by kris on 03/12/08 at 11:49 pm
by Kris Dibou
It occurred to me today that SL is like a gourmet meal that you eat backwards. Allow me to walk you through this meal beginning with the dessert.
1st Course: Dessert
You’ve joined Secondlife and discovered a world of beautiful women and handsome men, where there is no disease to pick up from casual encounters, save for bruised feelings. Some unknown beings have created beautiful sims for you to cruise around in and you begin to dream in avatars.
2nd Course: The Entree
After you have spent some time deep in pleasure, you arrive at the main course where you enjoy a more broad spectrum of flavors and truly participate in your dining experience. You learn to build, perhaps to script, and perhaps learn how to dj or make animations; maybe even become good at Photoshop. In this portion of the meal, you may, in fact, let your Rl body go and develop health problems. After you’ve had your fill, you drop down to the salad and soup.
3rd Course: Soup & Salad
You log on less frequently, create less and just keep running on the flavors your remember from earlier. You begin to wonder why you even bother. The Lindens appear to be letting you down and you have noticed how fast everything moves, while your online experience literally lags.
In the end, two things are certain- what you don’t eat will go to waste, and what you did eat turns to shit.