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Stella Carver

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  1. 20 hours ago, Prokofy Neva said:

    Whenever I see a profile that says "I'm outgoing, kind, generous, brave, trustworthy" etc. -- like they're in the Boy Scout handbook -- I instantly think "They must be the opposite".

    I wonder what kind of self-regard one has to have to write these complicated profiles like "I'm very shy but given the right set of circumstances I can blossom like a flower" or "I'm a shape-shifter" blah blah -- what ARE they thinking? If you put "I'm a shape-shifter" I'm going to assume that you are a retired postal clerk in Columbus, OH lol.

    One of my favourite profiles recently from an artist said very simply, "I'm here for me, not you." Boy, was that perfect! Perfect! If I weren't in business, I'd use that one.

    I've seen a lot of great ones really, and then so many fake ones...

    My favorite profile quote ever was 'I'm here because I'm not all there.'

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  2. 4 hours ago, Luna Abernathy said:

    I'm searching for a rental in a themed community. It can be anything from forest, to NYC, to beachy. Can be mixed with commercial areas. No skyboxes - I want to be part of a community.

    Please share any places that you know of with me. Thank you!

    I keep a room at the Chelsea Hotel. It's pretty active with music and live poetry readings if you're into that.

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  3. Although you 

    17 hours ago, SarahKB7 Koskinen said:

    There is nobody around because there is literally nothing to see or do in Bellisseria.  That's because Bellisseria only has one purpose, a residential zone. There are no zones for shops or businesses.

    Although you can't actually purchase anything from them, many residents have turned their homes into shops and cafes. There's a list of them in the notices in the Bellessaria citizens group. People gather at them and give a heads up in the group. There are also random parties at residents homes that get announced in the group. And there's the passports you get through the BBB (Bellessaria Bureau of Bureauracy) you can get stamps at various locations and at special events- it's pretty neat.The Bellessaria Travel club has a nice headquarters with free vehicles and their own group that meets to explore.

    Aside from the resident owned spots, there are some Linden built pubs and 'resorts'.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Sid Nagy said:

    *snip*

    24 Different neighbors, never one online when I was.
    The only other possibility is that Bellisseria only comes to life during prime time of the American East coast. Then I'm seldom on.
    But honestly I think Belli is a nicely decorated (chapeau for the Moles) but mainly empty continent.

    Half of the owned houses and boats aren't even decorated or very sparsely.

    SL is said to be a social platform, but there are a lot of introverted people using the platform if you ask me.
    People who dream about socializing every now and then, but hardly do. Just like me.

    You may be right about the East Coast- that's my time zone and I've had decent luck with neighbors and excellent luck with the Belli Citizens group. I'm keeping my Bellissaria house because I love it, but I recently got nostalgic for 'the old sl' and rented a place at the Chelsea Hotel. There were a couple of people at a gallery, one in Demimonde (furniture shop) and I met a lovely person who came over and we sat at my lil table, had coffee and a chat and became fast friends. It was lovely so now I have an apartment in the city AND a home in the burbs. 

    You're also right about the socializing- I spend way more time decorating and putting together outfits or trying to learn building techniques than I ever did going anywhere.

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  5. 37 minutes ago, Sid Nagy said:

    Nobody will notice if you do that with a friend, but forming groups........... that will not work in the end.

    I see a couple of problems with it. The first being that most people will want the option to move or mod the things you rezz for them and to do that, you have to give them permission to move or mod ALL your things and that could certainly go wrong should you have a falling out. The other of course is if the group became large and popular enough to have creators complaining to LL about it and/or more creators making their items no copy and that would suck.

    It happens already with certain groups giving everyone in the group rezz rights but having a group specifically dedicated to it does seem like it could raise issues.

    That said, I do like the idea. I love decorating.

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  6. Difficult choices! A lot depends on the location. I've gotten bland homes in every style and a few spectacular ones that made me like a style I thought I didn't care for.

    A lot also depends on the home controller choices too. If the Trads had the redecorating options that the Vics and Stilts have, it would be Trad for me hands down. 

    Without considering the great resident made addons:

    For homes:

    1. Victorian/The Verne
    2. Stilts/Havana
    3. Traditional/Adams
    4. Chalets/Edelweiss
    5. Campers/Winchester
    6. Woodland/Overlook
    7. Houseboats/Windlass

       For landscapes:

    1. Stilts
    2. Victorians (Those willows & the roses)
    3. Campers 
    4. Houseboats (if I can catch a lighthouse this one goes higher)
    5. Chalet (similiar to houseboats, an alt has one with a windmill on one side and the pub across the water if I increase my draw distance. She's not moving for awhile)
    6. Woodland
    7. Traditional (another qualifier- I love the one I'm currently in at Miller's Pond but it took me way more tries to get a nice location with this style than with any other.)

    There's also the season to consider. I kept a woodland from fall though the new year because they look so cute done up for Christmas, February had me craving the beach and then I got a yin to play with retro/mid-century modern and the Trads are perfect for that. I'm having a ball with all the themes really. Kudos to Patch and all our hardworking Moles, even if they did tear down the apartments. 

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  7. 8 hours ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

    That's a lovely location.  It's so popular, other campers come visiting. :)

    That's an awesome spot.

    Visitors are high on my home location wish list. I like feeling like I'm part of a neighborhood.

    I moved to a little trad in Miller's Pond on 3/31 and logged in to see the Apartment block on April Fools' day. I hadn't even had coffee and asked about them in group chat. Patch trolled me and pretended it was an accident and that 'theme' wasn't supposed to be released yet. I apologized profusely for letting the cat out of the bag, then felt like such a doofus when I remembered what day it was and how unlikely it would be that apartments like that could be a real thing.

    So many people came 'round looking at the apartments- Moles, Lindens, the Slenderman, It's the most fun couple of days I've had in SL in a really long time. Unless one of the upcoming themes is sleek modern homes, I'm staying here for awhile.

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  8. 6 hours ago, Arquet said:

    Ooooh, my bad. Yes, Kustom9 (didn't it use to be Kustom8? I guess I need to pay attention more.)

    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/kustom9/125/126/21

    It's on the wall on the right hand side (landmark will take you to the entrance).

    You might be thinking of Collabor88, one of the early sales events that's still going strong. 

  9. 10 hours ago, usagihara said:

    Back in the days of the old Linden Homes I would only go premium when they had a sale on, and I think the initial rush on Meadowbrook had subsided by the time I got one; the choice of styles was still limited, though. I would just pick something and stay there until my reduced-fee membership was up. I had a nice Tahoe next door to a park once, but apart from that the landscaping was much the same everywhere, so no real incentive to move around unless the neighbors were unusually obnoxious. It doesn't surprise me that some people haven't budged in a decade and show no signs of doing so.

    Same on waiting for the sales. I wanted a Meadowbrook when they were difficult to ge and discovered GOH even back then. I tried the other styles while I waited on a Meadowbrook and finally got one on a transition border into the Shareta homes so I had a pretty view and at least one nice neighbor. I really hope one of the upcoming themes is modern. I have many 50L fridays worth of Fancy Decor that I'd like to showcase.

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  10. On 3/16/2021 at 11:22 PM, Prokofy Neva said:

    You can make your own mailbox with a "receive notecard" script. IM me for a free one, or they are in the "Alchemist's" site in the SL Public Lands Preserve where there are a bunch of free scripts. There are also these devices sold by several makers which send postcards or anonymous crush messages. I'm putting this in one of my Victorian homes.

    I will Prok! Thank you for the offer. I turned my stilt into a little yoga studio and left it public. It would be nice to know if anyone stopped by and liked it.

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  11. On 3/16/2021 at 10:16 AM, Sid Nagy said:

    Hi, I'm Sid. I has been almost 11 years since I posted something on these forums.
    Main reason was that I always concentrated on posting on SLU and later VVO.
    The last years VVO turned more and more into a political forum with less and less attention for what is happening in SL.

    So here I am, testing the waters in this forum again, because SL still is important to me after 14 years.

    Sid Nagy, a 14 year old forum newbie with more than 100 posts.  😅

    Hi Sid! I used to post on SLU occasionally too! I might have your 100 beat, but not by much.  I looked at my history and apparently I was pretty active in 2011 which is the last time I changed my profile pic. Good to see you fellow renewbie.

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  12. I'd like functional mailboxes for Bellesaria. It would be neat to be able to drop someone a note when you looked at their open house home, let a friend know you stopped by, or send holiday or rezzday cards. Or to rp as mail carriers. I'd also like to be able to rotate a home in 90degree increments so I get the best view. 

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  13. 14 hours ago, RunawayBunny said:

    Many reasons I believe.. if you are working in SL (especially some jobs very stressing such as estate management etc..) you will probably want to make different avatar for enjoying SL content.. constantly getting support request from costumers not fun.. so you will most likely work between selected hours and switch to alt..

    Second reason if you are designer you might create multiple projects.. gadgets / buildings / stream services. It will be difficult to maintain everything you do under 1 avatar. costumers and purpose of their IMs / note cards most likely get mixed up and cause headache in long run.. its wise to assign different job for each avatar.

    A big reason lately is the Bellesaria homes. They're adorable and if you've landed a great location and put a lot of work into a Victorian or whatever style and then the Stilts get released, your alt needs to go house shopping so you don't have to give up your existing home.

  14. 20 hours ago, Emmaelou said:

    Forgive me if this isn't the correct location to ask for this sort of thing, but I am totally new to renting & how to go about looking for rentals so I figured to just post what I'm looking for and someone may know?

    I am a furry avi looking for an apartment of sorts to rent! It can come pre-decorated or whatnot if needed as I am not much of a decorator myself, so long as I can play my own music and perhaps a few of my own photos 🙂 - if it's unfurnished that's cool too I can decorate myself !

     

    I am looking for something relatively smaller, would super prefer a city-ish view but in all honesty I'm just looking for a place to finally call home haha! 

    I saw something recently that sounds like it would be perfect for you. I was called 'Ontiville' -here's a link from the FabFree blog:

    https://fabfree.wordpress.com/page/12/

     

  15. 9 hours ago, RyyokoYami said:

    Im a bit new and I dont have actual money to spend on much but I was wondering if there is a way to get a free home or something along that line..... I was abit scared to ask this question due to being new and all... but um it would be much help if there was a free home/apartment or something 

    There are some newbie friendly places that allow you to set home as long as you join their group. Greylady Gardens used to do that if they're still around. Also try the group 'Carribean Homes'. 

  16. 1 minute ago, Kylie Jaxxon said:

    Apple Fall has the Lily Seating.  Comes in sofa or chair.  If I remember correctly, the wicker has 3 or 4 different wood tones :)  The print I love is the "Vines" that might work for you, also has a sailor stripe which is adorable.   Might be worth checking out!!

    That's gorgeous! Thank you. I'll take a look at it inworld this evening!

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  17. Anyone have recommendations for makers of floral or tropical print living room furniture?

    I've found plenty with menus to change the accent pillows, but the main part of the sofa or chair is solid or a subtle tone on tone stripe or something. The bolder prints I've found were plaids. Great for a woodland but I'm really feeling a floral or palm print for my altie's stilt. Wicker or rattan would be a bonus but I'll take any leads I can get. Thanks in advance.

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