Diamonds and Rust Episode 14

September 16, 2008

We are back again, after a little bit of a break in between shows. But thats alright, since the last one was split into a two parter. If you subscribe on iTunes you might not have caught Part 1 of Episode 13, but go back and listen to it when you have a chance.

The attacks and home invasions on Crime House has decreased since Keeme installed a very effective security system.

Keeme has been involved in a comedy machinema series with Radar Masukami and Itazura Radio called Rezzednecks. There are two episodes out right now, plus a bonus episode. They have their own website where you can see all the episodes. Warning: Not Work Safe

Hope Clary and Stuart Warf were recently partnered for a short time, but divorced a couple of weeks later. They hosted a divorce party that was a lot of fun, and spawned the bonus episode on Rezzednecks.

A few episodes ago we talked about Frank Nora of The Overnightscape  podcast, when he showed up at the Destination Station on Podcast Island. Keeme pulled out his big robot avatar and blew him up. He ended up talking about that incident in an earlier episode of his podcast. It was a funny clip, so we played it on the show.

Veyron Supercharge hosted a really cool SL Bloggers Party recently- the theme was a blogger slave auction, that was very successful. It was a lot of fun and we had a great time. I think Codebastard Redgrave bought the most bloggers that night.

Join us on Friday, Sept. 19th for the Talk Like A Pirate Day party on Nowhereville! The plans are still in the works, but you can contact Nika, Gospeed Racer or Crap Mariner in world to find out what time it starts. Most likely it’ll be sometime in the evening, maybe after 6pm SLT. Slurl:

Sougent Harrop left us some really good feedback last episode, it was a bit long to read on the show so we thought we’d post it below.

Listened to Part 2 of the podcast (didn’t have Part 1 downloaded). First time I’ve listened to the show, liked it so I guess I’ll have to find time to listen to yet another podcast.

The ghost thing was interesting, as I recall I had logged out of SL about 1/2 hour before Yxes sent her IM about seeing me. I had been walking around the build one last time before it went away, I had helped out a little on the Fairy Tale build that Drama Libre did. I think I might have crashed a time or two earlier, so it’s possible that my “ghost” had been around while I was elsewhere on the sim before logging out. I had seen Torley mention it previously, but this is the first time I’ve had first hand experience.

In regards to the discussion about people being attached to their SL pets, I have a friend who had a dog that was lost due to a sim crash/asset server glitch. She was very upset and even though she could have gotten another exactly like it, didn’t want another one because it wouldn’t be the same. I believe she ultimately was convinced to get another one, but at the time she was genuinely upset about the loss so people do indeed become attached to things like that in SL.

Being attached to avatars with people behind them, I think is natural. For example, the skin I wear is a freebie, from what research I’ve done, it was a Nora skin done by Sezmra Svarog and I’m not sure if she put it out as a freebie or what, but though I’ve tried other skins in a search for something fancier, I’ve pretty well become stuck with this one because it’s become “me” and I look odd to myself and to others who’ve known me for a while if I try to change it (and yes, I’ve gotten objections from others when I’ve tried changing). Oh, I’ll put on different stuff temporarily for fun, as part of a costume or whatever, but that skin has become my skin for better or worse.

The idea on the voting and a tier refund based that voting is intriguing, but I don’t think the notecard thought would work, not many would bother to take the time to fill them out. Maybe leveraging the voting boxes might work, but there’d have to be some assurances that cheating couldn’t happen or it would be a nightmare of accusations.

Tipping, I do as long as I have the lindens to do so. I try to tip at least 100l, probably wouldn’t tip any less than 50l as that would seem pointless to me. Though, I see nothing wrong with someone who’s new and has only a few lindens tipping only 1 or 2l. In fact, that’s a “bigger” tip than 1000l from someone who’s rolling in lindens, cause it is all they have.

Love the tip on playing Craps….hope to give it a try some day.

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