Flat Rodvik Linden Meme

I’m sure after reading today’s post y’all are going to think that I’m totally insane. However, I have a sneaky suspicion that you guys might have already been thinking that from before so either way, I’m not going to lose anything by going through with it. Plus, it’s fun and I need entertainment in my life.

Flat Rodvik Linden Meme

Have you ever read the children’s book “Flat Stanley?” It’s one I read to my students every year and then I have them do the Flat Stanley Project. Basically they have to mail a cut-out of themselves to a relative in a different city and that relative takes the cutout to different places and snaps pictures to show them where they all went. It’s a fun project and we all get a giggle out of it. I figured I’d bring it into SL and have some fun with Mr. CEO of Second Life himself. You may remember that back in May I met Mr. Rod Humble (aka Rodvik Linden). Well, what I did was use that image I took of him that day and made a “Flat Rodvik Linden” cutout that I can attach to myself and take him with me as I travel the grid, mainly because I’m slightly crazy and I find goofy things hilarious. I figured this would also make a great meme because what I love more than doing goofy things myself is watching you guys do goofy things and laugh my ass off as you do them!

Meme Instructions: Pick up a Flat Rodvik Linden from my marketplace store for free. (Or make your own using my image or your own image of Rodvik.) Wear or rez him as you travel the grid. Take him to places you think he might not have seen yet and show him a good time. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post or images in the comments of this post so we can all come by and see where you took him!

We went dancing!

Since I couldn’t remember the last time I went out on an SL date, I figured this would be a great opportunity to do it now. I thought I would really woo Rodvik so I took him to two of my favorite places on the grid. The beach was a given. I figured we’d hang out and sunbathe a bit and perhaps have a cocktail and maybe I could get him out of his clothes and rub some suntanning lotion on him but I dunno, he didn’t look like he really wanted to be there. He was kind of quiet and a bit flat looking.

Then I thought perhaps he was more of a party animal and dragged him to the 9th club by GOL. There was a sweet party going on, as always, and so I brought him into the middle of the crowd. We got lots of attention as people around us laughed and asked me if he was my boyfriend, to which I said OF COURSE! We danced shoulder to shoulder for a while until he started complaining about his back and how he wasn’t wearing the right dancing shoes. To be honest, he’s a bit of a delicate butterfly.

I then decided maybe it would be best if I took him back to my platform and molest him show him my studio. He seemed a bit bored, even when I tried to give him a kiss on the cheek, it was rather awkward. He kept his hands to himself and kept looking the other way. Needless to say, I totally felt rejected. He then mumbled something about having to wake up early to organize his inventory and then just poofed out of there. I was a bit heartbroken.

I guess I didn’t score too well with Mr. Linden, maybe you will?

Flat Rodvik Linden Meme

I admit that I was very relieved when no one else was on the sim at the beach when I arrived there with him because I was thinking to myself, “Berry, you have really lost your mind this time.” But when I landed in the crowded club, my first instinct was to quickly teleport out of there! Then I thought, what the hell, let’s just do it and went in. I was giggling to myself the whole time, especially when the crowd reacted to him and laughed. It was hilarious and great fun.

I am not sure how many of you will go through with this, but I’ll be honest, I am totally looking forward to seeing you guys get creative with him. But remember that there is a huge responsibility in looking after Flat Rodvik and there are certain rules which must be followed. Please be nice to him, don’t take him any place dangerous, don’t abuse him, keep him away from bright light, don’t get any water on him and never, ever feed him after midnight. But more than anything, let’s keep it PG. :P

Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years. If you take pictures with Flat Rodvik and put them on flickr, feel free to share them in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

Credits:
Flat Rodvik Linden: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Flat-Rodvik-Linden/5142523

What Rodvik is wearing:
Only he knows!

What I’m wearing:
Skin Body: League Aria Golden -Special Edition -Chest C by Nena Janus
Skin Face: THESKINSHOP (22) (FACE) ‘Pussy’ (bold) by TheShops
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: Exile::Counting Stars by Kavar Cleanslate
*Dress: ::BEETLEBONES:: Miriam Corset Top Dress XS (COTTONCANDY) by Suetabulous Yootz
*Sandals ::BEETLEBONES:: SUNANTHA SANDALS by Suetabulous Yootz (to be worn with SLink medium bare mesh feet)
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Toes S by Siddean Munro
Feet & Hands: League by Nena Janus
Hand Nails Appliers: Caroline’s Floral Nail Polish Huds for Slink by Caroline Apollo (Love Donna Flora)
Necklace: MG – Necklace – Bridget’s Faith Heart – Short by Maxi Gossamer (@ Limited Bazaar)
*Bracelets: MG – Bracelets – Bridget’s Faith Heart – B1 – R by Maxi Gossamer (@ Limited Bazaar)
*Ring: MG – Ring – Gigi Shimmer Bow – Small – L by Maxi Gossamer

Poses in 2nd and 3rd pictures: Exposeur by RubyStarlight Writer

Location in 1st picture: Crossing Currents
Location in 2nd picture: The 9th by GOL

124 thoughts on “Flat Rodvik Linden Meme

  1. This is hilarious Berry! I look forward to the replies to this! Should be a blast! Very creative! :D

  2. Kitti Wytchwood says:

    This is brilliant! :D I remember my cousins having to do with this a teddy bear – the students took it in turns to take him places. He got quite an eventful trip with us, since I had flown over to the States to visit them, and we were, thusly, going to all kinds of places! That bear went up mountains in New Hampshire! Lol. I hope Mr Linden doesn’t mind…:P

  3. omg this is so funny.. i dont think im that brave lol

  4. Irina Strazytski says:

    This is hilarious! I totally have to find time to do this. :D

  5. […] everyone, today I decided to do one of Strawberry Singh’s Meme Challenges. This one involves a bit of fun with a flat cutout of Rodvik Linden that Strawberry has made. The […]

  6. This one is my favorite so far! Love it Berry!

    Here’s Mine!

    http://www.lilmissfashioncupcake.com/2013/07/my-day-with-rodvik-linden.html

    <3 Maci

  7. […] did Berry Singh know what she started with this Flat Rodvik meme. “Keep it PG,” she said. HA! You don’t know how hard that was […]

  8. Cougar Sangria says:

    This is brilliant ! Loved it :)

  9. I love this Berry!!! I took Rod to a club than back home ;)

    http://leondrassecondlife.blogspot.com/

  10. rodvik linden says:

    Lol :) I suspect the flat me is a FAR more interesting date than the real me :)

  11. LOL cherie Berry, I actually did this for ma bebe Gabriella, made a cutout of myself for her to carry around when I was gone. It also came in handy when we were doing some roleplay and I needed to be on my alt lol, it was a riot. I love that you did this and thought I would share that I am just as nutty as you :)

  12. I think Rodvik is about to see just how cool his FLATNESS can get with a bunch of SL bloggers…hahahahaha!!!! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

  13. @Rodvik, you totally just made my day!

    @Mr. Kips, you know I was ABOUT to do a Flat Berry but I didn’t trust you guys and I figured it would be more fun to torture Mr. Linden.

  14. William Tell-Us-Nothing:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/isfullofcrap/9394901925/

    -ls/cm

    PS: Relax. Most of the rounds in the drum are blanks.

  15. Thanks, Strawberry. Rod and I went on a whirlwind tour of Mole/Linden sites around The Grid. A lot of fun! http://poultryreport.blogspot.com/2013/07/strawberry-singh-is-out-with-another.html

  16. Aww. How sweet. Poor Rodvik. Everybody still runs around with those Philip Linden blow up dolls with the ugly hair. Rodvik needs more love. Go Berry!

  17. Rodvik stopped by my place on his way around the grid so I found a song Just for him……

  18. Rodvik stopped by my place on his way around the grid so I found a song Just for him……

    https://my.secondlife.com/ciaobella.mirabella/snapshots/51f70274eadc084788000001

  19. Rodvik accompanied me to the raceway this afternoon….

  20. I’m typing this from an unwatched computer in just a few moments before the Rodviks return….

    http://primdolls.blogspot.com/2013/07/meme-monday-flat-rodvik-linden.html

  21. […] Monday….There’s just no telling what Strawberry’s a brewin’! Insane isn’t the word I would use for this challenge… Brilliant? no..funny? No.. its […]

  22. […] This week, Strawberry Singh’s meme is the Flat Rodvik Linden Meme. […]

  23. http://karasecondlife.blogspot.com/ I had a great date with Rod…. good one!

  24. […] Singh’s recent blog challenge , I could not resist joining in the fun, see her post here : http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/07/29/flat-rodvik-linden-meme/ ( remember to see the comments to also read where other bloggers have taken Rodvik for this […]

  25. This was so much fun- I think I really got into the spirit , see what you think?

    http://serenestyle.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/once-upon-a-linden-night/

  26. Yes, the mad scientist still runs a laboratory and tinkers with dead and live bodies …

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/97298047@N03/9397326401/

  27. I am not a blogger but i had to play too..too much fun!! Ty Strawberry : )

  28. […] as a mentor.  Apparently she also thinks I need to get out more, because she recently set me up on a blind date with her friend Rodvik Linden.  Yes, one of those Lindens… you can imagine how nervous I […]

  29. OK, I just posted the story of my date with Rodvik… I really am sorry, Strawberry, to be the one who has to warn you about this side of Rodvik…

  30. I caught him crash landing in a blue Fokker triplane, apparently fighting in a war long over. http://avatarbizarre.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/the-adventures-of-flat-rodvik/

  31. My SL Date : Rodvik Linden
    (Strawberry’s Monday Meme)
    Featuring: Maitreya, Lelutka ad Liv Glam

    http://sessie16.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/my-sl-date-rodvik-linden.html

  32. OK, I took Mr Number One at the great dance hall of Da Vinci Gardens (and around the sim) as you can see on http://www.flickr.com/photos/luciana_pinazzo/9405346154. And I wrote about (and about Donna Flora), in Italian, on my blog too: http://lucianapinazzo.blogspot.it/2013/07/sl-vive-di-passaparola-da-rodvik-linden.html hope you like it as well.

  33. Ohhh la la! Drinks at the Eiffel Tower? Don’t mind if I do Flat Rodvik. EEEkkk…there’s an angry Bear here!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11996418@N02/9406238058/

  34. Bear Silvershade (@BearSilvershade) says:

    Seriously? You would take him anyplace dressed like that?

    http://metaexplorer.blogspot.ca/2013/07/what-do-you-do-with-flat-rodvik-my-take.html

  35. I still can’t type (“hello!” from Aeon)…but we both think this is a hoot! We wish we had seen this earlier, but we do have some great shows to take Mr. Linden to this evening (Wednesday) and we’ll show him a good time – guaranteed!

    This is a wonderful project for your students, Strawberry, and we think we can use this idea too – if you don’t mind us stealing it from you! We’re going on vacation in August, but we’ll be around at Ce Soir and at other places across the grid often, of course. Maybe we’ll just keep taking Rodvik with us. SecondLife is FULL of fascinating places for us to take him – and ourselves!

    *giggles* of delight!
    Mireille (and don’t forget – Aeon!)

  36. Berry, this is sooooo funny I just couldn’t pass it up. Thanks for the great idea! Here’s a link to my adventure with Flat Rodvik: http://elementaljewelry.blogspot.com/2013/07/rodvik-i-tour-sl-castles.html

  37. […] and show him a good time. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post or images in the comments of this post so we can all come by and see where you took […]

  38. […] Yesterday I combined two memes in one picture, as Strawberry had launched yet another hilarious assignment: get a copy of Flat Rodvik on MP and take him for a tour on the grid (full details on her blog!). […]

  39. […] have seen yet and show him a good time. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post or images in the comments of this post so we can all come by and see where you took […]

  40. my flat Linden can´t swim:-)

  41. […] Strawberry Singh’s latest challenge to bloggers is “Flat Rodvik Linden”. […]

  42. I made a little trip with Rodvik on the Mainland. Most of the photos are simple snapshots.

    I added three photos to the Blog Memes group on Flickr. A few more pics are in my own photostream.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/maddy-gynoid/

    Finally I’ve also written a blog post about my travel, but is in German language.
    http://echtvirtuell.blogspot.de/2013/08/die-flat-rodvik-linden-meme-mainland.html

    Thank you for this funny meme, Strawberry! :)

  43. Well, we had Photohunt tonight, so I brought Flat Rodvik along to enjoy the scenery and the animals. He did manage to step in a cow pat tho…maybe now we can get him new shoes? http://www.flickr.com/photos/11996418@N02/9410818371/
    But he did seem to enjoy meeting the horses. One tried to nibble on him, I had to distract him with a carrot.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11996418@N02/9410818397/
    Thanks Berry…this was great fun!!!!

  44. […] Nachdem dieser Blog nun  ein Jahr völlig leer und von mir fast kaum beachtet vor sich hin dümplete, hat mich Charlie quasi “überredet”, meinen inneren Schweinehund zu überwinden und endlich zu beginnen. Das ist hiermit geschehen. Warum der Name?  Eigentlich wollte ich jeden Tag einen Post schreiben, der maximal 5 Minuten benötigt. Ich lächel mal müde, denn für diesen Post hab ich ein Jahr gebraucht. Wenn ich so weitermache, werdet Ihr den nächsten Eintrag am 01.08.2014 lesen. Was gibt es zu erzählen? Vielleicht das Strawberry Singh eine  für mich intressante “Meme” gestartet hat.  (Was ist überhaupt eine Meme? Jeden, den ich fragte wußte es nicht)Thema der Meme ist: einen Tag mit  flat Rodvik Linden verbringen, nachlesen kann man es hier […]

  45. […] the blog post and comments for other fun photos taken with Flat Rodvik. Thanks for the fun idea […]

  46. I thought I would give cutout Flat Rodvik a ride on a paper airplane. :)
    http://www.virtualvagabond.com/paper-airplane-flat-rodvik/

  47. […] aside, this was just too funny blogger meme to not to do it! Read more about it at Strawberry Singh’s blog and there’s still time for you to participate, too. Big thanks to Piper for letting me and […]

  48. Irina Strazytski says:

    Finally got my meme posted. My date didn’t go so well but this meme was sooo hilarious. Thank you so much for thinking of it. :)

    http://irinastrazytski.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/flat-rodvik-linden-meme/

  49. […] Who is Rod Humble? (yes I know his title) Why is there a meme created about him? What has he done for second life? What has he done to improve our Second Lives? How has our secondlife experience improved during his tenure? Well one thing is for sure he has made a big impression on a few. As for why he’s in the dumpster in Crack Den? Who can say, but I have no idea how he got there. *Innocent* You can check out more about flat Rod and his adventures in SL on Berry’s Blog. […]

  50. […] Singh started a Flat Rodvik Linden theme on her blog, Strawberry Singh.com, and the idea was just too fun to resist! I decided that it would be a good idea to take him to […]

  51. I took him to church in Medieval Scotland, and left him in the good hands of Sister Mary Margaret!

    http://www.bordermarches.com/sister-mary-margaret-takes-flat-rodvik-to-church/

  52. […] and show him a good time. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post or images in the comments of Strawberry’s Blog Challenge post so we can all come by and see where you took […]

  53. […] Link to Strawberry Singh’s blog for the instructions.  http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/07/29/flat-rodvik-linden-meme/ […]

  54. Piper Hanriot says:

    This is hilarious and I had fun dragging poor Rodvik around for photos to blog for this.

    http://piperhanriot.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/flat-rodviks-sl-travels/

  55. lol, you even got me having a go at this challenge!! That was fun, thanks Strawberry :D

    check out my post here: http://dementeddollie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/wheres-rodvik.html

    MiLLiE xxx

  56. […] won’t go into the list, but it has to be something fashionable I am sure!  So perhaps it was Berry’s Flat Rodvik Meme that inspired me to take a photo of myself with the teaser image as I pondered its […]

  57. i was wondering being the complete opposite of a computer literate person, that you could instruct me how to make a flat…um person…
    i am always up to learning new things.
    ty…
    an avid reader …of your blogs….

  58. I was on a short vacation so I’m a little late for the party but it was just too much fun to pass up.
    http://dreamer-adiaryofmysecondlife.blogspot.ca/2013/08/o-rodvil-rodvik-wherefore-art-thou.html

  59. the finale in the Adventures of Flat Rodvik Linden, or is it?

    http://dementeddollie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/a-twist-of-fate.html

    MiLLiE xx

  60. Saw this meme and made me belly laugh, just had to be done.

    So we took Flat Rodvik out in the boat and wakeboarding on the BlakeSea

  61. Frans Charming says:

    I took Rodvik to the Non Profit Commons’ weekly meeting. I figured he could use some intellectual stimulation after all the lollipop dates he has been on. :P
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cu7scgu53t6e98m10ed86ajc944/108871701668584066865/5908713399994932850?cfem=1

    He even slyly got himself a picture with the host and guest speaker.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cu7scgu53t6e98m10ed86ajc944/108871701668584066865/5908713401289400498?cfem=1

  62. inkie Loudwater says:

    OMG miss Berry this one was to funny I let Rodvik do the laundry http://pixelstyles.blogspot.nl/2013/08/flat-rodvik-linden-meme.html

  63. You guys it was such a blast reading all your posts and seeing all the places you dragged poor Mr. Linden. Although I have a feeling he secretly enjoyed it. :P

    So far there have been 267 Flat Rodvik’s sold on the marketplace. Feel free to keep taking Flat Rodvik on lots of adventures, he needs the entertainment!

    I have posted the meme for this week already, I hope y’all can participate again! <3
    http://strawberrysingh.com/category/berrys-blogger-challenge

  64. […] Flat Rodvik is a Strawberry Singh creation. Find out more info about him and the reason behind blogging him here. […]

  65. I finally got around to doing this. I swear, the minute I started taking photos I had about a million crosshairs on my head. They were probably thinking,”..the hell is she doing?” It made me laugh.
    http://stuffery.crashthemode.net/2013/08/06/one-dimensional-interview/

  66. STARVED Magic, sorry just noticed your request. It’s pretty simple to make a flat person, I’ll see if I can do a tutorial on it soon.

  67. […] Singh…I might start with easy one, today’s inventory meme… but just wait flat Rodvik Linden, I think I have something for […]

  68. New adventure with Rodvik on coconut island!

    http://thealtsl.tumblr.com/

  69. Well I’m not a big blogger girl, I am just a little blogging for kids but I really enjoy his warm welcome to the store. I hope you like the snapshot with him

    huggies!

  70. […] challenge called “Monday Memes.” In one of them, she challenged her readers to take a cutout of Rodvik Linden to a sim of their choice. I guess that’s why I’m asking you to do this. I love browsing […]

  71. AliceMay Graves says:

    I am slow at these things.
    I invited Rodvick to drop in at a house I am renting. It was a short visit, conversation was stilted, and we got bored (board) with each other.
    I posted a pic at my Flickr stream.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24122790@N04/9596421750/

  72. Loki Mortmagus says:

    late arrival to this post but I felt compelled to comment… guy code thing… which is kind of odd I guess, coming from someone who is a girl most of the time in SL, but then again, y’all already know I’m a crazy oddball, lol

    Strawberry… the club 2 shot with u and flat rod… that there may be the sexiest, most sensual legs and feet and toes I’ve seen to date in a shot from SL.

    the cell shading helps a bunch obviously… gives it a comic book inked effect, highlights you, but once again, your framing is the foundation.

    would be photogs out there, or film makers… learn from this gal.

    study her shots, her composition, her framing, her proportion lines and ratios. and practice framing stuff along similar lines.

    because this is how one tells a story with pictures…

    you use the positioning of the bodies to convey an emotive context. you use the relationship of one positioned body to another to convey the context of their interaction at that moment.

    you use their positioning within a location to convey their relationship with the others in the shot, or with the place itself… are they making their own personal space? are they part of the crowd, or distancing from it, aloof from it?

    strawberry is a master of her art.

    so pay attention when she gives tips and pointers.

    ok?

    peace

  73. That’s quite a compliment. Thank you Loki.

  74. […] Strawberry Sing Flat Rodvik Linden meme: http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/07/29/flat-rodvik-linden-meme/ […]

  75. Here is my flat Rodvik Linden! Guess what he is up to now…better late than never ;) Love this meme and all contributions made my day :):)

    http://eternalmetaverse.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/avatars-private-life/

  76. […] rather than another ‘M’. And I promise, I had nothing to do with this! Blame Berry; she made me do it! […]

  77. […] I did my Flat Rodvik meme last year, I knew as soon as I heard that Linden Lab has a new CEO that I was eventually going to […]

  78. […] are fun – not that I participate in all of them, but i do read them. A while back, she did a Flat Rodvik meme, which I actually missed out on, so when she decided to do a Flat Ebbe meme, I knew I had to give […]

  79. Thanks for this great meme, Strawberry! I wish, Ebbe could read all the comments. :) He seems to be a great guy. So, Let’s go Ebbe!

    http://timogufler.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/ebbe-linden-meme/

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