Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

18 thoughts on “It’s My Birthday so Let’s Talk about Death

  • Emilia Basille

    This is just a note to say: I believe it to be incredibly thoughtful and forward thinking to have a something planned out in the case of the worst. I’m sorry you had undergone something tragic, those times can really be hard. Here are the biggest wishes that this birthday is spent with those you love and having an amazing time, even for a minute. Thank you for being an incredible blogger and an even more incredible friend. Happy birthday!

  • Amr Daylight

    Happy Birthday Strawberry 🙂

  • Happy Birthday to you!! It may seem morbid to some, but I think it can be reassuring to have plans in place for emergency situations so people know why if we disappear. My partner has my SL password and I gave him the ability to post on my blog, so if my health takes a turn or I lose power/internet for an extended amount of time, he can spread the word. I feel like it represents realism and a respect for those who would worry, and you have seen that your friends and fans miss you when you are busy 🙂

  • Alecexo

    Happy birthday!!!! And I hope you feel better ❤️❤️❤️

  • Mia Zole

    Happy birthday Strawberry!! <3 Thank you for always thinking of your readers even in the worst times.

  • CheriColette

    Birthdays really get us thinking, dont they. While you are bringing up about ‘people leaving suddenly’ (and I think its a good thing to appoint somebody to find your SL family and friends if you cant sign in for any reason) did you know we can leave our Avatar/Inventory to somebody in a RL will. Linden Lab will need DOD and some official notification.

  • What a coincidence – just two days ago I woke from a vivid dream where I realized how important my very small group of close friends in Second Life is and that if something were to happen to me, none of them would have a way to find out. That morning I had a conversation with my real life roommate who is my closest friend and always knows where I am, and I gave him an actual Second Life emergency contact. It’s a great idea because sometimes the friendships we form in Second Life are just as important as the ones in real life.

  • Caramia

    Happy bday Strawberry

  • Happy Birthday Strawberry

    It’s so funny cause I have been thinking about this for years too. I have an amazing friend that I met in sl. He has left sl but we speak almost everyday in google hangouts. I’ve often said to him that if something has to happen to him how will I ever know. He thinks that I am mad, but in my rl a lot of my friends and family have past away. Thank you for the grounding topic; and heres to many more beautiful years to you. ♥

  • Happy Birthday, Berry. I hope you birthday was wonderful.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and all the information and love you spread through it.

    Love, Myra

  • Dreamer

    Happy Birthday Berry! I hope this year is full of happiness and joy and that good things will come your way.

  • Wendy11 Kips

    VERY WISE to have someone get in touch with your SL friends.

  • I’ve been confronted with the need to plan for when I can’t be on Second Life, too. I’ve got a rare cancer for which I’m now in radiation therapy, so like you, Strawberry, I’ve arranged for a close friend and relative to pass word if something final happens to me. It’s the only considerate thing to do, and thank you for devoting a blog post to it.

  • Thanks for all the well wishes you guys and for sharing your thoughts and stories. I hope this encouraged more residents to also setup a plan in case they are not able to return to our wonderful virtual world one day.

    Also, just wanted to let you know that I’ve announced the winner of the giveaway in the comments of the youtube video. Thank you to everyone that entered.

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  • I just read this post today (2019-July-27). It’s been a good while since I’ve done a blog post. and I get into SL about once every week and a half. The platform I’m most active on, not by choice, oddly, is Facebook. Almost everyone I know is on that, so when the time comes, my wife has my info. I’ll assume the grapevine will pick up the news from there.

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