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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Second Life - Lacy Muircastle reporting ....

The 23rd June is given as the actual birthday of Second Life and yesterday was said actual birthday.  The highlights of the day on the SL12B sims included an interview with Patch Linden, Senior Manager, Second Life Product Operations, and  Dee Linden, Land Product Specialist for Linden Lab in the Auditorium, a Beach Boys tribute band followed by the Lil Mambas Dance Group at the Cake Stage, closing the day with the rock and blues DJing from Titan Hawksby at the Main Stage.

We (the SL Enquirer) are also represented on the SL12B sims. Since the theme for the celebrations is What Dreams May Come, we decided to go with a Wonderland theme, set in a maze for our parcel.

Patch Linden
In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice encounters a series of puzzles that seem to have no clear solutions, which imitates the ways that life frustrates expectations. Alice expects that the situations she encounters will make a certain kind of sense, but they repeatedly frustrate her ability to figure out Wonderland. Alice tries to understand the Caucus race, solve the Mad Hatter’s riddle, and understand the Queen’s ridiculous croquet game, but to no avail. In every instance, the riddles and challenges presented to Alice have no purpose or answer. Even though Lewis Carroll was a logician, in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland he makes a farce out of jokes, riddles, and games of logic. Alice learns that she cannot expect to find logic or meaning in the situations that she encounters, even when they appear to be problems, riddles, or games that would normally have solutions that Alice would be able to figure out. Carroll makes a broader point about the ways that life frustrates expectations and resists interpretation, even when problems seem familiar or solvable.

Dee Linden

Quite apt don't you think?   The SL Enquirer’s mission is to report on the puzzle that Second Life can sometimes be and to try to make sense of the riddles our virtual world throws at us, hopefully helping our readers figure it all out and better understand the intricacies of SL.

If you traverse the SLE Wonderland maze at SL12B you will find a quest on the hedges, with questions on the SLE and gifts for the questions you get right.  Come and have some fun with us, that’s what birthday celebrations are for after all.

General SL12B Gifts available -


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