” I don’t want to be [Avatar Name] anymore.”

There are extraordinarily good things about Second Life, and for many people it’s a balm, not a poison. And the friendships made in Second Life can be very real, and very enduring, such as in the case of my friend who wrote me. But for certain individuals, me (and from what it sounds like, my friend) among them, it can become toxic. My friend closed the email, wishing for all the free time back, to watch movies and read and really create things.

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“Why wouldn’t I want to be Mistletoe?”

For some people, it’s an evil and sexually deviant world, with nothing positive to recommend it whatsoever, filled with people who only want to take from you and have nothing to offer of their own. A world rife with seductive delights and temptations as though coded by Satan himself. For others, it’s the very Fountain … Continue reading

Trying to Walk Away

I want, at this moment, to stay away from Second Life.  I’ve never had a serious addiction and so I don’t know what it’s like to quit, but I have this “weight lifted off my shoulders” feeling ever since July.  I feel free.  I’m creating things, I’m going outside.  I still have lots of RL … Continue reading

Again, July

Again, July

The moon is shining on the East Coast and the sun’s an hour away from setting where I am now. Right about now, all my SCA friends back in New England are gathering around their campfires for music and stories and tales of absent friends. And I’m the absent friend, wishing I was there now. … Continue reading

The Sky is Falling (again)!

There’s a thing that might come that could DESTROY SECOND LIFE FOREVER AND I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN MY STUFF EVER LASTING AND OMG WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO IF THIS BECOMES OBSOLETE?! In other words, the same thing that was said a hundred times before in Second Life. So, Linden Lab is working … Continue reading

Presenting: the SL11B Green Guide!

Presenting: the SL11B Green Guide!

I rode the rides, got lost in the mazes, watched the movies, read the notecards, horded the freebies, got stuck in the sticky spots, climbed the stairs, viewed the posters, hopped on the pods, and now the time has come! SL11B opens today and I’ve compiled a list of my favorite exhibits.

On SL11B: Groove to your groove

On SL11B: Groove to your groove

So, the SL11B sims are all closed to exhibitors now, and now it’s time to wait. I’ve been working on the Green Guide, and I’ve thought about it and talked about it (not releasing any information as to its content of course!) and I’m glad that it’s being met with positive feedback. In my real … Continue reading