The number of police organizations in Second Life have mushroomed of late so (at the suggestion of a friend) I just had to join in. Bay City Police Department: MCU
See the inspiration here.
Photographed at The Pen in Bay City.
Strawberry Singh has issued a challenge that I competed before she … um … issued it bit Loki Eliot started it. Wait, what?
Loki found a picture of Second Life Resident Draxtor Despres’s Real Life avatar at Linden Lab and started a Twitter meme you can find at #ImmersiveDrax by copypastaing his body into other photos. Strawberry’s blog has examples and you can click that hashtag to see all of them, including Loki’s first, but here’s my entry post-challenge.
As I mentioned, I had already met the challenge but I did mine in-world via the Bay City Post Twitter account after uploading my own cutout (no legs). See all the pix at this link, but below is the first of four posted.
This week’s pic was inspired by a Tweet I saw last week.
Try as I could (and I didn’t try very hard) I couldn’t come up with a April Fool’s Day joke this year. Maybe I wasn’t that motivated. Maybe I was busy configuring my Google Panda. In any case, I didn’t get one done. That didn’t stop Second Life from giving me one.
This is my “screen_last.bmp” – the file that your Viewer stores when you log out and greets you when you log back in (unless you choose My Home, which uses a different image). Now I’m wondering what my day will be like.
When I attached Happy Easter from Rachel (add to unpack), a gift I thought was from Rachel Seelowe to the Bay City Alliance group members (no, I didn’t look too closely at the notice as I was thinking “GOODY GOOD GIFTY TIME!”) I found it was a gift from Rachel Swallows, editor of Busted Magazine.
Of course, April 1st is Ever’s Day in Bay City. Ever Dreamscape. This date was her real life birthday and such a day as April Fool’s was made for her, the eternal clown of Bay City. It was a rare day you didn’t see her dressed up somehow or setting fires to things or making one of her many documentaries. She started many on-going traditions in our city and was a major force in molding its character
So as the fires burn across the city today (especially in Bay City – Dennis (SLurl)), we’ll think of the master prankster herself, pat our priceless worthless insurance policies, and have a good time like Ever would want us to have.
Visit a nice memorial to Ever in the park at Bay City – Dennis (SLurl).
A long-standing tradition since 2011, Bay City’s own resident poet (brewer, newspaper publisher, insurance agent, arsonist, spammer) Ever Dreamscape has posted to the MySL feed her rendering (in both senses of the word) of the classic Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas. This year, she has graciously (or at least as payment for posting lewd pictures of me that I myself totally posted hitherto fore) is her epic ode, A Visit from Roderick.
A Visit from Rodvik
Twas the night before Christmas and all thro’ the lot,
Not a creature on radar not even a bot.
The stockings were rezzed by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Rodvik soon would be there.
The moles were nestled all snug in their dens,
While visions of mesh danc’d in their heads.
My alt, who was ruthed, and I in bald cap,
Were just logging off for a long restart’s nap.
When out on the sculpty lawn there arose such a clatter,
I stood from my totally G rated bed (honest”) to see who was griefing me this time!
Away to the teleport I flew like a flash,
Clicked on my mini map, and waited to crash.
I turned up my draw distance and opened an AR,
With graphics on high I could really cam far.
When what to my V3.67891-2a did soon rez,
But a sleigh full of prims and eight noobs (one wearing a fez)
With a Gorean driver, wearing a pixelated stick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Rodvick.
More rabid than vampires his coursers they came,
And he gestured, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
Now! dasher101 now! dancer22 now! prancertheromancer13 and hotchickvixen24
On! cometcutie92 on! cupid4U69 on! donder95 and blitzenishawt;
“To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
“Now animate! Animate! Animate all!”
So up to the skybox the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of premium gifts — and St. Rodvick too:
And then in a frame, I heard on the roof
The freebie clicky heels of each little goof.
As I opened my pan zoom, and was camming around,
Down the teleport St. Rodvick rezzed with a bound:
A new shopping bag was rezzed on his head,
And he look’d like a newbie confused and full of dread:
He was skinny and tall, sliders raised %100
And I activated my laugh gesture, a move I’d lament;
A wink of his eye, wow he must have a face animation
Made me wonder if I ‘d be better off gaming on Playstation.
Not a chat or IM, he went straight to his work,
And rezzed freebie crap all over; wow what a jerk,
And after his avatar had seemingly froze
He walked into a wall, then up the teleport he rose.
He sat on his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I then heard him shout, ere he drove off the sim
Happy Second Life to all, don’t leave for Skyrim!
Apparently I’m quite short …
[15:02] Coagulate Visitor Metrics v2 (Free): WARNING: Your height does not meet the minimum required by the rules of this sim, you must be at least 1.77m (5’10) and you are 0.20m (0’8). Please correct this immediately or you will automatically be removed from the sim in 300 seconds.
I saw that in my offline messages email earlier today and it hit again when I logged in at the same spot I logged out at last night (see pic). I wasn’t booted from the sim, though. The Shape Editor tells me that I’m 1.99m/6.55ft tall.
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