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Well, that was quite a surprise.. a TV documentary looking at Second Life, and wasn't fascinated by sex, commerce, or reclusive freaks. Instead, we simply had four people, in-world and in RL, describing facets of the virtual world that appeal to them - the need for company, the ability to make money and fall in love, the artistic and creative possibilities, and the emotional support offered by support groups ("people may be getting good therapy, but they may be getting back to an empty house"). I can happily recommend this to anyone who's not involved in SL, or indeed, even if they are: 3 Minute Wonder - Second Lives.

It's been confirmed! John Simm, star of Life on Mars, will be playing a long-running Doctor Who character. =:D Speaking of which, here's the first trailer for the coming season. ^_^


Bunny for the day. NSFW!
Remember Shaun the Sheep, from A Close Shave? Aardman's produced (are producing?) a spinoff series of six-minute shorts. Here are the first four: Off the Baa!, Bath Time, Shape Up with Shaun, and Timmy in a Tizzy. They're about 19MB each. If you want to try just one to start with, Bath Time's a good example. (Shape Up, rather less so)

Grid Wars (OS X, Windows) may be familiar to some.. so shiny.

This'll tickle a few folks: 30 minutes of 80s cartoon openings (FLV).

Quite a cool commercial inspired by Katamari Damacy over here (FLV). Now wouldn't that be a cool way of getting to work? Of course, you could always just try one of these balls. I must try that. Yes. =:D
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sl is about people interacting with real people rather than watching TV you can be part of TV;)
*grin* (Assuming there's a negative missing there?) That's really what's kept me from plunging into the massive backlog of movies (and even a few of these collections of dead tree fiber, courtesy of a nearby friendly establishment that lends them out to people), and onto LJ especially - the fact it's part of company. There are wonders to behold in good cinema, no question, but it's ultimately strictly passive - you can't communicate with the characters or actors, or the director. Still can be a hell of a ride (Casino Royale! Now there's another I need to finish), of course. ^_^

That was one line I especially liked in one of those segments: "The relationships that are formed [...] are in no way virtual relationships. There are real people at either end of the keyboard, and it's no more virtual than someone talking to someone else on the telephone." - as indeed the second segment illustrated especially well. (Come to that, did you and Kuma first meet online?)