ConverSLations with Synjari Myriam
In an effort for all of us to get to know each other better, I’ve decided to conduct some friendly (and not at all prying) questionnaires. I hope it’ll help connect us to others, and bring our little community closer. Today, we have Synjari Myriam.
What’s your SL name and what do people call you? Synjari Myriam
How old is your avatar? Is it your first? 7 years (born 2006) and yes it is my first
Do you have any SL family or RL family in SL? I have really good, awesome friends, but no one I am close enough to consider “Oh hay! You’re my mother!” I already have an awesome mother, I don’t need another one. ;D
How old are you and where do you live? 36, New Jersey, USA
What’s your home life like? Laid back, I have a very awesome and understanding gamer husband and an adorable furbaby (cat). 😉
Why did you join SL? A friend from Everquest (and who happens to live somewhat locally, read NYC area) told me about SL (back when he was actually interested in it) and told me about all the awesomeness of being able to create and sell said creations. This was back when SL strictly cost money to even step foot inside. He let me go on his av to check it out but my PC could not handle it at the time. A year later and a move back from Texas to NJ, my machine got upgraded.. at that point I decided to give SL another whirlygig. Been stuck on it ever since, though in and out depending on what Online game had my attention at the moment. I’ve always come back though. It’s a great creative outlet!
What do you do in SL? I used to primarily just hang out with friends and maybe some landscapy stuff here and there. I tried a wedding business with a friend (I created invitations for her clients) but ultimately as of last year (Spring 2012), I decided to stop messin around and officially started my own store in SL. It started with furniture and grew into women’s clothing, though I won’t stop there. 😉
When and how did you start? The wedding business got started when I decorated up a friend’s shop while she was on hiatus from SL due to RL move. She loved that my sense of styling was close to what she envisioned for her business. I did a stint in landscaping for a venue on land that I owned.. for weddings on the mainland. In the meanwhile I was playing around with building on my personal land that I had. I almost started a store back then but it didnt quite work out.
When not working in SL, what are you doing? Working on websites and graphic designy stuff. I’m currently marketing director of a new company that an ex-manager started. =)
Who is the most fun/interesting person you’ve worked with? That is hard really. Many of the people I worked with were really fun in different ways. I’d have to say currently I am enjoying working and chatting with a couple of other shop owners on some collaborative works and also just trading little discoveries back and forth. I really love the people I’ve met within the last year or so as they are creatives but 1) not afraid of constructive criticism and 2) willing to trade tips/tricks back and forth to make our creative lives easier.
Who do you want to work with? I honestly don’t know. I would say it would be awesome to do something in conjunction with a release that Hya has done. She’s been a huge inspiration to me. Other than that, I am not sure. I have a very bad memory when it comes to recalling things I want to do but put on backburner. I do know Im currently working with a lot of people I used to look up to back in my early days. I also have to say I’m proud to be friends with said people and a bit touched (in the head.. lol) that I got to become friends with these people.
What do you wish you could do in SL? I would LOVE LOVE to make my own custom mesh builds and clothing. I do currently work of mesh templates but it is hard to find the right pieces for the ideas I have in my head. At most I can only get ‘close enough’ with templates. I’d also like to get into men’s clothing as well as maybe even a skin line, shapes and makeups. Mesh, however, plus materials (once materials goes onto firestorm) are gonna be the 2 focus points of learning for this year.
What is your favourite creation? Its like asking someone to choose their favorite child. The ones I love most are the ones I personally would like in my own home. I’d say the ones less so.. are me experimenting with ‘what was popular’ though that was short lived and those things are slowly disappearing from the main store and onto the marketplace. 😉 I’ve been extremely happy with the results of the items I created that are more close to my personal style and wants.
What is your one SL vice or guilty pleasure? Hair (though skins and makeups come in close). Hair is one thing I may never get to do .. due to the difficulty.
What is the oldest thing (you can find) in your inventory? horrible horrible freebies from 2006 😉
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Mad Introverted Genius (lulz)
Does SL influence your RL style? Vise versa? Vice Versa. I want to create items that I’d love to own RL but just don”t have the means to.
What’s your favourite pasttime? Online Gaming (Lord of the Rings Online, mostly these days) and watching marathons of TV shows on interwebs streaming. F’ck cable! 😉
Anything else you want to share? Just happy that I have this outlet of SL at this point in my life. I don’t make friends often RL. Somehow my quiet nature really seems to turn people off so making them in SL has been a great experience, even moreso that we have common interests in many cases. It’s also been a great support network of people who have had similar health problems as me. We share information as to how we dealt with said issues and its great to know others who have gone through these things. It makes the experiences a lot less scary, esp since most of us are without insurance.
Synjari Myriam’s Links:
- In World: Senzafine