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In science, a Meme (rhymes with “theme”) is a self-propagating unit of thought that is spread from one host to another. Richard Dawkins invented the term as a kind of idea-gene. Like genes, as Memes spread they mutate or die. For bloggers, Memes have become synonymous with internet quizzes, challenges, surveys, and novelties that people link to and pass around on their blogs.

Monday Meme: Resurrection

SL Resurrection: Photo of Edie Sedgwick hovering over her grave site.

SL Resurrection

In the last couple of Monday Memes we’ve loved, we’ve lost… and now finally… Resurrection. Regardless of what your spiritual beliefs may or may not be IRL, in virtual space resurrection is always possible! Perhaps your incorporeal body has left SL and resurrected on OS Grid or InWorldz. Do you float in the virtual ether awaiting High Fidelity or SL2? How do you imagine you will be in those worlds? Or have you come back to an alien landscape like Lord of the Rings Online or Tera?

Perhaps you return to SL. But what is different? Body? Mind?

There are many ways you can photograph your Resurrection Meme. Within SL you might photograph your alt. Or you might choose to use this opportunity to design a new avatar identity. Smaller? Bigger? More androgynous? More gendered? Big eyes? That hairstyle you thought you could never really rock in your mortal life. It’s the 1st week of Summer (or Winter in the Southern Hemisphere) and now is a nice time to reimagine your presence in this world.

As always, leave a link to your blog/flickr/etc in the comments below so we can all chime in and tell you how great you look in your new avatar skin!

SL Resurrection: photo of an avatar with wings

Send Me An Angel by Elease Graves


1. How is your resurrected avatar different?

2. Can you truly know a place if you haven’t left it and returned?

3. The, as yet, vaporworlds of High Fidelity & SL2 are coming on strong! Of course, so did Blue Mars & Cloud Party. Will you try these worlds when they’re available? Would you maintain “dual citizenship” in SL and SL2 or High Fidelity?

4. What would it take from SL2 or High Fidelity for you to say farewell to SL?

5. Does your computer or graphics card need a resurrection? How do you imagine your new computing life?

6. If you resurrect multiple times (have multiple alts in SL, or avatars in other worlds) how do you know what your core identity is? What is your core identity?

7. What musical era should be resurrected? What musical era should never be resurrected?

8. Who was your 1st kiss in your old life? Who should be your 1st kiss in your new life?

9. If you could bring just 3 things from your old life to your new life, what would they be?

10. What color will your resurrected underwear be?

SL REsurrection: photo of a half dozen angels floating in a large cathedral-like interior with heavenly beams shrouding them in light

Congregation of Angels by Peter Jackson

Photo Credits

Thank you to these artists for making their work available on Flickr with a Creative Commons license!
Send Me An Angel by Elease Graves
Congregation of Angels by Peter Jackson

PS: you can now visit me at Second Afterlife Cemetery:

20 Personal SL Questions Meme

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Photobomb Meme

Definition of photobomb: To hop into a photo being taken at the last moment or anytime the people/things in the background of the image hijack the original focus. Meme Instructions: Go out exploring the grid and find someone to photobomb, or share a picture or anecdote of a time that you were photobombed in Second […] Continue reading →

Second Life Friends List Meme

For this week’s Monday meme I thought it may be fun to grab a friend from your inworld friends list and then both of you can answer the following series of questions about your lists. It’s optional though, you can just answer the questions on your own if that’s easier. Meme instructions: Grab a friend […] Continue reading →

Color Meme

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Strike a Pose Challenge!

Since Pose Fair just started this past Saturday, I was inspired to do a Pose challenge this week for my Monday Meme! Meme Instructions: Share a picture of your favorite pose or a list of your favorite posemakers on the grid! Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share […] Continue reading →

The Spring Season Challenge

(click here for raw shot) Tomorrow is April 1st and this month always reminds me of spring; probably because of the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” I thought this week would be perfect to do a spring challenge. Meme Instructions: Share a spring-themed picture and/or answer the following questions about the season. Don’t […] Continue reading →

Second Life Book Cover Meme

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The Sexual Meme

It was around this time last year that I blogged my first Monday Meme. On March 11, 2013 I asked you guys to share 7 sl facts with me. It was just a goofy idea I got after reading one of Tymmerie’s plurks that day. Never did I imagine I would continue to do these […] Continue reading →

New-to-me Meme

(click here for raw shot) Several months ago, Trixie Bumbo contacted me with a suggestion for a meme. She said, “I was wondering if a possible challenge idea would be to get bloggers to go out and find new shops or creators? So many seem to blog the same skin, the same hair, the same […] Continue reading →