Friday, October 23, 2009
If you look at my post on my other blog, you'll note how little is happening in my real life. It's little wonder that people get caught up in a second life.
I remember when FTN had hosted a blogger Second Life meet-up, and I can't remember why I never got into it. I have the first verson of The Sims and did enjoy that quite a lot. But it fell out of favor, even after adding various...er....modifications. I had recently thought about introducing my oldest son to the Sims, but almost as soon as we started, I noticed I had forgotten about those game mods, so I'll have to uninstall and reinstall it before the kids get it.
I finally reached level 34 on Farmtown, which is essentially the top level, at least for the time being, so I was looking for something else. For some odd reason, I thought I might give Second Life a whirl. Second Life is supported by most modern Linux distributions, and since I'm a modern Linux user, this was simply groovy. Wait...
Now I remember why I wanted to try Second Life; it was because my Real Life has been dragging. Second Life enables one to be whatever they want, and I was wanting to be someone different. Much different. So when I chose my user name, I chose very carefully in order to leave my options open. I went for a very gender-neutral name, so I could switch back and forth at will. I also initially chose an elf avatar, which proved to be a wise choice, since switching genders doesn't involve much work since elves tend to be more feminine than any other race, anyway.
And I totally enjoy being a she-elf. I look smokin' hot, without looking overly slutty.
So many of the SL avatars are mostly undressed, and you can tell these are probably guys doing what I'm doing – seeing how the other half live. So if you have an in-world wife, do NOT ask or investigate their RL identity! Enjoy the fantasy for what it is: fiction. Because your hot SL wife/girlfriend/lover is a RL middle-aged guy named Melvin.
or Digger Jones.
This is fiction but it is really fun fiction.
I did get some more feminine clothing and skins for my avatar, but I totally enjoy the elven look. The hot elven look.
Armed with my bow and Celtic sword, I can be strong and imposing on one level but there's no mistaking the softer features and assets. Oddly, I get chatted up more when I'm brandishing one of my weapons. Perhaps the guys feel less threatened when a woman is...er...threatening them. The horse/pony tail seems to be a bit of a tell. And the club owner who tried to hire me to dance at his place was flattering. And then there's the vampire who is trying to recruit me. If I was into that, I could join a group devoted to elven vampires.
So many possibilities.
And then there are the places devoted to the Scene. You know of what I speak. A place where I could explore those sides of me I've revealed in my archives. Heck, it might even give me something to blog about, since RL isn't providing anything in the way of drama or interest.
There's more coming!