The Second Life exploration of Nathaniel Dunkeld, discovering fashion, roleplay, events, design and creation within Second Life. he images created will mostly form part of a story (though not always chronologically), while listing and sourcing some of the items and linking to the stores they came from.
This coming Monday marks the 5th anniversary of me joining SL. To celebrate, I thought I'd take a look back through the main versions of Nathaniel...
Nathaniel Mk.1 (aka. NathanielV)
Other than the default avatar I selected, this was the first flexi/prim covered avatar I created. It was also, probably, made from mostly freebie... so leave him be. He tried.
Nathaniel Mk.2 (aka. Para)
Having joined Bloodlines and found his role as a vampire, this version of Nathaniel was beginning to gain a style imposed on him by his character and setting, rising through ranks and gaining favour with his superiors. This picture was actually taken at his turning, when he officially became a vampire. Who knew there'd not be long left in his first clan (ExN) in this moment. From then on, Bloodlines would be very difficult for him, till eventually, he all but gave up on it.
Nathaniel Mk.3 (aka. Nathaniel Sandalphon)
In the third generation of Nathaniel he was a many faced avi, trying his hand at practicing medicine, building and finally, exploring many strange variations on his identity. It was with this long serving version of himself that he would rejoin ExN and really develop who he was.
Nathaniel Mk.4 (aka. Nathaniel Sandalphon)
This was the first of the mesh era adaptation of Nathaniel, who was deeply formed into his character and very much a creative creature. After several events this avatar would help create a new clan (*One) with great potential, he would have several major life events (Getting married, adopting kids... getting divorced) and would eventually begin to grow both in RP and in family till once again, everything fell apart clan-wise.
Nathaniel Mk.5 (aka. Nathaniel Dunkeld)
After time away from the grid, Nathaniel came back with a minor reinvent. Though deep down, his character was the same, he was ready to move onward as his final personality. With his personal relationships growing, he and those he still called family built their home.
Nathaniel Mk.6 (aka. Nathaniel Dunkeld)
With the Mesh era in full swing, this was the first reproduction to have a mesh body. This was also the avatar that would find a place in a society other than the dark, old clans before eventually wandering back to Bloodlines, making new and lasting friendships as well as seeing others diminish; as is always the way. This version of Nathaniel is also the first to take his appearance seriously as well as his life history, sitting down to write his life story and starting this blog.
Nathaniel Mk.7 (aka. Nathaniel Dunkeld)
Here and now. This is Nathaniel Dunkeld as he currently looks, his second life lived and his character complete and looking onward to the next chapter and the chapter after that. Looking back, the difference is immense and the process has been wonderful, stressful, entertaining, draining and every other emotion life should be.