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Welcome to Moolto Spotlights.
'Moolto believes that credit should be given where credit is due.'
A new spotlight feature will appear on the 1st and the 16th of each month highlighting some of the very talented and successful people that contribute to making Second Life what it is.
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- The two featured members from this past months SPOTLIGHT will both star in the next issue of MORE Magazine- 2 page spread in MORE - Moolto.com Publication - the following month. http://moolto.ning.com/group/more
- If you believe that we should put the spotlight on yourself and you would like to be featured on Moolto Spotlights, please contact Maxes Loon directly.
Moolto Member Spotlight: OPAL LEI
“Love, Like Dim Sum”
For the first time in MOOLTO’s history, we are featuring an author. Opal Lei recently published her book “Love, Like Dim Sum” under her real name Lea Tesoro and started her talk show called “Talk, Like Dim Sum.”
In the book, she talks about twelve of the lessons she learned about virtual relationships. And, in the talk show, she interviews other residents about their own virtual relationships.
Opal joined Second Life in August 2006 and chose to immerse herself fully in virtual reality. She describes her virtual life:
“I feel like I’ve lived several lifetimes in the past six years. From the start, I learned as much as I could about content creation. I learned to modify my shape even before I left Orientation Island. I built my home (through trial and error) during my first week. LSL scripting came naturally to me because of my technical background, so I was coding complex scripts within a few months – games, gadgets, and even burning the Burning Life temple as my alt Treasure Box.
“I learned Gimp and art terminology when I started my mermaid business Mer Betta™. In order to pose my avatar for the product pictures, I learned animations. In order to market my products better, I trained with and later joined MODA as a runway model. In order to create a TV ad for my store, I learned machinima. When sculpts were introduced, I learned just enough of Blender to be dangerous. Because I was focused on the book, I haven’t learned mesh yet.
“When I created tools for models, I started Ms.O.Lei-ny™ as a catch-all brand. When I was posting fashion photos on Flickr, I discovered stereoscopy and started creating 3D pictures.”
But it was not all work and no play. Opal was involved in many relationships in SL and she examined each relationship after it ended.
Her insights on those relationships are documented in the book.
Surprisingly, this book about love has a dark beginning. Opal explains:
“It was my way to pull out of my depression. I had thoughts of suicide. But somehow I remembered my ‘bucket list’ – the things I’m supposed to do before I die. And writing a book is in that list. Unfortunately, my bucket list is as long as my ever-growing to-do list. I’ll probably die of old age before I get through the entire list.”
LIST OF THE MEMBERS FEATURED:
1st OCTOBER: Opal Lei - Her Review - FEATURED on MORE
1st JULY: amanda01 Parx - Her Review - FEATURED on MORE
16th SEPTEMBER: NatalieWells Resident - Her Review - FEATURED on MORE
1st SEPTEMBER: Jay Hurikan - His Review - FEATURED on MORE