Monday, June 16, 2008
In the Beginning....
I have wanted to have a photoblog for a long time so let's see how this one works out! I hope I don't get too busy or too lazy to write what I really want to.
Check out this early picture of me right after coming to SL back in May 2003. I was so klutzy and didn't know how to take a picture of myself, not being technically apt I didn't know how turn myself around and face the camera! I am almost too embarrassed to post the pic!
I had been spending my spare time playing canasta on Yahoo and bridge on MSN. I resisted attempts by my new online friends to join them in RPGs. I didn't want to be anything but myself.
The life changing (for me) article appeared in Slate.com . "The game's makers, the tiny San Francisco startup Linden Lab, say the game is surprisingly popular with middle-aged women, who are less inclined to quest-oriented swordplay than to designing each other's dream homes. This may be the start of a new game genre: First person non-shooters for Mom."
I signed up right away and spent at least 3 days on the Orientation Island trying to figure everything out. I only saw one other person in the time I spent, 240z Strutt was his name. I said hi a couple of times but he never answered. He didn't last in SL I think as I never saw him in world.
I wandered around the grid (there were only about 33 sims in those days.). SL was only open a few hours a day, if I remember correctly it was from noon to 10pm by the time I came. I really wanted to buy some land but all I could find was owned by others or 'public land'. Took me over two weeks to figure out that 'public land' was for us to buy and not parkland. I eventually ended up buying a parcel in DeHaro which at the time was restricted to cabins and tents. with lots of space between the parcels.
Joan Nomad and Harald Nomad were my neighbors and they helped me rotate and place my newbie cabin.
That's me finally settled in and with a few pieces of furniture too!
Chat at you all later................... Pituca