I won’t deny that I have had my share of “bad days” on Plurk. It’s a social network that many Second Life residents use, that I, in all honesty, have had my ups and downs on. I think people can be petty, catty, jealous, and downright cruel on the site, and I think it can be a place that breeds a lot of hate, and opportunity for malice.
That being said, I also think, that it’s one of the most supportive, funny, loving, and close knit communities I have found within the Second Life community. When I’m having a bad day, there are people there to pick me up. When I have exciting news to share, there are always people to celebrate with me. It’s a place where people share their feelings, their lives, etc… and regardless of the negative aspects, the positives have ALWAYS outweighed anything bad. Everyone on Plurk is so dynamically different from one another, and yet we have (or have at one time) a huge common interest in Second Life. It’s intriguing to see so many dynamic personalities come together in such a way.
I’m really grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to meet everyone that I’ve met on plurk, and I’m even more grateful to know so many of those people in world. A week or so ago (I’ve lost track of time) we had a silly little gathering on my sim Heart Song. The end result was a silly hot tub party, and one hilarious pic. It’s not the most perfect photograph I’ve ever made, but I sure had a lot of fun making it, and the memories to go along with it.
Long story short, I am grateful for the friendships I’ve made through Plurk, and I look forward to many more wonderful memories in the future. It’s nice, that no matter where I am, at any given point of any day, all I have to do is reach in my pocket, and I have countless, wonderful people at my fingertips to share & converse with.
Plurkies. You rock!
Pictured above: (let me know if I forgot anyone!)
and myself of course. <3
I was going to blog this tomorrow, but I’m bored out of my mind tonight so….why not now?
First things first. I’m giving Twitter another chance. I’ve been on Twitter twice before & both times my account was hacked and I started sending Viagra ads and all sorts of goodies to people. So maybe…just maybe, with a clean account, I’ll spare you all the erectile dysfunction ads. Anyway, I would love it so much if you followed me. Come on. Do it. Stalk me. You know you want to. Okay…really I just feel awkward and lonely on there right now, so add me!
And on to other things…
I love lemons. I love them in my water. I love them in candy. Lemon bars are my favorite dessert ever. I even love naming avatars after them. (My alt’s name is Lemon!) I just love them! Tart and sassy little fruits! I thought this lemon crown from Lark was gorgeous! You can pick it up at The Boutique at The Liaison Collaborative this month!
Skin: League | Nena Janus
Eyes: Crash Republic | Isabelle Requiem
Lashes: FTL | Framboise Werribee – Kirei
Hair: Truth | Truth Hawks – Haters
Crown: Lark | Sienia Trevellion (available at April’s The Garden @ The Liaison Collaborative)
Top: Decoy | Annette Voight (available at April’s Collabor88)
Necklace: Shimmerie | Liliana Barrs
Pose: Imeka | Natiwilliams
Recently I had heard that Linden Lab CEO and Founder of Second Life Philip Rosedale, and a team of other talented technology loving individuals had come together to start a new company called High Fidelity. I’ll be honest, I’m still in the exploring/learning role as I educate myself more about what Mr. Rosedale and his intriguing team have to offer.
I don’t know much yet, but I wanted to share with you what small bit of information I do know. By what I’m reading, it sounds as if a new, and impressive virtual world is in the making! They’ve broken their official website’s main page down into categories to briefly explain what goals they have in mind with this new virtual world.
I dunno about you, but I am tremendously excited to see what Mr. Rosedale and his team have to offer. I have been a dedicated member of Second Life for many years, and I am incredibly grateful for what was started within Linden Lab, and I personally think Mr. Rosedale (and those working beside him of course) has what it takes to bring the next successful ideas in virtual environments to the internet.
One think that really piqued my interest as I was looking over their webpage was on their company information page. It appears that Linden Lab, as well as Google sees promise in what High Fidelity has to offer, as they have become investors in the company and it’s ideas.
Anyhow, like I said, I am not very educated in everything regarding High Fidelity just yet, and I have a lot to learn, but I wanted to at least share what has caught my eye, and how excited I am to see it progress. You can do what i’m doing, and follow their blog closely to see what news they have to offer about their upcoming, and hopeful virtual world. I am really enjoying reading about all their avatar testing, as well as a sound blog entry that caught my interest as well. Seriously listen to that youtube clip with your headphones on. It’s INCREDIBLE.
I hope you all find all of this as exciting as I do!
I was quite honored to be given the opportunity to participate in the newest round of banners on Second Life’s Marketplace. This round features a couple photos focused around a circus and fair theme! Thank you so much Linden Lab for giving me such a wonderful opportunity and allowing me to participate in something so fantastic. The Second Life’s Marketplace is an absolutely wonderful tool that I encourage you all to use often. It’s a great way to find new stores, shop in the convenience of your own “home”, and find treasures you never knew existed.
I know many people often times are curious about how they can be involved in bigger projects like this in the Second Life Community. The best advice I can offer it to be consistent, work hard to stay involved within the community, and add your photographs and blog entries to feeds, flickr, plurk, etc… The more active you are through social networking, the more likely you will find these opportunities.
If you are looking for ways to participate and be more involved, I encourage you to check out the Official Second Life Flickr Page. Here you can post your photographs & gain more exposure in the Second Life Community, as well as gain an opportunity to be Second Life’s picture of the Day.
Thanks again Linden Lab. It’s always a pleasure. <3
Yesterday I went to go and check something on my account on SecondLife.com when I was stopped in my tracks. I blinked a few times, my jaw fell open, and I had a little moment. A little moment of realization as I realized the girl on the homepage screen was me! Then (after a mild freak out session) I started flipping through to see who else was on there with me.
So many other amazing avatars are up on the home page right now. I am absolutely honored to have made it up there with them. You’ll find Miaa Rebane, Faint Paulse, Prad Prathivi, Strawberry Singh, Sixx Yangtz, Harper Beresford, and Ivoni Miles as well if you click through the little arrows. Congrats to them for such an accomplishment!
If you remember just recently, the first big change Linden Lab did with the homepage featured the lovely Gogo from Juicybomb.com. She looked fantastic on the homepage and really set the standard for avatars to come. It will be really neat to see what avatars they feature in the future. Could it be you?
If you’d like to check out the new homepage you may be taken to your log in page first. If so log out, and you may possibly need to clear your browser history to see the front page. Once you see it, you can click through the little arrows to see all of those who are featured.
Thanks Linden Lab for such a great opportunity!