My So-Called Second Life

By | September 19, 2006

So I’m in Second Life, wandering around. Second Life is a 3-D digital world imagined and created by its users. My avatar (the character I inhabit while inside this online world – think ‘Matrix’) looks a bit like me, except the hair is a lot bigger and the body a lot fitter. I must’ve spent an hour or more building and adjusting my avatar… oh vanity.

I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be doing. Striking up a conversation with someone seems a little risky to me at this point. I don’t want to get stuck talking to a perv or wacko. I am amused, however, by the avatar running around my area who looks like a Jawa from Star Wars. I think it’s got a light saber…. and rollerblades…

What’s with all the sound effects? Laughing babies, audio snippets from ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Dirty Harry,’ ‘Beavis & Butthead,’ ‘South Park,’ ‘The Simpsons.’ Lots of expletives, too.

With no money to do anything in Second Life, I kind of feel like I’m back in junior high, hanging out at the mall. Can’t drive, can’t drink, can’t shop, can’t work. I’m just wasting time hanging around, walking, window shopping and watching people. I tried camping out in a chair to make some Second life money, but after nearly an hour, I stil had $0.

My ‘so-called’ second life is kinda lame.

But that’s probably a good thing since I have more than enough tasks to accomplish in the real world right now…


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