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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. – 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)


Friday Find: Blithe > Blithe SLurl > Blithe Flickr Group Blithe, which means cheerful & carefree, is owned by the talented Ms. Harlow Heslop and is adjacent to the Pixel Bean Coffeehouse. They are both on two adjoining nature sims with many areas for you to explore and spend time with loved ones. I’ve spent […] Continue reading →

Friday Find: Paradiso

Friday Find: Paradiso Ziki Questi sent me a landmark to Paradiso a few weeks ago. Today when I dropped by, I got a notification that Paradiso might close in 18 days. It’s a beautiful water sim which has a serene feel to it. I’m not sure why it may be closing in 18 days, but […] Continue reading →

I met Ebbe Linden!

Friday Find: A Petrovsky Flux There has been a lot of buzz about this sim recently all over twitter and some travel blogs that I felt compelled to go see it myself. I first heard about it through Ziki Questi when she blogged about how it may eventually disappear. So I made a note to […] Continue reading →