I saw this meme on Strawberry Singh’s blog and simply had to have a go. Feel free to copy and paste the questions into your own blog and answer them and leave me a comment so I can go read yours too! I’ll be interested to see what my friends have to say.
- How do you deal with criticism?
Well, it kind of depends on how it is delivered and if I’ve asked for feedback. And who is delivering it. Hmm… If someone just out of the blue says something negative about me and I don’t feel they know me or understand the situation, I’d not like it, but if it’s delivered sensitively by someone I feel cares, I can take it on board and learn from it…
In other words, terribly
- What’s the most infuriating thing other SL residents do?
Well… people sometimes tend to IM me and ask ‘what’s happening?’ because I am co-owner of one club. It’s like they think I’m tourist information for SL or something. Equally annoying is if they don’t bother to say ‘Hi’ or ‘How are you?’ first.
- Which SL resident would you most like to have lunch with and why?
It’d have to be Torley Linden, if he counts as a resident. Torley has shared so much of himself through his work for us second lifers that I figure he’d have some interesting stuff to talk about while we ate.
- Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration?
Nobody in particular, just people in SL who think that they are something special because they did something in SL. I think creators who don’t reply to IMs etc. are unsufferably rude. They rely on us for their income and we all started out with nothing. I think we’re all special, no matter how we choose to live our SL. I just hate rudeness, it makes me madder than just about anything else.
- What was something you used to enjoy, but was ruined for you?
I don’t think anyone has ruined anything for me. Sometimes in SL things can lose their shine for a little while but then they come back shining again if you give them a chance. Nobody has the power to stop me being happy, something I learned in that other place.
- What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?
I have to ask myself why I would want to tell you? I mean… who are you really? You could be anybody. I suppose I’d love to make a music video – you know, a full on posey one, with pouting and posing and all that 🙂
- What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you?
Oh I use some terrible ones. Guys have commented that they think it’s odd I’ll call them ‘Petal’ but I suppose calling my friend Iain ‘Poopyhead’ publically in AAi was the most embarrassing. It caught on for a little while and all the girls called him that.
- Have you ever fallen in love with another SL resident?
Yes, he knows who he is 🙂
- Describe a time/event in your slife that you’re nostalgic for.
Oh, when I first started SL and things were all new and amazing. I was learning so much every day and loved it. It seemed truly magical. It’s the main reason I love noobs – and while we’re on that subject – where are all the noobs these days? We need more.
- What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
I love surprises, so am giving no clues here, but generally I love anything that means someone who cares about me went the extra mile to make me happy. There’s nothing nicer.
Reasonably early Meri (circa December 2008)