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  1. Hi everyone,

    Due to reasons (stupid ones, please don't make me go into it) I have had to create a new avi. Hello! So, I'm finally back in world, meeting up with friends. But I still have these HUDs from when I was at the beginner island. I cannot get rid of them. I can't edit them, and the don't show up as attached objects. Can anyone tell me how I can make them go away? They are taking up a lot of screen space. Thank you.

     

  2. 20 hours ago, Klytyna said:

    I'm fairly tired of people complaining about how SL today isn't like the "good old days" when they knapped their own hand axes from flint prims, and used them to bludgeon prim mammoths to death so they could use the mammoth's skin textures on their system shoe foot wrappings...

    *end of thread* ;) 
     

    Well, back in my day, we had to log on uphill, in the snow, while fighting off wolves! Users today don't know how easy they have it.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    O.o How would I know? I don't do pixel sex. Not my cup of tea. Never owned any "bits" either. 

     

    I think they're great. I wish my RL bits worked more like my SL bits. No more need of protection when playing sports. No more embarrassing moments because of too-tight jeans. And when my ex-wife got *everything* in the divorce, I could have gone online and ordered a new pair!

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  4. 16 hours ago, Selene Gregoire said:

    Hey, it's ok to be an SL virgin. I've been one for 14 years, almost 15. I'm rather proud of that fact. ^_^

    I'm getting a new mesh body this week. Does that mean I'll be a virgin again? Or does that only happen if I buy new naughty bits?

    Or is this one of those situations like my grandfather's axe: "This is my grandfather's axe. It's had the head replaced twice and handle replaced three times, but it's the same axe he carried."

  5. On ‎6‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 4:44 PM, Bitsy Buccaneer said:

    So send me a ur hawt and you just might find yourself hearing ALLLLL about this really fascinating culture in what's now Afghanistan and Pakistan called Gandhara which left, amongst other things, some brilliant artefacts, often out of red or yellow sandstone, combining Greek and Buddhist imagery and artistic styles. Cause that's how I roll baby. B|

    Life's too short to waste it being annoyed at others.

    Wow. That does sound fascinating. I need to check that out. How do I start this lecture series? Oh, right - "ur hawt".

    Or maybe I should just stop by your store.

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  6. On ‎10‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 1:30 PM, Phorumities said:

    kind of sounds like all the peoples swallowed up by soviet expansion.

    nice

    Yeah, that's one way to look at it. Another way is to look at it like the Romans came out on top in the big street rumble. Rome vs. Carthage was *not* Russia vs. Lithuania. The Romans beat people that could have, and sometimes nearly did, grind them underfoot. The Soviets were just a land grab.

    Also, maybe the Romans would have stayed home if the Gauls hadn't originally sacked their city. :)

  7. 2 hours ago, Klytyna said:

     

    Most places NEVER did this.
     

    That's actually the point I was going for. No, most people didn't become Roman citizens. But there was a path to citizenship, which was not normally the case. "I've been living in Hibernia for 50 yeas, and I'm still a f***ing Gaul to these people." "Aww, a pity. I was a Gaul, but when I was discharged I became a Roman citizen. "

    It's one of the things about the Romans that I like. It speaks to a different way of viewing the world, I think.

  8. 2 minutes ago, ChinRey said:

    Hmm, you're right actually. Well, as I said earlier, it was a brutal and ruthless world.

    That is so true. In many ways, the Romans were the best of a bad lot. I like what they built - a community made up of many nations that they brought into the fold (okay, true, some of them were brought in kicking and screaming....) You could be born a Scythian, for example, but could become a Roman.

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  9. On ‎10‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 1:46 PM, ChinRey said:

     

    Edit: I think I'll add another example of the Great Roman Civilization here:

    At one boint during the battle of Alesia, the deciding battle of Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul, had a brilliant idea to demoralize his opponents. He gathered all the Gallic women and children he had managed to capture, drove them into no man's land and let the Gallic warriors watch as their mothers, wives and children slowly starved to death. Caesar was quite proud of that idea, he brags about it in his memoirs.

    Um, that's not how I remember it. The version I know, Vercingetorix decided he couldn't afford to keep the women and children around, because they were eating all the food his warriors needed. So he drove them out of Alesia into no-man's land, assuming the Romans would let them through. Caesar realized they were a drain on the Gauls, so he refused to allow them passage. Vercingetorix didn't let them back into the city, and they were forced to stay between the lines and starve.

    So yeah, Caesar was okay with the women and children of the Gauls starving to death so he could successfully finish his siege of the city. But at the same time, the leader of the Gauls let them - his own people - starve to death so his warriors could eat.

    Dick moves on both sides.

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  10. Is it a talking wolf pack? Or are you going to communicate with howls and growls?

    I'm not teasing, I'm really curious. I have been a chimpanzee that only communicates with gestures and chimp noises, no spoken words. It's quite challenging. I was curious to know if you plan to do that there, or if you'll be chatting in "wolfspeak". Thanks.

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  11. Just now, Madelaine McMasters said:

    ...hands you a bucket of sand. You're gonna need it.

    ...shows her the two he's already carrying.

    Thanks. I learned years ago I'm quite flammable, and always dropping sparks into dry tinder. I used to keep water handy, but then all the Flashdancers took it....

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  12. 22 hours ago, Dillon Levenque said:

    Zounds! Not often I see an 'english' word used that I've never seen before (I'm old and I've seen a whole lot of words). Turns out it hasn't gotten a lot of use in my lifetime (maybe ever). Online Merriam-Webster says:

    First Known Use of Wittol

    15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1 (Sense 1 being your definition)

    I wouldn't be surprised if that was the LAST known use, not counting yours, but it might be making a comeback; there's an Urban Dictionary entry for it also. Thanks for the education :-)!

     

    Now wouldn't that make a great SL name. I'm thinking something like "Merkin Wittol".

  13. On ‎9‎/‎17‎/‎2013 at 11:21 AM, Pie Serendipity said:

     


    carolinestravels wrote:

     

     
    I love the term "
    auxilliary partners"

     


    I prefer "serial, limited commitment, short-term, cyclical monogamy".

    How about Serial Limited Intimate Coital Short-Term Independent Companion

    Acronym SLICSTIC, pronounced "slick stick".

    Seems rather appropriate to me. Though I like "auxiliary partners" too. Much better than "second-string husband" or "second-string wife".

  14. When does an alt stop being an alt. I was created as an alt, but I took over. Am I now the main? Or do I actually have to kill and bury my main in an unmarked sim before I can take on that mantle? Will I forever be marked as an alt? Condemned forever to live in the shadow of an avi that no longer logs. Oh the humanity!

     

  15. Don't just sit on the alt. A lot of vendors provide freebies for new avis, good only for the first couple of weeks or so after initial rez. So get out there and equip this alt properly, while you still can. Mesh body, clothes, stuff, you just have to go out and get it! Sorry I don't have any links handy. I have a list around somewhere that I used to help a friend that had just joined, but I seem to have misplaced it.

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  16. A friend told me that the key to organizing clothes is shortcuts. Something like bury the actual outfits in folders, and have upper level folders with categories, and put shortcuts in them. Shortcuts can go in multiple categories. It was a really intimidating, involved organizing scheme that she came up with, and I don't remember the details. Sorry, but as a guy I struggle to find clothes. I don't really have enough to have this problem. But maybe it will spark some inspiration among y'all?

  17. On ‎6‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 11:37 AM, AmandaKeen said:

    Anyone who opens an IM with a modified version of my name. “Mandy” or “Manda” really gets my hackles in an unroar :-)

     

    I have a friend who has a (slightly) cumbersome first name, especially when my knuckles are swollen and it hurts to type. I still used the whole thing, until I got to know her well enough to ask if I could use a nickname. Which she was totally fine with. Undue familiarity too quickly is something that irks me, no matter what the opening line that contains it is.

  18. I'm totally opposed to bringing back last names. I have a real last name, and I LOVE lording it over the plebian Residents. Bow before me, For I am older than you! Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Oh, the power of having a proper first, and last name, it rushes to my head and makes me giddy!

    Shhh, let's just keep this among us here, though. I have a friend who is much older than me, and she'll beat me savagely if she hears I am swinging my Barabosa around again.

    Also, I am an Alt. I kidnapped my main and buried him under a slab of concrete. So that makes me the main now, doesn't it?

     

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  19. 18 minutes ago, Haselden said:

    Nope, that's honestly all I can see their doing. Then "Weekly" Maintenance all it seems to be is a mass sim restart... Like I haven't noticed any "Patch notes." Like I have been playing this game for a year now haven't noticed anything besides bento mesh for avatars.

    I guess there's Animesh to, but I'm still curious what are they honesting tweaking that's weekly. To make the cost so bloody high. The only excuse I got so far is Lindons probably don't want people to own a lot of sims then abandon it later on.

    Which does sound fair...

    They are running an enormous server farm. There is a tremendous amount of work just keeping it running, without making any improvements to the system. You clearly have no concept of what is involved. I'm not saying the prices can't come down. I don't know all of the economics. I'm saying it's not the "flip a switch" you claim it is.

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