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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Shops Start To Fill New Soho Sim.

It’s great to see the shops filling up in the new Soho sim in SL London. Of course lots of them are compatible to the area and are selling some naughty knickers type clothing! I really admire people like Cherry Cheevers who has a new shop there. Famous for her Dollyrock designs in the rest of the grid, she has a range of outfits just for adult use, and her shop is called Dollyrock xtreme. Cherry’s shop is a couple of doors from Nils Tomorrow’s new store ‘Nils Island Store’ and Nils has a fabulous assortment of dresses to pick from, I bet you couldn’t walk in there without wanting to buy one or two of her designs. Further down the end of Brewers Street, close to the Mayfair sim ‘@ Design’ have opened one of their stores. They do a really classy range of clothing that would make you feel like a million dollars if you were going out for the evening.

Across the Road in Wardour Steet there is ‘The Clip Joint’ owned by Menolly Riederer and she has some beautiful hair and eyes for both men and women. Rails Bailey too, has a store called ‘Down n Dirty’ where you can buy that daring latex dress before you go out for a night on the town in SL Soho. ‘Scandalust Promise’ owned by Promise Day also has a range of sexy clothing in some great colours. Then there is ‘Midnight Lotus’, well what can I say! this is Soho and you would expect some adult stuff for sale, yes owner Hasuko Kuramot has not disappointed, he has those vital attachments for sale that SL lovers need if they are going to ‘cyber’ the night away, and very tastfully done too! There is even a male attachment with a striking dragon tattooed on it (covers eyes and blushes!) For those customers of the Phoenix club who like to offer the lady dancers some Lindens for their private dances, you could always buy some glamorous jewellery to stuff down the ladies g-string instead of money. There is a jewellers just across the road called ‘B Alyssa Bijoux Jewellery *customs* Accessories’ As you know diamonds are a girls best friend, both in SL and real life, so try to woo the lady with some sparklers!

Talking of male attachments, I got a call from SL London Artist and Sculptress Molina Rhode the other day. Molina told me that a griefer had struck in SL Knightsbridge so I hurried over to see what it was all about. There, floating in the air all around us, and sticking to the outside of buildings, were a shower of men’s bits, not a pretty sight! Well whoever the griefer is I’m sure he must have felt happy after leaving his mark, but we just thought he was a right perv! (and this was prior to the Soho sim opening, so it wasn’t a lost Soho customer). Oh well, griefers are sometimes quite funny, even if they are usually a giant pain in the ………
Janey Bracken

6 comments:

Ed Follet said...

This form of ‘griefing’ could be considered the sl equivalent of graffiti particularly ‘tagging’ which some people regard as urban art. However the truth is that it is that it is intended to disrupt a region and in this case to offend or shock (it occurred in a PG sim). By reporting and commenting on these incidents we are encouraging the griefers by giving them a wider exposure than the few people directly affected at the time. As amusing as it may sometimes be, these people have, like all bullies, an inflated self esteem which is frustrated when they aren’t able to get the respect of the community by normally accepted behaviours. This is the last time I will comment on the subject.

Janey Bracken said...

Hi Ed,

Thank you for your comments, which are very welcome and you have a good point. I agree totally that griefers are bullies, although cowardly as they usually try to avoid detection by using alts etc. However, griefing is a part of SL, although not a pleasant part, I feel that if is news and covering it does prepare people, who may never have come across it before, for anything that might happen to them in the future. I do look on some of the things as quite comical, as in the last bit of my report, because it was such a childish thing to do that the impact isn't shocking at all, it's a bit like a kid drawing cartoons who hopefully will grow out of it. I would have thought laughing at griefers would probably be the best weapon people can use against them, as it's not the reaction they would hope for. I try to report on everyday life in the sims and unfortunately griefing is part of that, but the majority of people who come into SL are able to socialize properly with each other and outnumber the griefers by a wide margin.

Janey :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe called soho but sure dont look like it very disapointed

Janey Bracken said...

Sorry to hear you are disappointed, it's a new sim and I expect it has taken an awful lot of effort on everyone's part to get it up and running so far. I'm sure as people move in and suggestions are made that you will see it gradually become more in keeping with the real Soho. You can always contact Director Das Wade by notecard with anything you think would be a good idea. All I can say is stick with it and see what happens.

Janey :)

Anonymous said...

I understand that janey but theres nothing there to make it look or feel like soho no landmarks like there is in mayfair or kensington
i just would have thought when making a sim you would make it so people whould think oh cool i seen that in real soho but theres nothing.

Janey Bracken said...

Hi,

Yes I agree you ought to be able to recognise the area that the sim is based on, there is the Folly in Soho Square, Carnaby Street and the John Snow pub with the famous water pump that I've seen in SL Soho and I would suspect that some of the other buildings have been copied. You sound like you know the real Soho very well, are there any particular landmarks you would like to see? I do appreciate your comments, thank you for your opinion and I would like to hear more about your ideas!

Janey :)