La Vida Linden

by Alphaville Herald on 08/03/08 at 7:03 pm







19 Responses to “La Vida Linden”

  1. Lola

    Mar 8th, 2008


  2. Thrax Trilam

    Mar 8th, 2008

    i must say. i lol’d quite hard indeed. winning article right here man.

  3. Unwashed Mass

    Mar 8th, 2008

    Funny. Hits the mark. 10 out of 10.

  4. MilosZ

    Mar 8th, 2008


  5. Wyatt Merryman

    Mar 9th, 2008

    I’m glad I clicked for the second page, punchline delivered with style and aplomb. Oh hell yea, message recieved. So, you think you gotta great idea…chances are if ya look, someone has boldly gone before. The farce, Luke…use the farce!

  6. Nacon

    Mar 9th, 2008

    I like how the picture came out… it makes you all look old and outdated but yet… cheap!

    (tastes like vomit)

  7. Aya Pelous

    Mar 9th, 2008

    lol I like this one the irony is not alot of “creators” will think its funny lol

  8. JimBean

    Mar 10th, 2008


  9. Darien Caldwell

    Mar 10th, 2008

    Oh, I think there are plenty of creators who will think it’s funny (like me). Not every creator is a myopic narcissist, but yes, Second Life has it’s share. :) Love it.

  10. Tenshi Vielle

    Mar 11th, 2008


  11. /dev/null

    Mar 11th, 2008

    I thought the post was funny, and have made similar comments in-world too. That said, there are two other points I’d like to make:

    a) I have no idea what percentage of creations in SL are original, and what are RL “homages” / “knock-offs” (chose your poison). Does anyone else?

    b) There is no “take picture of RL fashion and convert to SL clothes” button on the SL client. It takes *work* to do this translation. In the real-world, programmers who port a game from one system to another get paid for their work, despite the fact that they are not changing the core of the game itself. So, while I do see the argument for stripping at least some SL content creators of their “designer” title, they are still entitled to payement for the “porting” component of their work. Lucas is entitled to a cut (groan) for all light-sabres sold too, or indeed to rule that light-sabres as represented in Star-Wars may not be sold at all. Whether its worth his time to monitor this is another matter.

  12. Vivianne Draper

    Mar 12th, 2008

    a) Well Anne Hathaway’s Oscar Dress was probably a direct rip off of the Marchesa design — dontcha think? And um.. yah the Hello Kitty franchise? Owned by Sanyo. Don’t even get me started on textures. How about that bird you put on the skirt you released a few days ago. You draw that?

    Frankly I think copyright infringement is more prevelant than you think it is. Without even thinking hard, I can probably come up with at least a dozen knock-offs from RL Fashion Week and so could you probably.

    b) So its ok to rip off copyrights as long as you spend a lot of time and effort doing it?

    The next time someone rips off a skin they’ll have to remember to tell everyone how hard it was to rip the skin and how you really have to know what you are doing in order to rip texture out of Second Life. I can just hear the sighs of relief from the originators of the skins as they realize that even though their hard work will be sold for less by someone who ripped them off, its ok because he worked really hard at ripping them off. That should make them feel oogobs better.

  13. /dev/null

    Mar 12th, 2008


    Did you read the post with the (a) and (b) points, and think it was written by Tenshi? I ask, because I, /dev/null, wrote it and I’m not her, and I have no idea about “birds on skirts”, have never been to Fashion Week, etc.

  14. Vivianne Draper

    Mar 12th, 2008

    I did dev/null… sorry my mistake and apologies to Ten. Scrap the skirt comment but the rest holds true

  15. CronoCloud Creeggan

    Mar 12th, 2008

    Knock offs in the RL fashion world are quite common, in fact in RL fashionista circles it is sometimes called Schwartzing, after A.B. Schwartz who does knock off’s of award show gowns. In shoes, Steve Madden is known for making shoes inspired by those of more expensive designers. You remember all those mary jane pumps that came out after the Manolo Blahnik Campari’s became famous thanks to Sex and the City? Schwartzing in action.

    And there’s plenty of Schwartzing going on in SL.

  16. ?

    Mar 14th, 2008

    Ah, here I find the answer to my question…

    “b) There is no “take picture of RL fashion and convert to SL clothes” button on the SL client. It takes *work* to do this translation.”


    “b) There is no “take picture of SL fashion and make copy” button on the SL client. It takes *work* to do this translation.”

    measuring with two different measuring cups there I think… this reads like “It’s OK to steal designs, rip off real designers, and make money off their backs, as long as it’s not stolen from an SL designer but from a RL one”

    Niiiiiiice going. Suits well with the whole NO CONTENT THEFT CUZ ITS BAD BAWWWW campaign that they have going on.

    HEy, Stroker, which google found picture was your chesthair on your skin stolen from?

    Remember kids, IP rights are worth protecting as long as no-one finds out your ‘intellectual’ designs were stolen from RL designers and models!

  17. A concerned parent

    Mar 14th, 2008

    ‘?’ appears to be ignorant of the reality that many SL creators who photosource either pay for the privilage (e.g. Naughty and their Dante skin) or simply use pictures with open licenses, of which there are millions on the internet.

    Clearly there are many who abuse the system but I think on the whole creators have a valid gripe when it comes to copybotted items/stolen textures, and people like ‘?’ are just trying too hard to be contrary.

  18. Archie Lukas

    Mar 15th, 2008

    Just to add

    it wasn’t me

    I am Archie Lukas

    with a K

    no hate mail okay?
    no boiling bunnies?
    no cut up suits?
    and no brake fluid and pickaxes through my car

    It was not me

  19. insanegigglefits

    Mar 17th, 2008

    Awwww, Tenshi isn’t pleased! Poor diddums!

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