I witnessed one of the ugliest moments I had ever seen in a group chat yesterday.
I am not going to name names of who was causing the ugliness. But the irony of the whole scene was that it took place in the Second Pride Festival chat.
A well meaning soul affiliated with a progressive LGBTQI congregation with a presence in RL and SL offered information about service they were having.
He got “attacked” by someone in the group who was venting at him because in the attacker’s mind all religions or denominations are anti LGBTQI.
Two things went wrong in this scenario – the well meaning soul didn’t get cleared to drop the info into the group chat.
The attacker lowered himself to the ugliness that the hardcore anti-LGBTQI “religious” groups throw at us.
If we are truly going to move forward we need to take the high road – teach, educate and really TRY to be positive.
Processing grief is personal and not something that can be prescribed.
I recently lost my mother very unexpectedly. She had a very rough winter. She had been in and out of hospital and rehab since January. She was scheduled to finally come home on July 16th. She passed on the 14th. It was a shock.
I process my grief very quietly and alone. I spent 10 days before the service remembering the good things and the challenging times. I knew I wanted to speak at the service. This in the past has been difficult emotionally. For a couple of days prior to the service I sorted out what i wanted to say and the morning of the service I actually wrote it done logically and in full sentences in case I became overwhelmed and
needed someone else to read it.
Where I process internally, my sister processes externally and has to talk. Its hard for me to talk about it all the time. I have somewhat moved on and am choosing to remember the good things now. Trying to not dwell on the challenges of the past year.
It’s been hard for me to sit and put this into words. I am doing ok. Moving forward one day at a time. There will be good days and bad days.
It’s been hard to tell people. In SL I have only told a VERY small amount of people. SL is my happy place, where I go to get away for some time daily.
Thank you for your understanding and caring, but please understand if I choose to not talk about it.
It really irks me to see all the self absorbed attention whores on Flickr who join every SL related group they can find. They then drop every image that they create in every group they belong to irregardless if the image is off topic or not.
I have no qualms with posting fashion shot, I do periodically. Dropping every vanity and LOTD shot in every group you have found is sad. I manage several groups and have no qualms about banning or removing group offenders with no warning.
I am not going to point any fingers at specific people. I am going to reference one group that I am not an owner or mod on.
Imagine Peace Tower – Second Life was created to capture images take of the Imagine Peace Tower that was created by Yoko Ono in SL. The sim is long gone but it is hit by tacky vanity shots and LOTD images.
Also the groups commemorating the work of AM Radio have become overrun with the same type of shots.
JUST CUT IT OUT. Getting your images in the most groups or having the most views doesn’t make you a SLebrity. Show some respect and post appropriately.
Ok RANT over.
L&B strikes again. I love logging in and finding surprises in my inbox.
Just out L&B Swear Henley – available at TMD for August. This super comfy shirt comes in your choice of a fatpack (28 color options) or for TMD only there will be four single color choices – Gunmetal, Burnt Sienna, Lt Teal, or Bud Green.
Fat pack buyers get all the colors shown below. It’s worth that little bit extra for all these great options.
This shirt is available for Gianni, Jake, SLink and AES.
This Girl has some chops #AlexNewell and #TheBostonGayMensChorus
and this showstopper
and this performance from GLEE
Five years ago i started working on a project in Second Life. It started after i saw some very moving videos supporting the “It Gets Better” project.
I would like to continue this project. If you would like to be a part of this, please IM me in world and we can arrange a time to meet.