Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Lemmings, Starfuckers, or Attention Whores?

It's not often that we get to write a not-so-favorable review of another blog. It's been our thing to promote those blogs out there that deserve to be read because of their witty, entertaining content or the diversity of their views and insights. This is not one of those times.

I've become aware of a certain... change of direction in one purely fashion SL blog to a more "hard-hitting" and scandalous style. It's their blog, they're entitled to write what they want however they see fit. I'd just like to point out that grand-standing and name calling do not make you a better writer or "journalist". Nor can you ascertain the talent of a "writer" by counting the number of comments on a post. Just a lil reality check :)

All these things and more can be said about the second blog I bring to your attention. Perhaps you've seen it. It has all the characteristics that a potential blog-reader/dramite would appreciate. The only problem is... it's total crap. Brutal Honesty is what they offer although all I've seen so far is the poorly written whining of a have-not couple in SL.

I'm all for expressing your opinion, but maybe offer alternatives? Just a thought. Why not lend credibility to your opinion by covering all aspects of something? Can you not find value in it? Or maybe this is a game of smoke and mirrors. Honesty is something that is in short supply in SL but it can be done with eloquence and reason. Trash Talking is just that. Trash. And yappering. Anyone can pick up the Sun Times in line at the grocery store. Doesn't mean they have taste... or can read.

Seems as though this blog will do well enough. There are plenty of glass is half-empty people in SL and everyone is a critic... or a hyper-critic in this case. Check it out. I can't promise that it will do much more than make you say "OMG". And despite their claim that it's not 'drama', I'm sure that's just what they'd want you to say :)

You be the judge.

~Rosie
*:-.,_,.-:*'´*:-.,_,.-:*'´*:-.,_,.-:*'´*:-.,_,.-:*'´*:-.,_,.-:*'´*:-.,_,.-:*'´*:-.,_,.-:*'´

As a Mean Girl I take pride in my posts. I love that I can be honest, humorous, throw in a little satire & get good old fashion feed back without starting a firestorm (on purpose - sometimes ya'll just don't "get" me). I think that in any case it has been noted that here at MGG2SL we've had some drama here & there, sometimes we stir pots that others don't dare touch. We do it because we care and it's a risk we choose to take. We're not afraid to tackle controversial issues that effect our daily slives, piss us off, or tell you our honest opinions on a designer's work in a non-combative way. Honestly, sugar coating, pussy footing and blowing sunshine up one's ass does not encourage growth. Same can be said for screaming like a lunatic in someone's face. You're not going to get desired results or a happy ending. You know you want happy ending. *wink*

There is a difference between not sugar coating & maliciousness. Yes, our blog is called "Mean Girls Guide to SL" and it's fitting for us. Mean & malicious have two different definitions... Look em up, it's not my job. Point is a lot of blogs have popped up over the vast blogosphere in the last couple of months. Some are well written, honest, witty and enjoyable to read (these are the ones we choose to post weekly as a "Blawg to Watch"). Others though read more like tabloids stabbing individuals with words and read of overall crap. I noticed the tide turn in the particular "fash" blog, and I think it's cute. Awww. As for the BH blog, within two posts they completely contradicted themselves. Drama, maliciousness, anger, shock (did they really say that?) makes a popular blog unfortunately. Not necessarily a "good" blog. It's like a train wreck, you feel the need to see the gross stuff. Why? I have to agree with Rosie, "grand-standing and name calling do not make you a better writer or "journalist"... it just makes you an ass. If that's all you have to offer, I would like to suggest you sit down & re-evaluate being a blogger of stuff.

I am flattered as I'm sure the rest of the MGs are about the many blogs popping up taking a more honest approach in the footsteps of what we do here. For those of you doing it wrong, we appreciate you trying, but we got this, kkthnx.

♥JellyBean♥

70 comments:

Phoenix Chapman said...

I hadn't heard of the Brutal Honesty blog before now, but wow.

I would have to agree with you that there is a big difference in being "honest" and being malicious just because you can. After all, the Intarwebs are anonymous!

Orchid said...

I give myself cool points for every 5 comments I get - I don't add up my writing skills. PISHAW!

Hey someone's gotta be my cheerleader. I don't see Laylah throwing on a short skirt for my cause!

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why you name names re: Brutal Honesty but don't regarding the first blog with the change in style. If you're going to call one out by name, then you should the other as well-- particularly since they're more vicious posts have been-- about that blog. Contradictory and slightly hypocritical in a post where you slam BH for being-- contradictory and slightly hypocrital. I find it interesting that the blogs that engage in pretty harsh criticism (BH, SCD and this one) tend to round the wagons and point fingers at everyone else as being THE really bad and vicious one. Other than their posts on Shopping Cart Disco, which you just dinged, their posts have been reviews, albeit negative, of designers others have loved. Their comments section has been far more critical-- but those tend to be rah rah cheerleady in most blogs.
Frankly, it takes all kinds to fill the freeways, and if people can gush about one designer's move, why can't another blog be equally strong with a differing opinion? And, finally, last time I checked everyone with a blog was a no one wannabe to most SL'ers when they started their blogging-- until they became established enough to review other blogs I guess. *shrugs* Blah blah anonymous post fishcakes, just cuz I know it's coming. :)

Anonymous said...

Seriously. No-one's heard of this BH blog. If you were taking about Shopping Cart Disco, and how THEY are a smear campaign disguised as "fashion" blog - just take a look at their recent posts and compare - now THAT we all could agree on.

calliope said...

I agree with anonymous 1.

Also, I do quite like Brutal honesty- it's very refreshing to see a blog say it out loud what we've all been feeling underneath regarding products i.e. tenshi's prefab and mercury couture. The reader always has the option to agree or not (you can always check it out yourself), but with the pics and informative text in the BH blog, I wouldn't count it as whining.

Tenshi Vielle said...

I personally feel that that (edited for content) at Brutal Honesty is bending over backwards to pick at my prefabs. It was much more of a personal attack than a "review". I mean, I've never announced the prefabs anywhere - how would she know about them other than she was looking me up, and wanted something to bitch about? (DING! Personal attack!)

As for SCD, we covered ONE "nasty" thing. We've always covered the "stolen textures" or whatnot, but there's been a whole lot of stolen prims, etc, lately, and we make it our job to report it. Yes, the post on QC was harsh, but it struck a nasty chord with me. Hence, it was put out there.

We lack lemmings at SCD. The people that disagree with us comment; those that agree will tell me so in-world but not comment for fear of backlash. What's wrong with saying what needs to be said? Isn't that what the MeanGirls stand for? Why whine about it now?

We don't always harshly criticize. I'm not sure why I have to keep repeating this. It's as if no one goes back and reads the archives - and if you won't do that, I find the comments here fallacious.

Anonymous said...

Tenshi-- You mentioned your prefabs in the SCD blog just a few weeks ago if I remember correctly and I also think Ana reviewed them--and this is just off the top of my head from following the Fashion World of SL feed- so..it's pretty much out there. Whatever the motivation for the BH review, I think BH was right about some of the issues with your builds, so it may be something you can address to make them better. And it's really hard to sympathize or see you as a victim when it seems you started off your journalism career on the Herald with a personal attack on the RL appearance of another blogger. You've also clearly harped on designers' lack of talent/originality on both SCD and the Herald and you don't mince words about what you think of their character. I mean, it seems like it's a taste of your own medicine, so to speak?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for you Tenshi your name appears under most blogs relating to theft, biting ideas and copying. Most of it is baseless, unnecessary and just a display of how unimaginative *you* really are. As far as I can see you never apologized about the EMJ article and only went as far as saying you were "flabbergasted" about PC and their RL fashions. You once said you hate photosourced clothing in SL, however seeing you can't draw for shit, maybe you should give it a try?

Tenshi Vielle said...

It's not medicine. It's more like a ball gag.

The fashions I may point out bad points on are by people I don't know - so it's hardly a personal attack. I tend to try to be nice when criticizing things... just not if you're ripping off someone I know of.

I honestly forgot that Ana reviewed my stuff. As for making the builds better, I probably will at some point. But come on - complaining about having to have "manish" hands to move my umbrella handle? What the hell is that? (a stretch, that's what it was. It isn't THAT big.)

I've stated my opinions on talent and originality before many times, so I won't try to hog the soapbox any longer.

Anonymous said...

I think it's pretty clear that Tenshi's problem is she knows her prefab suck.

And actually, I kinda think the umbrella stand WAS that big.

Anonymous said...

Well lets be brutally honest here, The level of all these blogs including this one .. is shock value. Humorous sure at times boring as all shit yeah most of the time. I think blogs are blogs fashion, personal what have you. It is someones view on something good bad or indifferent ... so who really gives a hoot? I don't think SL Means girls should claim they are the birth right of satire. BH is there own blog let them do what they like as for Tenshi say whatever the fuck you like .. be it wrong or right .. aren't we at war for similar crap ... freeing the rights of repressed people lol. Tenshi... yes you come across as a bitch. But to be quite frank you all do. From the great words of the freak with no nose " I'm starting with the man in the mirror" Why don't you all chill on the mean , rude look at me crap and just be nice. Just a thought.

Ana Boogiewoogie said...

I love Brutal Honesty. They speak their minds. Besides, their blog is what it is. They're not hiding behind a "Fashion blog" title like some blogs do. It's their opinion. When you read it, you accept that it's their opinion. If you don't like it, don't read it. That's about all I can say about it lol.

Anonymous said...

The fashions I may point out bad points on are by people I don't know - so it's hardly a personal attack. I tend to try to be nice when criticizing things... just not if you're ripping off someone I know of.

So...the BH bloggers know Tenshi and that is why it's personal? I got lost.

Anonymous said...

I like BH too. At least their writing is humerous instead of coming across as just being on the attack and bitchy.

Anonymous said...

Like many of the commenters, I like Brutal Honesty. Not for their style, which could use improvement, but because they're not afraid of saying what everyone is secretly thinking. And they cover "major" fashion events or big-name designers. BH seems more fashion-centric than this blog, which is fine - I read both and enjoy both, but for different things. No one has a monopoly on criticizing the ugly side of SL :)

And it's still funny how Tenshi kisses so much ass with designers she thinks are all that (exclusive invites seem to be her thing) but totally blows off other people, even if all of them are technically guilty of one and the same (copying or poor quality products).

Davi said...

I don't think that the BH blog is anything like this one, for a starter they are not claiming they are a-list when they clearly are not.

All you have done with this post, rather than stir up drama is point people there to read it!

/claps

Bravo girls, Bravo

Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/2zotr2

Anonymous said...

I love the concept of trying to be "anti" main stream but, come on now ladies let us grow the fuck up. I'm not a fan of blogs that cater exclusively to their friend's shitty designs. The problem here with all blogs trying the "brutaly honest" schtick is your using the propaganda method used in the 20's

This style of writing isn't beneficial to the reader. I 100 percent agree it is the reader's choice but, I'm left with the notion of believing this is just a game.

Why does it have to come down to such pety things. Elexor Matador is sick with the prims. Fuck I wish I could do what he does. So yes the necklace was shit expensive but, if you look at the reasoning behind it, it serves a purpose. The style of writing was just disgusting: to insult people's work when you yourself cant make a fucking prefab is just silly.

It also leads me to think well why is paper couture and nylon outfitters safe from such remarks? I will agree that sometimes the bitches from Linden Lifestyles annoy the bejesus out of me. Was it honestly nessacary to show a pic of them and insult there appearence? Hell I bet you have been beaten with the ugly stick honey as well.

So i say this as my inconclusiont o my shitty blog post. Can we act like were not in highschool. Pretty please?

Anonymous said...

Brutally Honest is ALL OPINIONS. Just like this blog and every other blog on the face of the planet. lol You can't diss a blog for having opinions. That's like taking their right of free speech away. Honestly, if you don't like the blog because they speak their mind, don't read it. And yes, y'all can post this blog and have your opinion. But commenters, don't go around saying bad things about a blog because they voice their opinions. <3

Anonymous said...

I think the only satire in this particularl blogpost is the fact that the biggest attention whore of all is the one who penned half of it.

lil said...

Anon-"I think the only satire in this particularl blogpost is the fact that the biggest attention whore of all is the one who penned half of it."

Surely you don't mean Rosie?!!
PttbbttHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Just kidding.
I know, you know, we all know.

The whole "I stir the pot, but I'm nice too, right?" is very characteristic of this person we speak of (that isn't Rosie.)

Anonymous said...

I Like the BH blog too, and as one of the previous commentators said, it is only someones opinion, and to be fair to them, their opinions may be delivered somewhat harshly, but they are at the very least based on fact, which is more than I can say for SCD....

Tenshi needs to shut her big fat mouth and polish her own creations before slamming others - particularly as she even has the audacity to defend her builds, jeeeeze woman, at least have the balls to admit they're a pile of shit, and YES your umbrella IS that big!

The SCD blog always leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, so much so I have now stopped reading it.

Anonymous said...

everybody knows aradia dielli the starfucker extraordinaire is behind brutal honesty. but don't take my anonymous word for it. do the research yourself. and then ask yourself this very important question. do i give a fuck what aradia dielli thinks? does anyone?

Tenshi said...

Glad people are willing to sign their names to their comments here.

Aradia Dielli said...

I think it's pretty funny that I would be dragged into this mess, I only found out about this post through my friend Tenshi.

Anyway, if I had something to say about a designer or anyone’s work for that matter, I would tell them straight to their face. Unlike some and yes even unlike some designer, I don't go bashing others work with anon comments.

In fact I don't care to be involved in drama and pretty much run from it whenever I see even a hint of it. FORTUNATELY! For me, I don’t have time to waste on petty junk and steering shit is just that. I help everyone I meet, I get along with most and if I don’t like a design, I simply don’t wear it. That simple!

I have one blog and one blog only and that would be http://aradiadielli.wordpress.com if you have a way to track an IP, go for it. It won't be mine you'll find associated with that blog, which by the way I had "NO" knowledge of till Tenshi gave me the link.

So go ahead and point fingers all you want anon, I know and those that know me know better than to believe the lies you're posting. It's ok to be jealous and envious of those who succeed. I feel for you :)

Iris Seale said...

I'm sort of confused. People rip on SCD but it's only ever Tenshi's name I hear brought up. It's my blog, too, you know. Would anyone like to comment on my slife or blog pratices? Because I'd really like to know. I mean, you all seem to hate it so much but Tenshi's only responsible for half of it. So yeah, let me know.

--Iris

Anonymous said...

Okay so let's sit here blasting these ladies for their opinion. I mean that's completely rational. I realize no where in the post did they mention SCD, you, the commenters did. WE all know it's turned to bile and cannot even be considered a fashion blog. Tenshi did that, no offense Iris & the other gals.

Has anyone done research on this BH blog? Did you notice that after blasting Tenshi's build, both writers there are part of the "Fans of Tenshi" group? Could this possibly be bigger & deeper than you drama whores want to believe? It's easy to bash the Mean Girls, half of the time I believe they welcome it, but really think about it before getting your knickers in a bunch. Could they possibly have a point? Think of it this way, if you were about to eat a sandwich that a fly landed & shat on, would you want your friend to warn you? Maybe I read this post wrong or maybe I read it right and everyone else missed the jist of it.

So good luck with your anger issues. :)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, Iris. There's no confusion. Tenshi foo-jacks all the comments of other people's articles on SCD and Second Life Herald. She just can't help herself.

Anonymous said...

You only ever hear Tenshi's name brought up because she's really the only one people have a problem with. It's hard to notice Iris or any of the other girls at SCD when Tenshi is so bombastic and runs her mouth in so many places. I have a feeling deep down you know that, Iris.

Lucian Overlord said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank You but I must regrettably decline your offer to the elevation to stardom. I’m not here for stardom, I’m just here to do what it is that I do best, which is work and mind my business.

As far as my wife being behind “Brutal Honesty” I think not. I believe your facts are very construed if you even have some facts. Or are they self delusions of a small minded person? Your quick little tyrant is laughable at most. Are you grasping at straws because you have nothing else to grasp?

Perhaps you should go back to doing what it is you do best, instigating! Now go climb back in your little hole of self delusions of grandeur.

Lucian
Not Afraid to post his name ;p

Delilah...Kiss Kiss said...

Yanno, I had not read or even heard of Brutal Honesty before now but I will say this. Some of what those posts were about I agree with. A "Big Name" designer (imo) should work harder than one who is just starting out. The BND has experience behind he or she and with the privilege of charging more for their work, they also have the responsibility of providing more quality.

I have never particularly liked the Naughty skins, I must say regretfully simply because the face shading seems so angular and my avi's face is a bit rounder - on purpose.

At the same time, I did read the posts on SCD and was a bit disturbed by them but since that's not a blog I follow with any regularity I simply brushed it off.

I like you Mean Girls, lol, because you oftentimes post about things that I am thinking. I saw that yawning animation yesterday in an ao owned by an aspiring property owner and couldn't help but think back to that post one of you MG's made about it. I was secretly laughing.

My point is...I suppose, there's honesty, then there's abrasive honesty and then there's an acid bath. If you're in the acid bath category, (generic you) maybe you need to ask yourself just why you're doing it. Oftentimes, it ain't about honesty and it is about your personal stuff. Keep your personal stuff off a fashion blog, yo.

Signing me, unafraid to be honest.

Tenshi Vielle said...

"Has anyone done research on this BH blog? Did you notice that after blasting Tenshi's build, both writers there are part of the "Fans of Tenshi" group?"

Wait... what? *goes to check* I don't even know those people at all.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does anything Tenshi touch turn into drama?

Her blog is full of drama. Her articles for the herald are full of drama. Her failure at clothing was a drama, and her brand new venture masked as "Mercury" seemingly is full of drama as well.

As for the blog issue...anyone find it ironic that a blog called 'mean girls' is claiming that another blog is being too harsh? This just looks like a case of "oh no, a new and seemingly popular blog is stepping on our territory. We better do something about it."

Pot, meet kettle. You're black.

Tenshi said...

You commenters are extremely misinformed. I have nothing to do with Mercury other than I've blogged them since they came up on the Grid.

BH people have been kicked from my group. Nice to see them in there.

Morgana said...

Giving you the benefit of the doubt about that, could you clear up what Iris' affiliation is with them?

Anonymous said...

iris seale behind mercury?

http://brutalhonestysl.blogspot.com/2007/08/im-freakin-prophet.html

Iris Seale said...

http://mercurycouture.wordpress.com/2007/08/02/behind-the-curtain/

Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it. SCD is trying to spin this as a "I'm an alt, so what". Well, you're right...so what. That's not the point.

The whole point is SCD ripping Queen Couture a new one for 'copying' Paper Couture, who copied their items from RL with no 'Inspired by' documentation, while SCD continues to attack other creators in world (EMJ for example) for creating objects from RL items.

So now, we find out Mercury, who also in the footsteps of Paper Couture copies their ideas as well, gets blogged to death on SCD, and thus the hype machine is rolling.

Do we care it's an alt? No. But that's not the point.

SCD deceived people, promoted themselves on their own blog after not condemning the rest of the fashion blogging world for accepting 'payola', and were hypocritical on the whole copying thing when they themselves were copying all over, behind our backs, hoping they wouldn't be caught.

It's quite fun watching the SCD spin machine work this.

GREAT job, Brutal Honesty! Seems you outscooped everyone on this story, and it makes this whole blog post quite moot.

Morgana said...

Nobody cares that alts are behind Mercury.

Where it gets messy is that SCD was the heaviest promoter of Mercury out there - so heavy that it was being questioned well before anyone noted that maybe they are the same people. And even that, as far as I'm concerned, would have been fine if it had been open - 'hey, we've got a new project here! come check it out!'

Except! At the same time it was being heavily promo'd in SCD, there were posts about how terribly tacky some faux fashionbloggers are for promoting their own stuff and how doing so totally destroys their credibility. Those are the rules as set by SCD - I don't necessarily agree with them, but I do heartily believe that they should play by whatever rules they believe in strongly enough to trash other people over.

Another rule made and broken by SCD writers - Thou shalt not copy even the style of another designer who is copying real life style, specifically Paper Couture. Was Queen Couture really trashed for that.. or because she was going to be the nearest thing to competition that Mercury had?

I question whether or not Tenshi really didn't know or not, but I'm willing to agree to go along with that version of the situation if Iris is willing to take the heat for all by herself.

Sadly, it doesn't get any prettier that way. Tenshi, and recently Iris, have expressed puzzlement and irritation over why SCD isn't taken seriously. Well, here's your answer - - Iris gets involved in a new project and has to hide that involvement from Tenshi because her other partners are *that* desperate not to be affiliated with Tenshi or SCD. Iris allows and even encourages Tenshi's attention and stays mum while Tenshi blithely points fingers and heaps scorn on others for doing what Iris knows Tenshi is actually doing, too. At some point in there, wouldn't a gentle hint to maybe not focus on Mercury be in order?

Hubris on top of hubris.

If nothing else, if this is the real truth of the story, both Tenshi and Iris have some talking to do - friends don't let friends look like idiots and Tenshi has often done it to Iris and now? Iris has turned around and done it to Tenshi.

And all of it would be a total non-issue if so much of their effort wasn't spent on taking aim at other people. If Iris failed to tell Tenshi how much dogpoo she was stepping in, well it was still Tenshi's choice to stand in it and take big deep breaths.

I very much hope this will be the start of a serious attitude adjustment on the part of Tenshi. I'm not holding my breath, though.

And Iris, I see no reason at all why you should quit Mercury unless that's what they are asking of you. But man... ask yourself why you let yourself get sucked in so deep in to Tenshi's drama that you have to hide out from her in order to function and then can't resist getting her involved on the sly. That is not a healthy relationship.

Tenshi Vielle said...

Fuck you, Morgana. Just fuck the hell off. You think you're so fucking brilliant, with your damn mannerisms which seem to push you to analyze everything. Fuck. You.

Morgana said...

And... exhale.

Thank you, Tenshi. I had a moment of feeling sorry for you. I'm over it now. Please do continue being your own special self. If you weren't for real, someone would have to make you up.

Morgana said...

And Tenshi? I get why you're opposed to analysis... it doesn't work out so well for you, does it?

I wouldn't call it brilliant though. Most people don't find it to be the challenge you seem to. Give it a try though - you'll find yourself magically avoiding half the crap you step into by just thinking a tiny bit about how actions lead to inevitable consequences.

Humble Pie said...

*writes a double prescription for Prozak and passes it to Tenshi and pats her on the head*

You can share with Iris, honey. You're both gonna need it.

Anonymous said...

You can always tell how right you are by how much profanity Tenshi uses in response.

How old is she? Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

This is amazing its like watching the \'Springer show\', And all the fat illiterate star-wannabes that dabble in porn even though they have no teeth or fans are trying to kick everyone else down thinking it would make them the biggest *Star*. But in reality, every single wannabe here is pathetic. And you\'re all making jokes of yourselves. P A T H E T I C.

Get off the blog feed! said...

QUESTION:
Why are you kids (rephrase: 30-50 yr old ladies) read this crap? I came here from fashionworld, this isn't fashion. This is the lonely housewives club.

Anonymous said...

This gets funnier by the minute. First Tenshi makes a post beating on anonymous posters and while she's at it takes a swipe at one of her supporters (phoenix up above) for the crime of admitting - after being asked - that she doesn't read SCD for the fashion.

Then she deletes that comment... then when the comments don't make her look pretty, she deletes the entire post.

Anonymous comments ...bad.... deleting entire posts when they make you look like a vindictive fool who can't even tell who's on her side ....good!

The damage control is more entertaining than the damage!

Hurry Tenshi, go edit your wiki post on yourself while you're scurrying to rewrite history while it happens!

Anonymous said...

oops, that's not all - the post linking to this thread is now gone too.

Run, Tenshi! Run!

Iris Seale said...

Actually, I deleted the post. I haven't been able to reach Tenshi today and I think she's getting beaten-up on enough. I'm assuming she's in pretty bad shape right now, since she attacked Pheonix--which is pretty out of character for her. I wasn't trying to rewrite history, just trying to protect my friend a little. You all saw it, we all know it was there.

Anonymous said...

We're supposed to feel sorry for her, now that her reputation has been damaged by HER OWN WORDS?

Good luck, Iris. This "poor tenshi" routine is going to be a very, very hard sell.

calliope said...

Tenshi said...

Glad people are willing to sign their names to their comments here.

and later on...
Tenshi Vielle said...

Fuck you, Morgana. Just fuck the hell off. You think you're so fucking brilliant, with your damn mannerisms which seem to push you to analyze everything. Fuck. You.
____________

Let's all sign our names so we can be told to fuck off personally. sweet.

Anonymous said...

while we're bashing tenshi, didn't anyone else find it ironic that when she insulted sabrina doolittle on the herald she showed her own pictures that made her look like a blond version of the really dikey fraggle. you know the fraggle with ponytails? glass houses, tenshi. you've hurt a lot of people over your time in SL. maybe now is your karmic equilibrium. sucks to be on the other side doesn't it? you gotta ask yourself can i really call this unfair when i was such a fucking mean bitch to so many people?

Anonymous said...

You know the really sad thing?

If you actually are gullible to buy the fact that Tenshi knew nothing about this...what kind of friend sets her up to blog about this new alt-o-riffic brand without even telling her?

After Sabrina, and after Elexor, and after Esmerelda...Tenshi, here's your bed. Now lie.

Medicine is bitter? That's ok, when all else fails, instead of taking your lumps...attack people. After all, that's what you're best at.

Karma anyone?

Anonymous said...

It figures numbskulls like Ana Boogiewoogie would fall out in support of BH. Drama-loving immature pieces of shit flock together. I am beyond sure now that some of you fuckers are under 18 or attention-craving army wives (sorry Tensh). Go back to your crayons. Wal-Mart doesn't qualify as RL fashion experience. Neither does Kohl's.

Humble Pie said...

"Wal-Mart doesn't qualify as RL fashion experience. Neither does Kohl's."
Oh, that's absolutely hilarious...Tenshi couldn't even GET a job at Kohl's. She said it was all Kohl's fault in her blog.

And damnit Iris! You took all Tenshi's Prozak because if you think that attacking Phoenix or anyone is 'pretty out of character' for Tenshi, you are one stoned individual.

Anonymous said...

Haha! Hey anonymous above me...

BH uncovered one of the biggest scandals in recent time. SCD is sitting there with egg all over their face due to their hypocracy because of this.

You may not like BH, but this indeed was impressive.

The Diva said...

Remember when we used to watch Soap Operas on Television?

Books make me sleepy, so you can imagine that reading long winded blog post & comments practically bore me to death...all I hear is blah blah blah...drama...blah blah blah...fashion...

Ladies, really? Please stop all this nonsense...it's just makes us look like a buncha stupid ass bitches with nothing better to do!

...now returning to my regularly scheduled blogging procrastination schedule.

Anonymous said...

Watch out now the crazy bitch is posting ip addresses LOL

Anonymous said...

Jelly, the difference between MG and BH is that BH doesn't appear to be driven by a clique group of friends who just like to gossip and be bitches like....well, you.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean the Mercury fashion show is cancelled?

Anonymous said...

Tenshi apology at the Herald:
http://www.secondlifeherald.com/slh/2007/08/i-was-wrong.html#more

Phoenix Chapman said...

anonymous 10:15 - I asked Willa Whitfield and she said no.

Anonymous said...

I just want to take a moment to thank you all for bringing the Brutal Honesty blog to light. It's vastly superior to this one, imho. Mission accomplished! >:-D

Anonymous said...

I can see how BH is superior, VASTLY SUPERIOR to MGG2SL. You still came here anon above me! Hmm go figure, mediocre is your thing I presume. :)

Anonymous said...

"Elexor Matador is sick with the prims. Fuck I wish I could do what he does. So yes the necklace was shit expensive but, if you look at the reasoning behind it, it serves a purpose."

I have to say that I don't give two shits about all this fashion drama - but I have to take issue with this. Elexor Matador is only decent with prims he is "sick" at promotion. Which is fine, but call it like it is. He is nowhere close to the caliber of say, Random Calliope, Lucas Lameth, or Miriel. They just don't have a PR machine behind them...as much as they may deserve one. So I guess this is sort of related to this fashion blog business. It seems you really only have to get one high profile blogger under your belt (or up your ass as the case may be) to be successful in SL Fashion - it doesn't depend on your ability to create it seems, only your ability to promote. I find this quite sad.

Anonymous said...

Another person's trash is another's garbage. Sorry, but I think Elexor is incredibly talented and a good marketer. I think there are plenty of great designers out in this world. Every one you mentioned is very good in their own way.

To compare Lucas to Elexor is basically comparing apples to oranges. Their styles are completely different.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to add Jackal Ennui, Caliah Lyon and Alienbear even if Alienbear's things are a little too glittery her primwork is good. I think Random gets more spin than he deserves for untextured jewels and I'm not impressed by his work or the prices he charges for them, even more than Elexor but Elexor would probably get lynched for even suggesting 100k-figure price tags for most of his designs. Any of those I mentioned would be able to do the same or better than Random, definitely better than Elexor but they don't pass themselves off as exclusive jewelers or hot shit.

And Elexor's limited editions are not worth buying.

Anonymous said...

True - I think all three of those you mentioned are also very talented. There's a pretty long list of great jewelers in SL - several that no one has heard of (yet) I really like Random's style - but I do see what you are saying as far as he is concerned.

When I compare Elexor to Lucas and the others, I am not comparing styles. Yes, they are very different. I am comparing creativity ~and~ technical ability. I own pieces from all the designers listed above including Elexor. There's only one that suffers from misalignment, poor texturing - that type thing. Now, lots of (mostly new)jewelry designers suffer from the same flaws, but they aren't selling themselves as perfection either. ~That's~ what I mean when I say he isn't their caliber. Perhaps he will get better with practice...

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