Posted by: bingsewell | August 11, 2007

journey into a brave new world

Hay Harbour, Sailors Cove

I never imagined I’d have a blog. Too time consuming I thought. But coming to Second Life has opened a new horizon in my real life and though I seem to be doing things I have always done (belive you me working here too), this new lifestyle has really intrigued me.
I have fallen in love and am amazed with the amount of creativity, friendship and support I have ran into.
Where I come from showing respect to others rules. So like the French (tu/vous) and old English (thou/thee) we address our peers, elders and people who are not our friends with with similar courtesy pronouns and use just last names and there is always a distance, a kind of reservation put forth the moment you meet a person. In my experience it takes me a long time to get over this courtesy thing, this forced politeness.
Second Life in this sense is a bit like beautiful, mystic Scotland, where everyone knows your name and no matter who you are address you with your first name. And they are one of the most polite people I have ever met.
I am a sailor in RL. And the first thing I did was to find a boat and a sailing community. My first home is in Valhalla and I am also a resident of Sailor’s Cove…
I have made good friends, I have met amazing yachtsman and women…
Also have met and have become friends with extremely creative artists and designers…
I have also fallen in and out of love here. Tremendously sensual and sensuous guys in SL…
To keep the long story short, in Real Life I make my living writing: I am a journalist and work in publishing. I am not much of a speaker so need to write to express myself.
But I am tired of writing in SL, and in RL… And do not think I received the new voice viewer with great excitement!

So this blog is going to be about people, places and feelings I experience in SL. How they reflect upon my mind’s eye. Hopefully to the camera…

The images may and may not have a caption every now and then…

And I may or may not reach this blog (have’nt been able to for 8 months) due to recurring bans it gets from the democracy in my native country… “banning”- is a concept I am getting used to in the virtual world too, unfortunately…

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