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Jul 07, 2012
Holy wow, this is a cool idea for a book. I hope it's good.
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Jul 07, 2012 09:10PM
I saw a PBS documentary about virtual worlds and people who spend hours in them every day - it was fascinating!
Jul 07, 2012 10:12PM
British doco a few years back: it is fascinatating. Was the PBS one like this? In 1997 I took a week of annual leave, to spend the whole time on ICQ (when it was still Israeli-owned) and mIRC. I think that was a good cure for any hankering to live in the virtual world.
However, I spent 4 hours on Goodreads this morning: I don't know what happened, but suddenly it was 2pm.
Jul 07, 2012 10:46PM
The BBC doco is cool...the one I saw had these virtual worlds with really cool avatars. All the frumpy real life people were uber-skinny tall teenagers with great hairdos and they led angsty virtual existences full of brooding by the seashore and playing masterpieces on the piano. They would meet up with each other and have meaningful encounters where they sat together in silence..
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Jul 07, 2012 11:07PM
Eve wrote: "The BBC doco is cool...the one I saw had these virtual worlds with really cool avatars. All the frumpy real life people were uber-skinny tall teenagers with great hairdos and they led angsty virtu..."
Aaaahahahaha. That's awesome! Oh for someone to sit in brooding silence with! I totally understand the appeal. I would love to have someone just to sit in readerly coffee-imbibing silence with.
If I had an online avatar I wouldn't want to be a human at all. I'd pick an echidna or a numbat or something cool. Or an ambulatory trilobite.
EDIT: pic of numbat being cool
Apr 04, 2013 11:51PM
It is good. I am very, very put off by where it ended. I, as the unreasonable reader, demand not just more, but a definite HEA and not the HFN crap you authors think you can spew at us D:<
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Apr 04, 2013 11:54PM
I ended up getting put off by the reviews. Do you think it's worth reading?
Apr 04, 2013 11:57PM
I haven't read any other reviews. I thought it was - it explored some interesting ideas and I thought worked the world rather well, although I have a couple questions regarding the technicalities of the interface - but it DOES end with an HFN.
Apr 04, 2013 11:59PM
Oh. Yeah, it does leave a lot unsaid, but I think it was purposeful and there's enough for you to construct enough of an idea of the rest of whatever to focus on the whole "in-game" stuff the authors were trying to convey.
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