Apparently I'm not.
I woke up this morning, and after the usual starts to the day, wandered to the keys and checked emails. And there was an announcement from Caledon:
hehehehe. it will be my first party lol just to try out my new dance floor and dances i have purchase . please come join us and have some fun with club music."hehehehe" it said. "lol" it said. There is not a single instance, in any of the three sentences (if one counts "hehehehe" as a sentence), of any attempt at correct capitalization.
To say I was, in all honesty, stunned by this development would vastly underemphasize my level of reaction towards this missive.
Before we go any further, I want to say that I then came into world, with the express purpose of investigation. I pulled her profile, this damsel who was inviting the gentles of Caledon to her demesne. I took the time to read through it. And yes, she was only born early this year, but she seems a genuinely devoted soul (to the ideals of "the past" in general, if not specifically steampunk or Victoriana). But she is at least trying to indicate her desire for vintage presentation.
One line from the first page of her profile struck me:
I love the rp of the past, it is amazing how one was treated with such respect, one must think where did the world go wrong, but this is why we have sl.So. I have to say that she is at least trying, in her own fashion, and I have to say that I am appreciative of the effort. But this is the point I just can't get past: if one is to send a notice in Caledon...if one has access to send notices in Caledon...I realize this is likely to stir up controversy once more...but...
Is it too much to ask that one at the very least employs spell check of some kind?!?
Even a cursory glance through basic, accessible rules of grammar would injure none of us. Surely, that's not too much to ask, especially if this is likely to happen again? For notices to the Realm at least??
(The inscription says, "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.")
I am trying to let it go. It is a brand new world, with new and changing rules, and I am still adjusting. It just galls at times, and deeply.
So I went wandering in Creve Coeur. Some of the Carnivale balloons are still up--from dollarbies to under-thirty outfits, you'll likely find something to suit you. Many of the merchants will likely be removing them soon, because their Carnivale officially ended June 9th.
Mostly, though, I was here because it was dim, and beautiful, and I was trying not to rant.
I sat for a while and lit a candle for Ganesh in the little temple off the main square. He and I have been diffident conspirators for years, now, considering I pull stronger towards his mother, but I sent a little prayer anyway. What I received, as the day wore on...well, it may be that his mother heard me after all, and answered in her own way.
Either way, I am always open to their lessons, whenever they choose to send me one.
[13:33] RockAndRoll Michigan: Everybody pass it on, after all this time starting today Linden Lab is FINALLY telling their clientele that they're doing something about adult content on the grid. Only they're passing it off as an "improvement."
[13:34] Mari Asturias: Does that include shutting down regions without any notice? Meadowbrook is being deleted and SDSU has less than 24 hours to take everything. We only found out by accident
[13:38] Emilly Orr: Hmm. Define this "improvement".
[13:39] RockAndRoll Michigan: I can't, I haven't followed the link, but finally for the first time there's a reference to it on the login screen, talking about it as "an improvement to Search and Adult Content" with a tr.im link
So I went off to the blogs, and after a chirping note detailing some form of "progress" on the adult content issue, there was a link for the forums, and off I went to look there.
I stopped before even fully immersing in the charged waters of the forums with a comment from Blondin Linden:
Hosting implies that one is advertising a service. If someone is advertising adult content or services then yes, they should be on adult land.It comes down to key words. If you wish to use words that have flagged adult, then you'll need to be located on adult land.
And there I departed, and I likely won't be back. I have no outrage left in me for a company that is presented opportunity after opportunity to learn, and fails to at every opportunity.
Save for the login screen bit. We've been begging them for that, for months--if nothing else, for that--so...I don't know, maybe they can learn...if kicked hard enough.
Also, I am so glad LL is bringing back some of the old bugs to entertain us with, while everything else falls apart. The latest fun one was porting from Five Blades to Nomine, and having the prim skirt I was wearing from the last outfit show up again as what I was wearing currently. Gosh, thanks for that, LL, I can't wait until we're back to the point where all our prims go internal on ports! Whee!
*coughs on the sarcasm*
Finally, Miss Neome brought me in to a hunt at DV8--tricky little Terrorbots have infested the main store, your job is to search out all twenty for never-to-be-released colors of existing outfits, hair and boots--but I admit it, I had to pause.
Baby got back.
Apparently, LadyAnjile Tsunenaga hires out as a DJ, is friendly and approachable, but somewhat shy, according to her profile. If you say so.
I found myself staring at her derriere while things around it rezzed in, like moons drawn by gravitational pull, and contemplated the fishnet demi-thong, demi-bodysuit she was wearing. If that's shy, I'd love to see her let go. What does that involve?
Really, I'll be better tomorrow. This was just a trying day. Feeling very much akin to Saint Sebastian of the arrows, but it's just the day. "A' wi' be well, an' a' wi' be well, an' all manner of things wi' be well", the saying goes.
In time. All things in time.