Month: April 2021

Moving in First Life

Though I’ve lived at the same place in Second Life since 2010, I’ve moved several times in first life over…

2009: A Day in Second Life

Excerpt from “A day in my Second Life” Circa 2009 Some of my friends are sad. They thought their partners…

2007: Laying in My Own Blood For Lindens

Years ago when Second Life allowed a thing called “camping for lindens” I, like many noobs, did this for spending…

Instant Message Hell

Have you ever heard someone complain about being in “Instant Message hell” and think they’re really just trying to appear popular?…

Kids Who Rejected You in School Are Now Old People in Second Life

This story is about a real incident that happened years ago, but it does relate to SL a bit. When…

Second Sunlight – A Poem

I wrote this a few years ago. It was inspired by my early days in Second Life, and a poet…

5 Ways to Be Polite in SL

Linden Lab has given us some official rules. These can be found in the Terms of Service and on the Second…

Mesh Flowers and Plants

I love flowers, so thought I’d tell you about a store I used to wander around often. It’s called Mesh…

Moonletters HQ is in the Sky

Recently, I put Moonletter HQ into a large place in town. The building was huge, looming over the area, and…

Ch-Ch-Changes

Several years ago I lived in a house, and the people in the room next to me were always playing…

Rotten

Telling it Like it is

When dealing with people in both the real and virtual world, it’s inevitable we’ll face some situation where we need to…

Man Vs Second Life

Sean Krueger made the “Man Vs Second Life” video in 2008. It’s still hilarious, and historically fascinating

Needs More Cowbell

Second Life is a multicultural experience, so sometimes things that make people laugh in one country only produce a raised eyebrow…

Instant Message Gone Wrong

Have you ever sent an IM to the wrong person? It can happen sometimes! Maybe we know two people with…

Turning Lag into Something Positive

I once had a friend who felt inspired to write. She didn’t have a computer at the time, but was…

Talking About First Life in Second Life

Most of us go to Second Life to have a bit of fun, and put real life issues aside. And…

Being a Man in SL

Second Life allows us to present ourselves as anything we choose, including the opposite sex. This doesn’t really show us…

Sometimes it’s Good When People Leave

Years ago I found myself part of a group in Second Life. I wasn’t close friends with everyone, but was…

Second Life | Premier Wrestling

I saw Premier Wrestling in Second Life for the first time tonight after one of the wrestlers, Wulla Zabelin, invited…

Friends

Though Second Life is a virtual world, we can make real friends in it. I was going to write a…

Boring SL Profiles

A profile is one of the first things I check when I meet someone in Second Life. You can glean…

MystiTool Hud

When I was a noob it took a while to save up the lindens to buy it, but when I finally…

Second World – A Poem

Second World we move in light that isn’t sunthe second day has just begunas we dance in this place here…

How to Find Interesting Places

Thinking of exploring Second Life? Here’s some tips I’ve learned over the years that help me find interesting places. Use SL…

Miscommunication in a Virtual World

Though we have virtual bodies and ways to express ourselves in Second Life, it’s still possible to have misunderstandings. If…

Light Your Face, Not The Room

Has anyone ever talked about how bright you are, and they’re not talking about your intelligence? Have you heard rumours that rooms…

Why I Prefer to Shop Inworld

Do you shop the Second Life Marketplace? Most of us do. It’s convenient! We can see search results based on…

Object Permissions Explained

Every object in Second Life is set with what is called “permissions” by the creator. These determine what you can…

Gacha in SL

Most Second Life residents have heard of Gacha, but since some are still not sure what it is, I thought I’d explain…

How To Get Texture Info

This video tutorial from Torley Linden was made in 2007. Though it’s dated, it’s still helpful because explains how to…