S0phia Inkpen said:
"Golf courses in sl! Virtual worlds are the only place where I have no objections to the game (actually I have no objections to the game per se, I have objections to the golf courses themselves)."She doesn't explain why she has objections to the golf courses in real life, possibly because she wanted to keep the post short, light and mostly about the pictures and Second Life, but left to my own assumptions, I'm guessing her objections are based on environmental grounds, a not uncommon objection to golf courses.
From a Wikipedia article:
"Environmental concerns over the use of land for golf courses have grown over the past fifty years. Specific issues include the amount of water and chemical pesticides and fertilizers used for maintenance, as well as the destruction of wetlands and other environmentally important areas during construction."
Pep has entitled his latest provocative and pithy post "Official: The Global Recession is all the fault of the LWLs." Is there anyone here among us who does not yet know what he means by "LWL"? No? Good.
Speaking of provocative (but not pithy), Ishtara never fails to deliver in that respect. Consider this latest blog post title: "Of Psychoactive Sperm, Gushing Women, and Men Who Picture Their Wives in Horseshoes." Better yet, read, comment and let us know what you think. Be forewarned, however...Ishtara sympathetically addresses a topic that is guaranteed to dramatically offend the vast majority of readers out there. No, it's not pedophilia, but it is a very close second. Proceed with caution or bypass completely. Just don't say I didn't warn you.
My posting is often considered provocative too... wait... that makes it sound much better than what the actual commentary has been, the actual commentary being more along the lines of "instigating, shit-stirring, trouble-making troll." My motives were recently questioned here and here. This post may well be considered an act of instigation, so perhaps I should reflect on my motivation for it. In the meantime, perhaps you will enjoy some of the responses I got when I put the question back out there to the rest of the forum. I received some in PMs that were totally post-worthy, but probably inappropriate to post here given the medium (private channel) so you will just be left to wonder about those. (Now what was my motivation for saying that?)
"Alright everybody. What's your forum posting motivation? "
"I just like watching the idiots rant and tossing in few rants back. Too busy for real threads so right now just come and watch some people trying to feel important is fun~"Lain (is Bams) said:
"What motivates my posting is generally lack of better judgement."Bunnie said:
"I am a glutton for punishment. "Mitch said:
"Me?..... I like to cause drama..... "Kick Frenzy said:
"Hmmm... *Scratches chin*Mary said:
I'd say my main motivation is fun.
It's like hanging out with a bunch of people, many who I'd call friend, and just shootin the shit.
There's drama here and there and whatever and I get involved with that usually.
But for the most part, I'm here for the laughs and good times... and all the information on a huge variety of shit that I get to learn about.
So, basically... fun, fun, drama, fun, learning about shit... and more fun.
(Oh yeah, and getting my name known for that mythical day when Bang Rumpus actually gets finished. )"
"I have this character flaw where I am compelled to argue with idiots. I know it's a waste of time and that it's like teaching a pig to sing. But I do it anyways.Orfeu, as you probably already know, said:
I should probably seek counseling about that or something. I've been trying to break the habit for awhile now."
"My Motivation is simple.
I am a fuckwit, and dont know any better.
As for Lee...I should think it is obvious to any impartial observer.
She is Evil.
Pure Concentrated Evil.
She pulls our strings like an Evil Puppet-Master.
So if any of you have a beef with me...just remember, it wasnt my fault.
Lee made me do it."
Prokofy Neva covers an extremely popular topic with his post "Second Life Needs a Live Music Blog." I would direct him to some SL live music sites, blogs, blog posts and even forums, but my observation is that Neva prefers to find such things on his own, if at all. I don't mean to be dismissive of Neva or Neva's post. I'm thrilled that Neva is again taking an interest in the rich live music scene in Second Life and I agree that most of the live music blog content out there is more of the "here is a live musician in SL and his genre is the blues and I really enjoyed his show" variety rather than actual musical criticism. As much as people write about live music in SL, and there is a lot of writing about live music in SL (right behind fashion, destinations and SL operations and politics), there really isn't a whole lot of informed critical analysis or Rolling Stone journalistic style review. Maybe we could get Envoy or Orfeu on that. I used to write a kind of basic SL live music blog myself, but I kept it in a social group on a forum and it, and all the content save the pictures, were deleted...and I don't have the musical background of an Envoy or Orfeu. Seicher Rae got into SL Live Music blogging at one time, but her content has also been deleted. At any rate, I'm glad Neva brought it up. It's a ceaselessly interesting topic to me and many others and it also gives me a chance to tell you that Guitar Zane and Senjata Witt are two of my favorite live music artists in Second Life. (I gushed profusely and prolifically about Guitar Zane in forum threads and the social group blog and my SL pic albums over on RLetc. I wear my Senjata Witt SL t-shirt a lot. Good thing clothes don't wear out in SL.)
Speaking of live music, though not in SL...
"It's that time again! Another Phish show, Mulch and I will be streaming LIVE intermittently throughout the day!
Keep checking the stream today and stay tuned for awesome hippie action! "
You might need this.
Which leads me to this: It would appear that not only is Mulch blogging again, but he has started a new forum or at least is participating in the development of a new forum. It's called "Feted Inner Hangout" and it's on fetedinnerhorde.com.
"also, this forum is now in beta testing. It would be a great honor to me if you sign up for this forum/site, use it, test it, post to it, upload photos, send messages, edit friend list, add buddies, and help me work out the bugs and help me beta test it (long term involvement beyond beta not discouraged). we should be going live within 2-4 weeks once all bugs, features, mods, and hacks are worked out"
- a normal adult who likes to play WoW?
- someone with real life responsibilities like a job, significant other, hobby, social life?
- looking to play WoW with friendly, likeminded people who are adults who have real lives outside of WoW, and who like to PvP and sometimes PvE, without DKP, militant GMs or Raid Leaders or drama?
- on or considering Lightninghoof server in the US, horde faction?*
Then consider apllying to join us in Feted Inner Horde. We are all adults, majority female. We have a small active user base and a larger pool who comes through every now and then. We are casual, have a teamspeak 3 server, and prefer to...
Read more: http://fetedinnerhorde.com/forums/index.php/topic,6.0.html#ixzz1USqXqjyc"
Cristiano has posted a list of the top 25 laugh-getting posts on SLU.
Wasted wants to view my blog but is having a great deal of difficult because of the "mature content" warning. I suppose it's good to know the net nanny content-control software works.
"leehere, why don´t you remove that warning about the mature content? I never can read your blog, it doesn´t work on firefox for me."
"many views and still cant read the leehere´s blog because of the mature content warning "
Lastly, check out this fun find Magnus Brody blogged about in his post "Spock Is Not Impressed."
I think it would be fun if Neva got in on the forum and blog critiquing biz on a regular, formal, structured kind of basis (as opposed to the drive-by shooting basis). We could even give him a head start.
Fine print: LWL = Ladies Who Lunch (and is not gender specific)
Fine print 2: The author of this blog does not necessarily support or condone the content of the blogs referenced here.
Fine print 3: @ Seicher Rae: If you still have that SL live music content and would like to pass it on to me for a blog post attributed to you (natch), then I would be delighted to post it. Food for thought. Thanks.
Fine print 4: Yes, I do know that Prokofy Neva's operator is a female human and that most people refer to Prokofy Neva as Prok.