So I got an invite to Second Life Bloggers Community on my Google+ Account. I said yes and accepted the invite. Hey why not, I might even post a few more things… haha doubtful, but you never know 😉 Currently there are 82 members of this club and there are no dues. Not even a newsletter, lol, not yet anyway. If you are a blogger and are looking to get the word out about your blog posts, here is another place. Add it to the list! Don’t be a silent blogger like me, lol, keep blogging!
For some odd reason I have been running into people who want to talk about the ills of SL. I kinda don’t get it. They have expounded, somethimes at length, about how SL has ruined their friend’s perfectly good RL relationships. These same people then give me the third degree about may activities in SL. Ok, that’s partially my fault, maybe I should hide some of THOSE groups, lol.
I assume that their friends, who, let’s face it, may have maybe made some RL mistakes, are adults and take responsibility for their actions. But that may be assuming too much. I have concluded that these people that I’m running into don’t want to find fault with their friend’s actions, but would rather blame the vehicle of the virtual world. It’s like saying the automobile is bad because women have gotten accidentally pregnant in the back seat. People are human, we all make mistakes and may regret decisions that we make, but to blame the car, the vehicle, well, no I don’t think so.
What’s even more perplexing and somewhat ironic, to a degree, is these people that I have run into, it’s only been a couple of people, but their theme was quite similar, are in the very place, Second Life, that they claim caused the problems.
As if her blog isn’t enough… Straberry Singh puts together a nice list of where you can find her on the social media side of the Interweb. As usual she does a great job explaning how she uses each site. I have checked many of the sites out, and have joined several, but I don’t always have the time to keep up and post regularly. Some on her list I’m not familiar with. Sighs… now I have self-imposed homework, lol.
So this morning while exploring some changes to a sim I often frequent I stumbled upon some individuals having a conversation. I was attempting to be unobtrusive looking around with my viewer’s “radar” “zoom” cam function. It’s a good way to look around, right? You can look around at people without being in the immediate neighborhood. Ok, so maybe its a bit pervish, I’ll admit I’m somewhat voyeurish, hey it’s Second Life, right? I kinda thought most people liked to be seen, looked at, or even ogled over. I’ve been known to do my share of ooogling *winks. However I was informed that this type of behavior, i.e. camming from a distance, is considered on the rude side. I made my apologies and claimed ignorance, which is true, and went about my wandering. I couldn’t help but wonder why this function is built into the viewer if using the function is considered unwelcomed? So I’m making a mental note to turn off the broadcast of where I’m looking… at least when I’m on that sim. Grumbles…”Something else for me to research….”
Here’s my blog post at Dead End. I’m probably gonna wander through… I’ll keep you posted.
Hey Trig. Sometimes I see that has a question not a salutation. Yes, the name’s Trig. You can call me Triago, my given name, but unless you pronounce it correctly I probably won’t respond. So just Trig… for now. It’s short, quick and easy, kinda like me in some ways.
I’m not short but not too tall either… The tall one’s have an advantage, they are imposing, the short ones, less so, unless maybe they are thick, you know, stalky, not dense. I’m in the middle, not imposing, not thick, sometimes not much of anything, especially the day after a night of having few drinks. I’m usually even-tempered, usually. I have buttons, like anyone, that can be pushed, but I prefer to keep them on my shirts.
Ok, so I’ve been testing out my limited role-playing skills in a small town known as the Dark Den. There have been a host of changes around the sim lately. The most noticeable is the owners penchant for realistic height-sized avatars. Upon tp entry into he area there is a whole lesson about what are average sizes in SL. I really can’t figure out the sim owners obsession over this, except possibly with smaller everything one can build more stuff into a smaller area. Anyway for a few days I went around bumping my head on doorways, then peeking inside and sitting on something to enter. Call me lazy, but I just didn’t want to change my avatar’s height I suppose. But lately it seems I can get through doorways without problems. Phantom overhead beams or something. I have to say initially it was a ‘barrier’ to making return visits not to mention those bumps on my forehead were not attractive.
The good part of the equation is there is great potential for fun as the owners have built-in role play suggestions that populate local chat as you wander about. There are some RLV things which I have little knowledge of, but they offer informational classes on RLV and also on Open Collar. Talk about irony, the open collars are always firmly locked around the wearer’s neck. But I digress, there’s also a certification process to achieve role play ‘rock star’ status. Apparently the sim owners and managers want to build up a generation of good role players for that they should be commended and I’ll forgive them for the height obsession.
Fun Things to do in the Dark Den
While I’m not usually a shoot-em-up game player, there is a special gun available to visitors. With the special gun, if you are shot in this arena, you lose an article of clothing. If you don’t run after the first few shots you may find yourself a captive and we all know where that my lead you (insert your own adult content thought here).
So if you find yourself looking for something to do in SL, take a walk on the wild side and visit the Dark Den. Pick up a gun, pick up your passport to greater role-playing skills and wear your RLV thing set to auto. You may be glad you did. *winks*