3 Years….A Journey into understanding.

Today marks the third Anniversary of my partnering with my Dominant, Rachael Ezvalt. It is an anniversary that I never thought to see, RL and SL being what it was 3 years ago. However we are still together and as far as I can see, our bond is as strong as it has ever been.
Some of this has been due to the stability that having a true partner who understands me and loves me for what I am brings. I’m not going to get all slushy here, anyone reading this blog doesn’t want that. What I would say is that if you give any thought at all to your virtual life, treat others with as much care and consideration as you would expect yourself. Don’t forget that the avatar might just be pixels in a virtual environment, but the intelligence guiding it is real, with all that that entails.
In Victorian times “Do as you would be done by” was a mantra for humane interaction; it is just as true today.

As regards our virtual world of SL; there are signs (not strong, but positive) that a growing number of Linden employees are seeing that things need to be improved if this world is to flourish and survive. Mesh is a nice addition, which, in time will have value, but as it is now, it is merely a toy for some to play with. What is desperately needed is that SL actually WORKS, that one can follow pursuits in this virtual environment that may be denied one in RL due to physical impediments. I know it isn’t easy; SL is far more complex than most people realise, but it can be made to work.

If SL WORKS, it will thrive; if it doesn’t it will atrophy and die. It is as simple as that.

~ by Ayesha Askham-Ezvalt on November 15, 2011.

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