Direct from my SecondLife Profile:
I'm fairly soft spoken and quiet until I familiarize myself with another, these traits tend to be perceived as standoffish, but that is far from the case. I'm shy and not always quite sure what to say to someone I do not know very well. Because of this my humor bleeds through as a bridge, and I love to make people laugh.
I'm a bit cynical and opinionated, but that does not mean I expect others to share my viewpoints. In fact, I welcome friendly debates on matters and try to keep an open mind. Passion touches me on so many levels -- for art, writing and music; ever the romantic in regards to life and love; and I often succumb to my imagination and daydreams. I find so much inspiration in others and the world around me.
Traits I seek out in those I surround myself with would be honesty, loyalty, compassion, wit, creativity, spontaneity, and consideration. In SecondLife I am here to build and design, for photography and art, exploration and meeting people who cover a spectrum of possibilities in both character and nature.
On May 22nd 2009 I had a very strange turn in my life. I met Talus in a RP sim we both lingered about in and from the moment we hooked up we were fairly inseparable. Maybe it was the pink bow in his hair, or the fact that he put up with my lack of culinary skill..But we were doomed from the moment I tried to get him to make me pancakes and our love bloomed from our relentless debaucheries in Insilico.
This guy is the yin to my yang, the awesome in my possum, and my SL life and my RL world is a happy place to be because he tolerates my incessant badgering, stays strong for me while I weep over yarn wrangling and haywire pixels, and is probably one of the most selfless and thoughtful people I have ever had the honor of knowing. He is my eternal smile, and to have found someone who actually understands me is astounding. I only hope I give as good as I get. Yeah, love can happen in SL, and sometimes it actually lasts and makes it to the "real world."
On a side note, he helps with the behind the scene shiznit with my shop, but don't bug him if you see him loitering about the store as he's a busy guy and always multi-tasking.
If you don't know me, you will. I am a product of mixed heritage: My father's lineage traces back to royalty in England, my mother holds a foot in both worlds being half German and half Native American Indian; her great, great grandfather a chief among the Ojibwe (Chippewa) of the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Despite the failed nobility, I grew up in a family so dysfunctional and strange that David Lynch would have envied us. I've travelled the world since I was six or seven, having conquered 48 states in the US and 53 countries/territories across the globe by the time I was sixteen. In 2007 I managed to chalk that up to 49 states and have only Maine left to claim. I still travel to this day, though much less frequently.
I was twenty-three when I managed to get onto the internet. I made some long-standing friendships, some which faded, some which changed my life forever and gave me aim. A year later I found myself the soul editor of a web-based poetry 'zine entitled The Hating Game which reached an international mailing list in the thousands and sightings of printed copies in coffee houses across the US were reported back to me. This small era was the zenith of my career as a poet and gained me publishing in two hardcover books and several magazines. As I eased out of my poet phase, I knew I wanted to write novels. While I've tailored a few stories, this dream of mine never became an actuality until recently; even as I jot down my mini bio here I am in the midst of my first full-fledged novel. Talus & I are dangling over authoring a zombie-based movie script, as well...Must chain him down and force him to write!
I serendipitously stumbled upon my first virtual world in 2004 at the age of 30. I'd already played several MMORPGs, and was an avid text-based role player. There.com was something entirely different and a friend of mine urged me to begin designing clothes. Let me say, that was the most unrewarding and arduous task ever! There.com threatened to close its doors forever, a hoax which caused a large portion of its population to sell their inventories and flee to SecondLife.com. In the midst of the chaos, I was coaxed by some friends to check SecondLife out. I've not left since, despite the infantile state it was in upon my arrival. For the story on my enterprise in SL, please see the About Shops page. Mainly in my free time I try to work on SL stuff, but usually just instigate trouble with Talus and knit lots of interesting yarn-type-things.