Editor's Choice ~ Best of Snapzilla

"there is NO reason to depict yourself as a child in Second Life. NONE."

"Is it not easier to ban child avs all together than to require every resident to be verified? I know that not all child avs engage in sexual age play, but which is the lesser evil - have a minority of avs not be able to be children or require every resident to be verified to use the whole of the grid?"

"Make height restrictions on avatars. Make it so that 5 foot tall is the lowest height anyone can be without the aid of an animation."

"why would anyone want to spend their free time to pretend to be someone else’s child? For someone they have never met, that could in RL just want to “play with children” in SL not doing anything obvious, but behind the monitor……. please.. can we all grow up?"

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  • Kumi Kuhr
    5/10/2007 6:05:46 PM
    *le sigh... it was total freedom for awhile... our world, our imagination... so many issues here... *hugs*
  • Arahan Claveau
    5/10/2007 7:46:59 PM
    urgh what a stupid mess :(
  • Nebulosus Severine
    5/10/2007 8:11:49 PM
    :( *hugs*
  • Ilianexsi Sojourner
    5/10/2007 8:19:48 PM
    *Hug*... hang in there, Marianne, don't let the turkeys get you down.
  • Elix Perth
    5/10/2007 9:01:45 PM
    *hug* I saw this coming. I was hoping I was wrong and LL was just taking a bass-ackwards approach to enforcing the community standards, but... Your World. Your Imagination*. *Except where prohibited by law in any country that we care about.
  • Arahan Claveau
    5/10/2007 9:10:36 PM
    What a bunch of hysterical, moralistic morons on that blog thread, casually throwing around the word "pedophilia". Marianne close your eyes, I'm going to say a rude word! - CUNTS!
  • DeltaDharmaDawn Aubret
    5/10/2007 9:12:38 PM
    I am speechless. Is this not a platform for the imagination? Age verification is a fact of making choices in the real world. Lets see, we can be Gorean, Fae, Demon, Robotic, Dragons, Monsters, Gamblers, Hookers, for profit business professionals, real estate brokers but not children??? Oops lets not do anything that might require us to assume responsibility for our choices. I wonder who needs to grow up.
  • DeltaDharmaDawn Aubret
    5/10/2007 9:14:06 PM
    BTW you crack me up Arahan :D
  • Arahan Claveau
    5/10/2007 9:23:33 PM
    Yeah sorry about that DDD :o I totally agree with you on this issue, and what madness is it when it can threaten someone like Marianne's enjoyment of the place. This is all part of the steady move towards the sterilisation of SL.
  • ELLiebob Bean
    5/10/2007 9:42:27 PM
    I have to say... im SURE LL has the technology to 'listen in' or monitor every move we make if they want to... u know.. if they suspect that going on... THEN ban their asses! If not... leave the kids the hell alone! I like playing kid av sometimes but i sure as hell dont have sex on the brain at that point! arrrg!
  • Arahan Claveau
    5/10/2007 9:56:35 PM
    I think the point is Phinn that no actual children were involved in that incident, so regardless of how tasteless or disturbing most of us find child sex RP, who is being harmed if it takes place between consenting adults? The problem is that if LL start banning people based on an act of fantasy where does it stop?
  • Arahan Claveau
    5/10/2007 9:57:16 PM
    Oh I said "Phinn" when it was Ellie :o
  • Gore Suntzu
    5/10/2007 9:58:18 PM
    i'm sorry for you Marianne, another hint that ll are not able to handle social issues here on sl :( if i think that for more than a year with open signup theyhave de facto allowed teens on main land....
  • Gore Suntzu
    5/10/2007 10:00:07 PM
    main land i mean Adult Grid
  • Ziggy Quirk
    5/10/2007 10:41:25 PM
    *giant hugs*
  • Ziggy Quirk
    5/11/2007 1:44:16 AM
    http://ziggyquirk.com/?p=42">Further thoughts
  • Cristiano Midnight
    5/11/2007 4:28:02 AM
    I chose this picture for Best of Snapzilla not only for the photo, but because it is a poignant reminder of how people get caught in the crossfire on controversial issues. Marianne has been an incredibly valueable and entertaining contributor to Snapzilla, and I hate to think of her receiving any grief at all over her completely innocent behavior of having a child avatar enjoying being a child. I hope recent events don't discourage you from continuing to pursue your unique take on Second Life - please know you have my full support if you need anything.
  • Gillian Waldman
    5/11/2007 9:11:45 AM
    *Hugs* Mari. We support you :)
  • Kit Axon
    5/11/2007 9:33:38 AM
    Hang in there Mari, we all love you, and we'll all get through this together. *hugs x3283523523*
  • Nimil Blackflag
    5/11/2007 11:37:43 AM
    *picks up mari and gives her a big squishy hug* we won't let them take you away sweety... don't worry... just keep fighting and keep helping open people's eyes.
  • Phinn Boffin
    5/11/2007 11:42:49 AM
    *HUGS* Marianne.. I'm so sorry that all this is happening. It's a very very very touchy subject... but noone should be able to take away your innocence. That's really a key thing here. Is the age play you and so many others do is innocent. Sex age play even between 2 adults cheats and robs you of that innocence. It sexualizes a child, which should NEVER be done.
  • Lucky Figtree
    5/11/2007 12:02:40 PM
    I know I already commented on Flickr, but I felt I should comment here too. I don't know you too well, but your pictures always make me smile. /me does like Kit and gives you a giant hug.
  • Marianne McCann
    5/11/2007 12:47:28 PM
    Thankoo, all. It was super disheartening to read all those icky comments, an all dis has a lotta us kids super worried. I'm thankful for all your support, an really touched, Mister Midnight, dat you gaved dis an EC. What *really* worries me is dat SL dun have a good track record for standing up for it's people much, an it's plenty likely dat I could log in one day to find my world gone, even with having done nothing to merit dat, because of comments like those I read on the blog.
  • Nimil Blackflag
    5/11/2007 1:11:38 PM
    i think the people who make those comments need to sit down and actually get to know you mari... i think it would probably change their mind.
  • DeltaDharmaDawn Aubret
    5/11/2007 1:16:16 PM
    Thank you Cristiano for honoring Mari andthis sensitive issue by recognizing this pic and all it stands for.
  • Ilianexsi Sojourner
    5/11/2007 1:37:09 PM
    Well done, Cristiano. :) I agree with Nimil's last comment-- *anybody* who doesn't know Marianne, should. :) Come play in our forest in Kishijoten anytime, you'll always be welcome!
  • Ziggy Quirk
    5/11/2007 6:54:51 PM
    *more hugs*
  • SunShine Kukulcan
    5/12/2007 5:30:45 AM
    Marianne: You will always have protectors. Count me as one of them. Call on me for anything. I am ashamed and sorry for what has taken place.
  • Brace Coral
    5/20/2007 9:34:58 AM
    *huggss* hang in there darlin. If you ever need anything - MiniBrace and her Baseball Bat are at yer service *eyes the kneecaps of the idjits* - good lookin out, Cris :heart:
  • Nexii Malthus
    8/2/2007 2:03:28 AM
    I agree with the description in this picture. I find it rather disturbing and aren't you supposed to be on the TG?
  • Gore Suntzu
    8/2/2007 3:15:52 AM
    arent u supposed to look better b4 talk?
  • Marianne McCann
    8/2/2007 8:12:22 AM
    Nexii - why would I be on the teen grid? Just because my RP is at five years old doesn't make me a five year old, ya know? As for the comments I used on dis piccie, they was some very hurtful comments about me and others like me who play kids in SL. You *might* wanna look a little deeper through my piccies.
  • Arahan Claveau
    8/2/2007 8:15:25 AM
    Hey Nexii, I can introduce you to my fist or my penis, take yer pick buddy.
  • Marianne McCann
    8/2/2007 2:18:04 PM
    Thankoo Mister Claveau an Mister Suntzu.
  • Lucky Figtree
    8/2/2007 2:39:42 PM
    Mari, hehe. I just spoke to Nexii. It was all a misunderstanding; I explained it to her. She didn't realize that those were quotes. Nexii means no harm :) I promise!<33 I hope things are going better for you! Give Kit a hug for me, pleeeassee!
  • Arahan Claveau
    8/2/2007 4:18:07 PM
    Waaaah Nexii is a lady!? OK I retract my penis! Seriously though, people should inform themselves of the facts before they attack others.
  • Marianne McCann
    8/3/2007 9:58:35 AM
    Ah! Thankoo, Lucky! Glad dis is all understood now. I shoudl add someting to the comments to explain dat. I did pass a hug on for ya, but she zipped off an mighta missed it.
  • Marianne McCann
    10/23/2007 1:47:31 PM
    Bragging time: Dis piccie is a finalist in the Uncanney Valley Expo. Public voting is at http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2007/10/reader-vote-sel.html