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I Lived a Second Life

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    A Story of Sex, Love, Creativity, Money and Power...

    Second Life is a virtual reality game from Linden Labs. For a while it became such a part of my life that I was on it more than I was living my real life, which in those times became known simply as 'RL', as apposed to the game, 'SL'. Early on it was difficult to play. There...
    davidstone78 davidstone78 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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    Alive In Every Life ...

    As a person who feels fortunate to have found an SL to immerese in during a life-threatening illness the following story fills me with resonance, rememberings from my own early days, weeks, months ... OMG lol ... YEARS !?!And the Artwork? A tribute to the talent of all those who...
    fluroptics fluroptics 51-55, F Oct 11, 2011

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    Healing Power Of Virtual Reality And The People That Dwell There

    I was and to a degree still am an sl addict. I joined sl at a time when i was struggling to cope with the real world. I had just lost my best friend in a seriouse car accident, someone who i had always been there for and who had always been there for me, with in our group it was...
    lushandloopy lushandloopy 26-30, F Jun 14, 2010

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    Virtual Cheapskates & Hobo Love

    I think it's quite hypocritic to get married in both RL & SL, how some people can claim that they love their spouses and yet spend more time on the game with their SL partner than their RL partner. How I went about starting my Second Life was pretty much like any other...
    ryn61363 ryn61363 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2007

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    I've been in and out of Second Life

    since 2006. I'm now out after falling in love as you can get in a virtual world and realizing that I can't love in RL and SL. My thoughts in RL would drift to those people in the virtual world. It's been almost a year and my heart still breaks thinking of them and that one...
    TekCronon TekCronon 36-40, M Dec 24, 2013

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    Imagine

    Keep in mind I'm only ten years old. I'm too young for Secondlife. I really badly wanted to play on a realistic virtual world but none were for my age!!!! After research I found a 3D virtual world called Imagine for kids ages 8-12. Its exactly like Secondlife except zero adult...
    writinggirl4 writinggirl4 18-21, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    I Fell In Love On Sl Too, But Now He's Gone and I'm Stuck Putting My Rl Back Together.

    I found my soul-mate on SL too. We are both married in RL and were honest with each other from the beginning. We didn't intend to fall so hard for each other but eventually started talking about ending our RL relationships and trying to make a go of this new love. Between the...
    Eponine Eponine 46-50, F Sep 4, 2007

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    Romantic Escape

    I joined the world of Second Life last year.  At first it was an escape from the problems of the real world, a place where all things were possible.  Then I met the most wonderful girl.  We've shared many adventures, had our share of ups and downs, but I wouldn't...
    lovesukgirl lovesukgirl 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2010

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    A Slice Of Heaven

    It was a few years ago, lasted for about four months, I guess, and was easily one of the happiest times of my life. I was a different person at Second Life than I am in real life. In some ways the difference was obvious. In some ways it was more subtle. I'm transgendered. That...
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 51-55, T May 28, 2013

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    You Never Know Who You Can Meet

    I started SL in 2007 and ended up meeting someone who's incredibly important to me in my life. SL was (is) a great environment to completely free yourself of all physical and material distractions or complications. I stopped going in-world a few years ago now, but I remain in...
    gisc gisc 51-55, F Nov 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I would have to admit that I'm addicted to Second Life. My other games have suffered for it and I do love my games. I get on first thing when I get home and have stayed up way too...
    jonders66 jonders66 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I met my fiancé on SL two years ago. We met in RL not too long after. We still have our SL as our RL relationship has grown.
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I've been on SL for about two years. I love it. I started a family and even met my fiancé (I was *not* expecting that!) but I do want to find more friends. We had a small group we...
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My user name is ominousvelociraptor but my display name is Sophie Kahan. Please say hi and talk before sending a friend request. :)
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I guess not addicted. I do love it. I like to spend time with my partner because he can feel more himself (he is trans) plus we can go on adventures :)
    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm 23 years old, turning 24 soon and I don't know what I want to do with my life. I don't know what kind of career that I want to pursue. I'm working part-time but I mostly just...
    randomobscurity randomobscurity 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm not asking for pity or for someone to talk to, or help, I've tried that, don't try to talk me out of it, don't play god. I have lived a life of total chaos and I want out, I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M Jul 13

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    I haven't lived the life I wanted. I haven't made my dreams fly. I gave up on a lot of things. Maybe because I'm not strong. Maybe because it's not time yet. I know we all hold...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    To live life to it's fullest ... For everyone it can mean a totally different thing. For some it may mean finding their soulmate, to others it may be having a family, others could...
    RiseAbove222 RiseAbove222 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Live your life as if there were no tomorrow's. Life itself owes no nobody nothing, we are who we are. Don't drive on your past, let's try to learn from it. Live life with no...
    Maverick75 Maverick75 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    Let me start by saying a little bit about myself. I consider myself to be shy, reserved, kind, and sensitive. This hell all started 17 years ago when I was born. So I lived with...
    aaaadse aaaadse 26-30, M Jul 13

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    It is so hard being in your 40s. Everyone has so much past baggage with divorce, kids, and financial obligations. I have been trying to move forward with a man who is getting a...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    The reason life and or time move faster every day, each day or year is a smaller percentage of the life you've lived. At 10, a year's 10% of the life you've lived, at 20 a year's...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T Jul 13

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    Aug. 1. Gratitude. "We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more." —Codependent No More Say thank you, until we mean it. Thank God...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I lived approximately 500 years ago, and even being pacific and never used my power to hurt others, I was bullied in the village where I lived with my mother (my father had to go...
    PrincessFromDarkKingdom PrincessFromDarkKingdom 18-21, F Jul 20

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    My niece, Sarah is one of those people.I was so shocked when I got a call from my sister, Gemma's husband that she had arrived. On my birthday, none the less. And I was even more...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    Anamari :) (means greetings in Tineria) I will keep my name hidden in this post. I never posted again but now i feel an extreme urge to do so. Since i remember my self i knew i was...
    leksoan leksoan 18-21 Jul 13

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    Ive made a few major decisions in my life so far. When I was 12 I decided to leave my adoptive home in account of the abuse that I was dealing with. In deciding to go live with my...
    xXUnusualXx xXUnusualXx 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I'm so confused and I wanna scream because I swear yesterday I was second guessing our relationship and now I don't second guess it at all but now I'm second guessing not second...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Jul 5

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    So I live alone in a 2 story house and at night sometimes the power goes out and that's when **** happens I start to hear children giggling and sometime when I get out of the...
    LGKolor LGKolor 18-21, M Jul 9

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    I got my first DUI in 2011 which I blew .83. I did one day in jail, my class, and my license suspended. I am still trying to get on my feet from that. 2014 was going to be the...
    kimberlee730 kimberlee730 36-40, F Jul 19

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    This is from my journal today Yesterday, I was inspired to look into past lives and, a day later, I find myself writing about my meditative experiences. I do not think that I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    But, you know, I've never felt like I've lived or worked anywhere where I really needed a gun. I know that could change on a dime, so I admit the risk and I am slightly conflicted...
    SynapticSpark SynapticSpark 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I THINK this is what the meaning of life is. The meaning of life is to make your dreams come true. Your lifetime is devoted to making yourself happy. If you aren't happy in your...
    Leea479 Leea479 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Lived there with my mom for my freshman year of high school. I like Alaska. It's a beautiful place and the wildlife is incredible. I hated the time I spent there however. I didn't...
    Based4ever Based4ever 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I still have this illusion that my life would be better if I lived somewhere else. But I know it's just not true
    emmacla emmacla 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Too many mistakes override in my life. Social services. My dad. Trying to cover up bad emotions. But I have achieved something. I have self harmed in a month. I am slowly stopping...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 2 Responses 37 mins ago

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    This is so exciting! :) I will do my timeline here. :) Only putting some things. August 7, 1977 8:29 P.M. - I was born at Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children. around...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 4

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    My name is Asfaq Alam. I am from India. I am currently 23 years old and I live in New Delhi. I am an average looking guy. I want to share my life experience with you and experience...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    my name is unkown cuz i will not tell any one about it, may be i am complicated person, but life changes us our life style , immigrating from one country to other to survive, i can...
    goge1797 goge1797 16-17, M Jul 15

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    THis story starts in Pennsylvania. I am now in kindergarden everything seems to be going well until my dad showed up. My dad had to have everything his way (so did I) and so since...
    Farl Farl 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    July 29. Have Some Fun. Have some fun. Loosen up a bit. Enjoy life! We do not have to be so somber and serious. We do not have to be so reflective, so critical, so bound up...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    July 28. Fear. One day, I decided to try something new. I took my ten-year-old son out on the St. Croix River on a Waverunner. A Waverunner is a small boating vehicle resembling a...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Well, I'm not exactly 18 yet, but I will be this coming November. I'm surprised at how little I've actually done with my life so far. It makes me sad to the point where I could...
    Mindnever Mindnever 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I am facing a similar dilemma - except, I am single. I am a body, within somebodies, and it is hard to cope. I am in a double-situation like that... Except, the other one is a bit...
    sesi1116 sesi1116 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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