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Amina Sopwith

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    Let us not go to Gor. It is a silly place.

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  1. If anyone needs me, I'll be hiding in a fridge. I seriously might move to Gor. Or maybe I already have and didn't realise it.
  2. Oh. I might have guessed that one, possibly. I figured it had to be very niche if Urban Dictionary didn't know. Actually, it did have a definition for "futa", but that didn't make sense in the context either.
  3. What does FUTA stand for? Google tells me it's Federal Unemployment Tax Act but that doesn't make sense in the context. I tried to read SL Secrets once but honestly, it was indecipherable. I just admire anyone who can understand a word of it.
  4. Well yes, that's a bit daft. I'd be interested to know the thought process. Deeply in love with the fantasy and the idea of the person? Sounds like someone with very little to anchor them and their sense of self outside of SL and the SL relationship. I never saw the point of SL weddings anyway, but I've always seen marriage as a legal contract. I loved my white dress, don't get me wrong, but it was a pretty perk. I've never worn anything so beautiful to make any other legal commitment. I've noticed that while people still form relationships and so on on SL, the overwhelming number of "my God this person is my soulmate, nothing has ever been so perfect, we are so absolutely madly crazily in love forever" profile sentiments does seem to have dropped significantly. I think this is a good thing, don't get me wrong, but I do wonder why. Maybe the rise of internet dating? I always thought it was interesting that SL was full of absolutely incredible people having grand passions while internet dating was full of freaks and weirdos.
  5. When I was a child, I had a "homework booklet" from Sunday school, to record however many minutes of Bible reading and whatever I was meant to be doing each night. The first page had a message for parents and throughout it, the child whose booklet it was was referred to as "he", "his" and "him". I was very young, but it upset and angered me significantly. I couldn't articulate or fully understand the sense of exclusion and invalidation, as if I as a girl didn't actually exist and could just be assimilated, Borg-like, by any random boy, but I felt it extremely keenly. I could not understand why they'd done it. I wasn't a boy and neither were half the children in the class. Why, I asked my parents, could they not have just added a few extra letters throughout to make s/he, his/her and him/her? Or even just referred to "they", "their" and "them" throughout? Why were they pretending that half the children, the girl children, didn't exist? Obviously I was told that I was being oversensitive, that I always overthought things, that everyone knew what they meant, that I was being really silly, that it wasn't important, that my feelings on it - my simple wish to have my existence as a girl child acknowledged - were not valid and didn't matter. Well they mattered to me. I scribbled over all the pronouns to make them properly inclusive of both genders and I showed my teacher (who, to be fair, did not mind). My parents rolled their eyes, they knew what I was like. This is what I think about when trans people ask us to use their preferred pronouns.
  6. I prefer Anchor. Doesn't snag up so much in my experience. Granted, and all the wishes are very good for me and nobody else. I wish the internet would work more reliably this evening.
  7. Granted, it's now impossible to make plans and you accidentally stand up the girl of your dreams when you arrange a date with her. I wish I had dressmaking skills.
  8. Could someone tell me a bit more about this face skewing thing? Is this how I can lose that cold, overly perfect supermodel look that I don't like?
  9. He was joking and it was meant affectionately. He made a gentle joke at my expense too in this game the other day. It was funny. Granted, it goes out of business. I wish someone else was making dinner and that they were making something nice.
  10. Granted, but you don't remember until you're back home. I wish I could keep on top of the inward flow of information.
  11. I know, but that's not why I avoid it. I think it's usually clear from the context whether it's good humoured or not. I use it on WhatsApp all the time and yet I am almost never inclined to use it here, however (intentionally) hilarious a post is. Yet I love getting it. I really can't explain it.
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