Gonna be posting here from now on:
just so you guys know. =3
Gonna be posting here from now on:
just so you guys know. =3
Declaring this blog semi-officially on hiatus because I haven’t gotten around to updating anything lately.
Been busy and sick irl, haven’t really had any time or interest. I have a few ideas, but they haven’t panned out obviously.
Might make a few posts here and there but I’m not going to be posting regularly or anything.
(Figured I might as well make an official-ish post rather than just letting it drop off)
My store Snowcat’s inworld mainstore is moving. This is mostly due to financial difficulties on my end; I can’t afford rent on my parcel anymore.
I do have a potential new location, but nothing definite as of right now. The marketplace will still be up, of course, just not the mainstore, so no gatcha, freebies, or redelivery terminal. It shouldn’t be too long until the new place is set up, but you never know.
Copypasta this to join the inworld group: secondlife:///app/group/c2734ac7-d060-0e9d-59a0-06782f3cf66b/about
As for the regular blog posts, I’ve been sick for the past few months due to my own idiocy, I’ll be back to making those soon, hopefully. I have other things to catch up on first.
They’re awesome for figuring out what people come to your site for… for luls… and for post ideas.
Gonna address some things I saw in my search terms stats page here! There will be more posts like this. I’m adding a category.
TERM: “rabbit plantigrade or digitigrade”
Rabbits are plantigrade. However, due to their large feet, plantigrade feet on SL look… awkward a lot of the time. This is why you see digitigrade rabbits a lot. Even though it’s not proper, when executed well, it just looks like the rabbit is standing on tiptoe (the DSD Rabbit digitigrade legs are excellent at giving this look). Kangaroos, also technically plantigrade, are also affected by this, and usually end up digitigrade.
TERM: “can a sculpty be rigged?”
Yes and no. A sculpty as-is cannot be rigged, and rigging is done in a 3D program, not inworld. If you have the original file for the sculpty, you can rig it in your 3D program. That’s about as close as you’ll get for rigging a sculpty.
TERM: “i don’t see the mesh clothes i’m wearing in second life”
You probably can’t see mesh. Update your viewer, or go into Debug Settings > set MeshEnabled to true.
OR, your mesh cache might be full. Relogging fixes it. For a more permanent solution, again in Debug Settings, go to MeshMaxConcurrentRequests and set it to a higher number.
I’ll be doing more of these posts as I get interesting search terms.
I haven’t forgotten about the blog, I’ve just been too busy / sick to update it. :O
I do have some post ideas lined up, I just haven’t had the time to work on them.
Well, I mean, considering that we had no warning when our organizer’s account broke, and we had the hunt basically dropped in our laps at the last minute, I think we did alright.
I wasn’t a participant in last year’s hunt, but from what I gather, that hunt was a mess too. Then again, that was also the first year of the hunt, so, I guess that’s to be expected. What happened this year was unforseen; we couldn’t have done much about it. Though, that certainly hasn’t put hunters away, if the amount of help that was asked for in the group chat was any indicator.
I’m trying to get in contact with Vit to see what the status is on his account. So far, I haven’t heard back.
Right now, it’s 11:40EST – I want to take down the locations page, but I know some folks are still probably hunting, and seeing as it’s only like 9:40SLT, I should probably leave it up. So, it’ll be up until tomorrow.
A big thank-you to everyone who came out to participate in the Hunt, and an even bigger thank-you to everyone who pulled together and helped keep the Hunt alive.
That is, the avatar I wore for a long time on SL, my first avatar, after the default LL dump you get when you sign up (or at least, the 2008 avs – think the Gamer Girl in your library. The newer ones aren’t too bad).
On Teen Grid we had pretty much no selection of avatars. Either you wore the creepy black wolf from around 2006 or you wore the Wingless Emoto freebies that were ported from Main Grid. Hell, that wasn’t even a full pack of them.
At the time I joined, Syl (Kinzart Kreetures) had already transferred to Main Grid and I couldn’t buy L$ because my Paypal wasn’t verified, so Zombie (Deadwolf)’s avatars were out of the question. Those were super cheap compared to Main Grid avatars – 400L$ for most of them – but that was a lot more L$ than most Teen Grid residents had. So, my first avatar, until I could buy L$ and get a Zombie av, was the Wingless Emoto Wolf.
Now, I wore the crappy 2006 black wolf for a long time, so I still have that thing’s skin on. I don’t have the Wingless skin on. I didn’t even notice that for a long time, so.. I just kept it as is.
Back on Teen Grid we had no AOs either. There were about five total that people used, and the ones for girls were mostly just static poses that cycled. One or two animated walk animations, no flying animations, a few lame sitting poses… it was bad. So, since there were no good female AOs, I didn’t wear an AO for a long time. As such, I was also a dude for a long time, because I liked their default animations over the female duckwalk. People STILL get confused. It’s fun. Right now, I’m wearing this floating “Ultimate AO”.
I also remember being amazed that I could resize my tail, ticked off that it clipped through my av, and amazed when I figured out I could make it glow. For some reason, my tail is also set to Shiny. I was a weird newbie.
My feet also clip through my prim feet… this was before alpha layers, WAY before those, and I don’t think I figured out back then that foot size makes it clip out. The Wingless Emoto digi legs on the wolves looked really stupid, so I didn’t wear those, but the planti feet looked stupid, so I just wore the digi feet with human legs. Huge furry faux pas in my book now, but at the time it seemed like a good idea.
Wingless Emoto ~ Wolf Dark
Some freebie jeans, Avalon shirt, freebie wings, that weird Ultimate AO. I don’t know who made those!
Pic taken at the Linden I-World Village at Meiji West on Teen Grid (you can visit it!)