In almost a dozen Real World Years Willow has changed
Willow July 2005 Willow Feb. 2017
I’ve changed a lot in that time.
In the fall of my first year I tried several shapes.
For a while I was a furry.
I even tried being a dragon
But by the first part of 2006 I settled on and began to refine my “human” shape to a classic avatar shaped. (BTW if you looked closely at my ears then they were pointed.)
In 2014 I tried to make a mesh me. Sadly I never got the face looking right.
So I went back to my classic avatar.
I haven’t made any major changes to my shape from 2006 until now.
But after seeing how you could make extensive changes to Bento heads I got a Catwa Lilo head last week.. This is the result.
I’m happy with how it turned out except my avatar complexity jumped from 19k to 42k in a bikini.
After I retired from my income earning career I began indulging my lifelong passion for photography even though I was in the physical you see in the picture on the left. My real life photography work won some awards, was published, and I even had a magazine cover. So I was happy! I had the ability to make photographs that people thought were good and some would even pay for.
My image is at the house in Cushing Maine where the artist Andrew Wyeth painted “Christina’s World” in 1948. My image is a preliminary image that is part of a study of an updated version I had planned to make.
I have always identified with Christina even though thanks to modern technology my world is broader than Christina’s. I don’t live in Maine but my image was made there. At the time I could still travel so I make a trip there to attend a photography workshop.
Christina’s World-by Andrew Wyeth 1948
Sadly my physical condition deteriorated further so now I can hardly venture out of my house. Eventually I decided to make images in the virtual world of Second Life. But I never made images that people seemed to think were good. I thought I must have lost it (Whatever it is.)
Thursday morning I got a very pleasant surprise and justification. After years of trying my photograph “Foggy Beach” won the Kultivate Magazine Image of the day. I guess I still got it!
Could this area be an area that is planned as a future transition area between Second Life and Sansar? Yes I know this is pure speculation. But think about it.
In my opinion one of the big problems from Sansar’s beginning was how Sansar ignored and was even hostile to the Second Life user base. Now after 2 years and the niche within a niche market for VR hardware that makes even less sense.
In late September 2016 Linden Lab added a series of new Linden Project regions (over 40+) far north of the mainland in Second Life. These regions (named HR/HC/HIH) are currently closed to the public but they are mainly rated Adult which is rather interesting. It’s unclear at the moment what the regions will be used […]
Last week I thought the clouds of fall and the crisp days of autumn were here. I was sure wrong.
Yesterday my friend took me to pick up my new computer glasses and do some grocery shopping during the afternoon. It was like a sauna. This morning I almost needed a jacket when I walked Boogie.
But it didn’t last long until the sun was beating down again.
So I decided to relax by our pool in Second Life.
I apologize for the quality of the photograph.I was caught up in enjoying the event and it was over before I took any decent photographs. Besides it was in the wee small hours and my bed was calling out. Sometimes you just have to enjoy an event.
Every few years someone in the virtual world of Second Life really gets it right! Jae Sands doing 2 hours of Sinatra live in a Concert Under the Stars at Franks Elite on Friday evening Sept. 16, 2016 was one of those magical times. The quality of the singing along with the between song banter is the closest I’ll ever come to a concert by the chairman of the board.
Something I didn’t expect with the move from SL to InWorldz is the enjoyment. I’m finding in a virtual world fun again. In ways InWorldz feels like SL did in 2005. Not technically because there meshes, private islands, and there aren’t those hourly crashes but the personal fun and personal burst of creativity I’m feeling.