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Old 05-12-2018, 08:06 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Bearded hipsters with their fat babygirls, both of which have Dɪsᴘʟᴀʏ Nᴀᴍᴇs Iɴ Tʜɪs Fᴏɴᴛ are a pretty popular thing these days. This is definitely its own subculture, especially since almost all of them follow the same appearance and profile template.

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i heard in a sl facebook group the other day that the current trend is theres a place where people would Park and people would pay and have sex with their lifeless bodies. the prettier and meshed up the better... several people respond but no one was able to produce a landmark.
AFK sex places have popped up and gained a puzzling amount of popularity over the past year and a half or so. I really don't understand the appeal. Some people do make money from what I have seen, basically folks with decent looking avatars AFK on a sex bed while sleeping and occasionally get pennies worth of extra cash when they wake up. Just search for AFK sex and you'll get many results.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:11 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Speaking of kid avis, I came across a guy wanting to be a fetus. I am not sure one guy constitutes a culture though.
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:03 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Short answer: All of them.


A "subculture"s existence in SL is a bit like internet porn. Rule 34 applies.
Yep.

Medieval RP is a big one that I didn't see mentioned on this thread.

Monster RPers is another fairly large related one.

There are also about 3 million different scifi themed ones.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:23 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Has anyone mentioned the so-called "Sissies" yet? It seems to me that there are more and more of them each day.
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:47 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Has anyone mentioned the so-called "Sissies" yet? It seems to me that there are more and more of them each day.
One of the first subcultures I met while in SL was a Yaoi group.

The various LGBT groups are too numerous to name. I get asked semi frequently if I have "something extra" since there seems to be a stereotype that amazon women are all futa.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:28 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Speaking of kid avis, I came across a guy wanting to be a fetus. I am not sure one guy constitutes a culture though.
Sorta a new one on me, though I have heard of people RPing pregnancy, in cooperating with a kid avvie then letting that avvie "be" the baby.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:13 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Sorta a new one on me, though I have heard of people RPing pregnancy, in cooperating with a kid avvie then letting that avvie "be" the baby.
Basically it amounts to an invisible avatar and a carry AO.
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Has anyone mentioned the so-called "Sissies" yet? It seems to me that there are more and more of them each day.
Vtech chest with Maitreya body Has become a popular combo for those crossing and continues gaining popularity.

i don't see any mention of the muscle crowd..Avies so bulky they make the mainstream mesh bodies look natural. i know there's some sort of wrestling federation out there.
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Is that the "Empire" one? I remember there being some sort of an RPG "game" that involved moving up through the "royal" ranks or something close to that. It used to be pretty popular. I don't remember it very well because I was never involved in it.
No, that's "tiny Empires" - Tinies are small humanoid animal avatars that have been a part of second life for a long time. They are famed for hosting the yearly "artwalk" event and sing carols at wootmas, which is their version of Christmas. Tinies were the first small avatars, created with a bug that folded avatars over and now they can be made that size normally, most notably with "dinkies" who are mesh tinies. They can be found in Raglan Shire and the sims of the raglan cluster. Well worth a visit if you have never heard of them. They love waffles and going fast.

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No, that's "tiny Empires" - Tinies are small humanoid animal avatars that have been a part of second life for a long time. They are famed for hosting the yearly "artwalk" event and sing carols at wootmas, which is their version of Christmas. Tinies were the first small avatars, created with a bug that folded avatars over and now they can be made that size normally, most notably with "dinkies" who are mesh tinies. They can be found in Raglan Shire and the sims of the raglan cluster. Well worth a visit if you have never heard of them. They love waffles and going fast.


Oh ffs. I know what a tiny is. I just didn't happen to remember off hand the full name of something I haven't even thought about in years.
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Time to wrap this thread up.

The number of subcultures in Second Life is:

2,176,492.76
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:35 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Time to wrap this thread up.

The number of subcultures in Second Life is:

2,176,492.76
I'd say the number is more like 2,147,483,647. The next upgrade we could see up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807
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There is only one SL subculture, dorks.

You're all a bunch of dorks.
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There is only one SL subculture, dorks.

You're all a bunch of dorks.


Wait...you said DORKS.

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I'd say the number is more like 2,147,483,647.
Hmmm...
Seems it fluctuates quite a bit. I checked again now and got 2,197,542.8675

I suppose there is no definite answer than.

Oh btw, in case somebody wondered about the decimals: it turns out that although all cultures are sub, some are more sub than others. That complicates the picture a bit too.
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Just ask Professor Heisenberg. It's actually a multidomensional extension of his famous uncertainty principle.



If you identify a subculture within SL, you can neither predict the number of participants nor where to find them.


If you identify where to find a subculture in SL, you can neither predict the number of participants nor how many "similar but different" subcultures cluster around it.


If you identify a group that participates in a particular subculture, you can neither identify where to find them nor how many "similar bit different" subcultures cluster around it.




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I've been a neko most of the decade plus I've been in SL but I don't hang out with other nekos other than one particular friend. Am I part of that subculture?

Don't forget pirates which has many subcultures of it's own. I'm the leader of a navy which fights pirates so that's it's own subculture within a subculture.

Neko-Pirate-Admirals would be rare anywhere but SL. I know several.

@Da5id Weatherwax Remember the Observer Effect. Just by asking how many subcultures are in SL you are altering the answer to the question.
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What kind of geek?

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I often post jokes that no-one laughs at It's hard to portray some types of humor in text. So, I thought I should mentions that I interpreted Wolf's posts as dry sardonic self deprecating humor. It's the sort of thing I might have posted.
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Nary a mention of pencil-necks. I am disappointed.
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Probably a mix of Pop Culture and Computer. Not really Academic enough to make Prime.


Though I kind of worry there is more annoying Urkle in there than I realize.
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Just ask Professor Heisenberg. It's actually a multidomensional extension of his famous uncertainty principle.

It is - and this is actually somewhat serious - a good example of the popular abridgded version of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can not observe a phenomena without changing it.


People counting subcultures in SL are themselves a subculture in SL. And people analyzing the counting of subculture and making geeky jokes about it, form a subculture of that subculture. And people analyzing the analyzing of people count...


Never mind.

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I often post jokes that no-one laughs at It's hard to portray some types of humor in text. So, I thought I should mentions that I interpreted Wolf's posts as dry sardonic self deprecating humor. It's the sort of thing I might have posted.
Yep. That's pretty much it in a nutshell. Thank you.
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