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8 Years of Second Life

8 Years of Second Life

It’s Berry’s 8th rezday today and I’m starting to feel quite old. When I first found Second Life, I was in my mid-twenties; quite immature, naive and still discovering myself. After 8 years, I still feel immature and naive and that I have lots more to discover. But I also feel like I have grown. Second Life is mainly my hobby, a creative outlet for me, however the social aspect of it has also taught me a lot about the world. It’s impacted me in my real life in many ways and has helped build the confidence and faith I have in myself. Who knew I would gain so much from a silly little ‘game’ eh?

So I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for reading my words, for complimenting my pictures, for encouraging me when I’m down and for inspiring me to be better. Thank you for a wonderful 8 years. Here’s to looking at more!

rezday present from Zaara <3

Zaara made me this t-shirt as a rezday present. She knows all about my addiction to chocolate chip cookies. A special thank you to both her and my beloved Mr. Jefferson. Two people that mean so much to me and whom I never would have known if it weren’t for Second Life.

I am not doing a Friday Find this week because I’m busy with school, but here’s a quick weekly roundup!

Weekly Roundup

  1. Photographer of the week: Loverdag – If you’re looking for stunning imagery of different Second Life locations, you have to follow her stream! It’s delightful and very useful as she puts location SLurls in the description of each image.
  2. The Drax Files Radio Hour Podcastshow #67: reporting on sl & getting it right! – Drax interviews reporter Cecilia D’anastasio who recently wrote a positive piece about Second Life on Vice.
  3. Linden Lab announces Project Sansar – On Tuesday the Lindens announced the name of their new upcoming virtual world (commonly referred to as Second Life 2). Linden Lab calls it Project Sansar. I like the name because Sansar in sanskrit means ‘world.‘ I also asked them if they had an application process for early access and they said they will have in the future.
  4. AvatarBook.org – I found this new social network for Second Lifers recently so I thought I’d share it. I guess it’s supposed to be like Facebook in ways. Are you on it? This is my profile on Avatarbook.
  5. Join Hands fundraiser for NepalRuby Ornamental and Valsnia Resident are running an event to help raise funds for those in need in Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April. For more information about how you can help or participate, contact Ruby or Valsnia. The event starts on May 13th, you can watch the Join Hands flickr group for updates.
  6. Buzzfeed Quiz of the Week: What Is Your Social Media Identity? – Out of context, the collector sounds kind of morbid.

Anyone else notice Buzzfeed’s typos are becoming worse than mine?

Credits for the second picture:
*Skin: Glam Affair
*Hair: Tableau Vivant
Hairbase: DeeTaleZ
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo
*Mesh Ears: MANDALA
Shirt: Rezday Present, not for sale.
(Similar shirts in my marketplace store)

#SecondLifeProblems Meme

This week’s meme idea was given to me by none other than the infamous Mr. Draxtor Despres. The idea is based off of the real life hashtag #FirstWorldProblems where people share and complain about problems that aren’t actually real problems. It’s all kind of hilarious. You can check out the #FirstLifeProblems and #FirstWorldProblems hashtags on […] Continue reading →

Happy 6th Anniversary Tempura!

The Tempura Island family is celebrating 6 years in Second Life on May 25th. They first opened their doors in 2008 and I have pictures of myself at Tempura dating back to August of 2008. I spent many days and nights there just dancing, talking, kissing, and falling in love. I always found it to […] Continue reading →

It’s My 7th Rezday!

May 9th is my 7th Rezday. 7 years ago today I stumbled upon the virtual world of Second Life, created an account and logged in. I was lost and didn’t quite understand what I was doing so I logged out and didn’t think about it again until a week later. I’m glad I returned and […] Continue reading →

My Favorite Mesh Eyelashes

(click here for raw shot) I saw a teaser of these eyelashes on flickr a few days ago and have been anxiously waiting for their release. I just noticed this morning that they were finally released. The eyelashes are from Mon Cheri and available inworld and on marketplace for L$299. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice a […] Continue reading →

Gos Boutique

The ocean wind smells of people’s desires…I whispered my own. (For a raw shot of this pic, visit my profile) And what girl doesn’t desire a new pair of shoes? Well, this weekend we are going to be completely spoiled! Not only are we getting these beautiful rigged mesh feet, but a whole line of […] Continue reading →

Bare

I had the honor of being interviewed by Bare. Bare is a project started by Adorkable Peapod and TrinityBelle Meriman where they interview different SLers around the grid. They just recently started it but have a few interviews up already. They’ve started with approaching regular plurkers, so if you guys are on plurk make sure […] Continue reading →

Plurk Anniversary

I couldn’t resist using my ALT today to show the back of this hot new mesh dress. This sexy dress came out in perfect time to help me celebrate my Plurk Anniversary today. Four years ago today I found plurk. I admit, I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with plurk at times. Since I’ve […] Continue reading →

SecondLife.com – Masquerade

I’m going to have to disinfect my blog now that Mr. Winter Jefferson has graced it twice in one day. Anyhow, I’m so happy and excited to share this post with you finally. I was asked to create another image for the SecondLife.com main page, this time with the theme of masquerade. I knew right […] Continue reading →

Eternity

This is just a quick post because I fell in love with this pose and the best part is that it’s FREE! Here’s a link to Winter Thorn’s flickr for all the details about the pose. I am going to post a different version of the same picture as above but since it’s a little […] Continue reading →

It’s my Rezday!

May 9th, 2012 is my 5th rezday. Five years ago today I found Second Life® and signed up whilst eating a bowl of strawberries, hence the name (yes, I am just that creative lol). It’s been quite a journey for me as I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve gained and lost many friends and […] Continue reading →

SecondLife.com

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Linden Lab® to create an image with a music theme. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do. Then I remembered this adorable pose I had from Olive Juice and asked Mr. Prad Prathivi to come sit with me. I think this is one of my most favorite […] Continue reading →