The Interview - Rick TizonaFor this month's Interview subject to agree to a grilling I had to promise no shrunken questions about his head collection. Or something like that. Rick Tizona clearly has a sense of humor and he's quite the busy guy, too, as you'll see.
Uccie Poultry-Seale: What brought you to Second Life?
Rick Tizona: I actually saw a news report on a morning show. This report outlined the dangers of getting sucked into virtual worlds. I couldn't resist creating an account and taking a look for myself. I’m not sure how dangerous this is, but they were right otherwise.
UP-S: What brought you to Bay City?
RT: I'd been looking at Bay City for years. I even remember exploring a bit when it first opened. I would drop in from time to time and look around. What is most attractive about Bay City, is that everything you see around you is a result of community effort. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a lot, and now here I am.
UP-S: Everyone in Bay City seems to have a job or favorite activity. What is yours in Our Fair City?
RT: At this point, I’m exploring and getting to know everyone. I’m learning how Bay City ticks and how I might contribute. I have however, opened Bay City Thrift …. a thrift store where any Bay City resident may rez and sell their no copy items. (gratuitous plug) contact me for more info!
UP-S: Do you spend much time outside Bay City?
RT: I do still spend some time outside of the city. I enjoy boating and building/staging. The estates and mainland surrounding the Blake Sea have been my primary stomping grounds for a long time.
UP-S: What advice would you give to someone looking to move to Bay City?
RT: Stop thinking about it, and just do it. Buy, or rent, a parcel and plant your flag. You will not regret it. Bay City is unique because of the order, without there being any laws to maintain it. It seems that everyone here has their own vision of what the city should be, but the cumulative result of the individual contributions is what makes Bay City so great.
UP-S: Bay City is not like typical Mainland, of course, but what do you think of the "wild frontier" outside Bay City?
RT: The mainland seems endless, and there is no shortage of interesting locations and amazing builds. Unfortunately most of these places have neighbors that are, well.... let's just say they are on a very different page. There are a few nice areas where individual land owners seem to work together to create an environment, but nothing like what we have here in Bay City.
UP-S: Do you consider your Second Life persona a "character" or a representation of who you are in Real Life?
RT: Definitely a version of me. I think all of our avatars reflect something of who we are, or how we think.... even when we don't intend them to.
UP-S: Do you have a philosophy for Second Life?
RT: You can’t fail if you don’t try?
UP-S: What ONE thing should anyone not looking in your Profile know about you?
RT: They should know that not looking in my profile is probably the right thing to not do.
UP-S: Any last thoughts you'd like to add?
RT: Ms. Poultry-Seale told me I might be famous if I did this interview. I hope that means I get a posse….. I’ve always wanted a posse.
If you wish to be part of Rick's posse or contribute to his head collection, just let him know. If you would like to be the next Bay City Post Interview, contact Uccello Poultry (Display Name may vary) or Kinnaird Resident (Display Name never seems to vary).