About Harper Ganesvoort

 

Second Life birth date: October 11, 2007

Page rewritten on June 5, 2011

It’s been over three and a half years since I wrote the first version of this page about me, and it hasn’t seen an update to the old picture I had placed on here in my first month.  I think it’s time for a change to show me as I am now, even though the hair I’m wearing here isn’t one of my day-to-day styles.  But it fits the funkier aspect of my personality, just as much as a more glamorous ‘do would when I’m wearing an evening gown.  Elegance is sometimes my preference, as it is for a sizable chunk of the female population on the Grid. However, you can see me slouching around the Metaverse just as often in a pair of baggies and a T-shirt from a university. It all depends on the time of day and the setting. Raves aren’t quite my thing, but I wouldn’t turn away the opportunity to visit one if the music was good.

Music is a driving force with me, given my name. It’s very easy to find music, especially in stream-happy Second Life; finding good music can be another matter. I’m old enough to remember the great singer-songwriters of the Seventies and their hits, ranging from Carole King to James Taylor; and the other performers such as Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester, even the Carpenters and the Captain and Tennille! Add to that enjoyment of folk, Celtic and classical, and you get an interesting ragout of musical taste indeed.

Art is a top draw for many to Second Life. Stop in to Harper’s Fine Art and Photographs for your framed art needs. (We also do commission work!)  And I’m starting to venture into selling my own original work as well.  I hope to have the pleasure of greeting you as a customer some time in the future.

Speaking of my photography, I hope you’ll also go to my streams on Koinup or Flickr, where I exhibit my work outside of Second Life.  Not everything is a winner, but I have some pretty striking pictures at times.  If you stop by and like what you see, please leave a comment and/or faves; my ego enjoys the boost.

Other things that I enjoy include chess, reading, writing (obviously), art, fashion (of course, in this world!), hairstyles (major!), history — and whatever strikes my fancy at the time (grin). What often strikes my fancy, though, is conversation. You must admit that Second Life makes a spectacular place for socializing — for instance, I’m sitting in a club in that photo above. I’ve struck up interesting conversations and acquaintances with all sorts of people, none of whom I’ve ever met in RL. While I’m slow to grant formal “friendship” status, I’m usually willing to exchange calling cards with you if you’re an interesting conversationalist.

And, of course, I hope you’ll find my thoughts here entertaining, informative and, occasionally, thought-provoking. Come on with me for the ride, and let’s see where this exciting new life takes us all!

Posted November 20, 2007 by Harper Ganesvoort

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