March 3rd 2007 I logged into SecondLife for the first time. I can’t really remember much about it apart from spending some time at an learning SIM – was it Orientation Island? I honestly can’t remember. What I do remember is that it didn’t take me long before I got enough Lindens together to buy some prim hair.
It took me a while too to figure out how to snap pictures in Secondlife, and this snapshot – the first I ever took in Secondlife is from April 2007. I was tempted into Secondlife by a Californian podcaster that I listened too. She has this great podcast called the Chillcast, and in early 2007 she talked about Secondlife on one of her podcasts. She was hanging out with some other podcasters on a podcast island, and I thought it sounded really interesting.
So after a little while getting prim hair and getting the feel of Secondlife, I went to the podcast island and started exploring. It was fun, but also lonely because the podcasters mostly logged in when I was asleep, but I got the taste for exploring.
I don’t know how I found the Lost Gardens of Apollo, but for my 1st rezday I had made the gardens my home more or less. I used to log into Secondlife to hang out there. Bine would do yoga on the ground or just hang on one of the floating pools for hours, while I would listen to the stream at my office. In the evenings I would go dancing at the garden, and I met some really nice dance partners there. The Lost Gardens of Apollo was a magical place, but sadly long gone.
By my second rezday I had met Michaell. We met on a beach one day, and we started hanging out together. He had a little platform over a parcel that he rented from a friend he had. This platform was the first ever place that was sort of mine and it was wonderful to have a place to be private at.
In 2009 I started DJing at a nice club called the Wandering Star. I had so much fun playing music to others, and when I had my 3rd rezday, we had a party where I DJed all Mash-up tunes and all my friends came and we danced till dawn. It was so much fun.
By 2011 Michaell and I had moved on from the platform and renting from someone to having our own parcel on the estate. I started getting interested in decorating but I was mostly interested in DJing. I tried to get into the house scene, but I didn’t push it hard enough, and besides that my style is much more deep dub, trip-hop and lounge, and there is not that big a marked for that. And to be honest; I didn’t want it hard enough to go out and find the clubs and pushing myself.
So I just had fun DJing ones maybe twice a week at a very nice SIM called Taniz. The people at Taniz called themselves dreamers, and it seemed that my soothing sounds pleased them.
The decorating became more interesting to me as time passed. I got another parcel that was just mine and where I decided on the prims that were put down. The first “thing” I got, was a virtual rottweiler. I called him Bjarne, and I’m still to this day very fond of Bjarne.
In 2013 – a couple of months after my 6th rezday, I got my first whole SIM. It’s a homestead called Binemist, and I found out that decorating that SIM is much more interesting than anything I’ve ever done before in Secondlife. More interesting than DJing and so I hung up my headphones and turntable and left the DJ scene.
I spend most of my time in Secondlife on my SIM Binemist. I not only have fun decorating and changing the SIM, I also use it as my own private playground – although I keep it open for everyone most of the time. If you look at the 2014 rezday picture, you will see a light hanging out by the tree over the rock formation. That is a lamp from the Lost Gardens of Apollo that closed years ago. But I still remember it fondly, and I am happy that I got a little piece of it to have at Binemist.