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  1. There are a few male shopping events. As expected, they all have "Man" or "Men" in their names, so they're easy to find.
  2. I certainly don't buy things that I "kind of" like just for the sake of buying something. 😧 That feels like harmful stereotyping. The difference is that there usually is another creator making exactly that thing you want that the others don't, because of how vast the market is for women.
  3. It's totally true, too. A male who's actually good-looking and good at roleplay and whatnot will probably have a long line of ladies fawning over him like he's some kind of precious unicorn. And that's because they are,, thanks to SL's gender imbalance. Granted if you don't like that kind of activities, I'd imagine the male side of SL might have less to offer. Other than the activities everyone can enjoy, like creating, or just listening to music.
  4. I don't blame the buyers. Whoever they are, when the jeans apocalypse comes, they'll be happy they hoarded all those miniskirts and shorts. They'll sit there in their palace of thongs, knot tops, and sheer camisoles, with their denim-enforced and very curvy walls. All of us outside, we'll be wearing sweaters or long skirts, or even *gasp* pants, and we'll beg to be allowed into their kingdom for even a small taste of that precious fabric against our feeble bodies. And they'll laugh.
  5. Every time I go to male clothing shops with friends I sigh longingly. There's so much cool stuff whereas the big ladies' clothiers are pushing out monthly variations of "tank top with abyssal cleavage and ultra short jeans shorts".
  6. I didn't wear any while we still had to deal with appliers, but now that we have BoM and can wear system layers I have underwear in all my outfits.
  7. Ten years ago, maybe. Nowadays you barely hear any hip hop on the radio (which is probably still the best way to define "mainstream", I think). See, it's happening to you too! You're getting old and out of sync!
  8. Yep, but they decided to close all of the venues instead, as the notice says. "Franks Entertainment Group will be closing it's doors. This includes, Franks Jazz, Franks Elite, Bogarts, Chateau d' Elite Restaurant, The Galleria. "
  9. That does play into it too, but most of the bodies - as far as I know - just use the standard SL UV skins. The complexity score just doesn't really seem to weigh all those aspects properly - a 500k polygon body is deemed about the same complexity as a 15k one, even if they use the same textures. ArcTan might fix that once it's finally out.
  10. For the record, the Slink Hourglass is approximately 16.5k polygons. It's pretty darn optimized, so this notion of there being no optimized bodies is mildly bizarre. (the complexity score isn't a good measurement - triangles, vertices and script time are)
  11. You can make a very real argument that LL shouldn't allow outright broken products (literally in this case, with all those gaps and seams!) to be sold on their platform. It might even be their moral responsibility. The problem is just that it's not a legal one, and it'd be extremely time-consuming.
  12. The classic example is always like "do you know what skin she's using? I want it!"
  13. The clubs do certainly exist, but I don't know if they're good or not. If you look through the music and DJ categories or search for "hip hop club" or the like, you get results. If they're good is up to you to determine!
  14. One big thing in choosing a mesh body and head right now is that Project Arctan is in the works. Basically the lindens recalculating render costs, which will probably hit some of the unoptimized body parts rather hard. Slink (for bodies and heads) and Maitreya (for bodies) should be future proof as they use relatively little geometry compared to the competition, and Maitreya has already stated that they'll be doing a proper Bakes on Mesh update, which should make it better still. They're also very well supported. There are other options too, but many of them might have to do radical updates.
  15. Modifiable outfits survive in the furry community. I never exactly understood why that divide happened. Granted since we use human mesh bodies a lot of the time, it's not as common as it used to be, but almost every furry who makes clothes leaves them moddable. Especially for non-human bodies. Hair though? Truth at least keeps theirs mod-enabled, unless it's rigged.
  16. Xcite does still exist but they lost pretty much the entire market to VAW and Aeros, as well as smaller businesses. Mostly cause of that kind of thing and refusing to update or improve.
  17. Kemono bodies live on in the furry community, they're still the only way to get that toony body shape. As for fads... Zion Chickens (iirc) would be the best example. One of the earliest breedables, now used by absolutely nobody. Or for one that's not a specific product, "Sad baby" ads for products, as described by Arduenn. My friends and I still laugh at those at events. Gachas seemed to be a fad. But it now seems to that residents love gambling for their purchases, so it's probably not fair to refer to them as a fad any longer.
  18. Here's what must surely be my pettiest peeve: Vendors that don't list what bodies the clothes are for. I expect at least Hourglass, Maitreya and Freya if you don't specify, and if it turns out it's Maitreya only I'm going to very grumpy and angrily delete the demo. >:| I mean sure it's only a few seconds of my time wasted, but if the creator just spends those few seconds typing "body X Y and Z" on the picture, it'll save everyone else that time! Think of the total seconds saved! 😧
  19. Deciduan is considerably better in every way, if you ask me. For one, you can adjust your settings with more granularity, for example putting yourself in a fertile phase, to simulate fertility drugs perhaps. In addition that it also has RLV that can automatically make your belly grow if you set up the shapes beforehand. It also has (practically free) condoms that can both break and be sabotaged if you're into that kind of thing.
  20. Hello merchants! I often IM/notecard creators about problems with their products. For example, this jacket clips through itself on the rig for this specific body, and here's screenshot to illustrate. Or here's a glitch in the scripts and here's how to reproduct it, that kind of thing. And I get mixed reactions. Sometimes creators get right to work and push out a fixed version almost immediately. Sometimes they respond that they'll fix it, but never do. And sometimes there's no response. It's similar when I recommend features, for example the ability to delete color change scripts in clothes. Sometimes it gets added, sometimes they'll toss me a script free version to tide me over, sometimes it never gets added. So as a topic of general discussion, how about you, forum-going creators? How much do you appreciate customer feedback? Are you willing to fix things if only one person has reported a problem? Or add simple features if someone wants them? I'll not judge, I can, I suppose, understand just not having the time to go back to fix products that were already released.
  21. Almost universally, trans people of any stripe look down on "truscum" which are the types you describe there, i.e. the ones who go "if you don't do X you're not really trans". In addition to that I've never witnessed an M2F person complain about "females appearing as males," and I don't generally understand why trans women would want men - which they aren't - to "reign supreme" except in some exceptional case of internalized transphobia
  22. I'm sorry, but I've never seen a piece of furniture or any facial animation thing that works the way you described.
  23. Face animations aren't a "built in" thing, at least not in a standardized way where the heads listen to some kind of communications. Usually they're individual animations played by the furniture (or whatever HUD you use to animate your face). So if a furniture maker puts them in they're going to look good on one brand but not the other. Catwa animations for example, look absolutely dreadful on Slink heads.
  24. Honestly it's the old applier system for mesh bodies. It took me a while to figure out what the heck was going on and I'm extremely tech-literate. I'm glad we have BoM now. Out of the older features I'd say how to play walking animations that don't make you look like a literal duck.
  25. The problem with face animations is that there doesn't seem to be a one size fits all kind of deal... animations that look decent for one brand can look downright ghastly on another. I'd avoid them in furniture.
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