Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Lounging in the Wallaby at the cusp of a new year
Happy New Year to all second lifers out there! May the coming months bring you joy, and at the same time, may you yourself actively spread happiness to those around you.

The turn of the year for me is not only a time to look forward to the coming year, but also a time to reflect on what's come to pass.

For our second life stores it has been a busy one.

Timeless Treasures came into being earlier in the year, along with all the cool products that were created for it. In the meantime, Lemur Sensors continued to upgrade the rental box system, adding new features (such as daily rentals),that has made it into one of the more advanced offerings out there, while at the same time re-releasing the personal monitors to catch cheating partners. Finally, the Depraved Monkey released the Tusk sex toy, as well as the Angel Hunt game and the new BDSM Pussy.

All in all, we're pretty satisfied with how things went during the year. We even opened our first inworld store, although to be honest more could probably be done to make it more attractive to customers.

Going forward, our first priority is to get the Zombie Hunt out the door, followed by upgrades to the BDSM Pussy.

So, here's looking forward to all the good things to come in the new year. May your days be merry and your nights always kinky.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Talking Cats and other Things

I'm happy to say some of the Timeless Treasures items have started to sell better than before. Not sure whether it's because of the holiday season or not, but the Talking Anime Cat has been popular lately.

The store was started as a group effort, but due to complications which I now can't even remember I ended up taking it over, though it didn't seem to jibe well with the Depraved Monkey or even the Lemur offerings.

The BDSM Pussy too has started to sell, though not on par with the cheaper basic model. As I said before though, all upgrades going forward will be on this model and not the basic one.

Hmmm, what else....well, I haven't started on the Zombie Hunt, but mainly because my RL has become quite busy due to some projects. I hope to start on it come the turn of the new year.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Geeky Meme

Ah yes, another meme from Singh....let's make this fast.

1. What do you consider yourself to be? Geek? Nerd? Dork? None of the above? All of the above?


2. What was the first computer you ever owned? 

Apple in the early 1980s. Programmed on it too. Now I'm a windows/android guy.

3. When and how did you first get on the internet?

I was in graduate school, and they gave us access to email and internet. At the time, the main draw was to look for sex pics...oh wait...nothing has changed.

4. Which geek fandom do you subscribe to?

I used to read Star Trek when I was a kid, and I like the concept of Jedi because it was derived from philosophies that I subscribe to...

5. Star Trek or Star Wars?

I like both for different reasons.

6. How Geeky Are You? 

84%, I guess I guessed right ;-)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A celebration of the launch of Seychelles Isles

The beautiful Lacy Muircastle invited me to attend a celebration of the launch of Seychelles Isles, which was held on November 3 to introduce the new Estate to Second Life participants.

The celebrations were held at the Golden Gate Yacht Club SL at Seychelles Isles, and I spent the time dancing with Lacy, who was quite cute in some striped sailor outfit.

Below are some pics of this beautifully landscaped estate and the Yacht Club. Enjoy x

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Delicious chocolate market segment


When we first came into SL, one of our neighbors was an avatar that was decidedly african in features. She was a nice girl who introduced us to our first SL prim babies.

Since that time I don't believe I've ever met any other avatar that was female and black, though there are certainly a lot of  brownish avatars running around the sims, and quite a number of black male avatars as well.

SL is a curious place because in the end anyone can tailor their appearance to be whatever they would like it to be. Since blacks make up 12% of the population in the USA, shouldn't at least 12% of the female avis I see be black (though perhaps diluted by avis from other countries with less african populations)?

Then I found an article that talked about a chocolata avi, and I thought it did justice to showing the beauty of african females, and that was a pretty refreshing change, especially in a virtual world where it turns out racism can still exist.

This got me thinking about whether there are any products that could be targeted specifically to this market, although in the end I decided pretty much all the products I offered (including the pussy items) were all inclusive of all types of human forms (the pussy color and texture can be altered using the EDIT function of viewers).

I like the label "delicious chocolate" though, and I like focusing on a market segment that normally people don't seem to care about, so who knows, maybe we'll figure out a way to use this for some targeted market items, which would be a first from the Depraved Monkey or Timeless Treasures.

UPDATED: After passing it through a couple of people of African descent and finding out such a moniker is borderline at best, it looks like I will skip on the name. Some people found it objectionable enough that i even got booted out of a group by the admin. Oh well. In my defense, I was using it as a term of appreciation and nothing else and was sincerely trying to make sure it wasn't offensive. Lesson learned, case closed.