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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. /me offers ItHadTo a teleport to anywhere in Europe with lots of tourists from the U.S. Hang out there for a wee while and you won't have to ask, they'll tell you all by themselves As if it wasn't clear from the accent already
  2. There's no organisation to it though. Sometimes search will find answers to the questions at hand (if you figure out a good search string to use and the info happens to be there under those words), sometimes it will be hours reading through threads which end up being more confusing than enlightening. And the wonderful explanatory graphics Drongle and Aquila made were removed when LL redid the forums, so even if you do find great info it's often very broken. The request here, as I understand it, is for some sort of organisation and overview of what's needed. I can see the value in that even if the current population of big guns can't.
  3. The right question to ask is why mesh clothing is rarely rigged for all bodies. Why do only three of the mesh body brands available for women-women have wide support? Why are fewer and fewer creators making things for system avs? If you're interested in those answers, search the forums. It's been discussed plenty elsewhere. Basically it involves the low returns for time spent and the time it takes to do the work to support all of the different bodies, including system. The result of this trend is the reduction of diversity of every sort in SL. It is just harder to find non-mainstream clothing. And the mainstream in SL has become very hypersexualised for women's clothing. Our choices are basically suburban soccer mom or show us your boobs. If you want anything else, choices are far more limited, even for women-women. Does V-Tech not sell moddable mesh clothing for its body? I don't know if any of the big full perm mesh clothing creators would consider supporting V-Tech. Asking them would probably make more sense than dropping a noble statement in the forums. Good luck.
  4. I don't know if this is happening much in SL (maybe the learning curve is good for something after all ), but some romance scammers working dating sites, Skype, etc claim to be in the military. The story on this grift is that they're stationed abroad, usually widowed ('cause sympathy) and have a kid staying with grandma back home. Money's needed for emergency with the kid, hero in the military has it of course but can't get it to grandma in time, so the victim is convinced to send it. Of course there are going to be plenty of other reasons why someone might be claiming military experience, but I just wanted to throw this out to increase awareness in case the scammers have found their way into SL.
  5. Plus the creator bit in the edit window hotlinks directly to the creator's profile. Much easier than mucking about with search and trying to remember how the creator's name is spelled and hoping you got the right one.
  6. Not silly at all. It's the most efficient way of directing customer questions and requests for help to the person who can actually provide the help.
  7. A SL friend uses a television as his monitor. Maybe yours can be hooked up to your computer too?
  8. I think you might be making the task Cleopatrina's asking for more complicated and harder than it needs to be. It could start with a list of the factors the author(s) considers most relevant when creating mesh for SL. Having that in one place would help those who are beginning. It could also be a collaborative project with different people contributing where they best can. It doesn't have to be Drongle-level investigation of how the servers handle mesh. A well-organised selection of suggestions for better practice would help a lot.
  9. It's true. Given the number of merchants trying to sell to Maitreya-body users, they swamp a search on the brand name. I've run into the problem every time I've set off to try a demo of the body and have to try again until I find a useful second word to add.
  10. Premium homes, cheap rentals, anywhere still do free homes for noobs?, sandboxes, exploring with no fixed abode, friends who'll let you set Home at their's, imagination - lots of possibilities, as befits a creative open-ended world.
  11. Does going barefoot cause you got bored trying on shoes count as a "look"? Asking for an alt.
  12. Now I'm wondering if both accounts aren't BillieJo's. But she'd never do anything like that, would she?
  13. It's more like all this "progress" affects my spending by making it so much harder to find things to buy I've largely given up shopping because it's just not worth the frustration. Like fitmesh. My avatars are small and slim and XS or S usually works better for both of them than the fitmesh. There are fewer calculations for the computer to do for fixed size clothes too, so that's an easy choice for me. But of course it's becoming increasingly unavailable. Or shoes. Bitsy doesn't have mesh feet and I don't see the point in putting excess geometry under geometry for the sake of rigging. I gather more normal women look at the painfully high break your ankles shoes and think NEED!!!!, but my brain just goes PAIN!!!. I get enough of that in RL from fibromyalgia, so since the Slink high has come to dominate styles I've stopped thinking of shoes as something I might buy. New skin offerings are all about mesh faces. I understand that's where the excitement and money is, but I have zero interest in carting around all that extra geometry just so it looks more airbrushed on the off chance a passing stranger cams in close to examine my av. BOM could lead to less of a division between system avs and mesh bodies but given how willing creators have been to abandon us system avs, I don't have much hope that it will make a significant difference. It's used to be that all sorts of niche was easy to find, but it just keeps getting harder and harder.
  14. Someone in the library at Caledon gave me a library card with my name on it which was utterly magic cause I had no idea about uploading textures or even how to put one on a prim Discovering that the poofy skirt I'd found at Caledon was the bomb for parachuting at Zoha Island. Choosing all further skirts by how well they poofed whilst falling. Discovering that the odd thing sticking out from my hips was the skirt from the pink polka dot dress. Finding a very large furniture store that was so interesting I decided I lived there. It was also the start of a SLife-long fascination with SL bathtubs and showers which, when combined with my tendency to fall off of things, led to a fascination with anything underwater and the way SL clothes don't get wet even when fully immersed. Because that it just cool. RL friend inviting me to live on the land he'd just gotten in the house he'd just built. Feeling so touched that he was giving me a home and conflicted because I also wanted to continue living in my furniture store. Logging in one day to find a Bitsy-sized bath that he'd quietly bought for me during an afternoon's exploring because it was just my size. Pulling a diving board out of my inventory (from that day thence known as the TARDIS) to put on the roof of the house to fall off of. Finding a sofa floating without any means of support in the sky near the house and of course falling off of it, which turned out to be most agreeable as it was an excellent height and Stand was an excellent means of starting the fall. Tucking Bitsy into bed every night before logging out and then on my return finding her standing on the bed, bright and eager to start a brand noob day. Very random exploring, poofy Victorian skirts and ballgowns, falling off of things intentionally or not, water, freebies and hanging out with Morgan comprise at least 90% of my early SL memories The downside of all the random exploring is that the places are mostly a jumble in my mind and I'm finding it difficult to assemble the pieces into anything coherent. I wish I'd taken more pictures to help me remember them all properly. But my goodness it was all so amazing.
  15. It's not really role-play (cause I am lousy at role-play) but Bitsy has a sort of evolving backstory (including her name) which started outside of SL. It's just an extension of my RL sense of humour, albeit with extra props and visual representation. The RL friend I followed into SL shares my love of non-sequiturs and recontextualisation so that sort of repartee fit in quite well in this world where you can be anything, including a time traveling antiquities restorer and fish wrangler with a Japanese steampunk pirate skyship. It all makes complete and utter sense, I promise
  16. Good to know I may as well avoid it, not having a mesh head or being remotely interested in wearing one. Thanks Blush for saving me the frustration and let down of finding out for myself.
  17. The organisers may have requirements for the auction, best to ask them. When I donated something for a yard-sale fund-raiser, the choice was no copy/trans or send it to the organiser copy/trans and he put it to copy/no trans when it was set out for sale. I chose the latter because I'd known the organiser for years and trust him and it meant as many people who wanted to buy it could. It's also my standard perms. (In all of this, mod or no mod was creators' choice.) Artwork at an auction is one of the few times where no copy/trans makes sense to me, cause in the real world that sort of thing is usually a one-off. But then there's the risks of no copy stuff being lost during one of the grid's difficult periods. Maybe a way would be to sell it no copy/trans but allow the purchaser to trade it in for a copy/no trans version if they choose? A dear friend of mine is an art collector in both lives and he HATES no mod, even when there's a resize script. The scripts don't give enough fine tuning of size for him. I asked him once and unleashed such a formidable rant I will never ask him the question again My preference would be copy/mod/no trans, but I can see no copy/mod/trans for a unique auctioned piece. Bottom line though, is what the event organisers want or recommend.
  18. This is like an alternate reality Prok in a pink negligee
  19. Check your inventory for Calling Cards. If any are still in SL they might be happy to renew your friendship.
  20. I've made a couple of attempts but it generally goes down like a ton of incomprehensible bricks. With online friends it can be a bit better sometimes, though more often it's "Is SecondLife still a thing?" I've pretty much given up trying.
  21. When I was new, I spent a lot of time on my own wandering around looking at the amazing things people had made. It was in the days of prim building and utterly magic. On the weekends I did much the same with a friend. Now I like having time on my own to build and stuff and time talking with friends. Most of them are builders too, so it can be a bit like a knitting circle What I have lost interest in is spending much time fixing up my avatar. I want it to be easy and quick so I can get back to more interesting things.
  22. How about: Accidentally making an uncatchable bouncing object by using key framed motion in something very small and it going a bit wrong. Or am I the only one daft enough to do this?
  23. Let me look. I'm sure there's a barbeque in my inventory somewhere. We had one of the deck of our first house. Except it didn't have a cooking animation and we didn't know how to add one. If you tried to use it, you'd end up sitting on it, grilling your buns.
  24. Does this mean we're having a party in the thread now? spikes the left bowl of lemonade and sets out half a shelf of clearance chocolate hearts, a fruit salad for the healthy-minded and quesadillas in honour of Mexico's day of friendship. let's see how sugar rushed we can get the lion
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