Friday, October 8, 2010

you're faking a smile with the coffee to go

Does anyone recognize this bridge? It looks familiar, but I can't quite place it.

KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: EMEm]
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: em
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: HEY you on?

Emilly: Now?
Emilly: Sort of
Emilly: What's up?

KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: EM
Emilly: Yes
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: ALSO I just drank all night, got high with a friend
and those girls left COOKIES OUTSIDE MY DOOR
Im in love
Im high, drunk, and hungry
and theres cookies here
Soft chocolate chip cookies
You got to have some

Emilly: They are saints among women
Emilly: You should never steal their doormat again

KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: um
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: so
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: you wouldnt tell me to write a thank you note
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: and pin the mat to the wall?
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: oh man so soft
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: these are really great

Emilly cackles
Emilly: Well, I suppose that works too
.
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: Em
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: taste this
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: ITS SO SOFT AND CHOCOLATELY
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: chocolatey?
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: chococlate-y?

Emilly: Well, there's the issue of distance, but I get what you're going for.
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: fuck
Emilly: Chocolately? That seems right.
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: Got ten left, left 5 for guy who had weed
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: I was like bro
KING SOLDIER WARRIOR: you missed out on munchies like mom used to make


So glad we all weren't left hanging on the tragic tale of Two Dormmates and their Welcome Mat...but obviously, again, God was in some form of altered state when he told me this.

Also, God brings me odd comics. Pretty sure that's not funny in any traditional sense, but it would likely be hysterical if I was the type to find Nazi anime girls attractive too. (Yeah. He found me that too. Did I mention God is on the deranged side?)

Meanwhile, from Myspace...this:

Hey, I came across your blog through Nic Buxom and thought you seemed pretty interesting. ^. ^

Um. Her name is Indie McEmopants.

Indie? If you're reading? Thank you, but I never go to MySpace unless it's to view someone's band/music page. Seriously. I don't even remember how to log in anymore, it's been that long. Want to follow me? Grand. Blog. Right here. But MySpace? My MySpace is pretty content-less by design, because I never log in.

Comment from David Cartier I found relevant:
It's not exactly extortion; more of an Academic Babylonian Captivity, and for a lot of people, Linden lab waited just a bit too long to cave. A lot of Plan Bs have already been put into effect. All of the Open Sim Welcome Areas have been more like refugee processing centres the last few days.
What that's from? Read on. Seems an educational sim got notice by email of the 'locking in' of lower rates. The problems in this--and they are many--are:
  • There's still no info on the blog about the discounted price extensions.
  • There's still no acknowledgement of grant-funded educational organizations who may not be able to gain access to additional funds, and especially not this quickly.
  • There's zero acknowledgement that many educational institutions just can't move within two months--not off SL, per se, because that's what many of them are thinking, but "move" as in move forward--that the matter of additional requested payments is rarely the choice of one individual owner, but a board of directors or other educators who meed at specific times and discuss budgetary concerns.
  • And the big one, there's a total absence of any Linden-based acknowledgement that it just doesn't matter whether they're announcing this in October or next Aprille--that the funds needed and requested were allocated in August, and won't be allocated again until next August.
In short? It speaks to a rather insane level of utter cluelessness, if not outright contempt, on the part of Linden Labs for their educational userbase. I'm agreeing with the "abusive lover" comment of Daniel Smith's:
The 'early renewal' option sounds too much like an abusive lover.. too much like 'oh baby, don't go.. please come back.. I'm sorry.. it'll be different this time!'.
"The damage has been done," he goes on to say, "and people will move on". Damn right it has. And they will.

6 comments:

Sphynx Soleil said...

It looks like this one at Morphe, Inc.

Lalo Telling said...

Pathfinder left what I consider to be the definitive comment on Iggy Onomotopoeia's blog...

...and as Iggy replied, who should know better about that than Path?

Emilly Orr said...

Sphynx,

Now I'm confused--they know about the free version? So...they're the same company? Or is that just giving in to the inevitable. Because frankly, if the free version is not from them, I'd want to pay them for the real version.

Emilly Orr said...

Mr. Telling,

Wau. I'm sort of spiralling into the outer reaches on Tateru Nino's blog, but this is turning into its own entry. Thank you for the link!

Sphynx Soleil said...

No, definitely not the same person. The maker of the free one has had some....drama....associated with them on a not-uncommon basis.

Emilly Orr said...

I have heard this. I'm still trying to track down quotables. Apparently she's been a proponent of copyright protections, take no prisoners, anyone who copies is bad and evil...except for, you know, her?