And then there are the stories. Iraq war veterans, recovering from their wounds, using SL as an outlet. Long distance couples, who use SL, as a means to stay together despite their locations. Lonely people, disabled people, educators, scientists, students, people with secrets, a gamut of people with stories, ambitions, and ideas, are all in here. And I didn't even know it.
And what do I do in here? Well, I build. I tried half-hazardly running a small business, an art shop with my photos no less. I have sold a few, but mainly b/c I feature them at the virtual apartments I built. I admit that I have made my avatar look like the supermodel, so I get a lot of attention from the guys. An interesting social experiment that I may want to write on one day. And I attend a few educational seminars in here, and have learned quite a bit. I will definitely write more about this later.
And what do I want to do later on? Well, I am not planning on doing anything in regards to research here. I may interview someone, but probably want to interview their real life selves, not their avatar. Most of my research will be with students at UH, maybe faculty. What I do want to try is clothes designing. It looks like a lot of fun. Maybe try and attempt to be a recording artist in here. LOL. Well, we'll see. And maybe try my hand at building a little more.