I can tell you one thing, guys… when you find yourself in a mood, sometimes one of the easiest things to do (especially if you feel you lack a little control over things in the real world) is to come into SL and shake things up a bit. To be clear, this does not mean:
- Causing upset in someone else’s life simply because you can’t control your own. That’s just rude.
- Trolling the marketplace to increase your impressive collection of baseball bats (trust me, I’ve tried) or
- Posting cryptically to social media and worrying other people because you’re worried (they can’t help if they don’t know what’s wrong)
Lucky for us, Second Life allows us to do so many wonderful things. This morning for example, when I couldn’t sleep because I was stressed about my mom, I turned myself BLUE. See, Fantasy Faire is a thing right now, and it’s like… Okay, so if you took a Ren Faire and a D&D convention and your favorite fantasy novel from childhood and mashed it all together and then also turned it into a giant charity to fund cancer research to help people who are having an even worse day than you could possibly imagine… that’s Fantasy Faire. There’s new worlds to explore and epic quests to embark on and plenty of shopping (a favorite pastime of mine in SL when I feel like things in RL are a little outside my sphere of influence) and then YOU too can look like you stepped out of a badass sequel to James Cameron’s avatar movie. You can turn the blues on their head and turn yourself blue (or any other color of the rainbow, really). You can chat with friends willing to lend an ear or build something wild and crazy and completely lacking any real purpose just because you want to. And in doing so, you can regain a little control of something in your universe and feel just a little better for it without resulting to mayhem or pixelated violence. AND you can look fabulous while doing it.
Plus, you guys may not know this, but boy have I been waiting for years to find an excuse to pull this song out. It was my jam back in the day… except, to be honest, I may have changed the words a little bit…
[Body][The Shops]Legacy Mesh Body Special Edition (1.3)
[Skin][Lumae @ Fantasy Faire]Amesha (Ink)
[Brows][Gloom.]Lexi Perfect Brow
[Eyes] [Gloom.]Enchanted Collection
[Hair][Little Bones]Silo (Mermaid)
[Pose][Bittersweet+Strange]Source of Power (1)
[Tune][Eiffel 65 – Blue]