UPDATED! Leaving My Second Life Avatars to Other People in My Will: Taking the First Step in Figuring Out Who Gets What SL Avatar

Ryan as Maria
What do you do with a problem like Ryan?

(This picture came up on my Facebook memories today, and I wanted to share it with you. Those of you who know me well, know that this captures me and my personality, absolutely perfectly! As journalist Hunter S. Thompson said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” I am now, officially, a pro weirdo!)

First, I wanted to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all the people who reached out to me yesterday (and today) with best wishes for a successful outcome after I made my recent blogpost. Some of you are people whom I know in real life, and some of you are people I only know through Second Life, Sansar, or another virtual world.

Among the many well-wishers was the CEO of Sine Wave Entertainment, Adam Frisby (the company behind the virtual world Sinespace), who told me:

Pre-emptively, since your blog post hinted (and good luck btw!); we do allow transfer of accounts to an estate, with appropriate verifiable and official documentation. Generally though we consider accounts non-transferable in other cases without official exemption.

So Sinespace has a policy similar to Linden Lab’s for Second Life, where I can designate another person to receive my avatar and its inventory in the event of my death.

I’ve spent the evening thinking about how best to undertake the task of matching up my friends (both offline and online) and family with avatars from my Second Life avatar collection.

I have only made one firm decision so far: I am leaving my Scarborough Fair avatar (a medieval roleplayer with a huge inventory of medieval clothing collected over the past decade) to Solas NaGealai, the co-owner of Silvan Moon Designs, from whom I have bought many a beautiful historical gown in the past. (I’m also a blogger for Silvan Moon Designs.) Here’s what Scarborough Fair looks like:

Scarborough Fair in Snow White Gown by Oubliette 19 Apr 2018

As for the rest, well, I thought I would start off by posting an alphabetical list of all my avatars by name. That way, people can let me know if they are interested in inheriting an avatar with a particular name.

(I’m sorry, but I honestly couldn’t think of any easier way to do this than via blogpost. The communications involved in this whole process are going to be a bit of a nightmare, especially since I don’t know how to reach many of you, except through Second Life, Sansar, etc. And I do know that many of you follow and read this blog.)

Here’s the complete list, with a brief description of the purpose of each avatar (these avatars all have legacy first names and last names):

  • 2My Fairlady (freebie Altamura Emanuelle mesh avatar)
    Emanuelle 2 4 Aug 2018.png
  • Abiding Shepherd (a male urban angel; Seraphim in the City of Lost Angels roleplay; Akeruka Leon mesh head and Altamura Robert mesh body)
    Abiding Shepherd 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Alexandra McKenzie (originally a female Scottish pirate for historical roleplay; Genesis Lab mesh head and Afrodite mesh body by LUCYBODY)
    Alexandra McKenzie.png
  • April Mayflower (little girl; has a Toddledoo mesh head and body)
    April Mayflower 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Artist Scientist (originally a neoVictorian/steampunk avatar)
  • Autumn Winter (originally created as the avatar embodiment of Autumn)
  • Banjo Haystack (country bumpkin)
  • Beau Coeur
  • Betsy Blitz (1950s/1960s historical roleplay avatar)
    1950s Retro Look 30 June 2018
  • Bok Choi (Chinese man; Chinese emperor)
    Bok Choi 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • BRlTNEY Spears (Britney Spears look-alike avatar, with a lowercase-L instead of an I in the first name; her nametag looks like “BRITNEY Spears” in-world)
    Britney Spears 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Bumbly Rumpler (Afro-Canadian/Afro-American; Akeruka Lulu mesh head and the non-freebie version of the Valentina Altamura mesh body which I got for only L$300 at the 2018 Skin Fair)
    Altamura Valentina Body Akeruka Lulu Head.png
  • Cher Popstar (Cher look-alike avatar)
    Cher Popstar 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Chi Mai (Chinese woman; Chinese empress)
    Chi Mai 13 May 2017_001.png
  • Clay Loam (originally created as a satyr/faun; freebie Altamura Max mesh body)
    Clay Loam 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Coffee Philter (unisex; either male or female)
  • Coupon Clip (one of my main avatars, currently a 1950s-styled dancer for tips at the Pino 1951 bar; Akeruka Maia head and Belleza Freya body; this avatar has also has been Alice in Wonderland; she also is the avatar embodiment of Winter/Christmas, with lots of snowy/winter/white/ice blue outfits)
    Coupon Clip at Pino 1951 Bar.png
  • Diana Huntress (originally created as a medieval archer; Altamura Giselle mesh head and Altamura Jenny mesh body)
    Diana Huntress 2 25 May 2018.png
  • Easton Weston (fat cop with doughnut; Piggu Jonathan fat man avatar)
    Easton Weston 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Elizabeth Queen (historical roleplay avatar, Queen Elizabeth I of England)
    Elizabeth Queen 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Elvis Popstar (Elvis Presley look-alike avatar, complete with white jumpsuit, microphone and wearable spotlights!)
    Elvis Popstar 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Escher Rembrandt (originally a neoVictorian/steampunk avatar)
  • Eve December (originally created as a Cabaret singer/Liza Minnelli look-alike)
  • Evil GossipGirl 😉 (Genesis Lab mesh head and Afrodite mesh body by LUCYBODY)Evil Gossipgirl 16 Sept 2018
  • Faerie Moon (male fairy)
    Faerie Moon 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Fairy Queen (female fairy; has a Yabusaka petite mesh avatar)
    Fairy Queen 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Fidelity Constantine (young Victorian woman)
  • Fire Bird (Firestorm phoenix/warrior superhero)
  • Fortune Telling (originally created as a fortune teller; gypsy)
    Fortune Telling 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Gene Pool (Asian- or Indo-Canadian)
  • Glee Delight (this is the avatar that got all the pink clothing! I think I will leave this avatar to Torley Linden of Linden Lab—all he has to do is add some green clothing and he’s all set!)
    Glee Delight 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Good Read (currently a very old man with a pipe and a smoking jacket)
    Good Read 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Grace Westland (old woman; Grandma)
  • Happy Delight (unisex; either male or female)
    Happy Delight Moon 13 Jan 2018_001.png
  • Hearts Delight (1960s hippie chick; harlequin)
    Hearts Delight 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Heath Applemoor (Ennis Del Mar avatar for Brokeback Mountain roleplay)
  • Heath Homewood (my main male avatar; Catwa head, Stray Dog skin and Belleza Jake body; owner of most of my non-clothing inventory assets, such as trees, houses, furniture, etc.)
    Heath Homewood Second Life 20 May 2018
  • Heilige Nacht (Seawolf dragon avatar)
  • Ilsa Svenska (blonde Swedish avatar; Altamura Giselle mesh head and Altamura Jenny mesh body)
    Baby Monkey 13 May 2018.png
  • Indigo Blue (male Na’vi from the movie Avatar)
    Indigo Blue 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • itinerant Scribe (medieval scribe)
  • Jacqueline Laville (Victorian maid; housekeeper for Prim & Proper Cleaning Services; as a joke, I like to put her in various unexpected spots, like random stores or Frank’s Jazz Club, where she busily dusts or vacuums; “Lift your feet, hun.”)
    Jacqueline Laville 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Jake Greenwood (Jack Twist avatar for Brokeback Mountain roleplay)
  • JeanGuy Perrin
  • John Peacock (pirate; Johnny Depp look-alike avatar)
  • Joy Delight (this is the avatar that got all the purple clothing!)
    Joy Delight 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Karin Vasser (one of my favourite avatars, named after my mother; princess; geisha; she has all the kimonos!)
    Karin Vasser 13 May 2017_001.png
  • LadyGaga Inventor (Lady Gaga look-alike avatar)
  • Layne Carpool
  • Ledba Loon (get it? “lead balloon”? Piggu June fat girl avatar ; also a witch; has all my assorted witch outfits, brooms, etc.)
    Piggu 2 21 May 2018
  • Lily Pond
  • London Bridges (British male avatar)
  • MARlLYN Monroe (Marilyn Monroe look-alike avatar, with a lowercase-L instead of an I in the first name; her nametag looks like “MARILYN Monroe” in-world)
    Marilyn Monroe 26 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Mary Fang (Bloodlines role-play vampire; owns an Infinity amulet to avoid the Bloodlines blood curse, on which I very stupidly spent L$7,999!!!)Vampire Makeover After 1 22 Sept 2018
  • MaryPoppins Popstar (Mary Poppins look-alike avatar)
    Mary Poppins
  • Mason Carver
  • Maya Sass (Indo-Canadian; has my entire sari collection; Bollywood actress; Maia Akeruka mesh head and Afrodite mesh body by LUCYBODY)
    Maya Sass 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Michael Sixpence (Elizabethan courtier)
  • MichaelJ Moonwall (Michael Jackson look-alike avatar)
    MichaelJ Moonwall 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Morden Winkler (my gay clotheshorse avatar, named after a pair of towns in Manitoba’s Mennonite Bible Belt; Catwa head, Stray Dog skin and Signature Gianni body)
    Bakaboo 3 13 Aug 2018
  • Nada Nix (my goth girl avatar; she wears only three colours: white, black, and red; I think I will leave this to Jenn, the Community Manager for Second Life at Linden Lab, since I know she has a thing for goth!)
    Nada Nix 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Notecard Writer (my professional librarian avatar)
  • Oceana Waters (my mermaid avatar; has a complete collection of mermaid outfits and AOs)
    Oceana Waters 27 Sept 2018
  • Olga Thorsveld
  • PARlS Hilton (“The Paris Hilton of SL”; Paris Hilton look-alike avatar, with a lowercase-L instead of an I in the first name; her nametag looks like “PARIS Hilton” in-world)
    Paris Hilton at Frank's Place Jazz Club in Second Life 12 May 2017_001.png
  • Peace Dove (the avatar embodiment of peace)
    Peace Dove 27 Sept 2018
  • Pepper Salter (originally created to be Red Riding Hood or Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz)
  • Peter Church (black Jamaican)
  • Pixel Farmer (originally created as my artist avatar; has the non-freebie version of the Valentina Altamura mesh head and body which I got for only L$300 at the 2018 Skin Fair)
    Altamura Valentina 2 11 Mar 2018_001
  • Prayerful Vigil (female angel; currently has the Altamura Giselle mesh head and the Altamura Jenny mesh body)
    Angel Michaela 3 30 Mar 2018.png
  • Queen Ishnoo
  • Richard Lionheart (King Richard historical roleplay avatar; knight)
  • Rose Queen (one of my favourite avatars, a Caledon/steampunk/Victorian old woman; LAQ Vivien mesh head and Maitreya Lara mesh body)
    Rose Queen Exploring New Babbage 14 Mar 2018_001
  • Rose Rage (originally created as a female drow/dark elf)
  • Ryan Harbour
  • Ryan Love
  • Santa Rudolf (my Santa Claus avatar; I pull him out every Christmas and he travels all over the grid, wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!)
    Santa Rudolf 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Scarborough Fair (Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan England, 1920s Berlin & Chicago historical roleplay avatar; Akeruka Lulu mesh head and Maitreya Lara mesh body; owner of various Mikki Miles musical instruments such as lutes and harps; I am leaving this avatar to Solas NaGealai, the co-owner of Silvan Moon Designs)
    Scarborough Fair Playing Lute 21 August 2017_001.png
  • Schnitzel Wiener (Bavarian German in lederhosen)
  • Silver Quick (originally created as an elf or troll; now unisex/both male and female)
  • Sim Hopper (hiker with a random teleport backpack; also a superhero)
  • SisterMary Blister (short, fat Catholic sister; comes with an Abranimations HUD to rezz a flock of penguins to follow her around)
    SisterMary Blister 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Sitcom Writer (butch lesbian; fitness model with DEV mesh head and body)Sitcom Writer 26 Sept 2018.png
  • Sternen Nacht (wizard, Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings)
    Sternen Nacht 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Summer Fall (the avatar embodiment of Summer)
  • That Guy (“Yes, I’m that guy.”; Akeruka Aron mesh head and the freebie version of the TMP male avatar mesh body, with all the free clothing that now comes from TMP)
    That Guy 27 Apr 2018.png
  • Treehugger Cliffhanger (unisex; either male or female)
  • Unusual Delight (Queen of Hearts avatar; Akeruka Lulu mesh head and the dollarbie Classic eBody mesh body)
    Whysical 1 16 May 2018
  • Valentina VonBaum (redhead; the avatar embodiment of Valentine’s Day; Altamura Giselle mesh head and Altamura Jenny mesh body)
    Scandalize Dress 14 May 2018.png
  • Vanity Fair (my main female avatar; Catwa Kimberly head, The Skinnery Daria skin and Maitreya Lara body; over 216,000 items in her inventory, mostly clothing)
    Vanity Fair Prim Drop Happy New Year Bay City 1 Jan 2017_001
    J&W Jewelers The Secret of Jade Necklace and Earrings.png
  • Velcro Zipper (drag queen; clown)
    Velcro Zipper at Franks 3 APr 2018_001
  • War Hawk (warrior; Roman gladiator; avatar embodiment of war; has an Aesthetic mesh bodybuilder body)
  • Winona Sweetwater (First Nations/aboriginal Canadian chief)
  • Woofie Roffo (wolf; TWI Timber Wolf avatar; also a German Shepherd dog)
  • Xena Kleb (originally created as a court jester; also a harlequin)
    Xena Kleb 27 Sept 2018
  • Yvonne Leblanc (*DOLLCOCO* doll)
    Yvonne Leblanc 27 Sept 2018.jpg
  • Zelda Leeming

Almost all the female avatars have the three free group gift Bento mesh heads from Akeruka (Lulu, Kumiko, and Maia). They also have all three free Altamura mesh avatars (Jenny, Valentina, and Emanuelle). They may also have the dollarbie versions of the Classic and Curvy eBody mesh avatar bodies and the freebie Afrodite LUCYBODY mesh avatar body.
Maia Head 1 June 2018.png

Almost all the male avatars have the three free group gift Bento mesh heads from Akeruka (Aron, Keiji, and Leon). They also have all five free Altamura mesh avatars (Robert, both versions of Max, Tommy, and last year’s TeleportHub.com group gift Aaron). All male avatars also have a complete set of the freebies from Kauna men’s clothing.

All the unisex avatars have both the male and female mesh avatar heads and bodies listed above.

If you are interested in inheriting one of these Second Life avatars, please contact me via email at ryanschultz [at] Gmail [dot] com (or via the Contact page on this blog). You can also approach me and talk to me in-world in Second Life, Sansar or another virtual world, or talk to me on one of the many community forums or Discord channels for the various virtual worlds of which I am a part.

THESE AVATARS ARE ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY *NOT* FOR SALE! THEY WILL ONLY BE GIVEN AS AN INHERITANCE IN MY WILL, IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH, in accordance with the Second Life Terms and Conditions (Terms of Service) and Linden Lab’s posted official policy on Death and Other Worries Outside Second Life.

I must have your legal (real life) name for my will, and a reliable means of contact (telephone number preferred; email address is acceptable). I will NOT be giving any avatars to anybody that I do NOT know, or with whom I have NOT had at least one good, long, in-depth conversation! I do want to know who you are (and what you plan to do with my avatar) before I leave you one of these avatars, on which I have spent a great deal of time, energy, and (in some cases) money. I will be in touch with you by phone (or email, or chat) and I alone will make the final decision as to whether or not to let you inherit one of my avatars, and which one(s).

I know that many of you already have significant investments in your own avatar(s), but if you are interested in one of these avatars, let’s talk. It would give me great pleasure to know that somebody will appreciate and use Second Life avatars which I have lovingly created and designed, and for which I endlessly shopped for freebies! 🙂

And, I apologize in advance to the staff at Linden Lab for the work that this will likely create for them at some future point. Please understand that I am only doing this because I love Second Life, and I want my creations to have a life beyond my death, and continue to give enjoyment and pleasure to people after I am gone. I do not plan on dying soon, but it pays to be prepared for any eventuality!

And I realize that by publishing this list, I may get into trouble with Linden Lab for having so many avatars. You know what? F*** it. I might have cancer, and nothing else really matters right now.

UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: I have added a few more pictures to my list of avatars, so you can see what they look like. I also had a nice long chat with my psychiatrist today, and she made me realize that what I am doing here is simply trying to assert some control in a situation where I am not in control. This is apparently a very normal, human response to a situation like a health crisis.

UPDATE Sept. 27th: I couldn’t sleep, so I updated this blogpost with more pictures of my avatars.