"An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine. "
I have many obsessions. For instance, I love the Beatles. It’s easy, really. Know The Beatles and you know Life. I also love the beach! I love everything about the beach from the sand to the waves, the wild life, and surfing. Jill Davis said it best when she said "The waves of the sea Help me get back to me." I am also, majorly, overly, highly obsessed with coffee. It's one of my stolen pleasures- reliable, comforting, delicious, warm...bliss. I do obsess of over the occasional video game (which is new to me because I grew up at the prissy theatre type). My usual obsession is World of Warcraft but I have put that on the back burner until the new expansion comes out at the end of the year because I have pretty much exhausted all options in the game until then.
The question came to mind, when I decided to detox from WOW, "What now?". What should I play? What can I do to occupy my time? Then my friend mentioned something about Second Life. He said he had a friend who played and made money in real life being a high priced, high class, escort. Hm..... I could do this! Or at-least something that is respectable that I could earn a little money at. I'm creative! I was a Theatre kid, ya know!
So, I did some research on how to play Second Life, the ends and outs, and then I downloaded! At first I thought the game was annoying because of the lag and some other minor issues. I haven't really played a game where you were thrown into a world and basically told to live. I didn't know what to do. So, I started exploring. Then I realized that there was a whole world! An amazing awesome creative pretty world out there! Yes, I am addicted! I have a new obsession. I guess I should have seen it coming. I love the Sims, and this is basically The Sims Online, except it can be played free. In Second Life I have two major addiction, and they're bad ones. The first one is the slot machine games. I love them! I cant get enough. There are all these "free to play" games and I know I am going to strike out more than I am going to win and its going to waste all my time, but I still do it and I don't know why! Maybe its the thrill of maybe making 100 lindens (which is the form of currency in the game) all at once.... idk. My other obsession in the game is this place called Pal Shake. Its a super awesome community, a lot like facebook, except you can earn credits that can be transferred into Lindens or buy other things with these credits. When you sign up for the site you get access to the camping chairs in the game that pay you to just sit there, along with a butt load of support. I think the most awesome thing, though, about the site they have is you get credits for everything you do. Every time I make a post, change something, comment, or do anything on the forums, I get credits. In a total of maybe 2.5 hours, I made enough credits that I bought 400 Linden that could be transferred into the game. Its freakin awesome! Like I said, these credits can be used for Amazon gifts cards, gaming credits, and so much more! This site extends further than Second Life in so many ways! Anyway, this is what I have been doing the past week or so. I have been so addicted to this game I cant even find time to blog. Actually, as we speak, I am camping a chair! If you want to check out this community you can use me as a referral and we both get credits! http://palshake.com/signup.php?signup_referer=wynter . If you do play Second Life, or plan on playing, send me a PM... my name is Wynter Requiem.
So, Whats your obsession?