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Madelaine McMasters

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  1. I'm still digesting yesterday's breakfast, Lillie. For those who feel like eating light today, I've left a pitcher of bubble juice and glasses on the counter. Happy Wednesday, Kids!
  2. Daki Aries wrote: I don't get why the guys involved in these relationships are called "pervs" and the females are not. What's the difference? I like mature 20th century equality between the sexes and wonder why one would fantasize about abusive un-equal roles people were forced to live out in less enlightened times? Why is being a slave something you wish for or fantasize about? Daki, I agree that "perv" should have no more gender bias than the statistics allow (how's that for weasel wording?) I'd also like to like to rephrase your last question a few ways to show how I see it. I'll start with your theme and add my variations... "Why is being a slave / master something you wish for or fantasize about?" "Why is being Christiam/Muslim something you wish for or fantasize about?" "Why is being a socialist / capitalist something you wish for or fantasize about?" "Why is being male/female something you wish for or fantasize about?" We can ask these questions honestly or pejoratively. People come to their wishes by a mix of nature and nurture. I might think that socialsm is unjust, someone else might think that capitalism is. We might have a hard time finding two capitalists that agree completely on just how capitalism should work. If you've followed any of the gender discussions here, you'll find there's a whole rainbow of things to consider. So, a woman executive who's had a long hard day pushing the envelope in the workplace might like to come home to a romantic evening with a partner who she can trust to "take control" in a loving fashion and give her the freedom to simply make someone happy, a thing she found very difficult to do at work. Would that partner be considered abusive if she, having spent the day bending over backwards to please by towing the line, took some pleasure in setting the direction of the evening herself, with the hope and expection (borne of experience) that she'd get it right and make someone happy by doing things her way? A loving relationship, regardless of its coloring is just that... loving. Which brings me around to asking which is the more useful question... Why do you wish to do something I don't understand? or Do I wish to understand why you do the things you do?
  3. Dillon Levenque wrote: BTW, I'm pretty sure I heard that Carole has walked through the fire. It can change a person. Didn't change me, but I've heard some people are more sensitive to the flame. Yes, Carole walked through my fire. I don't think it changed her a bit. Then you stepped in wearing a firearm and nicked your own thigh. I can't wait to see how sensitive Void is to the flame.
  4. Lia Abbot wrote: Madelaine McMasters wrote: It's so nice to have you back, Lia. It's been soooo long since my glasses had a good cleaning. ;-) Happy Tuesday, Kids! /me makes a dash for it whilst Maddy peers through her smudgy glasses and chats to a tree. That's a tree? I thought it was Hippie! His butt did feel a li'l rough when I patted it.
  5. Lia Abbot wrote: Happy Tuesday to all! It's so nice to have you back, Lia. It's been soooo long since my glasses had a good cleaning. ;-) Happy Tuesday, Kids!
  6. Simondavis wrote: Very well stated but yet i dont think you understood my point there, i hve true friends here in sl and i said that there are the exceptions to the rule here in sl but there are far more bad people here than good, over the five years ive been here i now have my permenent SL wife it took me awhile to get her to see thas what i wanted i personally have never cheated on anyone ive been with here in sl or rl for that matter, I have played the game so to speak and realized that the game was so much more, ive have had my share of drama more than you would believe if i took the time to explain it all i have had people just for the fun of it try to break me and my girl up using alts to slander her name and i belived it for awhile then realized she is what i wanted here and to hell with the rest, the mixture of the people that view this a s a game only are the ones you have to watch out for here in SL. This game is pardond the words the ultimate Mind **bleep**, you can make anyone think and belive anything you want here and there are those here that prey on those tender souled individuals here nad i find that disturbing because some do use this forum as a sort of therapy for their RL. I have had friends become more here and become rl married couples, those are the ones that know just what SL is really about, but most swing towardsthe drama claming that they do not want any drama lol i find that laughable actually, because you have to admit drama is the bread and butter of SL in the long run. So yes Friends are truely possible here i never deny that fact. Simondavis, you're making generalizations that certainly don't agree with my observations. I find most people in SL to be good. It would be hard to imagine all the wonderous creations I see if there were "far more bad people here than good". When the world around me looks wrong the first thing I do is wash my glasses (usually in Lia Abbot's gin). I want the best vision possible.. clear with no discoloration. Throughout life, we look for patterns to explain things in the world around us. When I look closely, the most powerful pattern in my life is my own involvement in it.
  7. UncommonTruth wrote: Madelaine McMasters wrote: Hi Lindsey, After you dig out from under all your IMs in-world, revisit the forums. We're an odd little subset of SL residents, but we're okay! If you connect with Hippie, you'll be on your way to meeting lots of folks. Make sure you join the Hippiestock group so you'll become a part of Hippiestock 2! Hippiestock 2? :matte-motes-sing: That sounds like Hippiestock, sequaled! It had to be good to be sequaled right? UncommonTruth, I think it's a common truth that Hippiestock was worth a sequel ;-) ETA: I hope to see you and Lindsey there!
  8. Suella Ember wrote: Not wanting to pee on anyone's bonfire (LL could well still be working on something like this) but Rod himself has said that this is just press speculation and he's foud in quite amusing to watch! https://twitter.com/#!/rodvik/status/117388201966047232 https://twitter.com/#!/rodvik/status/117389228563890176 Suella, I'm glad you've found evidence LL may not be doing the wrong thing. Now I can return to waiting for evidence they're doing the right thing. Not that I have any idea what that is, mind you.
  9. Hi Lindsey, After you dig out from under all your IMs in-world, revisit the forums. We're an odd little subset of SL residents, but we're okay! If you connect with Hippie, you'll be on your way to meeting lots of folks. Make sure you join the Hippiestock group so you'll become a part of Hippiestock 2!
  10. I didn't receive a notecard, Lyra. Try again? I sent you my e-mail address in a forum PM.
  11. Quinn Morani wrote: Madelaine McMasters wrote: Dillon Levenque wrote: I've found that in the places I go regularly, most of us make a point of speaking to new people (possibly 'cause we're just getting bored with talking to ourselves all the time). As you so sagely noted, we're all prolly dying to talk to someone new ;-) No wonder no one talks to me anymore! :matte-motes-tongue: We can't ignore you if you're not there.
  12. It's a reactionary move. Lightweight mobile games have sucked all the oxygen from the room. I doubt LL would be an acquisition target. SL's learning curve is steep and gaming companies are discovering that people are not spending as much time in game as they once did (resulting in much of their development effort going unseen). There's a small and static market for SL. If I have a concern here, it's that even modest success in this new direction will draw attention away from SL.
  13. I'll trade you a Yoo Hoo for your Boo Hoo (mind the sweeties down in the chicken house)... And to compliment the odd story of being one's own grandfather, here's the definitive explanation of the butterfly effect... And finally, because I adore John Hartford and phonograph records and hors d'oeuvres in bed...
  14. DQ Darwin wrote: Hugs all, ahhhhhh Sunday:) Time to get in the mood, go ahead shake it no one is looking.... I started playing it and thought my phone was ringing. "In the Mood" is my ringtone ;-) Here's one for all the Maple Leafers... And if that's not enough... Wake up, Everybody!
  15. Ishtara Rothschild wrote: Madelaine McMasters wrote: That's an interesting take. I'm not unwilling to reveal some RL information, but how would anybody know if it's true? So my little story is no more proof of my gender than my avatar is. True. But people either take these revelations at face value and get their hopes up, or try and pressure others into voice or cam sessions in an attempt to "verify" their gender. Making it very clear that RL is no-go zone and being secretive about it can prevent both. I also find it interesting you see my story as showing an insecurity in my figure. It seems to me that if I was insecure, I'd be wearing the padding Trudy thinks I need. As a wannabe Domme, I think you'd find my insecurities lie elsewhere and are nothing I'm particularly concerned about. I don't see it that way, I'm just saying that's what someone might read into it. And you're right that I'm one of those insecure RL males who try their hand at D/s play in SL, or at least that's what I used to do before I stopped socializing and roleplaying in SL. I never exclude myself when I make derogatory remarks about the SL population. As for the superficiality of relationships here, it's often the case that the two parties don't see it quite the same way. That's why it's important to set expectations right up front. Exactly. And secrecy about RL matters is a great way to do that, imho. Although in my case, being open about my RL gender and -situation does exactly the same trick If one owns nothing that people would want to steal, there is no sense in locking the door. What I'm trying to get at is that there is a lot of RL we can share, both as a way of managing expectations and as a way of being ourselves. If I'm in a terrible mood because of something that's happened in RL, it might be helpful to explain that. Doing so needn't compromise my stance about mixing SL and RL. What you've communicated about your RL situation might have the same effect as what I've communicated about mine. It helps set expectations and explains your world view. Maybe that turns away droves, but might it also resonate with a few people with whom you can have interesting conversations? It could happen!
  16. Void, I've never seen LOD factor not be sticky. How does it get unsticky to begin with?
  17. Ishtara Rothschild wrote: Madelaine McMasters wrote: Ishy, I think there are some RL things one can tell. For example, my 90 year old neighbor Trudy (she's my second mom) thinks I should pad my bra more because I look like a young man. Doesn't that seem a safe revelation? It does seem safe, unless one was trying to keep SL and RL entirely separate. If I understood the OP correctly, she is in one or more purely cyber-sexual SL relationships and doesn't want her cyber-lovers to become interested or emotionally invested in her RL person. By telling them something like your example, she'd signal that she's a) most likely female in RL, b) not unwilling to reveal RL information, and c) probably just a tiny bit insecure about her figure, which causes the kind of insecure men who pose as dominant sex gods in SL to think that they might have a chance for more than just cybersex. Once they get their hopes up, the nature of their superficial cyber-relationships could change completely and there is no going back to the simple no-strings-attached roleplay. At least I hope that these SL relationships are superficial, for the sake of her husband. Not that I want to be judgemental here. That's an interesting take. I'm not unwilling to reveal some RL information, but how would anybody know if it's true? So my little story is no more proof of my gender than my avatar is. I also find it interesting you see my story as showing an insecurity in my figure. It seems to me that if I was insecure, I'd be wearing the padding Trudy thinks I need. As a wannabe Domme, I think you'd find my insecurities lie elsewhere and are nothing I'm particularly concerned about. I've revealed a lot about my RL life here over the years. None of it specific enough to compromise my anonymity, but enough to give people a sense for who I am. You've revealed quite a bit of RL background yourself. I think it's natural and fine to let RL slip into the mix. We can take each other at face value and with a grain of salt. As for the superficiality of relationships here, it's often the case that the two parties don't see it quite the same way. That's why it's important to set expectations right up front.
  18. Void Singer wrote: heavens know I live for infamy =D Hell knows too. This explains all the interest in your incineration.
  19. Ishtara Rothschild wrote: I agree with what others have already said. I'd go even further than Angelique and suggest that you don't tell people anything about your RL at all. Don't reveal anything about your RL gender, your relationship status or anything else. At best, people will assume that you're telling them an elaborate lie in order to keep them out of your RL. At worst, they won't be discouraged by your marriage status and press for more RL details since you've already given them a taste. If you want to keep your RL out of SL, do just that and simply never mention it here. Ishy, I think there are some RL things one can tell. For example, my 90 year old neighbor Trudy (she's my second mom) thinks I should pad my bra more because I look like a young man. Doesn't that seem a safe revelation?
  20. Autumn Eleventhauer wrote: I can't find people who seem able to keep SL and RL apart. <snip> So, .... I am not submitting to anyone. I'm just going to frolic about and play where I want to, and forget trying to find a Dominant Male in SL at this time. Because I just escaped another perv (the third one) and I've had an epiphany that being free feels so much better than feeling perved. Autumn, I have kept online and offline separate for 24 years. My reasons for doing so have varied along the way, but I have them and expect them to be respected, as should you. But it's up to you to hold the line. They can't take a mile if you don't give an inch. You gave more than that.. And while I'm happy for your epiphany, I hope you understand that a good relationship, regardless of its particulars, should make you feel free. Free to explore your dreams, free to express your uncertainty, free to be yourself.
  21. Hippie Bowman wrote: Happy Saturday Everyone! Looking forward to Vals's Birthday party! YAY! For those not feeling well, I hope this changes for ya soon. I just drank a little chicken juice, an then stumble around for a bit, then collapsed on the couch. I wonder what else is listed in the ingredients. /me checks the list on the carton. Peace! We never said chicken juice was good for what ails you. It simply makes whatever ails you seem unimportant. Good morning, Everybody!
  22. Lyra, I think PNG works as well as TGA, but TGA should work fine too. That's what I use. The fastest way to get to the bottom of this might be to share the .PSD file with one of us. I will be around a bit this evening. PM if you'd like me to take a look. When I've had this problem in the past, it's been because I somehow got to saving the .tga in some odd place and was uploading an old one, or because I was actually saving the file as a PSD with a .tga extension.
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