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  1. Your avatar looks lovely! My first thought is definitely "fairy", not "child". From what I can tell what makes a "child avatar" has a lot to do with proportions and facial features, like the difference between rl kids and rl adults. Children you'll typically see with rounder faces, little to no makeup, stockier proportions, and small or no breasts depending on the age range they're going for. The wings are a pretty obvious sign that she's a fairy and if they're prim that're probably decently visible from a distance. When I see pointy ears or wings on a small avatar my immediate thought is either "fairy" or "elf". By looks alone you're likely pretty safe. The way you type and act will play a big part too. As long as she's not acting like a child or typing like a child I wouldn't see any reason to suspect her. All of that said, you're still going to run into people that will report first, examine never. Anime avatars, Small avatars, and Androgynous avatars are increasingly under fire. To the point where utilizator posted a PSA about it on their site a few months ago. Some may be well meaning, others may be trolls. Either way, you're probably safest sticking to General and Moderate places.
  2. You may find family in the place you least expect and it doesn't have to be an rp family at all. My friends are like family to me, but we all know one another rl too so I can't really speak from my own experience about finding purely sl family. I can share with you an experience that was shared with me though. I knew a woman in sl that had an sl brother whom she had never even met rl. They started off as friends, but grew closer as they talked and got to know one another and spent time together. Eventually it reached a point where they loved each other like they would any blood sibling, thinking about one another like brother and sister. So, they officially labeled themselves as sl brother and sister. I may be different for others. I'm not sure. What I take away from this though is that it just happens naturally like it would in real life. Relationships begin and then they evolved as they grow. Some fail, some turn into romance, and others turn into honorary family. It doesn't have to be siblings either, you can have any kind of honorary family: mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, kids, etc. My parents had an honorary brother that was like an uncle to my siblings and I. We never considered him anything less than family. Perhaps examine the dynamic with your sl friends and determine whether you would consider them best friends or family? You may already have an sl family out there without even knowing it.
  3. I know. SL as a whole probably isn't the best place for him considering that everybody you would ever be talking to is a real person, not an NPC. It's also one of the most freeform place to create and build next to garry's mod and being the creative sort I doubt I could convince him to leave. I've known him since elementary and he always leaves the socializing up to me or one of our other friends while he works on the creative or technical side. Another friend in our group that has some experience in marketing sells the things he makes for him.
  4. He was shoved into a corner of the second floor of the house but aside from that there's no telling exactly what was done. He was afk, so all we know is that the person entered the house, at some point decided to shove his avatar as far as they could given the fact the walls are solid, and left at some point. One of the concerns that were raised by another friend in our friend group was "what if the person did something unsavoury?" It's something she's witnessed a few times around sl and something I've seen once in a g rated sandbox, which we've reported each time, where an avatar is clearly afk or set to away and either they get shoved into a corner or the offender is close to them and they start posing in ways that could potentially result in both avatars getting banned. Just the other week I was in a sandbox working on texturing some flowers to use as decor later and suddenly my avatar was trapped in a bubble that was eternally moving upwards and I had to teleport to another location, all of my stuff left behind because I couldn't cam to it to pick it up. Thank you. I appreciate the advice, and I'm sorry people bother you like that. It's never fun. I'm glad you have more luck with getting them to leave you alone. I do try to ask them to stop, but it never really works. Asking them why they're doing it never seems to yield results for me either. I might be too polite. Some of my friend will certainly get good use out of this method though.
  5. It's not unrealistic to expect common courtesy from others. I don't expect anything of anybody else that I don't expect of myself. Unless someone is breaking the the law it's just rude to invade the space where someone else is working or tough they stuff without permission and regardless of the situation it's rude to run into them. There are several reasons. The most important is that I'm very close to my friends and I care about them very deeply. They're like family. So when they're upset or worried I can't help but be upset or worried right along with them. When somebody hurts somebody I care about it hurts me too. Another is that I was raised to believe that manners are extremely important and you should always be considerate of others. It may not seem like a big deal to some but to me it definitely is. My consideration for others is the reason I'm not naming anybody because despite everything I still don't want to cause them any trouble. Lastly, this is the straw that broke the camel's back, as the saying goes. My entire group of friends has been noticing or experiencing things like this since we joined sl but in the past few days these kinds of incidents have shown a marked increase. Please explain? There's not really much more than a few seconds, or none at all, when you have to afk suddenly.
  6. It bothers me because he's my friend and I feel bad when my friends feel bad. And I know how I would feel if it happened to me. There's such a thing as common courtesy even in public places. Whether it's rl or sl you should still be conscious of other people and what they're working on. If people are building a stage in a public park for a play in the evening you're not just going to go walk all over it or shove them while they're taking a short break. For some reason people seem to think that just because the world is virtual then it's ok to do that sort of thing. And yet they still get upset about griefers who follow that same thought process. I know I would never do something like that because it's terribly rude. When you have to leave suddenly, or, whoever forbid, you crash, it's not always possible to take your stuff up before you go. I've had to deal with the same kind of phone calls, being an assistant manager at my workplace. When you get a frantic call from a new employee saying "I don't know where ? is and I need it to complete ? before my shift ends! I asked ? and they don't know either and I can't just use ? because we don't get more until the truck comes in!" you can't exactly tell them "ok. i know that's super important and you could lose your job over it and it may only take like 15 minutes tops to help you with it but can you just give me a few minutes to select all these objects I haven't linked yet and take them into my inventory and then log out so I don't have to worry about too-curious people with no boundaries bothering them or me. After that we can deal with your thing." I know his job isn't retail but he still gets plenty of calls just like that that are urgent. We checked her profile but it isn't in English so I don't understand it and it isn't in German so it's neither of the two languages he's fluent in. Running it through google translate there isn't anything like that in there though, just a one sentence tagline type statement. The avatar and username were female and the profile picture appears to be a vampire, so I don't think it's the same guy. I'd be more understanding if it was that guy. After all, my friend is on the autism spectrum (it's public knowledge he doesn't mind being shared) and I've got my problems (which I do mind sharing). If it were me in that situation I'd likely tell him politely to please not do it again though I imagine my friend would be more blunt. Still, it would be a different situation than the one that happened. Perhaps it isn't as serious as somebody breaking into your home but conduct in rl vs. sl is still a pretty serious issue.
  7. A friend of mine was telling me about something irritating that happened to him earlier and I kinda need to vent because I'm pretty upset about it too. My friend was working on a house in the usual sandbox he frequents, building the interior stuff, and he got an important phone call from a newer coworker needing help with something at the workplace so he had to step away to take the call. Apparently when he got back he discovered that one of the other people at the sandbox had decided to poke around inside his house because his scripted door says something whenever someone interacts with it. They hung around for like 4 minutes and even went upstairs and moved his avatar from where he was standing. They didn't say anything at all the whole time. I wasn't there and he was on the phone so neither of us have any clue why they were poking around or what the h*** they were doing. He didn't want to rip the script out so he ended up just placing an object over the door to prevent anybody from interacting with it again while he's working. I know it's a public space and a virtual world but that's no reason to throw common courtesy out the window. People should at least ask before wandering around your projects.
  8. I'm talking about shirts here, not skirts. Though there are alot of short skirts too...
  9. I used to use Avatar 2.0. Now I use human Kemono with the M3 Venus head.
  10. The kemono is pretty nice as far as craftsmanship goes. My friends and I all use it. One of them pointed something out to me the other day that I checked and confirmed. It seems that without properly placed body lights there are weird dark patches on the body. I thought something was wrong with my skin but once the areas were illuminated they were gone and the skin looked how it was supposed to so I guess there's something up with the shading? That's exactly the problem. It's next to impossible to find nice everyday clothing for the kemono body like you can for other avatars. I want to make clothes myself but I can't afford the upload costs for it all. So I just have to comb through marketplace and hope there's something there that's close. It's an anime mesh body with a few anime head options. My friends and I got it because of the more anime look of it at least. Some people use it as a furry avatar. There aren't too many people that actually make clothes for it. Most of what you'll find on marketplace are texture mods for the clothes those few creators make.
  11. I've noticed a frustrating trend trying to shop for shirts for utilizator's kemono. The overwhelming majority of the shirts are really short or if they're not then they're really bulky. Why is it so hard to find longer shirts? Even the v neck t-shirt looks like it's short enough to expose skin if you moved the wrong way, if it were a real shirt. The oversized hoodie is nice, it's cute, but it's just too bulky for me. I've got the lazy long sleeve shirt and it's a good length on one side but that's really the only one so far. So, what is it will the short shirt trend? Are the longer shirts just hiding or just not on marketplace or something?
  12. Is there a way to turn a normal sized avatar into a petite avatar? I have a normal sized avatar with a mesh body that i like that adjusts with the shape sliders. I want a petite avatar version of my current avatar, but my mesh body doesn't come in petite and i don't really like any of the petite avatars available. Is there a way to shrink down my shape further or some other way to achieve a petite avatar from an existing avatar?
  13. Are you sure that's the only option? if the flight feather is open source would modifying it work? It seems like lots for something that seems like it should be simple.
  14. What you're describing at the end there is essentially what the raycaster does. It is pretty much a vehicle. You rez the object with the script and sit on it. It being a "vehicle" creates lots of limitations though, which is why I am asking for a script for an avatar attachment instead.
  15. I'm looking for a script, not a device or hud. I want to make the object myself and have it be an attachment to the avatar. It also needs to work automatically instead of being turned off and on like that device and not require special buttons for up and down. Essentially, when the avatar walks towards the wall they should just start walking up the wall when they reach it instead of being stopped by it. The raycasting script is great and does just that, but it requires the object it is placed in to be rezzed and sat on and doesn't function when attached to the avatar like I need it to.
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