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Selene Gregoire

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  1. 21 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

    However one wishes to parse these specifics, I am still convinced that there are some very real and tangible differences between how the US feels about its military, and how most of the rest of the world does. I don't mean to imply a value judgement in suggesting that: it's just a cultural difference that explains, I think, the response of non-Americans in this thread.

    There are those who do revere the military, many of whom are lifers. The rest of us, not so much. We have a healthy respect for them but never lose sight of the fact that they are human like the rest of us and are not infallible.

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  2. 13 minutes ago, Love Zhaoying said:

    Like that thing in the Matrix with all the green code, where some could see the simulation by just looking at the code?

    More like piggybacking on a communication transmission.

  3. 2 hours ago, BelindaN said:

    So what's the point of this topic? Serious question. Because I don't get it really. Is it trolling? Is there a hidden joke I'm not getting?

    All this misquoting and chain quoting, and arguing minutae?? Maybe this is USA humour whooshing over my head, but I'm not receiving much more than static?

    Just asking...……..

    You have to listen really hard to hear the morse code in the static. You'll hear it if you have trained your ears. ;)

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  4. 22 minutes ago, ItHadToComeToThis said:

    Are they American? If so take it with a pinch of salt. America's military must be seriously overflowing because EVERY guy who lives in America is apparently a hardened marine who has seen war. 

    You're using a bit too broad of a brush there. Most of the guys I've known over the past 45 years or so, don't ever claim to have been in the military when they haven't been. There was an air force base not 5 miles from the town I grew up in. It wasn't the only AFB in that state either. There were also a few army bases (one well known boot camp about 50 miles from the town I grew up in) as well as a naval and a marine base.

    So, no, not every guy in America claims to have been in the military and seen war. Just the young ones who erroneously think it will impress others. It always catches up to them sooner or later.

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  5. 4 minutes ago, steph Arnott said:

    Humour is subjective to culture and upbringing. What you class as humour is not what others do. That is arragance on your part.


    2 minutes ago, steph Arnott said:

    You could not dance me off ever. I trained at the London school of dance.

    Yet I'm the one you claim is arrogant.

    Did you forget about all the fingers you're pointing back at yourself while pointing one at me?



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  6. 35 minutes ago, Ceka Cianci said:

    Being right is alright I guess..

    Where being wrong is really fun, like most of the time.


    Now being bad is kind of tricky..But you know when you're good at being bad..

    So does everyone else..:D

    Mother: Behave yourself!

    Me: Well... you can be good and you can be bad but how in the world do you have?

    *merry mayhem ensues*

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  7. Wonder how long it would take to make the trip in a paddle boat. I used to love getting out on the rivers and streams with mine. 

    Oh wow. Les still has them up for sale and on the MP!


    and for those who like sharing the fun:


    Les is another of the oldbie creators that I miss. Used to love hanging around his shop and watching him build and testing scripts. Damn. That was a long time ago. 

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  8. 31 minutes ago, wolfshanty said:

    if I was to walk around a street in the US wearing marine gear, I might be challenged and rightly arrested or at least insulted/shunned

    Looks to me like you are confusing impersonating an officer with wearing clothing bought at army surpluses which carry more than just army "issue".

    ETA: I'm a civilian and have owned a naval flight jacket legally purchased at a local army surplus store for decades. I've also purchased other things besides clothing. All perfectly legal.


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  9. 11 minutes ago, Leora Jacobus said:

    I seem to be a little dump. You must have been in one of the new houses and allowed to REZZ there to furnish it, right? Are you a tester? Did they allow you in a real house before they are released?

    There is at least one Linden Home sim region open to the public for previewing. There's no reason potential residents shouldn't be allowed to rez things to test it out as Blush did. That's part of what a preview is for, not just taking a looksee. Remember the auto return feature? Yep, mainland regions have it, too.

  10. 6 minutes ago, Blush Bravin said:

    I didn't think you meant me about the houses, I was using an example as you did in regards to houses. 

    I find this remark insulting as a creator 

    I'm not going to address the talent aspect because I don't predetermine the talent of my customers. But I do decide if they will have the ability or not to modify my creations. There are things I make that I don't want changed for whatever reason. I shouldn't have to even explain why I don't want them modded. It's my choice .. and as I've said over and over .. and fickin over again .. you have the right to not buy said item. This really is ridiculous.

    Please stop taking your feelings about what others have said and/or done out on me. I am not those other people.

    I feel the same way about other creators who think people don't have the intelligence or ability/capability to mod something so that it fits their needs. There have been so many times I wanted to do something in SL and couldn't because the only items available didn't quite fit my needs and they were no mod. I can't tell you how many projects I had to shelve over the years because of that.

    Yes, it is your creation. Yes, you have the right to dictate it being mod or no mod. Yes, I have the right to not buy your nomod product. And round and round it goes.

    *sighs* You seem to be taking the things I'm trying to say personally and that is not how they are meant. 

    If an item is copy and I mess it up then there is no issue. I can just rez out a new one and try again. I assume creators not setting permissions no copy/mod would be a no brainer.

    After much trial and error, I found it best to make my items copy/mod/no trans. 

  11. 9 hours ago, rasterscan said:

    Have you ever been in SL and discussed to your friend / loved one / partner an incident or event they simply do not recall ? Perhaps a garment they wore, or a certain sim you thought you had visited. Only for it to dawn on you it was all a dream in RL ?  No ? S'just me then :|

    Something similar happened to me back in 2006. I dreamed I was actually in SL along with my other half. At first it was so real. Then it turned into a nightmare. I've made it a point to not think about SL as I fall asleep since then. It was that bad. I woke up with tears streaming down my face.

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  12. 1 minute ago, Blush Bravin said:

    I have never sold a house no mod. But it's my choice to set perms how I want. It's your choice to buy said items if you want. I have explained my viewpoint on mod vs no-mod extensively. You can throw accusations at me and they will not stick. I'm not going to explain myself to you or anyone else in this thread because there's no point in repeating myself because someone chooses to not understand what I've said.

    What accusations? Where did I ask you to explain yourself? 

    I understood you quite well. You seem to be misreading my posts as I said I made the homes, not you. I didn't say anything about you personally.

  13. 34 minutes ago, Blush Bravin said:

    Maybe go back and reread all of his comments so you are taking them in context. His whole approach from the beginning is like a call to arms. Telling shoppers why are you still buying from creators who make no-mod products. And then goes further to insult creators as being shady because they have the nerve to want to make money for selling the products in different colors. 

    I don't need to re-read. This isn't my first go around with this particular dog and pony show discussion (to mod or not to mod).

    When it comes to mesh clothing, I have very little choice but to buy no mod. No, I don't like it and there isn't anything anyone can say or do to change my mind about it. I'm too used to being able to tweak things to fit my personality and/or needs.

    Once upon a time (2005) I made homes that were no mod/no trans because I didn't want people messing up my work or giving it away for free to friends. After talking with other creators and customers, I soon realized the error of my ways. It's not about what the creator wants, especially since there is no stopping copybotting. It's about what the customer needs. How many times has anyone purchased something because what they needed didn't exist, but they could mod it to fit their needs? Have you never purchased something that wasn't exactly what you needed but you knew you could mod it to fit those needs when there was nothing else on the grid that would work? Even you are adding walls to Linden Homes to mod them to your liking/needs.

    For me, the bottom line is, if it's copy/mod/no trans, I'll buy it. If it's no mod, I'll either keep looking or change my plans but I will NOT buy no mod items. That will not change. 

    Creators who don't think others should have the ability (or talent) to mod items are doing their customers a disservice and outright insulting them.