Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Virtual World "Problems"

This has nothing to do with anything, I just thought
the build was really pretty.

It was 14 months ago I launched the Unslutty and Undead marketplace shop to share my silly little gestures and poses with the virtual public. I did it for a giggle, for a small amount of validation (gosh, I'm needy!), and not for any remuneration (except for that Harold Lloyd clock pose - the clockface had been such a hassle to create that I demand an entire Llinden dollar for it). I really am pleased with the result. I get these nice little emails from the marketplace telling me who bought what, and I really do giggle over it.

The time for giggling is past, though. I'm getting tired of the emails. There have been 1,526 of them in the past 14 months. At first there would be one or two a week. Giggle, giggle! There's this gurgly feeling inside that I have shared something with someone - that they thought enough of what I created to get it for free. Pathetic, aren't I? Recently, however, I'm getting multiple emails daily. This is starting to wear on my Happiness organ, the Felix Organus Magnus. I can only be thrilled by something so many times in a week before I run out of mucus felicitas. It becomes a kind of burden to read the emails and categorize them (can't help myself - German ancestry). I can't imagine what it must be like to have to keep up with these in case of complaints. If anyone complains now, I just point to the "It's Free" sign and I'm off the hook.

All this leads me to believe that I couldn't possibly handle this as an actual business. There was a brief period recently that I considered making some full perm poses for sale for, I dunno, 5 Llindens. Forget that, Herbert! I don't need the money and it would stop being fun.

That said, if anyone wanted something full perm, they could just ask me and send me what they think it's worth, the final product, or just a photo of it in use.

Latest addition to the shop is a set of Amurrikin Football poses.

Photo above from Quiet After Evening - Fall at Leroy. Quark Fallen is someone else who just does things for free. Be sure to hit the subscribo because you'll get regular little gifts!

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