What's your IM box look like to you?
I mean..it's not just a box with text. It's a whole other world within Second Life. It's private. A place where secrets can be whispered..where truths can be told..where romances can spark and crushes can thrive.
Mine..feels different for every person that steps in.
Some IMs feel close..and personal.
Some distant and truly unimportant.
Let me show you..with one picture example.
No surprise here. :) My IMs with Mr. Moo always feel like this. Comfortable..private and close. Even when we fight..it's kind of like..we may face opposite sides of the bed to cool off..but we're both still there. No raised voices. Always the same tone. The same hushed early morning voice we're all familiar with - no matter the time or topic. So is our IM box a tiny portable bedroom? Yes. (Are you being a perv right now? I think so. Keep it clean, man!)
Moo-ving on. :)
So you ask, what else does my IM box feel like?
Sometimes, a corner table in a coffee house. Things crazy around us, but yet surreal at our table. Comfortable and relaxed.
Sometimes, knowing I am one of many, many, many IMs pouring in, I feel like I'm someone standing at the dessert table in the midst of a party. Heard..but not quite listened to.
Sometimes sitting in a tree..like those in Pillow Talk. Quiet and calm, just exchanging thoughts.
So now, I pose the question to you. What does your IM box feel like to you? What world have you created inside of it for individual people? Why do the images change with each person? Is it always the conversation? Is it the person? Is it the tone? The relationship?
The list never ends, I guess.
And let me just say the following:
Thank you to everyone that attended the farewell party for Sporks on Sunday. I spoke with my contact who helped put out the MS tip jar and he said it was the biggest fundraiser he had seen to date. We managed to raise almost 7,000L. You should all be proud. :)
A VERY big thank you to Bev, Brad, Cal, Mel, and Skinkie for putting their goods out for sale. I hope you guys made some sales - I know I loved everything I saw out!
Also, I can't thank our DJs, OneSummer, Borday and BusyBee enough. You guys were AMAZING and I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful party.
Lastly, to Mr. Moo, who has allowed me to overrun his home, his club and his LIFE, thank you. Sporks was an amazing place - probably the best club ever built. :) While I'm sorry to see it go, I'm excited about our new island. And of course, we'll rock out on the island exactly like we did at Sporks - with our friends around, great tunes and tons of food.
Okay, kids. That's all the rambling I have in me now.
Until next time,