gazillions murdered in Spain in virtual civil war
Two Second Life hotties, apparently not involved in the Spanish Virtual Civil War. No further details available.
Zaftig ist gut.
This week Suzanne Vega's avatar will be building a virtual guitar and performing in Second Life. I think registration is free. When you find the Postcard Map, click on the red dots.
If you're sickened by and tired of all the political, sectarian and religious hate and violence in the Real World, you can register with Second Life and find yourself in the middle of political, sectarian and religious hate and violence in C-Space.
Last night my avatar disemboweled the entire Sim family. To date, S.W.M.B.O. has murdered 12,683 Word of Blake believers. She hates them Blakies.
Incidentally, I think somebody just bought Reuters for a gazillion Euros. That can't be good for anybody.
Thursday 17 May 2007
Warring Spanish political
parties torch, bomb, machine-gun
each other's headquarters
gazillions killed, dismembered, maimed
MADRID -- Spain's bitter political wrangling has spread to Second Life with supporters of socialist and conservative parties trying to burn down each others' party offices in the virtual world.
"They have thrown bombs, entered the building with sub-machine guns, lit fires, everything you could imagine," an official from Spain's ruling Socialist Party, using the Second Life moniker Zeros Kuhm, told Reuters.
In the real world, hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters have flooded Spanish streets over the past year, accusing the government of capitulating to Basque separatist guerrillas ETA.
"We have complained to the Second Life commission about the terrorism," a spokesman for the conservative opposition Popular Party said in Second Life.
Second Life is a popular online virtual world with millions of registered users and its own economy and currency.
Friday 18 May 2007
Spanish politicos slug it out
in Second Life
Explosions and gunfire shake Sadville
by Lester Haines
Spain's two main political parties have been indulging in some light scrapping in the run-up to this month's local elections by attempting to burn down each other's Second Life headquarters, Reuters reports.
The "bitter political wrangling" between the socialist government, represented by the PSOE, and the conservative opposition, the Partido Popular (PP), has been entertaining Spaniards for months as the two abandon any pretence at political debate and roundly accuse each other of provoking the collapse of western civilisation.
Most seriously, the PP accuses the government of "capitulating" to Basque terrorist group ETA by entering into dialogue with the fun-loving separatists. This has provoked huge rallies in support of a no-nonsense hard line against ETA, at which much inflammatory rhetoric has aroused nationalist sentiments.
So inflammatory, in fact, that the PSOE accuses PP supporters of all manner of virtual outrages in Sadville. A PSOE official known as "Zeros Kuhm" explained: "They have thrown bombs, entered the building with sub-machine guns, lit fires, everything you could imagine."
The PP, meanwhile, says it's been handed the same treatment. A party spokesman said: "We have complained to the Second Life commission about the terrorism."
Given the way things are going, we suggest it's only a matter of time before the United Nations is forced to intervene in Second Life, possibly prompted to action by a US pre-emptive strike against the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shopping mall's enriched uranium emporium. Watch this space.