The Gator’s Bog

Yes, it's me!
Second Life me.

Hi there, tasty peeps!

Gator here.

Can it be true? Has Nice Elinor really given me a page all to myself?

Yes! It’s true!! Muaha. She says I’ve been such a good gator, helping her with her writing. (Yes, I’m the one around here with the brains.)

So important things first: About me.

I was hatched in 2007, in virtual world Second Life, as an online avatar, a tiny alligator no less, although of course in reality I’m a very big alligator indeed. Especially my jaws.

I like swamps, and of course, fish, lots of fish. If you have any spare, feel free to send them my way. Though no spam please, I get quite enough of that already.

Officially Nice Elinor tells me I’m her alter ego and writer’s muse in addition to being her avatar, but it’s all such a bother and she’s such a bore. I’d much rather have a little snooze. Or watch Jurassic Park. Or listen to my favourite podcasts or dance tunes. I’m a great dancer you know!

As I’ve grown—gators never stop growing you know!—I’ve moved further afield. In particular to SansarVR. See my snap [sic] shot below.

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Sansar me

But all this typing really does make me very sleepy you know. Yawn. I think I’ll go and lie on that sandbank over there.

Feel free to take a look at some of my favourite things while I’m napping. Stay clear of the larder, and you’ll be fine.


A story all about meeeee! Written by me. Yesh. The Origin of Team Happy Snappy

World’s most splendid blog:    With the awesome Croclog podcast!

Nice Elinor says this is us, and why can’t I spend more time in the closet.

Some books for those lazy days on the sandbank:   David Alderton. Crocodiles & Alligators of the World.

Leonard Rue. Alligators and Crocodiles: A Portrait of the Animal World.

The only writing book Nice Elinor has ever foisted on me that’s not so boring. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer With added fish!

See? I’m sooo clever! Tool Use in Crocodilians

Best TV programme ever ever: BBC’s Swimming with Crocodiles

One of my awesome relatives: BBC’s David Attenborough and the Mother Caiman

Music for paddling to:  Jerry Reed — Amos Moses

Anything by Country Joe and the Fish!

6 comments on “The Gator’s Bog
  1. Martin L. Shoemaker says:

    Welcome to the limelight, Gator!

    • Elinor Caiman Sands says:

      Thank you, Martin! You are always most welcome here. And Evil Martin too, indeed, especially Evil Martin, particularly if he brings his own seasoning. 🙂

  2. Tina Smith says:

    *Throws the gator a few rainbow trout* Sorry that’s all we have around here. Or if I can get closer to the ocean I can get some salmon.

    So glad you finally have your own bog er, blog. Elinor is a nice gatorkeeper.

    • Elinor Caiman Sands says:

      Chomp chomp chomp.

      Yummy! That was a most delicious trout, friend Tina. You can drop by the bog any time you please! 🙂

      As for Elinor, she’s okay I guess. *shrug*

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