Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Something More

The soul of this little faerie has recently been away on a life-changing and much needed vacation.

I pondered whether or not I would return to Second Life.

I can't see myself abandoning poor Moirae however I am determined to make something more of this experience!!!  No more aimless wandering!  No more shopping for hours on end.

There has to be something more!!!!!!!!!

What is it?

I hope to find it. 



Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I've beat the system!  I recently complained about the Destination Guide and it's inability to "guide" and after lots of trying I finally figured out a fix!

I don't know enough about computers to understand how this works, all I know is that it does.  I've tested it many times to be sure!

If you go to the Destination Guide via the right hand "side menu" then you will not be able to search by category.  If, however, you search something from the very top right search menu and THEN go to the Destination Guide via that window it will allow you to categorize!!!!

Let me know if this works for you!



PS....I just tested it again.  It really works! :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Polar Pictures!!!

Off to see SannyClause!
I am very much aware of the fact that my blog has been lacking visual stimulation just seems so hard to find the most appropriate picture for the job when I have hundreds (dare I say more?) saved on my computer!  I decided that with most of the world decorated to the nines, I would get festive and take some Christmas pics.  And what better place to do that than the North Pole?

Me, Elfy and The Most Famous Reindeer of All!

Me and The Main Man!  Consulting on the naughty list...I had some recommendations. ;)

Shhhh!  After all that hard work, 'lil Elfies have to sleep!

Graceful as always.  :) 
It was a fun little trip North and nowhere near as chilly as I expected!  *giggles*  With all the fabulous winter decorations out there and the heaps of super cute holiday outfits there are tons of photo op's just waiting to be captured!  I'll definitely include more pictures here from now on. :) 



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Destination Not Found?

What is with the Destination Guide?

It's been broken for a while - I can't seem to search by category and like most things, you don't realize how much you like something until it's gone!

The other day I logged in and rejoiced when I was clicked my chosen category (because I try every single day!) and it actually worked!  I should have known it was too good to be true....

I miss the viewer I had when I first came into this world....everything was so much simpler then.  The good old days.  ;)



New Years Rez-olutions!!!

In January of 2011 I will be 5 months old (which seems so young!) and yet I have spent so much time here that it feels more like 5 years! 

When I first re-emerged I wasn't exactly sure what this life would hold for me and so far I'm happy to discover that I'm really enjoying myself!  I've found a lot to keep me occupied however there are a few things I've wanted to do more of and with the New Year on it's way I figured I'd take the time to write up a few "Rez-olutions"!  I've kept the list short so that is it somewhat attainable.  So without further adieu...*ahem*

***Moirae's New Years Rezolutions for 2011***

1.  Be More Social!!!

For so many people Second Life is a very social activity.  I've read a lot of blogs with accounts of friendships and relationships that clearly run deeper than the typed word.  I have to admit the idea of a relationship in SL is a bit scary (as is it in RL...*sigh*) however I can't help but think that without at least trying to connect to this social side of life, I am somehow missing out.  I am going to try to meet more people and do a much better job of keeping in touch with those that I've met so far.

2.  Attend Regular Mediations at Kannonji

Discovering Kannoji opened my mind to a whole other side of SL - one I never expected to find but was so happy I did!  I have long wanted to explore Buddhism and have felt that it's a natural direction for me.  I'd really like to take advantage of this most amazing resource!

3.  Find someone to speak French with!

Eventually I'd like to use voice with someone (to really practice the rrrroll of my rrrrr's!) but I'm a little too shy at the present moment.  :)  I was in french immersion for many years and would really love to brush up on my francais.  I'd really like to find a native french speaker who would like to practice their english - a little SL exchange student program.  :)


I know it's a little early but I've always been inspired by the energy of a New Year.  Maybe I will think of a few more things to add to the list.  Or ways I can go about achieving my goals!

Blessings for the rest of 2010 and beyond!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

To Be Or Not To Be

Lately I've been considering membership in SL......

How many of you are members?

I can't decide if it's really the way to go.  When I was searching for a house I went so far as calculating the monthly membership fee vs. the average monthly cost of the homes I was looking at.  I'm still renting my skybox so I guess you know what my findings were!

What are the other perks?   The prim limits for the houses aren't bad...better than what I have now.  A weekly allowance isn't bad either especially considering I've spent the last few months investing in the major purchases.  I wonder what this adults only continent, "Zindra" is like?

I'm a bit of a commitment phobe (to say the least!) so this is a major decision for me.  *winks*

Are you a member?

Let me know what you think!



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Kids Aren't Alright.

Having just agreed upon the new Terms & Conditions regarding age requirements for SL, I decided I would finally post my feelings on children being in Second Life.

I hesitated to post about it for a long time because I believe  to "live and let live".  Just because I don't like or don't understand something doesn't mean that I can't accept it.  An it harm none, do what ye will.  I'm a believer!

I understand that child characters provide a different creative outlet, lend themselves to different role play storylines and (with romantic relationships being such a huge part of the SL experience) are a natural progression for people who want to take their relationship/family to another level.  I get all that. 

Unfortunately, I think it's a slippery slope that I personally don't want to go anywhere near.

I don't like it.  That goes for child avatars being controlled by adults and people playing the game that are under the age of 18.  I'm sorry to offend anyone but that was my first reaction upon seeing a child in world for the first time (in an adults only region of course) and my feelings haven't changed.

The first time I ever spoke a child avatar, I felt like a total creep even though all I did was reply that her outfit was also "very pretty".  That's it!  It just felt wrong.  With everything we (as adults) know about the Internet and how vulnerable children are here, it just doesn't seem right to involve them in the game.

I am openly critical of the decision to allow users 13 years of age and over in the game.  With the obvious understanding that where there's a will there's a way I don't think we need to make it easier for real children to become caught up in the make believe world that adults create. 

I will post more on this another time, I just needed to put that out there.  Mostly just to open the discussion....what do y'all think? 

I am always open to creative, thought-provoking communication and welcome your comments any time! :)

Blessings as always,


Monday, December 13, 2010

Back from Reality.

It started like a little snowball that gradually grew and grew.  It grew so big that it over came me and eventually had it's way.

RL can be like that sometimes. 

I think I've managed to make my escape back to SL....for now. 

There is so much catching up to do!  Stay tuned for a flurry of frenzied posts....



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Attaching Multiple Objects with Viewer 2.2 - ADD is the new WEAR

It has occured to me that I have a tendancy to ramble on so if you really want to get to the point of this post, scroll down to the last paragraph.  Possibly even the PS.  *giggles*

One good thing about all the changes in Second Life is that it makes a fairly new faerie feel like a veteran with all that I've seen in 3 months!  I can't imagine the differences those who've been around for years have seen!

Previously I had figured out how to attach multiple objects to the same point because a bow for your hair just ain't that cute if you can't wear the hair to go with it!  Bald is beautiful but in a world where anything is possible, I'd like to reserve that option thank you very much.  *adjusts hairdo'*

The old method required searching some kind of "multipleobjects" setting under the debug menu.  Worked great!  Enable it and attach away.  Good times.

After my recent inventory fiasco I had uninstalled SL and downloaded the new viewer, 2.2.  So far so good (I haven't even looked at the beta version...I'm all about the babysteps!) until I "detached all" and then realized that I wasn't able to wear all the gadgets I normally prowl around in!  I can wear hair and other things in the same place but my HUDS just didn't want to co-exist.  It was pick or choose time again - wtf?  So I remembered my recent SL resuscitation and realized that my settings had probably (obviously) defaulted.  Fine.

Only.....there was no more "multipleobjects" bug thingy!!! 

Sure enough, google around, discover that this hidden little gem is gone for good.  *pouts*

So, there is a lot of info out there on attaching multiple objects.  Some videos seem waaaaaaaaay too complicated.  As far as I can tell, all you have to do is right click the object from your inventory and instead of wear it, you "ADD" it.

Problem solved!  :)



PS.....I've been playing around and it doesn't seem that bad.  But if you find yourself having problems, try this "add" button!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Inventory Issues - Advice when panicking over inventory loss.

They're back.  *triple checks*

Yes!  They've come home!  All of my lovely little goodies.  YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  *happy dance*

*knocks on wood*

When the problem started I had posted for help but then deleted the post when I cleared my cache and things "appeared" to be ok.  I should have known not to celebrate too soon.

At first it was 4 folders missing items.  The only things that remained in these folders were items that were saved as part of an "outfit".  I went to the secondlife wiki (again, it was full of outdated information!  Grrrrr.)  and tried all the tricks.  From the majority of the responses in the forums a simple clearing of the cache normally works.  Most of the time.

If, like me, you've tried everything and still nothing - TRY THIS!!!!!

Normally, you clear you cache as follows:  Advanced > Clear Group Cache

THE ADDITIONAL STEP THAT HELPED ME WAS THIS:  Me > Preferences > Privacy > Clear History

I am trying not to get too excited but for now, things seem to be ok on the homefront.  Now I am going to research how to back up my inventory.  I'm not sure if this is possible....but I'll find out!

What a day!