Sunday, June 10, 2012
Watching television that actually has commercials (why yes, Netflix rules my life), besides being struck that I will never spend any money on that idiotic and sexist axe whatever (no, boys, putting on guy perfume will not make mostly naked women appear magically, and having dandruff won't make them disappear rapture-style), I was really endlessly annoyed by the 4g commercials for some cell phone company or whatever. Brief recap - keeping up with the Jones style "comedy" where keeping up is now measured in miliseconds because their phone is just five seconds faster than yours~!!!! Hurry hurry, spend money, the miliseconds are wasting!!!
I hate this mindset. Games which start pushing it on me (hurry, you have 5 days to do ten million tasks getting ten million things~!!!) start losing me rather quickly. One of my recent complaints in Second Life is it feels like there isn't enough time for everything - and while that's partly my fault, I also think there are more hunts, events, etc... than there were a few years ago. I understand why things have to cycle through, but it's hard to go and see everything! Sometimes I really wish I could be paid to sit at home and explore; it feels like there is never enough time to see everything and give it the slow consideration it deserves.
Somewhat amusing side note - people on Second Life to discuss things often have astonishingly old and unattractive avatars. Artists almost always have something, well, artistic; it tends to be full of meaning, if not outright attractive. Like club people being prone to using gestures and bling, it seems almost as if appearance stratifies on Second Life the way it does offline, only in a profoundly different manner. I remain astonished, though, that people who have a deep appreciation for the power of words have such a low appreciation for the power of appearance. Sculpties, invisilayers, even prim shoes - it's like they pass an entire part of Second Life by without a murmur.
I already knew that blogs were appreciated by only a subset, but it always blows me away when other aspects of Second Life miss pockets of community. It's a reminder of how vast and disconnected Second Life really is, and a hint at how difficult it is to pull together these disparate threads into even a pattern, much less a whole of any kind.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: De La Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose (promotional item)
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow MESH (promotional item)
Ears: Illusion, Seelie Ears
Earrings: Duztarrz, Gem Earrings
Eyelashes 1: *X*plosion, PrimLashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow 1: Mock, Gunpoweder Indifference
Eyeshadow 2: Mock, Pink Heart's Desire
Lipstick: Mock, Pomegranate Lips Jelle
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Claire Mesh (promotional items)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Necklace: Vanilla C. Designs, Camee Black Pearl Necklace
Dress and Shoes: Vanilla C. Designs, Burgundy Flame Dress
Location: The Looking Glass
Light Settings: Places Cornfield
Water Settings: Glassy
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only