Wednesday, March 10, 2004


Sometime last weekend, the top category on the leader board flipped into seven digits, making it official: longtime resident stampshady Grimm had just become the first person to earn a High Score of a million points. (To be precise, 1008103, as of today at 1:23pm PST.)

"It's an average of Behavior, Appearance, and Building ratings," Mr. Grimm explains to me. "And it's cumulative. I am a Mentor, I have helped newbs from the start in Beta, and help anyone who asks me. I have my ventures and my own projects but find a great deal of satisfaction in helping."

"How did you jump to a million all of a sudden?" I ask. "Save hundreds of newbies from a burning building?"

"Wasn't all of a sudden," Grimm cautions. "[It] was almost a year of working hard and helping, and just trying to be an all-round good person... I guess I average about 5 hours a day [in world]-- more on the weekends. I am a real life dreamer, and find ways to make my real life dreams come true in SL." Out tumbles an account of his in-world career, thus far: learning computer basics from playing Second Life; learning Photoshop, to create textures, and then to build a texture store; creating a chain of texture stores, throughout the word; then on to scripting, to fill the world's oceans with sixty plus types of fishes; then a red brick Colonial building; and in the near future, a chain of three malls.

"One more very important thing I would love to share," adds Grimm.


"Then I found in Second Life my real life woman. We now live together, and plan to be wed very soon. We also will be wed in Second Life, before real life. Her name is Faerie Muse. Here, I was helping her to learn SL; she was a newb. And we just found that we were meant to be."

Fortunately for him, she happened to live close by, in the material world. "[A]s it turns out less than 5 miles away. And we had met twice before Second Life, but never had the chance to speak, until SL. The same person [we knew] told us both about Second Life. I only knew of her and had seen [her] in passing with friends." He was attracted to her before even meeting her in-world, but there were impediments. "It was not like I was gonna get between whomever she was with. I didn't know her; only [knew I] was very attracted."

"Oh, she was with someone at the time?"

"Yes," says stampshady Grimm. "Second Life rules."

"I guess so!"

"In June, we are going to get married in the Florida Keys. Sun and fun, my friend." For now, though, "She sits behind me and plays. We each have our own [ISP] service; I have cable and she has DSL. My third bedroom became our Second Life room," he adds, laughing.

I join Grimm and Faerie Muse at her property, and briefly play wedding photographer. "We plan [our Second Life wedding] to be soon; just have not coordinated [it yet]. We have to get the right people involved. It has to be the best," he adds, as he poses with her by a fountain. "I will spare no expense for my Faerie Muse."

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Good for you Stamp. I wish you all the best.

Posted by: Bam Perkins at Mar 10, 2004 3:45:26 PM

Awww, thats such a great story. :) Congrats you two!

I wish I wasn't the only person in Canada playing SL.

Posted by: Jack Digeridoo at Mar 11, 2004 12:13:30 PM

Is there a Second Life wedding registry? Congrats you two!

Posted by: hunter at Mar 11, 2004 2:06:13 PM


Almost forgot: Thanks to island baroness
Evie Fairchild, for the excellent news tip
on this.

Posted by: Hamlet Linden at Mar 11, 2004 8:40:10 PM

Who knew that when I made you that embarassing 2-prim scythe, that one day you'd be super-tetra awesome? Congrats on all the SL and RL fortune.

Posted by: Dionysus Starseeker at Mar 15, 2004 1:24:27 PM

Teachers must be paid based on performance

Posted by: 2 free game mario online at Aug 29, 2007 9:57:00 AM

I just don't have much to say right now, but I guess it doesn't bother me. Basically nothing seems worth thinking about. Nothing notable happening these days. Shrug. Not that it matters. My mind is like a void. I've basically been doing nothing , not that it matters. More or less nothing going on. I guess it doesn't bother me. Not much on my mind.

Posted by: acknowledge at Sep 1, 2007 3:31:12 PM

We are killing the rainforest

Posted by: Steve at Oct 4, 2007 3:38:14 AM

The quality of education is, is not lower than 15 years ago

Posted by: theater at Oct 16, 2007 8:33:04 AM


hope you are fine, doing well and in safe mood,
I am so happy that I am making contact with you.
and thank you very mcuh for giving to me chance.
Wish you all the bestand thank you very much.

Posted by: Omid at Apr 17, 2009 2:52:02 AM