Thursday, December 21, 2006

SA Goons crack me up

Ok, we've been been assulted by them, they were the terrorists, they released several thousand (maybe million?) self replicating objects into SL. Brought down an entire world... many times. Defaced the map and griefed everyone. But.... apart from all that (and having been someone who lived 2 sims away from now defunt Satyr). I have to admit... .... that they are pretty funny.

So they have this new video thingy going, called the Second Life Safari where they post their many exploits in griefing and various other mischief. Some of which are hilarious. Check them all out, it's fun stuff.

It's funny how I stumbled on their video, I was doing a google name search for the dude who had a very Kafka conversation with me yesterday and came across him and a similar ban-happyness he had with Prok, from where I saw this link to SL Safari! Keep up the good work!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Age-players what do you have to hide?

I was just randomly flying around in Second Life when I saw this lady called "Lia Olaria", her profile looked liked she was into age-play.

Since I was bored, and I was in a world where the basic premise is to talk and communicate, I opened up a question to her as follows:

[9:00] Honey Wendt: Are age-players pedophiles?
[9:00] Lia Olaria sight
[9:00] Lia Olaria: no
[9:00] Lia Olaria sighs
[9:00] Honey Wendt: Why are you sighing?
[9:01] Lia Olaria: because alot of ppl assume that
[9:01] Honey Wendt: Then what are age-players?
[9:01] Lia Olaria: and are intolerant and stupid
[9:01] Honey Wendt: One of you play the role of a child and another an adult, and have sex play?
[9:01] Lia Olaria: adults who roleplay as children
[9:02] Honey Wendt: But isnt this simulated child pornography as defined by the new law.
[9:02] Lia Olaria: not all ageplayers are involved in adult activities
[9:02] Lia Olaria: and no, it's not
[9:02] Honey Wendt: The child usually looks like a child right? Who would know it's an adult playing a child?
[9:02] Honey Wendt: But are you involved in this type of activity when Age-playing?
[9:03] Lia Olaria: nope
[9:03] Lia Olaria: i'm just a brat
[9:03] Honey Wendt: I just saw you at a club for something similar.
[9:03] Honey Wendt: That's why I'm asking.
[9:03] Lia Olaria: i'm an adult in an adult avie
[9:03] Honey Wendt: Is it a perversion, are you trying something you can't do RL?
[9:03] Lia Olaria: you must not have looked very closely
[9:03] Honey Wendt: I saw you at some girl's something club, to do with age-play?
[9:04] Lia Olaria: and i'm not going to have a debate with you so i am going to mute you now and ban you from our parcel

I did not understand why she'd ban me from a "parcel", I did not feel my conversation warranted such an act. Oh wait this is post ban-happy SL. Anyways, I was a bit disturbed as her profile clearly stated she was an age-player and I first saw her near a club that looked like a place for not so nice age-play. Anyways, I saw a man's name listed as her husband (Relkin Warrigal), and figured he'd know why she just banned me from some parcel.


[9:09] Honey Wendt: I had a very interesting but cordial conversation with your age-playing wife, she ended the conversation saying I have been banned from some parcel. Why the ban happyness? What parcel might it be? I'd like to know.
[9:10] Relkin Warrigal: hang on I'll take care of it
[9:10] Honey Wendt: Ok
[9:16] Relkin Warrigal: ok, your conversation with her aside, what can I help you with
[9:16] Honey Wendt: I'd like to know which parcel I might have been banned from for asking a question regarding age-play.
[9:17] Relkin Warrigal: it wasnt that you were asking about it, it was the way you asked
[9:17] Relkin Warrigal: it came across as hostile
[9:17] Honey Wendt: Hostile to who? I was mearly trying to get to the bottom of this. But does that even come remotely to banning someone from some unname parcel?
[9:18] Relkin Warrigal: the way you worded your questions made it seem like you were directing them at her specifically
[9:19] Honey Wendt: But it was a general question, SL is still free enough for someone to ask questions right? Or have most people locked themsleves away in their own enclaves already?
[9:19] Honey Wendt: Is it your group policy to ban people from some remote parcel just due to the way a question is asked?
[9:20] Relkin Warrigal: and in light of the fact that we have been having ALOT of griefer problems lately, she did what she felt was right in order to protect herself and our group from something potentially hostile
[9:20] Relkin Warrigal: again, it was the way you asked them
[9:20] Honey Wendt: I'm sorry but this does not fit into any model of sane and logical conclusion I could come up with. A mere question warrents a parcel ban at an undisclosed place?
[9:20] Relkin Warrigal: are you listening to Me
[9:21] Honey Wendt: How was I to formulate a question regarding age-play?
[9:21] Relkin Warrigal: it wasnt the questions
[9:21] Honey Wendt: Ofcourse.
[9:21] Relkin Warrigal: it was the way they were worded
[9:21] Honey Wendt: But, how is this got to do with any parcel. That is the point of my question, why the ban happyness, why do you want to dig a hole and hide (in other words) and keep anyone with even a tiny bit of curisoity away.
[9:21] Relkin Warrigal: it sounded like they were being directed specifically at her and our group
[9:21] Honey Wendt: Is what you do here so wrong?
[9:22] Honey Wendt: I do not know her group, I saw your name as her husband and assumed you will know what parcel I might have been banned from.
[9:22] Relkin Warrigal: I do
[9:22] Relkin Warrigal: now please hear Me out
[9:23] Honey Wendt: Ah, then the point of htis conversation, please answer if it is your current policy to ban someone from one of your parcels for merely having a conversation.
[9:23] Honey Wendt: There are other ways to deal with someone who asks questions, I am assuming she knows more about mute since she suggested it herself.
[9:23] Relkin Warrigal: if it was jif you will please stop interrupting Me, I will answer you
[9:24] Honey Wendt: Go ahead. Read out your policy on banning people.
[9:26] Relkin Warrigal: you were banned because of the way you worded your seemed like you were directing them specifically at her and our group...and since we have been having alot of trouble with griefers attacking us because of the ageplay, she has been very upset, and jumped the gun on banning.....
[9:26] Relkin Warrigal: now...
[9:26] Relkin Warrigal: if you were asking purely out of curiousity, and not meaning to sound hostile,,,,,,,,
[9:27] Honey Wendt: Jumped the gun as in did something not according to policy?
[9:27] Relkin Warrigal: then I do appologize and we would be happy to help you understand more clearly about ageplay
[9:28] Honey Wendt: I no longer wish to inquire about age-play, my point was about the ban on an unspecified parcel.
[9:28] Honey Wendt: I was probably not even in the same sim she was in.
[9:28] Relkin Warrigal: at the time of the ban, no you werent
[9:29] Honey Wendt: Let me restate my question, it has nothing to do with age-play, but mearly to do with being banned on a parcel, I would like to know which parcel so as to avoid it when exploring.
[9:30] Relkin Warrigal: well if we can talk this out like adults, and leave it on friendly terms there will be no need for you to avoid it
[9:30] Honey Wendt: I am not talking like an adult?
[9:30] Relkin Warrigal: I didnt mean it like that
[9:31] Honey Wendt: Maybe a further restating, am I banned on an unspecified parcel, in a location that you only know, that I might have to avoid?
[9:32] Relkin Warrigal: again, if we can answer your questions about ageplay and make sure that you're not asking with hostile intentions, there wont be a reason to avoid it
[9:32] Honey Wendt: I am no longer interested in the question about age-play, I am more interested, worried about being banned at a parcel I might not have visited yet, but may infact run accoss sometime in the future and not know why I'm banned there.
[9:33] Relkin Warrigal: and no, it is not being hidden because we are doing anything wrong, it is being hidden to avoid possible hostile acts
[9:33] Honey Wendt: Do I sound like someone who would do something hostile? I understand you are new to SL, but let me announce that I am an alt, and this is pretty amusing to me.
[9:33] Honey Wendt: One question and I'd be out of your hair.
[9:34] Honey Wendt: Am I banned from whatever location she claimed I was banned.
[9:34] Relkin Warrigal: if you've been on SL for a while then you should be used to running into barriers, why does one more matter
[9:35] Honey Wendt: I am not used to running into barriers, these are very new.
[9:35] Honey Wendt: But please do answer my question, am I banned?
[9:36] Relkin Warrigal: I will lift the ban if you promise Me that no hostility will be brought here
[9:37] Honey Wendt: But that's not the question I asked, and when did you assume i'd bring hostility, do I sound like someone who would do such a thing?
[9:37] Honey Wendt: I think, there is a lack of commuincation here.
[9:37] Relkin Warrigal: I'm sorry for being so protective, but as I've said before, we've been having alot of trouble from idiots spreading rumors and other things aobut us
[9:37] Honey Wendt: Clearly, you have made some assumptions about me that are improper.
[9:38] Honey Wendt: But you have already stated she did not act according to your policy, if she has banned me, (and since you said you'd lift this ban, I'm assuming she has).
[9:38] Honey Wendt: In your own words " she has been very upset, and jumped the gun on banning.....".
[9:39] Honey Wendt: You do have a policy on unfairness? I think this is something we all have, would you do this to me in real life, if you were my neighbor?
[9:40] Honey Wendt: And back to the adult talk, I would like to know if this is how you treat people in your daily acitivites, when you to do your groceries, when you deal with bankers, when you deal with various merchants and random people you come into contact with.
[9:41] Relkin Warrigal: if they come across hostile as you did, yes I would tell them to back off
[9:41] Honey Wendt: When have I been hostile? I've been very polite with you.
[9:41] Relkin Warrigal: I have already stated
[9:41] Honey Wendt: I have been very paitent, you have not been able to answer my original question, which I stated several times.
[9:42] Relkin Warrigal: the way you worded your questions made it seem like you had hostile intentions
[9:42] Honey Wendt: I'm sorry but you seem not to understand what I'm asking, or you seem not to follow my conversation.
[9:42] Honey Wendt: What would hostile intentions be?
[9:43] Relkin Warrigal: the way you worded your questions made it look like they were asking about her and our group specifically
[9:43] Honey Wendt: [9:09] Honey Wendt: I had a very interesting but cordial conversation with your age-playing wife, she ended the conversation saying I have been banned from some parcel. Why the ban happyness? What parcel might it be? I'd like to know.
[9:43] Honey Wendt: This question?
[9:44] Relkin Warrigal: I'm talking about your conversation with her
[9:44] Honey Wendt: Have you seen my conversation with her?
[9:44] Relkin Warrigal: yes
[9:44] Honey Wendt: Do you know this is against the ToS.
[9:44] Honey Wendt: I have only been speaking of my ban from some unknown place.
[9:45] Relkin Warrigal: thats where our problem is, we're having 2 different conversations lol
[9:45] Honey Wendt: I am not aware, I gave permission to Ms. Olaria, to show my conversation at 9:00am to you.
[9:46] Relkin Warrigal: she gave it to Me so I could understand what was going on properly
[9:46] Honey Wendt: Yes very much so. My whole question has been on where I have been banned and exactly why and policies around it, which you have stated was not properly followed due to her state of mind at that moment.
[9:46] Relkin Warrigal: and its not a violation of ToS unless its used hostily
[9:46] Relkin Warrigal: which it IS NOT
[9:47] Honey Wendt: If she has given it to you, you are aware that recording a private conversation and handing it over to a 3rd party without the consent of both parties involved is a violation of the Terms of Service and community code?
[9:47] Relkin Warrigal: if it was a violation, they wouldnt have added chat logging to SL
[9:47] Honey Wendt: I'm sorry but did you read them before you clicked "Accept"
[9:47] Honey Wendt: Chat logging is illegal if it is done withou the permission and handed over to a 3rd party.
[9:48] Honey Wendt: Just as chat bugs and whatever else is. I thought this was common knowledge.
[9:48] Relkin Warrigal: then why do they give that ability to the entire grid
[9:49] Honey Wendt: For your own use among people who have given that permission, I never gave Ms. Olaria permission to hand my private conversation with her to you.
[9:49] Relkin Warrigal: has it been used against you in a hostile way?
[9:50] Relkin Warrigal: no
[9:50] Relkin Warrigal: it was used so I could understand the situation
[9:50] Honey Wendt: This is against clause 4 of the community standards if I'm not mistaken.
[9:50] Honey Wendt: Remotely monitoring conversations, posting conversation logs, or sharing conversation logs without consent are all prohibited in Second Life and on the Second Life Forums.
[9:50] Honey Wendt: Pasted for your own convincence.
[9:51] Honey Wendt: I'm sorry, I'd have to end this conversation here. Good bye.
[9:51] Relkin Warrigal: IF they are used in a hostile way
[9:52] Relkin Warrigal: suit yourself, all I've been trying to do is get to the bottom of what happened and you refused to answer Me unless it was on your terms
[9:54] Relkin Warrigal: and yes, the way you classified her by saying "your age-playing wife" was taken as hostile
[9:54] Honey Wendt: Is she not an age-player? Her profile states so.
[9:55] Relkin Warrigal: generalizing and classifying can be taken as hostile.....again, you need to be careful how you word things in a non-audible forum so it is not mistaken
[9:56] Honey Wendt: I'm sorry, but no one would mistake her for not an age-player. It pretty much is what her whole profile is about.
[9:56] Relkin Warrigal: the fact that you're being argumenative doesnt help either
[9:57] Honey Wendt: I have already tried to end this conversation, but it keeps going, is there anything else I could help you with today?

Arrgh! That was long, anyways, it seemed like he did not know what I was talking about at first, or maybe he did not care to to listen to me. But I was bored, and I was having a fun time just reminding him that I was merely interested in his parcel ban. His Second Life experience seem to be lacking in many areas; some of which include, the ability to not understand Second Life's community standards, the ability to not follow a conversation, being overly protective and highly suspicious of anyone asking a question about his lifestyle and so on.

Thus, I wonder... what's there to hide age-players? And why are you so ban-happy? Which parcel was I banned in BTW?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The amazing prims of Whisker Ophelia

Yep, I'm a fan of Whisker.. and the stuff she makes is absolutely amazing.

Her store over in Infamy Sim contains some of the most creative works of art that I've ever seen in SL.

For example, her guitar (209 prim) and banjo (116 prim) has so much detail that you could virtually forget you are in SL. This is a must buy for anyone looking for quality musical instruments in SL. (Each: 3000 L).

She also has many other cool stuff at her store. One real cool thingy is the Infamous Wind Walker. I bought one of these a month or so ago, and it is simply one of the best ways to travel in SL. With wind walker on you just need to go into mouse look, point at some object and click, and instantly you jump on that. It's almost as if you became an instant ninja!

Whisker also has a gallery nearby with tons of art work from excellent SL artists. A visit to Infamy would not be completed without checking that out.

Monday, December 18, 2006

I've tried this blog thing several times, the first few days I'm usually excited about posting something, then I watch for people to respond, see none, then I post an entry every other day, ever other week, and eventually the blog ends in a gravyard.

And thus, I start this blog with a promise to myself (cause who else is the main audience of a blog? eh? ego.... ..... ) .. anyways, I promise this blog would end up in a graveyard sometime soon when I'm sufficiently bored of it.