Hi everyone…. this has taken me months to finally come to terms with in my head and heart. Years, honestly, since I have been trying over and over again to resuscitate this hunt, and then me getting sick and others having to make up for my absence (Sorrry about those times I wasn’t there for running my own hunt, Certified. You deserved better than I gave you).
When I began this hunt’s original concept in the belly of Hard Alley (it originally was going to be a sim-wide hunt), in the planning phase with my friend Hard Rust, I was hospitalized for a severe kidney infection and was in bed for 2 weeks after, and the plans for the local hunt was given to someone else… so I got blessing to plan a grid-wide version of my plans.
Since then, a lot has changed. 12 years have passed since I started the plans for this dream of mine. We were nominated for Best Hunt Coordinators in AviChoice SLife Awards 2015, and I got to hear Saffia Widdershins announce our hunt name (trust me, it was a high unto itself, as local Voice was still kind of new in SL 😀 )
Stores have come and gone, but most of the stores who have been in Hunt for Your Inner Slut were absolutely a joy to work with. The harder ones did make things rough on some rounds, but we all still always made it fun and happy, and that was the goal I was going for: Everyone having fun, and learning about old AND new stores that you might not hear about.
But, since about 2019, my health has taken a pretty hard nosedive, and I have been struggling to run the social/administrative side of the hunt while Certified Lunasea did ALL the mechanics and scripting and coding and webmastery. I have hired 2 helpers in the past, but due to schedule issues and my fear of nagging people, I have come to realize I am just a really bad employer.
It doesn’t also help that it is INCREDIBLY hard to get people interested in signing up for a hunt where they are giving away a product, instead of signing up for a paid event where they are selling the products. I don’t understand why it’s become so hard to get store owners interested in joining a free hunt, but I also promised when I started this that I would NEVER charge hunters for the hunt.
Closing down Hunt for Your Inner Slut was not an easy decision to come to. I actually had one more applicant for helper (Hilary, you would have done amazing, I know), but because of how hard it’s been to get merchants to even consider being in the hunt, I have decided it is time. I will also not be turning this into an event, as we are on a fixed income IRL, and I am a “starving musician” in SL, as they say:)
Thank you all for the amazing dozen years that you allowed me to serve you as a hunt coordinator. It’s been more of an honor than you probably realize.
Love and Light, and Lusty regards,
Leannan McCormick Taka-Trevellion aka Sufferingfrom Lockjaw
-Founder/Coordinator/main “slave to the cock” for Hunt for Your Inner Slut
-Script-kitty/WebMaster for Hunt for Your Inner Slut
P.S. PLEASE contact Certified Lunasea for all your scripting/coding/webhosting needs. He’s phenomenal, and has been the reason that HYIS became as HUGE as it did for years. ALL the scripting for HYIS is his pride and joy, and sometimes his insomnia.