by Alphaville Herald on 22/02/07 at 10:08 pm
If you are coming from the Feb. 22 LA Times article… I dunno…just know that we really really hate the Lakers. Or as we call them, the Hollywood Fakers. If you already read the article, then let me save you some trouble, and suggest that you use this link for sex, cybersex, and beyond.
If you haven’t read the article by Alana Semuels, which has been long in the works, I guess the key thing to know is that it is a reasonable MSM attempt at covering the current growing pains in Second Life, as the meatspace corporations invade and the indigenous tribes protest. Cyberlebrities quoted include the ever sensible Second Life Liberation Army’s Marshal Cahill, the meek and soft-spoken Prokofy Neva, the oh so modest Urizenus Sklar, and Electric Sheep’s luddite ruler Sibley Verbeck and many others including Nimrod Yaffle. If you needed more reason to think that the LA Times was highbrow, there is also the infamous quote from John Paul Sartre — “Hell is Other People” — which, come to think of it, is a good one line explanation of why Second Life sucks, but then again it also explains why the whole world sucks unless you find a platform that no one else is using.
By the way, the online article (requires registration) features a picture of Prok’s RL typist and it will probaby feature in a major way in future Something Awful productions, but I couldn’t help but think that this is how 9 out of 10 women in Ann Arbor look. Which just goes to show…something or other.