I'll be the first to admit, I do not know LSL. I've made some inroads on getting in, but, due to some past personal conflict--in their lives and mine--I don't have as ready access to all the scripters I had previously.
I've discovered this resource, which will help, and I know at some point, it's on the list of Things Em Needs to Learn. But it's not top of the list yet, is what's holding me back from gunning forward and speaking LSL like a native.
(Well. I think I will only ever be a Cajun speaker at best, due to the language structure. Possibly a Pidgin speaker. But still.)
Natalia Zelmanov is also a great resource, and one I should depend upon more, but it's still mostly building with prims, which I am steadily learning.
I think I get the structure--bracket; statement; event open; event close; close statement; closing bracket (more or less)--I just don't quite understand what goes where within that.
To be fair, I don't get CSS, either, and it 'feels' to me--wrong or right--remarkably like a form of CSS.
So I'm still struggling. Reading through scripts when I get a chance.
There is that moment, with all other languages I've found, HTML included...where you struggle to comprehend, your mind is, on some level, actively fighting the language...and then it turns, pinning you to the ground, you are overcome--and when you rise, you are thinking in that language. Everything has a new name. Everything sounds different. And then, you can switch back and forth between them.
With LSL--and CSS--this, so far, has failed to happen. In fact, it feels more like irreconcilable differences. But I am trying. When I have the time.
In the meantime, on occasion, I still have time to sit and watch my loves, my friends, build. I adore watching structures go together. Even if I can't yet do what they do, I love watching them do it. How they get ideas, how they execute them...to me, it's more fascinating, more compelling than scripting.
Maybe that's why I haven't learned scripting yet. I'm closer to construction, than ideation? Or something like that.
Up next: finally learning prim shoes. I am told this will make me want to tear my hair out. Which is good, I suppose, because I also want to learn prim hair.
When next in, I get to go visit the land of my home-to-be in Caledon Penzance. When next in, I should really contact Frau Lowey about the pub in Winterfell Absinthe. When next in, I need to see if I can pick up a dancing gig somewhere, for a few hours a week, and continue culling my inventory.
Down one thousand items already. I think some time this week, I'm going through all my hair and--gasp!--throwing the ones I don't wear away.
I should count it first, though. Just to figure out how much I really have...