[location: Mother Goose’s]
Hey… long time no blog. That’s RL for ya, bay-bee. It inserts itself into the scheme of things, and there ain’t nuthin’ to be done about it.
So, I return from my hiatus to find things looking pretty much what they looked like before. New viewer version and all that, but the viewer is tweaked and modified so often that even fairly big changes seem like just another day. That Sims guy is head honcho, and brings more of a games perspective into the management. I’m curious how that will manifest itself in coming months.
SL drama still pops up, of course. Who knows what I’ve missed. Not being in and amongst the die-hard SL glitterati and with relatively few “friends” I keep track of over the long haul, I tend to miss much of it. But I did catch wind of the so-called Alura Campaign controversy via Portia Capelo’s blog, in which she links to a blog entry of some model or something-or-other named Rusalka Callitso, who got her virtual underdrawers in a bunch over a marketing campaign for some new role-playing sim that features all sorts of opportunities to get our virtual naughty bits out. This R. Callisto persona wasn’t worked up over the sim — I mean, come on… yet another opportunity in SL to get virtually jiggy and mess up your real life relationships in the process…. ::shrug:: Whatev. No, the controversy was not make-believe hanky panky; it was the marketing campaign, itself, which featured salaciously suggestive stories about a slew of SL’s glitterati (avatars I presume we’re all supposed to know of like we know of the Kardashians, or more kindly, the Grimaldis or the Windsors) getting up to naughty things at some exclusive manor for the SL jet set, complete with more blatant (less suggestive) photographs of the same doing those things. It was on a blog that wasn’t — initially — tagged with an ‘adult content’ warning, and that, at the end of the day, is what bugged Ms. Callisto. I think.
Anyhoo…. I’ve gotten a few enjoyable minutes reading through the “discussion” posts following her little essay, but I do get the impression that it’s all much ado about not a whole heck of a lot, and I further get the impression that the initial complaint, as well as the wailing and gnashing in the discussion is much about the insular little virtual world of these people and their personal (and “professional”) rivalries as SL models and designers and others of that ilk, as it is about substantive issues. Anytime I feel like I want to be part of the virtually ‘in’ crowd, all I need to do is read those comments, to say nothing of Shopping Cart Disco’s SL Secrets. With my attitude, I’d be everybody’s favorite to pillory in a matter of moments.
I did a little free stuff searching when I came back in, of course. My RL hiatus has made me much more reluctant to spend real money on not real stuff, even if the money isn’t all that big in the grand scheme of things. I wasn’t especially keen on doing that from the get go, really. It’s bad enough that I ever throw time away on this little past time (see… that’s why I could never be a part of the ‘in’ crowd).
- Hair: booN – IRK 178, in black – Group Gift
- Hat: sf design – velvet and fur hat (with gloves worn) – Group gift
- Skin: al vulo – nana – Group Gift
- Dress: Vinyl Cafe – Red Ballerina Dress – Group Gift
- Jacket: Vinyl Cafe – Military Jacket, black – okay… I did spend money… 1 whole L for a daily special
- Stockings: WWI (Worldwide Industries) – Army Girl Garters, jet black
- Shoes: Luce – Leather Pumps, red – past lucky board item