December 25, 2010
Do I want to log in and look at Santa hats and red-and-green dresses? Eh, it’s better than Halloween, which is probably my least favourite time of the SL year. Maybe if you really love pumpkin-orange. It might be great if you do, and I don’t want to make you feel bad about that.
Anyway! While researching two pairs of boots by Top Designers that look like exactly the same shoe, I found the unrelated but interesting post here:
“Yes believe the hype – I actually do have skins coming – lol, and since it ushers in new pricing,i can’t very well return to old pricing for just a week without angering everyone”
Is Ms Moody about to lower prices on her insanely expensive shoes? After speculation about falling sales, it might make sense to do that, but I’m not sure of the overall lasting effect when anything under 50% off still leaves them as by far the most expensive shoe shop on the grid, even with Maitreya and the like playing catch-up on pricing. (“OMG I must have those shoes! I’ll get them off the Marketplace… WTF PRICES?”) I dunno, maybe people have been turned off by the reveal that Moody has made a million USD selling those things, which made it that bit harder to take the 2000L for a frankenfoot idea. I mean at least with Anshe all you were saying fashion-wise was “BUY A DECENT SKIN, YOU CAN AFFORD IT, FOR THE LOVE OF TORLEY!”
Anyway, my point is that I read that Facebook update to imply that prices be lowering once the skins are released. You may have forgotten about the skins, since we were informed of them many months ago and they have yet to appear. Still, we are probably whetted. Actually, if the shoes get cheaper that might allow for the skins to be a non-stupid price, given that when the SM skins were announced the first thought for many was “So will these be 5000L each, then?” Maybe the late release is about making tattoo-layer make-ups or something, but I’m still on Viewer 1.23 or Imprudence so I couldn’t really say anything about how that stuff works.
Oh, and I just learned that Second Wave Apparel closed down in the summer. Nobody ever tells me anything. I had some nice jeans from there, though I confess that many of the clothes were too close to photoreal for my usual tastes. Still, it was sad looking on as it moved to progressively smaller stores and then went away entirely.
December 13, 2010
I think I’m gonna miss tier this month. In December, month of people buying stuff. Oh well. I haven’t even spent anything cos I haven’t been in SL for months. I haven’t made anything in a while, but I don’t know how important that is. I can’t really be bothered sculpting at the moment and it’s going to be mesh soon anyway, isn’t it? Clothes, I… well they never sell anyway so no point there.I just like making them. Sometimes I think I should just give them out free, but they don’t shift much better when I try that.
My thing is, it’s got harder to give stuff away in Second Life. What do nooby noobs do to learn how to make stuff now? Do they just… accumulate stuff without ever trying to share it with people? The quality level these days is so high, I don’t quite get what people do before they reach that point. Anyway, it’s like this:
“Do you want this thing I made, for free?”
“No, it doesn’t have sculpted feet and flexi bits all over, and it is not made of solid gold.”
“But it’s free and you’re two days old.”
“I only want the best things! For free!”
So I don’t know how useful that is economically for people who aren’t me. I suppose these days the done thing is to sue Linden Lab because the only way you’d not be making what you made in 2007 is content theft on a supermassive scale. I myself can just get rid of some land and have lower costs, I suppose.
That suing them over stolen sex beds thing sort of scares me. I can think of various ways The Lab could prevent theft, and I don’t like the sound of any of them. I am biased after SLUniverse (I think?) had a post about that time Wanker Snakey sued a 19 year old and how oh noes if only they had been able to take his house! …yeah, a 19 year old having a home is much less important than a millionaire making more money from porn. I think that was the case that brought damages of… $525. Either way it’s not a big amount, is it? That’s all anyone could prove had been made in lost sales to Strokey. Who probably makes that in a day. To me that says “I just really enjoy suing people, it makes me feel important and special.”
Okay, now everyone hates me. Oops. For my next trick I will tell you why 50L Friday is the spawn of Satan himself!
Nah, even were that true it’s not as interesting to me right now as people biting the hand that feeds them. What if LL hadn’t made SL in the first place and these people had made no money at all from it? Content theft isn’t nice, but it’s probably the cost of doing business in SL. “Tier, uploads, people stealin’ mah stuff.” What you need to do is invent a prim animal that needs to eat $L10,000 of food per day. It doesn’t even have to be attractive, I mean look at those chickens. A wonder of scripting that may as well have been in a plywood box. The wee rabbit ones are cute but they were launched in such a blur of EXTREME CAPITALISM!!! that it was a bit off-putting.
I shall stop typing now as I have angered almost everyone. Sorry.
December 6, 2010
I have not been in the SL since about… September I think? Not sure why.
But I did hear that Someone Moody has invented something shockingly new! It is… shoes with BUCKLES ON THEM! Oh yes! You may think you owned such things before but you are wrong, she has only just now invented them. 57 avatars worked on the design for ten years and they are soon to be available for the bargain price of 3000L per shoe. I don’t know what the other 56 did because Moody spends all her days in her studio designing sculpted shoes in-world. But I look forward to it.
I don’t know, really. I remember when I got those Bax ankle boots (whatever happened to Bax anyway?) and they were 700 or 800L and it seemed like so much money and I used to go and stare at them before I finally convinced myself to pay that much for shoes. Now I think shoes cost more, at least those ones with wee feet in them do. Oooh, but I don’t like those things. I am too lazy to match them to my skin and then change them again for a different skin.