A few days ago I met an exuberant and charming lady named Modee Parlez. Her charisma was contagious, and her passion for life shown like a bright light for all to see. Because of my respect and admiration for this lady, I wanted to present her to you.
Modee Parlez resides in InWorldz and Second Life. We met in her art gallery in InWorldz, where she sells and displays her paintings, drawings, and other pieces of art. After touring her gallery, I asked if she would be willing to participate in an interview. To my pleasure, she agreed.
Please welcome Modee Parlez!
When asked how long Modee has been in InWorldz, she informed me her Rez date (like a birthday) is July 29, 2013. She currently resides in both InWorldz and Second Life. She has concurrent friends in both grids and is married with the same partner in IW and SL.
When asked about work, Modee said, “I am a designer in fashion, but these worlds give me the opportunity to complete new kinds of designs. I make flags, ships, artwork, and so much more.”
When asked why she visits virtual worlds, she answered, “Well, I create and build. So I’m a busy bee. I’m a bit of a perfectionist too. My builds have to be stellar or they find their way into the dustbin. Therefore, I try to make objects as real as possible, and that is what keeps me busy every minute.” Modee took a moment to smile. “Everyone who knows me know this, and I drive them crazy sometimes with my chatter about it. My perfectionism carries over from my RL job where the highest quality is demanded!” Wishing to make another point, Modee added, “But I enjoy socializing as well, and I want to help the nautical scene to grow.”
Intrigued by the idea of boating on the beautiful virtual waters of InWorldz and Second Life, I asked Modee to explain further about her activities in the nautical scene. Modee told me all about how she started and got hooked by saying, “Well, I was invited by a friend who told me the creativity in InWorldz is celebrated and not a money chasing matter as in SL. When I came to InWorldz, I met a lot of friends I knew in Second Life too! And even more surprising, there was finally Sailing here in IW! But when I looked around I was a bit disappointed in the creation of more 1800 period ships like I knew in SL. Yes, I am part of the Continental navy in SL.” Modee smiled modestly before continuing, “So I decided to give it a try myself and build a boat. Thanks to a lot of helping hands, we even got it sailing!” Modee gestured with a smile before continuing to explain, “So that is the nautical part. We have a lot of seas in IW open for sailing, unlike SL where all is cluttered up because of money gain. Now the RP 1800th’s Pirate/Navy community is growing, and I was even asked to teach sailing classes in the ‘SPD battling system,’ as we call it.”
I could picture it clearly in my mind. I envisioned Modee sailing the seven seas in a ship she created and molded with her own mind. The thought made me wonder how Modee found out about living in a virtual world.
Modee explained, “Ok, well, Second Life was my first grid to visit, and all was overwhelming and so new to me. I never played like that online before, and the different sims….OMG! What I mean is…whatever you can imagine, you can find it there! It also was some kind of outlet for me. I could do things I have never done before in Real Life. Like sailing and Role Play. What was also great was the fact I was able to meet people from all over the world. I even ran into people that lived close to me.” Modee smiled and then continued, “And yes…I got addicted at some point…like most I guess.”
I couldn’t agree with Modee more. Living in a virtual world is absolutely addicting! When finishing our chat and saying goodbye, Modee said one last thing that I though was relevant and insightful. She spoke about some of the drama that takes place in Virtual Worlds and told me her motto regarding such drama. She said, “When it involves drama, we have a saying, ‘Don’t do to others what you don’t like yourself.”
Well there you have it, Modee said it all.
Be kind, be nice, and be happy!
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