March 1st, 2011: Trace Osterham – Postscript

It’s a glorious, hyperdigitalized mundus novus.


Born demigods, we inhabit a world which we construct using nothing but our inspiration.

No contractual adulthood obligations, no fear of death.

What we choose to avoid, we do so with a single swift motion of the mouse.


The problems we face so laughably minuscule compared to what haunts our bodies gazing at the screen.


And yet its inhabitants are weary, tired of the opportunities this platform promises.


They say we are a purpose-driven generation.

Here, we lack purpose.



Many find temporary relief in fleeting activities.

Creating hairstyles to adorn the eager fashionistas.

Entertaining endlessly looped dancers with streaming music.

Running a blog comprised of articles from three hundred and sixty five different authors.


And yet as time goes by we realize that, in the end, we’re still left without a purpose.

No ultimate goal, no final level to defeat.


“Goodbye,” many say, “I’m moving onto the real world. A purpose-filled world, a world where things matter.”



It sounds good.


So I tap Esc-Enter and my viewer comes to a grinding halt

Basking in the now dim glow of my screen, I can’t help but think that all purpose in life is fleeting.


And maybe, if the blog served a role in one person’s life, whether it be an emotional outlet or mindless eye fodder for the last 5 dreary minutes of their workday, it wasn’t so fleeting after all.


It’s a glorious, hyperdigitalized mundus novus.

I’m content being a fragment of it.



Trace Osterham resides in New York City. He is extremely grateful to every single author who contributed to the blog, whether they signed up months in advance or stepped in last-minute to fill a gap. A small part of him will miss running to the keyboard every day at 8PM.

The End

12 Responses to “March 1st, 2011: Trace Osterham – Postscript”

  1. autumn hykova Says:

    This is a great job <3

  2. lucy lourbridge Says:

    Thank you for doing this. A fab project to be sure.

  3. Winter Says:

    I’ll miss this fascinating blog. I loved the daily insight into the people around me. Thanks for taking this on Trace; it was a glorious chapter in SL.

  4. Joonie Jatho Says:

    amazing feat, Trace. Loved being a small part it.

  5. Starfire "Star" Silverstar Says:

    OMG is it over already??!!! I’m really going to miss these daily posts.
    Maybe you can do it again for another 365? ;)
    It was a great thing you did here Trace. Awesome job!!!
    Thank you!
    <3 <3 <3

  6. Grazia Says:

    Thank you for this project Trace. I’m happy to be a tiny part of it. Loved reading what keeps people around me busy.

  7. Chestnut Rau Says:

    Thank you Trace. First NoH8 and now this blog….I look forward to your next project.

  8. Daila Holder Says:

    You did good Trace. You did good.

  9. Sophia Harlow Says:

    Amazing. Thank you for all your hard work…this project was truly a gift.

  10. asia romano Says:

    I will miss this I have enjoyed reading the posts very much, great job contributors :)

  11. DD Ra Says:

    Thanks for giving us so much insights into Slian lives.

  12. Argus Collingwood Says:

    Thanks for doing this <33 I miss it too.

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