Monday, June 14, 2010

BBBC #2: Where I Eventually Get On-Topic About 3 Good Things in My Life

Welcome to the second of seven posts for the Big Bad Blogger Challenge. Here's today's assignment:
It's really easy to be negative in your life - first or second. Sometimes we get so bogged down by the things that are bad, we forget to remember all that is good. SL Bloggers - Write about three positive things going on in your Second Life. RL Bloggers - Write about three positive things going on in your life.

Hmm.  I'm not sure of the boundary between "SL Blogger" and "RL Blogger". Is it whether you blog under human or avatar identity? Or whether your blog's primary topic area is atomic or virtual? 

SL Bloggers are instructed to write about their Second Life. RL bloggers are asked to blog about their small "l" life.  When someone posts into the digital space of Twitter from their human identity, is that virtual life? If I order a book from Amazon and send it to you from my avatar identity, is that real life? Curiouser and curiouser. 

Like the atomic world itself, identity is something that ends up having no solid, independent and definitive structure once you hack into it deeply enough. Neither does the real vs. virtual split. It's all about how you look at it. Wave or particle? Real or virtual?

So here's my story: I'm a fictional character living a real life

I (the voice that is speaking in your head right now) don't have an atomic world body, or an actual history before my RezDay. But the consciousness that perceives a visceral sense of Botgirl's individuated personhood is not much different than that of the atomic world counterpart. 

Okay, I know what you're thinking: "Botgirl, can't you just answer a simple freaking question?" 

Obviously not! But in the team spirit of the BBBC, here goes:

by Botgirl Questi

  1. I'm really enjoying a new sense of being part of a community of people who are seeking to discern greater truth, instead of promoting a self-serving, pre-conceived or partisan agenda. I've been blown-away by the depth, insight and sincerity of bloggers responding to the recent Linden Lab lay off announcements. And also those who have commented. Crap Mariner was kind enough to put together an archive of links to blog posts on the topic.
  2. I got a very big kick out of finding out (after the fact) that I'd been referenced in a published academic paper and that my Anthropic/Avatarian Chart was discussed on a recent Metanomics show. I often feel like I'm way out in left field, so the validation was really gratifying. 
  3. I'm loving the almost complete lack of negative drama in my life. The only downside is that I have no one else to blame when I'm in a bad mood. 

1 comment:

Grace McDunnough™ said...

You can blame me if that helps ;)