A year ago, I had the idea that it might be interesting to interview a new Second Life Resident for this blog. I went to Help Island Public in search of a newbie who would be willing to sit down and share their initial impressions of Second Life. I was fortunate to meet Kyla Riddler; she was eight days old at the time and our conversation became the post A Portrait of the Avatar as a Young Woman. She had some interesting things to say, including a healthy skepticism about relationships in SL. Her view shifted a little with time and she partnered with tonk Mayo. Kyla and I would talk from time to time, but we really hadn’t been in touch much for the past six months. So I was a little surprised when I received an IM out of the blue from tonk. He shared that Kyla had just passed her first rez day and was wondering if I would have any interest in doing a follow-up interview. The more he and I chatted, the more it was apparent that they had a wonderful story about their experiences in Second Life together and it would be great to interview both of them.
Curious about what they said? How does a new Resident go from being skeptical of SL relationships to partnered? Are there any twists and turns to the story? If you have the time to scan the first interview with Kyla, it provides a fun context, but it isn’t necessary to enjoy their story. Read on after the jump to find out what they had to say!