Saturday, January 1, 2011

I kind of always knew I'd end up your ex-girlfriend

I expect to find many things when I reach Curious Kitties, most of them gorgeous beyond belief, and/or luxuriously expensive.

This exchange? Never would have made my list.

[09:14 PM] kevinchz Resident: hola
[09:14 PM] Emilly Orr: Hello there.
[09:14 PM] kevinchz Resident: hablas español
[09:15 PM] kevinchz Resident: o ingles
[09:15 PM] kevinchz Resident: ?
[09:15 PM] kevinchz Resident: have skype
[09:15 PM] Emilly Orr: Mi español muy mal.
[09:15 PM] kevinchz Resident: ok
[09:15 PM] kevinchz Resident: -------have skype
[09:15 PM] Emilly Orr: <----- Don't care.


I wasn't the first female he hit, by the way. From my vantage point, I was the second, but likely from his--considering he made the same initial ploy to every female or demi-female in the place--I could have been the three hundredth.

[09:17 PM] kevinchz Resident: you let me see your breasts will for change
[09:17 PM] Emilly Orr: How did you get into SL at 0 days?
[09:17 PM] Emilly Orr blinks
[09:17 PM] Emilly Orr: What?
[09:17 PM] kevinchz Resident: you let me see your breasts will for change


I was plainly baffled. But I was also feeling snarky. This is a bad combination, because my common sense lags behind my reasoning ability. Also, he switched to IM over main chat, which is always somewhat disorienting.

[09:17 PM] Emilly Orr: Yeah, that doesn't make any more sense the second time
[09:17 PM] Emilly Orr: Are you asking me if I escort?
[09:17 PM] Emilly Orr: You can't afford me.
[09:19 PM] kevinchz Resident: if you would let me see


I gave this a split-second of consideration (and really, I should have just rolled my eyes and muted him, and I will mute on the next offer I get), and then....well:

[09:19 PM] Emilly Orr: L$25,000 up front to negotiate terms. I will do voice at L$1000 per ten minutes, IF something has previously been negotiated. No cam work.
[09:19 PM] Emilly Orr: Take it or leave it. I don't haggle.
[09:21 PM] kevinchz Resident: ok but first let me see something to negotiate
[09:22 PM] kevinchz Resident: ???
[09:22 PM] Emilly Orr: What part of "no cam work" do you not understand? I am 90% in-world, 10% voice work. Voice is NOT my main occupation at present.
[09:23 PM] kevinchz Resident: ok


I don't escort anymore, period. Though those figures do still work in my current occupation--it's 90% in-world (showing off Solace parcels) and 10% voice work (for those residents who insist on voice).

But what if he had actually been rich and that bored? I would have been in trouble. I tend to want to honor my agreements.

B'sides, Miss Sphynx pointed out that my initial figure only works out, under current conversion rates, to about a hundred US dollars. So obviously, I need to insanely inflate those figures...and then not give them out, because I'm out of the escort business. Seriously, it's just not worth it, at all. If he had taken me up on it...

...I shudder to think.

He moved back to main chat, anyway. Boy was impatient and on the dim side:

[09:19 PM] kevinchz Resident: if you would let me see
[09:19 PM] kevinchz Resident: ??
[09:19 PM] Emilly Orr: I refer you to the IM conversation wherein you also pursue this same topic.
[09:21 PM] Emilly Orr checks the watch she doesn't have, waiting.
[09:21 PM] Emilly Orr: I do have other things to do.
[09:23 PM] kevinchz Resident: ok
[09:23 PM] kevinchz Resident: hi


And that was it, he walked away and hit up the next avatar with anything resembling breasts. It was baffling. And starting to become irritating--Curious Kitties? NOT known to be the next great sex sim, you know? But my mouth still hadn't caught up with my brain, or mayhap the other way 'round...

[09:23 PM] Emilly Orr: And off he goes to other rejections elsewhere....
[09:24 PM] Emilly Orr: That boy is desperate to get laid tonight.
[09:24 PM] kevinchz Resident: puta
[09:24 PM] Emilly's Google Translator: kevinchz Resident:whore
[09:25 PM] Emilly Orr: Whoa, wait. You're the one wanting sex, and *I'm* the whore?
[09:25 PM] Grey Aya: haaaaa
[09:26 PM] Grey Aya: "normal"


I agree with Grey. Who had a male avatar, by the way, and got hit on anyway. Just...insanity.

Zero days old. But hey, it gave me a new rule, which I will write on the damn monitor if I have to:

1. Say no.
2. Mute.

Which may not have been my thing in the past, but you know what? I've changed. I don't need to be friendly to people on my own time, if they haven't earned that. And, really, I don't need to be friendly on company time if the main thrust of their conversation is "hey show me ur tits" over "How much would a 4000 meter parcel be in the commercial district? I'm looking for woodlands, not tropical."

In the meantime, I have a new character love. Or actor love. The actor love started here:

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Lucian. Underworld. The shortest scrappiest scrawniest werewolf king, played by the short scrappy scrawny Michael Sheen...and nobody cared. He was magnificent in that, as he'd been in scattered things I'd caught over the years, but it didn't really sink in until he played Lucian.

And then (leaping forward several years, and over the Stephanie Meyers-ness of it all) he showed up in a completely unexpected place:

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Castor from TRON: Legacy. Dear gods, shades of David Bowie and Edgar Winter. Sheer crystalline perverse perfection. Oh, don't get me wrong, I liked the film...but I loved Castor.

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I swear, he managed to steal an entire movie away from some very capable actors and some deeply impressive visuals. I adore him all over again.

Unlike Resident Evil, which pretty much demanded to be seen in 3D, this one won't suffer if you can't make it to the full 3D or IMAX version. But if you liked the original, you'll at least be content with the remake.

And, potentially, you'll love some of the walk-on roles. There could be worse things. Plus, how many bands get to actually play their stage personas in a big-screen film? Daft Punk is in the movie...as, of course, robots. It's their version of the shiny silver ribbon, I think, tying the whole film together. Definitely worth some theatre time, at the least. It's sheer high-octane escapist eye candy...but really, it doesn't need to be anything else.

25 comments:

Sphynx Soleil said...

jackbutt was probably a teen looking to see how much sexyflashywhatever he could get for free. BTW, offer for androgynous shape still stands. :)

(Demented? Me? Naaaaaah. I'm only medium evil.)

Emilly Orr said...

Starting to seriously think that's a good idea after this. I mean, can't really get around 'Emilly' as a name, but hey, I can minimize the short/cute/bouncy effect, at least.

Lalo Telling said...

I have been the recipient of such "attention" (while a furry, which is one reason I no longer am one); your Step 2 -- Mute -- was my Step 1.

Step 2 became "derender", once the TPVs made that possible.

Emilly Orr said...

It's weird. I've heard that a lot, but I've always had it in reverse--the closer I look to 'normal', the more I had been receiving of such 'attentions'.

It's just the last two, three months or so that it doesn't matter how aberrant I look from the norm, full fur, demi-fur (neko, in my case), or--well. Anything but Tinies--I still get "hey baby" chatter.

Tch.

Sphynx Soleil said...

It might be your ever-decreasing height, and the AO that - last time I saw it - makes you look even more small and meek. (In otherwords, it tends to make you look like easy pickin's.)

I'd popped over here on the re-read because it occurred to me that some of these idiots are likely thinking this is a website to find camgirls. Which makes me wonder wtF site is giving people that impression? I don't think even the Lab's adverts are THAT bad.

Yea, hit me up next time we're both inworld for time to kill and I'll talk you through some stuff, and toss you some other stuff. :)

Sphynx Soleil said...

Amusingly the word verification for this message was "skins". *chuckles*

I forgot to add that the name may not be as insurmountable as it seems - many of them seem to be looking at just the visual, and not the nametag.

Rhianon Jameson said...

Sounds as though you have a new year's resolution, Miss Orr.

I'm continually fascinated at the extent to which humans will go to seek gratification... It suggests we're not as evolved from our primitive ancestors as we like to think.

Edward Pearse said...

I always thought it was the sign above your head that said "Please hassle me for sex. No really"

:-)

As for Michael Sheen, very much in agreement. Him turning up in Underworld and Timeline in the same year brought him to my notice, and his portrayal of Tony Blair in the Queen was very impressive.

Underworld would have been a tense film though, give his wife Kate Beckensale left him for director Len Wiseman. Ouch.

Fogwoman Gray said...

I have a small confession. Since most of the interactions I have had of that sort have been on lands I have EM powers over, my process went something like.
1. Eject
2. Mess with dumbass's little mind (Emerald's ability to cam to them and discuss what they were doing at that moment in private IM made that far too easy, telling them I am the all seeing eye). This generally resulted in aforementioned dumbass poofing away to other hunting grounds, but:
3. Ban if dumbass continues to misbehave.
4. Mute.


I am a bad, bad Dean.

Emilly Orr said...

Not necessarily. How else are they to learn if they aren't shown the error of their ways?

Ayra said...

Ooooh gooood!!! I am SO in love with Lucian .. And Underworld... Though, i perfer Serena ^^

Tehe.. Awesome blog btw.

Dio said...

In dealing with folks like this, I always find it useful to work the topic of the social and educational benefits of castration into the conversation. It seems to help steer things in a direction that suits my temperament, and usually results in the little fella moving along sooner rather than later.

But then, admittedly, there are cases where any conversation requiring the other party to have some comprehension of a polysyllabic vocabulary is simply going to fall flat. In that case, I have found that it's best to just go ahead, pull iron, and shoot the feckless cockchafer where he stands.

All in all, I thought you were remarkably restrained.

Lalo Telling said...

Suddenly, a scene from The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing comes to mind...

Emilly Orr said...

Wau, I got behind on replies!

Sphynx,

I'm still parsing my version of androgeny--Fawkes wanted to see initials, and he says I need wider lips. He also says I still look like a girl, just a tomboy.

I am fail at being genderless. :)

Emilly Orr said...

Miss Jameson,

The technology evolves, the drives remain in place. There are already sex toys that function as wireless call receivers--so someone can hook up their iPhone, say, to their girlfriend's favorite device. There are experimental devices that respond to voices over conference call, or music, or simply sound of any kind, with levels of intensity. We are creatures driven to improve our environment...but it nearly always works out that sex, or violence, are the two first impulses of human scientific development.

Emilly Orr said...

Edward,

I wouldn't be surprised. The lady love's brother had a sign that was very nearly visible to his family, that spoke directly on the cop channel. Wherever he was, cops would look at him, and narrow their eyes.

It said "Please arrest me, Officer, I am doing something wrong."

Of course, this was the same fellow who downed a six-pack and drove his truck into a fish hatchery...so, most of the time, the sign was accurate.

Emilly Orr said...

Ayra,

Thanks! And I agree--I'm not crazy about most of the third film, but really, all of the Underworld films have good moments, and the first two are simply stunning.

Besides, what's not to like about Kate Beckinsale? Underworld, insanely tight corset; followed by Van Helsing, in insanely tight corset; followed by Underworld: Evolution, in insanely tight corset.

You know, they're working on a fourth film... :)

Emilly Orr said...

*snickers at Miss Dio's diplomatic tactics*

Why do I never think of just shooting them? It's not like I don't have armaments.

You know what I need? It's the Year of the Rabbit, after all. I think it's finally time to acquire a carrot gun.

Emilly Orr said...

Mr. Telling,

Unless I'm wholly misremembering the film, I don't think anyone in The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing had a neon cane.

Sphynx Soleil said...

Pffft. You do NOT need wider hips for androgyny. The idea is NOT to look like "definitely" a girl or "definitely" a boy - but just enough confusion, that with the right AO and the right outfit, most people will be confused enough they'll default to "male" - and thus, the ones looking for webcam girls will be much less likely to bother.

If you need a fresh copy of the shape I tossed you, lemme know. I'll even fix the head first. *grins*

Emilly Orr said...

Sphynx,

Hee! No, I get what you're saying, but I wanted to look at your base shape, and the slider positions, and then remake Em in a new form.

It also could be that the first person to lay eyes on Emdrogenous was Fawkes... :)

Sphynx Soleil said...

I'll be happy to show off MY complete look to him if he's forgotten... *grins*

Emilly Orr said...

*types around the cat, giggling* True enough. Perhaps I should let him know.

pling a lot said...

kevinchz Resident: have skype
[09:15 PM] Emilly Orr: Mi español muy mal.

muy malo muy malo mismo

[09:15 PM] und what is a kevinchz Resident:/

borost

Emilly Orr said...

*shrugs*

I used to be fairly fluent. I'm not now. The whole phrase usually goes, Mi español es muy mal, un pequito or un poco. Doubtless it's not perfect even if it's a phrase that just says I don't speak the language, only a little little bit.

What is a kevinchz Resident? A very very new user of Second Life, who doesn't know much about how the world works, and is more interested in getting laid than actually figuring SL out.