My body was promptly strapped against the surface of the vertically positioned display board. Then, rendered motionless and unable to disengage myself using the SL interface’s default “stand up” option, I get packaged into Styrofoam and shrink wrap, with the exception of my breasts and genitals, which remain exposed from inside the air-tight packaging.
Bad Girls, a roughly 17-month-old club, is the main attraction on the Badlands sim, owned by Jesse, who also is one of SL’s most widely known and successful sex animators. The club is neighbored by a horseshoe-shaped cluster of retail establishments strategically located along the walkway that leads to the club’s main entrance. The shops are lured by Badlands’ foot traffic, driven by Bad Girls; it seems the sim consistently draws an impressive headcount of between 40 and 70 users at any given time, give or take, with the vast majority of them club revelers, not to mention the fact that the Bad Girls VIP group boasts 2,701 members, last I checked.
What you do is purchase the HUD (heads-up display) attachment for a mere $L10 and then use it to punch in the code that corresponds with the number of the gallery piece you are viewing. That triggers a voice recording made by Thompson (EastTuesday Borel in-world), who offers commentary and some background info on the respective selected images.
I mean, what if a user is really Caucasian in the physical world, but represents himself as Asian or African American in a virtual world, or vice versa? Does he have to come clean in his virtual world profile preemptively? If not, why not? (I’m asking rhetorically.) Or what if a person is extremely tall and big-boned in the physical world, but depicts herself as short and petite in a virtual world, and winds up becoming involved with someone in the virtual world who is totally turned off by tall women, or considers himself as being otherwise sexually incompatible with them in the physical world? And what about the users who really have small breasts or tiny penises in the physical world, but display large breasts and big-ass penises in 3-D virtual space? The list goes on and on.
I think covering the Naked Pixels plot on the Burning Life grounds last night in Second Life gave me some impression of what it must have felt like in 1967 Haight-Ashbury. Granted, I’m not into the “brotherhood” or “flower power” malarkey that permeated much of the counterculture of the ’60s era, but it was a […]
Things have died down here on the Naked Pixels plot, so I’m going to split. It’s been extremely cool. I’ll be hanging around here again tomorrow, and if things heat up like they did tonight, then stay tuned for more live blogging.
For the record. Burning Life isn’t all about nakedness and sex. There’s some really […]
As of now, there’s only a handful of people here, compared to a dozen or so who were congregating earlier.
The Naked Pixels plot, by the way, is encircled by mostly large portraits of naked or semi-clad SL residents, and at the center of the plot, a blazing campfire burns.
An SL resident has just joined […]
Earlier, Snoopy got laid. He and some purple rabbit-looking avatar did the wild thang in the middle of the makeshift dance floor here on the Naked Pixels plot. A song played in the background. Its chorus: “Everybody’s fuckin’, fuckin’ on the dance floor.” Clothing is optional here, by the way.
Alrighty, I am on the Naked Pixels plot on the Burning Life grounds in Second Life. Burning Life is Second Life’s annual salute to the Burning Man event that’s held yearly at Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA (scheduled this year for Aug. 28 to Sept. 4.) The festival generally celebrates art and other forms […]