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  1. The Evil Cat is kind of like the Queen of England, except higher ranking. Like the Queen of England, the Evil Cat does not need a passport.
  2. However, *Evil* Cats do not run from the Slenderman. They go bat-bat-bat with their paws on those things sticking out of his back.
  3. The Bellisseria Evil Cat is far more evil and scary than the Bellisseria slenderman. Just give the Slenderman some pizza. He will magically become the Bellisseria fat man. 🙂
  4. Because Linden's participate in conversations. (Yay!) And they inevitably drop a little bit of information along the way. That doesn't mean every word they say should be posted.
  5. How is a cat not evil? ”Cat is not evil” just doesn’t make sense as a concept. All cats are evil. And yes, the Bellisseria Citizens group has an evil cat. It’s a snow leopard.
  6. Every time I see this thread, I make the mistake of thinking it’s about the Bellisseria evil cat. Then I look and discover (again) that it’s about some other cat!
  7. People seem to have forgotten that when Bellisseria first opened up, ban lines were allowed and there were no security orb restrictions. It was people going to Linden Lab and asking for something to be done about the ban line/security orb problem that led to those restrictions being put announced not long after the continent opened up for residents to move in. But it was AFTER the continent opened up, not before. People panicked and raged. And then a huge success happened. Even some of the people who said it would be a disaster have ended up thanking the lab for putting those restrictions in place. I suggest that people who want to see this problem solved in the rest of mainland need to be telling the Lab that. I’m not the only one who says that, by the way. At SL16B, Ebbe Linden also said that he needed to hear from users if that is what they want.
  8. I thought about doing something like this as you can see from my post about it that you're responding to. 🙂 It looks like it won't happen, at least not this year. But I think it is a good thing to do to build community, so I'd love to invite the entire Bellisseria community to participate if only the rules of the various community groups did not prohibit my doing so given the reality that it will be located outside of Bellisseria. With that said, I don't see the Fairground for a few days as a viable solution because I just don't think this would work well as an event lasting only a few days. I'm trying to set a place where people can participate or just come walk around for the holiday season. And it would just disappear too soon if it were just a few days long. But the more I think about it, the more I'm also kind of conflicted because I value, appreciate, and love Bellisseria for its sense of community, but I'm not about spreading a sense of community just in Bellisseria. I'm trying to do it for all of Second Life. I understand there are reasons for the rules and so on, but I also find myself wondering if I'd be consistent with my own goals and values if I setup a second event doing the same thing just because a particular segment of the population has set up obstacles to their own participation in something setup for the benefit of the whole grid. That's not intended as dissing anyone and, like I said, I do understand the rules are setup the way they are for reasons. But I hope it explains a bit of cognitive tension I feel about the idea of setting up this community event for the whole grid . . . then setting up something separate just for Bellisseria. Sorry about that. I've been out due to moving in real life, getting hurt in the process, and, frankly, just plain getting distracted by other things. Here is the SLurl for this year's edition. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koss/77/77/117
  9. Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanza, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Saturnalia, and Happy Solstice! However you celebrate it, this is the season when we all come together for friendship and love. For the second year running, I'm dedicating a portion of my snow lands as a holiday display. I can think of no better way to celebrate this season of friendship and love than by inviting you and all my other friends, neighbors, and even total strangers to be a part of this display so that it will truly be a product of friendship and love. So I am inviting you to join in by adding your unique contribution to the display! And this is how: (1) Go here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Koss/77/77/117 -- it extends all the way up the top of the mountain and you are welcome to decorate the buildings as well. Just be sure you are on the Season of Love & Friendship Land. I recommend showing parcel boundaries so you can see the whole area. (2) Join the group Season of Love & Friendship so you can rez things. Don't worry. You can leave the group as soon as you are done. And the landmark should drop you right in front of a group joiner. (3) Rez a holiday decoration that you enjoy. It can be anything. The holidays of all faiths and secular people from this time of year are welcome. (4) Come visit anytime. Feel free to enjoy the adjoining Snow Leopard Preserve and Paro's Spot as well. I built them for all to enjoy. There's even a sled rezzer on the mountain next to the cabin! 🙂 On January 5, 2020, I will return all items to their owner, so your contribution will return to you. Please do not rez anything that is no copy because such items sometimes get deleted by SL's return function. Also, please do not give decorations to me because I won't be able to keep track of who I need to give things back to. If you know someone who might like to participate, please invite them by giving them this notecard. If I do not know them, it doesn't matter. They are welcome too. This is for everyone. I own a lot of land, so if I need to add more to this project, I will. If you are a DJ/performer, and you would be interested in volunteering to perform at a party on Christmas Day, I'd like to hear from you. I plan on doing a show myself this year, and I'd love it if others would join me. I hope this will cause an outpouring of friendship and love that shows all those who are lonely on the holidays that perhaps they are not so lonely after all. And a party like that might just be a way to show it even more. Please contact me with any questions. Female (female.winslet)
  10. Last year, I bought a piece of the Sansara Snowlands overlooking Lake Zermat. I took a big chunk of it and dedicated it as a holiday display. And I opened it up to anyone to rez or to build anything that was meaningful to them for any of the holiday seasons--Kwanza, the solstice, Christmas, Saturnalia, and Hannukah all welcomed and everyone invited to contribute whatever was meaningful to them in honor of those seasons. It was a pre-Bellisseria attempt to build community and to embrace people who feel lonely at this time of year feel a little less alone. Quite honestly, I thought people would think I was too cheap or unskilled to do my own land decorations. But what actually ended up happening was that people said they found it very meaningful. So I'm getting ready to do it again. So here's why this is in the Linden home forum. We have Bellisseria now and a lot of community has formed around it. I'm wondering whether it would be possible to do something like this in Bellisseria? This could be something organized through Linden Lab and the Moles (let me know how I can help and I will pitch in so it's not just a resident asking you all to do stuff!). Failing that, perhaps some residents would like to join me with me in offering up home space for the purpose? Anticipating the usual worries about griefers, I am posting the text of last year's invite below. It was also advertised in the SL press, it was right next to the conclusion of the winter swaginator hunt, and the number of griefers was . . . zero. ---------------------- Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Saturnalia, and Happy Kwanza. ! However you celebrate it, this is the season of friendship and love. I have purchased a snowy land parcel to setup a holiday display. I can think of no better way to celebrate this season of friendship and love than by inviting my friends to be a part of this display so that it will truly be a product of friendship and love. So I am inviting you to join in by adding your unique contribution to the display! And this is how: (1) Go here: 􀀀 (2) Join the group Season of Love & Friendship so you can rez things. Don't worry. You can leave the group as soon as you are done. (3) Rez a holiday decoration that you enjoy. It can be anything. The holidays of all faiths and secular people from this time of year are welcome. After New Year's Day, I will go and return all items to their owner, so your contribution will return to you. Please do not give decorations to me because I won't be able to keep track of who I need to give things back to. If you know someone who might like to participate, please invite them by giving them this notecard. If I do not know them, they are welcome too. If you are a DJ/performer, and you would be interested in volunteering to perform at a party on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, I'd like to hear from you. I don't know if that will happen. But I hope this will cause an outpouring of friendship and love that shows all those who are lonely on the holidays that perhaps they are not so lonely after all. And a party like that might just be a way to show it even more. Please contact me with any questions. Lia (female.winslet)
  11. The best security orb is “none.” Same as the best ban line is “none.” You can always right click and eject/ban the rare trouble maker that comes along. Your friends can rez because you can adjust autoreturn. Second life is not exactly densely populated where you are likely to have lots of visitors. If you have problems, see above about ejecting and banning. Of course, for maximum privacy you need to be on an estate, not the mainland.
  12. I always feel amused when discussions come up because I go from the discussion about SL being too female-centric to logging in, DJing, and having people get all excited about “OMG A rl woman! That’s so rare in SL!” It kinda makes me wonder.
  13. The evil cat has retroactively lost a life in the past. I’m down to 4 lives left now!
  14. For much of the summer, I’ve been focused on other, non-SL stuff, so I haven’t really been reading the forums much at all. As it gets colder, I’m spending more time and energy on SL again, so I’m starting to read the forums again. I have to say that reading the mainland forums at least is a nice experience. The posts have changed. Seems like there is a lot more interest in the common good, in mainland appreciation, and in advocating to Linden Lan to make things better. As Ebbe Linden said during SL16B, the lab needs to hear from its users as to what they want when they want change. He was responding to a user question about curbing ban lines and about security orb abuse, but the point goes far beyond that. I’m generally pro-GTFO even though I have chosen for my own reasons not to be a part of them any longer and I’ve moved onto other things personally. But I think there are lots of nice people there and it’s something that gets people looking at, exploring, and thinking about mainland. There are (or were) some sightseeing tours of the mainland as well that were wonderful for the same reason. And I am loving the idea of this group being formed to appreciate mainland and advocate for Linden Lab policies that improve it. Bravo! I don’t know if it’s the influence of Bellisseria or something else, but I feel like maybe I’m sensing a revival of community spirit on the mainland. And that is wonderful!
  15. So true story . . . . I was recently hired as a flight instructor by one of the major aircraft makers in SL. One of the things they asked me to do was to learn some of the really advanced flying techniques that most people don’t know. Suits me well because the reason I like this maker is because of the realism and the learning involved in flying their products. But it does mean a lot more flying than I did before. So I’m flying in and out of the airport where they are located a lot. And just beyond the airport, within the approach path to it, is the Fiji Estates. And, out of the blue, a couple of days ago, I get a message from Jane (not the user’s real name) who tells me in a very hostile way that she saw me in her house and I shouldn’t go in someone else’s house without their permission and thanks to me, her security orb is going to be turned on now. Well . . . I don’t know who this person is or where their house is. But I do know that I haven’t been wandering around inside of anyone’s home. I started to type a sarcastic come back about how I’m sure the person is very important, but I don’t know or care about where their house is. Then I realize that might reflect badly on more than just me. So I tell Jane I haven’t been in the house, explain what I’m doing and why. It takes a bit of convincing, but by the time I get down to explaining in specific terms what I’m doing and which aviation company I’m working for, the conversation turns. We had a friendly conversation from that point forward and parted on good terms. I hope Jane and I cross paths again. I’m sure it probably helps that you can look in my groups and see that I’m in their staff group and they are known for both ultrarealism and for offering instructors. Makes it easy to verify. But the bottom line here, and the reason why I mention the story, is that sometimes people really do get upset over things that are actually a misunderstanding. So take a moment. Breath. Don’t fly off the hand right away. As long as people can talk about it without getting into that irrational anger too far, these things can be worked out and often times people really can part ways as friends, provided that both parties allow it to happen.
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