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Comic 288 - Luna Star Filler page 1

29th Apr 2015, 11:38 PM
Luna Star Filler page 1
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)

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Centcomm 29th Apr 2015, 11:38 PM edit delete
This Strip was done in Second life with the help of some really cool people Included is Etheria of Trotsdale and Hibiscus Gloom and nicelus ! ( playing Pinkie Pie )

Hopefully this will be a short Hold .. no more than 2 weeks im hoping ..
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Haegan2005 29th Apr 2015, 11:53 PM edit delete reply

lol, now that is cute! what kind of an adventure are we going to have today?!? :D
velvetsanity 30th Apr 2015, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

For the record, Etheria is me. ^_^
HiFranc 30th Apr 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

I tried to look for you but I couldn't find you.
velvetsanity 30th Apr 2015, 1:48 AM edit delete reply

I'm not on this page :P

As for in SL, I can't get on often these days. One of the major negatives of being a truck driver is rarity of decent internet. When I am on, I'm usually found in either Trotsdale or Luskwood.
HiFranc 30th Apr 2015, 12:47 AM edit delete reply

Time to reset my SL password. My username is the same as here.
plymayer 30th Apr 2015, 1:12 AM edit delete reply

Haven't been on 2L for some time.

It is fun. Never could figure most of it out though.
Nicelus 30th Apr 2015, 1:14 AM edit delete reply
Hey, I'm on a comic strip!
velvetsanity 30th Apr 2015, 1:50 AM edit delete reply

Yep! Seems you've found yet another place to throw a party, Pinkie Pie :D
xpacetrue 30th Apr 2015, 5:14 AM edit delete reply

I've known about Second Life for a number of years. But, I never actually tried it. For one, I was stuck on dial-up at the time. Also, it seemed very commercialized.

However, I am a big fan of Machinima and independent animation. And I've seen some beautiful and inspiring machinima and animation done using Second Life. Some of it is jaw-dropping or weird (or both).

As a massive online virtual reality environment, I find Second Life interesting. However, I disapprove of Linden Lab's Terms of Service. To explain: Outrage grows over new Second Life terms

Any content uploaded to SL becomes the property of Linden Lab. And 3D content on SL is a huge business today. It's fine if people only upload content they create. But, there are dishonest people selling others' content. And it sounds like Linden Lab is turning a blind eye. (As Headkase put it they, "made piracy an easy money making opportunity".) I'm told it can be a hassle for 3D artists to convince Linden Lab that they created a certain item and get them to remove it.

I've seen a number of 3D content creators on ShareCG and elsewhere remove their free content because of how some were selling their stuff on SL. (Headkase stated that this burned out his generosity.) And others have added terms to forbid uploading their stuff to SL.

Beyond that, it sounds like SL may be getting competition. There's OpenSim, Open Cobalt and the Avination virtual world. And this 2014 article talks about how Linden is developing an entirely new virtual world:
Is Linden Lab abandoning Second Life?

The article mentions that "there was only a small team left to continue to support Second Life and that the majority of Linden Lab developers were at work on the new platform."
DizzasterJuice 30th Apr 2015, 10:14 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, SL has long been known for 3d model piracy. I have even found some of my own work stolen and in their market for sale. Because of Second Life and Lover's Lab (another thief) I started embedding my name in the mesh itself on anything I make available to the public.
jas 30th Apr 2015, 8:55 AM edit delete reply

Fun! This was a lot of fun.

I've been in and out of SL for years! Currently, I'm not active in it but everything Centcomm showed here is absolutely possible in SL. :)
DizzasterJuice 30th Apr 2015, 10:28 AM edit delete reply

Cent, I know this can wear you out if you don't take a break every now and then. I just took a 2 week break myself awhile back.
chk 30th Apr 2015, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

Hurry back. We'll miss you.
Matt Knab 30th Apr 2015, 5:55 PM edit delete reply

DLKmusic 30th Apr 2015, 11:32 PM edit delete reply

Before I go investing time and energy into something new, I got a dumb question... Is Second Life like an online SIMS, or is it closer to IMVU?

And, as for the break! If it's Vacation, you've earned it.... if it's Health related, as I said before, Take care of yourself, entertaining us comes second. and I think I speak for your entire fan-base with that.
HiFranc 1st May 2015, 1:23 AM edit delete reply

Of the two - it's closer to IMVU.
Stormwind13 2nd May 2015, 9:35 AM edit delete reply

Considering the start up dates, it could be argued that IMVU is more like Second Life. Of course it claims more active users, even if it launched later.
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