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The Fund Fiddy Project!!

 

Hi everyone! I know, I know . . . been a while huh? 😛

 

But I have been really busy. I have a new house I been slowly unpacking and moving into a new house over the past few months. Work is still good, but it is a little taxing and I come home a little sleepy at times. But I like my RL work at the moment.

 

A few other things. I have just started using AbiWord to start typing my blog posts and other documents. My laptop came with MS Word, but it was only a trial version. I ain’t paying Bill Gates just to type a few doc. files a month so I found this great free-ware. I highly recommend it.

 

Second, I’d like to announce my latest SL project. But first a little background. Back when I started SL I didn’t have a lot of money to spend. When I got some x-mas money (thanks grandma!!) I decided to put it towards a premium account. But I promised myself that I would not spend any more money on SL than my premium account fee. And I am proud to say I have kept that promise to this day. My small land plot and little skybox are all paid free and clear out of what I have earned in world.

 

But I have often wondered just how easily it is to throw L$ around. They are worth something obviously, as you can buy more and convert them into RL money. But inworld they seem like “monopoly” money. it so easy to spend them and it really doesn’t sink in just how much they are worth.

 

Just the other day I went to a . . . ahem . . . gaming establishment. You know with Zyngo and the like. They have free games there and since there is some skill in playing it (I think) I suppose that is how it escapes the gambling ban imposed in SL last year. Not all are free however. I found a game that played Solitaire. “Hey, I play solitaire on my computer all the time!!” I think. 2,500 lindens to play? No sweat. 😀

 

And 1 minute later . . . no win and no prize. And I’m out about 5 bucks of REAL MONEY >:0

 

So where the enjoyment and chuckles and “game-ish” fun I was supposed to get for all that money? It was lost on me for sure.

 

And then it occrued to me that fun is subjective. Some people like dropping that kinda cash to flip virtual cards around. That is fun to them. That is what they are willing to pay for.

 

So this is it. The big announcement. You ready?

 

THE FUND FIDDY PROJECT!!!

 

And here’s how it works. If you think that I am funny, cool, or just a decent kinda guy, send me a linden. Just a linden. That’s all it takes. 🙂

 

I’ll post comments I get inworld on my blog here. And hey say anything you want. I’m sure someone will think it’s a scam or something and if you think so go ahead and tell me. I’ll tell you how wrong you are, but I’m not afraid of a negative comment. Or if you get a chuckle or two out of it that great too. Let me know.

 

And just to keep it extra super interesting, I am just going to mention it here on the blog and a copy of the blog post on my profile. No mentions of it in open chat. This is as much advertising as I am going to do for this. So don’t worry about getting a chain letter in the mail or something. 🙂

 

I hope to spark some conversation with this idea. And that alone is worth a whole lot more to me than any amount of virtual money you, me, or anyone anywhere has or will have.

 

Thanks for reading as always 🙂

 

Fiddy

 

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