Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I keep on thinking that it's all done and all over now

[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:07] "TSG" Lillith Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:08] "TSG" Genevieve Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:08] "TSG" Stella Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:08] "TSG" Stella Lucky Board whispers: Sorry, your name begins with K.
[03:08] Emilly Orr: Little bit twitchy there, [Kambo]?
[03:08] [Kambo]: YO HAVE som problem?
[03:09] [Kambo]: Hey... If you don't like it, go to russia...


Yes, because my mild objection to someone hitting a board without their letter on it fifteen times means I'm a Communist. No one bothers with education these days.

But it got worse--she started playing "oh EXCUSE me" gestures, which were annoying, as gestures nearly always are.

[03:09] Emilly Orr: Oh, a gesture-spammer.
[03:09] [Kambo]: I like to hit the boards, other kind of people like other things
[03:10] [Kambo]]: I would not call myself spammer, go to club and see how noobs spam.
[03:10] Emilly Orr shrugs.


I was doing my best not to cause controversy. Keep in mind we were at the Sugar Garden, where there are a group of five group-locked boards--four with different shades of skins, one with random items ranging from candles to clothing. All four skin boards, by the way, were for female skins.

[Kambo] was male. On top of everything else.

[03:10] [Kambo]: "wooo TP your friends" yea right... go fuck yourseld damn spammers I am not for calling my friends
[03:10] [Kambo]: yourself*
[03:10] Emilly Orr said nothing of the kind.
[03:11] [Kambo]: he's the host it's his damn job not mine
[03:11] Emilly Orr: He's not here.


This used to be a habit of mine, back when I was young and stupid--responding to people who were talking to me in IM, in public. For the most part, I've cleaved that behavior away, because listening to it from [Kambo], I am realizing anew how insane it sounds.

I thought everything was over for that miniscule spat, but one minute later...

[03:12] [Mediterranea]: That's some boobs on the skin!!!
[03:12] [Kambo]: I feel sorry for you
[03:12] [Kambo]: never seen boobs
[03:12] [Kambo]: ?


*sighs* This would be more disappointing, but this kind of thing happens all the time on the grid. I can't even say it's an American-versus-international thing, because it happens with just about every nationality, given time and inclination.

In the meantime, there's a new Muppet tribute album out, which has a terribly amusing video as a tie-in, featuring OK Go, nearly every Muppet that's appeared in any version of the show, sleight-of-hand, puppeteering, Rube Goldberg moments, and strange sleepovers. In short: it's perfectly Muppet-astic.

While there are several factors, I'm sure, that led to the shut-down of Atomic Comics, there's at least one artist out there who believes that the largest one is tax dodging. I haven't heard that, but it does present an interesting perspective.

It's not a new fad, but it now has a new name--they're calling it horsemanning now. After, y'know, that movie that one time.

In the meantime, enjoy this list of ten Harry Potter characters scarier than Voldemort. In general, I think they're absolutely right, which should tell us something about how dark the series got in spots.

Real world science news: Russia is planning a pipeline/train tunnel to run from Siberia to Alaska. It will cost an incredible amount of money, but, once done, it will both be the world's longest train tunnel, and an easier conveyance for Siberian raw goods to feed Canadian and American needs for those goods. Will this help the US economy pick up? Only time will tell.

And this is now the only record of the now-deleted 'robot diaries', from a robot operator working on the beleaguered Fukushima nuclear plants. It's a pity they were deleted, because there was actual solid information there--information that other robot design companies were putting to use as solid product testing details--in and amongst the complaints critical of the job itself.

For fans of Portal, I have two videos for you. First up: the Gary Hudston Engagement Project, which is pretty impressive as a level and as a proposal.

Next up, No Escape, which is singularly one of the best fan-made videos I've ever seen, with absolutely top-notch casting, effects, and set design. Well worth a watch, it's highly recommended.

"Food or comics? There's no app for that."

Which is exactly why people go to comics movies then don't turn around and actually buy the comics. It's blatantly obvious--to anyone who's not DC Comics--that they're prohibitively expensive for the folks who are most likely to buy those comics. Period.

I finally got to the Beta Grid after numerous tries and I was immediately griefed with objects that took my name, spammed chat with racist hate speech and offers to open Web sites to learn about avoiding griefing, but were, in fact, advertising pages. Later, I got to see some mesh objects."

It's nice to know that the new Linden Labs hard-lining on their policies and how important it is to keep mesh builds above-board, with no copyright infringement and specific guidelines, has protected people from harassment on the beta grid.

Yes, that was sarcasm.

2 comments:

Serenity Semple said...

Man, you have to love those people who are absolutely obnoxious at lucky boards. I know I've had my fair share. @ @ Also that No Escape, just fantastic/awesome/etc./etc. Mesh is doomed in my opinion and just going to be borked probably until next year, but people will keep trying with it I'm sure. Lots of interesting info in this post, thanks for sharing. ^^

Emilly Orr said...

I think mesh will cause more borking than successes, I don't think you're wrong there. And there's already grid instability because the code's struggling with the new concepts.

Loooove No Escape. Now I want a Portal/Half-Life film, damn it!