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Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007, 09:41 pm
This Furry Life

Having gone a few weeks without posting, some of you may be wondering what's up. Although me not posting for a long time can be a sign of depression, it is not conclusive. :) In fact, on the furry side, my life is great! I've been rediscovering Second Life and was recently accepted into the Furry Vermin club. I'm very proud that they took me into their dystopian, militaristic sim even though I was going about in the fur at the time. I'm sure a certain very special squirrel by the name of frynge had something to do with it. ^_^ To celebrate, I thought I should make some clothing more in keeping with the theme of the sim. I don't want them to think I'm just a bit of fluff they keep on the side. ;) They have some genuinely tough-looking rats there, but I was going more for a wannabe look. I'm still just a cute rat at heart.

Furry Vermin gear -- tail

Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
whitetail

Missed you! *hugs*

Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

You did? Didn't you get the email I sent last week?
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Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Rats, rodents and non-rodents. Seems a pretty multi-species community. :) Intelligent, open-minded community. Helping me get in touch with my rodent side on Second Life. I should have taken a screenshot of how it was then. Sandbags and big guns. Bunkered down, because they'd just recently repelled a griefer attack. (Sadly, griefers are still common on Second Life.) The contrast between them and partygoers inside has created a strong mental image of a community under attack but determined to hold its own.

Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
twigmouse

Yeah, I've met several of those 'hard-core' ras myself. All pretty nice though. Maybe they're cute rats at heart too ;-) What's you name on there? I wanna add ya.

Tue, Apr. 17th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Haven't you already? I'm Haal Ratner. Would love to see you on SL some time.

Wed, Apr. 18th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
peromyscus

I've thought about joining up to play Second Life but from what I've seen of my friends who play it, they never leave their pc. My friend Snowmeow is offering me to buy me a mouse avatar and extras for it if join up, in return for the ratbag I bought him for Christmas a year ago.

Problem is I got hooked on Furcadia in the past, and considering that the good weather is coming soon over where I live, I'd rather do stuff outdoors. Plus I have some costuming projects to do.

Hmm if I do go on SL, I'd probably decide to be a ninja instead. It's just more like me ;)

Second Life seems great but can you control the amount of time that you spend playing it?

Wed, Apr. 18th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Quite frankly: no. I find Second Life sucks me in much more than, say, Tapestries did. It's a more immersive experience. I have a hard time dragging myself away. Ristin and I have had words about it in the past. He's got Warcrack, and I've got SL. :) I find I get hooked on it for weeks at a time, and then go off it for a month or two. I have yet to find a happy medium.

Wed, Apr. 18th, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
peromyscus

Well if you can find a mutual meeting time with the friends on SL to play at, that might solve things?

Also I could be a ninja rat or mouse when I play SL in future, to combine two of the things that I like ^.-/\/
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Fri, Apr. 20th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Cool! What is that from? I know it's from Newsweek, but what article is it from?

Fri, Apr. 20th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
athalon: And the illustrator's name is Fox

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18108859/site/newsweek/