“I dreamt of finding people from all over the world and being friends, the dreams have come true and it is all based around a silly little open world video game I call home named Second Life.”Miwa Bunny
We all want to feel heard, validated, cherished, loved. We all dream of what we can and will do when we grow up, and then things happen. And most of the time we grow out of those dreams, but some of them come true and some of them surpass reality.
I started my Second Life journey over 12 years ago, a simple avatar and flexi prims with drawn clothes over my body. I built a name for myself. Opened and closed a store. Became a published writer in-world that later became a RL magazine. I took silly photos of friends, for magazines like Maniera, Avenue, BOSL and many more that came and went. I became a demoness, a furry, a corgi, a human and a zombie and now I am running my own business helping creators in Second Life and online to live their best life by becoming their social media manager; and all those achievements are NOTHING compared with the over 1000+ lives I’ve come across, that have, in one way or another, marked my journey, formed my character and turned me into the person I am today.
*This* is an open letter to my friends.
The friends I made in a silly little online world, where connections are fast and deep. Where I have come to appreciate some and shed tears for others. Where I have learned to laugh until I have to get up to try and catch my breath. Where I have created bonds that make me feel so comfortable about sharing my face, my body and my RL with some, very few, of them. This is a list of people who are near and dear to me.
I am sorry in advance if I could not add everyone on the special mentions of the video, but please know, you are very loved and cared for and there’s a place in my heart for you mentioned here!
To the ones that stayed true to this day, people like Nox Deigan (sister), Topaz Joubert, RiccoRacerFlux (brother), Wicca Merlin (sister) and Redclaw Inshan (brother), Carley Bennazzi (bestie and spokesmodel), Markski Glom (nephew), Ruvilyn Gatchie (niece), Celeste (I love you, you inspiring bean), Inu (bestie, I love you), Paradox (best daughter), Chozen, Kwala (and Charles, you all better love my grandbaby!), Alyx J. Knightmare (bestie and badass wrestler), Nhyxi (Spousu 5ever NARUTOOOOOO), Lyra Phoenix (bestie, bidness pardner and baws), Yukio (forever married but not really), Neko (Cherished), Lichi Moonwall and Sami (porque saben que se les quiere y un CHINGO!), Hikaru Enimo and Marcus Lefevre (for all the years filled with fashion and love), Hammerino (peanut butter *giggles*), Kat Monroe (still angy at you punching Lyra, but not really. Proud of you! Also SORRY!), Kyle (GIMME THE BEANS!), Clemmie my love, Kaz (friend for over 12 years), Pam Astonia (forever inspiration), Soraya (legendary!) and Mud of Bespoke (for believing in my silly little talent).
To the new friends we made along the way. Charlie Covfefe, Sanctifer (Sexy and very talented French Snek), Emms of QE (for believing in me), Dylan Mattel, Squid and Timbre, Haiden (sorry I did not include you in the video. AM SORRY!), Saphy Taffy, Nykhyha or Lady N, Buck and Bia, Sandaris, Cammy, Riv (love you), Marlowe and Macchi (SECURITYYYY), Vix, Corbin, Rather, Lexi, Az and Lilith, Suda and Terra, Peppershark, Slight and Kay, Semantha, Sif, Maxine (Adorable person!), Paige (best yeen wafer forever), Soso (adorbs) and Akio (siempre importante, siempre especial), Meg (I love you), Gloria, Umbie (crazy dahling), Revel-dious (my darling enby musical soulmate), Morgan Jones, Henry Parker, Ren Blackheart, Strikira, Shango (you furry Hammer), Allaria and Jax, Kito and Leslie, Pads, Coche, Andi, Queenie Pancake, Freya (sweet girl), Vogo aka Vega, Ash (bootttyyyy), Strawberry (inspiration), Aine (best bunbun enby), Alex (Queen!), Dahriel, Skip Staheli (Staheloooo), Falbala Fairey, CC Teardrop (waifu!), Isabis (twinsie), Skoll, Wren, Barbie, BigJohn, Blackliquid Tokyoska (forever muse), Miamai, Mila Tatham, Chopsy Bode, DraaDraa, Dillon, Luna, Ghost (Rain), Kurama, Amai, Drewski (THE Voice), Eshi Otaware (Legendary Designer), Genna Praga, Kane, Nova, Kay Fairey, Kristen, Mae, RyeShure, Miaa Rebane, Anaya, RavenSkye, SAO, Sarco, Sista and Leon, Lhor and Mars, Mibby and Sylas, Systi and Syanne, Tracy (The bad apple), Honey Bender, Zarasuto and Zoya.
To all of these people, and to the many more that left, moved on or simply our journey ended. I need to say:
Thank you for being a part of who I am, in one way or another, for helping me become a better person. For helping me be the best version of myself. Thank you all so much. And here is to MANY more years together and sharing!
This very silly video I made with just a few of them that I was able to get together in 48 hours is just a huge thank you also a way for me to just be silly because:
“Do you remember
The 21st night of September…”Earth, Wind and Fire.
ALL BACKDROPS BY THE BEARDED GUY [MAINSTORE] backdrops not listed in video order. Allaria - Revenge *RARE* - Neon Drive - The Bearded Guy Pepper - 1990 Fresh - The Bearded Guy Buba - Suryc Day - Unconditionally - The Bearded Guy Alex Guy Bunny - Night - Ritmo Baby - The Bearded Guy Jax Allaria - Redvorart - Vida Erotica - The Bearded Guy Jax - Red Care - Porn Frequencies - The Bearded Guy Az + Lilith - Travel Noir - Dark Vision - The Bearded Guy Lilith - Religion - Dark Vision - The Bearded Guy Az - Dark Garden - Dark Vision - The Bearded Guy Kyle SharkCat - Of The - Ritmo Baby - The Bearded Guy Ray - Portal - Nobody Lights - The Bearded Guy Inu - White Snow Lighting Room Backdrop - The Bearded Guy Markski - Black Cage - Gold Plated - The Bearded Guy Markski + Ruvi - Black & Gold Hall - Gold Plated - The Bearded Guy Ruvilyn - Going To Heaven *RARE* - Gold Plated - The Bearded Guy Alyx - Hawaii Cian Backdrop - The Bearded Guy Cammy - Blue Residency - Galactic Vibes - The Bearded Guy Aris - Hipster Warehouse - Galactic Vibes - The Bearded Guy Kito - Rose Holidays *RARE* - Sweet Dark - The Bearded Guy Squid - Room - Neon Drive - The Bearded Guy Lexidia - The Black Light - The Bearded Guy Yukio - Hikaru Metro Backdrop - The Bearded Guy Kwala - The Red Zone - The Bearded Guy Sapphy - Life *RARE* - Nearby Voids - The Bearded Guy Neko - Together Neon - The Bearded Guy Strawbabie - White Stars - Sweet Dark - The Bearded Guy Sapphy + N - Future - Nearby Voids - The Bearded Guy N - Dreams - Nearby Voids - The Bearded Guy Vogo - La Construccion - The Bearded Guy Wicca - Concrete Jungle Backdrop - The Bearded Guy Aine - Body Funk - Neon Machine - The Bearded Guy Shango - Bien Suelta - Dakiti Nights - The Bearded Guy Rather - Pinky Home - Galactic Vibes - The Bearded Guy Hammer - Me Entere - Dakiti Nights - The Bearded Guy Para - This Is - Ritmo Baby - The Bearded Guy Ash - Cute Things - Neon Drive - The Bearded Guy Corbin - Heaven Bar *RARE* - Galactic Vibes - The Bearded Guy Chozen - Ritmo *RARE* - Ritmo Baby - The Bearded Guy Michelle - Venus Neon - Synth Days - The Bearded Guy Dap - Amor Roma White - The Bearded Guy Sanctifer - I Wanna Choke - Some Hoes - The Bearded Guy Nhyxi - Sin City Backdrop - The Bearded Guy Shot completely in Firestorm Viewer, Ultra settings in Annan Adored Darkness and Midnight Environment with BLAXIUM -Body Lights- Colored (available @ WCF) and added lights in purple and pink.