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I Am Number 4

Four years old, in Second Life, that is.  In real life, I’m–  Well, let’s say that I’m old enough to remember when you could find a 7-Up vending machine.  I’m maybe a decade or so younger than that Texaco sign back behind me as I hang around the garage on The Mother Road, but they still had that logo until about the late Sixties or early Seventies.

Have I gained any new insights or wisdom in this past year?  Probably not.  I don’t look to Second Life for huge insights, or even small ones.  But it’s been fun, and a trial, and a creative experience.  Some see only the bad things, and shout at the top of their lungs, “Imminent Death of the Grid Predicted!”  I take it as it comes to me, day by day that I get a chance to enter the virtual world; and perhaps that’s an insight.  Yes, there are problems; yes, it sometimes seems as if nobody in San Francisco at Linden Lab is listening to us.  But also yes, I don’t expect perfection from what, even on other services, is still early days in the development of virtual reality.   I just enjoy what I can, try to keep my Linden dollar balance up despite huge shopping sprees, look for interesting places to pose in my lovely clothes that I couldn’t possibly afford in RL, make the occasional friend, and share in the creativity of my brothers and sisters in this not-quite-a-game, not-quite-reality.

Stay with me, bunky; it’s been a hell of a ride, and I’m still crackin’ the whip at the gerbils.

Posted October 11, 2011 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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Happy Rezz Day, Harper! (The Other Harper, That Is)

Yes, there is another Harper in Second Life.

Before you go running screaming into the night, you may rest assured that Harper Beresford is nothing like me (for which there are probably many in the virtual world who are giving much thanks).  In fact, there are a few other Harpers back and forth on the Grid.  But Harper Beresford is is one of a kind.

Copyright 2011 by Harper Beresford

She is an incredibly regular fashion blogger — her A Passion for Virtual Fashion is one of a handful of blogs of any kind that I read regularly.  She is also the business manager for the House of RFyre and RP Couture, both owned by Raven Pennyfeather.  Her sense of style is dead on almost every time (well, there’s always something two people won’t agree on, but most of the time I love the stuff in her articles).  And I’m glad to say that we’re friends in world.  You can find out more about her from an interview for Avenue magazine for January 2011. (See page 58.)

If you see Harper in world today, if you follow her tweets or plurks, check her Flickr stream or read her blog, stop a second and wish her a Happy 4th Rezz Day.

Happy Rezz Day, Cajsa!

No sooner did I get back home RL yesterday than I found an invitation to a rezz-day party for my friend Cajsa Lilliehook in the E-mail.  (Almost everything in the past week sent to me in world was capped, since I had no connection to Second Life on the dinky laptop there.)  I managed to attend for something like 45 minutes, and it was an excellent time.

Here’s the “birthday girl” herself at the party, looking magnificent as always.  Happy Rezz Day, Cajsa, and I hope I see more in the future!  And, if you want to see Cajsa’s own photos of her dress, along with all the particulars, read her own article.

My 2nd Rezz Day was Yesterday!

Whew!  Between RL work, family, trying to get that photo spread on “Olympian Oracle” done, and then discovering my computer may have a fresh virus, I forgot that yesterday was my 2nd rezz day in Second Life.

Technically, I’m not really an old stager yet.  There are folks around who have been on the grid since the days of Linden World, and who remember when Ruths covered the land — at least until they rezzed up fully.  I’m starting to feel like an old hand, though, as my knowledge of the Grid and what I can do in it gradually grows.

In about a month, it’ll also be the 2nd anniversary of this blog.  I’ll do some actual navel-gazing at that time, assuming my home machine makes it out of the shop.  Until then, have a piece of (virtual) birthday cake on me.

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Posted October 25, 2009 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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1 Year Old Today

Today I am an avatar.

Or at least I’m an avatar that’s been around for a while.  I first logged in to Second Life a year ago today, you see, and what a long strange trip it’s been!  In that time I’ve changed houses three times, started a business, and seen places that one wouldn’t believe.  And I’ve accumulated some friends along the way that I will treasure.

Have a slice of cake on me!

Love to all my friends, and….

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Posted October 11, 2008 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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