I'm about to embark on a second life - isn't that exciting!!
So far I have created a character (Avatar for those in the know - the photo shows some examples.....I'll need to work out how to take one of me so I can show you) called Iona Kyle (I wanted something that had a Scottish feel to it hence Iona and didn't have a lot of surnames to choose from so Kyle seemed like a good option!!) and last night I went online and met up with my Dad who, in his second life, is a PI (Private Investigator - He has a very very cool online (not sure if that is the correct term) office with a huge fish tank in it and everything!!). Thanks for introducing me to it Dad - I loved it!! It was right up my street - a combination of playing a computer game and roll playing (Yes, I have had a misspent youth and went through a rather long phase of playing a game called SLA Industries......no namby pamby Dungeons and Dragons for me!!)
I've mentioned Second Life here before (If you missed that post you can read what I had to say here or you can visit the actual website here) but last night was the first time I had actually been 'in world'. It's fab - you can walk up to people and actually have a conversation with them in real time, you can explore cities, you can go see a band......pretty much anything you want to do!! The best bit is that you can buy stuff both for your online character and in the real world too which was one of the reasons I was there.
My Dad's SL (Second Life) sister is called Leigh and she runs an art gallery. Well, after having a look at my stuff she has offered to display it for me in the basement of her gallery on a permanent basis - Isn't that exciting!!. I met her online last night and she is lovely, mad as a hatter, but lovely. Her character is absolutely gorgeous and I think she knows all there is to know about SL - I couldn't have asked for a better introduction. (Thanks Leigh). She also gave me a whole load of things to make me look less of a newbie......probably won't stop me walking into walls (The controls are very simple but take a little time to get used to).......but hey.....can't have everything!!. If you want to have a look, or purchase, some of Leigh's artwork then you can visit her website Twisting Art by clicking here. (I have to be honest.....the best way to see her work would be to go onto SL - it looks absolutely amazing in her gallery!!)
So that's why I'm excited - I will let you know how I get on and when my stuff is up and ready to be viewed.