I’m just this virtual girl, you know? And now I’m a virtual gent as well.
This is me, and this is also me. I’ve got a male alt, Dhughan Froobert, who is a rather shy Victorian gent interested in steampunk technology, traditional Indian silversmithing, aetheric photography, and making elegant accessories for the gentlemen of Second Life.
Here, he’s feeling a bit diminished: I was logged in on my big desktop, and decided to log Dhughan in on a whim via an iPhone app. To my amazement, he materialized in the same region I was in (Caledon Oxbridge University) but when I tracked him down, he was reduced in size by at least half.
He’ll blog here under his own name, and in fact as an experiment, he’s on his own as a kind of cyber-Victorian remittance man. He has a weekly income, he’s got stuff for sale, and he has to make his own way for a year – and if he’s not self-supporting at the end of that time — Pfft!