I've felt my paranoia level spike over the past couple of days, which I guess is only expected. Something that stuck with me: when I stated in the group that had received the ill gotten loot that it was mine, someone actually had the gall to say "it didn't look anything like the SLX ad". Obviously they didn't even click the link, but it made me want to go back and point to irrefutable proof that I was the original maker. With most of the Piratey Goodness collection, I stamped the sculpted prims with my signature so anyone looking in the object tab would see my name. But older masks like the Guy Fawkes and pretty much anything that I haven't made quite recently have pretty random object names and no stamps on their sculpts.
I'm feeling demoralized and uninspired, so rather than retreat into Cute Overload, the SLU forums, or Guild Wars, I've been wanting to go back and make myself feel a little better by stamping my sculpts. Since I'll be going over old territory once again, I wanted to ask you guys how you felt about my possibly scripting the old masks where it's appropriate. This would raise the average price of my masks, but obviously it would be like buying a fatpack with each one.
This sort of project would take some effort, I'd need to redo my onrez/slx listings and items, as well as touch up vendor pictures to include more information. I'd be touching up mostly the masks, because those are the items I know for sure are sticking around for a while. Let me know with a few comments if you'd be willing to pay about 75-150 more per mask to have every color included, and if this is how you'd like me spending some of my time. I'll definitely be stamping my masks either way though.
Thanks again for your kind words and your support, I've been snarky and grumpy and I'm still waiting on a final resolution. The copybotter and his alt are banned, but I won't pretend that I think he's permanently gone. I'm waiting for the items to be blacklisted, and if they aren't in two days some poor Linden concierge is going to be getting an earful.