Okay, maybe you are all right. Maybe I AM addicted to SL. I don’t think so, but none of you are listening to me. And I’m getting blamed for everyone else’s behavior also. 🙂 You know that my sister came inworld way back in the beginning. She hasn’t been around much, but we still talk about it all and occasionally she bops in to visit. My husband signed up about a week or so ago to check it out. 🙂 We’ve met ONCE inworld – he’s running about doing his own thing, learning to build. I told him he’ll build and I’ll learn to script. But I think he’ll learn to build before I stop being lazy enough to be a productive team member. And now – my niece is inworld!!!! YAY!!! We had sooooooo much fun last night! She’s a natural. 🙂 She was bopping about shopping before I could come join her. (I must say – I think it’s terribly rude to taunt me by IM’ing me while I’m at work to tell me all the fun things you are doing!!) I finally caught up with her in the evening. I showed her NCI, introduced her to my friends, gave her some inventory. Everyone we met said “Oh, did Ahuva bring you in?” And she, refusing to take responsibility for her OWN actions said “Yes”. Excuse me???? Did I type your name in to an account?? Did I force you to spend hours inworld??? I wasn’t even logged on!! HOW can this be MY fault??? And every single “friend” at NCI assured her that yes, Ahuva really is addicted to SL. Gee. I thought I was hiding it better than that. 🙂 I guess I was wrong.
So how can everyone tell I’m addicted? Because I login every day? Um, so do THEY!!! Oh wait – I guess that means they’re addicted too, right? LOL. What they DON’T know are all the other clues that tell me I have to confess. I AM addicted. I have begun to dream as if all my life is viewed through a monitor. I am dreaming of SL characters mixed with RL characters. SL places are appearing in my dreams. I wake up in the morning thinking about what to wear and realize that I am reviewing my inventory, not my RL closet. I am trying to click and pan the camera and tp and all other SL actions whenever my hand is on the mouse – no matter what application I am in. My hand-memory is inworld all the time. 🙂 I was at a RL gathering on Sunday. It was wonderful to see so many people I hadn’t seen in awhile. We’re all chatting and saying “What’s new?” I found myself getting ready to bring them up to date on our friends when I realized that the people of whom I was thinking were in SL and these RL people didn’t know them. LOL.
I will take responsibility for my own actions. I will face the truth. Yes – it’s true. I’m gonna have to face it I’m addicted to SL. For the rest of you – hey – you’re on your own!!! LOL
With apologies to Robert Palmer:
Your lights are on, but you’re not home
Your mind is not your own
Your heart sweats, your body shakes
Another click is what it takes
You don’t sleep, you don’t eat
There’s no doubt, you’re in deep
Your arm is sore, your back too
Graphics cards will get you through
Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeah
It’s closer to the truth to say you can’t get enough
You know you’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted, in love