This weekend Ryan signed up for a free SecondLife account and I helped him work on his avatar a little bit. I gave him one of the Lovespirals t-shirts I created, which looks pretty good on him, gave him a Dylan accoustic guitar, and showed him the basics of the game. Well, game is not really an apt term for SecondLife, it’s more like a platform or something… Anyway, we wandered around Podshow Island, Slackstreet, and some of the more popular hangouts just so he could get a feel for things. I also took him up to the Tibetan Buddhist base jump, which was interesting. We shopped for electric guitars, but there aren’t many options yet. He’d really like a classic Fender Strat, I’m sure. Haven’t found the best hair option for him yet, but he’s kinda making due with the pushed back look. Something long and parted in the middle would be better. Oh, I got some new hair that looks a bit more like me. I should still try to find a bob with proper bangs, though.
If anyone out there reading this would be willing to help us sort out our avatar’s appearance and band gear without charging us a bunch of Lindens, we would love to chat with you! Lovespirals would give out mad props on our site, podcast, in game – whatever. I’ve got a signed CD with your name on it, for sure. Ha! I’ve figured out a lot in my short time in the game, but I could use an old timer’s knowledge to polish us up and get us ready to actually perform in game.
By the way, my favorite SL clothing designer, Nicola Escher, was sweet enough to give me a few folders of her amazing vintage designs! I’ve been wearing her mink stole the past few visits, mixing that up with the pink or red boas. I just tried out her Milchy Way dress yesterday, and it looks pretty hot, but oh so classy. I adore her 20’s styled shoes and stockings! She has a great site with amazing photos of her GirlKultur collection that you must check out!