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    Roaring Twenties v2

    I heard and read a few comments yesterday about how this decade, the twenties, is one that already has such an iconic name and it will be difficult to give it a new one. I’d never really considered that before, that decades need names. Only a few come to mind in the first place but I admit the...
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    Books you loved... until you read them again

    I spent hours down a rabbit hole in this Reddit thread Where the OP shared his experience rereading a series he loved years ago. What followed were so many great stories of people identifying with certain books only to realize later they no longer do. Sometimes it’s the writing itself that...
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    Does being out of touch or out of date prevent you from returning to Second Life?

    Every now and again I get the itch to return to Second Life. I loved my many years there, the escapism, the creativity, the role play, the friendships. I don’t have a solid reason why I left, combination of health issues that prevented me from being online and a computer that didn’t allow me to...
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    Castle rock Season Two

    Season one was a giant let down so I didn’t bother watching when Season Two started, until I accidentally caught part of an episode last week. I have since binged 7 episodes and I love it!!! If you didn’t watch season 1 don’t worry, it’s not related at all, other than being in the same town...
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    Podcast Chat

    I thought there was a podcast thread but I can’t find it now so it probably hasn’t been updated in a while. Time for new one. My first recommendation and my favourite Podcast of the year in the BBCs “Case of Charles Dexter Ward”. Sound familiar? You aren’t wrong. It’s Lovecraft adapted to...
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    I Ate a Whole Cheesecake

    Granted, it was a really small one and I ate it as my supper not as dessert. I added extra fresh raspberries on it so that makes it better right? Ah fuck who cares. It’s my birthday. I can eat cake for supper if I want to. I earned it this past 20 days while on a “road trip” for work. That’s...
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    Ice on Fire - documentary

    Has anyone seen the Documentary Ice On Fire? I was reluctant to for a couple reasons but I’m so glad I gave it a chance. I was worried because it’s “hosted” by Leonardo DiCaprio and I often hate celebrities with a conscience of convenience but his part was minimal other than narration and the...
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    A Discovery of Witches

    Is anyone watching this? It’s a somewhat stereotypical sounding story of Witches, Vampires, Demons and Humans with a liberal dash of inter species romance but somehow it still finds it’s own way to be fresh and unique. The main actress is a bit heroine in distress for me, but the acting is...
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    VVO account - SL name vs Second Life Name

    I think I’m missing something or confused or both. In our account settings here, are there two fields for SL name? I see one I must have originally filled out early on, above SLU count. Now I’m noticing another, down in the area you can put your other game tags. Do they have different...
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    Off World Second Life Communities

    I came across a Second Life Subreddit today Second Life Reasonably active and some of the threads reminded me of conversations we’ve had in SLU. I was going to post an invite to VVO but then I remembered my Reddit account is tied to my RL not my SL lol It makes sense that there is a Second...
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    Mortal Engines or ...?

    I hate movie theatres. There is no social experience I dislike more than being trapped in a chair in a room of strangers eating, kicking my chair a being generally obnoxious. I go about once every 3 to 5 years, and usually because I’m humouring someone. It looks like it’s that time again and...
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    Rewatching Movies

    Which movie or movies have you rewatched over and over? Can you think of which one you’ve seen most often? Which movie will you usually stop and rewatch if it comes on TV? The ones that first come to mind for me are: Grease The Outsiders The Last Unicorn Standby Me Shawshank Redemption...
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    Currently viewing?

    One feature I can’t seem to find is a list, or at least a count, of how many users are currently viewing a particular subforum or thread. In SLU I seem to recall it showing at the bottom of each forum and topic. Am I blind? Is it because I’m on a phone? Some VVO features seem a bit...
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    Who are all the Guests?

    Ever notice how many “guests” are listed at the bottom of the forum? Is there any way to tell which are real people and which are ... I don’t even know the terms, but bots or spammers or accidental search engine hits? Are there stats on how long the guests stay, or how deeply they explore? I...
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    Voting Rights and long distance ballots

    Curious what the voting regulations are in your countries for those living out of the country of their citizenship. Can Citizens of your country who live elsewhere vote in your National, regional or municipal elections? Are there any stipulations to that (eg: length of time they’ve been gone...
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    Talk to me about Dr. Strange

    A little background, I never enjoyed reading comic books. Ever. I tried a few times over the course of my life but the side to side up and down, reading caption bubbles and then narrator text, and the general premise of low word count to page turn ratio made comics an unenjoyable passtime to...
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    Cause I’m Classy Like That

    Today I was asked why I drink pop from a wine glass. Duh. Cause I drink wine out of my water glasses.
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    Virtual World Challenge 3: Show me FEAR

    Thanks to all those who participated in the first two challenges. Time for Challenge 3. The Prompt is FEAR. Obviously, the prompt is related to Halloween, so I am expecting to see some of the great Halloween builds in SL, but as with the others I left it vague enough to inspire other...
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    What would they call you if you were a criminal?

    I was watching TV and when my show ended the Spokane local news came on. Before I could change the channel, they opened with a an update about the Piggyback Bandit Now I probably shouldn’t have laughed, especially since I had no idea at the time what his crime was, but Piggyback Bandit...
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    Which Apocalypse Scenario Frightens You Most?

    For me, hands down, plague. Or any disease really. I’m lucky that I wouldn’t be directly impacted by floods or earthquakes or volcanoes which is maybe why an outbreak of diseases feels like the most frightening to me. Obviously the other disasters would have secondary impact on me, and...