Tag Archives: Second Life

17 September – Say Cheese!

In the photo: Strawberry Singh Location: BWC Village I had actually done this image for my style post on my blog today, but I couldn’t resist sharing it here as well. Every photographer needs a shot of herself holding her camera, right?

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Gracee's 5th Rez Day in Second Life 2012 by Yordie Sands

Becoming Someone Else – Part 2

Second Life can be like MMORPG games in many regards, there are “players” who role play exclusively. There are regions that have training and rules for role play, even combat, but many SL players don’t see themselves as players at all. In fact, this is a dividing line for some, they refuse to be anyone other than the […]

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Becoming Someone Else – Part 1

This salon has professional authors with qualifications in education, psychology and other professions who explore identity and virtual identify. I read their posts with great interest.  There’s little question in my mind that most people who enter virtual worlds end up making choices that lead them into their identities. Ravanel started a series called, “Avatar & Identify – Introduction”.  […]

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13 September – Let’s Get Social!

In the photo: Strawberry Singh Location: Second Life It’s no secret that I am a social media addict. I even have a whole page on my blog that talks about all the of the different social networks I am a part of and what I do on them. Yesterday was my four year anniversary on […]

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On dogs and gardeners

We’ve all heard the Serenity Prayer at one time or another: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The serenity to accept the things I cannot change… I suppose what made me think of this […]

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7 September – Ouch

In the photo: Strawberry Singh Location: Second Life Life – 1 Berry – 0 Lately I’ve been feeling a bit beaten up by life, seems to be getting the better of me. But I am planning to bite back and have my revenge soon. This is a remake of an image I did over two […]

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photo of about a dozen similar looking male avatars all dressed in black

Open call to participate in a study on avatar identity through USC!!

A friend of mine at USC in California is doing an avatar identity study. He only needs 4 more avatars and you can  make 1000L Please read the info below and contact him if you are interested 🙂 Thanks so much :)) This is an open call to members of Second Life who have used […]

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Ephemera

I apologize for these sporadic postings… my dissertation has been keeping me busy, although I have to say that I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m about half way done combing through my hefty stash of data (over 1,000 pages of transcripts collected over a year and a […]

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ScreenCap of Second Life Firestorm Viewer Preferences with red circle on "Email IM's"

Second Life’s Communications Quagmire

In the MMO / 3D VW of Second Life, there are a variety of ways to receive information: 1. IM’s from People 2. IM’s from Groups 3. Notecards from People 4. Notices from Groups While Gmail manages to store 3GB of mail for you, SL caps out at about 3 messages! I’m joking – only […]

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If Sims Were States

In the bad, old sooty days before methane or carbon monoxide detectors, miners would carry down caged canaries into the dark tunnels with them. If dangerous gases leaked into the mine-shaft, the gases would kill the canary before killing the miners. I’m beginning to believe that Hosoi Ichiba might just be our canary in a coalmine. […]

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Yordie Sands @ Japan Chubu - A New Beginning for Hosoi Ichiba 2012

Gemme Six: Hosoi Ichiba’s New Beginning

My first Gemme Six article featured the Hosoi Ichiba sim group. Unlike other games, the places we love are subject to radical change. A couple of weeks ago it looked like this beautiful group of sims would be lost forever when it was announced the sims would be closing within a month. In the days following the announcement, […]

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29 August – Not Perfect

In the photo: Strawberry Singh Location: Second Life ALMOST PERFECT BUT NOT QUITE “Almost perfect… but not quite.” Those were the words of Mary Hume At her seventh birthday party, Looking ‘round the ribboned room.” This table cloth is pink not white— Almost perfect… but not quite.” “Almost perfect… but not quite.” Those were the […]

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