But that wasn't what I planned to talk about. The RL thing can come later when I am ready to tell, if I am ever going to be ready to tell. I was just saying that what I am going to talk about has nothing to do with the fact that I didn't blog for the past 2.5 weeks.
What was I talking about?
Oh, right. I had a stalker. Had, because I hope it is over and I don't want to have to do anything nastier. It is my usual style, if I have any style in the first place, to simply ignore people that irritate me in SL. I mean, why spare them the attention? I can't be bothered.
So, I was irritated by this guy. He picked my name from a group, IM-ed me and rubbed me wrong from our first conversation.
Because you know, you can totally chat someone up and demand to know their gender as your opening topic without first reading their profile. And defend yourself by saying that people lie in their profiles. So, yup. Since I lied in my profile, but you still "prefer to hear the lies straight from the horse's mouth" (thereby implying that I am a horse) (yes, I am quoting him directly), you shall have me there. I am really a man in disguise. I mean a horse.
Sorry horses, I am not the one insulting you. I actually think that you are honest and loyal. Oh, and men too. Some men anyway. ;p
Then you can proceed to demand for the RL age, occupation, marital status and number of children of your err, subject of friendliness. But you refuse to share anything about yourself when your questions are turned back at you.
When your victim of friendliness tries politely (yes, still polite) to end the conversation, you can ask for an email, get what you ask for, and doubt immediately that the email given to you is real. I am a horse/man (can't make up my mind) as well as a liar, so I am pretty sure the email I gave you was a fake. It is as good as fake anyway when I don't intend to reply yours.
3 unanswered emails and 3 unanswered IMs later and on one fine lovely day, dude found his way into my skybox. I swear I broke into cold sweat as I watched him pace about dangerously in one of my rooms. I just knew that once he discovered how to open that door, there would be NOTHING TO STOP HIM FROM CLIMBING OUT OF MY COMPUTER SCREEN. Since he didn't try to explain his intentions, I must be right! and he must have been very focused in trying to figure out where my screen was.
I did what any
I don't know how he found my place but I know it can be done if someone tries hard enough. When I was finally able to catch my breath, I gave him a warning and moved on. What else could I do?
I liked to think that my warning taught him something though. Because he actually asked for permission the next time he wanted to visit again. I didn't reply because I had fainted.
*I shall refrain from naming him here if I can help it. I was extremely irritated, but I am guessing that this is a very young boy who may eventually be able to learn better manners. I just do not have the patience and it is not my job to guide or teach him. I thought about it for a while and then decided to blog because I still want to let known that I will not continue to tolerate this. If he reads this, I hope he will "get" it and move on to better things. And be more polite to others in future.
Update on 20 Nov: He has disturbed others in the group. A bunch of us are starting to hang out recently and we
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