Second Life's Trump army lays siege to Bernie Sanders's virtual HQ with swastika cannons


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#2

Does anyone else read that flag as just saying RUMP?


#3

Just to say that I’m glad to see mention of Second Life in any positive way. I’m an old timer there (almost 10 years) and indeed it is a venerable data space, still alive and well.

As for the shenanigans, there’s no better place than Second Life for this!


#4

Unfortunately there are real life Trump supporters too. Half of them are Donald Trump.

I never really understood why other virtual worlds never got the same traction. All the other big ones are games, not just worlds to inhabit. Well, I suppose there’s Minecraft, which is both. When do we get something like Cline’s OASIS?


#5

I’m still waiting for The Metaverse, hopefully I can catch Hiro Protagonist at the black sun and get my ass kicked at virtual swordfighting…

As for this dumpster fire; I have great fondness for Second Life’s…unruly…tendencies(back when it was a fad for companies to have a presence, the various anti-corporate mischief was great fun to watch); but it just doesn’t seem like a great sign when a candidate’s supporters are bombarding the opposition with swastikas. Company you keep and all that.


#6

“The Deliverator’s car has enough potential energy packed into its batteries to fire a pound of bacon into the Asteroid Belt.”

Diablo mio I love that book!


#7

Yes, and I can’t for the life of me see a swastika there.


#8

Someone should tell the Neo-Nazis that Trump’s own wife said that he isn’t Hitler.


#9

That’s where you’ll lose them. It’s a woman’s opinion, not anything important.


#10

It’s possible these are garden-variety SL griefers with no particular political affiliation. Then again, that would make them difficult to distinguish from Trump supporters.


#11

I read ‘ASSHOLE’.


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#13

Hunh. Second Life is still a thing? I had figured it dropped into cultural irrelevance alongside anglefire, myspace and Myst.

Can’t say there’s anything here that shifts my opinion, if I’m being honest.


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If nothing else, the logo is cleverly designed. So that is something.


#16

Like many things in Second Life, this whole article reads differently if you say

Seven of Bernie Sanders’s fans in the venerable virtual world Second Life have established a HQ, “a Roman-themed hangout space in a peaceful meadow, where up to seven Bernie supporters often gather to share news of their favorite candidate,” but their peace was shattered when four members of 4-chan claiming to be Donald Trump supporters laid siege to the building, firing virtual guns whose rounds exploded into swastika flags at Sanders central.

Numbers just assumed


#17

You’d be surprised. I used to use it quite a bit and had thought the same thing, but a recent peek into Second Life showed that it’s still vibrant, busy, and popular with a wide range of people.


#18

Hunh. Second Life is still a thing? I had figured it dropped into cultural irrelevance alongside anglefire, myspace and Myst.

You figured wrong. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: It’s a great framework to make MMO games with. Last year I made this multi-player dogfight thingie:

As far as the Trump thing in SL: I can’t tell whether this is the work of Trump supporters or anti-Trump trolls. Did someone check the swastika flag maker’s profile?


#19

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that people who want Trump to get elected are not going to design and publicize a Trump swastika flag.


#20

It has one of the most intuitive and enjoyable UIs for simple 3D modeling that you can now export to print or tweak further in other programs.