Wednesday, August 3, 2011

the forest scares the hell out of me

Minecraft does not need camouflage creepers. But it's all part and parcel of Evil Minecraft, the next "Adventure" expansion for the game.

There's also one fellow who's found another way to turn Minecraft into more of a game. Personally, give me rainbows and lava over Creepigs, cannibal boars, and Endermen--it's...happier.

And there are now more options than you might ever need to get custom Batman skins for the next chapter of Arkham Asylum.

The problem with this video is not that I think it's a bad representation of Oblivion as a game. The problem with that video is I think that it might be a good representation, and that scares me.

The problem with listings like this one, on the Marketplace, is not that listings like that exist on the Marketplace. It's that people on the grid are stupid enough to buy things like that on the Marketplace.

Is it just me? Is this the most boring login screen ever? Maybe it's just me. It does feel sort of like we're logging into a blog, though.

Some more info on the Ozimals vs. Amaretto debate, and how it's heating up off the grid. You're welcome?

[08:39] KittyCats - Kitten:
♀ Kitten

҉ 17 days ♥ 45% ☻ 72%

☪↯ 97% 모☁ 11%

Fur: Genesis - Flame
Eyes: Genesis Water (Shape: Curious | Pupil: Small)
Shade: Natural
Tail: Genesis
Ears: Genesis
Whiskers: Silver (Shape: Guitar)
Size: 44 cm (17.3 inch)

Version: 1.08
Owner: Malaika Arcana
ID: e7547a45-2c77-ec2c-2211-a86fd1579a78
MOM: Peanut Butter Outlander
Fur: Genesis - Flame
Eyes: Genesis Earth (Shape: Curious | Pupil: Big)
Shade: Natural
Tail: Curious
Ears: Genesis
Whiskers: Silver (Shape: Guitar)

DAD: Burgandy Outlander
Fur: Burmese - Champagne
Eyes: Genesis Meadow (Shape: Curious | Pupil: Big)
Shade: Natural
Tail: Genesis
Ears: Genesis
Whiskers: Silver (Shape: Guitar)
Remind me never to touch someone's breedable kitten again. Dear gods, that's a lot of pointless green to wade through.

In other news, this came up on the Dead Dolls group (of all places):
[08:44] MariBrasileirinha Aboma: .;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*' 20Estates 2019/74/86/22 Galera, Harry Falcone is launching a new collection of AUGUST! is lisdos sets of clothes, shoes, accessories together for only 145 l $ 145 l $ is true and dressed for only 65 l $ 65 l $ and do not forget the blouses and shorts (note: sunglasses stuck on her shirt shoow) for only tb l run $ 145 to ca:] • • • • •.;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'`'*+:;..;:+*'
[08:44] Maxxi Toxx: O_O
[08:44] Pandora Edwyn: i hate people
[08:44] dєlє skчwαlker (delendum): LOL
[08:44] Star Fairymeadow: lol, Pan
[08:44] Emilly Orr: You are a blight and a terror this early in the morning, and I wish one of the mods were on to kick you twice.
[08:45] Christine the PaperDoll (christine34986): they are yummy with cheese and bbq sauce
[08:45] Maxxi Toxx shun the non-belliever.
Which seemed to be the general consensus--shunning, I mean, not cheese and sauce for tender meaty humans.

At any rate. So, I wrote her.

[08:47] Emilly Orr: Não anunciar neste grupo para as coisas que não dizem respeito a este grupo.
[08:48] Bad Romance (maribrasileirinha.aboma): a desculpe
[08:48] Emilly Orr: Qual é a sua desculpa?
[08:48] Bad Romance (maribrasileirinha.aboma): de ter mandado aqueele negocio pro grpo
[08:48] Bad Romance (maribrasileirinha.aboma): grupo'
[08:49] Emilly Orr: Então você tem anunciado no grupo Dolls Morto antes?
[08:50] Bad Romance (maribrasileirinha.aboma): n

After that, I gave up. Meanwhile, apparently the folks in the Twisted Thorn group woke up cranky, too:
[07:42] [Jericho the Very Dim]: u al think your smart but ya not lol ...what does open source mean ? huh
[07:43] [Jericho the Very Dim]: and why should u care what i do with my shit
And we were off. Some highlights following that stunningly dim moment:
[07:43] Emilly Orr: Well, because it's deeply tacky if you pass off others' work as your own.
[07:43] [Triple T]: yes of course
[07:44] [Jericho the Very Dim]: your dumb then Emily if u think that...u never use other ppls textures in your builds then sell ??
[07:44] [Jericho the Very Dim]): fkin nazis
It went downhill from there.

Now, to be fair, Jericho the idiot was talking about pulling out poses from someone's OpenCollar build--who had obviously neglected to make their animations no-transfer--to build in an item of his own. And/or pass on to anyone who asked. (That part's unclear.) What is clear is that Jericho is really, really stupid:
[07:45] Emilly Orr: I in particular take umbrage to the term 'Nazi' when applied to "knowing ethics and morality'
[07:45] [Jericho the Very Dim]: i have been in this group for years and you are trying to tell me whats right and whats wrong ?
[07:46] Emilly Orr: If you've been in this group for 'years', Jericho, then you've read enough of Nighty's Terms of Service to understand their meaning.
[07:46] [Twinkle]: and Jericho, you really should be asking the creator of the animations what their TOS is before passing them off
[07:46] [Jericho the Very Dim]: no i shouldnt Star...i know i can use them
[07:46] [Triple T]: maybe ppl leave sl and there animations are free
And he kept not getting it:
[07:47] [Jericho the Very Dim]: i dont need to ask anyone for thier permission
[07:47] Emilly Orr: Why not?
This went on for far longer than it should have, and I take full culpability for my part in prolonging group suffering. Some more (edited) snips:
[07:49] [Twinkle]: lol. he says let me make a chair out of them so i won't be breaking TOS... if he had the permissions to transfer them, why didn't he just state that in the beginning?

[07:50] [Jericho the Very Dim]: coz i know i can..but u lot think i cant so
[07:50] Emilly Orr: And it's not like we can't all make note of the name, and refuse to buy anything he's made. The power of the pocketbook works even in here.
[07:50] [Jericho the Very Dim]: i was making fun out of your comments about TOS

[07:53] [Jericho the Very Dim]: sorry i NEVER stated i am ALLOWED to transfer or give away......i didnt realise i needed to spell everything out for you guys to understand

[07:56] [Jericho the Very Dim]: Emily you said "making a chair and he thinks its not breaking TOS" sure u make something with TTT textures and sell.....same thing no ?
[07:57] [Jericho the Very Dim]: just wrong but everyone else is right ? lol
[07:57] Emilly Orr: I never mentioned making a chair. I had no idea what you were making.
[07:57] Emilly Orr: In point of fact: [07:43] Emilly Orr: Well, because it's deeply tacky if you pass off others' work as your own.
[07:57] [Twinkle]: Jericho, you need to abide by the TOS stated within the specific product.
[07:58] Emilly Orr: Now, generally, when I use textures that I don't create, I credit where I got them in the enclosed notecard. Not everyone does, and as textures, it's not specifically demanded.
[07:58] [Jericho the Very Dim]: so you dont use nightys textures in your builds to sell ? ok
[07:58] [Twinkle]: if someone's TOS states that you cannot use the animations in full perms in your work, then that's what you should do

[07:59] [Jericho the Very Dim]: you all jumped on me as soon as i said i will pass her some
[07:59] [Twinkle]: he said he took them out of other people's collars
[07:59] Emilly Orr: If you took animations out of someone else's build, at the least you need to drop by the maker's store and check their permissions.

[08:00] [Jericho the Very Dim]: open source is just that
[08:00] Emilly Orr: No.
[08:00] Emilly Orr: Open source still has makers' mark provisions

[08:01] Emilly Orr: It's not about me, [Jericho]. It's about whether you want to participate in the culture in which everything must be 'free', because it's on the net, or whether you want to respect that digital art is still art.

[08:03] [Jericho the Very Dim]: well half of u are saying its ok and Emily your saying its not ok
[08:03] Emilly Orr: It's not okay.
But talking to him was remarkably like talking to a wall. Worse; when I'm finished talking to a wall, I just feel silly. After spending several minutes talking to Old Enough to Know Better, there, I felt silly, drained, frustrated, and cynical.


Serenity Semple said...

Surprised you take the time to talk to some of these people. XD I still can't believe how popular breedables are with all that spam. No matter what pet it seems to come along with, click me for spam info about me!

Emilly Orr said...

Yeah, plus the whole "let me give you my stats in nearly unreadable colors over my head". That sort of works for one, maybe even three pets--but some of these places, that keep fifty, seventy-five, ninety?? It just becomes word hash.

Fer as talking to the terminally stupid, I think I'm just a glutton for punishment. :p