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175. Pro-tip: Watch that first step – it’s a helluva fall.

It's been a long week. Sometimes, life comes along and takes a baseball bat to your kneecaps, and all you can really do is hope the resulting fall isn't anymore damaging than the initial unexpected whack you received in the first place. A large portion of adulting whether we're dealing with Second Life or real… Continue reading 175. Pro-tip: Watch that first step – it’s a helluva fall.

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173. How to… survive the lag spike.

The true secret to surviving lag lies in stopping your forward motion - even if just for a moment. See, you have to stop for a second to appreciate the fact that something has gone wrong... otherwise, you're going to careen off the edge of a cliff, or find yourself face-planting against a wall, or… Continue reading 173. How to… survive the lag spike.

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163. Ch-ch-changes…

In Second Life, we have this tendency to reinvent ourselves... a lot. New head comes out? We're on it. New body? Yes, please. And let's not forget the endless shopping for new clothes, new shoes, tattoos we can change at whim. We love reinventing ourselves in Second Life. But why? Because it's fun. Because we… Continue reading 163. Ch-ch-changes…

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160. When you have a platform, use it…

I know that this reference may go over some of your heads, but back in the day, there was a time when Toby McGuire played Spiderman. And right before Uncle Ben dies, he says something to poor Toby McGuire that I think is really important. He says, "With great power comes great responsibility." Now, in… Continue reading 160. When you have a platform, use it…

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151. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes…

So, the other day, I got a new phone. I was all excited because there was this whole ordeal where my order got cancelled and I had to go to the store to pick the phone up. I got it home, and started the process of transferring my data over. The only contact that transferred… Continue reading 151. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes…

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146. Sometimes, you just have to go for it…

New things are scary, guys. Almost as scary as 2020 has been... though, admittedly, I wouldn't go quite that far. Still, I think sometimes, fear makes us stuck. It's not that we don't want to act. It's not that we don't want things to change, or that we can't advocate for ourselves. It's the fear… Continue reading 146. Sometimes, you just have to go for it…

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145. Who do you run to? (and don’t y’all dare say, “An alt!” either. That won’t fix it.)

There was a time not so long ago when I thought I had it all figured out. I had my ride-or-die people and I thought everything was grand. But - and this will happen to everyone at least once in their lives - I realized that I had placed my trust and my confidence into… Continue reading 145. Who do you run to? (and don’t y’all dare say, “An alt!” either. That won’t fix it.)

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137. Sometimes when it’s broke, you can’t fix it…

Some people need to learn when to say no. Me, actually. I'm one of those people. Lately... and most of the time, if I'm completely honest, I'm burning the candle at both ends. Real life, Second Life... doesn't matter. I think that little switch in my brain - the one that tells me to sit… Continue reading 137. Sometimes when it’s broke, you can’t fix it…

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135. Is it just my viewer, or is your butt floating two feet above your head?

And...a new chapter of sorts begins. I was going to wait until the end of 2020, but as it approaches its 37th month and the days now seem to be 32 hours long instead of 24, I figured now is a better time than any. If I wait until the end of the year, I… Continue reading 135. Is it just my viewer, or is your butt floating two feet above your head?

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110. How to… wait for it…

The general rule of doing anything new is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. And, of course, along the way, to expect that anything and everything you could possibly imagine could go wrong will do so. To avoid curling into a fetal position and crying while sucking your thumb and imagining… Continue reading 110. How to… wait for it…