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October 18th, 2005


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02:40 am - and after all, you're my beta wall
Fleep got me back into Second Life for a while. The basic account is free, so why not? I rather like the game and its concept; I played quite a bit two years ago in Beta. Unfortunately, my previous avatar (who went by the brilliant local moniker of Cambridge Fats) and all the pleasant land he owned went the way of the bitbucket when the game went live and I was not ready to afford the subscription fee. So it goes.

Now, two years later, I returned and was pretty impressed by what the game's become. But more on that some other time. I started up a new character (Fats no longer being an available surname, I chose the unwieldy yet alliterative "Hieronymous Horton") and started wandering around. I heard of a little monument to beta testers, so I travelled out to the Plum sim (each section of land is run on its own server and called a sim; there's over 1000 of 'em in use) to check it out. It turned out to be a little three-wall project with a dedication on one wall and the names of the beta testers, Vietnam Memorial-style, on the other two.



So I found my name.

Angstrom Becquerel, you're in there too.

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From:byrneout
Date:October 18th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
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Thoroughly unrelated, my deah, but I have to assume you have seen this. If not, do yourself a service and go go see see now. No. Now.
From:ungratefulninja
Date:October 18th, 2005 09:11 am (UTC)
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I will not buy this blueberry; it is scratched.
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From:rigel
Date:October 18th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
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Hey, if you still do that Second Life thang, we should look each other up there.
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 18th, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
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You're on, too? How often (and when) d'you play?
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From:tcb
Date:October 18th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
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ok, I'd never heard of 2nd Life before, and just tooled around their website.. it looks interesting, but why would anyone spend that much money on virtual land?
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 18th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Me and Fleep and Grog and Zan are all neighbors! I live in KLÜNKL, the IKEA home. Fleep plays with costumes, Grog's got a jungle gym. Whistling tunes, we're kissing baboons by the seaside...
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From:elvisclooney
Date:October 18th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)
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I think I'm crashing at Fleep's until I get my own place. Now, if I could figure out how to walk normally. I'm still too used to WoW.
From:lno
Date:October 18th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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I think that's one of the best MMORPG screenshots I've ever seen in my life.
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From:derspatchel
Date:October 18th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)

Re: SECOND LIFE BETA FATSCON

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I hear Franky Fats joined a monastery. Zugdud Fats was killed in Vietnam.
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From:markm
Date:October 18th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)

Re: SECOND LIFE BETA FATSCON

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That's not funny. My dad was killed in a monastery.

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