Monday, May 26, 2014

20 Personal SL Questions Meme - As Asked by Berry

As asked by Berry on her weekly meme  

20 personal SL Questions, my answers follow.    this was a long assignment.   Glad I had time with a holiday to participate. Good questions, can't wait to see others responses.   Thank you Berry!

  1. When and how did you discover Second Life? 
    •  Discovered SL in 2008
  2. Did you know about virtual worlds before or was this your first experience with them? 
    •   First virtual space was a text only 
  3. Has Second Life met your expectations? SL has exceeded my expectations.
  4. If you could teleport back to the first ten minutes of your avatar’s slife, what would you tell yourself? 
    • Start to organize your inventory 
  5. How long did it take you to master avatar flying and driving vehicles inworld? 
    • I still bang into walls
  6. Do you have a mystery alt?    main More fun
  7. Is your SL avatar a reflection of you, or someone you wished you could be?  wish I could be
  8. Is there an individual you met in SL that inspired you in your RL? How? 
    • Oh so many i've met that have inspired me,
  9. Do you feel it is easier to create stronger bonds/relationships with people you meet inworld as opposed to the real world? 
    • The bonds I think are the same as inworld and real world but it's the expectations of those bonds that differ.  Most inworld never expect to meet in real world, so that seems to lead to more inconsiderate
      and bad behavior. 
  10. Did you ever imagine or believe people could fall in love with someone they never met before Second Life? 
    • yes, I do believe people can and do fall in love in SL.  
  11. How has your perspective of dating changed (or not) since you started playing second life? 
    • Yes.  On first date, never ask if someone participates in virtual worlds.  Get to know the person first world first.   
  12. How has your perspective of employment changed (or not) since you started playing second life? 
    • YES!  The possibilities of earning a livelihood from the virtual world is very much a reality, and I think it's here to stay.
  13. Name three things in both your lives that overlap each other significantly. 
    • Taking courses,  I enjoy learning in Second life courses and attending local classroom training. 
  14. If you could live your life more immersively in a virtual world, would you? (Kind of like the Matrix) 
    • Most definitely.
  15. How do you think behavior changes for people if they’re inworld vs in real world? Why do you think that is? 
    • You can say things easier to someone you never expect to meet.
  16. How has second life consumerism changed your perception of spending habits, the value of money, the need to be “bleeding edge” with fashion?  Not sure my Jeans fall into category of bleeding edge of fashion.
  17. Do you think virtual worlds like SL drive and redefine human interaction or do they narrow and limit it? 
    • Virtual worlds are another outlet for collaboration and artistic creations, limited only by our imaginations. 
  18. If technology progressed tomorrow to allow you to send emotions to people the way you’d send text or voice messages, would it enrich your SL experience or infringe on it?  
    Infringe on it. I think that would be too much information.
  19. Name three skills you attribute to having learned or honed in second life alone. Scripting, my life leaves little opportunity to script and it's a skill i've always wanted to improve.   l the menu's of Photoshop, Blogging, i have failed miserably at blogging daily, even weekly.  
  20. If your grand kids googled your Second Life Avatar’s name, would they be intrigued, disgusted, proud or something else? No kids.      -  Air -      photos