by Alphaville Herald on 23/04/10 at 4:06 am
by Idoru Wellman, staff writer
In a press release today, Pixeleen Mistral and Urizenus Sklar announced Defne Demar has joined the Herald staff. Ms. Demar ended minutes of speculation by admitting her real life typist is none other than Burcu S. Bakioglu – a noted new media scholar who authored Spectacular Interventions of Second Life: Goon Culture, Griefing, and Disruption in Virtual Spaces. Ms. Demar will be covering the griefer and mafia beat for the Herald, providing the sort of immersed, informed, and engaged meta-game analysis that can only be found on these pages.
Ms. Demar was initially recruited by Herald founder Urizenus Sklar, who recently has taken up involuntary semi-permanent residence in Amsterdam. When reached for comment, Urizenus said "none of that Moët crap was involved in the negotiations – that’s not how the Herald rolls – now wtf is up with all this volcanic ash, anyway?"
Meanwhile, Herald managing editrix Pixeleen Mistral took a break from a secretive round of sea trials with the new Herald yacht to meet with Demar at the Herald offices in Jessie sim and welcome her to the paper. The pair were later seen sipping sake somewhere near downtown Durham discussing how to explain the real story behind tuesday’s mass ban of the Woodbury faction.