ConverSLations with Wendz Tempest
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 Wendz Tempest.
What’s your SL name and what do people call you? Wendz Tempest. I go by Bumblebee on the SL blogosphere, but most folks call me, “Hey”.
How old is your avatar? Is it your first? Wendz turned 3 this year and no this isn’t my first. I created a few accounts in 2007, promptly forgot the passwords, came back in 08 and created Girlinda, of which I still use today.
Do you have any SL family or RL family in SL? SL family, yes! 😀 One very ornery hermano who is a sucker for love at first sight (zing!) and a dozen lovely sisters.
How old are you and where do you live? 34 and I live around the Puget Sound.
What’s your home life like? 70% of my time is wholly taken up by RL commitments (aka taxi service to teenagers, rl job, watering the plants, feeding the birds, combing my hair, you know the usual stuff) and the rest I divvy up between Second Life and Minecraft.. yeah.
Why did you join SL? Boredom. Its a familiar story like many of you, got silly bored with other chat/community/virtual type games, saw an ad for SL and registered.
What do you do in SL? That anti social thing on the platform, yeah hehe. Kidding. Think I’ve done just about everything there is to do on SL, so last fall, decided to branch out and dip a proverbial toe in the SL blogosphere.
I also work with MeiMei Shiu and Cieleste Magic for L’accessoires, Bonadea and Roscko Cobalt for their Ruca Tease brand and goose the unsuspecting, every chance I get.
When and how did you start? With L’accessoires, that connection solely comes from my SL sis, Cougar Sangria. She saw that I had gotten bored yet again and intuitively sought to remedy that by introducing me to MeiMei, who at the time needed an extra pair of hands for her baby, L’ace.
I’ve known Bonadea and Roscko for a couple of years, and met them through my past work with Club Velvet Manor. After that stint, she invited me to assist with the store’s website.
When not working in SL, what are you doing? Lately, I’ve developed an unhealthy habit of lurking on Plurk, which has now grown into an infatuation with all the other social networking sites. I’ve forgotten what sleep feels like -.-
Who is the most fun/interesting person you’ve worked with? I’ve worked with lots of ‘fun’ people, but the most ‘interesting’ would have to be a bot by the name of Tiny Solo. Her controller basically created an SL version of Cleverbot coupled with features very much like having a database at the touch of your fingertips (in world).
Alas she is no longer active as the handler is now working for Google Oo
Who do you want to work with? Anyone who can talk layman’s terms in teaching Blender and/or coding, and not necessarily just for SL.
What do you wish you could do in SL? Own a region and parcel it out for rentals. A community within a community kinda thing.
What is your favourite post/picture? Flight of the Bumblebee and Pearly Knits, Secret Truths. And they’re my favorite (for now) not because of the pictures, but because of the writing. Was going through some things irl and simple poetry is very therapeutic.
What is your one SL vice or guilty pleasure? Gachas… sighs. OH and gestures… double sigh.
What is the oldest thing (you can find) in your inventory? Wendz’ very first wedding cake. It’s a 200+ prim Naval Air Carrier with sculpted helicopters and planes ya’ll.. I’ll have to post that sometime lol.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Late for work. Okay I’ll stop.
Lighthearted, silly, sassy 🙂
Does SL influence your RL style? Vise versa? No not really. When I first started though, found myself mimicking my avie’s AO for a few days, that was wonky.
What’s your favourite pasttime? Popcorn and Hot Cocoa, playing the ukulele, singing Disney princess songs while I slay zombies and I enjoy reading anything. Even the back of a shampoo bottle.. medicine label, quick tips.. everything 😀
Anything else you want to share? Thank you for doing these Valena! its a great community builder 😀
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