Issue 11

Ideal becomes Real by Eleanor Medier, Sim Street Journal publisher


Serious fun is satisfying. The virtual society has some advantages over the real one that show up most when it comes to what residents enjoy. Through observing what is most popular, a sense of wonder unites foremost. (Please read Fantasy Fulfillment introduction.)

Forming an ideal world means looking and doing what is wished versus required. So residents create avatars as self-portraits, build dream homes, embark upon journeys of discovery, and share cultural experiences—all have become the backbone of SL’s economy.

Fashion—one of the largest sectors, is represented by Greenie Lane’s G&T Creations. She has successfully makes her fantasy life her real life. In-world, she describes how romance began in SL and carried over into real life. Online she gives greater insights:
In “Growing a Merchandising Mind,” Greenie describes her business approach.
In “A Wide Creative Focus,” Greenie shares how she blends her various talents.

Simulation—vehicles are a great niche market and Manu has found a specialty within the niche, which he shares in “Niche Knowledge.”

Music—Fogbound DJs possess a common commitment to inspiring the bond Blues creates between patrons. Yet each is unique in approach, motivation, personality, and experience. Eight DJs define how their SL careers affect their real lives:

Out of the Fog: Fogbound DJs Share Blues Spirit” by Eleanor Medier, overview which includes Stusie2Funny Emerald, Michel Moeleneaux, and:
— Mae Vanistok, “Meeting Through Music
— Bob Corrigible, “Only Passion Pays
— Cadence Carolina, “The Old in the New
— Joe Dude, “Two Sides of Music
— Larai Dreamcatcher (Larai Arai), “Featured Focus
Axle Wharton, “Finding Self

• Visual Art—The Aesthete and the Amateur:
PART 1: Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer arrive at Space 4 Art Gallery
PART 2: ChapTer Kronfeld
PART 3: Harter Fall
PART 4: Asmita Duranjaya



Enjoy different, but related, issue versions: online and in-world (available at the Second Life® SSJ office (Innu 42, 35, 1649) or download Sim Street Journal #11.
Back issues are available on MARKETPLACE).
— The in-world magazine has topics that relate to those who understand the virtual context, including photographs, parallel articles. It has tabs for information landmarks, and web links.
— The online magazine expresses what the virtual world offers the real one. It is a mirror that reflects parallel articles, hot topics, and provides more links.Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to real world readers.

Please see the INDEX for all contributors and articles.

Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to real world readers.
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