I’ve been a bit preoccupied the past few days with some work so because of this, the Ebbe meme I had planned will have to wait for another week or so. Luckily, Mr. Skell Dagger sent me a few meme suggestions this morning and this one seemed as if it would be quick and easy.
Meme Instructions: List 5 pieces of advice you would give to a newcomer that has just joined Second Life. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post or advice in the comments.
- Shameless self-promotion here, but read my Second Life Newbie Resource. I wrote it in 2011 so it is a bit dated, but it still has a lot of information about starting up, picking up some freebies and customizing your avatar, that you may find informative.
- This is Second Life, be who and what you want to be (as long as it’s not illegal). If you want to be a baby dragon with fairy wings that likes to do somersaults, you do that and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t! Also, tell me when and where you find that outfit.
- Don’t be a jerk just because you can be. A lot of people tend to treat people like complete trash and say and do the most wretched things because they are safely behind their computers and can’t be given a much deserved punch in the face. Please be a decent human being and not a total douche canoe to everyone you meet inworld.
- Doesn’t matter what you heard, not everyone is in Second Life for sex. So please, don’t start conversations with, “wanna have sex?” Would you walk into a place in the real world and ask a stranger the same question? You really won’t make any friends that way.
- Don’t feel discouraged if you don’t ‘get it’ right away. I spent months attaching boxes to my head, distorting my shape, and all kinds of other things before I got the hang of how to use and enjoy Second Life. There is a big learning curve and it does take time to get the hang of things, but once you do, you have a wonderful playground to play in and be and build whatever you want.
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.
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(raw shot) (SLurl) Friday Find: It all starts with a smile This week I’m covering a sim that I have blogged before, however I wanted to highlight it again this week because there is a contest going on and you know I can never resist a good contest. The sim is owned by Kaelyn Alecto […] Continue reading →
Hello everyone! Before I start with the gift guide and giveaway announcements, I wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for voting for me for the 2013 AVI Choice Awards. I won for Favorite Photographer and Favorite Model. It’s my first time winning any AVI Choice awards, I am not very familiar with […] Continue reading →
Dear Santa, I’ve never actually written to you before since my family has never celebrated Christmas, but now that I’m an adult, I figured I should be allowed to make my own decisions? Right? Well, I do sometimes. I understand you’re the man who knows how to get me things. But of course, like any […] Continue reading →
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, […] Continue reading →
So guys in suits with gas masks is apparently a thing. Who knew? Happy 10th rezday Mr. Fate! BTW, yer old. :P What ManBerry is wearing: Skin: Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 6 Black by Chucky Hollak *Suit: FATEwear Suit – Norton Crater (M) by Damien Fate *Knife: FATEplay Prop – Chef Knife (HD)(clean) by […] Continue reading →
All Hallows’ Eve is this Thursday so I thought that today’s Monday meme would be the perfect time to do a HalloMEME!! I know that the concept of Halloween and trick or treating is mainly an American tradition, so I’m going to add some questions to the challenge. Please feel free to do any part […] Continue reading →
Wizarding Faire 2013 starts tonight at midnight and is brought to you by Mischief Managed. The theme of this faire is magic and it will run for two weeks. It will be held in the Diagon Alley on the Mischief Managed roleplay sim. The sim is usually closed and only available to the Harry Potter […] Continue reading →
Have you ever seen those lovey dovey couples that dress the same? I always kind of giggled at them until recently it happened to me and my boyfriend. It was completely accidental but we ended up wearing similar colors and were basically walking around all day like that, it was kind of hilarious. I thought […] Continue reading →
Before I begin this post, I just want to say that all of the images in this post are raw shots, not processed at all, just cropped and resized. Yesterday Siddean Munro released the SLink Avatar Enhancement mesh hands for men. Along with that release there was an update to the male flat barefeet as […] Continue reading →
Today’s Monday Meme is brought to you by my friend, Mr. Chaddi Masala. From time to time I get suggestions from people for the weekly Monday Memes I’ve been doing. I’ve gone ahead and created a google document where I’m saving them all, so I remember who to credit once I’m ready to do them. […] Continue reading →
If you have Mr. Bouncer Criss and myself on your plurk timelines, you probably noticed a little bit of flirting between us back and forth. Well, I just want to say…HE STARTED IT! Anyhow, I’ve had my eye on Bouncer for a while, and not just for naughty reasons. He’s very laid back, has a […] Continue reading →
I was really surprised and happy when Linden Lab approached me a few days ago and asked me to do a fall fashion picture for the SecondLife homepage again. I thought and assumed they had stopped that program but I’m happy to see they are getting back into it. I hope in the future they […] Continue reading →
Mr. Damien Fate has started a new venture by the name of FATEplay. FATEplay opened just yesterday and will be catering to those that want a bit more fantasy in their slives. If you’ve never heard the term Cosplay before, it’s basically short for “costume play” and consists of cosplayers wearing costumes and/or accessories to […] Continue reading →
For my Monday meme this week, I thought it would be fun to bring back my What’s your digits? challenge from previous years, especially since I’ve made quite a lot of changes to my shape in the past 24 hours. After yesterday’s Proportions post and looking at all the comments, I decided I wanted to […] Continue reading →
(this is a raw shot, only cropped) Today my friend Mr. DavidThomas Scorbal messaged me and asked me if I knew about the trick where you can move and position another avatar without the use of a posestand or other object. When he told me this, at first I was like, “WHAT? YOU LIE!” You […] Continue reading →
(click here for a closeup raw shot) The Materials project has reached the Beta Viewer. What is the Materials Project you ask? The Materials Project brings in specific shaders into Second Life which will make objects appear more realistic. I wanted to show this realism in a video because I felt that was the best […] Continue reading →
Fantasy Faire 2013 starts on Saturday, April 20th. Over 140 of SL’s talented designers are coming together to bring you this magical event! Draxtor Depres has come back with another epic episode of his Drax Files, this time focusing on Fantasy Faire. You will see some beautiful imagery of the builds from this event along […] Continue reading →
I first noticed Liquidh3ll Carter in other people’s plurks chiming in with his hilarious comments. But I’m always too shy to add people on plurk. Luckily he sent me a friend request himself and that’s when I noticed all the questions he asks everyone on his timeline. In fact, he’s made a whole database of […] Continue reading →
I was trying to do an entry for the 2013 Oscar Fashion Photo Contest but after I took all the images I realized it looks more like I’m marrying my alt, Manberry. *facepalm* So what I’ve decided is to not enter these ones because really…I dunno what I was thinking, lol. I went back and […] Continue reading →