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Get yourself to Bounce21 now and pick up a lowrider!

There is nothing better than the feeling of a cool breeze in your face

as you cruise around town in a flash set of wheels, and now you have the chance to enjoy such pleasures by dropping by Bounce21 and completing the new task in the Smeet universe!

Get yourself to the nightclub, where a classic lowrider is lying abandoned on the dancefloor. Try and find yourself some cables and other tools you can use to fix up the poor girl, and give her a new lease of life. And the best part is.....if you fix her, she's yours!!!

 

As well as making yourself the new owner of this glamourous automobile, don't forget to share this posting with your friends too, to ensure they don't miss out.

Fix the car, rev the engine and get road trippin'!!!

 

Lowriding in Bounce21!Lowriding in Bounce21!

An Interview with one of our Guides!

Interviews with SmeetersInterviews with Smeeters

Hello again, it’s WillKane. As we now have a featured “Smeeter of the Week” interview for this and every Thursday going forward, I thought it best to start off with someone that most of you probably know, and his name is Captain Slaphead. So check this out below:

 

So how long have you been on Smeet, and what about Smeet made you interested to sign up?

 

16th May 2009 is when I signed up.  And you can thank the marvellous institution of the Eurovision Song Contest for introducing me to Smeet (or sMe3t as it was then).  I found myself in a Eurovision room, surrounded by fans of the competition... and a bunch of fellow Brits who also held same passion for the contest (we enjoy it for its predictability of who votes for who, dancing grannies, bingy-bongy-bing tunes, and the fact we can never win; if the UK wins, we’d have to take it seriously – and that’ll never do.)

 

You have mentioned about how Smeet has “residents” (who have made it a home) vs. those who come and go. What are some of the things about Smeet that have caused you to be a resident of Smeet?

 

The simplicity of Smeet is what holds me.  It needs no downloads, it works straight away (usually!), and more often than not there’s someone in it you know.  And if you’re in a more ‘introverted’ mood, you can work rooms, do tasks or play some annoying addictive arcade games.  I find Smeet like a favourite bar/pub/cafe – it’s always open and ready for you.

 

So everyone knows you’ve been a guide for the longest time, and that you dress like a rabbit (I like rabbits). What made you decide to become a guide, and why the bunny ears?

 

I like helping people.  After signing up I soon saw that a lot of newer people didn’t know where things were, or what to do (or not do as the case may be).  As I’m a fast learner, I ended up helping more people than those then volunteers who were ‘officially tasked’ with helpigot me noticed, and I was asked to become a Guide.

The Bunny ears?  A fluke.  My animal totem is actually a hedgehog.  I’ve stuck with the bunny-head as it’s easily identifiable (same reason for using the police siren), and it makes it simpler for others to describe me (fat bloke with a rabbit fixation).

‘introverted’ mood, you can work rooms, do tasks or play some annoying addictive arcade games.  I find Smeet like a favourite bar/pub/cafe – it’s always open and ready for you.

 

I know you have suggested a litany of things for Smeet to improve on. What are the three things that you think Smeet can improve most on or new things they can try?

 

(a)   Whispers – Allow people to select who can send them Whispers; Everyone, VIPs Only, Friends Only, Named Friend Only, No-one.

(b)   Environment – Allow people to switch on/off interactions, sound effects, pets and so on.  I want to be able to select what sounds I experience and what interactions I see.  There can be too much “noise” in Smeet at times.

(c)    Force everyone to wear slippers.  Or make Smeet easier to use (deleting Friends is a pain, as is wading through 77 pages of chairs).  But mostly make everyone wear slippers. 

So enough asking about Smeet for now. If you don’t mind me asking more personal questions, I remember you saying you were semi-retired. For those of us who may not know, what did you do for a career, and what do you do now?

I worked for the Metropolitan Police Service in London, initially as a civilian employee and then later as a 3rd-party contractor.  I started on Mainframe Computer Operations, moved onto Training Officer, then Programmer, Systems Administrator, and ended up as a Problem Manager. 

And now?  I garden, drink tea, am a dutiful domesticated house elf husband, and probably spend too much time watching documentaries.  Go on, ask me about quantum theory.

(d)   Friends Only, Named Friend Only, No-one.

(e)   Environment – Allow people to switch on/off interactions, sound effects, pets and so on.  I want to be able to select what sounds I experience and what interactions I see.  There can be too much “noise” in Smeet at times.

(f)     Force everyone to wear slippers.  Or make Smeet easier to use (deleting Friends is a pain, as is wading through 77 pages of chairs).  But mostly make everyone wear slippers. 

 

So enough asking about Smeet for now. If you don’t mind me asking more personal questions, I remember you saying you were semi-retired. For those of us who may not know, what did you do for a career, and what do you do now?

 

I worked for the Metropolitan Police Service in London, initially as a civilian employee and then later as a 3rd-party contractor.  I started on Mainframe Computer Operations, moved onto Training Officer, then Programmer, Systems Administrator, and ended up as a Problem Manager. 

And now?  I garden, drink tea, am a dutiful domesticated house elf husband, and probably spend too much time watching documentaries.  Go on, ask me about quantum theory.

 

If you have someone over to visit, what is the first thing people notice if they step inside your home in real life?

 

Gosh, there’s so much...  Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plains...  Coins for the first person to wiki that and quote me the name of the show, in Smeet.  No Will, you can’t play.

 

So how did you meet your wife? And what made you two choose the medieval theme for wedding/post-wedding? Did you get to joust, or simply watch others joust?

 

I met her, online, for first time on Wednesday 28th January 1998, at 6:23pm in the UK1 Excite Chat room.  I was ‘wearing’ a Purple Gorilla Avatar.  I proposed to her on Saturday 14th February 2004, a little before 1:00pm, in another Chat room (even though we’d been living together since May 2004).  I’d hidden a Proposal Letter next to her chair in our lounge, and told her (in Chat) to go open it.

Our Wedding was held on Thursday 29th July 2004, in a Registry Office who had webcams and they broadcast the service/ceremony live to the world.  There’s a photo somewhere of my wife’s Office all watching from their boardroom, with hats, bunting, poppers and balloons.  And tears.

We’d decided to have a ‘celebration’ rather than a Reception.  We hired a Thames riverboat for a cruise, in the afternoon, for family and close friends.  The evening was set aside for a full-on medieval banquet.  Well, sometimes you just have to rip small roasted chickens in half, tear off the meat with your teeth and sling the bones behind you.  Incidentally, it was the hottest day of the year, and I was wearing woollen ‘Chain mail’ – I melted.

 

Another important question: Yarrr….feel free to respond appropriately.

 

Thank you, Robert Newton.  His portrayal of Long John Silver in the 1950 Walt Disney production of “Treasure Island” was the definitive voice of Piracy, adopted by all actors and thespians subsequently, and celebrated by the world every 19th September.  Yargh.

See?  I told you I probably watch too many documentaries.

 

What are your interests and hobbies outside of Smeet?

 

What is this Outside of which you speak?  Give me the URL and I’ll take a look.

I enjoy gardening, having lacked one until I moved here from London.  Even if it’s just standing in the middle of the lawn, thinking “I should really cut this”, that’s still gardening.  Currently I’m waiting for a dry spell, so I can prune the fruit trees, thin out the crocosmia, plant a decorate grass garden in the front, and move the Russian vine to a new bed.  Or I might just have a cup of tea. 

I have the standard hobbies – reading Science Fiction stories, watching documentaries, period dramas, abseiling, white water rafting, and making some things up.  But I do like tea.

 

I see both of us are rather introverted (my wife is quieter than I am), even though I’m thinking both of us are more talkative on Smeet compared to real life. For me, I tend to talk more to people online because it’s an outlet that I don’t have readily available in other places at the moment. For you, what makes you want to be more outgoing online/on Smeet?

 

I suspect it’s that with an online presence (or indeed, writing my responses to these questions), it’s the natural chance to ‘stop and think’, otherwise known as the ‘Engage Brain First’ function.  A person can think words at around 400-words per minute, type at perhaps 100-words, and speak at 50-60 words a minute.  But with typing you have the Backspace key.  Not every situation requires an immediate response.  Stop, think, and backspace.  Oh – and I like to talk.  A lot.

 

You generally have had some interesting observations/words of wisdom that I’ve seen you express both in your profile and at different times. For instance, if I remember correctly you said the world would be a better (more relaxed) place if everyone wore slippers (ha, which strangely enough I find would be true). Are there other things on your mind to share with other Smeeters/in general right now or is it more like as you think of them on the spot?

 

Comfort before fashion, always.  That’s a slipper reference too.  I think they occur to me based on the context of where I am.  Currently, I have NCIS on Fox, have just finished a mug of tea, and am considering a Cheese & Ham Toastie.  Incidentally, never grocery shop on an empty stomach. 

If a stranger walks up to you and starts a chat, whether on Smeet or in real life, what is the one thing you want that person to remember about you when they leave?

That I’ve been polite – it costs nothing and goes a long way. And hopefully they now understand the importance of slippers. 

Until next time, have fun and happy Smeeting!

 

The New Hip Hop Room: Take a look!

Retro is hip!Retro is hip!


This retro hip hop room has a huge ghetto blaster in it! Whether you listen to old school rap or a just a music fan, this one will be awesome for your room collection! When you solve the task in the room, you will be rewarded a dance, Fame Points as well as two badges!

We also have a little contest for you. Make a video with your avatar dancing to this track in this room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2havtmEzrjI&feature=plcp

The winning video will get published on our YouTube channel and the producer will receive lots of Fame Points and Dimes!



Wedding Spotlight: Get to know our married couples!

Our best to MaeganM and Tylerman!Our best to MaeganM and Tylerman!

 

I am MrsBlueLove one of Smeets Wedding Officiants id  I interviewed one of our Wedding

Officiants MaeganM On her Smeet Wedding. MaeganM and Taylerman Got married on

Smeet November 1, 2014. What is great they are married in Real life .

 

How long have you and Taylerman been married In real life ?

We have been married for 17 and a half years in real life. In smeet ? In Smeet,since Nov. 1, 2014,almost 3 months.

 

What Got you and Taylerman playing smeet ?

 I had started playing first when the other game I was playing was sold and down for repair. They recommended Smeet. Then Taylerman started to play to be with me.

 

What made you decide to get married on smeet ??

 Well, since we were already married in real life and it was available on the game we decided to go for it. Doesn’t every girl want a beautiful wedding; so why not another one. lol

 

Where did you hear about the Officiant that married you ?

A friend recommended MrsBlueLove to us. She said she was a very nice lady and would do a good job; and she was right on all accounts.

 

5. What did you enjoy most about your wedding?

 Well, 2 things; the planning and decorating (I used my own rooms), and the ceremony. MrsBlue made some suggestions to make it flow better and it was pretty close to a real life wedding.

 

6. Is there anything you would have changed about your wedding ?

Yes, I would have had the guests come in from a different area. When they arrived it was right where the ceremony was. Now, as an Officiant, I keep this in mind and have a waiting or entry room to come from.

 

7. Which wedding package did you choose for your wedding ?

 We choose the Deluxe Wedding package and would do so again.

 

What do you and Taylerman like doing on smeet ?

Being able to play a game that we both enjoy and being together. We also love to go dancing with friends. Even though it’s a game, it’s like we’re young again doing the things we enjoyed. I would even go so far to say it has brought us closer together, and we’ve met some wonderful people, now friends.

It's graffiti time in Smeet!

Street artists, are you ready?Street artists, are you ready?

Hip hoppers and street artists, this one is for you! Get some spray paint and start painting the wall which you'll find in the shop! When you are done an awesome hip hop graffiti will appear on the wall and you will be rewarded with Fame Points!

 

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