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Second Life Memorial Service | VintFalken.com
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Second Life Memorial Service

October 13, 2008 9:52 pm

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How would you like to be remembered?

More and more people are leaving ‘orders’ for their real life memorial service / funeral, be it with friends or in a will. I remember that when we were 16, my friends and I had a list of songs that just had to be played at the funeral, and person that should certainly - or absolutely not - receive an invitation to the service. There have been some ‘memorablegatherings in Second Life as to honour persons - their human as well as their avatar - who passed away. I was wondering, if something should happen to my human self, would someone organise an in-world memorial service for her & Vint, and what should it be like? Some thoughts:

  1. Free red prim hair for everyone!
  2. Speeches by Veyron & Tiessa, please.
  3. ‘Best & worst of Vint’ photographs on display. Certainly include this, this and this one.
  4. No voice, so all friends & acquaintances can attend comfortably.
  5. Readings Typings from vintfalken.com. ;)
  6. Stream compiled from my ‘Top Charts’ / ‘Loved Songs’ at last.fm.
  7. Dresscode: greyscale.
  8. Cute pink prim coffin, carried by Greenies, with a particle ‘vapour’ hoovering over it to represent the avatar soul.
  9. ..

And you? Any special wishes? And how would you like to be remembered? A cute neko with big mouth and some useful tutorials would do fine for me! ;)

9 Responses to “Second Life Memorial Service”

ArminasX wrote a comment on October 13, 2008
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I will contribute #8, vapour!

Shockwave Plasma wrote a comment on October 13, 2008
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Well apart from jumping on the Eurostar with a shovel and the zombie juice….I have always had your ageplay comic on my wall, and would keep that to remwember you by.

I would also make a animation that throws onesself on the coffin.

And I would come as a Neko.

Uccello Poultry wrote a comment on October 14, 2008
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Not too long ago a person important to my in-world life passed away in the real world. Like so many before me I created a memorial in-world for her and it served to focus the grief that was felt by the community at the Isle of Lesbos. Eventually the small memorial park was expanded a bit and dedicated to all the sisters of the Isle that have passed.

Knowing that when I leave Second Life® for any reason my avatar name will eventually be erased and all the works I have in-world will show no creator, I named one of the prims in the memorial for her because object names are not changed. It will be a continuing remembrance for a special person even if few will see it or know who created it.

Ganymedes Costagravas wrote a comment on October 15, 2008
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A small, vibrantly red marble urn on top of a simple pedestal or collumn, perhaps with something engraved in, a symbol or a short text… dunno what exactly.
Placed somewhere under a tree.

I don’t really think a ceremony is needed, but if people want to have one, I wont stop them.

Tiessa Montgolfier wrote a comment on October 19, 2008
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I would be honored to give a eulogy for you (I’m tearing up right now thinking about losing you…)

I would speak of your talent, how wonderful you’ve always been (were?), how much you give (gave?), how fun you are (were?), and how cute you are :) [I doubt avatars decompose so ‘were’ wouldn’t be appropriate.]

The superlatives would tumble from my lips like petals from your waning flower.

I would be choked up, crying the whole time, and I would build a small memorial to you in my palace garden. The world will be less rich with your absence but my life has been improved by knowing you.

In the end, I’d probably end up complaining about you not having sex with me :)

Why wait until you die to find out what people think of you? And I like Shockwave’s animation idea - we’ll definitely need a ‘throw oneself on the coffin and weep’ animation.

Vint Falken wrote a comment on October 19, 2008
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Héhé. Miss Tiessa, Why wait until you die to find out what people think of you? Do you suggest we all organise mock-up burials for our avies?

Ucello, Knowing that when I leave Second Life® for any reason my avatar name will eventually be erased and all the works I have in-world will show no creator, I named one of the prims in the memorial for her because object names are not changed. That I did not know? Why would they do that? Kinda takes the ‘everything is possible’ out of SL, if you can’t even live forever because what you have created/achieved lasts… sad story.

Tiessa Montgolfier wrote a comment on October 19, 2008
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I could think of worse party themes :)

Actually, I read about a person who had a wake before he died. He only had a few days left to live and everyone came and gave their eulogies and visited with him in a grand party before he died. It was the most incredible idea.

They shouldn’t erase you unless you ask (or are banned), it may be that all of your prims will eventually be returned, since land ownership is impermanent. And eventually, everyone who has your items in their inventory will eventually leave as well, and no one will have an active link to your creation. Kind of sad.

Reminds of me of the poem:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Coughran Mayo wrote a comment on October 24, 2008
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I like the idea of having a “throw myself on the grave” animation. Besides being appropriately dramatic (Yes, Virginia, there are those in Second Life who thrive on drama!) it would also create a rough way to measure the esteem felt for you in SL, via measuring the height of the body stack at your service. Comments like “He must have really been something, the body stack was 23 at his service” will become commonplace. A new SL career path will be created, similar to the “wedding planner” only instead of working out the seating chart, the “stack chart” will come into being, with avs arranged in the stack according to how well they knew the deceased (the higher up the stack you are, the more likely it is that you never danced with me!). The possibilities are endless…..

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