I been caned.., deliciously by Bock McMillan in response to this!
From Bock McMillan:
"Throwing a cane means: someone (a blog owner) asks you five questions and you have to ask five questions to another blogger. It is a pyramid scheme but nevertheless some fun. So I will post the rules and then select some other bloggers. The rules:
- Set a link to the blogger who has given you the cane..
- Answer the questions.
- Then throw the cane on five other bloggers.
- Tell these persons that they have received a cane.
- Ask five new questions.
My questions were:
1. How long have you been in SecondLife and why did you join?
ZiG: I originally signed on to SL in 2006 but never logged back on with a name I have no recollection of but then in November 2007 I took the time to sign on with the name Rex Short. I was a total noob, with a blond, Linden hair mohawk and spent the first 3 months learning what the hell to do. I spent weeks stuck on Help Island then my mishap I found myself at a place called Dance Island with all night raves before finding my way to a place called "Aussie Boys" and "Boots Beach". Things took off from there!
2. It is sometimes said that there is a problem with "the threshold" in SecondLife, meaning that it is difficult for new users to learn. What are your thoughts on this?
When I joined it was on a place called "Help Island" where you had to follow this path which took you around a sim and taught you the basics. I remember a huge cylinder where you had to practice flying up and down. I never did learn how to fly properly and to this day I can't and don't fly unless forced to! To me it was a long threshold learning curve and I had to idea how to resize things or even what prims were. I had a skybox given to me when I became a co-owner of the late Aussieboys club and crammed it with shit, unaware of prim counts or that there were limits until Dazza Slade and Alexcub taught me. I knew nothing of AO's and penis's until Paulec Decuir bought me some and forced me to have them before he could be seen with me haha...I was such a pathetic noob! I do think there is a massive learning curve for new users but that made it all the more fun!
3. What do you wish for most in the future development of SecondLife?
I wish the Lindens would stop with the new bells and whistles crap and new features and work on getting SL working right on a regular basis instead of hoping for "Good Days".
4. What is the most important thing you have learned about yourself in SecondLife?
That you can try and create and be a fantasy character all you want but over time you just become yourself and real life and Second Life meld together. I tried to be this rockstar party boy and ended up just being "me".
5. Why do you blog?
I started blogging as my last alt (now deleted) named Rhett Whybrow but the blog never went anywhere and from day 1 when I was reborn as Ziggy I began blogging. I had previously been blogging about my real life for years before on message boards and blogs about my real life times as a professional musician in the 1980's and the blogs had been extremely popular.My real life blog culminated into a big rock concert in 2005 that reunited everybody from back in the days of 1986. Then I discovered Second Life....My Ziggy blog transformed my real life experiences doing drugs and sex only with some over the top embellishments only based on Second Life. I think back at how stupid alot of my antics were in real life but when put in terms of an avatar on Second Life they became rather slapstick humorous. I continue blogging to unfurl my "artistic" side which I miss from my days as a recording musician.
Below: The earliest picture of my original avatar on Second Life in 2007 named Rex Short....