Today I have been reflecting on Second Life adventures for close to five hours. My memories were sparked and my interest renewed due to a discussion I participated in on Clubhouse just yesterday morning. I am going to drop related videos here to refer to in writing my Metaverse Memoir.
Today I purchased two corgi pups in Second Life Marketplace. I think that is the first purchase I’ve made in three years! Since the last time I logged into Second Life, both my corgi and my best friend who helped me manage her lost his battle with cancer (AML). The new corgis are mesh, taking up only 2 prims if standing. I can also hold them in my arms as shown here. When I do that, there is no impact on the land. Before purchasing the corgis, I had spent a couple of hours in-world just going through inventory and trying to determine what to do about my appearance. I think I’m going to have to create a new mesh avatar if I plan to do a lot of filming. I have to be cognizant of copyrights and artistic licenses.
The big surprise came when I teleported to a premium sandbox and attempted to rez one of my resort builds. I had forgotten to rez an environment first. There was no ocean or terrain for my resort to anchor to. The whole scene was quite hilarious. I’m going to have to try again the next time I log in.
September 9, 2014 ~ This morning I was reminded of one of the biggest benefits of maintaining a virtual life. We never know when we might be stricken with illness or become handicapped in such a way we are not able to physically or emotionally get out in the real world , at least not without a tremendous amount of assistance. While I was viewing a YouTube video on today’s Super Moon, this suggested video published by the Colorado Public News came up:
As you can see it depicts the use of Second Life as an educational tool as well as a therapeutic tool. Second Life can contribute to real life healing and healthy social interaction that would not otherwise be possible for some folks, ones who are often forgotten.