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February 26th, 2011 by Marianne McCann

Bay City Alliance Meeting

Shortly after the most recent round of auctions ended in Bay City – Dennis, I got an IM from a friend, Liz Gealach, telling me she’d scored the parcels she wanted. I logged in and went on over. While there, I noticed a kid avatar (who also happens to go to the same RP elementary school as me) setting up on one of the other recently auctioned parcels, next-door to a location promoting the GOHA organization. Across from there, Marx Dudek — another friend — has set up the Kerfuffle store.

As I talk with my friend, Harleywan Haggwood from Never You Mind — who bought a couple 512s over in Bay City – Mashpee — goes by on a segway. We exchange pleasantries before he decides to ride on.

Back on my own parcel, Bryce Carter is setting up his detective agency over ahkenatan Grommet’s Primouth dealership. Robin Sojourner has rented my other storefront, too, bringing in her new line of furniture.

My friend Molly Montale, who has already set up a great vintage burger joint in Bay City – Sandwich, manages to score a bit of Bay City frontage herself. She’s test fit a gas station, but is still pondering what she’ll do with it in the end.

In the Bay City Alliance group IM, Holocluck Henly is checking out the route for the big Giant Snail Race through Bay City this weekend, making sure it’ll all work okay. Later that night I’ll also see RacerX Gullwing and Tindallia Soothsayer checking out the route while I hang a “Welcome Snails” banner.

Also while hanging the banner, another friend and Bay City Resident — Ever Dreamscape — tromps by in a giant monster avatar, “terrorizing ” the city and noting I’d likely taste good with ketchup. A few minutes later, two young furs will be hanging out in the store, watching Superman cartoons on my television.

Now that’s the Bay City I’ve always wanted to see and be a part of. A vibrant city, a community full of really great people. Things to see, do, and enjoy.

This is what Second Life can be, at it’s very best.

8 Responses to “More like it”

  1. Imnotgoing Sideways Says:

    Mind you… Situations such as this don’t operate on inertia alone. It’s up to all of us to keep pushing things along. (^_^)y

  2. Marianne McCann Says:

    So true, Immy.

    One of the nice things about it, to me, was how it flies in the face of all the naysayers, too. :-)

  3. Marx Dudek Says:

    I just wish that the land speculators were among the naysayers. Then some of these pretty parcels of land could go to those who would see them as more than an opportunity to make a quick profit.

  4. Marianne McCann Says:

    I agree, Marx. FWIW much the same happened in the Eastside. It all, eventually, filters down, though. At least to a dull roar.

  5. Lisa Says:

    /me misses that Camaraderie.

  6. Alisha Says:

    There goes the neighborhood!

  7. Raine Blackburn Says:

    Oh that sounds like so much fun! I wish there were more communities like that in SL!

  8. Melissa Yeuxdoux Says:

    How wonderful! May all our days in SL be thus, and I hope to see you sometime in such felicitous surroundings.

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