Thursday, August 20, 2009

This is MY Second Life!

My Second Life! Mine! You probably think that I'm stating the obvious - because we're told it is "Your World" by the powers that be. However, I think it's time (and I'll explain why at the bottom of this post) I make it very clear what I personally mean by "My Second Life".

I make the rules for My Second Life - there aren't very many of them. I'm usually a "live and let live" kind of avatar. There are a few areas where I hold strong and less than understanding/supportive opinions. I'm not arrogant enough to believe that everybody has to think the way I do. Mostly I keep them to myself and if I feel compelled to take action I'll do so quietly. You are allowed the same freedom to make rules for Your Second Life. Just don't expect me to admire/adhere/support/or approve of them if they don't coincide with mine. Just one of the perks I claim in this world.

The real focus of this rant is "the invisible friend". Many people have them in real life. In my real life there is a Government Minister who believes that the world is 6,000 years old because his invisible friend told him so. In my real life my tax dollars go to support adherents of various invisible friends because those adherents have a lot of political power. In my real life I see violence and death and carnage because people insist on having different invisible friends. I can't do anything about this and don't have the power even if I thought I'd try. Many people seem to have calm, peaceful invisible friends. These people would seem wiser than the others however they unfortunately appear to be in the minority. But that is real life. In the virtual world I say no to all of this.

This is My Second Life. In My Second Life your invisible friend is no more the "true" invisible friend than anybody else's. Don't expect me to take sides. Hate filled venom sounds exactly the same no matter who is saying it. The only difference between you is your target.

If I wanted an invisible friend in Second Life (or any life) it would be a She. After all - the panoply of male invisible friends was created by misogynistic underachievers who thought they would improve their lives if women weren't in charge. She would be a healer, a loving individual who was tied to the earth and the seasons and couldn't hate anybody, even the ones following the wrong invisible friend. She would, however, consider proselytizing to be a sin. Which brings me to the impetus for this rant.

Do not come to my island in My Second Life and try to convince me that your invisible friend should be mine. At any time. For any reason. I can, and do, ignore friends and strangers when they rant. I will not permit you to invade my little corner of this world and spew your deluded garbage in my direction. I will not be polite and I won't be silent. And then you will be both muted and banned. Because in My Second Life I have the power to do that.

just saying .............


Raul Crimson said...

My invisible friend thinks this is a great pose, as do I. Thanks for saying what's in the mind of many of us.

Dale Innis said...


Shockwave Plasma said...

My invisible friend want you to eat lots of Pasta, and let you be blessed by His Noodly Appendage.

and Honour im sure your life would be better if you followed the 8 "I'd rather you didn't".

But I suspect you do already :-)

1. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Act Like a Sanctimonious Holier Than Thou Ass When Describing My Noodly Goodness. If Some People Don't Believe In Me, That's Okay. Really, I'm Not That Vain. Besides, This Isn't About Them So Don't Change The Subject.

2. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Use My Existence As A Means To Oppress, Subjugate, Punish, Eviscerate, And/Or, You Know, Be Mean To Others. I Don't Require Sacrifices And Purity Is For Drinking Water, Not People.

3. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Judge People For The Way They Look, Or How They Dress, Or The Way They Talk, Or, Well, Just Play Nice, Okay? Oh, And Get This In Your Thick Heads: Woman = Person. Man = Person. Samey - Samey. One Is Not Better Than The Other, Unless We're Talking About Fashion And I'm Sorry, But I Gave That To Women And Some Guys Who Know The Difference Between Teal and Fuchsia.

4. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Indulge In Conduct That Offends Yourself, Or Your Willing, Consenting Partner Of Legal Age AND Mental Maturity. As For Anyone Who Might Object, I Think The Expression Is Go F*** Yourself, Unless They Find That Offensive In Which Case They Can Turn Off the TV For Once And Go For A Walk For A Change.

5. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Challenge The Bigoted, Misogynist, Hateful Ideas Of Others On An Empty Stomach. Eat, Then Go After The B******.

6. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Build Multimillion-Dollar Churches/Temples/Mosques/Shrines To My Noodly Goodness When The Money Could Be Better Spend (Take Your Pick):

1. Ending Poverty
2. Curing Diseases
3. Living In Peace, Loving With Passion, And Lowering The Cost Of Cable

I Might be a Complex-Carbohydrate Omniscient Being, But I Enjoy The Simple Things In Life. I Ought To Know. I AM the Creator.

7. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Go Around Telling People I Talk To You. You're Not That Interesting. Get Over Yourself. And I Told You To Love Your Fellow Man, Can't You Take A Hint?

8. I'd Really Rather You Didn't Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You If You Are Into, Um, Stuff That Uses A Lot of Leather/Lubricant/Las Vegas. If the Other Person Is Into It, However (Pursuant To #4), Then Have At It, Take Pictures, And For The Love Of Mike, Wear a CONDOM! Honestly, It's A Piece of Rubber. If I Didn't Want It To Feel Good When You Did IT I Would Have Added Spikes, Or Something.

Also we offer a God back guarantee, if you don't like us after 30 days, you can leave and you old God will probably take you back.


Honour McMillan said...

yes the Noodly one is on my friends list! :)

Cristopher Lefavre said...

Do I smell a new Drama Doll coming? One wearing a black book, white shirt, black tie and a black suit with a large black name tag on it?

Hmm, could make the expression "burn in ...." not quite delusional:-)

"I don't know how God looks like, except I am certain that she is black"

Honour McMillan said...

lol @ Cris :)

Unknown said...

I fall along those same lines and usually stay out of the lines of fire or keep my finger of the trigger. I do however find inner peace and balance when I play my flute, listen to some soft jazz or just find a cool pillow and a puppy and take a nap. :) My invisible friend would normally add his two cents onto this reply but he found his own invisible friend and he doesn't talk to me any more.

Honour McMillan said...

Fricker you're priceless! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this post. *hugs* Sad that it needs to be said, but I'm so glad you said it and said it so well. I would hope my invisible friend agrees - but I don't presume to speak for my invisible friend. :)