Thursday, August 30, 2007

Misdaventures in Cyber, the Stolen Transcripts; Vol. II

Sexy Rach
“SexyRach”: Wanna cyber?
“Badness”: Yeah I'm up for that
“SexyRach”: OK, but don't tell anybody
“SexyRach”: Who are you?
“Badness”: I've got blond hair, blue eyes, I work out a lot
“Badness”: And I have a part time job delivering for Papa Murphy's in my Geo Storm.
“SexyRach”: You sound sexy… I bet you want me in the back of your car…
“Badness”: Maybe some other time. You should call up Papa Murphy's and make an order
“SexyRach”: Haha! OK… Hello! I'd like an extra-EXTRA large pizza just dripping with sauce.
“Badness”: Well, first they would say, "Hello, this is Papa Murphy's, how may I help you", then they tell you the specials, and then you would make your order.
“Badness”: So that's an X-Large. What toppings do you want?
“SexyRach”: I want everything, baby!
“Badness”: Is this a delivery?
“SexyRach”: Umm...Yes
“SexyRach”: So you're bringing the pizza to my house now? Cause I'm home alone... and I think I'll take a shower...
“Badness”: Good. It will take about fifteen minutes to cook, and then I'll drive to your house...
“SexyRach”: I'm almost finished with my shower... Hurry up!
“Badness”: You can't hurry good pizza.
“Badness”: I'm on my way now though...
“SexyRach”: So you're at my front door now.
“Badness”: How did you know?
“Badness”: I knock but you can't hear me cause you're in the shower. So I let myself in, and walk inside. I put the pizza down on your coffee table.
“Badness”: Are you ready to get nasty, baby? I'm as hot as a pizza oven
“SexyRach”: Oooohh yeah. I step out of the shower and I'm all wet and cold.
Warm me up baby
“Badness”: So you're still in the bathroom?
“SexyRach”: Yeah, I'm wrapping a towel around myself.
“Badness”: I can no longer resist the pizza. I open the box and unzip my pants with my other hand.
“Badness”: As I penetrate the gooey cheese, I moan in ecstacy. The mushrooms and Italian sausage are rough,
“Badness”: but the sauce is deliciously soothing. I blow my load in seconds. As you leave the bathroom, I exit through the front door...
“SexyRach”: What the Fuck?
“SexyRach”: You perverted piece of Shit
“SexyRach”: fuck you!

-blocked me-

“Badness”: You ready yet? I’m bearing to go!
“Karla”: Yeah I’m slipping out of my clothes right now, what do you look like?
“Badness”: a Kodiak bear
“Karla”: ?
“Badness”: I’m soft naked, fuzzy and waiting for you to come mount me
“Karla”: Oh I love cute fuzzy bears, I walk up and get on top of you
“Karla”: stroking your soft hair, kissing you gently as my move my way down your stomach
“Badness”: I growl to warm you my cubs are near
“Karla”: huh?
“Badness”: Bears get fuckin pumped when anyone is near their cubs
Sexkarla17: yeah hehe dont be silly…
“Karla”: I love how you growl as I continue to kiss you, while taking off your pants.
“Badness”: Bears don’t wear pants and you should cover yourself in Honey now
“Karla”: hehe you would love to lick that off me huh. I pour honey all over my warm wet body waiting for you to start licking it off me slowly
“Badness”: I sniff the air to see where the sweet scent of the honey is coming from, while slowly snorting and walking towards you
“Badness”: I Growl again, and start to bite you
“Karla”: Yeah that feels good..ooooo...not too hard now
“Badness”: I bite harder peeling flesh from your stomach, and look up into your eyes to show you my mouth dripping with your warm blood mixed with honey,
“Badness”: I then I let my cubs rip apart your limbs and play with you like a ragdoll.
“Karla”: what the Fuck!!!
“Badness”:uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhh and I’m spent.

“Badness”: I'm hard, you ready to jump aboard?
“hOttie”: oh yeah I’m so wet right now
“Badness”: Why you just shower?
“hOttie”: no I’m wet for you
“Badness”: Did you ever play with supersoakers when you were a kid? or that gator thing?
“Badness”: you would dive and slide down, there was that badass pool at the end of it.
“hOttie”: What the Fuck are you talking about? You wanna cyber or not?
“Badness”: I do! Sorry...I just didn’t know why you were wet...
“Badness”: Then you say your wet for me, and I’m thinking I didn’t even throw water on you...
“Badness”: I’m sorry lets continue!
“hOttie”: alright then...I walk over to you and start kissing your neck and chest
“Badness”: I pop like 16 boners
“hOttie”: what the Fuck!!!
“Badness”: what?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Meat 'N Greet: Rodion Resistance

*Favorite Color:
*SL Rezzday:
December 2, 2005
*Favorite animal and why?
Definitely Cats. I love looking at the smug, content expression on their faces :)
*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
I wanted a more realistic look (not too tall nor too broad shouldered) but I also sought to preserve/enhance parts of me which I believe most people would probably consider as physically appealing/attractive. I also aimed for a more cosmopolitan/mixed races look.
*Who is your SLelebrity crush?
LOL! I don't think I have one.
*what's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
SL's lack of stability at times (coupled with my own unstable temperament at times lol), can easily get myself in a really embarrassing moment, so honestly I can't remember which one of my many foulups to cite here specificially, or maybe I'm too embarrassed to tell you about it LOL
*What's the last book you read?
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
2001: A Space Odyssey. I love the message of the movie, about what mankind should really aim and hope for.
*You could never date someone who _____________ (fill in the blank)
is always decadent, seemingly devoid of hope and cheer...basically someone who seems always depressed.
*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
Philip Linden
*Who would you most like to collaborate with in sl?
Hmmm tough question because there are so many people I admire in here. I do have plans to collaborate on future projects with people I have much respect for, such as Shai Delacroix, Smerk Gorilla, and Troy McLuhan.
*Favorite thing to do in SL?
I work in SL for a company called Avatrian, so I'm happy whenever do what I do best--building something. :) I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, visiting awesome sites (we love SL beaches) and just lounging and enjoying the view.

*/me finds herself trying to get good shots of beefcakes upon request and wonders if Saeya Nyanda would "donate" a photosphere for these tasks if the mgs agreed to dub it the official photo device of the Beefcake of the Week :D
**btw, Rodion gets extra points for being all sexy wordsmithy and stuff.

SLunchtime Poll Results - Last Week (Fashion Informed)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Oh Snap! Out & About on the Grid (Take Deux)

JellyBean: Oh gosh! The response to Oh Snap! Has been insane. People I don't know have been dropping pics on us inworld & I have to say I loveeeeee it! Because we have so many pics & are practically Oh Snap! backlogged, I've asked the other MGs to jump on the series.

Yup that's me in the background. When I saw her I thought "HOLY SHIT! Calista Flockhart hits SL and anorexia will be the new trend." Do you think she had to seriously mod her prim skirt? Her over thinness wouldn't have been so prominent had her tats not reminded me of veins against fragile bone & her AO making her look extremely twiggy! Quick someone get her a cheeseburger, large fries & extra large milkshake!

I'm so confused - is that a human or a tree? Maybe a dryad - in which case, perhaps we should plant it. The tattoo even looks like bark! Someone give this girl a cheeseburger, STAT! I hope the emaciated crack-whore look doesn't become en-vogue because it's completely disgusting and totally at-odds with my banana split lovin ass. I'm going to go ahead and invoke Rule 34 on this - Hippies, start fappin.

what's running down her leg? chawklit rain? ROFLLL I'm trying to decide what look she's trying to pull off. I think I'll call it the "Billy Ray meets Crocodile Hunter on the set of Pimps Up Hoes Down" cuz wtf is with the hooker boots? She almost looks like one of the Olsen twins .. when they were 8. Seriously though you could feed her the fries, shake and burger ... but it still won't help the fact that her arms are penetrating her breasts. If she's THAT thin and the pose is bunk ... that's just a BAD pose. Do people not sit on a pose stand to demo this stuff?

Small French Penor
yBean: Thank the Lindens for farking walls! Two words: PENIS PUMP!

*In a horrible, affected french accent* "Uhh huh huh huh, Monsieur, I see your Oui Oui!" Maybe I am just accustomed to giant willies in SL (See Biggun's Flesh Rocket!!) but even for a '16 year old French boy' this seems .. small. Perhaps it's a French thing. Someone get out the siren, this is grade a child porn... Except it's not really a child. This is poor Jelly's neighbor. Someone turn this guy in - disgusting pervert. I see his balls .. erm, poseballs and I'm pretty sure they don't make him clean his room. Start the witch hunt here, guys. *hork*

Once again - a noob who doesn't thave the money for a skin but has had enough foreski ... foresight to purchase a penis. Now THAT is priority! He needs to hit a butterfly machine ... got a little man boob goin on, and even though I love a good preforming drag queen as much as the next easily amused person .. those gloves gotta go. Looks like he got a bit too worked up .. either that or his choker is too tight. Or is he embarrassed? What's that red shit on his face?! I think its proportionate .. but its just ugly. At least his nuts don't look like a brain though! You seen those? The prim 'nads that look like they came right out of a Jhonen Vasquez drawing?

Holy Hulk Hogan
I so wish I coulda been there to witness this in person. Neck up she's as lovely as a flower, neck down I fear for my slife. What the fuck are they putting in the water at SLeek?

Oh yeah, Hulkamania! Off subject, wanna know something sad? My rl mom thinks the Hulk is sexy. LOL Anyway - Wow. This girl must work out a lot. And they call making tiny prims 'prim torture' - I wonder what those poor prims did to deserve this. Even steroid lady can not resist the lure of the bling! How do you even wear clothes over this? I see she's not wearing any panties - I shudder to think of where they've gone. I wonder if this girl knows what kind of hairy-palmed crowd she's kink-catering too? You know, I think I am a little jealous. I needs me a set of these giant muscles to pimp out. MG's - Beefed up! Hilarious! Seriously - where do you buy these? LOL

Okay ... so I have to figure out if this is a woman or a mullet wearing man? God all those prims! Though its a work of art and I can totally appreciate the craftsmanship of it - Ew. And she isn't even wearing any bottoms! But I can't tell if there's a tuck ... or if its a cooter. But no matter what .. they have their bling and apparently that's all that matters. "I might be ugly as fuck and be accused of being a man .. and I might not be able to fit through a doorway - but god damn it my toes bling!"Toe bling! ftw

JoyStick Hair
Laylah: Joystick Hair: Wow, you know I'm the kind of girl who says "Let go of my hair I know what I'm doing" but this girl's hair just screams "Grab on and twist this bitch like you're at game point on pong!" Seriously, I guess that might be comforting though. Mmm, Atari - You never forget your first! Geeks around the grid will be looking for the quarter slot on this bitch. And I don't even want to know what is on her thigh but I think her coolant is leaking.

See that hair only works on like ... someone who's RPing some kind of midevial type character or a shao-lin monk LOL! OMFG she has that shiny layer thing on .. that's another rant that's on my back burner. So she has on this taxi cab yellow 'kini .... but ugly ass black Budweiser socks? That's horrible product placement! and what's running down her thigh? that a bruise from the stripper pole?

Oh, Snap!
An MG Blawg Post Series. Views on fashion, faces, and unfortunates combined into one general consensus.
If you see something you'd like us to Oh Snap! Please send the pic(s) full perms to JellyBean Madison in world.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fashionably Goth.

Contrary to popular belief, you can be fashionably goth in SL. You don't have to be covered in latex, in cunt-high boots, and so white your skin has no character. A few well chosen outfits can convey your disappointment with life in general and your parents in particular.

NYMPHETAMINE Boutique's Pandora's Penchant hat, paired with the "Dark Victorian Nights" outfit, Mentonka lace up leather clogs, and Canimal's socks work really nicely with the one skin I deigned to purchase for this article.

The "Whispers of Night" skins by Zoe Llewelyn are the best I have seen. She's made them pale as you'd like but still with lots of character.

This gothly beauty clearly says, "Since Mommy and Daddy didn't hug me enough... I am running off to be the ringleader of a circus!"

In all honesty, I adore this outfit. It's dark without being completely black and lifeless, as most goth things I have seen. The texturing is beautiful and it's got a fun flavor not usually seen in goth costumes.

Another great place to buy things is Barerose, but be careful - you must look closely at what you are buying! There are a great many gems in their stock but there are also quite a few very trashy pieces. (But hey, if you're into that...)

Even the fashionista's are fawning over this ruffled Lolita-esque shirt. Again, I am loving the fun and flavor of these pieces. Ruffled neck, shoulders, hem, and wrists?! Yes, please! I adore the detailing on this piece, and the fact that it's white. I think white is highly underplayed in the Goth scene. Yes, I know, you are dark and spooky and your costumery must match the 'colour of your SOUL.' etc. But white can work very well, with the right skin tones. You look deathly, it washes you out even more... Why, you're a regular Lenore !

I paired this, again, with the leather clogs, simply because they were on hand. I also slid on the cheating pants from Shai. I am obsessed with pinstripes and I liked that I could add in something not considered goth and still get a very goth look. Plus, I love being in men's pants. (Don't hate)

With a few simple accessories and a small substitute or two, it is possible to turn just about any look "Goth."

"Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!
Let the bell toll!- a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river;
And, Guy de Vere, hast thou no tear?- weep now or nevermore!
See! on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore!
Come! let the burial rite be read- the funeral song be sung!-
An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young-
A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young."

One last outfit that I fell in love with was from NYMPHETAMINE Boutique as well. It's the Hello Dolly dress and OMG, so fun to wear! The details on this dress are stunning. Every bow and every lace panel so well laid that I found it hard to take this off... and I'm not even goth! Nearly every part of this dress is flexi. It moves around you in that way your favorite Easter dress did when you were little and hopped up on a sugar buzz, twirling 'round and 'round in the backyard because you liked the way the dress 'swooshed' around your thighs.

It's not easy to do goth fashionably in SL. It takes alot of grid hopping, alot of patience, and a good eye but it CAN be done. Take your time, think it out, and for the love of god SMILE sometime - have fun... It's not all that bad, your parents could have given you a thin, blonde, busty sister.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Meat 'N Greet: Guinho Yao

*Favorite Color:
*SL Rezzday:
Jan 21th 2007
*Favorite animal and why?
Cats ... Cats are more intelligent, they own you, you never own them ...
*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
I just try to do something similar RL ..
*Who is your SLelebrity crush?
SLelebrity crush ?!?! lol... I don´t have one ..
*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
hahaha..I don't go to tell you that ...
*What's the last book you read?
LISEY'S STORY. (by Stephen King)
*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
Pulp Fiction... rocks my world like no other movie...
*You could never date someone who...
has no respect for anyone including herself ^^
*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
hmmm...maybe with my girlfriend...
*Favorite thing to do in SL?
just walking around,meet new people(like Rosie ^^)hahahha... spend some time with my girlfriend... just enjoying being in Sl..

SLunchtime Poll Results - Last Week (SLoccupation)

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Confessions and Opinions of a Geek

Unless you live in a dark cave (no offense to any 'drows') you've come in contact with some form of alternative lifestyle in Second Life. It isn't really anything new, most of us have just turned our head when we see a huge muscle bound man with no shirt tugging a woman around on a scripted leash - and most of us don't pay any mind to the weird typing when T/they talk about T/their P/partner. I'm sure I fubbed that up - but you know what I mean.

Most of the alternative lifestyles that exist in Second Life also exist in Real Life, though most are far from open about it in SL than in real life. Its Taboo in most cases. I've even come face to face with a few folks in fursuits at Comic Conventions and the like. Whatever floats your boat - I don't really care. My problem lies in those that are evangelical about their alternative lifestyle.

You know the type. They walk up to you and assume you're a complete open book and start preaching their 'gospel' about whatever life they lead. I'm really glad that those folks found a community in which they 'belong' but that by no means translates into "Recruit me!" Am I giving some kind of invisible signal or am I just being too damn nice for my own good towhere those Alternative Folks take my hospitality for interest?

I am the first to admit that I'm a geek. Don't get that confused with nerd, though. Nerds are typically very technologically minded whereas geeks usually aren't. There are exceptions to every rule though, so of course there are some that are borderline. I would consider myself to be a geeky dork since dorks are easily amused and can entertain themselves with what most would deem 'mundane' or 'retarded'. Maybe I should explain further ...

Quite a few of my SL friends are RL friends also - and others have just made their way into RL status. I'm sure most can identify with this. At any rate, like all friends we share many things in common. Of course many of my friends don't share a few of my interests, but no big! We share enough towhere we can carry on a conversation but have enough differences that things stay interesting. That's what friendship is all about anyway, isn't it?

A few of my friends and I are huge geeks. We like comic books and fantasy games/books. We're the type that can sit around and talk about the first Dragon Lance book we ever read like most people sit and reminice about their High School Prom. We don't question it - we're just geeks! Some may say that Geekdom is a form of alternative lifestyle and I can't say I could argue. We have our own lingo, our own means of identifying each other: both of those being two major keys to any lifestyle.

There's literally a lifestyle for anything you could imagine - both IRL and SL. I will agree that SL makes living or faux-living an alternative lifestyle much much easier not only with anomimity but with acceptance. You don't have to search high and low for what you're into - you just need to enter in a few key words into a search bar and viola! Its much better than a forum because unless you're more on the geek side of things - simple reading just isn't enough. In SL you can see your actions portrayed in real time and actually get a feel for what you're seeing. I totally understand!

My geek friends and I play Dungeons and Dragons in SL. It isn't a fact I try to hide, and in this adventure I'm a level 4 Wizard with a feline familiar. Rarely if EVER do I roam the grid in my wizard gear, but we all do dress up IC (In Character) while we're playing. I usually slap myself in Busy mode while we're playing so that I can give it my full attention. However: When I am looking for new leet wizard gear I will traipse around in full geek costume while I shop. One such shopping spree is what lead me to post this.

"I am not a slave. I am a wizard." I bet I said that line thirty or more times in the couple hours I was out shopping for a nice staff. It seemed without fail that every sim I went to that offered 'fantasy' items was full of Gorean men just looking to score some vulnerable wench. I'm not your girl, fellas. I don't have a single thing against Gorean people - as a matter of fact I can see some of its appeal on a geek level. Where else can you get continuous role play? Where else can you go in SL that you know everyone is going to be IC? Even the furry places are full of kawaii faces that seem to make it hard to take anything said on a RP basis seriously. Alright time for another confession: I spent 5 years in a text based RPG full of anthropomorphic felines, canines, lapines, and drakes. I'm a geek I know! But I've totally gone off the main topic and need to claw my way back ...

I used the search tools available to me which are also available to every other resident in SL in order to find myself a new badass staff. I had about 4 hours to find one before we sat down and I had to get my spells together. Four hours may sound like a long time, but it really isn't when you have to pick only ten spells to use for the entire adventure without picking anything stupid that you won't need but which seemed like a good idea to have 'just in case'.

Even folks that have never played D&D are familiar with it so I won't bore anyone to tears with any details. Due to the fact that we play it in SL - our DM builds the maps as we go. We click the dice for our rolls and its far more visual than normal D&D. Even though we're a group of geeks our game time is still filled with lots of LOLs and ROFLs. We are friends afterall - dungeon or not!

Periodically we feel the need to update our character's looks. We never stray far from our sheet, though. As a wizard though, I don't wear any armor. This means I wear the clothes on my back and I rely on my badass spells to save me. Due to the fantasy angle as well as the guidelines which are set out - I have to shop in Gorean themed sims to find clothing. I dont' care, really ... until someone comes up to me and starts preaching. Slender tanned girls with that gross ass weave asking me where my Master is. I don't have one! I'm not a slave! Then they can't understand how I'm not a slave if I'm wearing 'silks'. Oh you mean my wizard garb? Well evidently I'm dubbed Gorean, not wizard.

No one can say anything bad about you if you don't piss them off - that's almost a given. And that applies to alternative lifestyles too. No one can diss whatever life you want to lead unless you do something stupid. The heads on furry avs freak me out - but as a community - never have I been harassed. Yeah sometimes I get sick to death of seeing ^.^ >.> XD n.n I'm only a feminist when its convenient for me (hypocritical I know but its true for a lot of women) because I see feminism as sexist also. Anyway, I can't count the times I've been harassed by Goreans and 3/4 of the time I wasn't even in my wizard stuff which most Gors find to be within their jurisdiction of attempting to wrangle me like a stray cow.

I, personally, find it stupid to assume that everyone is into whatever it is you're doing. Some aren't! I'm totally not for some sweaty, pony-tail donning, shirtless twat waffle of a man dragging me around and me sitting in one damn spot waiting for him to log in ... only to share my attention with some other tramp who's idea of RP is some cheap one-liner. But if that kind of thing is what makes someone happy then go for it - just don't shove it down MY throat.

Sometimes lifestyles cross thread. Like fantasy RP and the Gor scene. There is a difference in a drow dressed in 'silks' and a slave girl in a similar outfit. To most it would all look the same - but its totally different. Its like comparing SL to Mario Kart. Not all RP is sex based and I hate the fact that it seems in SL that its turned that way. Not all RP is about a relationship. Not all relationships stop when you hit that red X in the upper right hand corner.

For those that lead an alternative lifestyle in SL: Keep your lifestyle contained. Not everyone understands it and most won't approve but that doesn't give you any right to smear it in their face. If you want to play slave that's fine: but don't do it in the middle of ETD while I'm shopping for hair. Its one thing to dress the part, its another to make everyone else play along. Even by them reading your text they are being more than tolerant and that should be respected just as much as your decision to lead your chosen lifestyle.

I can only imagine the number of IMs designers get from a girl's Master telling them that "My girl purchased This Outfit on This Date and it does not meet my standards. She would like a refund." And laugh as you may - and some may say "Oh that doesn't happen" it does. A few friends of mine get IMs like that all the time.

I think in general IMs should be considered OOC (Out Of Character). I'm not sure why there is no Guide for Basic RP in Second Life but I wish there was. I can never tell where RP ends and normal conversation begins a lot of times.

When you see someone dressed similarly to you - don't assume that whatever you're into that they are into it also. Most often than not they aren't. Especially when it comes to alternative lifestyles. Maybe they just like the fashion, but don't like all the binding that comes with it.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Meat 'N Greet: Rahsus Kronos

*Favorite Color:
black/neon green
*SL Rezzday:
*Favorite animal and why?
My favorite animal would have to be the tiger. It is a noble and feirce animal and commands respect.

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
Well I essentially just looked at a modeling picture of myself in 1st life when I designed my avatar.

*Who is your SLelebrity crush?
SLelebrity? Wahaha not sure..I have alot of respect for other designers..probably [The Syndicate]'s owner Tyreak Takashi and The Goodlife owner Avant Scofield

*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
Most embarrassing thing would have to be when my whole group of friends went to a nude sim with...(didn't finish sentence... must have been good!)

*What's the last book you read?
I would say Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows but I haven't taken the time to read it yet

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?
Oh gosh...That movie would have to be "Grandma's Boy".

*You could never date someone who...
...has no self respect

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
But...I like my slive :p. Um I would trade with... Laurenxxx Burks I guess? Id run around naked...or just buy her new clothes for when she gets back on hahaha.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
Build, talk , meet new people, and work on my designs :).

SLunchtime Poll Results - Last Week (Fashion Style)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Oh Snap! Out & About on the Grid

JellyBean: Yah, shup! We know it's been awhile since we've done an Oh Snap! It's Laylah's fault. The bitch that she is pretends to always be busy when we really know she's whoring herself out. You may have to click to enlarge the images, don't hurt yourself.
Laylah: Lies - all lies! I'm a married woman now. I spend my time baking cookies in only an apron and stilettos. It's a hard knock life.

The Bunneh
Laylah: Oh god, the bunny. Ok, I know.. I did tell you to be something besides a cat.. and I did mention bunnies. It's nice to see you listen but lets not take it to extremes. You might as well go full furry. The truth is - I hate bunnies. I do. I will speed up if I see one in the road...but I tell people not to be fucking cats so I can't really sneeze at bunnies. I mean - she looks so stupid. Why, god why, would you cover you hands and feet in those things when there are so many wonderful shoes out there.. and the hands just creep me out.

JellyBean: She's one strong bunneh to hold wee men on one shoulder. I'm not sure but she leaves me confused. Furry or not furry? Help me out here - throw the bean a bone. Oi! Speaking of bonin', would being with her be considered bestiality? *shakes head* I am confused by what I do not understand.

The Stretch
Laylah: The plastic man tote reminds me of Stretch Armstrong. Remember him? Weird... or maybe Gumby. I wonder if this guy can glide like Gumby does. How cool would that be? ... Big, bald and scary as all get-out. At least he's not cookie-cutter like everyone else. Even toothpick legs loves the bling. it's a disease, I swear.

JellyBean: I bet he's a great contortionist. I'm not sure I could honestly get past the bling & small head to find out. However I seriously wanna ask for a piggy back ride just so I can touch the clouds.

Mr. Winky
Laylah: Mr. WINKY! Not too bad looking.. except for the third leg. What's they they say "the barn door's open?" Looks like the horse got out. And again - men not lining up their hair. I mean it's a click and a drag, it's not that hard. No one has to guess what he's doing when he should be fixing his hair.

JellyBean: Now we don't know for sure, but he could have it caught in his zipper. :o The only thing is, he doesn't appear to be in pain, so I'm going to guess he could be into that sort of thing. New meaning to "freeballin". In any case, you don't have to woo his socks off to see what his package looks like... BA BAM! It's just there.

Emo Vamp
Laylah: "I Vant To Suck Your Blood!" Her giant gray boobs scare me - and that's saying something coming from "Bewbs" Mistral. That's one hooker I would be scared to pick up - you could lose more than your wallet and get the ABCs of STDs to boot. It's obvious to me that she is a hooker - look at those boots! I find that people in SL go way super far with the Goth thing. I was goth in high school, thank goodness I grew out of it. Even then I had -some- style. I think we're going to have to do a post on Goth done fashionably well. Yes, yes .. Your life is a dark pit of darkness. We get it - you're so goth you wear velvet tampons, sure. Might as well wash your hair, put on some Dashboard Confessional and cut yourself (so you can feel) because Goth is SO out and Emo is the new Goth.

JellyBean: Everything Laylah said. Lmao!

Oh, Snap!
An MG Blawg Post Series with Laylah & JellyBean. Two views on fashion, faces, and unfortunates combined into one general consensus.

If you see something you'd like us to Oh Snap! Please send the pic(s) full perms to JellyBean Madison in world.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Meat 'N Greet: Menno Ophelia

*Favorite Color:

*SL Rezzday:

*Favorite animal and why?
I find Komodo dragon's pretty amazing creatures..(and creepy)

*What factors did you take into consideration when creating your av?
I joined sl after seeing a dutch documentary about Sl . I decided that I wanted to be the "RL" me as much as possible and be who I am. The shape I am wearing is actually the first and only shape I made. But it has been tweaked a little by Aemilia Case of Lemon.

*Who is your SLelebrity crush?

*What's the most embarrassing thing you've done for a girl/guy/furry?
Honestly, I don't think I have done anything embarrassing.

*What's the last book you read?
I have a bad habit of reading several books at one time. So I just finished the cosmic serpent and the Tibetan book of living and dying. Both books I think everybody should read.

*What's a movie you could watch over and over?

*You could never date someone who....
I don't feel connected to.

*If you could trade slives with one other avatar for a day, who would it be?
I would trade with known builders or designers, just to see how the hell they pwn so hard.

*Favorite thing to do in SL?
I love being creative in SL. Most of my time goes into working in world, and after work I mostly work on new Kari stuff (new store) or spending time with my Imogen crew & friends.

SLunchtime Poll Results - Last Week (How Often Do You Change)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Text Hearts

I'm well aware of the past posts about relationships, and after reading back over them I had decided how they mostly cover the subject of how to deal with a breakup and not so much of how to conduct yourself during the relationship. Whyyy?

I am far from being any kind of authority on relationships, much less relationships in SL - but what I'm not lacking is common sense. I've had one SL relationship so I haven't got many notches in the 'ol belt either. At any rate, I only bring all this up due to my recent experience with the completely wrong couple. Let me explain:

A couple days ago I was hanging out with a male friend of mine at his place of residence in SL. He was showing me this house he had recently built for his SLGF (Second Life Girl Friend) after she had seen a picture of it in some mag. I had said something that amounted to "That's fucking romantic, man." and praised his work. Minimalism isn't my style - but I like to look at it. So he and I are standing around in what little front yard the couple share, bantering back and forth about board games from the early 90s such as Girl Talk Date Line, Mall Madness, and Pretty Pretty Princess when his chick logs on.

I had my minimap open and saw a green dot at the rear of the house. I had assumed it was his girl, and simply continue posting Google image links back and forth as the subject went from board games to fashion as he pasted links to pictures of tee slides and tight rolled jeans. In the midst of my hysterical laughter I was issued a warning "You have 15 seconds to leave". Oh you've got to be kidding, right? No. Within seconds I did the goofy 'omg I'm falling but can see the ground coming at me' animation and I was kicked off the land. My friend shouted a few LOLs and I assumed he did it. He didn't.

Shortly after a little 'lover's quarrel' started and I simply left. At first I laughed at how jealous the chick was. I mean seriously, I've been friends with the guy for almost two years and though they've been dating in SL for probably four months she's yet to meet me. I blame my +8 time difference, but whatever. Then I had gotten a bit bitter about the situation. Not because she cut short an entertaining conversation, but because I felt her tantrum was somehow a stab at my own relationship. Was she saying "Its not you I don't trust .. its her" or something like that? And if so? To that I say: ROFLPONY

Relationships in SL are a very delicate thing for a lot of people, I haven't figured out why. Even if you don't plan for your SL relationship to become a RL one - I really think that everything should be handled very similarly, if not the same. Even though relationships move and progress quite quickly in SL I still find that there are far too many elements which remain the same, yet always seem to be the same things that cause relationships to go bad time and time again. As I said, I'm definitely not an expert due to my single notch belt - but this could still easily be a guideline.

I know that lots of folks have relationships in SL even though they have a totally separate relationship IRL. Hey whatever you want to do - I really don't care. And as much as people say "SL is SL and RL is RL what happens in SL stays in SL" I'm pretty sure there will come a time when those lines get very fine and its hard to tell which is which. But that's really not my problem, nor is it any part of my actual point. I was merely sidetracked. Sorry.

Having a successful relationship in SL isn't all that difficult. One major thing is that you really do need separate friends. He needs his friends and you need yours. Sure its great when everyone gets along, and regardless of how many text hearts and 'lub yews' you say in a day there still needs to be some separation time. But when you've both got all the same friends, there's never an opportunity for that. On top of that, it makes things really difficult when you break up if you're friends with the dude and the chick.

You simply can't be drop-of-the-hat jealous. So you see your guy/girl talking to another avatar, so what? Just imagine all the avatars he could have in IM! *GASP* And think of what they could be saying! Oh Em Gee. Really? Knock it off already. You either trust your SL partner or you don't - and if you don't - time to start cutting some strings. Honestly, would you pull that shit on your GF/BF IRL? And now that the trust issue is brought up, that line of "I trust you, but I don't trust them" is just bullshit. Well if you trust your partner what are you freaking out about? You trust your partner, so that should be enough to say everything will be alright, but you don't trust them that's the kicker! You must have trust in a relationship.

I don't care if you're a shirtless Gorean leading a half naked woman with a bad weave around on a leash in a busy mall - you have to have respect in a relationship. And as people may bash the whole Gorean scene, they claim to have respect and honor for one another. Hey, whatever dude. You can't just treat people like shit plain and simple. You can't be some kind of unstable mental abuser type and expect to have a relationship in SL that's worth a damn! How do you know if you're one of those types? Well, do you put others on guilt trips frequently or do you scorn your partner for doing things which are harmless like shopping with friends? Are you controlling in some way be it location control, clothing control, friend's list? If any of those apply, well you've probably got at least a touch of abusive tendencies.

There comes a time in every life where someone needs time to themselves. This could be merely an hour, or it could be a few days, or hell a week or so. Expect to give and expect to be able to get this time alone even in your SL relationship. Its really tiring to spend every waking SL moment with only one person, which is why its good to have your own friends, the trust of your partner to hang out, and the respect that allows you to do so without question. If the love of your SL doesn't allow you any quiet time ... something is wrong. Its one thing to not WANT quiet time, its another to not be given it. I really do think its a good idea to spend at least a couple hours every other day away from your SL partner - even if all you're doing is building a prim text heart to give them.

Each person has their own taste in clothing, so please allow them to handle their own dress code. Buying gifts are one thing, but giving your partner a makeover just so you find them more pleasing is just overkill. You should always allow your partner the freedom to make their own decisions regarding anything which is part of their personality, and I feel clothes fall into this category. Don't try to change the things your dude/chick like, and definitely don't ridicule them for that stuff! Be supportive of your partner, regardless of the venture!

You've got to communicate. I know, you do nothing but communicate, right? Wrong. Don't just type 'lol' when something is really a 'wtf'. See even in SL there are mixed messages and broken lines of communication! Don't do that! When it comes to your partner say what you think/feel and get it out there. Its eventually gonna blow up anyway, but its best for that to not happen in the middle of a crowded club.

People with 'separate' SL lives remind me all the time about how their SL is separate and that's cool by me - but that doesn't mean that relationships should be handled any friggin differently than they would IRL. As a matter of fact, I've found the most successful ones are the ones in which the relationship either had intentions of being a real relationship, or was simply treated as one. I don't care if you exclusively role play and don't even know where your SL partner lives on the planet ... all these rules (and yes they are beyond just suggestions) still apply! If you're having relationship woes .. chances are you're leaving out one of these very basic steps. Please try again.

Its all about basic fundamentals. <3