Thursday, February 4, 2010

When keeping it real goes wrong


Day three post stair falling incident. Still in pain, still wondering if I should seek professional help. If I had been living in my second life, I wouldn't have fallen because I would either have been flying or sitting in my apartment; not walking down the stairs.

Second Life= weird shit...first off, they won't let you use your real name. Probably because of the crazies out there that would probably try to find you in first life (real life). My avatar's name: Buff Kling. She kind of looked like me, but her skin was probably a bit darker. I couldn't figure out how to bleach her skin. Second, it is like SIMS but it is streaming live and you can interact with other people via voice chat, typing, or even better pressing a button that says pre-set phrases. Phrases like..."Lookin' Good!" or "Excuse me." The best part about it is you can fly over the ocean and islands just appear under you. You can also walk under the water and not drown. But for some reason, call me crazy, I feel like I'm going to drown when I try to walk below the water. It is anxiety inducing, actually. Here is the kicker, in Super Mario Brothers I never once felt like I couldn't breath when I was swimming under water for extended periods of time. So what's the scoop? Why do I feel like my avatar is going to die?

If you haven't created a free Second Life account, I totally suggest it :) I mean who doesn't want to sit in their apartment or home all day interacting with other people who never leave their home? I need to spend some more time with it, as I find it difficult to figure out how to make money and buy property (you know, making my own niche) in the land of Second Life. On a related note, there was a Law and Order: SVU about Second Life where this guy met all of his rape/murder victims in Second Life. Kind of creepy...Hope no one target's Buffy Kling, I don't know what I would do. Probably try and fly, but then realize that I'm living in first life and that Second Life isn't real.

On a more serious note, I just want to acknowledge the untimely death of a young woman at my school. It is so sad, and my thoughts and prayers have been with her and her family. I didn't know her personally, but I knew exactly who she was. It makes my heart hurt. I'm so sorry for her family's loss.


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