Ricco trapped in a coffin

6 curious ways to die in Second Life

Death in Second Life is a particular experience: in many cases, it may result in great fun. One of the great advantages of SL for that matter is that avatars can always be brought back to life. In my early days in the virtual world, I used to enjoy jumping from the sky and seeing…

The chairlift seen from the ground

Randy’s chairlift installed at home

At times, my journey in Second Life takes me back home – which is great: after all, home is the place we build for ourselves. And what motivates me to write about the sim where I live, now, is one of those marvels of SL: technology for reproducing physical aspects of the atomic world (or…

Ricco Saenz before the train at The Far Away

Will we meet far away? (or sims as art works)

ATTENTION: UPDATE on the party at the end of the text. The invitation, open to the whole Second Life community, to a celebration called Radio Days, on Saturday, November 21, at The Far Away, brings a good opportunity for me to share some thoughts on sims (or parts of sims) as art works. The event…

"Motther" attacks: Psycho's shower scene recreated

The many faces of evil and horror

Horror comes in many forms: as the unknown or the disturbingly unpleasant, sometimes as a perturbing pleasure, as a force of nature or even as some inexplicable feeling, as panic. Still, in popular imagination, one of the most horrible sources of fear, disgust and anxiety is evil, often identified as horror itself. Thus the direct…