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Hm, stuff, whee! - Walking on the Edge
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foresthouse
foresthouse
Hm, stuff, whee!
Alright, so how does this Second Life thing work, then? I mean, I know how it works, generally, but surely I can make my Newly Minted avatar look somewhat less generic? Without turning her into a freaky My Little Pony or something. Also, where the hell is the map or whatever? WHERE AM I? How can I tell? It should be like video games, where you can just have a little map overlaying wherever you are the whole time. Also? I think this program may cause my computer to crash. Because it is large and my computer is lame. Bleh.

Hem. So why am I on it at all, you ask, if I don't know what I'm doing and am being grumpy about it? Well, because Terry is going to be on Second Life in October, doing a Q&A and things, and surely it would be fun to observe that! So, um...I have to get my character some better hair, yo. She can't be seen in her current fright-wig! Look at me, being vain about my avatar. Hee.

ANYway, I assume eventually if I play around with it enough I'll get it right. I've done the avatar-world thing a couple of times, but it's been quite awhile.

In more exciting news, I saw The Dark Knight on IMAX today, with two lovely SFers, at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. And it was FANTASTIC on the gigantic screen. Hooray, looking down from tops of buildings!

And then afterwards we went to Starbucks until Amy had to leave, and then Rebecca and I went to Jaleo, which still has divinely yummy food and heavenly sangria, and it was very mmm. And fun. Lovely to meet and hang out with them both. Yay!

And now: bed.

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softpaw From: softpaw Date: September 13th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC) (current file)
whats your SL name? i'll poke you and help you out and stuff.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 13th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC) (current file)
It's Charis Parx.

All I really want to be able to do is not look generic; know how to get around; and be able to play the scavenger hunt game for the Terry Pratchett event. :)
softpaw From: softpaw Date: September 13th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC) (current file)
This I can help you with!!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC) (current file)
Yay! OK, I will sign on sometime soon. :)
softpaw From: softpaw Date: September 14th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC) (current file)
just poke me on LJ or on one of the IM's listed in my profile before you get on so I can make sure I'm on too.


I'll take you to all the good freebie places.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 15th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hey - I saw you were online yesterday and I got the stuff you sent me, but I wasn't sure how to find you. And then my computer gave me the Blue Screen of Death (again), so I gave up for the night. Heh. I'll try to get back on it soon.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 15th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oh, and thanks! for the stuff. :)
softpaw From: softpaw Date: September 15th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC) (current file)
your welcome.

I poked you in the chat on SL a few times but you never responded ..do you now where to find that?

I'll take you freebie hunting if you want. thats what all the stuff I sent you goes to, freebie places.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 16th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (current file)
Haha, um...no? Sorry, I'm so lame. How do you see who wants to chat? I saw a chat thing in the left corner, but nothing came up saying you poked me or anything...

Yay, free things!
softpaw From: softpaw Date: September 16th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC) (current file)
click on the button that says communicate. a window will pop up with two tabs on the bottom it, one says contacts one says local chat. Click on local chat and if someone IMs you another tab will show up on that one with their IM to you.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 20th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC) (current file)
OK, thanks! I haven't been on in a few days. So busy! But I'll do that when I go on again. :)
chinchiller From: chinchiller Date: September 13th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC) (current file)
I'm Terra McCullough over there. I'm almost never on, but you're more than welcome to add me (I've already added you).

There are three things you need to do when you first get started:

1) Get new hair. Even the free ones are good. You may need to adjust it a little (right click, edit, and then play around with the tools to rotate it and change its size).

2) Get a new skin. I didn't realize the importance of it until someone spent way too much on one for me. It really helps make your avatar more unique and individual.

3) Get some shoes that have a "sexy walk" in them. It makes you look less...awkward. I'd be willing to pay for a pair if you're online at the same time I am.

4) Fill out your profile (right click your avatar - edit profile). A big thing you should do is mention a few of your interests, expand on who your avatar is, and let people know whether you're straight/bi/lesbian and/or whether you're interested in sex. If you don't say something like "I don't want sex," you will probably get propositioned at some point.

Also, you can get a mini-map that overlays on the screen so you can see where you are and where you are going. To see it, go to "View" and click "Mini-Map" to turn it on.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC) (current file)
Thanks for the tips - I did change my character's looks a bit, but I don't know if that's what you mean by getting a new skin - i.e. maybe there are completely different ones besides the generic adjustments? This isn't something I want to spend money on, really. Just want to be able to be there, but figured I should, you know, make an effort. :)

I will sign on soon and add you!
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