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Bitsy Buccaneer

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  1. em— or en-? these things matter
  2. When I was new I always tucked Bitsy in bed at the end of the day and loved to see her standing on top of her bed the next day, a bit like an eager toddler ready to get on with exploring the magic of the world. I've always been in the habit of logging out when I leave though - why waste the electricity on both my end and with the Lab's servers? I have several friends who stay logged in most of the time. One of them used to insist he needed to so his IMs didn't cap. But of course the system had a way of logging him out before he saw the IMs. Really frustrating. When someone is always logged in, there's no way to know if they're available. Make a new friend, send a few hello IMs, get nothing back, figure out they're AFK so don't take it personally, but how long do you keep it up? For most people, I see little actual reason to stay perpetually logged in and several down sides. Now that demos are pretty standard there isn't even much reason for store model-bots besides habit and (often) expensive to render decoration.
  3. This is where I am too, not necessarily G. Maybe somewhere between PG and Moderate? Like cute sundresses but ones that cover my bum. At the same time, I love the way you can go about your daily slife in a ball gown or fancy dress if it takes your fancy and no one particularly cares. Mostly it's the clothes offerings at events, where they have a limited number of items and are trying to sell volume, and the assumption (I don't know if it's correct or not) is that sex sells best. So I'm just skimming through, going not my taste, not for me, oh that again. The whole gotta be hot, gotta be airbrushed, gotta be these particular kinds of sexy is limiting in so many ways. I wish there was more diversity in representation of sexuality as well as sexual orientation. Maybe we'll get there eventually, but in the meantime sometimes it's nice to be able to change the channel and have a break from the over-saturation of a particular aesthetic.
  4. The way I see it, we come here to talk. Sometimes the corner we end up meeting on is a troll. So are we playing the troll or being played?
  5. I have a group with group-owned land and a Linden camper owned by my building alt which is set to the same group. If either would be of use to you for testing, I'd be happy to invite you to the group and send LMs. I'd really like to have parcel music for the camper site but can't find a reasonable stream. When I have some spare energy, maybe I'll try again with your script so at least I could change it when it got annoying
  6. The answers aren't nonsense. I've learned some things and appreciate it.
  7. I have a tipsy fish who's happy to give people rides.
  8. Something like grass really needs to be modifiable so the dimensions can be altered to suit the space. I wouldn't look at no mod landscaping items long enough to consider whether or not I might want to retexture it so your texture packs would be wasted on me. Meanwhile, if the item offers versitility so I can adjust it to suit my needs, I'll start checking out its LOD fall-off. This isn't a hypothetical situation for me as I've been searching for a wildflower borders and meadows for my Linden Homes camper site this last week. There's an overwhelming amount to choose from so eliminating things like no-mod from an MP search is necessary to try to narrow it down. Then inworld stores to look at the LODs. I ended up putting out some heather that came as a free gift from one of the stores. Decent LODs but there was too much white in the textures for the overall setting. I can't change the Linden landscaping of course, so I thought the heather was strictly temporary and was using it to experiment with dimensions and placement. A friend was over last night, complained mightily about it and told me to give it a bit of a grey tint. They blend in much better now. I'm still looking for something else, but it's an example of why it's so important to let people tint. You don't know what other textures people will want to use it around. You don't know what windlights they use or how their computer and graphics card affects what they see. There is no way to make enough texture packs to meet all uses so why restrict potential customers in hopes of squeezing more money out of a few?
  9. The norm seems to be the setting where you can't see avatars unless you're on the parcel, and then security orbs to restrict who can get onto the parcel. You're more likely to not see anyone at all, just some green dots, than to happen onto immoderate actions. You're welcome to hang out at my camper for as long as you want to get a feel for it. I think the covenant helps with a lot of what you might be seeking to avoid.
  10. Move over Matty. I'm only 10 and a half, a veritable babe in arms here
  11. Have you heard Cariad Lloyd's podcast Griefcast? She lost her father at 15, so early in her life she become someone people would talk to about their own losses and now she talks regularly with other comedians about their experience(s) with death and grief. She does the podcast so people know they're not alone. I can't recommend it highly enough. Wishing you comfort and healing x
  12. There was a teen grid many years ago. Others will remember the details better but I think it was closed because of relative lack of use. There were also issues like rampant copy-botting from the main grid, and since it was only accessible by teenagers, the over 18 creators couldn't get in to file DMCAs to get the stolen items removed. If I'm remembering right, closing it down was part of the impetus for Zindra. By family accessible, do you mean RL family members?
  13. Maybe we're getting somewhere now. You believe wrong. I wasn't disingenous. If you'd said that directly, we could have gotten further in this conversation before you shut it down. It might have been good. May I be permitted to say that your way of letting me know you didn't want to talk about it was rather confusing and apparently misleading? Surely the point of communicating is to understand each other and be understood in turn. I'd like both with you. My opinion is that those who want to see this happen can do more than speak up. LL is aware of the desire, that's clear from the pains they took in their post around the matter of adult content. They've chosen where they want to be and they have the right to do so. As in all other aspects of sex and sexual expression, consent is crucial. They don't want to go there. There's room for something outwith official channels though. You know the adage, be the change you wish to see, that's applicable here as well. A well-done blog or website about positive and healthy sexual expression would be useful for promoting those values. Something like that, especially if it's in conversation with others, is a way to help move attitudes forward.
  14. Are we friends now, that you're using the shortened version of my name? Or is that just another way of having a dig at me? Yes, it's a silly name. It was a long ago joke only one other person in the world was ever going to get and it made him laugh long and hard. If I'd known then what my slife would become, I would have chosen something different. But that's a common enough story. Why did I comment? I made an observation and a suggestion and then I replied to a post directed to me. The first was because we're here to read and talk, so I threw my thoughts out there. The latter was because it was directed to me. The topic does matter to me. Why do you assume it doesn't? In short, I think it's generally good to explore and encourage healthy sexual attitudes and I'm in favour of people doing that. So yeah, I like the idea of people joining together to look at these sorts of things. I also recognise that there's a time and place for anything to do with sexual expression. LL's decided where their boundary on that is and I'll respect it. I'm happy to have different opinions on this. There's plenty of room for both of ours and everyone else's. Ideally, we might have some sort of conversation and come to understand each other's points of view better. Then we both learn and the world is a slightly better place for it. Since we're talking, why the dismissive digs like "what helps you sleep at night"? What's the point in saying things like that? I am genuinely curious why you do it.
  15. If you think I'm a hater Beth, you truly do not understand me. I have no interest in being mad at you though, so if that's what you're after, I'm afraid I'll have to disappoint you. It was a friendly suggestion, no hate involved whatsoever. Does it truly matter if an erotic blog network can't be promoted on official SL channels? If you want something, value it and can't find it elsewhere, make it yourself or join with others to combine complementary skills. The ability to do so has always been the heart of SL. The blog network guidelines are similar to the forum guidelines; there's plenty of space on the internet for those who want to promote healthy eroticism in SL to do so. You don't need SL's blessing, permission or recognition. That's all. P.S. Thank you for pointing out my typo up there .
  16. It seems like content guidelines for the Blogger Network are similar enough to content guidelines for the Forums here. How is that a problem? Maybe those who want to promote a healthy SL eroticism angle can make their own blogs and network? I gather some of that exists on Flickr already.
  17. Do you know about the beta grid yet? Free uploads on quiet sandboxes, very useful for the constant trials and errors of making good mesh for SL. About the ears - would a head alpha (or alpha cuts) work?
  18. Either the Smooth button in the Shading area of the Tools window in Object mode in Blender for overall, or the Smooth/Flat ones in the UV tab in Edit mode if you want to be more selective. This piece should be fine with the Object mode one.
  19. I didn't see that, I would have supported you there. It's getting some support here, so please share in it.
  20. Maybe a way to do this would be to have a rotating area for historic builds, changing quarterly perhaps. Then it could be an interesting place to visit, not lost forever, and would also allow more builds to be saved while keeping operating costs manageable.
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