Ebbe, are you OK? Are you OK, Ebbe?

All day long I’ve been wracking my brains, trying to think of something for today’s Monday Meme.

Meme instructions: Pick up a copy of Flat Ebbe Linden from my marketplace store for free and take him to one of your favorite places on the grid. Also, share at least three things that you’d like to tell Ebbe. Please remember to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your Flat Ebbe picture in the Blog memes flickr group.

See, the Flat Rodvik meme was easy; he was dressed as a Roman senator, so I could do a play on “Et tu, Brute?” But what the hell to do with Ebbe, who is a normal guy? (And was I the only person looking at him and thinking, “Wow, Mark Wahlberg?!”) I couldn’t even think of a play on the name… until I heard a certain song on the radio at work, and as I sang along my eyes lit up and I silently fistpumped: “That’s IT!”

And then there was Marketplace-searching, pose-hunting, background-building, and projected lighting…

So they came into the outway.
It was Sunday – what a black day.
Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,
Sounding heartbeats, intimidations.
Ebbe, are you OK? Are you OK, Ebbe?

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*crotchgrab* (Mine, not his!!!)

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Three things I want to tell Ebbe

1: THANK YOU! I don’t think I’ve felt more positive about Second Life (as a jaded oldbie of seven years) than I have in the short time that you’ve been sitting in the hot seat. Every interview that I read just brings a huge grin to my face, because by god, you get it. You really do. So a heartfelt thank-you from me, for the communication, and for the behind-the-scenes stuff that those of us who’ve been here for years can sense, even if it’s not obvious to newer residents (because we remember what it was like, once, and what we have now is an ever-increasing improvement).

2: I took part in a Marketplace survey a while ago; any news on what might be happening with that? A lot of good suggestions were on the table, and I made my own as well (especially an RSS feed for each merchant/store, so we can keep up with new releases, plus the ability to filter out demos and filter for mesh, etc) and I’d love to know where it stands at the moment. I know there’s a lot of stuff to be fixed and sorted out, but it’s there in the back of my mind ;-)

3: You know it already, but in SL’s residents you have an incredibly passionate and capable ‘workforce’ at your fingertips. We’ve been there, we’ve done it, got the t-shirt, etc. You’ve re-opened the lines of communication  (forgive us if we seem a bit desperate to all have our say for a bit; we’ve been starved of all communication from the Lab for so long that this is a novelty and we’re probably vaguely worried that at some point it might dry up again) and you seem to get that a two-way street generates a much better traffic flow. We’re here; just ask us ;-)


Suit & Shoes: NMJ Elegant S White Suit [ junnin.twine ]
Note: This is a very shiny suit, and it’s clothing layer and sculpt, but it worked for this shoot with some Photoshop edits

Hat: Prim & Pixel – Indy Fedora Hat (white) [ mairead.fitzgerald ]

Skin: Mr. Bloch – Notorious [ thigaoo.bloch ]

Hands: Slink – AvEnhance Male Hands (relax, splayed) [ siddean.munro ]

Dance pose: Sine Wave – Liquid Felon [ easy.babcock ]
Free at the Sine Wave store; just pull the poses out of the poseballs for a solo dance

Lean: Earthboy – Military Drill Set [ river.earthboy ]
Pull the pose from the HUD, stick it in a poseball, rotate ball, then rotate shoes to stand flat – et voila!

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