I am online at SL now since the beginning of March 2009 and it's funny to see how by even entering this virtual world the power of blood can't be resisted. Yes I write in rl too but with one difference. In rl I make money with it :p And no, English isn't my native language but being in SL is a great way to improve that.
I come and go in SL and will write here only about my experiences in SL.
In sl a lot of men try to look cool. But being cool isn't about dressing up your avatar the right way. The very definition of being really cool is being calm, composed, under control, not excited, indifferent, and socially adept. Often cool people are those that don't get excited about things, that don't always have to talk, unless they have something cool to say. The people who strive the hardest for coolness are sabotaging themselves by trying too hard.
The fake ones are easy to recognise in sl. Eventually they will show up as seen in this pic. Nothing cool about that... eh?