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  1. Thanks Molly and LittleMe! Yeah LittleMe, the items are vehicles, and I didn't want them to disappear when I left a sim. Oh well. I understand though, creators have to protect their business.
  2. Aloha Sara. Thanks for this thread! I love this kind of thing. I named my avatar after a place I love, Waiomao Stream. Wai is the Olelo Hawaii word for water, so is in a lot of words (Waikiki, etc)! Omao is the word for green, a lush green. Put these two together and Waiomao refers to a stream that feeds life around it. BTW, mao is pronounced like Chairman Mao, not like mayo. But I guess it's normal for folks to mispronounce Hawaiian words :-) Why-Oh-Mao.
  3. Thanks Marianne! I grabbed one and let some friends know too. Cheeee huuu!
  4. Unpopular opinion: be careful with breast (and butt) physics. I see these get unnatural and waaaaaay out of control on some avatars, and it makes it look like a male tween is exploring puberty in a female avatar.
  5. Aloha all. Thanks to the remarkable kindness of a creator I now have several similar items. They are all Copy - Modify - No Transfer, but I would love it if other people could enjoy the items too. I can't give or resell, but noticed under Inventory Item Properties that I can share with a group. With that in mind, I'm wondering if I could create a new private group, and share the items with a small handful of friends. What I don't see is HOW to share an inventory item with a group. For example, Inventory Item Properties doesn't have a way to specify which group. When I pull up one random group's profile, I saw Moderate Content in the lower right corner. Not sure if that means "edit content" and I could add items, or if Moderate Content refers to G-M-T. Is sharing a No Transfer item with a group I form possible? If so, how?
  6. Using an avatar of the other sex is a great opportunity to learn about societal gender roles, biases, and how they all tend to be BS. I'd recommend that everyone have three avatars: one female, one male, and one fluid. You learn a lot about the world when you experience it through someone else's eyes.
  7. I've tried several and found that there is no single "best" body. All have strengths and weaknesses, and it comes down to individual taste. Shapes and skins can be easily edited, so for a non-builder like myself the big criteria are clothing selection and active user group support. That means Maitreya Lara for me. For now... as others have noted, Lara has been the most popular body for several years and as a result Maitreya seem to be resting on their laurels. Clothing options, updates, and support for other bodies are growing quickly, so Maitreya Lara may be sharing her crown with one or more others very soon. Random thoughts: 1) yes! Totally agree with other posters who have said that Slink do the best hands and feet. 2) Genus bodies can be pretty, but their HUDs are ridiculous.
  8. I had purchased several nice items from a particular vendor, but one day an item was broken. I contacted him politely several times over a period of weeks but got no reply, so finally left a bad review as a means of warning others.
  9. Here's a shot of Waimanalo, me, and AlohaShoyu at The Jungle Beach Bar & Grill. It's been SO nice to spend time with them in SL while we can't get together in RL. Waimanalo is just as fun as ever, and AlohaShoyu can get salty but is always the great philosopher. :-)
  10. Aloha Diddi. You might want to try Hypnotic Romance and The Centaur's Hall too. Happy exploring!
  11. That's an awesome timeline cartoon Arduenn!
  12. Aloha Luna. Don't worry about the haters; they have made their remarks about the film without watching it. I agree with them that anything presented as fact should be questioned rather than simply accepted, and so went into this movie with an open mind. It's worth noting that this was produced by Michael Moore, not made by him. In other words, he put up the cash so that the filmmaker could put it together. Happily, the film features many scientists, who mention facts which can indeed be checked. The ones I've checked have been in line with established fact (rather than theory), so the film does appear credible. It's main messages, or at least the ones I took away from it, are 1) we cannot rely on technology to save us, 2) that population control would be wise scientifically, even if unacceptable to some emotionally, and 3) rather than look for alternative energies that would allow us to continue our current lifestyles without fossil fuels, we should change our lifestyles to ones in which we use far less energy. My only problem with the film was the narrator's voice, which sounded like a 1990s relation tape :-)
  13. Aloha Polygonmonster. As others have said the mesh & bento items can be daunting, but I enjoy that challenge. I appreciate the artistic and technical nature of these items, and have fun customizing them. At the same time, yes - every update means I have to spend time changing dozens of saved outfits. Groan. I'll be trying out the method noted above! A big draw for me to mesh & bento is appearance. Simple example: where I live people are barefoot a lot, and system avatar feet look like wax melting in the sun. Ugghh. Also, mesh and bento bodies and heads can be customized to create something very close to the appearance you want, realistic or imaginary. I haven't figured out yet how to add additional arms and legs, but I'm working on it :-) I have mesh & bento body and head on both my main avatar and on my alt, but change to system body & head when in a crowded sim. Some busy events like concerts, clubs, and other places are so busy that everything lags, and some of the benefits of the mesh & bento are lost while the sim stutters. Having said that, I wear my mesh & bento even in busy clothing stores in order to try things on "on the spot."
  14. Thanks all. For the record, having payment info on file is not necessary to enter Linden Realms or to play the game. Linden Lab use PIOF as an incentive rather than a barrier; PIOF allows additional payout (completion of quest PLUS crystal redemption). I'm taking your advice and ignoring the strange rant. But I'll admit to still being concerned about that person. It's more important now than ever to look out for each other, and she is definitely hurting.
  15. Mahalo Chaser. I wasn't worried about being caught cheating, I just want to be sure that I'm not being offensive in some way. Especially while everyone is worried and looking for relief!
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