So who is this Elgyfu person then? You may see the name on various parts of thiswebsite. If you end up in the Second Life related area you definitely will.
In a (virtual) land, far, far, away …
On 25 November 2004 I created an account in the virtual world of Second Life and Elgyfu Wishbringer was born. I chose the surname Wishbringer because it seemed a positive sort of name and back then you had to choose from a small selection that continually changed. I later was informed I sounded like ‘a fairy prostitute’ – charming!
The picture at the top of the page is how my Second Life avatar looks now.
I will give a little history of Elgyfu in Second Life another time. In seven and a half years a LOT has happened to her! For now let’s just say that she set up a shop called Tin Teddy – selling textures, animals, plants, prefabs and Egyptian items for the residents to buy and use 🙂
She gets around…
I kept the Elgyfu Wishbringer name when I registered for various other virtual worlds:
12 May 2007 – I hope to eventually make a few things to sell in IMVU but have to admit it is not really my cup of tea
17 November 2008 – Twinity, I have 2 appartments in this virtual Berlin world but until today when I checked my account was still there, I had not logged in for nearly 3 years!
9 September 2009 – I created an Elgyfu account in Blue Mars. Sadly I found this world rather lacking in things to do and people to talk to, so have rarely logged on there.
13 July 2010 – I have a Tin Teddy store in Inworldz selling my textures
31 January 2011 – In Avination I shared an island with Craig Altman from Bits & Bobs (Second Life’s best animator). We scrapped the island in the summer, sadly Avination is not a busy world. I still have my textures there, and can sell directly to people if they contact me.
2011 – Spoton3D – I don’t know the exact date and my profile says it is sometime in 1970! Since going to this world I have been naked, pure white and unable to dress or change this. Mind you, it is not embarassing as there is never anyone around there 🙁
So Elgyfu exists in many places, but is really only ‘active’ in Second Life and Inworldz now.
Oh yes, and Elgyfu is my middle name in real life.
Today I finally got new web-hosting with GoDaddy, and therefore am able to have a WordPress blog – big Yay!
Of course now I will have to copy all my previous stuff over, as it will finally be searchable and linkable, phew.
I have been very busy updating my website to be able to make this move, and take advantage of the cool new features and opportunities of the new hosting. The Second Life part of the site is also now finished.
I re-built my local history site on the families and history of the village of Turvey in Bedfordshire over the winter and that has also been moved over.