Hey, creepers.

I know, I don’t usually do random out of the blue non-365 day project posts anymore. But I was sitting here and I thought, “You know, I haven’t checked my analytics in a while. I wonder what search terms people are using to end up on my blog.” And you know what I found out?

Some of you are kinda creepers. :-p

Let’s get a few things straight, okay?

I don’t know a thing about “clit pumps,” or “clit pumping.” I also have no knowledge of “clitless girls,” although that sounds like a pretty bad fate!

For the girl who needed a quote to let the guy she likes know that she’s more than a rebound girl? Try this:

“Hey, I’m more than just a rebound girl.”

Guys aren’t that hard to read, and most of them don’t give a flip about some supposedly deep quote you found on the internet!

I don’t have any naked pictures of Holly Madison, I don’t know who porn star Emma Heart is, and I don’t know what Jef Holm’s penis size is. [Although, if I had to guess, I’d guess about 7.5 inches because he just seems like that type.]

I don’t think ass cracks are sexy, and no, I won’t show you my boobs if you show me your penis. It’s not worth it!

I’m not a fan of Cloud Party, I don’t hump pillows, and I don’t have a pic of Superman’s penis.

To the person who doesn’t know what shade of blue to paint their bedroom, I would suggest a lovely light blue. Too dark and the room will look smaller.

So there you go! Thanks for stopping by my blog and all, but if you’re looking for clits & penises…probably best to keep moving on. ūüôā

Day 20 – I thought I was curvy, but…

I’m pretty slim in SL. I enjoy being petite, something I will probably never be in my physical life. I think my shape is fairly proportionate, or at least as close as you can get with the avatar sliders. I often think my rear end is even a little too big for my frame, although I like it.

Of course, then sometimes I teleport in somewhere and I realize I’m not nearly as curvy as I thought I was.

Day 20 - I thought I was curvy, but...

Um. Yeah.

Ladies, really. Rock the big girl shape. LOVE your curves. But can you please resize your shoes to fit your legs? 250 pounds of woman cannot teeter around on size 5 feet with 6 inch stiletto heels. I am a BIG GIRL in my physical life. I KNOW these things!

Just trying to save you years of pain.

Day 15 – Looking For Fun

It was a lazy Sunday for me, so I figured I’d spend some time in SL just exploring around. Aldwyn & Ulaa were off doing whatever it is they do when they’re not in SL, so I found myself on my own again. I figured I’d find somewhere to go and dance that wasn’t a couples type place.

The big problem with a lot of clubs in SL is that they suck. Another problem is that if you don’t already know the people there, you can’t really break into the conversation [on the slim chance that one is happening], and it gets boring quickly. But there are a few clubs that are “newcomer friendly,” and I’ve always found Toontopia to be one of those clubs. You won’t get a lot of conversation really, and if you hate gestures it’s not the place for you at all, but because the music is house/dance/techno, the gestures often blend in with the music easily enough. And, there’s almost always people there, which is a big plus.

Day 15 - Looking For Fun

The music was pretty good, and even though no one was really talking except for gestures, it was kind of a nice place to dance and just hang out with some people that I didn’t know.

Of course, after I crashed, I came back and thought I’d hit an event.

I didn’t realize the event was in 2008.

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to go back to 2008

Dios.

Day 7 – Invites and Poseballs

I’ve been working hard today searching for poses and making invites.

Day 7 - Invites and Poseballs

I *think* I have found the pose I want for the inside of the invite. But of course Aldwyn has to agree to it. Whenever he is able to get on tonight, we have to do pictures. The invites HAVE to be ready to start sending out by tomorrow evening. If I can at least get the photos taken tonight, I can work on them tomorrow and put the invites together. The written part is done, I finished that earlier and showed it to Al. Well, one of them. I worded it differently in another one, so he’ll have to help me choose. Either one will work. I’m debating on making reception invites but everyone we would invite is on plurk and it would be easier to just put out an invite there. Although…that’s probably tacky. But easy! And who needs more inventory clutter, am I right?

I’m getting itchy, like I know Sunday will come and I’ll be walking down the aisle barefoot to the wrong song and there won’t be anyone to do the ceremony. Hell, I’ll even write the ceremony out and all they have to do is copy & paste!

Okay okay okay. Tonight I’ll take pictures as long as Al gets online before I go to bed. Tomorrow I’ll make them pretty and put the invites together while I’m finalizing the ceremony music list so I can get the mp3s together to send to Elle. Then tomorrow night or Tuesday, we’ll go decide on what bouquets we want. Wednesday, I’ll finish my vows. I have the rough draft written but they have to be cleaned up and all. Thursday, I’ll make sure that we have enough seats and everything is decorated exactly the way we need it. Friday… Oh shit, we need to do a rehearsal, don’t we?! Shiiiiit. LOL I didn’t even THINK about that. I know we’ve been engaged since June but this just seems like it’s coming so fast!!!

AND I STILL DON’T HAVE SHOES.

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe…

Pre-Countdown

Quiet night for me tonight in SL, one of the last ones I’ll have for a while. I know this much.

Thinking

Tomorrow will be one week exactly until the wedding. We are so not ready. We still need an officiant, and we need invites, and I simply can’t decide on a bouquet. I have it narrowed down to three. I will probably have to drag my maid of honor over to make her stare at me with the demo bouquets until I decide on one. And you know what’s even worse?

I don’t have wedding shoes.

It’s going to be a heck of a week! So starting tomorrow, I’ll be blogging a wedding countdown every day until Sunday. If you aren’t down with wedding stuff… well, I guess we’ll see you on the 19th. LOL Or the 20th, just for good measure. :-p

I was sitting here trying to think of something that’s going on in my SLife that isn’t wedding related, but there’s really nothing. Goodnight!

Will the real Lexi please stand up?

This is my friend, Lexi Morgan.

The Real Lexi Morgan

Lexi has been in Second Life since 2004, as you can see. Although she’d added her partner’s last name to her display name, if you look her up in search, she is still Lexi Morgan. There might be 10,000 other Lexis out there, but as far as Second Life is concerned, she has always been the only Lexi Morgan. At least…she was.

The Fake Lexi

This is Lexi Morgan #2. Her username is beth36. If you don’t have display names turned on in your viewer [a lot of us do not], she looks like beth36. But she’s walking around with Lexi Morgan proudly as her display name. Even worse, when you go to look for Lexi Morgan in search…

Looking for Lexi

When display names were first introduced, MANY people were upset. The content creators – you know, the people who make us look good and generally pay a lot in fees every month for sims and marketplace and uploads? – were especially worried. What would keep someone from using their name? Would that be possible? WHY would it be possible? But they were assured that no, that wouldn’t happen. Linden Lab would help protect them, protect all of us with legacy names.

Turns out? Not so much.

When Lexi was notified by someone that another account was using her name [she’d gone to search for Lexi and that is what popped up], Lexi was, rightfully, very upset. ¬†She filed an abuse report, and this morning she contacted Linden Lab. ¬†After all, they had promised this sort of thing would not happen, and unlike in the real world where several people could have your name, it was always a bonus in SL that our names were OURS. ¬†So she did what any of us would have done and called Linden Lab. ¬†And that’s where things really went wrong.

Lexi spoke with someone at Linden Lab who told her – get ready for this – to just keep filing abuse reports until it was fixed.

Wait.  What?

Now she has to take time out of her day to just keep filing abuse reports, when one has already been filed, when it would be easier for the person she spoke with to fix it right then and there? ¬†Where is the protection that was promised when Linden Lab decided to charge ahead with the ridiculous AOL-esque usernames and display names? ¬†[Don’t get me started on what I think about the username thing. ¬†But you can vote in this JIRA¬†if you feel the way I do.] ¬†Shouldn’t there be some kind of customer service for someone who has been using a service for over 7 years? ¬†Just keep filing abuse reports? That’s IT?

When Lexi told the person at Linden Lab that she was under the impression this sort of thing was never to happen, the person replied, “Yeah, I can see how that would cause a problem for you.” ¬†Lexi also asked what would happen if this account never logged in again, and was told “You should AR separately with those concerns and be as specific as possible.” ¬†Because calling and telling them isn’t specific or good enough?

Nice customer service, Linden Lab.

So now the real Lexi Morgan has to waste her time filing abuse reports and hoping that her customers read far enough to contact her and not Beth36 if they need customer service.  Beth36 can wander around happily with a name that is not hers over her head.  And Linden Lab proved, once again, that they truly do not always listen to their customers.

Edit 8/26/2011: ¬†Lexi confirmed yesterday that after approximately 25 Abuse Reports, phone calls, etc, that the name was finally changed. ¬†Beth36 is now Beth Morgan. ¬†Oh, and she’s no longer an out of work exotic dancer, just in case you were worried about that. :-p ¬†



Basic viewer is basic

So Rodvik Linden introduced us to the fun that is basic mode to the SL viewer. Supposedly it’s to help people when they first come to SL if they get basically the Fisher Price version of a viewer before they put on their big boy/girl pants and move to the real viewer.

Well, I obviously couldn’t pass it up, so I downloaded the beta viewer, set it to basic, and yanked my alt, Piper, out of retirement and put her to work. I wasn’t going to do it myself, obviously. What if I mess something up? Poor Piper. She gets the short end of the stick on so many levels.

Logging in, you discover immediately that when they say basic, they’re not whistlin’ Dixie. You have no inventory, no landmarks, no way that I could see to set the lighting, and no money. You get to pick from a bunch of avatars on the bottom row and that’s what you get. You can’t even mix and match items from different avatars.

Basic - Pick a look

Piper is usually more of girly badass type normally, so this was about as close as I could find.

There is a How To button so you can learn things like how to move around, how to change your view, how to find places to go, etc.

Basic - Learn to move and stuff

When you open up the People tab, there’s a minimap. This is actually in the Advanced beta viewer as well, and is a feature that I like.

Basic - Mini map in your friends list

Of course, there was no one on the island at the time because people have lives.

This is all well and good up on my photo platform, but we needed to find somewhere to go. However, you don’t have search. I guess Search is too scary for new people? So you get Destinations instead. Okay, great. I clicked on Fashion For Life and off Piper went.

It was nighttime on the sims there, so she couldn’t see much. And the worst thing of all?

Basic - No shopping for youuuuu!

NO SHOPPING!!!!!

Oh, and it has that point and click and walk thingy that Hamlet Au is so crazy about, but I kind of found it dumb. Probably because I was mousing over items and ended up walking on top of them because my finger jumped and clicked the button. Noob style, yo.

Needless to say, if you’ve been in SL for more than a week, basic is not for you. Piper was quite happy to get back to normal.

Basic - Back to normal

She might keep that outfit, though.

I have one real question about this whole thing.

How DUMB are people these days?!

Many of us have been in Second Life for years and managed to survive. They took away choosing a last name because it apparently scared people to have to pick a last name by themselves. They have to dumb down a viewer so much because folks can’t learn to walk without having their hand held. Hey, you know, I complained too when the viewer changed but I got used to it. My brain works just enough that I can figure out that oh, this little button on the sidebar is my inventory! Exactly HOW is this basic viewer supposed to keep people here? It’s not like anyone can help them out with helpful landmarks and freebies. They have no inventory! No one can let them stay on their land. They can’t teleport home! No, really, they don’t have the ability to teleport home!

I’m not a super smart person and I don’t know much about business, but I do know that this basic viewer needs to be a little less basic because the last thing we need are more really dumb people walking into Second Life.