Saturday, 8 March 2014
006: Paul Sexias sits on my deck
My new neighbour Paul Sexias dropped by and was nice enough to agree to my standard interview. He's on the right on the photo. Here's the verbatim transcript:
[19:42] Rusty Redfield: <click>
[19:42] Rusty Redfield: there, I've turned on the recorder. So I'm going to print this verbatim; that way you don't get misinterpreted.
[19:42] Rusty Redfield: you okay?
[19:43] Paul Sexias: sure
[19:43] Rusty Redfield: Five questions. #1: Why do you stay in Second Life? What keeps you here?
[19:44] Paul Sexias: I've met some great guys and have some good friendhships. I want to keep in touch with them, and keep meeting people.
[19:44] Rusty Redfield: nice
[19:44] Rusty Redfield: yeah, it's all about the relationships, isn't it?
[19:44] Rusty Redfield: 2. What are the qualities that attract you to people in Second Life?
[19:45] Paul Sexias: At first, it's the look of the avatar. I have to be attracted to how they look. Then it's their personality.
[19:45] Rusty Redfield: Can you tell me more about that? "Their personality"?
[19:46] Paul Sexias: so they have a sense of humor....can they carry on a conversation......some of my friends are a bit domineering, while others are easy-going....just go with the flow.
[19:47] Rusty Redfield: great!
[19:47] Rusty Redfield: 3. What are you working on, as a form of artistic expression or in order to earn money, or both?
[19:47] Rusty Redfield: (this is where you get to do self-promotion LOL)
[19:48] Paul Sexias: right now, nothing. I used to be a dancer when I first came to sl to earn money...but now I enjoy just dancing for fun and spending time with friends. I never really got into any thing artistic in sl.
[19:48] Rusty Redfield: some people say that their avatar is their artistic expression.
[19:49] Paul Sexias: yeah, I gues that's true....I'm always tinkering with it
[19:49] Rusty Redfield: takes forever right?
[19:49] Rusty Redfield: LOL
[19:49] Rusty Redfield: 4. If you could give advice to your earlier self in the first month that you spent in Second Life, what would you say?
[19:49] Rusty Redfield: (see, this is easy LOL)
[19:50] Paul Sexias: Hmmmmmm......I think to try to find gay areas to meet other gays. It took me awhile to find them, and living and mingling with "straights" is not my cup of tea.
[19:51] Rusty Redfield: oh, interesting. How would you have done it in your first 30 days? Like, search for "gay" in the search field?
[19:52] Paul Sexias: yeah..........I didn't know there was a Search in sl....when I started I used the Second Life Viewer, which I found difficult to navigate.
[19:52] Rusty Redfield: ah but you're on Firestorm now?
[19:52] Paul Sexias: yfes I am
[19:53] Rusty Redfield: sorry, I was just making sure I could save this conversation. Okay:
[19:53] Rusty Redfield: 5. What do you like most about the way that your avatar looks?
[19:54] Paul Sexias: That I look older...and hopefully somewhat unique. There seems to be so many young college age looking avatars.....almost cookie cutter........turns me off.
[19:54] Rusty Redfield: LOL I always say that perfection here is commonplace, it's only imperfection that is interesting
[19:55] Paul Sexias: lol true....we always try to make the perfect avatar
[19:56] Rusty Redfield: it's hard to be unique here, for sure. I was in a store the other day and the model in the picture looked just like me, only better LOL
[19:56] Paul Sexias: oh I doubt that
[19:56] Rusty Redfield: well -- I think some people come here to be the person that they want to be, and some people come here to be the person that they want to HAVE
[19:57] Paul Sexias: ah sort of living out their fantasy by being the other person
[19:57] Rusty Redfield: I guess
[19:57] Rusty Redfield: I'm not sure, it's not my style, but I know people do it
[19:58] Paul Sexias: yes me either.....it's easier for me to just be myself
[19:58] Rusty Redfield: <grin> well, believe it or not I am SLIGHTLY less well worked-out in RL ;-)
[19:58] Rusty Redfield: just one sec, I'll finish the interview -- if you're okay with that
[19:59] Paul Sexias: sure
[19:59] Rusty Redfield: we can go off record LOL
[19:59] Rusty Redfield: <click>
Thanks Paul! Readers, if you want to sit on my deck, let me know.