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"Absurd, creative and debauched: ten years later, "Second Life" is still alive "

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
6 years ago
1,884 posts

Absurde, cratif et dbauch : dix ans aprs, Second Life est toujours bien vivant


I have not failed on a desert island, but on Second Life . Like me, some haggard and clumsy beginners landed on this strange beach to discover what remains of this game that occupied the headlines there about ten years. I expected to find , a decade later, a deserted world, aging technology and a few cobwebs in the corners.It was exactly the opposite.


** Translated from the original French by Google **

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I was interviewed for this article and didn't really know what to expect. It didn't help that the journalist, Morgane Tual, just happened to contact me on April 1st. I had already received an invitation to a new "Marquis de Sade" roleplay that morning and was on the lookout for more April Fool's fun so when she said she was from Le Monde I took it with a grain of salt.

I asked her to send me her questions via email which gave me more time to think before responding. She was probably surprised at my essay type answers but I wanted to emphasize the side of Second Life that we of the Historical Communities often explore (creative, historical, educational, fun, friends etc.) in the hope that some flavour of that would filter through.

I'm glad that she actually took the time to explore Second Life herself and the result is a much more balance piece than you usually find.

Take a look and see what you think. It's in French but the translations (via either Google or Bing) though a bit clunky, aren't all that bad.

ETA: Here's more on my take on the interview "Absurd, creative & debauched"; Guess Which One I Am!




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Proprietress of Tatiana's Tea Room ~ Owner of the Provence Coeur Estate ~ Webmistress of this site

updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 17 Nov 2018 09:11:09AM
Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi
@tiamat-windstorm-von-hirvi
6 years ago
359 posts

Yes, it's not bad at all. More can always be said, but she's demonstrated that although sex is indeed omnipresent and often cliched (or downright tacky!), there is also far more and much of it is not only non-tacky but engaging at a deep level. SL is what we bring to it, and I think she's made that clear, thanks in no small part to her interview with you, Tatiana.

(My bed does not have a leopard bedspread! - oh - oh, that one - well, one of them does, but I don't have it rezzed...really I don't...An SL inventory is a dangerous place.)




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Antiquity Hedgewitch
Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
6 years ago
1,884 posts

Too funny about the bedspread, Tiamat!

What's that saying "what happens in inventory - stays in inventory" or something like that ;)




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Proprietress of Tatiana's Tea Room ~ Owner of the Provence Coeur Estate ~ Webmistress of this site
Lady Leena Fandango
@lady-leena-fandango
6 years ago
358 posts

Tiamat wrote, "SL is what we bring to it .... " That's a wonderful way of putting it!

I myself am very glad that SL is here, the people, the laughter and the adventures. One can be creative here in ways that real life just can't match.

Lady Leena Fandango
@lady-leena-fandango
6 years ago
358 posts

It's a very good article illustrating that there's something for everyone in SL. Lovely interview with you Tatiana and your beautiful building :)

Tatiana Dokuchic
@tatiana-dokuchic
6 years ago
1,884 posts

Very true, Leena!

I actually wrote quite a bit about friends in SL but it didn't make the cut. Fortunately she did make friends of her own andrecounted that :)




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Proprietress of Tatiana's Tea Room ~ Owner of the Provence Coeur Estate ~ Webmistress of this site
Principessa Farnese
@principessa-farnese
6 years ago
3 posts

I think that Second Life will always thrive because of it's "user created" environment. Certainly Second Life is not anything near what it was when many of us first started, and the majority of the changes we have seen over the years have been driven by it's users and creators. Thumbs up vote for Linden Labs for being responsive to our needs and allowing the platform to evolve despite the costs of evolving. They very easily could have built it and let it be a money cow for a few years and then fade away like much gaming world does. Regardless of it's future platform, I really believe the SL we all know now will continue to thrive for some time.