Man vs Second Life

This video was uploaded to youtube in 2008. It’s not only hilarious but historically fascinating. Those new to Second Life can get a glimpse of what things used to look like back in the old days. And yes, people used to act like this – sort of!

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The IM That Goes Wrong

Have you ever sent an IM to the wrong person? It can happen if you’re not paying attention and people’s names are next to each other on a friend list. It’s also possible to get confused when multiple conversations are happening. However, some wrongly sent IMs seem to happen for no reason – like the one I received this morning. [00:41] j——- T——-: (Saved Fri Nov 27 04:21:44 2015)whats the sex

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015

Today the people in the USA celebrate Thanksgiving, when families come together, some traveling great distances just to sit down to a meal together. I am thankful everyday, not just on a holiday, but today is a good excuse to voice it! Here are some things I’m grateful for in Second Life: The Penny Lane sim: I’ve been the manger of Penny Lane since it was born in 2010. I’ve seen it go

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Being a Man in Second Life

Second Life allows us the choice to present ourselves as a gender different from our own, and while this may not tell us what it’s really like to be the opposite sex, it does make for some thought provoking experiences. When I was new to SL I created a digital representation of my actual self. Yes, it was an idealized version, but still quite a bit like the real life me. I’m

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Five Tips For Making Friends in Second Life

I once met a lady who thought she’d try Second Life but lasted only a few days because she couldn’t find anyone friendly to talk to. People hardly noticed her, and because of this she didn’t return for several months. I’m no expert, but I have some tips that might help to overcome this based on what I’ve learned from my own SL experience. There are far more, I’m sure, but these are

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Epic Gacha Delta Giving Out 1000 Lindens

Epic Gatcha Delta has been having a raffle to increase traffic to their place. The contest is free to enter, and you only need to do two things. 1. Put Epic Gacha Delta in your profile picks. 2. Click the raffle board. Your avatar needs to be at least six months old, and you should have the place in your picks for at least 24 hours before you enter. Apart from that, easy

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Thinking of Second Life Like Playstation

A few years ago someone asked me to write an article to help people new to Second Life deal with emotional attachments and the deep feelings which can occur in the virtual world. An unusual request at the time but, I thought, maybe Dr. Shauna should give an opinion. Here’s what I think. I believe this dilemma is mainly caused by how a person views Second Life. They enter our world

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Mesh Has Changed Us

Recently I’ve seen people who have left Second Life for a few years decide to return, and once they do something becomes immediately apparent: They look REALLY out of date. Hipsters and mods who used to be the most fashionably dressed now look like, well, worse than newbies. The lack of mesh and, in some cases, the lack of a new skin can make a huge difference.   What we

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The Polka Dot Avatar of Doom

Updated my Firestorm viewer tonight. Since I looked like an orange cloud for ages, I decided to turn myself into the default polka dot wearing “girl next door” avatar to make something load on the screen.  So far so good but then to my dismay, I realized my regular skin and eyes were totally missing from the inventory. SL likes to eat my items for some reason, so this did not

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Moonletters Is Back

Whether Moonletters is back from the dead or from a long hiatus is debatable, but here we are. The old website with content from 2007 – 2013 is pretty much lost in the ether, but my friend Seren showed me a way to resurrect some of those old articles. I may bring a few of them back if they’re still relevant. Why did I put Moonletters on hiatus after so many years of publishing? In all honesty

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Five Boring Second Life Profiles

A profile is one of the first things I check when I see a new person in Second Life. You can glean a lot by seeing what groups people join, what they choose to put (or not put) into their real life tab – and the locations they promote inworld can be revealing. In some cases I’ve made friends because of a profile. “Oh, you like that? Me too!” But

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