Sunday, September 28, 2008

Celebrating Second Life's power couple

Quick! Tell me the first three words that come to mind when you think of Torley. Really, please tell me.

Over the next few days, I hope you will accept my invitation to celebrate two people who make a difference in most everyone's Second Life®, for who among us has not learned in some small or large way from Torley Linden and Ravenelle Zugzwang? He is synonymous with mentorship, having taken that time-honored activity to a new and effervescent zenith, and she is often the first friend a Second Lifer has on Flickr. They are both builders, scripters, photographers, videographers, writers, and... a couple: Second Life's best known and best loved couple. Even if they disappeared from virtual worlds today, their legacy of creative empowerment - and smiles - would endure.

I've just completed an interview with this duo, and there is so much to share with you that I'm going to give it to you in bite-sized fun pieces. Because they are so well known, we can begin most anywhere, so I thought we might look at how they are both bursting with creativity in unexpected and delightful ways.

Making the most of Google Lively is what Ravenelle Zugzwang did within hours of creating her account there. A little fire, a lava lamp, and a plant, together with several of Lively's believable and cute animations and her warm, smiling voice resulted in this, "Journey to a New World, Pt 1."



Meanwhile, I will never, ever forget this video. I watched it the other night sitting on a comfy, shocking pink bench on their new island, Here. While Torley has created more videos than there are days in the year, and nearly all of them are tutorials to help you "amplify your awesome" within Second Life, he does branch out eclectically to share just about anything he is passionate about, and that is a lot.

If you have already seen it, then watch it again! I guarantee you will smile from ear to ear.



Now then, what three words come to mind immediately when you think of Torley? And yes, you can duplicate other's suggestions.

11 comments:

Franchito said...

High-octane
Generous
Resourceful

chestnut rau said...

fun
love
watermelon

Hjoerdis said...

Crazy
"On"
C*R*E*A*T*I*V*E

Henry S said...

pink
green
torley

Nimil said...

amazing
inspiring
awesome

yuri-sisteble said...

Video
Watermelon
Cool

This man has my dream job!!!!!

Eleanor said...

Brilliant
Artistic
Kind

Janet said...

Friendliest
Greeter
Ever!

Lee said...

Over the top :-)

Anya Daligdig said...

Exuberant!
Ever expanding outward
Giving

AstroSphinx said...

Open
Positive
Super-teacher-extrodinare