Why “Duh!”

I’d like to say that I have some really great story behind why the store is called “Duh!”   The truth is, I was in a fight with someone in IMs at the moment I was trying to come up with a name, and I had just uttered the words “You know, you’re kind of a jerk”, to which he responded “Duh!”    The rest is history.   I really didn’t intend the store as an homage, and in the end, I like the name for other reasons.  I like it because I think it summarizes my feelings about fashion in Second Life.  I think, Duh.   There should be more stores, more options, and wider availability for people who just come to SL to play.  And by that I mean, not to drop a couple of hundred U.S. each month on a “game”. 

I take SL kinda seriously these days, don’t get me wrong.  It’s long been my favorite place to hang out, and it’s become a substantial part of my livelihood too.  But I spent a many long months in my first avatar, without a Linden to my name, and few options for dressing myself.  I think had there been more stores like “Duh!” at the time, I’d actually have been quicker to buy those first Lindens.  The idea that just owning a pair of shoes would cost me a dollar… a real dollar, kept me from stepping out into the world of SL shopping for a long time. 

I hope you agree.

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~ by Renee Harvy on July 19, 2009.

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