It's been a while since something in Second Life has made me go, "WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO! WEEEEEEEEE!" in real life:
This thing did though.
Origami Bird, 100L, at the Help Japan market. Four people can fly in it!
In other news, I'm still crashing about every six minutes. I've tried doing a complete uninstall and reinstall, switched a beta viewer for the actual viewer and then switched them back, cleared my cache, etc., etc. I ran a diagnostic utility and noticed that every time SL crashes, my computer prints a "Cannot find executable for SLPlugin [blah blah blah blah blah complicated computer stuff]" message in its crash log thingy.
I'm premium, baby, so I did something I always dread and started a support chat session with SL support. The conversation went something like this:
SL Support: Hi, I'm helping several residents so it may take time for me to respond, OK? How can I help you?
Emerald: Well, I'm crashing on an average of once every six minutes. I've done a complete uninstall and reinstalled the viewer. I ran a diagnostic utility and I keep getting a message about a missing SLPlugin right before I crash though. It says, "Cannot find executable for SLPlugin [blah blah blah complicated computer stuff]."
SL Support: Did you try clearing your cache?
Emerald: Yes - I not only cleared it, but I deleted the whole application and reinstalled it.
SL Support: Did you try rebuilding your avatar?
Emerald: Rebuilding my avatar?
SL Support: Please watch this video — [insert link to an old Torley Linden tutorial] — and rebuild your avatar. Then clear your cache. Then restart your computer. Sometimes that helps crashing.
Emerald: Is that going to turn me back into a noob avatar? The one in that ugly pink polka dot dress?
SL Support: Yes but it helps crashing.
Emerald: Well, OK, but my computer told me what the problem is — it's freezing up when it can't find an SL plugin called [long complicated name].
SL Support: What?
Emerald: I ran diagnostics, and every time I crash, I get the message "Cannot find executable for SLPlugin [blah blah blah more complicated words go here]."
SL Support: Oh it sounds like you have a plug-in problem.
*Emerald screams in frustration*
Emerald: Yes, I said that at the beginning of this conversation.
SL Support: You'll have to file a ticket. Can I help you with anything else?
Emerald: No. Thank you. (This has been the most helpful conversation of my entire life. It has totally been worth the $90 USD a year or whatever the hell I'm paying — not to mention a couple hundred dollars in land tier a month — to basically log into a virtual world and crash out of it every six minutes. Thank you for reading my chat so carefully. Thank you for taking the time to put down your little plastic laminated card — the one that probably tells you to tell every single resident to clear his or her cache and restart the computer — and give my problem your undivided expert techie attention. Thank you for acknowledging the fact that I even dug out a "run this when you have computer problems" utility and went to all the trouble to copy a diagnostics log so you would have all the information you might need to help me. Thank you for existing. Thank you. Sorry. I'm bitchy today. But thank you.)
I would leave forever if I weren't responsible for the fake lives of hundreds of procreating pixels.
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