Our latest class on Second Life defiantly went smoother for everyone i think. We were all able to speak to one another, and i went away feeling better about it, im starting to think that we are all getting the hang of it.
We began the class with normal pre class chats, and we were introduced to a new person. She will be attending our future lectures from now on. After that we went around in a circle and spoke for a minute about our experiences on Second Life, exploring the new world. I did not have much of a story to tell, i was busy that week, and the most memorable thing happened was i met this big blue and green turtle. I tried to say hi, then flew away. There were some funny stories from my classmates though which made me want to really get out and explore this vast strange world.
After that, we went around in a circle again to explain what out avatar names were. Some had cool stories, ‘ Chip Van Corner’ would be my favourite though. My name means nothing witty, or interesting. It’s a shortened version of my full name that i chose quickly on the day i set my account up. I plan on changing it soon when i have a bit of time to brainstorm one out.
Before we left class, Our teacher put us in groups of three, our task was to explore in these groups and chat. I’m guessing we will talk about our experiences next class. I met up with my group only once so far, we went to a theme park, we could not speak to each other oddly, even though we could at DIT. We got separated pretty much straight away, being bored on trying to find them, i started going on rides. which was odd. Going on a rollercoaster is meant to be thrilling and fun, but in reality i was sat at my kitchen table trying not to look at whatever my boyfriend was trying to cook. I was tired, and not smiling or laughing, things i would expect to happen when going to a theme park.
After i left the group outing, i went and searched ‘cool places on second life to go’, and i just browsed until something caught my eye. I went to cool looking places, and i got the nerve to say hi to people and they were very welcoming, they were all dancing, and i accidentally went up on the stage and i was told off for being there, i got weird and left, plus the music was pretty shite.
I’m slowly getting more and more into this other world, It’s still a bit of a chore for me, i come home from work, i would prefer to be chilling with food and a film, but i have to do it at some time. But the more i do it, i stay on a bit longer each time.