15th April 2015 – 3 Years of Blogging Part 1. Second Life

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The first picture on my blog, me!

Wow, WordPress just wished me a Happy Anniversary and it turns out I’ve been running this blog for 3 years! So I’ve gone through this blog from the beginning and picked out a number of pictures from over the years to tell me story of life in virtual reality.

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12th Feb 2012 – Learning to use Second Life at Simbrosia

As soon as I got into Second Life, in fact the only reason I joined was to turn into a vampire. So I hooked up with Demonic Desires clan.

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17th Feb 2012 – A new SL vampire

Panther had joined SL just before me and we both joined Demonic Desires as vampires.

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1st Mar 2012 – Panther and I

We all know our avatars evolve, we make them fit more comfortably with who we are.

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13th Mar 2012 – New avatar at Simbrosia, home of Lickity Splits

Simbrosia was the home sim of the Lickity Splits group and Demonic Desires clan, probably still is.

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20th Mar 2013 – Me exploring the love garden at Simbrosia

Panther and I had many homes on Simbrosia as it was regularly remodelled. At this time we were Prince and Princess of Demonic Desires.

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1st Apr 2012 – Panther and I at home

You have to love an SL wedding.

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1st Apr 2012 – Dantes and Danielle’s wedding

I love all the effects in virtal worlds, like these hooves that set the wearer on fire!

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2nd May 2012 – On fire

Turning up to random parties can have random results. I went to a Japanese themed party in an awful free dress to go and socialise. At the end of the party I was the only non-staff member there so I won the L$500 for best costume. We decided to carry on with a few rounds with a truth cube. The topic had to be sex. One question asked me my most common sexual fantasy. In the spirit of the game I told the truth… only to hear it broadcast over the SL radio station they run a few minutes later. Made me giggle lots!

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2nd May 2012 – Japanese theme party

Simbrosia also had a race track where we’d had clan race days occassionally. I wasn’t a great driver.

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7th May 2012 – Simbrosia race track

One thing I do miss from SL is my little dog called Whiskey. He was a gift but had to be deleted when I no longer had anywhere to keep him. Very sad day.

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8th May 2012 – Irish Whiskey

Of course Simbrosia also had a club called Firecry Fantasey where I got a job as a pole dancer. It paid for everything I needed/wanted like blood, clothes and building supplies.

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20th May 2012 – Pole dancing at Firecry Fantasey

For a few months we had a zombie killing game at Simbrosia too, with a score board to see who had killed the most zombies in the month. I loved it but it was script heavy and not very popular so came down again.

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22nd May 2012 – Ready to go zombie hunting

People these days know me for my excessively long hair, here was the point I gained that atribute.

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31st May 2012 – New hair

Like I do in Littlefield now, I wrote the occassional post about Second Life sims. My first ever sim review was Dam Resort in SL.

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3rd Jun 2012 – Dam Resort

I love bellydancing and fire arts in real life, so it’s no suprise that Kawala Bellydance store was one of my favourite shopping experiences. I spent a lot of money in there.

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9th Jun 2012 – Fire fans at Kawala Bellydance

Another activity I enjoyed real life was Tai Chi, which made Hanzo Blades store a favourite haunt too.

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6th Jul 2012 – Tai Chi at Hanzo Blades

One incarnation of Simbrosia had a fairground. I loved that.

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9th Jul 2012 – Simbrosia fairground

One of my voluntary duties was keeping the clan’s adult library. It ended up rather large! We had something for everyone in the erotica section, then where was the vampire/lycan section with both fiction and non-fiction.

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16th Jul 2012 – Managing the clan’s adult library

One of my favourite ways to relax in SL was gathering friends/family for a game of greedy.

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29th Jul 2012 – Greedy with family

Remember the day the Curiosity Rover landed on Mars? I certainly do. There was a large gathering in SL with a big screen set up to stream the footage live. There were replica models and information boards explaining the proposed mission. As confirmation came through that Curiosity had landed safely the whole area erupted into celebration! I love astronomy and the spacew programs so it was lovely to be surrounded by people who felt the same way.

6th Aug 2012 - Curiosity Rover lands on Mars

6th Aug 2012 – Curiosity Rover lands on Mars

I may have worked in Firecrys and gone to most their events, but another club I would frequent with my partner, Dae, was the Riptide.

9th Aug 2012 - Riptide with Dae

9th Aug 2012 – Riptide with Dae

After starting to learn to build with builders kits I set up a store on Marketplace. I was so proud!

11th Aug 2012 - 1st Marketplace item for sale

11th Aug 2012 – 1st Marketplace item for sale

I love the amount of different weddings yoou got in SL. Earlier a friend got married in a pagan style wedding, but here a clan member gets married in a more traditional setting.

23rd Aug 2012 - Kaos and China's wedding

23rd Aug 2012 – Kaos and China’s wedding

In a clan there are obviously a number of turnings, some formal, some informal. Here is a formal version held in Demonic Desires castle’s turning room.

29th Aug 2012 - Opal's turning to vampire

29th Aug 2012 – Opal’s turning to vampire

I’ve always loved Steampunk, this was an outfit I won on a hunt.

9th Sept 2012 - Steampunk me

9th Sept 2012 – Steampunk me

Living on an ever-changing sim meant having to reaquaint myself with it regularly.

30th Sept 2012 - Simbrosia rennovation

30th Sept 2012 – Simbrosia rennovation

A place I visited with Dae was the City of Rio where I found a beautiful harp to play. I dabble with harp real life but never got any good.

19th Oct 2012 - Harp in City of Rio

19th Oct 2012 – Harp in City of Rio

A proposal of marriage came my way from Dae, and I consented happily! Shame we never quite reached the wedding.

27th Oct 2012 - A proposal of marriage

27th Oct 2012 – A proposal of marriage

My favourite time of year is Halloween, so we dropping in at the party at Catalina’s. Loved my outfit!

28th Oct 2012 - Catalina's Halloween Party

28th Oct 2012 – Catalina’s Halloween Party

As Demonic Desires clan grew we started having weekly meet and greets as part information sharing and part social gathering. I went to a lot fo these as I was High Council by this time.

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18th Nov 2012 – Weekly clan meet and greet

The best thing about Winter in grid is the beautiful sims with fun activities. I enjoyed the Meiville Winter Festival very much.

8th Dec 2012 - Mieville Winter Festival

8th Dec 2012 – Mieville Winter Festival

Metal Health Club started out as a small region before it got a sim, and we could regularly be found dancing in the street of shops.

8th Dec 2012 - First incarnation of Metal Health Club

8th Dec 2012 – First incarnation of Metal Health Club

2012 was the year Demonic Desires hosted the Bloodlines Royal Ball where royals from a whole variety of top clan gathered together to socialise in a friendly atmosphere.

16th Dec 2012 - Bloodlines Royal Ball

16th Dec 2012 – Bloodlines Royal Ball

It turns out I’m not only bad at driving cars on the race track, but I’m also a terrible UFO pilot.

31st Dec 2012 - Piloting a UFO over Demonic Desires castle

31st Dec 2012 – Piloting a UFO over Demonic Desires castle

I’ve mentioned my fondness for the Greedy game, but here’s Davil and I playing some Zero/No Devil.

11th Jan 2013 - Zero/No Devil with Davil

11th Jan 2013 – Zero/No Devil with Davil

As soon as I’d saved for the forever Bloodlines amulet (no need to buy blood/lumens anymore) I went through my 2nd turning and became a hybrid.

15th Jan 2013 - Turning into a Hybrid

15th Jan 2013 – Turning into a Hybrid

In Bloodlines, even if a soul has already been given to someone else it can be moved with the Electrum Potion as a last resort. It’s best to try and swap/buy it first. Here was the day I took Dae’s soul into my care.

16th Jan 2013 - Dae's soul comes home

16th Jan 2013 – Dae’s soul comes home

Another place Dae found for us to visit was the SL Botanical Gardens. So very relaxing and beautiful.

6th Feb 2013 - Botanical Gardens

6th Feb 2013 – Botanical Gardens

My first ever inworld store and the serious creation of Hisano’s Haven. By now I’d moved primarily to poses and simple animations.

23rd Feb 2013 - Setting up Hisano's Haven

23rd Feb 2013 – Setting up Hisano’s Haven

Another Steampunk hunt via Historical Hunts provided me with a beautiful organ.

9th Mar 2013 - Steampunk organ

9th Mar 2013 – Steampunk organ

Hisano’s Haven official opening on my birthday!

12th Mar 2013 - Hisano's Haven Opening

12th Mar 2013 – Hisano’s Haven Opening

And soon after setting up my first store I was onto a 2nd at Metal Health Club.

15th Mar 2013 - Hisano's Haven at Metal Health Club

15th Mar 2013 – Hisano’s Haven at Metal Health Club

And as soon as I got settled the Metal Health sim expanded so I ended up with a new store yet again.

25th Apr 2013 - New store at Metal Health

25th Apr 2013 – New store at Metal Health

And finally I began my Night Circus project in a skybox over Simbrosia.

27th May 2013 - Beginnings of the Night Circus

27th May 2013 – Beginnings of the Night Circus

And unfortunately this is where my Second Life journey come to an end. Changing times led to a break from virtual worlds for a while.

See the next installment for the evolution into Littlefield!

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