This week’s Monday Meme suggestion comes once again from the multi talented Mr. Draxtor Despres. A few days ago he put out a video of Loki Eliot sharing what his perception of SL is, you can view that on Draxtor’s youtube channel. He then suggested I ask my blog readers to also share their perception of Second Life.
Meme instructions: Make a one minute video at your favorite Second Life location and/or answer the following questions and share what your perception is of Second Life. If you do a video, upload it to youtube or flickr. If you upload it to flickr, please add it to the Blog Memes Flickr Group and don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments.
What is your perception of Second Life? – Second Life is an adventurous place that lets me explore and discover things I wouldn’t get a chance to in the real world that easily. When I look around I am amazed by the talent of the content creators, who are people just like me, that are at their computers creating these things for all of the residents to enjoy.
Do you feel the portrayal or reputation Second Life seems to have in the mainstream media is justified? – I feel that in the past, Second Life got a lot of slack in the media because of preconceived notions that it is just used for adult activities. However, I think in recent times that perception may be slightly changing. With a new CEO at Linden Lab and lots of updates and changes to the grid, there has been more positive light shed on it. Articles like: There’s No Shame In Playing Second Life By Beau Hindman show the outside world that there is more to do in SL than they might assume. My activities in Second Life, for the majority of the time, include exploring sims for my Friday Finds, dressing up my avatar, taking loads of images of myself and other avatars as well as assisting the content creators that I work for. So much to do in Second Life, I never have a moment when I ever feel bored or that I’m wasting my time. I’ve learned so much from the people I’ve met here and just by exploring and discovering things on my own.
Do you talk about your Second Life with your real life friends and family? – There are a few people that I completely trust in my real life that know about my Second Life and some of the things I do here. I come from a somewhat strict household and it’s not that I am ashamed of my Second Life, but it gives me the opportunity to live a life the way I want to without societal pressures or judgement. This is why, for the most part, my Second Life is a secret. Also because of what I do in the real world as a career, I prefer to keep my activities in Second Life to myself. This is my own little place that I can escape to and be myself without judgement, and I want to keep it that way!
What is your most favorite thing to do in Second Life? – Probably going to sound completely vain here but I would be kidding myself if I didn’t fully admit that my most favorite thing is dressing up my avatar. I mean….just look at that face. So much fun!
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. You don’t have to have a blog to do this challenge, you can share your images/words/videos on any social platform.
Update: How to make a video in Second Life? I use Camtasia. Some other video capturing softwares that I know of: CamStudio, FRAPS, Jing, Snagit, and if you know of any other good ones that are free and easy to use, please share the links in the comments so others can try them out. Thank you.
Whenever I put on any kind of crown in Second Life, I admit to feeling a bit like royalty. Who wouldn’t though with this crown? It’s just magnificent! Below is a full shot of the crown because even though I love the closeup shot of my face, I really did want to show you the […] Continue reading →
The Arcade Gacha Events returns March 1st and Zaara is taking us all to Jodhpur, India this round. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the infamous Mehrangarh Fort. It is one of […] Continue reading →
Arora Zanzibar has been running a blogger/photography challenge so I thought I’d tell you guys about it. I think blog or photography challenges and contests are a great way to find inspiration to create or write on your own. For her challenge every month she shares a series of real world images and asks you […] Continue reading →
In Sanskrit, the name Chandni means moonlight and it’s one of the names my father uses for me when he’s being especially endearing. Since I have been begging Ms. Zaara Kohime to make a mesh lehenga for me for about 2 years now, she said that I get to name it. So here is the new […] Continue reading →
(click here for raw shot) I dropped by the Genre event this month because their theme is South Asia, and of course I couldn’t resist that. Majority of the items are around L$100, I picked up a few things. This Indian themed wall unit from Mirage is texture changeable and comes with 14 animated couples […] Continue reading →
This is the last day of Ramadan and tomorrow is Eid for me so I wanted to share an Eid picture. I know some celebrated Eid today and some are celebrating tomorrow, so just wanted to wish everyone a very happy and joyous day, whichever day you celebrate! I hope this year brings lots of […] Continue reading →
Libby Farleigh, the publisher of Fusion Magazine recently contacted me and requested I do two images for her special Wedding issue. They have a segment on weddings around the world so she asked me to share some colorful imagery depicting indian wedding traditions. Indian weddings are usually a big celebration of two families coming together, […] Continue reading →
For the summer issue of TREMPE mode magazine, I was asked to take you all on a journey through India. I tried to use mostly mesh items in this editorial, however there are still a few favorites from the pre-mesh era that I felt compelled to include. The build I’ve used in all of the […] Continue reading →
(raw shot) It’s that time of the year again where I get cranky and moody while I fast with my loved ones during the daylight hours. Today was the 1st day of the Islamic month of Ramadan and visions of double chocolate cupcakes have been dancing through my head. Although I do have a tough […] Continue reading →
This week’s Monday Meme is brought to you by Mr. Winter Jefferson once again, he’s just full of great ideas. Meme Instructions: Share a selfie of your avatar and a picture of the person you feel most looks like your avatar, or someone people have told you looks like your avatar or someone you tried […] Continue reading →
You may not be familiar with the word “desi” it’s basically a term used to describe the people, cultures, and products of South Asia. Meet my friend Reema Xue, she’s desi like me. If you have Reema on your plurk timeline, then you probably already know that she is absolutely one of the sweetest people […] Continue reading →
(click here for raw shot) Depending on where you live and of course the moon, the Islamic month of Ramadan will begin in the next few days for you. The past week my family has been feverishly getting all prepared for the starting of the month. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this […] Continue reading →
I was listening to one of my favorite bollywood songs while working on this: mera ishq sufiyana which translates into “my love is selfless” and the rest of it is just as poetic, if not more. It’s an absolutely beautiful song. Today was the last day of school, so I’m off for the summer. However, […] Continue reading →
Last week Maxi Gossamar dropped one of her new mesh jewelry sets on me and said that she created an indian themed set for one of the Miss Virtual World contestants this year. I didn’t get a chance to try it on till just last night and I instantly fell in love with it. I […] Continue reading →
I was listening to one of my favorite songs, Habibi, and this picture just automatically kind of created itself. A quick Arabic lesson for those wondering, Marhaba is a greeting or another way to say hello and Habibi usually means my love or someone very dear to you. Now on to what I’m wearing. I’m […] Continue reading →
Zodiac came back for another round last week bringing in sensual Sagittarius this month. I fell in love with the Kelpie’s Bridle from Evie’s Closet. It’s just my kind of jewelry. I love the way it pops on the new Amberly skin from Glam Affair in Africa tone. Amberly was just released today in 6 […] Continue reading →