Virtual Living in a Real World

My sister and I use to play “The Sims” way back in the day when it first came out on the market in the beginning of 2000. She was battling breast cancer and the game, she said “was the only thing I could control in my life anymore”.

We would make items and send them to each other viva CD disk or USB drives. We continued to play and send things we made and even our players. We played up until faithfully up until April of 2010. My sister Anawigi then convinced me to get into a game online called “SecondLife”. We still played TS but it was not as faithfully as it had been those years before SL.

I have been in Virtual worlds since 2008. I tried SecondLife at that time, but just didn’t have time for it as I wanted to spend as much time with my sister, she living in North Carolina and I in California. It was the only way we could connect and share an interest in our lives. She beat cancer and stayed cancer free up unitl 2010. The game of Virtual Worlds “SecondLife” gave her something to look forward to and me the chance to be able to really spend time with her. We visited wonder places and beautiful dance and great music places. We spent our time learning how to build from Builders Brewery and built beautiful items and had tons of fun doing it.

I even got her to check out a new world “InWorldz” and make an avatar there. I purchased land for her to have fun on in SecondLife (SL) and in InWorldz (IW). She and I set up a store in both places. We worked on the name and the design of the logo. This is how my shops Hummingbirds came about. ( We had tons of quality time together before she lost her battle with cancer in August of 2014.

All this happened before I was aware of Hypergrid Worlds (HG). Oh gosh, she would have loved being able to jump from world to world. She was always known as Anawigi (SL) or Anawigi Summers (IW). I truly miss her.

Over the years I have made a ton of good and great friends. Met those who run their HG worlds, many of those who build, run free and Gloebit shops. I have met real people, using my avatar, that live close and so far away. I can honestly say, I haven’t met anyone in the Virtual worlds that I didn’t like. There is such a vast amount of personalities to enjoy here.

My Partner/Husband in Real Life (RL) and in all my Virtual Worlds (VW) is Warthog Dolphin. He loves sports on Tv and I don’t really care for it. So hence I play in my little worlds. He occasionally came to visit and see what I am up to. My beloved Warthog passes in October of 2017.

My intention and where I am trying to go with this is to make a online log so newbies can have a place to learn how to do things. I am hoping that they will be able to ask questions and help me know what is important to be able to place in these pages.

Iris Dolphin

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