Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Dolly's SL Guilty Confessions - A Strawberry Singh Meme

Oops! I've been spilling things about my SL life right and left in these memes. The habit has caught on and I actually confessed in my last post that I was wearing shoes that were not matched to my outfit. Do I have any confessions left? At least those that I'm willing to share? For this is the newest of Strawberry Singh's entertaining blog memes - our guilty confessions. You can read hers here.

Confession #1.
I have a game I play with myself about my inventory. I'll type something random in inventory search and see what (if anything) pops up. At least half of my inventory of 33,000 items is dumb sentimental stuff that I can't bear to part with for this reason. If I delete that pink elephant, no elephants will pop up during my game!

Confession #2.
I spend a lot of lindens on things I love in Second Life - clothes, shoes, hair, skins, jewelry, homes, furniture, landscaping, etc. I really should cut back a little.

Confession #3.
I pretend to be kind of clueless. Sometimes I am clueless about what the latest drama might be, but sometimes I just pretend to be. It's an avoidance technique that I probably learned at my mother's knee. I'd rather not hurt feelings or have my feelings hurt. So, rather than jumping into the frey and expressing my opinion, I feign ignorance.

Confession #4.
Berry had an interesting and honest confession in her post about silent boycotts. I suspect we all do that. We do it in real life all the time. For example, I'm not going to Chick fil A anytime soon, because even with a corporate apology, I don't want to line a homophobic senior manager's pocket. My boycott there is silent (well, it was until now).

The same principle applies in Second Life. There are (only a very few) SL people whose creations I hesitate to blog because somewhere along the way I saw that person vent in an ugly or childish way about something. The same thing is true of event organizers. I don't do this at the first sign of trouble.  Anybody can have a bad day and vent inappropriately. I respond more to a pattern of behavior. If someone represents a brand in Second Life, that brand could suffer from silent boycotts if they act like an unrepentant asshole. It is so easy to lose trust and so hard to regain it.


Adam N Eve Skins - Bethany T3 Bare
Adam N Eve Skins Bethany Eyebrow Tattoo Red T3
Adam N Eve - Freckles
Mandala Omochi Bracelet /SAHARA Brown
Mandala Omochi earrings/Sahara Brown
Emery - Mesh Denim Jacket Hollywood Dark
Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Aged Bronze, w3)
Slink Mesh Hands (av)
Tram C409 hair / maroon (size40)


  1. I agree with you totally about the clueless technique. It's rare that I jump into a drama-laden experience. I did recently with someone I care for very deeply, and I regret it. But when the person I defended walked straight back into that toxic situation, I let her know that I wouldn't defend her again. It's the fourth time she's walked away and right back. It's her choice; I have better ways to spend my time than to get involved again.

    1. That's a shame about your friend. Most of the drama I ignore by acting clueless tends to be stuff that blows over or stuff I can't do anything about anyway.

  2. Thanks for commenting on mine! I agree with the spending, I do way to much of that in my SL life. I am always wanting something or finding a way to get the newest, and oddly to that I hardly use them or anything, which is really sad...but I have it incase I need it!

  3. I think #3 is the best way to be because a lot of times it's just not worth the headache to be involved in all the dramas that happen 24/7. Now I purposely have stopped reading those people's timelines that I know tend to get into every single drama every single day. Thanks for sharing! <3

    1. Me too! I tend to skip right over drama plurks. When curiosity overwhelms my aversion to drama I'm always sorry I peeked! Thanks for commenting.