In the flesh she is Amy Eye, a professional editor for two publishing houses. She also does freelance editing for writers in her spare time. Visit her website to find out more about her.
In Second Life she is Dranea, the avi with the million megapixel smile. She bravely chose a digital version of herself and with an extraordinary pioneering spirit, logged on. What a hoot that turned out to be. Like a crazy Twilight Zone slumber party we talked clothes and make up… and then went on to try new skins and hair on her iSelf.
Then things got crazy when swarms of artists decided to show up and start setting up their exhibits for August (I’ll be introducing the last them before the exhibit starts, don’t worry). Poor Dranea was deserted as I ran around like a crazy person, my communication dropping to the level of hurried, half finished apologies. No worries tho, this resourceful woman took it upon herself to reshape her buttocks whilst waiting*.
We didn’t get to finish all our pixel primping in that session, but Dranea is coming back to see her first Second Life social gathering, the big Indie pARTy being thrown down this Sunday. I can’t wait to see how she likes meeting and chatting with artists, musicians and writers (oh my!) from all corners of the globe. THEN we’ll be setting her up with her own virtual editor shop on Book Island… after we recover from the festivities anyways.
This experiment is to show how beneficial Second Life is for those who need some panache for pennies. From networking in professional organizations such as the MWGA to socializing, it’s all here. Amy is new to Second Life and will be offering her unbiased opinion of the experience. If she says it’s a waste of time I will concede that perhaps I am crazy.
If she agrees with me tho, I expect every indie artist/author/musician that needs exposure (that’s all of us) to run to their computer and literally jump in. I will even hold classes to help set everyone up and do whatever I can to help.
I believe in the indie spirit; it is raw creativity, belief in one’s own gifts and a mind open to any challenge. Indie is not a title to fling around lightly, it is a way of life. Second Life enhances it perfectly.
* Reason Second Life is great; free, non surgical body enhancements anytime you want.