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A Couple of Weird Questions

Mint Rainbow
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Join date: 20 Sep 2005
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09-20-2005 12:08
One of these is a sort of technical question, and another is a sort of "looking for product" question, but since they're interrelated I thought I'd post them here.

Also: I can see just from glancing at the forums that certain topics can get a instant negative response. If you want to tell me that being furry is weird or that what I'm doing is weird, let's just agree on that for now so that you don't actually need to post anything about it. ^_^ Anyway what I'm doing really is a little weird. Just an experiment, but a weird one.

Question A) The last couple of days I've been experimenting with body shapes. Since I'm wearing a furry avatar it's pretty easy to go from male to female or play around with the body shape, since I can ignore all of the head and face options. I've created male and female versions of my avatar, and a little kid version, and a fat version. And last night I decided to work out exactly how feminine I could make a body that was set to male... one thing I learned is that a skirt fits a male body much better if you increase the saddle bags and the butt. Although I suppose that should be obvious. ^_^

Anyway after tweaking my avatar to a certain point "he" looked very much like a girl with a completely flat chest. After that I was teleporting around a lot, to various money trees, and after a bunch of teleports I ported to the forest, and at this point noticed that I suddenly had breasts. Somehow I had spontaneously become female -- and this also messed up many of my other body settings, so that I had to rebuild my weird body shape (and make a backup copy this time).

So first question: Does this happen often, and does it have anything to do with flying around in a male avatar with very female proportions?

Question B) On the advice of a friend (and using her money) I also picked up Exotica's Urban Groove walk replacement belly ring. With this it becomes even harder to place my character as actually male. Along with the bellyring come two tops that actually are shaded to enhance the appearance of the bust and to show nipples poking through the fabric. In my case this actually makes me appear to have breasts, thus enhancing the illusion yet further. My friend attempted to modify one of her tanks to achieve the same effect, but it was a quick attempt and not too successful. She may have better success later. Anyway, my second question was ~ any suggestions on where I should go to find more tops with the same effect? Besides other options at Exotica.

Sorry if this seems too weird for anyone. I don't bite, honest!
Cory Edo
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09-20-2005 12:11
1. You might have "Ruth"ed, which is a mostly-harmless bug where you turn into the Mother Of All Avs after teleporting. 99% of the time you go back to normal within a few seconds. If not, try relogging.

2. Check out any of the shops at Midnight City. What you're looking for are quality designers that put shading on their clothing.


I'm really just posting because I think your name is groovy.
Lianne Marten
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09-20-2005 12:15
1. Also, it helps to have several copies of your main shape in your inventory, so if one gets messed up you can just switch to the other, it saves a lot of time.

2. Santana Lumiere has several tank tops that have that sort of shading.
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Jake Reitveld
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09-20-2005 12:18
All of the above points are good. I am just posting because Cory did.
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ALCHEMY -clothes for men.

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Mint Rainbow
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09-20-2005 12:47
Thanks for the replies. ^_^

I checked out Santana's shop -- very nice and reasonably priced to boot. I'll check the other shop later, thanks again!
Jillian Callahan
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09-20-2005 13:11
I have nothing constructive to add, however:
:D ANOTHER CALICO! WOOHAW! :D
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Forseti Svarog
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09-20-2005 13:25
From: Jillian Callahan
I have nothing constructive to add, however:
:D ANOTHER CALICO! WOOHAW! :D


lol I was waiting for that
katykiwi Moonflower
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09-20-2005 21:00
From: Mint Rainbow
So first question: Does this happen often, and does it have anything to do with flying around in a male avatar with very female proportions?
Sounds like you have met Ruth, the ghost of SecondLife, who has transformed male avatars to little females with breasts, and has taken possession of females turnign them into this odd looking linden default avie.

Ruth has been here since I have, 2003, and she will love on to haunt us. I recently turned to Ruth for no reason, was just standing on my land when WHOOMP! There she was. Ruined that skin totally because it did not revert.

Ruth's activity comes and goes but she has been especially active since the last update. Its fun to start a little gallery with pics of your friends when they turn into Ruth.
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Frans Charming
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09-20-2005 21:07
Beside relogging, you can also open apperance and close again. It will ask you to save, choose don't save. After that you will look normal again.
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Ben Bacon
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09-21-2005 03:31
Can one intentionally Ruth? Or save and copy Ruth?
I'm thinking "International Look Like Ruth Day" :D
Eggy Lippmann
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09-21-2005 03:44
You should have a Ruth folder in your default inventory. If you dont I can send it to ya
Jesrad Seraph
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09-21-2005 05:06
Ruth is SL's name for Eris. Ya she's a bit mischevous at times.
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Introvert Petunia
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discrimination!
09-21-2005 06:08
I am sick of the callous, bigoted, anti-Ruth discrimination that is so predominant in game. Ruths are people too! If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh? If you poison them, do they not die?

Oh, I guess they don't, actually; nevermind.
Ben Bacon
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09-21-2005 06:51
From: Introvert Petunia
I am sick of the callous, bigoted, anti-Ruth discrimination that is so predominant in game. Ruths are people too! If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh? If you poison them, do they not die?
One Ruth, united under Phil?

From: Eggy Lippmann
You should have a Ruth folder in your default inventory. If you dont I can send it to ya
Thanks, Eggy. Will check when I get home, and IM you if I can't find it.