Friday, November 18, 2011
How NOT to pick up a Man in Second Life
I got sent this by a fan of my "How NOT to..." series; the commentary at the end is so not mine. In fact, I have to admit I find this level of creepy somewhat unnerving; thankfully I've only had one person IM me with comments while I'm inside my house, and the new parcel settings can offer some privacy - but not when the parcel is largely set apart by being in the sky, rather than on a separate plot of it's own (something that many creators do).
Seriously, people; give people some privacy when they're at home on their own ground.
Perver: Beautiful house.
Homeowner's reaction - *blink blink and goes to nearby avatars to find that Perver is 54 meters away. Cams. He is flying below the house platform.*
Homeowner: Thank you
Perver: Did you build it?
Homeowner: modded it from two different builds
Perver: So you RP, correct?
Homeowner: on occasion, yes. but not on this avi
Homeowner: This is my buisness account primarily.
Perver: I see...A rather dashing business man I must add.
Homeowner's Reaction - *Blink... Blink... squidges and fumbles for... some kind of.. response.*
Homeowner: man.. woman, I tend to flip depending on what make. XD but thanks?
*And then the Perver sticks around.. silent for about 30 minutes.. unmoving... while the Homeowner cannot just help but keep staring back... waiting for things to either get creepier.. or him to leave. Which he does. *
Ladies.. Gentlemen... generally speaking this is a breach of Common Sense Rule #1 on the internet. If you would not do this in RL, do not do it online. This is tantamount to climbing a tree across the street and using binoculars to look through someone's windows, then calling them to tell them they have a nice house and they look hot.
Real life, had this happened would have resulted in the cops being called and the Perver's ass going to jail. SL.. luckily we have things like estate bans and security orbs. (He was just outside of the range this Homeowner uses.)
Now... Homeowner would not mind this as much had his house not been over 1000 meters in the air! Had it been on ground level... that is another matter though could have still done without the creepy stalker hitting on.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee Eyes - Rainbow
Eyelashes: Xplosion, Prim Lashes
Eyeshadow: Elymode, Bold Coal & Purple
Tattoo: Eternal Darkness, Harlequin Tears
Lipstick: Skinthesis, Liquid Heat - In Denial
Hair: Magika, Ren - blond
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Dress: Cipher, Lamia Dress - purple
Ring 1: Alchemy Immortalis, Nestling Finger
Ring 2: Earthstones, Eternal Blossom Ring - Bouquet
Shoes: Cipher, Lamia Boots
Light Settings: TOR, SCIFI - Metal Gear Solid
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only