Saturday, December 29, 2012

and if you don't have anywhere to go, you go down on the pedal and you're ready to roll

Anyone not living in the current USA might find this tale difficult to believe, but as an American, I can tell you--while it's appalling and wrong, it's also standard operating procedure at this point. After all, we've had people detained for hours at airports for reading Prisoners of Azkaban in line; what's a little terrorist accusation for a comics artist between paranoid, suspicious enemies?

Also, the category changes for the Marketplace are in! I'd list the changes, but there's a ton, so read through the wiki to better make sense of them all.

Also II, this is one of the stranger ads for noodle soup mix out there, but damn, it sold me, and I don't even live in Japan. I am honestly tempted to go to our local Asian market and hunt it down, so I'd say as ads go, that's a very successful one.

Also III, I'm amused by people calling their spokesperson the Asian Robert Downey Jr.

[And also IV: An anonymous friend told me I was wrong on the derivation of the noodle soup--it's Korean!]

This is a lovely thing, but I think it would be a collectible only--actually using it to hold beer would result in alcohol abuse, as it would pour through the rings.

While wandering around the grid tonight, I got a dropdown message I'd never seen before:
"We are sorry, Linden Lab has discovered degraded performance on your connection to the sim you are on. You will need to restart Second Life and log into a new region for the next 30 minutes to an hour. We apologize for the inconvenience."
Really? I was able to port home, the message disappeared, then reappeared, so...I logged out. Strangest thing.

Finally, what do you get when you combine the Powerpuff Girls and Minecraft vidders? Well--at least if you're talking about the three Canadians in the bunch, VintageBeef, Etho and PauseUnpause--you get this. Which is disturbing enough in its own way.

Though I think VintageBeef really does rock that little blue dress.

4 comments:

daleinnis said...

On the mystery message, see https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-25566 in which the Lab provides no information whatever, but people share various tiny snippets of information, and brand-new urban legends about it being related to gestures...

Emilly Orr said...

Wau, that's...completely useless.

I'd say the related-to-gestures thing is wholly invalid; I have eight gestures active, and the last time I used any of them was four years ago. I also find it interesting that there are so many reports from Firestorm users of this message. I'd say the problem lies in Firestorm, not Second Life, but still.

The one time (so far) I've seen it, I was running Singularity. Though the restarting-router thing may have merit, and it's the one thing I can't do--the entire building is on one router, and that router is locked in the management office.

Anonymous said...

While I too agree that everything awesome comes from Japan,(^_-) those noodles are Korean...

Emilly Orr said...

Well, not everything awesome comes from Japan, Korea turns out some fine awesome on its own.

But I'll correct that! While I speak neither language, they are different in tone, and I usually catch that. Thanks for the heads up!