.. unspoken rules – #secondlifechallenge ..

 

Blog 12.06.17Strawberry Singh has issued a new challenge this week – Unspoken Rules of Second Life! An unspoken rule is basically a behavioral constraint that society or community expects but that isn’t necessarily written down or recorded anywhere. It is something that is considered proper but not an exact etiquette book kind of rule. Berry’s example was for escalators which in the U.S., we stand on the right and walk up on the left. Another example would be letting people out of an elevator before getting on yourself.

In Second Life, we also have these rules.  I agree with most of Berry’s, but I still decided to create a post.  My top 5 unspoken rules for Second Life are as follows:

  1. You should not extend a friendship request until you have actually had a conversation.  I generally ask the person or suggest that we should be friends … but then again, I realize I’m not as quick to extend a friendship request and wait for the other person anyway.  I’m just not opposed to using search to find the person I need/want to chat with.
  2. You shouldn’t jump right into a sexual or adult oriented conversation until you know the other party is receptive.  I guess an exception to this would be if you were both in a location that is focused on sexual or adult oriented activities, but even then… the other person might not be available or receptive to you.
  3. Similar to the elevator situation, when you arrive at a landing point, you should move out of the way as quickly as you can. I try to do it even when I am not rezzed yet.  If it is super busy landing zone and fly is enabled, I fly up and out of the way.  Otherwise, I just try to move a bit risking running in to others at that point.
  4. If you see a person sitting alone anywhere, you should probably not join them without asking unless you know that there is a separate sit animation. Nothing is more disconcerting that coming back to the computer to find your avatar in a cuddle with a stranger!
  5. Ask before adding someone to a multiple avatar conversation. Selecting your entire calling card list and starting a conversation just to invite or share your blog or talk about some happening can be very unwelcome to most people. If you are going to practice this behavior, be sure that the people you are adding are not going to just shut it down.

There are other unspoken rules to be sure, but these are the top ones for me – that I can think of today anyway. I might could go on for a lengthy list, but there is also a fine line between an unspoken rule and an annoyance.

I also created a vlog for this challenge as I am trying to do more of these! Check it out here:

 

Thank you to Strawberry for the great idea and challenge!

Featuring items found at the December round of The Arcade Gacha Event.

Credits:

Scene:
~isil~ Hoverscooter – Space Age RARE (The Arcade December 2017) @
22769 – The Mountain Lodge- RARE (The Arcade December 2017) @
Trees from Skye Design
Trees from Little Branch
Fir Trees from HIVE (Tannenbaum 2017)
Grasses from {anc.}, Little Branch, Skye Designs and Happy Mood
hive // christmas tree farm (Tannenbaum 2017)
KraftWork Gingerbread House (Builder’s Box November 2017)
[Schultz Bros.] Christmas Village Build (Builder’s Box November 2017)
uK – Victorian Village Shop Red (Builder’s Box November 2017)
uK – Victorian Village Shop White (Builder’s Box November 2017)
Thistle Oliver’s Tavern (right) – Builder’s Box Christmas (Builder’s Box November 2017)
LOVE – WHITE WINTER POND – SKATING

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Body Applier: *YS&YS* Omega body Applier tone 00 RARE (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Catwa Applier: *YS&YS* Gacha 17 – LANA Tone00 Nude (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Earrings:  Amala – The Madeline Earrings
Hair:  Wasabi // Sloane Mesh Hair w/ Hat – B (The Arcade December 2017) @
Ears:  _ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Dress: 01[Cubic Cherry] {Lil Santa} dress white RARE (The Arcade Dec 2017) @
Bra: 03[Cubic Cherry] {Lil Santa} bra pink (The Arcade December 2017) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Shoes: Sway’s [Ice Skates] . classic white RARE (The Arcade December 2017) @
Socks: fri. – Merry Socks (Ballet) – Footless (The Arcade December 2017) @
Tattoo:  *CST* Tres Clair Tattoo {Fade}

Pose:
oOo skate_six

 

 

.. and so it begins ..

One of the most glorious messes in the world
is the mess created in the living room on
Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.
~ Andy Rooney

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“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions,
a special day spent in the warm circle
of family and friends.”
~ Margaret Thatcher

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“Love the giver more than the gift.”
~ Brigham Young

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see it in motion 😉

 

Credits:

From The Arcade Gacha Event – December 2017 Round @ open today!

22769 – The Mountain Lodge- RARE
22769 – Ski Signs Wall Decor – COMMON
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Rug – COMMON
22769 – Lodge Ottoman – COMMON
22769 – Cottage Lounge Chair
22769 – Cottage Sideboard – COMMON
22769 – Pottery – COMMON
22769 – Winterpictures – COMMON
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Christmas Tree (classic) RARE
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Bauble Terrarium (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Gift Pile (classic)
{moss&mink} All that Glitters – Boxed Ornaments (classic)
Wednesday[+] ~ Strange Life ~ Bedside Table COMMON
Wednesday[+] ~ Strange Life ~ Laptop&Homeworks COMMON
Wednesday[+] ~ Strange Life ~ Desk COMMON
Trompe Loeil – Candlebox Centerpiece
Trompe Loeil – Diamond Pendant Lights
Trompe Loeil – Floor Bells
Trompe Loeil – Hammered Silver Star
Trompe Loeil – Reindeer Wall Hanging
Trompe Loeil – Snowflake Sled Wall Decor
Scarlet Creative Highlands Sofa (Bento)
Scarlet Creative Highlands Sled
[RI] Snuggle Buddies Gacha – Plaid – Blue Christmas
.10 [ kunst ] – Bark candle holder (b)
.02 [ kunst ] – Wooden ashtray (b)
.05 [ kunst ] – Coffee cup (a)
.06 [ kunst ] – Coffee cup (b)
06 Action Holly Jolly – Fuzzy Slippers RUDOLPH
10 Action Holly Jolly – Griswold Advent RARE
llorisen // elia modern coffee table
llorisen // elia gallery wall
llorisen // elia chair
llorisen // elia chair with cushions
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – handwritten gift tags
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – mix-in-a-jar RARE
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri
[-BLUE SKY-] Carolina Table

 

I’m wearing:

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 with DeeTalez Appliers (freckles)
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Heidi* NORDIC
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Earrings:  Amala – The Madeline Earrings
Hair:  Moon. Hair. // Bangs (Notion) add me! (The Arcade December 2017) @
Hair:    Moon. Hair. // Notion (The Arcade December 2017) @
Ears:  _ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Outfit: :: MOMOCHUU :: Anna – Sweater outfit A – Maitreya RARE (The Arcade  December 2017) @
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Shoes: [VALE KOER] HIGH CARDINALS MAITREYA
Tattoo:  *CST* Tres Clair Tattoo {Fade}
°•♫•°☊°•♫•°

 

.. taking the challenge ..

Blog 11.19.17 secondlifechallenge

Well, since Strawberry Singh posted her latest #SecondLifeChallenge a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been trying to create a blog and vlog in response.  Suffice to say, I’m slow but mostly as I mentioned on the previous post, I’ve been trying to figure out options so that I could do this vlog without buying any software.  I finally decided that since I have video editing tools in Photoshop and actually have access to Premiere Pro as well, I really only needed to record video/audio.  So…  for now… until I know that I might do this more often, I used FRAPS for my Second Life footage and ActivePresenter (in the video, I call this VideoPresenter, I think) to capture the browser.  I pulled it all together in Photoshop and while there were some challenges that I might still need to figure out… I’m happy with the outcome.

So what is this challenge you ask?  It is Strawberry’s “Google Your Avatar” challenge!  I kinda screwed up on the final product as I didn’t log out nor did I clear cache/cookies again. However I did that before my first attempt and actually the results have all been very similar.  You can watch the video here… or continue reading 😉

Strawberry challenged us with conducting a Google search and answering 7 questions:

  1. Google your Second Life name in “quotations” and share your results. 2,190 results.
  2. What are the first 5 links that come up?  My Flickr; my Twitter feed; 2 links for my YouTube channel and my About Me page.
  3. Click on the “Images” tab and tell us where the first 5 images are from. Profile pi;, blog/channel header; an image of a pic from an SL photo contest from 2010’ish; a logo I created for Relay For Life of Second Life in 2014; a still pic from a video interview from Relay For Life of Second Life telethon.
  4. Click on the “Videos” tab and share your results, if any.  Links to my YouTube channel and a couple of videos… plus a comment on a video on Vimeo from 2010. Beyond that, it was other older videos of mine on Vimeo which would have been 2010’ish as well.
  5. Click on the “News” tab and share your results, if any. NOTHING found!  YAY!  I am happy to announce that I am indeed NOT newsworthy!
  6. Did any of the results surprise you? I was mostly surprised that so much that I saw was from 3-7 years ago.  I find it strange that those would have had enough traffic to show up today.
  7. Are you satisfied with your results or wish they were different in any way?  I am perfectly happy with my results but if I had to say, the one thing I wish was different would to have found my blog on the first page of the initial search.

So there we have it… my first #SecondLifeChallenge in ages and the first one via vlog and blog!  I did discover something with ActivePresenter and FRAPS that I do not like when editing… and it might be something that I just need to research more – the audio and video are not separate, so I couldn’t do any editing of each. That caused some challenges in areas and required me to redo the videos a couple of times. HA!  However, that could have just been how I uploaded into Photoshop… something to research.  If I find I am doing these more, I might look further in to Camtasia as I think it would be faster!

I shot my video on my sim “Sol Existence”.  It is open to public so anytime just stop by!

Until next time,
~Sunshine

Location:
Sol Existence

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 with DeeTalez Appliers (freckles)
Skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for CATWA Heads *Heidi* NORDIC
Head: CATWA HEAD Catya [With Teeth] v2.10
Eyes: CATWA RIGGED EYES Catya v1.00
Eyes: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Tokyo Eyes (Pale)
Hair:   … MINA Hair – Romy
Ears:  _ver-B [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Earrings: Amala – The Madeline Earrings
Necklace: *PC* Seeds of Metal Necklace long and short
Bracelet: *PC* Seeds of Metal bracelet
Hands: Slink Hands – Dynamic – Female V1.3
Top:  Tee*fy Lexie Tank ( Inserts) – White – Maitreya
Top: Tee*fy Lexie Straps – White – Maitreya
Top: Tee*fy Gwen Loose Shirt – Blue Stripes – Maitreya
Pants: Addams // Lixie Ripped Super Skinny Jean // Maitreya
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet v4.1
Boots: fri. – River Boots (Earth)
Tattoo:  *CST* Tres Clair Tattoo {Fade}

Pose in Still Pic:
an lár [poses] Constant Five