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“Our dreams are a second life.” ~Gerard de Nerval

What were you doing at 13? Boy develops virtual game

13-year-old coder Jordan Casey to launch multiplayer virtual world [slum Editor’s note: I don’t know what you were up to at age 13, but I’m pretty sure I was locked … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

From Botgirl: FTC Forces Second Life to Revise Misleading Online Ads

By Botgirl Questi. The United States Federal Trade Commission today determined that Second Life’s “Become Your Avatar” campaign was intentionally deceptive. Linden Lab is now required to use depictions of … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

21 Second Life Artists participating in Leonard Cohen tribute

By Cat Boccaccio. He’s a soulful poet, a master of imagery, a sly illusionist (we think he can also sing) and starting January 26, over 20 Second Life artists will … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Pretty, Sexy Things: 3 Looks for Under $100

By slum magazine’s intrepid and frugal shopper, Rhezz. Whether you like the feel (and the idea) of a lace corset under your outfit, or you want to get your sexay … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

What the HECK is Second Life? Nice Man Explains.

By Buttercup Thursday. Sometimes Google search brings readers to slum magazine wondering how to refinish an old armoire (how to give furniture a second life) or for dating advice (a … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Picnic On The Moon: Bringing RL Values into our Second Life

By Aiden Swain, Humm Magazine. Given all the ways that Second Life differs from reality, it seems strange that so many of us come here with values from Real Life … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Life vs The World

By Botgirl Questi, in her blog. Second Life may be the center of the (virtual) world to us, but it’s like a once promising frontier boom town that’s stagnating in … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Preview of the 2013 Art House

By Cat Boccaccio. Yesterday I toured Winter Nightfire’s Art House–and couldn’t believe that this stunning Second Life home, art and furnishings could be mine (or yours) for a L$250 donation … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lag Storm Bernard Wreaks Havok in Second Life!

By Ciaran Laval, Ciaran Laval blog. “We’re starting off the new year with a bang” announced Maestro Linden and that certainly seems to have been the case as the unexpected … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Your Second Life Avatar May Say About You

Excerpted from My So-Called Second Life: Are You Your Avatar?  By Jennifer Ouellette. One might think, in a virtual world where everyone can present an idealized self, that appearance would … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Does Second Life Love Threaten Real Life Marriage?

By Buttercup Thursday. This must be scientific survey week at slum magazine! While this Journal of Virtual Worlds Research study lacks a title that suggests nudity/lewdity as part of its content to ensure … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Buttercup Rant: Second Life’s Revealing “Secret”

By Buttercup Thursday. As a surprise to no one scientists and people living under a rock, female avatars in Second Life expose more skin than their male counterparts. “The human … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Do your part to Support Junkyard Blues

By Buttercup Thursday. After reading a disturbing account of griefing and extortion in Second Life in Inara Pey’s Living in a Modem World, and how it was affecting one of … Continue reading

January 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Architecture of Romance: 6 Second Life Ballrooms

By Aiden Swain, Humm Magazine, The Journal of Sex and Love in Second Life. Second Life is such a visual medium, it’s interesting to see how the design and architecture … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 7 Comments


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