Some readers don’t look at comments, but often there is great information there. Today Headburro Antfarm responded to my post on role play, and pointed me to one of his past posts on roleplaying, it’s called The Problem(s) with Roleplaying in SL, and a follow-up Part 2. If you are interested or getting interested in SL roleplay I think you’ll find this a must read. There’s no point in me trying to summarize for you, just read it.
One point I will comment on is HB’s ideas about “collaborative RP across blogs.” I’ve noticed that there are many RP related links on his blog, but didn’t quite get the idea of collaborating with other blogs. It makes a lot of sense. What stories could be told!
A second idea is “A consistent, maintained & searchable history”. I have an extensive set of Labels setup for this blog, but I don’t have a way to tie together stories yet. I think the WordPress blog has better facilities for that, but I’m going to try to make a go of it with this Google setup.
Also, if you have been intrigued by the name Headborro Antfarm (hehe) as I was, you might find yourself drawn into his highly evolved tales called, Headborro Antfarm Stories. I believe I made a reference to HB back when I first discovered his blogs. It gave me my first idea of what can be done with a blog and with roleplay.
Thanks HB for pointing me at your ideas and stories.
When I started my blog it was simply a discipline of writing about my adventures each day. I did see the blog as a source of material for a story or novel or play. But I just didn’t get the potential here. Fortunately, I discovered blogs like Zoe Connolly and HB’s, and over time I’ve found a desire to do much more with my blog. I fiddled around with Mini-Stories recently.
But now that my friend Tak has introduced me to various SL roleplay sims I can see much more ahead. Tak says I’m a natural roleplayer because I can slip into my apprentice geisha role so easily, but I want to try for much more in the future. Till then, I think it is safe to say that I’m roleplaying Yordie Sands, Second Life Socialite and Junkyard Hostess. hehe