This AFK Sex Thing is a definite growth industry in SL. For many it is controversial. Some feel it is changing SL from a social app to a quick stop orgasm shop. Whatever the case, there are more AFK shops than when I last looked.
There are trends apparent in the shops now. Some are dead… no clients, no workers. These tend to be ‘park your AV here’ places with few requirements and moderate effort put into building the place or publicizing it. Others are jam packed and tend to be well built, advertised, and cater to clients… better customer service (no pun). They have more rules and offer more … services? And the owners have obviously been thinking about how to make things work for the customer and workers.
Sleeping Beauty AFK Sex
The percent paid the works has an influence on whether workers want to be there. But, it is the shop’s requirements for what workers they will accept that may make the big difference. The busy ones seem to require all mesh avatars, which tends to make them way better looking.
The payment thing is changing. In some places failing to tip will result in a region ban. In other places payment is before services are rendered with additional charges up front for live RP. A tip-before-you-sit mentality. Continue reading →
New World Notes has a big (lots of words) article, big for NWN, about the SL Secrets website, the owners getting banned, and the Second Life™ Governance Team… maybe writing the word ‘system’ rather than ‘team’ would be more accurate.
This ‘secrets’ site is one of those sites with things on it where we can never know the truth. It is all unverifiable they said versus the others said and one side is bound by privacy laws and can’t speak in their defense. Just the drama prone scenario politicians love. Sway the emotional…
Gossiping about Sam
If you don’t know, SL Secrets is a website where bullies, haters, and gossipers can go to create victims and dox them and troll readers. Snowflakes show up to whine and cry.
There is no way to vet the claims that show up there. So, it is all drama. Unfortunately, there is a market for it.
Fantasy Faire has arrived, April 19 to 25. Landmark? (Map URL).
Fantasy Faire 2018
This is one of the highlights of the year and a major stress test for Second Life™. The day I visit Fantasy Faire is a day where my Premium Membership pays off. Being a member puts me in the small percentage of people that enter after a region is full and not so much a benny is the lag crowds induce and I get to see it at its max.
I look forward to the event. The tough decision is do I get up early or stay up late to avoid some of the crowd?
Bare Sun Beach – Women, ladyboys, and femboys only. I’ve decided this place may consistently have the most beautiful women or near women in Second Life. Bare Sun (Map URL).
It is really awkward trying to talk about OpenCollar and be clear on which OpenCollar version is being talked about. So, I call the one I am talking about Wendy’s OpenCollar (WOC) or Peanut (POC). The other OC scripts, Nirea and Athaliah branch, are OC 7.x names.
The reason I am trying to be clear is an update has come out, Peanut 9. So, getting the right update for your items is important. You have to know which you need.
I subscribe to both OC channels, OpenCollar and Fire Flower. One channel will tell you about OC v7.1 and avoid referring to Wendy’s Peanut version as OC. If you say OC, they treat it as if you could only be talking about the Nirea and Athaliah branch OC.
The plain WOC stuff is mostly free, so redelivery is not really necessary. Plain WOC is basically the scripts and some very basic collars and cuffs. The pretty stuff worn by the hot kinky women is usually custom-made stuff like the things Virtual Disgrace and others sell. Those need to be redelivered on occasion.
So, the vending system providing redelivery just changed, this month. The one used for Wendy’s ‘retail’ items has changed to Casper. Continue reading →
Blossoms sent out a notice their store has moved to a new location. She now has a pretty store. Totally filled with strippible clothes. You know, the ones with the corny promo line, ‘OMG! So unexpected!’ Something Little Annie Fanny might say. Which as corny as it sounds to me is pretty much what happens… the unexpected part.
The region is also an interesting place to explore. Pretty and a little kinky. So, take a hunk of guy with you… or a couple of ‘em. (MMF or MFF – didn’t see FF) Buy a dress, avoid the ants, walk out to the pool or beach house and let him think he is seducing you.
New Blossom’s Store – 3/2018
If you find it, there is a Fountain of Youth. If only Ponce de León had known… (Actually, there is no historical evidence he was ever looking for or believed there was such a fountain. But, why let facts ruin a good story… the journalistic motto of our day.)
There are some good animations there. Some are by Eline Serendipity, owner of Mystic Fantasies (MP – In-World – RP Area). The animations have great female and male hip movement, something that is hard to animate in SL. Wheee, so hot! Continue reading →
More SL drama. Unfortunately, about 100,000 SL users will be affected. It seems in November 2017 there was a sudden change in the OpenCollar programming team. Wendy Starfall and Garvin Twine were doing most of the work, programming, marketing, support, etc. for the last 6 years.
The early founders, from the history I can find, are Nandana Singh (now Nirea Resident) and Athaliah Opus. Several involved in the OC Project say they have ignored the project for the last 6 years or so. Leaving it to Wendy, Gaven, and others in the team to do the work and pay for websites and land (regions). But, we would have to define what the speaker means by ‘ignored’.
A point came when Nirea and Athaliah decided the OC project was going the wrong way. It seems that while the open source OC code was being maintained with no income for the programmers from it when the active programmers decided to sell an add-on under a brand name called Virtual Disgrace and some other things based on OC open source code.
You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play
The entitlement mindset folks decided it was an outrage that programmers working for free should even consider working for a profit and not giving them everything free… So, the great divide opened. The eventual result Nirea and Athaliah reclaimed the OpenCollar in-world group and kicked Wendy and others on the new path out of the group.
OpenCollar remained fee. But, the programmers were making other toys and selling them on their own. I could use the OpenCollar code and make a toy and sell it. But, you would still be able to get the free OpenCollar code and made your toys and sell them. Continue reading →
I like playing with photography in Second Life… second to dressing up and teasing others… well, maybe dressing up and shopping more than teasing. But, I’m often snapping pictures in SL, whatever I’m doing. Those pictures which I think are good enough, just fun, or show off a new thing I’ve learned, make to Flickr.
Dee Dee Deepdene – April 2017
On Flickr, I look around to see what others are doing. This is where the hot, amazing, and gorgeous comes in. Here I’ll show you some of the photographer-artists I’ve come across. Of course, these are ones I like. I use no objective standard. It’s just what touches, thrills, or wow’s me.
I do in a small measure consider the number of fav’s an image gets when deciding if it is great or I just my really liking it. But, I’ve seen some awesome images with almost no views or fav’s. So, the number of fav’s represents a mix of popularity and marketing. How many people see the image? Is the artist talented and understands social media well enough to promote an image?
The following images are not completely safe for work, no XXX, but some are definitely erotic. Continue reading →