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  1. NON NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER TRANSLATION: THE PROJECT IS TEMPORARILY FOR NOW ON HOLD. MORE INFORMATION IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE WILL COME. Please don't message me in world, i'm rarely on except for Djing on Starlordx1983 and blogging times. There's a messaging service on my website or you can join my discord for more information.
  2. As i am a active FFXIV player: A ton of japanese culture IS that way .. like from a fan perspective - i'm not lying, they got the better games, they know how to be more apologetic - however they also know how to be far more arrogant about both LOL. Also your mentioning of the EU: They're yelling at NZ currently to stop using european names on cheese that .. well a lot of them are european style cheeses that aren't made in the EU but derive from the source. So my question would probably defeat the WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS THREAD and make me the bad guy (Though at this point i've already been that by not being clear or smart but oh well XD) : WHY CANT I NAME MY CHEESE CHEDDAR AND WHY CANT I HAVE MY EDAM CHEESE? ...i mean that's the extent of the produce argument right now with the EU. However part of the original statement that was argued is the sacredness of certain cultures, and the more we refuse to respect them the meaning gets lost. Which is why japan needs to quit being arrogant about how flippantly "SUPERIOR" they are and be a little more mindful of their history - because they've done just as much damage as euro centric and americanized places long before europeans and americans came on board . Look this thread became trashfire on accident because of me, and also because not a lot of people were respecting the original poster... But Pasifika and Maori culture alike are considered sacred, while your typical Yukata or Kimono aren't. I personally still try and respect japanese culture the same way, but then again i did just unlock Samurai in FFXIV - so i'm subject to the extremist judging people think i've been dishing out (and haven't been) Let's just remember: Capitalizing on a sacred historical object without sharing the history and value of it is the largest issue with SL right now - And we have the 1990s to thank for this bull***** LOL - the amount of times you realized "TRIBAL" tattoos were ripped from the lands and people in the pacific or native cultures of the US and other places... We just should do more careful thought- it's not about who we are as a race or anything, it's who the culture is that we're looking to share with - If you're determined it's OK to wear a maori tattoo in SL - then ask about WHAT it means and how to respect it when you're wearing it. If you don't care. Then it isn't my job to legally fight you. If you want to be a Maori warrior - don't just dress like one. It's like us nerds of anime and et all - like japanese culture, - you wear that Samurai Kimono you better know the history- it isn't required, but it's a philosophical moment of authenticity of self and those around you. God i gotta quit engaging in a university level of things - nobody cares.
  3. I beleive i did, but if you give me time i have to get organized if i'm to proceed with this project please see the updates post - PLUS my post above this that explains WHY it's up in the air. Everyone's welcome to keep replying, but i need to do more planning and organizing if it's to ever fly off the ground.
  4. "aren't proceeding" would be ... mixed messages, i guess - I SORT OF AM prodceeding, and i guess my blog post wasn't clear. I need to figure out HOW i need to do this instead of leading everyone on I let everyone choose their song and it was a song peopel were choosing that i'd made two years ago and had no intention of releasing to spotify or otherwise. If anything it's more about WHAT needs track covers on audius that may be used for popular music platforms - and I just didn't think this through at the time because i didn't know about amuse.io. which i used to release Chasing You on spotify for. I have indeed closed off the google forms, but you're welcome to wait around and see what's available - Right now i'm REALLY not in the right headspace because I'm not good at organizing everyone without panicking. If someone wants to be a project manager voluntarily and help organize it - I'm happy to sort of plan and open it back up. It will be end of Jan/Early feb before i consider anything. Part of this is that i have Autism and ADHD and if i don't think it through it doesn't work - so if anyone's WILLING and able to not just model but collaborate in the organizational sense .. I'll do the photography when it comes to that, and designing it - but planning poses and everything might take a little more consideration. I apologize profusley You're all amazing. I don't want to leave anyone out - so even if the google forms are closed just feel free to reply here or comment on my blog posts to see where i'm at. And thank you RowanMinx for responding If you're not in my discord you don't usually have the same updates because i forget where all i've posted about it. So yes, it's "UP IN THE AIR" / "NOT REALLY PROCEEDING" - but more so "AT THIS MOMENT IT ISN'T" - So without trying to lead anyone on or make poeple feel like i'm leaving them out i wanted to clarify <3 Hope you had a wonderful christmas/new year
  5. There IS NO MINISTRY of "purity" Mixed race people have a history, they have their place in the world just like everyone else. Nobody is erasing anyone in this thread (except for the select few who keep arguing that this thread is pointless without giving good decent reasons) As for the historical tattoos of cultures in the pacific, whether it's Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji - or anywhere else (Maori included) The idea of the historical TATTOO is not to say that you can't learn or respect the things from it - but let's just be real.. Would you wear box braids, a moko and samoan plus tahitian tattoos as well as an indian sari in real life? If you are mixed race, then sure YOU PROBABLY WILL - and nobody's saying anything about mixed race being an issue - the WHOLE THREAD WAS ABOUT MOKO in specific lol - IF you ARENT mixed race, or any of the races in question - Then are you just mocking the rest of the world? I mean in combination here, let's just be real - Indian Sari's are something used in a lot of the world and there's culture respect where you're given permission to wear these items ... (and then there's white people in tattoo shops banking off historical culture without permission) So yea, the trashfire thread is partially my fault i admit because i'm not clear enough in what i'm intending, i'm not clear enough in what i'm saying - and i'm not trying to start a WHITE PURITY THREAD. If one is Scottish, do you not find some sort of minor offense at the Kilt being used in strange and different ways without respect to it's origin? If one is German, does one not find offense in how i make pretzels the american way (I'm german.irish in heritage, i find offense at my crappy baking, ignore my stupid humor lol.) - If one is german, and say for example you saw some huge Nazi halloween party and they were all wearing LEDERHOSEN (Specifically bavarian) - and nobody was german at the party and they were all from another non european country? I mean nobody complains when Visual Kei bands wear Nazi outfits (Malice Mizer is a big one from the 90s - just look up the NPS NGS photoshoot.) - so i guess we shouldn't complain when someone wants to tattoo their body with cultural history? I mean the fact that some people are just sitting heres saying "Education sux" "You're the nazi" (in so many words, nobody's getting called out specifically, nor are the words EXACT lol) - Nobody's asking for a puritan council either. I'm aware that my words are not perfect, i'm white - i got it, it's not my voice that should be the loudest. I'm white, i'm an american ex-pat, and most of my study in university was design and japanese culture - so it's not like i'm super versed on pacific culture - I know what i've learned from NZ media, and others around me - including my social work classes i took once. It's the knowledge from one's background that makes something more authentic, so if it becomes a thing where it's suddenly OK still to have these things in SL - we need to be more aware of the background, the heritage, and the history. Moko? No. As an expat, and someone living in the south island of NZ - i have no right to wear one of those in SL. If i were doing it for the sake of ART and creating a MAORI avatar for the sake of art in NZ - that would be different, but then like we've learned in univeristy, we learn and we research, and we ask questions - I got in trouble on twitter calling the "Americas Cup" a rich white people's sport, because despite it largely being a RICH WHITE PEOPLE'S SPORT - everyone is allowed to enjoy it. (Not me, i can't stand it LOL - i'm extremely against it as a sport, because i don't see what it does for NZ's economy besides annoy me every summer here) - Cricket isn't just for the rich, the Super Smash series was free today LIVE and in person in Mt. Maunganui - (Btw, we have no community transmission in NZ, we have live sport shut up lol) .... So for the sake of this argument, it's not about A PURITAN COUNCIL - it's about asking the right questions, it's about learning the history behind things. Nobody's taking your inspired Maori avatars away, and nobody's taking that tattoo off MP - but i'm pretty sure if you asked a bunch of education providers, plus tribes in NZ - they'd be asking why 1. it exists and 2. they're not getting a cut of it : D Now, hopefully my trashfire argument has been laid to rest and i can stop trying to track my words on here - I am happy to write a blog post that is more thought out on this topic - because it's a big deal with many people and i'm VERY BORED of typical euro-centric (White european that is) and american-centric (white again lol) - attitudes on "SOMEONE MADE IT SO I CAN WEAR IT" - It's not like Japan where they're OK with you wearing their tattoos, their kimonos etc.
  6. HONEY I think you were an event blogger for me when i had an event See the post above me
  7. I jokingly say hive minded, because I'm happy to make friends with anyone and everyone. While it's nice to have something in common, it's always nice to find something new to learn and experience! I am sometimes anti-social, so literally if I don't message you for days.. it's not because i don't like you it's because i'm either doing things or not online. I play FFXIV a lot so i'm not always on, but i'm happy to hook up and chat outside of SL on discord as well as in SL I'm an amateur music producer, i'm also an illustrator and graphic designer. I just recently shut my in world store down because it was not SPARKING JOY! I have two avatars Tokyo Enyo / Starlordx1983. And if you actually know me from yoinks ago then you'll maybe remember my very first? Reiko Fimicoloud . I have other avatars but Tokyo and Starlord are my mains
  8. Honey that's cause you haven't found people that have been on long enough to STICK WITH IT - I'm not ALWAYS on and sometimes i go on long hiatus spurts, but this time around i've been on almost all year XD and considering the drama i accidentally kept getting involved int - THATS PRETTY DAMN LONG IN A LONG STINT FOR ME XD happy to meet up next time i'm on, i need to learn more about the UPPER ECHELONS OF SHOPPING!
  9. I'm a 30 something genderqueer/trans individual who has two avatars, I'm an amatuer music producer, former fashion designer in second life. Am currently also a freelance illustrator/graphic designer in SL and RL. I have my own linden home FINALLY lmao. I'm a huge geek , comics are my lingo, anime a bit - (I've seen all of sailor moon, most of gintama, peace maker kurogane and others XD) - I play FFXIV when i'm not on SL (I'm a marine in a free company called patting zoo on goblin server lol) I have Autism and ADHD, and i'm working on being less stupid about being sociable. I need to stop being so commerically focused and more focused on just enjoying what SL has to offer. Please get me off of my pixel butt XD
  10. Trying to centralize a mini database of december's job listings https://starlordx1983.wixsite.com/ksblog/post/looking-for-an-sl-job <--- If you've got a job or promotion you'd like to do please fill out the form on that site. If you've got an event or otherwise you need promoting see this page: https://starlordx1983.wixsite.com/ksblog/post/december-promotion-sign-up Please note that i'm a mere blogger/artist and am trying to help out by gathering some info in a central place as WELL as the usual suspects
  11. Heeey it's me I'm BEHIND on checking this - I'm just gonna hit ACCEPT on all of y'all and send you this model release form.. that way you all above this post and below CAN FILL THIS OUT. Then i'll be able to get you scheduled when i get a chance https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJgJN1Tv07JSKChMTpgsXRBUBR86MQHXdyEkpoGWZ2yKRc7g/viewform?usp=sf_link I'm on around late evening/late nights - and if i'm not online in world just notecard/IM me It will be a week or so still before i'm entirely ready to figure out what needs doing
  12. Music Project Model Search Ah, the life of being a designer in and out of second life! Oh how I may have left the ranks of the fashion designers, but in a way, I'm still tethered to Adobe's code like a pup to the treat jar. I am looking for volunteers to model for track covers, this means that you'll get professional second life photography done by me, as well as be featured on youtube and other platforms. No moving videos planned as of yet, most of the videos are still visualizers with the cover bouncing in the background. For more information see: FLICKR WIX BLOG: https://starlordx1983.wixsite.com/ksblog/post/music-project-model-search
  13. It's not about carving out spaces, so if i sound like that i'm sorry. It's always about education. Good god i'd never want to throw a mixed race person out just because they "ARE THE ROUND PEG FOR A SQUARE HOLE" (bad and really old analogy) . It's always about learning, it's always about existing. It's never about pushing people out. If you're mixed race, then you celebrate all of your heritage, why would it be incorrect for you to do otherwise? There will never BE a utopia anywhere sadly, but it's never going to be perfect no matter what we do.. And "balance" doesn't always help either. I guess i'm too nice? I just want there to be more equality in SL, and there hasn't been - and frankly, it's getting more and more like RL the longer i stay on it - and there's no telling what people are gonna try next. The original discussion was over a MAORI and Pasifika issue, and i stand by it - I live in New Zealand, and cultural appropriation in the format of not understanding OR CARING about the culture something comes from - is a HUGE deal, and academically and otherwise - If this was put outside the game and someone was a celebrity that was 100% white and no pasifika or maori heritage at all - and had a MOKU they'd be shunned if not sued. We just aren't fighting for cultural progress because "IT"S JUST A GAME" people scream, and then when we say that people get mad back - So what's everyone's problem then?
  14. Thanks, because it's about time we created education around what's culturally OK and what's not. Inspiring from other cultures can be OK but it's about researching what's OK and what's not ok. Educate yourself before you end up in the wrong situation next time - i'm not the one to tell you what to do, i'm the white kid lol - but i'm trying to educate my ass before i end up in the wrong situation all over again. :)
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