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kali Wylder

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  1. I agree that it is perfectly ok to be a child avatar. I have nothing against child avs. I made one for myself way back when just to see what it would be like. I got bored with it pretty quickly. I met a person who wanted to RP as my mother but it felt really strange to me so I declined to continue. It wasn't any thing bad, just not something I wanted. I know that pedophilia exists but I didn't encounter it and I think the majority of people who want to be a child in SL are not the same people as the ones who use SL for sex.
  2. So is it possible to be charged with watching tv without a license in your country? How do they catch you? Is it paid per television set or per viewer?
  3. I vote yes, not that I believe that the answer to your question is the sort of thing that can be voted on. Emotions are real and love is an emotion. It's not necessarily permanent and there are no guarantees but that's true in real life as well. It's an interesting question though. I'm also interested in whether or not it's possible to truly know another individual in a virtual reality. And moreover, can you love someone without truly knowing them? I thought that I knew and loved a few people I've met in SL and later learned that I didn't know them as well as I thought I did. But I still felt love. The fact that I later learned things about them that I didn't know at the time doesn't change the way I felt.
  4. Same thing happens to me! Every year! My true rez day is 6/22/09 which I never remember because that was my first av and she rarely logs in so I don't see that profile very often. I had to go look it up in my friends list just now to even know the date was the 22nd. I remember it as one month prior to this av's rez day which if July 23rd. So it looks like I missed my 12th rez day just a few weeks ago. But anyway, Happy rez day to all, whether it's today or not!
  5. Same thing happens to me! Every year! My true rez day is 6/22/09 which I never remember because that was my first av and she rarely logs in so I don't see that profile very often. I had to go look it up in my friends list just now to even know the date was the 22nd. I remember it as one month prior to this av's rez day which is July 23rd. So it looks like I missed my 12th rez day just a few weeks ago. But anyway, Happy rez day to all, whether it's today or not!
  6. Is Gacha gambling? Yes. Is gambling illegal in the US of A where Linden Labs is based? Yes. Does it matter who or how many people want Gacha to continue? No.
  7. I'm glad that they are doing away with gachas. I stopped even looking at them a long time ago because I hate the feeling of being suckered in. I'd much rather pay the going rate for an item than gamble on the chance of getting a bargain. I imagine it was a lucrative business model since they were so prolific.
  8. I really resented FB coming in and dominating the market when I liked MySpace so much better. FB forced everyone's page to look the same where MySpace allowed everyone to be creative with HTML. And that insistence on only real people being allowed was such a drag too.
  9. When I first started reading this thread and saw all the pictures of people from SL, it prompted me to remember all the people from my own SL that are gone. 9 friends on my list will never log in again because they are dead. That's less than 5% of the people on my friends list. At a guess I'd say at least 75% of my friends have left SL for parts unknown to me. Some of them could be dead as well but I just never learned of it. I am still in touch with the rest. That says more about the fact that I rarely turn down a friendship request or unfriend people once I've added them than it does about anything else. But of course we all know that everyone on most friends lists are not real friends. Real friends are the ones that we become friends with over time with shared experiences, confidences and consolations. To the OP: I don't know you but I know the pain of loneliness that prompted you to start this thread. It sucks. I also saw many people telling you that they've heard your story before and that you should get help. As has been repeated in many posts, this forum is not where you should go to seek that help. If you don't like the way things are, I can tell you this: The only thing you have the power to change is you.
  10. You make some good points there, carry on. The hypothetical undecided people might be worth it and if not, then having a little harmless fun and indulging in a sense of superiority can compensate for the time and effort.
  11. I've never understood why anyone wanted to watch somebody else play games. Playing I get, watching? not so much.
  12. I really don't see the sense in arguing with strangers on the internet about this. I don't see anybody changing their minds.
  13. I got vaccinated as soon as I was eligible. When my state opened up I stopped wearing my mask. The only places where masks are required now are medical facilities. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Covid is on the rise again and even though it's not required, I've started wearing my mask again when I go to the grocery store and I'm avoiding crowds. I never stopped the sanitary measures like hand washing and wiping shopping carts down before use. I've eaten in restaurants since the reopening a few times but now I am reluctant to do so any more until the numbers stop climbing.
  14. I don't regret leaving California last July. The weather alone was reason enough to make the move.
  15. Thank you about the adulting. Adulting is very hard, especially when one has technically been an adult for over 45 years and still don't always act like one. Yeah, I was very surprised. I find myself talking to him. Not that I believe he can hear me, but who else can I talk to about this? So I suppose I am talking to myself. Misanthropes Anonymous, heh heh.... didn't they start a meeting but nobody came because, you know, people would be there.
  16. This is a logical fallacy, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_to_hide_argument Next thing you know we'll have big brother breathing down our necks.
  17. I lost my dog once and had to go back to the maker's place in world to get him back. Have you tried that? http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zoobyland/126/129/21 Also try joining the group and then asking for help within the zooby group. secondlife:///app/group/fc43d42e-3ba3-b77c-cdf3-5ec035f7a230/about
  18. I'm an alt myself. My original av retired and I took over. I don't think that alts are inherently evil. I certainly do not want to give up my privacy and I don't want anyone to have to give up theirs. People are complex. Do I want them to be less so? Hell no! It is the journey of a lifetime to know and understand yourself, and no two journeys are the same. I think that when people are able to know each other, it's always an incomplete thing. You may think you know someone, but how well? In Second life, the possibilities to partially know others are endless and amazing and sometimes more intimate than RL And sometimes it's painful. Life is like that.
  19. I kind of understand the temptation to be somebody new. And I can understand that once you've deceived people you care about, you have to keep doing it because you don't want them to know what you've done. This man continued his lies for over ten years. His partner of ten years never knew until after he died and she tried to contact the man she thought was his best friend who could never respond because, well, he was dead too. In a way I feel like I was lucky I only was involved with the alt and for less than a year and it ended over 3 years ago. I've already grieved the death of the relationship and moved on with my life. And I mourned the loss of the friend a few months ago when I first learned that he died. Now I mostly just feel bad for my friend, the woman who was deceived for over ten years by her partner. They had a good long lasting relationship in SL, one I envied more than once. They were both good friends of mine. It boggles my mind trying to wrap my head around it.
  20. Requiem for an imaginary man. So, what is real anyway? I just learned that someone I was involved with for a time may have been the alt of another person I know who died recently. I had no clue for the duration of our time together and it ended badly and took a long time for me to move on. Now I understand a little bit better why it was never going to work out. I don’t know how I feel any more. Am I upset about the big lie? Not that much. This was not my first rodeo. I’ve gone through mourning the loss of a partner before and learning that I didn’t know the whole truth about him either. After much agonizing and floundering around trying to learn what I could I finally decided to cherish the happy memories and let go of all the rest. He was just somebody that I used to know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY
  21. I've caught 2 different houseboats today just by doing the occasional refresh, not auto hammering. Nice locations too. But I'm not really in the mood to decorate another houseboat... So I will prolly release again.
  22. yes it was. I happened to see that post before it had any replies. It had over 45 views before someone took the bait and replied. Strategically posted on the weekend so it could get the most bang for it's buck too.
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