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Introducing the Plurk Drinking Game: Plink!

Posted in Op/Ed with tags , , , , on September 19, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

As anyone who has me on their plurk knows, I’m very opposed to today’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Especially on Plurk, oh gawd I hate it so much! However to help me get through it and maintain my karma, Rosie Shark  & I have devised a new game called “Plink”, a Plurk drinking game.

Here’s what you’ll need if you decide to play along at home…

The drink of choice will be Lemon Drop Shots (if you use anything else, we’ll silently judge you, so don’t tell us! *wink*).

Vodka of your choice
1 lemon cut into slices
Sugar

Place sugar on your hand (like you do with a Tequila shot with salt), place lemon slice in same hand, lick off sugar and take shot, then bite down on the lemon.

It’s as easy as that.

Now for the Rules:

(Our names will be in place here but feel free to mod your game to fit you or leave your plurk name in comments & we’ll include you in our game)

  • If anyone plurks about food. (example: Daila I have fruity pebbles…) [JellyBean drinks]
  • If anyone plurks about feeling emo. (example: Rosie says I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for being so self-absorbed…) [Rosie drinks]
  • If anyone plurks a complaint about SecondLife. (example: alarm Isa cock is furious with her own inability to stay on sl.) [JellyBean drinks]
  • If anyone plurks “Talks Like a Pirate” lingo. (example: Dancien says Ahoy ye Scrogs! Myself and me mates be playin some Champions today then we be going on the account to some pubs,flirtin with the wenches) [everybody drinks]

Please post any other suggestions in the comments. 😀 Happy whatever day you wanna make it. I call it KU Football Day! :p

-Jell-

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Quick view into Lunch with Jell and Hawks

Posted in plurk, Real Life with tags , , , , on May 13, 2009 by hawksrock

In this edition the part of JellyBean Madison will be played by Kimberlee and the part of HawksRock Gunawan will be played by Dave.

Kimberlee says:

ok wait
how did you know what “dantoine” was?
to know it was spelled wrong?

Dave says:
lol
ummm, errrr, wellllll
/me pushes his paraphernalia way back deep into the closet and shuts the door

Kimberlee says:
OMG

Lisa says:
HA
Jeff just came home
i asked him
it’s princess leia’s home planet
what a GEEK
Lisa says:
it’s misspelled (I am sure, intentionally)

*sigh*
wheres my star wars kink
???
Dave says:
you think you could ummm wear your hair in buns?
Kimberlee says:
YES!
Dave says:
lol
what is really sad though is that I know that Princess Leia’s home planet is Alderaan not Dantooine. lol
Dantooine was the fake location of the rebel base she offered up to the Empire, telling em it was there, when it wasn’t.
Kimberlee says:
then what is tattooie?
Dave says:
Tattooine was Luke’s home planet
Kimberlee says:
omfg
Dave says:
I think *adjusting his bowtie*
Kimberlee says:
where the hell has my star wars kink been?
huh?
huh?
Dave says:
well i do have this lil thing with Yoda we might wanna work on

Kimberlee says:

why are there not more Grease fanatics?
srsly
Dave says:
bleh
Kimberlee says:
I can rock a poodle skirt and saddle shoes
Dave says:
why not green ears and a wooden staff? hmmmm
Kimberlee says:
thats gross
can you work my clit with the force
?
Dave says:
you have no idea
Kimberlee says:
HAHA

JH Report VI

Posted in Op/Ed with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by hawksrock

Back by popular demand…  we took an extended break all the way back to October of 2007, but we have returned!   Enjoy our take on grid happenings going on in and around SL today.

Prior JH Reports can be found here:

The JH Report – Voice Comes to SecondLife

The JH Report II – Age Play in SecondLife

The JH Report III -Proper SL Etiquette

The JH Report IV – Gambling in SecondLife

The JH Report V – The State of Education

Second Life Drama

Posted in Parody, Satire, SecondLife®, Virtual Worlds with tags , , , , , on March 14, 2009 by Prad

The by product of the two largest driving forces behind Second Life (Love and money) is, of course, Drama. We watch it, live it, participate in it and laugh at it. We laugh at how pathetic it all is, and wonder why the people involved don’t devote their passion and time into something more productive. And then we realise we’re watching it unfold and close the window.

I’ve never failed to be amazed that people twice my age can kick up such a fuss that’d put High School kids to shame – it’s amazing how catty and bitchy residents can get.

SL drama, obviously, will pretty much always originate from Second Life. Whether it be by a failed relationship, a competing store or just because someone has a complete lack of any social skills. What differs Second Life dramas from Real Life ones is that they very rarely involve politics or religion – oh no. It’s much more childish and pointless than that.

So here’s how it rolls: Someone says something that somebody else doesn’t like. That person retaliates with personal attacks, which the other person then responds to. Then the friends turn up in hordes to protect their friend, and the whole thing embroils into a small scale fiasco. And of course, Second Life being Second Life, obviously someone has to blog it..

So then it’s out there for anyone in the world to see. Before you know it, it’s being spread on Plurk, across Twitter, into Flickr and other bloggers are wading in with comments and their own entries. All the minions group up and form sides, backing each other up in their blog entries and making a big deal out of what initially was a small little thing.

It’s important to note that there are never any winners – just a whole lot of losers who are mocked silently amongst the masses. Regular participators become “blacklisted” for embroiling themselves in drama at every given opportunity, and people class them as someone who has serious mental issues. You know you’ve hit rock bottom when I’ve bothered to satirise you.

People seem to like examples, but the scenario above will fit just about every SL drama you can think of. If you find this post offensive, then it’s likely because you’re the subject of it. But just for you, I’ll do an example, because you probably wouldn’t mind a model to practice out your next dose of drama with.

Blogger#1 posts a blog entry with a slightly passive aggressive tone, but nothing worth really noting.

Plurker#1 reads the post and goes off on a tangent on Plurk, calling Blogger#1 homophobic/xenophobic/sexist/racist/emoist/idiot/freenis.

Blogger#1 responds to the Plurk and writes a nasty response to get back at them.  Plurker#1’s friends all feel like they have to be offended too, and go to Blogger#1’s blog to leave nasty anonymous comments.

Plurker#1 then goes to their blog and bothers to write something with is longer than 140 characters, and winds up with something nonsensical, catty and venomous. Blogger#1’s snarky friends turn up to make stupid comments on the blog entry, and Plurker#1’s friends respond in the same entry, creating a huge orgy of empty-mindedness which the blogosphere turns up to see.

Then sections of the blogosphere decide they want to take sides, and use posts on the feed and Flickr pics to illustrate their points.

Other people watching the chaos descend just sit on the sidelines and shake their heads, wondering how the hell these people are able to function without being locked up in a padded room.

Finally the whole thing just gets blown out of proportion and someone satirises the whole thing just to remind everyone how stupid it all is.

Confused yet? You should be.

I’m in ur Private Plurk with “over 50 other plurkers”!!! jOMG!

Posted in plurk with tags , , on January 6, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

Yup, it’s a plurk post. I know, right? In the beginning there was Plurk, it was simple… and as time went on, Plurk grew a pair grew up. The plurktonians were given new smileys, tabs to sort their plurks by and even a town cryer ding tone alerting of each new plurk. One of the tabs given was a “private” tab and that’s where this post begins…

Let’s start with the definition of private, shall we?

private pri⋅vate /ˈpraɪvɪt/ Spelled Pronunciation [prahy-vit]
–adjective 1. belonging to some particular person: private property.
2. pertaining to or affecting a particular person or a small group of persons; individual; personal: for your private satisfaction.

okay so there’s that, how about another definition – small:

small /smɔl/ Spelled Pronunciation [smawl]
adjective, -er, -est, adverb, -er, -est, noun
–adjective 1. of limited size; of comparatively restricted dimensions; not big; little: a small box

Are you following me?

From this I gather that *your* private plurk would be directed to a “smawl” group of friends. How many? Sayyyyy, 50% of your list? Well, how many friends do you have?! I for one get very excited when I see my private tab light up with the glorious number (3) or less depending on the day. A touch of my privates is surely meaning good times, ahhh good times! Imagine my disappointment & saddness when I go to open it thinking it’s just you & me, uhuh, to see that I’m not your only one – you floozy, you hoo’R! You invited OVER 50 other plurkers!?! Okay fine! Color me broken-hearted… but so what some girl looks like you in SL, or your ex-SLova has been contacting you, why is this private?

Where do you draw the line between who gets to be in on it and who doesn’t? Usually the stuff said in the PP isn’t that dishworthy anyhow, why all official and privatelike?

Which brings me to this… a pp isn’t all that private, srsly. Oh no, it’s not. Especially if you’re in there attempting to stir a pot (really you should hire a professional – call me, heyyyyyl). There’s always that friend of a friend of a friend that’s on *my* list that is copying & pasting your ass right into my email and I’m not even on your friends list. Imagine that! Oh yah and what exactly is it about a pp that makes you think if you’re responding to it that you are having a private discussion and you can say whatever you want? Haha!

So in all that is good & happy in plurkdom, STOP IT! Either make your list friends only, say what you have to say publically, stop including me in your PP orgy or otherwise make a fookin’ clique and take over the plurkiverse PEOPLE!

Just sayin’

oh hai.

Posted in Op/Ed, SecondLife®, SL® Fashion with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by luth brodie

Luth here bringing you a bright and shiny new column. I am your resident over worked, dyslexic, opinionated, snarky, cynical, bitchy, angsty, and blatantly honest animator. You may have heard of me. You may not.

Who cares about all that? What you want to know is what am I going to do for you. Fuck if I know. Weeks ago while riddled with insomnia and disgust at the current state of the fashion feed, I started a daily plurk showing what I thought were the worst pictures posted. As something that was just for humour value among friends, it snowballed into some odd form of criticism for which I just haven’t had the time for of late, especially as a daily thing. But now because the infinite wisdom of JellyBean and Rosie, you get to read me blather on.

What I can never understand is with advertisements that bad, how someone can make clothes with what seems like less Photoshop skillz than I have. Years ago, I looked at the clothing templates and stupidly went back to Poser immediately. I could have made a killing instead of living on the fringes of the sacred SL® fashion industry. ‘Eh who the fuck am I kidding…

As probably the most fashion challenged of The Rev bunch, I’m not going to be talking about the items. At least I shouldn’t. I never know what’s going to come out sometimes. It’s mostly going to be about the overall picture itself. Poses will more often than not be brought up since well…. I seem to know quite a bit about ‘em.

What I will never understand is how SLers® can be both anonymous and overly sensitive. Criticism in any form seems to translate into being personal attacks and the writer is in all forms a bitch. That anyone with enough balls to say what they think ends up with drama.* And of course should be only done with an unknown alt, behind closed doors, or anonymously through SL secrets. For some unknown reason, everyone expects to put out their work for all to see and only get positive and glowing feedback. And it’s mostly worked out that way since most are too frightened of the backlash. Is it that opinion gets lost in translation in text form then mutates into the end all of truth? Or are they for the most part overly sensitive?

Creating for SL® is the only art form I’ve ever heard of that is like this. No one ever thinks twice about bashing some RL film or song. As someone who’s spent quite a number of years in the film industry and married to a musician, I can guarantee you that every person involved in those endeavours spent more time and effort then you did making that picture. Art is subjective. I have just as much right to hate it and say it publicly as you have for actually making it. If you can’t handle the idea that someone else doesn’t love it just as much as you do, then perhaps you aren’t ready to show your work to the rest of the world. When all you get is positive feedback, how are you to better yourself artistically?

If you are looking for sugar coating, please look elsewhere. I do not poop or ejaculate rainbows. However, the chosen are not personal attacks. I rarely look at the name and even if I did, constant hiding under my primrock means I really have no idea who you are. If I don’t know you personally, how is it bloody possible that I’m attacking you personally? Thinking otherwise is illogical and borders on paranoia. Maybe you’ll actually get something out of this as long as you forget for a moment that the world doesn’t revolve around you and your brilliance.

Designers:
Perhaps it hasn’t been said enough, but don’t you understand that your ad sells your clothes just as much as the actual items do? Think about it for a minute. Clothing is the largest industry in SL® (you have far more competitors) and yet you can’t easily allow us to demo it. Taking badly lit, low rez screenshots is going to hurt far more than the time wasted in doing it right. And then compositing those in garish ways isn’t going to make me run to buy whatever you worked oh so hard on. Kind of difficult to shop with bleeding eyes isn’t it?

Please take a moment to read this post by Alaska Metropolitan on bad ad design. Memorize it. Then you might not end up in my column.

Bloggers:
Content creators look at your blog before giving you information and/or swag. At least the smart ones do. If your posted pictures look horrible to us, we won’t send you a thing. If you use poses that fuck the mesh, I’m pretty sure no one wants you to post pictures of them in public. Or I might be the only one who cares about that.

The first column will be posted eventually. The pictures are going to be a number of weeks old since I got distracted by work. Remember the over worked part? Yeah. That wasn’t a joke.

* And by “drama” I mean the spineless and rather childish way of dealing with conflict. Life is conflict and dealing with it in an immature way will just get me to tell you to piss off.

Who is James Schwarz?

Posted in SecondLife® with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

Good question. I may have an answer for you… James Schwarz is an avatar with an amazing artistic eye and bright ideas (also a blogger). I first heard of James on Plurk (I cannot remmy who plurked it first) and how he had an amazing photostream on Flickr. Instantly I went there and found this lil gem:

100 Avatars – One pic! Amazing! I am lucky to get two avatars in the same sim to rezz (one being me) let alone a bunch. Well he approached it with a photo-shopped eye and the end result is just absolutely amazing. If you get a chance to check out some of his “art”, it is just Wowness!

Obviously I was instantly drawn to his art and subscribed to his Flickr feed on my Bloglines. I was so excited to see the Headshot Series pouring in on my reader.

He described this series…

This series is all about the faces of our avatars and how they look, how we adorn them with personal touches, our eyes, noses, lips, facial structure and shit. I like doing headshots because they’re easy in a sense that there’s not much conceptualization involved, once you have your initial vision or mental prototype the rest will…actually that’s it.

Of course this was my chance to IM him inworld and ask to participate, right? Well I was nervous. Mayhaps he’s only doing shots of his friends? They all look so unique and great, how will I fit in? Yes, believe it or not, I was suffering from the color of shy. True story. I finally built up my courage and followed the instructions on his blog:

I don’t charge zilch for this (although tips are welcome & appreciated lol), anyone can IM me and we can arrange something out with regards to time of shooting ; I’m usually on from 12 PM to 4 PM SLT. I suggest keeping things it as minimal as possible, you can wear some jewelry (no bling pls or gtfo) but nothing too WTF-ish as to not distract the focus from your face. You can take them on from my flickr and upload them to yours just link it back on the description, you can also upload them in-world for whatever purposes, oh what the hell do whatever you want with them.

I was extremely “SQUEEEEE” when last Friday I was off work in RL and able to be inworld within his schedule. I love looking at all the new uploads on this series because no two avatars are the same. It’s like virtual Cabbage Patch Kids. Everyone is always bitching about SecondLife, Lindens, and virtual life… it’s refreshing to stop and admire the artistic, like smelling the pixelated flowers.

My end result:

And I didn’t even have to get naked! Hey, thanks James… Keep creating and I’ll keep watching. You are one talented guy! ❤

♥JellyBean♥