Darrko’s Open Chat

Saturday was a good day. Early on I started chatting with Leeana about this and that, then she tp’d into the new apartment to check it out. Later, Sheri came online and also tp’d in and met Leeana and checked the place out. Hanging out with g/fs is something I really like about SL and, of late, I’ve been wondering if maybe I’m more of a woman’s woman than a man’s woman. What I mean is, I have the feeling that I’m not the type that guys want to meet in SL (more on this in the future).

Anyway, sometime after 9pm I headed over to the Junkyard. I didn’t no if there was anyone playing that late, but I figured there would be some good music and a good crowd, and there was. Darrko, Salty, Sarty, Stevie, Morgan, Robertzz, Velvet and a whole bunch of regulars where there, but shortly after I got there I noticed Dar’s open chat was getting very interesting.

Dar is always a great to listen to and he opened up the very heavy topic of why people come to Second Life. The ensuing conversation was enlightening for everyone who was paying attention, and it really drew people in. Although there wasn’t a formal poll, it was pretty clear that most everyone was in SL for communication, and not just avies looking for romance. I was left with the impression that places like the Junkyard give us a sense of place and the avies we get to know become part of a community in a real sense. I was impressed by how everyone had that sense of community.

As the evening rolled on, SLint arrived, then Caris and all kinds of people arrived including a big black, hairy wolf thing . And then a bunch of us decided it would be fun to do voice chat. It always makes me uncomfortable to do voice in a large group, but I jumped in. Unfortunatly, I started chattering away about stock market trading and I wish I could reel all that back, but hell, I was a little drunk. I made a couple of new friends and it was a fun evening filled with camaraderie, and that is a good evening in my book.

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About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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