Scuse the mess. I'm getting ready for the holidays. It's been awhile since I've done a grid talk, exactly two years in fact. I think this post is more on topic and not quite as stupid as my first grid talk (if you read it, you'll know what I mean). Grid Talk is just a name I thought of to discuss topics, thoughts or issues in sl.
So all this got me thinking about sl, rl and how so few of my rl friends and family know that I "play" (to clarify-I'm using "play" but I but don't think sl is just a game) or use Second Life. Oh, I've tried to explain it to a few people: "see you have this avatar and you give them a fictitious name and you can be old or young, animal or human, and you can buy hair, lots of hair, and you can rent land, you can build and design stuff, and hear live music, you can make friends, go to pretty places and blog about all of it!" Well, actually, I never get past the part about creating the avatar because their eyes glaze over and I end up feeling ashamed. I remember one conversation specifically with a very close friend who is kind of geeky/nerdy (not that sl is nerdy but whatever). After I told him about sl his immediate reaction was "ewww-that place" and he then started talking about all the sex stuff that sl is famous for (he had never been inworld). I didn't feel like explaining that not everyone on sl is a perv or inworld for the sex aspect.
So now, I pretty much don't share sl with anyone in rl. I guess I'm still a little ashamed even though I limit myself to early morning hours inworld (however, I'm on sometimes during the day). And I'm not saying that being on sl for more hours or less hours during the day is good or bad. For me, I can't be inworld that much because I have too many rl obligations. I've never been an online gaming type of person or online anything (besides facebook). I came on sl for a very specific reason (if you're interested why-go here). Sometimes, I come very close to sharing this blog with some rl friends but I always decide against it. Maybe someday I will.
Do you share sl with your rl? Does anyone know you "play" sl? does anyone know you blog or create/build/earn money or role play or whatever you do inworld? If you do share with rl, what are common reactions? If you don't share, why not? Have any of your rl friends created an account and are now inworld because of you?
*and speaking of blogs, I started (and attempting) a fashion/style blog Grid Palette. We'll see how it goes. I'm not on any feeds yet because I don't have enough posts. It's just a way for me to practice my sl photography.
leggings: *TuttiFrutti*, Cold Mountain
sweater: Kauna @FaMESHed, Winter Jumpers
hair: Alice Project, Steph 2, Streaked Blonde-Where in sl is the Concert Hunt2
skin: Glam Affair, Lilith-Jamaica
makeup: Zibska, Arley eyeshadow
chair: Lisp, Snapshot Chair