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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Today in Nerdiness

posted by on August 27 at 13:47 PM


USA Today says that a woman has been arrested for attempting to abduct a man she met on Second Life. Though they were apparently passionately involved as avatars in the pointless online video game, after they met once in real life the man dumped the woman. She was spotted outside the man’s home last Thursday “with a stun gun, handcuffs and duct tape,” and she tried to flee when the man called police.

In other, unrelated nerd, Virgin Comics appears to have shut down. Virgin Comics was a comic book company created by egomaniac Richard Branson. I think that maybe one American, total, has read a Virgin Comic. The entire line looked painfully generic and was relying on celebrities to make people interested. Here’s PW’s description of Virgin:

The company produced a series of periodical comics based on Gotham Entertainment’s Shakti line of comics. The venture also included the Director’s Cut line, featuring comics series created by such Hollywood figures as Ed Burns (Dock Walloper), Guy Ritchie (Gamekeeper) and John Woo (Seven Brothers), which the company expected to morph into blockbuster films. The company’s Voices line of comics emphasized projects created by actors and musicians including Nicholas Cage (Voodoo Child); porn star Jenna Jamison (Shadow Hunter) and British musician Dave Stewart (Zombie Broadway).

Remember, kids: Don’t name your comic book company “Virgin”—some fanboys get kind of agitated around that word—and if you want to kidnap a Second Life mate, be sure that you kidnap them in Second Life. The law’s a lot hazier regarding online kidnappery.

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Dude, Jenna Jameson had influence on a fucking comic? How does getting semen sprayed on your face qualify you for anything other than getting more semen sprayed on your face? The sad thing is, Nicholas Cage is probably less talented than she is at this shit.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | August 27, 2008 1:57 PM

But, what if you met them in Third Life, in their First Life avatar, and fell in love with their Second Life persona instead?

Would you have to move to France? Or at least Quebec?

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 27, 2008 2:08 PM

"Virgin Comics" sounds like an extremely boring comedy night at the local Christian cafe.

Posted by demo kid | August 27, 2008 2:21 PM

I'm utterly besotted with India, so when I saw a comic entitled The Sadhu, I had to pick it up. I am, therefore, the one American who's read a Virgin comic. I expected a dark skinned, dreadlocked, trident carrying Indian killing bandits, imperialist Britons, and begging for alms with a human skull. What I got were two British guys who had all the alleged powers of sadhus. You can imagine my utter consternation.

Posted by Gitai | August 27, 2008 3:21 PM

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