Earlier today on plurk, Tymmerie wondered why bloggers don't really do a lot of writing challenges like we used to do. Well, mostly I think it's because we don't have a lot of people who do personal SL blogs these days. Let's face it - most blogs are fashion related and not many fashion bloggers write more than just credits. Even I've noticed myself slacking big time in that department when I'm doing style posts.
So, Ms. Berry decided to start a new meme for us! Seven SL facts. I couldn't pass it up!
Basically I’m going to share seven facts about my SL avatar or my SLife that may or may not be obvious to all my readers. The only thing I ask is, don’t judge me (or at least just do it quietly in your head)!
Now sit down and get comfortable. Y'all know once I get going, I talk too much.
My SL Fact #1:
This wasn't my first main account. I know, 99% of the people in my SLife know that about me already, but for the 1% that didn't, there ya go. :) My first account lasted for 13 months and my SLife was wayyyyy different than it is now. I played more of a sexy girl/fetish girl/fantasy girl role back then and it was not me. AT ALL. I said and did a lot of stupid stupid stupid things because I didn't think I was staying, and I sure didn't think about the people on the other side of the avatar. But I also had a lot of issues in my RL going on and coming to SL and doing all these things was basically my way of squishing all my RL issues down. Of course, there's only so long you can do that before you explode in a big fiery ball of CRAZY, and unfortunately, that's what happened. So I exploded, made another alt [oh yeah, I was alting big time in that year] and then deleted Second Life from my computer. But I missed it, so I took that alt and started over. It was hard to be so alone, but SO completely and utterly worth it in the end. I worked through a lot of my problems and people who are my friends now know me really well. I remember when Cen and I first met, she was also on a new account, too, and she said we didn't have alts any more. We had replacements. :) It was really funny, too, because almost EVERYONE that I met in the next year after coming back were on their second or third account. It just wasn't a huge deal any more. I have 4 alts now, but I don't hide that it's me if I'm on them. I use them for different things, mostly island related. And I did reconnect with a few people from my past, but there are others who probably still think I'm evil incarnate. I miss some of my old friends, but people change and people move on.
My SL Fact #2:
I've always wanted a Second Life family. Not really kids, but I always wanted a SL husband, mom, dad, brothers, sisters, etc. I know some people think that it's stupid, or that you shouldn't have SL parents because it's disrespectful to your real parents, but I don't see it that way at all. But much like my SL marriage, I wouldn't just any ol' person because I need someone for that role. I want the RIGHT person to fill the spot. This is why, even though we've kind of talked about it in the past month, I haven't just run over to any of the adoption agencies. If we were to adopt, I'd want it to be RIGHT person, preferably someone we both know already and that we feel like we could have a bond with. We're kind of weird that way. :-p
My SL Fact #3:
I almost never IM anyone on my friends list out of the blue. The majority of people on my in world friends list are bloggers and designers and I'm always worried that if I just IM them, I'm going to bother them or that they're going to wonder what I want. I am really REALLY bad at casual conversation these days. I used to be able to talk the ears off a mule, and I still can if I KNOW you really well [ask Aldwyn!] but there's this part of me that's been there for the past couple of years that has made me kind of shy away from getting too close to anyone. It sucks and I want to get over it, but I feel like I need someone to take me by the hand and pull me out of it.
My SL Fact #4:
I never intended on being a fashion blogger. On my first account, I'd KIND of started doing it a bit, but when I restarted, I was just going to be this goofy casual person [much like I am in RL] and the more I blogged, and the more I shopped, the more people started just giving me stuff for the blog. So I figured, hey, why not? Something to do. I never dreamed it would be one of the best parts of my SLife!! I love putting outfits together, but I'll admit to being terribly insecure when I post a style pic because...well, have you SEEN the other fashion bloggers?? Some of them are amazing! I want to be like them when I grow up. :)
My SL Fact #5:
There are 95 people on the Bluebonnet ban list. Only about 10 of them are people I've banned myself and when I first got the island, it was kind of embarrassing when someone would IM me and ask why they were banned when I had NO clue who they even were! Sometimes I feel like just wiping the list clean except for two names, but I'm too lazy to do it.
My SL Fact #6:
I always think about how our SL house smells. I know, I know. LOL! It's so random. But I associate some of my RL candle scents with rooms in our SL house. Like in the fall, I always think our SL living room and kitchen would smell like spiced pumpkin or apple cinnamon. In the spring, I imagine gardenia or lilac for the living room, maybe lemongrass verbena. The bathroom smells like Lysol and soap and shampoo. The bedroom might smell like lavender and sandalwood. I like to play with fragrances.
My SL Fact #7:
Sometimes I feel like a loser because I still love SL so much. Aside from the almost month long break I took back in 2007 between accounts, I've never felt the need to take a long extended break again. If I don't get a chance to log in, then I just don't, but I don't worry about it. Every day that I get to log in and be in our home or go shopping or take pictures...well, I just feel really blessed. But so many of my friends complain about SL a lot and it kind of hurts my feelings in a way because I do still love it so, and it feels like when they put it down, they're putting me down. I know that's not the case really, but it is how I feel.
And there are my seven facts! I'd love to read yours, too!