I think I may have SL burn out. I love my SL homes but have run out of prims. So there is no room for building. My circle of friends has shrunk. My time available has shrunk I crash when I load textures Xstreet is going to become a gamble instead of a steady, if small earner to offset my expenses.
I miss old, rude, wicked and Victorian Caledon. It is a very modern Caledon these days and that is fine, but I lament what has gone.
I am not sure if my SL will survive these feelings. Maybe it filled a need for me once, and right now, I am ready to be in RL for a bit?
Waiting for Taz to wake, I lurked in Southend. I was looking for fabric on Google Images for another cat frock. I found one, and then needed to take off the frock I was wearing to copy and paste it. As my kitten became entirely unclad, I noticed a pair of legs behind me! Brioni from across the tracks had come to say 'hi'. I felt somewhat at a disadvantage both in bare fur and tiny.. so I transformed into big Auds. Brioni asked me to dance while I tried to wake sleeping tiger. As we danced, we talked about my perception of him as the local Casanova which I had just confessed to.
I don't have a clue why I am so indiscreet with my thoughts but it is the case that mostly, what is in my mind will find a way out my mouth:)
Fortunately Brioni is a nice guy and took it well and explained that a couple of the 'regulars' are in fact good friends that he chats with while dancing. Much like the one we were having, he said. I am happy to still imagine him as the neighborhood Lothario. Any good neighborhood needs one to complete the scene :) We parted ways when I gave up trying to subtly wake the tiger and instead pushed him from his bed....
A year ago I went to a dance in SL. It was very close to hilarious in some ways. Tzaizqan was taking us to show support to a friend of his who was doing some fund raising I think. There was an Elvis impersonator. We were being held close to giggles while he sang and we danced. Taz had asked about partnership in SL. Just exactly what did it mean? Maybe I wasn't completely straightforward with him but I told him it could mean whatever you wanted obviously. There is no legal standing, it is obviously simply an understanding between two people defined by themselves.
So we danced and laughed and talked...
We talked about what it meant to us and Taz described it as "a commitment to get to know each other better". A year later we do :)
Ah! It has been a long time since I have blogged. A few reasons. I have been busy, disenchanted and bored.A blip on the dull radar was a bad man!I am not sure how bad but apparently causing some concern over at Oxbridge.A call of alarm went out via ISC (Caledon's chatter) and from my current place of feeling underwhelmed and bored, I figured I would go and see what was happening.I found the culprit, boarded the flying machine he had commandeered and travelled with him for some minutes before he realised I was there :) When he disembarked, he landed and was surrounded by a handsome but polite gang of Caledonians.
In the face of such a display of good looking and well mannered people he had no option but become meek and well behaved..
The gentleman was remarkably well dressed and well versed in the use of cages etc for a person of just days in age. I hope this "newbie" will be reformed, but some how I don't think so!
Tadah! At last Audrey has a blog of her own! Who knows how often I am going to find time to update it as this is the third blog I am writing. Too many. One for work, one for personal and now a Second Life one! I guess at this point it would be a bit difficult to go back to the beginning.. and besides I have already forgotten so much but in a nut shell: After spending the decades of home computers with macs, in October 2007 we installed our first pc. So finally it felt like we had joined mainstream computer use. Like always I was ready to jump in feet first to Second Life which I had heard about. I had no idea. I didn't know what to expect. I didn't expect anything or maybe I expected everything?
I landed on Orientation Island and it was a disaster. Too many people. Too much lag. Too much water. Too hard to learn without having to move too far. At this very early stage we established that Audrey Fotherington (that's me) does not walk. Too much lag. Press forward. Wait 8 seconds Shoot forward repeat. No control to speak of so I am always banging into things, bumping people, stuck in flower beds. Standing at the bottom of stairs. Caught behind the door. Wait until I design a house! It is going to be a lag friendly home!
I got off Orientation island ASAP. I landed on Help Island. Just as bad only the people there were horrible. Some one rescued me and took me to a sandbox to get me sorted. From there I staggered off into Second Life.
I was stunned initially and still continue to be a bit surprised by the lack of people. So much of the place is empty and spooky. I developed a strategy of looking for dots on my map and ended up some how (and I just have no idea how) at NCI.
I sat down. Listened. Ran into walls. Put boxes on my head and with the infinite pateince of the regulars at NCI, settled in to stay.