This comes under the heading "Only in Second Life."
Yadni sent me an amaing/bizarre invitation to his birthday party next week. The invitation featured a life-size, naked Yadni speaking in a computer-generated voice. The invitation gave me a Yadni avatar and instructed me to wear it to the party. I put it on and looked just like Yadni (a 7-foot tall, blue Frenchman) in a loincloth. I put myself back on and decide to go to see the new drawbridge that Barnesworth A. has built between Boardman and Clara. I'm floating around in an innertube trying to get a good screenshot for the UN-Linden cards, and making the roadbed go up and down, when a car comes. It waits for the bridge to come down, then proceeds across. It's a cop car. It reverses out of my sight and comes back. The driver de-rezzes it, then rezzes it on the bridge but it's perpendicular to the road.
Instead of editing it to face the road she tries to turn and almost falls in the water.
She decides to walk, and goes off into Clara. Enjah IMs me and I TP her. She swims about and I tell her about the invitation. I put on the Yadni avatar and then the cop comes back -- but now there are three of them. Enjah goes up onto the bank to talk to them, and I join her. A cop asks, "Which one of you was on the innertube?" I say I was. She tells me I'm not allowed to be in that waterway. I say, "I was looking at the drawbridge -- that was built so boats can pass -- boats in the water." "Well, you weren't in a boat. It's dangerous." I say I can fly out of danger and they leave since I'm a lousy cop-drama actor. I put myself back on. Enjah has rezzed her boat so we sail around and talk about Hiroshima. Turns out we had both been at the Hiroshima Day floating-candle ceremony at Barbarra B.'s last August. She finds a small island which we both claim (but she was faster) so I try to start a war. Even though I know the cops were people fooling around I'm still annoyed and disgruntled as I hate authority. I even, it seems, hate pixels moved around by a person pretending to be an authority figure. It seems I am TOO GOOD at acting in cop dramas.
Enjah sent me this shot of "Yosni."
I wrote this then Blogger hiccoughed and lost the entire thing.
Then Firefox crashed twice so it must not've been Blogger at all.
posted by - 11:24 PM