Joonie: Hello! Thanks so much for being one of our sponsors this year. What made you decide to sponsor?
Josaphine: We have been involved with RFL for 3 years now so it is really part of our life here in SL. It is so important to all of us so we couldn’t see ourselves not doing it.
Joonie: How long have you been in SL? What brought you here?
Josaphine: I have been in SL since 2008. I discovered it through my sister who had been playing it for several months and got me to give it a try.
Joonie: How long after you were here did you begin your business? How did it come about? And why Breedables?
Josaphine: My RL husband and I started work on Amaretto horses in Oct 2009. We were fans of other breedables and thought how fun it would be to have horses join the breedable family. At that time there were only small animals so we thought it would be fun to have a larger animal that we could interact with differently.
Joonie: There has been an enormous interest in breedables! Why do you think that is?
Josaphine: I think the interest for breedables comes from the complexity of the breeding game. It is fun to try and get certain traits in a horse to have it look a certain way you want, to trade and sell with your fellow breeders and to make third party products that can be used with the breedables. There is so much that is involved with breedables that there is something for everyone.
Joonie: How have you seen breedable change over the years and where would you like to see it go. Is there anything in store for breedables in the future? Anything exciting you can give us a hint about?
Josaphine: I think one change with breedables is the use of mesh. It’s been very interesting to see the different genetics systems that have come about. I believe that breedables will be a part of SL for many years to come because they keep improving, advancing, perfecting themselves. As far as Amaretto, we have many, many exciting things coming in the near future as well as the years to come and that’s about as good a hint as I’m going to give. ;)
Joonie: Lol. I guess we’ll just have to stay tuned. Do you have a personal story or reason why you support RFL and Home Expo?
Josaphine: I personally have been a supporter of RFL because of the loved ones I’ve lost to cancer. I was widowed due to cancer, lost grandparents and friends to cancer so I do all I can to get closer and closer to a cure.
Joonie: What has been the most fun you’ve had so far at Home Expo?
Josaphine: The most fun for me is to walk around the expo and see all the creativity. It is simply amazing what people can do in sl.
Joonie: Your breedables are Amaretto Horses . Why that particular one?
Josaphine: Amaretto has several breedables. We started out with horses in 2010, then came our K-9s in 2011 and in 2012 we brought out our Barnyard Birds. Why did we choose these animals? We like the farm/ranch life and these are some of the animals you would see on our farms in RL.
Joonie: How did you come up with the name of your Breedable?
Josaphine: Well this question is a bit funny. My husband and I had a favorite liqueur, which is called Amaretto. When we were coming up with a name I suggested, jokingly, “Hey, how about Amaretto?” and we loved it. Lol.
Joonie: I love Amaretto! What would you like to see as a Breedable that hasn’t been done yet?
Josaphine: Wow this is a hard one because there have been so many different breedables come out and I can’t really think of anything that I would enjoy that hasn’t already been done. :)
Joonie: Did you have any mentors when you first started? Did you try your hand at other things before you went into breedables?
Josaphine: I didn’t really have any mentors, but I did enjoy other breedables that were out at the time. Amaretto is my first “try” at a business in SL.
Joonie: Okay, let’s get down to the REAL questions! ;) What’s your favorite color?
Josaphine: Haha, my favorite color is Blue.
Joonie: When you aren’t creating adorable Breedables, what do you like to do in SL?
Joonie: Hahaha! Favorite Word?
Joonie: J Least favorite word?
Joonie: Ah.. good one! If you could change one thing about SL, what would it be?
Josaphine: Lol! Lag!
Joonie: What would you tell other creators who either want to participate in Christmas Expo but haven’t yet or would like to sponsor but just haven’t jumped in yet?
Josaphine: DO IT! It is so rewarding to give and help. It is so worth the time and effort.
Joonie: Thank you so much for letting me ask so many questions of you! And, of course, for sponsoring. <3
Josaphine: Thank you for taking the time to hear from me. :)