Wednesday, 16 May 2012

I'm Back. I Think....

.....And I have no banner. But yeah. Hey guys. This is Loob3. You should remember me. I'm hard to forget. Well, this is just a quick post to tell everyone that my Blogger account has been rediscovered and I now have the power to write for y'all again. Which is good, cuz I don't want Victoria doing all the work round 'ere :)

Anyway, I'll write a proper blog post sometime soon and work out how to fit writing for the blog in my routine so it doesn't just turn into a ''write one post then go AWOL like a boss'' thing again. I hate it when I do that. I am sorry.

Goodbye for now, but I'll be back within the next few days :) 

Loob3 :D x 

Monday, 14 May 2012

High Profile Hackers & Scammers

As you may have guessed from the title, today's post is going to be about high profile hackers and scammers. I'm sure those are terms that most of you have never heard of. Since I'm a gal that believes in honesty and integrity, I should let you know that I just pulled those terms out of thin air. Speaking of out of thin air, I may as well tell you about the way I'd define the terms and identify the people. A high profile hacker or scammer (on Stardoll) isn't going to take candy from a baby. This kind of hacker or scammer is going to try and rob the whole candy store. They're not going after Hotbuys or run-of-the-mill DKNY. To them, the money those items would bring is just petty cash. These hackers and scammers are trying to scam serious rare collectors out of prime ribs like Mary Kate & Ashley Real Celeb items and first season Limited Edition, not the flank steak that other hackers and scammers are feasting upon. There is usually a lot of buzz surrounding them and their conquests. They become a source of red-hot gossip when us Bloggers find we're stuck in the middle of a gossip drought with no juice flowing, but a whole lot of dirt.

Now that popular blogs like Beg for More and Perez Hilton of Stardoll have a slow trickle of posts showing up in our dashboards, or none altogether, these scandals are going unnoticed. I'm here to make sure that doesn't happen. 

Watch out, boys & girls. The next time you pull a stunt, you just might get shamed, pictured, and framed... 

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Hot, Hot... Not!

Writing the types of posts that I do for this blog, I normally have to go searching for my story. Every once in a while, though, there's one that just falls into your lap. This happens to be one of those stories.

Soohotgirl.'s inappropriate profile came to my attention because a very helpful friend of mine suggested that I check out her page for the blog. I always find it a little funny that I'm searching for and running to these types of profiles when most people are avoiding them and running from them. Check out this picture and you might just get what I'm talking about...

Maybe I should've knocked first...

On second thought, maybe I shouldn't have even come here at all...
I don't know about you guys, but if I really had that girl tied up in a room for the night, I would untie those ropes, get her some real clothes, and find her mother to slap her upside the head for being so crude!
If you really do want her for... other reasons, I don't think you'll have any competition.

I guess I was a little off...
I know I'm not off at all, though, when I say the weirdness doesn't stop here.

The typical unassuming suite of one of the commenters in soohotgirl.'s Guestbook is shown above.
What's shown below took me aback just a teensy weensy bit.

The first part went right over my head since it's in Spanish, I believe. The last bit there in English is what really caught my attention, though.
This is definitely the first club of its kind I've seen and possibly the first one ever created on Stardoll!
Congratulations Debby_D. for having the unique honor of creeping me out. Just a teensy weensy bit.

Being my curious self, despite the popular saying 'curiosity killed the cat', I went and checked out the club presentation.
This club's presentation happened to be in Spanish, and wait for it, this one's a real shocker...
I couldn't understand a word of it.
Fear not, my dear readers!
Google Translate to the rescue!

In the picture above is everything that came out when I typed in the presentation.
Besides the word 'cantinho' (Can anyone who paid attention in Spanish class help out with that one?), everything came out in English, thankfully.
It's great that Debby could give 'Lez Girls' a place to exchange ideas and vent, but something about 'get to know better ...' sounds like it could have a double meaning. Which creeps me out. Just a teensy weensy bit.

Before I wrap up this post, I'd just like to apologize for the lack of posts on this  blog.
I've found lots of new leads and I'm currently preparing lots of new posts.
Thank you for your patience and for reading this story!

Until next time,
Victoria (Daddysangel02)

Friday, 4 May 2012

Stardoll and 'The Bubble'

I've been writing for this blog for a few months now. In all that time, I feel like I haven't shared any of my real, non-embellished thoughts with you. Those are some of my personal favorite posts to read and write, especially when I'm in a writer's block frame of mind. I can still give you something to read and I can have fun and let go through writing the post. Here it goes, and I hope you enjoy it [if you do, tell me in the comments section and I'll do more impromptu posts when I get inspired].

Tonight I read a post Lia wrote on MDM called 'Lesson Learned' [you might see my little rant about the CW in the comments section; check it out by clicking on the title, mentioned above]. I loosely interpreted it as the way the media, specifically television, can nurture the dreamers and romanticists in the teenage population. TV shows on the CW that are targeting female audiences, for example, normally have a complicated love web weaved into the storyline. To me, the love stories they portray are epic; the couples they create are either the cutest darn thing I've ever seen or the worst case of forbidden love that makes my heart ache sympathetically. As Lia said, they not only create this perfect/bittersweet picture of relationships, but they also give us young girls unrealistic expectations for things like prom and first kisses. Most of us don't get a 'reality check' that 'pops our bubbles' until we experience these things first hand and realize that life can't be scripted the same way The Vampire Diaries is.

In the same way, I think that Stardoll is a 'reality check' for a lot of us. Parents, by nature, want to protect their kids and put them in a 'bubble'. While growing up in a safe, nurturing environment is best for a child's emotional health and well-being, there comes a time when us kids all need to step outside of those 'bubbles' and stand face to face with some cruel people that are alive today. I wish we all lived in a world where no one would have to develop a thick outer skin, but unfortunately, that's not the case; we'll all eventually be in situations of helplessness and vulnerability when someone takes out the sharpest needle they have and penetrates our soapy, protective layers. Instead of having one traumatic incident that leaves you forever scarred, Stardoll gradually shows you the complete picture. You start to witness certain incidents of people rubbing each other the wrong way as you peruse Guestbook messages. You're never abruptly jolted into the world around you, so when that day comes and you get your first taste of hate, you're more equipped to deal with it. Through communicating with other kids and teenagers around the world, you can learn to cooperate with others while still asserting yourself, and handle social situations that go awry. Making these mistakes and learning from them in an environment where you can always log out and start over can save you the headache of having to deal with the aftermath your actions cause in your real life. A virtual website such as this can, in fact, change who you are and who you will become.

If I have a daughter [maybe even a son if the site interests him] in the future, despite all the lewd and inappropriate behavior, I would certainly allow her to come on this site and learn those lessons for herself. I would be right alongside her making sure she came out of her 'bubble' as slowly and as painlessly as possible. 

How did you first learn about harsh criticism? How did you take it at first? 
Has your experience on Stardoll been a positive one? Would you let your future children on here knowing what goes on? 

Tell me in the comments!
Thank you for reading!

Until next time,
Victoria (Daddysangel02)