There is a discrepancy between what I feel is true and what I know is true.
What I feel is that my body is populated by other people; people who are alike yet different; with different needs, points of view, ideas, and biases: with different needs, points of view, ideas, and biases.
The alternate who uses the name Robert Goldstein is the one who thinks
He is cranky and opinionated and dislikes Second life, which he describes
as a libertarian cesspool.
Bobby and Sara like Second Life and defend it as a creative outlet for people
who are disabled.
I’ve mentioned in other posts that Second Life is an extension of my
Some of my alternates are friends with each other.
Almost all of them like to dance, and when they use dance animations in Second Life they re-create real dancing by choosing animations based on
the beat of the song.
My alternates dance with each other as a form of soothing, especially as each comes to terms with the abuse and pain that brought them to life.
So, the answer is yes, they talk to each other and they collaborate on the illustrations that we use for the poems and stories we write.
On those occasions when the child alternates are frightened, Matthew brings them into Second Life to comfort them.
The pictures below show different skill levels in composition and photo-processing.
We knew nothing about photography, composition or Photoshop in 2009.
Over time our skills improved and we dispensed with reality based sets and backdrops since reality has no meaning for us, not in Second Life which
is little more than an extension of my inner world.
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