The shopping list
- Build – [PM]Pixel Mode – Dorthy’s Shed – without shadow casting (NEW @ Shiny Shabby)
- Bed – [Con.] Jack’s Bugout Shelter – Bed
- Its all about us – Seven Emporium
- Dress form – AF
- Hanging rags – Apt B // Old & Rusted – Hanging Rags (NEW @ Shiny Shabby)
Len Douglas in my opinion is amongst the best SL has to offer in terms of photography.
He also is a very ‘funny’ guy who, ‘challenged’ me to make the above picture. Based on his idea of fixing his tie, he challenged me to make a picture to fix my bra. The above is my answer.
Now there are a few things I want to get of my chest. (no pun indented). So grab a chair and enjoy the ride. Or slowly back away and go shopping because you are getting Rwah raw.
I see people on blogging lists who are no bloggers. I see people on lists that make pictures that make me cringe because they are resized badly. I see people that don’t even take the freaking time to write up a list with what they are showing let alone tell you about what they are showing. Hell I see people who don’t even HAVE a blog. Which in my simple brain is a must if you are a ‘blogger’. Those people simply know the right people and for some reason event-organisers and creators deem them worthy and think they should be called bloggers. Well that is a choice and the full right of the creators.
However it is my full right to step away from that. I do not want to belong in the brown nosing, crawl-as-far-as-you-can-up-a-designers-ass-people brigade to get free stuff. Cus well I suck at sucking up.
Where does that leave me and all the others who do take oodles of time to make little pieces of art with each picture they take and do take the time to inform us all about the products? For me, spending time, a lot of time on a picture and trying to make it the best I can, investing Lindens in additional props or outfits, it is a thing that I do. And I know others do that as well. Seeing how those so called ‘bloggers’ take the piss by not caring about quality but only quantity makes me feel like I am an idiot for spending so much of my time on it.
It seems that quality has lost it’s lure. And that the only thing that counts any more is using the ‘right’ stuff at the ‘ right’ time and getting the ‘right’ people to like your picture and join that big circle of people that are simply doing nothing more then kissing each others asses.
I am beyond giving a blue flying f*ck. I will keep making pictures because I simply like making them. I will keep visiting events because let’s face it, main stores for most creators have become redundant and you can only find old stock there. But for me the pride and honor of being a blogger is gone. It is squandered away because blogging in SL has become cut throat business.
I see how some people try, almost desperately, to get every one who has a fan base of some sort, be it a photographer or designer, in their circles only to leech of them and cast them aside again once they find better and grander pastures to graze bare. And I do not want to be associated with those people. Not in a million years. I had the ‘pleasure’ of meeting some of them and I ran for the hills and now I am running even further away.
For those who feel the dire need to discuss this, feel free. In fact I would welcome it. There is however one wee rule. Do it either here or on Flickr, aka in public. Because that is another thing, this freaking hush hush. It’s annoying. Speak up or shut up.
Have a nice weekend.