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Theatre and democracy in Second Life

Column Sometimes, when the right people are together, the most mundane conversation can lead to interesting and unexpected observations. In this case, an argument with a Second Life friend about a dress evolved into a decent discussion of online RP environments like SL, and just how much theatre one brings to the game, and how much of …
Destiny Welles, 30 Jun 2007
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Role-players amok in Second Life

Column A woman did something to me not long ago. At least I believe so; I'm not certain, because think I blacked out at one point. I'm not really sure what I remember; maybe I hallucinated when I blacked out. If I blacked out. I think I saw her suffer a ghastly injury to her leg during a fight, and when it was over, she asked me to …
Destiny Welles, 18 Apr 2007
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My big, fat, lily-white Second Life

NSFW Column Roleplay in Second Life begins with the creation of one's avatar, or one's primary character. For many residents, the avatar, while certainly a character, also reflects something of the owner's real-life self. Sometimes this will involve a desire or a curiosity for which real life offers no route to satisfaction or exploration …
Destiny Welles, 30 Jan 2007
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BDSM blossoms in Second Life

NSFW Column In my last column I made some skeptical remarks about the BDSM (bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism) community in Second Life. It's not something I've ever had much interest in, although it is a very prominent feature of SL. You'll encounter it throughout the mature regions of the grid, although you might not recognise it …
Destiny Welles, 23 Jan 2007
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The ins and outs of a Second sex Life

Column One of my girlfriends is so funny. She says to me, "I joined Second Life to admire the architecture, but I started cybering within twenty minutes of arriving. That was months ago, and I still haven't seen more than a handful of the buildings". Whatever brings you to SL, you'll soon find that sex is everywhere. You'll be curious …
Destiny Welles, 09 Jan 2007
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Reg embeds hack in Second Life

NSFW We welcome freelancer Destiny Welles to Vulture Central. She will contribute an occasional column from within Second Life: thus we join our colleagues CNET and Reuters with a correspondent embedded in the popular online universe. As a budding young journo, Destiny has already earned a remarkable reputation for hard-thrusting …
Destiny Welles, 20 Dec 2006