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May
11

The Hunt Is On!

By Luna Jubilee  //  Skins, SLife  //  6 Comments

Hmm … The VIP Hunt. Do I or don’t I pay the 200L to join in on the hunt. Yup, that’s right, 200L.  The VIP Hunt was marketed as the participants will receive “highest quality exclusives on the grid”.  Also, there is a bonus section with more prizes! With 50 vendors participating, surely it will be a good Hunt.

Yes, I paid my 200L … and now I don’t remember what tipped the scale to get me to join. Perhaps it was a lack of sleep or the early morning hours. Whatever it was, overall I’m pretty well satisfied with the completion of the Hunt.

The Key is the icon that is commonly themed throughout the Hunt. You are looking for these Keys at every location. Some locations have more than one Key.  Some locations are easy to spot, others send you on a quest – totally awesome and so creative!

Using the official blog to snoop out the Keys, the Hunt was cake. Really cute clues, not so hard to see Keys and low lag (if any) – not too bad, right?!  The best part for me was being able the complete the Hunt within a few short hours (with RL interruptions) … and oh by the way, there is a bonus area to pick up more gifts.  Another feel good moment, was this bonus area. I was greeted upon arrival with “Congrats” and “Please come on in”.  What a novel idea – an end location and someone to welcome folks! It was like a true sense of completion.

Now let’s talk about the hunt gifts and bonus gifts.  Keep in mind, I’m picky … and quality is relative to the designer and the Hunt participant.  Out of the 60+ gifts over 40 were tossed. That number includes all but 2 bonus gifts. Yeah I said it. With that being said, some of the items have keys on them or designed around the icon. I don’t want to wear key items, items with keys on them or anything of the such. Hence the picky side of me, but that’s me.

The clothing I ditched was misaligned, unmatched, poorly photoshopped or photosourced and had balant seam issues. Some outfits are just not what the current trend is or my style. The majority wasn’t good quality or just made me go “Wow” and not in the good way.

So this sounds like bashing, its not. Its reality. I’m not naming anyone or citing anything specifically. I do; however, welcome, out of the public eye, anyone to talk to me about the specifics.

As for the Hunt, the wearing of the key necklace – cute idea… but plan your outfit accordingly. The necklace attaches to your chest. This could take off prim clothing. I liked the necklace (not to keep and wear when not hunting) but the idea that if I saw others it was a common “bond”, if you well.  (So sue me I like being connected to people. That’s why I do what I do in RL.)

Feel bad for the guys – they paid 200L for very few gifts. I think ONE vendor actually made the men’s gift transferable. ONE out of how many vendors?!

Yes, I know, the skins offered are well over the 200L Hunt price tag. Yes, I know, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth … yadda yadda. Seriously, look at this as a whole. Its an excellent idea for a hunt. It got me out, I met a few people, saw a few stores I never would have seen … and, omg, enjoyed doing the Hunt since it wasn’t every vendor and their mother in participation.

Did I think my 200L was well used? Yes. Do I think the gifts were of top notch quality? Not so much. Is there a way to judge what is or is not quality? Not sure.

I would *love* to help with the next VIP Hunt. Yup, I’m in full support of the next paid-for-it hunt. I think its a stellar idea.  I would; however, change a few things. I would offer gift teaser pics before the hunt start and offer a prorated rate to the guys or ask for equal amount of gifts for them.

I think I hit on the points needed … and surely many will be upset. I’m ok with that if they are willing to voice their thoughts like I did. Life is good. Debate is good. This is to better the process/experience.

This blog post is open for comments. I welcome any thoughts and feedback. One condition-please don’t bash each other or those who did participate.  Keep in mind this is to help not hinder. Lots of hours went into this Hunt to make it possible … so be supportive, constructive and offer solutions, not just gripes.

Thanks!
Luna xoxo

Plurked: http://www.plurk.com/p/t73e6

Nov
14

^The Bloggers Mix n Match^: My Post!

By Luna Jubilee  //  News, SLife  //  No Comments

In case you didn’t see the recent edit at the end of Crap’s Blogger’s Mix n Match post, I didn’t quite make it to the SecondLife blog.  Oh well.  I did, however; make it to the next best – Torley.com!! Check out the post (I’m the second blogger listed)

Here’s the super cool part (and me bragging – sorry I’m excited!).  By some Linden magic, as you log in you will see a blurb about the Mix n Match … and to check out Torley’s blog!!  Oh cool is that?!?!  Karl was sweet and took a screen shot for me:

Nov
12

^The Bloggers Mix n Match^: Crap Mariner

By Luna Jubilee  //  News, SLife  //  4 Comments

Like many of my fellow bloggers, I entered the “SecondLife Bloggers 1st Mix n Match“. I was amazed to find I would be hosting none-other-than Crap Mariner. *waits for trumpet fanfare to finish*  Crap needs no introduction … so sit back, get comfy as this “Podcaster, Writer, Deranged Builder, Wind-up Wenchbot” takes control of the D-List:

“The unexamined life is not worth living” -Socrates
“The unexamined Second Life is not worth living” -Every half-assed Philosophy student that has ever logged into Second Life

hitting the oil again by isfullofcrap

Hi there. Crap Mariner here.

You may have read my garbage on some blog or another, seen my metal face on a few WANTED posters, or heard me ramble on pointlessly over a podcast or two blah de blah blah blah and so on.

I’m like a bad cold. You just can’t shake me. Social media slut to the max.

In entering this Mix and Match SL Blogger thing, I received what could have been the ultimate softball pitch: Has SL helped me deal with RL issues.

In order to determine if SL has helped me deal with RL issues, I have to take inventory of my RL issues and then assess what progress I’ve made in resolving them, and then deciding which of these I have made progress on.

Let’s see…

Disconnection from family.
Disconnection from old friends.
Intolerance of pro-Jihadi, anti-Semitic scum masquerading as leftist human rights activists.
Intolerance of reverse-racism to the point of racism.
Grief over dead pets.
Boredom.
Career dead-end, general job skill stagnation.
Sick of television and the Bush Derangement Syndrome of the leftist-dominated media.
Health issues.
Rage over treatment by former employer.
Delusions of grandeur.
Failure to exploit comedic/writing talents for financial gain.

Okay, so I’m as neurotic as Woody Allen most days (without the “marrying your stepdaughter” issue, thank you very much). But if you can imagine it, I was a lot worse than this.

I know that I’ve made a lot of progress in the past two years on some things. Even if by accident, right? Going into SL to avoid dealing with everything for all this time, well, that’s just crazy, right?

Have I made a difference in others and myself?

Let’s see… hrm… thinking… no, not thtat… oh, this was a total disaster… wow, how could I forget something li-

Oh, wait! Got something – I’ve got an example: I don’t bite my fingernails anymore… I keep clippers on my keychain so they’re there when I need them, and I made a promise to Piper that I would never bite my fingernails again.

So, I may snip the fingernail groove edges with my teeth now and then, but I’ve gotten good about maintaining those with the file and the snippers (this Swiss Army Tool lacks a corkscrew, though).

It takes some serious discipline and training to turn back over thirty years of nailbiting, a habit formed from the earliest memories, and doing it without chemical pastes, gloves, hypnotism, or some large Estonian nurse named Gunther doling out lessons of pain and humiliation, well, that’s a freaking miracle.

The one on my keychain now is is my third Swiss Army Tool… the other two were lost during… you guessed it… trips to SLCC. I don’t fly much, so I keep forgetting that the Terminally Stupid Assholes of the TSA think I’m going to roll up my sleeves and dismantle the aircraft any faster than the poor maintenance procedures of that airline will… bye bye, keychain.

And maybe that’s something SL has helped me with… recognizing what tool you need for the job and having it handy and available for when you need it.

If I know that I bite my nails and want to stop, I have the nail clippers there. Same as when I want the dances available, so I have that HUDDLES loaded and ready to go. The AO is preset and ready for switches of walking styles. The inventory is organized by purpose, with outfit folders and general-use items easily deployed and attached.

Same with snapshots and textures… tagging and labeling those is simple enough when you do them on a schedule.

That spills over into RL, keeping things where they are supposed to be, cutting away the junk.

So why is it that I am clutching my left leg in agony, a muscle cramp hobbling me stride from a lack of potassium? Wasn’t I at the grocery store last night, within inches of bunches of succulent and pain-preventing bananas? Why did I not reach for them when I knew I would be in desperate need of them at some point?

Hey, I didn’t say I’d solved all my issues, okay? Nobody’s perfect, even those of us who choose to go in-world and seek the perfection of ourselves that is iron and copper.

Also SL has helped with my patience with many things, although that may just be a factor of me being on the verge of losing my right to say I’m thirty-something (unless you could “ten” as something, of course). There’s a lot of drama and a lot of horseshit flying around, and Lord knows I’ve hurled my share of it, but I’ve eased back and mellowed out somewhat.

No matter how fucking stupid you are, you’re not going to get the best of me, DO YOU HEAR THAT?

Not sweating the small stuff… having a laugh and a hoot when things go South of Sour, that’s the test of the soul. If something doesn’t really change the course of the river that is your life, laugh it off and go with the flow.

Glitches here and there, real or imaginary, it’s not the end of the world. (Okay, so you may limp for a few minutes while you work the pressure point and get the heating pad fired up… WHY DON’T THEY DELIVER BANANAS ON SUNDAY MORNINGS?)

I’ve played Russian Roulette with a .22 automatic and won. I’ve been smeared across the pavement by a motorcycle and come up laughing. I’ve had countless hammerblows to my hide, and I haven’t gone down for the count just yet.

I wrote up a list of every saving throw I’ve missed, every 1 that Fate has rolled and came to one conclusion: How in HELL am I still HERE?

Yeah, I’ve had my wild days in RL and SL, but sometimes you need to have your rough edges knocked off. Jackasses who test you, dingbats who don’t see the bigger picture, or folks that take your best efforts and run with them to the finish line while you’re choking in the dust.

Just shake it off and clear your cache – tomorrow’s another day, and another opportunity to look up to the sky and smile at the meteor streaking towards that schoolbus full of nuns.

In conclusion, to address the topic, how has SL helped me deal with the RL issue I have the worst: dealing with my problems head-on in a constructive manner?

It’s worked brilliantly. While I’m online, I’m achieving my goal of avoiding them all, shirking every responsibility that claws at the door. And it’s cheaper and less harmful that drugs, booze, subscription porn, or registering as a Democrat.

(Hey, it’s almost Grace O’Clock… everybody got their bunnyheads?)

Guest Author: Crap Mariner
Person who suggested this subject:  Peter Stindberg
I will be guest writing on: Torley Lives
My topic was suggested by: Teagan Blackthorn

Nov
11

~Freebie~ Rainbows & Kitties Tee

My friend Kesseret Steeplechase created these tees and is sharing it with everyone.  Do you want to proudly wear your Rainbows and Kitties tee? Here’s how to get your shirt:
Go to KessKreations
Find the Kittie on the table
Say (without the quotes) “I fart kitties”
A tee will be delivered to you momentarily. 

Here’s to having a rainbow, kitties, poofy hearts and all things sugary sweet day.  Thanks for making my day with this shirt, Kess.  You’re the bestest evah!

Kess’ Blog

Nov
10

More rainbows or just stale vomit?

By Luna Jubilee  //  SLife  //  33 Comments

Maybe I’m cranky or my morning cornflakes were tainted but I can’t stop thinking about this Shopping Cart Disco SLSecret from two weeks ago.  Its #8 on the list.  Its about us, the fashion bloggers, being overly dramatic and in love with everything we receive. 

I’m putting out a challenge to all the fashion bloggers.  Stop with the rainbows and rechewing what is seen on the feeds.  Can we give honest opinions about things? Do we always have to say “I love” this or that?  I’m not saying to publicly bash products but rather don’t blog them. Talk to the creator, help them improve. Negative reviews are counterproductive and humiliating for the designer and yourself.

I have a slue of petpeeves.  Maybe its me taking this to heart or just being plain ol’ tired of seeing the same phrase of goodie-goodie-gumdrops about designers and their wares. We shouldn’t blog every single thing that is given.  Do you think we could crack open a therasaus every so often to find new words other than “love”?  Lemme help: adore, admire, appreciate, delight, fond … just to name a few.

If you love everything and live in the land of puppy dogs and fluffy kittens, please send me what you’re drinking with a landmark.  So yeah, maybe I’m tired of being lumped with bloggers who do in fact live in this sugary-ness. Sure, I’ve posted sweet posts. Lately, have I? Not sure as I would like to think I changed my writing style.

Ah, another gripe, while I’m on this roll, the phase “I’ve seen it on the feeds” needs to be eradicated or at least get creative.  I feel that the feeds have become one post after a repost after a repost. If you have seen your review copies already on the feed, talk about another aspect of the item(s), the designer, the store, etc.  Perhaps do a mini-interview to learn more about the designer and expand your fashion knowledge.  Taking pretty pics of yourself in the item(s) and then sugarcoating the verbiage doesn’t make me want to buy the product. It does make me scroll to the next feed item.  

Before I get flamed or whatever, take a moment and think this over. Lets do more and make the fashion feed something that it really should be: creative and unique.  I have things I know I need to work on to improve myself. Do you?

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