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 **
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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updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 17 Nov 2018 09:11:09AM