This was supposed to be fun

I’m still a little under the weather, so that makes me tired, and tired makes me less able to handle set-backs in a positive frame of mind.  I’m concerned with all the RL events – the economy, the elections, personal issues.  SL was a source of joy and escape for me.  A chance to have fun, to be free, to explore myself, to experience new things.  I really didn’t need another source of stress and confusion and upset and anger.  This is not about “me”, but I feel the tidal wave of emotions that is flooding the SL community. My SL friends know what I’m talking about.  For my RL friends, Linden Labs changed their pricing policy on Monday.  I’m not savvy enough to understand all the ramifications, but I do understand the anger and passion and frustration raging across the SL community.  Below are some links that I found informative. Mostly I’ve been reading the posts within the SecondLife blog/forums. You need to have an SL account to access them, so I won’t bother with links.

The announcement itself
Bailey Longcloth: Sigh
Prad Prithivi: The Death of a Dream
Crap Mariner: has interesting comments as well as links to other articulate posts.
NPIRL: Should we move to OpenLife?

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “This was supposed to be fun”

  1. Sorry you aren’t feeling well hon. Don’t stress out too much about the stuff going on right now. One of the things I’ve learned after 2 years is that the Lindens do change their minds and that we’ll all survive.

    If the new pricing stays, then the grid is going to change. Somethings will be better, others not. I’ll wait and see how it pans out. The only things I know for certain, Angel Square isn’t going anywhere, and the Crown is still gonna move. 🙂

    Feel better! ^^

  2. Thanks Bailey. I hope you are right, and that there will still be an SL that is fun and full of friends when this shakes out. You know I’m going to be sheltering in the Crown until this blows over.

    I liked your post today – rational, reasoned.
    also see CodeBastard Redgrave:

    I confess… I will probably head over to OpenLife tonight and see if I can get my name. 😦

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