Second Life released three limited issue names for Residents to purchase, if they choose to, this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day. The names were Mama, Mum and Matriarch. Boy, did those names press the buttons of some people whose Mama, Mum or Matriarch had never told them to not speak if they had nothing nice to say.
I don’t much like the names as a surname for me so I won’t be purchasing them. Here’s the radical thing I did…. I said NOTHING. I moved on with my life, SL and RL and never thought about it again until writing this post. The names aren’t for me but they are for some…at least one person on my friends list has purchased one of them… but, not me this time so I don’t have to think about them or have any other opinion on them.
Second Life, or rather the social media surrounding Second Life, is awash with people with unnecessary opinions who feel the need to share them…whether they were asked or not. The post where Linden Lab announced the names is full of comments from people, some of whom seem visibly angry about these names that no one is forcing them to use…or buy….or care about. If something isn’t for you, or to your taste then that’s ok, move along….forget about it. It doesn’t make the thing/item/name bad, it’s just not for you. Chill the f*ck out and move on.
*Head – LeLutka – EVO X Avalon
*Skin – Glam Affair
Shoes – dust bunny & con . wildflower sneakers
Pose – Lyrium – Aiko Pose