Wednesday, December 26, 2007

SL ambition for 2008!

The author in Hard Alley

I want to start thinking about Second Life differently, again. An IM from someone who asked if my Lady Adventurers group was still active made me realize that all I've been doing lately in SL is freebie hunting and taking photos of my clothes. While I absolutely adore this hobby, I wouldn't live my real life like that, would I?

When I was a teen, I went to Australia to help my father with cave insect collecting research (that's an entirely different story). I slept outside under the stars, and not only that, imagined that I was living the life of a cowboy (ringer) out in the bush. It was glorious, and I thought to myself that there would be no better life -- outside every single day under the stars, doing strangely fulfilling things with your body. When I was on a horse under the sky, I felt like I was flying.

Life as flight. Maybe I try to recreate that in SL, especially by living in a garden (I love my ruin) and not boxing myself in. I've rarely felt comfortable inside of a house in SL. The one exception is probably Jackal Ennui's skybox -- she lives on the roof of it, and every now and again I stop by and clutter the place up with a plushie or pumpkin or something.

This virtual life is strange, it's boxed in so neatly on my computer, you'd think I wouldn't mind even more boxes. I mean, I look around and find myself in many boxes -- my apartment, my room, my computer, my Second Life screen...and yet, once I get all the way inside of those boxes, what I want most is the dream of the open sky.

I suppose that if you can't get it any other way, SL sure is an option.

Maybe I'll devote 2008 on SL to maximizing my time exploring the world. The Lady Adventurers group was intended to do just that -- put on Victorian frocks and explore wild and wooly places in SL with a group of like-minded ladies. I think I'll make an effort to start it back up and throw exploratory events that combine fashion and frolic in a way that'll become an SL happening. "Oh look! It's the Victorian chicks in frocks -- in Hard Alley!"

Right. That's my goal.

The author in Kyoto Gosho

***Hair: Hiccup Faux Hawk, Lions Shore (14, 105, 20)
***Skin: Inspired Pavasara Frosted Grape skin from the stocking hunt, Sibine (51, 54, 51)
***Necklace, earrings, bracelet: Second Mirage Karen gold/sapphire set from the advent giveaway, Second Mirage (71, 14, 22)
***Frock: Bare Rose :::B@R::: First Queen in blue, Bare Rose (143, 27, 30)


Miss Hermione Fussbudget said...

I have been languishing a bit, and had thought of doing more exploring. Time and date allowing, I would be very excited to join an expedition such as you describe.

Achariya Rezak said...

Excellent, miss fussbudget!

I hope to plan something for after Jan. 1. If you have any suggestions, feel free to IM me!

Shannon said...

I most certainly would love to be included in your next outing! I have just joined the Ladies Who Adventure and look forward to seeing what that will bring.

Lately, I feel as if I have been somewhat 'wasting' my second life on much the same things as you describe. While I do enjoy those things, it's not exactly fulfilling. Exploring was my first love in SL and I want to get back to that, asthough, hopefully, in a sess solitary manner this time.

Mirah Vieria

Achariya Rezak said...

I'm looking forward to it, Miss Vieria!

Anonymous said...

I too have been a bit at odds in SL, looking for new adventures and having someone to share it with. SL has so many wonderful locations to ooh and ahh at so please, add me to your list and I would love to join you, time permitting.

Achariya Rezak said...

I shall add you, Shaley! thank you!

Hotspur O'Toole said...

Hard Alley? Ey-eeeeeeeewwwwwww.

Been there, once. Quite early on. Might be fun to go back with a Victorian era research team, complete with safari outfits, cameras and such.

Myfi Davies said...

Thouh we have not met, this was forwarded to me as something that might be of interest and I respond YES!!
How can I sign up?

Myfanwy Davies
of Steelhead Harborside