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EllieAnne Silverfall

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  1. I think the only confusion I've ever had with SL/RL have been romantic entanglements. I have a dear friend in SL that is now also a RL friend, but that's different somehow. Like, we can talk about SL as SL and RL as RL. We can keep them separate with each other. But an intense romantic entanglement in the past had me severely blurring the lines between real and fantasy, which is why now (and I just realized may be repeating myself) I don't want to see someone's RL picture and I don't want to show mine. I want to keep things as separate as possible in my mind.
  2. one thing that would be nice is to trigger certain expressions (bento - hands and heads) with local chat, like gestures, but animating the avi to do the emoting. That reminds me, I may have to keep my "YAY" gesture activated. It makes Ellie do the same thing I do in RL when I say "Yay". I don't like having to keep a HUD up and remember to click a certain emotion while trying to type at the same time. Plus, my viewer tends to get littered with HUDs.
  3. I'll admit, I used to be one - I think we all were back in the day, because it was new and fun! Now it's damn annoying. I left SL for several years and now that I'm back, I have forgotten all the triggers, so I randomly gesture without intention. I really need to just go through and deactivate them all.
  4. That was the very first thing I thought as well. Dirty minds think alike
  5. @Madelaine McMasters That must be how gas lighting works on people. I've always wondered about that. I'm pretty stubborn about what I remember when someone tells me I have it wrong. I even irritate my mom because I am always correcting her embellished stories. I'm sure everyone is susceptible to a certain degree, but I wonder if some people show resistance to planted memories.
  6. In 10 years, and multiple motherboards, hard drives, ect replaced (several on one system when I ran my GIS program), I've never, ever been questioned by Dell. That's why I ALWAYS get their 3 year warranty. Never a question asked and always repaired within 2 days.
  7. That's what I said, and that is what I asked about. I already know I can run sl just fine. I love the comparison! I agree and am aware of this fact, but when you have a warranty that replaces the engine quickly, as many times as you need while the warranty is in place (no questions asked), it makes it a little less of a problem. All in all, what I've learned here: *It is best to get a newer, stronger system meant for gaming. *Yes, I should be able to run blender, because I can run sl, which is more demanding (in some ways) *I should watch the temperature on my system *I should cease and desist if I am having performance issues. Do I have that right? Btw, thank you again for your responses!
  8. @anna2358 We can't all afford the top systems and we are not all techies. I'm so so with newer technology. The system I'm using was not purchased for gaming. In fact, at the time I purchased it, I was not active in sl at all. But, I have a three year warranty that has been tried and true over the last eight years (i always get the warranty), so yea, if I burn up a motherboard, it gets replaced within two days, at my house so I'm not overly bothered about it. I've been able to run sl just fine at mid and high and I could probably do ultra (as I mentioned before, I have on occasion) more than I do, but I take it easy there. I know nothing about how blender compares, which is why I asked the question. If it would simply be too much for my system, I'd forgo it. But, if I can run sl fine means I should be able to run blender fine, I might give it a go. To each their own, aye? Ps, I don't ever recall my Dell's shutting down when they got too hot, but maybe I just don't remember.
  9. @Chic Aeon I think I'll stick with the one plot or a combined plot. i only have one premium account and I don't use the alts I created over the years lol. Thank you for the information - it helped me understand it even better.
  10. I have the laptop support/fan already. I consider them a requirement when I am on SL or anything else demanding. My first system I used for GIS mapping, it was a pretty intense program and I think that was part of the reason I burned up so many motherboards - even though it met all the specs the State told me it had to have (to run the programs they required of me). I don't have need for that program anymore and I think I only went through one motherboard in 4 years with my last system. To be fair, I was off of SL most of that time lol. I have a HP that is starting to age out - running SL on it is getting iffy, so I just don't. My dell system is newer and better. Thankfully, I have two of them. I'm considering using one just for work and using the other just for play. I'll also check into that temp monitoring program - thanks (I prefer laptops because I don't like being tethered - in RL or SL lol)
  11. I'll stick with the first. My memory sucks anyway lol. Plus, the truth is just easier. What others do, well, that's up to them. I'm probably not going to let someone get close enough to me again to be concerned about their absolute truth. I know that sounds really cynical.
  12. I think the place I am renting right now adds up to about $50/mo and it's a private island in an open community. I like the low lag and the peace and quite. Even though it is open, I never see my neighbors. I love having such a high LI allowance. But, if I decide to save some L and spend it on other things, it's nice to know how I can do so and still get a decent place on the mainland that I can decorate and have mostly paid for.
  13. So, I could create my own group, buy to parcels next to each other, join them and deed them to the group, and I would only have to pay for the second (tier, of course, I get that I have to purchase the parcels up front), with a 10% discount, and I would have 350 prims to use across the parcels? 350 seems so low now that I've been spoiled (although paying for it lol)
  14. I get your points. Like I said, I've burned up a few motherboards in the past - which is why I carry the 3 year warranty on all my laptops - so if I burn it up, I get a new one . By the time my warranty is out, I'll be getting a new one anyway. Someday I'll probably invest in alienware, but not yet. I don't get low performance on my current system and it doesn't overheat. I make sure to use an extra fan when I am on SL (most of the time). Even when I don't, it doesn't overheat. My old system used to actually get hot to the touch - really hot. I'll watch for it, of course. And who knows, maybe I'll have a really great year at work and I'll be able to spoil myself
  15. I agree that our stories develop over time. Certainly, Ellie has her own story that has grown from SL experiences. When I was trying to create the persona I was experimenting with, I felt it required some backstory to help explain some quirks and such. I wanted to develop a character, much as one does in a novel. But, I tend to over analyze things and look at things from psychological perspectives - and with psychology, there is always a backstory.
  16. L$2500, it's a private island on navigable water in an open community. I think I have 16,000 LI, of which maybe 300 are used by items the landlord placed (which I can return if I want). The only thing I can't do is put up ban lines and if I were to get an orb, I have to add the managers. I personally don't find it too restrictive and my lag is zilch. Not sure how the price rates, but I fell in love, so... Lol
  17. I think I understand now. Basically, if I can run on ultra, or even mid to high in sl, then I should not have any problems with blender. I usually only run ultra for pictures, or to take in the view for a moment, but mid and high, in general, don't give me much issues and I rarely over heat with this unit. I guess it's time for me to watch some tutorials :D. Thanks so much, Madelaine. Cheers
  18. OK, here's the whole sh-bang: I'm still curious that if my chipset is not a graphics card, how is it that I can run SL better than I could on my old laptops? anyhoo.. I would consider buying another more advanced computer, but this one is only about a year old, I'll give it a couple more years before I toss it to the kids lol
  19. Ok, maybe it's not the graphics card, where would I find the card info? I didn't say I have to run on low on this computer, I said I can run ultra if I want and that I usually run on mid to high the rest of the time. I only run on low if I have a bad connection or in a really laggy pace like a packed club. When I referred to minimum specs, I was referring to my old outdated system. So if I can run on high or even ultra in sl, I should be ok with blender?
  20. I think that's where I'm at now. I'll take you as you present yourself (I'm not as hung up on whether or not it is true, because what does it really matter inside of SL? If it works inside your own needs of SL and you are not purposefully hurting another, then these days I'm a lot more relaxed). Again, I think that is more regarding people that do NOT intend to bring Sl into RL. If there is an intention of deliberately mixing the two, then I think it is more important to be as honest as possible to avoid conflict - but, that's me.
  21. Indeed, it was a lot of wasted effort, but not necessarily wasted time. Sometimes we have to do things to determine that it's not what we like. I tried it, it didn't work for me, I ended it. I'm not going to try to say I am 100% honest 100% of the time, but I tend toward honesty vs white lies and definitely try to avoid the big fat lies (other than my previously mentioned experiment). Lately, if there is something don't want to tell or talk about, I just say so. That being said, I don't seem to care as much these days about whether or not someone is giving me the "real" story or a made up one (1st or 2nd) because I'll probably never meet them and unless we become very, very close friends in 1st life too, I'll never know the truth anyway. If I were, for example, using SL as a dating platform, I would care more about "the truth", but I'm not. Even inside of backstories that are role-play, made up, or whatever, there will always, in my opinion, be aspects of the real. How can you create if it doesn't come within?
  22. Doh! I should have listed the grpahics card. I have an Intel HD Graphics 5500, version Thanks all for your replies!
  23. Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere; I tried a search and failed to find anything to help me. I am pretty certain that blender should work on my laptop, as I do believe it meets the minimum specs. However, I know all too well that with meeting the minimum requirements for SL means a VERY frustrating, laggy SL that must be on the lowest graphics settings. I've also burnt up a few motherboards from my SL use in the past (even though my system exceeded the minimum requirements at that time). I don't want to kill my current laptop. SL seems to work fine on it and I can even run at ultra for short periods if I want. I generally run on mid to high when I have a good connection. That being said, here are my specs (if anyone can tell me if I had better not try it or if I'll be fine, I would be very thankful):
  24. I'm not sure I understand. Perhaps I should have said "I felt guilty" and left it at that? I think the reason I said "I felt too guilt"y instead of "I felt guilty" is because I recognize how commonplace it is to be less than honest in SL. Perhaps with "just enough guilt" a person might not change, but too much guilt may prompt change (as in my case, to alleviate the internal guilt/condemnation).
  25. Thank you all for the information. I understand the situation much, much better now. I still really like my place, so I think I'll keep it. I might just have to open a lil place on a 512, since I get it for free. Out of curiosity, if I were to pick up a larger parcel on the mainland, would the amount set for a 512 still be applied (aka lesser tier for me) or is that only applicable to a 512? Thanks again
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