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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. Yeah. Sometimes I used to take consolation in the idea that there might be another me somewhere, that my potential might not be entirely wasted.
  2. that's the kind of madcap creativity i miss, like young children before we stifle their imaginations in the name of growing up
  3. The LM name comes from the parcel. The owner of the parcel gives it the name. Are you complaining about this in general or because the Lindens didn't name things to your specifications in their parcels?
  4. Landmark names can be edited. A friend drops LMs on me when he finds somewhere he thinks I'd like and I always add a FROM GEORGE on the end so I can find it again
  5. I was in for a visit from the link you posted in another thread (TY for that btw) and I really liked how vibrant and saturated the textures were. So much mesh all soft and fuzzy and drab washed out neutrals. That has its place with the shabby chic crowd but it was good to see something richer and remember how that used to be the norm.
  6. TROLL ROTA!!! That's the answer. Who wants to go first?
  7. The whole issue about revealing gender is complicated and there is no universally "right" answer. What one person needs (or thinks they need) will match with some and go against the needs/perceived needs of others. That is simply the way it is. Recognising this doesn't make us casual or any of the other more judgemental words you've thrown out. It just means we accept that not everyone uses SL the way we do. Some of us value the remaining diversity of SL highly. Some of us miss how there used to be even more of it. A diversity of approaches makes for a richer and more self-sustaining world. Some of us want lots of different people doing lots of different things in lots of different ways because that means there's a niche for a greater number of people. None of us are saying that you are the cause of this issue. We're pointing out that your rigidity is complicating things for you. Can you see the difference? You're saying things like "Every time I see a RL profile picture I want to call the cops." It's your responsibility to address this, not ours. Not anyone who has a RL profile picture, especially those who are using it to tell others that they're bringing their RL selves into SL. Can you not just think "oh, not someone for me" and move on? If you have very stringent criteria, it's up to you to make that known and seek out environments where your requirements are more likely to be met. That means much of the grid won't suit you. Much of the grid doesn't suit me at the moment. So I minimise the time I spend in situations which frustrate me and focus on the people, places and activities which make me happy. You're determined to use SL in a very particular and narrow way. Why complicate it even further by getting upset with others who don't do it exactly as you want? Acceptance of others makes it a whole lot easier.
  8. /me skips off to tell the boy alt he's nefarious. He'll be delighted as he thought his sole purpose these days was to paint the Belli house. He does it very well, mind you. He did remind me not to tell the building alt. She's already taken on a slife of her own. Clean inventory for the beta grid we said. Yeah right said she.
  9. Are you inclined to over think things? It feels like it from the amount you wrote. It might go better if you simply accept people as they are and not worry about it. Like anything else, because we're all still people, there will be some you click with and some you don't. In real life we just carry on adjusting to each situation, so why not do it here too? Not everyone will be your cup of tea, but sometimes someone different will surprise you.
  10. Denmark's government has been the most pro-active in Europe. They went to lockdown early too and have a low number of deaths to show for it. Their lead is a good one to follow. If only our governments would.
  11. I was trying to figure out how to say this, except it was using many more words and not going so well. Thanks Arduenn Off for some lockdown exercise now (edit: Rather than focus on what you can do with money, perhaps a better hook given the monumental economic uncertainty would be a focus on what you can do in SL for free or very low cost. Then those who are inclined can find their own way into Linden homes or mesh bodies or whatever makes them happy.)
  12. My apologies then. It wasn't clear to me that others were and you weren't. I'm going to bow out as I only thought to help a wee bit and have only made things worse. Take care everyone, and stay safe.
  13. It's not a word with otherwise positive connotations over here either. Somehow we've managed to not get our collective knickers in a twist over a word. But it's not worth arguing over. This is an American forum, so we do things your way. (you, being general and referring to the majority, not anyone specific)
  14. Can you not let go of your attachment to a negative definition of a particular word? Look at what I wrote about our "lockdown" here. That's the sense in which it is being used with regards to the pandemic. It isn't a bad thing. It isn't a punishment. I'm sorry people have punished you unfairly in the past, but that's not what's going on here. (Selene has informed me that she doesn't feel this way, so the you's refer to whomever does. Leaving the post in so you all know why she's pissed with me.)
  15. So basically my effort to provide an idea of what life is like living in a "lockdown" was a waste of time because you're stuck on a dictionary definition? It's not a punishment here. It really isn't. It is the best chance we have of reducing the death count. Is that not worth it? (Selene has informed me that she doesn't feel this way, so the you's refer to whomever does. Leaving the post in so you all know why she's pissed with me.)
  16. Is the term "lockdown" really that terrifying? We've been seeing it in English-language reports on the situation across Europe so when it was finally announced for the UK, it was very much welcomed. We can get food (one trip per day), we can get medicine, we can get one bit of outdoor exercise. We're not supposed to make social calls or gather. It's more emotionally difficult than it is physically difficult. Grocery stores have been hiring and reworking their websites to cope with demand for deliveries. Time is doing weird things so these improvements feel slow in coming, but they haven't really been. Given my disabilities, it's been terrifying at times. But we're getting through. Some food items are hard to get and that poses challenges. This has hit me particularly hard. I'm still managing. Living under lockdown requires adjustment and inner strength. But it's worth it because it saves lives. It reduces the strain on the health services, so fewer people will die, fewer nurses, doctors and paramedics will die. All that's being asked is that we make this adjustment for the time being. If your state or the entire U.S. goes into lockdown, welcome it. It will save lives.
  17. This feels rather like a known troll. Oh well, it's something to talk about. How's the weather where you are?
  18. Bellisseria, the very popular and ever-expanding new Linden homes continent, has a lot of navigable water with interesting things to find and explore, and people and mermaids out adventuring. Our wonderful @Rolig Loon frequently posts travelogues in one of the threads in the Linden Homes section of the forums. Have a look
  19. Sometimes we just need a break from caring, especially when there's been an overwhelming amount to care about ❤️ I went to my two social outlets to see the closed until further notice signs. It helped me feel more grounded in this new reality that I'm only sort of experiencing. Both are short walks so it was a way of giving purpose to some exercise.
  20. Thanks to Wulfie and all for this thread. Please keep talking, as this is making MD seem far less daunting than the more usual forum discussion about it
  21. As hard as it is, and I know that reality better than most, isolation is everyone's friend right now. The more we slow the spread, the less the health services are overwhelmed and more people, at risk or otherwise healthy, will survive. We absolutely have to think in terms of the good of everyone. There is strength and mental health in understanding this and acting accordingly. The purpose of our lives right now is to get each other through.
  22. ^ cause it can't be said often enough. We're all in this together. Act for the good of those who are most at risk, not just yourself.
  23. Do some tests of your own. Make test versions with different triangle counts and compare them on the beta grid. It should help you start to get a feel for where you can safely reduce triangles and where you need to have some extra. Make them count. Also use wireframe view (Shift-CTRL-R) to look at the density of triangles. You want to be able to see through your object in wire frame. Look at other people's too. Ask yourself how much geometry a detail needs or if it can be achieved through the texture. The ideal number of tris is as few as you can manage without too big a hit to quality. It's a balancing act, often with a lot of compromises, and more of an art than an exactly science. Hence, test versions, trial and error and lots of practicing. You're asking good questions, but the answers can vary depending on what the item is and how it's used. What else might it be worn with or used around?
  24. You shouldn't have this concern, but the situation is what it is. Bigger solutions like hacking reduction/prevention will take time to implement. In the meantime, your habits are allowing people to steal real life money from the Lindens. Can you at least recognise that?
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