Florence Raghilda — Post 6 Grrrrl

by Alphaville Herald on 17/11/09 at 7:09 am

[Florence Raghilda contacted meseveral weeks ago and I became her friend very quickly. In addition tobeing a wonderful new friend, she is a magnificent model and a lot offun to work with. I am proud to present this week's Post 6 Grrrl,Florence Raghilda. -Timothy Morpork]

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Hi, my name isFlorence Raghilda, my friends call me Flo, and I'm happy to be a Post 6Grrrl. My interests in Second Life are varied, but reading theAlphaville Herald, and especially Post 6, is definitely one of them. Inreal life I am a surgeon, a job which affords me both great stress andoccasional stretches of leisure time, so when I can, I like to log in,decompress, and see what's new.

One of my chief pastimes inSecond Life is to shop, which some of the readers of this fine blogdeem to be an activity only for the mindless. I'll grant you that it'snot brain surgery, (not that I'd know, I specialize in a differentarea), but I find that there is nothing wrong with exploring all of thefantastic styles and artists who produce such wonderful things. Iespecially like exploring areas that are not English speaking- it islike traveling to another country without leaving the couch.

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Partof what I like about shopping, besides the escape, is that I canexplore styles and textures and colors that I could never experience inreal life. I enjoy vintage clothing but simply don't have the time itwould take to hunt down all the great things I can whirl around in withmy avatar. If only real life had a search box and teleporting!

Ialso love music, and jazz in particular. There are some great musiciansand even some talented DJs I try to catch when I can. With jazz inparticular it's nice to find a knowledgeable DJ who can dig out the oldgreats, and I've found several such people in SL who share their skillsat clubs and parties. Good Stuff.

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Inthe end, SL is a wonderful place full of interesting people. It alsohas its problems, and some people aren't so nice, but all thingsconsidered, I'm glad I found this place and the wealth of culture andcomedy, high-tech wizardry and drama it provides for us all. I hope youlike the pictures, and it was nice to meet you.

26 Responses to “Florence Raghilda — Post 6 Grrrrl”

  1. Evola

    Nov 17th, 2009

    Wow, drop dead stunning! What a beauty! Not only does this girl have real brains, but it looks like the photographer may have put a little effort into it this week too. Seriously, this may be the best Post 6 ever. Keep’em coming!

  2. Carmen

    Nov 17th, 2009

    Lovely avatar and a nice bio straight forward and not too long, love your oufits. Love the pictures Timothy. Have to say that full nude shots are not important, the first two were the best. I agree that this is one of the best so far.
    Well done both of you.

  3. marilyn murphy

    Nov 17th, 2009

    nicely done. great subject. yay.

  4. Mary Elizabeth

    Nov 17th, 2009

    Nice bio, pretty realistic avvie, but that brazilian wax job looks WAY to much like a Hitler mustache. LOL Sorry, but I had to say it.

  5. Mary Elizabeth

    Nov 17th, 2009

    Carmen is right. Full nude shots are often just so so. The dressed or partially dressed photos can be a LOT sexier.

  6. Pappy Enoch

    Nov 17th, 2009

    “but that brazilian wax job looks WAY to much like a Hitler mustache.”

    We calls that look on a purty gal “Lebensraum,” down in Enoch Holler, ma’am. Let a po’ boy in to that-there livin’ room!

    Hoo whee.

  7. Takuya Kawashima

    Nov 17th, 2009

    Now that’s interesting. Timothy left free-sex island for a moment to actually find a girl with brains. Kudos! To the girl, of course, for her nice write-up and her looks.

    No kudos to the photographer who tried to convince us this week that he actually has skills. Picture 1 is a really lousy copy&paste job. I hope the background image is a stock photo and not something ripped off a copyrighted photo site. You can see how badly the curls are cut out at the back of her head. Shame on you, Timothy!

    Picture 2 *sighs deeply* Light edges on her hair, a desperate attempt to use liq on her legs and get rid of the jagged edges cause obviously you still haven’t learnt how to take pics larger than screen size. Picture 3 leaves me speechless. Full frontal nudity is only erotic when your name is Helmut Newton and you’re far from it. And the white background? Would only look good if the lady was dark-haired. It’s missing contrast. And the blurry outline of her wrist and hips show that you tried to play in the league of the serious photoshoppers but obviously gave up quickly.

    As much as I appreciate to see a lady who’s got style and brains, as big is the disappointment that Timothy still hasn’t read any tutorials. Money for nothing and the chicks for free?

  8. Facepalms at the Absurdity

    Nov 18th, 2009

    Yet more Drivel..
    WTF is the point of this feature?
    Whatever it is, it fails badly, unless it’s to show readers how to destroy images using photoshop?

    Surely there must have been some news that could have been used to fill this space? I hear there was a newbie caging avatars in a sandbox, surely even that would be more worthy of column inches than this banal garbage.

  9. Scylla Rhiadra

    Nov 18th, 2009

    I am in agreement with those who applaud your choice, Timothy, of an evidently intelligent woman. The bio is certainly better written than most of those we’ve seen here of late. And it is nice to hear that the woman behind the avatar belongs to such a demanding profession.

    That said, it is a little disheartening to discover that, however well-written, the bio really doesn’t contain much in the way of content that expands beyond that which we have come to expect from frankly less accomplished women. Florence, surely you could have put your obvious intelligence to better use here than you have? It’s nice to see grammatically-correct sentences and all, but the content remains, frankly, banal (to quote “facepalms” above). This is disappointing. Having given us the information that you are surgeon in RL, for instance, why could you not have given us more insight into how that might impact upon your perception of SL?

    On this score, let me also just comment on this “shopping” thing . . . It is not that shopping is “evil,” although it can be argued that the excessive consumerism that SL seems to encourage merely contributes to the superficiality of so much here. I like shopping myself; I do it all the time. But were I given only a few hundred words to communicate the “essence” of what makes me “me,” I think I could find better ways to do so than by wasting so much of it talking about my love of shopping . . .

  10. Bob Boothroyd

    Nov 18th, 2009

    Well done.
    I think it’s safe to say that you’re totally in the head of that whiny bitch Takuya Kawashima. He knows he’s a big Fail and the only thing he has left is to whine here- wah! Soon we’ll hear from his sycophantic flickr friends because he’ll send a link to them, and they will come running, as they circle jerk each other about how good their pictures are. You own him now, well played.

    Beautiful avie. Thanks for sharing it with us. Ignore the haters, but I’m thinking that if you got through med school you’re smart enough to know that already. :-)

  11. Takuya Kawashima

    Nov 18th, 2009

    Bob… woof!

  12. marilyn murphy

    Nov 18th, 2009

    she has a meaningful life and comes to sl to shop and dither or whatever. it’s so strange that now people want this person to bring more meaning to it all. let her shop and dither for petes sake. i swear, some people talk as tho they have to read this article. someone is forcing you to behold vacuous material at gunpoint and then when you are released to some freedom, must comment disparagingly on what you were forced to see here.
    i think she is great and would love to go shoe shopping with her. and if you find that exercise lacking in some deep and meaningful purpose, tough. get over yourselves.
    @tim: you know, when the people who wish they had your job comment, just keep on smiling.

  13. Mary Elizabeth

    Nov 18th, 2009

    She can dither all she wants. I’d just suggest keeping her pubic hair from inspiring the invasion of Poland.

  14. Hotrod

    Nov 19th, 2009

    Wow Flo nice pics and bio,only a surgeon could scrub up so well.Would love to see how you operate one day and please feel free to invade me at your leisure.

  15. Prof. Archie Lukas

    Nov 19th, 2009

    Good work!

    “That’s all I have have to say on that subject”

  16. like_ummm

    Nov 20th, 2009

    “i swear, some people talk as tho they have to read this article. someone is forcing you to behold vacuous material at gunpoint and then when you are released to some freedom, must comment disparagingly on what you were forced to see here.”

    i’ve been wondering lately about this character that often pops up in internet forums saying something to the effect of – ‘if you don’t like it, don’t read it… no one’s forcing you to read this or that…’ etc. etc.

    anyone with any genuine intellectual curiosity about anything is going to be interested in all aspects of a subject including views that do not align with their own. only a very ignorant and narrow-minded person would choose to never read anything that they do not agree with.

    And there’s the obvious problem – how are you sposed to know that you don’t like it if you haven’t read it? (if only i could unread the post 6 above!)

    And then there’s the basic hypocrisy of telling folk that they shouldn’t complain about something they were never forced to read then proceeding to complain about something they were never forced to read.

    tldr; marilyn murphy and her ‘if you don’t like it, don’t read it’ brigade are the most ignorant of fools and need get off their high-horses.

  17. like_ummm

    Nov 20th, 2009

    Jeeeee-ziz – Takuya Kawashima sounds like a real pretentious ass ay? my god, Takuya Kawashima, you’re a pretentious ass.

  18. marilyn murphy

    Nov 20th, 2009

    hi, like_ummm.
    i notice that you had not commented here, prior to your response to me. so, what made you feel targeted? unless of course since you always hide behind an unknown alias, you had used another unknown alias to comment.
    the people who complain the loudest are those who know exactly what to expect in this feature. like yourself who has commented many times in the past. so, when someone who knows what to expect from a post sixx continually comments negatively over and over, they are either being forced to read something they know they dont like, or are just being assholes. i just checked, LL says there is no like_ummm avatar in second lifes data base.
    we are all a bit anonymous, since i don’t use my real life name here either. but i am represented in second life. you don’t even participate. you just carp at people in blogs apparently.

  19. Obvious Schism

    Nov 20th, 2009

    Well I’d just like to add that I never read anything, ever. And even if I did, I certainly wouldn’t lower myself to leaving a comment about it on these pages.

  20. Bob Boothroyd

    Nov 20th, 2009

    @like_ummm said
    my god, Takuya Kawashima, you’re a pretentious ass.

    Indeed. Best part is he’s not very bright and loves to be dramatic too.

  21. marilyn murphy

    Nov 20th, 2009

    @obvious: omigod that made me laugh.

  22. From the Bleachers

    Nov 20th, 2009

    /me applauds

  23. like_ummm

    Nov 21st, 2009

    and you know exactly what to expect in the comments section of post 6…

    is someone holding a gun to your head forcing you to read negative comments? Someone must be or you would take your own advice and not read them.


  24. marilyn murphy

    Nov 21st, 2009

    no, you are wrong. the flaws in your logic are profound and incredibly obvious. my logic, on the other hand, is refined and filtered to crystalline clarity.
    to point out the truth of this…a simpleton can clearly see into your thoughts here. my thesis is beyond a simpletons understanding. therefore, if a person understands and agrees with you, then they are a simpleton, like you. if they dont understand me and my logic then…..

  25. Scylla Rhiadra

    Nov 21st, 2009

    LOL @ Marilyn . . .

    Well, your point is taken, but as I’ve said before, just because this is a fluff piece doesn’t mean that it can’t be intelligent or interesting fluff. If the Herald (or Timothy) isn’t going to make the effort to ensure that the bios are worthwhile, then you might just as well get rid of them entirely, and offer nothing here but a series of cheesecake shots of anonymous naked avatars. I’ve no doubt that would suit a segment of your reading public quite well.

  26. like_ummm

    Nov 22nd, 2009

    you know what you can do with your crystalline logic you filthy hypocrite.

    it seems obvious to me that only the most tasteless and dishonest person could possibly force themselves to say anything positive about this particular post 6.

    And if post 6 is to continue to be so utterly dismal then it is my opinion that positive comments should be banned – coz sometimes positive comments are just plain wrong.

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