Sunday, January 4, 2009

No I'm not back

Oh Hai! You thought I died I bet. Well I'm not really back -- not in any real sense of the word anyways. Just feeling a bit grouchy and wanted to expound on a few things before bouncing too far into 09.


1a. You know those little prim flaps that designers put on shorts and call them skirts? They are ugly, they don't match the color or texture of the shorts, and they don't look like skirts -- they look like little prim flaps on shorts. Pls stop.

1b. You know how sometimes prims on clothes don't match the system clothes beneath and designers blame it on windlight? Its not windlight. The designer is wrong. The designer did a poor job. Its really not your video card and its really not windlight.

1c. Note to designers: If you can't get the mofo to match don't freaking sell it for crying out loud. But photoshopping your ad and packaging to make it all match and then telling your customers they have to adjust it themselves to make it all match according to their video card sucks major amounts of ass and should lose you the customer.

2. You know when you are stealing. You know when you are not being ethical. You know when you are stealing, not being ethical, and can get away with it because there's no express law saying that you can't. But you are still an unethical thief. If you think this applies to you, you might want to take a look at your business practices and what it is you do that makes you think it applies to you. And really it shouldn't take a blogger on the internet to point this out.

3. The ARC is a lie. It doesn't mean anything. Really. Stop using it as an excuse to make ugly stuff. If you are in a place where ARC matters take off ALL your scripts and prims and strip down to system clothing. But ARC is not really a good indicator of lag... or to put it differently, I can cause all kinds of lag and still have an ARC of 1. Ask me how!

4. Teh dramaz is fun -- or at least interesting.

5. Best model? Seriously? Is this like.. the person with the most poses in his or her inventory? I mean what are the qualifications here? "Can hop on pose ball better than anyone else in SL?"

6a. Just because you can make clothing out of prims doesn't mean you should. Note to prim clothing makers: Not all avies are the same shape as yours. Maybe offering sizes would be a good idea. Just a thought. Cause y'know, if I buy something, spend half an hour trying to get it to fit and then it still doesn't it and then I delete it -- well I never go back to that store.

6b. Do you folks realize how much time it takes to adjust a belt that's part of the skirt or dress and is, itself, many more than one prim? If I had that much time to build a damn belt I would not have bought it in the first place -- I would have built it. I bought it because I either can't and don't want to build it myself. Now here I am building because it doesn't fit. Whats wrong with this picture?

7. Prim feet that don't match your skin? How did this become a good idea? Remember when newb men would go get free peni and it wouldn't match their skin and we would all point and laugh at them? This is the same thing only women do it with their feet. I don't get it.

Now that I've pissed off all the designers in SL I think I'll crawl back under my rock. BAI!

16 comments:

Stephanie Misfit said...

I think I <3 you right now Vivianne Draper.

Taille's Tales said...

Lol... The ability to hop on a pose ball, add/take off/drag stuff from an inventory is a very strenuous affair. It can take... oh... SECONDS of your mouse clicking life, doncha know. :D

SunShine said...

Marry me? Honestly>? You and I think alike.

Mochi Milena said...

LOL. You just made my day.

Samara Barzane said...

Fabulous post. Hoping certain creators are listening.

Herta Munro said...

NO I will take her.

Yeah thats the naked truth.. you n your post rocks enough said!

ahhaha

Stein Shilova said...

I think that you have just articulated what many of us think on a daily basis.

Thank you for saying it.

Prad Prathivi said...

WIN.

Tenshi said...

I love you, Viv! <3

Frequency Picnic said...

*applauds*!

Skinkie said...

Well said... well apart from the bit about ARC (even if it might be true :p). It's one of my selling points dontcha know :-D

whispers said...

OMG YES! Thank you for saying everything I have been thinking but don't have the blog to say it in!

Alexa Lioncourt said...

You are a mighty lion my friend <3

Thanks for the hard truth!

Poo Rang said...

oooh, I sure love them prim toez though.... just gotta take the time to make em match! not so hard people!

Lisa said...

Standing ovation!!!

May I add my newest pet peve: No mod, menu resize. Godsend for the newbie, hell for anyone not shaped the same as the designer's model.

Lourdes Denimore said...

Amen on the prim flaps.