recently i was addicted to secondlife. for those unfamiliar secondlife is a virtual world environment where you create yourself as an avatar and interact with others. it is like an advance chatting and socializing in a WOW environment without the gaming objectives.
but the reason why i was addicted, is the same as why i used to be addicted to reading online erotic stories and chatting. it is a sordid affair. you cannot believe the amount of sex you can have in secondlife and you create the environment, so it is one step closer than text fantasizing. the visual element is very addictive.
oh and yes i am the female in the picture. that is the whole idea of secondlife … to be able to lead the life that you are not in real life.
any case soon after my labido wane off, i started to take interest in the secondlife (SL) environment. for instance you can create furniture, cloths, cars and practically anything in a virtual world. couple with that, secondlife has a very very development financial system. you buy linden dollars (secondlife currency) with real money and you get to spend it in SL. There is even an site to track the black market exchange rate of SL to USD which fluctuates with demand.
what this interested me is
- ability to create stuff. that has always been an interest for me. reason why i like programming is because every program is like a creation.
- money. have never been a very money oriented person. guess i was always a little boy mentality. but i might finally be growing up a bit with regards to realizing i do need so stable income and savings/investment in order for me to retire early or not be worried about my old age. and of course to enjoy life now, my monthly expenses is not low either.