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“Tipsy” Cerulean

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November 2013 Office-A-Rama

Every month I change my in-world office to fit the season. 

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Besides being the SLA Review offices it is also home to the Tinies On Tape, the podcast that myself & “St.” Bishop do for the Raglan Shire. 

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Have A Seat!

Feel free to wander around, run through the leaves, sit in the house, & check out our information on both the SLA Review & the TOT (Tinies On Tape). The land is open for all to wander around.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

SLurls & Links:

Official Tinies On Tape Website

Listen To Tinies On Tape On Your Computer

Tinies On Tape On iTunes

SLurl To Our In-World Offices

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Pet My Peeve

Pet my peeve sounds a bit dirty. Awww yeah!  I am putting on mood music to get you in the mood to read. Looking out for you baby. You know it.

That music REALLY makes me upset that I didn’t write about sex this week. (Makes a mental note for next week.)

 We all have those weeks when our brains just say “Get another beer.” Wait…that’s not what we are talking about brain. Great thought but it’s not the correct one. We all get into a funk every so often where the only way to describe how we feel is “meh”.

Meh.

In the spirit of my lack of motivation & general all around pissy mood I thought it would be fun to write three random pet peeves of Second Life. Three little things that just annoy the crap out of me. Nothing super technical like “Why does the back of my house keep turning invisible” or “Group chat is still not working correctly! (DUH)”. Things that just get under my skin. They are in no particular order as, like I said before, meh.

1. The Dreaded Teleport Into Area Only To End Up In A Breedable Mall!

Yes..I Am Shaking My Fists At It….

We’ve all had this happen before. You are trying to find something that has nothing to do with breeding money hungry lumps of prims then BLAMO laggy pet city! This time around I was trying to find something for Mr. C. Cow (He was asking for a hay bed & a new toy.) when I was stuck in a never-ending lag loop of DOOM. As you can see from the picture above this was an annoying sight to see. Can’t…stand….it….

2. Just Because I’m Small Doesn’t Mean You Can Kick Me!

Watch Your Step Please!

I go around the grid as a tiny a lot. Sometimes while I am shopping I don’t change back into my biggie avatar. This is partly do to the fact that I am lazy & also don’t feel like changing back into my tiny again to go to events. Also I shouldn’t have to. With that said I am tired of being stepped on, kicked, or having houses rezzed on top of me. I’m not talking people who haven’t rezzed in all the way. I’m talking about people who can see their surroundings & actually know I am there. Especially the ones who walk over to stare at me, walk away, come back to stare, then try to kick me. I’m sorry but I am not a soccer ball. The virtual world is full of all sorts of avatars. My tiny avatar is bigger then a petite damn it so I know you can see me. We all have a right to not be bothered by stupid people. To not be kicked or harassed. Don’t make me put my human avatar on so I can kick your prim ass around the grid. Stop being a dick.

3. If You Ask If You Can Display My Profile Picture I Will Say No.

I will say no every single time. At every single place I go to. I hate that little pop up asking for permission. First of all…no. Second of all…does anyone actually walk over & look at the picture of the last person there? No?  Good! It’s not just me! If you add a pop up for a landmark, a notecard, AND ask me to show my profile picture then I’m going to be a little ticked off. No one really likes a lot of crap popping up on their screen when they teleport someplace. I see it as the equivalent of going to a website without a pop up blocker on. It’s annoying. Stop it.

I know that everyone has little pet peeves about Second Life. Maybe you get annoyed by people who don’t wait for a store to rez before walking on everyone.  I can’t stand the wolf yell gesture in clubs. We all have our own thing. What’s your big annoying virtual pet peeve?

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Down With The Sickness?

Hell No!

And I also HATE that song.

It’s horrible.

But that’s beside the point.

Usually I am ahead on writing but I’ve been hit with a sickness hat trick as of late.

Had & got over a cold. Food poisoning twice do to being wrong about what food wants to destroy me.

Dealing with a sick person for the past couple of days.

I am majorly tired of everyone getting sick as well as feeling like crap myself. I thought this might be an awesome time to share a few Second Life hospitals with everyone. It won’t make you feel any better in real life but it’s kinda fun to role-play.

Falcon Bay Hospital (A)

First thing I saw when I turned to face the building was two avatars in a chair, naked, having sex. Yes folks. This is a sex hospital. There wasn’t any strange medical sex equipment.

Weird!

Not really sure if you are disappointed or happy about this. You could have sex on a treadmill is you think your prim heart could take it.

I would have gotten a picture of the place but:

1.) No matter what area I tried to face there was a real life porn picture on the wall.

2.) The bookcase, which would be a safer picture bet, had someone having sex in front of it. Kinda hard to take a photo then.

The place is super small. Didn’t really feel hospital like in any way.

I would like to point out, if you find porn humor funny, that there is a picture of a blow job via x-ray on a wall.

Rackingham State Hospital (G)

Once again I am off in my attempt to find a regular, realistic Second Life hospital. Instead I end up at a haunted/horror hospital that is freakish, scary, gross, & well put together.

Quick! Someone Get Her A Shower STAT!

It makes you think of F.E.A.R., Silent Hill, & every other creepy video game & hospital themed horror movie you’ve ever seen. Not too shabby for a G rated area.

 Ann Meyers Medical Center  (G)

This hospital was open with good intention. Named after the creators mother they are in Second Life to educate future medical students & nurses.

You Can't Be A Hospital Without The Free Coffee.

Though the build isn’t spectacular & the floating words telling you to click on various things is cluttered it is still a wonderful thing they are attempting to do. I give props.

You can check out their website HERE.

Second Life General Hospital (A)


This virtual hospital is the first one I have come across that actually does a good job of looking like a real hospital. Billed as a “Role Playing” you can come in & role play, with consent from the other party of course, you can get your pretend hospital on.

Give It To Me Straight Doc!

They do have a LOT of rules that they ask everyone to follow:

No spam, no public nudity, no griefing, no ads, no mass teleports, no biting, no begging

These are perfectly acceptable rules. Also it’s their hospital so it’s their rules.  They do have a signs posted around the facility to remind you of these rules & who to contact if someone is breaking them.

If you are looking to get a realistic hospital role-playing experience then I suggest checking them out. When you are in the hospital lobby there is a sign you can click on for rules, information, & how to become a part of the group.

As for my real life stuff all one can really do is cross their fingers & hope for the best.

No “Captain Trips.”

No Zombies.

“Tipsy” Cerulean 

Pub Crawl

St. Patty’s Day is almost upon us. Time to pull out your green & get to pub crawling.

To help you on your quest for a virtually drunken holiday here are a few pubs to get you started. To find your own pubs to celebrate use the keywords “Irish Pub” in the Second Life Search.

Evermores Irish Pub (M)

I LOVE You Beer!

Lily’s Irish Pub (M)

Can I Get Another Round Here?

Malone’s Pub (M)

It's Just You & Me Beer!

Good luck on your pub crawl!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Kermit Was Wrong

It’s not that hard being green.

I think Kermit was having some depression issues when he wrote that song. Green is the color of the leaves. Spring. We know that. It’s also the color of St. Patty’s Day, one of the BEST holidays of the year.

If you’ve got a lot of Irish in you then you get to celebrate your heritage.

If you’re a traditionalist then you actually pay attention to what Saint Patrick’s Day was meant to be.

If you’re like me & have Irish heritage but are not known for anything saintly, except for St. Bishop, then you have a fondness for kegs & eggs, green beer, & Irish whiskey.

To get prepared for St. Patty’s Day Second Life style I thought I would share a few SLurls that involve celebrating your inner Irish.

One of the most popular & most visited areas when it comes to travel & celebrating St. Patty’s Day is the Dublin Sim (Mature). Around St. Patty’s Day this place will get PACKED full of people visiting the pub or just wanting to explore.

Stopping Off For A Quick One.

I wandered away from the crowd who was rezzing into the pub & wandered down Grafton Street during my visit. The place is huge so take your time while visiting.

Next I happened upon this place dubbed “Quiet Irish Parkland” on accident while using the search keyword “Irish”. There are paths to hike, poseballs to do pose stuff on, as well as other hidden things to explore. I did wander into one area that informed me there were cottages to rent, as well as a warning to stay out of private property. None of the houses I came upon were for rent. I also could not find out how much rent was.

Bah Indeed!

It is very beautiful with its many paths & water. I, personally, got a kick out of the sheep in various areas. I don’t know why but they just made me laugh.

I did want to point out something I found while exploring areas marked “Irish” in Second Life. One place that claimed to be an Irish pub had this outside of it.

Irish Shark?

Yes. Beware of the shark people. 

Because they had a shark that could attack other avatars it made me wonder how many shark attacks actually happen in Ireland.

According to internet research I could only find a wiki answers page there have only been five reported shark attacks in Ireland. No sources cited so I have absolutely no clue if this is correct. Where there be ocean there be shark I guess.

Way to go for getting me off topic Second Life.

I hope that these two places help you on your travels to find something Irish on Second Life.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Dress was purchased at Riddle (Lace Dress: Green 75L) They currently have a display in the front of the store with green items for St. Patty’s Day.

 

Virtual Cow Manners Manual

Christmas Cow (No matter the season it’s always HO HO MOO with Christmas cow) & I have been considering writing a virtual book together. Since Christmas Cow has been doing very well with is manners we thought that a book of cow manners was in order. After much drinking & mooing we decided to share a few of our ideas for the book.

Bet you didn’t know that Christmas Cow could drink any barn yard animal under the table. Just ask Easter Goat. He’s still in pain.

Moo & Thank You: A Book Of Virtual Cow Manners

DO: Be Polite When You Are A Guest In Someones Home

DON’T: Try To Eat Your Host/Hostess House Plants

Get The HELL Off My Houseplant!

DO: Always Ask To Be Excused From The Dinner Table

DON’T: Stick Your Head In The Cole Slaw

My Dinner!!!

DO: Wipe Your Hoofs Before Entering House

DON’T: Put Hoof Prints On The Ceiling

Come Down From There!

DO: Always Knock Before Entering

DON’T: Use Someones Bed Without Asking

Gasp!

I think that Christmas Cow & I might have a virtual book hit on our hands.

What do you think?

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Reading The Riot Act

There are a few things I want to point out before I get into todays worlds of virtual wisdom. I say a lot of mean things but in my mind I am not being mean. I am never trying to be malicious to an individual, place, or thing. I’m giving my personal opinion on how I see it. I’m honest in my writing. If I hate your shit I hate your shit & I will tell the world I hate it. If I love you then honey I will share it with everyone who can hear me.

This is what they call reviewing. You cannot successfully review anything if you cannot give an honest opinion. Sometimes its harsh but it is what we is. We deal with things, we change them, we try to do better. It’s all I ask.

I call a bunch of people SLupid but, holy hell, you see what I am looking at. It’s horrible. The clubs I give bad reviews on. The places I pan in an insanely critical way. It’s all how I see it. Writing a review is not about pleasing the masses. It’s about actually reviewing something & giving your honest/no holds bar opinion on them. We write. We pan. We love. It’s what we do.

If I wasn’t honest then I am not being true to myself. I’m not being true & fair to everyone who reads this prim backwoods answer to the nice blogs of Second Life.

With that being said I am going to write something nice tonight. It’s not forced. It’s true to the heart because,with everything I write, I write what I feel.

In the Haus O’ Tipsy, in real life, there has been in massive discussions about bullying & being true to who you are. With all of the things people see in the news you would think that bullying would be a dying torture but it really isn’t. I deal, on a weekly basis, with bullying issues in various forms. It’s wrong that one has to deal with not wanting to follow the norm but be themselves only to get picked on & bullied all the time. In this household we don’t just step outside the box we fucking blow that shit up, light it on fire, then make origami out of its caricus. To hell with societies “norms”. Each of us is a unique individual with different styles, tastes, & ways of living. We don’t judge you on who you are. We support each others choices. We only ask that you respect & love those that surround you.

How exactly does discussing real life fit in with Second Life?

It absolutely does! 

There is a person behind each avatar you meet. The busted ho you see in the dirtiest places on Second Life to the high fashion turned up nose bitch you run into at the high L$ establishment is actually a real individual. They have real feelings. People may say that nothing bothers the person sitting behind “The mask” of a virtual identity but they really don’t know.

A rude elder scolding a “newbie” for “duck walking” across a store by calling them out on their “newness”. A new resident calling an older resident “yesterdays avatar..get with the program”. 

There is no need to establish lines. The old help the new get their “sea legs” while the new bring in fresh ideas to keep our world alive. The “elders” have the knowledge of what worked & what doesn’t while helping to bring new blood into a dying virtual world. There shouldn’t be a reason to be uppity & “beyond your realm of being” because, for fucks sake, everyone needs someone, be it young or old, to bring ideas into the mix. Don’t knock it before you kick the box over & devour it.

It makes me sad to deal with the real life bullying issues that make me want to cry because people are such fucking pricks to their fellow human beings. Virtually I get angry & aggressive because I feel that people are dismissed because they are not a “SLebutard” or are different.

Or the fact that they cannot give anyone the validation or love they need to feel good about themselves.

I told you I tell it like it is.

Give people a damn chance. Different is good. It should be celebrated. It should never be instantly judged. You never know who will surprise you.

As for the mean things I say when I write my SLupidity articles…it’s called “reading a bitch“. Look it up if you don’t know what I’m talking about. We also NEVER use names due to the fact that no one deserves to be harassed.

Keep it truthful. Keep it real. Never compromise yourself.

“Tipsy” Cerulean 

I want to add a few links to sites that help those that have been bullied. Being a person deals with bullying issues constantly I feel it is important to spread the word to help anyone who has had problems.

Stop Bullying

Cope With Bullying With Children

It Gets Better

King Of Mean

I am the Queen of the virtual mean. 

Don’t believe me then read the last mean thing I wrote.

Pretty mean eh?

If I am the queen of prim meanness then it must mean that I have a King. Someone that goes above & beyond to completely rip something virtually apart when it is warranted.

Trust me.

It’s warranted.

Please welcome “St.” Bishop who is our writer of the week. He is the type of person who will give you his honest opinion no matter how harsh it may be. I gave him two photos of a prime SLupidity Candidate. Here is what he had to say.

May I present to you…Ms. Piggly Wiggly Dumpster Skank.

What The Fuck Is Up With Your Gloves?

I am trying to wrap my head around your insanely large boobs that sag in your dollar store tube top. Did you plan on having nasty sagging milk bags or did they just fall under their cartoon proportioned weight?

Has anyone ever told you that you have football player shoulders?

Your 1950s french maid outfit screams soccer mom fantasy.

“Oh honey you never want to do me anymore.”

 Good thing you remembered the tiara. Instead of skank I really should just dub thee “Queen Of The Toilet Cleaning.”

I feel some need to fucking remind you that it’s 2012. 1985 was a long while ago yet someone forgot to tell your hair this. Your bangs are so fucking big I could surf on them. 

What the fuck is wrong with your foot? You have bulimia feet!

How the hell can a person have bulimia feet?

What's Crackin'?

Tiny Feet + Fat Ass = Scientific Impossibility

Somewhere in the universe Newton is weeping.

How the hell are you keeping that white bow on your back? Did you glue it? Did someone forget to wash their back & it’s blossomed from a skankcapade into a cheap piece of lace? 

You people who cannot figure out what looks good & what doesn’t make me want to kick your prim dog. 

“St.” Bishop

I want to thank Bishop for taking time out of his schedule to check out these two photos for me. His head shaking & mumbling of “What the fuck was this lady thinking?” was priceless.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Definition Of SLupidity: Word created by “Tipsy” Cerulean

Something insanely stupid that can be found on Second Life. Something that makes your head sometimes hit your desk in awe.

SLupid, SLupidly.

“Your cheap ass skank maid outfit makes you look SLupid.”