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Feb. 28th, 2015 | 10:08 pm

365 days of SL, just for fun 21:


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I was recently made aware of the facts that a) there's a Sci-Fi convention in SL going on, and b) Black Gazza has got a presence there, so of course I had to go and check it out.

I met some of the regulars there and briefly chatted with them, too. Only two (out of three) recognized me — you know you've been away for too long when the "old guard" (no pun intended) gets replaced, and the new regulars only started after you moved on.

Sometimes I think I should go back. And I'm assured that a light's been left on in my cell for me (and that I will be charged for the electricity when I return :P), but — while I'm sure it would be fun, honestly I don't see it happening. I'll always cherish the time I spent at BG, but life is finite, and you gotta do new things.

Location: New Vegas (31, 246, 21) (Black Gazza Station #95 - New Vegas - Blue Sector)

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Oni

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from: onidemondog
date: Mar. 1st, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
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I'm just curious... how are virtual conventions like this one on Second Life run? Is it meant to be a meeting area for fans of similar content?

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 1st, 2015 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm not entirely sure how they're run behind the scenes, but — in practice, this one consists of a number of regions (sims, in colloquial parlance), divided into parcels where various exhibitors can put up their exhibits and spiced up with extra surrounding infrastructure to make it look nice, to allow you to move around easily and so on. In many ways it's similar to a real-life trade fair.

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Oni

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from: onidemondog
date: Mar. 2nd, 2015 12:43 am (UTC)
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That sounds like it would take a while to walk through it all and see everything. Pretty neat.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 2nd, 2015 10:05 am (UTC)
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Oh, yes, it would take quite a while! SL's yearly birthday celebrations, for instance (which are similar in concept) require a lot of time and dedication if you want to take a look at everything — though admittedly they're slightly larger. I think the sci-fi con's over now, so I can't check anymore, but it span(s|ned) four to six sims as well, which is a fair bit and means you'd probably have to invest a few evenings.

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The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit

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from: porsupah
date: Mar. 17th, 2015 05:33 am (UTC)
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Still, two out of three really isn't bad. Churn in any social setting will ensure you won't go much higher, with the odd year or two involved.

Of course, situations always change. I began in SL in a nice shared spot, soon gone, sadly, followed by some homelessness (mercifully, a far less tragic thing than in RL!), a spot of land-owning, and now back to sharing with the bunny. ^_^

I would enjoy having a Homestead, but that'd obviously only be practical once I'm secure financially. Just.. would be rather *fun* to have the space for a good 'coaster, and enjoy a spaceship. =:D Eh, we'll see. That's all purely theoretical, for now.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Mar. 17th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Aye, it's not bad. And of course it's expected that not everyone will know you — it's just when the staples and regulars don't know you anymore that you realize that you've been away for quite a while (because the current generation of staples only joined after you left, yet still had the time to replace the previous generations of staples).

I've pretty much always been homeless on SL; I stayed at natashasoftpaw's at the very beginning, then later on had my home at BG (my cell) and at moth_wingthane's place when I returned to SL. Outside of my stateroom at BG and my bedroll at Chez Moth, I still don't have a home. I've certainly never owned any land.

That said... as you say, it's much easier and far less tragic to be homeless, and I rather enjoy the lack of responsibility. It's so contrary to the constraints that real life usually imposes on your existence.

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