Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Horror Village

On Saturday, I was having problems with Second Life. I had downloaded the new version and it was still lagging. I felt bad because Meghan was waiting for me, however, she was updating me on what was happening to her. I thought it was bizarre how she got attacked by birds.
When I finally arrived, I was greeted by Freddy Krueger. I was shocked to see how real he actually looked since he had his striped sweater, hat, and long claws. I even got the shivers when I heard a voice saying "one, two, Freddy's coming for you, three, four better lock your door..". As I walked around I saw other avatars , however they were in costume and I think they worked there. Even thought the event had just started I was surprised that there weren't more avatars.

I was able to get a picture of Freddy in front of a haunted house that said MYERS. I don't think I could actually have gone in the haunted house because Mike Myers actually scares me. Looking at it from the outside was just fine. As I continued walking, I saw the headless horseman riding around a tree. However, it was not an avatar it was a hologram. Behind it, I saw Frankenstein and some crazy guy with an axe. Next to the tree that the headless horseman was riding around was a sign that said "impale yourself" with blood dripping down the stick. I definitely was not going to click on that but I would have liked to get a picture of someone trying it.

I was bummed that I wasn't able to ask any avatars questions. However, it was fun to go somewhere that had a theme such as Halloween. I want to know if there any Christmas events? I would love to find events as it nears. I learned that Second Life can be whatever you make out of it. It can be a fun virtual world used for educational purposes where you can learn about different cultures and see people use it for business. Or you can put time into Second Life and actually try and meet people. It can also be an escape for some people or just a relaxing, entertaining past time.

1 comment:

  1. Call me a fool, but I never can resist the signs in SL that say "DON'T SIT HERE!" I always do, because I can always log out if it's too disturbing.

    When you wrote "I don't think I could actually have gone in the haunted house because Mike Myers actually scares me" I felt you had really become immersed in a simulation. If an avatar Mike Myers stabbed your avatar, why is this more disturbing than, say, watching him do something similar in a film?