I'm going to give it to you straight here: this isn't really a post about Second Life. It's not not-a-post-about-Second-Life, but you aren't going to learn anything new about the virtual world from me today (as if you do ordinarily!).
I'm feeling a bit wobbly today. Somebody give me some stablisers (remember when you used to need those on your bike? Doesn't that make you feel old? Ugh)! I awoke early this morning, turned on my laptop, loaded my undergraduate dissertation file, and wonder how the Hell I was going to get through the rest of the day. Three hours later, on a word count of three hundred and eighty-two, of which only eighty-one words are new, I am wondering if my target of one thousand words today is even remotely realistic. It's not even the only thing I have to do today. Damn university.
It isn't that I don't find my dissertation topic interesting - I do. I picked it because I was most interested in it. But 'most interested in it' doesn't quite translate into 'easiest or most accessible to write about', and that's where I am floundering. And, with just under two months to go before the final hand-in date, I'm wondering if I shouldn't be writing about something else. Something else such as...oh, I don't know...maybe a little something I've been keeping a blog about for almost a year now?!
The idea is redundant, of course; I can't change topics now. And it is highly possible that I would be getting frustrated right now with any topic I had chosen to write about, blog or no blog. But I am tired and fed-up, and it is oh-so-easy to wander over here and start writing about...well. Whatever I want to write about in relation to Second Life.
I even have an alterior motive for writing this. Okay, 'alterior motive' is the wrong phrase. I sat down to write this little whinge, and realised I could make myself feel better by relating it to something I have been meaning to making a little post about for a few days now. I think that the two go hand-in-hand rather nicely.
Ordinarily, Kitti Wytchwood is useless at hugs. For whatever reason, whenever Sian Pearl offers to give her a hug (I have to click 'yes' to allow it to animate Kitti), Kitti just kind of stands there like a dummy and does nothing. Or she waves her arms around in a manner reminiscent of a Dalek. Or her legs start to move but she doesn't go aware - spontaneous treadmill?
But the other day, it worked! Kitti gave Sian a hug back. Sort of.
I could use a hug right now.
Also - I think it was the same day as the Successful Hug - this happened. I'm not really sure what 'this' is, beyond that it most definitely happened:
|What is going on, SL?!|
Apparently, nobody could see it but me. On everybody else's screens, Kitti was doing just fine. Sigh. It did make me laugh, though.