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Dillon Levenque

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  1. Thanks for posting this, Maddy (you're right; I probably wouldn't have). It turns out we did even better than we'd known. We broke the Feed! That thread is locked and apparently is not unlockable. We can't add 'love' hearts to existing posts and we can't add new posts. We can't even cycle back through the archives with the "View all comments" option, or at least I can't. We have boldly gone where no SLUM™ dweller* has gone before, and I for one am damned proud to have been a part of that. *When what is now called The Feed by most of us was first released, it didn't really have a name. That was much discussed in the Forum, and @Charolotte Caxton suggested it could be called Second Life User Messaging™ or SLUM™ for short. Regrettably, that idea wasn't properly promoted by Linden Lab and thus we are left with the rather mundane sounding Feed.
  2. No kidding. I don't cut people that say things like that much slack, either. There's never any excuse for random rudeness. In my first year someone asked in NCI group chat if anyone knew when the Building class would start. Nobody answered. I was still new enough to be thrilled by group chat so after a bit I said, "I don't." Now I grant you that was a pretty useless comment. I was just talking to be talking. But her next line really ticked me off. "Then I wasn't talking to you, was I?" Mind you, she was as noobish as I was, hadn't been in SL more than a month or two. It turns out I really enjoyed the class, which I had decided to take. It was a lot of fun watching her stumble around trying to stack one cube on top of the other while the rest of us had moved on to making working doorways :-).
  3. You really need to post wayyyy more often than you have been. Seriously. The times demand it.
  4. Things happen fast; it's already gone past perfection, but that still means that for one brief shining moment Kali was five for five :-). ps: I ended with :-) without which, along with its cousin ;-), I probably would not be able to write in this or any other forum.
  5. Somebody add a 'Thanks' for Kali; she only needs that for the very rare Forum Hat Trick: one (and only one) of each.
  6. You've gotta take a break from YouTube, Selene.
  7. I saw a little clip of this band in a BBC article; googling led me to another article in Dazed: http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/39633/1/grrrl-gang-manila-one-year-of-filipino-punk-feminism . I did find this on YouTube; it's mostly just placard-waving but there are a few performance clips and besides, placard-waving's as good a place to start as any. I'll see if I can find some of their music to send to my half-Filipina granddaughter; it's bound to freak out her parents who are a coupla stiffs :-).
  8. I will, or at least I have, used the laugh emote when it's quite likely the person writing the post really wasn't aiming for a laugh. If something makes me laugh*, I use the laugh emote. I do try not to use it on posts where it seems obvious that the person who wrote it was sincerely hurt or upset about something, even if I find the post quite ridiculous. I would try not to laugh in that instance in RL too, just as most of us would. I am resisting the charge that my laughing at (rather than with) a post is scornful, although I have to admit that is maybe a valid definition. One of the times that comes to mind was the OP for that thread about pickup lines. The fellow that started it led off with his standard 'come-on', and it was so breathtakingly vainglorious that I could not help laughing. I don't think anyone else used 'laugh' on that post and I did wonder if I'd gone too far, but nothing came of it. He actually turned out to be a pretty solid guy and took all the slings and arrows that resulted from that OP honestly; I even wound up complimenting him somewhat later in the thread (although even then I couldn't resist giving him the needle a little about that pickup line). *By laughing I don't mean actually laughing out loud (although that does happen—it did with the OP I discussed here.). If when reading I find something that makes my mouth form a smile and I sort of do a subvocal chuckle, I consider that laughing.
  9. My last one and still my favorite, old as it is. This just shows you what kinds of things people get up to in mid-America when they've time on their hands :-).
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  11. Here's another of my very few favorite Christmas songs. I hope this doesn't grate on @Cindy Evanier too much; it's NOT Mariah Carey. It'd be better without the Hugh Grant business at the end, but you can't have everything. That's a good Christmas movie if you go for that sort of thing, by the way.
  12. Hmm. It's only 11:45 here but maybe I should uncork a bottle. You know, just to let it breathe a little.
  13. Aww. I love the picture :-). It is really unlikely I'll be able to show up today, although I did sneak on yesterday and found a not-too-unsuitable Christmas outfit just in case. My best to you both.
  14. I would have thought the line annoying you most right about now was the one waiting to get in to see "Aquaman".
  15. Happy Winter Solstice to everyone, especially me :-). This is my favorite day of my least favorite part of the year: that part in which there are more hours of darkness than of light. An especially Happy Solstice to Clover and Rhonda.
  16. Based on the bolded sentence you're already past asking. You're hooked :-). Doomed, like the rest of us. Somehow we can't let it go. Even if we stay away for years at a time, we keep in touch, we come back. Your problem won't be finding something to do, it will just be finding time to do a few of the things you want to do because there is always something new.
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