Saturday, November 7, 2009

We are family, I got all my sisters and me!

This is where I spend a great deal of my SL these days.

My wall

Yep, just sitting on the wall outside of the house. Sometimes I go sit on the railing on the back deck. But mostly it's here, on the wall. I don't know why. There are places to sit inside. It's just my spot, I guess.

I was picking up a gift at a store earlier and while I was waiting on things to rez, I overheard two girls talking to each other and after a couple of moments, it became clear that they're SL sisters.

I've never actually had "family" in SL in the sense that I actively call anyone my sibling or parent. I've been included in a group that calls themselves a family. I'd certainly consider my Ch'Know group my family. But as far as an actual brother/sister/mom/dad

I don't really get into the whole "OMGSPAMSPAMSPAM THAT'S MY SISSY SPAMSPAMSPAMOMG" thing. I don't think anyone over the age of 7 or 8 should use the word "sissy" when talking about another woman. Unless your name is Sissy, and in which case, John Travolta will pick you back up after the convict has slapped you around for throwing a carton of cigarettes at him and then gets his ass kicked after he steals the money he didn't win because John Travolta is a better fake bull rider and then you get your little license plate with your name on it put back up in the window of the truck and you drive off while Johnny Lee sings.

Wait. Where was I?

Oh, yeah.

Anyway, I don't much care for the whole "SISSY!" thing. But sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have an SL family. Not that I'm looking to get a kid or anything like that at all. LOL I'd be a horrible mother in SL. But the other stuff...the family stuff. Hanging out with sisters and brothers, maybe having someone I looked up to as a mother or father figure... Sometimes when I'm spending hours alone in SL, I wonder if I'm not missing out on something.

Do you have family in SL? How did you get into it? Do you find that it enriches your SL experience? I'm honestly curious.

Oh, but if anyone screams "♦♣○♥!♦♥♠SISSY!!!!!11!!•○☺☻♦♣" at me, I'll slap them and run.

Just sayin'.

Edit: Crap, I almost forgot. LOL

Ali's Thanks of the Day: I'm thankful for my close friends who may not have the title of "sister" or "brother" but are no less important to me because of that.


Tymmerie Thorne said...

I will step up to the plate and offer myself as a third cousin, twice removed. But the good kind. Not the kind who only contacts you when they need a kidney.

Now, If you will excuse me I have to rent Urban Cowboy

Nene said...

Says I don't have an SL family either really. My sl husband (who is too busy for sl) is a friend whom went along with my crazy idea of wanting to have a just for fun wedding.
I have girlie friends who Ive said are like a sister to me etc
Then I have one of my RL brother's who has sl so in sl obviously hes my brother.
I have 2 prim daughters but I don't flaunt them as many hate kids in sl which is their choice. :)

Anonymous said...

ive recently become an sl kid av after most of my friends leaving on my main adult account.
I had a brother on my adult account who eventually became more than a brother to me.
and now on my kid av i have a mom/dad/2 sisters. I love them all to bits. and we're becoming really close.
The family terms are just labels though in sl. More than anything we are just close friends, who spend every moment online together.
You're not missing out because it sounds like you have exactly what i have..just without calling them mom&dad like i do

Banana's Hubby said...

I have 3 close friends in SL and i call them sisters, but i never mean it as a kind of RP or anything, it's just a way to show them I value their friendship and love them just as if they were a member of my RL family. Plus in some other cases, I call girls 'sister' just to cool them down when i know they 'd expect me to call them a different name, lol.
and btw, i think families in sl are a silly thing, the daughter-brother-father-cousin thing,living in a big house with puppy dogs...LOL