Worlds Collide at Virtual Pet Memorial Service

by Alphaville Herald on 04/04/10 at 10:18 pm

by MIllennium Sands, Urban Riots Desk

Danny06 Aya is a grown up guy in First Life, but in Second Life he’s a boy. His real life typist suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it seems likely that his avatar reflects the true state of the way he experiences his life. When Danny06 Aya’s dog Cassie Jo died in First Life at the end of March, Danny was crushed. But his Second Life friends understood his sorrow and did what they could to keep him up.

Danny’s friend Vito Rossini runs the Dogland Park in SL, and Danny got a job there. Since Mr. Rossini is a surviver of TBI himself, Danny and him became so close that Danny started to call Mr. Rossini uncle, and to console his "nephew" and help him to handle his loss, Mr. Rossini called in a memorial service for Danny’s lost dog.

dogland memorial service
Dogland memorial service

The memorial service in honour of Cassie Jo was held at Dogland Park March 26th and more than 30 friends attended the service – but when a prayer was passed to all attendents, a group of six griefers popped in. Herald readers might recall the name Rabis (Rabid) Barkley who along with Bebbs Socke, CensoredMy Lunt, Syluxe Zhao, Mantanee McMillan and Zac Wilcke are named and shamed in a machinima of the event.

The prominent motto "Live or let live", calling for tolerance and understanding, apparently looked out of place to Mr. Barkley when he encountered the memorial service, so he had a fine excuse to adopt to his common pattern of causing grief with disrespectful and insulting remarks, mostly issued on voice to avoid chatlogs that might provide evidence, without thinking twice about the background of the event he intendet to disrupt.

It didn’t take long before Mr. Barkley was asked to leave Dogland Park, which gave himt his chance to play his next card. Barkley plays a black avi and loves to mourn about a "black man" getting bossed around, while all he’s doing is to discredit blacks in general with his abusive behaviour by pointing out all the time that he’s a black man.

Freeta Kayo
Freeta Kayo

Danny06 Aya, playing a black boy, wasn’t impressed at all. But he was shocked by Mr. Barkley’s behaviour,  as was a friend, Freeta Kayo. But Miss Kayo was far from being paralized. Mrs. Kayo is a skilled machinima artist and capture Mr. Barkley by reaching for her camera and shooting a video of a portion of this incident.

From a distance, this disrupted memorial service is just another episode in the ongoing battle between rezidents who treat SL seriously and those for whom the metaverse is a game. However, a closer look might reveal some hidden facets. Facets that might become a call and encouragement for mutual respect and understanding.

video by Freeta Kayo of goons disrupting a pet memorial service

If you see this line composed of symbols, called letters, and understand it’s meaning, you are human. And if you are older, chances are fair that you already experienced a certain feeling somewhere in the path of your life, a feeling every human has to face sooner or later, unless you die very young.

No, I’m not talking about love, even though love preceeds the feeling I’m talking about and is in fact a preposition. I’m talking about the feeling you experience when someone dear to you dies. The feeling of loosing someone who’s been a vital part of your life, and the sorrow and emptyness you experience when you look at that spot in your life that looks like a bleak gap all of a sudden, a gap that can never be filled by any other creature on earth.

That creature might have been a lover, a friend, your mother or father. Or some kind of partner. And if you are truly human and managed to rise to your potential, your ability to love is not restricted to those of your kind. It could embrace other creatures as well.

Rabid Barkley didn’t log in after this incident. Multiple AR’s were reported on him after the incident – was he was banned or suspended by Linden Labs? Or did he realize that he took his game play a step too far? Well, Barkley, can you hear me?

For this reporter and any other common rezident, griefers are only clowns, providing entertainment to rezidents who know they can’t be really harmed in SL. I’d like to see you back and amuse us with your folly. Just make sure that you don’t try to hurt someone who might really feel hurt, ok?

70 Responses to “Worlds Collide at Virtual Pet Memorial Service”

  1. silly stipe

    Apr 6th, 2010

    i am an alt but not that one.. bwahahaha!!!

    trust me i am a good alt, but i dont think that sylauxe could ever deserve anything i did have to say to it.

    btw i stopped in at furnation, they were changing that nappie of yours.. very interesting to say the least.. but i did give them some a&d ointment so that rash you got might just get better, provided your binkie can be found.. im sure if you go begging the right man sylauxe he can see to it you are happy :)

    least i dont hide under fake names, im just an alt.. but i do have tits and azz, something these web jerks dont get. ;)

  2. Sylauxe

    Apr 6th, 2010

    Ratcloner? Is that you?

  3. Rabid Barkley

    Apr 6th, 2010

    I haven’t logged in because I was busy ok.

  4. Jumpman Lane

    Apr 6th, 2010

    @ silly lol thats funny

  5. silly stipe

    Apr 6th, 2010

    i aim to please Jumpman, i dont hide like these lilly livered woosies here that have to demean people and think that no

    IM NOT RATCLONER and rabid you wont know busy if it hit you upside the head :P

  6. silly stipe

    Apr 6th, 2010

    vtw thought you were dead

  7. silly stipe

    Apr 6th, 2010

    hmm look he is sure getting popular my my..

    such a mans man..

  8. Heinrich Soup

    Apr 6th, 2010

    Voice of “Truth” all you seem to care about is credibility and claim you have some, but all you’ve done is insult people for half the page. It’s really sad how some people twist their words around to try and get people on their side.

    Know who else bent the truth to get people to follow him? Adolf Hitler.

  9. Gundel Gaukelei

    Apr 6th, 2010

    After griefing the mentally disabled Mr. Barkley is now busy harpooning tuna in the tin can …

  10. Voice of Truth

    Apr 6th, 2010

    *smiles and laughs*

  11. Heinrich Soup

    Apr 7th, 2010

    Oh that’s cute, instead of trying to prove you’re innocent you do some gay HURF ASTERISKS SHOW ACTION bullshit. That’s whats wrong with people like you.

  12. Sylauxe

    Apr 7th, 2010

    That’s a nice webpage made in yola. Was it hard to switch over from geocities when it went down?

  13. silly stipe

    Apr 7th, 2010

    now now heinrich no pointing fingers ;)

    and @ sylauxe.. anything is easy if you know what it is you are wanting, you too can be a nice person when you try really hard..

    but on some people nice just dont look right. :)

  14. Voice of Truth

    Apr 7th, 2010

    I guess that’s a check for the Barkley camp for you Heinrich? lol

  15. Heinrich Soup

    Apr 7th, 2010

    I’ll have you know Rabid attacked me the first time I ever saw him. I am in no way his friend.

  16. Voice of Truth

    Apr 7th, 2010

    Rabid hasn’t logged in cause he was temp banned.

  17. Rabid Barkley

    Apr 7th, 2010

    I’m logged in right now and was never banned actually

  18. Heinrich Soup

    Apr 7th, 2010

    Very well the accused is here. Let us now begin the trial of Mr. Rabizzle Charles Barkley II. All rise for honorable judge me.

  19. Crunk

    Apr 7th, 2010

    I’m having a funeral for my dead dog tomorrow on SL. if anyone would like to come and pay their respects to my dead dog, who choked to death on a chicken bone, please feel free to stop by the Ahern welcome area at 12 PM SLT.

    I’ll be serving chinese food and punch. Because I’m chinese IRL.

    Rabid Barkley and friends you will be invited because unlike some people, I like Black people.

  20. Sylauxe

    Apr 12th, 2010

    Also, to whoever it is that’s handing out note cards about Rabid saying he’s a corrupt Linden: you’re all retarded.

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