We Are Family

Earlier today on plurk Thaumata asked a question about how many alts can a person have before you wonder if they are being shady or just plaid odd.  She agreed that those with store alts / banking alts and those that have separate accounts for Role Play weren’t really counted but it got me thinking as I knew I had a LOT of accounts.  So here is a bit of a challenge for you.  Not necessarily blogger challenge.  Even just take a pic of all your alts and post it on flickr or plurk with the hash tag #WeAreFamily so I can find it and have a look.  And tell us a bit about your alts.  Do you use them regularly?  Was there a reason why you chose the names? Why do you use the alts (if you use them), is it for a store or blogging or RP or just an escape from your normal account.

We Are Family

I rarely log in a lot of these accounts, as you can see by the photo where some of them are still the standard avatar you pick when signing in.  Actually four of my accounts are the same standard avatar, I think they were called Rock Biker Chick?  Then when the new mesh avatars were introduced I have a couple of those still in their original form. I decided to log them all in and take a quick pic of each of them and line them up.  I have left out some first names, not because I am trying to be shady, just because I would rather the accounts are still somewhat private to me.  A couple of these accounts were created either by myself for a friend to join, or a friend created them and left SL for good but gave me their log in details in case I ever wanted to use their account.

* I really didn’t want to write credits for 20 different avatars lol.  7 of them are standard avatars you choose when signing up anyway but if you see something that you want to know where it is from please feel free to leave a comment and I will log that account in and get the details for you.  I mean, if you really want old prim/flexi stuff….hahahaha.*

Left to Right

Arora Zanzibar:  This is my current main account.  It isn’t the oldest or first account account I have.  My very first account was started in 2005 but I logged it in once or twice then forgot about it for a couple of years and when I came back to SL I forgot all my details, had no idea what email I used and just couldn’t be bothered trying to resurrect it so started a new account (one of the below avatars).  Drama happened, I ‘left’ SL, bu that only lasted a short while and then because I didn’t want to go back to all the bad memories I started this account.

Zanzibar Resident: When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

V. Utherwurldly:  Myself and two other girls that I hung around with at the time decided to just start a new account one day and dress them up all fantasy like.  I have no idea why we did this and we never even used the accounts.  Just created them, gave them lindens dressed them and that was it.  We all got the Utherwurldly surname and were dressed almost identical except we chose a different colour each.

A. Xootfly:  My teenage sister was watching me play SL one day and wanted to control my avatar.  I decided to create a separate account and logged it in on my own sim and let her ‘play dress up dolly’ then rezzed out various toys like my giant trampoline and cars and motorbikes etc so we could run around and be idiots. Now the account just sits dormant lol well until next year when she turns 18 and if she wants it she can have it.

H. Resident:  This was a sneaky account I made.  Not to troll people in a bad way but it was something fun that I did and I wanted to use an account that NO ONE knew about and as a lot of my friends knew of various alts I had I just started a new one.

GideonCaleJr Resident:  I really can’t remember why this one was started.  I know it started from a plurk from Auguste where she was making a new account, for RP I think? and was looking for ‘family’ members to join her.  From memory her avatar had the last name Cale which is why mine did.  But I think we logged in once and that was it.  Now I just use it for an extra in photos if I need a male in a hurry.

Rors Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

ZcZ Mannequin:  This was when I decided to put a lot of my store stuff through an alt to keep it separate to my main account.  I found the Mannequin surname and thought it was perfect.  It didn’t last though because I got sick of transferring store stuff and logging in and re setting permissions and all that fun stuff so all my store stuff just remained with me.

D. Darbyshire:  An account that was an old friends from way back when.  He left SL after some major drama and I thought he would return under an alt.  He gave me his log in details and I hoped for a while he would come back but he never did.  I use this account from time to time when I need a male but I generally use my own male alts now.

Arora Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.  For a while I used this account to RP as a mini me and was adopted and had a family etc so used it so I didn’t have to change my adult back to kid all the time.

EpicEventsCEO Resident:  The alt I use to handle all the money for various events that I run.

Chou Zsun:  An old RP account.  Yeah I kinda went a bit tongue in cheek with the name >.>

AsylumAuditor Resident:  The alt that handles all the rental monies for my sim.

TheTrickOrTreater Resident: An alt I made to handle all the monies and group stuff for the SL Trick or Treat annual event I run.  This was before I decided to put all my events into one main group and handle it that way.

LeafOnTheWind Resident:  An alt I made to handle all the monies and group stuff for the Leaf on the Wind fundraiser event.  This was before I decided to put all my events into one main group and handle it that way.

ZanzibarcreationZ Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

Z. Zwanger:  This was my second ever account I made.  This account was mainly an RP account.  The current outfit was what I was wearing the day I ‘left’ SL which was from some roman empire role play sim that is now long gone.

Rawrs Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

Aussie Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name and of course I wanted to be the very first and the one and only Aussie Resident.  \o/  I think there are now versions of it that have numbers and such after the  ‘Aussie’, but I was the first and the original so nyer!  Now he just gets used for extras in photos if I need a male avatar.

ZcZ Resident:  When last names were taken away and the new Resident last name was introduced I remember a day on plurk where everyone was rushing to secure their name (first) with the resident surname.  So I quickly nabbed all the accounts I could that were ‘me’, which included my first name, the two nicknames I go by and all the versions of my store name.

Avatars not shown include – J. Serenity, G. Boccaccio, K. Kaligawa and N. Tinkel.  The first one is an old RP account of mine that for some reason I could not access today.  I have a suspicion the account may be closed.  It shows in my friends list but the profile is not accessible nor is it searchable =(  The other three are accounts of friends that no longer play SL and I seem to have lost the passwords for them.  N. Tinkel may be making a come back though as we were talking on the phone the other day so yay for an old SL resident returning.

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