I’m not sure if this is any more or less stupid than the last Second Life post I threw on here. It certainly ranks among the stranger things I’ve heard that go on in there. Discounting the rampant sex, and the furries of course. They may or may not be connected. Nevertheless, link and select excerpts follow.
As political scandals go, this was an odd one. Gaming blogs were buzzing last week with reports of a bizarre incident involving the staff member of a U.S. Senator who (allegedly in a drunken rage) used a plot of land in Second Life to build an offensive display of protest against a fluffy pink video game character known as Kirby.
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At some point Lego got the bright idea to use his land to build a kind of weird monument protesting Kirby. He constructed a huge house-like structure made of signs depicting Kirby as a little pink nazi, raising an arm in salute to Adolph Hitler. The pictures I’ve seen are a bit fuzzy, but Kirby appears to have a little red swastika on his chest. Over Kirby’s head the signs read “Kirby Hates our Troops”.
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It was only a matter of time before Lego’s protest was discovered by IntLibber, who promptly contacted Linden Lab to report the display of “broadly offensive material”. IntLibber also confiscated Lego’s land in the process. If nothing else, Lego succeeded in ridding himself of his problem land — at a 100% loss.
This past week IntLibber was still playing the race card. During our interview he told me, “I have to say that while some people in RL may think this is a oddball comedic story, replace “Kirby” with “african american” and the story becomes far more clear.”
I’m at a complete loss here for anything relevant to say. Considering my normal capacity for verbal diarrhea this is most strange.
Right now I’m questioning whether or not its in my best interests to a register Second Life account, if only for a source of posting material. Lets face it, there certainly doesn’t seem to be a shortage of stupid things and / or people on there to mock endlessly.