Hey There! Katie Here!

Howdy! I hope you’ll bear with me as I get my feet under me. I’m brand-new to blogging, but writing is one of my strengths, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

All About Me

Or rather, all you need to know about me.

Second Life

I’m young and open-minded. I’m always open to new friends, new experiences, and new ideas. All I ask is that you be kind.

Wine me, dine me, sixty-nine me. Take me exploring with you. Open my mind to fresh experiences. I love to dance, the slower the better. And sometimes cuddling can be even more intimate than sex.

“God willing, may your tea be steeped in serenity, sweetened by sharing, and surrounded by the warmth of your love.”

Real Life

25-year-old bisexual polyamorous woman living in upstate Noo Yawk. (SLT +3)

No pics
No chat
No RL anything
I live at home with my parents, so I don’t have a whole lot of privacy

Back To The Topic

I know Aisling has already written a lot about Life, the Universe, and Everything (as Douglas Adams put it), and I might touch on some of the same subjects myself. But since I’m a different person, my views are going to be different. Besides, you (the reader) might not have been with Aisling from the start, and thus have missed a lot of it.

Friendships in Second Life

I met someone new last night. Have you ever met someone and you knew right from the start that they were a kindred spirit? And to really understand what I mean when I say “kindred spirit,” I suggest that, if you haven’t already done so, you read the book “Anne of Green Gables.” And even if you have read it, you know it’s one of those books that never gets old.

Well, I met a kindred spirit. We are so much in tune with each other that it was almost like carrying on a conversation with myself. And we both know we’re going to be BFFs!

But if there’s one thing I’ve already learned—quite painfully, I might add—is that you need to guard your heart in SL.

Still, in this particular case and with this particular person, I’m reasonably certain we’ll neither of us hurt the other one. At least not deliberately.

Another problem I’ve experienced is the people in SL who seem to have forgotten—assuming they even realized in the first place—that every avatar, far from being a mere collection of pixels on a screen—represents a flesh-and-blood person behind that avatar. A lot of that can be attributed to the anonymity of the web in general and SL in particular:

People feel safe in mistreating or insulting others when they know that no one knows who they are. Hence,  no repercussions.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Catch you later!

 

 

 

 

 

A Beginner’s Guide to a Virtual World

That’s the premise of this blog, and the entire reason I created it. But lately I’ve realized that’s not what it is any longer: now it seems to be little more than a series of reviews of hairstyles and other fashions.

Well, that stops today.

Meet Kate Hannigan

I met Kate—or Katie, as she prefers to be called—when she first joined SL about 3 months ago. I forget where we met, but she IM’d me asking for some information about something or other. I was able to answer her questions, and since then we’ve been fast friends, BFFs.

She recently said that she’d like to write about her adventures in SL, but didn’t know how to go about it. Eureka! The lightbulb lit up, the dime dropped, and I realized I had found a solution to getting the blog back on track. I’m going to continue to write about fashion and styles, while Katie will join me as a co-author, and writing about everything else in SL. That way, she won’t have to worry about setting up and maintaining her own blog on WordPress or anywhere else.

So don’t be surprised when you see her name as the author on stories, or as a Category.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! It’s the start of a new journey for me, and I hope you’ll come along with me.

Specifically, this is a blog about Second Life. If you don’t know what that is, take a few minutes to follow the link and learn all about it. Take your time. I’ll be right here when you get back. And incidentally, any links you follow from this blog will open in a new browser window, making it easy for you to come back when you’re done.

Who Am I?

Maybe a better question would be “What am I?”

In a technological sense, I’m an avatar. An avatar is an icon or figure representing a particular person in video games, Internet forums, and so forth. Does that sound weird? If so, you’ve probably never watched James Cameron’s movie, Avatar.

More prosaically, I’m like a character in a book, a play, or a game. For example, if you’ve ever played Monopoly,® the shoe piece you picked to represent you is your avatar.

And just like an avatar in a book or a play, I only exist within the boundaries of my virtual world. Which, in this case, is Second Life.

More to Come

I’d like to thank you for stopping by. I’ve given you enough to think about for now, but check back later and we’ll get started with the basics:

  1. How to create your Second Life avatar
  2. How to customize your appearance
  3. Where to find free items in Second Life
  4. And much, much more to come in the next few days

Until then, this is Aisling O’Conner wishing you on this St. Patrick’s Day, sláinte mhaith!

(P.S.: It’s pronounced ash LEEN’)

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