Pussycat Catnap

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  1. Mesh body destroys old clothes, right??

    The reason I went with the 'Mayreal' bento mesh head (she has 3 of them now) is that it looked "the most like" the classic SL head, but "fixed" - so I was able to get a look very similar to my old look, but with the flaws removed. I tried the big brands and they were all too stylized and 'ethnic' (I could not warp them away from Caucasian - the Mayreal's 3 heads are all also Caucasian, but I was able to get a couple of different looks out of them when testing).
  2. Mesh body destroys old clothes, right??

    Basically - like much of fashion... Are you really going to keep wearing that shirt from 10+ years ago in RL? Well... if you think of your SL that way as well, it's not so bad to see yourself tossing out old stuff. Now if you want to save money AND get current... go for an off-brand mesh body... then you're "stuck" going nude everywhere. I save a LOT of money in SL just by virture of being on the #3 body... (Belleza Freya)... (then again I also opted for the nude thing...) And of course if you stick with a pre-mesh body, you will save the most - and look very unfashionable in last decade's clothing.
  3. Why No-Mod?

    14 or 15 years of 'copy/mod' as the norm in the furry community proves this point incorrect though. Unless you believe people who like furry avatars are vastly more intelligent than anyone else in SL - I'm sure some of the younger more juvenile members of their community still lack the world experience to believe their 'scene' makes them smarter... but we adults know you really can't say that about ANY demographic. And yet furries have been making, selling, and buying copy/mod stuff since SL began. And I'm sure some of them mess their stuff up... then rez another copy or something and continue. MOD used to be the norm for all of SL too... and it wasn't an issue until some creators got the idea that it might help copy-theft (it doesn't). There ARE furry makers that will disagree with me and say their customers are bunch of idiots. I used to be in the group for one major furry brand and all the owner of the brand ever did was drop f-bombs all day long against the very people in her own group, while a small set of 'friends' basically said 'amen sister' to it all... And she'd spend all day saying how all these 'f-bombing mother f-bombs can't f-bombing have any f-bombing respect for a true f-bombing artist and cant' learn their f-bomb-hole from an f-bombing fbomber... Or something like that... (One point of fact I later discovered is that she was still a teenager during most of her time in SL. So there was the 'lack of perspective' coupled with suddenly becoming one of if not at the time the top selling brand in SL in her segment.) All while I was in other furry groups where people where happily modding away their Chinchilla's into Meeroos or Kenemono's into Anime or Solarians into whatever or something while the creators said nice things, or talking about video-games I was too old to get or music I was too out-of-the-scene to get... but they were all happily 'getting it done' without any f-bombing around or any creator dropping f-bombs all day long on them... Basically... I kinda think the creators with massive support problems might want to look at what they are doing / saying and compare it to the ones who, in the same market, seem to have magically found the customers that don't give them headaches... A lot of this "my customers are f-bombing f-bomb-tards that couldn't f-bombing figure it f-bombing out... is kind of a self-delusion and lack of respect for one's own market... That then "justifies" itself when the person 'f-bombs' their own support groups the first time there is an issue. All while whole segments of the SL community still sell as copy/mod and 'SOMEHOW' don't have these problems. ... Bought any SL furniture or houses lately? Very little of that is ever sold as no-mod... it exists, sure... and there are even fitmesh human bodies that are copy/mod... but both are not the norms in their segments. Yet the furniture and house markets have not 'collapsed' under the weight of bad customers... their customers are the very same ones that are buying bodies and clothes... Why are they capable of handling mod when it's a house or sexbed or something, but not when it's a t-shirt? Interesting that...
  4. I've seen a few products that do this, I even have two of them. But I'd like to figure out the basics of doing it myself. The internal animations, aka 'emotes', or facial expressions ( http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Internal_Animations )- when they trigger, I'd like to play a certain animation. Kind of an AO to override these. This is particularly useful for things like Bento heads. Both of these two products do this, but also do a long list of other things as well: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/BENTO-EXPRESSION-HUD-V13/11827184 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/HD-bento-Facial-expression-HUD-BENTO-poseao/11027732 I gather this is as simple as finding a way to, with as low lag as possible, know that an expression has been triggered. And then when that happens, simple play my chosen animation. Not so much worrying about the 'expression' as it is animating a part that is no longer visible if I'm wearing a bento attachment over that - as with those HUDs I've linked. Any suggestions on detecting when something has triggered one of these? Do I just need to set up a nearly 0 time timer (that seems like a lag beast), and scan for the UUIDs of these animations? Running 'llGetAnimationList' every 0.1 seconds or something and comparing the list against every UUID that I wish to do something with? That seems... pretty lag inducing. Any better solutions?
  5. Racism in Second Life?

    True. Confederates are not Americans anyway - they were traitors and slavers. The very declarations of treason that the Confederate states wrote, in their own words - said that they were rebelling to keep people in slavery for no reason other than the ancestry of those people not being white. Bashing Confederates is no more anti-American than bashing Nazis would be anti-German. A racist traitor is just that.
  6. Best looking mesh male avatar help me make one!!

    The two above me got it down. My tastes and your tastes and this other person's tastes will be very different. When you do demo a lot of things, mess with the shape dials a bit, go through laggy and non-laggy places, a scripted places and unscripted places... And try logging out and then back on with the demo on - to see if anything resets weirdly. I would also do a little clothing shopping - I understand the selection for male avatars is very limited, so make sure that what is out there for a given body fits your fashion sense... Also... only one male avatar that I know of comes with the 'male' part included, but that avatar's male part is child-small, and not adjustable with any shape dials... - So if this is important to you... demo some 'maleness' kits alongside the body to make sure of compatibility. I don't think most 'male anatomy' kits come with appliers, so you're going to have to think about you skills in matching skin tones. If there is one thing I find "unattractive" in male avatars, and I spend a LOT of time in nude venues in SL... it's when their male anatomy does not match the color of the rest of their body very well... (check this with advanced lighting on, and maybe with it off. I think most people have advanced lighting on by default now, and only turn it off when seeing if they can reduce lag... for some things this can really change what the color appears to be.)
  7. Your Biggest SL Disappointment

    Yeah. I like to cycle through demos several times. Sort of a "here are 3 things I thought I wanted... let's compare them all... oh wait, need to look at that first one again to be sure... what, it's expired? well, I guess here are 2 things I thought I wanted..." I think my inventory is actually almost half demos. Not that I wear them often... but I will make folders full of demos that are "look these over again later" or "these are the ones I want to buy"... and then when 'purchase day' comes, I will go through them all again quickly to remind myself... and if one of them isn't working, it just fell off the list.
  8. Your Biggest SL Disappointment

    Mine is actually more diverse than it used to be. I started in here saying this was my greatest frustration with SL, and it is... but that isn't an apocalyptic statement as some took it for. I wish SL was a lot more diverse than it is... but I have slowly met people from other varied backgrounds. However it is still a LOT LESS diverse than my real life. I really couldn't offer up a solution. It had to have begin with LLs, and years ago. When you sit at that new account screen and see the starting avatars, I think that's the initial bad moment - the initial red flag. If I hadn't had a reason to log in here when I first did... I wouldn't have. This is a major issue throughout tech actually - I live in perhaps the most diverse place in the world, but in my actual profession within that place is one of the least diverse industries in the USA... and it is not for lack of people like me, but for the refusal of tech companies to engage with us. I have enough hustle to have worked my way in regardless - but it leaves me in 'fight mode' most of the time. I've lived in Korea, and early in my career in tech a company tried to 'force relocate' me to Vermont (I mentioned a short trip above)... so I've been to places with a dramatically lower level of diversity than I am used to. One where the baseline was Korean, the other where it was French-American. Both made me realize I am not suited for such places.
  9. Your Biggest SL Disappointment

    It is amazing how much it bothered YOU that I have found SL to be racially exclusive. YOU are unable to handle being challenged on your privilege. Some handy reading: https://www.alternet.org/culture/why-white-people-freak-out-when-theyre-called-out-about-race https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/white-fragility-why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism-twlm/ I am fully aware there are some people who like me are not white. That does not in any way invalidate what I said. Sitting here listing out all the colored people you know or know of, like tokens you're lining up to prove you're not bad... really really really does not help you. You should really try and consider that not everytime a person of color speaks about their frustrations is it an attack on you. You had absolutely NO REASON to launch yourself into the middle of my frustrations with what has bothered ME about SL. So not everytime is is an attack on you, but this time... right now... it is... but not every time, nor did it start as one this time until you placed yourself into the target spot with false victimization.
  10. 30 Percent increase on process fees.

    Another way to look at this is that they're fully aware SL is a cash cow for them, and have no plans on shutting it down anytime soon. Also... anything that shifts where they get revenue from away from 'land ownership' is a good thing. The less they depend on land barons to keep the lights on, the better. Much nicer if land barons are a just a smaller portion of the revenue stream.
  11. Your Biggest SL Disappointment

    That's a bit of s gross generalization. But also remember the question here "what is your biggest disappointment". Not rationalizing the situation... but 'how do you feel about it'. And as much as I love SL, this is my biggest issue with it: that it is so mon-ethnic and that so few people seem to be freaked out about that. I freak out anytime I find myself in an environment that lacking in diversity - regardless of who is the empowered or represented majority therein. IMO, people SHOULD be freaked out in 2017 when a place is, or even appears to be, exclusive to a narrow demographic. Regardless of why or who. That's also basic whitesplaining away my experience there. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Whitesplain There's a heck of a lot more to this than just a whole lot of white avatars. "Caucasian" is as "ethnic" as any other group. We could all come in here in green avatars but have the vast number of cultural references bet drawn from Sri Lanka's Sinhala people, and by your logic it would not "Sinhalese" because the avatars are green. But in this case, both are the situation. This place is more "ethnic" than anything I have ever encountered other than perhaps when I was living in Korea and had awkward friendships with people that were part of a "Korean Purity" group - we'd all be nice one moment and in the next I'd be getting a lecture about how my bone structure was proof I was not fully 'human'... I'd tell them "do you people even hear yourselves" but it was pointless because they lacked any other point of reference outside of their own circle. It's here in both the avatars and the 'Ethnocentric' nature of the place. If it was just the avatars... it would only be jarring in the way 'Anime' tends to be: cartoons of one (or more) ethnicities predominately framed in the culture of Japan. but what do I know... I'm just a colored. I can't possibly understand my own experience of something until a white person explains it to me.
  12. Your Biggest SL Disappointment

    The lack of diversity, and the company's unwillingness to do anything to encourage a wider userbase. SL is the most mono-ethnic place I have ever encountered outside of a short trip to Vermont a few decades ago. SL may even be more 'ethnic white' than Vermont (which was over 90% Caucasian) was when I went there. It is jarring to be in a space so lacking in perspectives. And to actually see how little they notice this is disheartening. In my RL the whites I encounter and even enjoy as friends seem to thrive with and enjoy global variety - but SL implies they would not even notice if the rest of us were erased. That is both disheartening and scary.
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  14. Logins failing

    Twitter came back for me right after that post.
  15. Logins failing

    Yes I'm noticing I can't even load twitter right now.