Berry’s done it again and created a fun Meme for bloggers (check out http://strawberrysingh.com/ for the gorgeous Ms Singh’s blog) - I suppose the point of these is to get to know people better, which isn’t much a stretch for me as i’m an open book, but they’re fun to do so keep me blogging more regularly. Onya Berry! (That’s an Aussie term of endearment).
1. How do you deal with critiscism?
It’s totally dependant on where it’s coming from. If it’s at work, I see it as constructive, implement the change and go on with my work (not that I get much criticism at work – YAY ). If it’s from my partner (RL and SL) I tend to go into hysterical tears and hyperventilate and yell and stomp off and slam a door, and then half an hour later meekly walk up and tap him on the shoulder and give him a “sorry i’m a psycho bitch sometimes” hug. If it’s from anyone in SL, I tend to do the verbal equivalent of flipping them the middle finger, as everyone’s entitled to do SL their way. I’ll always take ideas graciously for things I create and sell, but whingers tend to get muted.
2. What’s the most infuriating thing other SL residents do?
Wow – this would be a long list…. I’ll go with my top 3 Firstly, E-thugs and a sense of entitlement in SL are my biggest peeve – those people that act like bullies or thugs or “cool kids that tease people” when really they’re just a nerd behind their computer just like me. The fact that I consider myself to be a significant and generally nice person in RL means that I don’t seek my self-validation in SL. The 2nd is photomorphs. The 3rd is facelights. Stop. Just stop.
3. Which SL Resident would you most like to have lunch with and why?
I’d have to choose one of my close girlfriends that I share my real and virtual worlds with and would love to sit and laugh over a glass of wine with in the real world – Kay Weston, KJ Demarazi and Katey Coppola are some of the funniest women in the world and wine and food with them would be marvellous. (I don’t need to mention the fabulous Eleni as I get to go to a drunken BBQ with her this friday WHOO!)
4. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration?
Oh wow – I won’t name names but they’ll know who they are. Women (and men I suppose) who sit behind a computer threatening people’s real lives because they clearly don’t have one of their own. You all know the type – they’re on SL 20hrs a day, they fall asleep on voice, they miss RL events for “SL Meetings” and the like, they try to cut short their family commitments and microwave food for their kids so they can attempt to raise them from behind a computer. They threaten you if you don’t play your SL the way they expect you to, and honestly it’s just kind of sad. I truly hope the people like that I once knew graduate from their addiction and find a happy reality but in the meantime I just give them a wide berth.
5. What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you?
To a degree – Second Life – Im very cynical and where I used to adopt noobs and help them learn SL I now don’t have the patience because I don’t want to enable people to become addicted. I still love SL but I have a healthy respect for it’s ability to make sane people crazy
6. What’s something you want to do what you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?
I honestly can’t think of anything because I’m very seldom embarrassed. OH I GOT ONE – I want to definately wash my hair today because I totally put it off too long and dry shampoo just ain’t the same – It’s so cold and my hair is so long I’m putting it off but kinda can’t go any longer without looking like a hippy.
7. What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you?
Well… Chris started it but I now call him a Fat Slut. (He’s not fat, and to the best of my knowledge not a slut) but he told someone I’m a mean bitch who calls him that, so now I do As for Chris…. well – here’s a screencap from my Iphone :
8. Have you ever fallen in love with another SL resident?
Yes – we’ve now lived together in the real world for almost 2yrs.
9. Describe a time/event in your slife that you’re nostalgic for
Probably the same as Berry’s answer, when it was all new and fun and exciting – now very little surprises me. That said, I’ve evolved as has my attitudes towards SL and the possibilities of creating are what keep me intrigued.
10. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
In RL i’m campaigning for the boyf to take me to a movie (with me being a shift-worker we don’t get many chances for the traditional “Date!”. In SL – geez, the very occasional compliment or thank’s I get from someone brightens my day – I won’t hold my breath but now and then it happens and makes me smile
Credits for Main Pic :
Shirt : Baiastice “Iman Top” @ The Boutique
Skirt : Baiastice “Lima” Skirt and Belt @ The Boutique
Heels : [Gos] “Lauren d’Orsay Heels” exclusive colour collection @ The Boutique
Hair : Lamb “Temptation” @ The Hair Fair