I was flattered when Dolmere Talamaska asked me if I wanted to do the not-a-meme -lucky number- #13 challenge. At the same time we were talking a bit about how our ‘meta-blogs’ differ from real blogs. Personally I think we are more open and honest - about our 2nd lifes that is - on our meta-blogs. I’m rather sure that in first life Zoe wouldn’t tell her complete friends circle that she is actually a BDMS mistress and neither would tell Tiessa all her collegues that she owns absolutely no underwear that covers her butt.
But we still keep secrets, don’t we? Not only most of us keep our first live identities hidden, but also in second life there are things that we _just don’t tell_. So for this not-a-meme challenge, I challenge you to reveal some of those secrets. Do confess! Which secrets, you say?
- A secret about your second life. Something you’ve kept hidden from the rest of us until now. Something only a few intimate Avie-friends, or maybe even no one knows about. I want to hear about meta-sins. I want to hear stories of betrayal, about alts and being just a mean meta-person.
- A challenge for you to reveal a minor glimps of what kind of person you are in first live. Do you slaughter animals for a living? Do you always forget to keep the red and white laundry seperated? Do you have peanuts for breakfast? Do you feel like murdering the kids sometimes? It’s ok. You can tell us. We won’t judge you.
Here are mine:
I have a lousy memory as it comes to names and that combined with avies constantly changing their looks, was a pole dancer’s worst nightmare. So I started taking notes. Writing down general information about the age, location, work, hobbies, … of the persons I was chatting with. When conversation ended, I noted a quick summary of what it was about, so I had something to start conversation with next time. So it actually looked like I cared. In 75% of the cases, I didn’t care at all. Not even a little bit.
That’s been a long time now and most of the person I ‘had on file’, I do not chat with anymore and are already long time removed from my friends list, but still, I think it wasn’t a very ‘nice’ thing from me to do.
I’ll even give you two glimpes in my first life. This selfportrait - which I took less then a year ago - and the fact that I do think there exists no better breakfast than peanuts. Except maybe for the daring combination of really black chocolate and an energy drink. And that that’s probably not helping me to gain the weight I so need to gain. And so want to gain. The weight that I probably don’t do enough effort for. (Yeah well. Besides that, there’s still ‘whois’. :d)
The Dutch word for ‘a meme’ is ‘een stokje’ and we have the habbit of tagging people that we feel should certainly answer the meme. I know this is a not-a-meme, but I must confess I’m ‘vewwy, vewwy, vewwy’ curious about Mygdala’s, Torley’s and Alidar Moxie’s darkest secrets. So consider yourselfs tagged anyway. ;)
And for the avies that speak dutch, take a look at ‘Secret Second Live‘. Tagline: ‘Stttt… can you keep a secret?’ and it’s sort of a PostSecret but about SL - and without all the lovely pictures. It’s the usual stuff - Is having a partner in SL that my first life partner doesn’t know about a sin? I gained six kilo’s since playing SecondLife. Transgender stuff. Being popular in SL but not in first life. I’m catholic in real life and a hooker in SL., … - but still interesting and sometimes even scary - I lost my job because of my SecondLife addiction.’ - to read. Anybody up for a PostSecretSL? ;)
Avies who took the challenge (on their blogs):
Dakota Buck - Secrets and Confessions (Yeeey! She’s back!)
Wrath Paine (Who claims not to have secrets!)
Shockwave Plasma (Finally! ;))
Torley ‘Watermelon’ Linden
In the comments: (*points at the comments*)
Andromega Volare (Stupid SL secret, btw!)
Looker Lumet (Just a little bit, though.)