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Luna Bliss

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  1. It's the fault of DesCartes, separating mind and body...hence we have the mess of today. Native consciousness (and others) do not seem to contain this separation.
  2. I don't think there's a difference between RL feelings and so-called SL feelings -- they are the same. What does seem to be different about the two worlds is that it's much easier to imagine reality in SL (though this is going on in RL too). So best to keep an awareness that one might be imagining something about another person or one's own self that might not be true. Again, that happens in RL all the time, but in SL it's more pronounced.
  3. omg SL is goin down due to your action! Please reconsider!
  4. Oh I didn't know Patch was a Psychic and could predict the houseboats would sell out fast, hence yes he should have ushered a warning
  5. Ziggy, it's only the feelings/perceptions that we choose to give something (in SL or RL) that makes it anything at all. I don't judge people who prefer not to invest emotionally in experiences or pixels in SL, nor do I judge those as wrong who do invest their feelings. I totally understand that you are choosing not to invest emotionally in your pixels and would feel silly in doing so -- because that's how you feel. I only wish you'd give consideration to the other side as well.
  6. The Moment by Margaret Atwood The moment when, after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half-acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say, I own this, is the same moment when the trees unloose their soft arms from around you, the birds take back their language, the cliffs fissure and collapse, the air moves back from you like a wave and you can't breathe. No, they whisper. You own nothing. You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming. We never belonged to you. You never found us. It was always the other way round.
  7. At least for those few moments the uncrippling of art Qie speaks of was allowed manifestation in all its glory upon your land.
  8. So true. I did think of that with my wooden shoes reference -- wondered if some from Holland might find it offensive too. My positive feelings about wooden shoes won out since I actually had a pair of them once for a dance recital! They were very cute. Yes, this whole PC thing has made social interaction a minefield hasn't it? I have been more and more careful about taking offense, as often the "offender" is innocent and the issues can be sorted out without starting a war if approached carefully.
  9. It looks to me like Resi and Selene sorted this out well. I need to point out something though about comparisons being made between cultural stereotypes -- wooden shoes vs Native raindances are not the same because Natives are sometimes thought to be less-than or inferior due to their customs. Native Americans were (and still are in some ways) denigrated due to these stereotypes we've placed on them, while we don't think of those from Holland (in past or present) as somehow less-than for wearing wooden shoes. Similar with the gouda cheese reference. This myth of "the wild injun" or "savage" persists. Native Americans were thought to be less sophisticated and intelligent -- primitive. And some still think they are. So there is a difference in your comparision of stereotypes, and this is crucial to the understanding of why Natives can be offended by certain stereotypes. Knowing this has made me more sensitive to using cultural references in comparisons. Though some references are made innocently we need to become aware of how they can be offensive just the same.
  10. You could make the entire back area of your yard a raised area. First, add some prims to the side of the pool to match the green surrounding area of the pool. Then make a little fence to place in the front where you go from the lower height of the garden to the new higher area (the rest of the fence is the one you see already in place that would surround your raised area). Have some steps going up to this raised area at a break in your created fence part.
  11. Likewise for you Qie. (I realize I'm quoting you from nearly 3 years ago, but feel the need to say that some people feel their home in a virtual world (albeit simply "pixels") is very meaningful to them. If invested emotionally it can feel like a hotline to their unconscious mind, and they want it to be private even when not in their home). You know I had a lot of sympathy for your side before I actually read the first part of this thread! No wonder the "my home, my way" crowd dug in their boundaries so severely -- your side has no respect or understanding for the other side, it seems.
  12. I realize I'm quoting you from nearly 3 years ago, but feel the need to say that some people feel their home in a virtual world (albeit simply "pixels") is very meaningful to them. If invested emotionally it can feel like a hotline to their unconscious mind, and they want it to be private.
  13. Yes, "criticism" is such a loaded word and many think it always means something negative. I like to use 'critique' instead so as to avoid confusion when giving feedback.
  14. That must be difficult, developing as an artist under such conditions. Hopefully they are supportive of you? Yes that "imposter syndrome"...it's always there even if one is not comparing themselves to others...one always knows they can do a better job and as soon as one is finished it's not 'adequate' anymore..lol.
  15. I like your etching... And yes, it is the process that matters...and the most important part of what makes art "good" in my eyes... It's such a vulnerable & confusing time when a creator is exploring a new venue for their creativity...they actually need some external support....yet the goal is to move on beyond needing it..
  16. From your descriptions on quite a few threads detailing your methods of teaching, I think it was a sad day for students when you left
  17. I do have a mesh body -- in the form of a tree. I'm very cute, as when I take off to fly a little dust cloud shoots out from my roots. My branches are soft and cuddly.
  18. Female Winslet is right. You guys are blinded by your love for each other....
  19. OMG i was so wrong, there is some good in everyone. Food has united us, BilliJo. When shall we set the wedding date? lol
  20. It amazes me what some strangers feel they have a right to comment on...like with your tree. I'm afraid my tree was not meant to be abstract...wish I would've thought to say that to my teacher! lol We were supposed to be doing realism, and she was actually right...I had not really LOOKED at a tree it seems
  21. In fact, I never took another art class...
  22. That deserves 2 likes... I remember an art 'teacher' who asked in front of a huge class if I'd ever actually looked at a tree before when I drew my first (apparently very bad) tree. I left art classes for years after that.
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