Your next door neighbor has an avatar…

29 Apr

… and you may never know it—not unless you hack their computer, get their avatar to reveal way too much personal information, or hear them speaking of their virtual gaming habits in public.

But what do you do when you want to find out if someone you know has an avatar? This is my question to you. Without revealing you have one, how can you ferret that information out?

You see, there’s a girl at work who I think might know about it. I’d love to find out about her avie—if she has one—but I want to do it surreptitiously. I was once in her office asking a question and I could have sworn I saw the sign of the apocalypse S.eL hand on her screen for a split second. Months later, I’m still wondering about it! What if I made it up? What if I didn’t?

I greatly value the anonymity of my avatar (but I guess I have no shame about butting into someone else’s business). I like that only a few very select people know about my involvement in S.eL Even fewer know how I spend my time there. I am very much “myself” the whole time; I don’t put on a mask to change personalities. Eventually my aviepals even get to know my real name, how I make a living, or where I live. But it’s my choice who knows what, ya dig? I like having the freedom to reveal myself in bits and pieces while still acting just like me.

So… this chick. I have got to be a hypocrite and find out if she’s in S.eL!

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2 Responses to “Your next door neighbor has an avatar…”

  1. IsabellaGrace Baroque May 9, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    ah, i wonder that sometimes myself. who else do i know that may be a closet sladdict? but i’ve never suspected anyone in particular. hmmm…. i don’t know how you’d go about it so i’m no help, but maybe if you are friends with her or get to know her better, it might come out eventually from both of you. kind of like the reverse SL® friend, where in world you would have to trust someone first to reveal your first life info, the reverse applies for RL. now you have me thinking!!! *gets a headache from the wheels turning* 🙂

  2. Thema Felix May 9, 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    Yeah I’m not sure I want to reveal my secrets to this chick, but maybe I’ll let the words drop sometime like “Did anyone see that Office Space episode when Dwight plays in Second Life?” and bam! you never know.

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