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Orfeu Miles

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  1. I think people with ugly avatars face a lot of discrimination. Its a shame really because they must spend many seconds setting up their Avi... look at their Avi and say with a self-satisfied smile..."Wow..I look amazing". Then they hit the grid...and the rest of us are like...."Ugggg WTF...the Ugly...it Burns !!!...pass the eye-bleach" The ironic thing is, many of you will read this, and think "Thank [MODERATOR: MASKED PROFANITY REMOVED] he aint talking about me. /me stares blankly into the middle-distance.
  2. 11,666, approx half of that is old stuff, which is stored in a folder imaginatively entitled "Old Stuff". If I deleted that folder I prolly wouldnt even notice. I still feel like I have way too much stuff though.
  3. It always amazes me how everyone seems to know so much about Thailand, compared to its neighbours...Laos for example...or Cambodia. The people with the strongest opinions on Thailand have often never visited it, and get their info from bottom feeding news sources. I am a Brit who has lived in Thailand for 6 years, Thailand is a large country...about the same size as France...its people are hard-working...courteous...kind hearted. There is a tiny criminal element here, probably the same as in your country, but overall it is the nature of the people that makes so many holiday-makers return over and over again. On my island I see many young western girls dating young Thai men...I also see many older western men with older Thai ladies...all of this is far from the ignorant stereotypes propagated by the gutter press. I guess people only see what they want to see.
  4. Well Pythagoras certainly was an occultist...had his own school....with some very strange rules. And they had spells involving the holy power of 10. I believe you could study the occult at university at one time...I think France was the last place to have classes.
  5. Agreed...this kind of thinking is not unique to occult scholarship...I just thought Crowleys couplet was quite an elegant summing-up of a familiar philosphical point. Also occultitst use incense.
  6. Aleister Crowley wrote this explaining the symbol of Mercury ( Hermes/Thoth). As all occult scholars know Hermes( Messenger of the Gods ) is the god Of communications....also Liars...translators...thieves...diplomats...envoys....traffic...etc etc. Why would the god of communications also be the god of Lies.?? Because every time you name something ( Love...or Wisdom for example)...You have reduced something of infinite depth to a pale imitation of the substance you are seeking to describe. Every word is a travesty of something deep enduring and absolute. The very act of communication with words...is the art of placing lies in a semblance of order to convey meaning. They are a compromise...but without them...communication would be reduced. So the wisdom of Mercury involves imaginatively using finite lying words to convey meaning about infinite unspeakable things. Also known as talking. He weaves the web of lies. He makes irreducible things…understandable. I realize that occult scholarship may not be everyone's cup of tea. Its all fun and games till someone loses an eye.
  7. UncommonTruth wrote: We are saying the same thing then :smileyhappy: apologies for causing the Wtf ^^ Huggz ( lasting longer than 5 seconds....whoops, sorry about that )
  8. UncommonTruth wrote: Orfeu Miles wrote: "Griefing is an In-world activity.........Trolling is a forum activity... ... Sadly these hyper-emotional...over-reactive....bed-wetters tend to whine and complain more noisliy than the people capable of normal adult discourse." Just no. Trolling is something entirely different requiring thought and humor to twist a legitimate idea into something entertaining. A few people may get offended by this, but thats not the problems of the true trolls, thats the problem of the people who cant see the forest for the trees (or the idea for the troll holding it, wichever) Please dont lump the whiners and hyper-emotional into the same category. Tbh, those are the ones most often baited by the trolling. :matte-motes-nerdy: Edited-- K I shoulda done more than skim that before replying ^^ I think we're saying the same thing >> Thats quie all right my dear...till I saw your Edit....I must confess to having a bit of a WTF moment. It is all too easy to cry TROLL!!!!!11!...when someone is merely disagreeing with us....it is often just an emotional plea to stifle debate. That a disagreement might be couched in Humour...makes these socially mal-adaptive people, even more whiney.
  9. The word of wisdom, weaves the web of lies. Weds, irreducible infinities. You cant argue with that.
  10. Griefing is an In-world activity.........Trolling is a forum activity. The SLF is no different to the vast majority of Interent forums.....there is a decent percentage here, capable of staying on topic...having a rational discourse.....and a sense of the appropriate.....for example when a humourous derail is an apposite activity. Alas....there is always a segment of the inmates who react in an ill-thought hystercial fashion....as though real blows have been exchanged...rather than a few words bandied about by anonymous entities on the Internet. Sadly these hyper-emotional...over-reactive....bed-wetters tend to whine and complain more noisliy than the people capable of normal adult discourse. Many corporations in the service industry tend to listen to the whiners at the expense of the majority...in my experience, American corporations are particularly prone to this behaviour. The answer lies in having moderators who are sensitive to the ever flowing culture of a forum...however this represents an enormous time-sink for a paid employee.....so one can understand LL's reluctance to facillitate this simple solution.
  11. /me takes off my cloak of Ravens Feathers. I could tell you...but then I would have to initiate you into an eldritch world...perhaps better to draw a discrete veil over such matters. /me makes a mystic pass with his hand..."These are not the droids you are looking for".
  12. Hail Sister. Merry Meet. I am a Stag of Seven Tines...I am the rustle of leaves in a forest of vastness...I am dead but will be rise again....I am the light of a newborn star....I am the Question, and sometimes the Answer. I am a poster in a forum. Blesséd Be.
  13. Ancient and venerable is the alter of Freya....Fair are her daughters...wise in the ways of weird are they. Mighty too is Odin...9 days and nights he hung from the tree...pieced by his own spear....wise in rune-knowledge he became. I clothe myself in a cloak of Ravens feathers...I lie in a river submerged to the neck...a heavy stone placed on my chest...Poetry issues forth from my mouth....I sing of my people...our wanderings...our hunts...our victories and defeats...I am a spear for throwing...I am the glint in the eye of a wolf...I am a harp for plucking..I am the thought that dies on the lips, for want of word-cunning.. That is all.
  14. Sometimes people are sad. And then...at other times they are happy. nods. Yep. That seems to cover it. inorite?? I am well known for my psychological insight.
  15. @Ellyn It is not that easy to find really good Black skins in SL....many skin makers just use their normal Brown-skinned templates and darken the tone a little. If I may presumptuously mark your card...Chip Midnights are excellent....and Second Skin Labs have a beautiful female Black skin. In the old days when these 2 Luminaries of the SL SKin trade used to contribute to these forums...they often spoke about how getting a Black Skin right was the toughest challenge for a skin maker....Way more work for a smaller profit. Neither of my suggestions are at the cheaper end of the market...indeed they are very expensive....but their work has a dedication to excellence that few on the grid can emulate. And yes kitting out a Black Avatar is super-fun.
  16. Interesting discussion. I often ( not exclusiveley ) use an African-American avatar. Why? Cause it looks good...and I love the detailing of the skin. Also...many of my musical heroes are Black....so who wouldnt want to look like their heroes now and again. I remember a thread about this years ago on the old forums...when many Black in RL peeps said they used white AV's...this was followed by the usual howls of outrage and remorse from guilty white peeps. The blackscene in SL revolved around music venues...epsecially hip-hop. Which is fine and all...but many of my black friends in RL wouldnt be found in a Hip-Hop Joint.....more likely to find them at the Opera or a Jazz gig. I dont feel any pressure when I am using my black avi to speak ebonics...I speak the same way whatever Avatar I am wearing. I also have an asian avi...a fat baldy white avi...and a rather rugged looking white avi...who looks like he just got out of jail. I wish more people used African looking skins...it would add more variety to SL. Why dont you give it a try...Black is Beautiful....you do wanna be beautiful...Right???
  17. Venus Petrov wrote: Carole, I am confident you have met your man. Or, at least one of them. I think a woman of your age experience is probably best with more than one young buck man at a time. Maybe Orfeu has a friend! Alas, No I dont have any friends in SL...I wonder why that is?? I do have a few alts though...maybe they could help. The only problem is...some of them are even bigger A**holes than me.
  18. Carole Franizzi wrote: Orfeu Miles wrote: I would be certainly happy to raise my point with you in person. Carole replies: Excellent! I'm very much looking forward to you raising your point tete-a-tete. I'm sure we'll make some headway into my bewbs. I mean into my bewb problem. I might have to wait a couple of days though....I was ogling some of the pictures on your blog.....and it appears to have facilitated a trouser sneeze. Its the last time I take those funny blue pills for a headache. Carole says: Shame about that. Maybe you should keep taking those pills. At least until we have our tete-a-tete. We don't want migraines to spoil the exposition of your ideas. Glad you like my pics. As you can see, they're very arty. This is why the physics thing is so important. It's spoiling my art. Yes I feel sure I can deliver the creamy goodness of my ideas about Breast Avatar Physics. I am also confident I could insert something useful into the derriere question...I am ready to explode with suggestions on how to artfully redecorate your rump. I am a slave to Art.... a Martyr to the Muses.
  19. tako Absent wrote: then i just checked the blog.. O M G :matte-motes-crying: Exactly....what a woman....sighs.
  20. Carole Franizzi wrote: Kylie Jaxxon wrote: Orfeu Miles wrote: Avast ye Land-Lubber....and prepare for boarding. Oooooo...I like pirate talk :matte-motes-delicious: Oi! Oi! That's my date youre flirting with!!!!!!!! Gerrouttahere with your hawt-babe firm bits!!!!!! Fear Not my dear...how could a mere slip of an avatar like the delectable Ms Jaxxon compare to mature womanly charms of a voluptuous and desperate willing partner such as yourself.
  21. I would be certainly happy to raise my point with you in person. I might have to wait a couple of days though....I was ogling some of the pictures on your blog.....and it appears to have facilitated a trouser sneeze. Its the last time I take those funny blue pills for a headache.
  22. Avast ye Land-Lubber....and prepare for boarding.
  23. On a point of clarification...are you asking how to make your dirty pillows head south using Avatar Physics?? Perhaps we could meet in-world and I could tug on them excessively...this might eventually necessiate buying a new over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder...but I am sure it would be worth the expense. Also I am told frequent application of Onanistic Ointement can help in this regard...and surely it couldnt be too difficult to find a suitable male avatar to supply the Baby Batter. I trust, this has been of some help.
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