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Dillon Levenque

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  1. You can't be excused for yelling at me for hitting the back of your seat when you DID jam on the brakes. Wasn't my fault!
  2. Finally was able to hire a pilot to test the new rocket. Flew like a dream :-).
  3. My whole SLife is one long embarrassing moment, or it would be if I was easily embarrassed. Seriously; I screw things up on a regular basis. It's hard to pick a top ten, let alone just one. Here's the best one in the last 24 hours. I bought a statue I'd been eyeing for some time and got it nicely placed in my yard. I took a quick snap of it to send to a friend. Later I actually looked at the snapshot and noticed my leg was 'inside' the statue (I'd been standing close in the picture). Huh, I said. I know what's wrong! So I edited and sure enough, Physical was not checked. Fixed it. Then I stood back and watched as my statue slowly (and rather majestically) toppled over and ended up face-down in the grass. Clearly, there is a lot more to Physical than just the property that prevents me from walking through walls (except during lag-walks). Oh well.
  4. PS: It's a club and if I say any more I really will get called out for advertising in the wrong forum. Deservedly. PPS: I begged Maddy to send me a TP but she ignored me. It was awful ;-).
  5. Wow, look at you, all Ms. Popularity! Nobody ever sends ME any messages like that :-(.
  6. I probably use two 'voices' when I'm here, or any other time I'm 'talking to myself': one voice takes pains to be serious and maybe even a bit formal, one is casual. Because I love the sight of my own words so much I checked my profile for a couple of recent examples. Serious: "I recently started getting back inworld pretty regularly after being almost entirely absent for about five years. I kept in touch with some friends via one method or another, and I kept in touch with SL mostly via forums. But I just couldn't seem to take the time to get inworld. It took a spell in the hospital to bring me back. Not that a near-death experience gave me a Second Life vision or anything; I wasn't in serious condition..." Casual: "Took me a long time to get past Clover's kitty pictures up there; I kind of got fixated on this one. I think if you can look at this without smiling or having an 'aww' moment or whatever you want to call it, you might not be mammalian." I wouldn't use things like 'kind of got fixated' or 'aww' or even 'whatever' when I'm being serious. Also, when I'm casual I indulge my habit of leaving prepositions off sentence starts, as in "Took me a long time..." instead of "It took me a long time...". When I'm inworld I go with short sentences or at least single-sentence comments, just as several people have already described. In an active multi-person chat scene like the Atomic Palace on a Saturday night (shameless plug for a friend's place) you have to be brief or the conversation will pass you by. Also I swear a lot; can't do that here.
  7. Took me a long time to get past Clover's kitty pictures up there; I kind of got fixated on this one. I think if you can look at this without smiling or having an 'aww' moment or whatever you want to call it, you might not be mammalian.
  8. Bitsy, you're going to be irresistible with that hat, and I doubt you'll need any buckets of sand. Maddy is nefarious but even she would never knowingly let harm come to one of the family.
  9. Why debate, eh? It is obvious to even the most casual observer that immersionists have more fun ;-).
  10. Oh. Took me a minute. I guess it could be, but to me that seems like a stretch. The subjects are so odd for a survey. The hat's real cute on you, though :-).
  11. Turned into? I think that is/was its sole purpose. The rest of us are just interrupting.
  12. Snugs, it's good to see you! You've been so quiet we were worried Maddy had...you know...done something.
  13. I recently started getting back inworld pretty regularly after being almost entirely absent for about five years. I kept in touch with some friends via one method or another, and I kept in touch with SL mostly via forums. But I just couldn't seem to take the time to get inworld. It took a spell in the hospital to bring me back. Not that a near-death experience gave me a Second Life vision or anything; I wasn't in serious condition (except maybe for a couple of days there right at the start). I just spent a lot of time thinking and SL was in those thoughts, probably because I wanted to get in touch with someone there to let people know I hadn't disappeared (I had neither phone nor laptop for several weeks). In any case, all that thinking brought me to the conclusion that I needed to get back to being an inworld person. Now that I have been back for a bit I think I can identify the real draw for me. It's the people. I've had a lot of fun redoing my house and stuff, and attempting to recreate myself in a mesh body (WIP), but I have the most fun just talking to people. I could communicate when I wasn't inworld, but it was always some kind of message exchange. It wasn't conversation. It wasn't spontaneous. Communicating inworld has the same intensity as talking face to face in RL (for me, at least). Plus you get conversations you can't get in RL. The other day I decided to take my ancient, way pre-mesh Lotus 7 for a spin since I live alongside a Linden road. I managed to get past the first sim crossing, and then looked up to see a gigantic 4WD pickup truck coming straight at me. It swerved, and I swerved, and we both lightly crashed into stuff on our respective sides of the road, and finally we stopped, just short of a head-on collision. I backed up to give her (I could see now that a female was driving the gigantitruck) more room to get by, she gingerly drove past me, and we both roared off in opposite directions trying not to hit anything else. In RL I'd have been all ticked off; blaming her although we were both at fault, and mumbling. But in SL I could talk, since I'd grabbed her profile back at the Incident. Once I got to an intersection I stopped and IM'd her: "It's a good thing we are both SUCH good drivers!", and pretty soon she came back with a LOL, saying, "I know, I know! I just try to keep this thing pointed straight!". We talked a bit and then went our separate ways, smiling. Can't do that in RL.
  14. Even going with the family tradition idea of always having one handy, unless you live in the Biltmore* that seems like a lot of measuring tapes. If YOUR mind is going, who the hell am I going to turn to for help as MINE withers away? *https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gilded_Age_mansions#/media/File:Biltmore_Estate.jpg
  15. Based on a recent (possibly deeply flawed) scientific study we conducted right here in this forum, you're in good company. A whole bunch of us, including yours truly, scored rather high on the introvert side of things and many could apply exactly what you said there to themselves. It's open to speculation whether SL tends to attract introverts, but that particular study has yet to be done. In any case, welcome to the forums :-).
  16. psst: that should be 'your Imperial Majesty', but I'm sure the citoyen won't mind.
  17. The fact you have flowers growing from you indicates a high degree of fertility ;-). In complete seriousness, that is an incredibly good picture. Everything about it. Subject, costume, pose....everything.
  18. I'm here a couple of hours earlier than usual. I was awake, barely, when a mild earthquake got my attention. That's common enough around here that I have CalTech's seismology lab as a Favorite, but of course I have to get up and turn the computer on to actually look. I'd figured somewhere above 3.0; it was slightly stronger than that. The location is along the San Andreas Fault. If you Google Map Tres Pinos you'll see it's on Highway 25, which parallels the fault from Hollister until it ends (the highway, not the fault) at Highway 198. ETA: We're about 25 linear miles away from the epicenter. In Tres Pinos or Hollister 3.9 might have been strong enough to rattle a little, maybe even knock a few things off shelves. Here it was enough to be noticed but not worrisome.
  19. Can you get Greg Brown's autograph for me? Or better yet, just bring Greg Brown. I'll worry about the autograph on my own.
  20. You kids today. When I was your age we had to use maps! Lines on paper! And don't even talk about trying to fold them back up.
  21. So it's still not possible to 'hide' your own name tag. That's what I'd thought, for the same reasons you suggest. Although in your case it wouldn't help a bit: the slowly fading ember trail is a sure sign that Maddy was here ;-).
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