The RL Day Job has been kickin’ my ass the last few weeks being the first month of the Fiscal Year and all. Being a Corporate Wage Slave, for my particular brand of company, means lots of travel and being face-down in excel spreadsheets for me. So I haven’t had much of a chance to blog in the last two weeks.
To help me get back in the swing of things, I thought I’d start by catching up with Strawberry’s Meme’s that I missed.
Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your post. Delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a comment in this post!
Intriguing Questions: Wherein Strawberry Gets Nosey!
1. How do you deal with criticism.
It depends on two things: who is giving it and how it is delivered. Constructive criticism always has its place with me whether I ask for it or not but generally speaking, unsolicited criticism usually makes me a little grouchy unless it is thoughtfully delivered. Depending on who it is, my internal monologue can be anywhere from, “Oh, thanks!” to “Who the fuck do you think you are?”
2. What’s the most infuriating thing other SL residents do?
I can only pick one? Damn. Since I wholeheartedly agree with Strawberry’s choice, I’ll pick another one. That’s not cheating, right? *cough* I think I’ll have to go with the people who wander around and slap “Master” or “Mistress” over their heads and think they can have a stable of submissives/slaves/bottoms without any real training or experience. While SL is a virtual playground where you can do what you want with little to no consequences in the real world, this is an area where it is so incredibly easy to be emotionally abusive. Ignorance is not bliss. Casual comments can devastate someone in a submissive headspace and ruin their self-esteem- both of which have real life consequences.
3. Which SL resident would you most like to have lunch with and why?
I’m gonna have to go with Vaki on this one. I haven’t run across anyone else in SL who can go from Uncle Andy to legal deconstruction in the same breath. It’d be a flawless lunch over the Creme Brulee Truck and maybe a stack of pancakes at Orphan Andy’s
4. Who would you say is your “anti” role model? Someone who serves as a warning rather than an inspiration.
This list is fairly large, sadly, but that could be because I’m a judgmental bastard, I’m sure. Rather than naming names, however, I’ll go with traits: busy-body-in-everyone’s-business know-it-alls that can do nothing but point fingers at others and find fault in everything everyone around them does. These individuals are usually the same that post nothing but “oh woe is me, feel sorry for me” posts and IMs.
5. What was something you used to enjoy but was ruined for you?
There are days I really miss running 4 sims full of family and retailers and renters. But there’s too much ladder climbing and lying in a group that big. If it could be done without drama…
6. What’s something you want to do that you’d be embarrassed to tell other people about?
Hmm… not really embarrassed about much. Though I guess there is that thing with the lime jello and Maxwell.
7. What’s the oddest term of endearment you’ve ever used or that someone’s used for you?
Lovemuffin always cracks me up.
8. Have you ever fallen in love with another SL resident. Yep.
9. Describe a time/event in your slife that you’re nostalgic for.
There was a small group of folks that used to hang on this one friend’s sim dancing, laughing, being EXTREMELY silly, and making some of the most amazing creations. Flirting in Skype and ending the night by leaving SL and hopping into World of Warcraft to kill things before bed. It was a snapshot in time that could never be repeated- but while it was grand, it was very very grand.
10. What’s something sweet you’d like someone to do for you?
Grab me and take my picture. I absolutely love to see what other folks do with photos of my avatar. I always feel like other people take better pictures of me than I do- and I love seeing them.