Suella Ember

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  1. April is National Grilled Cheese Month - YAY

    F*ck off, I'm full!
  2. Someday SL might look this good...

    Janelle Darkstone wrote: If a social world is so in need of having processor-killing trees, why not just turn your computer off and go outside? There's REAL trees outside you know? I've SEEN them! (Who me? Noooooooo. I'm not *that* Suella Ember. I'm a totally different one. Don't know what you're talking about!) :smileytongue:
  3. Neil. Sox Fans. Sweetness.

    Dillon Levenque wrote: I have only been a Stokie for a couple of years or so. There was a frequent forum poster who was a rabid Stoke City fan and I kind of became a supporter on her behalf. Nevertheless, the Potters are my club and they'll remain so. One should never be fickle about such things. They are the oldest Premier League club, after all. Plus it means I get to sing 'Delilah' really loud. Well, didn't I pick a good day to make my random bi-annual appearance! I never knew I'd converted you Dillon. You must have just started converting to the Mighty Rip Roaring Potters as I was deciding to slip away quietly from SL. How long *has* that been anyway? Nearly 2 years, I think (apart from me sticking my nose in every 6 months or so to be a sarcastic little shi .... oh wait ... it's been a long time ... there's swear filters here right?! ) Anyway, it maks me all warm and fuzzy inside to know I've converted you It's also great to hear that you're not a glory hunter (or 'front runner' as you say). Was I really 'rabid' about Stoke though? Not as rabid as I was about cheese (and Tory bashing) surely?! As Phil says, we're kind of battling to stay in the Prem this season, though I'm 90% certain our win against QPR last week will be *just* enough for us to stay up on goal difference. I certainly don't want to rely on that though and at least a point tomorrow will make me breathe more easily (a win and I'd be prepared to say we are *definitely* safe). Our awful run of form since Boxing Day (when we beat Liverpool - ner, ner to you Phil ) has indeed been troubling. It's also caused a certain section of our fans to cry loudly for the manager to resign and there's lots of drama at the moment about whether he will or won't stay next season. I won't get into that too much though other than to say that those 'supporters' remind me somewhat of a section of SL users who like to cry loudly for Lindens to resign when they do something bad paying not the sligtest attention to what they may have done that is good. Don't get me wrong. They may indeed deserve criticism for the bad, but not to the complete ignorance of the good. Oh, and not only are we the oldest club currently in the Premiership, we always will be unless Notts County were to join us as we're the second oldest professional football club in the world after them (It's our 150th anniversary this year, in fact!) You'd probably get some people debating this whole 'oldest football club' thing mind you - it depends on your definition of 'professional football club' to some extent! Anyway, before I waffle on forever i'll bid you adieu and say that I'll be thinking of you tomorrow as I watch Stoke (hopefully!) beat Norwich Maybe I'll pop my head in here again soon. Or maybe not. No promises. I like to be all mysterious like that. Plus I'm remarkably busy in RL right now. I've even stopped Twittering (shock, horror!) :heart: "City, City Tell the lads in red and white, everything will be alright City, City You're the pride of all of us today We'll be with you, be with you, be with you Every step along the way We'll be with you, be with you, be with you By your side we'll always stay..."
  4. Bring back the Friday threads...

    Perrie Juran wrote: Darren Scorpio wrote: Politics threads might bring Suella back. Feminist threads might bring Scyllia back (sorry forgot what her name was). Well, this is the best way I know to tempt Suella. You might attract Scyllia with an anti-bdsm rant. I do miss Carole and her advise columns. That cheese should have matured enough by now. Half for me to eat. Half to throw in David Cameron's smug face. Thanks! Would love to stop and chat, but I'm busy preparing to ruin another Tory's day in a particularly tight local election (No, I'm not back - I just find it mildly amusing to pop back to be a sarcastic little so-and-so ever 6 months or so )
  5. Suella Ember

    Thanks, Venus, for thinking of me. I can assure you I am alive and well (enough!) If you are wondering what has caused my absence from SL, I give you two options to choose from: Option 1 ZOMG! The sky was falling! LL are evil corporate scumbags who runied my life for eva and eva! (Although I should be thankful to my spys at LL who informed me of this very thread. They have special software running on the servers for me that sends them an alert whenever my name is mentioned. I am able to receive this special treatment due to the fact that I have slept my way though most of the Lab staff.) Anyway, the point is. ZOMG! THE SKY WAS FALLING AND LL ARE EVIL! That coupled with the fact that I had a huge row with my master who just didn't respect me enough. He just wanted to put his prim part in me all the time and didn't have any respect for my needs for extreme bondage. My anger was only enhanced by the fact that LL insisted on keeping the (ZOMG!) Viewer 2 interface. Plus all third-party viewers are run by evil hakorz whose sole intention is to infliltrate our minds turing us into their minions without us even knowing it. On top of ALLLLLL that is the Marketplace debacle. FFS! LL and their 'direct delivery'. What the heck were they thinking, making a delivery process that does away with the whole, messy, unnecessary boxing thing that makes life so much easier for shoppers. Insane I tell you! INSANE! The kids too. They let the kids into SL. WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN! Oh yeah. And the Furries. Pure evil. RAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Option 2 I just kinda got a bit bored with SL and decided to slope off quietely into the night rather than make a big fuss. Though I am now making a nuisance of myself on Twitter (ZOMG! I said the T word!) ranting about politics like a Commie leftie. Whichever option is the truth just remeber this: Cheese will solve all your worries.
  6. Ron Paul For President

    Stictly speaking, my signature highlights Aneurin Bevan's prejudices, but yeah, I hate people who hate just like he did. It's a pervesely twisted irony that also implies I hate myself. I'm a complicated individual who would never dream of claiming to be perfect. Congratulations on finding a small blog that hasn't been updated since Feb 2010 and a Facebook page with 203 likes. I take it back. Ron Paul is a huge inspiration in the UK. Anyway. Back to joining my 145,000 and growing comrades defending our free health care and fighting our own Conservative attempts to privatise it as they persue their campaign to demonize the poor and dislabled I go. I'd love to stay and 'debate' but it's so bad over here I must dedicate my time to fighting what even the most right-wing paper in the UK are comparing to Nazis! (Blimey! Even conservatives will be abandoning Conservatives next!)
  7. Ron Paul For President

    Ciaran Laval wrote: Yohan Roux wrote: I agree with both of you, in the UK Ron Paul is an inspiration, we are becoming more vocal now and calling for someone like him here. Behave! Ron Paul is not an inspiration in the UK. I'll come out of hiding just to second that! Why the heck would we be calling for someone like him here? Quite the opposite. We are calling for our own psycho, prejudiced idiots who love their rhetoric to be removed! Ron Paul is clever. I'll give him that. He fools people into thinking he is 'for the people' with his fight against corrution, lobbying etc. A worthy fight, absolutely, and it's the type of fight that is needed in global politics. Ron Paul certainly isn't the man to lead that fight though. He's still a massively prejudiced typical conservative though who doesn't care for equality on the grounds of race, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation one iota. He set America (and the world) back decades in terms of isolation and localised and legalised prejudices. Don't be fooled by Ron Pauls rhetoric. Do your reseach. Once you wade through all the Ron Paul happy-clapping, you'll soon realise what this man actually stands for. Anyway - enjoy the debate. I'm off to shout at a few more Tory scum!
  8. Because I'm a total freaking rock star from Mars. #epicwinning
  9. Marketplace SLURLs Nerfed thanks to New Viewer

    HRH Andrew wrote: To get to your inventory easily, you need to know the shortcut. It's just terribly laid out... I've a funny feeling there will be more bugs discovered along the way. Que? You can drag an inventory button to either a side icon or a labelled button at the bottom (along with a whole host of other things). It's a real step in the right direction - the ability to have icons and buttons for a variety of things and for the user to choose what they want. If you wanted you could have it pretty close to a V1 look with labelled buttons along the botton, or a V2 look with icons along the side. It's what people have been asking for - a viewer that can be configured how a user wants it to look. It's not perfect yet, but it's a massive step in the right direction. I'm loving the fact that we have extra button / icon choices too such as 'About Land' and 'Preferences'.
  10. Will "Coffee and Power" replace Second Life?

    He got the name wrong anyway. I'm off to start 'A Nice Cup of Cha and Pseudo-Socialism with a Capitalist Edge'
  11. Will "Coffee and Power" replace Second Life?

    I read that NYT article the other day and my first thought was that they should probably go back to school and learn their tenses They say Philip spoke of SL in the past tense but he didn't at all. He spoke in the present tense. 'It is too involved' not 'it was too involved'. 'it's hard to get people to engage' not 'it was hard to get people to engage' 'they love it' not 'they loved it' 'have to be highly motivated' not 'had to be highly motivated'. I am, of course, beinga bit of a grammar Nazi. It did amuse me slightly how we saw some typical lazy journalism though! However, while he didn't talk in the past tense grammatically speaking, it is pretty clear from his words that he's moved on from SL and is putting all his energy into Coffee and Power. It doesn't mean the end of SL though. As others have said, it's chalk and cheese (mmmm ... cheese!) Coffee and Power won't replace SL because they are two totally separate businesses. Coffee and Power itself is no threat to SL and, while he does still sit on the board, Philip hasn't really had any involvement in SL for ages now. I think basically what Philip is acknowledging is that his vision for SL has reached it's peak. Philip was always very visionary and idealistic and saw SL as a huge collabrative tool that he wanted everybody and their dog to use. I think he's realised that's not likely to happen. SL will always have its core of dedicated users. It's possible that Rod's efforts to bring gamers in will add more users. SL will never be a tool to match, say, Facebook that will be used by many millions though (in my opinion anyway). That doesn't have to be a bad thing though. LL are a profit making company and can remain a profit making company. I just think they have to recognise that SL is never going to be as hugely adopted as they want it to be. Although i'd be more than happy to be proved wrong and for it to become as popular as something like Facebook. Well, i say that but I'd have my worries about massive adoption too - LL have enough trouble keeping everyone happy as it is with all our varied opinions about how we think SL should work, so goodness knows how they'd cope with even more opinions!
  12. Losing my mind slowly?

    Perhaps a little crazy ... but only for thinking you might actually be crazy! If more people were interested in and respected other cultures, the world would be a lot less of a crazy place!
  13. Who is Linden Lab?

    I don't have a direct answer to 'who is Linden Lab?' but you may be interested in this brief discussion I just had with a generic Linden on Twitter (possibly Pete Linden as he often uses that I believe, but I don't know for certain) SuellaEmber Suella Ember @secondlife Have to ask - What's with vamp obsession? Have nothing against you promoting vamps per se, but its looking a bit prejudiced TBH! SuellaEmber Suella Ember @secondlife It looks like you are promoting vamps and ignoring all the other communities in SL, even if that's not the intention. SecondLife Second Life Official @SuellaEmber Definitely not the intent to ignore others, it was just a topic of focused forum activity for a bit SuellaEmber Suella Ember @SecondLife Thanks I just think creating vamp forum may come back to bite you if you'll excuse the pun .... SuellaEmber Suella Ember @SecondLife Could it not have been covered under, say, existing 'Lifestyle and Relationships' forum? .... SuellaEmber Suella Ember @SecondLife if you do, say, breedables discussion next, will that have its own forum? Just fear could get messy and give wrong impression. SuellaEmber Suella Ember @SecondLife I do think promoting various discussions is great though. Just think care needs to be made to avoid perception of favouritism SecondLife Second Life Official @SuellaEmber I hear ya (& love a good pun) We've focused on other topics in the past, will do others in future too. So much going on in SL! I'll leave you to debate the fact that I got a relatively quick response on Twitter while you haven't got a response here. I'm not even getting involved in that debate! :smileyindifferent:
  14. Who is Linden Lab?

    Venus Petrov wrote: /me puts a plate with a selection of cheeses, veggies, and crackers out for Mr. Lab to tell us who he is /me steals the cheese and manages to mumble something about taking an educated guess that, as Dres says, it's probably a generic account being used by various Lindens and that she could hazzard a guess as to why but wouldn't want to wildy speculate. As for the obsession with vampires by LL at the moment. I do find it somewhat annoying. I don't have anything against vampires or even LL promoting them per se, but the current obsession seems to be verging on arrogant favouritism to the prejudice of other communities. Which I find a disturbing precedent.
  15. A random thought for the day...

    I know it's Friday but geez Girl, don't start hitting the booze so early! :smileysurprised: :smileyvery-happy: