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    Vixynne Earning my ears

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    I setup a character but I never really got much more into it than that.

    Are you an addict? :D
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    Heh. Ummmm...mmmmmaybe...*shifty eyes*:anxious:
    I prefer the term "enthusiast". LOL :angel:
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    :lol: ok ok enthusiast :D

    I really ought to try it again sometime
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    I enjoy the heck out of it...and I believe someone built a WDW replica that you can walk around in and ride the rides!
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    Aha! Found it! It's a sim called Mouse World, and you can see a video tour of it on YouTube here [youtube]U323UG9_3jM[/youtube]

    (though I found the music in the background a bit too much for me at times, LOL)
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    Thats so cool! I'm going to have to go in and find that
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    Vixynne Earning my ears

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    It's a lot of fun...no lines, no paying for tickets, and the person who built it put in a lot of time to try to get things right. My favorite so far--haven't finished touring the sim yet--is the Haunted Mansion. They even included sound clips from the actual ride, which definitely adds a layer of realism!

    It's a nice way to get my Disney fix in SL when I can't hop a plane at a moment's notice. :thumbsup:
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    Same here!!!

    I entered because a friend who LIVES in there told me I HAD to join... however I never got the hang of it..

    Still.. I have to admit to going to the SL convention in Chicago in '07. Again, my friend invited, since her husband said NO WAY he was going... hahaha... I went and we had a great time :)
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    Cool, Mari!
    I "live" in SL fairly often--usually in the evenings when I'm unwinding; it's my TV substitute and my social outlet (keeps me at home with the "weans" and out of the nighclubs, or that's my story anyway)!
    For me it's a combination hangout (kind of like the Secrets board, just with 3D avatars to talk to) and a place to build things and roleplay a bit when I want to.

    What was the convention like? It sounds like an interesting experience!
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    ive never heard of it lol will have a looky shortly
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    I had heard of it as l seem to remember the gods that are Duran Duran were living in there.
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    it WAS very interesting-.--

    There were so many people, and all sorts of people there.

    You had to wear a badge with your avatar, so it was really funny meeting the real life person, sometimes they were exactly alike, other times you would have never EVER figured out who it was

    The inauguration speech was given by the creator, and then they had 5 or 6 conferences going on at the same time, depending on what you were interested in

    They has a lace/leather ball one night, and some of the outfits people came up with were pretty interesting to say the least.... :yes:
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    After a story I saw in a newspaper I thought it was a some kind of swingers website.. Woops! That video is so cool.. I might join while I'm off work all week.. lol
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    Hahaha, that seems to be the impression a lot of people have about Second Life...probably because, just like a real life city or country, its seedier elements get an awful lot of attention. It's kind of a shame, because the really amazing parts of the virtual world don't get nearly as much as they deserve. (Kind of equivalent to people assuming that just because there's p*rn on the internet, everyone who uses the 'net must be using it for that.) I've found that most people on SL are there to socialize or express a need to be creative.
    Check out this video--it's the one I show to anybody who gets the heebie jeebies when I mention Second Life.

    [youtube]vV1YbWBSXS8[/youtube]

    Just like anything else computer-related, SL is what you make of it.
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    In case anyone's innerested, I visited the MouseWorld sim in Second Life today...couldn't resist taking some photos!
    That's my avatar in front of Cinderella's Castle, then some well-known scenes from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and a shot of my avatar on the PeopleMover!:wiggle: Woot woot, dorkyfun!
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    That is an amazing video! :)
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    i have officially found my new obsession!!! the graphics are amazing!
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    It really is, I wish I had a thimbleful of that builder's talent...sadly, the guy who built it didn't leave it up, it was only a temporary installation. I would have loved to walk my avatar around inside that artwork!

    It just goes to show that Second Life is more than just a "pew-pew I shoot you" game, and it's not a seedy online singles bar either.

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