June 8th, 2007

Remember my middle-aged hubby in Second Life from a while ago? “Naked in a lawn chair, lol”? Yeah, that guy. Well, he’s back, and he’s the topic of this week’s “Click Me,” subtitled “Sometimes It’s Better Not To Know.” Here at Heroine Sheik, we’ve been talking about the One Laptop Per Child game jam, area/code’s Plundr, and all of the pokemans (let me show them to you). The biggest issue up this week though is Linden Labs’ official statement on violence, age play–heck, just about everything–in Second Life.

Speaking of Second Life, I found out yesterday I’m going to be part of a panel on virtual rape Monday morning on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliette. Ooh, television. Sounds both fun and terrifying. Apparently, I’ll be up against a lawyer and a representative from Electric Sheep. If you’re up and about (or if it’s on YouTube) you should totally check it out!

In other news, Scott and I exchanged graduation presents yesterday, which means I got a gorgeous pair of cuffs (ah, the sweet smell of leather), and he got Guitar Hero II. Then we went out an bought a PS2 as a collective anniversary present. As I speak, we’re feeding the building addiction. Plus, my crush on Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere is pretty much official. So yeah, it’s been a good week in gaming.

Tags: Bonnie life, Click Me, cybersex, television, what was up this week

5 Responses to “What Was Up This Week, 6/8/07”

  1. Nobody Fugazi Says:

    Good article – it’s a filled in ‘Everyone on the Internet is a Dog’ thing. Nicely done. :-)

    Virtual rape panel – man, that’s so last week. Even so, I imagine that it is a hot topic outside of SecondLife. Please make it a point to mention that every action on an avatar in SecondLife requires permission to be given. ‘Rape’ is a very scary word (I used to be a victim advocate in an ER), and I think the media is spinning the whole thing out of control.

    If someone is getting ‘raped’ in SecondLife, they have given permissions or there’s a bug. Yet there is a little X at the top right of the window which is quite effective. It actually disconnects from the environment. Wonderful thing, knowing how to turn something off.

  2. Leigh Says:

    Man, Bonnie, I saw them advertising this today. I’m not gonna be here Monday morning but I PRAY someone YouTubes it, especially since you’re gonna be on it. It’s going to be one of those CREEPY DARK DANGERS OF VIRTUAL ONLINE WORLDS types of things– in other words, they already decided how they’re going to spin the discussion, judging by the ads. GOOD LUCK, I wish I could watch it. I don’t have TiVo or even a VCR, so I’m pretty much screwed. I’ll keep my eyes peeled though, and hope it ends up online.

    NobodyFugazi, I definitely agree that people should simply turn off a game if they see content that upsets them. I said something to the same effect recently: http://sexyvideogameland.blogspot.com/2007/05/sign-of-times.html

  3. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Please make it a point to mention that every action on an avatar in SecondLife requires permission to be given. ‘Rape’ is a very scary word (I used to be a victim advocate in an ER), and I think the media is spinning the whole thing out of control.
    I couldn’t agree more. I just hope I get a chance to get a word in edgewise to that effect before things spiral out on the panel…

    Yet there is a little X at the top right of the window which is quite effective. It actually disconnects from the environment.
    True enough, but that gets complicated… More discussion for another time, perhaps :).

    Thanks for the heads up, Leigh! Hoping I can turn things in a non-sensationalist direction…

  4. Leigh Says:

    If anyone can, you can. Hang in there, girl. Can’t wait to catch the YouTube– I’m at G4C all day.

  5. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Apparently the whole segment is up on the show’s site. I’ll put a post up about it later in the week, but Scott was nice enough to leave us a link the comments on the “Bonnie Is On Television!” post, if you’d like to check it out :).

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