My avatar’s name is Serene Footman, and I am the creator of Furillen. I have been active in Second Life since 2008, mainly as a photographer. Having lived on the incredible Wastelands sims for several years, the first sim I owned and designed was Prides Crossing, situated within the well-established New England sailing community. I acquired the Love of Life region, on which Furillen is situated, in September 2015, and started building Furillen during early October. In real life, I am a university professor based in London, UK, and the author of several books. I originally ventured into Second Life as a researcher. I have always found creative sims to be the most compelling aspect of Second Life. By creating Furillen, I wanted to provide an environment in which photographers and Second Life wanderers would feel welcomed and inspired.