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February 6, 2007

My Adventures in the Second Life - Week 3

So I signed up for the Second Life, the online second world where you can pretty much do anything granted you know the incredibly confusing programming language and actually want to spend money to buy things that you cannot actually touch. I signed up for the basic free account under the alias of Frank Janus. It didn't take long to actually get into the swing of things. The learning curve for the basic controls is about 15 to 20 minutes, but if you're slow and not much of gamer and know where to look for things it could take much longer. I have been using the Second Life software probably every night for average of about 20-30 minutes, and I even got one of my roomates to join up too so we could cause some virtual trouble. Walking around talking to people is fun for a while, I actually did this to begin with and made a few friends, broke into a house with some guy wearing a dildo object that he found somewhere. All this stuff was fine and dandy but what really made me curious was all the pornographic stuff in the Second Life, so of course I had to check it out, well me and my roomate checked it out. The things that people do in this virtual world are pretty sick and sad, but I had to see it with my own computer screen, so I did. There we people actually using the Second Life to have sex, whoa... thats scary, and kinda sad. I guess the only problems I see with the software are the programming language which takes a lot of smarts to use apparently, and good math skills which I do not posess. Lastly, getting things costs real money, and I just haven't gathered up the courage to buy something that only exists in cyber space. Well, I guess thats all I have to say yet, I'll try to keep updating my adventures, but until then. Ciao!