.
  2. Re: "Nowaday's music is dead/lifeless" - That's only when you don't actually listen to today's music. It might be that the music seems all the same nowadays (but that was the same since the '80s even), but when you listen to the songs, to the lyrics, and to the particular music of the song - then you'll see that nowadays' music is far from lifeless or dead. Actually, I often have to actively search for videos of bands I do prefer over nowadays' top 40 of pop. And that even despite I like most music genres (except for German "Schlager", most Rammstein songs, most hip-hop, and some operas)
  3. With my first account (created in March 05, 3008), I guess I still count as "SLoldbie". My current account though is from January 15, 2017 - so that makes me a "Benter", too. 😎
  4. Good. I really wish Linden Lab had kept the Teen Grid for those kids. In my opinion, Teenager absolutely don't belong into SL at all. Not on the main grid, and not on the Beta Grid. To be honest, until the Teen Grid was closed down (biggest mistake by LL right after getting rid of Lastnames), I would stumble over minors at least once a month - and AR them via the category "Minors on the Main Grid". I mean, when they're so stupid and openly admit a couple times that they're minors in Real Life, then it's their own fault when they got the banhammer. 😈 ETA: The youngest kid I ever
  5. I stumbled over a "diary" series about SL back then in March '08. "Sponto" (the persona used [derived from SPON = Spiegel Online], I don't remember if it was the actual avatar name) reported rather irregularly about their adventures in-world in a humorous manner, so I became curious and googled Second Life. I read here, and over at SLinfo.de and SLuniverse (now VirtualVerse.One) about this virtual world, and soon created my first account.
  6. Abney Park are cool. I once saw them as supporting act at the only Qntal concert I've attended.
  7. That also happened to me. Here's an anecdote I even noted in my travel diary back then in August '94: While I was backpacking/hitchhiking westbound, I took a break at a truck stop in order to catch a ride there. And while waiting for my food, I watched the waitress making a fuss around one of the male customers. I wondered what was so special about that man, went to him, and we chatted a while. During this half hour (at most), I got the impression that he was pretty normal, like any other of the guys there at that truck stop. Anyway. When that particular guy left, I asked
  8. I kid you not: The oldest man (in RL age) I've ever got to know in SL (back then in '10, with my first account) was just over 90! And he was a DJ, specialized in Hardrock and Heavy Metal, of all genres. 😲 The oldest woman I got to know in-world was Mid-80, and happily showed me her house, with a big gallery of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren -- all of them she would mostly see on Skype or in-world, or at certain holidays in RL. When I compare these two to my own mother though - with her 80 years, she has absolutely no interest in doing anything else on her
  9. Actually, from *my* point of view there are no "SL players": They're SL residents. Just like you can't play Real Life itself, but in Real Life, you can't play Second Life either (you can play in Second Life, though). SL is not an MMO, but a Virtual World. An MMO has optimized company-created content, given goals, levels, even a given story in most cases -- all things which SL itself does not have.
  10. To be honest I absolutely couldn't care less about a mobile client for SL. I mean, what use is a mobile client anyway? You can't see a thing, because those 5" screens of average smartphones are way too small for anything more than some text - which makes that whole concept moot. And using such a client on a tablet? From my point of view, even the 15" screen of my laptop is rather small for such a rich virtual world like SL. In my opinion, LL shouldn't even waste one working hour on developing a mobile client, at all. 👿
  11. I think I would go Premium again just in order to change my firstname to Thorine and add a last name to it. My first account (from '08, long inactive now) did have a last name, so I want one for this account, too. I don't know if either of those name suggestions already exist in the legacy lastnames database, but here's a short list of suggestions I'd happily chose from: Haeckel (from Ernst Haeckel, biologist) Tesla (from Nikola Tesla) Humboldt (from Alexander von Humboldt) Curie (from Marie Curie, chemist and physicist) Grimm (from the Brothers J
  12. There are (or were?) a few shops I frequented back then several years ago which offered their products for free, but also had tip jars near their vendors with a titler, reading "Pay what you think it's worth". I always donated a few 100L$ whenever I "bought" something there, because these products were truly worth it.
  13. @Marut72's post reminded me of my aforementioned Grandpa again. My grandpa actually was a 100% communist, "taken over" when back then in '46 the Communist party and Social Democrats in East Germany united and became the SED ("Socialist Unity Party of Germany"), which then ruled over East Germany like a dictator. And he did believe in the idea of actual communism, a truly egalitarian society without private property of production means or land, where money would be obsolete. However, with this strong creed of his, he was way too left-wing for the party line, even was short of being thrown
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