On Sunday April 22, the lights went out in one of Lulu’s rooms, and no matter what she tried, the lights wouldn’t go back on.
For most of us, we simply run to the fuse-box, replace the spent fuse and, presto, the lights are back on. For Lulu it’s more than that, in fact quite a bit more than she can even afford, to bring the lights in that particular room back on.
Her Virtual World Community
In Lulu’s case, a very old computer had died, finally. It was beyond repair. The computer lighted up a very important part of her life. It was her connection to a world, to live music and a global community of which she has been an active part for 12 years. This interaction literally lit up her life. This world is virtual, it’s computer based, and it’s inhabited by people from every country, every part of the physical world, as avatars which both create and share all sorts of creative things in high-quality graphics in real time*. This includes live-streaming music from performers who play in virtual live music venues to fans and audiences of avatars.
Lulu actually works there, in many of these virtual clubs in Second Life (SL). She has been manager and hostess of my own STARS Dance Club in SL for 2 years and over time for more than a dozen other clubs. Her work demonstrates her commitment, to promoting live music in this unique virtual format and to her friends and community. Plus, the work earns her money in SL’s micro-economy, which actually helps her financially make ends meet.
We are reaching out to you to help Lulu buy a new computer. The proper equipment is estimated at $1500. As a friend of Lulu’s, I’m contributing $100. If we could get a few more people to donate $100 also — or $50 or $25 — Lulu would be up and running again in no time. Please note: all funding sources have been set so that Lulu will receive 100% of the donations received.
• Linda Rippee in real iife
• Veteran, U.S. Army Corps
• Northern Californian resident
• Second Life community resident for 12 years (2006)
• Hostess and/or manager for 13 live music clubs in Second Life
• Animal lover
• Selfless human being
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Grateful thanks for your assistance,
Author/developer, Star Journey
A Tool for Self-Reflection
Walnut Creek, CA
- According to SecondLife.com, estimated residents are 45 million. (2015)