Monday, August 18, 2008

A House vs. A Home

Something very funny happened in SL a long time ago - I wanted a place to call my own. Somewhere I could rezz all of my crap..somewhere I could get naked to change..a place to log and relog and to set as home.

It started as a rented apartment..then a skybox with Moo in Deyo..then a bigger skybox in Bayou..and now an island retreat in Marinero.

Each home I've lived in has been a home..not just a house. Our homes have always carried RL touches. Even my crappy apartment was filled with pictures..not photoshopped ones..but snapshots - of all of my friends and our various adventures. My furniture may not all match, but they're all pieces I love. There's stuff that represents me..and things that represent Moo. Not one big boxed house set bought to fill a cold house.

And I always find it creepy to see someone's SL home that is so impersonal. Where the only pictures in the house are photoshopped with their profile pics. Where everything perfectly matches..where there are no evidence of homey feeling items at all.

At any given time we rezz random crap around the island and leave it there.'s HOME because of that too.

Maybe it's just me.

But I'll always prefer to have a home..even a small shack if I must..over a cold house filled with nothing but fake emotion.

I imagine it says a lot about the person that creates and lives in a house like that, eh?


That's all out of me today.. :)



Parker said...

Blissie, they say home is where the heart is and your heart is where ever you are. You can make any place a home, including a couch in the middle of the Bee Hive.

Thank you for making me feel comfortable and at home.

Yordie Sands said...

MmmmHmmm even in SL a home is a home... gotta hove one... and I love good SL pictues too... but the truth is, I'm so prissy and fussy... my furniture matches and everything... hehe