Second Life, and any online virtual community like it, can be a social lifeline to those who may be more isolated, marginalized or cut off in real life. There is a lot said these days about how virtual life is causing us to interact with each other less…but few people talk about the flip side of that. For many of us, virtual life can help us gain connections we lack in RL.
How others perceive me is incidental to how I want my avatar to look to me. I spend more time looking at my own av than any other. If I don’t look good, I’ll fuss with my avatar constantly, and won’t have fun.
I come here to escape, my job is very stressful and the music and dancing afford me an outlet to unwind.
Those Russian girls are dancing queens
Juchei far out in Russian jeans
They look so sweet, they talk so neat
Juchei they twist to Russian beat
— Nina Hagen
Russian Club Luxor is a fun club with great beats and hot dancers. Unfortunately I don’t speak Russian and the peeps there don’t speak English. Good thing dance is a universal language!
You know, I had developed some alts, and then they met people who really loved those (pretty one dimensional) characters, and then I came out (sort of) and donated the alt account to them, and they are living it further. It’s maybe a bit like having a kid, and then letting it go.
It’s so great to watch our avatars dance close, then pull away and swing around and do impossible things! And dancing is major Chat Time! Whether just one on one with Lisa, or in a group at Skybound. Dancing allows folks to let their hair down and vent and tease.
I’d like to be fun, funny, and just a little wild and crazy. I do want to look good on the dance floor. I like outfits that show a bit without giving everything away. I like a little mystery. In truth, nothing is as sexy as quiet confidence.
In the “Don’t Let Pussy Riot Into the Cathedral” video game you can protect the cathedral by whacking balaclava-clad Pussy Rioters on the head with a cross!
I never care what others think. Half the time I wear odd stuff to be left alone. I guess I like normal avatars. I’m not into the huge wide hips. But to each their own.
I spend alot of time getting the theme of my avatar perfect. I like sexy looking avatars. And I tend to flirt with people. Male or female.
I personally like to have short, curvy avatars, because I’m short and curvy, but I’ve had other shapes. I mostly don’t consider how other people see my avatar because it’s mostly just for my amusement. I like glasses and well guilt menfolk.
I like virtual dancing because I suck at dancing IRL, yet it’s really fun to do! LOL!
I dance because my avatar is an extension of me, and if there is music and dancing it feels more immersive to be dancing. And I love immersion.
I login to Second Life to go dancing. [Virtual] dancing is amazing and I love it. I look amazing, I think! Hip, funky, crazy, unique!
I dance because I’m a DJ and I love the music.
Mostly I only log in to listen to music and dance. Even when I do something besides on the web, my avie is still dancing in a club!
I just love dancing! Music just makes me do it!
iRez’ most (virtual) worldly author dropped by Second Life last night for a late night shopping spree. New clothes. Facial. Cut, color & perm. All of it. And why not? Later today we’re taking the annual iRez author photo!
I was invited to a Halloween party this year and I was trying to figure what to be. I Figured I`d go as a capitalist. That’s scary, right?
You can now list the companies iRez Salon and Vanessa Blaylock Company on your LinkedIn “Experience”
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Avatars can win a date and support the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the Alt Ball at Club Morpheus. Avatars, Identity, Freedom & EFF, everybody wins!
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What started as a crazy idea around a kitchen table in early February is now less than a day away from becoming real. The show opens for the first time this Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 2pm SLT at the Basilique Playhouse. So how does one actually stage a dance …