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(an earlier "me" wearing Waldorf Bing, Alaska Metropolitan, and myself...)


To quote someone we all love : "Friendly Greetings!!". If you would like to find out some basic Second Life stuff about me, you can - inworld - Search > People, type in my name, and look up what it says in my Profile :-)))

I joined Second Life in May 2007 and what a time I've had since then! From blundering around as a blue-haired, freckled, newbie

Wiki me1.jpg (sigh, I miss my freckles),

I have

  • met many many wonderful people (and a few not so wonderful - it happens)
  • made many many great friends, danced the evening away at various clubs ("Hi!" to friends at The Vortex, Blackhearts 80s disco, the Binary Star Cantina, The Crown & Pearl; to DJs Dante Achterbarn, Bart Kovacs, Leanne Karas, DanielJames Baroque, Kimber Enoch, Mark Attenborough)
  • entered some competitions, won some, lost some
  • known romance
  • explored
  • walked, run, danced, sailed, flown
  • dived from a hot air balloon
  • chatted my tongue off
  • had countless heart-to-hearts in IM
  • modelled
  • meditated in a pool with fishes
  • practised Tai Chi
  • climbed mountains and tabogganed down again
  • taken part in human rights' protests
  • gone into "outer space"
  • built a little (scripted NEVER)
  • taught, mentored, helped newbies and others
  • joined various charity events and fundraisers
  • been a greeter at Second Life Birthdays and Education Faires
  • joined a Writers Circle
  • written for a Second Life publication
  • attended meetings
  • designed tutorials
  • co-owned and run a group (The Mentor Lounge)
  • been to the fair
  • taken part in in-depth surveys for academic research
  • gone to church ... and to hell!
  • photographed weddings
  • been to the cinema
  • been in a Second Life video

and there is so much more I have yet to do...

(an early Second Life experience that stands out : windsurfing by moonlight off a gay beach, wearing a ballroom gown ...)

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In the mythical, rumoured, so-called "Real Life", I am disabled with multiple sclerosis, which sadly is getting worse by the month with it seems nothing I can do to stop it. But I don't want to labour on about RL, we all have our crosses to bear and there are people here worse off than me.

As to my skills, I have a few things I can offer :

  • I can speak French (not too brilliantly or fluently, but enough to make myself understood and get by)
  • I can take classes in Second Life
  • I know enough about the wiki to be of help to newcomers to it, though there are many more who, unlike me, are experts
  • I am a reasonably competent writer
  • I understand the basics of Photoshop (please don't ask me about Blending Modes!)
  • I use Apple Mac, so I can talk about that to people who need to know more
  • I can edit items reasonably well (hair is a specialty), though I'm pretty new to actual building / creating
  • I often make people laugh! (enough said ... let's hope they are laughing WITH me lol)