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Madelaine McMasters

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  1. I first set foot in SL in late 2007, but lasted only an hour, never getting off Orientation Island. I returned for good in April of 2008, as Madelaine Marbach. Within 48 hours, I was gifted L$250 by a woman so I could purchase pretty hair. I still have it. My li'l devil avi wears it. Like the rest of you, I feel nostalgia for those days, not because SL was better then (it surely wasn't) but because the thrill of the new never gets old. It took me some time to learn that "Wear" was preferable to "Detach" followed by "Add", which would save me the embarrassment that forced me to change clothing under a barge in a canal on some fairly deserted region. Now I both know how do dress myself and don't mind being momentarily naked in the middle of Sunday services. SL has some a long way, and so have I.
  2. not that I have, but am now wondering how it would go if sat on a popcorn machine without the lid on 😸 If you're lucky, you'll have a story to tell, like my late Aunt and Uncle who literally broke-in their new (1955 or so) washing machine by getting frisky on top of it during an unbalanced spin cycle.
  3. I've had a very consistent look for over a decade, wearing the same shape/skin/hair. I took a major departure six years ago when @Parhelion Palou gifted me the Li'l Devil avatar (he has the male version and wears it well) as an alternate look. Par's choice of that avatar for me was clearly based on my personality. I immediately fell in love with it, and started stabbing people and setting them on fire. Some people in the forum know me primarily by that look and the behavior it spawned, which I think @Scylla Rhiadra will attest is consistent with the Maddy she's always known. My recent switch to a mesh body forced a redo of my wardrobe. The redo and the arrival of Covid-19 got me to view myself in a slightly different light. That resulted in my return to the "dating" scene, with all the ripple on effects (budgeting of time, etc.) that brings. That's caused a far bigger change in my behavior. I see a circular effect in my relationship with my SL self. That might, at times, be virtuous... or vicious. My look reflects me and influences me.
  4. It isn't just the change in my appearance that's a bit unsettling, is it? That change was brought about by a change in my focus here. That, in turn, has changed your perception of not just my avatar, but of the woman in the chair who's driving it. I might be finding the change more unsettling than you.
  5. Gonna post my menagerie again... I've disturbed a few people over the years, sometimes with that menagerie.
  6. Noooo! Outside of one very bad day when I was 15, those were wonderful years for me.
  7. What about people who sneak up from behind?
  8. Inoxcro, we are residents, just like you, and have no ability to address your complaint. You have been warned to remove the name of the person from your post, as you are violating the SL Community Guidelines. Here is the relevant passage from those guidelines... "Interpersonal Disputes or Personal Negative Commentary: If you have a personal disagreement, do not post about it on the Second Life community pages. Residents who have personal differences have other channels of communication available to them — private messaging in the forums, IM within Second Life, or chatting within Second Life." If you refuse to remove the person's name, it's likely that your post will be removed and you will get, at the very least, a warning from the moderators. You have returned to the thread after Rolig's warning, so you are aware of your violation. Please remove the offending name from your post before YOU are the one who gets punished.
  9. You put your foot down more than four months ago, yet are "now" still dealing with him? Esther, it looks to me like he's winning.
  10. You are simply nuts, and therefore perfect for SL. Welcome back, Rebecca. We need you!
  11. If you do re-sign to get a new UUID, don't you dare tell me what it is. I'll find something naughty in it that will haunt you for the rest of your life. I've demonstrated my ability to do that, so don't test meeeee!
  12. Be is the periodic table symbol for Beryllium, which has a density (when liquid) of .69g/cm3 greater than water (when liquid). Although my Father was 50 when I was born, he declared he was "39" and holding. He kept that up until he got tired of hearing me say "You look like crap for a man of 39, what the hell have you been doing to yourself?" and switched to "69 and holding" when he turned 69. He continued 2 be 69 until his death at the age of 88. Had he made it 11 more years, he'd have made it to b 99, 2 be 69. I think you're reading this all wrong, Rebecca. It's a lovely UUID (which makes one wonder why U use a UID ;-).
  13. I've been text-chatting most of my life, having learned to type on a computer keyboard when very young. Dad had a minicomputer with two terminals, one in his office and another in his machine shop, which he used to design and make things. I was not to disturb him while he was working, but quickly discovered that he'd answer if I typed something at the keyboard of whichever terminal he was not at. I was hooked. He and I had countless chats, big and small, over the years, continuing the practice nearly until his death. When I went off to college, I chatted with classmates on the university timeshare system. With help from folks in the Milwaukee Computer Society, I built my own modem and joined their BBS in 1986/7. From there I went to The Well, eWorld and (in 1993) the WWW where I haunted IRC chatrooms, technical forums, and Usenet science newsgroups. I stayed connected with a couple IRC friends via Yahoo Messenger, one for more than a dozen years (had he come to SL when I did, he'd have been Snugs). During the waning days of my relationship with my SL-ex, I went looking for other ways to have meaningful discourse with people and found the forums. I've been here nearly 11 years. I spent several of those haunting the Answers section helping people with SL's steep learning curve. When in-world, I'd usually stand on the ottoman in front of my fireplace in the lighthouse at Forgotten City, or in the wheat at The Far Away trying to steal AM Radio's locomotive, chatting with unseen friends across the grid. I am a creature of text. I've recently shifted the bulk of my chat time back in-world, where the conversations are kinder, gentler and more immediate, as they were originally... over forty years ago.
  14. Why are you treating this as theoretical? You have done it and you are awful at it.
  15. So, what's the takeaway from all this?
  16. ...sets you on fire, for no reason.
  17. The evidence absolutely surrounds me, and refutes your claim that freedom and equality are natural. So you cite a wiki page about moral frameworks that support freedom and equitability (the entire idea of "rights" as espoused by Epicurianism, Stoicism, Catholicism, etc) while insinuating that moral frameworks are arbitrary and perhaps in conflict with the things they promote? The irony is strong in you, Chromal.
  18. As I explained in a previous post, I don't think we're more vain here. Maddy looks better than me because it's so effortless to be pretty here. I take the path of least resistance. I'd have to spend hours and dollars to make Maddy as grungy and haggard as I look on a good day in RL.
  19. Judging by my efforts to "educate" my 26 year old emergency backup son, who's got a good heart and a thick skull... a skabillion. ETA: It's frustrating, but he's worth the effort.
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